A User-Friendly Vaccination Schedule

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Wed, 23 May 2007 10:38:50 GMT  <== Politics ==> 

Donald W. Miller, Jr. at LewRockwell.com - an MD who has not been indocrinated by the state's immunization religion explains how immnunization should be done. [root]

One consideration, which vaccine proponents do not address, is this: Could contracting childhood diseases like measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox play a constructive role in the maturation of a person's immune system? Or, to put it another way, does removing natural infection from human experience have any adverse consequences?


The viruses that cause measles, mumps, and chickenpox have infected countless generations of humans, akin to a rite of passage for each member of our species. Contracting these diseases strengthens both parts of the adaptive immune system (Th1 and Th2 ). Mothers who have had measles, mumps, and chickenpox transfer antibodies against them to their babies in utero, which protect them during the first year of life from contracting these infections. Vaccinations do not have the same effect on the immune system as naturally acquired diseases do. They stimulate predominantly the Th2 part of this system and not Th1. (Over-stimulation of Th2 causes autoimmune diseases.) The cellular Th1 side thwarts cancer, and if it does not become fully developed in childhood a person can be more prone to have cancer as an adult. Women who had mumps during childhood, for example, are found to be less likely to have ovarian cancer than women who did not have this infection. (This study was published in Cancer.) Could the fact that cancer has become a leading cause of death in children be a result of vaccinations? Only a randomized controlled trial can conclusively answer this question.


In summary, this is a vaccination schedule that I would recommend:

    1. No vaccinations until a child is two years old.

    2. No vaccines that contain thimerosal (mercury).

    3. No live virus vaccines (except for smallpox, should it recur).

    4. These vaccines, to be given one at a time, every six months, beginning at age 2:

      1. Pertussis (acellular, not whole cell)

      2. Diphtheria

      3. Tetanus

      4. Polio (the Salk vaccine, cultured in human cells)

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If one waits until the child

Submitted by jml1911a1 on Thu, 24 May 2007 00:29:52 GMT

If one waits until the child is 2yrs old, isn't the primary danger from infection of the listed diseases past? Wouldn't a child benefit from fighting these diseases in the same way they benefit from measles, mumps, etc?

(My 7-mo old daughter has yet to receive a vaccination, so I'm not being contrarian, just inquisitive.)

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Pertussis (Whooping Cough)

Submitted by on Thu, 24 May 2007 10:55:34 GMT

Pertussis (Whooping Cough) is the toughest one. It is most dangerous to children less than a year old. But so is the vaccine. The newer vaccine is less harmful than the old one, which was banned in Japan and Europe a long time back. But it still has a higher incidence of nervous system damage than other vaccines. Don't remember the details. The Chinese call Pertussis the 100 day cough. My son had it. It's not fun. Cough cough cough cough cough cough wheeze wheeze silence... please breathe in, please, please, finally an in-breath. For three months.

Tetanus (Lockjaw) kills 50% of the people who contract it. It's the one vaccine that I give my kids, and myself. But infants are pretty easy to protect from puncture wounds with rusty nails. So waiting until 2 years old shouldn't be a problem.

I don't know much about Diphtheria, but I think it's almost non-existent in the west.

Polio doesn't happen in America, except from vaccination. My homeopath told me that it is usually diagnosed as a cold, and that polio incidence went down sharply before the vaccine was introduced.

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Maybe this is a dumb

Submitted by jml1911a1 on Sat, 26 May 2007 01:02:57 GMT

Maybe this is a dumb question, but had your son received the vaccine prior to contracting pertussis? How old was he at the time?

(I have an 8 month old daughter who's yet to receive any vaccinations--that's why I'm curious.)

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He was not vaccinated.

Submitted by Bill St. Clair on Sat, 26 May 2007 11:51:00 GMT

He was not vaccinated. I think he was two. After the first year of life, pertussis isn't nearly as likely to cause permanent damage. In adults, it's a bad cough, but no big deal. No whoop.

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whooping cough

Submitted by Anonymous on Tue, 23 Sep 2008 17:51:55 GMT

Be grateful your child survived. I live in an amish populated state that does not vaccinate. Pertussis and measles run rapid through our community on a regular basis. I have a friend whose daughter died from pertussis at the age of 6 weeks. Because someone chose not to immunize. Its to bad her mom never got a chance to choose. Consider yourself and your family lucky. But dont take that luck for granted.

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