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Whooping cough vaccines for expectant mothers?

What are pregnant women to do?

Screen Shot 2018-05-23 at 11.09.05 AMAmong the advice given to expectant mothers is to avoid alcohol, limit fish intake, and choose wisely when consuming cheese. So I am both astonished and saddened that young mothers-to-be are now advised to be vaccinated.

The Australian Government recently announced it will provide the whooping-cough (pertussis) vaccine free to every pregnant woman in the country. The measure was included in the 2018 budget at a cost of $39.5 million ensuring that the vaccine becomes part of Australian National Immunisation Program.

The DTPa vaccine is used to provide protection against three diseases, diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping-cough) and is given to children at 2, 4 and 6 months followed by another dose at 18 months and yet another at 4 years. At 10-15 years another dose is given as part of the school vaccination program. Now it is recommended for all pregnant women, ideally at 28 weeks, during their third trimester.

What Is Pertussis?

Pertussis or whooping-cough, is a respiratory disease caused by the Bordetella (B) pertussis bacterium.

Australia is currently experiencing extremely high levels of reported whooping-cough. This situation has continued for a decade and has, at times, seen the reported rate of whooping cough reach levels similar to those recorded prior to mass vaccination in 1953, and has culminated in nearly 40,000 cases reported in 2011. Ironically, this increased level of reported illness has occurred during the same period that vaccination for the disease has increased substantially.

History Of Pertussis

Decline of pertussis

In 1922, there were 107,473 pertussis cases reported in the U.S. with 5,099 deaths. Mortality associated with pertussis declined dramatically in the 1940s as living conditions improved, including sanitation and hygiene and access to health care.

History Of The Disease In Australia

From the above graph it can be seen that by the time mass vaccination commenced in 1953 with the licensing of the first DTP vaccine, deaths from this disease had already declined by roughly 95%

Problems With The Pertussis Vaccine

1. Pertussis vaccines are not very effective. After an outbreak of whooping cough in highly vaccinated kindergarten children living in Elk Grove, California, concerned health officials suggested that the vaccine was only protective for three years at most.

2. The mass pertussis vaccination program may be causing more dangerous strains of pertussis to emerge resulting in more serious symptoms. There have been reports from around the world that there is a new more virulent strain which differs from that contained in the vaccine. Eighty-four percent of all reported pertussis cases in Australia are reportedly associated with the newer strain.

3. Animal studies have shown that although vaccinated baby baboons didn’t develop symptoms of pertussis when coming into contact with the pertussis bacteria, they still colonized B. pertussis in their throats and so could pass the infection onto others. The study’s lead author, Tod Merkel, explained that when someone is exposed to B. pertussis after recently getting vaccinated, they could be an asymptomatic carrier and infect others. “When you’re newly vaccinated, you are an asymptomatic carrier, which is good for you, but not for the population.”

4. According to Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) there have been 19,357 serious adverse events as of December 30, 2015 in connection with pertussis-containing vaccines since 1990 and most of these in children three years old and under. The deaths resulting from these adverse events of the vaccine amounted to 2,512, with 90% of deaths in children under three years old.

Pertussis Vaccine Ingredients

Australia uses GlaxoSmithKline’s Boostrix vaccine for adults. The contents of this vaccine are:

diphtheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid and acellular pertussis vaccine dTpa components adsorbed on 0.5mg aluminium and suspended in isotonic sodium chloride. It also contains formaldehyde, polysorbate 80 and glycine in residual amounts

Every dose of the DTPa (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) vaccine contains 500 micrograms of aluminium. Aluminium is a neurotoxin and this is injected into the bodies of very young children whose developing brains are extremely vulnerable. Five doses by the age of 5 results in a large amount of the heavy metal accumulating in these growing bodies especially when coupled with the aluminium received by way of other vaccines such as hepatitis B given from birth and again in childhood. This is all very serious and gets even more alarming as the pregnant women are also being coerced into having these aluminium containing vaccines.

Paediatrician Dr. Paul Thomas gives his advice to expectant mothers:

“The problem is that it is a humongous dose of  aluminium you are injecting right into the pregnant mum. It is going to go right into the bloodstream where it has a half-life of over a week during which time it bathes that developing baby’s brain with a known neurotoxin. It’s insanity! I would absolutely under no circumstances do that to my unborn child.”

Screen Shot 2018-05-19 at 8.57.32 AMIt is no surprise then that we are now hearing of an increase in fetal deaths in pregnant women who have been vaccinated against pertussis.

“I received the TDAP, against my instincts, March 17, 2015. My daughter was stillborn April 11, 2015 at 35 6/7 weeks. It is likely she was dead a few days before I found out on April 10, 2015. There was no known cause of death, and no flags or warning signs. We were a low risk pregnancy, with no abnormal prenatal clinical or lab findings”. – Chelsea Nichole Smith

Marcella Piper-Terry in her video Fetal Death Flu Shot & TDAP in Pregnancy discusses foetal demise (death in womb) from vaccines given in pregnancy. A whistleblower from an insurance billing company contacted her with documentation about what is happening in regard to these shots in pregnancy.

Stephanie was given the diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine on October 20, 2015 and on November 9, 2015, her baby died at 37  weeks gestation.

Sarah received her flu shot on October 15,  2015 and five days later her baby died. The death was recorded as intrauterine foetal demise.

Melissa received Boostrix which contains 500 micrograms of aluminium on January 8, 2015. On February 13, it was noted that there was a uterine size discrepancy – the baby was not growing normally. On March 30 the baby died.

Ally received TDAP on December 7,  2015 and on the very same day her 29 week foetus had a heart attack and died.

There are many more of these deaths and as Marcella Piper-Terry states, these are not coincidences. She blames the aluminium for these deaths.

We should not be giving pregnant women vaccines. It does not make any sense.

But the fear of one’s baby dying from a case of whooping-cough rages in Australia. But what are the chances of death from the disease?

In Australia in the years from 2006 to 2012 there were 10 deaths in babies under 6 months old2 deaths in 2014 and one in 2015.  Babies under six months of age are most vulnerable to whooping-cough so the importance of  breastfeeding in helping baby develop a stronger immune system in order to resist disease needs to be stressed.

We are mad to risk the health of expectant mothers and their babies by vaccination during pregnancy. Sure the disease is nasty but medical help and hospitalization is available to handle any respiratory distress. As parents and grandparents, we must realize that we cannot control nature. Best we can do is to work with it and not against it.

Please note:

TDAP used for adolescents and adults in the US
DTaP is for children under 7 in US
DPTa is vaccine used for children in Australia
Boostrix or dTpa  is used for adults
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