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Vaccination ‘wars’ continue in Victoria

This week Martin Foley, the acting Health Minister in the Victorian government called those of us who do not wish to vaccinate our children and those who speak out about the lack of choice in this serious matter  ‘irresponsible rogues’. Referring to new data which indicated that the Australian state of Victoria had now reached the 95 per cent target for childhood immunisation required for “herd immunity” the minister stated:

“This record is proof that parents don’t buy into lies of irresponsible rogues putting out myths about immunisation”

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The myth of Herd Immunity 

The herd immunity myth as it is applied to vaccine induced immunity took hold decades ago when vaccination proponents argued that vaccines provided lifelong immunity in the same way as natural immunity. Natural immunity lasts a lifetime whereas vaccine induced immunity does not.

Vaccine-induced herd immunity is a lie used to frighten doctors, public-health officials, other medical personnel, and the public into accepting vaccinations – Dr. Russell Blaylock MD

Minister, we do not lie about the dangers of vaccines. We refute the often repeated mantra that vaccinations are very safe.  In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled that vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe.” The U.S Vaccine Injury Court has paid out over $3 billion in damages.

The U.S. government created this specific court in 1986 to protect pharmaceutical companies from the direct lawsuits that were arising due to the preponderance of illnesses and injuries that were stemming from the company’s vaccination products.  By establishing the Vaccine Court, the government now protects the pharmaceutical industry by trying the cases and awarding damages from a federal excise tax added to the cost of each dosage of a vaccine.

It is time that Australian parents are told the truth and not fed lies by their governments both federal and state. Many of us who speak out about the ever increasing list of vaccines forced on the population were once pro-vaccine and vaccinated both ourselves and our children. Many have learnt the hard way by having our children damaged by what our governments refer to as ‘safe’ vaccines. Others have become researchers spending many long hours learning that vaccines are not necessary and have only been used for little over 200 years.

Infectious diseases that are now feared and for which there are vaccines to be given were disappearing before the advent of vaccines. Improved living conditions such as good nutrition, education and sanitation were the catalysts for this positive change. There is no need and indeed it is very harmful to be injecting babies from birth with hepatitis B vaccines containing aluminium to stimulate the new immune system of an infant. This over-vaccination of young children today is madness and may well be judged as one of the most stupid mistakes humans have ever made. In Australia today:

By the time a child is five, s/he will have received a total of 41 vaccine doses when the schedule has been followed to the letter.  This rises to 46 vaccine doses when the recommended yearly influenza vaccines are included, and then to 50 doses when the two recommended antenatal vaccines, Influenza, Diphtheria, Tetanus and Whooping Cough are also included.

Author of In the wake of Vaccines, Barbara Loe Fisher writes”

“Instead of epidemics of measles and polio, we have epidemics of chronic autoimmune and neurological disease: In the last 20 years rates of asthma and attention-deficit disorder have doubled, diabetes and learning disabilities have tripled, chronic arthritis now affects nearly one in five Americans and autism has increased by 300 percent or more in many states.”

Acting health minister Foley uses the word ‘immunisation’ when referring to the practice of ‘vaccination’. But does he understand the meaning of this frequently bandied about term?

What is Vaccination? 

The World Health Organisation (WHO) describes a vaccine as:

… a biological preparation that improves immunity to a particular disease. A vaccine typically contains an agent that resembles a disease causing microorganism, and is often made from weakened or killed forms of the microbe, its toxins or one of its surface proteins. The agent stimulates the body’s immune system to recognize the agent as foreign, destroy it, and ‘remember’ it, so that the immune system can more easily recognize and destroy any of these microorganisms that it later encounters

Dr Philip Incao describes the limitations of vaccination

Vaccinations are usually effective in preventing an individual from manifesting a particular illness, but they do not improve the overall strength or health of the individual nor of the immune system.

Dr Lucija Tomljenovic describes in  Forced Vaccinations: For the Greater Good?  how vaccines fail to bring about cellular immunity and thus protection from disease

… vaccines primarily stimulate humoral immunity (antibody-based or Th2 responses) while they have little or no effect on cellular immunity (cytotoxic T-cells, Th1 responses), which is absolutely crucial for protection against viral as well as some bacterial pathogens. Tomljenovic suggests that this failure to bring about cellular immunity may be why booster shots of vaccines are often needed.

 

What is Immunisation?

There are two compartments to the human immune system.

1. The humoral immune system (or Th2 function)

The humoral immune system produces antibodies in the bloodstream as a response to the presence of foreign antigens in the body. When we give a vaccination we are greatly stimulating the antibody production (Th2) and avoiding the inflammatory response. (Th1). If a vaccine stimulated the whole immune system we would get all the symptoms of disease such as the fever, malaise, pain and discharge.

2. The cellular or cell-mediated immune system (or Th1 function)

The cellular immune system gets rid of foreign antigens through the work of cells in the thymus, tonsils, adenoids, spleen and the lymph system. This action of ridding the body of foreign antigens is known as an acute inflammatory response of the body. This is manifested by the classical signs such as fever, pain, malaise and discharge of mucus, pus, skin rash or diarrhoea. These are signs of illness that indicate our immune system is working to expel foreign matter from our body.

According to Dr Incao:

A growing number of scientists believe that the large increase in allergic and autoimmune diseases (which stimulate the humoral branch of the immune system) throughout America, Europe, Australia, and Japan, is caused by the lack of stimulation of the cellular branch due to the lack of acute inflammatory illnesses and discharges in childhood.

This is what the public deserve to be told. Children need to have their natural immunity challenged by the childhood infectious diseases such as measles, mumps and rubella not vaccines.

As we continue to add more and more vaccinations to the childhood schedule the assault on the immune system worsens. The manifestation of the disease may be suppressed but the disease actually never gets resolved. The organisms continue to circulate in the body causing further disease. Thus the scene is ripe for the development of autoimmune diseases such as asthma, diabetes, eczema and many other debilitating conditions.

What determines the autoimmune disease you can develop depends on which tissues in are attacked by auto-antibodies. If the insulin producing cells of the pancreas are attacked then insulin dependent (juvenile) diabetes can occur.

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Vaccines injure children

Vaccines injure children, and the U.S. government has an entire division set up to compensate families. Total compensation paid over the life of the program is approximately $3.7 billion.

As a result an increasing and alarming number of children have chronic conditions which include autism, asthma, allergies, and seizures and are conditions for which those affected need much care.

In Australia, even if a vaccine injury is verbally acknowledged as being attributed to a vaccine, it is not mandatory that  reported for further investigation. There is no compensation scheme in Australia despite repeated calls for such. However 19 countries around the world have introduced no-fault vaccine compensation schemes including Germany, New Zealand, USA, Britain and most European countries. These countries acknowledge that injury occurs but in Australia politicians and health officials keep telling us that vaccines are safe.

The number of reported adverse reactions to the MMR since 1990 is nearly 7,000, and most are not reported. Vaccines are not run through the same rigorous trials as drugs. A “vaccinated vs. unvaccinated” study has never been conducted. No one has ever done a double-blind placebo controlled study on multiple-dose vaccines given multiple times.

According to Aisha Dow  the inner suburbs of Melbourne have the lowest vaccination rates with Melbourne having 70 to 75 per cent of five-year-olds fully vaccinated, and in the nearby suburbs of St Kilda and South Melbourne, the rate is 80 to 85 per cent. Suburbs boasting vaccination rates of close to 100 per cent at age five include Yarraville, Keilor, Moonee Ponds, Pascoe Vale, Epping, Eltham, Upwey, Hawthorn East, Greenvale and Chadstone.  It is likely that socioeconomic factors are a factor in these rates of vaccination with those who are better off  financially able to go without the government family payments that are only available to those who comply with unfair enforced vaccination. It has also been found that well educated parents are among those who choose not to vaccinate. This may go some way in explaining the vaccination rates listed here.

If you have a pre-school child and you happen to live in the Australian states of New South Wales or Victoria and unless your child is up to date with the national vaccination schedule, they are unable to attend child care services such as long day care, preschool/kindergarten, family day care and occasional care. Such is the state of our punitive vaccination laws in Australia which also include loss of family benefits/rebates and family tax benefits for failure to comply with our strict vaccination schedule.

Nature has long been seen as the enemy by our ‘health’ system. New technologies continue to flourish and death is deferred.

Radical Philosopher Ivan Illich described the transformation of the human condition, clearly depicting our state of un-health.

By transforming pain, illness, and death from a personal challenge into a technical problem, medical practice expropriates the potential of people to deal with their human condition in an autonomous way and becomes the source of a new kind of un-health.

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Sadly our mainstream media continues to be silent about these developments and instead gives relentless voice to politicians who attack those who simply want to bring up healthy children and grandchildren free from vaccine injury and suppression of their natural immunity. Not much to ask surely!

 

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Vaccine refusers choose natural immunity

What do you do when the laws of the land require you to vaccinate your children and where failure to comply means, no child care or kindergarten and no government family payments or rebates?

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Allona Lahn is the leader of the Natural Immunity Community group, which is a supportive group for parents who do not choose to vaccinate their children and are finding other ways of child rearing and schooling out of the mainstream.

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I have Auto Immune issues, Anaphylaxis, Eczema and Severe Allergies and you want ME to Vaccinate MY child without ANY Genetic or Allergy testing?!…

 

In Anti-vaxxers establish own social services after No Jab, No Play policy crackdownJanel Shorthouse writes:

A network of anti-vaccination families on Queensland’s Sunshine Coast are creating their own social services, including childcare and schooling, in a bid to counter the Federal Government’s landmark No Jab No Play policy, implemented in January.

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If you have a pre-school child and you happen to live in the Australian states of New South Wales or Victoria and unless your child is up to date with the national vaccination schedule, they are unable to attend child care services such as long day care, preschool/kindergarten, family day care and occasional care. While in the sunny state of Queensland the No Jab No Play policy allows for early childhood education and care services to cancel or refuse the enrolment of an unvaccinated child. In Western and South Australia, Tasmania, and the Territories, no such vaccination policy applies to child care services.

Such is the state of our punitive vaccination laws in Australia which also include loss of family benefits/rebates and family tax benefits for failure to comply with our strict vaccination schedule. It is little wonder that Allona Lahn’s network is growing stronger and at present, numbers 800 members.

“We’ve been forced out of the mainstream,” Ms Lahn told Shorthouse for the ABC.  She explained that they have established the community network to protect themselves and provide support for the increasing numbers of people who choose not to vaccinate their children and find themselves fearful and isolated.

“The policy and crackdown targets us, our beliefs and discriminates against our families, our children,” she said. And so, the network have organised their own childcare and are in the process of setting up homeschooling. They have also turned away from mainstream medical services choosing to use health practitioners from the wider anti-vaccination networks.

It’s a great name for the network: A Natural Immunity Community, a support system where there is no need to comply with forced vaccination because there are alternative structures in place such as schooling and care which are not dependent on having been vaccinated and where the opportunity is granted for children to acquire permanent immunity as opposed to transient immunity gained via vaccination.

As more vaccines are rapidly added to the vaccination schedule it is vital that we understand what is happening to natural immunity.

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In Vaccination Illusion: How vaccination compromises our natural immunity and what we can do to regain our health, Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D. discusses how,

“Vaccination does not lead to permanent immunity.”

She explains how before the practice of vaccination:

“Infants were protected from these diseases by maternal immunity, whereas adults were protected by their own life-long immunity, which they had acquired in the childhood. The use of vaccines changed this.”

Before the measles vaccine was introduced into the U.S in 1963, the majority of children were naturally immune to the infection by the age of 15. By then, most children had experienced a case of measles and recovered. Then when the females grew up and had their babies, they were able to pass on this natural immunity via the placenta and through breast milk. This maternal protection lasts 6 months but is extended by breast-feeding hereby lessening the mortality associated with very young infants getting the measles infection.

Nature is wonderful!  But what have we done?

Now that mothers are vaccinated with the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, they no longer pass this valuable natural immunity and protection on to their babies. This not only applies to measles but to other childhood infections such as mumps and chicken pox. Take the case of chicken pox, a mild infection. Before children were routinely given the chicken pox vaccine, immunity among adults was regularly reinforced by the young around them who had the natural disease. In this way, elderly people, often susceptible to shingles, were protected from the painful and debilitating disease. This naturally acquired immunity is disappearing now that children are vaccinated for these mild childhood infections and everything else – even against influenza.

This is tragic!

As Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D states:

“Mass vaccination undermines maternal immunity.”

How can we not see this as a tragedy? The situation is really grave and benefits no-one but those who profit from the vaccine industry. Vaccination has only been around for over 200 years.  It is time to admit the mistake that it is.

Congratulations to Allona Lahn and her contribution to the survival of natural immunity. May the network flourish!

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Meningococcal vaccine and the risk to natural immunity

Once again we risk our natural acquired immunity as we introduce another vaccine to young babies.

On February 2, the Australian government announced that the new meningococcal vaccine (Nimenrix) which covers A, C, W and Y strains (MenACWY)  will be added to the National Immunization Program ahead of the next peak meningococcal season. This addition of yet another vaccine to Australia’s increasingly busy vaccination schedule reinforces the Australian government’s non-negotiable commitment to the vaccination of all Australian children.

What is meningococcal disease?

Meningococcal disease is a very scary disease that can cause death within hours if not recognized and treated in time by antibiotic therapy. It is caused by a number of different strains of the bacterium Neisseria meningitidis most commonly by the serogroups A, B, C, W and Y.

There are two different forms of the disease:

Meningitis which is inflammation of the membranes around the brain and spinal cord, and Septicaemia, a serious bloodstream infection. Although it is a serious disease, it is rare. The number of cases of meningococcal disease in Australia in 2016 were 252. Of those who suffer invasive meningococcal disease up to one in 10 die and among those who survive 20% will have permanent disabilities which include loss of limbs, sight and hearing problems and severe brain damage.

The mainstream media is renown for treating the fearful public with stories of toddlers struck down with the ‘deadly disease’ told by understandably emotional parents anxious to raise awareness and who urge the government to act and put the meningococcal vaccine on the immunization schedule.

The parents of a Tasmanian toddler who recently contracted the deadly meningococcal  disease are sickened their son could have been immunized but they did not realize a vaccination existed.

How is meningococcal disease spread?

The bacterium Neisseria meningitidis is spread through coughing, sneezing or close contact with infected people.

 Who is at risk of this disease?

The highest incidence of meningococcal disease occurs in children less than 5 years and adolescents aged 15–19 years. Other risk factors include genetic factors, smoking, living in crowded conditions such as the military and prisons, a recent respiratory illness, alcohol use and underlying chronic medical conditions such as immune deficiency.

Symptoms include headache, rash, fever, vomiting, stiff neck, extreme fatigue, convulsions and  irritability.

Discussion

Meningococcal disease is an awful disease but does it warrant another vaccine added to the already aggressive vaccination programBy the time a child is five, s/he will have received a total of 44 vaccine doses. This rises to 49 vaccine doses when the recommended yearly influenza vaccines are included.

Most of us are not at risk for the majority of us have natural acquired immunity to this organism. According to Barbara Loe Fisher of the National Vaccination Information Center

At any given time, about 20 to 40 percent of Americans are asymptomatically colonizing meningococcal organisms in their nasal passages and throats, which throughout life boosts innate immunity to invasive meningococcal infection. Mothers, who have innate immunity, transfer maternal antibodies to their newborns to protect them in the first few months of life until babies can make their own antibodies. By the time American children enter adolescence, the vast majority have asymptomatically developed immunity that protects them.

Humans have been in contact with meningococcal bacteria for thousands of years. It is rare that they cause illness. But there is no discussion about the need for this new vaccine. Stories about the latest victim to the disease are distributed widely followed by empathetic voices who call for a new vaccine to prevent any future deaths.

The meningococcal vaccine should be available for anyone who wants to use it but it should not be compulsory. However whenever a vaccine is added to the schedule it becomes compulsory in order to access financial benefits, and admittance to childcare and pre-school, as is already the case for childhood vaccinations in Australia.

There must be other ways to find those who are more vulnerable to the disease such as those who smoke and others who are under nourished and attempts made to mitigate the risks that they face from the disease.

According to Barbara Loe Fisher from the National Vaccine Information Centre. Meningococcal vaccines have been found to be at best only about 58% effective within 2-5 years after the adolescent had got the shot.

So what this means is that boosters will be given if vaccine immunity is to be maintained. Or we could go back to naturally acquired immunity which lasts a lifetime.

As more vaccines are rapidly added to the vaccination schedule what is happening to natural immunity? In Vaccination Illusion: How vaccination compromises our natural immunity and what we can do to regain our health, Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D. discusses how

Vaccination does not lead to permanent immunity

She explains how before the practice of vaccination:

Infants were protected from these diseases by maternal immunity, whereas adults were protected by their own life-long immunity, which they had acquired in the childhood. The use of vaccines changed this

Today, mothers who are vaccinated are unable to pass valuable protective antibodies on to their babies. Take the case of the MMR vaccine which has been available since the 1960s. Prior to this time, babies had maternal protection from measles via their unvaccinated mothers. They were protected from such infectious diseases by the maternal influence until they were older and able to cope with a case of the wild measles which would give them life long immunity. This sadly is no longer the case and new young mothers who were vaccinated with the MMR and everything else on the schedule are unable to pass on natural immunity.

The situation is grave and benefits no-one but those who profit from the vaccine industry. Vaccination has only been around for over 200 years. It is time to admit the mistake that it is.

This article was first published by Collective Evolution

Helen Lobato is the author of Gardasil: Fast-Tracked and Flawed

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