Are Vaccinated Children Healthier?
For years doctors and government agencies have assured us that vaccines keep us from getting sick, but what's the truth? Are vaccinated children healthier? While they have been scientifically evaluated in the pursuit to prevent infectious diseases, hospitalizations and even death, their long-term effects on vaccinated children have all-too-often been neglected by researchers. Until now, that is.
A first-of-its-kind study has examined vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children ages 6 to 12 and, specifically, the link between the dozens of chronic illnesses plaguing our youth today. I discuss the findings of this ground-breaking study in the article below and, if you are a parent of a young child, there is cause for concern.
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Did you know that in the United States more than a million children under the age of five have prescriptions for psychiatric drugs? Of kids under 17, more than 25% are taking at least one prescription drug at least once a month. (1)
One million kids on antipsychotics? Just let that sink in for a moment…
I completely understand that many children require medical attention throughout their lives and there are certainly cases where psychiatric drugs are necessitated (i.e. to prevent suicide), but I cannot bring myself to accept this as the new “normal.”
Our kids have become targets of the pharmaceutical industry. It should be obvious to everyone at this point.
The Common Denominator
Even as modern medicine advances, kids today seem to be getting sicker. From allergies and asthma to hyperactivity and learning disorders, something is wrong with our children. In fact, out of 32 million kids in the United States, nearly half (43%) suffer from one of more than 20 chronic illnesses! (1) When compared to their parents, kids today are four times more likely to be diagnosed with a chronic illness. (2)
While many “experts” are quick to blame genetics, bullying and even video games for the health epidemic this generation of kids face, there is only one common denominator that can possibly explains the scale of the problem: vaccines.
Bottom line: by the age of six, vaccinated children have been injected with nearly 50 doses of 14 different vaccines, of which the long-term effects are still virtually unknown. (source)
Yet, despite the fact that no long-term research has been conducted, we are continually assured that vaccines are safe. Thankfully, new research is shedding light on this controversial topic.
Ground-Breaking Vaccine Study
In a study published in the May 2017 edition of the Journal of Translational Science, researchers looked at 666 homeschooled children, 261 (39%) of whom were unvaccinated. Researchers from the School of Public Health at Jackson State University in Jackson, Mississippi found that while they were less likely than unvaccinated kids to be diagnosed with chicken pox and pertussis (whooping cough), vaccinated children were MORE LIKELY to be diagnosed with pneumonia, otitis media, allergies and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD). (3)
Neurodevelopmental disorders are defined as having one or more of the following diagnoses:
- A learning disability,
- ADHD (Attention Deficit Hyperactive Disorder),
- Or Autism Spectrum Disorder
According to the study:
“Although short-term immunologic and safety testing is performed on vaccines prior to their approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration, the long-term effects of individual vaccines and of the vaccination program itself remain unknown. Vaccines are acknowledged to carry risks of severe acute and chronic adverse effects, such as neurological complications and even death….”
With this new information at hand, I propose a new question to be added to the Great Vaccine Debate: Do the proven risks outweigh the suspected benefits?
The Long-Term Side Effects of Vaccines
The Jackson State University study compared 261 unvaccinated kids with 405 vaccinated kids (either partially or fully). Homeschooled children were chosen because there is a higher percentage of unvaccinated kids in homeschool settings and homeschooling parents have more contact with their children. (3)
The study was based on mothers’ reports of the vaccinations children received and doctor-diagnosed illnesses. The studies finding on the link between vaccines and diseases such as asthma and ADHD should make parents reconsider vaccinations altogether.
Compared to unvaccinated children, vaccinated children experienced: (3)
- Allergies– 30x more.
- Allergy medications – 22x more.
- ADHD – 300% more.
- Autism – 3x more.
- Chronic Illness – 2.5x more.
- Ear infections – 300% more.
- Ear Drainage Tubes – 700% more.
- Learning Disorders – 4x more.
- Pneumonia – 340% more.
Youth diseases across the board from diabetes to ADD are soaring and both vaccinated and unvaccinated children in the study got sick at certain points. As expected, kids who had received vaccinations were less likely to develop the diseases they had been vaccinated against but were far from immune.
Trading One Disease for Another
Vaccinated children in the study were 71% less likely to get chicken pox, 75% less likely to be diagnosed with whooping cough and 87% less likely to get rubella than their unvaccinated counterparts. However, vaccinated or not, all children surveyed were equally as likely to be infected with the flu, meningitis (viral and bacterial), measles, mumps, and Hepatitis A and B.
Surprisingly, some unvaccinated children were actually less susceptible to “vaccine-preventable diseases” than vaccinated children were. (3) In fact, despite receiving more than four vaccinations against multiple strains of pneumococcal infections, vaccinated kids received 340% more pneumonia diagnoses than unvaccinated kids.
So why then are vaccines still touted as the end-all-be-all for childhood health?
For this answer, we have to look to a 2004 study that claimed to debunk the link between autism and vaccines. (4)
Vaccinated Children and Autism
In 2004, the U.S. Center for Disease Control (CDC) sponsored a report that claimed to debunk the link between thimerosal-containing vaccines and neurodevelopmental disorders (including autism) as well as the links between the MMR vaccine and autism in African American males and the MMR vaccine and “isolated” autism. (4)
However, since that report was published, one of the lead researchers has alleged fraud on the part of the CDC in attempting to cover up links between autism and vaccines. Dr. William Thompson admitted to colluding with his colleagues to destroy data highlighting links between autism and the MMR (Measles, Mumps, and Rubella) vaccine.
According to a statement from Brian Hooker, a bioengineering professor at Simpson University, Thompson confessed to the cover up and admitted to bringing the details of his collusion to Congress and the CDC. (5)
In his statement, based on more than 40 tapped phone calls over 10 months, Hooker alleges:
- Thompson and other CDC scientists destroyed data relating to the relationship between vaccines and autism in 2002. Thompson later affirmed this in a 2015 affidavit.
- Prior to the report being published, Thompson alerted CDC officials, including Dr. Julie Gerberding, the CDC director at the time, of the malfeasance.
- When he tried to leave the CDC later that year, Thompson received a $24,000 “retention bonus.”
- Thompson published a paper in 2007 linking thimerosal exposure in infant vaccines to tics in boys. The CDC pressured Thompson to downplay the tic results in the official paper.
Despite the allegations, the CDC still maintains that vaccines are safe. According to the CDC website, “There is no evidence of harm caused by the low doses of thimerosal in vaccines, except for minor reactions like redness and swelling at the injection site.” (6)
Are you kidding me! How stupid do they think we are?
Another convenient truth the CDC tries to hide is that it was forced to admit in court the role the MMR vaccine plays in the development of autism. (7) In fact, damage to the brain and nervous system have been known side effects of vaccines for years. Documented side effects associated with almost every vaccine include Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis, a crippling disease that leads to Multiple Sclerosis, Guillain-Barre Syndrome and Narcolepsy. (8, 9, 10, 11)
I hate to report this stuff because it sickens me to think about the utter corruption we're up against, but the facts don't lie and people need to know the truth!
Vaccinated Children and Allergies
According to the Jackson State University study, the odds of vaccinated children developing allergic rhinitis, or hay fever, were 30 times higher than that of unvaccinated children. That’s a greater correlation than smoking has to lung cancer. Hay fever is strongly linked to asthma in kids. (12)
- 25% of children suffer from eczema
- More than 3 million kids have some sort of food allergy
- Half of all school-age children worldwide suffer from allergies
Just as there is no explanation as to the link between vaccines and autism, there is no official answer to the explosion of allergy-related diseases either. (15) However, aluminum adjuvants, which are used in vaccines, are also used in testing allergic reactions in animals. Scientists use aluminum to simulate hay fever in mice. (16, 17) Egg white protein, another ingredient in vaccines, has been linked to aluminum hydroxide, which is used to test asthma in mice. (18)
Yet the study does not have an explanation for why the CDC has failed to reach a conclusion on the link between vaccines and the very ingredient researchers are using to create allergic reactions. According to the study:
“There was no explanation for the differences in health outcomes observed between the vaccinated and unvaccinated groups of children other than vaccination itself. The extent to which these findings apply to the population of homeschooled children, as well as the general population, awaits further research on vaccinated and unvaccinated children. Investigating and understanding the biological basis of these unexpected nonspecific outcomes of vaccination is essential for ensuring evidence-based vaccine policies and decisions.”
Aluminum and mercury, two elements known to cause brain damage, are main ingredients in vaccines. In fact, the effects of mercury and its relationship to autism have been studied thoroughly. (19) The aluminum content in vaccines have been linked to: (20)
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic fatigue syndrome
- And, of course, autism
Vaccinated Children and Ear Infections
The Jackson State University study authors concluded that vaccinated children were four times more likely to develop an ear infection and were seven times more likely to require ear drainage implants than unvaccinated children were. Ear infections remain the leading cause of pediatric visits, affecting 80% of American children by the age of three at a cost of nearly $3 billion a year. (21)
This may be attributed to vaccines killing off both good and bad microbes in the ear, but no research has been done on the subject. Danish researchers went as far to say that pneumococcal vaccine had a “much broader effect…on the microbial community than currently assumed, and highlights the need for careful monitoring when implementing vaccines…” (22)
- Mood disorders
- Autoimmune diseases
- Crohn’s disease
- Irritable bowel syndrome
- And Autism
Desperate Need for Evidence
Despite all the evidence to the contrary, the CDC and FDA continue to tout vaccines in young children. Even though vaccinated children were still susceptible to the very diseases they had been vaccinated against and even though mounds of research exists on the harmful effects of vaccines, the government agencies, the media, and the general public continue to turn a blind eye.
Major medical continues to push the lie that vaccines are by far the greatest modern medical achievement and that the benefits far outweigh the risks.
But do they?
Do you remember the hysteria that broke out a couple years ago over a supposed measles epidemic at Disneyland? Well, there is no evidence that children who received the measles vaccines were less likely to be diagnosed with measles than those who had not received the vaccine.
The truth remains: the benefits of vaccines are theoretical while the harms are real.
- If vaccines are truly the miracle government agencies and doctors make them out to be, why are our kids so sick?
- Why are allergies, diabetes, obesity and other chronic illness far more prevalent now than they were just a generation ago?
As we continue to pump our young children full of chemicals with unknown long-term effects, consider this: the global vaccine market is a $33 billion industry and is expected to more than double to $77.5 billion by 2024. (26, 27)
There is no doubt today’s kids are sicker than ever and the government and pharmaceutical companies are more concerned with growing profits than caring for our youth. As parents, it is our job to educate ourselves on the dangers associated with vaccines and protect our children from their real dangers.
What are YOUR experiences with vaccines? Have your or a loved one experience more harm or good?