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Sometimes you read what our medical experts have to say and you wonder why we listen to these folks.
Offit is one of them.
You had better start thinking for yourself.

Anecdotal case reports and uncontrolled observational studies in the medical literature claim that vaccines cause chronic diseases such as asthma, multiple sclerosis, chronic arthritis, and diabetes. Several biological mechanisms have been proposed to explain how vaccines might cause allergic or autoimmune diseases. For example, allergic diseases might be caused by prevention of early childhood infections (the "hygiene hypothesis"), causing a prolongation of immunoglobulin E-promoting T-helper cell type 2-type responses. However, vaccines do not prevent most common childhood infections, and large well-controlled epidemiologic studies do not support the hypothesis that vaccines cause allergies.

  And just what are these "large well-controlled epidemiologic studies"? I am sure that you never studied casein (milk) allergy and the casein in DTaP which is given at 1-2 months of age.  Or how about a soy allergy study? Soy is an ingredient in the Pneumococcal Conjugate vaccine given to babies at 2 months of age.

And what about the deadly peanut allergy? It is a protected trade secret that peanut oil is used so I guess we don't need to study the effects....  What allergies did you study? I know you studied asthma (Asthma is probably due to medicines that have nasty side effects that are exactly like asthma....)  And I suppose you studied hay fever. Where are you food allergy studies? I suppose you took a vaccine that doesn't contain any egg ingredients and tried to relate it to egg allergy? -bfg  

Autoimmune diseases might occur after immunization because proteins on microbial pathogens are similar to human proteins ("molecular mimicry") and could induce immune responses that damage human cells. However, wild-type viruses and bacteria [It is interesting that "wild-type viruses and bacteria" can contaminate vaccines. But you are saying that wild viruses and bacteria also cause autoimmune diseases but you don't say that vaccines are not responsible! - bfg] are much better adapted to growth in humans than vaccines and much more likely to stimulate potentially damaging self-reactive lymphocytes. Consistent with critical differences between natural infection and immunization, well-controlled epidemiologic studies do not support the hypothesis that vaccines cause autoimmunity.

 [Your "well-controlled" studies have some major flaws. They don't prove what you say they do. And you should list them. - bfg]

Flaws in proposed biological mechanisms that explain how vaccines might cause chronic diseases are consistent with the findings of many well-controlled large epidemiologic studies that fail to show a causal relationship. ...

Antibiotics that are used during vaccine manufacture include neomycin, streptomycin, polymyxin B, chlortetracyline, and amphotericin B. Only neomycin is contained in vaccines in detectable quantities. However, immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions to the small quantities of neomycin contained in vaccines has not been clearly documented. Although neomycin-containing products have been found to cause delayed-type hypersensitivity reactions, these reactions are not a contraindication to receiving vaccines. 

[So, neomycin causes immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions which are documented.... but we haven't bothered to CLEARLY document it. It also causes a DELAYED-TYPE of reaction but we haven't bothered with studying that at all so that makes it safe? And this guy believes he follows scientific evidence-based thinking? Ignore what evidence you have and make sure that no one looks for any more evidence - I guess that is the new scientific method.-bfg]

Parents should be reassured that quantities of mercury, aluminum, and formaldehyde contained in vaccines are likely to be harmless on the basis of exposure studies in humans or experimental studies in animals.

[since when does "likely" mean "actually"??? - bfg]

Although severe anaphylactic reactions may occur rarely after receipt of vaccines that contain sufficient quantities of egg proteins (eg, influenza, yellow fever) or gelatin (eg, MMR), children who are at risk for severe infection with influenza can be desensitized to influenza vaccine, and gelatin-specific allergies are very rare. Immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions to neomycin or yeast proteins have not been clearly documented and remain theoretical.

[No studies about the other food proteins in the vaccines, we only look at immediate-type hypersensitivity reactions not delayed-type, studies are based on exposure studies of individual toxins and not having all these things mixed together and repeated injected into a babies as though it is the same thing..... dang, how can anyone question this man's scientific thinking??? Well, you'd better start!!! - bfg]
PEDIATRICS Vol. 112 No. 6 December 2003, pp. 1394-1397
Addressing Parents’ Concerns: Do Vaccines Contain
Harmful Preservatives, Adjuvants, Additives, or Residuals?
by Paul A. Offit, MD and Rita K. Jew, PharmD

Owners Manual for the Human Body - Immunization

It is known that children who cannot produce antibodies in their blood (agammaglobulin) nevertheless recover from diseases such as measles and still have long-term immunity. People with no antibodies have been found who are extremely resistant to diseases, while other people have developed diseases to which they already had high levels of antibodies. Official U.S. military records show that highly immunized personnel manifest a mortality rate from diphtheria four times higher than that of unvaccinated civilians.

It is now clear that the body needs no 'help' of the sort provided by immunization; that antibodies in the bloodstream are not required to protect the body; and that immunization can cause immune suppression, permanent nervous system damage, growth stunting and even death. There is also strong evidence that immunization can actually cause the diseases it was meant to prevent. This view has gained powerful support from the writing of a report commissioned by the Canadian International Development Agency (CIDA) from Dr. Raymond Obomsawin in 1992.

In his detailed report, Dr. Obomsawin found that the idea of induced immunity was an illusion founded on:

Dr. Obomsawin found that a positive impact of immunization on public health has never, repeat NEVER, been substantiated in any unbiased study. Rather, immunized people have repeatedly fallen ill to the disease that they were vaccinated against, and epidemics are statistically MORE numerous in more heavily vaccinated groups (studies in Gambia, Brazil and Taiwan). Estimates by 'experts' on the degree and severity of adverse reactions have been woefully wrong, and serious damage and even fatalities have gone unreported, preventing a true assessment of the value of immunization.

Repeatedly, statistics and reports have been manipulated in an attempt to show the effectiveness of vaccination. The best known case involves the famous Salk polio vaccine (which Dr. Salk refused to allow to be given to his children). This massive program is held up as a shining example of the effectiveness of vaccination, yet the statistical evidence shows that polio was on its natural cyclic downturn at the time of the introduction of the vaccine in 1956. In one of the rare double-blind tests ever done on a vaccine, the group receiving it had 200 cases of polio reported, while the control group had none. Polio disappeared in Europe in the middle Fifties about the same time as in America, yet there was no program of mass vaccination there.

Some scientists are now postulating that vaccination irreparably weakens the child's immune system. These same scientists theorize that mass inoculation is responsible for the widespread escalation of autoimmune, degenerative and allergic conditions amongst those subjected to vaccination as children. A further disturbing trend is the increasing coercion placed upon parents to force them to have their children subjected to this massive invasion of their bodies. The weight of state sanctions against parents is totally unconscionable, especially when the true dangers of immunization have now been laid bare in this report. (CIDA refused to publish his report, so Dr. Obomsawin published it with his own funds to alert the public). Now that we know that vaccination offers no protection against disease

BY DR. SAUL PRESSMAN, DCh Plasmafire intl 1997

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