THE GREAT WHOPPING WHOOPING COUGH EPIDEMIC OF 2010
Last week the State of California announced a whooping cough epidemic (pertussis is the formal name) and is now calling for vaccination of everyone statewide. Five infants have died (1 in 10,000,000 Californians) and 910 cases (1 in 35,000) of whooping cough were reported in California so far this year. My heart goes out to those families, but do you know what?– 1 in 10,000,000 is statistically near zero. But I am more concerned for the thousands of babies and toddlers who will die, suffer brain damage or other severe disorders as a direct result of the vaccination itself.
Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), warned last week that the state is on pace to suffer the most illnesses and deaths due to pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in 50 years. This is correct, BUT deaths and illnesses 50 years ago were almost nothing since the genuine pertussis epidemic essentially died out by then. It must be underscored that whooping cough died out on its own BEFORE a vaccination was even developed in the 1940s–as with most of the other diseases–according to these charts. So, being nearly as bad as 50 years ago is a really good thing.
Now the pertussis vaccination is being urged for everyone in California– even hospitals are encouraged to have policies to get mom and dad vaccinated before taking the new baby home. The State is providing the vaccine “free” of charge and offering discount coupons. The health department is warning even the slightest cough may be a sign of the disease.
Is this really a public health threat or propaganda? Are the pertussis (DPT and dTaP) vaccinations really necessary– and are they safe, are they effective ? This brief article will be adressing these crucial questions one should consider before being sold a vaccine for our children. Everyone should be allowed the right to the information and educate themselves to make an informed choice on this very important medical decision we make for our children.
Why would the public health officials recommend vaccination when there is a 1 out of 1750 chance of having a severe immediate reaction to pertussis vaccine yet only 1 in 6 million chance of dying from the illness itself?
Why would health officials recommend this vaccine when it has been shown to be a direct cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?
Why should we trust and accept the “education” from our medical and public health, when 50 to 70 percent of doctors and nurses refuse to take the annual flu vaccine? (The best thing that came out of the Swine Flu Swindle, in my opinion, is a huge increase of public awareness not to trust government and corporate advertisement and marketing information—especially for vaccines. In this odd way, the swine flu H1N1 pandemic charades have saved and will continue to save countless lives and the health of many.)
WHOOPING COUGH EPIDEMIC MAY BE WORST IN 50 YEARS is the news release posted at the California Department of Public Health’s website and was parroted in newspapers and TV news. My comments are below Dr. Horton’s statements in italics. I have already given him an arithmetic and history lesson above on the claim this is a public health crisis.
DR. HORTON: “Children should be vaccinated against the disease and parents, family members and caregivers of infants need a booster shot.”
Pertussis vaccines are not only dangerous, they are not very effective and wear off. A study published in the Journal of Pediatrics indicates the pertussis vaccine may only be 40-45% effective and immunity is not sustained. In 1986, 1300 cases were reported in Kansas. Of the patients with known vaccination status, 90% were adequately vaccinated. In 1993 an outbreak of pertussis in Ohio, 82% of younger children stricken had received regular doses of the vaccine. (Most childhood vaccines are like this.) These stats are reported at ThinkTwice.com
Pertussis vaccine is usually given in five doses of DTP or DTaP shot for starting at 6 weeks old and spaced at 30 days. It contains three bacterial toxoids (at least), aluminum, mercury, formaldehyde and other chemicals. One vaccine includes the polio and hepatitis B viruses. See the list of ingredients here.
DR. HORTON: “Pertussis is a highly contagious disease. Unimmunized or incompletely immunized young infants are particularly vulnerable.”
Why is pertussis so contagious and why is there such an epidemic if as many as 95 percent of the children are vaccinated? Yes, infants are at higher risk, as with any other hazard. The reason they are at most risk for pertussis is the same reason why they are at the most risk for the adverse reactions of the vaccine. It is thought by many researchers that vaccinations cause immunity problems and those immune deficiencies are transferred from mother to baby. It is not uncommon the children get the disease they are inoculating for– but this is explained to us they had already been infected.
DR. HORTON: “The pertussis vaccine is safe for children and adults.”
This is absolutely untrue by their own admission and published data. The pertussis vaccine may cause 106 degree fever, high-pitched screaming, tantrums, brain swelling, seizures, convulsions, shock, brain damage and SIDS—not to mention longer term health effects such as serious ear infections, allergies and asthma, , etc. The rates are much higher than realized since as many as 90 percent or more go unreported to CDC.
According to Neil Z. Miller’s research presented in “Vaccines: Are they Really Safe and Effective?” (referencing 1000 peer-reviewed medical studies and reports) states the pertussis, DTP and dTaP vaccines are strong causative factors in sudden infant death (SIDs) Miller shows a study of 103 SIDs deaths, 2/3 had a pertussis shot prior—25% of these died within 24 hours—and the rest within 3 weeks of the shot. Babies die at a rate seven times greater than normal within three days of the pertussis shot. He shows that he pertussis vaccine was never adequately safety tested in the US. However, women will come to their doctor a few days after their baby dies of crib death and ask “could it be connected to the shot?” The answer is: No. No connection at all.
DR. HORTON: Pregnant women may be vaccinated against pertussis before pregnancy, during pregnancy or after giving birth. Fathers may be vaccinated at any time, but preferably before the birth of their baby. CDPH encourages birthing hospitals to implement policies to vaccinate new mothers and fathers before sending newborns home. CDPH is providing vaccine free of charge to hospitals.
It is quite dangerous to vaccinate any pregnant woman (including the flu shots and for baby, the HepB and Vitamin K shot at birth) as the vaccine and its contaminants pass through to the fetus. America now has a very high and increasing rate of infant deaths in comparison with other countries who vaccinate much less. Thirty percent or more of our children are diagnosed with serious health problems and so many learning disabilities they now test lower than 17 other industrialized nations. More shocking is the rapid increases in infertility, miscarriages and still-births. In the 50s we had 4 shots– now it is up to 40 before school– and many infants get 6-9 at one time.
Why is it that it’s fully acknowledged by CDC and our medical and public health officials that the DPT vaccination (largely phased out in 2000) was too dangerous to administer after seven years of age, yet it was supposedly perfectly safe for infants and fetuses?
In Dispelling the Vaccination Myths, Alan Philips explains:
“Health authorities credit vaccines for disease declines, and assure us of their safety and effectiveness. Yet these assumptions are directly contradicted by government statistics, published medical studies, Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and Centers for Disease Control (CDC) reports, and the opinions of credible research scientists from around the world. In fact, infectious diseases declined steadily for decades prior to mass immunizations, doctors in the U.S. report thousands of serious vaccine reactions each year including hundreds of deaths and permanent disabilities, fully vaccinated populations have experienced epidemics, and researchers attribute dozens of chronic immunological and neurological diseases that have risen dramatically in recent decades to mass immunization campaigns.
Decades of studies published in the world’s leading medical journals have documented vaccine failure and serious adverse vaccine events, including death. Dozens of books written by doctors, researchers, and independent investigators reveal serious flaws in immunization theory and practice. Yet, incredibly, most pediatricians and parents are unaware of these findings. This has begun to change in recent years, however, as a growing number of parents and healthcare providers around the world are becoming aware of the problems and questioning mass mandatory immunization. There is a growing international movement away from mass mandatory immunization.
In a paper just published called The Marvellous Health of Unvaccinated Children, Françoise Berthoud, MD [medical doctor, paediatrician]arrives at one conclusion. Unvaccinated children have by far the best chance of enjoying marvellous health. Any vaccination at all works to cripple the chances of this end. Dr. Berthard says, “in England, Michel Odent, MD showed in two studies that children having received no Pertussis vaccine had 5-6 times less asthma than those who were vaccinated for it. The first study was on 450 babies from La Leche League; the second one on 125 children in a Steiner school. The rate of autism in the U.S. is now an unthinkable 1 in 100. Those who are unvaccinated boast numbers that run in shocking contrast to the nation’s statistics. As this article is directed to the American people, I will not go on at length here. Most of you know the work of your very own journalist Dan Olmsted showing the incredible absence of autism in the unvaccinated Amish communities of Pennsylvania and Ohio. Chicago-based Homefirst Medical Clinic is run by a group of doctors including medical director Mayer Eisenstein, MD, JD, MPH. They have no known autism and super-scarce allergies in their children, many of whom were home deliveries, and most of whom have had no vaccinations.”
It is only good for parents to make an informed choice and educate themselves with all the information before deciding to vaccinate. People spend hours and hours of study to find the best computer or used car– spend that amount of time on diseases and vaccinations— and you will be far more informed than most doctors and pediatricians. Dr. Horton and the California DPH should be investigated along with his puppeteer the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and Secretary Kathleen Sebelius — and I am sure many of their employees will agree.
More on Whooping Cough:
Jennifer Lopez spreads the fear in the fight against whooping cough:
San Diego TV news gives free advertising for the vaccinations as a public service:
Finally, here is a chilling video clip to the movie Vaccine Nation that may help in understanding the whole agenda behind the over-vaccination of children.