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Why You Should NOT Vaccinate!
by Pat McKay
Author of REIGNING CATS & DOGS
An Informed Choice
Russell Swift, DVM
Article dated October 19, 1995
Vaccines are the best known attempt by conventional medicine to practice preventive care. Unfortunately, they are devastating to the immune system and are a major cause of chronic disease.
The United States government has acknowledged the fact that many children suffer permanent brain damage after being vaccinated. They have even set aside funds to compensate families who incur such a tragedy. They claim the benefits outweigh the risks. Homeopaths have been espousing the dangers for decades.
Veterinarians are very aware of the damage they do. Upon examining the medical records of a pet with chronic health problems, I often find that the symptoms first appeared within three months of receiving their "shots."
Common sense should make any thinking person concerned about the negative affects of immunizations. Who could think it is safe to inject several mutated viruses and/or bacteria directly into the body? This bypasses all of the primary defense systems, e.g. skin, mucus, tears, saliva, gastric juices, etc. These organisms are absorbed directly into the blood stream and lymphatic system without the body receiving its usual early warnings from the primary systems.
The body is hit with a barrage of foreign substances including antibiotics, preservatives and adjuvants (chemicals designed to irritate the immune system thereby "increasing" the protective response). It should come as no surprise that many animals and people cannot withstand such an attack without sustaining damage.
Studies have shown that vaccines can be immunosuppressive for sometime after administration. Yet, vaccines are often administered to sick individuals.
In addition, modified live vaccines result in shedding of mutated organisms into the environment, thereby, exposing others. I believe that vaccines disturb the healing force of the body so severely that they can cause everything from allergies to cancer in susceptible individuals. Recently, mainstream veterinary researchers and specialists have published articles on vaccine-related skin problems and tumors. Maybe they are catching on at last.
Why are vaccines so popular? One reason is that we have been sold a bill of goods when it comes to their safety and effectiveness. The medical community and drug companies have convinced everyone that vaccines were the main reason for the end of the polio epidemic as well as a number of other diseases. As a matter of fact, the polio epidemic was ending BEFORE the vaccine was introduced. After routine immunizations began, the number of cases went up. The epidemic ended without vaccinations in some countries. In other countries, polio did not exist until vaccination began to "protect" the population.
If we review history, we find that better sanitation and hygiene are responsible for ending most epidemics. There is another reason for the popularity of vaccines. They are a multi-billion dollar industry. Veterinarians generally rely on immunizations for a large percentage of their income. This is why most continue to vaccinate pets annually despite the fact that published research state that there is no medical evidence to support the idea that annual boosters are necessary. Many vets are afraid of being sued if they don't give the vaccines according to "accepted" protocols. Recent conventional medical research recommends reducing those vaccines given to puppies and kittens dramatically as well.
What are the options? At least, parents and pet owners should be given the opportunity to make an informed choice. They should be told that while vaccinating may prevent acute disease, it will increase the risk of allergies, arthritis, cancer, etc. Pet owners need to be informed that no evidence at all exists to support the practice of "boostering" annually.
My personal opinion is that homeopathy and proper nutrition can prevent disease better than vaccines without the dangers. History is on my side. In the late 1800s, homeopathy was extremely effective in treatment and prevention of cholera and typhus, whereas conventional medicine was a dismal failure. Some things just don't change!