No Historical Benefit in Vaccines: Polish Study

The evidence continues to mount. That vaccines are doing a great deal of harm is well beyond denying. Worse, though, the evidence that vaccines have had little or no effect on infectious diseases is clear, as documented in new graphs. The precautionary principle, which is enshrined in a UN directive, should have been implemented before vaccines were ever routinely injected.

No Historical Benefit in Vaccines: Polish Study

Sad Little Girl, by Espen Faugstad (negative and grayscale)

by Heidi Stevenson

Yesterday's article, Vaccines Do Irreparable Harm: Study from Poland, documents the revealing information brought out by Polish scientists' review of the scientific literature on vaccination's adverse effects and immune system effects. Today, the rest of the study covering neurological symptoms following vaccination and a history of vaccines demonstrating little benefit is reviewed.

Post-Vaccine Neurological Complications

The authors focused primarily on the preservative thimerosal's active ingredient, mercury, in their discussion of vaccine-induced neurological damages. They noted that the percentage of people who have allergic reactions to thimerosal has been calculated at a low of 13% in the Netherlands to a high of 21% in Austria. Allergic responses to mercury are often initially triggered by vaccine injections. It's noted for toxicity to the heart, liver, kidneys, and nervous system, along with being a carcinogen.

Readers of Gaia Health are probably aware that much current research on vaccine adjuvants indicates that aluminum may be the greatest concern. The reduced mercury load in the United States' vaccines did reduce the autism burden for a short time in the US. However, a great number of vaccines was added to the schedule shortly after, and many of them included aluminum as an adjuvant, thus increasing the autism burden.

Over the last 20 years, neurological conditions such as autism, ADHD, mental retardation, epilepsy have increased many times over across the world. The authors wrote:

[F]rom the 1990s new vaccines for infants containing thimerosal began to be used in America. In the DTP, Hib and Hep B vaccines, children received a dose of 62.5 ug of mercury, which is 125-fold more than the dose considered safe (0.1ug/kg/day). These reports were the reason that Scandinavian countries already prohibited the use of mercury in 1990

The deaths of 19 infants of SIDS (sudden infant death syndrome) shortly after vaccination with two hexavalent vaccines were described in a paper. Those authors suggested that, though it hadn't been proven that  vaccines had caused their deaths, "it is a signal that brings to attention the need to monitor the course of vaccination and its complications."

Epidemiological research has shown a direct relationship between increasing doses of thimerosal and the rate of autism in the US from the late '80s through the mid '90s. They found a correlation between the number of measles-containing vaccines and autism prevalence during the '80s. The same researchers also found odds ratios that were statistically significant, indicating that increasing doses of mercury from vaccines with thimerosal correlate to increasing rates of autism.

Several of Poland's childhood vaccines contain mercury, including

  • Euvax: Hepatitis B, made by LG Life Sciences in Korea – 50μg/dose
  • DT: Diphtheria & Tetanus, made by Bio-med in Krakow, Poland – 50μg/dose
  • Td: made by Biomed, Krakow, Poland – 50μg/dose
  • DTP: Diphtheria, Tetanus, & Pertussis; made by Biomed, Krakow, Poland – 50μg/dose
  • D,d: Diphtheria, made by Biomed, Krakow, Poland – 50μg/dose
  • TT:  Typhus, made by Biomed, Krakow, Poland – 50μg/dose

 Note: Not included in the review is the fact that Poland's vaccination schedule is mandatory. Notice that all but one of the vaccines listed above are made in Poland. It's one way to assure profits for the home-grown pharmaceutical industry!

The authors discuss particular concern over the DTwP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, & whole cell Pertussis) vaccine. It is known to result in cytomegalovirus, which can result in severe neurological sequelae, including coma, hypotonia, seizures, and necrotizing encephalopathy. They state that replacing DTwP with DTaP (acellular) vaccine, and OPV (oral polio vaccine) with IPV (inactivated polio vaccine), can reduce the risk of fever after the first dose by 99%, the risk of inconsolable crying by 87%, and the risk of hypotonic-hyporesponsive episodes by 56%.

Other complications found with vaccines on the Polish schedule include;

  • Guillain-Barré syndrome after influenza, hepatitis, meningitis C, polio and HPV vaccines
  • Transverse myelitis after cholera, typhoid, and polio vaccines
  • Influenza, flaccid paralysis, meningitis, encephalitis, convulsions and facial palsy after oral polio vaccine
  • Rapid progression of retinopathy in premature infants after BCG vaccination

Vaccination History

In 1996, Poland introduced a monitoring system to record adverse effects of vaccinations. A study done by Zieliński of adverse effect reports from 1996-2000, stated:

[T[hey met astonishing examples of ignorance of the medical staff, including specialists, in their duty to report the AEFI [adverse effects following inoculation].

Unfortunately, there is no laboratory test to confirm a cause and effect association between an adverse effect and vaccination. While that makes it difficult, the authors of this review report:

[T]here are also no reports in the literature (except those listed above) of research work in immunology in the context of reactions following vaccination. It should also be noted that in more developed countries, there is little incentive for doing appropriate follow-up and laboratory tests on individuals who suffered serious adverse reactions following vaccinations.. The reason for such oversight is likely due to the fact that historically, vaccines have not been viewed as inherently toxic by the regulatory agencies.

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