Excerpted from Augie’s Journal of Natural Food and Healing:
“Last week the State of California announced a whooping cough epidemic (pertussis is the formal name) and is now calling for vaccination of everyone statewide.
Five infants have died (1 in 10,000,000 Californians) and 910 cases (1 in 35,000) of whooping cough were reported in California so far this year. My heart goes out to those families, but do you know what?– 1 in 10,000,000 is statistically near zero. But I am more concerned for the thousands of babies and toddlers who will die, suffer brain damage or other severe disorders as a direct result of the vaccination itself.
Dr. Mark Horton, director of the California Department of Public Health (CDPH), warned last week that the state is on pace to suffer the most illnesses and deaths due to pertussis, also known as whooping cough, in 50 years. This is correct, BUT deaths and illnesses 50 years ago were almost nothing since the genuine pertussis epidemic essentially died out by then. It must be underscored that whooping cough died out on its own BEFORE a vaccination was even developed in the 1940s–as with most of the other diseases–according to these charts. So, being nearly as bad as 50 years ago is a really good thing.
Now the pertussis vaccination is being urged for everyone in California– even hospitals are encouraged to have policies to get mom and dad vaccinated before taking the new baby home. The State is providing the vaccine “free” of charge and offering discount coupons. The health department is warning even the slightest cough may be a sign of the disease.
Is this really a public health threat or propaganda? Are the pertussis (DPT and dTaP) vaccinations really necessary– and are they safe, are they effective ? This brief article will be adressing these crucial questions one should consider before being sold a vaccine for our children. Everyone should be allowed the right to the information and educate themselves to make an informed choice on this very important medical decision we make for our children.
Why would the public health officials recommend vaccination when there is a 1 out of 1750 chance of having a severe immediate reaction to pertussis vaccine yet only 1 in 6 million chance of dying from the illness itself?
Why would health officials recommend this vaccine when it has been shown to be a direct cause of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS)?
Why should we trust and accept the “education” from our medical and public health, when 50 to 70 percent of doctors and nurses refuse to take the annual flu vaccine? (The best thing that came out of the Swine Flu Swindle, in my opinion, is a huge increase of public awareness not to trust government and corporate advertisement and marketing information—especially for vaccines. In this odd way, the swine flu H1N1 pandemic charades have saved and will continue to save countless lives and the health of many.)…”
Seventeen ways to boost your immune system in preparation for the colds and flu season ahead, from Raine Saunders at Agriculture Society blog