How Much Do You Really Know About Vaccine Safety?
By Dr. Mercola
The video above features a lecture by Del Bigtree,1 an Emmy award-winning producer of “The Doctors” talk show for six years, and one of the producers of the documentary “Vaxxed.” I actually attended and saw the talk he gave during the 2017 “Truth About Cancer Live” event in Orlando, Florida, where I was also speaking.
He focuses on vaccine safety and freedom of choice. This presentation was designed to be shared with those who think vaccine safety advocates are foolish and need to “get with the program.” This is one of the best presentations I have seen that could have many rational and objective people change their views on vaccines, so feel free to widely share with those who are in favor of vaccines.
“I am a super fan of science,” he says. “When we talk about vaccines, and if you question vaccines, you are said to be anti-science. The opposite is actually true … and today I’m going to prove to you [that] the science of vaccines has been fraudulent; it’s a lie, it does not exist, and I want you to march out and demand that science begin immediately.”
The Vaccine Safety Project
The official refrain repeated by most mainstream media is that vaccines have been thoroughly researched and “hundreds” of studies have proven they’re safe, and that no link between vaccines and health problems such as autism have ever been found. Unfortunately, this simply isn’t true. Importantly, the industry has long shied away from evaluating vaccinated versus unvaccinated populations to determine general health outcomes.
One such study2 was finally published earlier this year, and its findings were less than encouraging. Here, they examined health outcomes following the introduction of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) and oral polio vaccine (OPV) in Guinea-Bissau, which took place in the early 1980s. This population offered the rare opportunity to compare vaccinated and unvaccinated children due to the way the vaccines were rolled out. What did they find?
According to the authors, “DTP was associated with fivefold higher mortality than being unvaccinated,” and “All currently available evidence suggests that DTP vaccine may kill more children from other causes than it saves from diphtheria, tetanus or pertussis.” In other words, the researchers concluded the DTP vaccine weakened the children’s immune system, rendering them vulnerable to a whole host of other, ultimately lethal, diseases and health problems.
Other West African trials revealed a high titer measles vaccine interacted with the DTP vaccine, resulting in a 33 percent increase in infant mortality.3 In this case, this shocking finding led to the withdrawal of that measles vaccine. But what would have happened had those studies never been done? Clearly, we need many more like them.
In the U.S., federal health officials recommend that children receive 69 doses of 16 vaccines between the day of birth and18 years old, with 50 doses given before age six. How does this affect their health? And is anyone actually tracking the health outcomes of the federal childhood vaccine program?
The answer, I’m afraid, is no. We do not know if and how all of these vaccinations are affecting the general health and mortality of our children. We do, however, know that the U.S. has one of the highest infant and maternal mortality rates of any developed nation, and we also have the highest vaccination rates.
TLB republished this video and article text from Marcola.com with our gratitude for making it available.