William Podmore
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[4 Lies] "Vaccines are tested for safety in larger numbers of people for longer periods than any drug. Vaccines do not have a high rate of serious side effects. Vaccines don't contain dangerous quantities of dangerous Ingredients. Vaccines prevent some very serious illnesses."--William Podmore

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5.0 out of 5 stars Well-researched case for vaccines, November 27, 2012

By 
William Podmore
 
This review is from: [2010] Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All by Paul A. Offit M.D.
This excellent book, like Dr Offit's successful Autism's false prophets, exposes the dangers of choosing faith-based medicine rather than evidence-based medicine. Dr Offit is the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Before vaccination, in the USA, measles killed 500 children a year; whooping cough infected as many as 147,000 people each year between 1940 and 1945 and killed nearly 8,000 a year; polio killed 1,000 children a year, and diphtheria killed 12,000 people, mostly young people. In epidemics of mumps and bacterial meningitis, hundreds more suffered and some died.
The claim that whooping cough vaccine, not whooping cough itself, causes permanent brain damage is just plain wrong. But the scare about the vaccine in England in 1973 led to the immunisation rate falling from 79 per cent in 1972 to 31 per cent in 1977. Subsequently, 100,000 children got whooping cough and 600 died.
By 1976, the USA had only 1,010 cases of whooping cough, the lowest number ever reported. But in 2010 California suffered the largest and deadliest outbreak in more than fifty years. 9,000 people were diagnosed with the disease, and ten infants died of it.
Some alternative medicine practitioners oppose vaccination. Rudolf Steiner, for instance, wrote absurdly that vaccination `interferes with karmic development and the cycles of reincarnation'.
Contrary to the deniers, vaccines are tested for safety in larger numbers of people for longer periods than any drug. Vaccines do not have a high rate of serious side effects. Vaccines don't contain dangerous quantities of dangerous ingredients. Vaccines prevent some very serious illnesses.
Dr Offit urges US states to end health laws that allow religious exemptions even for lifesaving medicines (and for vaccines), which exist in all US states but three.
It is often claimed, ironically, by well-funded advocacy groups backed by very rich personal-injury lawyers, that big pharma engages in illicit marketing practices for vaccines. But there is no example of this.

 

whale.to says:
 
Read these smallpox vaccine books, as you obviously are completely ignorant on the subject of smallpox vaccination. I'd get them into your library too http://whale.to/vaccines/smallpox14.html

and if you seriously believe allopathy is science based medicine then you are delusional http://whale.to/a/medical_study_ploys.html

For example this'science based medicine', in reality profit based medicine, has suppressed the Vitamin C cure for all infections and poisons, as Dr Levy has proven with his book containing 1,200 peer review citations 
Curing the Incurable: Vitamin C, Infectious Diseases, and Toxins, 3rd Edition

You can read many of these articles here http://whale.to/v/c/index.html

And there is OVERWHELMING evidence that these science based psychopaths you extoll have suppressed dozens of cancer cures going back 100 years and more, I collect them here http://whale.to/cancer.html

as well as suppressing the cure for alzheimer's, chelation therapy http://whale.to/d/alzheimers.html  50 years that one.

As for measles, measles deaths had declined 99.4% BEFORE vaccination here (so not a SHRED of evidence vaccination played any part in death decline), was safe disease under proper management http://whale.to/vaccines/measles.html

while the MMR is a cause of autism as is very obvious given the history of vaccine autism http://whale.to/vaccine/vaccine_autism_proven.html

and if you think these psychopaths are concerned about kids health (leaving aside their suppression of the infection cure) then MMR Urabe should remove that blinker http://whale.to/vaccine/mmr15.html

these Vitamin C banners give u the truth quickly http://whale.to/a/vitamin_c_banners.html
these the vax autism story http://whale.to/vaccine/banner_photos.html

as to your guff about whooping cough vaccine, most cases now have been vaccinated, and the vaccine was the cause of the original autism epidemic way back in the 40's, and the UK gov paid out for 900 cases of brain damage before they moved the goal posts and said it never happened http://whale.to/vaccines/dpt.html

You: "Contrary to the deniers, vaccines are tested for safety in larger numbers of people for longer periods than any drug. Vaccines do not have a high rate of serious side effects. Vaccines don't contain dangerous quantities of dangerous ingredients."

Two weeks max testing and done by the makers!! http://whale.to/a/lie_tested.html
never unvaccinated controls http://whale.to/vaccines/never_unvaccinated_controls.html

"They all only use benign placebos - we use the safest most pure vaccines as a placebo."---David Salisbury (source  The Arnica Network)

Mercury is a dangerous ingredient as shown by it causing autism, and you can only get away with that statement by denying vaccine autism and by being completely ignorant about mercury.

"There is no safe level of mercury and no one has actually shown there is a safe level and I would say mercury is a very toxic substance."--Dr Friberg MD Ph.D. former head of toxicology WHO.

"Thimerosal is more toxic to essential enzyme activity than elemental mercury even. And it becomes still more toxic if it has been exposed to light. There are 50 mcg Thimerosal in a vaccine. Using the equation 50 mcg/6 lb baby = x/180 lb adult, the comparable dose for an adult would be 1.5 mg. Do any of the adults recommending Thimerosal for kids want to line up for injections of 1.5 mg Hg?"--DAN! Conference Notes 

"The maximum amount of mercury that the Environment Protection Agency allows people to be exposed to is 5,000 times smaller than the permissible amount of lead exposure; in other words the EPA apparently considers mercury to be 5,000 times more toxic than lead."---- Marcia Basciano DDS at annual meeting of IAOMT san diego 1994.

According to Chang at the University of Arkansas, one microgram damages nerve tissue. It takes 70 days to eliminate half of it.......Glioma cells of the brain are destroyed at 0.2 ppm ionic mercury, and only 0.04ppm of methylmercury. Even the most resistant parts of the central nervous system are destroyed at 2.5 ppm. Ten ppm ionic mercury will induce cancer-causing DNA-DNA cross-links. This amount can also cause genetic defects....The blood-brain barrier loses its protective selectivity at 1ppm within hours of administration of either ionic form or methylmercury....One atom of mercury kills (cells)."---Hal Huggins

"Studies on the toxicity of mercury to mammalian neurons in culture demonstrate that low nanomolar levels can have lethal effects. Experiments using this system have also demonstrated, in agreement with published literature, that many antibiotics, other heavy metals and chemicals increase the toxicity of mercury and thimerosal (ethyl mercury). Additionally, in this same system the female hormone estrogen decreases thimerosal's toxic effects. In contrast, the male hormone testosterone greatly increases the toxicity. This may explain the 4 to 1 ratio of boys to girls that become autistic and the observation that boys represent the vast majority of the severe cases of autism. "---Boyd Haley, Ph.D. (Testimony Before the House Government Reform Committee)

"Thimerosal is commonly used as an antiseptic/preservative in vaccines in the range of 1:10,000 to 1:20,000. Welsh's and Hunter's 1940 findings, applied to current thimerosal use in vaccines, lead to the conclusion that thimerosal completely inhibits phagocytosis in blood, one of the body's most vital immune defenses!"--Jamie Murphy http://whale.to/vaccines/thimerosal.htm

as to no high rate of side effects, 1 in 67-100 cases of vaccine induced autism now, 1 in 5 kids with vaccine induced asthma etc

Tween 80:

"Polysorbate 80 is a very effective surfactant used to trick and open up the blood brain barrier (Lannone, Sun, Kreuter and Tianbin for starters) , and allow nano-drugs to be dragged through into the brain."--Hilary Butler

"Gardasil contains Polysorbate 80, which is linked to infertility in mice," noted Dee Nicholson, National Communications Director for Freedom in Canadian Health Care. [Nov 2007] Sleight of Handling: More Merck Magic Tricks With HPV Vaccine By Christopher C. Barr

A study published in December, 2005 discovered that Tween80 can cause anaphylaxis, a sometimes fatal reaction characterized by a sharp drop in blood pressure, hives, and breathing difficulties. Researchers concluded that the severe reaction was not a typical allergic response characterized by the combination of IgE antibodies and the release of histamines; it was caused by a serious disruption that had occurred within the immune system. Exploring Vaccines

According to the World Intellectual Property Organization, which is part of the United Nations, scientists from the organization are developing vaccines specifically to damage fertility as a method of contraception. A suggested ingredient for the vaccine is tween 80 (polysorbate 80): "In a preferred embodiment the vaccine comprises oil, preferably a biodegradable oil such as squalene oil. Typically, the vaccine is prepared using an adjuvant concentrate which contains lecithin in squalene oil. The aqueous solution glycoprotein is typically a phosphate-buffered saline (PBS) solution, and additionally preferably contains Tween 80." (Fertility Impairing Vaccine And Methods of Use' This application claims the benefit of U. S. Provisional Application No. 60/070,375, filed January 2,1998, U. S. Provisional Application No. 60/071,406, filed January 15,1998.) Exploring Vaccines

Quadracel contains pertussis toxoid, filamentous hemagglutinin, fimbriae, pertactin(a membrane protein), diphtheria toxoid, tetanus toxoid(inactivated with formaldehyde), aluminum(.33mg), purified inactivated poliomyelitis vaccine: Type 1(Mahoney); Type 2(M.E.F.1); Type 3(Saukett); and 2-phenoxyethanol 0.6% + 0.1% added as preservative. The vaccine also contains 20 ppm Tween 80, less than 0.05% human albumin, and less than 1 ppm bovine serum. Trace amounts of polymyxin B and neomycin may be present from the cell growth medium. The three poliovirus types are inactivated by formalin (formaldehyde) and are grown on human diploid cells derived originally from aborted human fetuses. (Source: Compendium of Pharmaceuticals and Specialties 1999)

The current research on the stabilizer Tween 80 reveals the following: "Neonatal female rats were injected ip (0.1 ml/rat) with Tween 80 in 1, 5 or 10 percent aqueous solution on days 4-7 after birth. Treatment with Tween 80 accelerated maturation, prolonged the oestrus cycle, and induced persistent vaginal oestrus. The relative weight of the uterus and ovaries was decreased relative to the untreated controls. Squamous cell metaplasia of the epithelial lining of the uterus and cytological changes in the uterus were indicative of chronic oestrogenic stimulation. Ovaries were without corpora lutea, and had degenerative follicles." ~ PMID: 8473002. Female lab rats injected with Tween 80 developed impaired sexual organs as well as premature development of their sexual organs. Exploring Vaccines

"Previous studies by Gajdova et al. have shown that polysorbate 80 (also known as Tween 80) administered by intraperitoneal injection to neonatal female rats on days 4-7 after birth produced estrogenic effects including earlier vaginal opening, prolongation of the estrus cycle and persistent vaginal estrus. Some of these effects were evident many weeks after cessation of administration of polysorbate 80." [Gajdova et al - "Delayed effects of neonatal exposure to Tween 80 on female reproductive organs in rats." Food Chem Toxicol 31(3):183-90 (1993) Institute of Preventive and Clinical Medicine, Limbova, Bratislava.] --Edda West

Gajdova M, Jakubovsky J, Valky J.Delayed effects of neonatal exposure to Tween 80 on female reproductive organs in rats.Food Chem Toxicol. 1993 Mar;31(3):183-90. PMID: 8473002 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]
Neonatal female rats were injected ip (0.1 ml/rat) with Tween 80 in 1, 5 or 10% aqueous solution on days 4-7 after birth. Treatment with Tween 80 accelerated maturation, prolonged the oestrus cycle, and induced persistent vaginal oestrus. The relative weight of the uterus and ovaries was decreased relative to the untreated controls. Squamous cell metaplasia of the epithelial lining of the uterus and cytological changes in the uterus were indicative of chronic oestrogenic stimulation. Ovaries were without corpora lutea, and had degenerative follicles. PMID: 8473002 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE]

Polysorbate-80 is used in pharmacology to assist in the delivery of certain drugs or chemotherapeutic agents across the blood-brain-barrier. What viral, bacterial, yeast, heavy metal or other vaccine containing ingredient need to pass into the brains of our children? Do they belong in the brain? Is that part of the needed immune response to protect our children from disease? Do vaccine materials pass across the blood-brain barrier with the help of Polysorbate-80? If so, are there complications from being in the brains of our children? Is this another connection to help us get an understanding of why 1 in 150 children have autism, or 1 in 6 children has developmental/learning disabilities? Aluminum and Vaccine Ingredients: What Do We Know? What Don't We Know? by Lawrence B. Palevsky, MD, FAAP
 
5.0 out of 5 stars Evidence-based medicine is better than faith-based, November 22, 2012
This review is from: [2008] AUTISM'S FALSE PROPHETS Bad Science, Risky Medicine, and the Search for a Cure Paul Offit, MD
This splendid book exposes the dangers of backing faith-based medicine over evidence-based medicine. Dr Offit is the director of the Vaccine Education Center at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia.
Andrew Wakefield's first paper in The Lancet was based on tests by his research assistant Nicholas Chadwick, who later testified that he had found no measles RNA in the guts of any of the autistic children tested. Yet Wakefield claimed that they had found measles RNA there. (See pages 173-5.)
Wakefield later falsely claimed to have found measles virus in the intestines of 150 autistic children, in tests done by Unigenetics Laboratories, an unaccredited company, now thankfully defunct. 16 epidemiological studies found that vaccines do not cause autism. Even then, Melanie Phillips of the Daily Mail defended Wakefield, accusing `the medical establishment' of `continuing to misrepresent the evidence'!
As Offit writes, "the false alarm about vaccines and autism continues to harm a lot of children - harm from not getting needed vaccines, harm from potentially dangerous treatments to eliminate mercury, and harm from therapies as absurd as testosterone ablation and electric shock. ... the feared vaccine-autism link, which has now been disproved, diverts research dollars from more promising leads."
A false alarm about thimerosal, a mercury derivative, harmed the USA's hepatitis B immunisation programme. The number of children diagnosed with autism increased after thimerosal had been taken out of vaccines. Offit points out, "there wasn't an epidemic of autism; rather, broadening the definition of the disability to include mildly affected children, as well as heightened awareness among parents and doctors, has accounted for the increase."
Five epidemiological studies found that thimerosal does not cause autism. Offit notes, "After examining the records of hundreds of thousands of children, investigators working in both North America and Europe couldn't find any evidence of a relationship between thimerosal and autism. It wasn't that their studies were poorly designed or that they had been part of a vast international conspiracy to hide the truth. They couldn't find a relationship because it wasn't there to be found."
The lobby opposing vaccination often accuses doctors of making money from backing vaccination, so it is worth noting that Wakefield got 435,643 from Richard Barr, a personal-injury lawyer representing parents who were suing pharmaceutical companies. Wakefield later took a US post at a salary of $280,000 a year

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whale.to says:
 
"Five epidemiological studies found that thimerosal does not cause autism"

Comments: Offit cited 20 studies showing disproving a link to autism. Colbert never asked about the pharma ties that exist for every one of those studies. Offit can't figure out why 29 percent of Americans still believe in a link. The answer to that is simple. We know every one of his lies.---Anne Dachel http://www.ageofautism.com/2014/04/dachel-media-review-colbert-report-used-by-offit-during-autism-awareness-month.html 

All such studies shown to be fraudulent http://whale.to/vaccine/mmr54.html

"so it is worth noting that Wakefield got 435,643 from Richard Barr, a personal-injury lawyer representing parents who were suing pharmaceutical companies. Wakefield later took a US post at a salary of $280,000 a year."

Offit made 6 million off his vaccine and takes money off merck who make the MMR vaccine. The one that causes autism, one of the ones rather.

While Wakefield made money defending vaccine victims, I know who I trust.

Andrew Wakefield Responds to Emily Willingham and Forbes http://www.ageofautism.com/2014/05/andrew-wakefield-responds-to-emily-willingham-and-forbes.html

You: "A false alarm about thimerosal, a mercury derivative, harmed the USA's hepatitis B immunisation programme. The number of children diagnosed with autism increased after thimerosal had been taken out of vaccines. Offit points out, "there wasn't an epidemic of autism; rather, broadening the definition of the disability to include mildly affected children, as well as heightened awareness among parents and doctors, has accounted for the increase."

Comment: False alarm my arse

I think that the biological case against Thimerosal is so dramatically overwhelming anymore that only a very foolish or a very dishonest person with the credentials to understand this research would say that Thimerosal wasn't most likely the cause of autism.---Interview of Dr. Boyd E. Haley

he is an INDEPENDENT scientist the last thing you would call Offit, who lies and claims 100,000 vaccines is no big deal for a kid!

and moves goalposts to reinvent the definition of safe to suit:

Offit: "I think without question the smallpox vaccine has severe adverse events that occur at a rate far greater than any of the other vaccines that we use today. Which means that the smallpox vaccine, is I think, without question, our least safe vaccine. But it is absolutely safe if one defines 'safe' as benefits outweigh risks in a situation where the disease is present. When the disease isn't present, then one only is frankly aware of the risks, because there are no benefits." (PBS, 2002) http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/health/july-dec02/offit_smallpox.html

as to his lie there is no epidemic, 1 in 67-100 kids is as close you can get to an epidemic in anyone's book of truth

and the diagnosis ploy is a well used 200 year old ploy of vaccinators to hide vaccine injuries http://whale.to/a/autism_diagnosis.html

as toHepatitis B vaccine, a proven toxic (mercury containing at one time and given at birth) useless vaccine for drug using people but given to babies, and they haven't even proven Hepatitis is caused by a virus, and it is cured by the suppressed Vitamin C cure http://whale.to/vaccines/hepatitis.html

Wakefield is a truly great man in the same bracket as Ignaz Semmelweis as time will prove to all and sundry, shame on you for spinning the LIE he is a fraud http://whale.to/vaccines/wakefield.html