Vaccines are our Greatest Achievement
"Vaccines are our greatest achievement". I have read that statement countless times.
The toilet, or plumbing is more likely our greatest achievement, which also allowed clean water.
Yes vaccines have done good, but not what you think. Think about this: Many diseases
like, cholera, rheumatic and scarlet fever all almost disappeared on there own, without vaccines, in first world countries. WHY?
The same reasons apply to measles and diphtheria etc., see charts below.
Look at chart 1. below, and then tell me vaccines are our greatest achievement.
Chart 1 is from this link:
#29b. http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/vsus/vsrates1940_60.pdf See pages 82 to 86 (site loads slow, patience). Page through the other graphs and you will see that ‘deaths’ from infectious diseases were down 90 to 95% “before” those vaccines were even invented. And diseases we did not use vaccines for dropped as well. Why?
CHART 1. Diphtheria vaccine started 1945, Measles Vaccine started 1963
charts go from 1900 to 1960
Look at measles graph. Deaths from measles down 95% by 1960 before the measles vaccine came out. This is the chart the anti-vaxers always show. You will never see this chart in a school or doctors textbook. Why? Because people must be made to think vaccines are fantastic.
Your doctor has never been shown the above charts in his training, just chart 2 below, and its the one pro-vaxers and Industry shill sites show. I show both, as I am trying to be honest.
CHART 2. Measles "cases" dropped from 100's of
thousands to zero when vaccine invented in 1963
Make sure you know the difference between Chart 1 and Chart 2
Chart 1 is Mortality or deaths from measles, and Chart 2 is Morbidity or the number people who got sick from measles. Chart 2 shows that the vaccine was verify effective and dropped "cases" of measles to zero. Chart 1 shows we mostly stopped dying of measles before the vaccine even though we were still getting measles, and that's because of better healthcare and nutrition etc.
Depending on which source you believe, only about 1 in 1000 to 1 in 8,000 people who got measles actually died from measles by the late 1950's.
The measles vaccine came along in 1963, was in general use by 1967 and made measles "cases" almost disappear. This vaccine works.
A Diphtheria toxoid was invented in 1923 had a version that was used in 1930's but an actual vaccine did not get into general use until after World war 2.
This article in Pediatrics sums it up nicely. "Vaccines were not our saviour".
#31.http://vaccinesafetycommission.org/pdfs/45-2000-Pediatrics-Vital-Statistics.pdf Page 1315 left side(pages start at 1307) This article from Pediatrics says “improved socio-economic conditions and public health strategies in the first third of the 20th century are the reason for the major decline in child mortality. Things like water treatment, food safety, waste disposal and improved housing and less crowding.” Then says “Vaccination does not account for the impressive declines in mortality seen in first half of the century.” Says vaccines not really used until after World War two.
After reading all the facts above, it sounds like we have been told a bunch of BS by the Industry and CDC, vaccines are not our greatest achievement. They have definitely saved lives, but not to the extend we are told. And there is more harm being done by vaccines that we are being told as well. Tab J "How safe are vaccines", covers that.
This issue of "vaccines are our greatest achievement" is often covered by these industry shill sites, like "respectful insolence" who are over the top in defending vaccines. They twist this topic to pieces, only showing some of what I show here, not all. They use 1000's of words to say something that is simple, but try to confuse. Don't listen to me or them. Look at the links I provided and decide for yourself.
#32.https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MMR_vaccine Notice Wikipidia supports the “industry” by not showing the mortality chart, only shows morbidity chart. Though it does say "for the 20 years after vaccination, measles vaccine saved 5200 lives in the US". 5200 divided by 20 is 260 lives a year(which matches chart 4 below). Not the thousands we were told about in school, using 1910 figures.
#33.https://jamanetwork.com/jou... Shows deaths from different vaccines at time of vaccine date. The chart below is table 1 in this link.
CHART 4. Number of deaths just before each vaccine started.
Chart 4 shows there was only 440 deaths from measles a year in the US just before the vaccine was invented, down from thousands a year in 1910. Chart 1. and that was in-spite of an increasing population.
Don't forget measles occasionally caused encephalitis in kids as well, one in a 1000 cases, we don't know if that would be true today with modern medicine.
This article from the Financial Post is a great article on Measles vaccine, is it that important, worth the risk?
-SO WHAT WOULD HAPPEN IF WE STOPPED GIVING ALL VACCINES?
All the info below is rough math and is just to get you thinking. This is only applicable in 1st world countries where infectious diseases are not as dangerous. Third wold countries have much higher death tolls.
-Chart 4 above, shows roughly how many deaths per year we had for 7 of our vaccine before each vaccine was invented. (US data) Note that these totals were way higher in the 1910 era, and slowly dropped on there own due to socio-economic conditions and clean water and plumbing, as the measles chart at chart 1 above shows.
For the 7 vaccines shown, I add up the average death tolls per year shown for the last few years before vaccine date. I will do the other 8 vaccines further down.
-Diphtheria 1822 deaths, Small pox is gone, not count
-Pertussis 4034, -Mumps 39
-Polio both types 3272 -Rubella both types 2180
-Tetanus 472 -Measles 500
Now I will add in the other 8 diseases we vaccinate our kids for, US data:
-Influenza, Note, I am no going to count the influenza vaccine as it is only 41% effective on average and only 35% of Canadians get this vaccine, 48% of Americans. Note there are only 8 to 15 kid flu deaths a year under age 18 in Canada, and 150 in the US. 80 to 90% of flu deaths are over 65.
-Chicken pox 150 deaths
-Rotavirus CDC says 20 to 60 deaths pre vaccine, will use 50 for the math.
-Pnumonococcal 4000, mostly adults. Note that for this and the next disease there are still many deaths as their vaccines are not very effective and there are many strains of these diseases and the vaccines are causing them to evolve, and the vaccines keep changing. So difficult to say how many the vaccines save.
-Meningococcal 3000 approx, hard to get good data.
-Hepatitis B 4000, mostly IV drug users, etc.
-Hib or Haemophilus Influnzae 1000 deaths
-HPV 3700 deaths, but we still dont know if the vaccine will stop any of these cancer deaths, as is a new vaccine, and the vaccine not cover all strains. But I will go with the 3700.
plus 12,319 Grand Total= 28,219 in the US, divide by 9 for about 3,200 deaths in Canada.
Lets put that in context, there are 2500 car crash deaths a year in Canada, 4000 opioid deaths, 80,000 Cancer deaths a year in Canada.
I realize I have not taken into account other problems and hospitalization that the above diseases can cause, and am certainly not saying to stop vaccinating. This is just a reality check, the above shows that we are not all going to die without vaccines.
Note that some of the vaccines like the pertussis vaccine and mumps has effectiveness down to 40 to 75%, fully vaccinated are getting this disease. So we cant blame all deaths on lack of vaccines.
Also note that deaths would actually be much less with our modern health care, and the totals were dropping even before the vaccines.(charts1) the above data is from the 1940's to 1960's depending which disease. So if we had no vaccines, worst case scenario is we would have about 28,219 deaths a year in the US.
Divide this by 9 and we get about 3,200 deaths a year in Canada if we did not vaccinate at all.
To put the above figure of 28,219 US figure in context see this.
Compare this to the top 10 causes of death in the US. #1 is Heart attacks 614,000 deaths, #2 is Cancer at 591,000, #4 Accidents 136,000 deaths. #6 Alzheimers 93,000 deaths. #10 suicide 42,000 deaths. And Vehicle Accident deaths are about 35,000. This shows that even without vaccines, infectious diseases are the least of our problems.
Of course, we must also count the burden of the diseases even if you do not die, a parent needs to stay home if kid has chickenpox etc.
-We have to weight the 28,219 deaths against the harm that vaccines do. This is very difficult as there is no tracking of long term harm and 95% under-reporting of short term harm from vaccines. We know chronic disease is way up in our kids. Things like allergies, asthma, neuro-developmental disorders, and 50 other diseases. leukaemia and other cancers have risen steadily with the increase in vaccines. I have four studies showing that kids who no longer get measles and chicken pox diseases etc, are at greatly increased risk of cancer(appendix B also see appendix A and tab J).
So vaccines could potentially be causing 1000's of deaths and health problems, far more than vaccines are? We just don't know. I just cant imagine how we think injecting neuro-toxins and other nasty stuff over and over and over into a tiny infant can be safe.
Remember a single bee sting that injects less toxin than a vaccine shot, can kill an adult.
What would happen if we had NO Measles vaccine?
This link shows the history of measles in the US. In the 1910 to 1920's era there was an average of 6000 measles deaths a year, then as we cleaned up our act, plumbing, clean water, healthier living, measles deaths slowly dropped. We were still getting measles, just not dying as often.
The above link shows that in the last 10 years before the invention of the measles vaccine in 1963 there were an average of 400 to 500 deaths a year, a 90% drop in deaths and that was with a rapidly increasing population.
Actually deaths from all infectious diseases dropped over the century, like typhoid, and Scarlet fever which we never had a vaccine for.
So worst case scenario, we would have about 400 to 500 death a year from measles. In Canada, with 1/9th the population, we would be about 50 to 60 deaths a year.
The above CDC link also says there were 48,000 hospitalizations and 1000 cases of encephalitis a year which would be about 5000 hospitalized in Canada and 130 cases of encephalitis in Canada.
Note that this data is from the 1950's would it be this bad today with modern health care and healthier people??
That is it, worst case scenario with no measles vaccine 50 to 60 deaths a year. And to put that figure into context we have 2500 car crash deaths a year in Canada and 10,000 serious injuries from from crashes.
I say again we do not need to get rid of all vaccines, we should be able to pick and choose them, delay some and always get them one at a time. All this would be safer for the kid.
The Pharma drug, Vioxx, killed 20,000 to 80,000 people depending who you believe before it was pulled of the market. The opioid crisis is now killing about 60,000 Americans a year. Given all the above, why is there such a panic in the media when we have a tiny measles outbreak? The answer is that vaccines are now some of the top money making products for pharma.(see Tab D) Vaccines are now mega bucks, and these outbreaks are the driving force behind mandates. Notice how every time they bring in a mandate, it is for 10 or 11 vaccines, not just the measles.
So if infectious diseases are not a major killer, and if vaccines are contributing to 40 to 50% of kids having chronic health conditions and worse, perhaps vaccines deserve a second look? Are they truly that important in modern times? Or maybe we should just cut back to the original 7 vaccines? I don't know, but I want to get people thinking beyond the pharma/media driven agenda.