Brief History of Disease – How We Conquered Infectious Disease

Brief History of Disease – How We Conquered Infectious Disease

Medicine can be broadly categorized into two distinct groups; trauma and health. Western medicine is a product of wartime innovation designed to get soldiers back on the field as soon as possible. When it comes to trauma medicine, Western medicine is the undisputed champion. Health, on the other hand, is where Western medicine falls flat. Chronic degenerative diseases like cancer, heart disease, and obesity-related diseases, have continued their unprecedented explosion decade after decade with few medical interventions able to make any appreciable dent in their rise.

The 20th Century saw the greatest improvement in life expectancy in human history. Trauma played very little role in the low life expectancy of previous centuries, infectious disease being the greatest killer by a huge margin. The prevailing dogma is that we owe this elimination of infectious disease, and the subsequent rise in life expectancy, to the advancements of western medicine but is that the case?

“In general, medical measures (both chemotherapeutic and prophylactic) appear to have contributed little to the overall decline in mortality in the United States since about 1900 – having in many instances been introduced several decades after a marked decline had already set in and having no detectable influence in most instances.. it is estimated that at most 3.5 percent of the total decline in mortality since 1900 could be ascribed to medical measures introduced for the disease considered here (influenza, pneumonia, diptheria, whooping cough, and poliomyelitis).”

Abject Poverty

Previous centuries were characterized by abject poverty, child and sweatshop labour, malnutrition, cramped living quarters, and a complete lack of the basics of civilization that we take for granted. Most people lived in dilapidated tenements, often filled over capacity, infested with rodents, critters and with no running water. Everyone, including women and children, worked 12, 14, or even 18 hour days in dangerous jobs ranging from mines to manufacturing.

What little food was available was often contaminated, rotten, or diseased causing widespread illness among the population. Basic advances like pasteurization, safe food handling, refrigeration, electricity, and clean running water did not go into widespread use until the early 20th Century.

Breeding Grounds for Infectious Disease

“It is not strange that health improves when the population gives up
using diluted sewage as the principle beverage.”
Dr. Thurman Rice, 1932

Without sewage systems, water treatment, or adequate waste disposal systems city streets filled with sewage, dead animals, and human waste. Malnutrition, and overcrowding combined with this environment of filth to create breeding grounds for every type of infectious disease. Cholera epidemics, caused entirely by contaminated water pumps occurred regularly.

To solve the repeated cycles of epidemics cities across the west embarked on ambitious sanitation projects beginning towards the end of the 19th century and accelerating into the 20th century. Sewage drainage, water filtration systems, plumbing of clean water, and waste disposal radically transformed what had previously been breeding grounds for infectious disease into livable cities.

Eliminating Infectious Disease

All across the West, simultaneously, advancements in sanitation, hygiene and our understanding of nutrition decreased the rate of epidemics and their lethality. Further advancements like pasteurization, electricity, transportation, refrigeration, food inspection, water filtration, indoor plumbing, and a variety of other non-medical advances systematically reduced infectious disease everywhere that they rolled out.

The first real medical intervention for infectious diseases occurred with the invention of the first antibiotic, penicillin, in 1944. By then, infectious diseases had declined by more than 90% as a result of the myriad advances that had taken place on a civilizational level.

Today, everywhere on Earth that does not yet have these fundamental building blocks of human health, sanitation, hygiene, and nutrition, still suffer from epidemics of infectious disease just as the first world did in previous centuries. Human health is not achieved through medical interventions, but rather environmental interventions as has been thoroughly demonstrated and documented with the advance of western civilization.

This is an excerpt from a longer article covering the History of Disease at InformedConsent.Ca – Read More


Vaccine Efficacy – Are “immunized” and “vaccinated” synonyms?

Vaccine Efficacy – Are “immunized” and “vaccinated” synonyms?

Sleight of Hand

Safe and Effective™ is the mantra we’re all familiar with. When we’re told a medical product is effective there is an automatic assumption that it has been scientifically proven to treat or prevent what it was designed for. It’s this assumption that proponents of vaccination prey on, hoping the average person will simply take them at their word.

“…there have been no controlled trials adequately demonstrating a decrease in influenza disease after vaccination with FLULAVAL”  – FLULAVAL Influenza Vaccine Insert (Licensed in Canada)

This excerpt from the FLULAVAL monograph (insert) highlights what is a little known fact of the industry – vaccines are never proven to be effective at actually preventing any disease. Rather, they’re said to be effective if they can elicit a temporal antibody response which theoretically might offer some temporary protection.

The problem with the theory is that antibodies do not equal immunity. Some people with high antibody levels still get sick, while others with low antibodies do not. It’s at best, an incomplete theory of immunity that was developed a century ago. Seemingly every decade new breakthroughs occur in our understanding of the immune system and how it works with the crucial role of the gut biome only recently starting to be understood and factored into the equation of how immunity works.

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Effective Failure

The lack of actual effectiveness is evidenced by the fact that outbreaks in fully vaccinated populations occur regularly. The Pertussis Surveillance Report issued by the CDC in 2017 found 44% of the more than 4,000 cases occurred in people who had received all three vaccinations. This is far from an isolated event, as vaccine failures have occurred regularly over the decades and continue to this day.

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Vaccinations are not “effective” in the way the word implies, and are never proven to reduce the incidence of disease only to elicit an antibody response. When weighing the risks versus benefits of a medical intervention that has little if any demonstrable benefits, the allowance for risks should be minimal.

“My Doctor Knows Best.” – How much does he really know?

“My Doctor Knows Best.” – How much does he really know?

Doctors are supposed to be our most trusted source of information concerning the health of ourselves and our children. We trust that when they recommend a medical intervention that they fully understand the risks, the benefits, and the alternatives. We trust that they’ve spent years studying these topics and are able to make recommendations based purely on science. Unbeknownst to most people, doctors and even pediatricians receive very little education on vaccinations during medical school.

Beyond “vaccines are safe and effective”, the schedule to follow, recognizing immediate dangerous adverse events such as anaphylaxis, and how to coerce the ‘hesitant’ – doctors simply aren’t taught much about vaccines.

It’s for this reason that Informed Consent Network Canada encourages all citizens to Ask Your Doctor. This short list of questions is simple to answer for anyone who has spent the time researching the subject so we’re confident your well-studied doctor will have no troubles. These questions help form the foundation of informed consent which implies a full understanding of the risks, benefits and alternatives of treatment.

“Informed consent to medical treatment is fundamental in both ethics and law. Patients have the right to receive information and ask questions about recommended treatments so that they can make well-considered decisions about care.



Why are children experiencing an explosion in chronic illness?

Why are children experiencing an explosion in chronic illness?

Virtually every chronic disease has grown to epidemic proportions in our children. ADHD, allergies, autism, cancer, autoimmune conditions, diabetes, epilepsy, and the list goes on. With the dramatic rise of these chronic diseases happening over an infinitely small timeline in terms of evolution, the notion that the rise has been driven by genetics falls flat.

One in six children has a developmental disability indicating that something is affecting the neurological health of our children. Autoimmune conditions, ranging from eczema to arthritis tells us that something is causing our children’s immune systems to act out of order and inappropriately causing it to attack friendly cells inside the body. The prevailing medical dogma is that this rise in disease must be environmental and yet the majority of the industry refuses to look at one of the most obvious culprits – vaccination.

Following the 1986, Vaccine Injury Compensation Act, which provided vaccine manufacturers legal immunity for damage and death caused by vaccines, the vaccine schedule has more than tripled. In parallel to the rise of the number of vaccinations we’ve witnessed the greatest fall in children’s health in history.

In Canada, all types of allergies in children have increased six times since 1980. For more than a century, science has understood that repeatedly injecting foreign proteins (vaccination) reliably causes allergies.

In 1903, the French immunologist Nicolas Maurice Arthus published an eye-opening experiment (8): after the fourth subcutaneous injection of horse serum in rabbits, a local oedematous reaction occurred; after the fifth, it became purulent; and after the seventh gangrenous. In other words, an increased specific sensitivity followed repeated injections of a foreign protein that was primarily nontoxic.

The History of the Idea of Allergy

This fact underscores the importance of thorough, long-term safety studies for vaccinations. Not all adverse reactions will happen immediately but can appear over time especially in the case of autoimmune conditions. Informed Consent Network Canada demands that proper studies be conducted to prove vaccine safety. Until we stem the tide of chronic disease in children no stone, including vaccines, should be left unturned.

When the medical system is so clearly failing the health of our children, the fact that proper studies are not conducted on the vaccines we inject into children becomes much more distressing.


Are the unvaccinated at risk?

Are the unvaccinated at risk?

The discourse surrounding vaccines is emotionally charged and vitriolic on the part of zealous vaccination advocates. Anyone questioning vaccines in any way is said to be endangering children, condemning them to terrible diseases or even death.

Patients have the right to receive information and ask questions about recommended treatments so that they can make well-considered decisions about care.” – American Medical Association

Millions of parents over the past decades have chosen to exercise their rights not to vaccinate their children. With the alleged severity of these diseases and the necessity for vaccinations drilled into the public by health officials – there must be piles of unvaccinated victims. Knowing how zealous the media and public health officials are about promoting vaccination, one would assume they would parade unvaccinated victims on every major news network to remind everyone how dangerous non-compliance can be. Yet they don’t, where are the victims?

Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated

With almost no one vaccinated or unvaccinated dying from the diseases we routinely vaccinate for, the question becomes are we improving the health of our children? We are raising the sickest generation of children in history which is suffering from epidemics of nearly every chronic disease imaginable. In the face of such an epidemic, it would seem prudent to see what has been done differently over the past 30 or 40 years that has coincided with this disastrous rise in chronic disease.

One of the most obvious changes was the more than tripling of the vaccination schedule following the 1986 law that provided legal immunity to vaccine manufacturers. Despite evidence of harm, vaccines appear to be the only environmental change over the past decades which is verboten to question.

A recently published study found that kids who were vaccinated had a far higher incidence of developmental delays, asthma, and ear infections.

“Conclusion: In this study, which only allowed for the calculation of unadjusted observational associations, higher ORs were observed within the vaccinated versus unvaccinated group for developmental delays, asthma and ear infections. Further study is necessary to understand the full spectrum of health effects associated with childhood vaccination.”

This study reinforces the findings from Pediatrician Paul Thomas, author of The Vaccine-Friendly Plan, who has a natural experiment ongoing in his pediatric practice featuring three groups of patients, unvaccinated, vaccinated on a delayed schedule, and vaccinated according to the CDC schedule.

Appendix E
A team of researchers has been reviewing and tabulating the health outcomes 2,230 children over age two and under age seven who were patients at my clinic, Integrative Pediatrics, from June 2008 (which is when my clinic first opened) to February 2015. We are in the process of compiling this data for a retrospective study approved by the Western Institutional Review Board. We are examining the incidence of autism, developmental delays, hospitalization a, infectious diseases, and sick visits. The following data is preliminary but serves to answer one key question: Does Dr Paul’s Vaccine-Friendly Plan help reduce the incidence of autism?

Patients were divided into three groups as follows:

Group 1: Following Dr Paul’s Vaccine-Friendly Plan:
These children were either born into my practice of established care by the two month well-baby visit. They did not get the birth or the infant hepatitis B vaccine. If they got the hepatitis A vaccine, it was after age two. If they got the MMR and the chickenpox vaccines, it was at or after age three.
There were 1,098 children in Group 1.

Group 2: Unvaccinated: Because of parental choice, these children had no vaccines.
There were 238 children in Group 2.

Group 3: Other/Most Vaccinated: Though there was some individual variability, many children in Group 3 were vaccinated according to CDC guidelines.
There were 894 children in Group 3.

Group    Total    Autism    ASD Rate
    1        1,098       0               0
    2         238         0               0
    3         894        15            1/60

Using the previous CDC autism rate of one in fifty, we would have expected approximately twenty-two cases of autism in Group 1, but there were no autism or ASD (autism spectrum disorder) diagnoses.

We would have expected to have approximately four cases of autism in Group 2, but there were no autism or ASD diagnoses.

We would have expected to have approximately seventeen cases of autism in Group 3, and there are fifteen autism/ASD diagnoses, which mirrors the national average. This data demonstrates with a high level of statistical significance that the Vaccine-Friendly Plan – as well as not vaccinating at all – was associated with less autism/ASD.

Demand the Science

Proponents are quick to argue that the “science is settled” on vaccines despite the fact that vaccines undergo the least rigorous scientific study of all approved drugs. Unlike all other drugs approved for human consumption, vaccines are the one class of drugs that are not required to undergo randomized double-blind placebo-controlled trails which are the gold standard for proving safety and effectiveness. It’s for this reason that we must demand comprehensive study of the total health outcomes of vaccinated versus unvaccinated populations.

Imagine having a product that is so safe, so effective, that so definitively improved health – but were afraid to run proper studies to prove it.

Vaccine Safety – Is The Science Settled?

Vaccine Safety – Is The Science Settled?

Governments, the pharmaceutical industry, and our health officials repeatedly claim that vaccines are the first pharmaceutical drug that is universally safe. We’re consistently told that the “science is settled” and that time for debate is over. But is science really settled?

At Informed Consent Network Canada, we’ve catalogued hundreds of studies showing adverse events resulting from vaccination. The toxicity and risks involved with vaccine ingredients. The fact that unlike all other pharmaceutical drugs, vaccines are the only type of drug that isn’t required to undergo randomized double-blind placebo-controlled study to prove safety and efficacy.

Arguably, vaccines have the least settled science in all of medicine. They have the least rigorous study, for the shortest periods of follow-up of any drug. Vaccine safety is far from being established. In the United States, as many as 50,000 adverse events are reported to their national Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). A study funded by the US Dept. Of Health and Human Services found that just 1% of all adverse events are actually reported to the VAERS system which means the true number of adverse events could be in the millions every year.

Worse yet, vaccines are not as effective as they are reported to be. In fact, “effective” is not even used in the literal sense for vaccines, but rather the theoretical sense. Throughout history and up until today outbreaks consistently occur in vaccinated populations highlighting the common issue of vaccine failure.

With the effectiveness of vaccines in question, and the safety of vaccines having never been established – to suggest that the science is settled defies rationality.

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