Human beings have been exposed to vaccines for more than two centuries. Some vaccines have been more beneficial than others, however their underlying purpose was supposed to be very simple…to prevent disease. Yet the pathway to effective vaccines has been neither neat nor direct. Unfortunately, our current vaccination model has little to do with the prevention of disease, something the public is catching on to.
A vaccine tricks the body’s immune system into producing antibodies to fight a form of the virus that is not harmful. Then, if the person ever encounters the real and dangerous virus, the body is ready to prevent it from harming any cells.
It has been recognized for centuries that some diseases never reinfect a person after recovery. Smallpox was the first disease people tried to prevent by intentionally inoculating themselves with infected matter. The British Medical Journal says, “vaccines used against infectious disease have probably saved more lives than any other public health intervention apart form the provision of clean water.” They state that “without vaccination, smallpox would not have been eliminated from the world-or at least smallpox is its wild state.”
Lack of immunity to disease has helped to decide the fate of entire communities, from smallpox among the Indians in the New World to syphilitic soldiers in the Old. Most people have some amount of natural immunity. The human body can take care of itself in many circumstances—cuts, colds, and minor infections disappear without major upheaval. In other cases, the body has little or no naturally occurring immunity, so if you are exposed to diseases such as polio, influenza, smallpox, hepatitis, diphtheria, measles, or whooping cough, you will probably get sick with it, unless you have somehow been exposed to these diseases before and survived.
Immunization refers to the artificial creation of immunity by deliberately infecting someone so that the body learns to protect itself. The acting of immuzing through vaccines is highly controversial because the direct injection of foreign proteins and other toxic material (particularly known immune-sensitising poisons such as mercury and other preservatives) may make the recipient more, not less affected by what he/she encounters in the future. This means that in some populations, they may do the opposite of immunize, commonly even preventing immunity from developing after natural exposure.
An important part of the history of immunization has been determining how to get the immunizing agent into the body. The skin, which keeps germs and mischievous substances out, is also a barrier to getting medicines and vaccines into the tissue where they can work. Physicians have used varying methods to create immunity where there is none.
The concept of immunization received its first big boost in 1796, when physician Edward Jenner inoculated a young boy in England and successfully prevented him from getting smallpox. Jenner used a lancet to scratch some infected material from a woman with cowpox (similar to smallpox) under the boy’s skin.
Jenner’s initial experiments were carried out in a pre–germ theory era that lacked modern methods of quality control and sterilization. Hence, the prospect of contamination constantly loomed over smallpox vaccine development, and many people were rightly wary of contracting another dread disease via inoculation. With a method that often involved extracting lymph from pustules on the arms of those recently vaccinated, it was not uncommon for existing microorganisms to accompany the vaccine from arm to arm, spreading diseases such as erysipelas, syphilis, and scrofula.
Unlike most drugs, which are essentially chemical agents, vaccines are biologic agents that can be compromised during processing. Whether killed-virus, whole-cell, bacterial, or live-attenuated, vaccines can be disrupted at various points along the journey from the laboratory to the vial. Not surprisingly, quality control, sterilization, and monitoring have become non-negotiable for vaccine production. Even with strict standards, however, the possibility of contamination remains (even though it is far less likely today than several decades ago). In addition, vaccine production must be closely supervised to ensure that vaccines induce immunity and do not produce serious infection. For example, the optimism about the polio vaccine in spring 1955 was temporarily muted after 200 children contracted disease (fatal for five children) from a vaccine containing active wild-type polio virus that was manufactured by Cutter Laboratories in California.
Today, the biggest controversies regarding vaccines have everything to do with vaccine componenets and little to do with the vaccines themselves. For example thimerosal, an organic mercury compound preservative added to some vaccines has been linked to a plethora of neurological disorders such as autism, especially in children. The rates of autism have exploded to more than 1 in 150 in recent years.
Documents from the archives of Eli Lilly and Co., the original manufacturer of thimerosal, clearly demonstrates that the mercury-based vaccine preservative, implicated in a number of recent lawsuits as causing neurological injury to infants, was known as early as April 1930 to be dangerous.
In its apparent eagerness to promote and market the product, in September 1930, Eli Lilly secretly sponsored a “human toxicity” study on patients already known to be dying of meningococcal meningitis. Andrew Waters of the Dallas-based law firm of Waters & Kraus stated that, “Lilly then cited this study repeatedly for decades as proof that thimerosal was of low toxicity and harmless to humans. They never revealed to the scientific community or the public the highly questionable nature of the original research.”
The tests were conducted in 1929 by a young researcher named K.C. Smithburn who injected 22 human subjects who were already dying with a 1 percent solution and then pronounced that all the patients were reported “without ill effect.”
That they all died was never mentioned. “It’s apparent that Lilly didn’t want to do the study themselves because it’s apparent that there were enormous ethical problems with injecting people — even people dying of meningitis — with mercury,” Waters said. “What Smithburn did was wrong, because he agreed to do the study for Lilly, and not only did he agree to do it, but he agreed to give them results that he knew were flawed.”
There simply are no words that can be used to describe what Eli Lilly and Co., and then other pharmaceutical companies perpetuated through decades of use of a highly toxic compound like thimerosal. And there is no ethical explanation for current and former administrations that have either tried or succeeded in providing protection to Lilly and other pharmaceutical companies from lawsuits for damages done to children from the use of their products.
Researchers at the Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Faculty of Medicine, at the University of Calgary also show how mercury causes brain neuron degeneration and provide important direct evidence on how low levels of mercury exposure can initiate neurodegenerative processes in the brain. In a graphic visual presentation they show how mercury ions denuded nurofibrils and how mercury prevents tubulin molecules from linking together.
It was “finally” recognized in 1999 that the long half-life of ethlymercury could theoretically result in accumulation and toxicity during chronic applications and as such joint statements by the American Academy of Pediatricians and the United States Public Health Services recommended the removal of thimerosal from all vaccines.
With this in mind, it is shocking that we still find the CDC adding a thimerosal-containing vaccine into the childhood immunization schedule and amazing to learn that officials have not led a movement in the third world to diminish or eliminate thimerosal from the millions born each year there. American officials seem to care not for what happens to children around the world as they “go through the motions” of removing some, but not all of the thimerosal from clinics.
Health officials have not faced the truth, will not admit their error, and even years after the above 1999 recommendations, we still have the CDC, the IOM and several important health officials denying that there is any problem with using mercury in vaccines.
In fact, with the three now scheduled flu vaccines to be administered before two years of age, some children will be receiving between 37-75 mg of thimerosal, depending on how the shots are administered (doctors are allowed some flexibility to give half doses to kids under two years of age).
Despite their own statements in 1999, the medical authorities are actually reintroducing thimerosal into the childhood immunization schedule, even as they brag about taking it out.
It is very important to note that though the U.S. authorities are diminishing the mercury content of vaccines at home it does not change the picture of the “global” thimerosal nightmare where most children are still receiving high pre-2001 level doses. Dr. Boyd Haley, a world-renowned expert on the toxicity of mercury said, “I am ashamed that our country is misleading other parts of the world with regards to the thimerosal issue.”
In the United States, the Food and Drug Administration investigated thimerosal and concluded that the risk to a baby receiving vaccines was low, however the agency recommended that thimerosal be taken out of childhood vaccines.
In Canada, there are small amounts of thimerosal in both the diphtheria -polio-tetanus (DPT) and the hepatitis B shot. Some scientists assert that the preservative is metabolized as ethyl mercury, which is less dangerous than methyl mercury, and is expelled from the body.
However, new concerns have arisen regarding the safety and cost-effectiveness of multi-dose vaccine vials. And, even in vaccines that are certified thimerosal-free, this mercury-based compound is still used in the manufacturing process and, as such, traces of it remain. Mercury is dangerous even at concentrations much lower than is found in vaccines, yet as we see again and again, health officials at all the major health organizations around the world repeat that the risk is very small and parents should not be concerned.
Removal of thimerosal, even if complete, will not solve the problem of autism. It will help tremendously, but will not stop the epidemic of autism. Though mercury, even in sub toxic doses has been shown to strongly activate microglia causing the secretion of two powerful excitotoxins, glutamate and quinolinic acid, in concentrations that are neurotoxic. Aluminum has a similar mode of action, though less potent. When combined with mercury, there is at least additive toxicity if not synergestic toxicity. — Dr. Russell Blaylock
Dr Gregory Ellis agrees with Blaylock: “Autism is upon us because it’s the outcome of the 50-year experiment of dousing every living being with an overload of toxic substances, including vaccines.” Speaking of her autistic patients, Dr Stephanie Cave said, “You would be amazed at the devastation in their chemistries when you get down to the cellular level.” She also said, “I think in later years we are going to look back at aluminum the way we are looking at mercury now.”
It should be noted that since thimerosal is not the only hazardous substance added to vaccines we are not being assured of anything if merely one component is removed, which it has not, even after all the major medical organizations “recommended” its removal in 1999.
“Aluminum salts are used as vaccine adjuvants based on their ability to improve dendritic cell response to presented antigens. The aluminum concentration of vaccines varies from 0.125 to 0.85 mg/dose, which would produce concentrations of approximately 0.7 to 4.5 uM, if uniformly distributed in the body water of a seven kg infant,” reported Dr. M. Waly at Northeastern University, who found, at these low concentrations, cellular problems are created independently and in combination with mercury.
Dr. Boyd Haley reported from his laboratory experiments “Aluminum is not nearly as toxic to neurons in culture as is thimerosal.” At the University of Kentucky, he did experiments to determine if aluminum would increase the toxicity of very low levels of thimerosal. “The results were unequivocal: The presence of aluminum dramatically increased the rate of neuronal death caused by thimerosal. Therefore, the aluminum and thimerosal combination found in vaccines produces a toxic mixture that cannot be compared to situations where thimerosal alone was the toxic exposure.”
The fact is that today, most routinely recommended pediatric vaccines manufactured for the U.S. market still contain thimerosal, though according to the Institute of Medicine (IOM), “only trace” amounts remain. And, of course, this is exactly what they thought five years ago. In 1999, Dr Neal Halsey, who heads the Hopkins Institute for Vaccine Safety said, “My first reaction was simply disbelief, which was the reaction of almost everybody involved in vaccines.
“In most vaccine containers, thimerosal is listed as a mercury derivative, a hundredth of a percent. And what I believed, and what everybody else believed, was that it was truly a trace, a biologically insignificant amount. My honest belief is that if the labels had had the mercury content in micrograms, this would have been uncovered years ago. But the fact is, no one did the calculation.”
So confusing is the subject of traces and what levels of thimerosal are still used in vaccines that the WHO had to create terminology for clarification. Removal of thimerosal means specifically thimerosal was used during the production process but removed at a certain stage of production resulting in residual traces remaining.
Reduction of thimerosal means that it is still used but reduced in comparison with the amount in the already licensed vaccines. Only thimerosal elimination means that it is not used at any stage of production and is thus considered thimerosal free.
Different researchers have done experiments with what are considered traces and have shown thimerosal “to cause adverse effects on methylation synthesis (MS) activity at concentrations well below the levels produced by thimerosal containing vaccines,” said Dr. Waly and associates at Northeastern University.
They found, “The ethylmercury-containing preservative thimerosal inhibited both IGF-1 (insulin-like growth factor-1) and dopamine-stimulated methylation with an IC50 of 1nM and eliminated MS activity. It should be noted that reduced IGF-1 levels have been reported in autism, which may also contribute to impaired myelination.”
Many say that the charges of the dangers of thimerosal remain to be proven but there is overwhelming evidence:
- Scientific studies. – Basic chemistry. – Documentation. – The common experiences of thousands of parents. – Records of thousands of deaths and tens of thousands of near-fatal incidents resulting in hospitalization recorded in federal databases. – Several new scientific studies that show how “dead wrong” medical authorities are on this vital medical question. For reasons that can only be described as basic conflicts of interest, greed, ignorance and even evil intention, one of the most serious crimes in human history has been committed across approximately six decades of time but got much worse in the 1990s as the number of vaccines containing thimerosal increased.
Appropriately called pharmaceutical terrorism — the fact is doctors and nurses and governmental health officials around the world are just too comfortable with injecting toxic chemical compounds into the vulnerable bodies of infants. And dentists are too comfortable putting mercury in their patients’ mouths even though they are taught and are required by federal agencies to treat amalgam materials as toxic wastes.
Many are guilty of betraying the public’s trust, sponsoring a great harm and attacking those who would reveal the truth behind what is going on. It is only a matter of time before the public will see and understand who the real charlatans are and see the criminality in their attitudes and actions. Scientific integrity is a commitment to truthfulness, personal accountability and vigorous adherence to standards of professional conduct.
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How Mercury Causes Brain Neuron Degeneration The following short film produced by the University of Calgary documents exactly what happens to brain cells when mercury comes into contact with them. Witness under microscopic magnification the immediate damage mercury does to the structure of brain cells. This video demonstrates the validity and definitive dangers of putting thimerosol into vaccines.
References and Sources:
BBC News – news.bbc.co.uk
CNN – CNN.com
Mercola.com – www.mercola.com
NaturalNews – http://www.naturalnews.com
LiveScience – http://www.livescience.com
Vaccine Information Service – http://www.vaccination.inoz.com
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