Point of View: Mandatory vaccines are bad medicine, bad politics
BY STEVEN LANTIER, M.D.
TO anyone interested in understanding myth verses fact regarding vaccines, I would recommend the relatively new book, “How to End the Autism Epidemic” by J.B. Handley. Here are a few examples:
Vaccines are absolutely one of the causes of autism. Proof? There are thousands of documented cases of vaccines given one day, and regression into autism the next. The same aluminum adjuvant contained in many modern vaccines has been found in autopsies of autistic individuals. Also, the U.S. Vaccine Court believes vaccines cause neurologic injury. To date, the court has paid over $3.6 billion in claims.
The incidence of chronic diseases among children is epidemic — at 54 percent and rising. Most of these diseases are gut and autoimmune related. So is it just coincidence that vaccinations are designed to hyper-stimulate the immune system? Is it also coincidence that these are the exact same changes that happen to lab animals when they are tested with vaccine material?
There is actually not much science behind “herd immunity.” The vaccine rates in the United States for Hepatitis A (9 percent), Hepatitis B (24.5 percent), pneumococcal (20.4 percent) and influenza (43.2 percent) are many times below their threshold, yet we haven’t had outbreaks of these diseases for decades now. Actually, vaccines often have the opposite effect. Not only can they — and often do — make people sick, it is well documented that vaccinated persons have passed on to others the same virus they were being protected from.
Last point: Viruses and bacteria live in us at all times. The overwhelming majority are not only good, and necessary for our existence, but their constant mutations are mostly for our benefit.
Very recent research by Dr. Herbert Virgin (a world class virologist) shows that not only do viruses communicate with bacteria, but both of them communicate with human genes to actually change the genetic expression of our genes. In essence, their genes become part of our genes. It should be pretty clear that if viruses and bacteria were created mainly to kill us, they would have succeeded by now. The more I learn about viruses, the less I want some bureaucrat messing with mine.
The people who are asking for exemptions from vaccinations have good science behind them. On this topic, I say let the parents choose. Making vaccines mandatory is bad medicine and very bad politics.
Lantier is an anesthesiologist at the Surgery Center of Oklahoma.
(article Originally Published in Oklahoman: Mon, December 10, 2018 12:00 AM)