By Susanne Posel
In Oregon, parents have opted out of vaccinating their children in such large numbers that researchers are growing concerned.
A new study concluded that infants on alternative immunization schedules are growing from 2.5% in 2006 to 9.5 % in 2009. While fewer babies in the Northwestern state are being vaccinated, parents are being admonished to stick to the recommended schedule of regular vaccines.
The Oregon ALERT Immunization Information System , used to track children born between 2003 and 2009 in Portland, Oregon found trends displaying anti-vaccine attitudes from parents in this metropolitan area.
Ilhem Messaoudi, professor at the Vaccine and Gene Therapy Institute at the Oregon Health and Science University , who did not participate in the study stated in commentary: “When you look at these alternative schedules, they are spread out, and really no parent is going to take their child every few months. There’s a culture of avoiding vaccination, and parents are deciding what their kids’ vaccination schedule should be. I’ve always known that parents in the Northwest are more cautious.”
Oregon health officials have been motivated to purvey pro-immunization propaganda onto the citizens of Portland in response to the study. Disregarding that the study was solely based on doctor reports and not scientific empirical data, the health officials in Oregon have been deployed to focus their attention on coercion and fear-mongering.
Steve Robison, epidemiologist at the Oregon Health Authority (OHA) and researcher for the study, remarked: “The fact that there is an alternative schedule means that there is alternative advice. Most parents are getting their kids the recommended shots. They are not getting it at recommended times, making them fall behind. These kids are at greater risk, and we don’t see them catching up.”
According to the OHA in collaboration with Kaiser Permanente, pharmaceutical corporate giant, the reduction of vaccines in children “compromise[s] the immune response”. The OHA recommends 23 vaccinations to be administered to infants before the age of 2.
Parents have become mistrustful of the government vaccination recommendations and the drug industry. Although the CDC-backed Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP), the American Academy of Family Physicians and the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends infants before the age of 1 receive a barrage of vaccines, parents on a whole are refusing.
Carol Baker, chair at the ACIP and a professor of pediatrics at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston supports vaccine propaganda. Baker said: “The recommended schedule is based on indisputable scientific evidence that the vaccines will work to prevent infections and are safe.”
However, Amanda Dempsey, of the Children’s Outcomes Research Program at the University of Colorado, Denver, admits that “no vaccine is 100 percent effective.” Yet she uses unscientific fear-mongering by claiming that “herd immunity” (the idea that if those around you have been vaccinated then you are safe) will not save some people such as “sick people and infants” and those at higher risk will succumb to diseases.
In fact, new analysis into the dangers of vaccines has yielded yet another reason not to participate. To save on costs and increase profit margins, pharmaceutical corporations who manufacture multi-dose vials are increasing the risks and contaminants within the vaccines and their packaging.
- The more participants present during immunizations, the greater risk of contamination
- Poor attention to aseptic techniques spread dangerous microbial bacteria
- Mercury-based preservatives do not protect against or kill harmful microbes
- Most of the mercury in the vaccines collects at the bottom of the vial, causing the last doses to be the most dangerous
- Plastic particles are released into the vaccinated patient with every dose withdrawal, which are then injected into the patient
The study concerning the children of Oregon, focusing on infants and toddlers before the age of 2, seeks only to scare parents into getting back to a regular immunization schedule.
In order to inject toxins that negatively affect the health of our children, as well as compromise the development of their immune system leaving them susceptible to deadly diseases, parents must be convinced to submit to vaccines.
This is one way they are attempting to combat the growing public awareness of the live-threatening vaccines our government demands we all acquiesce to.