STATE OF THE
"It always amazes me when highly respected
journals ...are willing to publish articles [arguing that] passive
protection conveyed by the mother is .. less effective than a
by Sherri Tenpenny, DO
We are seeing an escalating epidemic of late onset
autism. Indiana schools now have autism rates thirty times
those of only twelve years ago.
The number of autistic clients
at centers run by the California State Department of
Developmental Services (DDS) increased 273 percent from 1987
In the four years since then, the cases
have close to doubled again, and the latest quarterly
numbers show they are continuing to explode at a record rate.
Two- thirds are children under age 13.
districts all say they're also being inundated with Asperger's
Yet Congressman Dan Burton says that
whereas AIDS research annually gets almost $1 Billion, and
diabetes over $60 Million, autism merits less than $12
One hundred years ago, children
received 1 vaccine (the smallpox vaccine). Forty years ago,
children received 5 vaccines routinely (diphtheria, pertussis,
tetanus, polio, and smallpox vaccines) and as many as 8 shots
by 2 years of age.
Children now receive 52 vaccines,
in the form of 15 shots, by the time they are 6 months of age
if they receive all the recommend shots, including the Prevnar
pediatric pneumonia shot.
Vaccines contain THIMERSOL
(mercury), MSG, aluminum, formaldehyde, sucrose and
phenoxyethanol, which is antifreeze, among many other things.
Thimerosal, a vaccine ingredient, is nearly 50% mercury.
Mercury is a NEUROTOXIN.
EPA 'safe' levels
are: .1 microgram per 1.0 kilogram of body weight per day.
Vaccines contain 12.5 to 25.0 micrograms of mercury, and a
'well baby' visit can see your child have between 50 and 62.5
mcgs of MERCURY injected into their bloodstream.
CDC (US) has found a trend linking autism to mercury laden
Thimerosal is a registered pesticide with
the Department of Pesticide Registration of the Environmental
of Birth: Hepatitis B Contains 12 mcg mercury which is 30
times above the 'safe' level
At 4 Months: DTaP and HiB
on same day These contain 50 mcg mercury which is 60 times
above the 'safe' level
At 6 Months: Hep B, Polio These
contain 62.5 mcg mercury which is 78 times above the 'safe'
At 15 Months, the child receives another 50 mcg
mercury which is 41 times above the 'safe' level.
levels of mercury during critical stages of development have
been associated with neurological disorders in children
including ADD learning difficulties, Autism and speech delays.
Wonder why we have an epidemic of these conditions? As of
2001, up to twenty-four vaccines are recommended from birth to
Passive protection conveyed by the
mother is dismissed as less effective than a vaccine.
However, much research clearly documents that more protection
is conferred through breast milk than through artificially-induced
antibodies. Breast milk contains large quantities of secretory IgA,
lysozyme-secreting macrophages, and both T- and B-lymphocytes. The
lymphocytes release of gamma interferon, migration inhibition
factors and monocyte chemotatic factors, all of which strengthen the
intrinsic immune response of the infant. 
In addition, the protection provided by breast milk is not
short-lived. There is evidence that the enhanced protection it
provides lasts for years. In addition, concentrations of
antibodies found at six weeks of lactation are the same levels as
those at six months, so any amount of breast-feeding contributes to
immune enhancement. 
Children less than 2 years of age are considered to be more
susceptible to infections by H. influenza type b and Streptococcus
pneumoniae bacterium, both major causes of otitis media and invasive
bacterial diseases. Although the infant's immune system may be less
capable of "mounting a response" to the polysaccharide cell walls of
the bacteria than an adult's immune system,
infection can again
be offset by breast milk.
Components within the milk have been found to inhibit both
colonization and tissue adherence. [4,5] The premise that conjugate
vaccines are essential for the protection of an infant omits this
Vaccine-specific antibody protection is considered to be the
cornerstone of vaccination success. In all studies published on
vaccines, "efficacy" is considered to be the development antibodies.
When vaccines are given together, the combination is considered
"effective" if both antigens generate an antibody response at least
equal to the response seen if a single antigen vaccine is given
However, is this an antibody response a valid presumption of
Even experts in the field admit that they don't know. During
a discussion regarding the approval of yet another acellular
pertussis vaccine, a panel member said,
".A basic question is: Is antibody correlated with
protection? In the year 2000, we don't really know which antibodies
protect, let alone exactly what level of an antibody protects."
Another panelist went on to say, "The protective mechanisms [of the
immune system] are not understood. Is it antibody or is it cell
mediated or some assessment of memory that can occur in response to
The Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP)
discloses this regarding the pertussis vaccine, "The findings of
efficacy studies have not demonstrated a direct correlation between
antibody response and protection against pertussis
Antibody studies are only useful to compare immune responses
elicited between similar vaccines. Efficacy studies to measure
clinical protection conferred by each pertussis vaccine have not
been done. 
Therefore, antibodies apparently mean nothing.
The H. flu vaccine has been found to have high avidity in
vitro. This means that there is a high affinity of attachment
between the antigen and the antibody. However, "the contribution [of
this] to clinical protection is unknown." 
Again, "efficacy" as defined by the development of antibodies
apparently means nothing in relation to disease protection.
Therefore, using the antigen binding capacity of the immune system
and its ability to create an antibody response as a measure of
safety, also means nothing.
The concept that 10,000 antigens could theoretically be
uneventfully into the blood stream of either an infant
or an adult defies logic and is a blatant disregard for mechanisms
of human physiology.
By injecting a vaccine into the body, the first four lines of
normal immune defense are by-passed:
Gut lymphoid tissue
This abnormal introduction of
pathogens and adjuvants into the blood stream does not "trick" the
immune system: it contaminates it.
And contaminate it we do. Children now
receive 52 vaccines, in the form of 15 shots, buy the time they are
6 months of age if they receive all the recommend shots, including
the Prevnar® (the pediatric pneumonia shot.) That is because each
viral or bacterial particle contained
in the vaccine elicits an
So, the measles, mumps and rubella vaccines are three
separate vaccines. The injectable polio vaccine (IPV) contains three
strains of polio, thus it is three vaccines. And this overwhelming
amount of biological material does not include the adjuvants, which
can included MSG, aluminum, formaldehyde, sucrose and
phenoxyethanol, which is antifreeze, among many others.
The potential for disaster looms as multiple live and
attenuated viruses are combined during multiple vaccinations on the
same day. In a study reported in Science Magazine, two avirulent
herpes viruses were simultaneously injected in the footpads of mice.
Many (62%) of the mice that had received equal doses of each virus
died while none died that had received up to 100 times the diluted
dose of just one virus.
Eleven recombinant viruses were isolated from the dead mice.
Three of these isolates were lethal when injected into the next set
of mice. This study demonstrates that in vivo, two avirulent viruses
can recombine with deadly results.  If two vaccine antigens can
cause a serious outcome when given simultaneously, then what about
"only 123-126"? Or 10,000?
Once again, a "ground breaking" medical study has drawn media
attention by posting conclusions that are not supported by facts.
Stating that an infant has a large capacity to respond to antigens,
i.e. create an antibody response, does nothing to allay reasonable
fears and doubts by investigative parents.
Any "thinking doctor" should recognize this "study" for what
it is: another opportunity to spread the mantra of "safe and
effective" vaccines. Perhaps in this way we won't question the more
than 200 vaccines that are currently in development or resist the
more than 20 that are anticipated to become part of the childhood
vaccination schedule by 2010.
A "thinking parent" might conclude that, "if the immune
system is that strong, why do we need to vaccinate at
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