Aside from the major safety uncertainties and known problems common to many vaccines [A], measles vaccines in particular are associated with two specific autoimmune conditions — transverse myelitis [B], immune thrombocytopenic purpura (ITP) [C] — and with greatly increased lifetime incidence of asthma, atopy, and other allergic conditions and cardiovascular disease [D].
Vaccination use more broadly is strongly associated in international studies with increased lifetime incidence of many conditions [E]. The Australian Government may appear to be actively subverting its commitment to conducting a comparative study by attempting to remove entirely the nation’s minute population of fully unvaccinated children; but in fact it has unambiguously stated its aim in legislating to remove benefits and rebates from the parents of such children as being savings of $508.3 million over five years [F] as conscientious, educated parents sacrifice those forms of income in order to keep their children safe from disastrously underinvestigated [G] medical procedures.
Independent studies on safety of vaccines in general demonstrate association between many vaccines and lupus, diabetes type 1, macrophagic myofasciitis, and , inflammatory neuropathies. Study results suggest that these broad associations are connected with ingredients (most notably aluminium) that appear in many vaccines.
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Studies setting out to compare the health of the vaccinated with that of the unvaccinated are rare and, for obvious reasons, attract little to no funding; and web sites displaying the results of such studies tend not to endure.
The following studies, however, strongly suggest what a properly organised independent international study would find if governments were to display a greater interest in long-term health and human longevity than in the survival of antiquated vaccination programmes.
A comparitive study found lower atopy and lower asthma in children living an anthroposophical lifestyle than in others.
Johan S Alm, Jackie Swartz, Gunnar Lilja, Annika Scheynius, and Göran Pershagen, “Atopy in Children of Families with an Anthroposophical Lifestyle”, The Lancet 1999 May 1;353(9163):1485–1488, <http://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(98)09344-1/abstract>, <http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/S0140-6736(98)09344-1>, full text available at <http://www.whale.to/vaccine/rb5103.pdf>
A study by McKeever, Lewis, Smith, and Hubbard found that asthma 14 times as common in the fully vaccinated as in the fully unvaccinated, an outcome that the authors explain as being due to the vaccinated taking more visits to the physician:
T.M. McKeever, S.A. Lewis, C. Smith, and R. Hubbard, “Vaccination and allergic disease: a birth cohort study”, Am J Public Health 2004 Jun;94(6):985–989, <http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15249303>
A parental survey (an admittedly weak study) conducted in latter half of 2004 demonstrated health outcomes vastly different between the two groups:
A study by Gallaghera and Goodman of children suffering developmental disabilities found statistically significant evidence to suggest that boys in United States who were vaccinated with the triple series Hepatitis B vaccine before 2000, when vaccines were manufactured with thimerosal, were more susceptible to developmental disability than were “unvaccinated” boys. This study called “unvaccinated” any child who had not received the Hepatitis B vaccine.
Carolyn Gallaghera and Melody Goodman,”Hepatitis B triple series vaccine and developmental disability in US children aged 1–9 years”, Toxicological & Environmental Chemistry 2008;90(5):997–1008, <http://www.tandfonline.com/doi/abs/10.1080/02772240701806501>, <http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02772240701806501>
In Germany, a continuing survey-based study of vaccinated and unvaccinated children, the KiGGS study, compares a large population of fully vaccinated children with a limited population (94) of unvaccinated children aged up to 17, leaving the results concerning the unvaccinated with a wide margin of statistical uncertainty.
Roma Schmitz, Christina Poethko-Müller, Sabine Reiter, and Martin Schlaud, “Vaccination Status and Health in Children and Adolescents: Findings of the German Health Interview and Examination Survey for Children and Adolescents (KiGGS)”, Dtsch Arztebl Int 2011;108(7):99–104, <http://www.aerzteblatt.de/pdf.asp?id=80869>
A continuing international survey-based study publishes the incidence of various states of ill health in unvaccinated children and compares the results with those of the German KiGGS study. The study population’s age distribution differs from that of the KiGGS study, limiting comparability; but the figures do provide some basis for comparison with an otherwise similar population of vaccinated children.
Explanatory Memorandum, <http://www.aph.gov.au/Parliamentary_Business/Bills_Legislation/Bills_Search_Results/Result?bId=r5540>