Dumbed-down populations accept outrageous vaccine logic

Dumbed-down populations accept outrageous vaccine logic

by Jon Rappoport

February 5, 2013


I’ve written articles attacking the theory and practice of vaccination from a variety of angles. But the whole issue also needs to be approached from the perspective of logic.

Unfortunately, generations of people have been shut out of learning logic in school. They don’t know what it is. Therefore, vaccine advocates have been able to peddle their basic theory without much challenge.

It’s time to put an end to that free ride.

First of all, I need to point out a massive contradiction. When a person receives a vaccine, it’s said that his body produces antibodies against a particular germ and this is a good thing. Vaccination thus prepares the body for the day when that germ will really make its attack, at which point the immune system (including antibodies) will mount a successful defense.

However, let’s look at another venue: for many diseases, when a person is given a blood test to see if he is infected, quite often the standard for infection is “presence of antibodies.”

This makes no sense at all. If vaccination produces those antibodies, it is heralded as protection. But if a diagnostic blood test reveals those same antibodies, it’s a signal of infection and disease.

Vaccine-produced antibodies=health. Antibodies naturally produced by the body=illness.

Logically speaking, you resolve a contradiction by dropping one of the two sides and admitting it is false. Or you go deeper and reject some prior premise that led to the contradiction in the first place.

So let’s go deeper. What does vaccination supposedly do to “prepare” the body against the future invasion of a particular germ? It stimulates the production of antibodies against that germ.

Antibodies are immune-system scouts that move through the body, identify germs, and paint them for destruction by other immune-system troops.

However, since the entire immune system is involved in wreaking that destruction, why is bulking up one department of the immune system—antibodies—sufficient to guarantee future protection?

On what basis can we infer that bulking up antibodies, through vaccination, is enough?

There is no basis. It’s a naked assumption. It’s not a fact. Logic makes a clear distinction between assumptions and facts. Confusing the two leads to all sorts of problems, and it certainly does in the case of vaccination.

Furthermore, why does the body need a vaccine in order to be prepared for the later invasion of germs? The whole structure/function of the immune system is naturally geared to launch its multifaceted counter-attack against germs whenever trouble arises. The antibodies swing into action when a potentially harmful germ makes its appearance, at age five, eight, 10, 15.

It’s said that vaccination is a rehearsal for the real thing. But no need for rehearsal has been established.

And why are we supposed to believe that such a rehearsal works? The usual answer is: the body remembers the original vaccination and how it produced antibodies, and so it’s better prepared to do it again when the need is real. But there is no basis for this extraordinary notion of “remembering.”

It’s another assumption sold as fact.

The terms “prepared for the real thing,” “rehearsal,” and “remember” aren’t defined. They’re vague. One of the first lessons of logic is: define your terms.

A baby, only a few days old, receives a Hepatitis B vaccine. This means the actual Hep-B germ, or some fraction of it, is in the vaccine.

The objective? To stimulate the production of antibodies against Hep-B. Assuming the baby can accomplish this feat, the antibodies circulate and paint those Hep-B germs for destruction now.

From that moment on, the body is ready to execute the same mission, if and when Hep-B germs float in the door.

But when they float in the door, why wouldn’t the body produce antibodies on its own, exactly as it did after the vaccination was given? Why did it need the vaccination to teach it how to do what it naturally does?

And why should we infer the baby body is undergoing an effective rehearsal when vaccinated, and will somehow remember that lesson years later?

The logic of this is tattered and without merit.

To these arguments of mine, some vaccine advocates would say, “Well, it doesn’t matter because vaccines work. They do prevent disease.”

Ah, but that is a different argument, and it should be assessed separately. There are two major ways of doing that. One, by evaluating claims that in all places and times, mass vaccination has drastically lowered or eliminated those diseases it was designed to prevent. And two, by a controlled study of two groups of volunteers, in which one group is vaccinated and the other isn’t, to gauge the outcome.

Let’s look at the first method of assessment. Those who claim that vaccines have been magnificently effective in wiping out disease have several major hurdles to overcome. They have to prove, for each disease in question, that when a vaccine for that disease was first introduced, the prevalence of the disease was on the rise or was at a high steady rate in the population.

Why? Because, as many critics have stated, some or all of these diseases were already in sharp decline when the vaccines were introduced for the first time.

For example: “The combined death rate from scarlet fever, diphtheria, whooping cough and measles among children up to fifteen shows that nearly 90 percent of the total decline in mortality between 1860 and 1965 had occurred before the introduction of antibiotics and widespread immunization. In part, this recession may be attributed to improved housing and to a decrease in the virulence of micro-organisms, but by far the most important factor was a higher host-resistance due to better nutrition.” — Ivan Illich, Medical Nemesis, Bantam Books, 1977

In other words, for reasons having nothing to do with vaccination, the diseases were on the way out. Nutrition had improved, sanitation was better, etc.

So let’s see the proof, for every disease which vaccines are supposed to prevent, that those diseases were significantly raging in the population when the vaccines were first introduced.

Then let’s also see proof that, after the introduction of vaccines, the diseases in question weren’t merely given new labels (or redefined) to hide the fact that they weren’t really going away. There is testimony, for example, that in America, the definition of paralytic polio was changed after the introduction of the Salk vaccine, and by the new more restricted definition, far fewer cases of polio could be diagnosed—thus making it seem the vaccine was effective.

There are also questions about the success of the famous smallpox vaccine campaign in Africa and Latin America. When all was said and done, were new cases of smallpox then diagnosed as meningitis? Was destruction wreaked by the vaccine then called AIDS?

Researchers, including Robert Gallo, have warned that the smallpox vaccine, when given to people whose immune systems are already grossly weakened, can destroy what’s left of the immune system—and immune-defense destruction is the hallmark of the definition of AIDS.

The second major way of assessing the success of mass vaccination is through a proper controlled study.

For any vaccine, this is how it would be done. Assemble two large groups of people. Total, at least eight thousand. Make sure these two groups are very well matched. That means: similar in age; very similar in medical history and medical drug history; similar exposure levels to environmental chemicals; very close nutritional levels, status, and dietary habits.

The first group gets the vaccine. The second group doesn’t. They are tracked, with very few dropouts, for a period of at least eight years. The INDEPENDENT researchers note how many from each group get the disease the vaccine is supposed to prevent. They note what other diseases or health challenges the volunteers encounter.

Such a study, using these proper standards, has never been done for any vaccine.

If that fact seems rather illogical, you’re right. It is.

Finally, vaccine advocates need to prove that substances in vaccines like mercury, formaldehyde, and aluminum, although classified as toxic when studied alone, are somehow exonerated when shot directly into the body through a needle. The (absurd) logic of this needs to be explained fully.

This is not a matter of claiming that “a particular disease,” like autism, isn’t caused by a particular chemical, like mercury. That’s a logical ruse all on its own. We are talking about harm caused by toxins under any name or no name. When a person ingests cyanide, do we say he has a disease? Of course not.

The Matrix Revealed

Children in school, their parents, and teachers have never been exposed to logic, so it’s easy to sell them vaccines as valid. But selling is not the same thing as science.

And “being a scientist” is not the same thing as knowing what science and logic actually are. The same fact can be applied to news anchors, public health officials, and politicians. They can say “the evidence for vaccinating is overwhelming,” but so can a parrot in a cage, with enough training.

Of course, these so-called experts won’t come out and engage in a serious debate about the theory and practice of vaccination. They refuse to.

Millions of people around the world would eagerly watch a true extended debate on the subject. Such debate used to be a standard practice when logic was studied, when it was understood to be vital for deciding the truth or falsity of a position.

Now, it’s all about PR and propaganda, the modern version of logic for the dumbed-down crowd.

Jon Rappoport

The author of three explosive collections, THE MATRIX REVEALED, EXIT FROM THE MATRIX, and POWER OUTSIDE THE MATRIX, Jon was a candidate for a US Congressional seat in the 29th District of California. He maintains a consulting practice for private clients, the purpose of which is the expansion of personal creative power. Nominated for a Pulitzer Prize, he has worked as an investigative reporter for 30 years, writing articles on politics, medicine, and health for CBS Healthwatch, LA Weekly, Spin Magazine, Stern, and other newspapers and magazines in the US and Europe. Jon has delivered lectures and seminars on global politics, health, logic, and creative power to audiences around the world. You can sign up for his free emails at NoMoreFakeNews.com or OutsideTheRealityMachine.

42 comments on “Dumbed-down populations accept outrageous vaccine logic

  1. Chris says:

    Perfect. Just last night I brought up vaccines maybe being linked to autism and was immediately met with “noo I think it’s hereditary, or na I think it has to do with the age of the father..” no thinking. no discussion. Just pissing into the wind. Keep on Keeping on, Jon.

  2. Kathy says:

    My elderly mother always got terribly sick after her flu shot and her doctor had her convinced it would be alot worse without it! No thank you, homemade chicken soup and ruby red works for me on the rare, knock on wood! occasion they are needed! Perfect plan for big pharma, create mandatory drugs that create the demand for more drugs!

    • Linda says:

      I had the same experience when my mother was in the nursing home. They convinced me once to let her have the flu shot and she ended up in the hospital. After that I would not authorize any more vaccines for her. The result? Everyone around her who was vaccinated got the flu; she never did.

  3. Kerry says:

    Logic is a sad thing to waste and apathy kills. Nice article.

  4. MachtNichts says:

    Chas M. Higgins, in his 1920 book “Horrors of Vaccination Exposed” documented the horrific outcomes of small pox inoculations, especially on soldiers. Even in those days AMA tried to discredit any practitioner of health using natural methods to combat disease. They called them quacks. The necessary studies to prove vacs work, as you said, where never done, even to this day. Was it Sebelius who not that long ago exempted small pharma from all liabilty due to vac damages? Wonder why.

    It should be clear to any thinking person today that vaccinations are about money, politics and control. Not about health. Sanitation, hygiene and nutrition have done wonders to rid us of common diseases. Herd immunity? Give me a break. The re-naming of certain diseases is another aspect, which implies no vaccination was able to get rid of them. I think polio is a good example.

    So, logic went out the window where people and doctors are concerned a long time ago. Was it ever there?

    ‘The great trouble with vaccination is that it vaccinates the mind.’ – Elbert Hubbard

  5. In my mind, they give you the vaccine, you get sick from it, you take pills etc to overcome the sickness and at the same time you are shutting down the immune response which tells you body not to fight this particular invader which means when you encounter this invader the body goes….oh, this must be that guy you didn’t want me to fight and the body lets it in without a fight. No fight, no symptoms. But over time that thing you didn’t want in your body develops into a “disease” which is then fought with more pills and sometimes surgery. How is that for an explanation?

  6. mary says:

    What a great article, especially the sentence: “They can say “the evidence for vaccinating is overwhelming,” but so can a parrot in a cage, with enough training.” I have argued for years that the vaccine story is unscientific on it’s face.

    Along the same vein…

    We are told that the newborn immune system is immature and should be supported by maternal antibodies from breast milk, the implication being that the baby can’t effectively make antibodies. If this is so, how can vaccinating a newborn result in antibody production?

    The antibodies formed in the blood are IgGs. The immune cells in the respiratory tract produce a different type of antibody, IgAs. These IgAs are found in the mucous membranes and provide protection against antigens, for example bacteria and viruses, that enter through the respiratory and digestive tracts. Where is the logic of stimulating the IgG antibodies in the blood, when the bug is gonna enter through the mucous membranes? If anything, should we not be stimulating the IgAs? Btw, the antibodies in mother’s milk are, you guessed it, IgAs.

    If vaccines are so effective, why do those who are vaccinated fear those who are unvaccinated as a source of disease? Aren’t they immune? Shouldn’t it be the other way around?

    I believe they add adjuvants to vaccines. These are essentially irritants or toxins intended to boost IgG production. Again, is this not an admission that vaccinating with the antigen isn’t effective? How can this be when large quantities of antigen are injected?

    Why do whooping cough and measles “epidemics” occur in school children who are vaccinated?

    Why are there “booster” shots, or second and third vaccinations? Isn’t that an admission that the vaccine didn’t work the first time?

    How can Amish children survive to adulthood?

    Please feel free to confirm and use any of these arguments. I support your efforts to stop this barbarism.

    • Tannim says:

      ” If anything, should we not be stimulating the IgAs? Btw, the antibodies in mother’s milk are, you guessed it, IgAs.”

      The difference is that the mother’s milk IgAs are in the right proportion to everything else, and an overstimulus of IgAs leads to a lifetime of inhalent allergies, URT infections, and sinus issues. I’ve been fighting those all my life, mainly successfully, through various means.

  7. JdL says:

    I’m no supporter of dosing infants with loads of toxins, but if I read your argument right, no vaccine could ever work. Yet some clearly do, starting with the mother of all vaccines, against smallpox. Are you against them all?

  8. joanie says:


    I’d like to expound upon and beyond the vaccine, one of numerous WMDs and the “dumbing-down” mentality, fostered by their propaganda.

    The “controlling monster machine” creates in a major way, a “too trusting” attitude. Persons become “trained” only too well, to “trust us” – says the government, police, school system, medicine and so on – and thus the zombified persons generally do as they are told…

    People are stuck in a confusing cycle of many – one such circle is “thought” (or not, compliance – no thinking required) because of the societal con – perplexed with the slam on judgment, using discernment verses being attacked as prejudice. Wise persons are continuously making judgments in keeping safe – intuition, nature at its finest. The go along to get along type of behavior accepts the societal guides, trusting across the board, no thinking needed, ease of life. LOL

    I digress….

    That little voice constantly at work, a subtle heads up, “something doesn’t seem right” is always right on the mark. Unfortunately, these natural events are not noticed by most because of the outside forces people have allowed to push them about. Accepting is the norm, and thus a body doesn’t “know” any more – totally gone; hook, line and sinker.

    Unnatural “noise” comes in many forms. Propaganda, technology etc., feeding the societal system, such a well run machine most don’t notice the problem because they’re “in it” – one of the components. As a slave to the 3d world, hamster on a wheel, they are the problem rather than the solution. And what is the solution, a soul at work, thinking and effort required.

  9. John Eagle says:

    LOGIC: Who do we trust the least? Government, corporations, billionaires… the elite. Who pushes vaccinations more than anyone else?? Government, corporations, billionaires, …. the elite.

  10. Kathy says:

    Here’s a passionate Mom from Newton – http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woU1XaAc8E0

  11. Willie says:

    What about Tetanus and Rabies vaccines? They seem to have proven efficacy.

    • Tannim says:

      Tetanus is treatable by natural means; no shot required, and efficacy is suspect anyway.

      For Rabies, look no further than the overvaccination of dogs and the Rabies Challenge. And check out vaccinosis.

  12. amicusbriefs says:

    With regard to thimerisol and autism, the perfect control group exists in the Amish population, who do not vaccinate their children, who are are free of autism. Nor are these children developing polio, rubella, meningitis, cervical cancer, measles or pertussis.

    Regarding AIDS(*), under a microscope it resembles a cross between bovine leukemia and sheep visna virus. It is a recombinant mutagen, which leaves no hope for a vaccine as its offspring never resembles the parent.

    There has been research suggesting that all viruses are crystalline structures that could be shattered by the proper spectrum of ultraviolet light…


    (*) Do you mean so say “Human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)” instead of AIDS?


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  14. W says:

    To the reply about tetanus. A very small bit of research. A) The gov website says that only 20% of mortality comes from unvaccinated people. B) Tetanus occurs in everyone already, and can’t be tested for. Very easy for them to say people that have it don’t and people that don’t do. C) http://www.nccn.net/~wwithin/tetanus.htm D) http://www.vaclib.org/links/tetanusindex.htm

  15. Sid says:

    “why wouldn’t the body produce antibodies on its own, exactly as it did after the vaccination was given? Why did it need the vaccination to teach it how to do what it naturally does?”

    it does produce antibodies on its own, but isn’t the point of vaccination that it gives you an attenuated version of the germ, so you get the benefits of antibody memory/production but not the full blown disease, and your body is prepared for a future encounter with the non-attenuated germ. so to answer the questions above, it takes time for the body to recognize a first exposure infection and produce antibodies to sufficiently fight the disease, during which time the disease does its damage.

    “And why should we infer the baby body is undergoing an effective rehearsal when vaccinated, and will somehow remember that lesson years later?”, it is certainly true the body “remembers”, when you contract the disease naturally you get immunity. I do question whether we can extrapolate that to a developing baby though.

  16. Mike says:

    If people understood how destructive mercury is to the central nervous system they would punch the first moron that tried to inject 250mcg of it into them or their child! I’ve seen the unimaginable course mercury takes through the human body and mind when it has been untreated. It’s very disturbing to say the least. A brilliant geologist who was a professor in Fairbanks, AK named Bill Attwood became obsessed with extracting gold from black sand using mercury and cyanide. He went from a man who literally could figure out solutions to epic problems in his field to a babbling fool so scatterbrained he had to be institutionalized. All from mercury exposure! Many people have been diagnosed with ALS or MS and given a death sentence by their doctors. Yet many of these individuals came to realize they were suffering from mercury toxicity due to the fillings in their teeth! Once properly removed from their mouths and the mercury in their bodies had been extracted through kelation their diagnosis no longer held merit because they no longer had the symptoms. One flu shot to a small child delivers an enormous amount of mercury. It would take a man 250Lbs in size to be able to absorb the amount of mercury that is given with a flu vaccine and it wouldn’t be good for the man in the least. It IS mercury that is the culprit behind the massive increase in autism in the west! It doesn’t take a damn rocket scientist to realize this. Americans are gullible to a fault and even to a point where they are endangering themselves and their children’s health and well being by accepting medical malpractice to be practiced upon them!

  17. davidwhoward says:

    Reblogged this on Is this all just a dream? and commented:
    Fantastic article on vaccines and the (il)logic surrounding them that permeates any discussion on the matter.

  18. davidwhoward says:

    Fantastic article! Keep up the good work…

  19. Trinity says:

    Jon – your argument is extremely well written. I have the same pleasure of reading you as I did (do) when I read Hazlitt. Have you read “Thinking as a Science”? I’m assuming you have … in any event, keep up the great work.

  20. punter says:

    JdL, Jon is correct, no vaccine could ever work. The smallpox vaccine is just one of the situations whereby the name of the disease was changed. In medical textbooks (such as Osler’s) doctors were told to change their diagnosis if the patient had received the inoculation (to say, chicken pox). That is why there were precisely zero cases of fatal chicken pox before the18th century but after the inoculation was introduced the situation became so bad they decided that we needed to be vaccinated for chicken pox too.

    Polio has been renamed to such things as Guillain Barre, coxsackie etc. You can see from the US census data that no improvement in the number of children with physical disabilities has been seen since the polio vaccine and in the developing world (ironically the only place where this data is collected) every drop in polio has been met with an increase in other types of acute flaccid paralysis.

    The rubella vaccine was supposed to dramatically reduce congenital problems such as deafness but since the vaccine deafness has doubled.

    The Hep B vaccine was supposed to eradicate liver cancer but since its introduction liver cancer has skyrocketed.

    Hib vaccine did nothing to reduce the number of meningitis or septicemia patients but because it supposedly reduced the germ it was hailed as a dramatic success.

    They are all useless. Inasmuch as they do anything it is only to reduce the number of a particular type of germ in the body. They NEVER reduce the number of severity of a disease as can be seen in hospitalisation figures for respiratory illnesses since the diphtheria and pertussis vaccines (replaced with RSV, croup, strep throat).

  21. annelies says:

    I appreciate that various medical professionals, scientists, nutrition experts and investigative journalists are warning the public about the contents of vaccines and the diseases they cause, but this is not enough. In the US we seemed to be totally ignorant of the fact that viruses do not exist in higher life forms, including plants, animals and humans. Not one scientific paper has ever proven viruses to exist, they have never been isolated, and, consequently, have never been photographed. It does not even make sense from a biological point of view.

    Structures which one can characterize as viruses were detected inside many different species of bacteria, and simple life forms which are similar to bacteria. In other words, viruses are cell components of these very simple organisms, like one-celled chlorella algae.

    There are plenty of papers and published books on the numerous frauds, regarding measles, rubella, mums, hepatitis, influenza, Ebola, SARS, HIV, etc.:

    The Australian medical biophysicist Dr. Eleni Papadopulos-Eleopulos and her team, have stated as early as 1988 that HIV has never been isolated.

    The German virologist and molecular biologist Stefan Lanka published in September 2001 with Karl Krafeld a book called “Impfen – Völkermord im dritten Jahrtausend?”.

    The German journalist Torsten Engelbrecht and doctor of internal medicine Claus Köhnlein, published a book in 2007, “Virus Mania – How the Medical Industry Continually Invents Epidemics, Making Billion-Dollar Profits At Our Expense”.

    Lanka also started an action group encouraging people not to take his word for it, but demand that the authorities offer proof of the existence of viruses, and successfully took it to court.

    The real science already exists to explain the causes of all those diseases, which fake scientists, the pharmaceutical industry etc. like you to believe, are the result of viruses. The mentioned authors can explain in more detail, than a simple comment allows me, what is really shown in all these “photographs” of phantom viruses.


    Well said.

    See also,…


  22. annelies says:

    Simply remember that we have been brainwashed for so long that there are scary viruses lurking about everywhere. None of this vaccination business made sense to me either. It did not add up, and was scientifically very unsound. I equate this whole new look on medicine with the elegance of E = mc2. In areas of physics and chemistry we have to account for every comma and period, but in all those “ologies” they just muck about, and we simply have to take their word for it. They even violate their own rules (i.e. the Koch’s postulates).

    Virus Mania – The truth about “Infectious” Diseases

  23. sandra bell says:

    Yet another masterful, logical article by Jon. He is, and has always been, a treasure to all of us who care about individual and planetary health and sanity. Onward and upward Jon. With appreciation from PRISM.

  24. gaybird says:

    Jon, great article. In the youtube vid link posted by Kathy above, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=woU1XaAc8E0
    the woman protesting vaccines and other things is Susan Getzinger, the wife of deceased Prop Mater of Dark Knight Rises, who you have written about. Amazing, no? And also very courageous of Susan Getzinger to be trying to fight that pack of wolves on her own, considering the suspicious circumstances of her husband’s death and his knowledge of the responsibility for the decision to print “Sandy Hook” on the now infamous Gotham City map. Really makes you wonder…

  25. robert says:

    I would like to thank Jon for his detailed investigation and critical analysis of a topic that is taboo amongst medical professionals. I recently refused to have my newborn son vaccinated. My sons pediatrician was enraged by the decision my wife and I had made. She opened the clinic door and shouted to her nursing staff ” get me everything we have regarding vaccinations”. All of the documents had been prepared by the CDC, AMA, and the APA. I even received a pamphlet instructing medical staff on how to convince parents into consent (I do not believe I was supposed to acquire that form). If it is not proven to prevent or decrease symptoms, then why should I be duped into injecting toxic chemicals into my child. Shame on the big Pharma companies, shame on our government for promoting these death shots, and shame on the medical community who promote this agenda without any investigation of the facts!!

  26. Erwin Alber says:

    Thanks Jon! This is yet further confirmation of the conclusion I have arrived at some time ago that vaccination is an organised criminal enterprise dressed up as disease prevention by means of junk science and that the entire vaccine industry needs to be shut down as a matter of urgency to stop this massive fraud and medical abuse of our children.

  27. mareya says:

    Very interesting article.

    My children grew up in the 1980’s and at that time there was some concern about the whooping cough vaccine, that it might cause brain damage in children who had a family history of asthma or eczema.
    My family has both, so we didn’t have them vaccinated.

    In 1984 there was a lot of whooping cough about, and my 6 year old son caught it.
    My doctor prescribed an antibiotic for each of my four children…the others were aged 5, 3 and 1…and she explained that it would not cure my son, nor would it prevent the other three from getting whooping cough, just it would help prevent secondary problems.

    She made it very clear that I should expect the other children to get the disease, she was adamant that there was no way they would not get it.

    So the children took their antibiotics and each night we lit up the little candle on the vaporizer the doctor had also prescribed, and got down to the task of nursing our son, all the time expecting his brothers and sister to become patients as well.
    But that didn’t happen
    His brothers remained perfectly well and had no cough at all.
    His sister, who was only a year old, did develop quite a nasty cough, which was most likely a mild form of whooping cough, but it was nothing like as bad as my son’s cough, and she got over it easily, in spite of her young age.

    My son recovered well from the cough, and had no further chest or respiratory problems as he grew up…he now competes in marathons and other long distance events.

    You suggested that these diseases are declining anyway, due to better nutrition, housing, antibiotics etc,

    My experience with whooping cough makes me think that even for those who do get those diseases, their effects might not always be as bad as they would have us believe (probably also due to better nutrition, housing antibiotics etc)

  28. Anonymous says:

    THANK YOU JON RAPPOPORT for this excellent site.

    “ASIA”-Autoimmune (auto-inflammatory) Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants or

    Vaccine Injury with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia
    WellnessResources.com News and Views
    January 19, 2015

    Linda J. Dobberstein, Chiropractor, Board Certified in Clinical Nutrition

    In the world of autoimmune research, there is a new diagnosis quietly making headlines. It is called Autoimmune (auto-inflammatory) Syndrome Induced by Adjuvants or “ASIA.” Scientists have been studying this topic with mounting interest over the last few years as there has been a marked increase in autoimmune disorders. They are studying how there is a loss of tolerance to self, i.e. autoimmunity/auto-inflammation, and the role of environmental factors and genetics. They are putting together some very intriguing pieces of the puzzle.

    ASIA syndrome was first introduced in 2011 by researchers Y. Schoenfeld and N. Agmon-Levin in the Journal of Autoimmunity. In their research, they studied the interactions among vaccines, adjuvants and immune diseases. Adjuvants are used to increase the immune reaction to the compound that you are being vaccinated against. It is intended to be helpful by enhancing and potentiating the immune system response to the vaccine. This is like adding a little lighter fluid to the gas grill you are about to light with a match. The researchers saw that four conditions: siliconosis (complication from silicone containing implants), the Gulf War Syndrome, macrophagic myofasciitis syndrome (MMF), and post-vaccination phenomena were linked to previous exposures to an adjuvant found in vaccines.

    The primary adjuvant used in vaccines for over 70 years is alum, which is a mixture of aluminum salts. According to the CDC, the adjuvant aluminum is used in US childhood vaccines that prevent hepatitis A and B, diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTaP, Tdap), Haeomophilus influenzae type B (HiB), human papillomavirus (HPV) and the pneumococcus infection. Up until 2009, it was the only adjuvant used in the United States. Scientists are now working on other types of adjuvants to use with vaccines.

    ASIA, CFS and FM

    The December 2014 journal Immunological Research contained a study by the same researchers who first published on ASIA. The title was “Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Fibromyalgia following immunization with the hepatitis B vaccine: another angle of the ‘autoimmune (auto-inflammatory) syndrome induced by adjuvants’ (ASIA).” The researchers analyzed the medical records of 19 patients with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (CFS) and/or fibromyalgia (FM). All patients were immunized with the hepatitis B (Hep B) vaccination during the years 1990-2008 in the US. No patients had CFS or FM prior to the Hep B vaccination.

    The study stated that “all patients fulfilled the ASIA criteria.” This means that all individuals experienced inflammation that triggered immune injury from the vaccination and aluminum salts and then developed CFS or FM after the Hep B shots.

    The onset of symptoms of CFS or FM took anywhere from days to a year after the last vaccination. Forty-two percent of the patients took the full series of Hep B shots despite experiencing adverse effects while taking the shots. Participants experienced multiple symptoms, including neurological, musculoskeletal, cognitive difficulties, memory loss, fatigue, GI, and skin problems.

    The average age of the patient in this study was 28 years and 68 percent of the participants were women. Prior to the hepatitis B vaccine, about 20 percent of the group had either a personal or family history of autoimmune disorders. After the series of shots and the development of CFS or FM, 71 percent of the patients had elevated autoimmune antibodies, i.e. lab evidence of active full blown autoimmunity.

    Agmon-Leven, et al provided the conclusion of this study – “All patients fulfilled the ASIA criteria. This study suggests that in some cases CFS and FM can be temporally related to immunization as part of the ASIA syndrome.” The three main risk factors cited included:

    1. The appearance of adverse event during immunization
    2. The presence of autoimmune susceptibility (personal/family risk and history)
    3. Elevated levels of autoantibodies.

    The CDC recommends that all children get the Hep B vaccine at birth and complete the series by 18 months. If the child did not get the vaccination in infancy, then they recommend it as soon as possible. General adult recommendation is to get the Hep B vaccine if there is risk with sexual behaviors, drug behaviors, health care workers, dialysis, HIV, diabetics, a prisoner, etc. You weigh your risk and your infant’s or grandchildren’s risk. The findings in the study demonstrated that the adjuvants and vaccine exposure took young healthy adults, most of whom did not have known autoimmune disorders, and tipped the scales into chronic debilitating autoimmune disorders of CFS and fibromyalgia.

    Macrophagic Myofasciitis – MMF

    Earlier in the article, there was mention of an illness called macrophagic myofasciitis (MMF). This rare condition is characterized by persistent reactions of macrophages, a type of white blood cell, to the aluminum adjuvant creating either local or a systemic reaction. MMF occurs primarily in adults.

    Macrophages are primarily found in connective tissue and the bloodstream and ingest foreign particles and infections like “pac-man.” With MMF, the macrophage becomes dysfunctional and unable to remove the aluminum. This leads to local or systemic inflammatory response with symptoms of muscle aches and pain, tenderness, fatigue, and cognitive dysfunction. It is considered a rare systemic inflammatory disease.

    Researchers published a review article on this topic in November 2014 in Frontiers in Neurology. The authors related that MMF symptoms correspond to those found in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome/Myalgic Encephalomyelitis (CFS/ME). Neurological tests show significant brain involvement with poor blood flow similar to the CFS/ME. This caused problems with carrying out tasks and function, memory, hearing beside the chronic fatigue and systemic pain.

    This same study reviewed associations with other disorders including Multiple Sclerosis, headaches, other autoimmune diseases, spinal pain, and more associated with adverse adjuvant reactions. In every case, MMF reactions caused chronic cognitive dysfunction.

    A recent publication found in Pharmacological Research, the researchers noted a general consensus of risk factors pertaining to ASIA and felt that vaccination-related ASIA is uncommon.

    1. Patients with prior post-vaccination autoimmune difficulties
    2. Patients with a medical history of autoimmunity
    3. Patients with a history of allergic reactions
    4. Individuals who are prone to develop autoimmunity, i.e. they have a family history of autoimmune diseases, are asymptomatic carriers of autoantibodies, or carrying certain genetic profiles, etc.

    Other researchers openly disagree and are trying to sound the alarm. Research published in Immunotherapy in 2014 clearly states that aluminum salts impact the brain at every single level and change gene expression. In the Journal of Toxicology, these same authors describe aluminum salts as affecting all species studied in a highly negative manner including the biophysics of water. It injures cells, circuits, and can cause catastrophic cell failure leading to death.

    “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.” They go onto say aluminum salts form highly toxic complexes with other elements like fluorine/fluoride and interact negatively with gyphosate (Round-Up/GMOs), lead and mercury. These are serious interactions that certainly Big Pharma, Big Ag, and Big Government will continue to dismiss and sweep under the rug.

    Not everyone who gets Hep B shots or other vaccinations have such serious adverse outcomes such as MMF, CFS, or FM. But it makes one wonder how many times we are going to pour gasoline on a sleeping giant that we don’t really understand. Why turn someone’s life upside down with chronic illnesses that are poorly understood, often dismissed as psychosomatic or depressed. In the battle of vaccinations with Big Pharma and Big Government versus the groundswell movement of those opposed to vaccination, this new knowledge is groundbreaking for those with CFS and FM. It is information that needs to be fully acknowledged and understood. It may at least provide those with CFS and FM some understanding on potential reasons why they lost their health.

    Hopefully, this information will help you understand risks and help prevent autoimmune disorders from occurring by taking appropriate precautions and actions. Vaccinations are nearly universal and it will take years to put all the pieces together. Remember that there are over 70 years of vaccinations given to billions of individuals, and we are still early on in understanding long term effects and all the implications that surround them. How one cleans up the damage takes arduous work. Much is left to be learned.

    How to Prevent Vaccine Injury

    Make sure you understand your risk with personal and family history before being lulled into the complacency that a vaccine and adjuvant is no big deal. It is a big deal to the immune system if it is already primed. A spark is a spark, but its outcome is different near a water source versus in a forest during a hot summer drought. Don’t light the match in autoimmune battles if the conditions in your body are primed. If you are stressed, worn out, digestive complaints with brain fog, brain fatigue, or suspected thyroid problems, etc., determine the risk and decide if you are going to light the match or not. The studies discussed here have focused on adults who were previously generally healthy, then received the vaccinations with the adjuvants and subsequently had their health turn into a chronic nightmare.

    Work on taking the burden off the body to avoid the fire of autoimmunity. Start with the basics. Remove as many chemicals, toxins, GMOs, food intolerances, sugar, processed foods, and EMFs out of the diet and environment. Regularly work on detoxification with diet, nutrition, sweating, stretching, movement and exercise, etc. Improve gut and immune health and heal gut permeability or Leaky Gut Syndrome if present.

    Restore antioxidant status with nutritional support such as glutathione precursors, curcumin, lipoic acid, silymarin, omega 3 oils, coenzyme Q10 and redox agents like PQQ. These compounds help fortify and balance inflammation and immune activity. Animal studies show that curcumin and coenzyme Q10 have been found beneficial in reducing adjuvant induced arthritis in animal studies. When this issue is laid out on the table and the dust settles, I suspect it will be similar to what we have learned with cigarettes and cancer or HRT and cancer, but far more insidious and substantially more people. Weigh the risks. Don’t be lulled into complacency.

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    • Michael McLaughlin says:

      Vaccination is a concept of hope that has morphed to an addictive mindset promulgated and nurtured for profit, control, and subjugation of society by snakeoil salesmen.

      I wish the anti vaccine spokespersons would just bang their opponent with “Why do you think the neurotoxins in vaccines are safe for infants or anyone for that matter?” That’s all that has to be discussed. There is nothing left since neurotoxin is a poison by definition. Neurotoxins are substances that are poisonous or destructive to nerve tissue. http://www.toxipedia.org/display/toxipedia/Neurotoxins

      ALL the vaccines recommended for children contain aluminum neurotoxins which by definition are poisonous. Neurotoxins are substances that are poisonous or destructive to nerve tissue.

      Vaccines are an over 200 year old medical concept that is essentially throwing water on a grease fire. The reason we have skin is to keep foreign substances away from the complex processes that maintain and keep the body functioning normally. Every drug or vaccine side effect is the body becoming dysfunctional. If a child has a seizure after receiving a vaccine the “doctor” will say it’s normal and nothing to worry about. Normal? Pretty inane since pretty much all vaccine adjuvants are laced with aluminum neurotoxins.

      The human body is highly complex and synchronized .http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Human_body

      “At maturity, the estimated average number of cells in the body is given as 37.2 trillion. This number is stated to be of partial data and to be used as a starting point for further calculations. The number given is arrived at by totalling the cell numbers of all the organs of the body and cell types.[2] The composition of the human body shows it to be composed of a number of certain elements, such as Ca2+, Na+, K+, C, etc, in different proportions.”

      Swallowed/ingested snake venom is of little consequence/danger.
      Swallowed/ingested mercury or aluminum has FDA safety levels.
      Venom injected through the skin is very dangerous.
      Mercury or aluminum injected through the skin are not subject to the aforementioned FDA safety levels.

      It’s likely a billion or more to one that a vaccine of today, intended to interfere with your metabolism by overstimulating its immune system, will not harm you in any way. Just the presence of foreign matter, foreign chemicals, in a body controlled and given life by billions of chemical interactions SCREAMS insanity.

      Think of an automobile. Your body is much more complex. A billion times more? Many billions? Add a few drops of water to the engine or to the oil supply. The car would run just fine but the water would make its performance imperceptibly less than an identical car without the water. More water, less gas or oil and the performance may become discernibly less. Now the reason vaccines are so dangerous. Let the water, just a drop or so, somehow reach the car’s computer and the car’s performance can/may become erratic or just stop.
      Other than virus matter vaccines are chemicals that travel through your circulatory system without purpose.
      Round and round they go interfering with bodily processes that are the result of evolution. When they “arrive” bodily processes may go haywire trying to cope with their presence.

      One of the many bottom lines against today’s vaccines is that they are a relatively uncomplicated, one size fits all mixture of ingredients that never naturally enter the body through the skin. These relatively simple concoctions are presumptuously tasked to manipulate the complex task/process that is the human immune system. And, even more dire, the human immune system must contend with the intrusion of the ingredients of those concoctions. From formaldehyde to aluminum adjuvants used to overstimulate the immune system.

  29. David Abujudom III says:

    Gonna use same argument pro choice women use. This is my body leave it alone. You wanna vaccinate your F ING $!@#! Go right ahead as far as my family goes leave our bodies ALONE.


  30. littlemsmel says:

    Reblogged this on littlemsmel and commented:
    Very beautifully written and said. The truth in this paper cannot be avoided.

  31. drmom5 says:

    You forgot to mention that the immune system starts to develop antibodies in the 1-2 yr range. Giving shots to babies is just ‘to train the parents.’

  32. cdwilson says:

    When exposed to antigens (proteins on the cell membrane of bacteria or other “germs”, either in a vaccine or as a real infection, immune system cells called B cells bind to the antigens via antibodies expressed on their own cell membranes. Each antibody is usually capable of binding to only one specific antigen. There are many millions of different types of antigens already known – your body, at any given time, has only a few B cells capable of binding to a specific antigen. Once a B cell binds to an antigen, it divides, producing more B cells, as well as memory cells. The B cells produce many antibodies, which bind to the bacteria via their antigens and mark them for destruction. The memory cells have very long lifespans and remain in circulation for a long time after the infection has been dealt with. If the particular antigen is encountered again, these memory cells are able to immediately recognize it and multiply. This means that the infection is neutralized much more quickly the second time around. By exposing the immune system to antigens in the form of a vaccine, the memory cells are set up in advance of a potential infection. This is the specific mechanism that makes vaccines work. This is why the immune system remembers infections.

    Why do we bulk up antibodies as opposed to the other parts of the immune system? Because antibodies are the body’s targeting system. Unless a pathogen is tagged with an antibody, only some parts of the immune system will attack it. To avoid collateral damage (i.e. destroying your own cells when fighting disease) the more potent parts of the immune system (like T cells) are only unleashed when the appropriate targets have been marked. It’s like a modern military operation – the foot soldiers come in and suppress and mark targets for the heavier artillery

    So you are correct Jon, in stating that the body is capable of responding to an infection the first time is encountered. However, the speed and efficacy of the response on the first exposure is reduced – this gives the bacteria causing the infection/disease more time to multiply which ultimately leads to a more extensive, severe, and potentially fatal disease. I hope this helps alleviate some of your confusion expressed in the article.

  33. Crystal Calliou says:

    >”Vaccine-produced antibodies=health. Antibodies naturally produced by the body=illness.”
    No, first of all when testing for infection they are looking for HIGH levels of antibodies. Much higher than the levels you would have in your blood from previous vaccination. High enough to suggest that a full-blown infection is present. And antibody testing to determine the source of an infection is not 100%… it simply points the doctor toward a possibility he can then confirm. Oh, and no one said that antibodies of any kind =health. Antibodies mean present or developing immunity (like you get from a vaccine), and antibodies in very high numbers mean possible infection. There isn’t any contradiction at all.

    >”On what basis can we infer that bulking up antibodies, through vaccination, is enough?”
    How about the “basis” of decades of vaccine success? The eradication of smallpox? The near-elimination of whooping cough, measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox? The elimination of polio? I would say illness and casualty statistics from the past 75 years is a pretty good “basis”.

    >”Furthermore, why does the body need a vaccine in order to be prepared for the later invasion of germs?”
    It doesn’t – I can admit to that. We ARE naturally built to fight off disease. But personally, I LIKE the extra preparation a vaccine provides, because I’d rather see my kids suffer a needle poke than a horribly painful illness (horribly painful even if they DON’T have complications, I might add).

    >”It’s said that vaccination is a rehearsal for the real thing. But no need for rehearsal has been established.”
    Again, history of these illnesses CLEARLY establishes how useful the “rehearsal” can be. Incidence of the illnesses is down a hundredfold. When vaccinated people do manage to catch an illness they’re vaccinated against (which is rare), complications or death are unheard of. There are doctors that have never seen a case of measles or chickenpox. In what way does this NOT demonstrate the usefulness of the rehearsal?

    >”Why did it need the vaccination to teach it how to do what it naturally does?”
    The way YOU YOURSELF explained immunity, answers this question. Immunity comes from having the disease. After having beaten an infection once, the next time it shows up the body is able to fight it off without becoming ill because it can produce the antibodies so much more quickly and efficiently. Vaccination gives this same ability – WITHOUT the need to become ill the first time around.

    >”When all was said and done, were new cases of smallpox then diagnosed as meningitis? Was destruction wreaked by the vaccine then called AIDS?”
    WHAT? What sense does this make, at all? AIDS is diagnosed by immune system destruction AND the presence of the HIV virus. Nobody went around injecting people with live HIV virus. And I really don’t think I should have needed to point that out.

    >”Finally, vaccine advocates need to prove that substances in vaccines like mercury, formaldehyde, and aluminum, although classified as toxic when studied alone, are somehow exonerated when shot directly into the body through a needle.”
    This has been done over and over… a little bit of research will tell you the LEVELS at which each of these substances becomes toxic. The levels present in vaccines are thousands of times below toxic levels. There is more formaldehyde in breast milk. There is more mercury in a can of tuna. You don’t even need to read pro-vaccine literature to find this information – just read an encyclopedia, for crying out loud.

    >”these so-called experts won’t come out and engage in a serious debate about the theory and practice of vaccination. They refuse to.”
    I’ve seen lots of experts engage in debate and/or write well-researched articles to try to debunk the ridiculous anti-vax rhetoric. But I can understand why they might give up – SCIENTIFIC FACT doesn’t penetrate well through those tinfoil hats.

    I leave one final thought: I was reading an article on Cognitive Dissonance today (you know, just for something to do) and I found a paragraph that describes anti-vaxxers to a T when they are presented with scientific fact in support of vaccination.

    ” When inconsistency (dissonance) is experienced, individuals tend to become psychologically uncomfortable and they are motivated to attempt to reduce this dissonance, as well as actively avoiding situations and information which are likely to increase it.”

  34. Grace says:

    Something rather odd is happening in my area this year. Everyone I know who has had influenza or a cold, has been ill for up to three weeks, and the flu/cold is not clearing, even after antibiotics. However, soon after giving them a homeopathic remedy made from the Nasal Influenza vaccine which was given to primary school children recently, all the flu symptoms have cleared, sometimes within 24 – 30 hours.

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