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.
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.
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.