Thursday, February 09, 2017 by Mike Adams
A little-known vaccine safety review published by RAND Corporation in 2014 and labeled a “RAND External Publication” reveals that vaccines are almost certainly causing serious, permanent damage in some children. Titled Safety of Vaccines Used for Routine Immunization in the United States, the analysis was published in Evidence Report/Technology Assessment No. 215 (Prepared by Southern California/RAND Evidence-Based Practice Center, under Contract No. 290-2007-10062-1). AHRQ Publication No. 14-E002-EF. (Rockville, MD: Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality, July 2014), 740 p
See the executive summary of the analysis at this link. It is authored by Margaret Maglione, Courtney A. Gidengil, Lopamudra Das, Laura Raaen, Alexandria Smith, Ramya Chari, Sydne Newberry, Roberta M. Shanman, Tanja Perry, Matthew Bidwell Goetz.
As a starting point, the paper takes for granted the Institute of Medicine’s 2011 pro-vaccine paper titled, “Adverse Effects of Vaccines: Evidence and Causality.” The IOM, of course, has already been exposed for researchers having financial ties to the vaccine industry, bringing into question the IOM’s neutrality on the issue of vaccine safety.
Yet even when RAND accepts the IOM position as “trustworthy,” RAND’s own researchers independently find that vaccines cause serious, permanent side effects in some children.
This is even true when the RAND analysis excludes the most toxic vaccines that have been discontinued. As stated in the executive summary of the paper:
Studies using formulations never available or discontinued in the United States were excluded at full-text review (e.g., H5N1 vaccine, vaccines with the squalene adjuvant ASO3, and BCG vaccine against tuberculosis).
This means that vaccines which were found to be so damaging that they were pulled from the market are NOT included in the analysis below. Thus, the real story here is that vaccines have been causing a greater number of serious adverse events than even this RAND analysis admits.
Even more shockingly, the entire database of voluntarily reported vaccine adverse events was excluded from this analysis, meaning the conclusions vastly underestimate real-world vaccine side effects. As stated in the executive summary: (bold added)
Passive surveillance systems such as the U.S. Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System are crucial in identifying signals regarding AEs postlicensure, but they are not designed to assess a statistical association so were excluded from this project.
Even when VAERS data were excluded and the most toxic vaccines were excluded because they were pulled from the market, the analysis still finds convincing evidence that links vaccines to a vast array of neurological and biological disorders. Keep in mind that this analysis also excludes any consideration of real-world vaccine catastrophes such as 75% of the children being hospitalized after routine vaccinations in a small town in Mexico.
According to the RAND analysis, Strength of Evidence (SOE) was determined to be HIGH for:
* MMR vaccine causing anaphylaxis and febrile seizures in children under age 5. From the analysis results table: Evidence “convincingly supports” causal relationships with febrile seizures and anaphylaxis. Evidence “convincingly supports” a causal relationship with measles inclusion body encephalitis in immunocompromised patients.
Evidence “favors acceptance” of a causal relationship between MMR and transient arthralgia.
* The flu shot causing arthralgia, myalgia, malaise, fever and pain at injection site. (Arthralgia is defined as “Sharp, severe pain, extending along a nerve or group of nerves, experienced in a joint and/or joints.”)
* The 2009 monovalent H1N1 vaccine causing Guillain-Barré syndrome (GBS), a severe nervous system disorder.
* Flu shots NOT causing cardiovascular events in the elderly.
* MMR vaccines NOT causing autism spectrum disorders, yet the abstract also admits the data are sketchy: “The vast majority of studies either did not investigate or could not identify risk factors for adverse events (AEs) associated with vaccination. Similarly, the severity of AEs was inconsistently reported, as was information that would make independent severity determination possible.”
* Chicken pox vaccines having “high” strength of evidence for causing pneumonia, meningitis and hepatitis in some individuals, along with “vaccine viral strain reactivation” leading to infections that cause meningitis or encephalitis in some immunocompromised individuals. From the results table published in the study:
High: Anaphylaxis; disseminated Oka VZV without other organ involvement; disseminated Oka VZV with subsequent infection resulting in pneumonia, meningitis, or hepatitis in individuals with demonstrated immunodeficiencies; vaccine strain viral reactivation without other organ involvement; vaccine strain viral reactivation with subsequent infection resulting in meningitis or encephalitis
* Evidence was also found to be of “moderate” strength linking influenza vaccines to febrile seizures. DTaP-IPV-Hib vaccinations were also linked with febrile seizures with a “moderate” association ranking.
Keep in mind that the entire pro-vaccine “fake science” media automatically labels anyone who claims vaccines cause any harm whatsoever to be “anti-science.” Yet the RAND analysis reaches the exact same conclusion as vaccine critics, even when swallowing the IOM’s report as a biased pro-vaccine starting point: It is irrefutable that vaccines cause serious harm in some children. Any person who denies that simple truth is not a scientist; they are a propagandist.
(It seems the entire media owes vaccine skeptics a serious apology.)
The conclusion of the analysis blows away the false narrative of the CDC and the “fake news” mainstream media, which ridiculously (and routinely) claims that vaccines never have side effects and harm no children whatsoever.
Even RAND, which admits it blindly accepts the Institute of Medicine’s biased pro-vaccine research as “trustworthy,” comes to the conclusion that vaccines cause “serious adverse events.” Not surprisingly, RAND argues that such events are “extremely rare” and are outweighed by the “protective benefits” of vaccines, but that’s not what the public has been told about vaccines. The BIG LIE everyone’s being told is that vaccines harm no one and only provide positive benefits. Thus, the very debate of being able to rationally weigh risks vs. potential benefits is silenced by the vaccine industry and all its obedient propagandists.
What America really needs is an honest, open debate about vaccine risks vs. potential vaccine benefits. We need to discuss vaccine quality control, immunization schedules, and most importantly vaccine ingredients such as mercury (Thimerosal), aluminum and inadvertent contaminants.
Until that debate can be honestly and openly held without the vaccine propagandists immediately proclaiming vaccine skeptics have no right to be heard because “the science is settled,” the vaccine industry has no claim to be based on scientific reality at all. As run today, it is nothing but a “vaccine cult” built on circular logic and hucksterism, not evidence and rationality. Thus, the very idea that vaccine policy is rooted in “science” doesn’t pass even the most basic tests for scientific integrity.
Furthermore, the pushing of mandatory vaccination policies (such as California’s SB 277) when vaccines irrefutably cause serious, permanent harm to some children reveals the gross violation of medical ethics and human rights found in the twisted demands of the vaccine propagandists. To mandate a medical intervention that knowingly causes serious damage to some children is to condemn those children to a life of suffering and pain. It is the greatest expression of the coercive force of the medical police state which enforces a genuine “medical tyranny” over the population while simultaneously lying to the public about the risks associated with compliance.
No medical intervention can be ethically mandated when the risk of harm is greater than zero. There is no question whatsoever that vaccines present a greater-than-zero risk of serious, permanent harm to children. The continued requirement that parents expose their children to risky, harmful vaccine interventions — enforced by the coercion of the State — echoes the gross medical ethics violations of the Third Reich’s eugenics science which pushed mandatory euthanasia and sterilization, all enforced essentially at gunpoint.
SB 277 must be repealed, and vaccine choice rights must be reestablished for parents across America.
See the original RAND Corporation research paper at:
Here’s a compressed version of Table D from the report, which describes the summary of the associations found:
|Vaccine||EPC Conclusions and Strength of Evidence||IOM Findings||Additional Findings From EPC|
|ADEM = acute disseminated encephalomyelitis; AE = adverse event; CI = confidence interval; CIDP = chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy; DTaP = diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis vaccine; EPC = Evidence-based Practice Center; GBS = Guillain-Barré syndrome; Hep B = hepatitis B; Hib = Haemophilus influenzae type B; HPV = human papillomavirus; IgE = immunoglobulin E; IOM = Institute of Medicine; LAIV = live attenuated influenza vaccine; MMR = measles, mumps, rubella vaccine; MS = multiple sclerosis; SIDS = sudden infant death syndrome; SLE = systemic lupus erythematosus; Td = tetanus-diphtheria; TIV = trivalent influenza vaccine; IPV = inactivated polio vaccine; IRR = incidence rate ratio; MCV = meningococcal conjugate vaccine; MPSV = meningococcal polysaccharide vaccine; PCV = pneumococcal conjugate vaccine; RR = relative risk; Tdap = tetanus, diphtheria, and acellular pertussis vaccine; VZV = varicella-zoster virus.|
|Diphtheria Toxoid, Tetanus Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis Vaccines (Td, Tdap)||High: Anaphylaxis||Evidence “convincingly supports” a causal relationship between the tetanus toxoid vaccine and anaphylaxis.||We identified 2 additional trials in adults. No AEs were associated with vaccine.|
|Hepatitis A Vaccine||Insufficient: Acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, transverse myelitis, MS, GBS, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Bell’s palsy, anaphylaxis, and autoimmune hepatitis||Evidence is “inadequate to accept or reject” any causal relationships with AEs the committee was tasked with investigating: acute disseminated encephalomyelitis, transverse myelitis, MS, GBS, chronic inflammatory demyelinating polyneuropathy, Bell’s palsy, anaphylaxis, and autoimmune hepatitis.||We identified 1 additional postlicensure study; there was no association of the vaccine with any AEs or onset of medical conditions.|
|Hepatitis B Vaccine||
||No additional studies met our inclusion criteria.|
||MMR was NOT associated with onset of type 1 diabetes in adults in 1 large high-quality epidemiological study: RR=0.71 (95% CI, 0.61 to 0.83).|
|Pneumococcal Polysaccharide Vaccine||High: No association with cardiovascular or cerebrovascular events in the elderly||Not covered.||
|Zoster Vaccine||Moderate: Injection site reactions, allergic reactions, cellulitis possibly related to allergy||Recommended for U.S. adults 60 years and older; AEs specific to this age group were not covered.||
|Diphtheria Toxoid, Tetanus Toxoid, and Acellular Pertussis-Containing Vaccines (DTap, Td, Tdap)||
||We found no additional studies that met our inclusion criteria.|
|Hepatitis B Vaccine||
||Hep B vaccine in the first 6 months of life was associated with elevated total IgE in a postlicensure study of children with a family history of food allergy, but not with clinical allergy.|
|Hib Vaccine||Moderate: No association with serious AEs in short term||Not covered.||No serious AEs were associated in 3 high-quality clinical trials.|
|Inactivated Polio Vaccine||Insufficient: Food allergy||Not covered.||One postlicensure study reported association between polio vaccine in newborns and sensitivity to food allergens.|
||Four additional postmarketing studies were identified. Vaccination was associated with thrombocytopenic purpura in the short term. MMR vaccination was associated with increased emergency department visits within 2 weeks; this is indirect support of the IOM’s findings that MMR vaccine is associated with febrile seizures.|
|Meningococcal Vaccines (MCV4, MPSV)||
||Two new trials of quadrivalent meningococcal conjugate vaccines found no association with any AEs assessed.|
|Miscellaneous and Combination Vaccines||
|Pneumococcal Conjugate (PCV13)||Moderate: Febrile seizures||Not covered.||A recent study using the U.S. Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD) found an association with febrile seizures. Estimated rate for 16-month-old patients is 13.7 cases per 100,000 doses for PCV13 without concomitant TIV and 44.9 per 100,000 doses for concomitant TIV and PCV13.|
|Rotavirus Vaccines: RotaTeq and Rotarix||Moderate: Intussusception||Not covered.||
||We identified 1 small trial in children with SLE; the trial reported no association with AEs.|
|Influenza Vaccines||Moderate: No association with serious adverse events||Results not specific to pregnant women.||Both monovalent H1N1 vaccine and seasonal influenza vaccine (inactivated) containing H1N1 strains were not associated with serious adverse events in pregnant women or their offspring in multiple trials and postlicensure studies. Studies report an association with lower risk of adverse pregnancy outcomes.|