Dear Mrs. Russo,
I have something I need to say to you. Actually, I have a lot of things to say to you.
I've been familiar with your work for several months, but I've never interacted in your blogs, or talked to you personally. You're a professional writer; it's how you make a living. I respect that.
I also love to write, but I haven't gotten to the point where I make any money from what I write.
If you're reading this, you're already well aware that our beliefs are polar opposite from each other.
Normally I wouldn't write to you or take the time to research you or your work like I have in the last 24 hours, but I do so now because I'm angry. I'm pissed, actually. At you.
Allow me to elaborate:
A few days ago you wrote a blog titled, "Thalia Vida: Did Vaccines Really Kill Her?"
In that blog, you break down the story as you've heard it about Thalia Gardner, the 11 month old baby from Las Vegas who died last week. Her story is quickly gaining attention throughout social media, because it is widely believed by many people that vaccines killed her. She had received a round of shots on February 25th, developed a high fever a couple days later, and a couple days after that, was admitted to the hospital with serious complications, and within a couple more days, was dead. Her poor parents and family are heart broken. A perfectly healthy child one day, gone forever a few days later. Here's the real kicker: Her father, Tyler Gardner, has been accused of shaking her, resulting in her death. This was what a CPS agent who was investigating accused him of, with little proof that that's what actually happened. From all accounts, it appears that this case was not as open and shut as some other SBS cases. There were no broken bones, no excessive external bruising, and no other external injuries. She matched the "triad" of symptoms used in SBS diagnosis, but, since there is no other explanation of how she could have died other than her father killed her, he was accused, slapped with a restraining order so he couldn't see or speak to his family, and immediately ostracized by many people.
I have a feeling you would have never heard about this case unless I had personally reached out to the family and did my best to expose this story to many corners of the anti-vaccine community, which I am a big part of.
You see, Thalia's story matches many other stories of children suddenly dying of brain swelling, and their parents being charged with murder. In some of these stories, the parents are able to provide proof of their innocence, and are later released. Thalia's case was textbook vaccine injury.
Her mother, Karla, made an eery public account on her Facebook page of the series of events.
On February 25, she posted a picture of a beautiful baby Thalia in her car seat at the pediatrician's office, with the caption: "She has no idea what's coming. Her almost 1 year doc appointment. 4 shots 2 in each leg. -Feeling Anxious at Kidfixers Pediatrics."
On February 27, she posted another public status that was since deleted that highlighted the high fever Thalia was running. In their detailed list of events following vaccination(this was not posted on Facebook), the parents said Thalia was running a fever from 100-103.5 for the next five days, and she developed a hives-like rash on her chest, neck, and face. They also recalled that Thalia's eyes and face were slightly swollen, and she was lethargic and much less vocal than usual. She wasn't completely healthy, between shots and hospital administration, as you've claimed.
On March 4, Thalia was admitted to the hospital, and Karla posted on Facebook the next day begging for prayers for her, as things were looking very grim for her.
On March 6, Karla posted a heartbreaking status that Thalia had passed away at 3:50pm.
Nine days after her vaccinations.
Since then, her family has gone through hell. Her father has been accused, though not officially charged, of killing his daughter, since he was with her on the night she went into a coma on March 4. He is adement that he is innocent, and is broken by her loss. We have all seen pictures and videos of him and his family with Thalia, and from all indications he really was a loving father who is being accused of something his family and friends feel he was not capable of. I've talked with him personally and I truly believe he's innocent.
He has hired an attorney to help him fight these accusations, and will try to clear his name and unite his family back together again. In this country, you are innocent until proven guilty, and Tyler is far from being proven guilty.
Apparently Juniper, you don't feel that way:
In your latest blog, posted on March 12, you attempt to convince Karla, along with anyone else reading, that Tyler is guilty of murder. You know he committed murder, because you know his type.
In a quote that sounds more like a you're a psychologist than a professional writer, you break down Karla's feelings like you've met her before and talked to her in depth:
"Your husband, Tyler Justin Gardner, was arrested on charges of battery and domestic violence in May of last year. I’ve been abused before. I know what it feels like. I can’t be sure of what convinced you to take your husband back when he was released from jail, but I can guess. You wanted to think that he could get better. That it wasn’t one-sided; you somehow provoked it. That it wouldn’t happen again, and that it certainly wouldn’t happen to your children. You felt guilty about your kids witnessing violence but the idea of raising them without a father—especially your youngest—was scary and inconceivable. And, really, you loved him. Drug addiction, violence, and questionable parenting aside, you really loved your husband."
Clearly, you are close friends with Karla, and know exactly what she's going through, right?
Well, no. No, you aren't, and no, you don't.
You are jumping to hasty conclusions based on a whole bunch of false allegations and hear-say. A good writer researches all sides objectively, and writes based on evidence. You really leave a lot to be desired.
Tyler was arrested on charges of battery and domestic violence in May of 2014, but from all accounts, it was for grabbing her wrists and not allowing her to leave after a verbal dispute. Not beating her, not abusing her. He plead no contest and was released 12 days later. Now, even if he HAD been arrested for abusing her, as you've claimed, it doesn't mean he's automatically guilty of murder ten months later in an unrelated case. As a professional writer, I would have hoped you could reach this conclusion.
As for your accusations of Tyler being a drug addict, those were way off base too. Tyler was never arrested for illegal use of drugs, although he has admitted he struggled with getting off pain killers, like millions of others. However, according to his family, he's been clean for months. This was confirmed by a drug test that he submitted to right after Thalia's death that turned out negative.
Again, your theory holds no water.
"Then, at some point, your daughter was in your husband’s care, and the next thing you knew, she was in the hospital with opiates in her bloodstream and what the doctors later diagnosed as shaken baby syndrome. But, then, wait—your husband swears that the opiates in Thalia’s bloodstream were caused by naloxone (strange, since naloxone doesn’t cause a positive drug screen). Maybe the hospital was wrong, after all, right?"
The opiate theory has been debunked, by the way. You got that tidbit from Thalia's aunt, who posted on her Facebook timeline that Thalia had been found to have opiates in her bloodstream. This was apparently originally stated by the hospital staff, but then for some reason later recanted. Even if there were opiates in her system, this wouldn't have accounted for her death, so it's strange that you keep beating that drum. Not only were there no drugs or evidence of drugs in the home, or a positive drug test by either parent, but Karla's sister removed the Facebook post. No one has been arrested in this case, and you can bet that if authorities were given any reason to believe Tyler was really a killer or drug abuser, he would have been locked up long ago. He's not. Again, it appears at this point that another of your theories just doesn't hold up to scrutiny.
"After all, she did have her shots nine days before she died. And nine days is practically the same thing as eight days, which you might as well go ahead and call six days. And four vaccines is pretty much the same as six, which might as well be ten, and you’ll accept it when someone online tells you that it’s really twenty. Grieving minds don’t follow reason or logic. Plus, there are lots of parents who have been accused of shaken baby syndrome who say they didn’t do it. And your husband is a changed man, right? He’s different now. He couldn’t have done this. He loves you, and he loves your children, right?"
This quote from you really shows your true colors. It becomes apparent that you really don't give a damn about Karla or Tyler, or Thalia for that matter. This might be one of the most condescending, mocking quotes I've ever seen from a professional writer. It makes my stomach turn.
Let us now examine why Karla, her husband, their family, myself, and everyone else in the anti-vaccine community believe that Thalia died as a result of vaccine complications. As you are well aware - since you are an avid advocate for vaccines and their safety - vaccines can and do cause severe complications, including death. It is undeniable, and I doubt even you would have the gall to claim that death via vaccine is impossible. While complications such as encephalitis are admittedly rare, it can and has happened in the past and there's no reason to believe Thalia wasn't one of those tragic, rare cases.
To deny the reality that vaccines have killed people in the very way that Thalia died, is to cleanse yourself of any credibility whatsoever. Only a truly ignorant person would claim that vaccines never kill or maim people. These cases may be rare, or maybe they're not as rare as we've been led to believe, but the fact is, they do. Let me share a few links with you to illustrate. I really hope you take the time to read these instead of simply dismissing them because someone you disagree with posted them.
***My apologies for the lack of live links; my free website does not allow them unless I upgrade, which I plan to do in the near future. You'll have to copy and paste to pull up the websites. Perhaps if I ever become a professional writer I'll be able to start a website with all the bells and whistles like yours:
Christina England, researcher, illustrates that vaccines are found to sometimes cause symptoms of SBS:
From the Merck Manual; Encephalitis and the causes. Vaccine reaction is listed:
Dr. Harold Buttram describes in vivid detail how SBS isn't primarily due to physical abuse:
A recent PubMed study reports 896 deaths from the HiB vaccine(which Thalia received):
Dr. Edward Yazbak describes in great length how too many vaccines can cause SBS symptoms:
The 2004 case of Alan Yurko, whose father was accused of the same thing Tyler has been accused of. This quote is quite interesting: "New evidence has surfaced indicating that the contraindicated administration of vaccines and medical malpractice, not shaking, caused the death of baby Alan." http://educate-yourself.org/cn/yurkohearing1day23aug04.shtml
A bunch of similar cases to Thalia's:
The package insert for The DTaP, Hep B, & IPV vaccine that Thalia received on 2/25/15. There were 5 deaths reported in 14 clinical studies, as well as numerous other adverse reactions:
The package insert for the hib(bacterial meningitis) vaccine, which Thalia received on 2/25/15. No noteworthy adverse reactions besides the normal irritability, sleepiness, injection site
pain/soreness, injection site erythema, injection site swelling/induration, unusual high-pitched crying, prolonged crying (>4hr), diarrhea, vomiting, crying, pain, otitis media, rash, and upper respiratory infection.
The package insert for Prevnar 13(pneumoccocal) vaccine, which Thalia received on 2/25/15. Prevnar clinical studies are full of adverse reporting, including several deaths and debilitation.
A mainstream news article written the day after Thalia had her shots, highlighting the questionable convictions and diagnostics of SBS:
Another mainstream article questioning the convictions and diagnostics of SBS:
An attorney's view, full of details, on wrongly convicted parents of SBS:
More extensive information on SBS and the myth that it can only be caused by physical abuse:
Dr Moulden was a genius who documented some amazing things and was an opponent of vaccines. He mysteriously died last year:
Below is a comprehensive video documenting vaccine injuries, including a few cases very similar to Thalia's:
Below that is a video of Dr. Viera Schriebner describing in great detail how vaccine injury can mimic SBS:
As you can see Juniper, there are plenty of reasons that it's acceptable to believe that Thalia's injury was not caused by physical abuse. To declare that you know her father killed her is to dismiss science, which I thought you were a big fan of. Speaking of which, how did you hear about Thalia's case, anyway? The only people that were sharing it were Anti-Vax communities on social media, so how did someone like yourself become so involved and feel the need to interject so hatefully and with so few details?
Here's my Sherlock Holmes-type deduction of you and who you are:
First, you are a self admitted professional writer. According to your website, you claim that once, you were an "anti-vax" mother who described herself as a "crunchy" mom. Then your daughter developed autism, and you changed your views forever, and fully embraced the pro-vax community, immediately convinced that since your daughter was never vaccinated and developed autism anyway, that vaccines couldn't possibly be a cause of autism. Seems strange, since no anti-vaxxer claims that vaccines are the sole cause of autism, but ok.
However, I find it telling who your "friends" are. You see, you're not the only one who researches before they write. I've been able to find quite a few interesting tidbits about you that you don't mention in your writings. For one, you are buddy buddy with Liz Ditz and Dorit Reiss, two of the most disgustingly extreme pro-vax pukes to ever walk the earth. For example, both have been found quoting you in several different forums, including TAVS and Science Blogs. Ditz even claims to know you personally, and Reiss seems infatuated with your work. These are both people who have made it their business to destroy the reputations of people speaking out on the dangers of vaccines, so when I see them touting you and your writing as commendable, like some sort of twisted sponsorship program, I get suspicious.
After my Facebook group shared the Gardner's story in an effort to get the emotional and financial support they desperately needed, TAVS(Things Anti-Vaxxers Say) posted on their page the story, and encouraged their fans to go disrupt the donation process and blame Tyler for being a baby killer. I'm guessing you are affiliated with TAVS, and found out about this story there. Either that, or you're an undercover member of one of the subsequent AV groups that began sharing the story.
Either way, it's interesting that you felt the need to get involved, and find the opportunity to slander those of us who were honestly just looking to support the Gardners. We are not doing anything to further our agenda, although Thalia's death, if found to be due to vaccines, would automatically do that for us. We were simply making them aware that they weren't alone; thousands of us have lost children to vaccines, but this is covered up by the mainstream media and activists like you.
Forgive us for reaching out to a grieving family. However, we are not exploiting them, as you've boldly claimed. It is the people like you who have caused them nothing but additional grief who are exploiting them.
Now, back to your involvement here. You've written three blogs about the Gardners already, with only minimal details and a whole bunch of assumptions. I know you feel like you're a five star gumshoe, but you are missing many of the pieces to this puzzle. Since you claim to do extensive research before writing anything, I call bullshit. I think you were paid to write the blogs about the Gardners. I don't think you did it out of the goodness of your heart. I think you're trying to push YOUR agenda, and that you obviously have a lot of pre-existing hate issues with "anti-vaxxers". You have also expressed a troubling hatred for people who can't write as well as you. I'm thinking this turned you off to Tyler right away(you've angrily stated that Ty "has never been able to string together a coherent sentence"); a terrible reason to dismiss anyone, but hey...
I'm also thinking that as soon as you saw that the Gardners were Christians, you automatically went in for the kill, since you've made it very apparent that you have an issue with Christians who can't spell:
Could it be that as soon as you saw that Tyler was a Christian who wasn't a very articulated typist, you automatically dismissed him? I can't say that's not a possibility, after watching the video above about the hurtful things people said about your transgendered partner.
Look, I'm sorry not everyone agrees with your sexual preferences, but not everyone cares or is that hateful. I'm guessing you intentionally chose some of the more atrocious, grammatically offensive comments to read to further your own agenda and make the rest of us seem like lunatics. This is a common tactic by pro-vax activists.
How does it feel to be judged by people who don't know you and offer their condemnations so freely? Based on your video above, it doesn't make you feel very good; perhaps you should take that into consideration before you do the same to others.
For the record, I'm a Christian, and I don't agree with your partner's lifestyle, but you won't find me judging or leaving hateful comments. To each their own, I say, and even Jesus told us not to judge one another, so I do my best not to. I couldn't care less about your personal lifestyle, but I happened to stumble on it while researching you and found it interesting.
You have also claimed various times that you write for medical professionals and leaders in the medical field:
"What makes you qualified to write about this topic?
I'm a writer. I do not write anything without first doing extensive research on the topic, and I try my best to hold to evidence-based science. I am a professional only in that I am someone who has written (often for leaders in the field) about these subjects."
Certainly what you wrote about the Gardners or to Karla was not based on extensive research OR evidence based science, as I have provided you with plenty of information to the contrary.
I have extensive experience ghostwriting nonfiction for professional clients. My past clients have included medical experts, self-help authors, and political figures."
So, who were you writing for when you wrote about the Gardners? Someone desperately trying to keep the reputation of vaccines above water? If you didn't write this for anyone and really did write this on your own because you found this story interesting, it says a lot about your biased stance and pre-existing anger toward the "anti-vaccine" community. This is not objective writing, as you claim.
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So Juniper, what is it? Who are you writing for? For what agenda? I'm looking forward to your honest response.
Until then, why don't you leave the Gardners alone while they grieve the loss of their daughter?
Even money shouldn't persuade you to do something that inhuman, unless you are a completely compromised individual.
The Great Vaccine Debate.
It is fast becoming a topic of frequent household conversation. Ever since the month of December it's all we've heard about.
A disease so deadly and dangerous that tens of thousands of well meaning people have thrown caution to the wind and lined up in droves, en route to their valued pediatricians, family physicians, or nearest Walgreens for their next round of immunity. Measles was eliminated from the USA in 2000. There were only 80 cases that year, apparently low enough to give it the official label of "eliminated", even though in reality there were still some small outbreaks throughout the country. Nothing to write home about, the experts supposed.
People were feeling great. Y2K had come and gone with none of the anticipated chaos, the Yankees won the pennant, the first working artificial heart was invented and inserted into a human being, and the Measles had finally been eliminated. It was a great year.
You see, Measles is back. I mean, technically it never left, but now it's really back. There have been a mind boggling 150 cases so far this year; well on pace to break last year's record of 644 cases. Well, at least a record since 1996. It's understandable that so many people would want to be immune from it. According to the CDC:
So yes, it's serious. Unless you think you can't trust the CDC to be forthright and honest about the information they present, you'd be crazy to think otherwise.
If you do think you can't trust the CDC, how about the WHO? Here's what they have to say about the measles:
Goodness gracious. This disease is scary. The CDC tells us it will kill one or two kids per thousand that get it, and the WHO tells us there's no specific treatment, and that you can go blind, get severe diarrhea, or contract pneumonia. No thanks. Obviously if there's a way to prevent it, I'm going to do whatever it takes to save myself and my kids. Vaccine, anyone? I mean, who in their right mind would want to subject themselves or their kids to that kind of sick torture? Not I.
Sound like you?
It used to sound like me.
I used to be just like you. I went about my life like most Americans do. I focused on my own life; my family, my friends, my interests, my work, and my passions. Being an American is awesome; many times we take it for granted. We're often too busy detailing our vehicles and browsing the department stores for bargains, that we forget what life is really like. In our look-at-me lives, we tend to be self centered, and slowly we've let ourselves get lost in the luxuries of having first world problems.
The hot water heater's busted.
The dishes are piling up and you're out of dishwasher soap.
You ran over a nail with the back left tire of your SUV.
Gas is freaking $2.50 a gallon.
You're running late for work.
You know, life.
I have a tendency to bitch and moan about all of it too, but that doesn't make it right. You see, when I stepped back and started looking at life through a big picture lens, I realized that my first world problems weren't really problems at all. They were inconveniences disguised as problems. We are constantly told we deserve the best. We deserve the newest car, the latest gaming systems, or the best cell phones. We are informed that what we need in our lives are new clothes, cable TV, and high speed internet. We're urged to buy the best deals, dine at the coolest restaurants, and watch every single movie that is produced.
And we buy it hook, line, and sinker. We're lined up for miles to eat up the marketing tactics and stay up on the latest fads just so we can be relevant to society.
The television governs our lives.
The internet consumes us.
The iphones make our eyes bloodshot from excessive use.
Technology is our king, is it not? We have become a nation of sheep. We have decided to follow the masses to their unknowing slaughter and we can't even see the clues around us unless someone takes the time to point it out to us.
We are being controlled, friends; make no mistake. If you think you are in full control of your life, go one week without TV, internet, or a cell phone. Good luck.
The video above is more or less how I view life, and the vaccine debate as well. This topic is no different that any other topic that we're told to be concerned with. We are controlled in this arena as well.
We turn on the TV and every news outlet across the nation is telling us that measles is deadly and we should get vaccinated.
We log in and begin reading blogs and articles telling us that whooping cough is deadly and we need to get vaccinated.
We open our newspapers and we see that the flu is easily preventable with a vaccine.
We refresh our phones and see people we know, and many others we don't know, giving personal stories and opinions on how bad these diseases are. Many update their statuses right from their children's pediatrician offices:
"Jonny just got his shots today! He was such a good boy, he never even cried! :) #diseasesarebad"
We've all seen it. We're numb to it.
We all know vaccines are the greatest thing since sliced bread. We've seen it in children's books and cartoons, sing along songs, and homework.
But what if I told you that it wasn't always like this? What if I told you people weren't always scared of these terrifying diseases?
In fact, back in the early 1900's, when the measles really was an epidemic, there were around 4 million reported cases per year, and around 400 average deaths from it annually in the US alone.
The crazy part is, no one was freaking out about it. Just ask your grandparents. It was a common illness that was for centuries considered a rite of passage. Even before we started adopting better sanitation practices nationally, Measles only killed at an 0.002% rate. That was before we figured out that vitamin A intake was extremely important in aiding the body during a case of the Measles. A century ago, even in 1915, the death rate was nowhere near 1 or 2 in 1000 as the CDC tells us it is. It was almost comedic at the time to think of panicking when someone you knew got it. Many people would intentionally try to expose themselves, since everyone knew it tended to be less severe the younger you were, so there was motivation to defeat it naturally and become immune for the remainder of life. Even 100 years ago, physicians knew that getting the Measles was a good thing. Fever is good for your body; it's a natural detoxification of harmful toxins that have hi-jacked your body. Once the rash goes away in a week, and the fever subsides, you're left healthy as a horse and up for anything life throws your way. Bummer that you weren't feeling good for a few days, but the results were well worth it.
I ask, have we gotten smarter or dumber in the last one hundred years?
I know what you're thinking. The Measles obviously got deadlier in the last century. Thankfully there was a vaccine invented in 1963; the first killed virus vaccine began to be widely used until it was shelved due to unforeseen safety and efficacy issues in 1968 for the live virus vaccine. Then, in 1971, Merck's first MMR began to be widely distributed and became wildly popular, thanks to Measles cases decreasing drastically due to the vaccine. At least... that's what the CDC says:
Interestingly, the CDC is not using accurate data here. They don't provide any graphs or statistics from American historical records; they just expect you to believe them. Of course, you should be able to believe them. They are supposed to be a transparent, forthcoming branch of our government; one that we should be able to trust and turn to for accurate information. However, some of the real, historical records indicate that the CDC is lying once again when they claim that in the decade before the measles vaccine was first introduced - the 50's - an estimated 3 to 4 million people were infected, and 400 to 500 people died. The following is from a different pro-vaccine website:
Above, you can observe two things.
One, the chart starts in the year 1954, instead of going back further to give the viewer a more accurate picture of the case numbers decreasing dramatically well before the vaccine was introduced. This is done to achieve the goal of impacting the way people perceive the situation.
Even based on this graph, you can see that even ten years before the vaccine is introduced, there were 700,000 reported cases, not 3-4 million. Even if the CDC's exaggeration of numbers is based on estimating that the number of actual cases is much higher than the number reported, their argument is stifled. If there really were 3-4 million cases annually in the decade before the measles vaccines was introduced(which is entirely possible), then we'd have a death rate of 1 in 10,000, not 1-2 every thousand. Starting to sound fishy yet? Oh, I'm not done.
The CDC also claims that in the decade before the vaccine, there were 400-500 deaths annually. But were there? The answer is no. Not even close.
The graph above, taken from the Historical Statistics of the Unites States, and the Office of National Statistics in England and Wales, gives us a more accurate picture of the true decline in deaths from the measles, long before the vaccine ever burst onto the scene. The death rate had plummeted by 98% before people were getting stuck in the arm with artificial immunity.
So why does the CDC, the WHO, and hundreds of other renowned, well respected sources continue to misguide us in thinking that the Measles is much deadlier and dangerous than it really is? The other sources(hospital websites, renowned doctors, etc) are all taking their lead from the CDC to be accurate with their information, and the CDC is telling us how dangerous the Measles is and how we need to be vaccinated against it. What we as a nation are experiencing right now is cognitive dissonance at its finest. We hear and read something so many times that it becomes reality and truth, even though we've never really looked into the matter for ourselves thoroughly. We choose to trust that something is true when often repeated.
In the link and picture below, I will emphatically demonstrate further that the CDC and the WHO are lying when they say 1-2 out of every 1000 will die from measles. These are official statistics from the UK government website.
Notice the year 1994: 16,375 (reported) cases, and 0 deaths.
This will show you that there is no set death rate for the measles. It depends completely on a mixture of previous health, nourishment, and global location.
So why are we being led to believe that the Measles is something to be feared, when we now know it's a typically benign childhood illness that leaves you with lifetime immunity and a myriad of other health benefits?
Just to further illustrate my point, let's look at a more recent study that confirms what we're saying. Below is a link and an excerpt from a study on the outbreak of measles in France from 2008-2011:
Now we can all see that the CDC and the WHO, along with countless other sources that copy their information, including numerous media outlets, are grossly misrepresenting data. But we haven't answered why they are doing it.
To understand that, we must take a look at another aspect of the great vaccine debate: Herd Immunity.
We all know what herd immunity is. We've all heard that we're supposed to get vaccinated to protect those around us that have weak or compromised immune systems. We've been told by the CDC that herd immunity is what is achieved when a certain number of the population is vaccinated for disease. We've all seen the following links and graphs, which we're expected to just believe because again, we see this information everywhere, including our doctor's office. It must be true, right?
We can all relate to cute little graphs and easy to understand cartoons, so that's probably why they are used. But we're not stupid, are we? Let's look into herd immunity a little further and see what the history and the science actually say about it. Below is a link and an excerpt from a comprehensive study of herd immunity published in Oxford Journals. I have highlighted the quote below because it clearly shows that herd immunity as we know it depends on the vaccine being extremely effective. We'll soon see that vaccines aren't nearly as effective as we're led to believe.
Next we look at an article written by one of the nation's top neurosurgeons, Dr. Russell Blaylock, MD.
Dr. Blaylock brilliantly illustrates why herd immunity is a myth, and how easy it is to see it.
Feeling snookered yet?
Don't feel bad; when I first saw this stuff, I was skeptical too. I wasn't very open to the fact that I'd been controlled throughout my life to have a certain opinion. When I realized that I believed what I did because I'd fallen for a hefty helping of misguidance, I was embarrassed. When I realized that I'd never actually looked into a decision like vaccinating my children, and had relied on the government to provide accurate information for my doctor and I, and that they didn't really have my best interest at heart, I got defensive. I looked for any reason to read the information you're seeing here(plus countless other sources) in the light that vaccines really are completely safe and effective. I was blissfully and ignorantly cognitively dissonant, and had my rosy red shades on until I watched this video, a lecture on herd immunity and the Measles by Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD, Immunology. It opened my eyes, and has opened the eyes of numerous others as well:
To summarize, herd immunity as we know it does not exist, and never will. Not enough people respond to vaccines to make it a reality. Well over 50% of the population is currently not immune to "vaccine preventable" diseases, and yet there are no terrible outbreaks as we might expect. This should make anyone realize that vaccines had less to do with diseases declining than we've been told. It has never actually been scientifically proven that vaccines eliminated any disease, or that they save the millions of lives that is claimed by the US government or The World Health Organization. We need to realize that what third world countries(which is where the scare stats are generated from) need is clean water and better sanitation. Not vaccines.
Also, keep in mind that there are ZERO studies on crucial aspects of vaccine safety, including rigorous safety studies on the long term effects of vaccine ingredients. There are no long term studies on the current childhood vaccination schedule, which has tripled in the last 30 years. There are no US studies of the overall health of vaccinated versus unvaccinated children. Thousands of parents report that their unvaccinated children are far healthier and consistently have much fewer health issues than their older, vaccinated siblings. We need to take notice of this and demand a large scale study to put this debate to bed. We are often told that the science proves vaccines are safe, but in reality, the science is on the side of the vaccine skeptics. Below, I will highlight several peer reviewed studies that link vaccines to a myriad of health issues, including autism. Many of these studies demand more research in certain areas, which is often not done.
"The Future of Measles In Highly Vaccinated Populations" - PubMed
"However, despite short-term success in eliminating the disease, long-range projections demonstrate that the proportion of susceptibles in the year 2050 may be greater than in the prevaccine era. Present vaccine technology and public health policy must be altered to deal with this eventuality."
"Intense Exposure May Have Resulted in High Risk, Even among Revaccinees" - Oxford Journals
"Vaccinated and unvaccinated students were equally able to infect their siblings. Total protection against measles might not be achievable, even among revaccinees, when children are confronted with intense exposure to measles virus. Am J Epidemiol 1998; 148;1103-10."
"Measles inclusion-body encephalitis caused by the vaccine strain of measles virus." -PubMed
"The presence of measles virus in the brain tissue was confirmed by reverse transcription polymerase chain reaction. The nucleotide sequence in the nucleoprotein and fusion gene regions was identical to that of the Moraten and Schwarz vaccine strains; the fusion gene differed from known genotype A wild-type viruses."
"Aluminum in the central nervous system (CNS): toxicity in humans and animals, vaccine adjuvants, and autoimmunity." -PubMed
"In young children, a highly significant correlation exists between the number of pediatric aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines administered and the rate of autism spectrum disorders. Many of the features of aluminum-induced neurotoxicity may arise, in part, from autoimmune reactions, as part of the ASIA syndrome."
"Impact of environmental factors on the prevalence of autistic disorder after 1979" -Academic Journals, 2014
Now that you're getting the picture that the science is far from settled, and that "anti-vaxxers" are "anti-science" or have been "debunked", I invite you to continue researching the peer reviewed scientific studies that you've probably been told at some point do not exist. The link below is to a website that has compiled well over 100 such studies, some blatantly obvious, others requiring a bit more thinking and a general understanding of science. They all point to the same thing: Vaccines are not as safe or effective as we've been led to believe. These studies are only the tip of the iceberg.
Still think vaccines saved us?
Still believe the science has been settled?
Still of the opinion that "anti-vaxxers" are just uneducated morons who are endangering their kids and everyone else around them?
If you said yes to any of these questions, I don't think I can help you. Perhaps you actually need a psychiatric evaluation. I realize it's hard to jump into this topic with an open mind, especially since we've all been programmed to believe vaccines are completely safe and effective. However, that doesn't give you or your doctor a good enough reason not to recognize a con when you see it. Many doctors are starting to research the topic themselves, after spending at least 8 years in med school being programmed to only see the potential benefits of vaccines. Perhaps this is why we're seeing more and more doctors around the country that have decided to be flexible with parent's wishes, and actually disclose the warnings, risks, and contraindications that each vaccine package insert tells them to disclose with each patient. It's quite encouraging. By the way, if you're new to this topic, make sure you read some package inserts. They provide clinical study results and warnings of side effects for each vaccine. Reading them is truly eye opening.
For good measure, I've included a few memes which illustrate two major points of the debate quite well:
Kermit has a point. He's looking at it from a more accurate perspective, instead of focusing on the very small chance that you'll suffer some sort of severe complication from measles. He must know that we've discovered that with proper vitamin A, C, and D intake, we can set our bodies up naturally to handily defeat a typically benign disease. But that's none of his business; just ask any hard core pro-vaxxer.
Boromir has a legitimate case. Just ask Dr. Blaylock or Dr. Obukhanych. Vaccines only target one aspect of the immune system, and only about 50% of the population even respond well to it, gaining temporary immunity of up to 10 years.
With all this in mind, the question becomes:
Why is this vaccine debate so one-sided?
There is a concerted effort underway to make "anti-vaxxers", AKA people who question vaccines, sound completely irrational and uneducated. We as a people are being divided, and it is the doing of media corporations, who in turn are heavily invested in by the big pharmaceutical companies, who obviously can't afford for their multi-billion dollar industry to be questioned or ignored. There is a vast amount of information out there that will allow you to put together the pieces yourself; you just have to put the time in. I don't have that kind of time to include every link and statistic I've compiled over my time in the vaccine trenches.
All we "anti-vaxxers" want is a fair representation. We are parents of vaccine injured children, or people who have put in countless hours researching vaccines to come to solid opinions and beliefs. We are being treated like outcasts, germ infested freaks, and chronic liars, when that couldn't be further from the truth. We only want other parents to have unbiased and balanced information to base their choices on. In general this is not being given, and it's time that changes.
So ask yourself, what's so bad about questioning a medical procedure that has killed, maimed, and altered the lives of millions?
They want to make vaccines mandatory. A good product should not have to be made mandatory.
A good product should sell itself.
And now, even more lies are being spread about us. For example, Things Anti-Vaxxers Say(TAVS), a popular pro-vax Facebook page, is renowned for their privacy-breaching tactics. They capture pictures from people that question vaccines and post them in their group, twisting words, taking quotes out of context, and publicly mocking parents who have experienced their child being injured by vaccines. It's utterly despicable and is the definition of cyber bullying. Many of them have been known to call CPS on people who express concern about vaccinating their children. It is a breeding ground for all sorts of low life juveniles and deplorable lies. For example, here's a comment that is generally common place there:
If that makes you sick to your stomach, that's a good sign. This is how this fight is being fought on the pro-vaccine side. Not with science, not with respect, not even with dignity. It's completely over the line, but unfortunately many people buy it, because the mainstream media is not reporting this topic fairly or accurately at all. It's easy to despise someone who is knowingly putting your kids in danger. That is, if they're really putting your kids in danger.
We are not, and we only want to avoid the chance for life altering injury for our kids via vaccines.
If you can see this more clearly now, I thank you for taking the time to read this.
You can help by doing more research, and studying the actual science behind vaccines, instead of just blindly following the masses. Critical thinking, logic, and common sense are great tools in this fight. We don't need science or medical degrees to do the research ourselves and see we've been had.
If any of the information here has resonated with you and you'd like to learn more, join my Facebook group, The Vaccine Gamble. The information contained there is mind blowing. I've only scratched the surface in this blog, believe me.
Just remember, you do have a choice, but unless you stand your ground and speak up for your rights now, those choices may disappear sooner than you think. We are on the verge of medical dictatorship and a totalitarian government, and we need to speak up against it if we want our rights preserved. It may appear to be a lopsided fight, but with each person who stands their ground comes a shift in power. Let's take it back.
I leave you with a powerful video on the topic of a new internet phenomenon called "Astroturfing".
Friends, it's time to grab some shears and get to work.