Sunday, August 21, 2011

Tackling a Common Vaccine Topic: More Vaccines for New Diseases

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Thanks to Holly Paz for asking about another common vaccine issue.

She was looking at the difference between the vaccine schedule of ages past and the current vaccine schedule. Someone told her, “Well there are soo many more diseases out now than there were back then, so these vaccines are NEEDED!"

Holly wonders, what is a thoughtful response to this?

First, if by new disease, the person literally means new disease, then try not to laugh. I will try my best. In keeping with giving the benefit of the doubt, though, perhaps the person meant new mutations/serotypes of the same diseases. This is definitely a concern for those who promote vaccine theory.

The short retort, especially if talking in person, would be: “That’s the consequence of widespread vaccination. Vaccinating a large portion of the population has driven serotype replacement and viral mutation, along with antibiotic resistance. Thanks to the vaccine program, we are now dealing with super bugs that can harm vaccinated and vaccine-free people. So, thanks a lot for ruining it for my family and basically the rest of mankind.”

The longer retort, if you think the person wants to have an open discussion and learn more or if you are communicating through email/online:

One example of serotype replacement is Pneumoccocal disease, covered by the PCV (pneumococal vaccine). The original vaccine brand name was Prevnar7, to indicate that it covered 7 strains. After the disaster of widespread vaccination with Prevnar7, vaccine companies came up with a solution: Prevnar13. Everyone who chooses to vaccinate now needs Prevnar13.

Sample news articles:

“A vaccine that has dramatically curbed pneumonia and other serious illnesses in children is having an unfortunate effect: promoting new superbugs that cause ear infections.”
http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/20825107/ns/health-childrens_health/t/shot-may-be-inadvertently-boosting-superbugs/


”Cases of a life-threatening form of pneumonia that affects the young are rising rapidly in Britain. It now affects around 1,000 children a year. The cause of the increase is unknown but experts fear a vaccine in the immunisation programme could be contributing.”
http://www.independent.co.uk/life-style/health-and-families/health-news/increase-in-severe-pneumonia-in-children-may-be-caused-by-vaccine-808633.html


Sample medical literature:

”The increase in bacterial colonization of the nasopharynx during AOM could be associated with an increase in AOM pathogens and theoretically can predispose PCV7-immunized children with AOM to a higher rate of antibiotic treatment failure or recurrent AOM.”
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/16651345

”These findings suggest a natural competition between colonisation with vaccine-type pneumococci and S aureus, which might explain the increase in S aureus-related otitis media after vaccination.”
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15183627

”In the years following introduction of PCV7, a strain of S pneumoniae has emerged in the United States as an otopathogen that is resistant to all FDA-approved antibiotics for treatment of AOM in children.”
http://jama.ama-assn.org/cgi/content/abstract/298/15/1772

”The number of episodes attributed to serotypes that are cross-reactive with those in the vaccine was reduced by 51 percent, whereas the number of episodes due to all other serotypes increased by 33 percent.”
https://content.nejm.org/cgi/content/abstract/344/6/403

Five-fold increase in pediatric parapneumonic empyema since introduction of pneumococcal conjugate vaccine.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/18845981

Incidence of pneumonia is not reduced by pneumococcal conjugate vaccine:
http://www.who.int/bulletin/volumes/86/08-054692.pdf

”The proportion of Gram-negative bacteria became 2-fold more frequent than S. pneumoniae in AOM in PCV7-vaccinated young children where PCV7 uptake was community-wide and supply was adequate.”
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15361721

“However, immunization can also place selective pressure on the nasopharyngeal flora, promoting the emergence of new pathogens. A shift towards non-vaccineserotypes has been observed among vaccinees in several studies. 109 In South Africa, the carriage of non-vaccine serotypes was increased from 24% in controls to 36% in the vaccines group. A significant increase was seen in the carriage of serotypes 7 and 15, important causes of invasive disease.109”
http://jac.oxfordjournals.org/content/50/suppl_3/59.full.pdf”

If you want to use a classic vaccine example, you have for example, the extremely troubling situation with OPV (oral polio vaccine) and the VDPV (vaccine derived polio virus) not only mutating into a super scary version of paralytic polio, but also re-entering the general population. It’s killed people in Nigeria and is still being ignored or blamed on vaccine-free people.

Pro-vaccine mainstream link on this issue:

http://www.usatoday.com/news/world/2009-08-14-nigeria-polio_N.htm

Or if you want to use a classic toxoid vaccine example, we can turn to the infamous Pertussis issue. The mutated strains are not only showing resistance to our current vaccines, but also to the antibiotics used to reduce transmission. (Antibiotics are given after diagnosis as the vaccine itself does not stop transmission and only reduces symptoms).

Mainstream link showing two-thirds of local cases were in vaccinated people:

http://www.nctimes.com/news/local/sdcounty/article_1e57b3db-8302-5313-99b3-f15d48b8829f.html

In other words, the reasonable-sounding claim that it’s a parent’s personal decision [to force her child to be vaccinated] is shortsighted. Thanks to widespread vaccination, the eco-web of pathogens is worse than before, for EVERYONE involved, even those of us who are attempting to respect the bodily integrity of our children and let them choose what to inject into their healthy bodies. Thanks, thanks a lot, everyone.

So, what you do to my body can impact other children, too? *facepalm*

© Guggie Daly

1 comment:

  1. It's funny how the sudden decrease in disease that we saw in history also happened to coincide with the time when we decided to STOP DUMPING RAW SEWAGE and grey water DIRECTLY into our waterways. You don't poop where you swim, drink or eat. Indoor toilets, soap and running water and waste treatment plants have changed the western world, yet most blindly believe it's a vaccination miracle! Fund wells and land reformation in 3rd world countries Bill, not needles. Vaccines are even more harmful if you are malnourished and don't even have the potential to build a healthy immune system.

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