Why Natural Rearers Avoid Antibiotics, NSAIDs, Steroids and Vaccines

Alongside vaccines, antibiotics are seen as a wonder of modern medicine, and there’s no doubt that they have saved countless lives, mine included. Antibiotics are effective against many forms of harmful bacteria. Obviously, they won’t help if you or your dog have a virus. Taking antibiotics for colds and other viral illnesses not only doesn’t work, but it can also have dangerous side effects — over time, this practice helps create bacteria that are harder to kill.

Frequent and inappropriate use of antibiotics can causes bacteria or other microbes to mutate so antibiotics don’t work against them. This is called antibiotic resistance. Unlike higher organisms, bacteria can transfer DNA not only to bacteria that isn’t their offspring, but also to bacteria of other species. In effect, it seems, bacteria have a communications network that tips off same and other forms of bacteria in the battle to colonise mammalian systems.

Treating resistant bacteria requires higher doses of medicine or stronger antibiotics. Because of antibiotic overuse, certain bacteria have become resistant to even the most powerful antibiotics available today.

Antibiotic resistance is a widespread problem which the American CDC calls ‘one of the world’s most pressing public health problems’. Among those that are becoming harder to treat are pneumococcal infections (which cause pneumonia, ear infections, sinus infections, and meningitis), skin infections, and tuberculosis.

Antibiotic resistance is not only a serious concern for humans, but it’s also a growing problem for our dogs. Vets are seeing dramatic increases in bacteria strains that are resistant to multiple classes of drugs. There could come a time when effective antibiotics will no longer be available.

According to Shane Ellison, MS, a pharmaceutical chemist and author of Over the Counter Natural Cures:

“Today, antibiotics are being prescribed for any discomfort imaginable, including the occasional sniffle, cough, or earache. In 1954, two million pounds of antibiotics were produced in the United States. That production now exceeds 50 million pounds. The CDC estimate that more than 30 percent of antibiotic prescriptions are unnecessary, which equates to more than 50 million overdoses. And … many sufferers are wrongly prescribed antibiotics after diagnostic testing to confirm bacterial infection is bypassed. A grim reality has emerged: antibiotics aren’t miracle cures.
“Antibiotics also put 142,000 people into the hospital each year. Those between the ages of fifteen and forty-five are most at risk. Kidney and liver failure—along with allergic reactions, intestinal discomfort, and psychological disturbances—are common outcomes.”

Antibiotics can harm the sensitive balance of good and bad bacteria in the gut

Human and dog intestines contain around 100 trillion bacteria of various strains – both good and bad. Many people, especially children and dogs, are vulnerable to the side effects of unnecessary antibiotics, including lasting changes to their gut flora. Aggressive use of antibiotics, while potentially lifesaving if there’s a serious infection, can wipe out many of the good gut bacteria while leaving those immune to antibiotics to flourish. This is the case with Clostridium difficile (C diff) diarrheal infections.

Clostridium difficile is a species of bacteria that can be found in the intestinal tract of humans and many animals, including pets, farm animals and wildlife. C diff causes inflammation in the large bowels of dogs. Infection occurs when there is both the presence of numerous C diff bacteria and a reduction of friendly bacteria which normally exist in the colon of a healthy dog.

Dogs may also shed C diff in their faeces without showing symptoms of infection. The bacteria is capable of surviving harsh environmental conditions. Their spores are difficult to clean or remove. Once ingested by a new host, they pass through the digestive system to the colon. In the colon, spores can wake from the dormant state and begin to reproduce.

The effects of leaky gut

Leaky gut is a controversial condition, not wholly accepted by conventional medical practitioners who, it appears, haven’t yet seen the research. However, holistic practitioners claim that the gut can become overly porous, affecting the lining of the intestines and creating a dysfunctional environment for proper digestion. This, in itself, leads to further problems.

Leaky gut is also called ‘increased intestinal permeability’, because with leaky gut, the intestines lose some of their ability to filter nutrients and other substances. When this happens, particles of incompletely digested foods, bacteria, and other waste byproducts, may leak through the intestines into the bloodstream.

The intestines are lined with cells that are sealed together by something called ‘tight junctions’. In healthy intestines, these junctions work like gatekeepers, allowing or stopping particles leaking through the gut and into the circulatory system.

With leaky gut syndrome, particles can slip through the cells and tight junctions and literally leak into the bloodstream or lymphatic system, and move freely throughout the body.

When the body recognises these foreign substances and detects something is wrong, the immune system tries to fight what it perceives to be danger in the intestines. This causes inflammation.

In this situation, the ability to digest food and absorb nutrients is decreased, and the immune system can become compromised. When the body is continually trying to repair itself from the effects of leaky gut, it can be caught in a never-ending cycle, especially when the source of the problem is not diagnosed.

For example, unrecognised food sensitivities can create leaky gut, and if the same foods are constantly eaten, a self- perpetuating, inflammatory cycle will be triggered, and the intestinal lining can’t heal.

How food sensitivities arise

Inflammation causes the spaces between the cells of the gut wall to become larger than usual. Protein molecules can then traverse the membranes and be absorbed before they have a chance to be completely broken down. The immune system starts making antibodies against these larger molecules because it thinks they’re foreign invaders.
Antibodies are now made against proteins that were previously harmless foods. The immune system becomes hyper-stimulated and over-reactive to substances that aren’t supposed to be dangerous.

Humans and animals have proteins and antigens very similar to those within foods, bacteria, parasites, candida and fungi. If the immune system is unable to tell the difference between self-tissue and foreign substances due to leaky gut, normally healthy substances become antigens, creating inflammation.

Autoantibodies (self-attacking antibodies) are thus created and inflammation becomes chronic.

If this inflammation occurs in a joint, autoimmune arthritis (rheumatoid arthritis) develops. If it occurs in the brain, myalgic encephalomyelitis (chronic fatigue syndrome) may be the result. If it occurs in the blood vessels, vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels) is the resulting autoimmune problem.

If the antibodies attack the lining of the gut itself, the result may be Crohn’s disease. If it occurs in the lungs, asthma is triggered on a delayed basis every time the individual consumes a food to which he has become sensitised. Practically any organ or body tissue can become affected by food allergies created by a leaky gut.

In dogs, the symptoms typically appear on the skin, with itching and hotspots. The ears can become inflamed. In severe cases, the head will swell.

Because the foods can trigger delayed reactions, sometimes up to 72 hours later, it can often be very hard to pinpoint the food an individual is sensitive to.

IgA antibody damage

This ongoing inflammation also damages the protective coating of IgA antibodies which are normally present in mucous and in a healthy gut. Since IgA helps us to ward off infections, we become less resistant to viruses, bacteria, parasites and candida.

Although IgA antibody deficiency is thought to be largely inherited, “it has also been associated with a variety of anti-rheumatic and anti-epileptic drugs. In about half the cases the deficiency is apparently reversible after cessation of therapy, although full recovery may take months or even years. IgAD was induced by multiple anti-rheumatic drugs in a patient with rheumatoid arthritis, suggesting that selected individuals may be genetically predisposed to develop this complication. On the other hand, different drugs with a common molecular mechanism of action (ACE inhibitors) may actually vary in their capacity to induce IgAD in a given patient.”

As well as antibiotics, vaccines can also cause destruction of IgA antibodies. In a scholarly scientific book called ‘Autoantibodies’ by Y Schoenfeld, ME Gershwin, and PL Meroni, the authors wrote:

“Autoimmune diseases are characterized by the presence of auto-reactive lymphocytes in affected tissues and circulating autoantibodies, immunoglobulins reacting against self-antigens.” In other words, the presence of autoantibodies is associated with autoimmune disease. Studies (6) conducted by Purdue University confirmed that dogs develop autoantibodies post-vaccination.

Shoenfeld and colleagues added: “The mere detection of autoantibodies in an asymptomatic person or in an apparently healthy subject should not be neglected. It is now appreciated that autoantibodies may predict the eventual development of a full-blown autoimmunity, such as specific HLA, IgA and complement components deficiencies…

“Involvement of autoantibodies in disease progression and complications, especially in the form of immunocomplexes, is widely accepted.” Schoenfeld and colleagues name vaccines as the leading cause of autoimmunity in this modern world.

So with IgA deficiencies, we and our dogs are set up for inflammation. HLA class I deficiency is associated with skin ulcers, sinusitis and chronic lung disease – all inflammatory conditions. My mother-in-law Gladys developed all of these conditions, and was hospitalised, when her blood pressure drugs were switched to a newer product. She now has symptoms of leaky gut, plus food intolerances.

When a leaky gut is produced, microbes are able to invade the bloodstream and colonise almost any body tissue or organ. Leaky gut also causes malabsorption and nutritional deficiencies.

Some puppies arrive in their new homes with food sensitivities, and leaky gut is often behind this. My suspicion is that their mothers suffered from gut dysbiosis (imbalance of good and bad bacteria). Perhaps they were given antibiotics at some point, and antibiotics can decimate the microbial balance, as can NSAIDs and steroids. This imbalance would then be passed to her puppies which can, in turn, lead to a harmful yeast overgrowth. Yeasts are a form of fungi. The yeasts within the gut then create leaky gut syndrome.

Other things like radiation and chemotherapy can wreak havoc with intestinal flora, or the good bacteria that keep the digestive system functioning properly.

Holistic practitioners are beginning to recognise that leaky gut syndrome is almost always associated with autoimmune disease. In fact, reversing symptoms of autoimmune disease is dependent upon healing the lining of the gastrointestinal tract. Any other treatment is just symptom suppression.

So, as you see, whilst conventional drugs are powerful and frequently perform important functions, they do so at a price.

The suggestion is that there are other, more natural, solutions that can be used in most cases, leaving the heavy-duty, and sometimes life-saving, conventional bombs as a last resort.

Immunity in the Gut

The gastrointestinal (GI) tract has a major role to play in the immune response, and is a major factor when you’re seeking to avoid and/or heal inflammatory conditions. It has three main functions:

• digestion
• absorption of nutrients
• preventing toxins from harming the body

The gastrointestinal system is the main route of contact with the external environment because it’s dealing with the food we put into our mouths, so it constantly meets external stimuli. Some of these are capable of causing disease: bacteria, protozoa (single-cell organisms or parasites), fungi, viruses, or toxic substances.

The mucosal surfaces of the body (think mucous), including the gut, are thin and permeable barriers to the inside of the body. They are involved in gas exchange (the lungs), food absorption (the gut), sensory activities (eyes, nose, mouth, and throat), and reproduction (uterus and vagina).

Because the surface linings of these sites need to be permeable, they’re vulnerable to infection. It’s not surprising that the vast majority of infectious agents invade the body through these routes. These all have tightly controlled and monitored blood/organ barriers and are close to lymph nodes.

The gut acts as a portal of entry to a vast array of foreign substances – substances that we mostly call food, but also germs. The immune system has evolved to avoid a vigorous immune response to food antigens on the one hand and, on the other, to detect and kill harmful organisms gaining entry through the gut.

To complicate matters further, most of the gut, as well as other mucosal areas, are heavily colonised by commensal (good) microorganisms, which live in harmony with their host. These bacteria are beneficial in many ways. They provide protection against harmful bacteria (which also resides in the gut) by occupying the space allotted to bacteria in the gut. They compete aggressively (not just passively) with other organisms, and not just for space. Also note that something helpful in the gut can be dangerous if it gets into the bloodstream and interior organs. Good bacteria also serve a nutritional role, synthesising vitamin K and some of the B vitamins.

GALT

The gastrointestinal tract’s immune system is often referred to as gut-associated lymphoid tissue (or GALT) and works to protect the body from invasion.

The crucial role of the gastrointestinal system is shown by the huge number of immune cells within it. GALT represents almost 70% of the entire immune system, and around 80% of plasma cells (IgA-bearing cells) reside in GALT. IgA antibodies are a key first line of defence against invasion by inhaled and eaten pathogens at the vulnerable mucosal surfaces. IgA antibodies also reside in the blood.

IgM antibodies are also associated with the mucosa. They are the first antibodies to appear in response to exposure.

When facing a large challenge, GALT – the immune response in the gut – can increase intestinal permeability, sometimes causing damage to the intestinal mucosa. This can give rise to conditions such as coeliac disease and food sensitivity.

As mentioned previously, good gut flora competes against bad bacteria and, worse, fungi, for space and nutrients, preventing the bad bacteria’s colonisation of the gut. The balance of intestinal flora is dramatically altered by antibiotics and some other drugs. Taking an antibiotic kills large numbers of good gut bacteria as well as the bad bacteria. This allows bad bacteria, which wouldn’t otherwise be able to compete successfully with the normal flora, to grow in the gut.

One example of a bacterium that grows in the antibiotic-treated gut and can cause a severe infection is Clostridium difficile (C-diff); this produces two toxins, which can cause severe bloody diarrhoea and mucosal injury.

Alcohol, aspirin and non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as ibuprofen in humans or Metacam and Rimadyl in dogs, are well-known irritants of the bowel lining. They can damage the seals between cells, allowing some substances to pass through the gaps and into the bloodstream. This is very, very bad.

How food sensitivities create further problems

Inflammation causes the spaces between the cells of the gut wall to become larger than usual. Protein molecules can then cross the membranes and be absorbed into the bloodstream before they have a chance to be completely broken down. The immune system then starts making antibodies against these larger molecules because it thinks they’re foreign invaders.

The result is that antibodies are made against proteins that were previously harmless foods. The immune system becomes hyper-stimulated and over-reactive to substances that are not normally dangerous.

IgA antibody damage

This ongoing inflammation also damages the protective coating of IgA antibodies which are normally present in mucous and in a healthy gut. Since IgA helps us to ward off infections, we become less resistant to viruses, bacteria, parasites and candida.
Microbes are then able to invade the bloodstream and colonise almost any body tissue or organ. Leaky gut also causes malabsorption and nutritional deficiencies.

So, you see, if you can use natural products which are less likely to cause harm, then it would make absolute sense to do so.

 

Making sense of the vaccine controversy

At the beginning of the 21st Century, veterinary bodies in America and Australia, as well as the World Small Animal Veterinary Association (WSAVA), made it clear that once a dog is immune to the ‘core’ viral diseases of distemper, parvovirus and canine viral hepatitis, they were immune for many years, and probably for life. They suggested that dogs should be vaccinated against these no more frequently than every three years.

Unfortunately, this wording has led most vets to recommend vaccines every three years, which is generally unnecessary. Clarification was offered when the WSAVA made its puppy vaccine summary (1) available, stating: “This is often taken to mean that we should vaccinate every three years – but this is not the case. If the dog is already immune to these three core diseases, re-vaccinating will not add any extra immunity.”

They suggested that titre testing would show whether dogs had immunity, and therefore owners could avoid re-vaccinating. The Israeli company, Biogal, has made in-practice titre testing kits available. Called VacciCheck, it should cost only between £35 and £50 (depending on your vet’s mark-up), and could save you a small fortune – because you now know that annual or three-yearly boosters aren’t required, and your dog is less likely to suffer vaccine reactions, along with treatment or burial bills.

The WSAVA also says in its puppy summary, “The WSAVA seeks to reduce the number of vaccines given as there is always a risk of adverse reactions with any vaccination.”
You can safely vaccinate your puppy against the core diseases only once, preferably at around 14-16 weeks. This gives immunity from mothers milk time to wane. Before it wanes, maternal immunity will destroy the vaccine virus just as it would a natural infection – which means that a high percentage of puppies receiving their last vaccine at 12 weeks, as is the norm in the UK, will remain unprotected until they receive a booster at 12 months.

So, the good news is that you can keep your money in your pocket and not pay out for unnecessary vaccines. Even better news is that the fewer vaccines a dog has, the less chance there is of him developing allergies, autoimmune diseases, cancer, or brain damage (2).

Matters are not so clear where the ‘non-core’ vaccines are concerned. These are said to cover against kennel cough and leptospirosis. Both of these vaccines are fraught with problems. The first is that neither offers permanent immunity. The WSAVA states:

Leptospirosis

1. The leptospirosis vaccine provides protection for a maximum of 12 – 18 months.
2. This vaccine can be associated with adverse reactions.
3. This vaccine should only be given if there is a real risk.
4. Leptospirosis may be relatively rare in your geographical area, so it’s also worth asking your veterinary surgeon if he/she has recently seen any confirmed cases locally. If not, and your dog does not lead a lifestyle which carries a risk of exposure, you may decide not to vaccinate against leptospirosis.

Kennel Cough

1. In most dogs, kennel cough is generally a mild illness, similar to humans having a cold or the flu. It is usually treated by keeping the dog quiet and giving throat-soothing medications. Occasionally antibiotics can be given to treat secondary infections.
2. Kennel cough vaccines are generally only required by dogs in close contact with other dogs – for example in boarding kennels. However, you should check with your kennel because some will demand kennel cough vaccines, and others will not accept dogs that have been vaccinated against kennel cough (due to shedding).

The ‘due to shedding’ statement means that the kennel cough vaccine can cause outbreaks in kennels! Dr Ronald Schultz, a leading light in the WSAVA Vaccine Guidelines Group, has stated that leptospirosis and kennel cough “are not vaccinatable diseases”. He doesn’t use them on his own dogs.

Non-core vaccine issues

Whilst veterinary vaccine manufacturers and vets in practice are keen to promote use of the new Lepto 4 vaccine, MSD’s L4 vaccine is under investigation by the European Medicines Control Agency for an apparently high number of adverse effects, including epilepsy, organ failure and death.

Despite a Facebook group (3) with thousands of owners who feel their dogs suffered through use of this vaccine, the UK’s veterinary products regulator, the VMD, announced that it has received fewer than seven adverse reaction reports for L4 for every 10,000 doses sold. “The overall incidence of suspected adverse reactions for both L2 and L4 vaccine products is therefore considered to be rare,” they said.

The VMD didn’t release the actual figures, just the percentages. So let’s assume that only 3 million of around 8 million British dogs received MSD’s Nobivac L4 vaccine. This extrapolates to 2,100 adverse reactions if three million dogs get the vaccine. If every dog in the UK gets the L4 vaccine, there would be 5,600 adverse reactions.

Yet how many dogs would contract lepto if they didn’t get the vaccine? According to MSD’s CICADA survey (4) there are around 250 cases of Lepto in the UK in a year. Which makes the vaccine many, many times more dangerous than the disease itself!
To top it off, leptospirosis is rare in the UK. In May 2014, Christopher Ball from the University of Liverpool presented a thesis about leptospirosis in dogs, which was sponsored by MSD. He said:

“Climate plays a role in Leptospira infection rates, with temperate climates not having extreme weather situations that may contribute to infection rates. According to the Köppen climate classification, the UK has a rating of Cfb, meaning cooler summers but also milder winters. The classification reflects the milder climate changes between seasons which reduce the likelihood of leptospirosis.”

Nothing adds up. The disease is rare here; some vets in Mr Ball’s survey said they hadn’t seen a case of lepto in 15 years. The vaccine also offers incomplete protection, and it’s associated with horrendous side-effects. The vaccine, if we go by government percentages, is more dangerous than the disease we’re seeking to avoid.

The kennel cough vaccine is equally controversial. The ‘up the nose’ version is claimed to protect against kennel cough, officially called Bordetella bronchiseptica. Bordetella is a family of closely related bacterins which include Bordetella pertussis, Bordetella parapertussis, and Bordetella bronchiseptica. Pertussis and Parapertussis can cause whooping cough in humans. It’s also accepted that Bordetella bronchiseptica (kennel cough) can infect humans, giving them a whooping cough-type illness – and often from their dogs’ vaccines (5,6).

Natural kennel cough infection induces long-lasting protection in both the lungs and upper respiratory tract, whereas vaccines confer short-term protection only in the lungs (7). So a dog who receives the KC vaccine can become a source of infection for other dogs, and also humans – and it’s counter-productive for the dog!

Vaccine company datasheets advise that, “mild discharges from the eyes and nose can occur from the day after vaccination, sometimes accompanied by sneezing and coughing. In some cases, this may persist for up to four weeks”. Dogs with ‘mild’ vaccine-induced kennel cough are infecting other animals, as well as humans. I personally can’t see the point of this vaccine. It creates disease rather than preventing it. It’s actually a public health risk.

The bottom line is that many owners are giving only puppy shots, and only for the core diseases. Others, like me, don’t vaccinate at all, but build naturally robust dogs using diet, herbs and nosodes. Vets and the vaccine industry aren’t too happy about this, but those concerned with their dogs’ health are.

References

1. http://www.petwelfarealliance.org/uploads/3/0/3/6/3036695/new_puppy_owner_vaccination_guidelines_may_2013.pdf
2. http://www.petwelfarealliance.org/uploads/3/0/3/6/3036695/vaccine_science_research.pdf
3. Lepto4 – Our experiences: Facebook group
4. http://uk.cicadasurvey.com/
5. J Med Microbiol. 2007 Dec;56(Pt 12):1608-10. Misidentification of Bordetella bronchiseptica as Bordetella pertussis using a newly described real-time PCR targeting the pertactin gene.
6. Clinical Infectious Diseases, Volume 37, Issue 3, Pp. 407-414. Human Illness Associated with Use of Veterinary Vaccines
7. http://vbs.psu.edu/research/labs/harvill/selected-publications/2007%20M-I%20Lakshmi%20Vacc%20v%20Infect.pdf

The ‘Disgraced’ Andrew Wakefield and ‘that’ Dispatches programme

Last night, Monday 8th May, 2017, Channel 4’s Dispatches launched an attack on Donald Trump and Dr Andrew Wakefield, claiming that there is no evidence that vaccines cause autism. The tone of the programme was that of ‘investigative journalism’, with the presenter chasing Andrew Wakefield around a meeting venue and issuing accusations. A great deal of use was made of emotive words, and emotive tone.

The investigative reporter is Cathy Newman (CN).

CN: Of Trump: Blunt, brash, and preaching bogus science. There is no evidence of a link between the combined jabs and autism, but the president disagrees.

CN: And last year he met this man, a British doctor struck off in disgrace, the man behind the MMR scare. Discredited in Britain, Andrew Wakefield has reinvented himself, and now he claims to have the ear of the president.

CN: For the past three months we’ve been investigating Wakefield’s great American comeback. He’s still spouting alarmist theories about vaccines. Still inspiring devout support. And galvanised by Trump’s election he’s back in Europe and Britain, but still not keen to talk to Dispatches.

CN: Let’s face it: he’s not exactly shy about courting controversy (speaking of Trump) and he’s made it quite clear he has no time for established science. In an interview with Fox News, he derided climate change. But there is one Trumpism which could not only have a major impact on the health of American children, but also has its roots in Britain.

CN: During a primary debate, the president provocatively claimed that combined vaccines, like measles, mumps and rubella, MMR, cause brain disorders.

CN: While he’s not against vaccination as such, Trump has been clear on Twitter about the risk of what he calls monster shots. More than 20 times since 2012, he’s linked multiple combined vaccines with autism. And just three months ago before a group of head teachers, he expressed alarm that rates of autism were going up.

CN: This issue is close to Trump’s heart. He was happy for the White House to be turned blue to mark world autism day. And yet there is no credible scientific evidence to support Trump’s views. All vaccines, combined or not, have been tested comprehensively. There have been 17 authoritative studies which show that MMR does not cause autism.

CN: Dr Paul Offit is a leading vaccine scientist and a key supporter of America’s vaccine programme.

CN: Offit says: “The truth has emerged. The MMR vaccine doesn’t cause autism. I think when a single study is done, that doesn’t prove anything. But I think when study after study after study is done, and in this case there are 17 studies been done in seven different countries on three different continents, involving hundreds of thousands of children, all of them which have found the same thing, now you can say that MMR does not cause autism.”

CN: America has a rich history as a global leader in science, but Trump’s views on vaccines are entrenched, no surprise when you see the company he’s keeping. It appears one important influence is a British medical researcher who’s been almost completely discredited. Step forward Andrew Wakefield, a former doctor at London’s Royal Free Hospital who in 1998, falsely linked the MMR jab and autism.

Cut to 2004 Dispatches programme: “It started with fear. Fear spread by a doctor.”

CN: In 2004, reporter Brian Deer investigated him for this programme. (Show Brian Deer interrupting Andrew Wakefield at a meeting. As soon as Wakefield heard Deer’s name, he sought to remove himself from the situation.) He revealed that while claiming the vaccine was unsafe, Wakefield was also being paid by solicitors who were suing the makers of the MMR jab. And he’d been accused by a colleague of misrepresenting data.

Cut to 2004 Dispatches programme, with Deer pursuing Wakefield and shouting at him: “You will stand your ground sir.”

CN: Wakefield’s claims caused chaos. MMR’s vaccination rates fell by 7% over three years. His disgrace culminated by him being struck off by the General Medical Council in 2010.

CN: Guilty of ethical breaches by taking blood from children at a birthday party, Wakefield was said to have been dishonest, misleading and irresponsible. That might have finished most people – not Wakefield.……

And on it goes.

So, let’s look at the witnesses for the prosecution. Paul Offit (from TruthWiki):

Dr. Paul Offit may be the most widely quoted promoter, defender and apologist for the vaccine industry today. Known for his “RotaTeq” rotavirus vaccine (and its patent) and his knowledge about immune response, Offit was honored with award by the National Foundation for Infectious Diseases and recognized by the illustrious Bill Gates during one of Gates’ global health projects to vaccinate the whole world; a.k.a. “Living Proof.” The CDC recommends Offit’s rotavirus vaccine (for infants); however, auspiciously, Offit is also a founding advisory board member of the Autism Science Foundation. Autism has been linked to the MMR (measles/mumps/rubella) vaccine by Whistleblower vaccine scientist from the CDC, Dr. William Thompson himself in a stunning confession. Paul Offit is also the author of a sketchy medical narrative: “Autism’s False Prophets.”

In 2008, the program “Every Child by Two” Dr. Paul Offit received hundreds of thousands of dollars in funding from Pharmaceutical companies that manufacture vaccines. They claim this has no influence on their vaccine “safety” stance, but this has been exposed otherwise by reliable journalists. There is missing information on just how much Offit profited from the sale of his invention of a Rotavirus vaccine (that’s never even been proven to work), but estimates are between $30 and $55 million of the 150 million dollar deal that was struck.

According to an investigation by Age of Autism, Dr. Paul Offit of the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP is now their nickname), took home a fortune from the sale of CHOP, which had worldwide royalty interest in the Merck Rotateq vaccine. Offit’s former position on the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices then comes into question, as his job description entailed creating the market for rotavirus vaccine; basically “voting himself rich” in the process. This is the same shill and vaccine promotor/orator who says he could get 10,000 vaccines at once and be fine. There is a connection in all of this. Dr. William Thompson’s admission of scientific fraud at the CDC that lead to African American boys under age three getting autism from MMR II vaccine was also recently revealed, but the mass media refused to cover it. Remember, while reading this confession, the name of Offit’s medical narrative is coincidentally, “Every Child by Two.”

Here’s a portion of Dr. Thompson’s (MMR vaccine – autism connection) confession:

 “My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998. I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR II vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.” Paul Offit’s profits from Merck’s Rotateq revenues are based on his role as a listed inventor on the cluster of patents that protect Merck’s vaccine and thus share title, in other words, functioning as jointly owned patents by CHOP and Wistar Institute. The extreme conflicts of interest are astounding here. Back in 2005, the Wistar Institute sold its royalty interest in Rotateq to Paul Capital – so everything comes full circle, with the spike in autism rates so high and Merck’s contracts with the government that assure “95% efficacy.” It’s possible Paul Offit created the market for his own vaccine “intervention” and solely for profit. There are many ethical and even legal questions at play.

Is the market for mandated childhood vaccines created by Paul Offit?

In a single vote, the ACIP, or Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices, can create a commercial market for a new vaccine worth hundreds of millions. This is not possible with most patented products, but then again, vaccines are not like “most” products. For example, after the ACIP approved Offit’s and Merck’s Rotateq vaccine to the official “childhood vaccination schedule,” Merck’s Rotateq revenue rose from nothing to over $650 million within a couple of years (2006 – 2008) (Dial it back to 1998 until 2003 and Offit was a “member” of ACIP). Since three doses of Rotateq cost about $200 and about four million infants and children are “mandated” to get it each year, do the math. To this day Offit still refuses to confirm how much money he made and to bury this conflict of interest and continue to only say he is a pediatrician in interviews represents ethics breaches right and left. It completely discredits the medical papers he writes about immune response and vaccine safety.

Now compare the ingredients of Rotavirus Rotateq vaccine and the MMR II vaccines (in question): Here is the list of ingredients in Offit’s invention – the Rotateq vaccine, as listed verbatum on the Merck website:

5 live rotavirus strains (G1, G2, G3, G4, and P1). Sucrose, sodium citrate, sodium phosphate monobasic monohydrate, sodium hydroxide, polysorbate 80 and also fetal bovine serum. Parts of porcine circovirus (a virus that infects pigs) types 1 and 2 have been found in RotaTeq. (5)

Disclaimer: “RotaTeq is an oral vaccine used to help prevent rotavirus infection in children. Rotavirus infection can cause fever, vomiting, and diarrhea that can be severe and can lead to loss of body fluids (dehydration), hospitalization and even death in some children.”

More disclaimer: “What are the possible side effects of RotaTeq?” “The most common side effects reported after taking RotaTeq were diarrhea, vomiting, fever, runny nose and sore throat, wheezing or coughing, and ear infection. Call your child’s doctor or go to the emergency department right away if your child has any of the following problems after getting RotaTeq, even if it has been several weeks since the last dose because these may be signs of a serious problem called intussusception; bad vomiting, bad diarrhea, severe stomach pain, blood in the stool. Intussusception happens when a part of the intestine gets blocked or twisted. Since FDA approval, reports of infants with intussusception following RotaTeq have been received by the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). Intussusception occurred days and sometimes weeks after vaccination. Some infants needed hospitalization, surgery on their intestines, or a special enema to treat this problem. Death due to intussusception has occurred. A study conducted after approval of RotaTeq showed an increased risk of intussusception in the 21 days after the first dose of RotaTeq, but especially in the first 7 days. Other reported side effects include: • allergic reactions, which may be severe and may include face and mouth swelling, difficulty breathing, wheezing, hives, and/or skin rash; and • Kawasaki disease (a serious condition that can affect the heart; symptoms may include fever, rash, red eyes, red mouth, swollen glands, swollen hands and feet and, if not treated, death can occur). Call your doctor right away if your child has any side effects that concern you or seem to get worse. These are NOT all the possible side effects of RotaTeq. You can ask your doctor for a more complete list.”

Here’s the kicker: Rotavirus can be avoided if you maintain good hygiene. It’s a self-limiting condition that usually passes within seven days without doctor intervention – according to a NHS website. But every child must have the vaccine?

Brian Deer. Hmmm. He worked for Murdoch’s Sunday Times. The Murdoch family has extensive ties with the vaccine industry, and James Murdoch even served on the GlaxoSmithKline board. Deer was intimately involved in Wakefield being struck off by the GMC. When James Murdoch stepped down from the GSK board he received a ringing endorsement from the MMR manufacturer according to Reuters news agency. GSK insisted that Murdoch had made “a strong contribution” to the group and received share payments worth $158,000 in 2010. Murdoch, it turns out, was appointed to the board of the pharmaceutical manufacturer with a brief to “review…external issues that might have the potential for serious impact upon the group’s business and reputation”.

Added to this, Professor Sir David Hull was chief of the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation (JCVI) – a government body charged with the task of ensuring the safety of vaccines, and the promotion of vaccines. David Hull put pressure on the Dean of the Royal Free Hospital to stop Wakefield from acting as an expert witness for the parents of vaccine damaged children. Wakefield was legitimately awarded legal aid to do this work.

Let’s be clear: a British government agent – one who headed the JCVI – appeared to be involved before Andrew Wakefield was ever ‘discredited’, seeking to put a stop to honest research aimed at helping children and the parents of autistic children, and to hide any potential damage caused by the MMR vaccine.

A Freedom of Information Act request on the JCVI by Dr Lucija Tomljenovic at the University of Quebec, revealed that the JCVI withheld and skewed critical data on severe adverse reactions, including childhood vaccines causing encephalitis, meningitis, cot deaths, convulsions, anaphylaxis, brain damage, fits, cessation of development, and death.

Tomljenovic asserted that the JCVI and DH may have violated International Guidelines for Medical Ethics, including the Helsinki Declaration and their own Code of Practice.

Transcripts of JCVI meetings show that some of the committee members had extensive ties to pharmaceutical companies and that the JCVI frequently co-operated with vaccine manufacturers on strategies aimed at boosting vaccine uptake.

Rather than reacting appropriately when safety concerns over specific vaccines arose, the JCVI either remained inactive, skewed or removed data, and made intensive efforts to reassure the public and authorities on vaccine safety. In addition, the Committee persistently relied on dubious studies while dismissing independent research, promoted vaccine policies, and actively discouraged research on vaccine safety.

By mid to the late 1980s, the JCVI had become increasingly concerned about publicly associating the terms “death” and/or “brain damage” with the word “vaccine”, due to the negative repercussions they perceived this would have on vaccination policy. Concerns were exacerbated by the increasing burden of litigation surrounding pertussis vaccine-suspected injuries, and the possibility that vaccination could be linked to some cases of Sudden Infant Death Syndrome.

Tomljenovic wrote: “In 1989, 10 years prior to the controversial Lancet report by Wakefield et al., the JCVI appeared to have been fully aware of the outcomes of the investigation carried out by the National Institute for Biological Standards and Control, which unequivocally established a link between the mumps component of the MMR vaccine (the Urabe-9 strain) and cases of vaccine-induced meningitis/encephalitis. In response to this, the JCVI appeared to have actively engaged in skewing and censoring data available to the public, continued to use Urabe-9 containing MMR vaccines, and made intensive efforts to reassure both the public and the authorities of the safety of all MMR vaccines. According to the transcript of a JCVI meeting in 1989, the causal agent of vaccine-induced meningitis/encephalitis was unequivocally identified.”

The JCVI’s solution appeared to be to give doctors little information about MMR vaccine safety issues. At other meetings, Committee members discussed the problem of limiting litigation, although “it was difficult to protect manufacturers against such heavy compensation claims”. So your child’s brain has been fried, and she sits screaming on the floor all day, rocking backwards and forwards, and all they appear to be concerned about is how to protect vaccine manufacturers from costly claims.

Wakefield’s other persecutor, Richard Horton (editor of The Lancet), worked for Crispin Davis. Crispin Davis was Chairman of Reed-Elsevier, which owned The Lancet. There have, incidentally, been criticisms of Reed-Elsevier’s involvement in the arms trade alongside medicine . In 2003, Crispin Davis was made a non-executive director of GlaxoSmithKline, manufacturers of the MMR jab. In 2004 he was knighted.

Between them, Horton and Deer appeared to sow the seeds of professional misconduct against Wakefield and his team. There is a need to look beneath the top story presented in this ‘documentary’.

There is no evidence of a link between the combined jabs and autism.” Really?

Autism is a form of brain damage.

Vaccine-induced brain damage – references

  1. Encephalitis has been shown to appear in dogs after vaccination. (Grene, CE, ed, Appel MJ, Canine Distemper in Infectious Diseases of the Dog and Cat, 2nd edition, Philadelphia: WB Saunders, 1998: 9-22).
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  3. Braund’s Clinical Neurology in Small Animals: Localisation, Diagnosis and Treatment: “Post vaccinal canine distemper encephalitis occurs in young animals, especially those less than six months of age. It has been recognised as a disease entity for a number of years, and is believed to be association with vaccination using live virus. The pathogenesis of this disease is unclear, but may result from insufficient attenuation of the vaccine virus which causes subsequent infections of the CNS; the triggering of a latent distemper infection by vaccination; other vaccine components; or an enhanced susceptibility of the animal (e.g., animals that are immunosuppressed).”
  4. Encephalitis following vaccination against distemper and infectious hepatitis in the dog. “A 4-months-old, male, healthy dog developed CNS-symptoms 10 days after the second vaccination with live, attenuated distemper and canine hepatitis virus.” G. Bestetti1, et al, Acta Neuropathologica Volume 43, Numbers 1-2 / 69-75 — 1/1/1978
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  6. Protein glutamate is added to vaccines to preserve the virus in vaccines. Meat, fish eggs, milk and cheese tend to be high in protein glutamate. High levels of glutamic acid have been shown in animal studies to cause damage to parts of the brain unprotected by the blood-brain barrier, leading to a variety of chronic diseases http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15167034
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  29. The Journal of the American Medical Association on April 2, 1937: “A multiplicity of untoward sequelae have been observed in patients treated with immune serum…The common symptomatology includes fever, urticaria, erythema, oedema, lymphadenoma, artharaliga, smothering sensations, headache, nausea and vomiting. Occasionally there are more serious and lasting manifestations such as peripheral neuritis, epididymitis and orchitis.”
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  42. “Acute cerebellar ataxia after influenza vaccination with recurrence and marked cerebellar atrophy.” “A 5-year-old, previously healthy girl developed symptoms and signs of acute cerebellar ataxia (ACA) 8 days after having received an influenza vaccination.” Saito H, et al, Tohoku J Exp Med; 158(1): 95-103. — 5/1/1989
  43. “Acute cerebellar ataxia and facial palsy after DPT immunization” “Since the initial report of Beyers & Moll (1948), numerous cases of seizures and encephalopathy after pertussis immunization or DPT immunization have been reported. We report a 1-year-11-month-old girl with acute cerebellar ataxia and facial palsy after DPT immunization.” Katafuchi Y, et al, No To Hattatsu. 21(5):465-9. — 9/1/1989
  44. “Acute inflammatory demyelinating polyradiculoneuropathy (Guillain-Barre syndrome) after immunization with Haemophilus influenzae type b conjugate vaccine.D’Cruz OF, et al, J Pediatr; 115(5 Pt 1):743-6. — 11/1/1989
  45. Department of Neurology, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, AZ 85259, USA. “Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, an inflammatory demyelinating disease of the central nervous system, can occur after viral infections or vaccinations. We report the clinical and neuroimaging findings in a 52-year-old man in whom acute disseminated encephalomyelitis developed after accidental self-injection of an industrial hog vaccine. ” Dodick DW, et al, Mayo Clin Proc. 73(12):1193-5. — 12/1/1998
  46. “Neurological adverse events associated with vaccination” “These complications include autism (measles vaccine), multiple sclerosis (hepatitis B vaccine), meningoencephalitis (Japanese encephalitis vaccine), Guillain-Barre syndrome and giant cell arteritis (influenza vaccine), and reactions after exposure to animal rabies vaccine. Seizures and hypotonic/hyporesponsive episodes following pertussis vaccination and potential risks associated with varicella vaccination, as well as vaccine-associated paralytic poliomyelitis following oral poliovirus vaccination, are also described.” Piyasirisilp, Sucheep a; Hemachudha, Thiravat b, Neurology. 15(3):333-338 — 6/1/2002
  47. “Development of case definitions for acute encephalopathy, encephalitis, and multiple sclerosis reports to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System” “Acute encephalopathy age <18 months, encephalitis (EI), and multiple sclerosis (MS) after vaccination have been reported to VAERS” Robert Ball, et al, Journal of Clinical Epidemiology Volume 55, Issue 8, Pages 819-824 — 8/1/2002
  48. “Postvaccinal inflammatory neuropathy: peripheral nerve biopsy in 3 cases” “Autoimmune inflammatory polyneuropathy (PN) can be triggered by vaccination. We report 3 such cases. A 36-year-old female nurse presented 15 days after a hepatitis B vaccination (HBV) with acute sensory disturbances in the lower limbs. She had severe ataxia but no weakness.” Claude Vital, et al, Journal of the Peripheral Nervous System Volume 7 Page 163 — 9/1/2002
  49. “Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis” “A T cell mediated autoimmune response to myelin basic protein, triggered by an infection or vaccination, underlies its pathogenesis. ” R K Garg, Postgraduate Medical Journal; 79:11-17 — 1/1/2003
  50. “Neurologic complications of immunization.” “Individual vaccines can produce  systemic or neurologic reactions ranging from minor events, such as pain and erythema at the injection site, to major complications, such as seizures, shock, encephalopathy, or death.” Bale JF Jr, J Child Neurol.; 19(6): 405-12. — 6/1/2004

 

The fact is, children – and dogs – can suffer brain damage from their vaccines. If you’re a parent considering whether or not to risk vaccinating your children, Channel 4 has seriously misled you.

My question is: who is behind this programme? They must know that Trump has the resources to mount a legal challenge against this programme. Therefore someone with a great deal of money – possibly a media mogul, or a multi-billionaire with vaccine industry interests, or even the makers of vaccines, has played a hand in this programme.

The biggest problem, however, is that presumably millions watched Channel 4’s Dispatches last night, which Wakefield and colleagues cannot match unless they too get mainstream media airtime. Since all of the major TV channels are owned by the super-rich who may also have vaccine shares, or the BBC whose reportage of Jeremy Corbyn reveals a hidden agenda, there’s not a lot of hope for that!

This documentary is, in my view, payback for Wakefield’s film, Vaxxed. It’s a shot across the bows by the vaccine industry (which is supported by government). Did you know that governments are involved in making and profiting from vaccines? Did you realise that government agencies lie to you about vaccine adverse effects?

If vaccines are that great, then why do they need to lie to us? arguing