In the United States, many legislators and public health officials are busy trying to make vaccines de facto mandatory - either by removing the parental / personal choice option from existing vaccine exemptions or by imposing unnecessary quarantine and fines on those who do not comply with the Centers for the Control of Vaccine Prevention Diseases (CDC). California officials are trying to ignore medical opinion about eligibility for vaccination, while New York officials are requesting the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine for children aged 6-12 months for whom safety and effectiveness "has not been established".
The United States has the highest infant mortality rate of all industrialized countries, with more American children dying at birth and in their first year of life than in any other comparable nation- -and more than half of those who survive develop at least one chronic disease.
American children would be better protected if these officials- - before imposing questionable and draconian measures- - they studied the results on child health in Japan. With a population of 127 million, Japan has the healthiest children and the highest "healthy life expectancy" in the world— and the least vaccinated children of any developed country. The United States, by contrast, has the most aggressive vaccination program in the world in both numerical and temporal terms, starting with pregnancy, birth and the first two years of life. Does this make U.S. children healthier? The answer is clearly no. The United States has the highest infant mortality rate of all industrialized countries, with more American children dying at birth and in the first year than any other comparable nation, and more than half of those who survive develop at least one chronic disease. Analysis of real-world infant mortality and health results show that vaccine policy in the United States is not a cure-all for American children.
Japan and the United States; Two different vaccination policies
In 1994, Japan abandoned compulsory vaccinations in public health centers in favor of voluntary vaccinations in medical studies, adopting "the concept that it is better that vaccinations are performed by family doctors who know their health conditions well". Japan has created two categories of non-mandatory vaccines: "routine" vaccines that the government covers financially and "strongly recommends" but not mandatory by state laws, and additional "voluntary" vaccines, generally to be paid. Unlike the United States, Japan does not ask for vaccination requirements for children entering kindergarten or elementary school. Japan also banned the "MMR" vaccine in the same time frame, due to thousands of seriously injured people over a four-year period - - resulting in an injury rate of one in 900 children, "over 2000 times higher than expected "." Initially it offered separate vaccines against measles and rubella following the abandonment of the "MMR" vaccine; Japan now recommends a combined measles and rubella (MR) vaccine for routine use, but still avoids "MMR". The mumps vaccine is in the "voluntary" category.
Here are the main differences between Japanese and US vaccination programs:
- Japan has no mandatory vaccination mandates, instead it recommends vaccines which (as discussed above) are "routine" (covered by insurance) or "voluntary" (self-paid).
- Japan does not vaccinate newborns with the hepatitis B (HepB) vaccine, unless the mother is positive for hepatitis B.
- Japan does not vaccinate pregnant mothers with the pertussis and acellular pertussis vaccine (Tdap).
- Japan does not administer flu vaccines to pregnant mothers or six-month-old infants.
- Japan does not oblige the "MMR" vaccine, instead it recommends an "MR" vaccine.
- Japan does not require the human papilloma virus (HPV) vaccine.
No other developed country administers so many doses of vaccines in the first two years of life [as in the United States].
conversely, the United States vaccination program (see Table 1) prescribes routine vaccination during pregnancy, requires the first dose of the "HepB" vaccine within 24 hours of birth - - although 99,9% of women in the state of pregnancy, after the tests, it is negative for hepatitis B, we proceed with 20-22 doses of vaccine only in the first year of life of the newborn. No other developed country administers so many doses of vaccines in the first two years of life. The "HepB" vaccine is injected into a newborn with an aluminum load of 250 micrograms, a neurotoxic and immuno-toxic adjuvant, used to provoke an immune response. There are no studies to support the safety of exposing children to such high levels of injected metal. In fact, the upper limit of the "FDA" for aluminum in intravenous fluids (IV) for infants is far less than five micrograms per kilogram per day (mcg / kg / day) - and even at these levels, the researchers documented the potential impairment of neurological development. For an average infant weighing 7,5 pounds [3,4 Kg.], The "HepB" vaccine has over 15 times more aluminum than the "FDA" upper limit for "IV" solutions. Unlike Japan, the United States supplies flu vaccines and "Tdap" to pregnant women (during any trimester) and children receive flu vaccines at six months of age, continuing every year thereafter. Manufacturers have never tested the safety of flu shots given during pregnancy, and the "FDA" has never formally authorized any vaccines "specifically for use during pregnancy to protect the baby."
Initially, Japan recommended the "HPV" vaccine, but stopped doing so in 2013, after serious health problems resulted in numerous lawsuits. Japanese researchers have confirmed a temporal relationship between vaccination against "HPV" and the development of diseases by vaccinated people.
Vaccine advocates in the United States claim that the United States' vaccination program is similar to that of other developed countries, but this claim has been verified to be incorrect. Most other countries do not recommend vaccination during pregnancy and very few vaccinate on the first day of life. This is important because the number, type and timing of exposure to vaccines can greatly influence their negative impact on the development of fetuses and infants, who are particularly vulnerable to toxic exposures and early immune activation. Studies show that activating the immune system of pregnant women can cause developmental problems in their offspring. Why pregnant women in the United States are advised to protect their developing fetuses by avoiding alcohol and mercury containing tuna, but are actively pushed to receive "Tdap" and flu vaccines that activate the immune system and that still contain mercury (in the vials multi-dose) and other untested substances? The relevant United States bodies have ignored these and other similar reports and not only continue to aggressively promote and even prescribe the previously optional HPV vaccine starting in pre-adolescence, but are now also promoting it in adulthood. The HPV vaccine produced by Merck has received accelerated approval from the "FDA", despite that half of all clinical trials report serious medical conditions within seven months [of vaccination].
"Best and Worst": two different infant mortality outcomes
The "CDC" considers infant mortality to be one of the most important indicators of a company's overall health. The agency is expected to take note of Japan's rate, which, with 2 infant deaths per 1.000 live births, is the second lowest in the world, second only to the Principality of Monaco. In comparison, almost three times the number of American children who die (5,8 per 1.000 live births), despite the huge per capita expenditure on health care for children (see Table 2). Infant mortality in the United States is behind 55 other countries and is worse than the rate in Latvia, Slovakia or Cuba.
If vaccines save lives, why do American children die at a faster rate and ... dying younger than children in 19 other rich countries - translated into a 57 percent higher risk of death before reaching adulthood ?
To reiterate, the United States has the most aggressive vaccination program in developed countries (administering most vaccines soon).
If vaccines save lives, because American children "die at a faster rate, and ... are dying younger" than children in 19 other rich countries - translating into a "57 percent higher risk of death before reaching adulthood "? Japanese children who receive the fewest vaccines - with no government vaccination obligations - grow to enjoy "long and vigorous" lives. International statistics on infant mortality and health and their correlation with vaccination protocols show the results that government and health officials are ignoring with great danger to our children. Of the 20 countries with the best world mortality outcomes, only three countries (Hong Kong, Macau and Singapore) automatically administer the "HepB" vaccine to all infants, based on the rationale that hepatitis B infection is highly endemic in these countries. Most of the other 17 developed countries, including Japan, give the "HepB" vaccine at birth only if the mother is positive for hepatitis B (Table 1). The United States, with its shameful classification of infant mortality no. 56, give the "HepB" vaccine to all four million babies born every year despite a low incidence of hepatitis B.
Does the United States sacrifice children's health for profits?
Merck, the "MMR" vaccine maker, is in court for "MMR" related fraud. Experts report the pharmaceutical giant that it has rigged its efficacy data for the mumps component of the vaccine to ensure continued monopoly on the market. The complainants' evidence gave rise to two separate court cases. In addition, a CDC expert said that the MMR vaccine increases the risk of autism in some children. Others reported that the potential risk of permanent injury from the MMR vaccine outweighs that of getting measles. Why do the "FDA" and "CDC" continue to approve the "MMR," problematic vaccine despite Merck's implications in fraud about the safety and efficacy of the vaccine? Why don't US government legislators and officials ask for a better alternative, as Japan did more than two decades ago? Why do cities and states in the United States force American children to administer Merck's "MMR" vaccine? Does the United States government protect children or Merck? Because US officials ignore Japan's exemplary model, which shows that the world's most measured vaccination schedule and "first-class sanitation and nutrition levels" can produce optimal results for children's health, best in the world?
A central principle of a free and democratic society is the freedom to make informed decisions about medical interventions involving serious potential risks.
This includes the right to be informed of the benefits and risks and the ability to say no.
The Nuremberg Code of Ethics established the need for informed consent without "any element of force, fraud, deception, excessive constraint or any other form of compulsion or coercion".
Forcing the "MMR" vaccine, or any other vaccine, to those who are not informed, or to those who do not consent, represents nothing less than a medical tyranny.
By Kristina Kristen, Guest Writer