Vaccine advocates – although propagandists would be a more accurate term – often correctly claim that there is no scientific evidence proving that vaccines have ever killed anyone or caused autism. Therefore, they claim vaccines can be considered the cause of nothing but a cure for cancer, an end to war and the elimination of all human disease except that caused by dirty, unvaccinated children who are homeschooled by religious bigots. To even consider the mere possibility of questioning the intrinsic and perfect goodness of vaccines, any vaccine given for any reason, is to be not only anti-science, but personally responsible for murdering anyone who died of a disease that would have been prevented by vaccination.
The reason that the vaccine propagandist claim is correct is because there is also no scientific evidence that vaccines have not killed anyone or caused autism, because there is absolutely no valid scientific evidence on the matter. Most of the “science” in the studies that are widely cited by those who insist that vaccines are safe are simply statistical reviews, which involve as much use of actual science as polling former Playboy models. In the very few cases where an actual scientific experiment has been performed, the populations compared have not been between a vaccinated group and an unvaccinated control group, but rather two different groups that are both vaccinated to varying degrees.
The vaccine propagandists defend the failure of scientists to gather scientific evidence by begging the question. They insist that it would be unethical to permit a control group of children to go without vaccination, due to their assumption that the risks of vaccination are significantly outweighed by the dangers of the diseases vaccinated against. Thus, they perpetuate ignorance on the actual safety or danger of the current U.S. vaccine schedule.
Now, it is true that VAERS is not an entirely reliable system. It is estimated that between 90 percent and 99 percent of all vaccine-related events go unreported. Because we are looking at such a small snapshot of the total number of events, it is possible that the statistically obvious death spike would disappear with a more reliable reporting system. However, there is an additional clue, because there is an additional statistical death spike that just happens to take place among children of precisely the same age, between two and four months.
That is deaths by Sudden Infant Death Syndrome, which is simply the medical term for “the baby died and no one knows why.” SIDS deaths have been reduced over the years by the sleeping position campaign – put them on their back, not their stomach – and by improved reporting that has increasingly identified asphyxiation deaths. But the problem persists, as does the mysterious SIDS death spike that just happens to take place at precisely the same age as the VAERS death spike and the vaccine spike in the U.S. vaccine schedule. Are these three statistical spikes necessarily related? No, but there is more than enough statistical correlation to indicate that some degree of causation is involved.
Vox Day, World Net Daily 14 Comments
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