Somebody’s real nervous about that Vancouver Vaccine Forum…

My comment, posted at the Georgia Straight… which appears now to be the Georgia Crooked….

Let’s see now…
We have a study emanating from UBC (NOT Dr. Shaw) proving that the flu shot is ineffective.
We have an outbreak of 47,500+ children in India who are paralyzed, following “immunization against polio in the last year or so.
We have outbreaks of mumps amongst a population of children where 87% of them had received mumps vaccine… plus booster shots.
We have in the USA a 4,250% INCREASE in fetal deaths… miscarriages… after pregnant women took the mercury-filled flu shot.
We have a massive increase in autism diagnoses in lockstep with a massive increase in “recommended” infant vaccines.
And for those who are uninformed, Dr. Wakefield, who was vilified by the vaccine industry for his clinical reports on the MMR shot causing autism (he found uniform infection of the live measles virus in the gut of these children), has been vindicated, and is now suing those who destroyed his medical career.
The stories go on, and on, and on.
Our government indemnifies the vaccine industry from lawsuits emanating from harm, but then does not compensate those who suffer devastating “collateral” damage to their health… up to and including death!
Now, those who have been (luckily) unaffected (yet) by vaccines, continue to spout their “herd immunity” garbage, and the media backing this ridiculous claim, while the very diseases claimed to be “protected” against continue apace.
Is this not enough reason for debate? Is this not reason enough for people to question the recommendations of vested interests? Or is this a reason for people to shut off their brains and let the chips fall where they may?
As a population, we are less healthy than we have ever been. The pharmaceutical drugs promoted to us kill 106,000 Americans annually… over a million per decade… along with a proportionate number of Canadians… but we can’t speak about that?
I thought this was a free country, with informed consent being the prime principle of health care modalities.
Guess not.
And the slam piece on this forum continues…

Vaccination debate continues in

Vancouver

by Carlito Pablo on Mar 6, 2013 at 2:08 pm

Immunization uptake has fallen in B.C.
Leah-Anne Thompson Photo

A Vancouver group is hosting a “summit” to publicize what its founder considers to be the importance of natural human immunity over vaccines.

Vaccine Summit Vancouver 2013 on Tuesday (March 12) at SFU Harbour Centre promises—according to the Vaccine Resistance Movement website—to hear testimonies from parents who believe that their children have been injured by inoculations, as well as presentations by unnamed “researchers” and “experts”.

The symposium follows the publication last month in the British Medical Journal of a study that established a “causal association” between the 2009 H1N1 flu shot Pandemrix and an increased risk of the sleeping disorder narcolepsy among children in England. Last year, B.C. health workers refused to comply with the mandatory flu vaccination ordered on them by the provincial government.

For VRM founder and event organizer Joel Lord, the stand taken by health workers’ unions was a “very important precedent”.

“That is a big indication that they’re aware of the danger behind these shots and feel it’s necessary to safeguard their natural immunity,” Lord told the Georgia Straight in an interview at an East Vancouver coffee shop.

Lord related that his concerns about vaccines started a few years ago when his young daughter took the Gardasil vaccine against the human papillomavirus (HPV) that can cause cervical and other cancers.

“She has had a litany of food allergies that sprung up after having gotten the shot,” he said. “But, again, it’s the hidden dangers that I’m concerned about.”

Lord’s VRM website states that the organization is “grass roots” and “non-profit” and accepts donations. In an article on the site, Lord uses words such as malfeasance, fraud, deception, conned, and failure to describe the vaccine and pharmaceutical industry.

Last year, UBC neuroscientist Chris Shaw coauthored a paper suggesting that HPV vaccines containing antigens present in Gardasil “pose an inherent risk for triggering potentially fatal autoimmune” reactions.

In 2011, Shaw cowrote another study indicating that aluminum adjuvants have a “potential to induce serious immunological disorders”, including “long-term brain inflammation”. (Adjuvants are substances used in some vaccines to boost the human body’s immune system to react strongly to the vaccine.)

Dr. Monika Naus, medical director of immunization programs and vaccine-preventable diseases at the B.C. Centre for Disease Control, maintains that vaccines have “an excellent safety record”.

Naus, who is an associate professor at UBC’s school of population and public health, recalled that the last time a vaccine was withdrawn in Canada was more than 20 years ago. That was Trivirix, a measles, mumps, and rubella shot associated with mumps meningitis in about one out of 60,000 recipients, she told the Straight.

When asked about events like the March 12 antivaccine summit, Naus replied: “A lot of it is uninformed and can jeopardize the health of the population. Over a number of years, we’ve certainly seen a drop in immunization uptake in the province.”

As an example, she mentioned that only about two-thirds of children in B.C. are fully vaccinated with all of the recommended shots by the time they reach their second birthday.

A report released by the B.C. Ministry of Health in January states that between 2007 and 2011, seasonal-flu vaccine coverage for 12- to 64-year-old people with high-risk medical conditions was about 40 percent. For seniors, starting at age 65, it was 59 percent.

The paper also points out that although the proportion of kindergarten students who were up-to-date with their diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis, and polio booster shots in 2010 and 2011 was pegged at 77 percent and 76 percent, respectively, the rate has now increased to 80 percent. “Anti-immunization sentiments remain one of the biggest barriers to increasing coverage rates in B.C.’s immunization program,” the report notes.

Naus added: “Another factor is that—in general, and probably more in this province than elsewhere—people are into organic, and they think that drinking orange juice and exercising and getting sleep at night are going to give them the kind of immunity that vaccines could. But that’s, of course, not true.”

(Dee adds: “Oh yeah? Show me the bodies!”)

 

 

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~ by Dee Nicholson on March 7, 2013.

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