This book provides parents with a comprehensive, scientifically-based guide to the facts, myths, problems and solutions associated with raising a vaccine free child. It helps parents protect their children both from the wiles of the vaccine industry and from harmful germs. With 471 references, there are no trendy anti-vaccination myths in this book. Readers will learn that immunisation is not the reason for the absence of some infectious diseases, that insidious, long-term side effects are very common, and that there is a media blackout on the topics of vaccine side effects and vaccine failures.
Health conscious parents are wary of the side effects of vaccines, but they also fear the infectious diseases to which babies and young children can fall victim. This book equips parents with the knowledge they need to cope with both the tactics of the vaccine industry, and with the very real threat from infectious diseases.
Each infectious disease has different characteristics, and each needs to be approached in an individual way. Understanding the difference between the self-resolving childhood illnesses and the ones that need intervention is the first step to knowing how to deal with infectious diseases. This book advises parents on how to bring children safely through childhood illnesses like measles and whooping cough, and discusses medical and non-medical prevention and treatment of the non-childhood infectious diseases.
Parents who choose to keep their children vaccine free are often accused of being selfish because they want to avoid the risk of side effects, while allowing their children to be protected by the fact that other children have been vaccinated. The idea that vaccinating some children prevents disease in all children is called herd immunity. The myth of herd immunity is used as a political tool by people who want to bully unwilling parents into vaccinating. The information in this book enables parents of vaccine free children to withstand the accusation that they are spoiling herd immunity.
Bureaucrats often make statements about the safety and effectiveness of vaccination that are not supported by fact. The author has given some of these bureaucrats the opportunity to provide evidence to support their claims, but they have not been able to provide the evidence because their claims are wrong.
A look at the early documents regarding vaccination reveals that it is an unscientific procedure that is based on falsehood, cruelty and supposition.
- VACCINE MYTH NUMBER ONE: "The benefits of vaccination are worth the risks"
- VACCINE MYTH NUMBER TWO: "Side effects are rare"
- The crucial difference between childhood illnesses and malevolent infectious diseases
- The risk from infectious diseases
- Fever is a friend
- The theory that childhood diseases are beneficial
- "But children die of measles"
- Sick children need care
- Caring for a child with;
- Infantum roseola
- Whooping cough
- Chicken pox
- Slapped cheek roseola
- VACCINE MYTH NUMBER THREE: "When vaccinated children get the disease that the vaccine was supposed to prevent, they get it less badly"
- VACCINE MYTH NUMBER FOUR: "Diphtheria declined because of mass vaccination"
- VACCINE MYTH NUMBER FIVE: "Without vaccination there would be epidemics"
- VACCINE MYTH NUMBER SIX: "If enough people are vaccinated, the disease will die out"
- VACCINE MYTH NUMBER SEVEN: "Immunity can be measured by the density of antibodies in the blood"
- VACCINE MYTH NUMBER EIGHT: "The vaccine failed because..."
- Thirteen Excuses for vaccine failures
- Excuses for the failure of measles vaccine
- When whooping cough vaccine fails
- Excuses for the failure of polio vaccine
- Cover up of the failure of rabies vaccine
- Excuses for the failure of BCG vaccine
- How homoeopathy works
- Some pointers regarding the prevention and treatment of malevolent infectious diseases
- TB (Tuberculosis)
- Hepatitis B
- VACCINE MYTH NUMBER NINE: "Smallpox was eradicated by vaccination"
- VACCINE MYTH NUMBER TEN: "Louis Pasteur defeated rabies"
- VACCINE MYTH NUMBER ELEVEN: "Vaccines are scientifically tested
for safety and effectiveness"
- The testing of DPT vaccine
- A vaccine trial in New Zealand
- VACCINE MYTH NUMBER TWELVE: "The effectiveness and side effects
of vaccines are monitored after they are introduced"
- A case of mass pathological denial
- Reliance on passive reporting
- Ignoring contra-indications
- VACCINE MYTH NUMBER THIRTEEN: "Scientific research has proven
that vaccination does not increase the risk of SIDS"
- A convenient escape chute
- Sham studies
- Circumstantial evidence
- Crime, autism and learning disabilities
- Medical malice
- The origin of AIDS
- Intimidation and the law
- Coping with disapproval
- Treating vaccine damage
- The thuja myth
- VACCINE MYTH NUMBER FOURTEEN: "Homoeopathic vaccination can be used as a substitute for biological vaccination"