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The Vaccine Debate

The Vaccine Debate

A vaccine is a prepared biological substance that, when introduced into a person, helps the body develop active acquired immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains a weakened or killed disease causing micro-organism or one of its parts such as a toxin or protein. This agent helps stimulate the bodies defenses to recognize and destroy the threat as well as keep record of it for future encounters.

The administration of a vaccine is called a vaccination. The first vaccine was introduced in this country for smallpox in the 1790’s. By the 1950’s the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) recommended 16 doses of 4 vaccines for children between the ages of 2 months and 6 years. By the 1980’s that number was 23 doses of 7 vaccines, and today it is has doubled to 49 doses of 14 vaccines.

The debate over vaccines started to take shape in the late 1800’s as opposition groups began to form and has intensified exponentially ever since. The debate takes shape something like this:

The CDC estimates that in the US as many as 732,000 children, between 1994 and 2014, were saved from death as a result of vaccines. Nearly every government health organization and medical establishment in the world including the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), CDC and the World Health Organization (WHO) insist that vaccines are absolutely necessary for the health of local and world populations.

All of these institutions also agree that there are risks associated with the use of vaccines, such as allergic reactions that can be severe and even fatal. These institutions also agree that many of these reactions are a result of dozens of toxic ingredients used in the production of vaccines and because many of these are used as preservatives, they are still present at the time of injection. This includes ingredients such as formaldehyde, aluminum, thimerosal(mercury), monosodium glutamate, polysorbate 80, etc. It is also widely accepted by these institutions that some of these ingredients are known to cause behavioral changes and permanent brain damage. In fact, the incidence of adverse reaction such as brain damage and even death became so prevalent that in 1986 the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act was passed to protect and shield health care professional and vaccine manufacturers. In 1988 the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was created and as of 2014 has paid out approximately $2.7 billion in compensation.

The opposition to vaccines focuses mainly on what the world’s health organizations have already outlined. Essentially, there is risk from vaccines such as: Possible life threatening allergic reaction(anaphylaxis), bowel blockage, long term seizures, coma, lowered consciousness, pneumonia, asthma, diabetes, chronic inflammation and learning disabilities, etc. But it is with respect to behavioral changes and permanent brain damage that many groups have focused much of their attention. Autism rates among young children have spiked in recent years and of course this coincides with a spike in the number of vaccines and doses given to children.

In fact, a young child can receive as many as 8 different vaccines in just one medical visit. Although there does not seem to be fully adequate evidence to link the increase in Autism rates to the increase in vaccines, both sides do agree that vaccines can cause behavioral changes and brain damage, and it just so happens that Autism is both of these things. One final note with respect to Autism, there are literally 10’s of thousands of parents in this country who will passionately testify that they took their healthy normal child in for a Doctor visit that included vaccinations, and that their child was never the same afterward. Just exactly how does one discount that?

In addition to the concerns of Autism, most opposition to vaccines is that they are simply too much at too young of an age and are too toxic and, perhaps most importantly, overwhelm the bodies defenses in a way that is unnatural. Example, a healthy body possesses its own defense system and allows few foreign invaders to make it inside the body. Those that do manage to invade are quickly eliminated by the immune system and the body receives lasting immunity naturally.

A vaccination, on the other hand, which can consist of several different vaccines and several different doses of bacteria and viruses and a number of toxic chemicals, is unnaturally injected directly into the blood stream where it is well past the bodies’ initial defenses. This is a bit of a surprise attack that the body does not have time to fully asses and deal with. In fact, this is such a surprise attack that, in many cases, the bacteria or virus, although weakened, has time to mutate into a more virulent strain and do long term damage.

Written by DMK of Seven Grains.