by Jeffrey Kluger

November 4, 2010

from HealthLand Website




If there's one great truth of political debate, it's this: when noise trumps knowledge, someone's going to get hurt.


That's been proven anew with Wednesday's report that vaccination rates for children with health insurance have been falling - due mostly to fears about the widely disproven link between vaccines and autism. If there was a glimmer of good - and surprising - news in the report it's that vaccination rates for kids on Medicaid are on the rise.

The evidence for a vaccine-autism link has always been more observational than scientific.


A child gets vaccinated and soon after, autism symptoms emerge. The apparent cause-and-effect is understandable but erroneous - more a coincidence of the calendar and childhood developmental stages than anything else, as repeated and exhaustive studies have shown. But the fear has stuck and it's the kids themselves who are paying the price. (More on How Safe Are Vaccines?)

According to data reported by the National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA), a nonprofit group that evaluates health care protocols and policies and recommends improvements, the share of children with health insurance receiving the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine (MMR) fell from 93.5% in 2008 to 90.6% in 2009. For diphtheria, tetanus and whooping cough the drop was from 87.2% to 85.4%. For chicken pox it was 92% to 90.6%.


The data came from an analysis of 1,000 health plans covering 118 million people.

In all of these cases, the fall-off in vaccinations is admittedly small - and the compliance rates remain admittedly high. But viruses are opportunistic things and it takes only a few holes in the immunity net for disease to slip through and range free. In 2003, leaders of a region in northern Nigeria halted polio vaccinations, claiming that the vaccines harbored HIV and could render girls sterile.


Polio quickly spiked in the region, and by 2005, cases of the disease genetically consistent with a Nigerian strain had swept through 10 neighboring countries. In California, a recent outbreak of whooping cough has sickened 6,200 people and claimed the lives of 10 infants. (More on Polio's Back. Why Now?)

What surprised some analysts in the NCQA study was the bump in vaccine rates among lower-income - and often less-educated - families on Medicaid.


Typically it is more affluent parents who are the most vigilant about following preventive health measures and poorer families who see that as an unaffordable luxury.


But public programs that provide vaccines at low or no cost have apparently helped change that.

Wealthier families, meantime, are getting too much of their health advice not from doctors and epidemiologists, but from talk shows, the blogosphere and the rumor mill, all of which are filled with vaccine scare stories.


Making things worse is that the kind of folks spreading the tales are precisely the kind we find hardest to ignore.

"Very articulate, very good-looking movie stars or personalities... are giving out information about how bad vaccines are," pediatrician Robert Frenck of the Cincinnati Children's Medical Center told the online health news service HealthDay. "Frumpy middle-aged doctors" find it awfully hard to compete with that.

But they have to try. Vaccines save lives; fear endangers them.


It's a simple message parents need to keep hearing.


Vaccination Rates Fall Among Better Educated Families Even While CDC Keeps Pushing Vaccine Quackery
by Mike Adams

the Health Ranger
November 05, 2010

from NaturalNews Website

Vaccination rates among children insured by commercial health insurance plans have dropped four percent between 2008 and 2009, says a new report by the National Committee for Quality Assurance. In its annual State of Health Care Quality report, the organization revealed that vaccine rates are falling sharply among high-education families.

This trend infuriates the vaccine industry and all the shills who push vaccines, of course.

Despite all their high-dollar propaganda, expensive advertising and vaccine booths in airports, Wal-Marts and grocery stores, more and more people are coming to realize that many vaccines are dangerous for children and the seasonal flu vaccines in particular offer absolutely no scientifically-validated benefit whatsoever. They are pure quackery and nothing more.

The really interesting thing about this trend is that parents with a higher education are consciously choosing to protect their children from vaccines. Remarkably, the vaccine industry insists that "they're the stupid ones" because they don't believe the vaccine propaganda.


But as it turns out, the American people are smarter than the vaccine industry thinks, and as they're learning the truth about seasonal flu vaccines, they're making informed, intelligent decisions to protect their children from such vaccines.

Seasonal flu vaccines simply do not work

It's a scientific fact: Seasonal flu vaccines don't work on at least 99% of the population.


You have to vaccinate 100 people, in other words, just to avoid flu symptoms in ONE person -- and that's if you believe the drug company's own clinical trial data! (Which is almost certainly biased in favor of the vaccines.)

The second scientific fact the flu industry conveniently avoids talking about is that vitamin D offers far better protection against flu infections, and it's cheaper, safer and easier to take! Children will gladly chew vitamin D tablets if it means avoiding a jab with a sharp needle.


Vitamin D makes the immune system work
Vitamin D, you see, activates the immune response to flu infections.


Virtually everyone who suffers from the flu in the winter is vitamin D deficient. That's why flu season is the winter, by the way: Because that's when everybody is deficient in vitamin D!

Most likely, the four percent of families who are choosing to avoid flu shots are supplementing their children's diets with vitamin D and other immune-boosting nutrients. So they're actually better off with vitamin D than they would have been with the vaccine!

Vitamin D, by the way, also prevents tuberculosis, asthma, cancer, kidney disease and nearly a hundred other serious health conditions, including autoimmune disorders.


Vaccines are only chosen by ignorant people
The vaccine industry is terrified of vitamin D because it knows if the truth about vitamin D becomes widely known, people will stop taking seasonal flu shots and the drug companies will lose billions of dollars.

It has already begun, in fact. In one year, natural health websites like NaturalNews have helped educate the public and reduce dangerous vaccination rates by an astonishing four percent. This is why the vaccine industry is in a panic this year, paying celebrities and TV doctors to appear on posters and television ads, trying to push more seasonal flu vaccines on a population that is increasingly rejecting them for good reason.

It's all going to end up as follows:

Within a few years, only the most ignorant people will even consider getting a seasonal flu shot.

These are the same people who drink diet soda (a scam), who take diabetes drugs (another scam), who raise money for pink ribbon breast cancer events (an even bigger scam) and who eat processed junk food at every meal.


They are the ones who will suffer from conventional medicine while the better informed individuals and families will increasingly reject conventional medicine and seek out healthier, more natural alternatives.

Your immune system is a nanotechnology miracle that already knows how to block viruses and stop the flu.


All it needs is to be activated with the right nutrition. Vitamin D does for your immune system what vaccines can never do - it unleashes a biological miracle that can hunt down and eliminate invading microorganisms and viral fragments, protecting you from all the germs the drug industry wants you to be terrified of.

Don't believe the vaccine quackery and fear mongering. Join the educated crowd that's consciously and intelligently choosing alternatives to vaccines - alternatives that work better and safer at lower cost, too. With vaccines, remember that you always run the risk of being paralyzed or ending up in the hospital with a coma.

Read the truth about what happened in Australia with seasonal flu vaccines earlier this year: Children suffered vomiting, fevers and seizures. Read it here.

As reported in that story:

"Perth mother of two Bea Flint said her 11-month-old boy Avery had a seizure after receiving the first dose of the two-dose flu vaccination on Saturday. Mrs Flint said that after the 9am vaccination she noticed Avery had a minor temperature about 2pm. At 7.45pm, Avery started whimpering and moaning. When Mrs Flint got to his cot the baby had vomited and was lying on his side having a seizure. 'He couldn't cry - his head was hanging down in the car seat and he couldn't move. I was petrified - it was one of the worst experiences of my life."

If that's what you want for your children, go ahead and get them vaccinated. But if you'd rather them stay healthy and alive, give 'em vitamin D instead.


What they won't tell you about vitamin D
By the way, 400 IU of vitamin D is simply not enough. Most nutritionists today are recommending ten times that amount (4000 IUs) for adults, and half that (2000 IUs) for children.


The 200 / 400 IU dosage was actually set as a deliberate tactic to keep the population in a state of vitamin D deficiency. And it has worked, too. 97% of black Americans are vitamin D deficient right now. This has caused a huge boost to the cancer industry, mostly at the expense of black men and women.

The more you know about all this, the more amazing the real story about vaccines, vitamin D and cancer really becomes, you see. Keep reading NaturalNews to stay informed in a way the mainstream media will never cover.


We cite the scientific sources and tell you the true story about how vitamin D makes seasonal flu shots irrelevant.

Don't start a needle habit.

This flu season, choose nutrition, not a needle.