The graphs provided in the links below represent the end product of data collected from a large volume of historical sources and show disease patterns and other information from the 1800s to the present day. The graphs also show the steady decline of mortality from various diseases prior to the introduction of mass vaccination programs.
There is a great deal of evidence that the decline in infectious disease during the last century was mainly due to the introduction of basic public health measures such as provision of clean water and sewage treatment as well as to increased availability of unspoiled nutritious food, less crowded living conditions, and better personal hygiene.
Related VCC Pages
- Graphs of Disease Declines, Immunization Effectiveness & Immunization Dangers, Prepared by Raymond Obomsawin Ph.D – December, 2009, Prepared by Raymond Obomsawin Ph.D – December, 2009 (PDF)
- Historical & Scientific Perspectives on Immunity, Infectious Disease & Vaccination, Prepared by Raymond Obomsawin, PhD. January 2011 (14.6 MB PDF)
Related External Links
- The Impact of Vaccines on Mortality Decline Since 1900—According to Published Science By JB Handley
- Graphs on the Healthsentinel website
- Vaccines Did Not Save Us – 2 Centuries of Official Statistics. – Child Health Safety
- Irrefutable Evidence Shows Historical Applicaton of Vaccines Had No Health Benefit or Impact on Prevention of Infectious Disease
- Timeline of vaccines on Wikipedia
- What is the evidence for a causal link between hygiene and infections? (157 KB PDF) (See especially the graph at the top of pg 103 and Tables 1 and 2 on pgs 105 and 106)
- Zinc, diarrhea, and pneumonia – Journal of Pediatrics 1999 – “In conclusion, the largest historical decrease in morbidity and mortality caused by infectious disease was experienced not with the modern antibiotic and vaccine era, but after the introduction of clean water and effective sewer systems. The enormous appeal of correcting zinc deficiency is that in normalizing the function of cells in multiple tissues, it enhances the child’s ability to combat disease states and not just single infectious organisms. Thus, on a worldwide public health level, it is likely to be more economically feasible than vaccines directed against specific organisms.”