Hi.

I'm Jamie and welcome to Mellow Mondays! I'm so glad you're here. Stay as long as you'd like. 

My thoughts on vaccines

My thoughts on vaccines

Vaccines. It's that hot button that no one ever wants to touch. I get it. It can be the reason for people not treating each other with respect and dignity. It has the power to create friends and enemies. Please hear me when I say that I don't want to do any of that... I simply, as I always have, want to share our story, our journey. This is a bit long, but I hope to shed light on parts of this subject for some and learn a little more myself as I write this.

Here is my current stance on vaccines based on the moral and ethical principles that we are all entitled to have. I do not disagree with vaccines. In fact, in theory, I think that they are a really wonderful idea. Where things get very cloudy for me is the way that it's done today- the toxic ingredients, the mammalian/aborted fetal tissues on which these viruses are grown, the side effects and more.

CDC
CDC

#1

I can't help but disagree with the current vaccine schedule and the amount of immunizations children receive in one visit at the pediatricians office. When I was a babe (in 1988) I received 4 vaccines given over 7 different doses from birth to 18 years old.

Kids today will receive between 17-19 doses of vaccines by their FIRST birthday and a total of 69 doses of 14 different vaccines by the age of 18 with that number on the rise.

Please tell me those numbers bother someone other than just me. 

 

#2

My second hesitation with vaccines are the many toxic ingredients that are found in them. (CDC link found HERE

Common substances found in vaccines include:

Aluminum gels or salts of aluminum which are added as adjuvants to help the vaccine stimulate a better response. Adjuvants help promote an earlier, more potent response, and more persistent immune response to the vaccine.

"Experimental research … clearly shows that aluminum adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans. In particular, aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences." -Researchers at Current Medicinal Chemistry

Antibiotics which are added to some vaccines to prevent the growth of germs (bacteria) during production and storage of the vaccine. No vaccine produced in the United States contains penicillin.

I understand why this is needed. They don't want to take a chance of having any contamination within vaccines, but at the same time think of how many times an individual may take antibiotics during the course of their life. By then adding even more antibiotics into the body can cause a weakened immune system that in turn can be unable to fight disease when necessary.

Egg protein is found in influenza and yellow fever vaccines, which are prepared using chicken eggs. Ordinarily, persons who are able to eat eggs or egg products safely can receive these vaccines.

Formaldehyde is used to inactivate bacterial products for toxoid vaccines, (these are vaccines that use an inactive bacterial toxin to produce immunity.) It is also used to kill unwanted viruses and bacteria that might contaminate the vaccine during production. Most (not all) formaldehyde is removed from the vaccine before it is packaged.

"Formaldehyde is used as a "pickling" chemical used to preserve cadavers. It's highly toxic to the nervous system, causing blindness, brain damage and seizures. The U.S. Department of Health and Human Services openly admits that formaldehyde causes cancer. You can see this yourself on the National Toxicology Program website, featuring its 12th Report on Carcinogens." -

"Formaldehyde is known to be a human carcinogen based on sufficient evidence of carcinogenicity from studies in humans..."  -National Toxicology Program

Monosodium glutamate (MSG) and 2-phenoxy-ethanol which are used as stabilizers in a few vaccines to help the vaccine remain unchanged when the vaccine is exposed to heat, light, acidity, or humidity.

"Russell Blaylock, MD, a board-certified neurosurgeon and author of Excitotoxins: The Taste That Kills has extensively studied the effects of MSG on the brain... Excitotoxins overstimulate certain neurons in the brain causing them to continue firing until they tire themselves and die. This overexcitement of neurons can cause brain damage of varying degrees and can potentially trigger degenerative diseases such as Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS, Lou Gehrig’s disease), Parkinson’s disease and Alzheimer’s, all of which develop gradually." -The Vaccine Reaction

Thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative that is added to vials of vaccine that contain more than one dose to prevent contamination and growth of potentially harmful bacteria.

"Thimerosal (TMS), which is used in vaccines as a preservative, is 49.6 percent ethylmercury (eHg). It is already an established fact that exposure to mercury can cause immune, sensory, neurological, motor, and behavioral dysfunctions -- all similar to traits defining, or associated with autism."

"Because of the ever increasing number of required childhood vaccines, thimerosal has become a major source of mercury in children. Within the first two years of life, a child may already have received a quantity of mercury that clearly exceeds safety guidelines."

"Genetic predisposition and a number of other environmental factors, such as exposure to other toxins, and diet, are likely major contributing factors that determine whether a child will be able to manage the toxic insult, or develop a neurological disorder like autism." -Dr. Mercola

 

#3

My third frustration is when the CDC lies about it's findings in the MMR/Autism research study by changing and omitting data to achieve intended results and appease it's audience. You can read about the exposing work of lead CDC scientist Dr. William Thompson who has shared all of the data from a research study that was completed from 2000-2004 stating that the MMR vaccine was NOT linked to Autism, yet the very findings were that there was a strong correlation between the two, with the strongest correlation found in African-American boys. That data was made available to the public when he released it in 2014. We are supposed to trust the CDC and other organizations with our health, our lives. When they commit fraud and fudge data for the sake of getting the results they want, they should be held accountable.

My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998. I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.” 

 

#4

My fourth issue is personal in that some vaccines are grown on mammalian cells, many of which are grown on those of aborted fetal tissue and the kidneys of monkeys and other mammals. Here is the history: 

"... let me explain that a line of human cells (known as WI-38) used to grow viruses for research began from the tissue (cells) of a legally aborted fetus in Sweden. These cells are used in the production of the rubella portion of the MMR-II vaccine. Dr. Leonard Hayflick at the Wistar Institute (thus the WI in the name of the cell line) developed the WI-38 cell line in 1962. As for the origins of MRC-5 (the second aborted baby who's cells are used to grow viruses used in vaccines), the Physicians Resource Council of Focus on the Family has found that this particular cell line was developed from the cells of a preborn infant who was aborted by the mother for “psychiatric reasons,” although specific details haven’t been revealed."  -Dr. Walt

The vaccines below were developed using either the WI-38 or the MRC-5 aborted fetal tissue cell strains:

  • Hepatitis A vaccines [VAQTA/Merck, Havrix/GlaxoSmithKline, and part of Twinrix/GlaxoSmithKline]
  • Rubella vaccine [MERUVAX II/Merck, part of MMR II/Merck, and ProQuad/Merck]
  • Varicella (chickenpox) vaccine [Varivax/Merck, and part of ProQuad/Merck]
  • Zoster (shingles) vaccine [Zostavax/Merck]
  • Adenovirus Type 4 and Type 7 oral vaccine [Barr Labs] *
  • Rabies vaccine [IMOVAX/Sanofi Pasteur] *

Below is a list of more aborted babies who have been used in the developement of vaccines:

  • MCR-5 cell line was derived from the lung tissue of a 14-week-old male (Britain).
  • WI-38 (RA 273) was a 16-week-old female baby who was aborted in Sweden. The baby was packed on ice and sent to the United States where it was dissected. 
  • PER C6 came from a healthy 18 week-old baby who was aborted for social reasons. This tumorigenic strain is being used to develop adenovirus, Ebola, influenza, malaria, tuberculosis, and HIV vaccines. 
  • The HEK293 cell line is derived from the kidneys of a healthy aborted fetus and is being used to develop new influenza vaccines.
  • IMR-90 cell line came from a 16-week old female aborted baby and IMR-91 came from a male aborted baby. Both have been used for vaccine production and functional references.
  • WI-1 through WI-25 cell strains were derived from the lung, skin, muscle, kidney, heart, thyroid, thymus, and liver of 21 separate elective abortions.
  • WI-44 was derived from the lung of a three-month old surgically aborted fetus.
  • Eighty elective abortions (recorded) were involved in the research and final production of the current rubella vaccine: 21 from the original WI-1 through WI-26 fetal cell lines that failed, plus WI-38 itself, plus 67 from the attempts to isolate the rubella virus.

For me, this is just simply a moral issue that brings tears to my eyes. I didn't even know about this until recent years, which further caused my heart grief knowing that the cells of many aborted babies are used to grow viruses that are then used to create vaccines that are then injected into babies, children and adults. Although human cells are not found in the final products, the DNA from these cells are. Dr. Theresa Deisher at the Sound Choice Pharmaceutical Institute has been studying the effects of DNA from human embryonic cells and her conclusion is that, "Human DNA injected into the body can cause autoimmune reactions and that same species foreign DNA can easily insert itself into the genes of test subjects and alter their genetic functions."

Let me close by saying that I have a deep, deep appreciation for modern medicine. I have seen it save countless lives. I have seen it bring people back to life with my own eyes many, many times. I have seen the knowledge of a medical team around me make decisions in seconds that saves lives. Ren and I are particularly thankful for medicine in the assistance of his super complicated birth story. I am very thankful for antibiotics, antivirals and other types of medicine that help make me better when I am ill. If I need medicine, you better believe I use it. It's a blessing to live somewhere where we have accessibility to modern medicine. With that being said, I have also seen flu shots go terribly wrong. I have seen Guillain-Barre Syndrome (a known risk in just about every vaccine) ruin peoples lives and take many months and years to recover from. I have seen a strong, buff, US Marine receive the live flu mist vaccine and within a few days he was a nearly a vegetable. The doctors left with no one else to blame except the vaccine. Thankfully after taking care of him for 6 months, he pulled through. He was left with life long deficits, but he made it. I've heard the story of a close family member who received vaccinations as an infant and had multiple seizures following the vaccine. His twin was not effected like he was. Every child is different and unfortunately, we usually find out if children are likely to react to vaccines after it's too late.

I share these stories, not to evoke fear at all. At least that's not my intent. I share them because vaccine injury is real. There are so many families who have been injured by vaccines and the rest of the world doesn't even take the time to hear their story until their stories are sadly the same. There is risk either way you choose to go. There is the risk of vaccine injury and then there is the risk of getting sick. Either way is a gamble. If you are a mother or father who has vaccinated your children please know that it is ok. No one (especially not me) is going to judge you. The choice you make for your child is just that, YOUR choice. All that I want to do is share the continuing research and years of content that I finally feel peace about sharing with the cyber world. I have gone back and forth in my mind about ever even writing this, but it's time.

Please be respectful when responding to this post. We will never make it anywhere by throwing accusations and being rude to others that we may not agree with. We are all entitled to our opinions and beliefs. Many of us have arrived at conclusions based on what we have encountered and seen in this life. This article is for informational purposes only. I encourage everyone to do their own research and come to their own logical conclusions on what is best for them and their families. 

I know this was far too long... Thank you so much for taking the time to read. 

-Jamie

An {honest} Breastfeeding Journey

Journey to Health

Journey to Health