Correlation doesn't equal Causation. Or does it?

Those who do not vaccinate hear this all too often. Usually in regards to adverse events from vaccinations and vaccine injury. Yet, it seems this saying is only used when a vaccine has negatively affected someone. Everything else, like the eradication and elimination of illness and disease, is because of vaccines though. Or how 'herd immunity' is only achievable through vaccination, right?

So are vaccines really to thank for the decline of illness and disease?

Are people who don't vaccinate bringing back diseases and illness?

Let's take a look at what history has shown us.

The whole concept of vaccination was developed by Edward Jenner, an 18th-century English doctor who based his entire theory on an old wives' tale that people who came down with cowpox were somehow immune to smallpox. Testing this theory in May of 1796, he removed fluid from a woman's cowpox lesion and injected it into the arm of a healthy 8-year-old boy. Jenner then later injected the boy with smallpox. When the boy did not get smallpox, Jenner concluded, “The cowpox protects the human constitution from the infection of smallpox.”

That's it. That's what the entire science is based on – this wholly unscientific test. Jenner's finding was published in 6 languages and, again, is the basis for an entire industry of vaccine producing pharmaceutical companies who reap billions off it.

In fact, like many diseases and illnesses, smallpox was on the decline before the vaccine was implemented for widespread use. Nonetheless, the WHO still claims the vaccine "eradicated" the virus. Although they should have specified that the wild smallpox virus has been eliminated, rather than eradicated since there have been cases of the vaccine virus being transmitted from those recently vaccinated.

"On February 26, 2010, a patient in her 20s visited an urgent-care clinic and reported a 2-day history of painful, ring-shaped, vaginal "swellings." She denied any history of fever or other symptoms. Physical examination revealed a single, raised, circular lesion with central ulceration on the right labia majora. The patient reported that her boyfriend was a military service member who recently was vaccinated for smallpox, and she expressed concern that the lesions might have been related to this exposure.

The patient's boyfriend received a smallpox vaccination on February 15 at a military base in a neighboring county. On February 20, the boyfriend removed the bandage covering his vaccination site; that same day, the couple had unprotected sexual intercourse preceded by digital vaginal contact. Four days later (on February 24), the first lesion appeared on the patient's right labia majora.

The U.S. military reinitiated routine smallpox vaccination for service members in 2002. The case described in this report is one of several that have been reported after sexual contact with a recent military vaccinee (1--3). In addition, CDC is aware of four similar unpublished cases in North Carolina, Minnesota, California, and Kansas in the past 12 months."

We are told that among the greater miracles of science and in vaccination is Jonas Salk's polio vaccine. Yet over fifty years later, in Africa, we find that the vaccine is only effective at infecting people with the very virus they are told the vaccine would protect them from. Not to mention a cancer-causing virus found to have contaminated the vaccines prior to 1963, but we will get into that later.

Beginning in 1946, the US government conducted a nationwide mass fumigation campaign using the extremely toxic chemical DDT. The goal was to exterminate mosquitoes, which were believed to be spreading polio. As the DDT campaign proceeded, the incidence of polio began to noticeably rise. DDT fumigation in the US reached its peak in 1951. Polio reached its peak in 1952, with nearly 58,000 reported cases, in which 3,145 people died and 21,269 were left with disabling paralysis. In 1952, the DDT fumigations were subsiding. In 1953, polio cases were also subsiding at about the same rate. By 1953, the number of polio cases had dropped by nearly 40%.

During the 30 years before it was banned in 1972, a total of approximately 1,350,000,000 pounds of DDT was used in the US.

In 1954, medical researcher and virologist Jonas Salk came up with his inactivated injectable polio vaccine. That same year, the government redefined polio. According to Dr. Bernard Greenberg, head of the Department of Biostatistics of the University of North Carolina School of Public Health:

In order to qualify for classification as paralytic poliomyelitis, the patient had to exhibit paralytic symptoms for at least 60 days after the onset of the disease. Prior to 1954, the patient had to exhibit paralytic symptoms for only 24 hours. Laboratory confirmation and the presence of residual paralysis were not required. After 1954, residual paralysis was determined 10 to 20 days and again 50 to 70 days after the onset of the disease. This change in definition meant that in 1955 we started reporting a new disease, namely, paralytic poliomyelitis with a longer lasting paralysis.

In other words, under the new definition of polio, thousands of cases that would have previously been counted as polio would no longer be counted as polio. The change in the definition laid the groundwork for creating the impression that the Salk vaccine was effective.

In 1955, the government began a nationwide mass vaccination campaign using the Salk vaccine. From 1957 to 1958, the number of polio cases (despite the new, stricter definition) spiked upward by 50% because the vaccine itself induced paralysis. From 1958 to 1959, polio cases increased by 80%. Afterward, polio began to decline, probably because the bulk of the vaccinations had already been given during the second half of the 1950s. In 1960, there were only 3,190 cases of polio, compared to 8,425 in 1959.

In 1960, a scientist at the National Institutes of Health (NIH) named Bernice Eddy discovered a wild virus designated SV40 (simian virus 40) which had contaminated the Salk vaccine. In testimony given by Barbara Loe Fisher before the US House of Representatives’ Subcommittee on Human Rights and Wellness, Fisher said:

It was in 1960 that an NIH scientist named Bernice Eddy discovered that rhesus monkey kidney cells used to make the Salk polio vaccine and experimental oral polio vaccines could cause cancer when injected into lab animals. Later that year the cancer-causing virus in the rhesus monkey kidney cells was identified as SV40 or simian virus 40, the 40th monkey virus to be discovered. (Shorter, e. 1987. The Health Century) Sadly, the American people were not told the truth about this in 1960. The SV40 contaminated stocks of Salk polio vaccine were never withdrawn from the market but continued to be given to American children until early 1963 with full knowledge of federal health agencies. Between 1955 and early 1963, nearly 100 million American children had been given polio vaccine contaminated with the monkey virus, SV40.

Merck microbiologist and famed vaccine developer Maurice Hilleman also detected SV40 in 1960, and he was concerned. SV40 had contaminated both the Salk vaccine and the oral polio vaccine (OPV) being developed by Albert Sabin. The OPV had been undergoing human trial testing since 1957 and would ultimately be distributed in 1962.

In an interview, Hilleman can be heard saying:

So anyway I went down and talked to [Albert Sabin], and he said well, why are you concerned about it? Well, I said “I’ll tell you what, I have a feeling in my bones that this [SV40] virus is different, I don’t know why to tell you this, but I just think this virus will have some long term effect.” And he said what? And I said, “cancer.”

The CDC has actually admitted that the polio vaccine contained the Simian Monkey Virus SV40, which has been linked to cancer. According to the CDC, it is estimated that approx 98 million people received that vaccine.

What about all the other illnesses and diseases people vaccinate their children against?

Many illnesses and diseases like polio, diphtheria, and whooping cough, as explained by Dr. Steven Baker, had a LESS THAN 1% CHANCE of being contracted. Before the vaccine in 1952, there were 57,628 cases of polio in the U.S. which had a population of 157,600,000. This means that you had a 0.037% chance of getting polio, and about 95% of cases of polio infection are subclinical and do not cause symptoms. The first diphtheria vaccine came out in 1921. In 1921, there were 206,000 cases in a U.S. population of 108,500,000. This means that back in 1921, you had a 0.19% chance of getting diphtheria. There have been no documented cases in the U.S. since 2003. In 1922, there were 107,473 pertussis cases reported in the U.S. with a population of 110,000,000. That means that you had a 0.098% chance of getting pertussis. The treatment came out in the 1940s (antibiotics) and the vaccine (DPT) came out in 1948.

As you can see from the graph below, deaths from "vaccine-preventable" illnesses and diseases like Measles and Whooping Cough were already on the decline BEFORE widespread use of vaccination!

The CDC's own data corroborates this evidence. Even illnesses like Tuberculosis, Cholera, and Typhoid all declined WITHOUT the widespread use of vaccinations!

So, if vaccines are not to thank for the decline in diseases and illnesses...what is?

Well, for starters, the CDC has given credit to clean water systems for the decline of illnesses and disease. Many illnesses, like Typhoid and Cholera, declined WITHOUT vaccines. As shown below, you can see the introduction of widespread vaccination didn't happen until a decrease had already occurred.

"This decrease in illness is credited to the implementation of drinking water disinfection and treatment, improving the quality of source water, and improvements in sanitation and hygiene."

In fact, you can see a spike in illness AFTER the Vaccination Assistance Act was passed in 1962. This Act allowed the CDC to assist States with mass vaccination campaigns, particularly against polio, diphtheria, whooping cough, and tetanus.

Joel Edwards concludes in his article 'HOW PLUMBING (NOT VACCINES) ERADICATED DISEASE', "sanitation prevents disease by removing the cause of disease transmission, but this is not new information. Moses taught sanitation. He made many rules for encampments. The Greeks and the Romans created elaborate systems of aqueducts, baths, and drainage. When the Roman Empire crumbled, sanitation became a lost art. Civilization paid the price: plague after plague struck areas of dense population.

Smallpox continued to infect Europe’s population until plumbing infrastructures became commonplace. Although sanitation ended this disease, the smallpox vaccine takes the credit.

When most of us think of a conscientious objector, we think of someone who refused military service for moral or religious reasons. In the 1800s, the term came into use for someone who refused vaccinations for their children. There was a great deal of resistance to the smallpox vaccine. Some statistics placed fatalities from the vaccine as high as 1 in 200

In modern times, objections to vaccines are mounting. Refusing to vaccinate is as controversial today as it was when the first vaccines were forced on British citizens almost 200 years ago."