Some 350 organizations sent a letter to President Donald Trump last week encouraging the US leader to take another look at some of his views on the topic of vaccines and vaccine safety. The letter, which includes a number of links to research that debunks some of the myths such as the vaccine-autism link, also provides some statistics on the unquestionable success of vaccines:
Because of the introduction of mass vaccinations, smallpox was declared eradicated from the world in 1977. Polio, a disease that routinely afflicted 13,000 to 20,000 Americans every year in the United States before the availability of the vaccine, was officially eliminated from the Western Hemisphere in 1991. Globally, vaccines prevent the deaths of roughly 2.5 million children per year. And, data shows that just for children born in the United States in 2009, routine childhood immunizations will prevent approximately 42,000 early deaths and 20 million cases of disease with savings of more than $82 billion in societal costs.
The letter comes just weeks after Mr. Trump met with renown anti-vaccine advocate, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr. concerning a possible role in the administration concerning vaccines.
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The multi-group letter, led by the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), closes as follows:
Claims that vaccines are unsafe when administered according to expert recommendations have been disproven by a robust body of medical literature, including a thorough review by the National Academy of Medicine (formerly known as the Institute of Medicine). Delaying vaccines only leaves our nation’s citizens at risk of disease, particularly children. As a nation we should redouble our efforts to make needed investments in patient and family education about the importance of vaccines in order to increase the rate of vaccination among all populations.
Put simply: Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives. Our organizations welcome the opportunity to meet with you to share the robust, extensive scientific evidence supporting vaccine safety and effectiveness.
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Doctors to incompetent to know a vaccine injury .
Safe? This very well conducted study shows otherwise:
A team of researchers from the Yale School of Medicine and Penn State College of Medicine have found a disturbing association between the timing of vaccines and the onset of certain brain disorders in a subset of children.
Analyzing five years’ worth of private health insurance data on children ages 6-15, these scientists found that young people vaccinated in the previous three to 12 months were significantly more likely to be diagnosed with certain neuropsychiatric disorders than their non-vaccinated counterparts.
This new study, which raises important questions about whether over-vaccination may be triggering immune and neurological damage in a subset of vulnerable children (something parents of children with autism have been saying for years), was published in the peer-reviewed journal Frontiers in Psychiatry, Jan. 19.
We really need to be pushing for safer vaccines – another new study which shows contamination is very concerning:
Researchers examining 44 samples of 30 different vaccines found dangerous contaminants, including red blood cells in one vaccine and metal toxicants in every single sample tested – except in one animal vaccine.
The study, published this week in the International Journal of Vaccines and Vaccination,
Using extremely sensitive new technologies not used in vaccine manufacturing, Italian scientists reported they were “baffled” by their discoveries which included single particles and aggregates of organic debris including red cells of human or possibly animal origin and metals including lead, tungsten, gold, and chromium, that have been linked to autoimmune disease and leukemia.
The study explains that these foreign injected impurities may explain a vast array of apparently unrelated adverse events associated with vaccination from headaches and seizures to fatigue, muscle pain, paralysis and sudden infant death syndrome. More likely than not, they speculate, vaccine contaminants will “have a more serious impact on very small organisms like those of children.”
“Put simply: Vaccines are safe. Vaccines are effective. Vaccines save lives. Our organizations welcome the opportunity to meet with you to share the robust, extensive scientific evidence supporting vaccine safety and effectiveness.” Please prove what you are saying.
How are we meant to trust vaccines – glass shards found in Sanofi Pasteur’s vaccines meant for babies and no recall from the FDA and the vaccines were being given to babies for nearly 2 years before
Sanofi Paseur even informed the FDA. However the cosy financial coupling between Big Pharma and the FDA means that no recall was issued and FDA accepted the company’s assurance the vaccine was safe
Fox in charge of the hen house. This is what is happening all the time and yet we are supposed to just trust….
We had glass shard particles in Merck’s Gardasil vaccine
Now we have Sanofi Pasteur
Sanofi Pasteur, one the world’s leading vaccine makers, had a potentially serious and costly problem on its hands: Its Monroe County plant discovered tiny pieces of glass in batches of a vaccine intended for babies.