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By Ted Kuntz
Parents are assured by doctors and health officials that vaccines are safe and effective. Health Canada, MedEffectTM Canada and the Public Health Agency of Canada, as well as trade associations such as the Canadian Medical Association (CMA) heavily influence society’s perception of vaccine safety and effectiveness. Are vaccines as safe and effective as claimed by these participants in our health care system?
Recently, the CMA voted to support ‘mandatory’ vaccination. One province has already been influenced to impose ‘mandatory’ vaccine education sessions on parents before allowing them to file vaccine exemptions for their children. Medical agencies and associations work to minimize dialogue on risk in order to maximize vaccine uptake, while at the same time denying that vaccines, like all drugs carry the risk of injury and death for some.
Increasingly, those who question vaccine safety are vilified and marginalized. Parents recognize that their right to make fully informed and voluntary vaccine choices for their children is being threatened.
Here are 18 facts about your rights and vaccine safety science that vaccine providers don’t want to talk about.
Fact 1: ALL vaccines in Canada are voluntary. Any effort to make vaccinations mandatory contravenes the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Mandatory vaccination violates the medical ethic of informed consent, the Nuremberg Code, and the Universal Declaration of Bioethics and Human Rights.
Fact 2: Canada has one of the most aggressive vaccine schedules in the world. The number of recommended vaccines in Canada has more than doubled since 1980. Children can receive as many as 53 doses of 15 vaccines by age 6. 16
Fact 3: Canada is the only G7 nation without a national vaccine injury compensation program.20, 21 Neither Federal nor Provincial governments (except Quebec) have duty of care if you are injured by a vaccine. 26 You are on your own.
Fact 4: The safety of the current childhood vaccine schedule has never been proven in large, long-term clinical trials. 1, 18 There is increasing evidence the risks of vaccination outweigh the benefits. 23
Fact 5: Vaccines have not been tested for carcinogenicity, toxicity, genotoxicity, mutagenicity, or for long-term adverse reactions. Product monographs make this fact clear. 29
Fact 6: The current vaccine schedule has never been tested for safety in the real world way in which the schedule is implemented. 3
Fact 7: No independent trials confirm the safety of giving multiple vaccinations at once. Research shows a dose-dependent association between the number of vaccines administered simultaneously and hospitalization or death. 24
Fact 8: No long-term clinical evidence exists that show vaccinated children have better overall health than unvaccinated children. 2, 4
Fact 9: There is no independent biological science that shows injecting mercury into humans is safe. There is increasing evidence that the use of mercury in vaccines increases the risk of neuro-developmental disorders. 5, 25
Fact 10: No clinical studies have been conducted to establish the safety of using aluminum in vaccines. The neurotoxicity of aluminum is well documented, affecting memory, cognition, psychomotor control, and damage to the blood brain barrier. 6
Fact 11: The amount of aluminum used in vaccines regularly exceeds the maximum amount permitted by the FDA. 7
Fact 12: Most vaccine safety trials use control groups consisting of other vaccinated populations or use “placebos” containing aluminum and other vaccine ingredients. These are not true placebos. 6 The failure of the medical industry to use a neutral placebo undermines the integrity of vaccine safety claims. 8
Fact 13: The US Vaccine Court has awarded more than 3.6 billion dollars in compensation for vaccine injuries and death since 1988. 9 This includes families whose children developed autism following vaccination. 28
Fact 14: Artificially induced immunity via vaccines is not life long. Disease outbreaks regularly occur in fully vaccinated populations. 10, 19
Fact 15: Vaccine safety trials are not conducted by the government. They are conducted by the vaccine manufacturer who has no legal liability for the safety of their product.
Fact 16: Vaccine producers Merck and GlaxoSmithKline have paid billions in criminal penalties and settlements for research fraud, faking drug safety studies, failing to report safety problems, bribery, kickbacks, and false advertising.17, 22
Fact 17: The disclosures by USA CDC senior scientist, Dr. William Thompson, reveal the CDC has known for more than a decade that children receiving the MMR vaccine on schedule are significantly more likely to regress into autism compared with children whose parents decided to withhold the vaccine until the child was older. 11, 12, 13
Fact 18: In the USA, the rate of autism has increased from less than 1 in 10,000 prior to 1980 to more than 1 in 45 children today.14 Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) now affects 1 in 10 children. 15
About the Author: Ted Kuntz is the parent of a vaccine-injured child, who succumbed to his injuries at the age of 32 in early 2017. Kuntz has dedicated more than 30 years to researching the vaccine literature and is an advocate for preserving our right to informed consent. He sits of the Board of Directors of Vaccine Choice Canada, currently serves as Vice-President and writes much of our literature.
1 Inadequate Vaccine Safety Research and Conflicts of Interest
2 State of Health of Unvaccinated Children
3 CDC confirms the vaccine schedule and injected aluminum has never been tested http://imgur.com/b7VfS9L
4 Study: Vaccinated Children Have 2 to 5 Times More Diseases and Disorders Than Unvaccinated Children
5 Thimerosal Containing Vaccines and Neurodevelopment Outcomes
Safe Minds. Research Publications 2000-2013
6 Aluminum, Autism and Alzheimer’s
7 Aluminum Exposure in Neonatal Patients Using the Least Contaminated Parenteral Nutrition Solution Products
Vaccine Ingredients – A Comprehensive Guide
8 Aluminium-based adjuvants should not be used as placebos in clinical trials Vaccine, 2011 Nov 21;29(50):9289. doi: 10.1016
9 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. Data and Statistics.
10 A measles outbreak at a college with a prematriculation immunization requirement Am J Public Health, 1991 Mar:81(3):360-4.
Immunized People Getting Whooping Cough
11 Dr. Andrew Wakefield Speaks Out on CDC Vaccine Science
12 US Congressman Bill Posey (R-FL), Transcript of his speech:
13 New Government Survey Pegs Autism Prevalence at 1 in 45
14 Why Do Pediatricians Deny The Obvious?
15 Canadian Immunization Schedules
16 GlaxoSmithKline fined $3bn after bribing doctors to increase drugs sales.
17 Hepatitis B Vaccine: Helping or Hurting Public Health?
18 What’s Really Behind the Current Measles Outbreak?
19 The Case For a Vaccine Injury Compensation Program for Canada
20 No-fault Compensation Program Overdue, Experts Say
21 Merck: Corporate Rap Sheet
22 Neurologic Adverse Events Following Vaccination
23 Combining Childhood Vaccines in OneVisit Is Not Safe Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons Volume 21 Number 2 Summer 2016 http://www.jpands.org/vol21no2/miller.pdf
24 A two-phase study evaluating the relationship between thimerosal-containing vaccine administration and the risk for an autism spectrum disorder diagnosis in the United States Transl Neurodegener 2013; 2 (1): 25.8. Geier DA, Hooker BS, Kern JK, et al.
The risk of neurodevelopmental disorders following a thimerosal-preserved DTaP formulation in comparison to its thimerosal-reduced formulation in the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS)
J Biochem Pharmacol Res 2014;2(2):64-73.9. Geier DA, Kern JK, King PG, Sykes LK, Geier MR
An assessment of the impact of thimerosal on childhood neurodevelopmental disorders. Pediatr Rehabil 2003; 6 (2): 97-102. Geier DA, Geier MR.
25 Ontario Superior Court of Justice: Adam, Abudu v. Ledesma-
Cadhit et al, 2014ONSC5726(CanLII) http://canlii.ca/t/gf2r1
26 Ontario Strengthening Provincial Immunization Program
27 Unanswered Questions from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: A Review of Compensated Cases of Vaccine-Induced Brain Injury
28 Product Monographs for Canadian Vaccines