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The Tragedy of Vaccinations
Part 3 -  Why Are We Over-Vaccinating?

“I know that most men, including those at ease with the problems of the greatest complexity, can seldom accept even the simplest and most obvious truth if it be such as would oblige them to admit the falsity of conclusions which they have delighted in explaining to colleagues, which they have proudly taught to others, and which they have woven, thread by thread, into the fabric of their lives.”

Leo Tolstoy



Why Are We Over-Vaccinating?

Extensive and credible documentation proves that vaccinations are causing serious and even fatal adverse reactions. Why, in spite of this critical and life-saving data, do we continue to over-vaccinate our animals?

In order to answer this simple yet complex question, it is helpful to discuss our attitude regarding vaccinations and a few cases of adverse vaccine reactions.

Denial, Education, Fear and Greed

The refusal to accept or believe that vaccines are damaging our loved ones is a tragedy. Still, why would those who are educated and paid to protect us deny such obvious vaccine reactions? The answer can be attributed to many factors. First, at a young age, we are told that vaccines are good for us. This belief is then reinforced in medical school where future veterinarians and doctors are taught that vaccines have eradicated horrific diseases and that vaccines are essential for our health and well-being. And finally, although medical practitioners are supposed to abide by the philosophy of “First Do No Harm,” they are also taught that medicine is not perfect. So, even though adverse reactions to vaccinations do occur, clichés like “adverse vaccine reactions are rare” and “the benefits of vaccines outweigh the risks” have become engrained in our minds. Thus, the process of programming the general public and the medical community to believe that vaccines are necessary for our survival is complete.

When veterinarians and doctors practice medicine, almost all (if not all) of them experience adverse vaccine events (see "what constitutes a vaccine adverse event?" below) in one form or another. However, while only a few practitioners have the courage to acknowledge these problems, and ultimately change their way of practicing medicine, the majority of them refuse to evolve. (1) Although this attitude may be attributed to the programming they have had throughout their lives, other factors are also involved. For example, fear plays a prominent role, specifically the fear of change, lawsuits, and the loss of income that is generated by vaccinations.

Denial of the obvious, coupled with training and fear, is represented in two adverse vaccine events that I recall. The cases involve two horses treated on separate occasions by different veterinarians. Prior to being vaccinated each horse was given a medical examination and each was deemed healthy. However, within hours of receiving the vaccines, both horses -- who were normally happy, energetic and mischievous -- were extremely ill; so ill, in fact, that the veterinarians had to return to treat the animals. Although the horses were not physically or mentally stressed either before or after receiving the vaccines, the veterinarians could not explain why the horses became sick shortly after being vaccinated.

In an effort to comprehend what had occurred, I asked another veterinarian to explain why these experienced veterinarians denied that the two horses had adverse vaccine reactions. She explained that the veterinarians are doing what they have been taught. She also said they are afraid that if they admit responsibility for the adverse event, they would be sued. Besides, she added, veterinarians make a lot of money vaccinating animals!

Human Adverse Reactions

While researching the topic of vaccine-induced sarcomas, (2-3) I spoke with friends regarding Léon’s case. As a result, they started sharing their personal stories -- both animal and human -- of vaccine-related tragedies. Their heart-wrenching experiences gave me a glimpse of how far-reaching the evil tentacles of vaccine damage extend. For example, when I told one of my friends that extensive data demonstrates that vaccines are causing an aggressive form of cancer in cats, and in other animals too, she quietly responded by telling me that her son used to be healthy. However, after having a bad reaction to his vaccinations, he became autistic. Having an autistic son, she explained, is extremely challenging.

Another friend of mine told me that many years ago her sister-in-law gave birth to a healthy boy. Shortly after being vaccinated, the little boy died. Although the family was suspicious that the vaccines caused the death of their son, the doctors attributed the loss to “cot death.” Coincidentally, several other healthy babies who were born and vaccinated at the hospital around the same time also mysteriously died of cot death.

Although I had read literature regarding vaccines causing autism, (4) cot death (5) and other serious problems for humans, (6,7,8) listening to friends share their experiences -- experiences that are painfully real and prove that both doctors and veterinarians often refuse to acknowledge obvious adverse vaccine reactions -- gave me a personal glimpse of the scope of vaccine damage experienced not only by animals but also by humans.

We Are All Responsible

Although teaching institutions and veterinarians play a significant role in the over-vaccination of animals, pharmaceutical companies are also at fault. For example, in order to increase sales, pharmaceutical companies sometimes market their vaccines incorrectly. More specifically, as stated by Dr. Bob Rogers, DVM in “The History Of a Passion For Change,”

  “I called R&D at the vaccine manufacturer and asked why they were marketing corona vaccine for adult dogs when Dr. Ron Schultz said dogs over 8 weeks of age were not susceptible. The Technical Service Vet agreed with Dr. Ron Schultz and told me the vaccine was intended for use ONLY in breeding operations where puppies were demonstrated to have a problem with the virus, and that marketing does not listen to R&D.” (9)  

Pharmaceutical companies have also been known to produce vaccines that are in search of a disease. For example, in “Are we vaccinating too much?” (written by Dr. Carin A. Smith, DVM and published in the JAVMA in 1995), Dr. Ronald D. Schultz, PhD says, “We are about to see a new vaccine launched for canine rotavirus. I don’t even know the disease it’s supposed to prevent.” (10)

Pharmaceutical companies are also producing more and more vaccines that contain multiple vaccines in one injection. Knowing that the immune system is extremely complex and that different breeds within the same species react differently to the same product, (11) it is irrational and irresponsible to produce these super-sized, concoctions of vaccines. (12)

Also at fault in the scam of over-vaccinating animals are governing organizations that not only allow the use of vaccine protocols which are based on tradition instead of accurate scientific facts but also implement legislation that mandates the excessive use of the rabies vaccine. (13)

And lastly, the public is also responsible for allowing animals to be over-vaccinated. Why, you ask? First, because we want a quick-fix, one-size-fits-all solution to our problems and second, because we have allowed those in positions of authority to instill unnecessary fear in us; fear that if our animals are not religiously vaccinated, we are endangering their lives. Shame on all of us.

Conclusion

While it is essential to understand the evolution of how we have reached the point of over-vaccinating animals, the question that must be answered is, “Why, in spite of the extensive data that proves we are over-vaccinating, and why, in the age of technology where this information is readily available, do we continue to allow animals to be pumped full of unnecessary vaccines?” The answer: imprudence and greed.

Jeanne, on behalf of Léon, and dedicated to those who have suffered an adverse vaccine reaction



The Tragedy of Vaccinations
Part I - Do Vaccines Cause Cancer?
Part II - Are We Over-Vaccinating?
Part III - Why Are We Over-Vaccinating?
Part IV - Preventing Adverse Vaccine Events

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“What Constitutes a Vaccine Adverse Event?”

“For purposes of this discussion, a vaccine adverse event is defined as any undesirable side effect or unintended effect (including lack of desired result) associated with the administration of a licensed biological product (vaccine). For vaccines administered to animals, adverse events are those involving the health of the treated animal and include the apparent failure to protect against a disease. An adverse event includes any injury, toxicity, or sensitivity reaction associated with the use of a vaccine, whether or not the event can be directly attributed to the vaccine. In other words, it is appropriate to report any known or suspected event associated with vaccination. A vaccine adverse event report may be defined as a communication concerning the occurrence of one or more suspected adverse events; the communication identifies the product(s) and animal(s) involved in the event(s) and the individual submitting the report.”

“2006 AAHA Canine Vaccine Guidelines, Revised” -- www.aahanet.org




References:

(1) “The History Of a Passion For Change” by Dr. Bob Rogers, DVM -- www.critteradvocacy.org
(2) “Do Vaccines Cause Cancer?” by Jeanne, website writer for www.noble-leon.com
(3) “Advanced Literature > Vaccines” -- www.noble-leon.com
(4) “Autism: The Disease & Vaccines” - National Vaccine Information Center -- www.nvic.org
(5) “Cot Deaths Linked To Vaccinations” by Dr. Viera Scheibner, PhD (Principal Research Scientist, Retired) & Leif Karlsson, 1991 -- www.whale.to
(6) Think Twice Global Vaccine Institute -- www.thinktwice.com
(7) “Feature articles on vaccines” -- www.naturalnews.com
(8) “Vaccines and Immunization References and Research Citations” -- www.mercola.com
(9) “The History Of a Passion For Change” by Dr. Bob Rogers, DVM -- www.critteradvocacy.org
(10) “Are we vaccinating too much?” by Dr. Carin A. Smith, DVM - JAVMA, Vol. 207, No. 4, August 15, 1995
(11) “Vaccination Protocols for Dogs Predisposed to Vaccine Reactions” by Dr. W. Jean Dodds, DVM - Journal of the American Animal Hospital Association: May/June 2001, Vol. 37, Pages 211-214 -- www.noble-leon.com
(12) “Vaccine Ingredients” -- www.mercola.com
(13) “Are We Over-Vaccinating?” by Jeanne, website writer for www.noble-leon.com





May 2008
 
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