For decades, vaccines have been hailed by many as a saving grace provided by pharmaceutical companies to aid in the elimination of disease. In the same time, many parents have questioned the need, safety, and efficacy of the vaccines. While this debate has had its hot issues, and each side has been cold toward the other, the general public consensus was rather lukewarm. However, there has been more attention drawn to vaccines in the past two years than most people remember in their lifetimes, and the heat has certainly been turned up. How did we get here?

When parents of newborns and young children go to the pediatrician, they are most commonly inundated with information for their trusted doctor on the need for numerous vaccines. Often several at once for their young, developing infant or toddler. These parents are often led to believe that if they’ll just give their child this vaccine, their child will not have to worry about contracting a horrible disease that often ends in death. If they don’t, they may be putting their precious child in harm’s way, deliberately. Is this accurate? Does a vaccine offer the level of protection from a deadly disease that parents and the public are led to believe? Does not accepting it lead to a life of certain disease and death? Do parents have a choice? Is this discussion this simple?

What is a vaccine?

To have a clear discussion, it is important for everyone to have the same understanding of the words used. In terms of vaccines, however, that has been complicated. The word immunization had been used interchangeably. Reading below, it becomes clear as to why immunization is a misnomer.

In the 1700’s the term vaccine was derived from the Latin word for cow when Dr. Edward Jenner of England discovered that exposure to cowpox would confer a level of immunity to people during a smallpox epidemic. From that time, the term vaccination has come to refer to injections for all diseases. However, we no longer say that they confer a level of immunity as once thought. In fact, the definition of vaccine and vaccination have changed more than once in the last several years.

Merriam Webster had defined vaccine as:

a preparation of killed microorganisms, living attenuated organisms, or living fully virulent organisms that is administered to produce or artificially increase immunity to a particular disease (emphasis added).

More recently, Merriam Webster’s site states the definition as:

a preparation that is administered (as by injection) to stimulate the body’s immune response against a specific infectious agent or disease (emphasis added).

The definition was also adjusted to include the mRNA technology used in the COVID shots:

a preparation of genetic material (such as a strand of synthesized messenger RNA) that is used by the cells of the body to produce an antigenic substance (such as a fragment of virus spike protein) (emphasis added).

There is also a new category to include immunotherapy:

a preparation or immunotherapy that is used to stimulate the body’s immune response against noninfectious substances, agents, or diseases

Finally, we have what the CDC defines vaccination to be:

The act of introducing a vaccine into the body to produce protection from a specific disease.

Door Wide Open for Endless Possibilities Without the Responsibilities

Not only is the very definition of vaccine confusing, but the responsibility to be sure they are “safe and effective,” as the marketing indicates, is also misleading. In the early to mid-1980’s, there had been a surge in complaints relating to vaccine-induced injuries that nearly drove vaccine manufacturers to discontinue producing the products. However, the U.S. government stepped in with the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 to remove the burden from the vaccine manufacturers to ensure their products are safe and effective. Since then, the number of vaccines introduced in the marketplace and injected into children has increased from 7 in 1985 to over 30 for children under the age of 2 in 2022 according to the CDC schedule.

So, Who Is Responsible for Vaccine Safety?

Not only did the 1986 Act protect vaccine manufacturers from liability, but it also established the responsibility of the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. Under Section D of the Act’s text, it states:

Allows any person to commence a civil action against the Secretary where the Secretary allegedly has failed to perform a duty under this Act. Provides for judicial review of the Secretary’s regulatory actions in a court of appeals of the United States.

Requires the Secretary to conduct studies on pertussis, rubella, and radiculoneuritis vaccines and publish the results of such studies.

Directs the Secretary to study the risks to children associated with each vaccine listed in the Vaccine Injury Table and establish guidelines respecting the administration of such vaccines. Directs the Secretary to periodically review and revise such guidelines.

Directs the Secretary to review the warnings, use instructions, and precautionary information presently used by manufacturers of vaccines listed in the Vaccine Injury Table. Directs the Secretary to require manufacturers to revise and reissue any warning, instruction, or information found inadequate.

Grants the Secretary recall authority with respect to any licensed virus, serum, toxin, antitoxin, vaccine, blood, blood component or derivative, allergenic product, or other licensed product which presents a danger to public health. Establishes civil penalties for recall violations.

But Are They Really?

In October of 2017, Informed Consent Action Network (ICAN) issued a letter to the Secretary of the Department of Health and Human Services. You can read the initial letter, the response from HHS, and follow-ups, including a follow-up due to lack of response. The biggest concern brought forth by ICAN, is that the HHS isn’t following up on the safety of vaccines.

Attorney Aaron Siri represents ICAN, and has been the initiator of many FOIA requests, and has won lawsuits against the FDA and CDC. He will be giving an update on the cases June 26th in Wisconsin.

This lack of transparency, follow-up, and research isn’t limited to the U.S. In December of 2019, the World Health Organization met to discuss vaccines. Many of the doctors and researchers present indicated concerns regarding the lack of data and research they had assumed was in hand.

The conflict of interest is easy to see when you search the revolving door of large pharmaceutical companies and heads of the FDA and CDC. Most recently and notable, is Scott Gotlieb, the former FDA commissioner who is currently on the board of Pfizer. The numerous conflicts of interest have been outlined in several instances.

What Could Possibly Go Wrong? Vaccines Neither Safe Nor Effective

Vaccine injuries aren’t new. In fact, many would argue they aren’t rare either. There are several reporting systems in the United States. Most referenced, is the CDC monitored Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). This system has been assessed and shown to have a less than 1% reporting of adverse reactions to vaccines according to a Harvard study.  For more information on vaccine injuries, read this article.

Many have questioned long-term safety data and how vaccines affect health for months, years, and even decades after vaccination. Dr. Paul Thomas, a pediatrician from Oregon, conducted a study in his practice of children who were fully vaccinated, partially vaccinated, and unvaccinated. The rate of other health conditions in the vaccinated population is undeniably higher.

Several graphs showing the difference of health condition incidence between those vaccinated and unvaccinated.

Not only have general health and immediate reactions been questioned, but are the vaccines even protecting from the illness they claim to prevent? A phenomenon known as Antibody-dependant Enhancement (ADE) has been recognized in vaccines for RSV, in which children died, and HIV. In the case of RSV, in the 1960’s over 80% of the children who had received the shot were hospitalized with severe respiratory disease. Two of those children died before the vaccine was pulled.

In March of 2020, Anthony Fauci stated that sometimes vaccines “can make people worse.”

In recent years, it has been noted in Africa, more cases of polio are now caused by the vaccine than the wild virus.

What happens When Something Does Go Wrong?

In the 1986 Act, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVIC) was developed.  Since 1989, 8,790 cases have been compensated for a total of $4,780,727,772.60 in total financial outlay. According to the Health Resources & Services Administration:

Since 1988, over 24,909 petitions have been filed with the VICP. Over that 30-year time period, 20,931 petitions have been adjudicated, with 8,862 of those determined to be compensable, while 12,069 were dismissed. Total compensation paid over the life of the program is approximately $4.7 billion.

When compared to the number of injuries reported to VAERS, this reflects a fraction of the injuries reported.

In recent months, more and more people are speaking out for the vaccine injured, however many of them are silenced and dismissed by the medical community without support.

Silencing Those With Differing Opinions and Insights

While the discussion has been more out in the open than it has been before, it has also become more contentious for the general public as well as doctors, news media, elected policy makers, and even between family and friends. Social media companies have become involved in silencing opposing views and restricting open dialogue.

It’s not just the average person on social media that is noticing the pushback on information, but doctors as well. Many have lost social media accounts, YouTube channels and had their credentials brought into question, suspended, or revoked. The White House has issued numerous warnings against what they have dubbed the Disinformation Dozen.

Many question who it is that determines what is disinformation or misinformation. Many of these scientists and doctors that have been accused of spreading misinformation or disinformation have done thorough scientific research and many have been peer-reviewed and published. Due to their findings in violation of what media and government agencies are saying, their studies have been revoked.

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Days after Doctor Paul published his study, his medical license was suspended, and his approved, peer-reviewed publication was revoked. He is now in a legal fight over the issue.

Hold the Phone — Doc’s Thoughts:

I’ve been around the vaccine discussion for decades. The word play and responsibility shifting is so blatant that sometimes you have to wonder if it’s a joke. Why would the U.S. government take responsibility for an entire industry’s liabilities, a product they can’t seem to agree on a definition for? I guess when they are using tax-payer money, they feel like they have deep pockets and can take on that “responsibility.” Speaking on behalf of the taxpayers, I’d rather transparency, informed consent without harassment, bodily autonomy, and the respect as a human to make my own healthcare decisions for me and my family.

Speaking of word play and responsibility shifting, it’s often so demeaning to heartbroken patients, children, and parents. People who have been harmed who just want help and answers are often left in the dark. They often feel forsaken and left behind by the medical community and ostracized by family and friends.

Is it possible the manufacturers don’t know whether they can claim a product can induce immunity? That they’ve discovered they can’t, or that people have become aware that these products aren’t nearly as “safe and effective” as they’ve been marketed to be? Looking at those definitions above, I want to point out a few things. Immune response. Now, that sounds like a good thing since we’d assume that means we’ll have an immune response ready to attack the disease that is trying to make us sick. But what if that is an unhealthy immune response? What is autoimmune disease? An immune response. What is an allergy? An immune response. Have you looked at Dr. Paul Thomas’s slides? Yes, they are triggering immune responses, but I’d dare to say they aren’t the ones the manufacturers had hoped they would, and definitely one the parents or consumers expected.

What do they mean by “protection”? They’re not even talking about an immune response or any level of efficacy anymore! And now we’ve moved onto “noninfectious substances and agents” as a category? I think we need to have eyes wide open here for a good, long while. What do they have coming next?

Informed Consent, Do You Feel it is a Safe and Effective Choice For Your Family?

The New England Medical Journal published an article stating:

Vaccines are neither completely safe nor always effective at disease prevention, leading some people to misunderstand the relative benefit and risk of vaccination. A conclusion regarding safety may differ for persons who are more concerned about an adverse event developing in themselves or in their child and less concerned about societal benefits. An assessment regarding benefit and risk is not always straightforward, and the perspective of regulatory and advisory bodies may conflict with the perspective of a patient or a parent.

I’m not sure of many parents who wouldn’t be concerned about an adverse event for themselves or their children, especially if they were well informed. This is what we as parents need to do, we need to be informed and make educated decisions. In most states, the freedom to choose to decline a vaccine is easily attainable.

With agencies working hand in glove with manufacturers, board members revolving back and forth, good, peer-reviewed studies and science being silenced, getting the proper information can be difficult, but it is available if you study. Be willing to ask the questions: Why are certain people being silenced? Why are there so many payouts by NVIC? What are the injuries reported to VAERS? Why aren’t follow-ups being done by HHS? The FDA? Is this vaccine safe for me or my child? Why are doctors at the WHO questioning them? What disease do they really offer “protection” for? To what level? Is this a disease my child is at risk for?

Be confident in making the right choice for your family. Nobody loves them and is as devoted to caring for them as you are. If you or your child has been harmed by a vaccine, be sure to reach out for help. We see so many people at Wellness Way clinics daily who have been injured and are looking to restore their health. We do health differently.

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