2002-08-17 / Columnists

Health and Harmony

By Dr. Nancy Gahles

Hemophilus Meningitis Vaccine Proven
to Cause Diabetes in Clinical Trial

The prestigious peer reviewed journal Autoimmunity published data this week by Dr. J. Bart Classen, an immunologist at Classen Immunotherapies, and David Carey Classen, an infectious disease specialist at the University of Utah, proving a causal relationship between the hemophilus vaccine and the development of insulin dependent diabetes. The data is particularly disturbing because it indicates the risks of the vaccine exceeds the benefit. The findings are expected to allow many diabetics to receive compensation for their injuries and lead to safer immunization.

The study followed over 100,000 children who had been randomized in a large clinical trial to receive 1 or 4 doses of the hemophilus vaccine and over 100,000 unvaccinated children. After 7 years the group receiving 4 doses of the vaccine had a statistically significant 26 percent elevated rate of diabetes, or an extra 54-cases/100,000 children, compared to children who did not receive the vaccine. By contrast, immunization against hemophilus is expected to prevent only 7 deaths and 7 to 26 cases of permanent disability per 100,000 children immunized. The study showed that almost all of the extra cases of diabetes caused by the vaccine occurred between 3-4 years after vaccination. Furthermore, the paper provides new data proving the vaccine causes diabetes in mice and reviews data from 3 smaller human studies, which all had similar results to the current study, but were too small to reach statistical significance.

"Our results conclusively prove there is a causal relationship between immunization schedules and diabetes. We believe immunization schedules can be made safer", stated Dr. Bart Classen.

The Classens' research is already becoming widely accepted. An independent group of researchers working at a prestigious Swedish medical center recently published a paper (Ann. N.Y. Acad Sci. 958:293-296, 2002) supporting their findings. Last year doctors attending a conference of the American College for Advancement in Medicine overwhelmingly agreed that vaccines could cause chronic diseases such as diabetes.

For the latest information on the effects of vaccines on insulin dependent diabetes and other autoimmune diseases visit the Vaccine Safety Web site http://vaccines.net. To learn more about vaccines, diseases and how to protect your informed consent rights visit http://www.909shot.com.

As with all choices regarding our children's health care, we owe it to them and to ourselves to gather as much information as possible before undergoing any procedure. Never operate out of fear and never operate out of ignorance. There is no hurry to vaccinate the moment your child is born. Don't let your Doctor or anyone else pressure you. Take your time, read the literature available, ask questions and make an informed decision based on what is right for your child. It takes time to know your newborn. To know who that person is and what his/her susceptibilities are.

Always remember that we were created with highly functional immune systems for the specific purpose of handling most disease processes quite effectively. It is only in the rare instances, with some degree of compromise, that this doesn't happen. Our immune systems "flex their muscles" in the face of pathogens that they meet and conquer. It is inconvenient to be "sick" and very much so for working parents to have sick children that require them to take time off from work and stay home. Do not be fooled into thinking that vaccines will allay this problem. Moreover, the childhood diseases, like chicken pox, are now being skewed into a more dangerous population, that of college age people and the elderly where the varicella virus is showing up as a very painful condition called herpes zoster.

Think with your heart, your mind and trust your intuition. If it doesn't feel right, it's not right. Take your time and find the answer that is right for you.

May The Blessings Be!!

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