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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

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

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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Chronic Inflammation in Alzheimer’s Disease

Posted: 12/19/2017 2:24:48 PM | with 0 comments
brain inflammation

Chronic inflammation is a hallmark of more than 80 recognized autoimmune disorders, and the site of the symptoms (joints, skin, organs) determines the specific disorder. As researchers continue to make progress in understanding Alzheimer’s disease, it appears that Alzheimer’s disease may be another example of an autoimmune disease in which brain inflammation plays a causative role.

Development of Inflammation of the brain is similar to the inflammatory processes that take place in the rest of the body. Microglia in the dedicated immune system of the central nervous system are activated when they perceive a threat, and are dispatched in response to promote healing. However, when microglia are constantly responding to perceived threats, the immune system is overactivated and this can lead to damage of healthy brain cells and acceleration of the Alzheimer’s disease process. Microglia activation has a negative effect on normal cognitive function.

Chronic inflammation of the body’s peripheral systems may also lead to brain inflammation and Alzheimer’s disease. Long term gum disease, for instance, has been linked to increased risk of developing Alzheimer’s disease. 

Vaccine researchers have described a number of biological mechanisms whereby vaccines can cause brain inflammation. The Merck Manual states that encephalitis (brain inflammation) can develop after “A virus or vaccine triggers a reaction that makes the immune system attack brain tissue (an autoimmune reaction).” Vaccine ingredients like aluminum adjuvants, which are neurotoxic, have been implicated in vaccine-associated brain dysfunction. Commenting on the ability of vaccines to cause chronic brain inflammation, Russell Blaylock, MD said, “Overstimulation of the systemic immune system, as by repeated inoculations spaced close together, can result in chronic activation of brain microglia, the nervous system’s immune mechanism.”

Read the full article, Chronic Inflammation and Alzheimer’s Disease in NVIC’s online publication The Vaccine Reaction. To learn more about the ways inflammation affects health, read Inflammation: The Good and the Bad. To learn more about the relationship between Alzheimer’s disease and vaccines read Strong Evidence Linking Aluminum and Alzheimer’s

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Aluminum in Antiperspirants Linked to Cancer and Aluminum in Vaccines Linked to Brain Damage

Posted: 11/28/2017 2:08:37 PM | with 1 comments

Reports linking sweat gland-blocking aluminum in antiperspirants to breast cancer led the FDA in 2004 to require warning labels about the potential health dangers of aluminum in antiperspirants. The FDA also warned people with renal (kidney) dysfunction to avoid aluminum-containing antiperspirants, carrying the implication that aluminum-based compounds are indeed absorbed into the body when applied to the skin.

Although drug companies, federal regulatory agencies and medical trade groups state there is no need to throw out antiperspirants, the fact remains that the link between aluminum and breast cancer has not been ruled out. NIH’s National Cancer Institute is clear that studies have provided conflicting results and that additional research would be needed to determine if a relationship does or does not exist.

While there is growing concern about the dangers of aluminum absorbed through the skin, there is also growing concern about injecting aluminum into our bodies via vaccines. Aluminum is a recognized neurotoxin that is used as an adjuvant in some inactivated vaccines, even though there has not been adequate toxicity testing. Aluminum been associated with the development of central nervous system dysfunction, including autism and Alzheimer’s disease. A 2017 article in the journal Toxicology expressed safety concerns about aluminum adjuvants in vaccines because of its long-lasting biopersistence within the immune cells of some individuals, and persistent reports of chronic fatigue syndrome, cognitive dysfunction, myalgia, dysautonomia and other autoimmune-inflammatory disorders developing after receipt of aluminum containing vaccines.

Aluminum expert Chris Exley states that it has been common practice for experimental vaccine trials to use aluminum adjuvants as the control or placebo, resulting in many vaccine-related adverse events in the placebo arm of clinical trials that are caused in part or solely by aluminum adjuvants. The use of aluminum containing placebos in pre-licensure vaccine trials can mask the true reactivity of the experimental vaccine.

There is no known biologic need for aluminum in the human body. Aluminum can enter the body through the gastrointestinal tract by ingesting food cooked in aluminum utensils or drinking beverages from aluminum cans, through injected aluminum-containing vaccines or kidney dialysis products, and through the skin with the use of aluminum containing antiperspirants. If an individual cannot efficiently excrete aluminum in body fluids, such as sweat and urine, it is deposited in bone, brain, liver, heart, spleen and muscle tissue.

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