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Dear Members and Friends -
The following newsletter is from New Zealand and very well-referenced.
It is also quite comprehensive and lengthy so we suggest that you
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What Your Doctor Will Never Tell You
May-June 2001
"Immunisation" ~The Other Side of the Story


These days vaccines have become the norm, a way of life. Few people
question either their safety or their effectiveness. They are pushed by
GPs, the government, news media, advertising, and prominent medical
spokespeople. They are portrayed as a crucial part of a "scientific
approach" that has "saved millions of lives". By and large most people
believe it to be true.
Even the word "immunisation" was created to make people believe that
without the requisite series of jabs, our children would be left without an
immune system. Few actually remember the word "vaccination", a word that
comes from the Latin word for cow ("vacca") used since Jenner's time when
he developed the smallpox vaccine from cow pox.
People believe as they have been led to believe - that only those people
on the margin, people outside the mainstream (and therefore wrong) would
think that there may be something questionable about vaccines. After all,
vaccines have made the world safe from polio, smallpox, and more recently
measles, mumps and rubella.
Or have they?

This issue of What Your Doctor Will Never Tell You examines some of the
more disquieting research that has been surfacing recently that has
concluded that some vaccines like the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) may
be causing autism in many children; that some vaccines actually help to
collapse the immune system rather than boosting it; that some vaccines may
cause cancer, or even in some cases, brain damage.
What's the truth? We believe that the issue is open for debate, that it
never has been discussed dispassionately, scientifically. It's as if
"immunisation" has become a religion, where to even ask questions about its
safety is seen as heresy. Nevertheless, some tough questions remain and are
now being asked by reputable doctors and scientists. Read the following,
then decide.

Serious Concerns by Medical Experts and Peer-Reviewed Medical
Journals Question Vaccine Safety and Effectiveness

"Official data shows that large scale vaccination has failed to obtain any
significant improvement of the diseases against which they were supposed to
provide protection."
- Dr Sabin, developer of the oral Polio vaccine.

"In 1993 a high court judge in the UK decided that it was impossible to
know the exact contents of vaccines and that science had no idea what the
cocktail of chemicals, contaminants and heavy metals contained in vaccines
could do to the human body, or why they would work to prevent disease."
- British Medical Journal, 1993.

"My suspicion, which is shared by others in my profession, is that the
nearly 10,000 SIDS deaths that occur in the United States each year are
related to one or more of the vaccines that are routinely given children.
The pertussis vaccine is the most likely villain, but it could also be one
or more of the others."
- Dr Robert Mendelsohn, M.D.

"The evidence for indicting immunisations for SIDS is circumstantial, but
compelling. However, the keepers of the keys to medical-research funds are
not interested in researching this very important lead to the cause of an
ongoing, and possibly preventable, tragedy. Anything that implies that
immunisations are not the greatest medical advance in the history of
public health is ignored or ridiculed. Can you imagine the economic and
political import of discovering that immunisations are killing thousands of
- Dr Douglass M.D.

"Only after realising that routine immunisations were dangerous did I
achieve a substantial drop in infant death rates. The worst vaccine of all
is the whooping cough vaccine... it is responsible for a lot of deaths and
for a lot of infants suffering irreversible brain damage. In susceptible
infants, it knocks their immune systems about, leading to irreparable brain
damage, or severe attacks or even deaths from diseases like pneumonia or
gastro-enteritis and so on".
- Dr Kalokerinos, M.D.

"Delay of DPT immunisation until 2 years of age in Japan has resulted in
a dramatic decline in adverse side effects. In the period of 1970-1974,
when DPT vaccination was begun at 3 to 5 months of age, the Japanese
national compensation system paid out claims for 57 permanent severe damage
vaccine cases, and 37 deaths. During the ensuing six year period 1975-1980,
when DPT injections were delayed to 24 months of age, severe reactions from
the vaccine were reduced to a total of eight with three deaths. This
represents an 85 to 90 percent reduction in severe cases of damage and
- Raymond Obomsawin, M.D.

"Autism may be a disorder linked to the disruption of the G-alpha protein,
affecting retinoid receptors in the brain. A study of sixty autistic children
suggests that autism may be caused by inserting a G-alpha protein defect,
the pertussis toxin found in the D.P.T. vaccine, into genetically at-risk children."
- Mary N. Megson, M.D.

"This report describes six mothers who received live virus vaccines and
one who received a Hepatitis B vaccine during pregnancy after having
received an MMR booster five months prior to conception. All the children
who resulted from these pregnancies have had developmental problems, six
out seven (85%) were diagnosed with autism, and the seventh seems to
exhibit symptoms often associated with autistic spectrum disorders."
- F. Yazbak MD

"Every day new parents are ringing us. They all have the same tragic
story. Healthy baby, child, teenager, usually a boy, given the DPT
(diphtheria, pertussis and tetanus) or DT (diphtheria and tetanus), MMR or
MMR booster followed by a sudden fall or slow, but steady decline into
autism or other spectrums disorder." 
-The Hope Project (Ireland)

"There is no evidence whatsoever of the ability of vaccines to prevent
any diseases. To the contrary, there is a great wealth of evidence that
they cause serious side effects."
- Dr. Viera Scheibner

"My data proves that the studies used to support immunisation are so
flawed that it is impossible to say if immunisation provides a net benefit
to anyone or to society in general. This question can only be determined by
proper studies which have never been performed. The flaw of previous
studies is that there was no long term follow up and chronic toxicity was
not looked at. The American Society of Microbiology has promoted my
research...and thus acknowledges the need for proper studies."
- John B. Classen, M.D., M.B.A.

"The medical authorities keep lying. Vaccination has been a disaster on
the immune system. It actually causes a lot of illnesses. We are changing
our genetic code through vaccination."
- Guylaine Lanctot M.D. Canadian author of the best-seller 'Medical Mafia'.

Jonas Salk, inventor of the IPV, testified before a Senate subcommittee
that nearly all polio outbreaks since 1961 were caused by the oral polio
vaccine. "Crib death" was so infrequent in the pre-vaccination era that it was
not even mentioned in the statistics, but it started to climb in the 1950s
with the spread of mass vaccination against diseases of childhood.
- Harris L. Coulter, PhD.

"These data show that DPT vaccination may be a generally unrecognised
major cause of sudden infant and early childhood death, and that the risks
of immunisation may outweigh its potential benefits. A need for
re-evaluation and possible modification of current vaccination procedures
is indicated by this study." - William C. Torch, M.D., Director of Child
Neurology, Department of Paediatrics, University of Nevada School of Medicine

You cannot be in the presence of a profoundly vaccine damaged child and
not know that child could be your own. And you cannot try to comfort a
mother who has just buried a baby who has died from a vaccine or a disease
and not know that you could be the one standing over the grave. When it
happens to your child, the risks are 100 percent. Vaccination is not
necessary, not useful, does not protect. There are twice as many casualties
from vaccination as from AIDS.
- Dr. med. Gerhard Buchwald, West Germany, specialist of internal diseases
and participant in about 150 trials of vaccination victims.

Dr. Michael Odent has written a letter in the JAMA (1994) where his
figures show a five times higher rate of asthma in pertussis immunised
children compared to non-immunised children. He is also quoted in the
International Vaccination Newsletter (Sept. 1994): "Immunised children have
more ear infections and spend more days in hospital."

"The public is surely entitled to convincing proof, beyond all reasonable
doubt, that artificial immunisation is in fact a safe and effective
procedure, in no way injurious to health, and that the threat of the
corresponding natural diseases remain sufficiently clear and urgent to
warrant mass inoculation of everyone, even against their will if necessary.
Unfortunately, such proof has never been given."
- Richard Moskowitz, M.D., Journal of the American Institute of Homeopathy,
March 1983 (76:7)

"Vaccination is expensive and represents a cost of one billion dollars
annually. It therefore benefits the industry; most notably, the
multinational manufacturers. One sells the vaccines. The other then
provides the arsenal of medications to respond to the numerous
complications that follow. Their profits increase while our expenses go
through the roof. To the point where we have simply had it up to here and
are ready to accept the unacceptable, such as socialised medicine in the
United States, for example." - Dr. Guylainne Lanctot MD

"I've been practicing for 40 years, and in the past 10 years the children
have been sicker than ever."
- Dr. Doris J. Rapp, paediatric allergist.

In the May 24, 1996, New Zealand Medical Journal, J. Barthelow Classen,
MD, a former researcher at the U.S. National Institutes of Health (NIH) and
the founder and CEO of Classen Immunotherapies in Baltimore, reported that
juvenile diabetes increased 60 per cent following a massive hepatitis B
vaccination campaign for babies six weeks or older in New Zealand from 1988
to 1991. In the October 22, 1997, Infectious Diseases in Clinical Practice,
Classen showed that Finland's incidence of diabetes increased 147 per cent
in children under five after three new vaccines were introduced in the
1970s, and that diabetes increased 40 per cent in children aged 5 to 9
after the addition of the MMR and Hib vaccines in the 1980s. He concluded
that "the rise in IDDM [juvenile onset diabetes] in the different age
groups correlated with the number of vaccines given."

Yet some parents and doctors, concerned about the future,
are looking beyond the present...
"What we forget is that millions of years of evolution have taken place on
this planet, and up until the last 100 years, humans have lived in relative
harmony with microbes. Yes, there have been epidemic infectious
diseases in history, but they have always resolved themselves. I
don't think there is any real appreciation for what we may be doing by
using so many vaccines to try to eradicate so many organisms. If we stay
the present course, will mankind be free from infectious disease but
crippled by chronic disease? Will eradication of feared diseases, such as
AIDS, through mass vaccination be one of man's greatest triumphs or will we
live in fear of deadly mutations of microbes that have outsmarted man's
attempt to eradicate them? We may look back at the crossroads we are at
today and wish we had decided to make peace with nature instead of trying
to dominate it."
- Richard Moscowitz, MD

"This..forced me to look into the question of vaccination further, and
the further I looked the more shocked I became. I found that the whole
vaccine business was indeed a gigantic hoax. Most doctors are convinced
that they are useful, but if you look at the proper statistics and study
the instances of these diseases you will realise that this is not so . . .
My final conclusion after forty years or more in this business [medicine]
is that the unofficial policy of the World Health Organisation and the
unofficial policy of the 'Save the Children's Fund' and ... [other vaccine
promoting] organisations is one of murder and genocide. . . . I cannot see
any other possible explanation. . . . You cannot immunise sick children,
malnourished children, and expect to get away with it. You'll kill far more
children than would have died from natural infection."
- Dr. Archie Kalokerinos MD

"Two or three years ago there was a rash of positive HIV and hepatitis
patients in Baltimore among people who would otherwise not be expected
to have a positive test. When studied all of these people had received the
influenza vaccine four to six weeks prior and this was rapidly covered up
by the press." - Dr Eva Snead, Feb 2000

Nine die in flu tragedy as epidemic hits nursing home (Daily Express
1/1/1999) Nine pensioners died within days of each other after a suspected
flu epidemic swept the nursing home where they lived. An investigation has
been launched after it emerged all the victims suffered severe chest
infections despite having the flu vaccinations.

If vaccines are so effective in preventing disease why have epidemics
occurred around the world following mass vaccination programs? In the
Philippines for example, "after ten years of compulsory inoculation against
smallpox (25 million shots) over 170,000 got smallpox and 75,000 deaths
were recorded between 1911 and 1920" (from the Townsend Letter for Doctors
article "Are Vaccines Generally Detrimental to the Human Defence System,"
Feb/Mar 1994).

"Sudden Infant Death Syndrome has been reported following administration
of DPT. The significance is unclear. 85% of SIDS cases occur in the period
1 through 6 months of age, with the peak incidence at age 2 to 4 months."
- From the accompanying insert to Connaught Labs DPT shot.

"There has been a frightening increase in cases of autism that has not
been explained. There are a number of anecdotal reports from parents that
symptoms of autism have appeared close to the time of the (MMR) vaccine."
- Jane Orient, M.D., executive director of the Association of American
Physicians and Surgeons and clinical lecturer in medicine at the University
of Arizona College of Medicine, and a professor of clinical medicine at the
Oregon Institute of Science and Medicine.

Even the WHO (World Health Organisation) has admitted, disease and
mortality rates in Third World countries have no direct correlation with
immunisation procedures or medical treatment, but they are closely related
to the standard of hygiene and diet. A 1973 issue of Scientific American
revealed the same finding: that "over 90% of all contagious disease was
eliminated by vastly improved water systems, sanitation, living conditions
and transportation of food." Mass vaccinations did not appear on the scene
until a century after the decline in infectious diseases started
(1850-1940), but inoculations were, and still are given full credit.
- Susan DeSimone

"Up to 90% of the total decline in the death rate of children between
1860-1965 because of whooping cough, scarlet fever, diphtheria, and measles
occurred before the introduction of immunisations and antibiotics."
- Dr Archie Kalokerinos, M.D.

"I once believed in Jenner; I once believed in Pasteur. I believed in
vaccination. I believed in vivisection. But I changed my views as the
result of hard thinking."
- Dr. Hadwen

The mechanics of vaccination to build immunity, on the other hand, is
quite unnatural. Rather than space exposure to a relatively minuscule level
of micro-organisms in a gradual manner, massive quantities of antigens are
introduced into the body through a series of vaccinations that are given
right in a row over a short period of time. All vaccines, with the exception of
the OPV (oral polio vaccination) are injected directly into the bloodstream,
by-passing the mucosal immune system known as the secretory IgA. The
secretory IgA is the first in a series of defensive levels within the immune
system. It serves as a buffer, filtering microbes so that the impact of these
invading organisms is greatly reduced once it reaches the bloodstream.
The IgA allows the antigen to be removed in the same manner in which
it arrived - through the mucosal barrier - by sneezing, coughing and sweating.
So a vaccine that has been injected "gives the body no warning, no
generalised inflammatory response, no chance to recognise, duplicate or
defend itself against future challenges from typical antigens."
-Dr. Mendelsohn in How to Raise a Healthy Child In Spite of Your Doctor.

A recent topical example: the diphtheria case, and the "fear" created by
this one, extremely mild, case in an unvaccinated child. Dr Ossi Mansoor,
a principal doctor regarding vaccination policy, stated on Radio Pacific,
"The figures we have are that in the 1920s there were 800 deaths every
year" (from diphtheria). Yet the New Zealand Government's statistics show
the average yearly number was below 100, also that the average death rate
per 10,000 mean of population fell from 6.08 to 0.20 before the use of the
diphtheria vaccine. - Southland Times, 30/Sept/1998

"I've been practicing for 40 years, and in the past 10 years the
children have been sicker than ever."
- Dr Doris J.Rapp, paediatric allergist.

"I once believed in Jenner; I once believed in Pasteur. I believed in
vaccination. I believed in vivisection. But I changed my views as the
result of hard thinking."
- Dr Hadwen

"Measles, mumps, rubella, hepatitis B, and the whole panoply of childhood
diseases are a far less serious threat than having a large fraction (say
10%) of a generation afflicted with learning disability and/or uncontrollable
aggressive behaviour because of an impassioned crusade for universal
vaccination...Public policy regarding vaccines is fundamentally flawed.
It is permeated by conflicts of interest. It is based on poor scientific
methodology (including studies that are too small, too short, and too
limited in populations represented), which is, moreover, insulated
from independent criticism. The evidence is far too poor to warrant
overriding the independent judgements of patients, parents, and attending
physicians, even if this were ethically or legally acceptable."
- Association of American Physicians & Surgeons

"If you want the truth on vaccination you must go to those who are not
making anything out of it. If doctors shot at the moon every time it was
full as a preventive of measles and got a shilling for it, they would bring
statistics to prove it was a most efficient practice, and that the
population would be decimated if it were stopped."
- Dr Allinson

"To pass our examinations and get qualified, we must accept what our
teachers tell us. In other words, we must cultivate what Josh Billings
called "A well-balanced mind - one that will balance in any direction
- Major R. Austin M.R.C.S., L.R.C.P.

"The greatest threat of childhood diseases lies in the dangerous and
ineffectual efforts made to prevent them through mass immunisation, There
is no convincing scientific evidence that mass inoculations can be credited
with eliminating any childhood disease."
- Dr Robert Mendelsohn, M.D.

"I think that no person would permit anybody to get close to them with an
inoculation if they would really know how they are made, what they carry,
what has been lied to them about and what the real percent of danger is of
contracting such a disease which is minimal."
- Dr Eva Snead

"There are significant risks associated with every immunisation and
numerous contraindications that may make it dangerous for the shots to be
given to your child, There is growing suspicion that immunisation against
relatively harmless childhood diseases may be responsible for the dramatic
increase in autoimmune diseases since mass inoculations were introduced.
These are fearful diseases such as cancer, leukaemia, rheumatoid arthritis,
multiple sclerosis, Lou Gehrig's disease, lupus erythematosus and the
Guillain-Barre syndrome."
- Dr Mendelsohn, M.D.

"Probably 20% of American children - one youngster in five - suffers from
"development disability". This is a stupefying figure. We have inflicted it
on ourselves; "development disabilities" are nearly always generated by
encephalitis. And the primary cause of encephalitis in the USA and other
industrialised countries is the childhood vaccination program. To be
specific, a large proportion of the millions of US children and adults
suffering from autism, seizures, mental retardation, hyperactivity,
dyslexia, and other shoots or branches of the hydraheaded entity called
"development disabilities", owe their disorders to one or another of the
vaccines against childhood diseases."
- Harris Coulter, author, A Shot in the Dark

"It is pathetic and ludicrous to say we ever vanquished smallpox with
vaccines, when only 10% of the population was ever vaccinated."
- Dr Glen Dettman

"There is no evidence that any influenza vaccine thus far developed is
effective in preventing or mitigating any attack of influenza. The
producers of these vaccines know that they are worthless, but they go on
selling them, anyway."
- Dr. J. Anthony Morris, formerly Chief Vaccine
Control Officer at the US Federal Drug Admin.

"There is a great deal of evidence to prove that immunisation of children
does more harm than good."
- Dr. J. Anthony Morris, formerly Chief Vaccine
Control Officer at the US Federal Drug Admin.

"There is insufficient evidence to support routine vaccination of healthy
persons of any age."
- Paul Frame, M.D., Journal of Family Practice

"For a paediatrician to attack what has become the 'bread and butter' of
paediatric practice is equivalent to a priest denying the infallibility of
the pope."
- Robert Mendelsohn, M.D.

"Official data shows that large scale vaccination has failed to obtain
any significant improvement of the diseases against which they were
supposed to provide protection"
-Dr Sabin, developer of the oral polio vaccine

"All vaccination has the effect of directing the three values of the
blood into or toward the zone characteristics of cancer and
leukaemia...Vaccines do predispose to cancer and leukaemia."
- Professor L. Vincent - founder of Bioelectronics

"Many here voice a silent view that the Salk and Sabin Polio Vaccines,
being made from monkey kidney tissue, has been directly responsible for the
major increase in leukaemia in this country."
- Dr F. Klenner, M.D.

"Provocation polio. That is the truth about those outbreaks of polio. And
I offer a well considered personal opinion that polio is a man made
- Viera Scheibner, Ph.D.

"Even to this day, the government, the FDA is refusing to use the
sophisticated biotechnology to evaluate the contaminants in the vaccines
such as the polio vaccines that they are administering. I think (people)
would be appalled that some of the vaccines that are being currently being
used are still laced with viruses,"
- Leonard Horowitz., D.M.D., M.A., M.P.H.

"As well consult a butcher on the value of vegetarianism as a doctor on
the worth of vaccination."
- Bernard Shaw

"The vaccinations are not working, and they are dangerous.. We should be
working with nature."
- Lendon H. Smith, M.D.

"The decline in infectious diseases in developed countries had nothing
to do with vaccinations, but with the decline in poverty and hunger."
- Dr. Buchwald, M.D.

"I was working in one of the oldest lung illness treatment centres in
Germany, and just by chance, I looked at the files of those people who had
fallen ill during the first German epidemic of smallpox, in 1947...We had
always been told that the smallpox vaccination would protect against
smallpox. And now I could verify, thanks to the files and papers, that all
of those who had fallen ill had been vaccinated. This was very upsetting
for me."
- Dr Buchwald, M.D.

"It was similar with the measles vaccination. They went through Africa,
South America and elsewhere, and vaccinated sick and starving
children...They thought they were wiping out measles, but most of those
susceptible to measles died from some other disease that they developed as
a result of being vaccinated. The vaccination reduced their immune levels
and acted like an infection. Many got septicaemia, gastro-enteritis,
etcetera, or made their nutritional status worse and they died from
malnutrition. So there were very few susceptible infants left alive to get
measles. It's one way to get good statistics, kill all those that are
susceptible, which is what they literally did."
- Dr. Archie Kalokerinos, M.D.

"Only after realising that routine immunisations were dangerous did I
achieve a substantial drop in infant death rates."
- Dr. Archie Kalokerinos, M.D.

"I well remember, some years ago, listening to a knighted medical
researcher as he spoke, on the radio, about vaccines. He told two classical
stories form the history books. The first concerned Edward Jenner who,
according to history, watched as the milkmaid caught cowpox and this
protected her from smallpox. So Jenner got some of the 'cowpox' and
inoculated it into someone's arm - it fostered and the pus was then
inoculated into someone else - 100% success was claimed. 100%!! How absurd
- complete with all sorts of germs including hepatitis, syphilis and
whatever. If one did that today, without antibiotics, the death rate would
be huge."
- Dr. Archie Kalokerinos, M.D.

"The prerequisite for today's medical policy is naturally the currently
predominant system of medicine. The sick are the source of income,
therefore it is necessary for sick people to be there, yes, it proves
advantageous if one makes the people artificially sick."
- Dr. Med. Steintl: 'International Medical Policy', 1938, Berlin

In the April 15, 1998, issue of the Journal of the American Medical
Association (JAMA), an analysis of drug side effects found that toxic
reactions to correctly prescribed medications make more than two million
Americans seriously ill every year and kill 106,000, putting drug side
effects among the top 10 causes of death in the United States. Among
children, antibiotics and vaccines cause more adverse reactions than any
other [drugs]. In one study, serious reactions to the DPT vaccine (including
grand mal epilepsy and encephalopathy) were shown to be as high as
1 in 600. In another study, approximately one out of every 200 children who
received the full DPT series suffered severe reactions.
- Immunisation: Survey of Recent Research, (United States Department
of Health and Human Services, April 1983), p. 76.

POLIO - The Truth at Last....

Dr. Bernard Greenberg, a biostatistics expert, was chairman of the
Committee on Evaluation and Standards of the American Public Health
Association during the 1950s. He testified at a panel discussion that was
used as evidence for the congressional hearings on polio vaccine in 1962.
During these hearings he elaborated on the problems associated with
polio statistics and disputed claims for the vaccine's effectiveness. He
attributed the dramatic decline in polio cases to a change in reporting
practices by physicians. Fewer cases were identified as polio after the
vaccination for very specific reasons. "Prior to 1954 any physician who
reported paralytic poliomyelitis was doing his patient a service by way of
subsidising the cost of hospitalisation and was being community-minded in
reporting a communicable disease. The criterion of diagnosis at that time
in most health departments followed the World Health Organisation
definition: "Spinal paralytic poliomyelitis: signs and symptoms of
non-paralytic poliomyelitis with the addition of partial or complete paralysis
of one or more muscle groups, detected on two examinations at least 24
hours apart." Note that "two examinations at least 24 hours apart" was all
that was required. Laboratory confirmation and presence of residual
paralysis was not required. In 1955 the criteria were changed to conform
more closely to the definition used in the 1954 field trials: residual
paralysis was determined 10 to 20 days after onset of illness and again 50
to 70 days after onset.... This change in definition meant that in 1955 we
started reporting a new disease, namely, paralytic poliomyelitis with a
longer-lasting paralysis. Furthermore, diagnostic procedures have continued
to be refined. Coxsackie virus infections and aseptic meningitis have been
distinguished from paralytic poliomyelitis. Prior to 1954 large numbers of
these cases undoubtedly were mislabelled as paralytic poliomyelitis.

A study revealed that 1 in 175 children who completed the full DPT
suffered severe reactions ("Nature and Rates of Adverse Reactions
Associated with DPT and DT Immunisations in Infants and Children"
[Paediatrics, Nov. 1981, Vol.68, No.5]) and a Dr.'s report for attorneys
which found that 1 in 300 DPT immunisations resulted in seizures
- The Fresno Bee, Community Relations, DPT Report, Dec 5, 1984

"Poliomyelitis trends in Pondicherry, south India, 1989-91" (Journal of
Epidemiology and Community Health [London], vol. 51, no. 4, August 1997,
pages 443-48): About 54 percent of children lamed as a result of
poliomyelitis had received three doses of oral polio vaccine before the
onset of paralysis.

"Poliomyelitis associated with type-2 poliovirus vaccine strain. Possible
transmission from an immunised child to a non-immunised child" (The Lancet,
vol. 1, March 30, 1968, pp. 661-3): a sixteen-month-old boy hospitalised
for high fever and paralysis had never received any poliovirus vaccine.
>From playing and sharing a bed with a cousin, he apparently had contracted
paralytic poliomyelitis from the cousin, who had received type-2 oral
poliovirus vaccine thirty-three days before. Virological and serological
investigation revealed a vaccine-like strain of type-2 poliovirus. The
patient's history revealed no particular susceptibility to infections.
"If we look closely, we realise that health for all, according to the
WHO, means medicalization and vaccinations for all. That is to say
sickness for all."
- Guylaine Lanctot, M.D.

Some doctors refuse to vaccinate their own children as well. According to
Dr. Jerome Murphy, former head of Pediatric Neurology at Milwaukee
Children's Hospital, "There is just overwhelming data that there's an
association [between the pertussis vaccine and seizures]. I know it has
influenced many paediatric neurologists not to have their own children
immunised with pertussis."

Vaccine Injury Compensation, Hearing Before the Subcommittee on Health
and the Environment, 99th Congress, 2nd Session (July 25, 1986) p 214:
"The vaccination lobby shamelessly takes all the children of this world as
hostages to still their greed for money and power. They relentlessly abuse
our compassion for the weaker and our concern about health to promote their
giga-business. No matter what. No matter how many more vaccine victims will
suffer death or side-effects. No matter how many financial resources this
strategy devours at the expense of essential social investments like
housing and employment. No matter what. Shocking! There is no excuse for
this crime. Just as shocking is the observation that (health) policy is no
longer under local, democratic control. Everything is set up and organised
with scrutiny at the highest, international level by those who take profit
from it: the pharmaceutical industry, the financial world, politicians."
- Kris Gaublomme MD, publisher of the International Vaccination Newsletter

"Five deaths have been reported in Australia from vaccines in the 19 month
period 6/6/97 to 31/1/99. These statistics make a mockery of the words of
Australia's Health Minister, Dr. Michael Wooldridge, who said: 'It's more
likely your child will die because of a meteorite falling from space than
die from immunisation'. 'When you do get to the little wrappers that come
with the little bottles of vaccine and read the small print, the alarm bells
start ringing.., vaccination does not guarantee immunisation... you do run
some risk with vaccination... I put it that natural immunity is much more
likely to be protective of the child than the much failed record of artificial
immunity coming from vaccination"
- Senator Brown of Tasmania (ex medical practitioner)

'It is impossible to identify all rare adverse events or to identify the
safest vaccine combinations prior to licensure"
- Robert Chen, chief of vaccine safety and development activity at the
USA National immunisation Program of the Center for Disease Control.

The USA Association of American Physicians and Surgeons said that
children younger than 14 are three times more likely to be killed or
seriously injured by Hepatitis 'B' vaccine than to catch the disease. They
have called for an immediate moratorium on mandatory Hepatitis 'B' vaccine
for school children pending further research about dangerous side effects.
The USA Public Health Service and the American Academy of Pediatrics are
now asking vaccine manufacturers to eliminate the preservative of
Thimerosal in Hepatitis B; Diphtheria Tetanus, Pertussis (DTP); Influenza
and Bacterial Meningitis (Hib) vaccines. It has been found that the
cumulative effects of ingesting mercury can cause brain damage.
The Centers for Disease Control in the USA recently recommended the
phasing out of the oral polio vaccine in favour of the inactivated polio
vaccine by injection. The risk of vaccine-associated paralytic
poliomyelitis now seems greater than the risk posed by the disease.

Mad Cow Disease and Vaccines
The Bovine Spongiform Encephalitis BSE (Mad Cow Disease) inquiry in the
UK has shown that the 40 victims of BSE and the new variant
Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease may not have had anything to do with eating beef,
but from injecting vaccines made from the brains of BSE-infected cattle.
Modern vaccinations, fear of germs and obsession with hygiene are
depriving the immune system of the information input upon which it is
dependent. This fails to maintain the correct cytokine balance and
fine-tune T-cell regulation, and may lead to increased incidences of
allergies and autoimmune diseases. If humans continue to deprive their
immune systems of the input to which evolution has adapted it, it may be
necessary to devise ways of replacing it artificially. - Rook, G A, - Stanford, J L Dept of Bacteriology, UCL Medical School, London, UK.

"Instead of the Government spending $400,000 on immunisation, we may get
far better health outcomes if we spend $100,000 in some other way, on
nutrition for example...When you have an expenditure on getting your
community healthier, then the resistance to many childhood diseases is
stronger." - Michael Moore,.Health Minister, Hansard 1997.

Outbreaks in "Immunized" Populations
"Among school age children, (measles) outbreaks have occurred in schools
with vaccination levels of greater than 98%. These outbreaks have occurred
in all parts of the country, including areas that had not reported measles
for years." - Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 29/12/1989.

"Dutch scientists are struggling to identify the exact cause of an
epidemic of whooping cough that has swept throughout the country despite
vaccination rates as high as 96%. Similar problems are also being reported
from Norway and Denmark." - British Medical Journal, 1998.

"An outbreak of measles occurred among adolescents in Corpus Christi,
Texas, even though vaccination requirements for school attendance had been
thoroughly enforced." - New England Journal of Medicine Vol. 316: pp 771-77

"[Whooping cough infections] are common in an immunised population."
- Journal of the American Medical Association, 1998.

"From January 1988 to March 1989, a widespread outbreak (118 cases) of
polio type 1 occurred in Oman. Incidence of paralytic disease was highest
in children younger than 2 years despite an immunisation program that had
recently raised coverage with 3 doses of oral poliovirus vaccine among 12
month old children from 67% to 87%."

"The incidence of asthma has been found to be five times more common in
vaccinated children." - The Lancet, 1994.

"There is no doubt in my mind that in the U.K. alone some hundreds, if
not thousands, of well infants have suffered irreparable brain damage
needlessly (due to being vaccinated)."
- Prof. G. Stewart, Dev. Biol. Stand. Vol. 61: pp 395-405. 1985.

"There has been a tendency (by doctors) to play down the likelihood of
common adverse reactions ... Immunisations are thus commonly given without
the informed consent of parents. When problems arise after vaccination
these doctors tend to play down the severity of the complaints and will
often deny a connection with the vaccination."
- MJA (Medical Journal of Australia) Submission on Vaccination. Dr. Mark
Donohoe MB BS. Submitted to the Medical Journal of Australia, Feb 97,
rejected May 97, then published in Australian Vaccination Network,
"Vaccination Roulette" 1998.

"89% of doctors rely on drug company salesmen for their information."
- The Australian Doctor 1989.

"In the USA the vaccination lobby has made the US Government shoulder the
vaccine manufacturers liabilities. The Government established a National
Vaccine Injury Compensation Program in 1986 and has paid out in excess of
$US 1 billion to families for vaccine injuries, mainly from the whooping
cough vaccine. The Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System of the FDA
admits 11,000 reports annually and agree that only 10 to 15% of adverse
reactions are reported."

"In 1993 a high court judge in the UK decided that it was impossible to
know the exact contents of vaccines and that science had no idea what the
cocktail of chemicals, contaminants and heavy metals contained in vaccines
could do to the human body, or why they would work to prevent disease."
- British Medical Journal, 1993

"Studies have shown that while the oral polio vaccine contains three
strains of polio virus, a fourth strain can be cultured from the faeces of
vaccine recipients. This indicates that viruses have recombined and formed
a new strain in the process of vaccination."
- Virology, 1993.

"It is officially admitted that all cases of polio in the US, since the
introduction of the vaccine, are caused by the vaccine. The same has been
seen in Australia and other countries like England. So the occurrence of
the same phenomenon all around the world would be asking too much of
- Dr Viera Scheibner, "Vaccination: The Medical Assault
on the Immune System" 1993.

"In an outbreak of measles in Western Sydney in 1993, 73% of cases
occurred in children aged 5-9 years who had been vaccinated against measles
according to their parents."
- Medical Journal of Australia, 1995.

"In the USA in 1978, they mandated vaccination and it resulted in a three
fold increase in the reported incidence of whooping cough."
- Dr Viera Scheibner showing graphs from Tokai Journal of Experimental
Biology and Medicine 1988.

Atypical measles has been known about for almost as long as the measles
vaccine has been around and it is ONLY found in the vaccinated. It is
typified by a milder than usual rash which is probably where the ugly
rumour has originated that vaccinated people get milder cases of measles
than the unvaccinated. Though the rash may be less, the symptoms can be
much worse and the chances of lung involvement are higher than with wild
measles (20% +) and liver involvement 3% +) The earliest medical journal
study I have about this is "Altered Reactivity to Measles Virus" Atypical
Measles in Children Previously Immunised with Inactivated Measles Virus
Vaccines. Fulginiti, V.A. et al; JAMA 18/12/67, Vol. 202, No. 12. Viera
Scheibner has said that the chances of dying from wild measles are 0.03%
while the chances of dying from atypical measles are between 12-15%. It was
thought at one time that it was only the early inactivated vaccine that
could cause atypical measles, but it is now known that any measles vaccine
can. It seems that the vaccine perverts the immune process which may
explain the reason why those who are vaccinated can get measles over and
over without developing any natural immunity and may not be able to pass
immunity onto their unborn child through the placenta. - in Post Vaccine
Diseases of the Central Nervous System : Preliminary Results from the
Mediterranean Journal of Surgery and Medicine Number 2 1996. On page
71...."Most vaccines have in their composition Thimerosal which has been
the reported cause of neurologic and gastrointestinal (mainly related to
the purinic nervous pathway) symptoms. (6,7) These actions are not dose

"No batch of vaccine can be proved safe before it is given to children."
- Surgeon General of the United States Leonard Scheele, addressing an
AMA convention in 1955

"The only safe vaccine is a vaccine that is never used."
- Dr. James A. Shannon, National Institutes of Health

"In this article we begin to address the subject of vaccinosis, the general name
for chronic disease caused by vaccines. For some readers the very idea that
vaccines are anything but wonderful and life-saving may come as a surprise,
and it's not a very pleasant one. After all, the general population pictures vaccines
as one of modern medicine's best and brightest moments, saving literally millions
from the scourge of diseases like poliomyelitis and smallpox."
 - Dr. Richard Pitcairn D.V.M., Ph.D

"Pumping more vaccines into the body without understanding such basics as
how they'll affect immune system function over time borders on the criminal."
- Nicholas Regush, ABC

In the United States during the period 1980-1985, 55 cases of paralytic
polio were reported. Of these cases, 51 were caused by the oral vaccine and
4 occurred in people returning from developing countries. (Morbidity and
Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR), published by the United States Center for
Disease Control. International notes: Imported paralytic poliomyelitis -
United States, 1986; 35, 671-674.)

Of the reported 18 cases of paralytic polio in 1977, three of the patients
were persons who were in the United States but who were not residents,
and 2 of the other 15 victims apparently contracted the disease abroad.
Three cases occurred in recent vaccine recipients, and 10 cases had
been in close contact with recently vaccinated people. Only 3 cases
occurred in persons "without known vaccine association".
(Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), January 23, 1978.)

A study undertaken at the University of California, Los Angeles, under
the sponsorship of the Food and Drug Administration, and which has been
confirmed by other studies, links DPT (diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus)
vaccination, and more specifically the pertussis component, to sudden
infant death syndrome (SIDS). This study found that 53 of 145 SIDS victims
whose families were interviewed had received a DPT vaccination within 4
weeks. The authors conclude that "the excess of deaths in the 24 hours and
first week following immunization and the absence of deaths in the fourth
week following immunizations were significant." They call for more studies
to substantiate their findings, despite the fact that this is already the
third investigation, and all 3 have pointed in the same direction.
(Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, 1983. Possible temporal association
between diphtheria - tetanus toxoid - pertussis vaccination and sudden
infant death syndrome. Baraff, L.J., Ablon, W.J., Weiss, R.C.)

A report on 479 whooping cough patients in the US states that 60 percent
of patients had received less than 3 doses of DPT vaccine, while the other
40 percent of victims had been fully vaccinated (three doses or more).
(Weekly Report, Centers for Disease Control, July 2, 1982.)

Because of the obvious dangers of the whooping cough component of the DPT
vaccine, physicians are assuring parents of the "safety" of the other two
components of the triple antigen - diphtheria and tetanus (DT), although
some doctors have a different view. "It is unnecessary to give a routine
booster of diphtheria and tetanus vaccine every 10 years... The benefits of
the procedure do not justify the risks."
(Lancet, May 11, 1985. Mathias, R.G. and Schechter, M.T.)

A report on a study of 11 healthy individuals to determine the effects of
routine tetanus booster vaccinations, showed that the vaccinations weaken
the immune system of the recipients.
(New England Journal of Medicine, January 19, 1984.)

As reported by a Chicago Board of Health, during an outbreak of
diphtheria in Chicago in 1969, four of the 16 victims had been fully
vaccinated against the disease, and 5 others had received one or more doses
of the vaccine of which 2 of these showed evidence of "full immunity".
(The People's Doctor, April 1978, Mendelsohn, R.)

A vast number of children who were injected with a killed measles vaccine
between 1963 and 1968 in the United States are now subject, as young adults
to what is called "atypical measles". This is a very severe form of the
disease in which it appears that, because of the vaccination, there is an
increased susceptibility to measles viruses, resulting from a damaged
immune response. (JAMA, 1980, Vol. 1244, No. 8, pp. 804-806.)

A review of 1600 cases of measles in Quebec, Canada, between January and
May 1989 revealed that 58 per cent of school-age cases had been previously
vaccinated. (MMWR, Measles - Quebec. 1989; 38: 329-330.)

Since the widespread use of the mumps vaccine, the incidence of the
disease has shifted to adolescents and adults who are much more susceptible
to the complications of testicular and ovarian infection which can lead to
sterility. During the period between 1967 and 1971 the annual average cases
of mumps in persons greater or equal to 15 years of age was 8.3 percent; in
1987 this same age group accounted for 38.3 percent of cases, which is more
than an eightfold increase.
(MMWR, Mumps - United States, 1985-1988. 1989; 38: 101-105.)

The HEW reported in 1970 that as much as 26 percent of children receiving
rubella vaccination, in national testing programs, developed arthalgia or
arthritis. Many had to seek medical attention and some were hospitalised to
test for rheumatic fever and rheumatoid arthritis. (Science, US, March
26, 1977.) This vaccine has been shown to cause serious reactions
including convulsions, anaphylactoid allergic reactions, serum
sickness-like reactions and death. (Pediatrics, 1987, Milstien et al.,
80: 270-274.)

A case-control study has shown that 41 percent of meningitis occurred in
children vaccinated against the disease. The vaccine's protective efficacy
was minus 58 percent. This means that children are much more likely to get
the disease if they are vaccinated. (JAMA, 1988, Osterholm et al., 260:

"The apparent paradox is that as measles immunization rates rise to high
levels in a population, measles becomes a disease of immunized persons."
(Review article: 50 REFS. Dept. of Internal Medicine, Mayo Vaccine Research
Group, Mayo Clinic and Foundation, Rochester, MN. Archives of Internal
Medicine. 154(16):1815-20, 1994 Aug 22. )

"Measles vaccination produces immune suppression which contributes to an
increased susceptibility to other infections."
-Clinical Immunology and Immunopathology, May 1996; 79(2): 163-170.

"Early in this century, the Philippines experienced their worst smallpox
epidemic ever after 8 million people received 24.5 million vaccine doses;
the death rate quadrupled as a result."
- Physician William Howard Hay's
address of June 25, 1937; printed in the Congressional Record.

"Our children face the possibility of death or serious long-term adverse
effects from mandated vaccines that aren't necessary or that have very
limited benefits"
- Jane M. Orient, MD, AAPS (Association of American
Physicians and Surgeons) Executive Director.

"There is insufficient evidence to support routine vaccination of healthy
persons of any age."
- Paul Frame, M.D., Journal of Family Practice

"Official data shows that large scale vaccination has failed to obtain
any significant improvement of the diseases against which they were
supposed to provide protection."
- Dr Sabin, developer of Polio vaccine.

"All vaccination has the effect of directing the three values of the
blood into or toward the zone characteristics of cancer and
leukaemia...Vaccines do predispose to cancer and leukaemia."
- Professor L. Vincent - founder of Bioelectronics

"You medical people will have more lives to answer for in the other world
than even we generals."
- Napoleon Bonaparte

Vaccination and Genetic Change: Mobility of Genetic Material
Between Life Forms
(c) 1996-1998 Leading Edge Research Group
One of the indications that vaccinations may in fact be changing the
genetic structure of humans became evident in September of 1971, when
scientists at the University of Geneva made the discovery that biological
substances entering directly into the bloodstream could become part of
human genetic structure.
Originally, Japanese bacteriologists discovered that bacteria of one
species transferred their own specific antibiotic resistance to bacteria of
an entirely different species. Dr. Maurice Stroun and Dr. Philip Anker in
the Department of Plant Physiology at the University of Geneva, began to
accumulate evidence that the transfer of genetic information is not
confined to bacteria, but can also occur between bacteria and higher plants
and animals. According to an article in World Medicine on September 22,
1971, "Geneva scientists are convinced that normal animal and plant cells
shed DNA, and that this DNA is taken up by other cells in the organism."
In one experiment, scientists in Geneva extracted the auricles of frog
hearts and dipped them for several hours in a suspension of bacteria.
Afterward, they found a high percentage of RNA-DNA hybridization between
bacterial DNA extracted from bacteria of the same species as that used in
the experiment and titrated DNA extracted from the auricles which had been
dipped in the bacterial suspension. Bacterial DNA had been absorbed by the
animal cells. This phenomenon has been dubbed transcession. There is
evidence that this kind of phenomenon is happening all the time within the
human body. It is conceivable, for example, that heart damage following
rheumatic fever could be the result of the immune system reacting to its
own cells producing a foreign RNA complex after absorption of foreign DNA.
In Science magazine, November 10, 1972, bacterial RNA was demonstrated
in frog brain cells after a bacterial peritoneal infection. In the April 1973
issue of the Journal of Bacteriology, transcription of spontaneously
released bacterial DNA was found to be incorporated into cellular nuclei of
frog auricles.
Studies by Phillipe Anker and Maurice Stroun have indicated spontaneous
release of DNA material from mammalian cells, spontaneous transfer of DNA
from bacteria to higher organisms, spontaneous transfer of DNA between
cells of higher organisms, release of RNA by mammalian cells, and
biological activity of released complexes containing RNA.
Malignant Cellular Transformations Caused By Foreign DNA
There is evidence that freely circulating foreign DNA can cause malignancy.
In a 1977 issue of International Review of Cytology, Volume 51, Anker and
Stroun discuss the possible effects of foreign DNA causing malignant cell
transformations. When foreign DNA is transcribed into a cell of a different
organism, "this general biological event is related to the uptake by cells
of spontaneously released bacterial DNA, thus suggesting the existence of
circulating DNA. In view of the malignant transformations obtained with
DNA, the oncogenic (cancer-causing) role of circulating DNA is postulated."
The discovery in 1975 that viruses causing cancer in animals had a special
enzyme called reverse transcriptase makes the problem even more
interesting. These kinds of viruses are called RNA viruses. When an RNA
virus has the reverse transcriptase enzyme within its structure, it allows
the virus to actually form strands of DNA which easily integrate with the
DNA of the host cell which it infects. Studies by Dr. Robert Simpson of
Rutgers University indicate that RNA viruses which do not cause cancer can
also form DNA, even without the presence of reverse transcriptase. DNA
formed in this way from an RNA virus is called a provirus. It is known that
some non-cancerous viruses have a tendency to exist as proviruses for long
periods of time in cells without causing any apparent disease. In other
words, they remain latent. Some examples of common RNA viruses that do
not cause cancer, per se, but have the capacity to form proviruses are
influenza, measles, mumps and polio viruses.
In the October 22, 1967, British Medical Journal German scientists reported
that multiple sclerosis seemed to be provoked by vaccinations against
smallpox, typhoid, tetanus, polio, tuberculosis and diptheria. Even earlier,
in 1965, Zintchenko reported 12 cases in which MS became evident after
a course of antirabies vaccinations. Remember that millions of people
between 1950 and 1970 were injected with polio vaccines containing simian
virus 40 (SV-40) transferred from contaminated monkey kidney cells used to
culture the vaccine. It is impossible to remove animal viruses from vaccine
cultures. SV-40, the 40th virus to be discovered in simian tissue, is a
cancer-causing virus.
Immunization programs against influenza, measles, mumps and polio are in
fact seeding humans with RNA and forming proviruses which become latent for
long periods in throughout the body, only to re-awaken later on. Post-polio
syndrome is a good example of this problem. Other examples may include the
so-called mesenchymal and collegen diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis,
multiple sclerosis and lupus erythmatosis, where antibodies are formed by
the immune system against the person's own tissues - tissues which have
been impregnated with foreign genetic material.
According to a special issue of Postgraduate Medicine in May 1962,
"although the body generally will not make antibodies against its own
tissues, it appears that slight modification of the antigenic character of
tissues may cause it to appear foreign to the immune system and thus a fair
target for antibody production."
Two years later in 1964, studies were conducted on the polyoma virus, a
tumor-producing DNA virus. It was discovered that the persistent genetic
DNA material in the polyoma virus brought about malignant transformations
in hamster embryo cell cultures. This was reported in the November 23, 1964
issue of the Journal of the American Medical Association.
Even common non-tumor viruses, including those in smallpox vaccine and
polio virus 2, can act as carcinogens. It was reported in Science on
December 15, 1961 that these common viruses acted as catalysts in producing
cancer when given to mice in combination with known organic carcinogens in
amounts too small to induce tumors themselves. This means that some
vaccinations will induce cancer, when combined with the growing problem of
environmental pollution from toxic by-products of agriculture (pesticides
on and in food) and industry.
Of course, this information is hidden from the public, which is why the
FDA, EPA and the agricultural industries can get away with "sanctioning"
small amounts of pollutants in food, water and air. The connection has not
been made public, much to the joy of the chemical industry, the National
Cancer Institute and the growing cancer industry, which continues to
fraudulently solicit public donations to justify its own existence.
As an aside, it has already been admitted that polio vaccinations have
caused 100% of all polio in the United States since 1980 and the
predominant cases of all paralytic polio since 1972 (Science, April 4,
1977). It is suspected that the Salk and Sabin vaccines, made of monkey
tissue culture, have also been responsible for the major increase in
leukemia in the United States.
The use of viruses, bacteria and animal tissue cultures in mass
immunization campaigns, considering that this information has been known
for 20 years, constitutes an intentionally created hazard to humans. The
global impact on the wide range of genotypes relative to human beings is
difficult to assess, but the outcome is definitely negative, and permitting
the seeding of latent pro-viruses in humans, knowingly, can have no other
rationale other than future medical profiteering, and constitutes a
criminal conspiracy of vast proportions. But, of course, especially in the
United States, this fact is ignored and suppressed from public knowledge,
despite a 1984 plea by some U.S. physicians to the United Nations in a
report. The fact that this goes on with the full knowledge of the world
medical community makes this an international conspiracy where the
population has no recourse, given that vaccinations are becoming mandatory
and a prerequisite for many social programs.
The persistence of long-term viruses and foreign proteins and their
relationship to chronic and degenerative disease was also pointed out by
Dr. Robert Simpson of Rutgers University in 1976, when he addressed science
writers at an American Cancer Society seminar, saying "these pro-viruses
could be molecules in search of a disease."
Dr. Wendell Winters, a virologist at the University of California noted
that, "immunizations may cause changes in slow viruses and changes in the
DNA mechanism." Although host cells containing latent viral particles
operate more or less normally, they begin to synthesize viral proteins
under the guidance of the viral DNA, eventually creating the circumstances
for various auto-immune diseases, including diseases of the central nervous
system, which unfortunately add to the growing load of aberrant social
behavior patterns.

"MMR vaccine should not have been licensed"  -Sarah-Kate Templeton,
Health Editor Sunday Herald (Glasgow, Scotland) Dec 10, 2000

The controversial vaccine for measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) should never
have been licensed, according to a shocking new legacy: a report to be
published next month.
Senior clinicians, including a former medicines regulator at the department
of health, argue that the MMR should not have been licensed in 1988 because
there was insufficient evidence of its safety and the decision to license
it was "premature." The leading authorities in the regulation of medicine
are writing in the next issue of the Journal of Adverse Drug Reactions.
They reviewed a paper by Dr Andrew Wakefield, a consultant gastroenterologist
at the Royal Free Hospital in London, and Dr Scott Montgomery an
epidemiologist at Karolinska Hospital in Stockholm. The paper discusses the
process which led up to the introduction of the vaccine which has been
linked to autism in children. Both are critical of the level of evidence
supporting the introduction of the jab.
Dr Peter Fletcher, who was a senior professional medical officer for the
department of health in the early 1980s, also criticises the decision taken
by his successors. In his review, which will also be published in the
journal, he says:
"Being extremely generous, evidence on safety was very thin, being
realistic. There were too few patients followed-up for sufficient time.
Three weeks is not enough, neither is four weeks.
"On the basis that effective mono-valent vaccines were available, the
Committee on the Safety of Medicines could be confident that delay in
granting a licence would not result in a catastrophic epidemic of measles,
mumps and rubella. Caution should have ruled the day, answers to some
important questions should have been demanded and encouragement should
have been given to conduct 12-month observational study on 10-15,000 patients
and a prospective monitoring programme set up with a computerised primary
care database. The granting of a product licence was definitely premature."

Another of the reviewers, Professor Duncan Vere, a clinical pharmacologist
and former member of the Committee on the Safety of Medicines, agrees
that the observation periods for the tests of MMR were too short. "In almost
every case, observation periods were too short to include the time of onset
of delayed neurological or other adverse events," he said. "Interaction
between vaccines had not been considered adequately in children with
multiple vaccinations and potentially ill-developed immune systems."
He adds: "It is possible that a group of children exists who are developing
a disorder with gastroenteritis, abnormal reactions to measles virus and
neurological disease. In the present condition they're highly likely to be
vaccinated. The existing data throws no light on the question and new
comparative studies are needed to seek an answer to it."

A note on the paper, which has been seen by the Sunday Herald, says: "In
view of the serious implications of this paper by Wakefield and Montgomery,
[it] was sent to a number of referees who have agreed to the comments they
made on this paper being published. "These referees include the former
chair of the medicines commission, a former member of the Committee on the
Safety of Medicines, and a former principal medical officer in medicines
division - now the Medicines Control Agency - of the Department of Health
who served as medical assessor to the Committee on the Safety of
Medicines." Dr Montgomery, who formerly worked with Dr Wakefield at the
Royal Free Hospital in London, said that the opinions of the reviewers were
particularly interesting due to their background in the licensing of
medicines. He said: "The people who reviewed this paper used to be in
charge of drug safety and what they are saying is: "Should this vaccine
have been licensed?" Nobody from the Journal of Adverse Drug Reactions can
officially comment on the paper ahead of its publication next month, but a
source from the journal said: "All the reviewers conclude that something
needs to be done about MMR and that there is a case to answer against the
vaccine. "The first thing this paper says is that the MMR vaccine should
not have been licensed. There was not enough evidence of the safety to
license it. The view is that the evidence was inadequate."

MMR vaccine link to autism: clinical proof
By Chris Holme
11 September 2000

A US-based scientist claims to have unearthed the first scientific evidence
linking the MMR vaccine and autism in children. Professor Vijendra Singh,
who holds the research chair in immunology at Utah State University, said
the vaccine triggered a reaction which damaged protein in the brain, causing
autism. The revelations, reported exclusively by The Sunday Herald (Glasgow,
Scotland), are certain to raise fresh controversy over the use of mumps,
measles and rubella vaccine MMR. [Singh's study is available from VacLib]
The suggestion of a link with autism was first made in 1995, by a team at
the Royal Free Hospital in London. However, public health specialists say
no firm evidence has been produced to establish such a link.
In an address to an international vaccine conference in Washington,
Professor Singh offered results of laboratory analysis of blood taken from
80 autism sufferers, of whom half had antibodies associated with the MMR
vaccine. Such antibodies were not found in any of the 60 children in a
control group.
"This study provides the first laboratory-based evidence for a causal
relationship between MMR and autism. The rapidly accumulating evidence
strong implicates auto-immunity in autism which in many may result from a
vaccine injury," he said.
His findings were welcomed yesterday by the campaign group JABS (Justice
Awareness and Basic Support). National co-ordinator Jackie Fletcher said:
"A number of scientific teams are coming to the same conclusion. Yet the
Department of Health says there is no problem with the vaccine."

Covering Up The Looking Glass: MMR, Autism and the Dept of Health
Commentary by Barbara Loe Fisher
Co-founder & President National Vaccine Information Center
The response by the Medicines Control Agency (MCA) and Department of
Health in the UK to the publication of the critique of MMR pre-licensure studies
by Andrew Wakefield, M.D. and Scott Montgomery, Ph.D. ("Measles, Mumps,
Rubella Vaccine: Through a Glass, Darkly" in Adverse Drug Reactions and
Toxicological Reviews, volume 19 no 4, 2000) is unfortunately distinguished
by its hysterical tone and arrogance rather than intellectual honesty and
balance. (
Throughout, the reader gets the familiar feeling that physician public
health officials defending their turf "doth protest too much." You can
almost see their collective teeth grind as they issue categorical denials
like "The MCA totally refutes any suggestion that MMR vaccines were
licensed prematurely" and (my favorite) "It is not that there is no
evidence [to support an association between combined measles, mumps, and
rubella vaccine and inflammation of the bowel or autism] but that there is
evidence and it does not show an association."
Even so, there are small nuggets buried in the rhetoric that leave the door
open for future wiggle room such as "The Committee on Safety of Vaccines
has concluded that, based on the data available at the time of licensing,
combined measles, mumps and rubella vaccines were licensed appropriately."
Most significantly, this MCA rebuttal of Wakefield and Montgomery's
suggestion that MMR vaccine was prematurely licensed without adequate
proof of safety, never states precisely how many children were enrolled in
placebo controlled MMR pre-licensure trials. One would expect the MCA to
proudly broadcast the total numbers of children studied - if the numbers
were high in the many thousands. However, at no time during the MCA's
feverish defense of itself, is there any mention of the total numbers of
children enrolled in controlled MMR pre-licensure studies in the U.S. or
the U.K.
Was it 300 or 3,000 or 30,000 children? Perhaps the answer to that question
lies in the Merck product manufacturer insert on MMR, in which the only
mention of numbers of studied children is: "Clinical studies of 279 triple
seronegative children, 11 months to 7 years of age, demonstrated that MMR
is highly immunogenic and generally well tolerated."
Not a very good sign. It is difficult to have confidence in any vaccine
safety and efficacy study, controlled or uncontrolled, that only includes
279 children. Such small numbers effectively prevent systematic analysis of
the vaccine's effects in genetically diverse populations.
In addition, MCA issues a de facto admission that prelicensure trials are
too small by dismissing Wakefield and Montgomery's criticism that there was
inadequate long term follow-up of children in MMR pre-licensure trials for
evidence of chronic illness following vaccination. MCA asserts "The numbers
included in the trials, even if they were all followed up long term, would
not be sufficient to detect rare problems." Of course, it depends upon
what the definition of "rare" is, and post-MMR vaccine chronic neuroimmune
dysfunction may not be so very rare if acknowledged as vaccine-related
rather than dismissed as "coincidental."
MCA cannot resist overreaching in its crude, hyperactive attack on
Wakefield and Montgomery's elegant paper, as the following MCA statement
demonstrates: "Overall, the value of measles vaccines, including high titre
vaccines in developing countries, has been to reduce morbidity and
mortality wherever they are used."
Tell that to the mothers and fathers of girl babies in Africa who died of
broad based immune suppression in the 1980's after being injected with a
high titre experimental Edmonston Zagreb measles vaccine that was up to 500
times more potent than licensed measles vaccines. If it hadn't been for a
brave French researcher, who risked his career by insisting the trials be
halted in 1990 after he discovered the excess deaths, that experimental
measles vaccine would have been licensed for routine use in babies around
the world. Instead, former Centers for Disease Control Director and US
Surgeon General David Satcher had to publicly apologize in 1996 to the
parents of African American and Hispanic babies in inner city Los Angeles
because the principal investigators in the US arm of that high titre
measles vaccine trial had failed to inform the parents that their children
were being injected with an experimental vaccine.
It is no wonder informed parents are losing faith in what vaccine
policymakers in the US and UK say and do. Self serving denials, rather than
calls for credible research, only reinforce public perception that cover-up
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UK Parents Risk Losing Their Children for Protesting Against
MMR Vaccines
By Alan MacDermid

Parents who claim their children have developed autism as a result of being
given the controversial MMR vaccine risk having them taken away by social
workers, MSPs will be told next week. A leading autism expert said
yesterday that an estimated 200 such families in the UK, including
Scotland, had lost their children after being accused of Munchausen's
syndrome by proxy.
Dr Paul Shattock, director of the Autism Research Unit at Sunderland
University, said the court orders had been carried out under cover of
draconian gagging orders framed ostensibly to safeguard the identity of the
He will lay his allegations before MSPs on Wednesday, at the launch of the
Scottish Parliament Cross-Party Group on Autistic Spectrum Disorders.
"There have been cases where people say their children are autistic and
blame the vaccine. Then social services come and say the child is not
autistic, you have made him that way because of Munchausen's, and they take
the children away," he said.
The term Munchausen's syndrome by proxy was coined to describe parents
who subject their children to unnecessary medical care on the pretext of a
bogus illness, in extreme cases injuring the children or making them ill in
order to fit their fantasies. It is often seen as an attention-seeking device.
Dr Shattock said it was now being used as a cover-up over the suspected
link between the combined Measles, Mumps and Rubella vaccine, introduced
in 1988, and a distinctive combination of autism and intestinal disorder
described nearly three years ago by Dr. Andrew Wakefield at the Royal Free
Hospital in London, and which he attributed to excess strain on the immune
system caused by giving all three vaccines in one jab.
It has precipitated demands by parents to have each vaccine administered
singly with an interlude between each, a move resisted by the Government.
"It is down to pride. The medical establishment can't admit to being
wrong," said Dr Shattock. "Something is going on, whether it is vaccines,
pesticides, plasticisers in food, or whatever. The research the Government
has provided in defence of MMR is flawed."

The Scottish Society for Autism, which will provide the professional
secretariat for the all-party group, accepts that the evidence against MMR
so far is anecdotal, but they want more research and, in the meantime, the
option of single vaccines to be available for parents.Spokesman Bruce Tait said:
"It is available elsewhere in Europe. Presumably there is a cost implication
for the Government." -Oct 20th From The Herald (Scotland)

Editorial -- Medical Censorship and the Emerging MMR Vaccine Story:
A New Crack in the Armour
By Jonathan Eisen
Thanks to the unstinting influence of big money and shallow people, we now
live in the ideal world of corporate freedom where we have the absolute
right to say and write anything - so long as it's good for business.
We don't need a tinpot dictator censoring what we read, hear and see. We
now have something infinitely more subtle and effective. It's called "self
censorship" - a syndrome whereby writers, editors and publishers, ever
mindful of the whims of the invisible White Queen, never even think of
going over the invisible line.
Thanks to the careerism, fear, ignorance and prejudice of journalists who
have been raised on a diet of pap and smear, the real issues never intrude.
We are spared the rigours of having to actually think while we are
cleverly diverted to the diversionary pleasures of show biz, advertorials,
sports, fashion, murder, neurosis, tv, sports and beer.
A kind of "like-mindedness" takes hold, in which our fellow citizens are
preconditioned to exclude all information and opinion sufficiently outside
mainstream acceptability. In this world advertisers are never given
cause to worry about anyone having to bestir themselves into questioning
Vaccines: A Case in Point
This may be the "information age" but it is also the most controlled. There
is hardly anything in the "news" that was not deliberately placed there by
people with an interest in having you exposed to it, whether that interest
be power, prestige or profit.
Overseas, mainstream journalism, conditioned by and beholden as it is to
the revealed orthodoxy of pharmaceutical (or corporate) medicine, is only
now beginning to become aware of the fact that some anti-vaccination people
may in fact have a point after all.
Unfortunately, New Zealand's media has yet to awaken to the fact that there
is any controversy at all. It practices strictly ostrich journalism, business as
usual, as exemplified by the New Zealand Herald and most other media here
(with the notable exception of Soil and Health (now Organics NZ),
Healthy Options, Investigate and Nexus magazines).
Vaccines, having become the norm, a "way of life", and almost a religion,
are now virtually untouchable. The media fall over each other to bring to
us the news of ever more vaccines that can "conquer" ever more diseases.
That some of these diseases or their efflorescence are the direct result of
other vaccines is an idea that has yet to occur to most health reporters.
Thanks to the tireless efforts at persuasion by our various elites, few
people ever get to question publicly either the safety or the effectiveness
of any vaccine. Incessantly pushed by GPs, the government, news media,
advertising, and prominent medical spokespeople, vaccines are constantly
and unquestionably portrayed as a crucial part of a "scientific" approach
that has saved millions of lives.
When someone, even eminent scientists or doctors, question this established
"truth", they, along with their marginalised colleagues are swiftly and
indelicately "rendered". They become "non-people" for having questioned the
existence of the Emperor's New Clothes.
It has always been thus in the Alice in Wonderland world of orthodox
medicine and it is thus today. There is so much at stake, so much money
and prestige to lose if the truth ever took hold. The amount of money being
made from vaccines by the pharmaceutical companies is unimaginably huge.
Some reputable estimates have put one company's earnings at about $500
million a year from the MMR vaccine alone. And where there is that much
money to be made there is also a lot to throw around to doctors, media
people, medical "education" and "research" establishments in the form of
grants, awards and perks. Little wonder there is seldom any serious
questioning of the status quo by our beloved "scientific" community.
Take the word "immunisation", a PR word if there ever was one. It was
invented to help instill in people the belief that without the requisite series
of jabs, our children would be left high and dry without an immune system.
Nobody ever seems to question the wisdom of pumping vaccine cocktails
of pathogens into the undeveloped immune systems of young babies,
toddlers and small children.
Few people actually remember or any longer even use the word "vaccination",
a word that comes from the Latin word for cow ("vaca") - used since
Jenner's time when he developed the smallpox vaccine from cowpox. People
believe as they have been carefully taught to believe. These days they
believe that only people outside the mainstream (and therefore wrong) would
ever think that there could ever be something wrong with vaccines. After
all, it is now "common knowledge" that vaccines have saved countless
lives, made the world safe from polio, smallpox, and more recently measles,
mumps and rubella. Never mind the facts which show that vaccines are
responsible for massive increases in diabetes, cancer, brain tumours,
autism, immune dysfunctions like lupus, CFS and liver damage , rather than
the eradication of the famous illnesses like polio and diphtheria.
In December 2000, the "peer reviewed" Journal of Adverse Drug Reactions
carried an article by respected physician and medical researcher Dr. Andrew
Wakefield MD. The article concluded that the MMR vaccine (Measles, Mumps
and Rubella) is most certainly a cause of autism in many children. (This
was a follow-up article to a previous paper he had published in The Lancet
that drew a similar conclusion.)
Dr Wakefield also (heretically) observed that there had been no long-term
(more than 4 weeks) safety studies of the vaccine, that the trial had
numbers too small to be significant, and that, basically, it never should
have been allowed to go to market.
He noted that the autism epidemic coincided perfectly with the introduction
of the MMR vaccine. And his work was reviewed and attested to by several
other prominent scientists.
The initial reaction on the part of the Scottish Ministry of Health was to
try to squash the publication of the article. The editor and publisher
(Oxford University Press) were pressured, albeit unsuccessfully, and the
article thankfully appeared.
However, thanks to an enterprising and probably courageous reporter for the
Sunday Herald (Glasgow), a prepublication synopsis of the article was
published in her paper. The result has been an acceleration (and deepening)
of the debate about the MMR in the UK. The prestigious Sunday Telegraph
also carried articles about the issue. And finally, parents are beginning
to question their doctors at last; nurses, when polled decisively rejected
the vaccine.
When the article in the Journal of Adverse Drug Reactions finally appeared,
in addition to allegedly intimidating the publisher, the UK Ministry of
Health predictably went into "damage control", loudly proclaiming the
vaccine to be "safe" regardless of what Dr. Wakefield and others were
writing. Basing their conclusions on a tragically flawed Finnish study that
never even investigated autism, the Ministry (and others) tried the usual
scare tactics on what they hoped were still gullible parents. Rather than
taking the opportunity to investigate whether or not Dr. Wakefield et al
were correct, they chose to treat their work as "aberrant science" by
people who apparently could or would not be bribed.
Will it become another BSE or Thalidomide scandal? Vaccine damage is
possibly the medical scandal of all time, and the Ministry (many of whose
personnel allegedly have financial links to the pharmaceutical industry)
probably know it, which could explain their response to the growing
evidence connecting the MMR with autism.
And the New Zealand response? For a solid month I tried in vain to turn the
NZ media's attention to the issue. Here we are in the midst of a virtual
epidemic of autism that has coincided perfectly with the introduction of
the MMR vaccine. Here is a scientist (and not the only one) writing in two
peer-reviewed orthodox journals with research supported by others in the US
and the UK, and our vaunted "free press" won't have a bar of it. I brought
the breaking story to the NZPA for whom I write occasionally. Nothing.
I took it to 60 Minutes where it was fobbed on to TV One News. Again,
silence. 20/20 didn't seem very interested, either. Took it to the Sunday
Star Times, and actually went over there and gave it to the News Editor.
Deafening silence. Martin Johnston of the NZ Herald didn't return my calls,
until I finally cornered him, at least on the phone, and all he wanted to
know was whether or not I represented an "organisation". (I wonder if he
asks his medical sources the same question.)
I believe, however, that despite the self-censorship of the NZ media, the
issue is now open for debate. While it never has been discussed either
dispassionately or scientifically in this country, the cracks are at last
beginning to appear in the front that has pushed this modality so long on
the unsuspecting, unquestioning, trusting millions.
It won't be easy, despite this break in the ice. It's as if "immunisation"
has taken hold so deep and strong that even to ask honest questions
about its safety is seen as heresy. When I personally and publicly asked a
neurologist at the University of Auckland Medical School where the safety
studies were of any vaccine, he replied that "sometimes medicine just has
to fly by the seat of its pants." There were no safety studies. Everyone
just "knew" that vaccines were "safe" and "effective".
The big money is still with corporate, pharmaceutical medicine.
Nevertheless, I can't help but think that when really tough questions are
being publicly asked about vaccines like the MMR by reputable doctors and
scientists there has got to be some hope, somewhere.

One in 175 children has autism, latest study reveals

By Lorraine Fraser, Medical Correspondent, Daily Telegraph, London
ISSUE 2095, Sunday, 18 February, 2001

As many as one in 175 primary school children may suffer from autism, 11
times higher than previous estimates.
The findings mean that the cost of education and care of sufferers could be
£5 billion a year, but researchers said their figures were "an underestimate,
if anything". Dr Fiona Scott, a research co-ordinator at the Autism Research
Centre at Cambridge University, said: "We only included children who had
a definite clinical diagnosis, so any child that had been professionally described
as autistic or with autistic spectrum disorders but not diagnosed clinically
was not counted."
Previous studies have estimated that five in every 10,000 children aged
between five and 11 were autistic, but the new study, of children in
Cambridgeshire, puts the rate at 58 in 10,000.
Extrapolated across Britain, this suggests that 30,000 primary school
children and tens of thousands in other age groups may have clinical
autism, an incurable condition which will mean that they will need support
for the rest of their lives.
Significantly, the study established that one in eight children with special
education needs was suffering from some form of "autistic spectrum disorder".
Autism is a very contentious issue in medicine and education and
the study was undertaken to establish basic figures for the number of
primary school age children with the condition. It affects boys three times
more frequently than girls, although it is not known why, and there is much
debate among doctors on how the condition should be defined.
The National Autistic Society describes autism as a "lifelong development
disability that affects the way a person communicates and relates to people
around them". This includes "difficulty making sense of the world",
"repetitive behaviour" and "resistance to change in routine". The most
affected "classically" autistic children also have severe learning difficulties
and low IQ.
In recent years, however, doctors have come to realise that people on the
"autistic spectrum" can have a wide range of ability. People with the
related Asperger's Syndrome, for example, are often highly intelligent. The
NAS believes that if mildly affected people are included, "autistic
spectrum disorders" could affect as many as one in 110 people in the UK.
David Potter, of the NAS, called for a national register of children
diagnosed with the condition, which affects their ability to socialise,
communicate and learn. While local education authorities may "statement"
a child's learning difficulties and special schooling needs, a true diagnosis
of the child's underlying condition is often not recorded.
As a result, the Government, health authorities and local education
authorities have had no firm foundation on which to base strategies for
dealing with affected children. However, the 11-fold increase on earlier
studies has enormous cost implications for the Government.
Last year, a report for the Mental Health Foundation, co-authored by
Professor Martin Knapp from the Institute of Psychiatry, put the total
economic cost of autism at a £1 billion a year, using the "textbook" rate
of five in 10,000 children. Using the Cambridge figures, experts conceded
last night that the true cost, allowing for less badly affected children,
could be £5 billion a year.
Tony Charman, a senior lecturer in clinical psychology at the Institute of
Child Health who is about to begin a study in the South-East, said:
"If it is the case that the prevalance is higher by a factor of several fold
that obviously has important and expensive implications for pre-school
and specialised health services."
Professor Knapp's report put the cost of autism at nearly £3 million over a
lifetime for a severely affected autistic child with learning difficulties,
nearly £800,000 for people with "high functioning" autism and more than
£500,000 for people with Asperger's Syndrome.
Some doctors and many parents fear that the incidence of autism has
increased since the MMR vaccine was introduced, but the dearth of data
from previous years will make it virtually impossible to find out if more
children are being affected by autism today than in the past.
Related articles in this newspaper:
1 February 2001: Why are my five children autistic?
26 January 2001: Mother of five children with autism to sue over MMR jabs
21 January 2001: MMR doctor links 170 cases of autism to vaccine
8 September 1999: New fear over autism link to triple vaccine
11 June 1999: Link between autism and MMR dismissed
1 December 1998: Letting light into a shuttered world
1 December 1998: Who is affected?
27 February 1998: Vaccination may trigger disease linked to autism
~Autism Research Centre, Asperger's Disorder Homepage

"In the New Zealand Medical Journal in May 1996 it was suggested that
hepatitis B vaccines given since 1988 are linked to a 60% increase in
diabetes in those people vaccinated in New Zealand. I hope these aren't the
same hepatitis vaccines being advertised right now."
- Darren Cottingham, Ellerslie, Auckland. Letter in the NZ Herald, 21/02/01

What Doctors Aren't Telling You About "Immunisation"
1. In The New England Journal of Medicine (July 1994) a study found that
over 80% of children under 5 years of age who had contracted whooping cough
had been fully vaccinated.
2. The death rate from common infectious diseases such as tuberculosis,
whooping cough, measles and diptheria had declined by over 90% BEFORE the
introduction of vaccination. (1)
3. A 1992 study published in The American Journal of Epidemiology shows
that children die at a rate 8 times greater than normal within three days
after getting a DPT vaccination.
4. Luckily, most vaccinated children do not appear to suffer any serious
side effects. However, many children do develop serious conditions as a
result of vaccination. How many? Unfortunately, because only a small
fraction (less than 10%) of all "adverse reactions" are ever reported, it
is impossible to know for sure.(2)
5. Long-term adverse reactions to vaccines may include:
Arthritis: This is a known risk of the rubella portion of the MMR vaccine.
The risk is higher in women and adolescent girls.(3)
Diabetes: According to the NZ Medical Journal (24/05/96), Insulin
Dependent Diabetes increased by 60% in NZ children after a mass vaccination
campaign using a genetically engineered Hepatitis B vaccine.
Autism: This once rare (but now common) brain disorder has been linked to
the MMR vaccine by British doctor Andrew Wakefield and others. His articles
on the subject have appeared in The Lancet and The Journal of Adverse Drug
Reactions. Dr Mary Megson and others have also linked the DPT vaccine to
this distressing condition. Autism can ruin a child's ability to learn and
develop normal relationships.
Asthma: British researcher Dr Michael Odent found that children who were
vaccinated with the DPT vaccine were four times more likely to develop
asthma than children who were not injected with this vaccine.
6. Some vaccines such as the rubella virus component of the MMR vaccine are
cultured on human "diploid cells" taken from aborted human fetuses.
7. In New Zealand vaccinations are not compulsory. Children DO NOT have
to be vaccinated in order to go to daycare or school. Know your rights.
Inform yourself about the pros and cons of any and all vaccines before you
decide. It is your decision.
Footnotes: (1) NZ Health Dept graphs; (2) National Vaccine Information
Centre (USA); (3) New Ethicals Compendium (7th edition, 2000, page 1210);
(4) Immunisation Handbook, NZ Ministry of Health, 1996. Referred to as
"human diploid cells".

A 1999 report by the California Department of Developmental Services
( found that there was a 273% increase between 1987 and
1998 in the numbers of new children entering the California developmental
services system with a professional diagnosis of autism.

Adverse Reactions - Rarely Reported
by Shonagh Lindsay
In the midst of the current (1997) measles "epidemic" and fresh controversy
surrounding the safety of immunisations, the Centre for Adverse Reactions
Monitoring (CARM) have released a report showing that not one child over
the period covered - 1990 to 1995 - was seriously damaged by vaccines.
But parents whose children have been severely damaged from vaccines are
adamant the reporting system is not working.
"I know of at least 14 cases, such as my son's, who were accepted by ACC as
injured due to vaccination but whom CARM never received a report on," says
Sharron Rule, whose claim was accepted by ACC last year .
Rule says it took three reviews to the Medical Board before ACC accepted
her son Hayden's brain damage was caused by his DPT vaccine. It was during
this battle that she discovered his hospital recorded reaction was never
reported to CARM.
"Dr Peter Pillans, head of the centre, checked their records for me and
found they had never received an adverse reactions report from the hospital
in which Hayden was hospitalised both times," says Mrs Rule.
Rule and Sandie Carlin, founder of NZ JABS (Justice, Action & Basic
Support) - whose son was also accepted by ACC as brain damaged due to a
vaccine reaction - say that the hospitals, GPs and specialists doing the
reporting are letting the system down.
"The paediatrician who saw my son six weeks after his vaccine reaction
noted at the time that Marcus had had an encephalopathic reaction to his
measles vaccine but CARM never received a report from him," says Mrs Carlin.
CARM's report partly corroborates this situation. Dr Osman Mansoor,
Ministry of Health Public Health Physician and coauthor of the report, says
the adverse event reporting system is crucial to monitoring immunisation
campaigns. But his report does admit to low reporting rates and an
inability to separate coincidental events following immunisation from
reactions caused by immunisation.
"There needs to be a large linked database of immunisations and health
events," says Dr Mansoor. "We have probably got one of the best hospital
information systems in the world but these two need to be linked together."

He says recent studies from Canada and England which linked immunisation
and health databases to monitor adverse reactions found a five fold higher
level of reporting than the present voluntary reporting system.
Currently different organisations, such as JABs, ACC and CARM, are all
privy to different information but without any communication between each
other. The reasons for this appear to be varied. CARM head, Dr Peter
Pillans, has said he was unaware of the 44 cases accepted by the ACC since
1992 as being injured by vaccines because the Privacy Act prevented ACC
from passing this information on.
But, Dr Mansoor, says he received a list of these ACC accepted claims over
a year ago as he wanted to find out what sort of vaccine reactions were
being accepted by ACC. And Helen Booth, Principal Clinical Advisor to ACC's
Medical Misadventure Unit, says this information is given without personal
details so is totally acceptable under the Privacy Act.
"The reason we never gave this information to CARM was that no one had
thought of it," says Ms Booth. "We assumed that if a doctor put in a claim
to the Medical Committee, he would also be reporting that claim to CARM but
it turned out that wasn't always happening."

She says this now happens: "It is not a requirement but is just a way in
which we cooperate with the national Committee. We take joint
responsibility to see that a claim that may be eligible for reporting is
brought to the attention of the specialist concerned."

However, past information given by ACC to Dr Mansoor certainly did not
alert him to the seriousness of some of the accepted claims. In the list
which included abscesses, severe scarring, nerve injury and joint pains,
the only reference to Sharron Rule's severely brain damaged son was a claim
for a neurological reaction.
"None of it made me think I have to look at this further," says Dr Mansoor
who admits the paucity of description is a problem. "If it had said brain
damage, I may have wanted to know more."

Sandie Carlin says JABs also has detailed information about cases CARM has
never received reports on. "I know of at least six children whose claims
for permanent and severe injury have all been accepted by ACC since 1992,
and at least three of these were never reported to CARM. Two of these
children are spastic quadriplegics with cerebral palsy, two more severely
brain damaged and one has epilepsy."

And yet, says Rule, Neil Kirton (then associate Minister of Health) wrote
to her in July this year saying: "The ACC has not accepted any serious
reaction to a vaccine since 1992, and has no previous data to this time."

"Where in hell is the information coming from?" asks Rule.

Questions to ask Vaccination Advocates
* Dr Michel Odent has linked asthma to the whooping cough
vaccine. Have you read his research? What do you think?
* Dr Andrew Wakefield (UK) has linked autism and Crohn's disease to
the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. What do you think?
What evidence do you have to back up your opinions?
* Why is the same dose of some vaccines given to a two month old as
to a 5 year old?
* Are you aware that Japan changed the start time for vaccinating
from 3 months to two years and immediately their SIDS rate plummeted?
* Do you believe in herd immunity? If so, how is it that 98% of
U.S.A. children are vaccinated yet they still have outbreaks of these
* The death rate of most diseases was already diminished by 90%
before any vaccines were introduced. Therefore how can vaccines be
applauded for diseases ceasing, especially when there were no vaccines for
some diseases like bubonic plague and scarlet fever?
* How can an unvaccinated child be more of a risk than a vaccinated
child if neither have the disease? Surely it would be the other way around
in the case of the live virus vaccines? These children are assured of
having the virus in their bodies to spread.
* How can the Tetanus vaccine induce immunity, when contracting the
disease naturally does not give immunity?
* If the diphtheria vaccine, which is in fact a toxoid, works against the toxin
produced by the bacteria, and not against the bacteria itself, then how did
this "vaccine" help in the decline in diphtheria?

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