(Natural News) Those in favor of vaccines, including government mouthpieces like the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), insist that these medical interventions carry very few side effects, and that the benefits far outweigh any risks. Nonetheless, the public at large is never really given the opportunity to make that assessment individually, because those who try to warn others about the dangers of vaccines are dismissed as conspiracy theorists.
Despite this, as noted by the Global Research Centre, there are at least four areas of concern when it comes to vaccines: autism, Alzheimer’s disease, aluminum and autoimmune disorders.
When parents report that their cognitively normal children have started exhibiting disturbing changes in behavior after a vaccine and have been diagnosed as autistic, there is often a media backlash and insistence that the parents are talking rubbish.
However, Health Impact News reported that despite the medical community’s “hear no evil, see no evil” attitude, there are no fewer than 49 scientific studies confirming a link between vaccines and autism. And those studies stretch all the way back to 1943, when a Dr. Kanner noted that 11 children became “withdrawn, uncommunicative and displayed … odd behaviors” – a group of symptoms later referred to as “autism” – after receiving the smallpox vaccine.
Representative Dan Burton, addressing the House Oversight Committee Hearing on Autism held in Washington D.C in 2012, noted, “We have gone from one in 10,000 children with autism to one in 88. It is worse than an epidemic, it is an absolute disaster.”
Natural News reported in 2015, that neurological diseases like Alzheimer’s are striking people at an increasingly young age, and that the researchers involved in a study published in the journal Surgical Neurology International, referred to the number of such diagnoses as “almost epidemic.” They noted that these numbers have increased so quickly that environmental factors must be to blame.
In a study published in the Journal of Alzheimer’s Disease in 2010, researchers reviewed 100 prior experimental and clinical studies looking at the effects of mercury on cells, animals and humans. They found that long-term mercury exposure produced many of the same changes seen in Alzheimer’s disease, including confusion and impairments to memory and cognitive function.
“Mercury is clearly contributing to neurological problems, whose rate is increasing in parallel with rising levels of mercury,” researcher Richard Deth said. “It seems that the two are tied together.”
Until the mid-1980s, children received only four vaccines that contained aluminum – now, they routinely receive 17. Aluminum is added to vaccines as an adjuvant to increase their long-term effects. While this element is common in nature, it is now found in a dizzying array of cosmetics, baking products, deodorants, baby formulas, etc., in addition to the multiple vaccines to which it is added.
Dementia and Alzheimer’s are now the leading causes of death worldwide, having overtaken heart disease as the world’s foremost killer. A study published in the Journal of Trace Elements in Medicine and Biology found a solid link between exposure to aluminum and the development of Alzheimer’s disease.
“We now show that some of the highest levels of aluminium ever measured in human brain tissue are found in individuals who have died with a diagnosis of familial Alzheimer’s disease,” noted Professor Christopher Exley, one of the study’s authors. “This new research may suggest that these genetic predispositions to early onset Alzheimer’s disease are linked in some way to the accumulation of aluminum (through ‘normal’ everyday human exposure) in/ brain tissue.” [emphasis added]
Upwards of 10 percent of the population in developed lands like the United States suffer from one of over 100 autoimmune disorders, which include rheumatoid arthritis, multiple sclerosis, lupus and certain thyroid diseases, among others.
Autoimmune diseases cause the production of proteins called autoantibodies which make the immune system mistakenly attack its own organs, tissues and cells.
Vaccines can prompt autoantibody production through a mechanism called “molecular mimicry.” As explained by Israeli researchers in a new review article in Cellular & Molecular Immunology, significant similarities between the pathogenic antigens contained in a vaccine and human proteins in the person receiving the vaccine can lead to immune “cross-reactivity” and “evolve into an autoimmune process targeting the…self-proteins.”
So, no matter what a doctor or friend may tell you, there really are serious causes for concern which need to be weighed carefully before inflicting vaccines on our children.