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by Sharon Kimmelman


Most people give more time and consideration to buying a car than to the vaccines their children are given. Although volumes of books, medical journals, U.S. Congressional Record testimonies, and international health statistics spanning more than a hundred years question, challenge, discredit and condemn the practice of vaccination as an unproven pseudo-scientific theory, it remains in widespread use. The cry for a hearing of the facts is rising once again, as the highly financed massive campaign is stepping up its mandatory drugging; it is misleading the public with unsubstantiated claims of safety, efficacy and necessity of vaccination. One need not be a licensed "expert" to approach and comprehend this subject. An open mind, a focused commitment to good health, and common sense will do.

As Ethel Douglas Hume explains in her classic book Bechamp or Pasteur(1923), "The whole theory [of vaccination] is rooted in a belief in the immunity conferred by a non-fatal attack of a disease. The idea arises from the habit of regarding disease as an entity, a definite thing, instead of a disordered condition due to complex causes; the germ theory of disease, in particular, being the unconscious offspring of the ancient Eastern faith in specific demons, each possessed of his own special weapon of malignity. Thus the smallpox inoculation introduced into England from Turkey by Lady Mary Wortley Montague in the eighteenth century [1717] and its substitute of cowpox inoculation were based on the ancient Indian rite of subjecting people to an artificially induced attack of smallpox to propitiate Sheetula-Mata, the goddess of that torment."

The modern version substitutes "germs" for "demons." An organized destruction of natural health care escalated around 1850, when chemist Louis Pasteur grossly misinterpreted the brilliant and revolutionary work of Prof. Antoine Bechamp (chemist, physician, naturalist, and biologist) on the essential role of "germs" in life processes. We literally have been suffering under that delusion ever since.


Vaccines Are Not Harmless

Vaccines are immunosuppressive. They are produced from and contain cells from sickened animals (calf lymph, monkey kidney, chick embryo, etc.), human fetus tissue, viruses, heavy metals (mercury, aluminum), antibiotics and a host of chemical propellants and solutions (formaldehyde, exc.). These substances are acknowledged poisons. Injecting foreign matter into the blood stream results in a wide range of diseases of the blood, brain, nerves and skin (cancer, leukemia, MS, arthritis, immune deficiency) and death. Does putting these toxic substances into a pure and healthy newborn and continuing to administer booster shots throughout childhood (and now adulthood) prevent disease? The immune system is simply doing its job when it expels material from the body (rash, diarrhea, nausea, fever, etc.). What are we really preventing when we quell the cough, break the fever, drug or suppress the symptoms? Are we promoting perhaps the sharp rise in degenerative disease (leukemia, arthritis, and cancer) among children three to twelve years old?

A Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (July 1985) table shows a long list of adverse reactions to DPT vaccination occurring within 48 hours. One in two doses resulted in pain, one in three redness, two in five swelling. Although some symptoms of vaccine damage appear as mild, local reactions (up to 50%), this does nor deny internal system damage. High-pitched screaming and inconsolable crying (encephalitis or brain inflammation) occurs in one percent of doses. Since every child gets five doses, this occurs to one in twenty babies. The DPT vaccination is given to 67,000 U.S. children each week. Does this relate to the steady rise in children with hyperactivity and brain dysfunction? Some babies fall into a coma for the two-day observation period. So, it, other damage and death which follow are not acknowledged as "vaccine related," noted on the child's medical record, nor reported to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which compiles and reports statistics like incidence of adverse reaction to vaccines.

The patient vaccine information insert for the DPT (Diphtheria/Pertussis/Tetanus) triple vaccine reads: "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." The vaccine is given at 2, 4 and 6 months. It is clear that death in infants from vaccination is being called many things including SIDS to obscure the actual cause(s). We've spoken with hundreds of parents: Not one was ever shown this patient insert by a doctor.

What happened to the threat of swine flu? As of 1978, more than 3000 lawsuits for deaths and paralysis resulting from the swine flu vaccine injections were filed against the U.S. government totaling 51.5 billion in compensation. The vaccine was withdrawn. How did the disease disappear7 Perhaps it never existed?

Vaccines Are Not Effective

"Immunity" is a grand medical delusion. Immune function, though, like all other body processes, responds to and is the direct result of changing beneficial and detrimental health practices and factors. There is no magic pill or potion which will lock us into a state of "protection" in spite of our actions. We are biologically accountable for our behavior. Technology cannot trick nature without serious repercussions.


In 1950, the British Medical Society conducted exhaustive studies on the relation of the incidence of diphtheria to the presence of antibodies. Their conclusion: there is absolutely no relation between the two. More recently, Dr. Wendell Belfield of San Jose, California has stated that when primary immune defense (leukocytes, interferon, etc.) is intact, antibodies are not needed or produced. If vaccine toxicity destroys the first line of defense of immune function to create antibodies, what do we gain in their pursuit?


Polio and paralysis are not synonymous. Dr. Ralph Scoby, president of the Polio Research Institute, published (Archives of Pediatrics, 1950) a list of 170 diseases with 'polio-like symptoms and effects but with different names." Paralysis is the result of the diphtheria (and other) vaccination, tonsillectomies and malnutrition (sugar ingestion). Yet the public was rallied to accept the Salk anti-polio vaccine for a disease diagnosed without viral confirmation, the medical standard. The result: paralysis increased up to 600% and 17 states banned its use. Also, government agencies knew that 350 million vaccine doses contained cancer-causing SV 40 virus, yet refused to recall them to keep public confidence in vaccines high. If the Salk vaccine wiped out polio, why did the Sabin oral vaccine replace it? It was called "superior." It is not. Taken by mouth, it is only less lethal.


A State Communicable Disease Report for California (1971) shows that between 1955 and 1966 the reported number of polio cases dropped from 273 to 50 while viral meningitis rose from 5 to 256 cases. Another California report lists "0" polio cases. An asterisk leads the reader to this statement: "All such cases now reported as meningitis." The media is playing Meningitis (Hib), a "polio twin," exactly as it played polio in the 50s. Coincidentally, it has its own vaccine. What's the best way to wipe out a diseased? Rename it!



Viral or Aseptic Meningitis


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Vaccines Are Not Responsible for the Eradication of Disease


The Presidential Address of the British Association for the Advancement of Science (1971) and Scientitic American (1973) presented records which document that 90% of all "contagious" disease was eliminated as the result of vastly improved sanitation, water systems, nutrition and living/working conditions. Mass vaccination (and antibiotics) was introduced about a century after that period of enormous decline (1850-1940) and yet is given full credit for it. The U.S. Congress' Office of Technology Assessment's report entitled "Assessing the Efficacy and Safety of Medical Technologies" states: "It has been estimated that only 10 to 20% of all procedures currently used in medical practice have been shown to be efficacious by controlled trial." Of all drugs, devices and surgeries in daily use, 80-90% are unproven. It adds that almost every surgery which was subjected to controlled medical study has been abandoned. Vaccination (technically surgery) remains unproven because authorities consider it unethical to not do it. Vaccinating the entire population would destroy the evidence for proving or disproving the theory. Dr. Leon Chaitow has reported that in testimony given under oath, British army medical personnel were instructed by their authorities to re-diagnose any disease which occurred (and was not supposed to) as a result of the mandatory vaccinations. Statistics are used to manipulate the public trust.




Vaccination Does Not Prevent Disease


World health records (England, Germany, Italy, Mexico, the Philippines, British India, etc.) document the devastating epidemics which followed mass vaccination. The worst smallpox disaster occurred in the Philippines, after 10 years (1911-1920) of a compulsory U.S. program which administered 25 million vaccinations to its population of 10 million. The result: 170,000 cases and more than 75,000 deaths from smallpox. History past and present is replete with similar tragedies. "Public education" by vaccine producers and their supporters always omits self-incriminating facts.


The Times of London began three weeks of coverage with a front-page article entitled "Smallpox vaccine triggered AIDS viruses" (5/11/87). Newsworthy enough, but the U.S. media reported nothing. In Africa, the greatest amount of people with immune deficiency are located in areas where the WHO vaccination programs are most intense. It is nor at all surprising that the combination of poor living conditions and immune suppression via vaccination has resulted in mass illness, call it what you will.


Good health is the result of managing multiple stress factors well: nutrition, personal hygiene, environment, nurturing social relationships, etc. As we build up and break down, the body builds up waste materials (through lungs, skin pores, bowels, kidneys, tonsils, etc.). The less well people are or the more waste products produced (from overtaxing the body's systems), the more discomfort they may feel from these processes. When needed, bacteria are "called" out of their natural balance to where waste materials have accumulated, to decompose and recycle them and sanitize the area. Wastes are there BEFORE the bacteria arrive. Bacteria are present in great numbers in the second and third stages of disease. Bacteria do nor cause disease. Dis-ease creates an environment favorable to the proliferation of bacteria; it demands that they multiply. Dis-ease is not something to be cured, it is cure.


It is "normal" for vaccinated children to live plagued with earaches and sore throats. Even with lowered vitality their bodies seek the quickest route out (skin, ears, tonsils) to expel toxic vaccine material and resulting waste from the vaccines' damage. Antibiotics suppress symptoms and drive the toxins deeper into the body, complicating elimination. Vaccines lower immune response but the absence of medically acknowledged symptoms is not a sign of better health. Conversely, lowered vitality, the norm in vaccinated children, is never called a symtom.


Children injured "by dis-ease" are malnourished, force-fed, medicated, vaccinated and already have degenerative disease. It is not the dis-ease which is dangerous, it is the prior and continued mis-treatment which weakens the child to such degree that a simple detoxification can threaten his life. The view that elimination of wastes kills is what we call "The Last Straw" Theory of Disease. It negates the essential factors which influence health.


With all the new iatrogenic (doctor-caused) diseases, we've decided to name one, too: PFLS. Patient for Life Syndrome begins when a healthy 8-week-old is given the first vaccination which sickens him and initiates the cycle of vaccination, earache, antibiotic, vaccination, sore throat, antibiotic, vaccination mortem. Each additional vaccine further weakens the child, setting up the condition for a lifetime of medical intervention. Is it any wonder so many of us are suffering with allergies, asthma, skin, immune, nerve (vision), and brain disorders?


Dr. Rosenow (Journal of Infectious Diseases, 1914) published his experiments with bacteria in which he took strains from different disease sources and put them in a uniform medium. Soon, there was no difference between them. He concluded that bacteria are not different species but that they have the capacity to transmute, to adapt to their environment. Fifty years earlier, in "Notes on Nursing", Florence Nightengale wrote this enlightened statement: "There are no specific diseases. There are specific disease conditions."


The rubella vaccine is particularly crippling in adult women, causing rheumatoid arthritis, chronic rubella, immune deficiency, etc. Yet the New York state legislature just passed a law to require revaccination with measles, mumps and rubella of all college students born after 1956. We are now told that those vaccines which eliminated disease were "relatively ineffective" ... Well, which is it7


Medical schools are funded by drug companies which are profit-makmg businesses. Why do we expect to get unbiased information from their students and promoters? Would you go to a butcher to find out about vegetarianism? Even caring doctors, if they have not thought out this issue for themselves, continue to mislead people to believe that medical theories are facts.


The medical mainstream influences with FEAR which can overshadow our logic, intelligence and protective instinct. Vaccine proponents insinuate that without them and their "miracles" we will perish. It takes emotional support to withstand the indoctrination. But more parents are making an informed choice, even with the tremendous pressure from authorities and well-meaning friends and family. It is sad that most parents are bullied, sweet-talked or intimidated into giving uninformed consent and getting it done in a hurry. Vaccination is nor-emergency care. Responsible informed choice requires taking time to find out the facts, acknowledging our feelings and getting moral support through meeting unvaccinated children, adults and their families. This can offer parents a fuller picture of humanity's natural abilities to use dis-ease in attaining better health.


Editor's Note: Sharon Kimmelman is director of Vaccination Alternatives/PO Box 346/New York, NY 10023. She is also editor of the Nioin newsletter of the Natural Immunity Information Network. You can send email to her at [...].