I would like to greatly thank Christiana Dillingham for her insightful response [“Vaccine Concerns Worth a Hearing,” March 1, Xpress] to the extremely one-sided article in the wellness issue “Community Immunity: Vaccinations Prevent Disease and Build Herd Immunity,” [Jan. 25, Xpress] which greatly fails to present all aspects of this very important issue. Her information just begins to scratch the surface of what has been covered up by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and government for many years, starting with the toxic ingredients she mentions, such as aluminum as well as ethyl mercury (thimerosal, a preservative).
The “authorities” claimed that thimerosal was removed from childhood vaccines in 1999. The truth is the American Academy of Pediatrics and the United States Public Health Service called for removal in 1999. However, by 2003, manufacturers such as Eli Lilly had begun to lower the amounts, but the increasing numbers of vaccines with thimerosal being administered to young children outweighed the amount that was decreased. So many of the immunizations still contain 25 micrograms of mercury. Also, mercury and aluminum act synergistically to actually increase the potential toxicity.
For more information, I would strongly suggest anyone interested, check out another movie, Trace Amounts, and the 10-part documentary series that aired from Jan. 10-19, 2017, called Vaccines Revealed, narrated by Dr. Patrick Gentempo. There were interviews with many scientists, researchers, doctors, and attorneys (such as Robert Kennedy Jr. as mentioned by Christiana). … There were many other studies presented dating back as far as 1948. This documentary can still be found on YouTube in various pieces last I checked. I actually downloaded the entire series.
Christiana is also accurate about the multibillion-dollar vaccine industry. Expanding further on that, the CDC functions as a for-profit, taking taxpayer money to buy vaccines, distribute them and then get reimbursed. So if vaccine sales go down, the CDC loses money. Even worse, embedded in the wonderful Homeland Security bill, Eli Lilly was cleared and documents destroyed of all cases/lawsuits that have been filed regarding thimerosal.
It is way more than a coincidence that the rate of many neurological disorders in our children has increased dramatically since 1989, including autism, tics, sleep disorders, ADHD/ADD, speech and language issues, and other “unspecified developmental delays.” The numbers are staggering! For example, the autism rate has increased from 1:10,000 to 1:68! If that doesn’t blow anyone’s mind, I don’t know what will.
Anyone who is about to have a baby or has young children needs to research this information. I am just very grateful that I had sufficient information back in 1989 when my son was a baby and obtained a religious exemption so he was never immunized, until recently when a tetanus vaccine was required after an injury. At the risk of throwing out the baby with the bathwater, I would not say that all vaccines are evil, as they could be potentially lifesaving, properly researched and administered.
What is seriously needed is careful examination of the safety of what we inject and focus on lifestyle changes that would minimize the need and include homeopathic remedies, for example, that are available for all the childhood diseases that we baby boomers lived through. …
I have been a nurse for 40 years and have witnessed some of the admitted adverse outcomes of vaccines from Intellectual Developmental Disorder (previously known as mental retardation) to SIDS (also denied by most mainstream “authorities.”) It’s sad that our freedom of speech is becoming more limited by a deceptive government. For reasons to protect my current employment, I regret not being able to sign my name to this letter so I must remain
— An anonymous nurse
Editor’s note: In the interest of furthering discussion on the issue, Xpress agreed to withhold the writer’s name, since this person fears negative job repercussions if identified.