By Steven Reinberg/HealthDay Reporter
Each year, some 45,000 Americans die from diseases that could have been prevented by vaccines, health officials said Thursday.
Despite this, the number of American adults who get needed vaccines remains low, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
“There were some modest increases in coverage, but for very few vaccines,” said Dr. Carolyn B. Bridges, associate director of adult immunization at the CDC and co-author of the report. “Coverage is much lower than we would like to see it.”
The data was published in the Feb. 3 issue of the CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report.
According to the report, 2010 (the latest year covered by the report) saw only a small increase in the rate of uptake for just three vaccines.
The rate of the tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis (Tdap) vaccination increased 1.6 percent, to 8.2 percent. Tdap includes protection against pertussis, also known as whooping cough. Among whites aged 60 and older, use of a vaccine that protects against shingles rose more than 5 percent to 16.6 percent.
Never before have so many parents and carers had such extensive opportunity to independently access vaccine information from several sources.
Never before have so many realised that nobody, including the medical establishment has the monopoly of truth.
Many more have noted that a great deal of serious research in medical journals, including peer reviewed studies, is unreliable, biased and strongly influenced by the pharmaceutical industry.
Many more parents and carers, especially those who have vaccine injured children have studied vaccines for hundreds of hours, even for years, and know far more than the average doctor. Many ask questions and are unimpressed and frustrated because doctors lack the competence to provide adequate answers.
Many more know that there is no reason why vaccination should be done “for the common good” because vaccine induced herd immunity is a myth.
Many more know that infectious diseases declined before introduction of mass vaccination programs. Many know that infectious diseases have been known to increase due to mass vaccination programs.
Many more know that the vaccinated risk acquiring the disease from the vaccine which is supposed to protect them.
Many more know that the vaccinated can and often do infect the unvaccinated by secondary transmission /shedding.
Many more know that the decline of infectious diseases is largely a result of improved living conditions, clean water, good nutrition and therefore stronger immunity.
Many more know that even vaccine manufacturers do not know the complete list of ingredients because unexpected discoveries are made a long time after vaccines have been on the market. Examples are SV40 in the polio vaccine which has been suspected of causing thousands of cancer cases and will possibly do so in generations to come; pig DNA in rotavirus vaccine; recombinant (gene manipulated) HPV DNA in Gardasil, the consequences of which may be horrific.
There is no incentive for vaccine manufacturers to investigate for substances in vaccines which may present negative health effects.
Many more know about the suffering of many thousands who are vaccine injured and about their fights to be believed and for compensation.
Many more realise that there is widespread corruption regarding promotion of vaccines and other pharmaceuticals.
Many more are aware of the close networks between the pharmaceutical industry, politicians, health authorities, doctors and the media.
Never before have parents and carers been so aware of the practice of the widespread manipulation of statistics, especially concerning those regarding vaccine safety.
It is most understandable that the number of people who have investigated and who criticize vaccines is increasing.