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May 18 2012

Mythbuster

Stand Back! We are going to try Science!

No… Not these guys. These guys are pretty good!

No. No we are dealing with Natural News not the mix of engineering and physics and hard science not to mention statistics that goes into the actual Mythbusters. Instead we have something that can only charitably described as fiction. I am half tempted to keep score over all the things that are simply wrong.

1. There is Only One Kind of Immunity

No there isn’t. There are two types of immunity. Innate and Adaptive.

Innate Immunity is the NATURAL immunity. It is the natural resistance to disease possessed by all humans. It’s based on the physical defences of skin, membranes and mucous and some chemical defences based on inflammation and non-specific phagocytosis.

Adaptive Immunity is the acquired resistance to pathogens produced by exposure to the physical structure of the pathogen. This is what is involved in vaccination and indeed in fighting a full blown infection.

2. Vaccination is the Artificial Triggering of Temporary Responses to Man-made Pathogens

It’s the artificial triggering of the acquired immune system to produce a response to a pathogen that has been weakened. The pathogen is not “man-made” and the response varies from a few years to life long. Many of the vaccines are killed where the pathogen is dead (the body recognises pathogens by structure not by activity) or pieces of the pathogen are present.

The resistance granted by a vaccine lasts as long as the natural infection and even if they don’t they carry the advantage of not actually contracting the disease.

It’s shocking that I have to explain this.

3. Vaccines are both Harmful and Dangerous and are leading to genarations of humans with no Natural Defenses to Disease.

Individuals who are vaccinated tend to be healthier than those who have not because disease by nature tends to make you unhealthy. And since the natural defences are not affected by vaccination…

4. Vaccines do not provide long-term immunity, only temporary at best. In vaccines, an antigen is injected into the body to produce a reaction and the immune system responds in the form of antibodies, but antibody presence does not confer immunity. People still catch the diseases that they are vaccinated against. Vaccines actually skip the normal immune responses to activate killer cells which can trigger an overproduction of cytokines in response to the toxic vaccine adjuvants and can damage tissues and organs and even stop the heart and block air pathways.

Vaccines provide varying periods of immunity based on the antigen. Some are long term (eg. Chicken Pox) some are not (eg. Flu). Antibodies are the effector mechanism of immunity so to claim that the presence of antibodies does not confer immunity is just a terrible lie.

Antibody titres reduce every year you are not exposed to the antigen. So the problem is vaccination in some cases has dropped the overall incidence of a disease, making exposure less likely and so immunity to wane at a greater rate. This isn’t a problem in people who naturally get the disease because they aren’t as likely to be re-exposed to the same disease again but in those who are vaccinated they can exposed to it.

And nothing is perfect in life. The analogy of seatbelt usage is perfect as it is a similar entity. It’s a preventative measure done to protect your life in case of one bad day. Not everyone is protected by seatbelts and some people actually do die because of the seatbelt but to not wear one would be madness because we can understand what head injury is. We can understand that hitting your head against the dashboard, windscreen and steering wheel can result in paralysis or death. We cannot understand how vaccines work because the way they work is counter-intuitive to anyone who is ignorant of biology.

Yes. By the very nature of of antigens, they are entirely capable of stopping the heart and blocking air pathways. In the same way that peanuts can do the same. Allergies are a massive and uncontrolled immune response and any antigen is capable of producing them. There are various grades of such hypersensitivity reactions and I have personally seen an individual who suffered from allergic dermatitis from concrete caused by working around concrete without any safety gear. However if the antigen from a vaccine would cause the allergy then so would the ACTUAL wild antigen.

As for Killer Cells. Fancy name but Killer Cells are mainly anti-tumour and anti-viral in their action and their function has nothing to do with vaccines. Killer cells are an effector cell themselves in the innate (natural) immune system. 

5. In fact, breast milk is so potent with immune energizing effects in the infant that researchers at the CDC recommend women withhold breastfeeding their children in order to boost the “effectiveness” of childhood vaccines. The paper claims that women should stop breastfeeding long enough for the man-made poison to work on artificial/temporary “immunity.”

Breast Milk is not “Potent with Immune Energising Effects”. It’s filled with antibodies. Each mother is generally immune to the pathogenic organisms present on her skin and in her gut and her milk provides the same immunity to her child.

Breast Milk only protects against diseases the mother is sensitised to. Pre-Childhood maternal vaccination PARTICULARLY for TORCH infections is vital in directly protecting the newborn child while the mother’s vaccination antibodies are also present. Children whose mothers are vaccinated have fewer infant diseases and diseases prior to the age of 6 months have higher mortality rates. In addition the child’s own immune system recognises maternal antibodies as foreign and produces antibodies of it’s own to destroy them thus reducing the effectiveness of breast milk. In addition, breast milk is a passive immune response with the antibodies provided only protecting against things the mother is immune to with no variation in titre in response to diseases.

Further more, the vaccine where you are asked to stop breastfeeding until the vaccinations is the Hepatitis B vaccine which is mainly given to children who are at risk from the disease. Often it is given to children born to Hep B positive mothers. The vaccine STOPS the spread of Hep B which is spread through breast milk.

6. There is no such thing as a “side effect”After-effects of vaccines are only followed for a very short time. Effects that are not seen for 30 years will not even be associated with the vaccine. Immunizations are contributing to the lowering of immunity along with the spread of auto-immune diseases such as arthritis and even AIDS throughout the world. Research clearly shows that aluminum mixed into vaccines carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation, and subsequent neurological complications and may have profound and widespread adverse health complicatio
ns. Many vaccines contain both aluminum and trace amounts of mercury. When you mix these 2 metals together it causes Extreme Synergistic Toxicity.

A side-effect is an effect that is secondary to the main effect. Not all side-effects are bad, for example the oncolytic side effects of x-rays help fight cancer. Natural News loves blaming everything on vaccinations as seen here when they claim AIDS is caused by vaccines when it is empirically proven that HIV is the causative organism of AIDS.

The “Research” is from the Florida League of Conservative Voters Education Fund which is not a research paper but something generated from a lobby group.

I will give them one thing. Western Medicine has resulted in an increase of Arthritis. It has also resulted in an increase in cataracts, cardiac arrests, pulmonary embolisms, strokes, hip replacements and cancers and vaccines are part of the reason.

Because these are diseases of age. You live longer with modern medicine and so are more likely to get one of these diseases and die from it. You have to die from something eventually and these are diseases caused by your body physically breaking down from age. You literally live so long your body breaks. It’s not a bad way to die from a variety of diseases prevented by vaccination.

7. Deaths from measles in 1900 were 13 per 100,000 people. In 1948: less than one. Measles vaccines introduced in 1963 but took full credit for what they never did – eliminate measles. Japanese health authorities realized that early inoculations were causing crib deaths so they postponed them until the 24th month and SIDS virtually disappeared along with whooping cough (pertussis) during the first two years of babies’ lives. Instead of preventing whooping cough the DPT promotes it as well as SIDS. Reuters recently reports that according to the CDC, the number of pertussis cases is growing – in the fully vaccinated population!

Measles mortality drops with improvements in nutrition (energy, protein and vitamin A malnourishment are all mortality and morbidity factors in Measles). However there was one MAJOR invention prior to 1900 that took the medical world by storm.

Asprin. As asprin usage went up, mortality went down. As the usage of fish liver oil went up, the mortality went down. Both came into usage as a major event in social and preventative medicine through the 1900s. However if one looks at the number of measles cases they remain the same. I have noticed some anti-vaccine sites bring up diptheria cases with the same reduction but I think Natural News has learnt their lesson (Diptheria mortality dropped due to the usage of anti-diptheria toxoid which started in 1894).

SIDS actually reduces in vaccinated children. And pertussis resurgence is found in areas with low vaccination and incomplete vaccination.

8. The recent Bachmair vaccine study reveals that the allergy rate in vaccinated children is more than double the rate in unvaccinated ones. Vaccinated children are also nearly eight times more prone to develop asthma or chronic bronchitis than unvaccinated. Furthermore, vaccinated kiddos suffer from more neurodermatitis, herpes, otitis media, hay fever, hyperactivity, scoliosis, epilepsy and seizures, migraine headaches, thyroid disease, and SIDS than unvaccinated children. Vaccinated kids historically also have more measles than unvaccinated kids.

The Bachmair Study was so categorically bad at what it does that it makes Jenny McCarthy look like a sane and sensible individual.

  • Bachmair is a Homeopath
  • Anyone can fill out the study form
  • There is no verification of the conditions being reported
  • There is no control group to compare against
  • The sample was a self identitifed anti-vac crowd
  • The group does not utilise modern medicine and alt. medicine practitioner diagnosis skills are incredibly suspect. A whole host of unseen diseases may be present that are simply not diagnosed.
  • Non-declaration of disease does not indicate the lack of a disease. Some diseases are difficult to diagnose, asthma for instance is diagnosed from the basic presentation of a simple cough. Alternative medicine is simply terrible at diagnosis.
  • Amusingly it proved that the level of autism in unvaccinated children is the same (And in some cases higher) as the vaccinated group. A lot of anti-vax didn’t really like that.
  • It mocks the National Institute of Health as doing “pointless medical research”, while this study was so poorly designed on a fundemental level that it probably would have been laughed at by other quacks.
  • Without a control group and without a pre-health check by a trained medical professional we have ABSOLUTELY no idea about the health status of these individuals nor can you take ANY of the statements as serious.
  • Epilepsy and Seizures are empirically stated to be reduced in populations that are vaccinated.
  • SIDS goes down in vaccinated people. 
  • A lot of the comparisons were between young age groups vs. total population incidences which is incredibly faulty.

9. Doctor after doctor will tell you that vaccinations have reduced the incidence of many infectious diseases but they have no real proof. In fact, all the epidemical evidence shows that disease rates rise after vaccines – in the vaccinated population. Should we trust them just on their word? Make an informed decision about you and your child’s health.

We do have proof. A lot of things that anti-vax don’t think is MEDICINE is actually medicine.

Every Single Person In The West Has Access To Two Things Devised By Medical Professionals That Are VITAL to Health.

The sanitary toilet and clean drinking water. These are based on the work by Dr. Snow who actively went around stealing pump handles in areas where cholera was rife linking cholera to unclean drinking water. In third world nations the drive for these things is spearheaded by DOCTORS.

I am currently starting a project where I bring such a toilet to a village and the improvements and education needed to realise why one is important (I will put up photos here as the project works).

Every single epidemiological study shows SHARP drops in the proper utilisation of vaccines. AKA the roll out in public health rather than the meager and haphazard adoption. And yes, there is a rise in the vaccinated population. It’s basic mathematics fail here.

Assume a population has a 95% incidence rate for a disease. After the introduction of the vaccine there is a 5% incidence rate. Prior to the introduction of the vaccine there is a 0% vaccination rate and a 0% incidence rate in the vaccinated, post vaccination there is a natural RISE in incidence in the vaccinated. It’s basic mathematics.

An informed choice is one understanding vaccination and medicine and indeed the limitations of the knowledge gap. It’s understanding the methodology and mechanisms of medicine and indeed the naysayers of medicine. It’s easy to see criticism from doctors, it’s a lot harder to take criticism from a man who doesn’t know what Avogadro’s Number is and assumes that water has magical powers.

As for the score? I lost count.

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    Jude

    AGH, Can you explain this again I don't get the sentence especially

    "Prior to the introduction of the vaccine there is a 0% vaccination rate and a 0% incidence rate in the vaccinated,

    0% incidence in the vaccinated-"prior" to the introduction of the vaccine?
    ( there wasn't any vaccine, yet. I'm so confused. Usually I'm not this bad at math!)
    :)
    Thanks!

    Assume a population has a 95% incidence rate for a disease. After the introduction of the vaccine there is a 5% incidence rate. Prior to the introduction of the vaccine there is a 0% vaccination rate and a 0% incidence rate in the vaccinated, post vaccination there is a natural RISE in incidence in the vaccinated. It's basic mathematics.

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    Avicenna

    You aren't bad at maths. It's just your brain recoiling in horror at shady statistics.

    Anti-Vax basically are taking the pre-vaccination incidence rate of vaccinated people who get the disease (AKA 0) and comparing it to the number of people who get the disease post vaccination (A number above 0)

    An apt similie is (yet again) seatbelts. Some people are injured by seatbelts or even killed by them. Before the installation of seatbelts in cars, no one was hurt by them. Now hundreds! Truly seatbelts are evil!

    I just had difficulty writing it down!

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