Vin’s note – I received this from Dr. Russell L. Blaylock, a retired neurosurgeon and author. He generously granted permission for me to post his answer here. Dr. Blaylock is a former clinical assistant professor of neurosurgery at the University of Mississippi Medical Center and is currently a visiting professor in the biology department at Belhaven College. He is the author of a number of books and papers, including Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills (1994), Health and Nutrition Secrets That Can Save Your Life (2002), and Natural Strategies for Cancer Patients (2003), and writes a monthly newsletter, the Blaylock Wellness Report. He is also associated with the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons and was on the editorial board of their journal. His comments are in blue.
Nurse tackles vaccine myths at Live Well Health Expo.
BY ELLEN STERLING
LAS VEGAS REVIEW-JOURNAL
Posted: Jan. 26, 2013 | 5:56 p.m.
Speaking Saturday at the 2013 Live Well Health Expo, former pediatric nurse JoAnn Rupiper sought to dispel vaccine myths and misconceptions.
Now a public health nurse with the Southern Nevada Health District, Rupiper began her talk at the Bill and Lillie Heinrich YMCA by asking how many people in her audience had ever seen a person with polio.
She was not surprised when only people over 60 years old raised their hands.
As a note, I lived through the worst of the polio seasons and for most communities, there were few cases of paralysis, especially the more serious cases. The pictures one sees in the vaccine promotion ads, especially those sponsored by the March of Dimes, were of referral centers which received patients from a broad area. There is compelling evidence that poliomyelitis was sharply declining before the vaccine program was begun. In India, the vaccine program was a failure—rather using isolation techniques and better sanitation stopped the spread.
She asked about polio because vaccine has eradicated the once-common disease in the United States.
Rupiper cited it, along with smallpox, as a shining example of vaccination as a preventive health measure and of the importance of seeing that children are properly vaccinated.
To be honest, she might also note that routine smallpox vaccination was ended because of the growing number of severe complications from the vaccine, including deaths. Again, the evidence shows that smallpox was declining dramatically before the vaccine program and not after. The charts showing the decline after the vaccine are carefully crafted deceptions—if you extend the chart back another decade you will see that there was an 80% decline in cases before the vaccine in both the USA and England.
“The purpose of vaccination,” she said, “is to prevent infections that are still common in other parts of the world.”
What she fails to instruct is why these diseases existed in other parts of the world. The answer is poor sanitation, widespread malnutrition (especially vitamin D deficiency), wars, widespread parasitic infections (immune suppressant) and chronic stress. For example, hepatitis B in the United States is a rather benign disease—90% of cases are cured without treatment, liver cancer associated with the infection is extremely rare and the vaccine has a very high complication rate—one of which is a 3-fold increased risk of developing multiple sclerosis within two years of receiving the vaccines. Other complications include encephalitis, blindness and limb paralysis.
Vaccines are made from weakened strains of the virus they are used to prevent. These strains “teach” the immune system to resist and fight infection.
Newer evidence suggest that these “attenuated” or weakened viruses, once in the body rapidly mutate into virulent (disease-causing) forms and that this is driven by high free radical generation within the person—as seen with stress, other illnesses, aging and exposure to certain toxic elements from the environment. These mutated viruses can then cause diseases not characteristic with the original virus, as we see with the measles virus. As far as “teaching the immune system” it is agreed upon that vaccines shift immunity to the Th2 mode, which is immune suppressive (cellular immunity) and associated with a high incidence of autoimmune diseases, which explains the dramatic increase in autoimmune diseases among the young over the past two decades, when the number of vaccinations increased dramatically. Since suppression of cancer development is dependent on Th1 (cellular immunity) excess vaccination could possibly increase one’s risk of developing cancer later in life and make it less likely to be cured. It would certainly increase one’s risk of developing infections outside the antigen used in the vaccine.
She asked the audience, “What disease did parents want their children to get before the vaccine was available?”
The answer is chickenpox, a viral infection known to health professionals as “varicella.”
“Even chickenpox is a serious illness,” she noted. “Before the vaccine, almost everyone got chickenpox and six out of every 100,000 infants who got it died from the infection. About 1 out of every 1,000 children infected will develop severe pneumonia or encephalitis. One out of every 50 women infected with varicella during their pregnancy will deliver children with birth defects.”
Again this is deceptive statistics. Chickenpox is not considered a “serious infectious disease” by infectious disease specialists and the infants who died had, in most cases other immune suppressing diseases, such as malnutrition. It is important to have the natural infection for proper building of the immune system and for lifelong immunity. Vaccines never provide lifelong immunity as seen with natural infections. Most of these vaccines lose their potency with 1 to 4 years and the actual immunization protection for most of these vaccines is from 0 to 60%. Because it was assumed that most childhood vaccines provided protection for a lifetime, most of adults over age 50 years have been without any vaccine protection from any of these diseases for a lifetime, yet no epidemics of these diseases has returned as we are constantly told by vaccine scare mongers. Because of the widespread use of chickenpox vaccine in children, shingles (herpes zoster) increased dramatically in older individuals. (This has been admitted by the vaccine makers.) The evidence suggests that natural childhood infections among children in the community play a major role in maintaining immune competence among the older population. This is disrupted by mass vaccination of the young.
Rupiper said it’s been shown that kids, even newborns, can handle vaccines and they should be inoculated to prevent disease. Health care providers know what vaccinations children and adults need and when they need them, she said.
As younger children are being vaccinated we are seeing a host of new disorders, especially autoimmune and neurological disorders. For example, after the H1N1 vaccine using a special adjuvant a number of children developed narcolepsy—a devastating neurological disorder. The vaccine was banned in these countries after it occurred. In addition, we see a number of cases of vaccine-induced encephalitis, seizures and even dementing illnesses associated with vaccines, especially the tetanus and hepatitis B vaccine. The human brain undergoes extensive development after birth, especially during the first two years of life. It has been shown that prolonged and repetitive immune stimulation in the body (systemically), as we see with vaccination, can cause abnormal development of the brain, leading to deficiencies in social control, aggressiveness, speech difficulties and learning problems. Mercury and aluminum are known to produce inflammation in the brain and damage to the developing brain by a process called immunoexcitotoxicity. The vast majority of physicians, including pediatricians know nothing about the mechanism by which vaccinations damage the developing brain, yet it has been well demonstrated in the neuroscience literature—which they never read.
“Who do you think received more antigens – the toxins that trigger an immune response – from vaccines: children in the 1940s or children today?” she asked her audience.
She answered her own question.
“Although children in the 1940s only received vaccines to prevent four diseases, they got about 3,200 antigens whereas today’s children receive vaccines to prevent 14 diseases but only get about 156 antigens,” she said.
“Scientific understanding of vaccines and technological advances in the laboratory have allowed scientists and manufacturers to make vaccines that are more purified and contain fewer antigens while still affording immune protection. Before any vaccine is approved by the government it undergoes rigorous testing for safety and effectiveness.”
This ridiculous argument was proposed by some of the paid defenders of vaccines. It is a pure illusion. It is not the antigen that is the primary danger, it is the adjuvant—the part of the vaccine designed to produce an intense immune reaction over a very long period –even years. These adjuvants are much more powerful than those used in the 1940s, when I received my vaccines. One must recall it is not the total viral or bacterial antigen exposure that is most important, but rather the accumulated dose of the vaccine adjuvant. Today children are receiving as many as 6 to 9 vaccines in one office visit—even small babies. This is repeated every two months for a total of some 42 innoculations. Studies have shown that doing this triggers high levels of brain inflammation and in some, severe damage to the brain. This explains the high-pitched crying, prolonged fevers, seizures and encephalitis increasingly being seen in these children. This mechanism of intense microglia activation in the brain following systemic immune stimulation (vaccination) is well recognized in the neuroscience literature. Because the immune stimulation by the vaccine is so much more intense than with natural infections, and especially more prolonged, it is more likely to cause brain injury than natural infections. Because the vaccines cause a Th2 shift in immunity, the normally protective T-lymphocyte protection to the brain seen with natural infections is absent—greatly increasing the danger to the brain.
To illustrate her point that vaccines are safe, effective and necessary, Rupiper showed a chart comparing deaths from infections in the pre-vaccine era and in the year 2000 in the United States after vaccines were developed for many infections.
The numbers provided showed that diphtheria cases in that time went from 175,885 to zero, a 100 percent decrease. Polio cases went from 16,316 to zero. Whooping cough (pertussis) decreased by 89.4 percent by 2000, but health professionals are now seeing more cases than they have in many years.
“Pertussis,” Rupiper noted, “is known as ‘whooping cough’ because of the sound children make when they try to breathe in air against their windpipe that is clogged by thick, sticky mucus. This is one disease that is more commonly spread from adults to children, when most infections are spread from children to adults.”
In 2012, there were 41,000 cases in the United States, up from 19,719 cases in 2011. There were 18 deaths in 2012.
More manipulation of the data. At the time the statistics were taken, public health measures were just beginning and as with third-world nations, sanitation is critically linked to mortality and morbidity of infections. Vitamins were not added to foods, as is now done with most processed foods; fruits and vegetable were less available in large cities (where most of these statistics were taken) and many people did not have refrigeration. Malnutrition was much more common in large cities, especially vitamin D deficiency in northern areas. Vitamin D levels play a major role in protection not only against death by infections but also complications and severity of the illness. And in the case of whooping cough, we did not have antibiotics that were effective. New studies have shown that higher levels of vitamin C and D intake dramatically reduce the length and severity of whooping cough symptoms. If we use the same rational with pneumonia, those of us who are older will recall that the leading cause of death was pneumonia in 1940s, exceeding cancer and heart disease. It was not vaccination that reduced this terrible death rate—it was better antibiotics and better nutrition.
There are several reasons pertussis is still of concern.
First, it is often mistaken for a cold and often isn’t diagnosed until it is past the stage of being contagious.
Second, although there is a vaccine for it, as of 2009, only 6 percent of U.S. adults between the ages of 19 and 64 were vaccinated.
Recent studies have shown that this vaccine is poorly effective and that its effectiveness falls within one year of the vaccine. Likewise, a majority of the children getting the whooping cough were vaccinated. Better nutrition is a far safer and effective solution than is mass vaccination.
In the end, Rupiper’s advice was for parents to see that they and there children are vaccinated against all preventable infections.
If everyone does that, she said, we’ll all be healthier.
The evidence that this is not true is extensive and growing. The more vaccines that are given, the worse health our children experience. We have seen a dramatic rise in asthma, type I diabetes, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, lupus, rheumatoid arthritis and other autoimmune diseases over the past two decades—especially among the youth. We are also seeing a dramatic increase in neurological diseases including autism spectrum disorders, encephalitis, language and speech problems and abnormal behavior-this is consistently ignored by the proponents of vaccine safety. Only 2 to 10% of vaccine complications are ever reported to the government reporting agency—VAERS, yet these files contains tens of thousands of reported complications every year.
Talks such as this are deceptive and are designed to scare people, especially mothers of small children to submit them to multiple vaccines. For example, during each flu season, mothers have been told that babies 6 months old to 1 year are at a high risk of dying from the flu. First, the incidence of death in this age group in less than one child in 10 million and most of these children have immune deficiency disorders and cannot be vaccinated. Second, the largest examination of studies has clearly shown that the flu vaccines have 0% effectiveness in children less than 2 years of age. In adults, they have an effectiveness of about 30%.
The Southern Nevada Health District and Las Vegas Review-Journal were among the sponsors of the health expo.
For more information, visit the Southern Nevada Health District’s website, www.southern nevadahealthdistrict.org.