January 2018

Are Vaccine Ingredients Safe?

Posted: 1/26/2018 8:55:58 PM | with 4 comments

By Barbara Loe Fisher

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There is an old saying that you are what you eat. Today, many more people understand the importance of reading food ingredient labels. We check for chemicals, trans fat and sugar content, whether or not the food has been genetically modified, and how full of vitamins and nutrients the food is before we buy it. 1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9

And yet, when we go to the doctor, how many times do we check the ingredients in the vaccines a doctor recommends? 10 11

By federal law, drug companies selling vaccines in the U.S. must publish information about vaccine ingredients in the manufacturer package insert that comes with vials of vaccines shipped to doctors’ offices, public health clinics and pharmacies. 12

The Centers for Disease Control also publishes a list of vaccine ingredients. 13 Here are some of the ingredients that may be in the vaccines your doctor recommends:

Even though these ingredients in vaccines may be in small amounts, not every ingredient has been adequately tested for negative effects on the brain and immune system. 79 80 81 82 And because every person is unique, with a different genetic 83 and epigenetic heritage, 84 a different microbiome, 85 86 and a different health history, not every person reacts the same way to vaccine ingredients. 87 88

Before you take a risk, find out what it is. It’s your health, your family, your choice.

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Sudden Infant Deaths Remain High in the U.S.

Posted: 1/15/2018 12:15:53 PM | with 0 comments
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In 2016 the U.S. as a whole registered nearly six infant deaths per 100,000 live births, but rates were as high as 141.1 deaths per 100,000 live births in Arkansas. These rates compare poorly to those in other developed nations. 

There were an estimated 3,700 unexpected infant deaths in the U.S. in 2015, with 1,600 defined as SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome). There is very little credible information about what causes truly unexplainable infant death, but it is believed to be multifactorial. 

There have been both anecdotal and published reports that Sudden Unexplained Infant Death (SUID) may have a causal relationship to vaccination for some babies. Although medical authorities tend to reject the theory that vaccination could lead to infant death, there is anecdotal evidence in the form in innumerable personal stories about infants who were healthy and died suddenly without explanation after vaccination. 

A 2011 study found “a high statistically significant correlation between increasing numbers of vaccine doses and increasing infant mortality rates.” A 2015 analysis by the CDC of deaths following vaccination reported to VAERS found that nearly 80 percent of children who died after vaccination had received more than one vaccination on the same day. 

Correlation may not equal causation, but when between 2,000 and 3,000 babies die every year in the U.S. before their first birthday and their deaths are categorized as SIDS or “unexplained,” the potential association between unexpected infant death and vaccination merits deeper consideration and more thorough scientific investigation.

Read the full story in the NVIC’s online publication The Vaccine Reaction. Listen to Barbara Loe Fisher talk about the relationship between vaccination and infant death in In Memoriam. Learn more about SIDS in Unraveling the Mystery of Sudden Unexpected Infant Death and Babies May Benefit from Co-Sleeping.


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New Human Fetal Cell Lines Available for Vaccine Production

Posted: 1/15/2018 11:59:35 AM | with 0 comments
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Human cells from the tissue of aborted fetuses have been used in vaccines since the 1960s, and currently they are used in 11 vaccines. Aborted human fetal cell cultures are used for growing viruses, which are then used in the preparation of inactivated and live virus vaccines. They may also be grown on chick embryos or cells from different animals and bugs, such as army worms. 

A study published in 2015 in the journal Human Vaccines & Immunotherapeutics confirms that in addition to the two primary cell cultures that have been used for more than half a century to make hundreds of millions of doses, a third aborted human fetal cell culture may be used. Called Walvax-2, it has been assessed as a culture for growing rabies, hepatitis, and varicella viruses. 

Source tissue for this new cell line was obtained from nine fetuses provided by the Department of Obstetrics and Gynecology of Yunnan Hospital in China. Relatively little additional information about Walvax-2 is available from public sources. It is not clear how the name was derived, what government agency or company is leading the research, or the possible application of the cell line to vaccine production. 

Read the full article in the NVIC’s online newspaper The Vaccine Reaction. To learn more about how vaccines are created, read Understanding the Rationale Behind Vaccines. Listen to Theresa Deischer, PhD talk about how humans and their parts can be exploited for medical manufacturing and product commodities in The Commoditization of Human Beings.


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