by Jeffrey Kluger
November 4, 2010
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
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
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 -
Typically it is more
affluent parents who are the most vigilant about following
preventive health measures and poorer families who see that as an
But public programs that
provide vaccines at low or no cost have apparently helped change
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
Making things worse is
that the kind of folks spreading the tales are precisely the kind we
find hardest to ignore.
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
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
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
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
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
Vitamin D makes the
immune system work
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
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
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
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
The more you know about all this, the more amazing the real story
vitamin D and cancer really
becomes, you see. Keep reading NaturalNews to stay informed in a way
the mainstream media will never
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.