An Ark Midnight discussion:
In summary: 1) due to the properties of modern vaccines, non-vaccinated individuals pose no greater risk of transmission of polio, diphtheria, pertussis, and numerous non-type b H. influenzae strains than vaccinated individuals do, non-vaccinated individuals pose virtually no danger of transmission of hepatitis B in a school setting, and tetanus is not transmissible at all; 2) there is a significantly elevated risk of emergency room visits after childhood vaccination appointments attesting that vaccination is not risk-free; 3) outbreaks of measles cannot be entirely prevented even if we had nearly perfect vaccination compliance; and 4) an effective method of preventing measles and other viral diseases in vaccine-ineligible infants and the immunocompromised, immunoglobulin, is available for those who may be exposed to these diseases.
The CDC study, Alkyl Mercury-Induced Toxicity: Multiple Mechanisms of Action, appeared last month in the journal, Reviews of Environmental Contamination and Toxicology. The 45-page meta-review of relevant science examines the various ways that mercury harms the human body. Its authors, John F. Risher, PhD, and Pamela Tucker, MD, are researchers in the CDC’s Division of Toxicology and Human Health Sciences, Agency for Toxic Substances and Disease Registry…
Among the findings of the CDC’s new study:
- Methylmercury, the highly-regulated neurotoxin found in fish, and ethylmercury (found in medical products, including influenza and tetanus vaccines, ear drops and nasal sprays) are similarly toxic to humans. Methylmercury and ethylmercury share common chemical properties, and both significantly disrupt central nervous system development and function.
- Thimerosal is extremely toxic at very low exposures and is more damaging than methylmercury in some studies. For example, ethylmercury is even more destructive to the mitochondria in cells than methylmercury
- The ethylmercury in thimerosal does not leave the body quickly as the CDC once claimed, but is metabolized into highly neurotoxic forms…
From “Pilot comparative study on the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated 6- to 12-year-old U.S. children” by Anthony R Mawson, Brian D Ray, Azad R Bhuiyan, and Binu Jacob, Journal of Translational Science, ISSN: 2059-268X:
On acute illness:
Vaccinated children (N=405), combining the partially and fully vaccinated, were significantly less likely than the unvaccinated to have had chickenpox…and whooping cough (pertussis)…and less likely, but not significantly so, to have had rubella… However, the vaccinated were significantly more likely than the unvaccinated to have been diagnosed with otitis media…and pneumonia…
On chronic illness:
Vaccinated children were significantly more likely than the unvaccinated to have been diagnosed with the following: allergic rhinitis…, other allergies…, eczema/atopic dermatitis…, a learning disability…, ADHD…, ASD…, any neurodevelopmental disorder (i.e., learning disability, ADHD or ASD)…and any chronic illness….
I am still researching vaccines and don’t have a firm, dogmatic position on them. A lot of the debate seems to rely on what authorities one trusts. My own observations are that the unvaccinated children I know seem to be healthier than the vaccinated ones, but that is purely anecdotal and not a large sample size. Here is an argument for vaccines from a Christian doctor:
Many different objections are made against using vaccines. One argument is that it is harmful to expose infants and little children to so many antigens at one time when they are vaccinated. However, as soon as babies leave the sterile environment of the womb and enter the birth canal, they are immediately and constantly exposed to antigens. Their intestines, essentially free from bacteria in utero, are in a very short time colonized by bacteria. Subsequently, their immune systems are continually bombarded by antigens. In contrast, a child that receives every recommended vaccine would be given around 130 antigens with the entire series. Vaccines do not overload the immune system.2
A link between aluminium and Alzheimer’s disease has long existed.
But many scientists says there is not enough evidence to blame the metal, used by thousands for everyday purposes to cook and store food.
However, Professor Chris Exley, from Keele University, says his latest research confirms it does indeed play a role in cognitive decline.