Why? Questions From A Former Pro Vaxxer Brian Rogers, Independent Researcher
I used to be pro vaccine. I know the feeling of thinking others were just plain crazy and wrong for not vaccinating their children and themselves. 'Irresponsible!' I said when pointing my finger. I'd use the same old arguments about polio and small pox and how vaccines saved us from all those horrible diseases and just swallowing and regurgitating the propaganda I was brought up with. It was only recently, in 2009 that I started questioning my long held beliefs and began digging in to the history, efficacy and safety of vaccines. I was appalled at what I found and the recklessness of those government health agencies entrusted with our health and our childrens safety, and angry with myself that I had put my family's health at risk by blind faith in others when I was ultimately responsible for the medical decisions of my family.
When I began to put this article together I specifically chose not to include research from or links to websites that are considered untrustworthy by most pro vaxxers, sites such as Natural News, Mercola, etc. even though I personally trust those sites and much more than I would WebMd and for good reason [a]. Instead I chose to employ basic logic and also incorporate independent and .gov scientific studies-mostly peer review, journals, news from mainstream sources (that pro vaxxers love and totally trust) and articles that link to other .gov scientific studies, as well as government statistical resources. So, I started writing down questions and then looking for answers. I'll admit, some of these questions have already been asked by others, but I just expanded upon it to form a helpful list.
I hope the following information helps you in your lifelong journey in search of health, vitality and truth in your own lives and your children's lives.
1. Why are newborn babies vaccinated on their first day of life against a disease that is primarily transmitted sexually and by needles in drug users?
(Pregnant women are already tested for STD's prior to birth so there's no reason to give it to an infant). Interesting to note, of the few vaccines that still are given to infants and STILL has thimerasol in it is Hep B and DipTet (and Flu shot recommended to pregnant women). So, the claim that it has been removed from all vaccines is a lie and misdirection. If they give it to all newborns then ALL the newborns are getting that thimerasol (mercury derivative). "It was removed from many child vaccines in 2002 but remains in some vaccines (e.g., hepatitis B virus and)" Page 21: http://www.epa.gov/ncer/childrenscenters/events/2007/presentations/07childrenworkshop_summary.pdf
2. Why are babies given vaccines to produce antibodies when they do not produce antibodies until after the age of 3 to 6 months? They get the required antibodies from breastfeeding.
3. Why does the government tell parents to delay breast feeding and get more vaccines when breast feeding babies produce higher levels of antibodies?
4. Why aren't vaccine manufacturers held responsible when their product injures your child? Why would these companies need to be protected from the effects of such wonderful products? (Look into Vaccine Injury Compensation Program .gov and VAERS) The Supreme Court ruling exempting the vaccine manufacturers from all liability is done under the explicit understanding that they fall under the category "unavoidably unsafe products." http://www.supremecourt.gov/opinions/10pdf/09-152.pdf
5. Why have no double blind, placebo, randomized controlled trials been done on any vaccines? This is standard with any other drug.
6. Why are we following the US vaccination schedule? We are the most vaccinated population on the planet with the highest rates of infant deaths/SIDS in the western world? http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/wonkblog/wp/2014/09/29/our-infant-mortality-rate-is-a-national-embarrassment/
7. Why are disease outbreaks occurring in populations with 90%+ vaccination rates? What about that 'Herd Immunity' guys?
8. Why are children vaccinated against these diseases still catching and spreading them?
http://www.thehealthyhomeeconomist.com/studies-show-measles-vaccine-spreads-virus/(see Johns Hopkins paper)
9. Why are we frightened of non-fatal illnesses that train a child's immune system how to behave?
10. Why are vaccine manufacturers allowed to reduce antigens and insert cheap and toxic additives that aggravate the injection site?
11. Why do we need multi-dose vaccines if the number ONE priority of vaccine manufacturers is your child’s safety?
12. Why will no physician sign a written guarantee for a child's safety prior to vaccinating them with products they insist you take and that they say are completely safe?
13. Why is there no outrage about the 3.1 billion dollars paid out in vaccine injury/death claims and yet they claim there is no correlation and they are perfectly safe? http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/statisticsreport.pdf
14. Why don't people recognize from history that the most widespread and lethal diseases in the last 200 years were reduced due to cleaner drinking water, improved sanitation, nutrition, less overcrowded areas and better living conditions? Vaccines were introduced at points in time where every single disease was already declining, most almost completely gone. To give vaccines credit for global reductions in disease is like giving a band-aid credit for healing a wound that was already closing. Dr. Hans Rosling shows exactly how the health condition of nearly all countries of the world have improved with wealth, even 200 years ago, at the times where there no vaccines...http://youtu.be/jbkSRLYSojo
https://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com/graphs/ (blog yes, but the links are amazing and historical data.)
By the late 1950s, even before the introduction of measles vaccine, measles-related deaths and case fatality rates in the United States had decreased markedly, presumably as a result of improvement in health care and nutrition.
~Oxford Journal of Infectious Diseases
15. Why do people keep parroting what they hear about 'Herd Immunity?' Herd immunity is a hilarious concept that assumes that 1) Vaccinated people are immune to the diseases for which they've been vaccinated, 2) Can not carry the diseases for which they are vaccinated/immune, 3) Because most of the people are vaccinated, other people around them can't catch the disease. My favorite analogy for herd immunity is that if 95% of people in a building are wearing hard hats when the ceiling falls in, the 5% are protected. (credit Dr. Robert Murdoch)
16. Why are almost all pro vaxxer adults we talk to not up to date on their adult vaccinations/boosters?
17. Why do pro vaxxers ignore .gov scientific studies?
18. Why didn't our government health agencies ever safety test thimerasol (a mercury derivative and adjuvant) since Lilly developed it in the 1920's? They used it in vaccines from 1930 to 2004! It still is in some vaccines such as the flu vaccine and others. 2 min clip, Congressional Hearings...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pR9LZ-fPL8M
The EPA themselves acknowledge the toxic effects of mercury: http://www.epa.gov/hg/effects.htm
19. Why is it that only 40% of health professionals receive the flu shot each year? They must not believe in it.
20. Why? Instead of a mandatory vaccine law, why don't they have a mandatory law passed to protect us from Iatrogenic Death? (Death by Doctor, 3rd leading cause of death!)
21. Why doesn't the pro vaccination public admit that the vaccinated spread disease and stop blaming us?
23. Why do they put aborted fetal cells in Vaccines? Also DNA from monkeys, chickens, human tumor cells?
(Go to Section 1.2. The Toxic Effects of Aluminum as a Vaccine Adjuvant. One of many Al studies)
25. Why do people think the government can't get away with secret human testing of disease, drugs, and chemicals on us when they have done it and apologized for it numerous times? When they put toxic ingredients in vaccines, food, drugs, water and our sky that have no long term safety studies by any government health agency, that is tantamount to human experimentation. It's a crime under the Geneva Convention, Nuremberg Code and our own constitution, and against medical informed consent laws.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QQuXESAK9P4 (Al Gore admits govt experimentation)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KRTOB8JPwa8 (Bill Clinton apology for secret human experimentation)
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12656420 (.gov study admitting experimentation of large populaces with aerosol vaccines)
Here's my other paper on Synergistic Toxicity in Vaccines.
Here's a few more studies.
Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism.
Autoimmunity to the central nervous system (CNS), especially to myelin basic
protein (MBP), may play a causal role in autism, a neurodevelopmental
disorder. Because many autistic children harbor elevated levels of measles
antibodies, we conducted a serological study of measles-mumps-rubella
(MMR) and MBP autoantibodies.
….over 90% of MMR antibody-positive autistic sera were also positive for MBP
autoantibodies, suggesting a strong association between MMR and CNS
autoimmunity in autism. Stemming from this evidence, we suggest that an
inappropriate antibody response to MMR, specifically the measles component
thereof, might be related to pathogenesis of autism.
Serological association of measles virus and human herpes virus-6
with brain auto-antibodies in autism.
This study is the first to report an association between virus serology and
brain auto antibody in autism; it supports the hypothesis that a virus-induced
autoimmune response may play a causal role in autism.
Hypothesis: conjugate vaccines may predispose children to autism
Conjugate vaccines fundamentally change the manner in which the immune
systems of infants and young children function by deviating their immune
responses to the targeted carbohydrate antigens from a state of hypo-
responsiveness to a robust B2 B cell mediated response.
This period of hypo-responsiveness to carbohydrate antigens coincides with
the intense myelination process in infants and young children, and conjugate
vaccines may have disrupted evolutionary forces that favored early brain
development over the need to protect infants and young children from
Effects of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis or tetanus vaccination on allergies and allergy-related respiratory symptoms among children
and adolescents in the United States.
The odds of having a history of asthma was twice as great among vaccinated
subjects than among unvaccinated subjects The odds of having had any
allergy-related respiratory symptom in the past 12 months was 63% greater
among vaccinated subjects than unvaccinated subjects The associations
between vaccination and subsequent allergies and symptoms were greatest
among children aged 5 through 10 years.
Neurological Complications of Pertussis Immunization
Review is made of 107 cases of neurological complications of pertussis
inoculation reported in the literature. The early onset of neurological
symptoms was characteristic, with changes of consciousness and convulsions
as the most striking features. The question of aetiology is considered and
contraindications are discussed....as is the grave danger of further
inoculations when a previous one has produced any suggestion of a
Hepatitis B vaccination of male neonates and autism diagnosis, NHIS
Findings suggest that U.S. male neonates vaccinated with the hepatitis B
vaccine prior to 1999 (from vaccination record) had a threefold higher risk for
parental report of autism diagnosis compared to boys not vaccinated as
neonates during that same time period. Nonwhite boys bore a greater risk.
Immunological findings in autism.
The immunopathogenesis of autism is presented schematically in Fig. 1. Two
main immune dysfunctions in autism are immune regulation involving pro-inflammatory
cytokines and autoimmunity. Mercury and an infectious agent like the measles virus are
currently two main candidate environmental triggers for immune dysfunction in autism.
Do aluminum vaccine adjuvants contribute to the rising prevalence of
Our results show that: (i) children from countries with the highest ASD
prevalence appear to have the highest exposure to Al from vaccines; (ii) the
increase in exposure to Al adjuvants significantly correlates with the increase
in ASD prevalence in the United States observed over the last two decades;
and (iii) a significant correlation exists between the amounts of Al administered
to preschool children and the current prevalence of ASD in seven Western
countries, particularly at 3-4 months of age.
Aluminum hydroxide injections lead to motor deficits and motor
...A second series of experiments was conducted on mice injected with six
doses of aluminum hydroxide. Behavioural analyses in these mice revealed
significant impairments in a number of motor functions as well as diminished
spatial memory capacity.
Aluminum Vaccine Adjuvants: Are they Safe?
Experimental research, 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. click for entire study
Aluminum-Induced Entropy in Biological Systems: Implications for Neurological Disease
1.2. The Toxic Effects of Aluminum as a Vaccine Adjuvant
Al salts (hydroxide and phosphate) are the most commonly used vaccine adjuvants and, until recently, the only adjuvants licensed for use in the USA [79–89]. In the absence of Al, according to their manufacturers, antigenic components of most vaccines (with the exception of live attenuated vaccines) fail to elicit the desired level of immune response [66, 80]. Although Al is neurotoxic, it is claimed by proponents that the concentrations at which Al is used in the vaccines do not represent a health hazard . For that reason, vaccine trials often treat an Al adjuvant-containing injection as a harmless “placebo” (a comparison benchmark or control treatment) or they use another Al-containing vaccine to treat a “control group,” despite evidence that Al in vaccine-relevant exposures is universally toxic to humans and animals [9, 90, 91]. Its use in a supposed “placebo” or in any “control” treatment in vaccine trials is indefensible . It is precisely analogous to comparing fire A against fire B, to make the argument that since A is no hotter than B, A is therefore not a fire.
During the last decade, studies on animal models and humans have shown that Al adjuvants by themselves cause autoimmune and inflammatory conditions [19, 79–81, 90, 95–103]. The animal models show that subcutaneous injections of Al hydroxide induced apoptotic neuronal death and decreased motor function in mice [2, 37–39] and sheep . In newborn mice they were associated with weight increases, behavioral changes, and increased anxiety . All these findings plausibly implicate Al adjuvants in pediatric vaccines as causal factors contributing to increased rates of autism spectrum disorders in countries where multiple doses are almost universally administered . Also, as shown by Goldman and Miller in studies published in 2011 and 2012, strong correlations between infant mortality rates and the number of doses of vaccines administered also suggest deleterious impact of multiple exposures to their components [104, 105].
Follow-up experiments focusing on Al adjuvants in mice by Khan et al.  have shown that the adjuvants do not stay localized in the muscle tissue upon intramuscular injection. The particles can travel to the spleen and brain where they can be detected up to a year after the injection. Such findings refute the notion that adjuvant nanoparticles remain localized and act through a “depot effect.” On the contrary, the Al from vaccine adjuvants does cross the blood-brain and blood-cerebrospinal fluid barriers and incites deleterious immunoinflammatory responses in neural tissues [1–3, 9]. Tracking experiments in mice reveal that some Al hydroxide nanoparticles escape the injected muscle inside immune system cells such as macrophages, which travel to regional draining lymph nodes, where it can exit to the bloodstream gaining access to all organ systems, including the brain. As Khan et al.  have warned, repeated doses of Al hydroxide are “insidiously unsafe,” especially in closely spaced challenges presented to an infant or a person with damaged or immature blood brain or cerebrospinal fluid barriers . Given macrophages acting as highly mobile “Trojan horses” , the Khan et al. warning suggests that cumulative Al from repeated doses in vaccines can produce the cognitive deficits associated with long-term encephalopathies and degenerative dementias in humans [40, 99].
The latest research by Luján et al.  described a severe neurodegenerative syndrome in commercial sheep linked to the repetitive inoculation of Al-containing vaccines. In particular, the “sheep adjuvant syndrome” mimics in many aspects human neurological diseases linked to Al adjuvants. Moreover, the outcomes in sheep were first identified following a mass-vaccination campaign against blue tongue and have now been successfully reproduced under experimental conditions following administration of Al-containing vaccines. Notably, the adverse chronic phase of this syndrome affects 50–70% of the treated flocks and up to 100% of the animals within a given flock. The disorder is made worse by cold weather conditions, suggesting synergy with other stress producing factors. The disorder is characterized by severe neurobehavioral outcomes—restlessness, compulsive wool biting, generalized weakness, muscle tremors, loss of response to stimuli, ataxia, tetraplegia, stupor, inflammatory lesions in the brain and the presence of Al in the CNS tissues, coma, and death . These findings confirm and extend those of Khan et al.  who demonstrated the ability of Al adjuvants to cross the BBB, and they show that Al in the brain can trigger severe long-term neurological damage. The findings by Luján et al.  and Khan et al.  also show how and why reported adverse reactions following vaccinations are most commonly neurological and neuropsychiatric [6, 7].
Mechanisms of aluminum adjuvant toxicity and autoimmunity in pediatric populations.
Immune challenges during early development, including those vaccine-induced, can lead to permanent detrimental alterations of the brain and immune function. Experimental evidence also shows that simultaneous administration of as little as two to three immune adjuvants can overcome genetic resistance to autoimmunity. In some developed countries, by the time children are 4 to 6 years old, they will have received a total of 126 antigenic compounds along with high amounts of aluminum (Al) adjuvants through routine vaccinations. According to the US Food and Drug Administration, safety assessments for vaccines have often not included appropriate toxicity studies because vaccines have not been viewed as inherently toxic. Taken together, these observations raise plausible concerns about the overall safety of current childhood vaccination programs. When assessing adjuvant toxicity in children...
Aluminum adjuvant linked to Gulf War illness induces motor neuron death in mice.
The findings suggest a possible role for the aluminum adjuvant in some neurological features associated with GWI and possibly an additional role for the combination of adjuvants (Synergistic Toxicity).
Aluminum in the central nervous system (CNS): toxicity in humans and animals, vaccine adjuvants, and autoimmunity.
Biopersistence and brain translocation of aluminum adjuvants of vaccines.http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/25699008
We previously showed that poorly biodegradable aluminum-coated particles injected into muscle are promptly phagocytosed in muscle and the draining lymph nodes, and can disseminate within phagocytic cells throughout the body and slowly accumulate in brain. This strongly suggests that long-term adjuvant biopersistence within phagocytic cells is a prerequisite for slow brain translocation and delayed neurotoxicity.
Autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (Shoenfeld's syndrome): clinical and immunological spectrum.
The activation of the immune system by adjuvants, a desirable effect, could trigger manifestations of autoimmunity or autoimmune disease. Recently, a new syndrome was introduced, autoimmune/inflammatory syndrome induced by adjuvants (ASIA), that includes postvaccination phenomena, macrophagic myofasciitis, Gulf War syndrome and siliconosis. This syndrome is characterized by nonspecific and specific manifestations of autoimmune disease. The main substances associated with ASIA are squalene (Gulf War syndrome), aluminum hydroxide (postvaccination phenomena, macrophagic myofasciitis) and silicone with siliconosis. Mineral oil, guaiacol and iodine gadital are also associated with ASIA.
Long-term Persistence of Vaccine-Derived Aluminum Hydroxide is Associated with Chronic Cognitive Dysfunction
Long-term follow-up of cognitive dysfunction in patients with aluminum hydroxideinduced
macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF).
Integrating experimental (in vitro and in vivo) neurotoxicity studies of
low-dose thimerosal relevant to vaccines.
There is a need to interpret neurotoxic studies to help deal with uncertainties
surrounding pregnant mothers, newborns and young children who must
receive repeated doses of Thimerosal-containing vaccines (TCVs).
Information extracted from studies indicates that: (a) activity of low doses of
Thimerosal against isolated human and animal brain cells was found in all
studies and is consistent with Hg neurotoxicity; (b) the neurotoxic effect of
ethylmercury has not been studied with co-occurring adjuvant-Al in TCVs; (c)
animal studies have shown that exposure to Thimerosal-Hg can lead to
accumulation of inorganic Hg in brain, and that (d) doses relevant to TCV
exposure possess the potential to affect human neuro-development.
Neurodevelopmental disorders following thimerosal-containing
childhood immunizations: a follow-up analysis.
“The present study provides additional epidemiological evidence supporting
previous epidemiological, clinical and experimental evidence that
administration of thimerosal-containing vaccines in the United States resulted
in a significant number of children developing NDs.”
Neonatal administration of thimerosal causes persistent changes in
mu opioid receptors in the rat brain
“These data document that exposure to thimerosal during early postnatal life
produces lasting alterations in the densities of brain opioid receptors along
with other neuropathological changes, which may disturb brain development.”
Persistent behavioral impairments and alterations of brain dopamine
system after early postnatal administration of thimerosal in rats.
“These data document that early postnatal THIM administration causes lasting
neurobehavioral impairments and neurochemical alterations in the brain,
dependent on dose and sex. If similar changes occur in THIM/mercurial-
exposed children, they could contribute do neurodevelopmental disorders.”
Maternal Thimerosal Exposure Results in Aberrant Cerebellar
Oxidative Stress, Thyroid Hormone Metabolism, and Motor Behavior
in Rat Pups; Sex- and Strain-Dependent Effects.
Thimerisol exposure also resulted in a significant increase in cerebellar levels
of the oxidative stress marker 3-nitrotyrosine.... This coincided with an
increased (47.0%) expression of a gene negatively regulated by T3,... Our
data thus demonstrate a negative neurodevelopmental impact of perinatal
Administration of thimerosal to infant rats increases overflow of
glutamate and aspartate in the prefrontal cortex: protective role of
Thimerosal, a mercury-containing vaccine preservative, is a suspected factor
in the etiology of neurodevelopmental disorders. We previously showed that
its administration to infant rats causes behavioral, neurochemical and
neuropathological abnormalities similar to those present in autism.
Flu Vaccine during Pregnancy
Influenza Vaccination during Pregnancy
The ACIP’s recommendation of influenza vaccination during pregnancy is not
supported by citations in its own policy paper or in current medical literature.
Considering the potential risks of maternal and fetal mercury exposure, the
administration of thimerosal during pregnancy is both unjustified and unwise.
Also, take note of the 71 references at the end of this study.
Human Papilloma Virus Vaccine and Primary Ovarian Failure: Another Facet of the Autoimmune/Inflammatory Syndrome
91 Peer Review Studies on dangers of vaccines
Methodological Issues and Evidence of Malfeasance in Research Purporting to Show Thimerosal in Vaccines Is Safe
Research below represents under-reported, minimized and otherwise overlooked peer-reviewed data on adverse effects associated with vaccination.
Neurologic adverse events following vaccination
Sienkiewicz D.*,Kułak W.,Okurowska-Zawada B., Paszko-Patej G.
Department of Pediatric Rehabilitation of the Medical University of Bialystok, Poland