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.
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.