Following on neatly from my blog yesterday about the murky politics of health, a post came through this morning from Christina England at VacTruth.
Christina points out that GlaxoSmithKline, one of the worlds leading manufacturers of drugs, including vaccinations, are a major sponsor of the London Olympics – and, surprise, surprise, ‘won’ the contract for all drugs testing at the games. And now health experts in the US (inspired by whom?) are encouraging everyone taking part in or visiting the games to top up on their measles vaccinations so that ‘they bring back memories and not measles’ from their trip abroad… Errr…. really? And who are they going to catch them from?
Christina goes on to point out, courtesy of a number of health experts specialising in the history of vaccinations, that while no one disputes that a very small number of measles cases can have horrendous outcomes, for the vast majority catching measles ‘was no big deal and that anyone catching the measles got lifetime immunity as a result’. Moreover, ’95% of the people who used to die from measles stopped dying before the vaccine was introduced in 1968′. Figures quoted by other authors also show that ‘infectious diseases rose dramatically after the introduction of vaccinations’ and ‘that hygiene and living conditions played a significant role in the relative disappearance of cholera and the black plague and that there is no vaccine for either of these diseases’.
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