founder of Aegis Switzerland
Note: Anita Petek-Dimmer is one of scheduled speakers at the
First International Symposium on Vaccination, 12-13NOV2004, London
Vaccination is an established medical measure worldwide. Vaccines are so
established that any doubts, let alone criticism, are not allowed. Many
mothers and even medical professional can confirm this.
Vaccination was invented during the time of the great epidemics, when human
kind, especially medical professionals, had to watch powerlessly how whole
towns were wiped out by epidemics.
In those days, as is still habit today, doctors tried desperately to find a
prophylaxis instead of finding the cause of these diseases. Vaccines were
developed from this attempt to find a prophylaxis.
The picture looks different today. Not only have plague or cholera epidemics
been long gone, a different relationship has been established between people
in the industrialized countries and diseases, compared to earlier
Today we grow up in an environment in which illness is an annoying break
from routine, in the economy as well as medicine. Not only us adults are
expected that we return to work, recovered, within a few days, but children
are not allowed to be ill and stay in bed either.
We are seen as machines, which have to constantly function equally well all
the time. And since it is possible to avoid diseases, it is being practiced.
Vaccines are part of this strategy.
What we need today is not constantly new vaccines against newly found
diseases; instead, we need a new relationship to diseases in general. We
have to relearn to accept illness as a normal part of life. The machine that
never falls ill controls our thinking. And we tend to forget that this
machine eventually has to be exchanged. However, the human being has powers
of life and regeneration, which by far compensate for the apparent
disadvantage of a temporary illness.
Not only us parents, but also especially the medical profession equate
illness with complications. The fact that, say, only a very small proportion
would suffer encephalitis when contracting measles, whereas with all others
this disease runs its course wholly uneventful, has been forgotten.
Today we know that childhood diseases have a strengthening and healing
effect on the children and help maintain health during adulthood. This fact
has always been known to older generations.
This is clearest with measles.
Chronic tendencies, such as recurring
respiratory infections 1, often heal after measles.
Chronic health problems
disappear, such as psoriasis or chronic kidney problems. The children's
hospital in Basle (Switzerland) used to get children with chronic kidney
infections to contract measles intentionally in order to heal them, up until
the 1960s 2.
Children susceptible to infections are healthier and stronger
after contracting measles; the need for medical treatment clearly decreases
Children in the Third World countries are less likely to contract malaria
and parasites after measles 4.
The risk to suffer breast cancer decreases to
less than half 5.
MS is also much lower in people who had measles 6.
Hay fever is more rare in children who have older siblings and had measles
than in those who were vaccinated against measles 7.
A large African study showed that children who have had measles are 50% less
at risk from allergies than those vaccinated 8,9. Furthermore it is shown
that experiencing measles protects from diseases of the immune system, skin
diseases as well as degenerative cartilage, bone and tumourous diseases 10.
English and American researchers also found that adult women are less likely
to contract ovarian cancer if they had measles, mumps, but especially
rubella during childhood.
These are just rays of light. In detail, the protective effects after
childhood diseases are far greater. Parents who accompanied their child
through a childhood disease and who noticed the change will know what I am
If we look at the epidemiological situation of all childhood diseases we
must say that the introduction of these particular vaccines were not
indicated in any country at any time. These diseases neither led to bad or
frequent complications nor did they occur that often. In the contrary,
before these vaccines were introduced, infants were protected through the
nest protection of the mother, and the vast majority of these diseases
happened before puberty. Just as nature had intended.
We managed, through our interference with nature, to move these diseases
into either infancy, due to the lack of nest protection of the mother, or
into teenage and adult age. And there these diseases can be incomparably
This extrusion of the diseases into an older age has nothing to do with a
"protection" or good efficacy of the vaccination, but the overall organism
of the vaccinated person is weakened permanently and unable to react, so
that the vaccinated does not have the strength to allow the disease to
happen by itself 11.
Mass vaccinations of all infants have destroyed the natural and steady
contagion to such an effect that epidemics can occur again, as we can
observe in countries with a high vaccination rate, such as USA and Finland.
Complications and death are incomparably more frequent than before the
introduction of mass vaccination. The encephalitis rate after measles has
since risen ten-fold in the US 12.
With regard to the HIB vaccine, it is always suggested to us, that thanks to
the vaccine many cases of meningitis are avoided. However, the fact that
before the introduction of this vaccine this was not a notifiable disease is
never mentioned, and therefore the number of cases is not known.
According to studies in Bavaria (Germany) and Finland, the total number of
meningitis cases however did not decrease, to the contrary 13,14,15.
Today, an increasing number of meningitis cases are reported caused by
meningococcal B and C. Anthroposophical doctors talk about a shift of the
virus in this context. Instead of recognizing the cause and make right
decisions now, it's business as usual, that is new vaccines are being
developed for new diseases.
We have lost the ability to deal with diseases. Instead of strengthening our
and our children's immune system, we fight fever and practice an intensive
treatment of symptoms. However, fever is one of the most important processes
that take place in our body.
On the basis of observations by the Vienna surgeon Professor Schmidt, which
took place over decades in his practice 16, studies in the last 100 years
have shown consistently that people who experienced childhood diseases
accompanied by fever were less likely to suffer from cancer in later life
Therefore, an avoidance of childhood diseases is not sensible, but the
avoidance of complications.
Other infectious diseases, such as polio, diphtheria, cholera, etc. no
longer occur as epidemics because we have improved living standards,
hygiene, diet and sanitation in our part of the world.
Today's common vaccines cannot avoid childhood diseases nor their
complications, as can be seen with the various epidemics where mainly the
vaccinated come down with the disease. I will get back to this later. Even
if the vaccines gave us 100% protection from the illness, we would have to
decline them for epidemiological reasons, especially with regard to
Constant lack of challenge as well as untimely over challenge of the immune
system can lead to permanent weaknesses and damages. If we want to protect
our children from everything and everyone, the immune system is lacking
challenges and cannot develop. There are many studies that prove that
especially children living on farms have fewer problems with allergies than
the "clean" city children 21,22.
Health is a dynamic balance between challenging and processing. The child's
typical situation in today's western world tends to be more a lack of
challenge in the development of the immune system with a concurrent overload
in perception and in the area of intellectual thinking. This lack of
challenge is certainly helped by excessive hygienic measures. Even
Paracelsus said that everything is healthy in moderation only; this applies
particularly to our hygiene. Even today's scientists are increasingly in
favour of letting our children play in dirt, whereas a few years ago, they
would have preferred to disinfect every child twice a day.
Vaccines represent in principle an invasion into the human immune system.
The mass vaccination campaigns, however, are invasions into the ecological
balances between human beings and microbes. These balances did not just
happen over the past few years, they have developed over many, many
generations, with the result being a relatively reliable relationship
between host and microbe. However, a vaccination program as we witness it,
covering whole areas or even countries, includes whole age groups and
results in considerable changes in a short time. The suppression of the
natural disease can lead to severely damaging consequences from an
epidemiological point of view. Be reminded of the measles epidemic of 1846
on the islands of Faeroe. No measles case had occurred there for more than
65 years. When a Danish worker brought the disease into the area, 6000 out
of the total 7,782 inhabitants contracted the disease, 200 died 23. The same
observations were made on the Fiji Islands, Greenland, Canada and New
Guinea. There, the death rate was approximately 25% 24,25,26,27.
So even if the vaccines would offer protection it would not be beneficial
for us to be vaccinated. Today, the medical establishment admits that polio
used to occur nearly always without the paralysis, which is so feared today.
This paralysis only occurred when the smallpox vaccine was widely used, ie.
200 years ago 28. With the smallpox vaccination, we have changed, or weakened
the human organism to such an extent that polio became a dangerous disease.
But what does the so strongly propagandised protection look like after a
vaccination. Does the vaccination protect us from the disease? One can only
answer with a clear No. To this day, no independent efficacy studies exist
about the vaccines. I'll give some examples how much these vaccines can
Switzerland was affected by a mumps epidemic from Autumn 1999 until Spring
2000. The Swiss Federal Office for Health (BAG) eventually admitted, upon
the pressure of the medical profession, that more than 75% of those who
contracted Mumps had been fully up to date with their vaccinations 29. No
further comment is necessary here!
The main fear that is propagandised with regard to rubella is the rubella
embryopathy. What we are not told is, for example, that there were 4 cases
of RE in Switzerland between 1995 and 2001 of which two women were fully
vaccinated against rubella 30. The only protection a pregnant woman has from
rubella is that she contracted rubella during her childhood. We should
therefore offer our girls the chance to contract rubella.
A tetanus vaccination cannot possibly protect from the disease since the
human organism cannot build up any immunity after contracting the disease
(as is the same after HIB, diphtheria or TB). So, if nature hasn't planned
the immunity, how does the vaccine work?
Furthermore, the tetanus vaccination (as is the case with the diphtheria
vaccine) is a so-called toxoid vaccine. The killed poison of the tetanus
bacilli is injected into the body and meant to protect us. But the human
body cannot build up immunity against poisons 31. How can the vaccine protect
us then? The official statistics of the various countries show us that the
vaccine does not protect us. The Robert Koch Institute in Germany admits
that 2/3 people who contract tetanus have been fully vaccinated 32. The rate
in Switzerland was 50% fully vaccinated and still contracted the disease.
What applies to the tetanus vaccination equally applies to the diphtheria
vaccination. According to official reports, approximately 80% of adult
people would have to be fully vaccinated against diphtheria in order for
this disease not to occur as an epidemic. However, in the German speaking
areas, less than 25-30% of adults are vaccinated. Why have there been no
epidemics? Because diphtheria requires certain socio-economic conditions for
it to break out. These are war and poverty. Russia and the Ukraine still
experience diphtheria epidemics, despite the fact that more than 90% of
people are fully vaccinated (with a Swiss vaccine!) 34,35,36. This disease
should not exist there, if the vaccine protected.
During the 1960s, the WHO organised a field study in India in order to
establish the efficacy of the TB vaccine. Two groups took part in this
study, each group comprising 375,000 people in the province of Madras. One
group was vaccinated against TB; the other group was not vaccinated. After 7
- years, in 1971, this field study was stopped, for "ethical" reasons. The
conclusion of the study was: "The efficacy of the TB vaccine is 0%" 37. Even
though it is impossible to have any worse efficacy (!), it took until March
1998 before vaccination was stopped in Germany, October 1998 in Switzerland
and March 2000 in Austria. Why did this news take more than 27 years to
I can only explain it this way: The WHO sent someone from Madras in 1971 on
a walk to spread the good news of the inefficacy of this vaccine all over
the world. As Europe is very far away, the poor man required much time. This
walker, by the way, has not reached France yet, the vaccine is still
mandated for all new born babies.
The German speaking countries only stopped to vaccinate their own children.
Foreign children are still vaccinated. Presumably this vaccine only works
effectively with certain passport colours!
All infectious diseases decreased without vaccinations. Not only did
vaccines have no influence over the decrease of the diseases, the contrary
is true, they slowed down the downward trend of all diseases. The best
example for this is polio. After the majority of people were vaccinated,
severe epidemics occurred, such as in 1962 in the German speaking countries,
after vaccination had been in full force for 3 years.
Dr Buchwald carefully collected the facts in his book, which prove this fact
beyond doubt for all infectious diseases 38.
Not only do vaccinations not protect, they can indeed cause massive damage.
Allergies, hay fever, behavioural problems, neurological damages, tiredness,
depressions, many colds, otitis media, tonsillitis, insomnia, bed wetting,
loss of interest, character problems, stop of growing, diabetes, development
disturbances, late speech development, childhood asthma, autism, SIDS, etc.
Illness is inevitably part of being human. The demand for the elimination of
diseases will not eliminate the microbe, but it will question humanity. This
is becoming all too clear when we look at our authorities' strategies
implemented to achieve better vaccination rates. Often, these measures serve
to introduce mandated vaccination through the back door, as we could see in
Germany, where unvaccinated children can suddenly be expelled from school.
Or as is the case in Upper Austria, where the payment of a mother/child
benefit is linked to the up to date vaccination record. And this despite
neither Germany nor Austria having mandated vaccination.
Also be reminded of the state in Italy and France, where parents are forced
by police to have their children vaccinated.
Vaccine sceptic health professionals are increasingly put under pressure by
authorities as well as their own organisations as we saw at the measles
epidemic in Coburg (Germany) in Spring 2002.
To show the disproportional status, here is an example. Every year,
approximately 3.4 million people die, according to the WHO, due to famine,
previous diarrhoea diseases in association with famine.
No vaccination can exist against this.
But it would be feasible to use the billions that are spent annually for
vaccinations, for providing wells, to provide real development aid in order
to stop the famine and to end wars.
This would take out the basis for most infectious disease, and would result
in healthy people.
It would also be a possibility for us industrialised countries to balance
out our old and new debt to these people.
This is my wish for the future.
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