13 reasons why the CDC is right and you should vaccinate your kids: NOT!

  1. You want your child to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted disease at birth that he has no chance of catching. Unless you have tested positive for Hepatitis B, you are an intravenous drug user, or your kid is at risk of receiving a tainted blood transfusion, your newborn has no way of being exposed to Hepatitis B, a disease that is spread through body fluid contact (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, spit). Norway, Finland, Iceland, Britain, and Sweden—all countries where infants have better health outcomes than in America—don’t give a Hepatitis B vaccine to infants in the absence of medical indication. But so what if CDC officials themselves are refusing the birth dose of this vaccine for their kids because they know it is not necessary? (I read that in this book. Two words: journalism jail.) It’s never too soon to protect against STDs.

  1. You don’t care that a 2010 study found that infant boys who received the recommended three doses of the hepatitis B vaccine starting at birth were three times as likely to develop autism than boys who were never vaccinated or who were vaccinated after the first month of life. Bring on the birth dose of the Hepatitis B! Jimmy Kimmel’s daughter got it. You want your newborn to get it too.

 

  1. You’ve never interviewed an immunologist who studies animal immune systems so you don’t realize that provoking a newborn animal’s immune system is done to disrupt and damage that immune system and then study the disruptions. Humans aren’t animals so you know it’s okay to vaccinate within a few hours of birth.

 

  1. You don’t care that a senior scientist at the CDC, William Thompson, Ph.D., has admitted to manipulating and falsifying data about the link between the MMR vaccine and autism in African-American boys.

 

  1. You also don’t care that Merck has two major lawsuits pending by scientists who claim that the company deliberately falsified and destroyed data about the efficacy of the mumps component of the MMR vaccine. All vaccines work all the time. And all vaccines are necessary for all children. Your doctor said so.

 

  1. Nor do you care that the main author on the CDC study that “proves” vaccines do not cause autism, Poul Thorsen, is wanted by the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for embezzling money. Over a period of six years Thorsen stole over $1 million from the CDC, submitting forged invoices on CDC letterhead. But the “science” produced by this criminal is, of course, rock solid. And that “science” proves that vaccines do not cause autism. ‘Cause they don’t.

 

  1. You’re not interested in the hundreds of thousands of stories from parents, like this one, this one, this one, and this one, whose children were harmed by vaccines. Every single one of them is a deluded kook and a liar. They get all their health information from Jenny McCarthy. What do parents actually know anything about their kids anyway? Sure, they all started off pro-vaccine, just like me and you, and all they did was what their doctors instructed them to do. But those same doctors deny it is possible that it was the vaccines that harmed these seemingly healthy, normally developing young children. You believe the pediatricians over the parents. Every single time.

 

  1. You agree that researchers who uncover problems with vaccines should be silenced and that journalists who write about children who suffer neurological damage from vaccines should go to “journalism jail.” Because science only has one side and freedom of the press should not apply to fair and impartial reporting about vaccine safety.

 

  1. You also think it’s totally irrelevant that there are now literally hundreds of doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who are also speaking out against America’s overuse of vaccines, like this one, this one, this one, and this one. And even more health care professionals who are privately choosing to selectively vaccinate their children but know they cannot say so publicly for fear of professional retribution. Though they have higher degrees (M.D.’s and Ph.D.’s) from the best universities, nothing to gain either personally or professionally, and years of experience and expertise, they are all quacks. Harvard? Cornell? Yale? Stanford? Hotbeds of woo.

 

  1. You know vaccines have myriad side effects and can trigger autism, allergies, eczema, fainting spells, and even death. But you’re not worried that your child might have an unidentified “mitochondrial disorder,” MTHFR mutation, a Vitamin D deficiency, or any other susceptibility that would make it dangerous for him to get some vaccines.

 

  1. You don’t give the shake of a rat’s tail about the fact that there has never been a large-scale vaccine safety study done comparing health outcomes of completely unvaccinated children to fully vaccinated children. We could never do that study! All the unvaccinated children would die of the measles before it was completed. So what if you learned in Science 101 that having no statistically significant control groups in “scientific” studies makes it impossible to draw accurate scientific conclusions?

 

  1. You know that public health officials and, especially, doctors have no reason to mislead the public and have never done so in the past. No, the CDC has not knowingly misled Americans about safe levels of lead in the water, doctors have not advertised the health benefits of cigarettes, obstetricians have not reassured pregnant women that X-rays during pregnancy were not only safe for the fetus but necessary to measure the size of the pelvis. Ut oh. Nope. La-la-la-la-la. What? I can’t hear you. I’m busy right now burying my head in the sand.

 

13. You’re also not worried about your infant being exposed to possibly toxic levels of aluminum found in vaccines. Aluminum poisoning may worry the Japanese but it doesn’t worry you. The “notion that aluminum in vaccines is safe appears to be widely accepted,” write Lucija Tomljenovic, who has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and Christopher Shaw, Ph.D., who teaches in the graduate program in neuroscience at the University of British Columbia in the journal Current Medical Chemistry. “ Experimental research, however, clearly shows that aluminum adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans. In particular, aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences. In our opinion, the possibility that vaccine benefits may have been overrated and the risk of potential adverse effects underestimated, has not been rigorously evaluated in the medical and scientific community.” Dufuses.

 

Did you know that these vaccine-friendly doctors welcome conversations with parents about the risks and benefits of vaccines? They allow parents to make their own choices about delaying and foregoing some vaccines. They are a threat to the health of our children. Total quacks!

 

Bottom line: You’re a baby killer if you don’t vaccinate your kids according to CDC’s current childhood vaccination guidelines. One size fits all. Your doctor knows best. The CDC knows even better. They’ve got your baby’s back. So what if they put a bullet in it?

 

Jennifer Margulis, author and journalist.

Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning journalist, Fulbright grantee, and a champion of children’s health and wellbeing. A sought-after speaker, she has been researching and writing about issues related to children’s health for over a decade. She is the author/editor of six books, including The Business of Baby (Scribner), finalist for a Books For a Better Life Award. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and on the cover of Smithsonian magazine. She has taught literature in inner city Atlanta; appeared live on prime-time TV in France; and worked on a child survival campaign in Niger, West Africa. She lives in Southern Oregon with her husband and four children.

 

NOT!

  1. You want your child to be vaccinated against a sexually transmitted disease at birth that he has no chance of catching. Unless you have tested positive for Hepatitis B, you are an intravenous drug user, or your kid is at risk of receiving a tainted blood transfusion, your newborn has no way of being exposed to Hepatitis B, a disease that is spread through body fluid contact (blood, semen, vaginal secretions, spit). Norway, Finland, Iceland, Britain, and Sweden—all countries where infants have better health outcomes than in America—don’t give a Hepatitis B vaccine to infants in the absence of medical indication. But so what if CDC officials themselves are refusing the birth dose of this vaccine for their kids because they know it is not necessary? (I read that in this book. Two words: journalism jail.) It’s never too soon to protect against STDs.

 

  1. You don’t care that a 2010 study found that infant boys who received the recommended three doses of the hepatitis B vaccine starting at birth were three times as likely to develop autism than boys who were never vaccinated or who were vaccinated after the first month of life. Bring on the birth dose of the Hepatitis B! Jimmy Kimmel’s daughter got it. You want your newborn to get it too.

 

  1. You’ve never interviewed an immunologist who studies animal immune systems so you don’t realize that provoking a newborn animal’s immune system is done to disrupt and damage that immune system and then study the disruptions. Humans aren’t animals so you know it’s okay to vaccinate within a few hours of birth.

 

  1. You don’t care that a senior scientist at the CDC, William Thompson, Ph.D., has admitted to manipulating and falsifying data about the link between the MMR vaccine and autism in African-American boys.

 

  1. You also don’t care that Merck has two major lawsuits pending by scientists who claim that the company deliberately falsified and destroyed data about the efficacy of the mumps component of the MMR vaccine. All vaccines work all the time. And all vaccines are necessary for all children. Your doctor said so.

 

  1. Nor do you care that the main author on the CDC study that “proves” vaccines do not cause autism, Poul Thorsen, is wanted by the Office of the Inspector General of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services for embezzling money. Over a period of six years Thorsen stole over $1 million from the CDC, submitting forged invoices on CDC letterhead. But the “science” produced by this criminal is, of course, rock solid. And that “science” proves that vaccines do not cause autism. ‘Cause they don’t.

 

  1. You’re not interested in the hundreds of thousands of stories from parents, like this one, this one, this one, and this one, whose children were harmed by vaccines. Every single one of them is a deluded kook and a liar. They get all their health information from Jenny McCarthy. What do parents actually know anything about their kids anyway? Sure, they all started off pro-vaccine, just like me and you, and all they did was what their doctors instructed them to do. But those same doctors deny it is possible that it was the vaccines that harmed these seemingly healthy, normally developing young children. You believe the pediatricians over the parents. Every single time.

 

  1. You agree that researchers who uncover problems with vaccines should be silenced and that journalists who write about children who suffer neurological damage from vaccines should go to “journalism jail.” Because science only has one side and freedom of the press should not apply to fair and impartial reporting about vaccine safety.

 

  1. You also think it’s totally irrelevant that there are now literally hundreds of doctors, nurses, and health care professionals who are also speaking out against America’s overuse of vaccines, like this one, this one, this one, and this one. And even more health care professionals who are privately choosing to selectively vaccinate their children but know they cannot say so publicly for fear of professional retribution. Though they have higher degrees (M.D.’s and Ph.D.’s) from the best universities, nothing to gain either personally or professionally, and years of experience and expertise, they are all quacks. Harvard? Cornell? Yale? Stanford? Hotbeds of woo.

 

  1. You know vaccines have myriad side effects and can trigger autism, allergies, eczema, fainting spells, and even death. But you’re not worried that your child might have an unidentified “mitochondrial disorder,” MTHFR mutation, a Vitamin D deficiency, or any other susceptibility that would make it dangerous for him to get some vaccines.

 

  1. You don’t give the shake of a rat’s tail about the fact that there has never been a large-scale vaccine safety study done comparing health outcomes of completely unvaccinated children to fully vaccinated children. We could never do that study! All the unvaccinated children would die of the measles before it was completed. So what if you learned in Science 101 that having no statistically significant control groups in “scientific” studies makes it impossible to draw accurate scientific conclusions?

 

  1. You know that public health officials and, especially, doctors have no reason to mislead the public and have never done so in the past. No, the CDC has not knowingly misled Americans about safe levels of lead in the water, doctors have not advertised the health benefits of cigarettes, obstetricians have not reassured pregnant women that X-rays during pregnancy were not only safe for the fetus but necessary to measure the size of the pelvis. Ut oh. Nope. La-la-la-la-la. What? I can’t hear you. I’m busy right now burying my head in the sand.

 

13. You’re also not worried about your infant being exposed to possibly toxic levels of aluminum found in vaccines. Aluminum poisoning may worry the Japanese but it doesn’t worry you. The “notion that aluminum in vaccines is safe appears to be widely accepted,” write Lucija Tomljenovic, who has a Ph.D. in biochemistry and Christopher Shaw, Ph.D., who teaches in the graduate program in neuroscience at the University of British Columbia in the journal Current Medical Chemistry. “ Experimental research, however, clearly shows that aluminum adjuvants have a potential to induce serious immunological disorders in humans. In particular, aluminum in adjuvant form carries a risk for autoimmunity, long-term brain inflammation and associated neurological complications and may thus have profound and widespread adverse health consequences. In our opinion, the possibility that vaccine benefits may have been overrated and the risk of potential adverse effects underestimated, has not been rigorously evaluated in the medical and scientific community.” Dufuses.

 

Did you know that these vaccine-friendly doctors welcome conversations with parents about the risks and benefits of vaccines? They allow parents to make their own choices about delaying and foregoing some vaccines. They are a threat to the health of our children. Total quacks!

 

Bottom line: You’re a baby killer if you don’t vaccinate your kids according to CDC’s current childhood vaccination guidelines. One size fits all. Your doctor knows best. The CDC knows even better. They’ve got your baby’s back. So what if they put a bullet in it?

 

Jennifer Margulis, author and journalist.

Jennifer Margulis, Ph.D., is an award-winning journalist, Fulbright grantee, and a champion of children’s health and wellbeing. A sought-after speaker, she has been researching and writing about issues related to children’s health for over a decade. She is the author/editor of six books, including The Business of Baby (Scribner), finalist for a Books For a Better Life Award. Her articles have appeared in the New York Times, the Washington Post, and on the cover of Smithsonian magazine. She has taught literature in inner city Atlanta; appeared live on prime-time TV in France; and worked on a child survival campaign in Niger, West Africa. She lives in Southern Oregon with her husband and four children.