120,000 adverse effects from vaccines every year in the US? 1.2 million?
The reference here is “In the Wake of Vaccines,” by Barbara Loe Fisher, founder of the National Vaccine Information Center. Her article was published in the Sept./Oct. 2004 issue of Mothering Magazine.
Gathering information from several sources, Fisher makes a reasonable estimate of vaccine damage—actual figures are not available or carefully tracked or vetted. In other words, the system for reporting adverse effects is broken.
Fisher: “But how many children have [adverse] vaccine reactions every year? Is it really only one in 110,000 or one in a million who are left permanently disabled after vaccination? Former FDA Commissioner David Kessler observed in 1993 that less than 1 percent of doctors report adverse events following prescription drug use. [See DA Kessler, “Introducing MEDWatch,” JAMA, June 2, 1993: 2765-2768]
“There have been estimates that perhaps less than 5 or 10 percent of doctors report hospitalizations, injuries, deaths, or other serious health problems following vaccination. The 1986 Vaccine Injury Act contained no legal sanctions for not reporting; doctors can refuse to report and suffer no consequences.
“Even so, each year about 12,000 reports are made to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System; parents as well as doctors can make those reports. [See RT Chen, B. Hibbs, “Vaccine safety,” Pediatric Annals, July 1998: 445-458]
“However, if that number represents only 10 percent of what is actually occurring, then the actual number may be 120,000 vaccine-adverse events. If doctors report vaccine reactions as infrequently as Dr. Kessler said they report prescription-drug reactions, and the number 12,000 is only 1 percent of the actual total, then the real number may be 1.2 million vaccine-adverse events annually.”
Knowing all this, it’s easy to figure out why researchers don’t do large controlled double-blind studies on vaccines.
They say they don’t compare large groups of people (vaccinated vs. unvaccinated) in studies because, get this, it would be unethical to deprive volunteers of vaccines during the length of the clinical trial.
That’s the cover story.
The real reason is spelled out above. The group receiving vaccines would incur so much damage, it would be visible for all to see.
Memo to Brian Williams, Scott Pelley, and Dianne Sawyer:
If you want to be an actual journalist, try getting at the truth and reporting it.
Try ignoring the arrogant doctors who assure you everything is fine.
Oh, wait. You can’t. Your bosses won’t let you. And you don’t care.