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by Louise Kuo Habakus
Can individual rights endanger public health?
Thanks to social media, I’m running into people I haven’t seen or thought about in decades. A couple weeks ago, a former Bain colleague, who also happens to be a medical doctor, stumbled on my Facebook post about the “Jail ’em!” USA Today opinion piece and wrote:
The issue is finding a balance between protecting individual rights and ensuring public health. It’s a difficult balance for sure. If public health resources are used to provide vaccination at minimal to no cost, do the unvaccinated demand resources to treat the preventable diseases they contract. In general as a nation we have stood for the preservation of individual rights unless the pursuit of those rights endangers someone else. Is this not a similar situation?
Well, he asked! Here’s how I responded (with some links and edits added for clarity).
Hi, Jim. What you wrote sounds so reasonable…
There are a number of assumptions embedded in your statement, including:
Vaccines are effective. Vaccines are safe. The unvaccinated contract disease because they are unvaccinated. The unvaccinated endanger others.
This isn’t the right forum for a conversation but here are some thoughts and as I offer at the end of my comments, I’d be really happy to discuss further:
#1: VACCINES ARE EFFECTIVE
The case for vaccination is predicated on a non-event. No matter what representations are made and attributed to vaccines, there is absolutely zero proof in the form of true evidence-based medicine — we’re talking about the very clear ways that we make scientific claims — that they have saved any lives let alone the millions claimed.
People have the right to vaccinate themselves and their children. If you believe that vaccines work and you are comfortable with the risk/benefit tradeoff, then it is your prerogative to get them.
It is very clear, however, that vaccine failure happens more often than we care to admit. I can share dozens of examples. Here’s one from the American Journal of Public Health:
It is accepted that vaccine-induced “immunity” as defined by antibody response wanes over time. If vaccine-induced herd immunity is valid, then why aren’t adults mandated to receive the same vaccines as children? Isn’t this an illogical form of discrimination?
#2: VACCINES ARE SAFE
The feds compensate for vaccine injury and death
Vaccines are not safe. They cannot be “greened.” The federal government compensates families for catastrophic injury and death caused by vaccines via the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program because it acknowledges vaccine injury is very real.
Look up any vaccine and see just a fraction of injuries and deaths associated with vaccination. These are reported through the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System, which the public can access through Medalerts.org. Most doctors do not know what vaccine injury looks like. They also do not know that they are required report to VAERS because penalties are not enforced.
Vaccine makers have near blanket liability protection
Vaccines are so dangerous that manufacturers sought and received near blanket liability protection via the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine injury Act, thereby eliminating the only real consumer protection in place that motivated industry to make safer products.
Vaccines are legally classified as unavoidably unsafe. How many people is it ok to sacrifice to something that can’t be proven? Is it ok for healthy children to die or be injured in service of a theoretical idea that they must protect the weak and immunocompromised?
Maybe kids are supposed to get childhood diseases
What are the ramifications of preventing children from contracting and resolving infectious disease when it’s most benign?
Remember when kids used to get chickenpox? I had chickenpox Everyone born before 1958 is assumed to be immune to measles because they, in all likelihood, had the disease as children. Measles is deadly, you say? We are the victims of historical revisionism. These and others were benign diseases for the vast majority, a childhood rite of passage. We know they offer protective effects that last through adulthood. There is a deep intelligence in the varied ways we interact with our environment.
Why do adults refuse vaccination?
How many shots have you gotten? How many recently? All of them?
I’d like you to consider getting the entire childhood schedule given to babies by age 2… of the 70 doses of 16 vaccines given to children to age 18, half of the doses are given by 15 months of age. Will you do that? I’ve never met anyone who would. Why do you think that is?
Parents want more science
Vaccine safety tops the list of health priorities for parents. Vaccines have never been studied as they are given, simultaneously and cumulatively, starting on the day of birth, over time, compared to an unvaccinated control group. Never.
Take a look at page 9 of Merck’s M-M-R II package insert:
Routine administration of DTP (diphtheria, tetanus, pertussis) and/or OPV (oral poliovirus vaccine) concurrently with measles, mumps and rubella vaccines is not recommended because there are limited data relating to the simultaneous administration of these antigens.
How about just one shot? Find me the studies that justify our government’s policy of neonatal Hep B vaccination on day 1 of birth. My colleague, market analyst and author of the Belkin Report, Michael Belkin, has been trying to get this data, via FOIAs, for over 10 years. His first baby died at 5 weeks of age following her 2nd Hep B shot.
There’s a lot more
Here’s a recent Fearless Parent Radio podcast on adventitious agents and chronic illness to keep you up at night — with host Sayer Ji and author Judy Mikovits, PhD.
For more, Google the keyword vaccine with any of the following: contamination, human fetal DNA fragments, serotype replacement, antigenic competition, glyphosate and aluminum, tumorigenicity and neoplastic cells as vaccine substrates.
#3: PEOPLE CONTRACT DISEASE BECAUSE THEY ARE UNVACCINATED
We love to scapegoat the unvaccinated. But the idea that only the unvaccinated harbor specially virulent germs that infect others is absurd, unscientific, and unsubstantiated. We are not alive because of vaccination. We have more germs on us and in us than cells in our bodies by a factor of at least 10x. We come from bacterial soup and we’re only just beginning to mine the intelligence of the human microbiome and our various microbiota… let alone understand the role of retroviruses in the human genome.
Man’s hubris, that we can target a few strains via injection of a cocktail of animal and human biologics and effect a kind of immunological free lunch with manageable downside risk, fabricate an epidemiological tall tale that vaccines create the same kind of herd immunity that we see in the natural contraction and resolution of disease, remove the right to sue product manufacturers, allow drug companies to conduct their own shockingly inadequate safety and efficacy trials, and then start vaccinating babies starting on the day of birth with ever increasing numbers of shots (three-fold since you and I were kids) and mandating them as a condition of day care and school admission is frankly beyond outrageous.
That’s not any kind of evidence-based medicine.
#4: THE UNVACCINATED ENDANGER OTHERS
The idea that the only plausible reason that people contract infectious disease is because someone didn’t get vaccinated is convenient, yes, but it’s also facile, flawed, and dangerous.
Vaccines wear off. Millions of adults do not get vaccinated. Vaccine failure is very real. We administer live virus vaccines to millions of children every year. We know that transmission via close personal contact through viral shedding occurs.
Why does anyone get sick? Why do some people get sick and others don’t?
It’s about the host not the germ.
Maybe the question we should be asking is…
Can public health endanger individuals?
We know that vaccination can cause harm and death to some who receive them. We just don’t know in advance who is susceptible. Is it acceptable for our government to mandate vaccination with full knowledge that it means a death sentence for some people?
Every life matters — the child with cancer who cannot be vaccinated… the thousands of people who die following vaccination… the baby who will never reach his full, God-given potential because of vaccine injury. This is why people must have choice for themselves and parents must have choice for their children.
Your statement about the unvaccinated demanding resources to be treated really surprises me, Jim, particularly because you’re an MD. Do you believe that the only people deserving of treatment are ones who embrace a top-down, one size fits all, standard of care treatment as defined by… bureaucrats? Do you believe that obese people are not entitled to receive care for the preventable diseases they develop? How about lazy people?
My best friend from high school is a pediatrician. I work closely with many medical doctors. I know that you spent less than 1 day in medical school studying vaccines. I know that most education about vaccines today comes from drug companies.
If you really care about this topic and you want to dig in, I’d love to engage with you, share information, introduce you to some of my colleagues. But if you want to repeat pat, unexamined propaganda statements from industry, organized medicine, government, or media then my Facebook page probably isn’t the place for you to hang. I hope you choose the former.
Louise Kuo Habakus is the bestselling author of Vaccine Epidemic and founding director of two non-profits: Center for Personal Rights andHealth Freedom Action.. She is the founding director of Fearless Parent™, lead host and producer of Fearless Parent Radio, and mom of two. Louise was a Bain consultant and a C-level executive in the financial services industry. Louise holds two degrees from Stanford University. She is on the advisory boards of GreenMedInfo and The Documenting Hope Project.