In a new study, researchers from Yale and Penn State found that the onset of certain neuropsychiatric disorders—obsessive-compulsive disorder, anorexia, tic disorders, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD), depression, and bipolar disorder—appears to be related to childhood vaccination.
Absurdly—and flying in the face of their own findings—the researchers who did the study still encourage parents to adhere to the CDC’s vaccination schedule!
This is a hallmark of the debate over vaccination. A great deal of scientific evidence demonstrates the harm vaccines may cause; this study is merely the most recent example. The government’s own Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has paid out billions of taxpayer dollars over the last few decades to families who have been damaged by vaccines. Yet vaccine advocates turn a blind eye to this evidence and continue to recite the mantra that vaccines—and the CDC schedule—are safe, and there’s no reason to worry.
The truth would seem to be that what is safe for one person is not safe for another. We are all different in differing ways, and these blanket statements are not consistent with good science. Studies like this one show that vaccines are especially unsafe for some children with certain genetic predispositions and polymorphisms.
To combat this blatant disregard for the facts, our colleagues at ANH-International have started a petition to stop health authorities from saying that vaccines are “safe.” We encourage you to add your name to the petition. As the description states, the petition is not pro- or anti-vaccination. Rather, the goal is to demonstrate the public’s desire for more honesty over the communication of scientific knowledge about vaccine safety—before consent for vaccination is given.
In sharp contrast, we have organizations such as the American Academy of Pediatrics—an official AMA-affiliated group of pediatricians heavily tied to and financed by the pharmaceutical industry and other companies—advising their members to “fire” patients who do not do as they’re told in following the CDC’s vaccine schedule. No starting at a slightly older age! No avoiding so many shots on a single day—even though it is acknowledged that concentrating so many shots in one day is done for the convenience of the doctor and to ensure better compliance by parents, not because it is better for the child!
What is better for the child is an honest talk of the scientific information available about vaccination, instead of coercion and intimidation. It seems clear what the more reasonable position is.
Here are some more reasons to be skeptical about claims that vaccines are “safe”:
- A recent analysis found that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) hold an astounding fifty-six vaccine-related patents. This means that both the government and the vaccine producers profit when more vaccines are sold. It should give us pause that government officials are, in effect, encouraging us to buy vaccines—and, at the state level, requiring them.
- The FDA has set a limit on the amount of aluminum that can be in vaccines, but this number was based on the amount of aluminum required to enhance the effectiveness of the vaccine. The agency has not empirically determined the safest amount of intramuscularly injected aluminum, relying instead on the mere hope that current levels are safe.
- The national vaccine schedule has never been rigorously evaluated for safety. This was the determination not of some “anti-vaxxer” group, but of the National Academy of Medicine (formerly the Institute of Medicine), which advises the government on issues relating to medicine and health. In a 2013 report, the Academy concluded, “Key elements of the schedule—the number, frequency, timing, order, and age at administration of vaccines—have not been systematically examined in research studies.”
- One study that compared vaccinated to unvaccinated boys found that vaccinated boys were 155% more likely to have a neurological disorder, 224% more likely to have ADHD, and 61% more likely to have autism.
- A Dutch study found that vaccinated children had higher incidences of a number of illnesses and other health indicators compared to unvaccinated children in the first five years of life. Vaccinated children had high incidences of chronic eczema, allergic reactions, ADHD, ear infections, throat inflammation, and were more likely to be sickly.
- A study in New Zealand found similar results, with vaccinated children having higher incidences of asthma and eczema, and an astonishing tenfold increase in tonsillitis.
In light of these facts, it is crucial to preserve the right of parents to refuse vaccination for their children through philosophical, personal belief, or religious exemptions, or to modify the schedule.