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Vaccinations: Truth or Dare

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Message Cameron Salisbury

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In 2003, the US entered its war with Iraq and everyone headed for the Middle East, including soldiers, support personnel and onlookers, was required to get a smallpox vaccination.

David Bloom, an NBC journalist embedded with the troops, died suddenly soon after arriving in Iraq from a blood clot called Deep-Vein Thrombosis (DVT). The news media speculated that his death may have been caused by the long plane ride to Iraq.

But in the halls of the nation's premier public-health agency they were whispering something else: Bloom's death was probably caused by the smallpox vaccine, which is well known to have cardiovascular side effects.

Since smallpox had been eradicated from the planet in the 1970s, the only smallpox risk in 2003 came from the vaccine itself. The government's possible complicity in the death of David Bloom and uncounted others was never made public.

Soon after the Gulf War started in 1991 we were introduced to Gulf-War Syndrome, a debilitating condition with many and varied devastating autoimmune symptoms. Even today it compromises the life and health of over one-third of the 700,000 combat veterans who served in the Middle East. The government's best shot at an explanation ranged all over the place, from sarin gas, to depleted uranium, to smoke from burning oil wells, to 'it's all in their heads'. Outside researchers, however, reached another conclusion that provides something that eluded the military: an explanation that makes sense. They found compelling evidence that the symptoms of an induced autoimmune disorder are consistent with the administration of an experimental anthrax vaccine that was secretly administered to half the troops, without informed consent, as an illegal research study on a captive audience. The problematic ingredient in the vaccine was an additive called squalene, which has been shown to be a disaster for the immune system. It is still used in some vaccines today.

In Syria last year, 15 children died after receiving a contaminated measles vaccine sponsored by the U.N. Unlike the vaccine, there were no deaths reported from the disease. In what appeared to be an effort to reassure the public, there was an intense campaign designed to convince us that the poison vaccine was contaminated due to human error. It was all just a tragic accident. Big Pharma wasn't at fault. Honest.

Do you get the heavily promoted annual flu vaccine? Well, CDC admits that the formula for the vaccine this year is a near-total miss. It won't work for the strain now going around, although they claim, incongruously, that it is partially effective for a few. They have yet to admit how often the flu vaccine is produced based on a wrong guess, which in my experience in public health is pretty often. Production of the flu vaccine requires a 2-year lead time in advance of the expected outbreak, far too early to know which strain of the ever-mutating virus will show up. A flu shot exposes us to all of the potential side effects that go along with vaccines, including those spelled out in the 1986 Vaccine Act, such as brain damage, paralytic disorders, anaphylaxis, seizures and death, and very likely none of the benefits we expected. The government knows this. They didn't tell you?

The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is currently spending a fortune vaccinating children in developing countries. Unfortunately, the secondary effects of the polio vaccine is being blamed for 47,500 cases in India alone of a polio-mimicking paralytic disease. While Bill Gates is congratulating himself on the near eradication of polio, India is overwhelmed by the human side effects of his largesse. The problem is well documented in the international press but is carefully censored in the vaccine-hysterical US.

This is not the first episode where a vaccine has, sadly, caused the disease being inoculated against. The Salk Vaccine for polio seemed God-sent in the 1950s, except by families where the vaccine actually gave polio to their children. Virologists estimated in 1955 that the vaccine caused as many cases of polio in the U.S. as it prevented.

Autism and childhood vaccines? There is far too much anecdotal evidence that young children react badly when their immune systems are challenged by 30 to 40 vaccines for the government to glibly dismiss cause and effect. Scientists know that they can't prove that autism is not related to vaccines, but their careful wording is continually misinterpreted to mean that they have done the impossible and proven a negative.

Over and over we hear the groupthink repeated: vaccines do not cause autism. But that is not what researchers say. What scientists actually admit is that they have found no link between autism and vaccines, a statement that exists in an entirely different dimension. That they have not identified cause and effect does not mean that it doesn't exist, as they know well.

In the meantime, the number of autistic and neurologically damaged children in the U.S. continues to skyrocket beyond all reason, in tandem with the increasing number of officially mandated vaccines.

One possible reason for the government's public insistence that vaccines are "safe and effective" is the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), monitored by the CDC, and the Vaccine Injury Compensation Fund (VICP) adjudicated by the Department of Justice. Despite the hurdles, roadblocks and bad faith that make collecting from the fund nearly impossible, the fund has nevertheless compensated 2500 claims with roughly $2 billion since the inception in 1986 of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act (the Vaccine Act). We can only imagine what the cost to taxpayers would be if CDC admitted their major vaccine problems.

Does it sound like the government really believes that vaccines are "safe and effective"?

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As a former biostatistician for the nation's premier public health agency, Ms Salisbury has written peer-reviewed articles for scientific journals and served as a peer reviewer for an international medical journal. She has also written on a (more...)

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