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Informed Choices

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To make informed choices one must have information. I know this may sound obvious but I did not always realise that I was not informed. I thought I was. I grew up with the “information” that vaccines were safe. It was not until I believed that my child was harmed by a vaccine that I realised that I had never once seen any scientific data on the vaccines that I allowed my children to have. I had never once seen a medical insert or package leaflet for the vaccines, all I had ever seen was a glossy flier that the healthcare system had posted out to me.

If I had the opportunity to start out again I would ask the general practitioner (GP) for the medical insert or package leaflet to every vaccine that he was advocating for my child. I would then take those inserts home with me to study before I made any decisions about whether or not to give those vaccines. I would expect the GP to respect my decision to do this research, in fact I would expect him to think that I was a very responsible mother for doing the research. Oddly enough, this has not been my experience since I have started to do my research.

Do not be put off by the look of the medical insert or the wording which would appear to be written so as to cause difficulty in understanding it. It is good to remember that “side effect” is not some trivial inconvenience that only occurs rarely, which is exactly what I thought in the beginning. “Side effect” just means that it is not the main effect for which the vaccine or drug is being marketed, in reality it could be an effect that happens every bit as much as the main effect or more, we do not know because we are not told. Also remember that if the drug company is telling you of a side effect it is only because they are required to by law, so they are going to try to present to you any detrimental information to you in as confusing or light a way as possible; they want you to use their product, if you do not they are out of business.

The first thing you will see in bold print on the insert is “Read all of this leaflet carefully before you or your child receives this vaccine because it contains important information for you”. That’s a bit hard to do if you never receive it. It also says “As with any vaccine, (name of vaccine) will not protect 100% of those who receive the vaccine” but it does not say how many percent it does protect, why not? You would think that this would be the first bit of information that you would be told, if we are not told it we must assume that the protection rate is not that impressive, or unknown, in reality.

Now look at the listed side effects. You will see any number of conditions listed from fever to cardiovascular collapse. This is where you will want to have your computer open and start to google word definitions, because as you will see if you do so “cardiovascular collapse” means to me and you death which can sometimes be reversed or not. You see now that it would appear that the drugs company is hoping that the wording cardiovascular collapse will not upset you as much as the word “death”.

Now look at the amount of times that these side effects occur. They are listed as “most common“, “common“, “uncommon” and “rare“. We are told that “most common” side effects may occur with more than 1 in 10 doses of the vaccine. In other words if they can occur in more than 1 dose for every 10 given they can occur in all doses given. “Common” side effects may occur with up to 1 in 10 doses of the vaccine. So for every 10 doses of the vaccine given 1 person will, in all likelihood have one or more of these listed side effects. Also if there are five side effects listed here such as vomiting, diarrhoea, fever, rash, headache and five individuals get just one symptom each this would still be 1 in 10 as only one person got a headache, one person was vomiting etc. This is important because I always thought that if it said 1 in 10 people that only 1 person was effected where as in reality five people can be effected by the vaccine which in my opinion is half the people given the vaccine.   “Uncommon” side effects may occur with up to 1 in 100 doses of the vaccine. This is the same scenario as with common, at least 1 person in 100 will have one or more side effects but depending on how many side effects are listed you have the potential for a much larger number of people suffering a side effect. “Rare” side effects may occur with up to 1 in 1,000 doses of the vaccine. So 1 person out of every 1,000 will have one or more of the side effects listed and if there are say ten side effects listed the potential is for 10 people to have only one symptom each, so it is now really 1 in 100 people effected.

The next thing that I would look at on the vaccine insert is contraindications or what you need to know before you or your child receives the vaccine. For instance some vaccines should not be given if there is a history of epilepsy in the family, or if your child is allergic to any of the ingredients in the vaccine – thought I am not sure, as a parent, how I would possibly know if my baby was allergic to any of the ingredients prior to giving the vaccine. Then I would look for the list of ingredients in the vaccine. If there is not a full list of ingredients again get on the internet and search for that list because you will want to decide if you want to inject fomhaldehyde (an embalming fluid for the dead), DNA from chickens, monkeys, aborted human fetus’ (human diploid tissue is what it is nicely termed) and much more. A very good book for the list of ingredients in vaccines is “Vaccination Voodoo – What You Don’t Know About Vaccines” by Catherine J Frompovich.

Then I would look at the diseases for which the vaccines are being recommended such as measles. Measles was indeed a killer in the early 1900’s. In fact it killed between 10-12,000 people a year in the UK at the beginning of that century, however, by the 1960’s it was killing 100 people a year in the UK, a drop of 90% in deaths before a vaccine was introduced. An excellent book on the history of diseases for which vaccines are being offered is “Dissolving Illusions” by Suzanne Humphries, MD and Roman Bystrianyk. I would look at all the diseases and see what the risk of catching them and of death from them is.

Now I would look at what parents are saying about how vaccines effected their children. This is why I wrote my book “What if? I harmed my children” but there are many more parents talking on the internet about how their child was effected.

Now you have information on which to base your decision. You can now weigh up the risks of not vaccinating and catching the disease and the risks of vaccinating and suffering harm from a vaccine. You can also decide to vaccinate for some diseases and not others. Your body, or your child’s, your choice.

No matter what you decide it is a very good idea to start to look at “health” in general. Look at nutrition, what fuel you are giving yours or your child’s body to stay healthy, after all you would not put rubbish fuel into your car’s engine and expect it to preform optimally. If we feed our body a good wholesome diet it is going to be better able to cope with any illnesses that challenge its immune system.

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