What you don’t know about vaccinations
Dr. David Brownstein
The medical establishment’s propaganda about the safety and benefits of vaccinations is relentless. And it’s effective. It had a skeptic such as I convinced that those parents who refused to vaccinate their children for fear of their becoming autistic were conspiracy theorists. Even Rachel Maddow, whom I think highly of, was disdainful of the Republican presidential candidates who expressed reservations about vaccinations in a debate a few weeks ago. But I’d learned something by then. It was one time I thought Donald Trump was on the right track.
Doctor speaks out
David Brownstein, M.D., of West Bloomfield, Mich., takes a different position. He lectures internationally to physicians, and puts out the newsletter Natural Way to Health, which has made me a staunch believer in his views on conventional medicine. His supplement for prostate health, his probiotic, and his advice on the way to stop leg cramps have worked wonders for me.
“One of the most alarming adverse effects from vaccines is autism …,” he wrote in the September newsletter. “I have seen many autistic children … Their parents often recount the same story of a healthy, normal child before vaccination. But within days – and sometimes just hours – of receiving a vaccine, the child regressed emotionally, physically, and mentally. Later, many of these children were diagnosed with autism. The powers that be will claim that there’s no proof that vaccines caused these children’s regression. But what proof do they want? They want a double-blind, randomized trial … That study doesn’t exist now and never will.”
A parallel to that line of reasoning is found in the climate change debate. Scientists haven’t proved that fossil fuels are behind it, the doubters say, so let’s ignore the almost universal opinion of climatologists that the climate extremes we are experiencing are indeed caused by man’s activities. Though there is abundant evidence that it will make the Earth uninhabitable, absolute proof is missing, so why should we worry about it?
Autism linked with vaccination
“There are, however, many studies showing an association between autism and vaccination,” Brownstein continues in the September newsletter. Cigarette smoking, he says, “was shown in enough trials to have a large statistical association with lung cancer. Studies from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) have found the same type of statistical association between autism and vaccinations.”
Blowing the whistle on the CDC
Now comes the shocker: “One very important study showed a 240 percent increase in autism among African American children who received the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine before 36 months of age. Dr. William Thompson (Ph.D., not M.D.) , a whistleblower at the CDC, has come forward to explain that he and his colleagues knowingly falsified data from a 2004 study that failed to show an association between the MMR vaccine and autism.” In 2014, Thompson contacted Brian Hooker, Ph.D., who was suing the CDC for data from that study because he believed his son’s autism was caused by vaccination. “Dr. Thompson admitted on tape that the CDC altered the data in order to show no link between the MMR vaccine and autism,” saying, “‘It’s the lowest point of my career that I went along with that (2004) paper. We did not report significant findings. I am completely ashamed of what I did … I have great shame now when I meet families with autism because I have been part of the problem The higher-ups wanted to do certain things and I went along with it.’”
Brownstein says Thompson’s findings were made public in 2014, and he has not been called to testify before Congress. I read my daily newspaper assiduously. I never read a thing about this.
Why? Brownstein answers: “Because of Big Pharma’s control over Congress and the media.”
Indeed, he points out, “the media, healthcare providers, and the powers that be claim that there is nothing to worry about, and even vilify parents who are uncomfortable vaccinating their children.”
Herd immunity concept flawed
We are told that vaccinating children is necessary to keep diseases from spreading, and, Brownstein says, that concept of “herd immunity” might be worthy if vaccinating against contagious diseases provided lifelong protection. However, he says, “vaccination has never been shown to provide lifelong immunity against any illness – not measles, mumps, rubella, whooping cough, chickenpox” or anything else. Childhood vaccines last only 10 years at most, he says.
“On the other hand, natural infections, which trigger the body to create antibodies, do produce lifelong immunity.” Mothers who come down with childhood diseases develop lifelong immunity, and pass these antibodies on to their children, protecting them from the diseases.
“But maternal antibodies are not passed to children whose mothers received vaccinations rather than developing natural immunity.” Thus, “there is now a huge population of adults who have waning immunity to chickenpox. Chickenpox infections are much more dangerous for adults than they are for children.”
You Docs parrot medical establishment
Yet here’s what The You Docs, Michael Roizen and Mehmet Oz, wrote recently in their column that
Another problem with vaccinations, Brownstein says, is that “it’s possible that outbreaks of illnesses such as measles, rubella, and chickenpox could be caused by vaccinated individuals shedding the virus.” The CDC concedes that such shedding occurs, but holds that it rarely causes problems in others, even though no surveillance is done for verification, the doctor says.
Other arguments Brownstein makes against vaccinations:
Although American children are the most heavily vaccinated in the world, they have the highest infant mortality rate and more chronic illnesses than other Western children. American children’s health has worsened since vaccinations were increased.
Flu vaccines are ineffective for “the vast majority of people,” and most contain highly toxic mercury, as do the tetanus and meningococcal vaccines.
As for the hepatitus B vaccine, “I have seen many adults injured by the hep B injection,” which nevertheless is recommended in multiple doses to newborns. “Let me make this clear: Giving a healthy (or sick) newborn baby whose mother does not have hepatitis B an injection with the hep B vaccine – just hours after its birth – should be considered malpractice.”
Fraud in the CDC
“Because I have extensively studied the vaccine literature,” the doctor say, “I can assure you that the science behind vaccines is far from settled. If the CDC was working for us, we would have many studies outlining what works and what doesn’t work with vaccines. At present, we have neither. Vaccines can and should be made safer. But that won’t happen until the CDC is exposed for its fraud.”
In January, President Obama granted Dr. Thompson immunity to testify before Congress. He hasn’t been called.
“Call your senators and congressmen,” Brownstein urges. “Tell them to let Dr. Thompson testify under oath.”