vaccines can trigger autoimmunity
with a laundry list of diseases to follow.
With harmful and toxic metals
as some vaccine ingredients,
who is susceptible and which individuals
are more at
The Israeli clinician has spent more than three decades studying the human immune system and is at the pinnacle of his profession. You might say he is more foundation than fringe in his speciality; he wrote the textbooks.
The Mosaic of Autoimmunity, Autoantibodies, Diagnostic Criteria in Autoimmune Diseases, Infection and Autoimmunity, Cancer and Autoimmunity - the list is 25 titles long and some of them are cornerstones of clinical practice.
Hardly surprising that
Shoenfeld has been called the "Godfather of Autoimmunology" - the
study of the immune system turned on itself in a wide array of
diseases from type 1 diabetes to ulcerative colitis and multiple
The bigger evidence is a huge body of research that's poured in in the past 15 years, and particularly in the past five years.
Take, for example, a recent article published in the journal Pharmacological Research in which Shoenfeld and colleagues issue unprecedented guidelines naming four categories of people who are most at risk for vaccine-induced autoimmunity.
ASIA - or Autoimmune/inflammatory Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants (also known as Shoenfeld's syndrome) - first appeared in the Journal of Autoimmunology four years ago.
It is an umbrella term for a collection of similar symptoms, including Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, that results after exposure to an adjuvant - an environmental agent including common vaccine ingredients that stimulate the immune system.
Since then an enormous
body of research, using ASIA as a paradigm, has begun to unravel the
mystery of how environmental toxins, particularly the metal aluminum
used in vaccines, can trigger an immune system chain reaction in
susceptible individuals and may lead to overt autoimmune disease.
If the immune system is like a national defence system, antibodies are like drones programmed to recognize a certain type of invader (a bacteria say) and to destroy them or mark them for destruction by other special forces.
Autoantibodies are like drones that are misidentifying a component of the human body and have launched a sustained attack on it. If they mistakenly target a component of the conductive sheath around neurons, for example, nerve impulses stop conducting properly, muscles go into spasm and coordination fails; multiple sclerosis results.
If autoantibodies erroneously focus on joint tissue; rheumatoid arthritis results.
If they target the islets of Langerhans in the pancreas, Type 1 diabetes, and so on.
Who is "susceptible" is the subject of the paper entitled, "Predicting Post-Vaccination Autoimmunity - Who Might Be at risk?" It lists four categories of people:
She had experienced a range of symptoms shortly after her first dose, including dizziness, numbness and tingling in her hands, and memory lapses.
After her second injection, she developed,
A full autopsy was unrevealing but blood and spleen tissue analysis revealed HPV-16 L1 gene DNA fragments - matching the DNA found in vials of the Gardasil vaccine against cervical cancer,
The DNA fragments had also been found to be "complexed with the aluminum adjuvant" which, according to the report, have been shown to persist for up to 8 to 10 years causing chronic immune system stimulation.
Vaccines don't work so well in them, say Shoenfeld and his colleagues, and they are at,
Inoculations that contain live viruses including chickenpox, yellow fever and the measles, mumps and rubella triple vaccine (MMR) are,
But inactivated vaccines
are not such a good idea either because they usually contain the
added ingredient aluminum, linked to autoimmunity.
What's more, they developed new types of autoantibodies that weren't present before the vaccines, and those persisted.
As the presence of
autoantibodies can be
predictive of developing autoimmune disease
in patients without symptoms, even years ahead of
disease onset, this is troubling to those who understand immunology.
The true incidence of
allergic reactions to vaccines, normally estimated at between one in
50,000 to one in a million doses, is probably much higher and
particularly where gelatin or egg proteins are on the ingredients
list, they say.
histories have to be taken before vaccination say the researchers.
But some signs of reaction don't show up until after the shot.
But that is not what the immunologists say.
In such cases, they say,
a patch test can be done to confirm sensitivity and to avoid
Glenny figured the alum was inducing what he called a "depot effect" - slowing the release of the antigen and heightening the immune response.
For 60 years his theory was accepted dogma.
And over the same time,
the vaccine schedule grew decade on decade, but few ever questioned
the effects of injecting aluminum into the body, which is strange
considering its known toxicity.
Its neurotoxicity is well documented:
When kidney dialysis patients were accidentally infused with aluminum, the "dialysis-induced encephalopathy" (DAE) they developed neurological symptoms: speech abnormalities, tremors, memory loss, impaired concentration and behavioral changes.
Many of the patients eventually went into comas and died.
The lucky ones survived:
when the source of toxicity, aluminum, was removed from their
dialysis they recovered rapidly.
Far from being a sandbag that holds the antigen for a while and then gets excreted, it turns out that aluminum salts trigger a storm of defence action.
Within hours of injection of the same aluminum oxyhydroxide in vaccines into mice, for example, armies of specialized immune cells are on the move, calling in grid coordinates for more specialist assault forces.
Within a day, a whole host of immune system commandos are in play:
The cytokines themselves cause collateral damage but they send out signals, directing cell-to-cell communication and recruiting other cells into action.
If the next phase of the attack is launched:
There's evidence that
poorly understood and pesky inflammasomes, (currently a topic of
cancer causation research)
such as the Nod-like receptor 3( NLRP) are activated too, but it's
all still too early to say exactly what they're doing.
And in their recent study published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, immunologists at the University of Colorado found that even host DNA is recruited into the aluminum assault, that it rapidly coats injected alum, triggering effects that scientists have barely scratched the surface of understanding.
In 1998, French researcher Romain Gherardi and his colleagues observed an emerging condition of unknown origin which presented in patients post-vaccination with Chronic Fatigue like symptoms including swollen lymph nodes, joint and muscle pain and exhaustion.
Tissue biopsies of the patients' deltoid revealed lesions up to 1 cm in diameter and unique from similar lesions of other diseases.
They went to the lab for analysis and to Gherardi's astonishment, they mainly consisted of macrophages - large white blood cells in the immune system whose job is to swallow up foreign invaders in the body.
Enclosed in the cellular
fluid of these phagocytes were agglomerates of nanocrystals of
Their research published in 2013 revealed that the metal particles were engulfed by macrophages and formed MMF-like granulomas that dispersed - to distant lymph nodes, spleen, liver and eventually brain.
A more frightening animal study of aluminum is that of Spanish veterinary researcher Lluis Lujan's study of ovine ASIA.
After huge numbers of
sheep in Spain died in 2008 in the wake of a compulsory multiple
vaccine campaign against bluetongue in Spain in 2008, Lujan set out
to find out what killed them - and he began by inoculating them with
Most of them recovered,
temporarily, but postmortem exams of the ones who didn't revealed
acute brain inflammation.
The reaction was frequently triggered by exposure to cold and began with restlessness and compulsive wool-biting, then progressed to acute redness of the skin, generalized weakness, extreme weight loss and muscle tremors, and finally, entered the terminal phase where the animals went down on their front quarters, became comatose and died.
Post-mortem examinations revealed "severe neuron necrosis" and aluminum in the nerve tissue.
The immune system's reaction to aluminum,
Back to the problem of which "certain individuals" should avoid vaccination to avoid autoimmune disease.
Since a number of them have been shown to have genetic factors that would include anyone with a family history of autoimmune disease.
It also includes anyone who has tested positive for autoantibodies which can indicate disease years before symptoms show up.
Vaccinations, the doctors say,
Smokers too, have an exceptionally high risk of developing an autoimmune disease, says the report.
American Cancer Society
estimates that about 18% of Americans smoke. That
means about 42 million Americans have an elevated risk of developing
an autoimmune disease and they're stacking the odds with every
The paper concludes that,
Which is in stark contrast to the body of the paper.
The final word is cautionary about weighing the,
It's exemplary of a strange sort of schizophrenia in a wide range of recent immunology papers.
The doctors seem to be trying to reconcile a century of "safe and effective" vaccine dogma with the last decade's worth of terrifying research findings.
There's a lot of "on the one hand" and "on the other hand" in them. The new research seems about to gain the upper hand, however.
A 2013 overview of ASIA by six immunologists including Shoenfeld, for example, is a catalogue of vaccine side effects from Gardasil deaths, narcolepsy epidemics, infertility, chronic fatigue, dead sheep and aluminum-addled brains.
It is rife with statements that would have been virtually unheard of inside mainstream medicine a decade ago.
Like this shocker:
Bad and ugly of vaccines? What's wrong with the adjuvants? That's not in the CDC hand-out.
That could be any anti-vaxxer
jabbering on… but it's not.
But here is the topper:
the world's leading authority on autoimmunity are saying it is time
to take vaccines back to the drawing board.
The American Autoimmune Related Diseases Association estimates that 50 million Americans suffer from one of 88 autoimmune diseases - from type 1 diabetes to systemic lupus erythematosus - and some research puts the figure at one in five globally.
At least 40 more diseases
are suspected to be immune-mediated. Most of them are devastating -
frequently crippling, expensive to treat and incurable. And they are
increasing at an astonishing pace.
Ten years of cutting edge research into aluminum's effects on the immune system has revealed primarily how wrong they were.
And how little they know. If, after 90 years, doctors finally have begun to seriously examine the mechanism and question the merits of injecting metal toxins into newborn babies, what have they yet to discover? ASIA sounds awful.
(Too bad for all the people whose kids suffered through chronic fatigue when it was just a Freudian yearning to sleep with their mother.)
And that's just the
When everyone on the planet is getting injected, 20 years is a long time for disabled people to stack up while ,
In the fury over the Disneyland measles outbreak that is gripping the world's vaccine promoters, time is running out for doctors and researchers who see the "bad and ugly" side of vaccines and their adjuvants to do something about it.
There's slim chance of a
vaccine redesign in the absence of a profit incentive and a strong
chance of universal vaccine mandates for one and all - previous
anaphylactic shock reaction or not.