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The vaccine wars

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Science  28 Apr 2017:
Vol. 356, Issue 6336, pp. 364-365
DOI: 10.1126/science.356.6336.364

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  • RE: The vaccine wars

    Immunization means protecting people. Vaccination means sticking them with needles. We could avoid some of the absurd fears of vaccines by saying immunize instead of vaccinate.

    Competing Interests: None declared.
  • RE: Overlooking child Inherited Real Risks, any discussion on vaccine side-effects and benefits is not scientific.
    • Sergio Stagnaro, Director, Quantum Biophysical Semeiotic Laboratory Research

    Before any vaccine injection, the physician has to know perfectly the Constituion-dependent, Inherited Real Risk of the children. Vaccine to healthy children is far different than that to individuals involved, e.g., by Autism Inherited Real Risk, by matrnl lineage. Referencewil be provided on Science request.

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  • RE:

    What is happening with pertussis vaccine?
    Despite six doses, “By June 16, the reported number of cases in Washington in 2012 had reached 2,520 (37.5 cases per 100,000 residents), a 1,300% increase compared with the same period in 2011 and the highest number of cases reported in any year since 1942” (CDC)
    “Now in the past decade we have seen a rise from that low to about 10-20 cases per 100,000…It’s the kind of numbers we haven’t seen since the mid-1950s so we are right back to the period before vaccines were introduced.” A Change in Vaccine Efficacy and Duration of Protection Explains Recent Rises in Pertussis Incidence in the United States Manoj Gambhir, Thomas A. Clark, PLOS Computational Biology, 2015
    “Vaccinated adolescents and adults may serve as reservoirs for silent infection and become potential transmitters to unprotected infants. The whole-cell vaccine for pertussis is protective only against clinical disease, not against infection. Therefore, even young, recently vaccinated children may serve as reservoirs and potential transmitters of infection.” (CDC)
    What is happening with mumps vaccine?
    In 2006 the CDC reported 6584 cases among well vaccinated students. Spain and France have also experienced thousands of cases among vaccinated.
    What is happening with chickenpox vaccine?
    Literature to-date indicates a relatively high rate of primary vaccine failure. Antibody titers fall during the first year post-vaccination. Prim...

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