Wednesday, July 11, 2007

And the Doctor says...

Here are some quotes from educated people--most of them doctors--about vaccination: (thanks to my friend Alisa for the references! She has a WEALTH of carefully-researched information at her blog)

Boldfacing found within the quotes is mine.

"There is a great deal of evidence to prove that immunisation of children does more harm than good."
Dr J Anthony Morris, former Chief Vaccine Control Officer, US Food and Drug Administration

"Official data have shown that the large-scale vaccinations undertaken in the US have failed to obtain any significant improvement of the diseases against which they were supposed to provide protection."
Dr A. Sabin, developer of the Oral Polio vaccine (lecture to Italian doctors in Piacenza, Italy, Decemeber 7th 1985)

"Laying aside the very real possibility that the various vaccines are contaminated with animal viruses and may cause serious illness later in life, we must consider whether the vaccines really work for their intended purpose."
Dr W.C. Douglas (Cutting Edge, May 1990)

"No batch of vaccine can be proved to be safe before it is given to children"
Surgeon General Leonard Scheele (AMA Convention 1955, USA)

"The only wholly safe vaccine is a vaccine that is never used"
Dr James A. Shannon, National Institute of Health, USA

"Live virus vaccines against influenza and paralytic polio, for example, may in each instance cause the disease it is intended to prevent..."
Dr Jonas Salk, developer of first polio vaccine (Science 4/4/77 Abstracts)
[It should here be noted that no 'wild' polio has been recorded in the United States in the last decade or so...but that ALL cases of polio have been the result of vaccination...]

On Smallpox

"Vaccination does not protect, it actually renders its subjects more susceptible by depressing vital power and diminishing natural resistance, and millions of people have died of smallpox which they contracted after being vaccinated."Dr J.W. Hodge (The Vaccination Superstition)

"Immunisation against smallpox is more hazardous than the disease itself."Professor Ari Zuckerman, World Health Organisation

Whooping Cough

"There is no doubt in my mind that in the UK alone some hundreds, if not thousands of well infants have suffered irreparable brain damage needlessly and that their lives and those of their parents have been wrecked in consequence."
Professor Gordon Stewart, University of Glasgow (Here's Health, March 1980)

"My suspicion, which is shared by others in my profession, is that the nearly 10,000 SIDS deaths that occur in the US each year are related to one or more of the vaccines that are routinely given to children. The pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine is the most likely villain , but it could also be one or more of the others."
Dr R Mendelsohn, Author and Professor of Paediatrics (How To Raise A Healthy Child In Spite Of Your Doctor)

"The worst vaccine of all is the whooping cough is responsible for a lot of deaths and for a lot of infants suffering irreversible brain damage.."
Dr Archie Kalokerinos, Author and Vaccine Researcher (Natural Health Convention, Stanwell Tops, NSW, Australia 1987)


"Many here voice a silent view that the Salk and Sabin polio vaccine, being made of monkey kidney tissue has been directly responsible for the major increase in leukaemia in this country."
Dr F. Klenner, Polio Researcher, USA


Jessica said...

I just have to mention that I have expressed my concerns about vaccinations with my pediatrician and he assured me that the things I was concerned about are things that have been changed and corrected in more recent years. The medical world is improving these things. It is still our duty as parents to make informed decisions, but just be sure your info is up to date.

brightonwoman said...

My information comes from the CDC pink book of 2006 (it includes Rotateq and Guardisil, so I know it's current), and also from the manufacturer's inserts which come with any kind of medication/prescription/vaccination. My info is current, and accurate according to the medical community. And no, vaccines are NOT entirely safe. There are dangers to all of them, which should be carefully weighed against the benefits.

NessaAnn said...

We've been delayed, selective vaxing, as well. After much reading and thinking, we decided to vax with only the DTaP. I know it's the most dangerous, but all three of those diseases are, in my mind, extremely dangerous for anyone, let alone a small child. The vaccination has some danger, but we decided with careful monitoring and prayer we would go ahead. I think much of our decision was based on the fact that I had pertussis when I was 17 (yes, I was vaccinated!) It was HORRIBLE. I had weak lungs for years and years. If the vaccine even gives 50% protection I think it's worth it for my baby. I can't imagine making him suffer through that at such a young age. Anyway, but all the rest I think are either infintesimally unlikely or mild enough that why should I even bother? :c)

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