Popcorn and Fluoride in the Spotlight as Vaccines Fail to Protect
There have always been epidemics of disease in people who have already been vaccinated since vaccines came into use but was often blamed on the 10% of people thought not to respond to vaccines, on faulty batches (for instance, vaccines not stored correctly), on people who did not complete the current full vaccine schedule and on those parents who choose not to vaccinate at all. The media responsible for reporting on epidemics wouldn't report on whether or not those affected were vaccinated or not so this led to the understandable assumption that those affected had not completed all of their shots.
In fact, a document discussing how to improve the uptake of influenza vaccines in Poland detailed how health authorities actively use the media to promote vaccination and suppress less known vaccine facts, such as the proportions of those vaccinated in epidemics.
The authors wrote:
'Effective cooperation (is needed) with media and journalists:
(There needs to be) much more pro-vaccine publications than contra, seasonal media campaigns and educational programmes for journalists.'
The document listed journalists as the second in line to doctors when promoting vaccinations and the Polish Vaccinology Society, established in 2001, has journalists as members even though all other members are medical professionals.
The document concluded that the key to a successful influenza vaccine campaign was 'good cooperation between the media and vaccine manufacturers', so what people read or see in the news may be nothing more than glorified advertising from the companies that make vaccines.
More recently, after increasing widespread epidemics of whooping cough, mumps and measles, questions were asked about how effective vaccines actually are.
When a whooping cough outbreak in California led to the deaths of 10 babies, the Watchdog Institute decided to look at the figures and see how many people were vaccinated. After all, the majority of parents do decide to get their children's DTaP vaccines and the only vaccine 'scare' in recent years was over the MMR, not the DTaP.
They found that up to 83% of those with whooping cough in the epidemic were vaccinated, and more than two thirds were fully up to date on all shots. The rate of whooping cough in some counties in California was 139 per 100,000, a rate similar to the pre-vaccine era.
Dr. Fritz Mooi, a Dutch scientist who has studied pertussis for 15 years, says it has become more virulent than it used to be, due to the vaccine mutating.
In a CDC study, they cited suboptimal vaccines, waning vaccine immunity and pathogen adaption (mutation of vaccine) as some of the reasons for increased epidemics. Due to this mutated form of pertussis, it was more virulent. In essence, vaccine strain pertussis is producing more toxin and is killing people. The CDC wrote:
'Ptx causes leukocytosis in humans by inhibiting egression of leukocytes from the vasculature, and high levels of leukocytosis are associated with an increased mortality rate in infants due to pulmonary hypertension. Thus, the invasion of ptxP3 strains may result in increased illness and death. Consistent with this assumption, we found that the emergence of ptxP3 strains in the Netherlands was associated with increased incidence of hospitalizations and deaths and increased lethality.'
They also wrote:
'An important issue is whether vaccination has selected for the ptxP3 strains. Several lines of evidence support this contention. First, ptxP3 strains were not found in the prevaccination era. Furthermore, immune pressure was shown to select for more virulent Plasmodium chabaudiparasites in mice. Based on mathematical modeling, vaccines designed to reduce pathogen growth rate and/or toxicity may result in the evolution of pathogens with higher levels of virulence.'
So, just like with antibiotics, if you try to kill a bacterium, it just grows back even bigger and fiercer than before.
But what else could be making our children's immune systems unable to deal with infection?
Chemicals and pollution have a major impact on immune function and how it can respond to either natural infection or vaccines.
Now Scientists at the Harvard School of Public Health and other organizations have found that manmade chemicals called perflourinated compounds (PFC's) made with carbon and fluoride, can damage your child's immune system so much that it cannot respond to vaccines anyway.
They studied 656 children in the Faroe Islands, recruited between 1997-2000 and followed them up in 2008. All children had been fully vaccinated and they found that the higher amounts of PFC's they had in their blood, the lower antibodies they had to diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis. In fact, based on their level of PFC exposure, some children had no vaccine induced antibodies at all by the age of seven.
PFC's are found in many products including:
· Microwave popcorn bags
· Stain resistant clothing
· Stain resistant furniture and carpet products
· Non-stick cookware
· Packaging on fast food
· Perflouridated compounds have now polluted the environment so they may be found in soil, water and in fish
· Let's not forget that fluoride is in most toothpaste recommended for children and so theoretically based upon this research, brushing your child's teeth with fluoridated toothpaste may impair his ability to mount vaccine antibodies and increase his susceptibility to infections.
Although fluoride has been credited with reducing cavities, some experts are now saying there is little evidence for this and that fluoride is a poison. Using too much fluoride can in fact cause dental florosis where the enamel on the teeth crumbles.
So if you want your child to have a strong immune system, reduce your child's exposure to toxic chemicals:
Don't let him wear stain resistant clothing or spray any such chemical on your flooring.
Don't cook using non-stick cookware (iron and steel pans are available without non-stick).
Drink water that doesn't contain fluoride - if your area is fluoridated, buy bottled water or get a water filter.
Stop your child's consumption of junk foods and if they must eat popcorn, make your own or buy it in bags that don't have to be microwaved.
Get fluoride free toothpaste.
- Identifying Effective Approaches for Improving National Vaccination Coverage, evm-vaccines.org. Web. 7th May 2012.
- Bordetella pertussis Strains with Increased Toxin Production Associated with Pertussis Resurgence, CDC. Emerging Infectious Diseases, Volume 15, number 8, August 2009.
- Many whooping cough victims have been immunized; Experts spar over prospects of new disease strain, Investigative News Source. Web. 7th May 2012.
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