Vaccines And The Immune System

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In what may be the most comprehensive review to date on adverse vaccine reactions, neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock has compiled a mass of evidence that repeated stimulation of the brain’s immune system causes it to break down with each successive series of vaccinations. The primary cause of this is vaccine adjuvants which are ironically added for just this purpose.

Harold E Buttram, MD and Catherine J Frompovich state the following:

“The human newborn comes into the world with residual antibodies from the maternal blood stream which, in the absence of breast feeding, would provide overall immunologic protection for about six months, and for measles up to 12 months. For those who do choose or are mandated to vaccinate, why not to vaccinate at five or six months of age rather than compromise and endanger an evolutionary system already in place? Otherwise the newborn immune system is largely rudimentary, requiring a series of microbe challenges to become fully functional, a process requiring two or three years. Without these natural challenges the immune system remains relatively weak and vestigial. This may be the reason that babies are always putting things in their mouths as an instinctive evolutionary trait similar to mammals in the wild.”

Vets regularly recommend vaccinating for Parvo at 6 to 8 weeks, an age when maternal antibodies are more likely to block the vaccine effectiveness than not. Ironically, the more susceptible the puppy, the earlier and more often it is vaccinated.

How Vaccines Damage the Immune System

The immune system is divided into two major classes: cellular immunity, located in the mucous membranes of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts and their respective lymph nodes, and humoral immunity, with production of antigen-specific antibodies by plasma cells in the bone marrow. The mucous membranes of the respiratory and gastrointestinal tracts are the primary sites of microbe exposure and entry into the body, so that cellular immunity has evolved as the primary immune defense system of the body, with humoral immunity playing a secondary or backup role.

Cellular immunity acts through the process of phagocytosis, which involves engulfing and destroying microorganisms and cellular debris, while the antibody-producing humoral system produces antibodies to fight disease. The cellular immune system normally plays a governing role in control of viral and fungal infections.

In general, the cellular and antibody-producing systems are complementary and interdependent. Now for a little science:

Both cellular and humoral immunities are governed by thymus-helper- lymphocytes (TH lymphocytes), the “T” referring to the thymus gland from which they are derived and the “H” referring to helper activity. Early in life, uncommitted or “naïve” TH lymphocytes are differentiated into either armed TH1 cells, which govern in cellular immunity, or TH2 cells, which govern in humoral immunity. It has been found that this differentiation has been profoundly affected by cytokines, which are produced by lymphocytes and which serve as chemical messengers.

The two cytokines, interleukin 12 and interferon gamma, promote and govern TH1 cells of cellular immunity, while interleukins 4, 5, 6, and 10 promote and govern TH2 cells of humoral immunity. Once one subset becomes dominant, it is difficult to shift the response to the other subset, as the cytokines from one tend to dominate the other.

What this means is that when vaccines are injected, they bypass the cellular immune system and instead stimulate the humoral system. This will tend to establish the humoral system in relative dominance over the cellular system, entirely the reverse of the natural immunologic scheme. This in turn results in a viral suppression of interleukin 12, on which the cellular system is largely dependent.

Consequently, current vaccine programs when practiced in young puppies may, in a sense, be turning immune systems inside out, with the humoral system being thrown into a dominant position for which it is physiologically unsuited.

Vaccine Efficacy and Safety

Due to widespread vaccination programs, the cellular immune system may be going through progressive atrophy from the lack of use of normal physiological processes. In humans, measles, mumps, rubella, and chickenpox of former pre-vaccine times challenged and therefore strengthened the immunity of both epithelial and endothelial tissues of the body and their associated organs.

Like coronovirus in dogs, vaccinations for chickenpox and mumps were totally uncalled for, as they were almost always benign illnesses that likely were serving a useful and positive role in priming and strengthening cellular immunity and response mechanisms.

Moreover, there is little support for the mass vaccination programs in humans. According to the Metropolitan Life Insurance Company, from 1911 to 1935 the four leading causes of childhood deaths from infectious diseases in the USA were diphtheria, pertussis (whooping cough), scarlet fever, and measles. Yet, by 1945 ,the combined death rates from these causes had declined by 95 percent before implementation of mass vaccine programs. According to a report in Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, July 30, 1999, improvements in sanitation, water quality, hygiene, and the introduction of antibiotics have been the most important factors in control of infectious disease in the past century. Although vaccines were mentioned, they were not included among the major factors.

Interestingly, research data indicate certain infectious diseases, e.g., pertussis, measles, and tuberculosis, had declined dramatically BEFORE the introduction of those specific vaccines.

Additional research data indicate 90 percent of those vaccinated for pertussis (1993, Ohio) contracted pertussis, whereas only 10 percent of those not vaccinated contracted pertussis.

For measles, 99 percent of those vaccinated against measles contracted the disease, whereas only 1 percent of the non-vaccinated contracted measles (1985, Texas).

Chickenpox generally was considered as a customary, non-life-threatening benign childhood disease up until the advent of vaccines. Nevertheless, data indicate that 97 percent of those vaccinated against chickenpox contracted it, whereas as only 3 percent of the unvaccinated contracted chickenpox (2001, Oregon).

Measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines were administered separately for a number of years in the U.S.A. with only slight increases in the incidence of childhood autism prior to the introduction of the MMR vaccine in 1978. It was only following the introduction of this triple vaccine that the incidence of childhood autism showed a sharp and dramatic increase.

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Dr. Harold Buttram states: “It was during the U.S. Congressional Hearings on vaccine safety (1999-December 2004) that gross deficiencies in vaccine safety tests were revealed, when officials of the FDA (Food and Drug Administration), CDC (Centers for disease Control and Prevention), and other government health agencies were unable to provide a single vaccine safety test that would meet with scientific standards, [23] a pattern that has changed little if any today.”

“It cannot be denied that today’s mandatory childhood vaccine programs are little more than blind experiments with the possibility of unthinkable and irreversible consequences for our children’s physical, mental, and emotional health in the future. The time is long overdue for a complete reevaluation of the current vaccine formulations and programs.”

Of course, the same concerns regarding childhood vaccination programs apply to animal vaccinations. Not only do vaccines disregulate the immune system, there are few studies on safety and efficacy (and even fewer in animals), and, in many cases, vaccination actually increases the risk of disease.

Dr. Buttram discusses the immune system and the impact vaccines have upon it in his book, A Commentary on Current Childhood Vaccine Programs, (ISBN: 1-891485-30-X), published in 2010 by the Philosophical Publishing Company, PO Box 77, Quakertown, PA. 18951.

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