Is There A Paradox About Vaccines?

Sometimes humor can’t be beaten for driving home a point, especially when it comes to a paradox. The word paradox implies absurdity, contradiction, illogicality, inconsistency, and irony. There are many paradoxes in life but none so ludicrous [preposterous, ridiculous, absurd] as those that exist within the fields of health, healing, medicine, and, most of all, pharmaceuticals, a conclusion I came to after years of listening to double-speak, back pedaling, and the pseudo-science Big Pharma puts out in advertising, lobbying, and advertising scare tactics. Listen closely to their ads and you will understand what I mean.

Probably there’s nothing more illustrative of a paradox than the role of cholesterol in heart disease with the spin the pharmaceutical industry puts on it when Big Pharma realized it could scare the living daylights out of everyone with a reinvention of human physiology, i.e., cholesterol is BAD for you, so you need to take Big Pharma’s cholesterol-reducing statins.

Big Pharma and doctors don’t want you to know that a perfectly healthy liver manufactures between 2,000 and 3,000 milligrams of cholesterol A DAY because you need it for brain function, bone health, to produce hormones of all sorts not just male and female hormones. Insulin is a hormone! So is thyroxine. See this link for a list of human hormones. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_human_hormones) So why reduce cholesterol when the body needs it big time.

When I studied nutrition, a cholesterol reading of 300 mg/dL was considered normal! Now that Big Pharma has its mega-bucks-making statins, any reading approaching 200 mg/dL is considered borderline and your doctor immediately prescribes a statin. If your reading is 240 mg/dL, you are read the riot act of how you will have a heart attack or stroke, but not told the adverse effects of statins.

To understand the paradoxical role of statins in health, may I suggest you read the chapter “The Commercialization of Medical Decisions: Physicians and Patients at Risk” by Howard Brody, MD, PhD, in the book The Risks of Prescription Drugs, [Columbia University Press, 2010] wherein Dr. Brody takes statins to task and exposes the medicalization of Americans, the book’s primary agenda.

Now watch the YouTube video Lipitor Paradox. You will understand just how badly health consumers are being manipulated. However, it doesn’t stop with statins. The most egregious manipulation is found in vaccine pharmacology, I feel. I don’t say that lightly. It would not be fair to everyone involved, especially children IF there were the possibility that there could be some benefit from toxic vaccines. To the contrary—children are being harmed everywhere vaccines are given around the globe even though you may not hear about it in the U.S. media and press.

So the question I must ask is this: Is there a vaccine paradox? Probably, especially in view of the double-speak and counter-information as parodied in the YouTube, Lipitor Paradox. As an old adage claims, “A leopard can’t change its spots” meaning something so ingrained can’t help but perpetuate itself. The analogy being, Big Pharma must keep up its misinformation marketing campaigns. Instilling sickness fear is profitable.

I contend there is a paradox, which vaccine safety advocates have been proclaiming for years. That just may be the reason why the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s Immunization Safety Office Scientific Agenda wants to study and research if neurodevelopmental disorders, including the autism spectrum disorder (ASD), are possible clinical outcomes from vaccines and vaccinations.

Journalist David Kirby of HUFFPOST HEALTH on March 18, 2011 reported this in discussing the new five year study:

“Autism has become a “national health emergency,” the IACC [Interagency Autism Coordinating Committee] added.

“That federal panel, along with the CDC’s Immunization Safety Office, HHS’s National Vaccine Advisory Committee, and even the national Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) (http://www.iom.edu/~/media/Files…) now all support further research into a possible association between autism and immunization.” (http://www.huffingtonpost.com/david-kirby…)

It will be interesting to see how the vaccine paradox unfolds, especially if the CDC does not involve vaccine safety advocates who are vocal about the science connecting neurotoxins and all the other poisons in vaccines with autism, only one of the numerous health conditions being attributed to vaccines. I wonder if the CDC’s new study will stumble upon other diseases like childhood diabetes being associated with vaccines.

Catherine J. Frompovich

Catherine J Frompovich is a retired natural nutritionist who earned advanced degrees in Nutrition and Holistic Health Sciences, Certification in Orthomolecular Theory and Practice plus Paralegal Studies. Her work has been published in national and airline magazines since the early 1980s. Catherine authored numerous books on health issues along with co-authoring papers and monographs with physicians, nurses, and holistic healthcare professionals. She has been a consumer healthcare researcher 35 years and counting. Catherine is an editor and writing consultant who helps authors get into publication. For numerous semesters she taught several writing courses for a suburban Philadelphia school district’s Adult Evening School. Her passion is assisting and guiding authors into print. Catherine’s latest book, A Cancer Answer, Holistic BREAST Cancer Management, A Guide to Effective & Non-Toxic Treatments, will be available on Amazon.com and as a Kindle eBook sometime in July 2012. Two of Catherine’s more recent books on Amazon.com are Our Chemical Lives And The Hijacking Of Our DNA, A Probe Into What’s Probably Making Us Sick (2009) and Lord, How Can I Make It Through Grieving My Loss, An Inspirational Guide Through the Grieving Process (2008).

  • Catherine –

    You’re darn right there is a paradox with vaccines. Folks should look at VAERS and decide why these vaccines are still on the market! If it were any other pharmaceutical causing this much harm, it would have been yanked back at the implementation of the polio vaccine program.

    Please look up who Neil Nathanson was from the Polio Surveillance Unit and how his unpublished reports of vaccine paralysis were never mentioned to the public.

  • Sandy L

    Thank you Catherine for yet another thought provoking article.

    According to Uffe Ravnskov MD, in his book ”The Cholesterol Myths”:
    ”Statins do prevent cardio-vascular disease, but this is due to other mechanisms than cholesterol-lowering. Unfortunately, they also stimulate cancer in rodents, disturb the functions of the muscles, the heart and the brain and pregnant women taking statins may give birth to children with malformations more severe than those seen after thalidomide”.

    It is surely true that pharmaceutical companies are like leopards and do not change their spots. If there is a system of corruption, it is not limited to one product and not to the next.
    The number of examples regarding corruption in the pharmaceutical industry is limitless:

    Merck/MSD, the company who makes several vaccines including the HPV-vaccine Gardasil, has a record of corruption and criminality (see link): Nearly 10,000 individuals filed personal injury lawsuits against Merck over the Vioxx scandal. Most were settled for $4.85 billion in 2007, but many lawsuits remain.

    GlaxoSmithKline brainwashed doctors about HPV vaccine:

    The fact that CDC wishes to carry out a study concerning vaccines and autism reflects on the fact that there has been a great deal of pressure from critics so that the CDC now feels obliged to do some research. The researchers for the study will be hand picked and the study protocol will no doubt be written by CDC. It will be carried out in such a way as to give the results which the CDC wish for. This is generally the way in which clinical studies are carried out.

    There will be highly paid statisticians involved and the result is already there – “There is no association between autism and immunisation”.

    Statistics are like bikinis. What they reveal is suggestive, but what they conceal is vital. ~Aaron Levenstein

  • Sandy L

    Safe vaccines? Safe implies lack of risks. A safe vaccine is a contradiction in terms.