“What a mess.”
That’s what my husband said in response to me explaining what I found when I went to www.clinicalstudiesresults.org to research the actual submitted Study to Test the Safety and Immunogenicity of the VARIVAX (chicken pox) vaccine.
I’m just one mom. Not a doctor or anything, so take my words for whatever value they have to you.
I’m really against the chicken pox vaccine. I don’t want to be. I don’t want to be anti-vax at all. I really love the idea of vaccines. I have not gone easily into the land of vaccine nonacceptance. I swear to you. I don’t want to be a hippie. I don’t want to be a fruit loop. I don’t enjoy being called stupid and irresponsible.
I first wrote about Chicken Pox in this blog, after a woman I knew had dealt with all of her children come down with the varicella virus. Further research led me to share with you this post about why the Chicken Pox vaccines are actually seriously socially irresponsible in how they are increasing cases of the more painful and debilitating Shingles and robbing the older generations of the natural inoculation they used to get before all this Chicken Pox vaxing started.
Here is Merck’s information that they give to doctors regarding the Varivax Vaccine. It says,
“In early clinical trials,5 a total of 4240 children 1 to 12 years of age received 1000-1625 PFU of attenuated virus per dose of VARIVAX and have been followed for up to nine years post single-dose vaccination. In this group there was considerable variation in chickenpox rates among studies and study sites, and much of the reported data was acquired by passive follow-up. It was observed that 0.3%-3.8% of vaccinees per year reported chickenpox (called breakthrough cases.)”
Then, they act like that’s awesome.
Let’s take the estimated percentage of “0.3%-3.8%” round it to 2% and do some math.
Two percent of 4240 children is about 85 children. So, 85 children got Chicken Pox every year, despite getting vaccinate. Except the follow up lasted nine years. 85 time 9 is 765. So, essentially, within nine years, 765 of the 4240 children got Chicken Pox anyway. Suddenly, that’s 18 percent of the test subjects… that got Chicken Pox anyway.
Of course, they say the virus is less severe, but certainly not any less contagious. Let’s remember that the primary reason they shove this vaccine down our throats is because they tell us we need to not be selfish and think of the children who have compromised immune systems. Except that… a “mild case” is still contagious. So, who are we helping if we’re still contagious?
And for the people who say, well, if the cases are milder, then the health risks are less. Well, according to Merck, from all their studies, “There are insufficient data to assess the rate of protection against the complications of chickenpox (e.g., encephalitis, hepatitis, pneumonia) in children.” Because, the number of Pox is not indicative of the way the body will react to the virus, and in truth, the complications are so exceptionally rare, that they are basically inconsequential.
But I digress, what if the test didn’t stop at nine years? What if it went to ten years? Do we get to assume that 85 children every consecutive year would also get it? Or does it become exponentially less effective as the years go by? Even assuming it stays at that rate, within 12 years, the vaccine is now only 75% effective. Time for boosters!
That must be why when I first gave my son the vaccine, when in kindergarten they assured my son that he didn’t have to get any more shots of any kind until he was 12. He remembered that, because 12 was the dreaded age. Suddenly, when my son turned ten years old, the school sent me a letter telling me that he was overdue for his Chicken Pox vaccine. Did they seriously think my son wouldn’t call BS?!
And how many times do people get to change the terms before we start asking them if they even have any clue what there doing anyway?! What about long term consequences?
Now, if we’re going to have to be giving boosters all the time, what does that mean to young women in childbearing years who have an only partially effective vaccine to “protect them.” What if that young vaccinated woman, while her resistance is down from pregnancy anyway, is exposed to Chicken Pox? Does any one realize the implications of that? Does anyone not think about the full ramifications of not letting her acquire Chicken Pox naturally as a child?
I’ll tell you.
According to the Mayo Clinic, when a woman develops Chicken Pox during the first twenty weeks of pregnancy, her child runs the risk of getting congenital varicella syndrome, which includes:
- Scars on the skin
- Muscle and bone defects
- Malformed limbs
- Vision problems
- Mental retardation
By the way, Merck’s reference number five (the citation in orange in Merck’s pediatrician packet quoted above) which gets cited left and right in this doctor’s info packet is cited as: “5. Unpublished data; files of Merck Research Laboratories” Why is that an OK citation? A citation like that wouldn’t even fly on a middle school term paper.
What a mess is right.
1.) Schmed, Ed, Telephone Conversation With, My childhood imaginary friend, 1983.
2.) Dawn; Personal Journal Entries, Nunya Business, 2005.
3.) Chicken Pox Isn’t Polio, So Don’t Even Go There; Unpublished Private Messages From my InBox.