Help wake up the world to the dangers of vaccines and drugs
Tuesday, June 25, 2013
by Mike Adams, the Health Ranger
It’s time for the world to wake up to the devastating dangers of vaccines and prescription medications. Autism rates have skyrocketed, yet the medical establishment continues to inject our children with mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde and MSG — all admitted ingredients in vaccines.
Seventy percent of our population is on medication, but our population is sicker than ever. If prescription medications made people healthier, America would be the healthiest nation in the world, but it’s actually one of the sickest.
Prescription medications are not just killing Americans in record numbers, they’re also distracting people from the real solutions to lasting health: nutrition, regular exercise, sunlight, avoidance of toxins, fresh foods, superfoods and natural, holistic therapies like chiropractic care and massage therapy. Due to the influence and power of Big Pharma‘s marketing machine, people have been suckered into the false belief that the answer to all their health problems is just a pill away… and then another pill… and another… until they’re taking a chemical cocktail of ten prescriptions that are crucifying their liver and kidneys (while causing cancer).
Are Tetanus Shots Necessary?
Thanks to Curtis Cost at Vaccines are Dangerous Blog
The tetanus vaccine is one of the biggest scams going. At it’s height in 1948 there were only 601 cases of tetanus in all of America according to the Centers for Disease Control’s own statistics published in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly. From 1995 to 2005 there were only an average of 35 cases per year in the entire country! This means that the likelihood of getting tetanus is millions to one. Since the tetanus vaccine supposedly gives a person immunity for only ten years and most people don’t get tetanus shots pass childhood, one would expect a lot more cases of tetanus given the fact that millions of Americans get cut on any given day. The reality is that this is simply not the case. America is a country of over 300 million people and therefore 35 cases of tetanus (most of whom fully recover) is infinitesimal! It would be equivalent to someone living in Manhattan worrying about being eaten by an alligator!
“The disease is rare in the United States, with less than 100 cases of tetanus reported annually. ”
The medical establishment would like for people to live in fear of getting tetanus whenever they get a cut, but the statistics simply do not support that. It makes no sense to be giving the tetanus vaccine to millions of babies and children when their risk of ever getting tetanus is next to zero and the vaccine has its own set of potential adverse reactions. The only reason why the tetanus vaccine is still on the market is because of profit, plain and simple!
Most people who get tetanus do not get lockjaw. The vast majority fully recover. Since Clostridium tetani, which is the bacteria that supposedly causes tetanus, is typically found in soil and animal manure, those who live and work on farms have a small risk of getting tetanus, if they have a deep cut with something that has soil and animal manure on it, but the risk for those who live in cities is virtually nonexistent. One has a greater chance of being struck by lightening than ever getting tetanus.
Doctors simply recommend cleaning minor wounds with soap and water and a disinfectant, and this is usually sufficient protection. On the other hand, there are a wide range of potential side effects from the tetanus vaccine including: brain damage, seizures and difficulty swallowing among others. The tetanus vaccine has also been linked to causing sterility in women because of a hormone placed in the tetanus shot. From 1990 to 2011 there were 117, 360 adverse events reported as a result of vaccines that contained the tetanus vaccine. These were reported to VAERS – Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System of the Centers for Disease Control. (http://vaers.hhs.gov/data/data). Since most adverse vaccine reactions are never reported, it is generally believed that these numbers only represent about 10% of the actual number of adverse reactions to vaccines.
The bottom is that most people have almost a zero risk of every getting tetanus and those who take a tetanus vaccine are exposing themselves to the multiple risks of the vaccine itself. The only justification for the tetanus vaccine being on the market is big profits for the drug companies. President Obama should have the need for the tetanus vaccine re-evaluated.
Thanks to Curtis Cost at Vaccines are Dangerous Blog
HPV and Hepatitis B vaccines do not
prevent cervical cancer and liver disease
Tuesday, June 18, 2013 by: Michelle Goldstein
While pro-vaccinators continue to urge the use of vaccines to prevent disease, research does not support the theory that vaccines protect against illness. In fact, the HPV and Hepatitis B vaccines have proven to be dangerous and fatal to health. Hepatitis B vaccines, routinely given to infants at birth, are associated with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS) and other debilitating injuries. In the case of the HPV vaccine, early evidence is pointing to HPV vaccines actually increasing young women’s risk of cervical cancers, long associated with older women and safely screened by pap smear exams. The number of serious injuries associated with the newer HPV vaccine continues to climb.
The evidence against Hepatitis B, HPV and other vaccines
Vaccines in general have been shown to increase antibodies for a particular disease, while severely compromising cellular immunity, which is considered more important by medical experts in fighting disease. Prominent neurologist Russell Blaylock has written extensively regarding compromised cellular immunity and serious brain injury resulting from vaccinations. There is no evidence that vaccines work to prevent disease. To the contrary, several disease outbreaks, in population groups who are heavily vaccinated, have shown vaccines are ineffective in protecting against illness. These outbreaks include pertussis (whooping cough), measles and chickenpox. Research has shown that between 90- 99 percent of those vaccinated against these diseases have contracted them, compared to 1-10 percent of those not vaccinated for these diseases.
Hepatitis B is a disease most common in young adults who are sexually promiscuous or share drug needles. Hepatitis B generally resolves on its own and rarely develops into liver disease. Likewise, the HPV virus is not generally associated with cervical cancer, but usually presents as a benign illness which heals itself. Cervical cancer can safely be screened by pap smears and is typically diagnosed in older women.
Children are not in high risk groups for either of these illnesses. Hepatitis B vaccines are routinely given to infants at birth. HPV vaccine protocols target children ages nine to 26. These vaccine schedules make no sense from a health perspective, even with the large assumption that these vaccines are effective at preventing disease. These vaccine recommendations do make sense from a corporate profit model. Vaccinations are known to be highly profitable for pharmaceutical companies.
Vaccine safety record
As of mid-2012, there were 119 reports of death, 894 incidents of disability and 9,889 documented emergency room visits resulting from the HPV vaccine. As of March 2012, there were 66,554 reports of serious adverse reactions to the Hepatitis B vaccine including 1,500 deaths, many officially reported as SIDS.
HPV vaccine increases risk of cervical cancer in young women
Previously healthy, young women are reporting cervical abnormalities and cancer after receiving the HPV vaccine. In March 2012, 669 women reported abnormal pap smears and cervical dysplasia to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. 50 women reported cancer as a result of the HPV vaccine. It is estimated that these reports are a very small percentage of the actual events. (http://sanevax.org/hpv-vaccine-vaers-reports-march-2012/)
Hepatitis B and HPV vaccines have not been proven safe or effective in preventing sexually transmitted diseases from infecting children. The targeted illnesses of liver disease and cervical cancer are not commonplace for infants, children and young adults. It is important that parents examine the facts prior to giving permission for these routine medical procedures. The real potential health risks need to be carefully weighed against the unproven protections against disease which these vaccines promise. Vaccine exemptions are available in every state. See (http://www.nvic.org/Vaccine-Laws/state-vaccine-requirements.aspx) for your state’s vaccine exemption laws.
Tetanus is unique among the so-called vaccine-preventable diseases as it is not communicable and therefore the ‘herd immunity’ argument is not applicable. Tetanus as a clinical entity is linked to the bacterium Clostridium tetani, however this bacterium is recovered from a wound in only 30% of cases, and is often isolated from patients who have not developed tetanus.
The tetanus bacterium is ubiquitous. It is not here today gone tomorrow. It is found on the surface of the body, in the mouth, in the gastro-intestinal tract, in house dust and clothing. It occurs extensively in cultivated soils. The organism lives as a harmless commensal in the gut of many animals, in addition to humans (rural residents tend to have higher rates of intestinal carriage than city dwellers). In spite of the ubiquity of the so-called cause, the incidence of tetanus is significantly low.
It is not the bacterium itself that causes the development of tetanus but the toxins it produces under anaerobic conditions. “Under normal conditions, no disease will occur if spores are introduced into a wound.”(J. Ark Med Soc Vol 80, No 3 p134) and “It is the compromised host, or traumatised patient, either by surgery or accident, who is most apt to develop tetanus.” (J Foot Surgery Vol 23, No 3 p235).
The clostridium tetani is relatively innocuous but it elaborates a certain toxin, tetanospasmin, the effects of which are hard to determine. Drs. Cecil and Loeb, in their Textbook of Medicine, say “Tetanus toxin fails to produce any recognisable pathological lesions in the tissues it affects, nor do any specific changes occur at the site of infection by the clostridium tetani.”
Let us consider some of the facts reported in the medical literature in 1920, Sir Leonard Hill said in a report to the Medical Research Committee, “Tetanus and gas gangrene bacilli washed clean and injected are innocuous.” In ‘A System of Bacteriology’ Vol III, page 307, Drs Bosanquet and Eyre say “The bacilli are in pure culture incapable of vegetating in viro,” ie of multiplying in the body. Furthermore, in the Official History of the War, Pathology 1923, it is stated “Tetanus bacilli have been found in 20% of war wounds although no symptoms of tetanus were present, ” and “in 50% of undoubted tetanus cases the bacilli have been undiscoverable.” In the same volume also appears clostridium tetani has been “cultivated from the wound of a man showing no evidence of tetanus, 882 days after it had been inflicted,” and “it has been realised during the war that the tetanus bacillus or its spores may be present in vast numbers of wounds without producing tetanus.”
We may deduce from the above facts that we have, as the cause of tetanus, a bacterium which is (a) harmless in pure culture (b) incapable of multiplying in the body (c) absent in 50% of cases of undoubted tetanus (d) present in 20% of cases where no tetanus symptoms appeared and often remaining in the body for months or years without producing symptoms. This is certainly a peculiar cause.
It is thought that whilst the bacteria themselves are somewhat feeble, their spores may remain dormant in the tissues for lengthy periods. If this is so, what are the factors which enable the spores to develop into bacteria and elaborate their toxins? What causes them to become active? Why do they remain dormant for long periods? As yet the answers to these questions are not forthcoming. They could supply the answer to the cause of the disease, in fact, all disease, for these questions obviously concern the host rather than the bacteria, and it is to the host that we must look for causes. Here we will find the cause of tetanus, not in some microscopic piece of protoplasm which we endow with almost omnipotent properties. Bacterial diseases, so-called, have a biochemical basis. The tetanus bacteria may be a factor in tetanus. The toxin may be involved in some way but that these are fundamental causes is nonsense, otherwise the disease would be more common, in view of the fact that the bacteria is so frequently found on and in our bodies.
The geographical distribution of tetanus across the globe generally follows the areas of moist, warm climate and fertile soil — the highest rates occur in the developing world, particularly in countries near the equator.
Most people associate tetanus with the wound from a rusty nail or deep puncture wound where it is difficult for oxygen to reach. These kind of wounds account for just over half of the cases in the developed countries, as other causes have been observed, i.e. middle-ear infection, tonsillitis, appendicitis, dental infection, abortions and in some cases there is neither a history of injury, nor a detectable wound! Also laboratory investigations frequently produce negative results.
What is the real cause of tetanus? How may it be prevented, and how may a patient recover once tetanus has developed? The real cause of tetanus is not a germ, but dirt and filth. The bacteria are harmless when placed into a surgically clean wound. Tetanus develops when drainage of a wound is checked and dirt is retained in the tissues. The bacilli do not circulate in the blood. They remain at the point of entry and produce toxins. One of these poisons, tetanospasmin, is one of the most dangerous poisons known to man which occasions vigorous activity in the nervous tissues. The other toxin, tetano-lycin, occasions a breakdown of the blood cells. If good drainage is facilitated from the beginning, tetanus will not result from a wound. If tetanus has developed, an incision should be made to afford drainage, removing the foreign matter, and once the wound is drained and cleaned, the bacteria will not be able to elaborate the powerful toxins which are poison in the body. Once the poisoning ceases, the patient will start to recover. The ability to combat, destroy and eliminate the toxins will depend on the health and vigour of the patient. The patient suffering from tetanus should be put to bed, permitted to rest, kept warm and fasting should be immediately instituted. They should receive all the salubrious hygienic influences and the fasting should be continued until all symptoms have disappeared. Wounds should never be permitted to become pent-up. Drainage must be afforded, and if this is done, there is no danger.
Types of Tetanus
A 1940 text still provides some of the most valuable information on Tetanus that there is. It was written before antibiotics, and at a time when people had a very thorough knowledge of tetanus.
There are five kinds of tetanus.
All can be preceded by nonspecific premonitory symptoms such as restlessness, irritability and headache.
1) Subacute tetanus which is characterised by some degree of neck stiffness involving the muscles at the back of the neck; spasticity, as well as increased muscle stretch reflexes, especially in the lower limbs. Patients usually have brief nocturnal generalised spasms.
2) Local tetanus (rare) where the contractions of the muscles are only in the area of the injury. These contractions can persist for weeks when treated by the traditional hospital method.
3) Cephalic tetanus (very rare) which can often occur after otitis media with a burst ear drum, or removal of teeth or dental work, with inappropriate wound management. (But again, host conditions determine the outcome). Clostridium tetani can be found from swabs taken from the middle ear, but sometimes the entry point can be from the cone put in the ear by the doctor to have a look, or from fingers transferring tetanus spores into the ear. The main symptoms for this form of tetanus are in the head and face area.
4) Generalised tetanus (most common sort about 80%) The symptoms start at the head and work down. Reflex spasms normally occur within 24 – 72 hours, known as the “onset time”. First the person will find it hard to open their mouth; will have a stiff neck and have difficulty swallowing.
5) Neonatal tetanus was eliminated from developed countries BEFORE either a vaccine or antibiotics were invented primarily because of basic cleanliness.
Tetanus spores are everywhere in the environment. On your bookcase, in your back yard, in clothing and house dust and in your mouth and feces. Tetanus has been known to follow surgery and innocuous procedures such as skin testing or intramuscular injections of medications and vaccinations themselves.
Clostridium bacteria are especially common in the intestines and feces of rats, guinea pigs, chickens, cats, dogs, sheep, cattle and horses. Approximately 5% of humans have clostridium tetani multiplying in their guts yet don’t even know it, although the 1940 text puts that figure at 25%.
Vaccines Do Not Prevent Tetanus
A tetanus vaccine does NOT protect you from getting tetanus. While the medical profession likes to take the credit for ALL the decline of tetanus courtesy of a vaccine, this is simply NOT true.
The proof of that lies with neonatal tetanus in the developed world, which DISAPPEARED well before the existence of either anti-toxin or a vaccine.
If we look at the documented Tetanus Mortality England & Wales from 1901 to 1999, we find that the administration of tetanus vaccine is likely to be pointless and puts children especially at risk of adverse reactions to the vaccines.
Deaths related to Tetanus and tetanus incidents overall, sharply decreased long before the vaccine was introduced widely during World War II.
Debate as to whether humans can develop circulating antitoxin against tetanus in the absence of vaccination is futile since evidence of natural immunity has been observed globally.
Although there have been conflicting results, some studies in Brazil, China, Ethiopia, India, Italy, Israel, Spain and the USSR have shown substantial proportions of unimmunised populations with detectable levels of antitoxin. Specifically, up to 80% of persons in India and up to 95% of persons in a group of Ethiopian refugees had levels of antitoxin suggestive of protection. It is admitted by medical experts that this phenomenon has not been adequately studied, and yet it is apparent that when unexpected or undesirable findings emerge, rather than acknowledging the results, it is presented as an ongoing debate!
The development of tetanus by a deep puncture injury is known not to induce any subsequent immunity, which then raises the serious question — how is a vaccine able to produce any long-term immunity? Proper and natural immunity is achieved by the ingestion of tetanus spores through natural entry, stimulating the immune system at all levels in an appropriate way. Critics of vaccination often highlight the fact that injecting foreign antigen into the body by-passes a branch of the immune system leading to a compromised host. Dr Viera Scheibner, a researcher on the ineffectiveness and dangers of vaccination, points out that any injection is a deep-puncture wound, so that is why contracting tetanus through a wound does not produce any long-term proper immunity because of the similar action to a vaccination, i.e. the by-passing of our multi-levelled immune system due to unnatural entry.
With an obvious lack of understanding on this aspect, from the world health ‘experts’ of the day, it is surprising that their general conclusion is that ‘even if natural immunity occurs in some populations, it can not be relied on to control tetanus.’ In 1973, of the estimated one million tetanus deaths throughout the world, 60 to 90% were due to neonatals (in otherwords most tetanus cases). Clearly the most simple and effective way to reduce this problem would be improved hygiene in childbirth practices, along side obvious health improvements for the population at large.
The following is taken from the Medical Press, Nov 3, 1948. “The not infrequent failure of tetanus anti-toxin prophylactically is indicated by the fact that deaths from tetanus occur in 7% of civilian cases and 50% of military cases, in spite of its use.” From the Medical History of the Second World War, Medicine and Pathology, we note, “It is disappointing to find that the case mortality is the same as in 1914-18. There is still no convincing evidence that anti-tetanic serum possesses curative value.” Many more such statements from strictly “orthodox” sources could be quoted to consolidate our claim that the serum is incapable of affording any protection against tetanus. However, we must now turn to another important aspect concerning the employment of the serum.
Is there any danger associated with the injection of the vaccine, and if there is, does any test exist which can show the probability of the development of “allergic reactions” in a particular patient. There can be serious effects following the introduction of tetanus anti-toxin into the body and there is no valid method of revealing the possibility of these side effects beforehand. Most textbooks on bacteriology point out the ‘fallibility of the intradermal sensitivity test.” The so-called allergic manifestations may appear immediately following the injection or they may be delayed for 1-14 days. Early “reactions” to toxoid include anaphylactic shock, unconsciousness and death. The later reactions may be chills, fever, urticaria, angioneurotic oedema, swollen lymph glands, pains in the muscles and joints. The anti-toxin may prove fatal but there is also another hazard associated with the dangerous yet dramatic practice of transfusing blood. Dr Meyer in his book “Side Effects of Drugs,” has this to say: “Six cases of transfusion reactions occurred in 8 recipients with blood of O donors previously vaccinated with anti-toxins (diphtheria and tetanus anti-toxins).”
They refuse to blame the drugs, vaccine and sera for the “reactions” which follow their administration, but assert that the patient was “sensitive”. All this means is that the drug was not to blame. The blame was the patient’s. He or she was “sensitive”. To a greater or lesser degree, we are all sensitive to poisons, that is, when poisons are taken into the body through any channel, an attempt is made to resist these poisons, to expel them or to neutralise them, to get rid of them, to destroy them. In the process of neutralising, expelling and resisting the poisons acute symptoms are the actions of the body, not the drug or serum, actions of the body defending itself against the poison.
Tetanus Vaccine Ingredients
There are 15 different tetanus-containing vaccines manufactured by various drug companies, which are licensed in the U.S. The tetanus containing vaccines are licensed for adults only; four are licensed for use as booster shots; one of the vaccines contains tetanus only and is licensed for use by persons age 7 years and older; and the rest are combination vaccines that may contain one or more of the following vaccines: pertussis, diphtheria, hepatitis B, Hib, polio, and/or meningococcal.
As of August 2012, there had been 22,143 adverse events in children and adults reported to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) following tetanus or tetanus containing vaccines combined with diphtheria vaccine (TT, TD, DT) and 67 deaths.
Severe reported tetanus vaccine adverse events include shock; neuropathy; convulsions; encephalopathy; paralysis; Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS); and death;
The vaccine is made from the tetanus toxoid inactivated withformaldehyde. To produce the toxoid the bacterium is cultured in liquid medium in large-capacity fermenters. The medium consists of digestive enzymes of milk protein, allegedly free of contaminants, which is harvested by filtration, purified and detoxified. The vaccine also contains aluminium hydroxide or phosphate, which acts as an adjuvant (any substance used in conjunction with another to enhance its activity), and thimerorsal, a mercury-containing compound, is found in the ingredients of some of the DTaP formulations which is claimed to prevent bacterial contaminant overgrowth.
The Risks of Tetanus Vaccines Outweigh Any Benefit
According to medical literature, tetanus toxoid is one of the most potent vaccinations used routinely in children with protective levels being obtained with schedules that start in the newborn period. Apparently in contrast to the diphtheria toxoid, which is clearly impeded in the presence of passively transferred maternal anti-toxin, the tetanus toxoid has been considered to be minimally inhibited by maternal antitoxin. However, interestingly enough, studies in US have shown that infants have high levels of circulating tetanus antitoxin, well above the protective level, at 2 months of age before beginning vaccination schedules. (Barkin RM et al. DTP reactions and serologic response with a reduced dose schedule, J Pediatr 105: 189-94, 1984. — Barkin RM et al Pediatric diphtheria and tetanus toxoids vaccine. J Pediatr 106: 779-81, 1985).
In one study 11 healthy subjects receiving the tetanus booster vaccine produced a lowering of the t-lymphocyte helpers/suppressor ratio such as might be seen in patients with AIDS. (NEJM,1984, 310:198-9. Eibi MM et al Abnormal T-lymphocyte subpopulations in healthy subjects after tetanus booster.)
In an article on tetanus by Dr Kris Gaublomme, a medically qualified homeopath and vaccine researcher, he concludes with:
’The overwhelming amount of literature on tetanus toxoid vaccine adverse side-effects and the severity of those complications make it absolutely impossible to ridicule them as rare and benign. Doing so could only demonstrate a profound lack of knowledge of the literature concerned. Some medical professionals insist on having adrenalin readily available when tetanus toxoid is administered, thus admitting that the vaccination is in fact a life-threatening medical intervention, even in apparently healthy individuals. This speaks for itself. Risking one’s life by an intervention which is probably ineffective, to avoid a disease which will probably never occur, is not sound medical practice. All it takes, on a world scale, to avoid the majority of tetanus cases is clean scissors to cut the newborn’s cord. Information, soap and peroxide might do a far better job than tetanus vaccine.’
Drugs, vaccines and anti-toxins are a hazard to health. The sick cannot be poisoned into good health.
- Minn. Parents Speak Out Against Adding Vaccine Requirements (kstp.com)
- CDC Goal: More Immunizations For MN Students (minnesota.cbslocal.com)
- Daphne Bramham: Eliminating needless pain and anguish of tetanus (vancouversun.com)
- Why You Never Need A Tetanus Vaccine, Regardless of Your Age or Location (fromthetrenchesworldreport.com)
- Vaccine Issues, British Style (activistpost.com)
- “Immunize vs. Vaccinate” from two perspectives (thepoxesblog.wordpress.com)
- Your Child’s Immunization’s (drpeternieman.wordpress.com)
- Why You Never Need A Tetanus Vaccine, Regardless of Your Age or Location (naturalblaze.com)
- Vexing Over Vaccines Are Vaccines Causing More Disease Than They Are Curing? by Alan Cantwell, Jr., M.D. (ageoflucidity.info)