Too many vaccines too soon?
In January 2016 Mark Zuckerberg posted a photo of his baby daughter on Facebook. With the chipper caption, “Doctor’s visit—time for vaccines!” His post garnered an enormous amount of attention: 36,255 shares, 3.4 million reactions, and 83,000 comments.
The extensive comments on the post caught the interest of some scientific researchers. They analyzed over a thousand of the comments.
A surprising result
Their analysis yielded what media outlets described as a “surprising” result.
The “anti”-vaccine comments were more scientifically based and carefully worded than the “pro”-vaccine comments.
In the words of the researchers:
“Although the anti-vaccination stance is not scientifically-based, comments showed evidence of greater analytical thinking, and more references to health and the body. In contrast, pro-vaccination comments demonstrated greater comparative anxiety, with a particular focus on family and social processes.” (My emphasis.)
The evidence is accumulating that the CDC’s childhood vaccine schedule is not scientifically-based. Scientists, researchers, medical doctors, and parents feel concerned that we may be doing too many vaccines too soon.
Something’s wrong with the current vaccine schedule
The medical doctors, academic researchers, citizen scientists, and concerned parents taking the time to read the science and educate themselves about what we know and what we don’t about vaccines are all coming to the same conclusion:
Something’s wrong with today’s childhood vaccine recommendations.
Let’s hear from a few of those on-the-ground medical doctors themselves. They can tell us how and why we may be giving too many vaccines too soon.
These doctors are not ‘crackpots.’
They’re also not crystal-slinging tree-hugging hippies.
Medical doctors speak out
These are top doctors and thought leaders. Physicians who care deeply about the health of our children and our nation.
So what do these medical doctors have to say?
“There is clearly a relationship between vaccines and autism,” ~Bose Ravenel, M.D.
Dr. Ravenel lives in Winston Salem, North Carolina. He practiced medicine for over 40 years.
For most of his career, he dismissed the idea that vaccines might be contributing to autism.
Because Dr. Ravenel simply followed the medical establishment. He didn’t bother to do the research for himself.
Denying a causal link between vaccines and autism was a comfortable position to take.
He chose his words very carefully when I interviewed him.
“To say that ‘vaccines cause autism’ is an inaccurate, non-nuanced statement. At the same time, to say that ‘vaccines don’t cause autism’ is also inaccurate. In certain conditions, like with mitochondrial dysfunction, vaccines certainly can cause autism. Or contribute to it.”
“It’s not a rational thing to think that we can just give an ever-increasing number of vaccines without causing damage. There’s a tipping point for many people in terms of the toxins that they can handle.” ~Kelly Sutton, M.D.
Dr. Kelly Sutton has some 3,500 patients in her integrative medical practice in Fair Oaks, California.
The poor health of Americans who follow mainstream medical advice concerns Dr. Sutton.
I think that in the 1980s we had a sweet spot with vaccines. Most people could be vaccinated and tolerate the vaccines. At that point our health regulators and the vaccine industry could have created studies to understand those existing vaccines better so that the people who were damaged by vaccines, the most sensitive ones, could follow different schedules. That’s totally possible now with the genetic understanding that we have. Unfortunately that didn’t happen, and the government and the industry spent money instead on research and development of ever more vaccines.
It’s not a rational thing to think that we can just give an ever-increasing number of vaccines without causing damage. There’s a tipping point for many people in terms of the toxins that they can handle. The increase in chronic illness (demonstrated by this study) shows this, and the increase in drastic diseases with acute immediate reactions is also part of the profound neurodevelopmental issues that sometimes arise following vaccines.
I see daily in my practice evidence of vaccine injury. I hear stories almost every day of families that vaccinate children and then decide not to vaccinate. The unvaccinated children within the same family are healthier, more socially adjusted, and more capable academically, even though their parents are older than the siblings who were born first and were fully vaccinated.
I think we must look at vaccines as a changing picture because nature responds to the impact of vaccines. We should never consider vaccines a fixed item that’s forever part of the medical landscape. An important example is the Hib vaccine. Which now has so little likelihood of happening as a disease that the vaccine damage frequency is at or higher than the likelihood of catching the Hib disease. The vaccine has shifted the structure of that germ enough that the germ is no longer the same aggressive germ that it was in the past. So should we still continue to give an unneeded vaccine?
We also have to understand in this fluctuating scene that many things impact infectious disease, not just vaccines. The single most primary one was plumbing and the second, nutrition.
It’s not black and white
We’re making things black and white that really have many many shades to them. We have to get past sound bites and look at a complex picture with more accuracy. It is unethical to not study unvaccinated versus vaccinated. No question about that. There are plenty of parents who would prefer not to vaccinate their children and those can be the first to volunteer to check epidemiologically the health of those voluntarily unvaccinated children and see how that is with voluntarily fully vaccinated children.
Is Dr. Sutton’s an “outlier” position?
Does that even matter?
The interesting thing about science—and human health—is that 30,000 people can have one point of view and one person can have another point of view. And the one person with the dissenting point of view can be the one who’s right.
As microbiologist Morten Laane points out, science is not a Democracy.
Consider Galileo. His idea that the Earth moved around the sun was in direct opposition to what the church authorities, and the majority of the people, believed. They did not want it to be true.
But, however unpopular his theories, Galileo turned out to be right.
Or Dr. Frances Oldham Kelsey. This brave doctor saved U.S. babies from thalidomide. The medical establishment aggressively claimed it was safe. Pregnant women in dozens of countries around the world, including Canada, Britain, and the Middle East, took thalidomide. Their babies suffered from deformities and missing limbs.
Dr. Kelsey’s skepticism and her insistence on erring on the side of caution saved thousands of American babies from devastating health problems.
But so many parents and doctors have been seeing vaccines causing health problems with their own eyes—and so many have started speaking up about it and started sharing their stories—that they can no longer be dismissed as “outliers.”
Questioning vaccine safety does not make you anti-vaccine.
Questioning vaccine safety makes you pro-health, pro-child, and pro safe vaccination.
William T. Redwood, M.D.
William T. Redwood, M.D. is an outstanding, well-respected emergency room doctor based in Georgia.
Dr. Redwood, too, is concerned that today’s children are getting too many vaccines too soon.
“If you summarily dismiss the possibility that the increasing rates of childhood illnesses, including ADD, autism, asthma and other auto-immune disorders are connected to vaccines, you can’t figure out if our children’s health problems are vaccine-related injuries. The people at CDC who should be helping set policy on vaccine safety—I don’t think they are asking the right questions.” ~Tommy Redwood, M.D.
Paul Thomas, M.D.
Paul Thomas, M.D., is my co-author and a pediatrician. He has some 15,000 children in his practice in Portland, Oregon. Dr. Thomas suspects we’re asking parents to give their children too many vaccines too soon. His clinical data backs this up. Indeed, it turns out that the children who are the most vaccinated in his practice are also the least healthy.
“As unpopular as this observation might be, my unvaccinated children are by far the healthiest.” ~Paul Thomas, M.D.
Anyone who would smugly say, “The science is clear” or “The science is settled” profoundly misunderstands the word science.
Science is a process of inquiry.
Any scientific knowledge that any given generation has is always subject to scrutiny.
Too many vaccines too soon
Why do we keep talking about vaccines as a potential trigger for autism? Because we keep seeing American children harmed by our current CDC vaccine schedule.
It’s not that vaccines are bad. That’s not the issue. The problem is that we may be doing too many vaccines too soon and causing brain damage in susceptible children.
If the harm weren’t happening, we wouldn’t be having this conversation. There would be no need to talk about the possibility that we are doing too many vaccines too soon.
✅ Is it the glutathione-depleting acetaminophen given before and after vaccination triggering autism?
✅ Is it the cumulative toxic exposure, a negative synergy between vaccine ingredients?
✅ Is there an in utero assault with ultrasound exposure and a trigger pulled by aluminum in the birth dose of the hepatitis B vaccine? As well as the aggressive 2- and 4-month vaccine schedules?
The honest truth is that we simply don’t know. In other words, we don’t know if we’re giving America’s children too many vaccines too soon.
However, we can’t find out if we don’t ask the right questions
What we do know is that we have a problem. With 1 in 36 children diagnosed with autism today, we’re in the midst of a national health crisis. And this crisis can no longer be ignored.
Published: December 20, 2016
Updated: April 6, 2021
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