Friday, 30 August 2013

Rubella Vaccine - What's the point?

Rubella (German measles) presents an apparently different challenge; the disease itself is fairly mild in children and is associated with the rubella RNA virus that is assumed to be the cause of the disease and believed to be there if certain antibodies are detected in the blood. The condition presents as a mild inflammatory condition starting with tiredness, aching, fever and often swollen lymph glands on the neck, a red-pink rash appears 3-4 days after the first symptoms and last for around a week. The spots usually start behind the ears, before spreading around the head, neck, face, and after 2-3 days develop on the trunk and the extremities. Complications arising form the childhood disease are similarly mild, rare and not cause for concern within the medical profession, the condition can be more severe if contracted in adulthood affecting the joints with pain, swelling and/or inflammation, there are also cases of thrombocytopenia, (reduced blood platelets – the cells involved in blood clotting). However if women contract the disease during pregnancy it can result in the birth of the child with multiple congenital deformities or spontaneous abortion. The justification for the use of the vaccine is therefore for the safety of the unborn child, to protect from what is called ‘congenital rubella syndrome’ (CRS) and the concomitant devastating effects on the parents and the rest of the family, which is of course a noble goal, however let’s take a closer look at this issue. Source: "Study after study has demonstrated that many women immunized against rubella as children lack evidence of immunity in blood tests given during their adolescent years. Other tests have shown a high vaccine failure rate in children given rubella, measles, and mumps shots, either separately or in combined form. Finally, the crucial question yet to be answered is whether vaccine induced immunity is as effective and long-lasting as immunity from the natural disease of rubella. A large proportion of children show no evidence of immunity in blood tests given only four or five years after rubella vaccination. The significance of this is both obvious and frightening. Rubella is a nonthreatening disease in childhood, and it confers natural immunity to those who contract it so they will not get it again as adults. Prior to the time that doctors began giving rubella vaccinations an estimated 85 percent of adults were naturally immune to the disease. Today, because of immunization, the vast majority of women never acquire natural immunity If their vaccine induced immunity wears off, they may contract rubella while they are pregnant, with resulting damage to their unborn children. Being a skeptical soul, I have always believed that the most reliable way to determine what people really believe is to observe what they do, not what they say. If the greatest threat of rubella is not to children, but to the fetus yet unborn, pregnant women Should be protected against rubella by making certain that their obstetricians won’t give them the disease. Yet, in a California survey reported in the Journal of the American Medical Association, more than 90 percent of the obstetrician/gynecologists refused to be vaccinated. If doctors themselves are afraid of the vaccine, why on earth should the law require that you and other parents allow them to administer it to your kids?" Source: How to Raise a Healthy Child in Spite of Your Doctor by Robert Mendelsohn (p.240-241) Boys normally do not have to fear rubella as it is a mild disease for them. But by having the vaccine they ran the risk of arthritis - as did the girls. The Institute of Medicine, based at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC, reported in 1991 that the evidence indicated that the RA 27/3 rubella vaccine manufactured by SmithKline Beecham and used in the UK caused acute arthritis. The only reason why boys were were vaccinated last November was to insure that they did not pass on the disease to teenage girls. David, the 5 year old son of Julia Powell in Wales became arthritic after his vaccination. His mother said: "He would spend endless nights screaming with the pain. He couldn't run. He walked like a crippled old man. He had splints put on his legs to straighten them at night. He wore a plaster on his arm to straighten it. He is now going into remission but the hospital said the arthritis will never leave him. It can return and cripple him at any time." Ashley Wade, the 8 year old son of Lisa Finley, went down with arthritis soon after being vaccinated last November and soon could not walk. He then was found to also have allergic purpura. His mother said: "Our son's immune system was seriously damaged. The antibodies in his blood were attacking his organs and blood vessels.. It is untreatable. I feel terribly guilty for agreeing to his vaccination." Source: This mother, who had received all recommended immunizations, delivered her first child, a girl, in 1984 and received rubella vaccine postpartum because she had remained rubella-susceptible. The baby was not breast-fed and is normal. After 3 miscarriages, the patient delivered a boy in September 1987, and received another postpartum rubella vaccine because she still had no detectable rubella immunity. The boy was breast-fed for 4 months and developed normally at first. At the age of 29 months, he received his first MMR vaccine. He lost all language by the age of 36 months and has now been diagnosed with autism. While breastfeeding her third child, a girl, the mother received her third rubella booster in four years, as she was still rubella-susceptible. The child has severe dyslexia, serious learning disabilities, and ADHD. Source:

Dr. Allen described two trials: the first trial concerned army recruits who were selected because of their lack of immunity as determined by blood tests. These men were given Cendevax, an attenuated rubella virus that is supposed to protect. They were then sent to a camp which usually has an annual epidemic of rubella. This occurred three to four months after they were vaccinated, and 80% of the so-called immune recruits became infected with rubella virus. A further trial shortly after this took place at an institution for mentally retarded people with similar effects.  Additional disturbing evidence was sent to us by a Melbourne GP who was in the United Kingdom at the time that Chief Health Officer Sir Henry Yellowlees, had released a press statement (February 26, 1976) informing doctors that, in spite of high vaccination figures, there had been no detectable reduction in the number of babies born with birth defects.

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