a blog post by Ashlyn Washington, Walking in Quicksand
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Today, I’m going to pretend we can trust the data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) website to make decisions on whether or not to vaccinate. I’m going to ignore the fact that a CDC scientist revealed that he and his colleagues committed scientific fraud by omitting and destroying statistically significant data showing risks associated with vaccines, because it has already been documented here, here, and here. I’m also going to pretend that every child who has a reaction to a vaccine has a parent who realizes and reports it. I know that’s impossible since most people haven’t perused the government website that discusses injuries occurring 42 days after vaccination. I’m also going to assume that all physicians have been trained to identify vaccine injuries, even though I have yet to meet a single doctor who was educated on this in medical school.
The CDC states on their website “Like any medication, vaccines can cause side effects. The most common side effects are mild. On the other hand, many vaccine-preventable disease symptoms can be serious, or even deadly. Even though many of these diseases are rare in this country, they still occur around the world and can be brought into the U.S. putting unvaccinated children at risk.”
This commentary is parroted by the majority of pediatricians, journalists, and those who fancy themselves “pro-science,” with no attention to the statistics and extensive fine print on the CDC’s website proving otherwise.
The table below was compiled using information from the CDC’s official website.
Click here for a larger PDF of this table. Because adequate data in each category does not exist related to chicken pox, influenza, HPV, Hepatitis A and B, and rotavirus, these are not included in this table. Ironically, these vaccines carry some of the most significant and alarming risks.
Based on the CDC’s reported data, I’d like to propose they update their website with a more accurate and factual revision that reads: “Like any medication, vaccines can cause side effects. The most common side effects that doctors are aware of and willing to document are mild, however On the other hand, many vaccine side effects preventable disease symptoms can be serious, or even deadly. Even though many of these diseases are rare in this country, they still occur around the world and can be brought into the U.S. putting unvaccinated children at a minuscule risk, similar to the risk of a child being attacked by a crazy clown this year. The risk of an unvaccinated American child being struck by lightning far outweighs the risk of someone giving them polio, but stating that out loud isn’t good for business and we do quite well for ourselves financially by going to work for drug companies once we leave here. You’ll notice if you look closely at the data we provide on our website, that the statistical risks associated with each dose of each vaccine are much greater than the risks associated with not being up to date on vaccines.”
Speaking of the risks associated with each vaccine, what does “very rare” mean? How many people experience coma, permanent brain damage, or death from vaccines? The CDC isn’t telling us. Undoubtedly is it is more common than the number of people in the United States who have been diagnosed with diphtheria and polio this year. Additionally, I purposely omitted side effects most parents don’t consider worrisome, like the fussiness that occurs in one of three children receiving DTaP or the tiredness or poor appetite that occurs in one of ten. The truth is, we don’t know exactly what these side effects might mean long term.
We do know that nonstop or inconsolable crying, high fever, and seizures*** are also signs of encephalitis. Consequences of encephalitis include: persistent fatigue, weakness or lack of muscle coordination, personality changes, memory problems, paralysis, hearing or vision defects, speech impairments.
Do you know how coordination problems, memory problems, personality changes, and speech impairments are diagnosed in newborns and young infants?
Me neither, but you can be assured that if it’s noted at your child’s 18 or 24 month well child exam, along with suggestion he or she should be evaluated for a developmental delay or autism, your pediatrician won’t connect it back to any vaccine.
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