The CDC deceives parents into vaccinating their children, including by relying on the bald-faced lie that they could safely get 10,000 vaccines at once.
Given the number of vaccines children receive today, many parents are naturally concerned whether their child may be getting too many, or too many at one time. But instead of taking their legitimate concern seriously, public health officials and the mainstream corporate media just insult their intelligence and straight up lie to them in order to manipulate them into compliance.
Among the criminally irresponsible lies that parents are being told is that the safety of children receiving today’s vaccine regimen has been scientifically demonstrated—and even that babies could theoretically receive 10,000 vaccines safely at once.
The Unproven Safety of the CDC’s Childhood Vaccine Schedule
In 1953, the CDC recommended 16 doses of 4 vaccines by age six. By 1983, the childhood schedule had expanded to include 23 doses of 7 vaccines by age six. Since 2013, the CDC has recommended 50 doses of 14 vaccines by age six. This has naturally led many parents to wonder whether getting too many vaccines, or too many at once, might be potentially harmful to their child.
To reassure concerned parents, the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states on its website that “Getting multiple vaccines at the same time has been shown to be safe.”
“Scientific data”, the CDC continues, “shows that getting several vaccines at the same time does not cause any chronic health problems. A number of studies have been done to look at the effects of giving various combinations of vaccines, and when every new vaccine is licensed, it has been tested along with the vaccines already recommended for a particular aged child.” (Bold emphasis added.)
It is not difficult to imagine how a concerned parent, after reading this information, might breathe a sigh of relief, having come to the understanding that no vaccines are added to the CDC’s schedule until randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials have been conducted to determine the safety of children getting that vaccine along with every other vaccine on the CDC’s routine childhood vaccine schedule.
That, at least, is how most parents would likely interpret what the CDC is saying.
And it’s not an unreasonable interpretation, given the CDC’s wording. It is apparently the conclusion that the CDC wants anyone reading those statements to draw.
Evidently relying on the CDC for information, it’s certainly the interpretation that the Washington Post relays to concerned parents in similarly reassuring them that “No new immunization is added to the schedule until it has been evaluated both alone and when given with the other current immunizations.” (Emphasis added.)
The problem with the Post’s statement is that it’s a lie.
I contacted the Washington Post to inform that article’s author and the editors that their statement is false and to request a correction. While the burden of proof was on them to produce any such studies support their claim, to save them the trouble of searching for studies that don’t exist, I provided them with quotations from sources in the medical literature stating explicitly that no such studies have been done. I quoted from a 2013 report by the Institute of Medicine (IOM), for example, stating that “studies designed to examine the long-term effects of the cumulative number of vaccines or other aspects of the immunization schedule have not been conducted.” (Bold emphasis added.)
After several attempts, I finally reached the author of that Post article, Lena H. Sun, by phone. She acknowledged that the editorial board had received my letter of correction and that it was under review.
She also explicitly acknowledged having been made aware of the IOM report and what it had to say about it.
Despite knowing the truth, to this day, both she and the Post editorial board have refused to issue a correction to their readers, and the article still continues to blatantly lie to parents in order to persuade them to obediently line up and get their children vaccinated.
This is because vaccination has become a religion.
Lena H. Sun and the Post editorial board are simply faithful adherents to the vaccine religion. So they choose to believe their own falsehood rather than accept the truth stated plainly by the IOM.
They choose to continue lying to parents rather than to acknowledge the reality that the safety of the CDC’s routine childhood vaccine schedule has not been scientifically demonstrated.
After all, to acknowledge that particular truth would be to commit the crime of heresy against the vaccine religion.
If you look at the CDC’s statements more closely, you’ll see that it’s not actually saying what Lena H. Sun and the Washington Post editors apparently believe it’s saying strictly on faith.
The people at the CDC responsible for communicating this reassurance to concerned parents much more cleverly worded their statements, in a way that would lead parents—as well as lazy, unthinking mainstream journalists—to the desired conclusion, without actually coming out and directly making the false claim that no vaccine is added to their schedule until studied for safety when given in combination with every other.
Look again at the CDC’s wording: “A number” of studies have been done on “various combinations” of vaccines, and every new vaccine “has been tested along with the vaccines already recommended” (emphasis added).
When the CDC says “along with” in that statement, it doesn’t meant “in combination with”; it just means “in addition to”. All that the CDC is really saying here is that, prior to being added to the CDC’s schedule, all vaccines undergo clinical trials to study their safety when administered individually; and there are also some studies testing the safety of administering “several” vaccines at once.
The CDC does not mean that “No new immunization is added to the schedule until it has been evaluated both alone and when given with the other current immunizations.”
That’s just what it wants people to believe, evidently. This explains why, when mainstream media outlets like the Washington Post make such false statements about vaccine safety, the CDC makes absolutely no effort to correct the record so as to prevent the general public from becoming misinformed.
It is only information, whether incorrect or accurate, that would lead people to avoid vaccination that the CDC concerns itself with combating. So long as the misinformation results in higher vaccination rates, the CDC is fine with it.
To further illustrate how the CDC deliberately deceives the public in this regard, on an FAQ page for its “Parents Guide to Childhood Immunizations”, the CDC offers the following (emphasis added):
Q: Can’t so many vaccines overwhelm a child’s immune system?
A: We may not know exactly how many germs a baby’s immune system can handle at one time, but it is considerably more than they will ever get from vaccines. After all, this is the immune system’s job. From the day a baby is born, her immune system has to deal with the thousands of germs she is exposed to as part of daily life. As one doctor put it, “Worrying about too many vaccines is like worrying about a thimble of water getting you wet when you are swimming in an ocean.”
The CDC doesn’t provide any sources, but a simple Google search reveals that the quote is taken from an article published on the website Quackwatch.org that in turn cites a paper published in Pediatrics in January 2002 to support its argument that infants could theoretically handle getting 10,000 vaccines at once.
The lead author of that paper was Paul Offit, MD, who argued, on the basis of certain assumptions, that every infant has “the theoretical capacity to respond to about 10,000 vaccines at any one time”.
Why the “10,000 Vaccines at Once” Claim Is a Bald-Faced Lie
It’s certainly no surprise that the CDC would rely on Paul Offit as a source for information about vaccine safety. After all, from 1998 to 2003, he sat on the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). During that time, he voted three times in favor of the rotavirus vaccine, including the decision to add this vaccine to the Vaccines For Children program. All the while, Offit was also being paid by the pharmaceutical corporation Merck to develop a rotavirus vaccine, and when he later sold his share in the patent of that vaccine, he profited several million dollars.
Offit also happens to be a regular go-to “expert” on vaccines for the mainstream media.
His 2002 Pediatrics paper was written specifically to address parents’ concerns about children getting too many vaccines, or too many at once. It was titled “Addressing Parents’ Concerns: Do Multiple Vaccines Overwhelm or Weaken the Infant’s Immune System?” In arriving at his conclusion that infants could receive 10,000 vaccines at once, he assumed that each vaccine would contain 100 antigens, arguing that his estimate is “conservative” because “most vaccines contain far fewer than 100 antigens”. The Hepatitis B (HepB) vaccine, for example, he claimed, contains jut “1 antigen”.
But that is an incredibly audacious lie.
The CDC defines an antigen as a foreign substance in the body that is capable of causing disease, the presence of which triggers an immune response. When Paul Offit claimed in his paper that HepB contains just “1 antigen”, he was deceptively redefining the word “antigen” to mean only the antigen in the vaccine that is derived from the virus or bacteria that causes the disease that the vaccine is intended to prevent. Specifically, he was referring to a protein referred to as hepatitis B surface antigen (HBsAG). It is true that this protein is the only antigen from the hepatitis B virus used in the manufacture of the HepB vaccine.
However, it is emphatically not the only antigen in the vaccine.
In proclaiming otherwise, Offit and his coauthors were completely ignoring the existence of any and all other antigenic ingredients in vaccines.
Among other antigens, the HepB vaccine also contains aluminum. In fact, although aluminum is a known neurotoxin, this antigen is included in the vaccine precisely because it causes an increased immune response. This kind of ingredient is known as an “adjuvant”, the purpose of which, as the CDC also informs us, is “to increase the body’s immune response to a vaccine”, i.e., to increase the level of antibodies produced in response to vaccination so that an amount considered “protective” can be obtained—which is required to obtain licensure by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA).
Offit argued that “infants actually encounter fewer antigens in vaccines today than they did 40 or 100 years ago”. For example, the smallpox vaccine contained about 200 proteins of the target antigen, whereas the 11 vaccine routinely recommended in 2002 contained a combined total of “fewer than 130 proteins”.
This is deceptive, however, because it completely ignores the fact that, whereas the smallpox vaccine contained no adjuvant, vaccine manufacturers today are able to use fewer target disease antigens today than in previous generations of vaccines in large part because of the use of adjuvants in many vaccines, typically aluminum. Without the adjuvant, these vaccines would not stimulate the blood concentration of antibodies required to get their products to market.
Note, furthermore, that although this paper was written to assure parents that children can safely receive a great many vaccines, Offit’s hypothesis was actually strictly limited to the question of whether an infant’s immune system would respond to the antigenic challenge of 10,000 vaccines at once.
If you read carefully, you’ll see that Offit and his coauthors actually did not even inquire whether it would be safe to do this: they wrote about “the estimated number of vaccines to which a child could respond“; they did not write about “the estimated number of vaccines which a child could safely receive”.
Of course, parents aren’t concerned about whether their child’s immune could respond to many vaccines at once—they are concerned about whether their child’s immune response to too many vaccines at once could be harmful.
To starkly illustrate the implications of asking the wrong question, notice that Offit and his coauthors completely ignored the question of whether it would be safe for an infant to receive the amount of aluminum they would be exposed to if receiving 10,000 vaccines.
Some quick math gives us a pretty good indication of the answer.
With respect to aluminum, the federal government has established the safety limit for vaccines at a maximum of 1,250 micrograms. The Hepatitis B vaccine contains 250 micrograms. So, if a child was to receive 10,000 doses of HepB at once, they would be injected with 2,500,000 micrograms of neurotoxic aluminum.
This is the same Paul Offit who has, in the op-ed pages of the New York Times, accused parents of child abuse for not vaccinating their children. Yet injecting these same children with 2,000 times the government’s own safety limit for aluminum exposure would not be child abuse, by Paul Offit’s demented reasoning—which rises to a level of blatant, deliberate deception that is characteristic of psychopathy.
And this is precisely the same fallacious and demented reasoning that the CDC relies upon to dismiss parents’ concerns about their child receiving too many vaccines.
Now look again at the careful wording and limited scope of the CDC’s answer to parents’ question about the safety of their child receiving so many vaccines:
From the day a baby is born, her immune system has to deal with the thousands of germs she is exposed to as part of daily life. As one doctor put it, “Worrying about too many vaccines is like worrying about a thimble of water getting you wet when you are swimming in an ocean.”
Notice that the CDC’s answer considers only the infants’ exposure to “germs” from vaccines—that is, only the viral or bacterial antigenic components. The CDC, like Paul Offit, willfully and deliberately ignores the fact—of which they are perfectly well aware—that these are not the only antigens in vaccines.
Aluminum and numerous other ingredients contained in vaccines, like the neurotoxic ethylmercury in multi-dose vials of influenza vaccines, are not “germs”.
We are not already “swimming” in them—or we’d be dead.
And parents’ concern that receiving too many vaccines at once might harm their child is not only perfectly legitimate, but scientifically validated.
That’s a truth that the CDC just doesn’t want you to know; hence the willful deception, which the mainstream media and other high priests of the vaccine religion are all too willing to amplify in order to manipulate people into compliance with public vaccine policy.
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