• Baxter International|
• Jane Bürgermeister
• Center for Medicine in the Public Interest
|A vaccine is a biological preparation that provides active acquired immunity to a particular disease.|
All vaccines approved for use by the authorities are safe, so no independent verification or suspicion is justified.
Vaccines, and mandatory vaccinations in particular, have been the subject of controversy, with some alleging that they are unsafe (in particular that they cause autism, a charge that the FDA sought to avoid by falsification of data), while others that they are necessary for maintenance of healthy populations. The Wikipedia page has been subject to protection.
Some vaccines, even when correctly administered, may cause disease, or even mutate and cause virus outbreaks. This has happened several times in Africa in response to live polio vaccines. Since 1988, the US government has paid over $3.2 billion to over 4150 individuals and families for injuries and deaths attributed to shots for flu, diphtheria, whooping cough, and other conditions.
The huge rise in rates of autism has been connected by some people to use of vaccines, though this remains a matter of debate. In 2014, William Thompson, a long-time researcher at the Centers for Disease Control publicly stated that he had been involved in fraud to obscure a connection between the MMR (Measles, mumps & rubella) vaccine and autism.
Polio vaccine and SV40 contamination
Some polio vaccine produced in the USA between 1955 and 1961 (and possibly later) was contaminated with the Simian virus 40 (SV40), which rarely causes disease in monkeys. The US National Cancer Institute conceded in 2004 that SV40 does cause cancer in animal models, but claimed that "substantial epidemiological evidence has accumulated to indicate that SV40 likely does not cause cancer in humans". This is disputed by several researchers. Vaccine contamination was probably just as severe worldwide, resulting in exposure to hundreds of millions of people.
In 2015 the US Department of Health and Human Services announced "The Adult Immunization Plan" which aims "to reduce racial and ethnic health disparities includes a measure to increase the percentage of the minority population who receive the seasonal influenza vaccination." It also stated that "All healthcare professionals must ensure that adult patients are fully immunized." It was criticised by some as being a step towards compulsory immunization.
Lack of Transparency
The US government in 2015 departed from standard practice to remove data revealing a marked rise in vaccine injury court cases sine January 2014, at the same time as a website reorganisation obscured what statistics were still available.
In February 2015, Natural News reported on March 1st that "A WhiteHouse.gov petition calling for the prohibition of laws requiring mandatory vaccines has been throttled by the White House, buried from public view and finally frozen for over 36 hours to prevent the petition from achieving 100,000 signatures". The tactic appears to have failed as by March 4th, the petition had over 111,000 signatures.
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|File:Baxterinternationalinc investigation pharmafraud 2011.pdf||Report||9 May 2011||Pharma Watch||'Pharma-watch' report of their investigation into the ethical and business practices of pharmaceuticals company Baxter International|
- Government Wipes Recent Vaccine Injury Data from Website
- "This article on vaccines is terrible, and promotes anti-science"
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