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Opposites Day Gets Down and Dirty with the Swine
by Tantra Bensko

Here we are, potentially about to be told we have to take vaccines for the Swine Flu. It's nice the government is looking out for us.

Vaccines Help People Stay Well, Right?

"Official data shows that large scale vaccination has failed to obtain any significant improvement of the diseases against which they were supposed to provide protection" —Dr. Sabin, developer of Polio vaccine.1

The very premise for giving everyone vaccines, not to mention the Swine Flu vaccine, is backwards. Yet, propaganda about vaccines has persisted in order to keep selling the vaccines, throughout their history, in spite of even their own creators repeatedly saying they don't work.

Although perhaps there are some cases in which vaccines are helpful in the short run for one specific illness, they then make people lose their chance to be come immune to the next mutation of the illness, for example.

People who are skeptical about the facts about the weak usefulness of vaccines in our society point out that the nasty diseases of the past are for the most part gone. Because obviously, the vaccines got rid of them! But, in fact, they were already mostly gone well before the vaccines were brought into play.

The World Health Organization itself stated that rates of disease and death in Third World countries aren't improved by vaccination but by better cleanliness and nutrition.2

Deaths from diphtheria, TB, whooping cough, measles, typhoid, measles, rubella, and polio tetanus, and pertussis, etc. were declining far in the past, before vaccines for them began. This was due to better hygiene, water, and living conditions.3

A 1977 paper in the highly-reputable medical journal, The Lancet, by the Department of Community Medicine in the United Kingdom repeats the statistics found in so many other such documents, showing that "there is no evidence that vaccination played a major role in the decline in incidence and mortality in the trend of events."4

Vaccinations against smallpox were required in England in the mid- to late-1800's but without any noticeable decline in deaths from the disease resulting. Instead, while the vaccinations were being carried out relentlessly, there three disastrous epidemics.5

Nothing improved with the turn of the century. After 1905, a person was about as likely to die from the vaccine for smallpox as from the disease itself, which may even have been triggered by the vaccine in the first place.

Scientific American, writing in 1973, knew the score, specifying that "over 90% of all contagious disease was eliminated by vastly improved water systems, sanitation, living conditions and transportation of food." This, all a century before mass vaccinations.6

Dr. Archie Kalokerinos, MD is one of countless in the medical field who have come out wholly against vaccines. He says: "I found that the whole vaccine business was indeed a gigantic hoax. Most doctors are convinced that they are useful, but if you look at the proper statistics and study the instances of these diseases you will realize that this is not so . . . My final conclusion after forty years or more in this business is that the unofficial policy of the World Health Organization and the unofficial policy of the 'Save the Children's Fund' and ... [other vaccine promoting] organizations is one of murder and genocide. . . . I cannot see any other possible explanation. . . . You cannot immunize sick children, malnourished children, and expect to get away with it. You'll kill far more children than would have died from natural infection." 7

The 2006 Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews reported that 51 studies showed the flu vaccine working no better than a placebo in 260,000 very young children and a study in Archives of Pediatric and Adolescent Medicine concluded that the flu vaccines for youngsters had no effect on how many times they had to go for medical treatment.8

"We conclude that frailty selection bias and use of non-specific endpoints such as all-cause mortality have led cohort studies to greatly exaggerate vaccine benefits."9

In 2007, Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews looked at studies consulting 65,000 adults and found that vaccinations made only a six percent difference, cutting down the number of days off work due to illness by less than one day.

The Lancet and The New England Journal of Medicine Research and the American Journal of Respiratory and Critical Care Medicine are saying flu vaccines in the elderly, though they are being given increasingly, make no difference in pneumonia.10


1 See vaclib.org/basic/quotes.htm.
2 See vaclib.org/intro/intro3.htm.
3 See vaclib.org/sites/debate/Vaccines.html and Gubéran, E., "Tendances de la mortalité en Suisse", Schweiz. Med Wschr. 110, 1980, pp. 574-583. This statement is echoed exactly by Velvl Greene, PhD, MPH, "Personal hygiene and life expectancy improvements since 1850: Historic and epidemiologic associations", American Journal of Infection Control, August 2001, Vol. 29, No. 4, pp. 203-206.
4 Gordon Steward, "Vaccination Against Whooping-Cough Efficacy Versus Risks", The Lancet, January 29, 1977, pp. 234-237.
5 Lord E. Percy to Parliamentary question addressed by Mr. March, M.P., to the Minister to Health on July 16th, 1923
6 See vaclib.org/intro/intro3.htm.
7 Ibid.
8 See ktradionetwork.com/2009/07/29/vaccines-far-more-deadly-than-the-swine-flu.) 9 Scientists from The National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases, and the National Institutes of Health in Lancet Infectious Diseases, 2008.
10 See blogs.mercola.com/sites/vitalvotes/archive/2009/07/15/what-are-the-dangers-of-mandatory-swine-flu-vaccination.aspx.