Cost Of Doing Business
this month (March 2011), Japanese authorities ordered doctors to stop using
pneumococcal and Hib vaccines because four children died after receiving
the shots. However, the real news was never reported: more than 2,000 babies
died in the United States after receiving vaccines for these very same diseases,
yet authorities refuse to warn parents and halt production. A safety review
is vital to determine whether a recall of the dangerous shots may be necessary
to protect additional American babies from disability and death.
to Paul Offit, media spokesperson for the vaccine industry, "the Japanese
Ministry of Health was foolish to suspend the Hib and pneumococcal programs."
Offit thinks the deaths were probably caused by SIDS, or underlying conditions,
or another cause - anything except the vaccines. Often, children get sick
and die by chance.
Schaffner, chairman of the department of medicine at Vanderbilt University
School of Medicine, believes, like Offit, that the deaths are "most
likely...a coincidence." In a twist of irony, it may also be a coincidence
that Schaffner receives money from vaccine manufacturers - whose stock prices
traded lower after the announcement by Japan - for consulting and speaking
about vaccines. Offit and Schaffner have never seen the dead children, nor
have autopsies been conducted, so their assessments regarding the true cause
of death are not based on science.
to Shelly Burgess, an FDA spokesperson, the FDA and CDC "have not detected
new safety concerns or unusual reporting patterns." That's odd, because
the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), jointly operated by
the FDA and CDC, has received more than 59,000 reports of adverse reactions
to pneumococcal and Hib vaccines during the past several years. More than
half of these cases - 30,094 - required hospitalization, with 2,169 deaths.
About 95 percent of these deaths were in children under three years of age.
last five years, from 2006 through 2010, 17,595 people in the U.S. reported
adverse reactions to pneumococcal and Hib vaccines; 464 of these people
died after receiving their shots. It should also be noted that these numbers
only represent "official" reports to VAERS. The former head of
the FDA, David Kessler, has estimated that for every official report of
an adverse drug reaction, about 100 other people are also hurt but fail
to make a report.
most vaccines are not required, so the mad, coercive tactics used by American
vaccine officials to vaccinate all U.S. children and adults is not universal.
In fact, Japanese infants are only expected to receive polio and DTaP vaccines.
Pneumococcal and Hib vaccines were recently added to the Japanese schedule
but are optional. Compare that to the more crowded, dangerous, and lucrative
U.S. infant vaccine schedule: babies are expected to receive several doses
of polio, DTaP, hepatitis B, pneumococcal, Hib, rotavirus, and influenza
four Japanese children died after receiving vaccines and the Japanese Ministry
of Health immediately halted the vaccine program. U.S. health officials
declared this action "foolish" even though it is likely to save
additional babies from harm. In the United States, thousands of people died
after receiving vaccines for the very same diseases but authorities don't
give a damn. U.S. vaccine authorities believe that children are expendable,
a guaranteed, targeted market to be used for commercial benefit. Disability
and death of U.S. citizens after receiving mandated vaccines is merely treated
as the cost of doing business.
for this article include:
(March 7, 2011).
MSNBC (March 7, 2011).
Daily Finance (March 8, 2011).
JAMA (June 2, 1993).
Neil Z. Miller is a medical research journalist and the Director of the
Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute. He has devoted the last 25 years to
educating parents and health practitioners about vaccines, encouraging informed
consent and non-mandatory laws. He is the author of several books on vaccines,
including Vaccine Safety Manual for Concerned Families and Health Practitioners
and Make an Informed Vaccine Decision for the Health of Your Child (with
Dr. Mayer Eisenstein). Mr. Miller gives talks on vaccines both locally and
nationally. Past organizations that he has lectured for include the International
Chiropractic Pediatric Association, the International College of Integrative
Medicine, Autism One/Generation Rescue, the Hahnemann Academy of North America,
the University of Virginia, and the New Mexico Chiropractic Association
(continuing education program). In June 2011, Mr. Miller will be giving
a vaccine seminar at Dr. Gabriel Cousens' Tree of Life Rejuvenation Center.
Mr. Miller has a degree in psychology and is a member of Mensa.