Varicella Side Effects

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The vaccine side effects for chicken pox far outweigh the dangers of the common childhood disease. I can remember all of my 10 siblings having the illness back in the 1950’s along with all of our neighbor’s children. When we were growing up, it was considered our “passage into adolescence” and was not feared. The death rate for chicken pox had dropped just like tuberculosis, scarlet fever, pertussis and measles due to improved sanitation, improved nutrition (better distribution of fruits and vegetables) and improved water supply from 1900 to 1940’s. By the 1950’s it was no longer the health threat it used to be. I was perplexed when they came out with the vaccine because it was for most, a benign illness that helped build the immune system.

Although it can be a serious illness and certainly not fun, I never heard of anyone dying from the illness while growing up. Out of my five un-vaccinated children whom all got the chicken pox, I had one son who had it very hard and was pretty ill for about a week. I know first-hand how disruptive the illness can be for the family. Yes, chicken pox is an inconvenient illness, but not life threatening for most children. It is only dangerous for those who are immune compromised. If the vaccine protected us as implied, this vulnerable group of kids would perhaps benefit from the shot. That is not the case. Statistically, there are outbreaks of chicken pox in highly vaccinated populations calling for concerns of efficacy. It is a live virus vaccine that carries risk for the whole family and has never been tested for long-term safety.

If one looks carefully, you will discover that the vaccine was designed for the employers and the working mothers who didn’t want time lose at work. You will also discover it is a financial windfall for the vaccine makers. Let us look deeper into the known side effects since the vaccine was introduced in 1995.

Sept. 2005: New research published in the International Journal of Toxicology (IJT) by Gary S. Goldman, Ph.D., reveals high rates of shingles (herpes zoster) in Americans since the government’s 1995 recommendation that all children receive chicken pox vaccine. Dr. Goldman’s findings have corroborated other independent researchers who estimate that if chickenpox were to be nearly eradicated by vaccination, the higher number of shingles cases could continue in the U.S. for up to 50 years; and that while death rates from chickenpox are already very low, any deaths prevented by vaccination will be offset by deaths from increasing shingles disease. Another recent peer-reviewed article authored by Dr. Goldman and published in Vaccine presents a cost-benefit analysis of the universal chicken pox (varicella) vaccination program. Goldman points out that during a 50-year time span, there would be an estimated additional 14.6 million (42%) shingles cases among adults aged less than 50 years, presenting society with a substantial additional medical cost burden of $4.1 billion. This translates into $80 million annually, utilizing an estimated mean healthcare provider cost of $280 per shingles case. Gary S. Goldman, Ph.D. served for eight years as a Research Analyst with the Varicella Active Surveillance Project conducted by the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services (LACDHS). The project was funded by the CDC. Dr. Goldman, Ph.D., currently serves as founder and Editor-in- Chief of the peer-reviewed medical journal Medical Veritas (www.MedicalVeritas.com). He recently authored five manuscripts concerning varicella, herpes zoster, and capture-recapture published in the European journal called Vaccine.

March 1998: The National Vaccine Information Center reported that three (3) short years after the vaccine was licenses there were over 6,574 adverse reports to the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) with 82% were from people who got the vaccine only. The VAERS data has lead to the addition of 17 adverse events to the manufacturer’s product label since the vaccine was licensed for use in 1995, including secondary bacterial infections (cellulitis), secondary transmission (infection of close contacts), transverse myelitis, Guillain Barre syndrome and herpes zoster (shingles). Congressional Records prove that only 10% of all adverse events get reported! That is proof that the vaccine manufactures do not study the vaccine well enough before releasing it on an unsuspecting public.

It is this researcher’s opinion that there are benefits to allowing our children to get this infectious illness. The focus should be on how can we support the human body as it gets exposed naturally in life to these beneficial illness that build natural life-time immunity! We must not be arrogant enough to think that we can eliminate or manipulate this world of natural occurring infections. I believe these natural infections will insure a healthier human race in the long-run. I believe the vaccines side effects are far worse than the illness.

We can enhance immunity through good nutrition, healthy lifestyle, the use of vitamins and minerals and supportive therapies such as chiropractic for improved nervous system and immune system function and development. Only when we as a nation change our attitudes about healthcare will we see the changes needed to insure our national health. That requires more personal responsibility and a shift of consciousness which I believe is taking place.

I will leave you to ponder one of my favorite quotes:

“The significant problem we face cannot be solved at the same level of thinking we were at when we created the problem.” Albert Einstein