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Why Are Americans So Sick?

Posted: 7/10/2017 11:16:33 AM | with 0 comments

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In the early 1900s, infectious diseases—tuberculosis, pneumonia and diarrheal disease-- were the leading cause of death in the United States. By the end of the last century, chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer, chronic lung diseases, stroke, and type 2 diabetes were responsible for most deaths in the US.

Autoimmune diseases like celiac disease, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and type 1 diabetes have been normalized. More than half the population has at least one or more chronic diseases, and one in four children under the age of 17 has a chronic health problem. The crisis is expected to worsen in the coming years. Given the death, disability and skyrocketing costs associated with these chronic illnesses, it is puzzling that public health officials continue to focus on preventing infectious diseases through vaccination. 

Chronic diseases are the single greatest threat to the health of Americans, yet public health policies and laws that seek to prevent infectious diseases through vaccination have never been as aggressively enforced in American history. Why is there such a lack of urgency to investigate the cause of chronic illness?

Read the full article, Why Are Americans So Sick? in NVIC’s The Vaccine Reaction.

Learn more about chronic illness in The Cost of America’s Childhood Asthma Epidemic, Chronic Illness and the State of Our Children’s Health and Sick is the New Normal.  Read Barbara Loe Fisher’s referenced essay, Vaccines, Autism and Chronic Inflammation from The Autism File for a deeper look at the effects of chronic inflammation on health. 

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