Pertussis or Whooping Cough
This is where analysis of vaccines and the whole vaccine paradigm really gets interesting. Pertussis, or whooping cough, is an infectious childhood disease caused by the presence in the body of a bacterium Bordetella pertussis. It is characterized by a spastic cough consisting of short respiratory bursts followed by a long inhalation, often accompanied by vomiting and expulsion of periodic mucus plugs from the respiratory tract. The cough has a characteristic "whooping" sound. The disease can last as long as six weeks, no matter what treatment is applied. Complications can include cerebral bleeding, fever, convulsions, brain damage, pneumonia, emphysema, collapsed lungs and death. The disease still occurs as a common childhood disease, although the severity of the disease seems to have diminished somewhat over time. Before 1940, most children suffered some form of the disease. Several thousand cases a year still manifest themselves. Between 1976 and 1985, between 4 and 11 deaths occurred per year from pertussis. For parents, it can be a terrifying experience to see your child under the influence of this bacterium. More complications occur from receiving the pertussis vaccine than from the disease itself, as we shall see.
Several books have been written about pertussis vaccine, especially in combination with diphtheria and tetanus vaccine in a trivalent mixture dubbed 'DPT'. Most adverse reactions to vaccines reported to the National Registry involve reaction to DPT vaccines, and the DPT vaccine is estimated to cause some degree of minimal brain damage in all children, some more than others, and is ultimately the most significant vaccinal cofactor in the significant upswing of abberant behavior in the population for the past several generations, even modifying genetic structure. We discuss this progression in a special chapter in this book, and we will discuss DPT later in a separate section.
Pertussis vaccine has a historical reputation for causing neurological damage in the human brain, ranging from very mild outwardly imperceptible damage which later manifests itself in more severe symptomology, to more severe brain damage, retardation or death. The vaccine can produce learning disabilities, attention deficit disorders and behavioral problems, and many reactions do not manifest themselves until later. This causes some difficulty in proving temporal relationship to the vaccine, at least in the eyes of medical orthodoxy, and is most often the reason why they continue to get away with injecting the population with this dangerous vaccine, since orthodox medicine deliberately establishes a cutoff time for reporting that occurs before most symptoms manifest themselves, providing a temporal buffer which undercuts the true volume of reaction to the vaccine and assures continued administration of the vaccine to the population.
Typically, an initial seizure manifests itself soon after injection, followed by a continuing pattern of seizures lasting for weeks, followed by obvious mental and/or motor retardation during the months or years that follow. A major study was conducted in Great Britain between 1976 and 1979 called the National Childhood Encephalopathy Study, in response to the increasing chaos the pertussis vaccine was causing. The idea of the study was to once and for assess the risk involved with vaccines for pertussis by examining cases where people were hospitalized following injection. The response of medical orthodoxy to the controversy was that the vaccine "brought out symptoms that would have occurred anyway," which of course was a transparent attempt at spin control.
DPT and Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)
Three recent studies have found a temporal association between infant death, including Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS), and administration of DPT vaccine, of which pertussis is a main component. Not surprisingly, orthodox medicine rejected the results of the studies, despite the obvious nature of the problem. The American Academy of Pediatrics "Task Force on Pertussis", who had a obvious conflict of interest, concluded that "there is no convincing evidence for a causitive role for DPT in SIDS" after reviewing these studies, plus four other ones, that scientifically and statistically demonstrated a clearcut temporal connection between DPT and SIDS. There is clearcut evidence that when Japan raised the pertussis vaccine age to 2 years old, SIDS virtually disappeared. Japan has the lowest infant mortality rate in the world. The United States ranks 20th, since it enforces injection of children under two years old.
In March of 1979, the Tennessee Department of Health reported to the CDC that since November 1978, four infants who had been vaccinated with DPT died within 24 hours. Why did they wait four months to make the report? All the children who died received their first DPT and oral polio vaccine (OPV). Between August 1977 and March 1979, 52 "deaths of infants from SIDS or unknown causes " were recorded. In 1982, at the 34th Annual Meeting of the American Academy of Neurology, William C. Torch referred to the Tennessee deaths and over 200 reported SIDS cases. In his published abstract, he wrote that 66% of the first 70 cases had been "immunized" prior to death. In the DPT - SIDS group, 6.5% died within 12 hours of DPT injection, 13% within 24 hours, 26% within 3 days, 37% within 1 week, 61% within 2 weeks, and 70% within three weeks. SIDS deaths outside of vaccination normally occur in the autumn or winter, but was non-seasonal in the DPT group. His conclusion was that "DPT vaccination may be a generally unrecognized major cause of sudden infant and early childhood death, and that the risk of immunization may outweigh its potential benefits. A need for re-evaluation and possible modification of current vaccination procedure is indicated by this study."
Predictably, Torch was heavily criticised for his study and his conclusions. Damage and spin control was quickly implemented, and several "studies" quickly followed which concluded that there was "no evidence of a casual link between DPT injections and SIDS." These studies, in turn evoked some critcism, and the game has been going back and forth. Meanwhile, babies and young children are being mercilessly killed.
In 1986, Connaught Laboratories, a maker of DPT vaccine, included on their package insert, "SIDS has occurred in infants following the administration of DPT. One study has showed no casual connection." In 1991, Wyeth Laboratories, another maker of DPT vaccine, included in the package insert that "the occurrence of SIDS has been reported following administration of DPT. The significance of these reports is unclear."
Pertussis Vaccine Trials
One method of scientific investigation on efficacy of a substance is to do trials which involve a test group, which is given the substance, and a control group which is given a placebo, consisting of sugar water or a neutral substance, or nothing at all. All too often, either the trials thermselves or the results are falsified in order to produce a specific result, especially when those conducting the trials are being paid by those who wish a specific outcome, subverting the scientific method. Obviously, any experiment or result falling in this category is completely invalid. Also invalid is any safety experiment which is funded by those who have a financial interest in the outcome of the experiment. Safety tests must be done by an independent party with no connections to anyone with an interest in the outcome. Thus, all tests for safety of drugs or vaccines done by or paid for by companies who make the drugs or vaccines involve a conflict of intrest and potential financial gain - the results must always be questioned, especially in the face of existing controversy relative to the product in question. The pertussis vaccine, because of its insidious characteristics, has been the subject of some really imaginative coverup efforts by medical authorities.
Trials conducted in the United States in 1931 by the AMA seemed to indicate that the vaccine did not make a significant difference, and the Council and Pharmacy and Chemistry recommended withdrawal of the pertussis vaccine as unreliable. Trials on the value of pertussis vaccine, relative to its ability to prevent pertussis, were conducted in England from 1942 to 1944 on children attending welfare clinics and day nurseries. The results, published in 1945, indicated that the vaccines were ineffective, because no significant difference was observed in the incidence or severity of whooping cough between vaccinated and unvaccinated children. In trials conducted in Oxfordshire, of those who developed whooping cough, 12.5% had been vaccinated and 14.1% were unvaccinated. In 1987, during 28 months of surveillance on the persistence of pertussis on Novia Scotia, 526 cases of pertussis were identified. Of the patients that came down with pertussis, 91% had received at least three doses of pertussis vaccine.
"Doctored "Pertussis Trials and Possible Bacterial "Doping" of Vaccines
British medical authorities, disappointed that the pertussis vaccine was not being implemented as planned, decided to conduct a mass trial of over 8,000 children. Half of the children were to be the test subjects who were injected with the pertussis vaccine. The control group, instead of being left alone or given a neutral placebo, were injected with a mixture of four bacteria. The control group injected with the four bacteria were designated as the "unvaccinated group". Twenty percent of the children from both groups were monitored from 24 to 72 hours after injection. Only reactions to the pertussis vaccine group were noted. Local or systemic reactions in the control group were ignored. The rate of pertussis was 18.2% in those vaccinated with pertussis and 87.3% in the "control" group. Was the four-bacteria mixture a covert test for a means to induce a higher rate of pertussis? Obviously, the "control" group was not a true control group in this test, since the "unvaccinated" group was "vaccinated" with a solution containing bacteria which also functioned as foreign proteins to the control group, artificially lowering their resistance, in order to artificially produce results that would show the "unvaccinated" group to be more prone to get pertussis than those receiving the pertussis vaccine.
In 1986, the Swedish medical authories conducted trials of Japanese acellular pertussis vaccines on 3,800 children, six to eleven months old. The children were divided into two groups of 1,400, each of whom were given the two test vaccines, and a group of about 950 babies, the control group, who were given a "placebo". The "placebo", instead of being a neutral substance, was a solution containing a tissue fixative (formalin), thiomersal (a preservative containing mercury) and aluminum phosphate. All these chemicals are the typical substrate for many vaccines - in other words, it was the vaccine solution without the pertussis bacterium. So, we have three groups: V1,V2 and P1 (vaccine 1, vaccine 2 and placebo). Within 24 hours, there were members of all three groups that experienced systemic vomiting (avg 4%), fever ( avg 5.4%) and drowsiness (avg 6.7%) with two doses of vaccines and placebo. This was quite interesting, because it indicates that the substrate itself is capable of causing neurological symptoms, and it is a common substrate for many vaccines, not only pertussis. Vomiting, persistent crying and drowsiness usually signify brain swelling or encephalitis. A fifteen month followup was done with all three groups (V1,V2,P1), and it was found there was no correlation between post-vaccination serum concentration of antibodies and subsequent protection against whooping cough, and Swedish authorities concluded that the biological mechanisms for protection by pertussis vaccine remain unknown, and that pertussis vaccine needed further study. However, we got something more out of this study - that the substrate containing mercury and aluminum compounds, as well as formalin, produced neurological damage in a percentage of children, especially babies, whose nervous system is relatively unprotected. The pertussis bacterium simply aggrevates the reaction further and takes advantage of the situation created by the substrate. Why has no one realized this before?
Sensitization of the Immune System by Repeated Vaccination and Production of Systemic Invasive Bacterial Infection
The Swedish test of the Japanese acellular pertussis vaccine also produced some other interesting results. Eleven babies in groups V1 and V2, those who received the two types of acellular pertussis vaccines, also contracted systemic bacterial infections. Four babies died. Five babies in P1, the placebo group, contracted systemic bacterial infections, but none died. This indicates that the substrate, combined with the bacterial and viral antigenic components as a "vaccine" is even more biologically harmful in ways beyond the pertussis component. The majority of bacterial infections surfaced after the second dose of vaccine, and is compatible with the observed peak occurrence of invasive bacterial infections between 6 and 11 months of age - just when most babies acquire their second injection of trivalent DPT. The fact that repeated injection of antigens can lead to hyperimmunization is well known,and can lead to myrocarditis, or enlargement of the heart. The Swedish trials ended in 1987.
In the end the Swedish National Bacteriological Laboratory withdrew the application for licensing of a Japanese pertussis vaccine, and noted that the efficacy of the acellular vaccine was probably lower than the whole-cell pertussis vaccine abandoned in 1979. When one considers the type of systemic bacterial infections from the vaccine, it raises the legitimate question as to whether vaccines are assisting in the rising incidence of meningitis and Haemophilus influenza B in industrialized countries. Are they deliberately "doping" vaccines with other substances to create other problems "to be conquered"? How would we know, since medical authorities and the upper echelons of the medical industrial complex have historically demonstrated that they cannot be trusted? Is there any casual evidence that this might be the case?
In 1991, a study on Alaskan native children yielded data which provided evidence of a casual link between DPT injections and invasive bacterial injections. The highest incidence of invasive bacterial infection occurred after the 3rd injection - a process compatible with known scientific facts relative to sensitization to infectious diseases by repeated injection of foreign antigens. Other studies have demonstrated that most cases of invasive bacterial infection occur between 31 and 60 days after DPT and oral polio vaccine (OPV).
In 1992, the American Academy of Pediatrics published an article in Pediatrics in which they revealed that "an application has been made for B-type vaccine based in part on the results of the Swedish trial", omitting the fact that the application for licensing in Sweden was withdrawn and that Sweden has not resumed pertussis vaccination. The American Academy of Pediatrics that recommended that all American infants be injected with five doses of pertussis vaccine beginning at 2 months of age, with both whole cell pertussis and acellular pertussis. This approaches deliberate criminal homicide by the AAP, yet no one is challenging them on this. Why? Because the process will intentionally create the type of behaviorally aberrant society full of medically needy crippled children to assure continued financial profit? Or, is it part of an upper level population control mandate, or both? Why else would American doctors be oblivious to encephalitic effects of vaccines administered to young babies in the United States? Why do they "have trouble" reviewing world literature and seeing that pertussis vaccine does not protect against pertussis? It's incredible, yet true. It has to be a criminal conspiracy at the highest level.
The Connection Between Pertussis Vaccines and Hib Influenza Meningitis
Systemic infections associated with Haemophilus Influenza B (Hib) are appearing more and more frequently in the United States, England, Australia and Scandinavia. It is strongly associated with most cases of meningitis, penumonia, septic arthritis, osteomyelitis and pericarditis. Three quarters of all forms of Hib occur in children less than 18 months old and the rest in children more than 24 months of age.
Analysis of meningococcal disease indicates a 400% increase since 1942. Between 1942 and 1965 the incidence fell and then started to climb after 1965. This trend can be directly correlated with the introduction in the 1940's of mass vaccination for pertussis and the subsequence variance in compliance and public acceptance. The increases in bacterial meningitis have been in babies 3 months and older. Have you noticed that Hib and its vaccine is being stressed in 1994 and 1995? Is it a process of using one vaccine "doped" with contaminants and chemicals to create the next "crisis" and the artificially created "need" for the next vaccine? The total package of evidence is very persusive and supports this overall conclusion. You must decide, based on your research and the evidence presented.