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|A vaccine is a biological preparation intended to provide active acquired immunity to a particular disease.|
Vaccines are designed to strengthen people's resistance to disease, by stimulating their immune system. They typically work by injection with a weakened or otherwise crippled version of a potentially dangerous virus. Vaccines are disease-specific, and their efficacy varies widely between viruses.
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- 2 Health Effects
- 3 Corporations
- 4 Promotion
- 5 Legal status
- 6 Criticism
- 7 Related Quotations
- 8 Related Document
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Vaccines approved for use by the authorities are safe, so independent verification or suspicion is unjustified. Any claims against US vaccine manufacturers cannot normally be filed in state or federal civil courts, but instead are heard in the (juryless) Vaccine court.
Some vaccines, particularly mandatory ones, have been the subject of controversy, with some alleging that they are unsafe (in particular that they cause autism, a charge that the FDA sought to avoid by falsification of data), while others that they are necessary for maintenance of healthy populations. The Wikipedia page has been subject to protection.
Most, perhaps all, regularly used vaccines are supported by medical research which has been peer reviewed and agreed to reduce the health risks of one or more health condition(s).
|A critical video about Vaccine safety from Truthstream Media|
Some vaccines have been administered without warning even when it was known that they contained impurities which were carcinogenic in laboratory animals. Some vaccines, even when correctly administered, may cause disease, or even mutate and cause virus outbreaks. This has happened several times in Africa in response to live polio vaccines. Since 1988, the US government has paid over $3.2 billion to over 4150 individuals and families for injuries and deaths attributed to shots for flu, diphtheria, whooping cough, and other conditions.
The huge rise in rates of autism has been connected by some people to use of vaccines, though this remains a matter of debate. In 2014, William Thompson, a long-time researcher at the Centers for Disease Control publicly stated that he had been involved in fraud to obscure a connection between the MMR (Measles, mumps & rubella) vaccine and autism.
Polio vaccine and SV40 contamination
Some polio vaccine produced in the USA between 1955 and 1961 (and possibly later) was contaminated with the Simian virus 40 (SV40), which rarely causes disease in monkeys. The US National Cancer Institute conceded in 2004 that SV40 does cause cancer in animal models, but claimed that "substantial epidemiological evidence has accumulated to indicate that SV40 likely does not cause cancer in humans". This is disputed by several researchers. Vaccine contamination was probably just as severe worldwide, resulting in exposure to hundreds of millions of people.
Lack of Transparency
The US government in 2015 departed from standard practice to remove data revealing a marked rise in vaccine injury court cases sine January 2014, at the same time as a website reorganisation obscured what statistics were still available.
In 2018 Time magazine posted an article entitled 40% of Americans Don’t Plan to Get a Flu Shot. They’re Putting Others at Risk. Their video announced "It's flu season, which means it's time for your annual vaccine shot".
Vaccination used to be optional but in the US at least is increasingly being made mandatory. In May 2019, Maine joined California, West Virginia and Mississippi in becoming " the fourth state in the nation to prohibit people from opting out of immunization for religious or philosophical reasons." In October 2017, the US government jailed a mother in Detroit for her failure to cooperate with its vaccination policy.
Californian Personal belief exemption
Until June 2016, California recognised personal beliefs to the except that they may offer an exemption from otherwise mandated vaccines. Reporting on vaccination rates in California, CNN reported in December 2015 that "Vaccine exemption percentages were higher in mostly white, high-income neighborhoods such as Orange County, Santa Barbara and parts of the Bay Area." In June 2015, California was passing legislation to ban unvaccinated kids from attending public schools.
2015 Push towards US legal requirement
In February 2015 the US Department of Health and Human Services announced "The Adult Immunization Plan" which aims "to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities includes a measure to increase the percentage of the minority population who receive the seasonal influenza vaccination." It also stated that "All healthcare professionals must ensure that adult patients are fully immunized." It was criticised by some as being a step towards compulsory immunization.
Natural News reported on March 1st 2015 that "A WhiteHouse.gov petition calling for the prohibition of laws requiring mandatory vaccines has been throttled by the White House, buried from public view and finally frozen for over 36 hours to prevent the petition from achieving 100,000 signatures". The tactic appears to have failed as by March 4th, the petition had over 111,000 signatures.
|Autism||“Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) rates around the world are skyrocketing for unknown reasons. Parents have fingered vaccines but studies have failed to confirm a link. Concurrently, aluminum, from vaccine adjuvants, has been found actively transported to the brains of animals inciting inflammation. Fluoride has been implicated in children’s brain dysfunction, and, fluoride has been shown to potentiate aluminum toxicity. No vaccine study to date has controlled for a practice widespread around the world – water fluoridation. Autism is more prevalent in United States cities that fluoridate their water supplies, and less prevalent in rural non-fluoridated areas even with high vaccination rates.”||Robert Jay Rowen||February 2017|
|Boston Herald||“These are the facts: Vaccines don’t cause autism. Measles can kill. And lying to vulnerable people about the health and safety of their children ought to be a hanging offense.”||Boston Herald editorial staff||8 May 2017|
|File:Baxterinternationalinc investigation pharmafraud 2011.pdf||Report||9 May 2011||Pharma Watch||'Pharma-watch' report of their investigation into the ethical and business practices of pharmaceuticals company Baxter International|
- Government Wipes Recent Vaccine Injury Data from Website
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