15 Scary AF Reasons Parents Need To Research Vaccines First

This is one tough topic that we’re not afraid to tackle. Parents need to stop being afraid, too. Gone are the days of trusting everything the doctor has to say. We now know that they’ll often put their own interests ahead of their patients. Likewise, sometimes they don’t actually know everything, folks. They are just people at the end of the day, and they aren’t responsible for what may happen to a child when vaccinated.

That’s right. They can’t be held accountable for vaccine injury — which is a real thing that is happening all over the world right now. Documented cases of it have been brought to court. Many have been paid for the damages their child has incurred. Yet no one is talking about it, right? Why not?

It is imperative that parents learn how to navigate the research on vaccines and make a sound decision for their child that they are comfortable with. Should they vaccinate and something goes wrong, moms and dads need to be able to feel that they made informed decisions and did all they could to prevent such tragedy.

So, where to start? Why research? Do we really know whether vaccines are safe or not? Can science actually be settled — ever? This is probably the single most important decision parents need to make when they bring a child into the world, and many completely overlook this step and assume it’s safe, because, everybody’s doing it. Is that the lesson we want to teach our kids?

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15 They Aren’t Without Side Effects

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Yes, vaccine injury really does happen. It is vastly underdiagnosed, too. It is estimated that only 10 percent of injuries are ever reported. Most of our physicians do not know how to assess for these injuries. Why not? They aren’t taught about them in medical school. Instead, they’re taught that vaccines are unavoidably safe.

To believe that vaccines can harm a child means that doctor has to go against what they were trained to believe, and that’s a hard thing to do when you take so much pride in your profession. When we take our kids to the doctor, they give us a fact sheet on the vaccine, and we feel informed. We trust our doctors to tell us the truth, but what if they don’t have all of it?

Next time, ask the doctor for the full package insert that comes with the vaccine. It might be roughly 40 to 60 pages long, and it details the side effects that were reported during trials on it. Let’s use the MMR vaccine as an example. These are just some of the adverse effects listed in that insert, per the CDC: measles (yes, the MMR vaccine can cause a child to then develop the very disease it aims to protect against), diabetes, vasculitis, pancreatitis, arthritis, anaphylaxis, thrombocytopenia, encephalitis (brain swelling), febrile convulsions, and Guillain-Barre Syndrome. Need more? Look up the inserts.

14 There’s Zero Accountability

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Speaking of vaccine injury. Let’s say that you take your child to get vaccinated, and they start seizing on the table, or they begin to run a high fever and start to bang their head against the wall and other hard surfaces all day long. Let’s even say they slowly lose their ability to talk over the next few days and weeks. What would you do?

After consulting your doctor, you may be told that it couldn’t possibly be the vaccine. Guess what? Even if they agree with you that your child has encountered a vaccine reaction, you don’t get to hold anyone liable for it. Even if your child dies, which can and does indeed occur as a result of vaccines, you can’t sue the manufacturer. Put yourself in the shoes of those parents who’ve lost their child to a vaccine-induced death. They get no retribution.

It all started back in 1986 when congress passed the National Child Vaccine Injury Act. Sounds helpful, right? Wrong. This Act granted immunity to pharmaceutical manufacturers. In essence, no one would be allowed to sue them if their product harmed or killed someone. No other drug boasts this kind of protection. No other corporate entity in the world can claim this immunity. Why does Big Pharma get it for vaccines? Think on that.

13 Vaccine Lawsuits

Now then, there are a few loopholes, but very little for parents. They must go through the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program — which has paid out roughly $3.7 billion dollars in damages to date. That said, again, only roughly 10 percent of injury cases are even reported, and few make it through the rigorous trials that the program employs against grieving parents.

There are other lawsuits that give parents pause, too. Such as the current ongoing suit against pharmaceutical giant Merck. They are being sued for fraud. The accusation is that they falsified data in their studies that were used to tout a 95 percent or higher efficacy rate. The suit was actually brought against Merck by a former scientist for the company. The mumps component of the vaccine has drawn particular interest as it was revealed that its efficacy rate was closer to just 69 percent.

Speaking of efficacy, why are we always so concerned about everyone else vaccinating their kids? If vaccines work, then why does it matter if your brother doesn’t vaccinate his kids? If you don’t take your birth control, am I going to get pregnant? Perhaps you’re still relying on herd immunity — the belief that a population that is 95 percent vaccinated will protect those who aren’t. Too bad the majority of adults do not get their boosters and we have never been a 95 percent vaccinated population — ever.

12 Fraud At The CDC

While we’re on the subject of fraud, let’s take a step back and examine the relationship between pharmaceutical corporations and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Often, their employees intermingle. Some jump from positions with companies like Merck and GlaxoSmithKline right to board member seats with the CDC. Parents who question vaccine safety are the same parents who are questioning how this is ethical.

The studies that are churned out claiming vaccines are safe are often completed by employees of the same pharmaceutical company who stands to profit from that vaccine being produced. Going even deeper, a dozen CDC employees have come forward in the last couple of years and confessed to fraudulent practices that are going on at the CDC.

One such employee was senior scientist William Thompson, who was recorded confessing to falsifying data with several of his peers on a major study that analyzed the relationship between autism and the MMR vaccine. As it is published, the study shows no correlation, but Thompson kept the real data and turned it into congress, which shows a marked increase in the development of autism in children who are given the MMR vaccine — with the highest incidence occurring when it’s given on schedule.

11 What About Autism?

So, let’s be clear about the relationship between autism and vaccines, because a lot of people are not. First, understand that autism is a subjective diagnosis. It is rendered when a child behaves in a certain manner. If we see a child that exhibits certain behaviors, we call those behaviors symptoms and slap a label of autism on them. There’s no blood test. It’s not concrete. It’s just a diagnosis based on observation.

Now let’s be clear on what vaccines can do to a developing child. There is no denying that some of the ingredients in vaccines are toxic. In fact, some as classified by the government as neurotoxins. When those toxins are injected into a baby’s body, they travel through the bloodstream to the brain. They eat away at the myelin sheath that protects the brain and cause swelling to occur. This is that side effect noted above called encephalitis. This causes brain damage.

It is that brain damage that then causes some of these children to start behaving differently than they did before the vaccine was given. It is that brain damage that causes them to lose speech abilities, start to stim, and have emotional meltdowns. It is that brain damage that interferes with their already-developed motor skills.

Since we already recognize these behaviors as being autism-like, that’s what we call it. In truth, it’s a case of vaccine-induced brain damage that has caused the child to behave in this way, and it deserves its own name. So, if you want to get technical about it. No, vaccines don’t cause autism. They cause brain damage, and doctors are calling that autism.

10 The Deceptive Decline Of Disease

It’s important when researching vaccines to have a strong grasp on what they have and have not done for society. Most people immediately assume that vaccines are responsible for the decline in scary diseases we haven’t seen in years. However, that is not entirely accurate. The research on said illnesses and vaccines all show those illnesses declining long before the vaccines were ever introduced.

The solution was actually quite simple. Improved sanitation and hygienic behaviors accounted for much of it. Thus, this is a big part of the reason we still see much higher rates of these illnesses in third world nations that do not have access to sanitary bathrooms or clean water.

We also must consider the deceptive way that the medical industry made it appear some of these illnesses were declining when they weren’t. For instance, polio is still around, but we don’t call it polio. At the same time that the vaccine for polio was introduced, the diagnostic criteria was changed for it.

In 1954, the diagnostic criteria that once required paralytic symptoms be present for just 24 hours after the onset of illness was changed. Moving forward, no one would be diagnosed with polio unless paralytic symptoms were present for sixty days after the onset of illness. By that time, polio clears up. Thus, in 1955 when the Salk polio vaccine was introduced, the government knew to expect a marked decrease in polio diagnoses, because they were no longer diagnosing based on the same terms.

9 Increasing Rates Of Childhood Illnesses

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While we have seen a decline in illnesses like measles and mumps, we’ve seen a huge increase among other childhood conditions, like autism, ADHD, and diabetes. Why are children suddenly so much sicker? Why are they developing all their neurological and mental issues that barely existed before? Better awareness does not account for autism rates jumping from 1 in 10,000 in 1990s to now 1 in 45 today.

Today, we often hear people talk about measles epidemics returning. But by the government’s own terms, an epidemic is defined as 20 cases per 100,000 people. Nothing close to that has come to fruition. Digging even deeper, before vaccines, epidemics were classed at a rate of 35 cases per 100,000 people. Interesting how they would introduce vaccines and then change the criteria so that it requires fewer cases to be present for them to call a surge of illnesses an epidemic. Why would they do that?

8 Genetic Predisposition To Injury

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Truth be told, we actually know there are certain kids that will be more likely to have reactions to vaccines. These children have a genetic makeup that makes them more susceptible to the ingredients in vaccines. One such instance is when the child is MTHFR positive. This gene mutation — which nearly 60 percent of people are estimated to have — makes it difficult for the child’s body to repair itself from assault to the immune system. They cannot detox properly from the adjuvants in vaccines, and end up being poisoned.

Kids with MTHFR can be granted medical exemptions from vaccinating in many states. The problem is that there is a wide sect of doctors out there who don’t know about MTHFR or outright refuse to even test for it. They fear their patients will stop vaccinating, and it’s not because they believe in vaccines. It’s because they get paid to vaccinate your child.

Insurance companies like Blue Cross Blue Shield will pay doctors as much as $40,000 extra per 100 patients per year to keep a certain percentage of their patients vaccinated. If vaccines work so well, and they’re totally safe, why is there a need to give doctors bonuses for doing their job?

7 The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program

As previously noted, the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program was put into effect in 1988 alongside the Act that passed in 1986 which made it impossible to sue pharmaceutical manufacturers should their product harm your child. Alongside the Program is the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System. Parents who suspect their child has been injured by a vaccine are encouraged to report it here.

VAERS works to help parents in tackling the minefield that is pursuing compensation for a vaccine injury. It’s no small feat. The cards are always stacked against the parents. Still, that $3.7 billion dollars is being paid out because people are demanding to be heard about what vaccines have taken away from them.

In many cases, it’s the life of their child. In others, the life they would have had if they weren't paralyzed by Gardasil or rendered disabled by the DTAP shot. Parents who research vaccines take time to research the VAERS database. They pour over cases from other parents who have vaccinated and regretted it. They get to know not just the positive side of the picture that their pediatrician paints for them, but the real-life trenches other people are living in who have traveled down that path. This is called being truly informed.

6 Swampy Science

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Let’s pretend for a moment that I wanted to sell you a car seat. I have made hundreds of thousands of car seats before. I am a trusted name in the world of car seats. Almost all of your friends have used my car seat without any issue. So, you buy my car seat, and it maims or kills your child.

Suddenly, the assurances from your friends that they used that car seat and their kid is fine don’t seem to mean much. When you encourage them to research car seats better and change what they’re doing, you’re the crazy one — not them. Not the ones who just saw what happened to your child using that car seat while they keep using it for their child. Nah, you’re nuts.

Now imagine if you weren’t allowed to sue me either, because the government, who profits off of my car seats, decided it’s in their best interest to be protected from being accountable for anything they did to your baby. Had you known all of this could happen ahead of time, would you have reconsidered that car seat? This is how vaccines and vaccine injury work.

Where vaccine research is concerned, there are oodles of studies that insist the vaccines are safe, and every last one of them is either funded with government or pharmaceutical company money and/or completed by those employees. Is that truly unbiased? Is that ethical?

5 SIDS Alert

Sudden Infant Death Syndrome. It’s every parent’s worst nightmare. No, we are not insinuating that vaccines cause all cases of SIDS, but they have been reported as an adverse event in clinical trials, and SIDS has been listed as such in the vaccine inserts. So, saying we shouldn’t worry about it isn’t very comforting to any parent researching vaccines.

Likewise, once you go down that rabbit hole of research, you find others who are doing the same. It’s inevitable that you will meet someone at some point who has lost a child or family member to SIDS that they believe was caused by vaccines. In some cases, the doctor confirms it. In others, they are so blindly loyal to their profession that they refuse to look at the evidence.

Interestingly, Japan used to vaccinate starting at three months. Between 1970 and 1974, they had 37 cases of death when the DPT vaccine was given between 3 and 5 months of age. When they stopped vaccinating until two-years-old, there were only three deaths. Injuries also dropped from 57 to just 8. Things that make you go hmmmmm.

4 But Those Ingredients

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As they say, the truth is stranger than fiction, and that’s exactly what it sounds like when you start reading what some of the ingredients are in vaccines. Rest assured, these ingredients are listed on the CDC website where you can confirm for yourself that this isn’t a bunch of anti-vaxxer nonsense.

Some common vaccine ingredients include: African green monkey cells, fetal bovine (cow) serum, glyphosate (otherwise known as Round-up pesticide), casein (which the majority of autistic and ADHD children develop allergy to), yeast, thimerosal (mercury), peanut oil, formaldehyde, egg protein, soy, and much, more much. In fact, the ever-rising incidence of peanut and other food allergies we are seeing in kids today has been linked to vaccines.

What could go wrong mixing cow and dog DNA and injecting it into people, right? Actually, we have no idea what could go wrong, because safety studies haven’t been done on that. Apparently, no one thought that was important. Do you?

3 What’s With Those Excipients?

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Vaccine inserts can be tricky. There are your main ingredients, and then there are excipients that are used in the production of vaccines that the industry doesn’t require themselves to list as actual ingredients. So, these substances can be in the vaccine, but they don’t need to tell you so.

One of the most worrisome excipients in vaccines is aluminum. It is in every single vaccine, and is used as an adjuvant to make the immune response stronger in response to injected viruses. The problem is, we aren’t just injecting a virus, like we would just contract a virus naturally. We are injecting all of these other substances that credible, independent, scholarly research has linked to a host of illnesses ranging from autoimmune disorders to cancer.

Aluminum is a known neuro-toxin. Doctors and those in the vaccine industry often try to silence concerns over aluminum by telling parents they consume more of it in food than is ever injected in a vaccine, but there’s a big difference between food we consume that is filtered by our liver and kidneys and substances we inject straight into our bloodstream that travel to our brain and major organs. Likewise, the aluminum stays in the body and builds up with each vaccine dosage. By 18 months, kids receive 4,925 mcg when the safe limit to inject is just 25 mcg!

2 Aborted Fetal Cell Lines

Expanding upon excipients, there is one in particular that gives parents a lot of concern. Yes, certain vaccines are created using fetal stem cells from aborted babies. DTAP, HPV, Varicella, Hep A/Hep B, MMR, the shingles vaccine and more contain these cells.

Many parents take issue with this for moral and religious reasons. They do not support abortion, and therefore refuse to vaccinate their children with a byproduct of the lost lives of those babies. Furthermore, moms and dads are worried about the lack of safety testing regarding injecting trace amounts of foreign human DNA into their child.

MRC-5 human diploid cells, MRC-5 cellular proteins, recombinant human albumin, WI-38 human diploid lung fibroblasts, human diploid cell cultures, residual components of MRC-5 cells including CAN and protein, and human embryonic lung cultures are just some of the fancy ways they describe this vaccine component in the excipients list. Check for yourself on the CDC website, if you still think government sources are the only one’s worth trusting.

1 Misguided Media

When we look back in history, we find that the media has been guilty of spreading many mistruths. For instance, it was believed for many years that President Franklin Delano Roosevelt died of paralysis caused by polio. As it turns out, it is now believed Roosevelt suffered from Gillian-Barre Syndrome, which you may recognize from the list of vaccine side effects noted above. Ahem.

We must also be judicious in choosing which media sources we believe. While we are trained to believe government websites are the authority on these matters, we must keep in mind that organizations like the CDC are for-profit industries with patents on vaccines they are making billions off of. Is that truly working in the best interest of the people?

Sources: ProCon, HRSA, AHRP, CNN, Chicago Tribune, New England Journal of Medicine via Whale, CDC

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