On Vaccination and Trust ~ by Shawn Siegel

There are few things in life more awesome than a mother’s protective instinct. What follows is dedicated to that love, and the power of discernment that accompanies it.

If vaccines were advertised on television, an ad for, for instance, the DTaP vaccine, would have to include the following, accurate disclaimer:

(Check with your doctor – if you’ve had a prior adverse reaction to the DTaP vaccine, an encephalopathy within 7 days of a previously administered pertussis-containing vaccine, or have a progressive neurologic disorder, the vaccine is contraindicated. The aluminum adjuvant in the vaccine, used to stimulate the immune system, may leave a hard lump at the injection site, which may be hot to the touch – this will typically dissipate in a few days, but has been known to effect muscle pain and chronic fatigue, and, though rare, may trigger development of autoimmune disease, such as multiple sclerosis (MS) or amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS, or Lou Gehrig’s disease); consult with your doctor at the first sign of any such reaction. The vaccine recipient may issue an involuntary, extended, bone-chilling cry for several hours sometime within the twenty-four hours following vaccination, often repeated over the following few days, which indicates brain inflammation, and may be followed by a lengthy period of regression – consult with your doctor. The DTaP may cause bulging fontanelle in infants – this typically subsides after a few days, but may indicate brain damage; be alert for unusual behaviors, and call your doctor should you detect any. Also, in infants, reports associate SIDS with the vaccine; do not place your infant face down until sixty days following the last of the three scheduled DTaP shots. And, you may experience any combination of the following reported reactions, some of which may require hospitalization: abdominal pain, anaphylactic shock, apnoea, autism, bacterial/viral infections, convulsions, disintegrative disorder, coma, abnormal EEG, blood disorders, diabetes, eye movement disorder, hearing loss, trouble walking, narcolepsy, paralysis, pneumonia, impairment of psychomotor skills, screaming, and speech disorders. This vaccine has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or for impairment of fertility, and there are currently 815 reported associated deaths.)Screen shot 2014-06-23 at 5.56.30 PM

The above disclaimer is based on the information provided in the manufacturers’ own inserts (1), a search on the national Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) for officially reported reactions (2), and information on macrophagic myofasciitis, a syndrome related specifically to injected aluminum adjuvant (3,4), an ingredient in the DTaP (5). Still, it is incomplete, for it is a fact that many adverse vaccine reactions are never reported to VAERS – technically a mandatory system, but with no provision for penalty for non-compliance – if for no other reason than the reluctance or refusal of doctors to acknowledge vaccine causality. Unfortunately, ads for the other vaccines would be similar. Most disturbing, however, is that, while the disclaimer is loosely styled after the many drug ads we see, checking with your doctor about the mentioned reactions would assuredly prove futile, for they themselves were denied the information in their medical educations.

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