Sarah Carrasco never thought twice about vaccines. She and her husband, who married while still in college, were delighted with their brown-haired brown-eyed baby. At the one-year check-up David already knew most of the alphabet and could say five words: “Mom”, “Dad”, “Brober” (the happy couple was talking about having another baby), “Hi” and “Bye”.
Sarah remembers the pediatrician predicting her son would be extraordinarily smart.
But after David had the one-year round of shots, he spiked a 103 fever, arched his back as if in pain, passed mucous-filled green diarrhea, and could not stop crying.
Baby David was so sick that Sarah brought him back to the pediatrician two days later and several times after that. As documented in his voluminous medical file, her son was having eight to ten bouts of diarrhea a day and lost his ability to speak. A week after the vaccine visit, he also stopped making eye contact.
The doctor reassured Sarah there was nothing to worry about.
Sarah is 38 years old and lives in Lakewood, Colorado. But her story is eerily familiar. She is one of thousands – if not hundreds of thousands – of American parents who report that they followed their doctor’s orders, got every vaccine on the current CDC childhood schedule, and watched their children suffer from brain and immune damage.
Medical Doctors, Not Just Parents, Report Vaccine Damage in Children
Kelly Sutton, M.D., an integrative physician based in Fair Oaks, California who has been practicing medicine for 45 years, says that she sees patients who have been vaccine-injured every day.
“It’s not a rational thing to think that we can just give an ever-increasing number of vaccines without causing damage”, Sutton explains. “There’s a tipping point for many people in terms of the toxins that they can handle.”
Study: Unvaccinated Children have Less Chronic Disease and a Lower Risk of Autism than Vaccinated Children
A new peer-reviewed study comparing health outcomes of vaccinated and unvaccinated children, provisionally published in a journal of public health and assigned a DOI number (a digital object identifier given by publishers to identify content and provide a persistent link on the internet), confirmed what parents like Sarah Carrasco have observed: that completely unvaccinated children have less chronic disease and a lower risk of autism than vaccinated children.
The researchers collected health information on over 660 children from a survey conducted in 2012 of mothers of children between six and twelve years old in four states (Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oregon). According to the abstract, the team of four scientists found that completely unvaccinated children were significantly more likely to get chickenpox and whooping cough but significantlyless likely to suffer from ear infections, pneumonia, allergies, and brain or central nervous system disorders, including autism.
- Vaccinated children were more than twice as likely to have some chronic illness.
- Vaccinated children were nearly four times as likely to have learning disabilities, attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, and autism spectrum disorder.
- Vaccinated children who were born prematurely were more than six times more likely to have brain or central nervous system disorders, including autism.
Doctors See Link Between Vaccines and Autism Rates
“We all need to be looking at improving the safety of vaccines”, says Bose Ravenel, M.D., whose practice is based in Winston Salem, North Carolina.
Ravenel, 78, admits that in his long career practicing medicine he used to dismiss the idea vaccines are connected to autism or other health problems in children. But now, after attending autism conferences, researching the peer-reviewed scientific literature, and paying more attention to parents’ experiences, he has changed his mind.
“There is clearly a relationship between vaccines and autism”, Ravenel says. “But to say that ‘vaccines cause autism’ is an inaccurate, non-nuanced statement. At the same time, to say that ‘vaccines don’t cause autism’ is also inaccurate. In certain conditions, like with mitochondrial dysfunction, vaccines certainly can cause autism or contribute to it.”
Ravenel insists that any doctor who does the research, instead of just heedlessly following the recommendations of his professional medical organizations, will come to the same conclusion.
“Any physician who would be willing to look at both sides openly and study it seriously would conclude that the idea that vaccines have been proven not to cause autism is not accurate”, Ravenel says.
Parents With Vaccinated and Unvaccinated Children Notice That Their Unvaccinated Children are Healthier
Unaware that her son’s growing health problems might be related to vaccines, Sarah Carrasco continued to vaccinate, though family members begged her not to.
“I thought I was protecting him”, Sarah explains.
At David’s two-year check-up she mentioned to the doctor that her mother thought it might be safer to delay some vaccines. The doctor became enraged.
“You’re not a doctor, your mother’s not a doctor, you shouldn’t question me”, Sarah remembers him shouting.
David became extremely violent and self-injurious-banging his head against the wall until he bled, hitting himself. At three he was diagnosed with Sensory Integration Disorder and the doctors told her they suspected psychosis. At four and a half, he was diagnosed with autism.
By then Carrasco had another baby, Aidan, who was also being vaccinated, though on a delayed schedule (a different doctor told her it was fine to delay some vaccines as long as he was caught up by the time he went to school).
So Aidan had the vaccine against measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) at age two, instead of between 12 and 15 months, which is the current CDC recommendation. Immediately afterwards he spiked a fever of 105 and started high-pitched screaming.
“After that, my mom’s like: Are you done now? Are you going to stop doing this to my grandchildren?” Sarah remembers.
Aidan has since been diagnosed with ADHD and soft teeth, which her dentist told her, can be caused by very high fever in early childhood.
So when Sarah’s third son was born almost four years ago, she refused vaccines.
Brooks is a talkative, active, imaginative preschooler who adores his older brothers, loves to play outside, and draws colorful stick figures of The Joker and Harley Quinn. The difference between his health and his older brothers’ is startling.
“It’s the opposite of the older two” Sarah says. “They always had a sinus infection or an ear infection or a rash – something was always wrong. With this one, he’s been sick twice in his life, I think. Developmentally he’s killing it. He’s in the 95th percentile for everything.”
That doesn’t surprise Kelly Sutton, the doctor based in Fair Oaks, California.
“I hear stories almost every day of families that vaccinate children and then decide not to vaccinate and the unvaccinated children within the same family are healthier, more socially adjusted and more capable academically”, Sutton says.
Allison Rogers, a 29-year-old mom of four in Austin, Texas, has two vaccinated and two unvaccinated children. Allison will never forget the drive to the pediatrician’s office when her oldest was 18 months old.
“I was playing music and singing and I would say: ‘Hudson, shake!’ and he would dance and giggle. That’s the last time I remember him being him”, she says sadly.
After the immunizations, Hudson slept for six and a half hours and could not be roused. Both Hudson and his brother Adler, born 19 months later and also vaccinated, are on the autism spectrum.
Today Hudson is seven years old, disengaged, and non-verbal.
“He isn’t who he was supposed to be. And I know that was because of vaccines. I know that vaccination singlehandedly tipped him over into autism”, Allison says.
Like Sarah, when Allison became pregnant for the third time, she decided not to do any vaccines. Her completely unvaccinated four year old, Graham, and her unvaccinated 15-month old, Beckett, are both in excellent health and neurotypical. Allison is sure that it is not a coincidence.
Vaccine Safety Censorship
Are parents like Sarah Carrasco and Allison Rogers “irresponsible”, “selfish”, and “crazy” as the mainstream media proclaims? Are the hundreds of medical doctors and other health care practitioners now voicing concerns over the current CDC vaccine schedule and delaying vaccines for their own families “quacks” who should lose their medical licenses?
Stanford graduate J.B. Handley, a successful entrepreneur who has a child affected by autism, says no.
“There is no parent on the planet fighting for vaccine safety who doesn’t want to protect their children from deadly diseases” claims Handley, co-founder of Generation Rescue, a non-profit that supports families affected by autism. “But the current vaccine program is an overreach. We absolutely need a reset.”
Neuroscientist Rene Anand, Ph.D., is a professor in the Department of Chemistry and Pharmacology at Ohio State University’s medical school who is researching how the environment and genes interact to increase susceptibility to brain disorders. Anand – who is quick to credit vaccines with saving millions of lives and to point out he is pro-vaccine – insists it is not scientifically accurate to disregard the possibility that vaccines may be triggering autism in genetically susceptible children.
Given the fact that so many parents report witnessing a decline in their children’s immune systems and cognitive functioning directly following vaccination, the possible connection, Anand says, must be thoroughly investigated.
Tommy Redwood, M.D., an emergency room doctor based in Atlanta, Georgia who has been practicing medicine for 26 years, suspects over-vaccination is playing a causal role in poor health outcomes among today’s children. Instead of trying to force vaccine compliance among vaccine-hesitant families, Redwood believes the medical community needs to appropriately and reasonably address parents’ concerns.
“A lot of physicians just want to dismiss the concerns parents have”, Redwood says, adding that he thinks ignoring parents’ observations, is a mistake, and that the most responsible medical doctors always listen carefully to their patients.
“If you don’t ask the right questions, you can’t find the right answers”, Redwood continues. “If you summarily dismiss the possibility that the increasing rates of childhood illnesses, including ADD, autism, asthma and other auto-immune disorders are connected to vaccines, you can’t figure out if our children’s health problems are vaccine-related injuries. The people at CDC who should be helping set policy on vaccine safety – I don’t think they are asking the right questions.”
Like Redwood, children’s health advocates, vaccine safety activists, and medical professionals have been calling for a well-designed publicly funded large-scale study comparing completely unvaccinated children with fully vaccinated children for years.
So far the government has refused.
Even when well-designed small-scale privately funded studies are conducted, you may never read them.
The study we cited earlier passed the rigorous peer-review process and had been accepted for publication. But just a few days after the abstract was posted on-line, it was pulled by the journal’s editor without explanation.
First Study on Vaccinated vs. Unvaccinated Children Pulled from Web
The results of the first ever study comparing the health of vaccinated children vs. unvaccinated children is out, and it is causing controversy. For many – hundreds of thousands of families that have already been injured by vaccines – the results won’t be surprising, but to many others, the findings might be a little shocking. This is possibly why the scientific journal which originally published the results withdrew the study from publication.
The abstract of the study was published online in Frontiers in Public Health after being accepted November 2, 2016. The study compared children’s health via surveys of mothers who home-schooled their children aged 6-12 years. Nearly 40 percent of the children had never been vaccinated, so the control group was adequate to do a good comparison against children who had been vaccinated.
After heavy criticism from the public and scientific community due to the results of the study, though, it was retracted. Why? Those that were vaccinated were three times more likely to be diagnosed with neurodevelopmental disorders such as autism.
The abstract specifically stated: “A total of 415 mothers provided data on 670 children, of which 261 (39%) were unvaccinated. Vaccinated children were significantly less likely than the unvaccinated to have been diagnosed with chickenpox and pertussis, but significantly more likely to have been diagnosed with pneumonia, otitis media, allergies and NDDs (defined as Autism Spectrum Disorder, Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder, and/or a learning disability).”
The study further concluded: “In this study based on mothers’ reports, the vaccinated had a higher rate of allergies and NDD than the unvaccinated. Vaccination, but not preterm birth, remained significantly associated with NDD after controlling for other factors. However, preterm birth combined with vaccination was associated with an apparent synergistic increase in the odds of NDD. Further research involving larger, independent samples is needed to verify and understand these unexpected findings in order to optimize the impact of vaccines on children’s health.”
The initial backlash was significant. Public comments included “this study is of poor design, though not impossible results. Study relies of self-report of moms, inducing bias” and “Another garbage vaccine study in Frontiers journal. Scientists, stop reviewing/publishing there.”
Science Blogs also quickly posted an article titled Antivaccinationists promote a bogus internet «survey». Hilarity ensues as it’s retracted .
When the paper was pulled, the publishers were also accused of not following a proper retraction process. Though the journal isn’t the first to pull a vaccine paper amid public criticism ̶ in February 2016 a paper linking the vaccine for human papillomavirus to behavioral problems in mice was retracted; a modified version of the paper was later republished, the retraction is suspect considering how quickly the paper was pulled. When the publishers were asked why this happened, they simply responded that the paper was submitted for review, but had not been approved.
Researchers like Catherine J. Frompovich likely wouldn’t think the study is so “hilarious” as Science Blogs attests. She writes of a doctor in the UK who believes vaccines are indeed tied to autism. Dr. Graham Downing, who is a Neuro-musculoskeletal and Functional Medicine consultant in the UK has found that the vaccination of pregnant women increases inflammation in their bodies and also increases the risk of releasing inflammatory markers in their fetuses/infants. Such releases include phenotypes (the set of observable characteristics of an individual resulting from the interaction of its genotype with the environment).
Downing also contends that the increased inflammation in cells caused by vaccines also elevate in the fetal brain where cytokines release glutamates. The prefrontal lobes and the limbic system, which involves human emotions, are affected in fetuses from pregnancy vaccines administered to moms-to-be. So, not only are children outside the womb affected, but the neurological/immunological decline starts while they are still in the womb.
Downing also attests that vaccines are tied to the artificial intelligence rollout goals of the elite. As Dr. Frompovich writes:
“Dr. Downing says there are five-year and fifteen year goals for AI (artificial intelligence). The fifteen-year goal is to have AI run everything, including humans! You have to listen to his comments about that aspect – one word: frightening! To make his remarks authentic, the doctor cited a report issued by the White House, A Federal Vision for Future Computing: A Nanotechnology-inspired Grand Challenge.
Here’s what that 15-page report is about: ‘Create a new type of computer that can proactively interpret and learn from data, solve unfamiliar problems using what it has learned, and operate with the energy efficiency of the human brain.’
Basically, it’s an artificial brain to replace the human brain. Also, they want to create a new soul for humans, too!”
So, why are vaccine promoters so quick to dismiss, or make a drivel of a study based on mothers’ health reports of their children? Bias or no bias – it’s hard to dismiss a 300 percent increase in autism and neurological damage rates – but those reasons are left to your imagination.
June 9, 2017