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In recent years, the controversy of vaccination and whether or not it should be mandatory has escalated. What most people are unaware of is that any type of forced medical treatment is a direct violation of the Nuremberg Code (International Law) the United States government signed at the infamous Nuremberg Trials after World War II. It is also a violation of the Declaration of Helsinki Adopted at the 18th World Medical Assembly in Helsinki, Finland, on June 1964. The Declaration was amended by the 29th World Medical Assembly in Tokyo, Japan, on October 1975; amended again at the 35th World Medical Assembly Venice, in Italy, on October 1983 and reaffirmed at the 41st World Medical Assembly in Hong Kong, on September 1989. The notion of vaccination being the be-all, end-all method to fight infectious disease has also never had unconditional support in clinical studies of peer-reviewed medical journals. The media and medical profession interchange the terms vaccination and immunization; however, the two are not technically the same. This confusion is at the heart of any true scientific discussion. This article is detailed and tedious, but without words accurately defined one cannot understand the issues. The medical and scientific definitions included herein are from Dorland’s Illustrated Medical Dictionary, 28th edition or otherwise notated.
What is immunity?
Immunity is “…the condition of being immune; the protection against infectious disease conferred either by the immune response generated by immunization of a previous infection or by other non-immunologic factors.” To better understand this one needs to know some of the different ways in which our immune system works. Acquired immunity is divided into active and passive:
Active immunity operates in the presence of an antibody or the formation of lymphoid cells in response to an antigenic stimulus. This can be an allergic response to antigens of pollen, bacteria or a virus upon entry into the body
Passive immunity is acquired by transfer of antibody or lymphocytes from an immune donor. An example is the protection an infant receives from its mother’s own antibodies towards an illness, ie, measles and chicken pox
Immunity is the body’s ability to recognize and process elements indigenous to the body (marked as “self”), and to destroy organisms and eliminate foreign material (marked as “non-self”). This ability to discriminate provides protection from infectious disease and unnatural substances like pesticides. Pathogenic microbes are those that have the potential to cause harm to the body. They identified as non-self by the immune system. Immunity to foreign microbes is usually indicated by the presence of antibodies to that organism. Immunity is generally specific to a single organism or groups of closely related organisms. However, some exceptions have come-to-light with the recent discoveries of the human microbiome, also called micorbiota. We know trillions of micro-organisms live within the gastrointestinal tract and on the surface of the skin. These are generally health-producing microbes. Part of their function, both for their own sake and fortunately for ours, is to keep in check pathogenic, disease-causing microbes. The microbiome is an integral part of our body and immune system. It compromises approximately 95-98% of our body.
What is Immunization?
Immunization is the act of inducing (causing) immunity in an animal, person or plant. Below is the difference between active and passive immunization:
Active immunity – stimulation of the immune system to confer protection against disease; e.g., by administration of a vaccine or toxoid
Passive immunity – the conferring of specific immune reactivity on previously non-immune individuals by the administration of sensitized lymphoid cells or serum from immune individuals
What is a vaccine?
A vaccine is “…a suspension of attenuated or killed microorganisms (bacteria, viruses, or rickettsiae), or antigenic proteins derived from them, administered for the prevention, amelioration, or treatment of infectious disease.” Attenuated means weakened in this case.
What is vaccination?
Vaccination is “…the introduction of vaccine into the body for the purpose of inducing immunity. Coined originally to apply to the injection of smallpox vaccine, the term has come to mean any immunizing procedure in which vaccine is injected.”
Books regarding vaccinations:
“Vaccination Is Not Immunization 4th Ed. Fourth Edition (2015)”: by Tim O’Shea
“Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and The Forgotten History: by Suzanne Humphries MD, and Roman Bystrianyk
“The Virus and the Vaccine: Contaminated Vaccine, Deadly Cancers, and Government Neglect” by Debbie Bookchin, and Jim Schumacher
“Vaccination: 100 Years of Orthodox Research shows that Vaccines Represent a Medical Assault on the Immune System” by Viera Schebner PhD
“Vaccination Voodoo: What YOU Don’t Know About Vaccines” by Catherine J. Frompovich
Listed below are websites with the most accurate information on vaccines:
The National Vaccine Information Center
The Vaccine Reaction: An Enlightened Conversation about vaccination, health and autonomy
Please visit the link below for an excellent lecture by Dr. Suzanne Humphries on aluminum adjuvants in vaccines and the dangers they pose.
Dr. Suzanne Humphries’ YouTube site:
A few clinical studies on influenza vaccines from peer-reviewed medical journals
The above review was carried out by the Cochrane Collaboration, one of the most respected research study groups in the world. Here is a brief snippet of what the authors had to say:
“Vaccination had a modest effect on time off work and had no effect on hospital admissions or complication rates.…The overall risk of bias in the included trials is unclear because it was not possible to assess the real impact of bias.
Influenza vaccines have a very modest effect in reducing influenza symptoms and working days lost in the general population, including pregnant women….”
Another Cochrane Collaboration on the use of vaccinating healthcare workers working with the elderly concluded:
“The studies found that vaccinating healthcare workers who look after the elderly in long-term care facilities did not show any effect on the specific outcomes of interest, namely laboratory-proven influenza, pneumonia or deaths from pneumonia….We conclude that there is no evidence that only vaccinating healthcare workers prevents laboratory-proven influenza, pneumonia, and death from pneumonia in elderly residents in long-term care facilities.Other interventions such as hand washing, masks, early detection of influenza with nasal swabs, anti-virals, quarantine, restricting visitors and asking healthcare workers with an influenza-like illness not to attend work might protect individuals over 60 in long-term care facilities and high quality randomized controlled trials testing
combinations of these interventions are needed.”