Is there a polio outbreak in Minnesota?

Posted April 17, 2009 by informedconsentforshots
Categories: Uncategorized

A person has possible symptoms of polio. It’s suspected they caught the polio virus from another person who was vaccinated with oral polio.

Does anybody remember the 2005 polio outbreak the media reported among the Amish? Did you know it was, in fact, not an outbreak?

On October 14, the major media outlets shrieked a report of “the first outbreak of polio in the United States in 26 years,” occurring in an Amish community in central Minnesota. The specter of hundreds of children in braces and iron lung machines lining the halls of hospitals immediately danced through the air, and directly into the minds of parents who have chosen to not vaccinate their children.

More than a month later, phone calls and emails from concerned parents continue to pour in. The fears surrounding this “outbreak” need to be put to rest.

First of all, there wasn’t an “outbreak of polio.” There was only the discovery of an inactivated polio virus in the stool of four children. The first confirmation was in a 7-month old Amish infant, presumably hospitalized, with severe immune deficiency. The “find” prompted screening of other children in the community; four children were confirmed positive. None experienced any type of paralysis.

Part of the panic can be blamed on inaccurate reporting. The virus that was identified was not “wild polio.” It was a virus that is found only in the oral polio vaccine (OPV). Oral vaccine-strain viruses are inactivated with formaldehyde and are generally considered by the CDC “too weak” to cause disease. Even though the OPV is still used extensively in Third World countries, it has not been used in the United States since 2000. How did children in an isolated Amish community, with no exposure to foreigners, become exposed to vaccine-strain polio virus? That remains a mystery.

The unasked question is why was finding this strain front-page news? My suspicion is that it was because it was an Amish child; a large number of the Amish choose to not vaccinate their children. A confirmation would serve a dual purpose: to make an ”example” of the Amish and scare parents into believing polio still being ”in circulation,” when in fact, it is not.

A review of polio is important to alleviating the fears about the disease. Keep in mind that the last case of “wild type” polio virus in U.S was in 1979; the last case the Western Hemisphere was in the Peru, in 1991.

Polioviruses are transient inhabitants of the gastrointestinal tract. Up to 95% of all polio infections are completely asymptomatic. Approximately 5% of polio infections consist of a minor, nonspecific illness consisting of an upper respiratory tract infection (sore throat and fever) and gastrointestinal disturbances (nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, and diarrhea). This influenza-like illness, clinically indistinguishable from the myriad of other viral illnesses, is characterized by complete recovery in less than a week with resultant life time immunity.

I wonder what will really become of this story in Minnesota. I just don’t believe what is being reported. It is misleading.

Could it be possible the person was vaccinated with oral polio virus which stayed in their system and is still being detected?

Could it be possible the person died of another neurological disorder unrelated to polio?

I don’t know. I’m not a doctor but with all my vaccine research, I have to speculate.



Vaccinated child still caught “Whooping Cough”

Posted April 14, 2009 by informedconsentforshots
Categories: Uncategorized

The Dan River Middle School student diagnosed with whooping cough this week is recovering at UVa Medical Center and is improving, said an epidemiologist with the Pittsylvania-Danville Health District.
Though health officials are not sure where the victim caught the bacteria, the student had been vaccinated against the condition, Verna Burnette, epidemiologist with the Health District, said Thursday. The highly contagious whooping cough, or pertussis, is spread among humans via droplets released from coughing and sneezing, Burnette said.

You can read the full story here

Yes, you read that correctly, a child who was vaccinated for pertussus, or whooping cough, still caught it. I’m surprised the media actually printed it. Most of the time they change the story or lead you to believe it is the unvaccinated who are the disease spreaders. Here is proof vaccines do not always work, especially ones for bacterial illnesses like whooping cough, and that vaccinated children spread disease.

Parents are under the assumption that vaccines are 100% effective, which is false,  and doctors aren’t telling parents all the facts.




People dropping dead from the flu!

Posted February 21, 2009 by informedconsentforshots
Categories: Uncategorized

If somebody dies of the flu and you don’t know if they’ve been vaccinated, insinuate they have not been – or just make something up!

This is what I read in an article about an Arizona teen who died from the flu. The author of the article doesn’t even know if the teen was vaccinated or not so said person leads the reader to assume the teen had NOT been vaccinated. Things like this infuriate me, especially when there’s many more reactions and deaths from the flu vaccine itself, according to the VAERS database, than people who die from a vaccine that is only 40% effective, not 80% as another article states.

It is impossible to know if the vaccine would have even protected some others who have died from the flu since it is only 40 % effective in any given year. I’d love to read the medical records of all these children and see if they really died from the flu or a secondary disease acquired after getting the flu.

I believe it’s just a scare tactic to get vaccination rates up and make big pharma some more money.

Flu vaccine facts: All injected flu vaccines contain mercury, a neurotoxin not safe in ANY amount.

NO flu vaccine is approved according to the package insert for ANY children under 6 years of age.

There are more than 36,000 adverse reactions reported to VAERS and deaths from the flu vaccine.

The flu vaccine is only 30% to 40% effective as of the 2008 flu season and only MILDLY effective in elderly people, yet the media uses scare tactics and inaccurate numbers to get more people injected.

You CAN catch and spread the flu itself from the flumist vaccine since it is a LIVE flu virus.


Vaccines may still be linked to Autism

Posted February 15, 2009 by informedconsentforshots
Categories: Uncategorized

I’ve been reading a lot lately about the special court ruling that there is no link between the MMR (measles, mumps, rubella) vaccine and Autism.

Does the media really think parents are only concerned about the MMR vaccine and Autism?

Many parents are concerned about the amount of dangerous toxins in shots, the explosion in autoimmune disorders, and even the risk of death when you vaccinate your child. Yes, shots can and do kill. It’s considered collateral damage or for the greater good. This is why it’s so important to make an informed decision and weight the risk of vaccination against the risk of disease.

So, what are your concerns about vaccinations? Take my poll.

5 Vaccines You Should Never Get

Posted January 27, 2009 by informedconsentforshots
Categories: Uncategorized

I came across this and found it very interesting. I wanted to share it with you.

5 Vaccines You Should Never Get

Whooping cough, rubella, chicken pox, measles, flu, tuberculosis, cervical cancer, you name it… If it’s a disease, pharmaceutical companies are breaking the bank trying to develop a vaccine for it.

Sounds good, until you realize that millions of us are lining up every year to avoid illnesses we have almost no chance of catching… or diseases that are often very easy to prevent and treat.

Vaccinations have become a billion-dollar money game, plain and simple. Drug companies have used scare tactics to convince people to be injected with junk concoctions that, in some cases, are causing far more health problems than they are preventing.”

5 Vaccines You Should Never Get


Why is Hep A on the Childhood Schedule of Vaccinations?

Posted January 26, 2009 by informedconsentforshots
Categories: Hepatitis Vaccines

Hepatitis A is a vaccine on the CDC’s schedule of childhood vaccinations but why? Here is the definition of Hepatitis A from the mayoclinic’s web site:
Hepatitis A is a highly contagious liver infection caused by the hepatitis A virus. Although not usually as serious as other types of viral hepatitis, hepatitis A causes inflammation that affects your liver’s ability to function.

You’re most likely to contract hepatitis A from contaminated food or water or from close contact with someone who’s already infected — even if that person doesn’t appear sick. Some people who are infected never develop signs and symptoms, but others may feel as if they have a severe case of the flu.

Mild cases of hepatitis A don’t require treatment, and most people who are infected recover completely with no permanent liver damage. Unlike hepatitis B and C, hepatitis A doesn’t develop into chronic hepatitis or cirrhosis — both potentially fatal conditions.

Practicing good hygiene — including washing your hands often — is one of the best ways to protect against hepatitis A. Effective vaccines are available for people who are most at risk.

So, after much research, I found most all web sites report the same thing. In fact, most children are exposed and recover from Hepatitis A infection without ever knowing it! Why does the CDC recommend this vaccine for all children one year of age but then go on to emphasize high risk groups such as men who have sex with other men and drug users in their vaccine hand out?

This is one vaccine that may not be necessary for a young child, just as the Hep B vaccine is totally absurd to give to newborns. In searching the VAERS reporting web site, there have been 2081 adverse reactions and deaths to one variation of the Hep A vaccine. This sounds to me like it’s a much higher number compared to actual infections in young children. You might want to think twice and avoid this vaccine altogether.




Another Vaccine Killed Young Infant

Posted January 25, 2009 by informedconsentforshots
Categories: HIB Vaccine

There are 1290 reports of adverse reactions and 57 infant deaths after the HIB vaccine in 2008.

I’ve been reading a lot of articles about the 5 cases of haemophilus influenzae type b (HIB) infection in Minnesota. Here are a couple of the disturbing headlines I’ve come across:

“Resurgence of rare disease leads to warning: Vaccinate”
“Hib Outbreak Kills Unvaccinated Child”
It seems like every time there are a few cases of something on the childhood vaccination schedule, scare mongering headlines soon follow in order to get parents flocking like sheep to get the vaccine. It is tragic that a child died from HIB meningitis but that is only one child and we do not know the details, only what the media writes. Compare that to the verified statistics on the VAERS government reporting web site showing vaccines disable and kill hundreds of children each year but the death is listed as SIDS over nad over in order to possibly place blame elsewhere, yet you never read articles like “Another Vaccine Killed Young Infant”.
These headlines have prompted me to do some research on haemophilus influenzae type b and the vaccine. First, it is not a rare disease in children under 5 years of age. However, it is rare in children over 5 years old, which is why the vaccine is only given in infancy and very early childhood.
Second, HIB is a bacteria and it is impossible to develop a 100% effective vaccine for a bacterial infection since it can be caught more than once. This is why there are outbreaks of whooping cough in fully vaccinated children. You can catch a bacteria more than once which is why it is important once you begin the series, to continue until finished or fully vaccinated.
Parents have a false sense of security when getting their child this vaccine and I fear doctors aren’t telling them the truth about effectiveness. It is possible to contract HIB for 5 days after getting the vaccination because it lowers the immune system response to this infection directly after the vaccine. Parents need to be aware that keeping their child away from potential HIB infections is imperative and their child should not attend any groups or daycare where they could be subjected to the HIB virus after each HIB vaccine. HIB is found in secretions in the nose and throat and can be spread by coughing and sneezing. It is very important to teach your children proper hand washing and to cover their mouth with a tissue or something similar when sneezing and throw it away after each use. Children can be carriers of the HIB bacteria and not even know it, spreading it to others.
Before the HIB vaccine, more than 20,000 children were infected with the bacteria and hundreds died from complications, including meningitis. This shows that the vaccine has been at least partly responsible for the decline. However, it well documented after the introduction of the Polio and Pertussis vaccines, the diagnosis criteria was changed to exclude certain individuals in order to make the vaccines look more effective. Is this the case with HIB? Has the diagnostic criteria been changed after the introduction of the vaccine? After all, it only protects against the type B bacteria and there are other strains that can cause meningitis and the way to diagnose meningitis from HIB is through a spinal tap. Although I can’t find anything right now on the diagnostic criteria for HIB, it would not surprise me if this were the case.
Another point I’d like to bring up about the HIB vaccine is that the combination of the HIB vaccine, and DTP along with Hep B can render the Hep B vaccine inactive. The HIB vaccine should be split up and given on it’s own a few days apart from these other vaccines. You should also be aware that it is contradictory to give the HIB vaccine if the DTP vaccine can not be given since it is reconstituted from DTP according to the package inserts. NO VACCINE SHOULD EVER BE GIVEN TO A CHILD WITH A FEVER OR VIRAL/BACTERIAL INFECTION, no matter what your doctor may tell you is safe. It not only increases the risk of serious reaction but can make the vaccine completely ineffective. You should increase your child’s vitamin C intake (150mg for infants and 300mg for toddlers) a couple days before getting the vaccine. It is also recommended to give vitamin A and make sure the child is well rested. Insist on reading the package insert for the vaccine given since HIBtiter is the safest and lowest in aluminum. It also only uses diptheria and not tetanus toxoid. You can special order this vaccine. Report any and all reactions to the VAERS web site since even a fever is considered a reaction. It is the law for your health care providor to report adverse reactions but most do not. It is estimated only 10% of adverse vaccine reactions are even reported. You need to file the complaint if your physician does not. Also, watch for high pitched screaming since it can indicate brain swelling. You should also avoid multiple vaccines and only give one at a time to be able to determine which one caused the reaction.
Please also be aware if you choose not to vaccinate for HIB, it’s a good idea to limit your child’s exposure to other children up until at least the age of 3 years old. Your child will eventually outgrow the need for this vaccine.
You have the right to informed consent so please go out and gather even more information than contained in this article before making your decision but please, if you choose not to vaccinate, be responsible and use homeopathic alternatives, under a medical professional’s advise, to boost your child’s immune system. Extended breastfeeding is strongly recomended.