This is Polio. It mainly affects CHILDREN under the age of 5. There is no cure. As recently as 1988 there were 350,000 that’s THOUSAND cases a year. 5 to 10% of people with polio die. IT KILLS people, CHILDREN by paralyzing them. Suffocating them. Causing their organs to slowly stop working. Some countries still see hundreds of cases a year. Since the US began using an higher potency vaccine in 1987 cases in our country have dropped OVER 99%. Hundreds of thousands of people are alive and NOT malformed because of the vaccine. Thanks to the Polio vaccine The Americas were declared Polio free in 1994, in 36 (that’s THIRTY-SIX) Western Pacific countries (China, Australia, etc) in 2000, in all of Europe in 2002, and in India as of 2014.
Polio is not a disease to fuck around with. Vaccines are not some government conspiracy to sterilize or control the populace.
This Diphtheria. It is caused by a bacteria which releases toxins into the areas infected. In 1980 there were an estimated 100,000 cases. In 2013 it resulted in an estimated 3,300 DEATHS (down from 8,000 in 1990.) It is airborne. It kills 5 to 10% of the people it infects and was first described by doctors in the 5th century BCE. It causes coughing, swelling, blockage of breathing, lesions, cardiac arrhythmia, paralysis, heart failure and death. It can travel through the blood and infect other organs as well. 40-50% of people who are not treated will die.
Earlier this year a 6 year old boy who had not been vaccinated died from Diphtheria.
The diphtheria vaccine has led to a 90% reduction in cases globally.
This is Pertussis, aka whopping cough. It is HIGHLY infectious. It can cause people to cough so hard that they vomit, break ribs and become exhausted just from the coughing. Children under 1 very often don’t cough, they just stop breathing. The disease was first described in the 16th century. It kills an estimated 2% of the babies (children under one) it infects. In 2013 it killed an estimated 61,000 people, almost all were children and most were under the age of THREE MONTHS. The CDC reports that it saw an 18% INCREASE in pertussis infections in 2014. In 2012 Pertussis was acknowledge to be at epidemic levels in 3 US states, despite the vaccine having been available since 1940, and studies available showing it is actually more effective against more severe strains of Pertussis.
And here’s a first hand account of Pertussis.
This is Measles. It is a highly infectious airborne disease. Nine out of ten unprotected people who are exposed to measles will contract it. While it’s mostly annoying its complications can include pneumonia, bronchitis, corneal ulceration, and brain inflammation. In the 1920s the death rate for those infected was 30%. Today in countries or areas with malnutrition or poor health care (issues which do affect 1% of US citizens) the death rate is 28%. As recently as 2013 Measles was the most easily prevented cause of death on the planet. Measles deaths were reduced by 78% in UN countries with vaccine plans. In 2006 there were 66 reported cases of measles in the Americas. In 2014 there were 3,100 cases of measles reported in the Americas. In 2015 the US saw its first death from Measles since 2003.
Here is the personal account from author Roald Dahl, whose oldest daughter died of measles in 1962.
This is Mumps, a viral disease that causes painful swelling of the parotid glands. Complications include pancreatitis, infection of the brain covering, permanent deafness, and painful swelling of the testicles which can cause sterility. Mumps is highly infectious and is spread by contact or respiratory droplets (snots, spit, etc). There is no blanket treatment for mumps. The vaccination has led to a 90% decrease in mumps cases. Before vaccinations were widely available there would be outbreaks every 5 or so years. Mumps has been described by doctors as far back as the 5th century BCE. Two doses of the vaccine are enough to give a person a life long immunity. In 2012 the CDC reported 229 cases of mumps in the US. In 2013 there were 1,151 cases of mumps in the US.
This is Rubella, or the German measles. It is usually mild, with complications including bleeding problems, testicular swelling and inflammation of the nerves. However if a woman contracts rubella early in her pregnancy she risks miscarriage, stillborn, or the baby being born with congenital rubella syndrome. The prognosis for infants with CRS is poor and issues include eye problems (including cataracts), ear problems (including deafness), heart and brain problems. While rubella is considered eradicated in the US there are still 100,000 cases of CRS each year elsewhere.
This is Varicella, aka chicken pox. An airborne virus known mostly for causing an annoying itchy rash, it can also cause pneumonia, inflammation of the brain and bacterial skin infections. Before immunizations the number of varicella cases per year was close to the number of people born per year. The varicella vaccine, like many others, protects better against the more severe strains. One in 60,000 cases results in death, with 7,000 deaths reported in 2013. Infections in pregnant women can spread to the placenta and fetus resulting in skin disorders, brain damage, eye damage, neurological damage, severely underdeveloped toes and feet as well as bladder, anal and sphincter deformities. Varicella can also be lethal to adults with immunosupressive diseases, such as cancer and HIV.
This is Hepatitis B, a disease spread though infected bodily fluids that affects the liver. Many people have mild or no symptoms at first. HepB can lead to a chronic infection which can cause cirrhosis and liver cancer. 15-25% of people who develop chronic HepB die of these complications. And estimated 240 to 320 MILLION people suffer from chronic HepB infections. Of these 750,000 die each year. Of those 300,000 are from liver cancer.
This is how my mother died in 1989. I was 9.
HepB has been preventable by vaccine since 1982. It became part of routine childhood vaccination recommendations in 1991. The HepB vaccination is most effective in children, offering 95% of children immunized protection.
Vaccines are chemical warfare AGAINST the microscopic things trying to kill us. They are our shield against diseases which do not fuck around. They are not government conspiracies to sterilize or control or sicken us. They are the hard work of a hundred years of scientists trying to protect, mostly children, from an early painful death.
It’s really easy these days to fall for the anti-vax theories because when is the last time you saw someone with a disease like this? Chances are you haven’t, ever, in your life. It’s easy to think of chicken pox as that itchy thing you had when your were a kid, or polio as something that happened back when pictures were still black and white. But they aren’t.
If you are looking for something small and mysterious that is harming and even killing people, something “toxic” some might say, then look to the viruses and bacteria that are and have been trying to eat us and kill us throughout the entire history of our race.