The Dangerous Coalition of Non-Vaccinating Parents

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Recently, it was brought to our attention that a new group, the so-called “Vaccine Coalition, a Coalition of Non-Vaccinating Parents in Lakewood, New Jersey,” has been formed. IN correspondence supposedly released by this group, they aim “to address the current pressing issue of schools rejecting or dismissing non-vaccinated children. It will also be available to help non-vaccinating parents in Lakewood in any area we feel we can, as well as to provide support of ‘strength in numbers’ to pro-vaccine choice Lakewood families.”

In light of the danger presented by groups like these, we have been ask to share the following article:

By Rabbi Hershy Z. Ten

President of Bikur Cholim, Los Angeles, CA

Imagine a 6 year old child walking into a classroom waving a loaded gun amidst his classmates while his pregnant teacher acts as if nothing is wrong.  Now imagine a week later 4 more gun-toting children come to school with no objection from any school personnel.  While this scenario is inconceivable, in fact this deadly game of Russian Roulette is happening in our own communities at an alarming rate.  Over the past several weeks the deadly disease of measles has returned.  From Disneyland in Orange County to Santa Monica, the number of potentially life-threatening cases is growing every day.  The cause is simple, not enough children are being vaccinated which is placing us all at risk.

Every day, there are anti-vaxxer parents sending their children into schools, playgroups, synagogues, and public gatherings as unwitting biological weapons; creating breeding grounds for contagious diseases long thought to be eradicated in America thanks to the success of vaccinations.

Some Los Angeles Jewish day schools have reported that in recent years (2013 – 2014) as many as 21% of their kindergarten students are not immunized due to the Personal Beliefs Exemption.  These children sit and play with your children; their parents take them to pizza shops, celebrations, everywhere.  Adults who were vaccinated aren’t safe either, as the potency and effectiveness of childhood vaccinations eventually wears off.  And since there is no way of identifying these carriers, everyone is a potential victim in the line of fire.

The efficacy of MMR vaccines relies on “herd immunity”; meaning that 95% of the population must be immunized to ensure that an infected person cannot spread disease.  This is especially vital to the 1% of the population who experience adverse physical reactions to vaccines thus cannot be vaccinated.  And when the herd immunity is compromised, the most contagious diseases are the first to return.  We’ve seen the return of pertussis (whooping cough), mumps, and now measles.  To put this danger into perspective, measles carries the distinction of being the world’s most contagious disease.  Just one infected child in a crowd can spread measles to every other person present who hasn’t been vaccinated, leading to hospitalization and possible death.

Babies are scheduled to get their first measles shot at 12 to 15 months of age (but no earlier than 6 months) which means that within the first year of their lives, they are defenseless against anyone walking around spreading this life-threatening disease.  In fact, measles is so widespread in California that public health officials have advised parents to keep all babies under immunization age away from crowds, international travelers, and airports.

For those below the poverty-line, affordability was thought to be the obstacle to immunization; however since vaccinations are available through all public health systems, this resistance isn’t stemming from a lack of funds.  Over the past decade there has been a significant uptick of well-educated and economically stable households opting not to immunize their children citing personal and religious beliefs as their mantra.  Unfortunately the choice not to vaccinate is most often based on false data that incites fear among parents.  Much is due to people clinging to erroneous studies published such as the now discredited and fraudulent 1998 research paper authored by Andrew J. Wakefield, MD falsely claiming links between the MMR vaccine and autism and bowel disease; all of which was uniformly discredited by the worldwide medical community and recanted by the author himself.  Exacerbating the problem are irresponsible laypeople, especially celebrities, who publicly decry vaccinations with absolutely zero medical credentials or supporting research.

For anyone suffering from measles it is a potential killer.  For the pregnant woman, measles places their unborn child at risk to develop stunted growth, mental retardation, malformations of the heart and eyes, deafness, and liver, spleen, and bone marrow problems.

While school administrators are aware of which students are not vaccinated, their teachers are not.  So what is a pregnant teacher to do?  Should a policy be put in place to have unvaccinated children removed from school?  What is the anti-vaxxer parent’s responsibility, must they disclose that their children pose a risk to others?  While many pediatricians are now refusing to continue caring for patients who are unvaccinated, equal measures need to be implemented by our schools and synagogues against this potential epidemic.  Just little more than 25 years ago, America was hit by a major measles outbreak which infected 55,000 people and killed 120, with half of said deaths occurring in California.

A fundamental tenet of the Torah is to lead a healthy lifestyle and not put oneself or a fellow human-being at risk.  The observant community has always looked to its rabbinical and educational leaders for guidance and there are substantial halachic sources supporting immunization that should be championed and set forth to help protect our children and society.  There is no shortage of sermons from the pulpit expressing opinions on regional or global politics or lobbying congregants to join on missions to our nation’s Capital.  Policies are established by educators to shelter students from inappropriate media and etiquette that may compromise our values and iron gates and guards employed to protect our synagogues and schools.  With the very real threat that measles poses, we must call on our leadership to allay the unsubstantiated fear of vaccinations and thwart this deadly anti-vaxxer trend.

L. Quaytman contributed to this article.

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  1. you are so bias may god grant you that you never know of a child that has a reaction – unfortunately we were not so lucky.

    This is a halacha issue not – did you discuss with rabonin and poskim why do doctor’s in this generation think that they know everything – everything is up to them we each have our rav – gadol that we listen to and they will dictate if we shall give shots according to halacha the same way you ask your milk and meat shalios to your rav

    • Exactly.
      We don’t pasken shailos based on stories.

      It’s not about being pro vax or anti vax. Each individual has to do his own research and in discussion with his medical doctor, make his own decision. No need for hate on either side.

      • You are correct – you may make your own decision. I am not sure that if your child gets sick later on and something happens to him – that you would be “puter bidei Shomayim” – but that’s your problem.
        HOWEVER, you have no right to make your decision on the life of every other child in the school, playgroup, or neighborhood. You have no right to jeopardize their health. If you did – you would be considered a murderer. Same goes for their teachers.
        Yes – you can make your own decisions – but part of that decision should mean that you do not send him to school, to shul, to the playground, to camp, etc. Anything short of that makes you a “odom hamazik”.

        • Are you a doctor? Did YOU go to medical school? Where did you get your Masters degree from? Are YOU a specialist in vaccines?
          Where are you getting your information from?

        • a healthy child cannot make another child sick. An unvaccinated child is not automatically a sick child! and they are not a mazik, and their kids can go to school! Do you make sure all of your bus drivers, cleaning ladies, shaitel machers, etc. are vaccinated? How about tutors, and therapists and dentists? Why are you picking on children who are known to sometimes get serious reactions from vaccines? In fact, the newly vaccinated are the ones who can spread disease to others.

    • Question For those people who say they follow their Rav/Gadol and don’t vaccinate- was he first your Rav , and that’s why you stopped vaccinating, or you first became anti-vacc and then you went Gadol-shopping?
      Another question- do you follow all your Rav’s psak? If he holds of a Zman Mrias Shema that is earlier than the one printed in the calender, do you wake up earlier to say shema? If you only cherry picked this one spak about vaccines, you can’t legitimately hide behind your Rav

  2. Thank you for posting this.
    Now that anti-vaxxers’ Pavlovian bell has been rung, here come the hordes with their cut-and-pasted pseudoscientific screeds about vaccines being a Big Pharma plot to exterminate humanity. Batten down the hatches and enjoy the show.

  3. “For anyone suffering from measles it is a potential killer. For the pregnant woman, measles places their unborn child at risk to develop stunted growth, mental retardation, malformations of the heart and eyes, deafness, and liver, spleen, and bone marrow problems.”

    I think the writer meant Rubella (the R in MMR) aka “German Measles”, not measles-measles.

  4. What is never spoken of that is directly related to these policies is how Pharma became immune to any lawsuits and a special Court was set up. In that Court there has been literally Billions that has been paid out. Those cases are some of the most difficult to win so Billions paid has significance. These cases warrant further study and how that reflects on drug effectiveness and why so few are even aware of these facts.

  5. How dare anti-vaxxers go against Big Pharma and mainstream sheeple. Don’t they know they have to follow mainstream, agree to everything they say even if your child is in danger?

  6. Dear anonymous
    Keep hiding behind closed doors… you are a sheep that follows without knowing…keep it up!
    To the idiot who write this…go learn because obviously you are unlearned
    To the multitude of parents who’s child/children were affected by vaccines…I’m so sorry
    To Paul offit and his fake scientific proof…he’s in the CDC’s pocket and makes billions off of all you sheep following him!!!!
    Wake up and become knowledgeable in what you inject in your children!
    To all the doctors…keep raking in the money and the bonuses from CDC, while you watch children dying and blaming it on anything but the vaccine who’s insert warned of the potential fatality and other side effects, that you didn’t share with the patients mother who you injected with multiple shots at one visit!!!!
    Become responsible instead of just following!!
    Go read the rambam’s books!

    • Exactly. Cause Wakefield wasn’t looking to make profit with his anti vacc fraud. He just “happened” to be forming a 70 million dollar company based on his anti-vacc “research”.
      And Boyd Haley, the professor behind the mercury-autism “link” also coincidently sells a product that he claims will remove mercury from your body and cure autism.
      The dirty little secret about anti-vacc is that it’s all driven by dollars. The innocent people who fall for their scams keep talking about big Pharma and profits, but all they are doing is supporting all the scammers selling their alternative quackery. You can’t go to any anti-vacc site without getting sold some magic supplement or natural remedy that will do nothing for you.
      So keep talking about “sheeple” and doing your own “research” (aka reading blogs written by playboy models), keep shelling out all those dollars to support the quacks.

    • Sorry but life expectancy is longer then in any recent period. So mainstream doctors seem to be doing a good job with siyata dishmaya. So all this talk from the antivax crazies is easily disproven by the results bh. But sadly they think they know better at the possible expense of everyone around them CV.

  7. chutzpah to post such an article!!! really really chutzpah!!! the time will come when the curtain will be lifted and everyone will see the truth. we will continue to daven.

  8. Sam, it is exactly because your child had a reaction and cannot receive the shot, that everyone else should be vaccinated. YOU, of all people, are depending upon herd immunity. You should be advocating that everyone be vaccinated so that your child, who cannot be, is protected from this potentially fatal disease.

  9. Try going in the cdc website to learn the ingredients in these vaccines, then do some real research and see how you feel.

  10. This is mamesh laugh out loud funny. All you diehard flu shot takers have egg all over your face now. They broke every record in the book with the amount of people/children who had the flu this year (and we’re not finished yet). Deaths were/are at record levels. So what did all you grosseh chachomim gain from injecting yourselves with all those extremely dangerous poisonous toxins???

  11. FACT The current CDC vaccination schedule has never been tested collectively for safety.

    FACT There are 13 CDC scientists that have come forward saying that the CDC is committing scientific fraud.

    FACT Willam Thompson, Senior CDC Scientist, turned over 10,000 documents to Congressman Bill Posey, which showed that the CDC lied, destroyed, and manipulated data which suggested the MMR vaccine did and can cause Autism.

    FACT The VICP has paid out over $3.3 Billion in vaccine injury cases (which is a small fraction of the cases that are submitted and an even smaller fraction of the cases of injury that are not submitted)

    FACT Vaccines contain numerous carcinogenic substances.

    FACT Recent studies showed that many of the common childhood vaccines tested positive for high levels of glyphosate. ( Monsanto’s cancer causing pesticide)

    FACT There are aborted human cell lines in vaccines as well as several different types of animal DNA

    FACT There has never been any study done showing injecting other DNA into the body is safe.

    FACT Vaccines are one of the top grossing products for the pharmaceutical industry.

    FACT All major vaccine companies have been convicted of fraud and the pharmaceutical industry is the biggest defrauder of the Federal Government under the False Claims Act.

    FACT Your doctor is supposed to go through the vaccine insert and documented side effects with you before administering a vaccine. ( This is rarely if ever done, which means you did not receive informed consent for a medical procedure)

    FACT The average doctor receives about 2 hours of vaccine education in their 4 years in medical school.

    FACT SB277 was passed in California last year which stripped your parental rights for declining any of the recommended childhood Immunizations on the CDC schedule for your children to enter school.

    FACT The Senators that wrote the bill SB277, Richard Pan and Ben Allen, where aware of the CDC fraud and pushed the bill through anyways.

    FACT There are hundreds of brilliant doctors and scientists all over the world that are speaking out against vaccines and the lack of safety surrounding them.

    FACT Robert Kennedy and Robert De Niro offered a $100,000 reward to anyone that could provide a study showing the thimerosal containing flu shots given to pregnant women and babies are safe.

    I could go on, but I think you get the point.

    • It sounds like you watched vaxxed.
      Please make sure to do your research before you write “Facts”

      the CDC omitted certain parts of there research (perfectly normal), they where not destroying, minipulating Information.

    • Please stop insulting the intelligence of the from community. Everything you write here could be said about your morning coffee. A few years ago the measles showed up in Boro Park and it was frightening. Do y out think a pandemic r”l is funny?

  12. Have all you anti vaxxers looked at history. Every single one of these diseases used to decimate families and towns. There is no question that they are all deadly. Look back at history. Average life span about 100 years ago was in the mid 40’s. People gave birth to many healthy babies but only got to raise a small portion of them because they died from these exact diseases. You can’t comprehend what it is for parents to have to bury child after child nebach or for children to grow up without parents due to these diseases. This was extremely common throughout history until they discovered vaccinations. I am sure some people do react badly to the vaccines as there are always a percentage of people who are allergic to different things or for some flukey reason react poorly to certain things but the majority of the population has been vaccinated with no bad effects. There are literally hundreds of millions that have had the vaccines with no long term negative effects.
    If someone is allergic or intolerant it has always been considered ok for them to not vaccinate because if everyone around them is vaccinated where would they be exposed to these diseases to get them from. But all you fanatics are creating a dangerous situation because you do not look at the big picture. Nebach it will take one serious outbreak for you to change your minds but for some people it will be too late. H-Shem yishmor.

    • You are clearly a logical & rational person, as your comment is clear and reasonable. Something tells me that the anti vaccine movement is more about emotions, & feelings, and also that they have some sort of underlying agenda- perhaps anti government or anti science, or the liberal environmentalist message. I don’t know if everyone who buys into it realized this, but it “smells” like there’s an underlying agenda taking place- that it’s not only about vaccines.

    • You have only omitted one demonstrable historical fact: That all the diseases that vaccines claim to have prevented or ameliorated were actually in decline well before the vaccines were invented. The most likely reason for this is improved hygiene. In developing countries, simply by teaching people how to improve hygiene, and strategies to improve the quality of drinking water has an immediate positive effect.

    • REally?? Hepatitis B that is caused by illegal drug users that share needles decimated communities? No it did not. Do you think that That’s why they give the Hepatitis B vaccine to newborns who are not even one day old!! Get Educated!!

  13. At the end of the day, nobody here knows anyone with smallpox, which was once one of the most deadly diseases around and now exists only in laboratories. It is unlikely anyone here knows someone with polio, also formerly a major killer. How many people do you know that have died of tetanus or rabies? If you think vaccines are a conspiracy, what else is a conspiracy? Antibiotics? Glasses, which have a massive industry behind them? Doctors bichlal? Are casts or xrays a massive scam too? And how many people are keeping quiet to cover this scam? You would need govt. officials, vaccine company executives, the scientists who design the vaccines, all doctors, and the scientists who do studies on vaccines to all be in on it. That is several million people worldwide keeping quiet. I don’t know about you, but I’ve never seen 5 people keep a secret, let alone millions.

    • You are talking to crazies. You will never, ever convince them that they are wrong because, well, they’re crazies.
      While normal people may disagree on political points, gun control and many other subjects, normal people don’t believe that the government carried out the slaughter in Florida, aided and abetted by a joint conspiracy of deception with CNN, Fox, NYT and every other news agency on the planet.
      The only reasons to argue with these crazies are a) for people who don’t know better and are reading their posts, and b) to amuse yourself.

      • the pro choice vaccine people are not crazy. They don’t care about government conspiracies, etc.
        They are convinced that the risks of their child getting vaccinated outweigh the benefits. They are not telling anyone else not to vaccinate.

        • The “crazies” are those who believe vaccinations are a Big Pharma plot to pump our kids full of poisons, aided and abetted by millions of government employees and health professionals worldwide. They also believe that the eradication of deadly diseases like smallpox and increased lifespan have nothing to do with advances in medicines.
          People who don’t want their kids vaccinated because they are concerned about potential issues may not be nuts, but according to the overwhelming majority of health professionals are very wrong and are putting other kids at risk.

  14. “Just one infected child in a crowd can spread measles to every other person present who hasn’t been vaccinated, leading to hospitalization and possible death.”

    HASn’t been vaccinated. The vaccinated ones are vaccinating in order to prevent them from getting sick. So there is no problem!

    • Not so simple. Vaccines aren’t 100% effective on everyone and some people can’t be vaccinated for medical reasons. Therefore, in either of those cases, your choice not to vaccinate your child hurts someone else.

    • that’s not how vaccines work! herd immunutiy. all doctors are apparently wrong or on the dole of big pharma? but those blogs who spout nonsense are not plastered with adds for natural supplements?

    • during the polio epidemic in new york city in the 1950’s, they had modern plumbing and clean sanitary living conditions. This did NOT stop polio from spreading. I spoke to someone who lived through it. It was terrifying beyond belief, and they told me that they had bleach, disinfectant, and newly built clean comfortable modern houses. It made no difference.

          • Google doesn’t say anything. It is just a search engine that provides you with a wealth of information from various sources, some legitimate and some not. You can google a medical textbook, the one your doctor was trained with and uses, but if you google it and read the textbook online does that invalidate it?

          • Google doesn’t say anything. It is just a search engine that provides you with a wealth of information from various sources, some legitimate and some not. You can google a medical textbook, the one your doctor was trained with and uses, but if you google it and read the textbook online does that invalidate it?

        • Pulling a thread of crazy in an attempt to unravel it will simply lead to… more crazy. I guess the Jewish doctors who invented AIDS got their start developing polio. Oh, those Jooooooooz.

          • Actually you can’t google a medical text book. You can google watered down info from low attention span websites

  15. Omg, what’s so true is that so many of my friends are either slowing down their kids vaccine schedule or stopping altogether.

    Almost everyone I know who doesn’t vaccinate is not an “anti-vaxxer” but an “ex-vaxxer”. Most started the shots right on schedule and stopped because they didn’t like what the shots were doing to their kids.

  16. If the coalition has any legitimacy it’s sponsoring member(s) should proudly affix their name! What are you hiding from?
    Avrohom Wrona
    GHDC LLC Godol Hsholom Dispute center

  17. Tikvah you mean this group is pro abortion?

    That is what pro choice means in the real world.

    Also vaccines have been around for centuries way before there was Big Pharma.
    John Adams second president of the US and one of his sons were vaccinated against small pox in the Seventeen Hundreds.

    As for the genious who said that measels became deadly only after the vaccine was developed, he/she has no idea what they are talking about. A Korean prince in the 1700 died from measels as did a few other royal children.

  18. Why is society so afraid of these 16 diseases which we vaccinate for and not of the ones listed below?
    Did you know that the United States has roughly 200 cases of leprosy a year but since there is no vaccine for leprosy, it doesn’t even make the news.

    We are NOT vaccinated against:
    African sleeping sickness (African trypanosomiasis) Trypanosoma brucei
    Angiostrongyliasis Angiostrongylus
    Anisakiasis Anisakis
    Arcanobacterium haemolyticum infection
    Argentine hemorrhagic fever Junin virus
    Astrovirus infection
    Bacillus cereus infection
    Bacterial pneumonia (multiple bacteria)
    Bacterial vaginosis
    Bacteroides infection
    Baylisascaris infection Baylisascaris species
    BK virus infection BK virus
    Black piedra
    Bolivian hemorrhagic fever Machupo virus
    Brazilian hemorrhagic fever
    Bubonic plague
    Burkholderia infection
    Calicivirus infection (Norovirus and Sapovirus)
    Candidiasis (Moniliasis; Thrush) usually Candida albicans and other Candida species
    Capillariasis Intestinal disease by Capillaria philippinensis, hepatic disease by Capillaria hepatica and pulmonary disease by Capillaria aerophila
    Carrion´s disease Bartonella bacilliformis
    Cat-scratch disease Bartonella henselae
    Cellulitis usually Group A Streptococcus and Staphylococcus
    Chagas Disease (American trypanosomiasis) Trypanosoma cruzi
    Chancroid Haemophilus ducreyi
    Chikungunya Alphavirus
    Chlamydia Chlamydia trachomatis
    Chlamydophila pneumoniae infection (Taiwan acute respiratory agent or TWAR) Chlamydophila pneumoniae
    Cholera Vibrio cholerae
    Chromoblastomycosis usually Fonsecaea pedrosoi
    Chytridiomycosis Batrachochytrium dendrabatidis
    Clonorchiasis Clonorchis sinensis
    Clostridium difficile colitis Clostridium difficile
    Coccidioidomycosis Coccidioides immitis and Coccidioides posadasii
    Colorado tick fever (CTF) Colorado tick fever virus (CTFV)
    Common cold (Acute viral rhinopharyngitis; Acute coryza) usually rhinoviruses and coronaviruses
    Creutzfeldt–Jakob disease (CJD) PRNP
    Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever (CCHF) Crimean-Congo hemorrhagic fever virus
    Cryptococcosis Cryptococcus neoformans
    Cryptosporidiosis Cryptosporidium species
    Cutaneous larva migrans (CLM) usually Ancylostoma braziliense; multiple other parasites
    Cyclosporiasis Cyclospora cayetanensis
    Cysticercosis Taenia solium
    Cytomegalovirus infection
    Plus the 1000s of other infectious diseases that begin with the letters D-Z..
    There are literally THOUSANDS.
    The only diseases we fear are the ones that a vaccine has been developed and marketed for. We never feared measles and mumps in the early 20th century… Because the media didn’t tell us to. Should we fear every fully vaccinated child because they have not been vaccinated for cholera? Our world is swarming with millions of viruses and bacteria. We need a reminder that Hashem runs the world and to have Emunah that He created our bodies perfectly designed to fight off infection.

    • Nice to talk emunah when it comes to vaccines, but what does that mean when it comes to your alternative medicine? Somehow vaccinating is a problem in emunah, but running to you chiroprater for an ear infection is ok? Somehow it’s not a problem in emunah to go to your reiki practioner (of course not a problem in emunah, shows emunah in avoda zara).

    • I agree with this idea, that since we don’t have a vaccine for all the other diseases, we shouldn’t prevent the disease that we do have a vaccine for. That s why I believe if someone gets a serious pneumonia and is at risk of dying, they shouldn’t get treatment- after all, we have no treatment for ebola, so why get treated for pneumonia?

  19. So are you insinuating that every little kid who gets fidgety should right away be put on Ritalin? The “experts” are telling us that Ritalin is the only cure. Whatever the so called “experts” say, we must listen, right? What about a person who’s feeling depressed one day? Should we force him to take Lithium? The experts are telling us to drug him up immediately. We must blindly follow what the non biased experts are telling us. We are too dumb and stupid to think things thru.

    • Not sure what experts you are talking about. First line treatment for ADHD is not medication. First line treatment for depression is not medication . First line treatment for high blood pressure is not medication. You should go read the guidelines, talk to medical professionals before you start saying these.

  20. to Avrohom Wrona;
    anyone who questions vaccines is labeled a quack, a conspiracy theorist and completely disqualified from having an opinion. i know of a Doctor who started researching vaccines, started uncovering some facts and started writing about them on a newsletter which he emailed around, naively thinking he was doing great. He was IMMEDIATELY dismissed from his position in a very prominent Hospital and has gone on to open his own practice which does not make alot of money because he loses out from not vaccinating his patients.
    There are unfortunately so many stories like this one as main stream media and the Dr are all spouting what they believe to be true until an honest one goes ahead and does the research!!
    it is in plain sight
    on the cdc website
    if you know how to read – please do so.
    it takes alot of time to do this research and most people will not do it.
    dr’s don’t have time to research and maybe they are afraid of what they will find if they do any research
    the rabbonim behind this coalition may not want to be public for fear of being labeled and disqualified.
    just remember there are ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS 2 sides to every story no matter what the situation

    • “just remember there are ALWAYS ALWAYS ALWAYS 2 sides to every story no matter what the situation”
      ALWAYS 2 sided to every story? Like the story about Jews baking matzo with gentile blood? Or the story about the Israelis behind 9/11? Keep reading the anti-vacc sites, I’m sure by now you know that vaccines were invented by the Jews as a means to control everyone eslse, after all, there is ALWAYS 2 sided to story….

      • Wow, what a shtarkeh comeback. Such a well thought out response. The intelligence you’ve shown is something to ponder. I didn’t realize such chuchma still exists in this long galus. Amazing.

  21. so there was an ad this week in the voice and the bp from the LRRC announcing a conference call with Dr. Paul Offit of CHOP who is the inventor of the Rotovirus vaccine. it is advertised to email in your questions for the conference call in advance – i guess he can then pick and choose which questions to address.
    i emailed the following questions and will assume that if he does not answer them, he does not have an answer to them!!!
    1. why do you ignore the VAERS reporting system and all the reactions that are collected there and say that vaccines are completely safe and it is safe to take 50,000 shots at one time?
    2. when vaccines are tested why aren’t they tested against a true placebo of saline?
    3. why is the insert from a vaccine which clearly lists reactions to that vaccine completely ignored by doctors and when a parent calls the doctor about a reaction the doctor will say it is not related to the vaccine when the insert clearly states that it is
    4. why do we vaccinate for chicken pox when there is clearly a terrible consequence to this which is that the immunity from vaccination wears off on many ppl and therefore puts a pregnant woman at risk when exposed to chicken pox (which plenty of vaccinated kids contract) natural chicken usually supplies lifelong immunity which would take away the risk from a non immune pregnant woman
    5. why are doctors still insisting that the gardasil shot is safe when it is really a terribly dangerous shot that has never been proven to prevent cervical cancer????
    6. why do say that aluminum in shots is safe when there are no studies showing that??
    7. how can you compare aluminum content in mothers milk which is ingested by natural means to injecting a known neurotoxin directly into the bloodstream of a baby
    Aluminium is neurotoxic. Its free ion, Al(3+) (aq), is highly biologically reactive and uniquely equipped to do damage to essential cellular (neuronal) biochemistry. This unequivocal fact must be the starting point in examining the risk posed by aluminium as a neurotoxin in humans.Apr 30, 2014

    • He gets these questions all the time, and yes can answer them all. He will point out how most of these questions are based on distortions of facts, lack of understanding of how to read scientific studies, and plain lies. He is one person who is not afraid of anti-vacc, he probably knows more of the anti-vacc propaganda than the people behind this pro-polio coalition.

  22. This is how much aluminum is in your childs vaccine. and they get more than one shot at each visit.

    Hib (PedVaxHib brand only) – 225 micrograms per shot.
    Hepatitis B – 250 micrograms.
    DTaP – depending on the manufacturer, ranges from 170 to 625 micrograms.
    Pneumococcus – 125 micrograms.
    Hepatitis A – 250 micrograms.
    HPV – 225 micrograms.
    Pentacel (DTaP, HIB and Polio combo vaccine) – 330 micrograms.
    Pediarix (DTaP, Hep B and Polio combo vaccine) – 850 micrograms.

  23. this is from Dr. Sears regarding aluminum:
    The first document (see Resource 1) I came across discusses labeling of aluminum content in injected dextrose solutions (a sugar solution added to IVs in the hospital). On page 2, section 3.a., you will read the following: “Aluminum may reach toxic levels with prolonged parenteral administration [this means injected into the body] if kidney function is impaired . . . Research indicates that patients with impaired kidney function, including premature neonates [babies], who received parenteral levels of aluminum at greater than 4 to 5 micrograms per kilogram of body weight per day, accumulate aluminum at levels associated with central nervous system and bone toxicity [for a tiny newborn, this toxic dose would be 10 to 20 micrograms, and for an adult it would be about 350 micrograms]. Tissue loading may occur at even lower rates of administration.” Wow, that was a mouthful. I had to read it three times to understand it, so feel free to do the same.

    The second document (see Resource 2) discusses aluminum content in IV feeding solutions (called TPN). The FDA requires these solutions to have no more than 25 micrograms of aluminum in each liter of solution. A typical adult in the hospital would get around 1 liter of TPN solution each day, thus about 25 micrograms of aluminum. The document also states on page 2, “Aluminum content in parenteral drug products could result in a toxic accumulation of aluminum in individuals receiving TPN therapy. Research indicates that neonates [newborns] and patient populations with impaired kidney function may be at high risk of exposure to unsafe amounts of aluminum. Studies show that aluminum may accumulate in the bone, urine, and plasma of infants receiving TPN. Many drug products used in parenteral therapy [injections] may contain levels of aluminum sufficiently high to cause clinical manifestations [symptoms] . . . parenteral aluminum bypasses the protective mechanism of the GI tract and aluminum circulates and is deposited in human tissues. Aluminum toxicity is difficult to identify in infants because few reliable techniques are available to evaluate bone metabolism in . . . infants . . . Although aluminum toxicity is not commonly detected clinically, it can be serious in selected patient populations, such as neonates [newborns], and may be more common than is recognized.”

    OK, that was another mouthful . . . or a syringe full if you prefer. So what does all this mean? Here’s your translation. According to the first document, if premature babies get more than 10 micrograms of aluminum per day in their IV solution, this aluminum may accumulate in their bones and their brain in toxic levels. According to the second document, aluminum toxicity isn’t rare in newborns and other patients receiving injectable medications and IV solutions containing aluminum. They also warn that toxicity is difficult to detect just by observing symptoms.

    There is another paper I found from A.S.P.E.N. (the American Society for Parenteral and Enteral Nutrition, not the ski resort), a group that monitors for safety and side effects of oral and injectible nutritional products. Their statement on aluminum safety, published in Nutrition in Clinical Practice in 2004 (See Resource 3), states that aluminum accumulation in body tissues can occur in newborns receiving IV solutions containing aluminum for prolonged periods. They state that the significance of this is not known. They also reiterate the FDA’s recommendations that IV nutritional solutions contain no more than 25 micrograms of aluminum per liter. Other injectible products aren’t required to limit aluminum, but they are required to have a warning label that says, “This product contains aluminum that may be toxic . . . .” The label goes on to specify the worries about aluminum in patients with kidney problems and premature babies and the limit of 5 micrograms per kilogram of body weight per day. A.S.P.E.N. recommends that doctors “may want to purchase equivalent products with the lowest aluminum content when possible and should monitor changes in the pharmaceutical market that may affect aluminum concentrations.”

    Where does the 4 to 5 mcg per kilogram per day safety limit come from? I found a very interesting study from the New England Journal of Medicine 1997 (See Resource 4) that compared the neurologic development of about 100 premature babies who were fed a standard intravenous feeding solution that contained aluminum with 100 premature babies who were feed the same solution, but with almost all the aluminum purposefully filtered out. What prompted this study (as discussed in the study’s introduction) was the knowledge that aluminum can build up to toxic levels in the bloodstream, bones, and brain when injected, that preemies have decreased kidney function and have a higher risk of toxicity, that one preemie with sudden, unexplained death had high aluminum concentrations in the brain on autopsy, and that toxicity can cause progressive dementia. So these researchers sought to prove that aluminum may be harmful to preemie babies. They turned out to be right. The infants who were given IV solutions with aluminum showed impaired neurologic and mental development at 18 months, compared to the babies who were fed much lower amounts of aluminum. Those who got aluminum received an average of about 500 mcg of aluminum spread out over an average of 10 days. This comes out to about 50 micrograms per day. The babies who got the solution with aluminum filtered out received about 10 mcg daily, or 4 to 5 mcg per kilogram of body weight per day. This seems to be where this safety level originated from.

    Now, none of these documents or studies mention vaccines. They only look at IV solutions and injectible medications. I’m not sure why that is. Nor is it clear why the FDA does not require aluminum warning labels on vaccines when they do require it on all other injectible medications. Vaccines apparently have some sort of exemption.

    All these warnings seem to apply mainly to premature babies and kidney patients. What about larger, full-term babies with healthy kidneys? Using the 5 mcg/kg/day criterion from the first document as a minimum amount we know a healthy baby could handle, a 12-pound 2-month-old baby could safely get at least 30 micrograms of aluminum in one day. A 22 pound one-year-old could get at least 50 micrograms safely. Babies with healthy kidneys could probably handle a lot more than this, but we at least know they could handle this amount. However, these documents don’t tell us what the maximum safe dose would be for a health baby or child. And I can’t find such information anywhere. This is probably why the A.S.P.E.N. group suggests, and the FDA requires, that all injectable solutions have the 25 mcg limit, since we at least know that is safe.

    But wait. You are probably thumbing back through the book right now to see exactly how much aluminum was in each vaccine. Put your thumb away. At the risk of being repetitive I’ll just list it right here again:

    Hib (PedVaxHib brand only) – 225 micrograms per shot.
    Hepatitis B – 250 micrograms.
    DTaP – depending on the manufacturer, ranges from 170 to 625 micrograms.
    Pneumococcus – 125 micrograms.
    Hepatitis A – 250 micrograms.
    HPV – 225 micrograms.
    Pentacel (DTaP, HIB and Polio combo vaccine) – 330 micrograms.
    Pediarix (DTaP, Hep B and Polio combo vaccine) – 850 micrograms.
    OK, I’ll do the math for you. A newborn who gets a Hepatitis B injection on day one of life would get 250 micrograms of aluminum. This would be repeated at one month of age with the next Hep B shot. When a baby gets the first big round of shots at 2 months, the total dose of aluminum can vary from 295 micrograms (if a non-aluminum HIB and the lowest aluminum brand of DTaP is used) to a whopping 1225 micrograms if the highest aluminum brands are used and Hep B vaccine is also given. These doses are repeated at 4 and 6 months. A child would continue to get some aluminum throughout the first 2 years with most rounds of shots.

    Just to remind you, the FDA feels that premature babies and any patient with impaired kidney function shouldn’t get more than 10 to 25 micrograms of injected aluminum at any one time.

    As a medical doctor, my first instinct is to worry that these aluminum levels far exceed what may be safe for young babies. But then my second instinct is to assume that this issue has been researched and that studies have been done on healthy infants to determine their ability to excrete aluminum rapidly. My third instinct is to go looking for these studies, and so far I have not been able to find any. It is likely that the FDA feels the kidneys of healthy infants work well enough to excrete this aluminum rapidly before it can circulate through the body, accumulate in the brain, and cause toxic effects. However, I can’t find any references in the FDA documents that show that using aluminum in vaccines has been tested in human infants and found to be safe.

    So I did what any pediatrician would do. I turned to the American Academy of Pediatrics. They published a policy in 1996 called Aluminum Toxicity in Infants and Children (See Resource 5). Here are several keys items I found in this paper:

    Aluminum can cause neurologic harm.
    A study from 30 years ago showed that human adults will increase their urine excretion of aluminum when exposed to higher levels (suggesting adults can clear out excess aluminum).
    Adults taking aluminum-containing antacids don’t build up high levels in their body.
    There have been reports of infants with healthy kidneys showing elevated blood levels of aluminum from taking antacids.
    The AAP found that people with kidney disease who build up levels of aluminum greater than 100 micrograms per liter in their bloodstream are at risk of toxicity.
    The AAP also states that the toxic threshold may be lower than this.
    The paper states that aluminum loading (meaning tissue build up) has been seen even in patients with healthy kidneys who receive IV solutions containing aluminum over extended periods.
    Completely absent from this paper was any mention whatsoever of aluminum in vaccines.

    To put this in perspective, an average adult has about 5 liters of blood. So having more than 500 micrograms in the bloodstream all at once would be toxic if their kidneys weren’t working well. Toxicity has also been seen in patients with healthy kidneys. A newborn has a blood volume of about 1/3 liter, or 300 mL. So having more than 30 micrograms floating around in their bloodstream at once could be toxic if the baby’s kidneys weren’t working well. A child has about 1 liter of blood, so more than 100 micrograms in his system could be toxic. I’ve already stated that babies can get more than 1000 micrograms injected at one time. Fortunately, this amount doesn’t all go into the bloodstream at once. It would be slowly diffused into the bloodstream over a period of time from the muscle or skin where it is injected.

    But that is the main point of this entire section. No one has ever measured the levels of aluminum absorption into the bloodstream, then excretion into the urine and out of the body, when it is injected into the skin and muscle of human infants. All the FDA and AAP documents say is it may be a problem, but we haven’t studied it yet, so we should limit aluminum in injectible solutions. But no one is talking about the levels in vaccines.

    What I think may have happened is that aluminum used to be in only one vaccine (DTP), so no one thought much about it. Then along came PedVaxHib brand of HIB vaccine in the 80s with aluminum, but the other brands of HIB did not have aluminum, so no one thought much about it. Then we started using Hep B vaccine in the 90s, Pc vaccine in the 2000s, and recently Hep A vaccine. Giving one aluminum vaccine at a time doesn’t amount to much aluminum, but giving four all together really adds up. It seems this issue has simply escaped everyone’s attention. Or has it?

    Some researchers from the Cochrane Collaboration (a group that looks at healthcare issues around the world) investigated aluminum in vaccines and published their findings in The Lancet Infectious Diseases in 2004 (see Resource 6). This group reviewed all the side effect testing for one particular aluminum-containing vaccine (DTP) and looked for any evidence that an aluminum-containing vaccine caused more side effects than non-aluminum vaccines. Other than more redness, swelling and pain at the injection site, they didn’t find any indications that an aluminum-containing vaccine caused any problems. What prompted their investigation? According to the Lancet journal, there have been suspected cases of aluminum causing various neurologic and degenerative problems. The Cochrane Collaboration wanted to look at a very large study group to see if there was a real correlation. They didn’t find any problems with aluminum in vaccines and concluded that no further research should be undertaken on this topic. That’s a pretty bold statement. Most researchers will make a conclusion on research findings, but it’s unusual to go so far as to say that no one else should do any more research into the matter.

    This is especially surprising because the Cochrane group didn’t actually study aluminum metabolism itself. They didn’t test aluminum levels in kids after vaccination. They didn’t explore whether or not the amount of aluminum in vaccines builds up in the brain or bone tissues. They just looked for evidence of visible symptoms of toxicity without even looking for internal aluminum effects. And they didn’t even do their own research. They simply reviewed all available studies done by other people. Also, they only looked at one aluminum-containing vaccine instead of testing all four at once. The Cochrane group essentially closed the book on aluminum without ever really opening it.

    In 2002 a group of doctors and researchers met for a workshop conference to discuss aluminum in vaccines (see Resource 7). You can read the conclusions of this conference online, but in a nutshell they describe the importance and usefulness of using aluminum in vaccines, and the lack of evidence that the amounts used causes any harm, but they acknowledge that more research needs to be done to verify the pharmacokinetics and toxicology of aluminum in human children.

    In addition, the Global Advisory Committee on Vaccine Safety for the World Health Organization just met in 2008 and determined there is no evidence of a health risk from aluminum-containing vaccines or any justification for changing current vaccination practices. I just wish they could have included at least one study on live human infant aluminum pharmacokinetics to prove this for sure. “No evidence of a health risk” is not as good as saying “Aluminum has been proven to be safe.”

    The most obvious way to study this matter would be to inject various amounts of aluminum into kids and see what happens to it internally. We know from the FDA documents that aluminum toxicity does occur from other types of injectible treatments in those with impaired kidneys, that it can accumulate in the brain and bones in toxic amounts, that this may occur more commonly than is recognized, and that aluminum toxicity is hard to detect just by observing for symptoms. So what happens when the amount of aluminum in vaccines is injected? I’m not sure it would be ethical to inject human infants with aluminum for no good reason, but perhaps we could study it with vaccines that are already being given anyway?

    I think vaccine manufacturers may have started wondering the same thing, because I found some interesting research in the product insert of the brand new HPV vaccine. The Merck Company actually added a little extra step to their safety research. They injected aluminum into a separate group of test subjects to use as a safety control group. They studied some of the side effects of their new vaccine compared to a saline placebo as well as the aluminum placebo. They found that the placebo with aluminum was a lot more painful than the saline placebo, and just about as painful as the full HPV shot. The aluminum placebo also caused a lot more redness, swelling, and itching than the saline placebo, but not quite as much as the full HPV shot. Unfortunately, they only looked at aluminum effects right at the injection site. They didn’t state in the product insert what role the aluminum placebo played in all the other standard side effects like fever and flu-like symptoms, although they probably have this data somewhere. And they didn’t study internal aluminum metabolism. But this research did show how reactive aluminum can be when injected into the muscles, and it was a good first step. I’m hoping that someone who is research minded and curious about this issue will explore it in complete detail so I can put it behind me, and you can feel more confident about vaccine safety. I will post any new developments about aluminum on to keep you updated.

    Since aluminum may be toxic, why not just take it out of the vaccines as was done with mercury? The problem is, aluminum is an adjuvant. This means that it helps the vaccines work better. By mixing aluminum with the vaccine components, the body’s immune system recognizes the vaccines better. So to take it out would decrease the vaccine’s effectiveness. The Cochrane group also pointed out that taking aluminum out of vaccines would be a huge undertaking, requiring extensive trials on re-formulated vaccines. Mercury was easy to take out, since it had nothing to do with helping the vaccine work. But the pharmaceutical companies would need to have some good evidence that aluminum is harmful before it would be able to invest in reformulating vaccines without aluminum.

    What exactly does aluminum do in the brain when it builds up in toxic amounts? While no one has studied healthy babies to see how much, if any, aluminum builds up in the brain from the amount used in vaccines, the study on IV feeding solutions in premature babies I discussed previously found that aluminum impaired their neurologic and mental development (see Resource 4). But that was in premature babies, not full-term healthy ones. I found several animal studies involving aluminum and/or aluminum-containing vaccines that did show neurologic harm (see Resources 8 – 12). Not only did the aluminum build up in the brain and cause damage, some of this damage looked similar to what is seen in the brains of Alzheimer’s patients. But it’s hard to correlate these findings precisely into human terms. What we need are more human infant studies.

    Parents who wish to be extra cautious and limit their baby’s exposure to aluminum can do the following:

    Ask your doctor to order the brand of HIB vaccine that does not contain aluminum.
    Ask your doctor to avoid the brand of DTaP with the most amount of aluminum. However, you should be aware that the DTaP with the lowest aluminum also has a trace of mercury and uses cow tissue in manufacturing. The brand of DTaP with a moderate amount of aluminum does not contain mercury and does not use cow tissues.
    As for Hep B, Pc, Hep A, and HPV, all available brands have the same amount of aluminum. Parents can limit the number of aluminum-containing vaccines given at any one time, but this would mean coming in for extra “shot only” visits in between check ups. In Chapter 19, What Should You Now Do?, I will detail a vaccine schedule that allows you to get every vaccine in a timely manner, while only getting one aluminum-containing vaccine at a time.
    Avoid any combo vaccines that have more aluminum than the individual shots do.
    If I could sum up the aluminum controversy in three sentences, it would be this. There is good evidence that large amounts of aluminum are harmful to humans. There is no solid evidence that the amount of aluminum in vaccines is harmful to infants and children. No one has actually studied vaccine amounts of aluminum in healthy human infants to make sure it is safe. Should we now stop and research this matter? Or should we just go on and continue to hope that it is safe?

    I’m sure as soon as this book is published, vaccine policy makers and advocates will get word of it and read my concerns over aluminum. This will probably initiate several research studies to explore the risks of aluminum. I would ask a favor of those of you who undertake such research. Please don’t simply conduct a retrospective review of all the old vaccine safety studies and journal articles to look for aluminum side effects. Because you won’t find any. Aluminum toxicity, as the FDA, AAP, and others have stated, can’t be noticed just by external observation. It would really be a shame to have several such reports show up in the medical literature just to try to put a lid on this issue. The only way the aluminum safety issue can be put to rest is for someone to conduct several real-time studies on thousands of human infants and measure aluminum levels after vaccination. And they should not just look at blood levels. They should find out where aluminum accumulates in the body, if at all, and how it is eliminated from the body and at what rate. Once I see such research, and it is determined to my satisfaction that aluminum has been proven safe, then I will post an update on and change this section in the next revision of this book. If we find that aluminum may not be safe, then I would expect a new vaccine schedule to be adopted that spaces out the aluminum vaccines. I would also expect vaccine manufacturers to begin finding ways to reduce or remove aluminum from vaccines without compromising their effectiveness. One brand of HIB vaccine requires aluminum to make it work, but another brand doesn’t. Why is that? One brand of DTaP has 4 times as much aluminum as another brand. Why?

    As doctors, we can choose certain vaccine brands that have less or no aluminum. We can be careful about giving only one aluminum-containing vaccine at a time. And we can talk about it instead of brushing the issue under the carpet. I pray to God that my fears on aluminum are unfounded, and that several unbiased, objective studies done by completely independent groups who have no ties to vaccine manufacturers or political organizations show that aluminum is safe. If not, I would hope that vaccine manufacturers would start to reduce aluminum and look for new adjuvants as soon as possible. I know this won’t be an easy task, but our children are worth it.

    • Wow, you copied and pasted a lot of Dr. Sears….
      Lots of distortions in his “research”. What he essentially did is extrapolated from aluminum limits per liter to overall limits (not a good extrapolation at all), extrapolating from continues, chronic infusion to intermittent, one time injection (clearly a false comparison), and comparing intra-venous infusion to intra muscular injection. This is the classic tactic of the anti-vacccers, borrowing real research and distorting it to fit their goals (in the case of Dr. Sears, the goal is to make lots of money off his anti-vacc books). All their “research” looks impressive, and people who don’t k is any better fall for it.

    • Anyone who follows the pro-polio, excuse me, the anti-vacc movement will know that their story keeps changing. First it was the MMR vaccine causing autism (as per Andrew Wakefield, who “coincidently” was marketing his own measles vaccine that was desperate from MMR). Then it was thimerosal, a theory pushed by Boyd Haley (who coincidently was selling a product that would remove thimerosal from your body). Then it became aluminum. Not sure what will be next. Thing is, the pro-polio people will believe all the theories, even as one study they quote to support one theory will contradict another theory. But no matter, logic is not important here.

    • So we’re all characters in “The Wizard of Oz”. We’re the Tin Woodman and you’re the Cowardly Liar, …er, Lion.

  24. Every adult who believes unvaccinated children should be denied a Torah education- are you all updated on your boosters? What about all the NEW vaccines that weren’t around prior to the 90’s? If you didn’t get a booster shot in the last five years, then you are too, unvaccinated. Vaccines, an inferior alternative to naturally acquired immunity, only last 5-10 years. Your childhood vaccines wore off a long time ago. The medical industry recognizes the fact that 65% of all adults are unvaccinated. So if you think they only want children to be vaccinated, you better roll up your sleeves because pharma came up with the adults immunization schedule. They are coming after you next.
    For those who still maintain the ability to think, ask yourself why we don’t have huge epidemics plaguing this country if most adults are not vaccinated? We do not, nor have we ever had herd immunity in this country. Fear clouds ones judgment and ability to make good decisions.

  25. ENGERIX-B (insert from one of the hep b vaccines given at birth)… see page 10, aluminum content is .25 mg which equals 250 micrograms

    RECOMBIVAX-HB (an alternative hep b vaccine given at birth)…see page 7, aluminum content is .5 mg which equals 500 micrograms

    The FDA has not set any safety standards as to how much aluminum can be in vaccines for children (aluminum is found in many other vaccines besides Hep B). They did set a standard as to how much aluminum can be in an IV drip (PN solution) within a 24 hour period based on body weight: not more than 5 micrograms per kilogram of body weight. So an eight or ten pound infant can get no more than about 30 micrograms of aluminum over a 24 hour period. These two medical journal abstracts prove that the FDA did set this standard for IV (PN) products:

    Nutrition. 2010 Jun;26(6):585-94. doi: 10.1016/j.nut.2009.10.015. Epub 2010 Apr 3.
    Aluminum contamination in products used in parenteral nutrition (PN): has anything changed?
    Gura KM1.
    Author information
    Department of Pharmacy, Division of Gastroenterology/Nutrition, Children’s Hospital, Boston, Massachusetts, USA. [email protected]
    In July 2004, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration issued a mandate that required manufacturers to include the aluminum content on the labels of the additives commonly used in the compounding of parenteral nutrition solutions. It was the hope that practitioners would use this information to minimize the amount of aluminum exposure provided by parenteral nutrition to less than the 5 mCg/kg/d, the threshold deemed as “safe.” Since that time, it has been difficult to easily incorporate these guidelines into clinical practice due to limitations in current product formulations. The purpose of this article is to revisit the rationale for the development of this mandate and to survey the literature since its implementation to determine if any new findings have emerged. A brief overview of aluminum toxicity, the patient populations at risk, treatment options, and compounding considerations is also presented.
    Nutrients. 2012 Nov; 4(11): 1566–1574.
    Published online 2012 Nov 2. doi: 10.3390/nu4111566
    PMCID: PMC3509507
    Aluminum Exposure in Neonatal Patients Using the Least Contaminated Parenteral Nutrition Solution Products
    Robert L. Poole,1,* Kevin P. Pieroni,2 Shabnam Gaskari,1 Tessa Dixon,1 and John A. Kerner2

    Aluminum (Al) is a contaminant in all parenteral nutrition (PN) solution component products. Manufacturers currently label these products with the maximum Al content at the time of expiry. We recently published data to establish the actual measured concentration of Al in PN solution products prior to being compounded in the clinical setting [1]. The investigation assessed quantitative Al content of all available products used in the formulation of PN solutions. The objective of this study was to assess the Al exposure in neonatal patients using the least contaminated PN solutions and determine if it is possible to meet the FDA “safe limit” of less than 5 μg/kg/day of Al. The measured concentrations from our previous study were analyzed and the least contaminated products were identified. These concentrations were entered into our PN software and the least possible Al exposure was determined. A significant decrease (41%–44%) in the Al exposure in neonatal patients can be achieved using the least contaminated products, but the FDA “safe limit” of less than 5 μg/kg/day of Al was not met. However, minimizing the Al exposure may decrease the likelihood of developing Al toxicity from PN.

    THE TWINRIX VACCINE (see link below) is a vaccine that combines Hep A with Hep B. It is given at two months and beyond. see page 9, aluminum contact is .45 mg which equals 450 micrograms.

    There are many medical studies online about aluminum toxicity. Here are some:

    Lupus. 2012 Feb;21(2):223-30. doi: 10.1177/0961203311430221.
    Mechanisms of aluminum adjuvant toxicity and autoimmunity in pediatric populations.
    Tomljenovic L1, Shaw CA.
    Author information
    Immune challenges during early development, including those vaccine-induced, can lead to permanent detrimental alterations of the brain and immune function. Experimental evidence also shows that simultaneous administration of as little as two to three immune adjuvants can overcome genetic resistance to autoimmunity. In some developed countries, by the time children are 4 to 6 years old, they will have received a total of 126 antigenic compounds along with high amounts of aluminum (Al) adjuvants through routine vaccinations. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, safety assessments for vaccines have often not included appropriate toxicity studies because vaccines have not been viewed as inherently toxic. Taken together, these observations raise plausible concerns about the overall safety of current childhood vaccination programs. When assessing adjuvant toxicity in children, several key points ought to be considered: (i) infants and children should not be viewed as “small adults” with regard to toxicological risk as their unique physiology makes them much more vulnerable to toxic insults; (ii) in adult humans Al vaccine adjuvants have been linked to a variety of serious autoimmune and inflammatory conditions (i.e., “ASIA”), yet children are regularly exposed to much higher amounts of Al from vaccines than adults; (iii) it is often assumed that peripheral immune responses do not affect brain function. However, it is now clearly established that there is a bidirectional neuro-immune cross-talk that plays crucial roles in immunoregulation as well as brain function. In turn, perturbations of the neuro-immune axis have been demonstrated in many autoimmune diseases encompassed in “ASIA” and are thought to be driven by a hyperactive immune response; and (iv) the same components of the neuro-immune axis that play key roles in brain development and immune function are heavily targeted by Al adjuvants. In summary, research evidence shows that increasing concerns about current vaccination practices may indeed be warranted. Because children may be most at risk of vaccine-induced complications, a rigorous evaluation of the vaccine-related adverse health impacts in the pediatric population is urgently needed.

    Front Neurol. 2015 Feb 5;6:4. doi: 10.3389/fneur.2015.00004. eCollection 2015.
    Biopersistence and brain translocation of aluminum adjuvants of vaccines.
    Gherardi RK1, Eidi H1, Crépeaux G1, Authier FJ1, Cadusseau J1.
    Author information
    Faculté de Médecine and Faculté des Sciences et Technologie, INSERM U955 Team 10, Université Paris Est-Créteil , Créteil , France.
    Aluminum oxyhydroxide (alum) is a crystalline compound widely used as an immunological adjuvant of vaccines. Concerns linked to the use of alum particles emerged following recognition of their causative role in the so-called macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF) lesion detected in patients with myalgic encephalomyelitis/chronic fatigue/syndrome. MMF revealed an unexpectedly long-lasting biopersistence of alum within immune cells in presumably susceptible individuals, stressing the previous fundamental misconception of its biodisposition. We previously showed that poorly biodegradable aluminum-coated particles injected into muscle are promptly phagocytosed in muscle and the draining lymph nodes, and can disseminate within phagocytic cells throughout the body and slowly accumulate in brain. This strongly suggests that long-term adjuvant biopersistence within phagocytic cells is a prerequisite for slow brain translocation and delayed neurotoxicity. The understanding of basic mechanisms of particle biopersistence and brain translocation represents a major health challenge, since it could help to define susceptibility factors to develop chronic neurotoxic damage. Biopersistence of alum may be linked to its lysosome-destabilizing effect, which is likely due to direct crystal-induced rupture of phagolysosomal membranes. Macrophages that continuously perceive foreign particles in their cytosol will likely reiterate, with variable interindividual efficiency, a dedicated form of autophagy (xenophagy) until they dispose of alien materials. Successful compartmentalization of particles within double membrane autophagosomes and subsequent fusion with repaired and re-acidified lysosomes will expose alum to lysosomal acidic pH, the sole factor that can solubilize alum particles. Brain translocation of alum particles is linked to a Trojan horse mechanism previously described for infectious particles (HIV, HCV), that obeys to CCL2, signaling the major inflammatory monocyte chemoattractant.

    Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of autism?
    Tomljenovic L, et al. J Inorg Biochem. 2011.
    Tomljenovic L1, Shaw CA.
    Author information
    • 1Neural Dynamics Research Group, Department of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of British Columbia, 828 W. 10th Ave, Vancouver, BC, Canada V5Z 1L8. [email protected]
    J Inorg Biochem. 2011 Nov;105(11):1489-99. doi: 10.1016/j.jinorgbio.2011.08.008. Epub 2011 Aug 23.
    Autism spectrum disorders (ASD) are serious multisystem developmental disorders and an urgent global public health concern. Dysfunctional immunity and impaired brain function are core deficits in ASD. Aluminum (Al), the most commonly used vaccine adjuvant, is a demonstrated neurotoxin and a strong immune stimulator. Hence, adjuvant Al has the potential to induce neuroimmune disorders. When assessing adjuvant toxicity in children, two key points ought to be considered: (i) children should not be viewed as “small adults” as their unique physiology makes them much more vulnerable to toxic insults; and (ii) if exposure to Al from only few vaccines can lead to cognitive impairment and autoimmunity in adults, is it unreasonable to question whether the current pediatric schedules, often containing 18 Al adjuvanted vaccines, are safe for children? By applying Hill’s criteria for establishing causality between exposure and outcome we investigated whether exposure to Al from vaccines could be contributing to the rise in ASD prevalence in the Western world. Our results show that: (i) children from countries with the highest ASD prevalence appear to have the highest exposure to Al from vaccines; (ii) the increase in exposure to Al adjuvants significantly correlates with the increase in ASD prevalence in the United States observed over the last two decades (Pearson r=0.92, p<0.0001); and (iii) a significant correlation exists between the amounts of Al administered to preschool children and the current prevalence of ASD in seven Western countries, particularly at 3-4 months of age (Pearson r=0.89-0.94, p=0.0018-0.0248). The application of the Hill's criteria to these data indicates that the correlation between Al in vaccines and ASD may be causal. Because children represent a fraction of the population most at risk for complications following exposure to Al, a more rigorous evaluation of Al adjuvant safety seems warranted.
    22099159 [PubMed – indexed for MEDLINE]

    Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry
    Volume 128, November 2013, Pages 237-244

    Administration of aluminium to neonatal mice in vaccine-relevant amounts is associated with adverse long term neurological outcomes
    Author links open overlay panelC.A.ShawabcY.LiaL.Tomljenovica
    Dept. of Ophthalmology and Visual Sciences, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Program in Experimental Medicine, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Program in Neuroscience, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada
    Received 6 May 2013, Revised 10 July 2013, Accepted 13 July 2013, Available online 19 July 2013.


    Aluminium (Al) salts are the most widely used vaccine adjuvants today.

    Al adjuvants can persist in the body long-term and penetrate the blood-brain barrier.

    Al adjuvants can trigger adverse neurobehavioral outcomes in vaccine-relevant exposures.

    Efforts should be made to reduce Al exposure from vaccines.
    Our previous ecological studies of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) has demonstrated a correlation between increasing ASD rates and aluminium (Al) adjuvants in common use in paediatric vaccines in several Western countries. The correlation between ASD rate and Al adjuvant amounts appears to be dose-dependent and satisfies 8 of 9 Hill criteria for causality. We have now sought to provide an animal model to explore potential behavioural phenotypes and central nervous system (CNS) alterations using s.c. injections of Al hydroxide in early postnatal CD-1 mice of both sexes. Injections of a “high” and “low” Al adjuvant levels were designed to correlate to either the U.S. or Scandinavian paediatric vaccine schedules vs. control saline-injected mice. Both male and female mice in the “high Al” group showed significant weight gains following treatment up to sacrifice at 6 months of age. Male mice in the “high Al” group showed significant changes in light–dark box tests and in various measures of behaviour in an open field. Female mice showed significant changes in the light–dark box at both doses, but no significant changes in open field behaviours. These current data implicate Al injected in early postnatal life in some CNS alterations that may be relevant for a better understanding of the aetiology of ASD.
    Graphical abstract
    Repetitive administration of aluminium to neonatal mice in amounts comparable to those to children receive via routine vaccinations significantly increases anxiety and reduces exploratory behaviour and locomotor activities. The neurodisruptive effects of aluminium are long-lasting and persist for 6 months following injection.

    Entropy 2012, 14(11), 2227-2253; doi:10.3390/e14112227
    Empirical Data Confirm Autism Symptoms Related to Aluminum and Acetaminophen Exposure
    Stephanie Seneff 1,*, Robert M. Davidson 2 and Jingjing Liu 1
    Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Cambridge, MA 02139, USA
    Internal Medicine Group Practice, PhyNet, Inc., Longview, TX 75604, USA
    Author to whom correspondence should be addressed; Tel.: +1-617-253-0451.
    Received: 24 September 2012; in revised form: 16 October 2012 / Accepted: 5 November 2012 / Published: 7 November 2012
    Autism is a condition characterized by impaired cognitive and social skills, associated with compromised immune function. The incidence is alarmingly on the rise, and environmental factors are increasingly suspected to play a role. This paper investigates word frequency patterns in the U.S. CDC Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) database. Our results provide strong evidence supporting a link between autism and the aluminum in vaccines. A literature review showing toxicity of aluminum in human physiology offers further support. Mentions of autism in VAERS increased steadily at the end of the last century, during a period when mercury was being phased out, while aluminum adjuvant burden was being increased. Using standard log-likelihood ratio techniques, we identify several signs and symptoms that are significantly more prevalent in vaccine reports after 2000, including cellulitis, seizure, depression, fatigue, pain and death, which are also significantly associated with aluminum-containing vaccines. We propose that children with the autism diagnosis are especially vulnerable to toxic metals such as aluminum and mercury due to insufficient serum sulfate and glutathione. A strong correlation between autism and the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine is also observed, which may be partially explained via an increased sensitivity to acetaminophen administered to control fever.

    Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology
    Volume 46, March 2018, Pages 76-82

    Aluminium in brain tissue in autism
    Author links open overlay panelMatthewMoldaDorcasUmarbAndrewKingcChristopherExleya
    The Birchall Centre, Lennard-Jones Laboratories, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
    Life Sciences, Keele University, Staffordshire, ST5 5BG, United Kingdom
    Department of Clinical Neuropathology, Kings College Hospital, London, SE5 9RS, United Kingdom
    Received 26 October 2017, Revised 21 November 2017, Accepted 23 November 2017, Available online 26 November 2017.
    Autism spectrum disorder is a neurodevelopmental disorder of unknown aetiology. It is suggested to involve both genetic susceptibility and environmental factors including in the latter environmental toxins. Human exposure to the environmental toxin aluminium has been linked, if tentatively, to autism spectrum disorder. Herein we have used transversely heated graphite furnace atomic absorption spectrometry to measure, for the first time, the aluminium content of brain tissue from donors with a diagnosis of autism. We have also used an aluminium-selective fluor to identify aluminium in brain tissue using fluorescence microscopy. The aluminium content of brain tissue in autism was consistently high. The mean (standard deviation) aluminium content across all 5 individuals for each lobe were 3.82(5.42), 2.30(2.00), 2.79(4.05) and 3.82(5.17) μg/g dry wt. for the occipital, frontal, temporal and parietal lobes respectively. These are some of the highest values for aluminium in human brain tissue yet recorded and one has to question why, for example, the aluminium content of the occipital lobe of a 15 year old boy would be 8.74 (11.59) μg/g dry wt.? Aluminium-selective fluorescence microscopy was used to identify aluminium in brain tissue in 10 donors. While aluminium was imaged associated with neurones it appeared to be present intracellularly in microglia-like cells and other inflammatory non-neuronal cells in the meninges, vasculature, grey and white matter. The pre-eminence of intracellular aluminium associated with non-neuronal cells was a standout observation in autism brain tissue and may offer clues as to both the origin of the brain aluminum as well as a putative role in autism spectrum disorder.

    Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Feb; 12(2): 1295–1313.
    Published online 2015 Jan 23. doi: 10.3390/ijerph120201295
    PMCID: PMC4344667
    Exposure to Mercury and Aluminum in Early Life: Developmental Vulnerability as a Modifying Factor in Neurologic and Immunologic Effects
    José G. Dórea
    Paul B. Tchounwou, Academic Editor
    Department of Nutrition, Faculty of Health Sciences, Universidade de Brasilia, 70919-970 DF Brasilia, Brazil; E-Mail: [email protected]; Tel.: +55-61-8131-7800

    Currently, ethylmercury (EtHg) and adjuvant-Al are the dominating interventional exposures encountered by fetuses, newborns, and infants due to immunization with Thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs). Despite their long use as active agents of medicines and fungicides, the safety levels of these substances have never been determined, either for animals or for adult humans—much less for fetuses, newborns, infants, and children. I reviewed the literature for papers reporting on outcomes associated with (a) multiple exposures and metabolism of EtHg and Al during early life; (b) physiological and metabolic characteristics of newborns, neonates, and infants relevant to xenobiotic exposure and effects; (c) neurobehavioral, immunological, and inflammatory reactions to Thimerosal and Al-adjuvants resulting from TCV exposure in infancy. Immunological and neurobehavioral effects of Thimerosal-EtHg and Al-adjuvants are not extraordinary; rather, these effects are easily detected in high and low income countries, with co-exposure to methylmercury (MeHg) or other neurotoxicants. Rigorous and replicable studies (in different animal species) have shown evidence of EtHg and Al toxicities. More research attention has been given to EtHg and findings have showed a solid link with neurotoxic effects in humans; however, the potential synergic effect of both toxic agents has not been properly studied. Therefore, early life exposure to both EtHg and Al deserves due consideration.

    • Please stop copy-pasting long sections of studies. There are hundreds, probably thousands of pages of studies demonstrating the efficacy and safety of vaccines. If we start pasting those here, the comments thread will be so incredibly long, nobody will be able to read. Please.
      Also, would be worth spending a few years learning biochemistry, anatomy, physiology, microbiology, biology, immunology, biostats (in other words, go to medical school) before you attempt to understand medical studies, as well as realize what is wrong and right about each one. This is the classic example of an am Haaretz cherry picking which psakim he likes and which he doesn’t.

      • “This is the classic example of an am Haaretz cherry picking which psakim he likes and which he doesn’t”

        You have just epitomized the problem with your ilk. How dare you compare our ancient Torah to current medical knowledge? Western medicine conflict on many issues with the Torah/Gemera.
        I know, now you’ll have the brilliant argument that the teva has changed. in essence misinterpreting the gemara to suit your current beliefs. This is the second best alteration after the holy son fable.

        • I apologize for not being clear, I should have put in the word “lehavdil”. I did not mean, in any way, to C”V equate Toras Emes with our current scientific knowledge. I meant to merely give an analogy to the Am Haaretz, who sees his Rav sometimes paskening like a Shach, sometime like a Taz, and so he too decides for himself which psak to use, without any knowledge of the lomdus in the sugyah, without any knowledge of the Klalei Horaah. Lehavdil, the anti-vaccers, unversed in medicine, will take any published study that fits their agenda, without any proper training in the basics behind medicine, and without the proper training in how to decipher and filter research.

          • R’ Hello, there is no need to apologize or clarify. What you said originally was quite clear, there was no way anybody reading your comments would interpret it the way the pro-polio activist did. He was just choosing to twist your words, the same as the pro-polio people do to all the studies they quote.

  26. Wow. Talk about opening a can of worms. Over 70 comments and we’re not even discussing the shidduch crises or Pesach vacations. Wow. This Vaccine debate has woken up the dead. People coming out of the woodworks.

  27. So true!

    This is my response to the article on ywn about the anti vaccine coalition:

    As others have said above, this article is extremely biased, as it does not address the very real concerns surrounding vaccines that these parents have.
    It is a great disservice to the children who are receiving more and more vaccines, now starting in utero. Whether u think vaccines are overall good or not, you cannot simply ignore the fallout and claim it to be a panacea which bears no ill effects. This is the age of information. A large portion of these parents have first hand experience of grave damage from vaccines. No, they are not making it up.
    One thing that has to be brought to this discussion is balance, instead of promoting sinas chinam, how about some humility? -perhaps your assumptions are in fact not warranted. What do parents have to gain in this uphill battle?
    How about placing explanations in the article as to the conflict of interests, the lack of proper studies, the issues with many of the neuro toxic and inflammatory ingredients, the one size fits all schedule regardless of weight, genetic predispositions, etc. The unbelievably high rate of neuro developmental delays and chronic illness in children. These things need to be addressed. It’s not about taking a side. Most things are not black and white. This is no exception. Making it political serves no one but those with vested interests and unfortunately there is a ton of that here.

  28. From FlatbushAntivaxxer
    Below is a link to a British Medical Journal article from this past November 2017 titled The unofficial vaccine educators: are CDC funded non-profits sufficiently independent
    The article details how various 501C3 Non Profit Organizations are engaged in promoting compliance with CDC Vaccine recommendations and even in lobbying state governments to legislate away the Religious exemption to opt out from state mandated vaccines.The nonprofits mentioned
    have innocuous sounding names like Immunization Action Coalition – IAC, Every Child By Two – ECBT, and of course the American Academy of Pediatrics – AAP. The article discusses how these organizations receive funding from the CDC and the Pharmaceutical industry to promote vaccines and to lobby on their behalf. It is interesting to see how the funding is hidden and obfuscated to make it difficult for the general public to see the whole picture.
    As I mentioned previously there are rumors in Brooklyn New York, that the CDC has channeled funds through several religious non profit organizations for the same purpose. Those two organizations are the Agudah – Agudath Israel of America and the OU – Orthodox Union. The purpose of this supposed grant money is to heighten compliance with the vaccine schedule in Yeshiva boys schools and Beis Yaakov girl schools.
    If this rumor is true, it would demonstrate a cunningly evil genius methodology, namely using religious organizations themselves to undermine religious liberty and freedom. What a colossal Chutzpa.
    Unfortunately, this tactic appears to have already been used in California in the passage of SB277 which removed the religious exemption. Rabbi Hershy Ten, President of the Bikur Cholim Of Los Angeles and his organization, were mentioned by Senator Richard Pan as supporters or endorsers of SB277. Even after the passage of this tyrannical legislation, Rabbi Ten is quoted as saying the Jewish schools should go beyond the legislation and exclude non vaccinated children who were not covered by the law. It is safe to assume that Bikur Cholim of Los Angeles is the recipient of government grant money for various aspects of its operations and services. It is truly nefarious to manipulate religious non profit community organization like Bikur Cholim into supporting the dismantling of religious freedom and liberty. I urge rabbis,schools, and other community non profit charities that are being pushed around and manipulated by bureaucrat public health authorities, and lied to by pharmaceutical industry propaganda, to stand up for your rights and the rights of your communities. Take a close look at the actual scientific literature before deciding to throw away your religious rights.
    Link to British Medical Journal article

  29. Please Rabbi Ten. Please explain why your cooperation with Senator Richard Pan on SB277 and your attempts to expel healthy unvaccinated Yiddishe Kinder from Yeshivos does not make you a Moser and a Rodef?

  30. your five seconds of reading a two bit blog does not equal a medical degree! you have no ground to stand on. which doctors are against vaccination? none!

    • Below is a link to just one website for starters – Physicians for informed consent – with a list of board certified Medical Doctors that are opposed to government mandated vaccination. It is well past time that the Askanim, Baalei Batim, frum Doctors, and school heads, who are promoting the interests of the Pharmaceutical and Medical industries,or are cowering in fear from government health agency bureaucrats, cease and desist from this campaign, to expel healthy un-vaccinated children from school. It is time for the frum media outlets to stop spreading fake news and propaganda wherein a healthy un-vaccinated child is compared to a deranged school shooter as in the above comparison by Rabbi Ten. It is important for the public to understand that many of the pro vaccine comments are actually from bots paid for by the CDC and the Pharmaceutical industry to discredit anti vaccine activist comments with false information like that from Anonymous above where they try to paint a false picture of 100% medical consensus on the issue.

  31. there are plenty of doctors that are against vaccination except that as soon as the make their views public they are called quacks and the like, they are fired from the their positions. Dr’s are not allowed to question vaccines. does no one see what is going on here?? follow the money trail.
    Dr. Offit can say whatever he wants but he making millions on his invention of rotovirus vaccine. don’t you think that is a conflict of interest??

  32. and just for the record. pediatricians are not taught about the contents of vaccines in medical school. they are taught to memorize the vaccines schedule and that vaccines are safe and effective
    they are not taught that there is a vaccine reporting system which is supposed to used for reporting adverse events
    they are not given an insert to read to know what to look out for when a child has an adverse reaction to a vaccines
    they are not taught about how vaccines are made and what they contain
    with alot of the information coming out now about vaccination i believe they have added a class in medical school about how to talk to parents about their vaccination concerns
    tell them their children can die if they are not vaccinated
    show them pictures of children on the iron lung machine
    scare them into complaince
    this is what our doctors are taught.

  33. its really amazing how everything is ok in medicine, everything is acceptable, a doctors mistakes, a medication mistake is ok even if a child dies from it. Anything in the medicine world is fine as long as we follow like little sheeple. it is even ok if a child dies after vaccination. as long as they were vaccinated, everything is ok. but if G-d Forbid a child is not vaccinated . . . .
    the minute we question, we are called life threatening murderers?? when was the last time a non vaccinated child killed a vaccinated child with any disease??? why are you assuming that they are murderers when it hasnt happened yet?? prove that this is really and truly dangerous!! show me a study! there are none
    the US government allows exemptions in most states. why are you smarter than them.
    public schools allow unvaccinated children
    why can’t the frum schools???
    why are you smarter then the law???

  34. do you really think that it is an easy position that us parents take when we stop vaccinating?
    my newborn got kicked out of his babysitter because he is not up to date!
    it is difficult.
    it is much easier to vaccinate and be “normal”
    it is hard to deal with the schools that don’t want to keep unvaccinated children. it is much easier to go with the flow.
    so why do we do this you ask?
    because we have seen with our own eyes what the vaccines have done to our children
    and at this point according to a very well respected Gadol, the halachah is that once you know the truth and have seen harmful effects you are NOT ALLOWED to continue vaccinations. (as if a parent would even want to continue after seeing what happened to their child)
    Let people live
    don’t be judgmental
    and don’t be upset that someone does not want to sacrifice their child to protect your child from the measles or the mumps or the chicken pox (which is ludricous by definition)

  35. someone posted this on yeshiva world
    ““not 1 vaccine was ever tested against a true placebo””

    “This is false. The clinical trials of the Salk polio vaccine were against a placebo and they were the largest clinical trials ever done in humans — over six hundred thousand participants. Later trials for different vaccines followed; for example measles in the 1960s. New versions of vaccines are not tested against placebos but against older versions because it is unethical to leave anyone unvaccinated. There is no treatment and no cure for polio, measles, and many other of the diseases we are discussing here; the intervention that HaShem has blessed us with are vaccines.”

    This is really flawed to say that they can’t test against placebos because it is unethical to leave anyone unvaccinated, we are talking about trials here NOT STUDIES, you mixed it up, that is the answer to “why arent there any studies comparing vaccinated to the unvaccinated”
    when testing a NEW vaccine that is not on the market yet, there is no reason to test it against an old existing vaccine, it can easily be tested against a placebo.
    so answer that one please charlie hall.

    • In retrospect we can see that the Salk Polio trials were the test model for how to trick vast numbers of people into doing something dangerous with dubious benefits,clear risk, and no informed consent. First scare everyone with lots of pictures and movies of children in Iron Lung Machines including staged fake pictures of actors in those machines. Once you have everyone primed up in a hysteria they will come begging for the vaccine which is basically what happened. Now you can get them to do anything. Never mind how they deceived parents into signing permission forms to get bogus consent for the trials. Never mind how Salk first experimented with Polio and Influenza vaccines on Prisoners, Patients in mental hospitals,and children in orphanages – all a violation of the Nuremburg code. How many people know that both the Salk and Sabin vaccines were contaminated with SV40 an Oncovirus – Cancer Causing virus which is now permanently part of the human Genome thanks to these glory seeking mad scientists. Of course the CDC and Paul Offit will tell you in very carefully parsed statements “there is no evidence that SV40 has caused any increase in cancer”. What do you expect them to say? “I don’t Know” “Maybe” or “Could be but at least we got rid of Polio”. Whats a little Cancer? After all we have all these well funded non profits like Chai lifeline,Kids of Courage and Make a wish to take care of all those sick children, so its a small sacrifice for the greater good of humanity. Now we have Rabbis who run chesed organizations like Bikur Cholim running defense for this insanity and advocating throwing kids out of yeshiva. The level of Brain Washing is staggering. It is important to remember that the same government medical establishment that endorses gender reassignment surgery,Organ transplantation/murder of the organ doner, and murder of the unborn child/abortion is the same that is promoting mandatory vaccination. Do not give up your rights to oppose any of this. Do not ascribe Daas Torah like authority to science or medical doctors. Go and educate your self and learn the facts and science and don’t be ignorant.

  36. Dr Paul Offit is hosting a call in conference about vaccines this evening.

    Paul Offit is a pediatrician specializing in infectious diseases and an expert on vaccines, immunology, and virology. He is the co-inventor of a rotavirus vaccine that has been credited with saving hundreds of lives every day. Offit is the Maurice R. Hilleman Professor of Vaccinology, professor of Pediatrics at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and the director of the Vaccine Education Center at The Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. He has been a member of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices. Offit is a board member of Every Child by Two and a founding board member of the Autism Science Foundation (ASF). Pandora’s Lab is his ninth book.

    Dr. Offit made millions of dollars from the Rotavirus vaccine. See:

    The University of Pennsylvania and Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP) and Merck Corporation have ties. See below taken from :

    “…..The Hilleman Chair will accelerate the pace of vaccine research at the University of Pennsylvania. The Merck Company Foundation will provide a $1.5 million endowment, which will be held jointly by University of Pennsylvania and CHOP. CHOP will contribute $500,000 in matching funds, bringing the total endowment to $2 million.”

    Every Child by Two gets funds from pharmaceutical companies. See:

  37. The only forums that Paul Offit will participate in are those wherein he can control the questions and avoid debate. I sent in two questions prior to the conference call and naturally they were not addressed.
    These are the two questions.
    Question 1. Robert Kennedy Jr. has publicly called you Dr Offit, a liar for claiming that Thimerisol/Mercury in vaccines is safe despite the Burbacher 2005 study that shows it gets deposited in the brain. What is your response?

    Question 2. Dr.Suzanne Humphries, Del Bigtree, Dr Andrew Wakefield and other prominent anti vaccine scientists and activists have publicly challenged you to a public debate on vaccine safety. Why are you afraid to debate them or why have you refused to debate them?


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