by Rich Stossel
October 31, 2013
Rich is a network
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Do vaccines actually protect against the viruses and illnesses that
they claim to?
If you only get your news and
information from mainstream news and educational sources, then the
question about whether vaccines are effective is never even raised.
However, if you look at the historical
data on vaccination efficacy, you'll see that they are not
responsible for the decline in disease in the last hundred years at
Take a look at some of the historical data below showing various
vaccination programs and the outbreak of that very disease either
immediately or several years later.
In 1871-2, England, with 98% of
the population aged between 2 and 50 vaccinated against
smallpox, it experienced its worst ever smallpox outbreak
with 45,000 deaths. During the same period in Germany, with
a vaccination rate of 96%, there were over 125,000 deaths
from smallpox. (The Hadwen Documents)
In Germany, compulsory mass
vaccination against diphtheria commenced in 1940, and by
1945, diphtheria cases were up from 40,000 to 250,000.
(Don't Get Stuck, Hannah Allen)
In 1967, Ghana was declared
measles-free by the World Health Organization after
96% of its population was vaccinated. In 1972, Ghana
experienced one of its worst measles outbreaks with its
highest ever mortality rate. (Dr. H. Albonico, MMR Vaccine
Campaign in Switzerland, March 1990)
In the UK between 1970 and 1990,
over 200,000 cases of whooping cough occurred in fully
vaccinated children. (Community Disease Surveillance Centre,
In the 1970s, a tuberculosis
vaccine trial in India involving 260,000 people revealed
that more cases of TB occurred in the vaccinated than the
unvaccinated. (The Lancet 12/1/80 p73)
In 1977, Dr. Jonas Salk, who
developed the first polio vaccine, testified along with
other scientists that mass inoculation against polio was the
cause of most polio cases throughout the USA since 1961.
(Science 4/4/77 "Abstracts")
In 1979, Sweden abandoned the
whooping cough vaccine due to its ineffectiveness. Out of
5,140 cases in 1978, it was found that 84% had been
vaccinated three times! (BMJ 283:696-697, 1981)
The February 1981 issue of the
Journal of the American Medical Association found that 90%
of obstetricians and 66% of pediatricians refused to take
the rubella vaccine.
In Oman between 1988 and 1989, a
polio outbreak occurred amongst thousands of
fully vaccinated children. The region with the highest
infection rate had the highest vaccine coverage. The region
with the lowest infection rate had the lowest vaccine
coverage. (The Lancet, 21/9/91)
In the New England Journal of
Medicine July 1994 issue, a study found that over 80%
of children under 5 years of age who had contracted whooping
cough had been fully vaccinated.
In 1990, the Journal of the
American Medical Association had an article on measles which
stated, "Although more than 95% of school-aged children in
the US are vaccinated against measles, large measles
outbreaks continue to occur in schools and most cases in
this setting occur among previously vaccinated children." (JAMA,
So what are some of the true reasons for the decrease in disease in
the last century?
From his book Health and Healing,
Dr. Andrew Weil said it best with the following statement:
"Scientific medicine has taken
credit it does not deserve for some advances in health. Most
people believe that victory over the infectious diseases of the
last century came with the invention of immunizations.
In fact, cholera, typhoid, tetanus,
diphtheria and whooping cough, etc, were in decline before
vaccines for them became available - the result of better
methods of sanitation, sewage disposal, and distribution of food