Back in the mid 2000’s, after years of research, I decided not to vaccinate any children I may have. At that time, I was working on my PhD and was heavily focused on researching everything. So, I dove into medical journals and studies from around the world since I had access to them through the university. I’ve found that when researching anything medically related, it’s necessary to look at journals and studies from outside of the U.S. (as well as from inside the U.S.) – mainly because the U.S. is less likely to conduct a study if nobody will profit from the outcome. That isn’t the case in some of the other countries – studies will get conducted purely to discover an answer that may benefit the population.
At some point during my vaccine research frenzy, I realized I probably had enough information to write a book. By the time I wrote Unvaccinated, Homeschooled, and TV-Free: It’s Not Just for Fanatics and Zealots, I had hundreds of pages of notes just for the vaccine section (and I really just wanted the section to be about 20-25 pages). I remember being overwhelmed with the vast amount of studies, statistics, and research available on the topic and wishing I had a lifetime to devote to deciphering it all. I felt the need to go through everything ever written because I desperately wanted to make the “right” decision for my child.
Years later, I realized that I didn’t need most of that information to make the “right” decision. I was just so conditioned to trust others instead of myself, that I couldn’t see it clearly. I really only needed to know a few key pieces of information – everything else was just a distraction.
Here are the 5 simple facts I could have used to make a decision. None of these are controversial, debated, or unproven – they are just the basics.
1. Vaccines contain dozens of toxic ingredients with some of the leading being:
- Formaldehyde: A highly carcinogenic fluid, can cause liver damage, gastrointestinal issues, reproductive deformation, respiratory distress and cancer. In 2011, the U.S. Department of Health finally listed formaldehyde as a cancer causing chemical. The FDA has issued recalls of hair care products that contain far less formaldehyde than even one vaccine contains (kids get 49 vaccines these days).
- Thimerosal: A neurotoxic mercury which causes autism. Vaccines that contain this have package inserts that list a possible side effect as autism (among others). The EPA says 5 micrograms are safe. An average vaccine contains 25 micrograms.
- Aluminum: Increases the toxicity of mercury among other things.
- MSG: Becomes a neurotoxin when injected, causing central nervous system disorders and brain damage.Vaccines have caused severe side effects and death in some children/people.
2. Vaccines have caused severe side effects and death in some children/people.
3. Children have undeveloped immune systems.
4. There is a lot of money to be made in producing and administering vaccines, as well as treating the chronic ailments that vaccine ingredients cause.
5. Diseases that vaccines are supposed to prevent declined well before vaccines were introduced. Furthermore, there is no proof that vaccines protect against anything, and the studies that could possibly prove that have never been done.
Based on just the 5 basics listed above, here are some scenarios on how the thought process could go.
Scenario 1: Some guy you don’t know approaches you and says….
“I see you’ve just had a baby. That’s great. Anyway, listen…..I’m super rich. I got this way by making these special injections that can be given to babies. And, if I can get everyone to give it to their babies, it will make even more people rich. What does it do? Well, we don’t know, exactly. We were hoping it cured diseases but as it turns out, those diseases had already died out. And, even if they did still exist today they’d be fully preventable and curable through other means. I can tell you this though, some of the things in this injection are known to cause life-long chronic illnesses. But, that’s good news because I also get rich by producing medicine for those illnesses. As a bonus, babies have undeveloped immune systems so if we can get everyone to inject them young, we get to treat their illnesses for a really, really long time! Can I count on your support?”
Would you go along with that scenario as most people do?
I can make the scenario a bit more palatable by taking away fact #4 from the list. Even though we know a ton of money is made on vaccines by people most of us don’t know, let’s assume that the guy in our scenario doesn’t make any money on his injection. Let’s not make him a stranger either – he’s now your nice neighbor who feeds your dog when you’re out of town….
“Hey Karen, I see you’ve just had your baby. She’s so cute! Here’s some zucchini bread my wife baked this morning. Anyway, listen, I have this special injection that can be given to babies. I don’t make a dime on this, by the way – nobody does. What does it do? Well, we don’t know, exactly. We were hoping it cured diseases but as it turns out, those diseases had already died out. And, even if they did still exist today they’d be fully preventable and curable through other means. I do know that some of the things in this injection are known to cause life-long chronic illnesses. And, since a babies’ immune system is undeveloped….there’s no telling what could happen. Can I count on your support?”
Since it’s your nice neighbor asking and nobody makes a dime, are you willing to go along?
I can make it even more palatable. Instead of your nice neighbor wanting to inject your baby, let’s say he wants to inject you, with your fully developed immune system. Maybe this is a scenario we should go along with. We’ve got a nice neighbor, wanting to inject our mature immune systems with toxins that can cause lifelong chronic illnesses but he won’t profit from it – nobody will.
If you still won’t go along with it, maybe you’re afraid of needles? Let’s assume your nice neighbor has an alternative delivery method. He can mix the formaldehyde, mercury, MSG, and aluminum right into a glass of lemonade and you can just drink that. Any takers? What if all of your neighbors and family members come up and drink the lemonade and urge you to do it. These are people who probably have your best interests at heart.
Maybe if they harass you enough, you could be pressured into it. After all, you know they don’t have ulterior motives since nobody profits from it, and these are people you know and trust, plus there’s no needle involved, you’re immune system is mature/developed/healthy since you’re an adult, so maybe it can withstand the ingredients without too many life-long negative effects? Maybe? Maybe.