A couple months ago, we published an article on Italy’s plans to make specific vaccinations mandatory for all children in schools (you can read it here). This means that any parent who doesn’t want their kid to be vaccinated and refuses them will not be able to send their child to school.
Italy’s decision was in response to their recent increase in measles outbreaks, as reported cases of measles rose fivefold across the country in April compared to the same month last year, according to the National Health Institute.
Well, we’re now experiencing a similar situation with Italy’s neighbour, France.
Starting in 2018, parents in France will be legally obligated to vaccinate their children against 11 diseases. Compared to France’s current mandatory vaccinations, of which there are only three (diphtheria, tetanus, and polio), the difference is dramatic.
This begs the questions: What risks will these new vaccines pose, and how can French parents actually protect their children?
France Is Making These Vaccines Mandatory
Starting in 2018, France will be making eight more vaccines compulsory: measles, hepatitis B, influenza, whooping cough, mumps, rubella, pneumonia, and meningitis C. That’s right, France plans to make an influenza vaccine, otherwise known as a flu shot, mandatory for all children.
The government attributes this sudden regulation of such a strict regiment of vaccines to an “epidemic of measles in France.” There have been more than 24,000 cases of measles in France between 2008 and 2016 (though only 10 of these cases resulted in death).
This change likely won’t be pushed through without a fight from the public. Last year, a survey sent to 65,819 individuals found that France was the most skeptical country in the world about vaccines. An astonishing 41% of the participants in France disagreed with the statement “vaccines are safe,” in comparison to only 13% on average throughout the rest of the world (source).
Their concerns don’t come without good reason, as tons of studies have found correlations between specific vaccines and the ingredients within them to different illnesses, negative reactions, and in many cases, death.
Around 75% of the population already gets the MMR vaccine, and because vaccinations do not ensure full immunization, there’s no telling if increasing that percentage will actually help this. Plus, herd immunity doesn’t necessarily work that way. For example, according to the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, as low as 40% of the population would need to be vaccinated in order for herd immunity to be achieved. Nevertheless, France is still using this argument to support their upcoming policy change.
”Today, in France, measles reappears. It is not tolerable that children die from it: 10 have died since 2008. Since this vaccine is only recommended and not mandatory, the coverage rate is 75 percent, whereas it should be 95 percent to prevent this epidemic. We have the same problem with meningitis,” France’s Minister of Health, Agnès Buzyn, said.
Related CE Article: Physicians In France Join Growing List of Countries That Question Vaccine Safety
How Does Herd Immunity Really Work?
Herd immunity, or community immunity, is a theory stating that a pattern of immunity amongst a group of individuals should lead to a decline in incidence of infection. This term is often associated with the pro-vaccine movement, as it’s said that the more individuals vaccinated in a given population, the less likely that population is to spread disease. Contrary to popular belief, there are actually many holes within this argument.
First of all, herd immunity can be achieved without the use of pharmaceuticals. There is a significant difference between naturally-occurring immunity and vaccine-induced immunity. For starters, when immunity occurs naturally, it lasts a lifetime, whereas vaccines can only really protect you from anywhere between two and ten years.
Naturally-occurring herd immunity takes time to appear in a population. For example, when measles first enters a population that has never been exposed to it before, herd immunity is zero. Measles can be transmitted from person to person, so it’s easy to imagine how quickly it could spread during the pre-vaccine era.
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Fast-forward a few years, to when measles has circulated the general population a few times, and natural exposures will eventually lead to long-term immunity. It’s pretty incredible to think that our bodies can adapt and evolve just to keep us healthy. The developing immune system contracts a disease, mounts an immune response, resolves the illness, and is left with lifelong immunity to a specific virus.
Essentially, it wasn’t uncommon at the time for someone to get it, get better, and then be immune to it for the rest of their life. Death via measles was rare, which remains true to the present day, yet people largely attribute this to vaccination. The truth is, measles vaccine failures have been documented for a quarter of a century around the world (though many go unreported). One study even found that individuals who had been vaccinated twice for measles could still contract the virus. You can read more about that in a CE article we published about it here.
Dr. Russell Blaylock, an American neurosurgeon and author, explains:
That vaccine-induced herd immunity is mostly myth can be proven quite simply. When I was in medical school, we were taught that all of the childhood vaccines lasted a lifetime. This thinking existed for over 70 years. It was not until relatively recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines lost their effectiveness 2 to 10 years after being given. What this means is that at least half the population, that is the baby boomers, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, at least 50% or more of the population was unprotected for decades.
What Are the Dangers of These Vaccines?
There are many risks associated with the vaccines France plans to make compulsory. Let’s take a look at the MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine. First of all, the correlation between vaccines and autism is very real, and has actually been proved in regards to the MMR vaccine. A study published by Dr. Brian Hooker, PhD, in the peer reviewed journal Translational Neurodegeneration, found up to a 340% increased risk of autism in African American boys receiving the Measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine. You can read more about this specific study in our CE article here.
The Italian court itself has actually recognized that the MMR vaccine has caused autism in the past. In one case, the Italian Health Ministry admitted that the MMR vaccine specifically caused autism in a 9-year-old boy. You can read more about that case in our CE article here.
A paper published in 2012 by Dr. Stephanie Seneff, Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, argues that severe adverse reactions to the chemicals (like aluminum) within vaccines are linked to life threatening conditions that are associated with the heart and brain. The paper goes on to argue that there is a relationship between autism and acute adverse reactions to vaccinations, particularly in regards to the MMR vaccine.
As Dr. Seneff explains:
Using standard log-likelihood ratio techniques, we identify several signs and symptoms that are significantly more prevalent in vaccine reports after 2000, including cellulitis, seizure, depression, fatigue, pain and death, which are also significantly associated with aluminum-containing vaccines. We propose that children with the autism diagnosis are especially vulnerable to toxic metals such as aluminum and mercury due to insufficient serum sulfate and glutathione. A strong correlation between autism and the MMR (Measles, Mumps, Rubella) vaccine is also observed, which may be partially explained via an increased sensitivity to acetaminophen administered to control fever. (source)
If there’s any aluminum present in these vaccines — it’s not in the MMR vaccine, but is added to most others — that could present many issues. A paper published by Professor Christopher Shaw and Dr. Lucija Tomljenovic of the University of British Columbia showed that vaccines with aluminum adjuvants increase the risk of developing autism, autoimmune diseases and neurological problems later in life. A demonstrated neurotoxin, aluminum is the only approved adjuvant in the U.S. Its use presents the risk of brain inflammation, autoimmunity, and other adverse health consequences. (source)
A study published in the International Journal of Medicine revealed that flu vaccines may result in inflammatory cardiovascular changes and increase risk for serious heart-related events, like a heart attack. The study states:
Together with an inflammatory reaction, influenza A vaccine induced platelet activation and sympathovagal imbalance towards adrenergic predominance. Significant correlations were found between CRP levels and HRV (heart rate variability) parameters, suggesting a pathophysiological link between inflammation and cardiac autonomic regulation. The vaccine-related platelet activation and cardiac autonomic dysfunction may transiently increase the risk of cardiovascular events.
Not to mention that the flu shot is filled with tons of chemicals that we shouldn’t be putting into our bodies anyways. Your body is likely strong enough to fight a common cold, and if it’s not, then you should focus on building your immune system without harming your body with this type of vaccination. Plus, the effectiveness is slim to none, as many people still get the flu anyways. You can read more about the flu shot in our CE article here.
It’s interesting to see a country that, for the most part, is far less influenced by Big Pharma than North America. It’s uncommon to see drug ads or anything of that nature in Europe, and even France steers away from using pharmaceuticals to treat certain disorders North American doctors would use prescriptions to treat such as ADHD (read more about that in our CE article here).
Is it perhaps the new leadership? After all, a US State Department document, which was apparently prepared for Hillary Clinton in 2012, referred to French President Emmanuel Macron as “a banker in mergers and acquisitions at Rothschild in Paris.” Perhaps his ties to the elite also involves Big Pharma? This is mere speculation, of course, but it’s one possible explanation.
Alternatively, perhaps France is simply following suit with Italy and North America. Western medical doctors heavily encourage vaccines and flu shots, so they could be simply adopting a similar belief system.
To me, only one thing’s for certain: Far more research should be conducted on these vaccines, and the harsh chemicals added to them should be removed prior to making them mandatory.
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