Vaccination Myths

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Vaccination Myths
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Fri, 11-06-2009 - 11:55pm

VACCINATION MYTH #1:


"Vaccines are safe..."


...or are they?

The Federal government VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System) was established by Congress under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Compensation Act of 1986. It receives about 11,000 reports of serious adverse reactions to vaccinations annually, which include as many as one to two hundred deaths, and several times that number of permanent disabilities. VAERS officials report that 15% of adverse events are "serious" (emergency room trip, hospitalization, life-threatening episode, permanent disability, death). Independent analysis of VAERS reports has revealed that up to 50% of reported adverse events for the Hepatitis B vaccine are "serious." While these figures are alarming, they are only the tip of the iceberg. The FDA estimates that as few as 1% of serious adverse reactions to vaccines are reported (3,4),, and the CDC admits that only about 10% of such events are reported.(5) In fact, Congress has heard testimony that medical students are told not to report suspected adverse events.(6)

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Registered: 04-09-2008
Sun, 11-08-2009 - 10:38pm
I always loved this. And thank Love for pointing out the point of anti-freeze. This is one area which I believe gets many individuals into a position of being seen hokey in trying to prove a point regarding ingredients. It's a complete disregard once this terminology is brought

Rands

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Registered: 06-16-2009
Sat, 11-07-2009 - 1:38am

I just wanted to note 2 mistakes that I noticed.


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