To Vaccinate or Not–A Physical AND Spiritual Decision
During the first half of November 2011, we discussed the controversial topic of vaccination on HFFG’s Facebook page. I received many emails and Facebook messages, some good and some, well, not so good. I have also received comments and messages looking for specific information that was posted since it can be difficult to locate on Facebook after a while.
Consequently, I would like to summarize our discussion and include the strongest points and information in one concise blog post. This article can be used to forward to friends who may be asking questions like those I received in many emails during that time: “What’s wrong with vaccinations?” “Should I delay them?” “Which ones are the most dangerous?” “What about herd immunity?” And so on.
But first, I’d like to remind my readers that as a parent of five children, I have been on both sides of this issue. I blindingly and naively followed the masses on this topic for my first three children who were fully vaccinated. I beamed with pride whenever I pulled out that fancy, up-to-date, gold vaccination card for each child.
When our fourth child was a year old, God placed some friends in our lives that gently warned us of the dangers of vaccines. Because our fourth son had just experienced what we believed to be a reaction to those shots, we began to look into it further. What I’ve found has led me to fiercely refuse any further vaccinations.
Vaccines May Not Even Work
First and foremost, I think we need to examine if vaccines even work. At the beginning of my research, I primarily studied the side effects of vaccines. Those side effects led me to decide that I would possibly just delay vaccinations for my younger children until they were older. This was based on the lingering assumption that vaccines work.
However, the more research I did, the more I realized that the efficacy of vaccines has never even been proven. In fact, there are plenty of studies proving that vaccines aren’t even working. See for yourself:
In the vaccine maker’s own words and mandated by the government, the flu vaccine does not even work. The following language is taken directly from the package insert that accompanies the flu shot:
“There have been no controlled clinical studies demonstrating a decrease in influenza disease after vaccination with AFLURIA.”
Not only do they have to state that they have never even conducted clinical studies proving its efficacy, but they also state that it’s SAFETY for certain groups has not been proven:
“Safety and effectiveness of Influenza A (H1N1) 2009 Monovalent Vaccine have not been established in pregnant women or nursing mothers and in the pediatric population below 6 months of age.”
Read for yourself here: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM182401.pdf
In the words of a governmental research study:
In children under the age of two, the efficacy of inactivated vaccine was similar to placebo. It was not possible to analyze the safety of vaccines from the studies due to the lack of standardization in the information given but very little information was found on the safety of inactivated vaccines, the most commonly used vaccine, in young children. http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16437500
Additional information on the efficacy of other vaccines:
Whooping Cough Vaccine Not Working
“Nearly two out of three people diagnosed with whooping cough in San Diego County this year were fully immunized.”
“According to Suffolk health officials, ALL those affected had been immunized in the past, but immunizations are not 100 percent effective.”
In an interview by an ex-vaccine worker, this expert says:
“Vaccines are superstitions. And with superstitions, you don’t get facts you can use. You only get stories, most of which are designed to enforce the superstition. But, from many vaccine campaigns, we can piece together a narrative that does reveal some very disturbing things. People have been harmed. The harm is real, and it can be deep and it can mean death. The harm is NOT limited to a few cases, as we have been led to believe.”
He further states:
“There were cities in England where people who were not vaccinated did not get smallpox. There were places where people who were vaccinated experienced smallpox epidemics. And smallpox was already on the decline before the vaccine was introduced.”
This interview is one of the most life-altering articles I read along my journey to the truth. I highly recommend every parent read this for themselves:
We can clearly see from recorded outbreaks that vaccinated people are not even protected.
In order for them to work, then they should save lives.
The fact that vaccines have been saving lives for decades is usually based on two things:
It’s true that many, many articles have been published about the efficacy of vaccinations. Unfortunately, there is growing proof that most medical journals are financially supported by pharmaceutical companies. Consequently, they are likely to only publish studies with favorable results.In order to get to the truth, it’s helpful to look outside of medical journals sponsored by Big Pharma. The British Medical Journal (BMJ) conducted a rather large study to “explore the relation between study concordance, take home message, funding, and dissemination of comparative studies assessing the effects of influenza vaccines.”This 2009 study analyzed hundreds of studies to determine whether there was a link between study outcomes and the study’s funding groups on the influenza vaccines. Here are a few of the things they discovered:
- 23% of the studies had missing funding information (meaning the organization funding the study was “missing”).
- “Studies partly or completely sponsored by industry, however, were published in more prestigious journals and are probably cited more, although their methodological quality and size were similar.”
- 70% of the studies “were of poor quality with overoptimistic conclusions—that is, not supported by the data presented.”
The study concluded:
“Publication in prestigious journals is associated with partial or total industry funding, and this association is not explained by study quality or size.”
(Full study can be seen here: http://www.nvic.org/Downloads/Jeffersonetal-BMJ2009.aspx)
It is no secret that most of the articles printed in medical journals are the most biased sources of information available. Dr. Jefferson, one of the authors of the study cited above, states:
The study shows that one of the levers for accessing prestige journals is the financial size of your sponsor. Pharma sponsors order many reprints of studies supporting their products, often with in house translations into many languages. They also purchase advertising space in the journal. Many publishers openly advertise these services on their website. It is time journals made a full disclosure of their sources of funding.
However, I’m not fully convinced that this is where healthcare workers are directly getting their own information from anyway. As the BMJ study cited above said:
Healthcare workers wanting to keep up to date with recent advances in their specialty must deal with the quantity and quality of information sources. One study estimated that every month journals publish 7287 items (studies, letters, and editorials) relevant to primary care. These would take physicians trained in epidemiology 627 hours to read and appraise. Few healthcare workers have the time and skills to carry out in depth critical appraisal of published articles.
So we’ll discuss the other source of information for both healthcare workers and the general public:
Many healthcare workers, as well as parents, are quick to cite historical reports of infectious diseases declining due to the introduction of immunization.
Citing renowned physician McKeown’s work, Columbia University reports that there were other factors that were much more responsible for the decline in diseases than vaccinations:
The main influences on the decline in mortality were improved nutrition. . . reduced exposure (from better hygiene). . . and, less certainly, immunization and therapy on the large number of conditions included in the miscellaneous group. Since these three classes were responsible respectively for nearly half, one-sixth, and one-tenth of the fall in the death rate, it is probably that the advancement in nutrition was the major influence.”(http://www.columbia.edu/itc/hs/pubhealth/rosner/g8965/client_edit/readings/week_2/mckinlay.pdf)
The following chart makes it clear that the rate of measles deaths in Europe gradually declined at a constant rate with improvements in sanitation, hygiene, nutrition, etc.:
Researchers at Columbia concluded the following:
In general, medical measures appear to have contributed little to the overall decline in mortality in the United States since about 1900. More specifically, with reference to those five conditions (influenza, pneumonia, diptheria, whooping cough, and poliomyelitis) for which the decline in mortality appears to be substantial after the point of intervention–and on the unlikely assumption that all of this decline is attributable to the intervention–it is estimated that at most 3.5 percent of the total decline in mortality since 1900 could be ascribed to medical measures introduced for the diseases considered here.
It is unfortunate that doctors do not instead concentrate on nutrition which appears to play the largest role in warding off diseases.
*Healthcare workers–please continue to read below where we explore the possible spiritual implications of dispersing vaccines that may take someone’s life.
What About Herd Immunity?
What if the whole idea of herd immunity is another big fat lie?! And furthermore, what if the VACCINATED are the ones spreading around the diseases?! Yes, this may sound like a ridiculous claim but research, even some posted on the CDC’s website, proves this is the case:
For instance, most babies actually contract whooping cough from children who were recently vaccinated, as proven in studies like this one published on the CDC’s website:
“Vaccinated adolescents and adults may serve as reservoirs for silent infection and become potential transmitters to unprotected infants (3-11)…even young, recently vaccinated children may serve as reservoirs and potential transmitters of infection.”
And this research published on the NY Times website found that those who are recently vaccinated with the pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine carry the disease around in their throats and said:
“When you’re newly vaccinated you are an asymptomatic carrier, which is good for you, but not for the population.” http://www.nytimes.com/2013/11/26/health/study-finds-vaccinated-baboons-can-still-carry-whooping-cough.html?_r=0
“So in actual fact, the vaccinated are the ones who carry the disease and risk infecting the unvaccinated, rather than the other way around.”
Ironic how much backlash people who do not vaccinated their children get for allegedly spreading around illness when the truth of the matter is that it is the recently vaccinated who are doing it.
Be sure to check out my post about Secondary Transmission to see how vaccinations are actually spreading these diseases as taken directly from vaccine manufacturers’ product information sheets and medical research. This information is very important for everyone, especially those who are going to have their older children vaccinated and bring them around infants, elderly, etc.
Herd Immunity Is Nothing More Than Vaccine Quotas
In the following article, the writer points out that the truth behind the concept of herd immunity is really just financial quotas:
“Section 27-8.1.7 of the Illinois Compiled Statutes (ILCS) Health examinations and immunizations law explains that if a school vaccination rate falls below 90 percent, state aid payments to that school are automatically cut by 10 percent until the school comes into ‘compliance’ “
Read the article in its entirety here:
Besides–if vaccines really worked, than why are the vaccinated so worried about the unvaccinated?
What About Polio?!
Many people who get defensive about anti-vaccine campaigns vehemently bring up the cases of paralysis from polio that their family members suffered from. To that, I recommend reading the following articles:
Vaccine of Death
Pakistanian Prime Minister calls for halt in polio vaccines due to vaccine-derived outbreaks
“If vaccines were safe, manufacturers would not need federal legislation to protect them from liability. If vaccines were effective, no one would question the value of their use. If vaccines were good for us, state mandates would not be necessary to enforce them. A growing number of adults are investigating vaccines and discovering their contents.
Vaccines are grown on monkey kidneys, chicken embryos and contain bovine (cow) serum. Vaccines contain particles of viruses, bits of bacteria and measurable amounts of aluminum, gelatin, polysorbate 80, MSG and other chemicals. A responsible adult who concludes this combination of pathogens and chemicals can be harmful is not a ‘countercultural type who views life through a prism of conspiracy theory.’ ”Dr. Sherri Tenpenny, (http://drtenpenny.com/question_vaccines_by_Tenpenny.aspx)
The following study is just one example of one ingredient contained in vaccines that has been medically proven to cause anaphylactic reactions. This one in particular says:
Polysorbate 80 is a ubiquitously used solubilizing agent that can cause severe nonimmunologic anaphylactoid reactions.
Furthermore, this does not discuss the link between polysorbate 80 and infertility. (See below for more info on that.)
“We have exchanged chicken pox for autism, flu for asthma, ear infections for diabetes…and the list goes on and on. In the zeal to eliminate relatively benign microbes, we have traded temporary illnesses for pervasive, life-long diseases, disorders, dysfunctions and disabilities.” Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
“Annual flu vaccines. . . could leave people more vulnerable to novel pandemics.”http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2011/11/111116192801.htm
In the flu vaccine insert from the FDA’s (a government agency) website linked above, it states the following:
“In adults, the most common systemic adverse reactions were headache, malaise, and muscle aches.”
“In children, the most common systemic adverse reactions were irritability, rhinitis, fever, cough, loss of appetite, vomiting/diarrhea, headache, muscle aches and sore throat.”
Even worse than commonly giving patients the same symptoms its meant to prevent, the flu vaccine can cause far worse problems, as stated once again in the vaccine maker’s own words on packet inserts mandated by the government:
“Administration of CSL’s 2010 Southern Hemisphere influenza vaccine has been associated with increased postmarketing reports of fever and febrile seizures in children predominantly below the age of 5 years as compared to previous years.”(http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/a/afluria/afluria_pi.pdf)
“If Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS) has occurred within 6 weeks of previous influenza vaccination, the decision to give Influenza A (H1N1) should be based on careful consideration of the potential benefits and risks.”
“3% who received PEDIARIX and 4% who received INFANRIX, ENGERIX-B, and IPV reported new onset of a chronic illness during the period from 1 to 6 monthsfollowing the last dose of study vaccines. Among the chronic illnesses reported in the subjects who received PEDIARIX, there were 4 cases of asthma and 1 case each ofdiabetes mellitus and chronic neutropenia. There were 4 cases of asthma in subjects who received INFANRIX, ENGERIX-B, and IPV.”(page 8;http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM241874.pdf)
Further packet inserts for these two vaccines indicates the presence of other complications including febrile seizures.
From the packet inserts (again, as stated by the manufacturer) for the inactivated polio vaccine (IPV):
“GBS [Guillain-Barre Syndrome] has been temporally related to administration of another inactivated poliovirus vaccine. Deaths have been reported in temporal association with the administration of IPV.”(Page 3: http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM133479.pdf)
“The risk of a serious reaction to the Hepatitis B vaccine is 100 times greater than the risk of the disease.” http://towncenterwellness.com/learning-center/vaccination-information/vaccination-handouts/hepatitis-b-vaccinations-for-babies/
Hep B: Good for newborn “prostitutes” and drug users
Other research studies are discussed on this topic in the following articles:
“A child’s future good health is more assured by getting through childhood diseases without vaccinations.”
From other vaccine inserts (remember–as stated by the manufacturer):
“Some cases of SIDS can be expected to follow receipt of pertussis-containing vaccines.” (page 8; http://www.fda.gov/downloads/BiologicsBloodVaccines/Vaccines/ApprovedProducts/UCM241874.pdf)
An analysis of Infant Mortality Rates (IMR) published in Human & Experimental Toxicology, and published on the government’s health information web database, discusses studies proving that SIDS is, in fact, largely a cause of vaccines. In fact, the term “SIDS” was presented in 1969 after vaccine programs were introduced and actively recommended. From the analysis:
Prior to contemporary vaccination programs, ‘Crib death’ was so infrequent that it was not mentioned in infant mortality statistics.
The analysis continues to discuss the increased risk of SIDS following the DPT vaccine:
Torch found that two-thirds of babies who had died from SIDS had been vaccinated against DPT (diphtheria–pertussis–tetanus toxoid) prior to death. Of these, 6.5% died within 12 hours of vaccination; 13% within 24 hours; 26% within 3 days; and 37%, 61%, and 70% within 1, 2, and 3 weeks, respectively.
Torch also found that unvaccinated babies who died of SIDS did so most often in the fall or winter while vaccinated babies died most often at 2 and 4 months—the same ages when initial doses of DPT were given to infants. He concluded that DPT “may be a generally unrecognized major cause of sudden infant and early childhood death, and that the risks of immunization may outweigh its potential benefits. A need for re-evaluation and possible modification of current vaccination procedures is indicated by this study.”25
Walker et al. found “the SIDS mortality rate in the period zero to three days following DPT to be 7.3 times that in the period beginning 30 days after immunization.”26 Fine and Chen reported that babies died at a rate nearly eight times greater than normal within 3 days after getting a DPT vaccination.27
Further coroner examination of infants would reveal this information. The analysis above says, “Without a full necropsy study in the case of sudden, unexpected infant death, at least some cases linked to vaccination are likely to go undetected.” Unfortunately, when “SIDS” is listed as the cause of death, coroners usually do not (and refuse) to do any more investigation than simply evaluating for suffocation and examining the patient’s organs. There is a clearly a massive cover-up going on.
Are New Vaccines Laced With Birth Control?
“Here are the known facts concerning the tetanus vaccination campaigns in Mexico and the Philippines:* Only women are vaccinated, and only the women between the ages of 15 and 45. (In Nicaragua the age range was 12-49.) But aren’t men at least as likely as young women to come into contact with tetanus? And what of the children? Why are they excluded?* Human chorionic gonadotrophin (hCG) hormone has been found in the vaccines. It does not belong there — in the parlance of the O.J. Simpson murder trial, the vaccine has been “contaminated.”* The vaccination protocols call for multiple injections — three within three months and a total of five altogether. But, since tetanus vaccinations provide protection for ten years or more, why are multiple inoculations called for?* WHO has been actively involved for more than 20 years in the development of an anti-fertility vaccine utilizing hCG tied to tetanus toxoid as a carrier — the exact same coupling as has been found in the Mexican-Philippine-Nicaragua vaccines.”
This article also discusses the findings of HCG hormone in tetanus shots and how it causes spontaneous miscarriage.
The main ingredient in the HPV vaccine now being given to young girlsand boys is polysorbate 80 which caused infertility in laboratory studies.
Directly from the packet inserts for the Inactivated Polio Vaccine (IPV):
“Long-term studies in animals to evaluate carcinogenic [cancerous] potential or impairment of fertility have not been conducted.”
Vaccines Are Made From Aborted Baby’s Cells and Biblically Unclean Animals
“There are two particular fetal cell lines that have been heavily used in vaccine development. They are named according to the laboratory facilities where they were developed. One cell line is known as WI-38, developed at the Wistar Institute in Philadelphia, PA. The other is MRC-5, developed for the Medical Research Council in England. WI-38 was developed by Dr. Leonard Hayflick in 1962, by taking lung cells from an aborted female baby at approximately the end of the third month of pregnancy.”
“The abortion was done because they felt they had too many children.”
In the case of the rubella vaccine, researchers needed to find a “specimen” carrying the live virus. At least 26 babies’ lives who would have been born healthy were carelessly and needlessly destroyed:
Preying on the fear that 20%-25% of pregnant women infected with Rubella pass it to their unborn children, possibly causing defects, doctors encouraged pregnant women to have their unborn children aborted during the 1964 epidemic.The first 26 aborted babies were unaffected. The live rubella virus was found in the 27th killed unborn baby.
Unfortunately, many people, including Christians, are quick to dismiss this. There are defenses thrown around such as, “The babies were not aborted for the purpose of vaccines,” and “The vaccines did not cause the abortions.”
One if the most highly misunderstood notions among moral theologians and ethicists is that the abortions involved were not done with the intention of creating vaccines.
“In order to sustain 96% of the cells, the live tissue would need to be preserved within 5 minutes of the abortion”-Dr. C. Ward Kischer…”Within one the cells would continue to deteriorate, rendering the specimens useless.”
It was the intent of the abortionist and the researcher to destroy these babies specifically for vaccine manufacturing.
Even if this wasn’t the case, does that really make it okay to inject our children with products created from aborted baby’s cells?! Forgive me, but I don’t see where there’s any gray area here. It’s basic economics–when we give our children a vaccine made from aborted fetal cells, we are financially supporting the abortion industry.
As Dr. Joseph Mercola states in an article:
“How can a person be pro-life and NOT object to the use of these vaccines?”
An organization points out this simple fact:
“If these vaccines were developed from cell lines taken from Jews murdered in Nazi concentration camps, it is not difficult to imagine that there would be widespread, if not universal rejection of those vaccines.” Right to Life of Michigan
Women considering abortion are more likely to do so if they believe they can donate the fetus for research. There are many studies to support this, including this one:
A study in the Canadian Medical Association Journal 1995, 153: 545-552 reported that “of the 122 [women] who indicated that they would consider an abortion if they were pregnant, (17.2%) stated that they would be more likely to have an abortion if they could donate tissue for fetal tissue transplants. (http://www.cogforlife.org/fetalvaccinetruth.htm)
A recent study by the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has confirmed 1988 as a “change point” in the rise of Autism Disorder rates in the U.S. – a date that pro-life leaders say correlates with the introduction of fetal cells for use in vaccines.
In addition to the use of aborted infants’ cells, I would like to explore the Biblical warnings regarding taking a life, and the implications of doing so, since we have proven evidence from the VAERS that lives have been taken as a result of vaccinations. This is especially not something I think healthcare workers (and parents) should take lightly.
In Exodus, God states that when a pregnant woman’s baby/babies are harmed, that the one who injured the baby shall be punished with the same fate as the baby’s:
“When men strive together and hit a pregnant woman, so that her children come out, but there is no harm, the one who hit her shall surely be fined, as the woman’s husband shall impose on him, and he shall pay as the judges determine. But if there is harm, then you shall pay life for life. . .” Exodus 21:22-23
When God gave Noah permission to also eat meat, He reminded him that we will each be held accountable not only for the lifeblood that we take from animals but that from people as well:
“And for your lifeblood I will surely demand an accounting. I will demand an accounting from every animal. And from each human being, too, I will demand an accounting for the life of another human being.
‘Whoever sheds human blood, by human being shall their blood be shed; for in the image of God has God made humankind.’ ” (Genesis 9:5-6)
There is no way to guarantee that the next shot a healthcare worker gives will not be one that sheds innocent blood.
Pro-vaccine M.D. Jessica Farnsworth says:
I am a doctor and a mother of young children who desires to keep my children safe. But above these callings, I am a Christian, and as such I cannot use a product that was developed from the abortion industry, even if it means great inconvenience or even danger for my family. The evil performed when these babies were killed decades ago is sufficient to make these tainted vaccines morally unacceptable. The passage of time does not diminish a sinful act. The close working relationship between abortionists and researchers introduces even more reason to abstain from participation in the fetal tissue market, and we have discussed how the practice of developing new cell lines continues.
No matter what “good” may be engineered from an evil, the evil act remains evil, and any participation in that evil is immoral. We cannot justify the evil of abortion by saying it provided the “good” of vaccines that protect our children and society. I do not find anywhere in Scripture that says we have a moral obligation or justification to protect ourselves at the expense of another human being. Promoting the greatest good for the greatest number of people at the expense of an innocent person is utilitarianism, and violates the sanctity of human life.
“Our own decision not to routinely vaccinate our children is founded on a number of factors, but the biggest one is this: we believe God knew what He was doing when He designed our bodies.”
Rachel Ramey, Titus 2 Homemaker
In another statement, she goes on to say:
“We believe that God knew what He was doing when He designed our bodies, and that knowingly, intentionally circumventing His design is foolishness, denies His deity, and fails to uphold the inerrancy of Scripture. (Psalm 139:14; Proverbs 3:5-8; *Isaiah 55:8-9)”
“It says a lot when we take the bodies of our healthy children, made in the image and likeness of God, which are temples of the Holy Spirit, and forcefully inject them with various pathogens, heavy metals, foreign DNA etc in an attempt to “save” them from dying. It’s almost like…oh yeah, a false idol. It’s not using the minds God gave us to treat people with medicine. It’s giving God the finger and saying we can fix His Creation.”The Guggie Daily
As I said in my post In Medicine We Trust, I believe much of our dependence on the medical field is based on our distrust of God and trust in the medical system. Do we ever stop to look at how intricately and amazingly God’s creation is? From our bodies to the rotation of the earth and to the tiniest microorganisms on earth, there is unlimited intelligence in every single bit of creation.
And even though He created all these things before the fall of mankind, He created them with defenses for a fallen world in place.
For instance, every human body has a liver which has the job of eliminating toxins out of the body. Tonsils carry the responsibility of catching and filtering out bacteria and viruses; eyelashes carry the job of keeping out dirt and other things from the eyes; nose hairs. . . fingernails. . . the list goes on and on.
But when we doubt this intricate design, we fall under the false presupposition that His design needs our help.
Titus 2 Homemaker goes on to say:
“See, vaccines administered to infants fundamentally alter the development of the immune system, so that its mature form is completely different than that of an immune system that matured without the influence of vaccines. As with everything else in modern society, we like to think that we can improve on God’s design, so this “redesign” of the immune system is viewed as a good thing. But isn’t that a humanist perspective? Can we really improve on the design of the Creator of the universe? Do we really believe we’re smarter than He is?” http://www.titus2homemaker.com/2010/02/does-god-know-what-hes-doing-vaccines/
What if our use of vaccines to protect our children is really just displaced faith? For more on that topic, view my post In Medicine We Trust
As you will notice in that article, this may be the very same thing prophesied in scripture to lead ALL nations astray.
One of the most amazing thing I have learned about God’s design is that breastmilk, the first food God intended for babies to get, has many protective effects against every single thing that babies in America are recommended to be vaccinated for. Here’s a post with some great information detailing some studies and research that show how amazing breastmilk, especially colostrum, is for protection against illnesses, diseases, and more: http://www.vaccineriskawareness.com/Disease-Killing-Properties-Of-Breast-Milk
I definitely think God knew what He was doing! He gave us eyelashes to protect our eyes from foreign particles, He gave us a liver to help eliminate toxins, and He gave us so many other things to help us live in a fallen world. Why would He not also consider ways to protect His precious children?!! How can we doubt His ways and His design, thinking instead that we can do better than Him? THAT is the same thing people did in the story of the Tower of Babel!