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The Vaccine Debate: Researched & written by Tami Goldstein

The Russian Roulette of Vaccines: The Vaccine Debate

By: Tami A. Goldstein, Author of Coming Through the Fog

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The Nation is under a huge vaccine debate that is heated and emotionally charged. Most people are unaware of the risks associated with vaccinations.  Research studies, scientists and doctors worldwide recognize these dangers.  Where risk of injury or death is acknowledged, it is believed to be rare and inconsequential compared to the perceived benefits to individuals and society.

I want to point out that I am not anti-vaccine. I vaccinated both of my children until my youngest deteriorated into autism, food allergies, systemic skin rashes, serious immune system issues, severe anxiety and 40 seizures a day from the vaccines intended to keep her healthy. This is when I started questioning and researching vaccine safety.

There are 4 core issues at the vaccine debate:

1)    Are they safe?  Scientific studies and journal reports from around the world state otherwise.  These reports link certain vaccine injuries, illnesses and death to different vaccines and to the toxins which are added to the vaccines. In 2011 The US Supreme Court said that vaccines were, “unavoidable unsafe.”  Bruesewitz v. Wyeth LLC

2) The need for transparency of facts. Why is the other side not told?  The U. S mainstream media and certain governmental agencies have a media blackout on anything that contradicts the unified stance that vaccines are safe, period.

Topics not covered by U.S Mainstream media include:

  • The pharmaceutical industry is the biggest defrauder of the federal government under the False Claims Act. “Public Citizens Study: Pharmaceutical Industry Is the Biggest Defrauder of the Federal Government Under the False Claims Act.” – Dec.20, 2010
  • From 2001 to 2015, there were 37 pharmaceutical fines (combined criminal/civil) from $100 million and $3 billion. Criminal fines have been as high as $1 billion (Pfizer 2009, GlaxoSmithKline 2012) U.S. Department of Justice
  • Conflict of interest for “vaccine experts” Dr. Paul Offit, is recognized as an expert by the media. He makes millions of dollars for his Rotavirus Vaccine and has stated a healthy infant could take 10,000 vaccines at once.
  • 4 countries have filed charges against U.S. vaccine manufacturers for vaccine injury from the HPV vaccine for cervical cancer.
  • Some of the vaccines actually cause the disease they are intended to prevent.  For example, in the cases of Pertussis (Whooping Cough) from the DTaP (Diphtheria, Tetanus, and Pertussis) vaccine and Measles from the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine, only in a genetically modified form.  Live vaccine sheds off the newly vaccinated and infects others.
  • Doctors, researchers and immunologists have scientific proof that show that vaccines are not safe but we hear none of this from U.S. mainstream media.   www.Vaxxedthemovie.com

Doctors are generally not educated on vaccines.  Dr. Suzanne Humphries, when asked what doctors learn in medical school about vaccines, said: “We learn that vaccines need to be given on schedule.  We are indoctrinated with the mantra vaccines are safe and effective, neither of which are true. Doctors today are given extensive training on how to talk to hesitant parents, how to frighten them by vastly inflating the risk during natural infection, on the necessity of twisting parents arms to conform or fire them from their practice.  Doctors are trained nothing bad should be said about vaccines.”

3) Freedom to opt out.  Why remove our right to informed consent and the choice to deny consent to vaccinate?

  • The AMA’s (American Medical Association) Code of Medical Ethics recommends, “medical, religious, or philosophical” immunization exemptions for medical doctors. American Medical Association, Opinion 9, 133 Routine Universal Immunization of Physicians
  • The pharmaceutical companies are already absolved from product      liability by legislative mandates from 1986. You cannot sue a vaccine manufacturer or a physician for vaccine injury. That’s correct no liability. See the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986
  • What is the vaccine manufacturer’s incentive to make a safe vaccine since they have no liability for any vaccine injury?
  • Why would the pharmaceutical companies pay millions of dollars to lobby legislation to mandate vaccines? Greed?  Over 20 states currently have bills pending removing personal and religious vaccine exemption and drastically changing medical exemption guidelines.

4) Politicians introducing mandated vaccine bills and the government enforcement of mandated vaccines violate the 1st, 4th, 5th and 14th Amendment to the U.S Constitution. People would be mandated to take and pay for all vaccines recommended. (The language in the vaccine Bill like SB277 in California for example states all recommended vaccines.) There are no provisions in the Bill regarding the number of vaccines recommended, when they need to administered, who will pay for the expense and currently there are approximately 200 vaccines waiting for approval.  Politicians are asking for consequences for failure to comply. Those consequences include; excluding unvaccinated children from school, including technical schools and colleges, children that receive any support from the government would lose all supports, adults not vaccinated would be fired from employment and or fined.

Parents have questioned the safety of vaccines since the 1800’s.  The Raggedy Ann doll became the symbol of the vaccine injury movement.  Johnny Gruelle (1880- 1938) created the doll for his daughter, Marcella (13), who died from a small pox vaccine administered at school without parental consent.  His vaccine concerns rage on because more and more children are being vaccine injured each year. Vaccine injury has been linked with seizures, asthma, autism, diabetes, cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, learning disabilities and other chronic illness, disability and death.

Below are some facts impacting the vaccine debate.  In an effort not to overwhelm you with the magnitude of this information, I touch on pharmaceutical improprieties, media-blackout and vaccine injury.  I touch on the current Measles issue, the HPV and the MMR vaccines and give you additional points to ponder. There is an overwhelming magnitude of information. Please access some of the resources to see the big picture.

Links and resources are listed at the end and are available at www.comingthroughthefog.com

Massive Media Coverage

In 1998, Dr. Andrew Wakefield and Dr. John Walker – Smith from England co-authored and published a report in the Lancet (Medical Journal) linking the MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine to injury involving the gastrointestinal track.  Allegations from Brian Deer (a London Times reporter with motivation from the pharmaceutical companies) led to Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s and Dr. John Walker-Smith’s revocation of their medical licenses and removal of the report from the Lancet Journal. It started the misconception that the MMR was not linked to vaccine injury or autism.

No Media Coverage

In August 2014, Dr. Brian Hooker, researcher and father of a vaccine injured child, used the freedom of information act to get and verify the research submitted to the CDC (Center for Disease Control) by Merck Pharmaceutical for approval of the MMR vaccine.  Dr. Hooker had a taped conversation with Dr. William Thompson of the CDC.  When Dr. Hooker asked Dr. Thompson if he was aware of the research actually showing the link between the MMR vaccine and autism in what the CDC called Isolated Autism (normally developing children.), Dr. Thompson can be heard saying, “Oh My god…What Have we done.”  Dr. Thompson also confirms the CDC failure to disclose the fact that African American males were even more likely at 385 % to develop autism if vaccinated prior to 36 months.  Dr. Thompson has stated publically that he stands by his comments even though he was not aware he was being tape recorded. He has received full federal whistle-blower immunity to testify.

Update: A judge denied Merck’s injunction to block the hearing. The director of the CDC at the time of the CDC, MMR vaccine approval process became CEO of Merck Pharmaceutical developer of the MMR vaccine.

Update: Congress has yet to allow Dr. Thompson to testify

Decide for yourself; watch “Vaxxed from Cover up to Catastrophe.”

No Media Coverage

There are currently a substantial amount of independent research studies that substantiate Dr. Wakefield’s and Dr. Walker – Smith’s original report findings linking the MMR to vaccine injury

Dr. Walker-Smith and Dr. Wakefield appealed to the High Court in the UK to have their medical licenses reinstated. Dr. Walker-Smith’s was funded for his appeal process to defray the approximate $500,000.00 GBP expense. His license was reinstated October 14, 2014.

Dr. Wakefield was forced to abandon his appeal because he did not have the funds necessary to proceed. He now resides the U.S and continued his research surrounding vaccine injury.

No Media Coverage

There is a case pending in Pennsylvania, case #2:10-cv-04374-cdj United States VS Merck. The Department of Justice is involved. Former virologist now whistleblower allege that Merck falsified data with the MMR II vaccine in order to meet the 95 % efficacy rate which is the benchmark required by the FDA to maintain its monopoly on the mumps vaccine which extends to the MMR II. This suggests vaccine failure and fraud, not unvaccinated children, as the reason for the outbreaks.

# of Recommended Vaccines  vs.  Autism Prevalence

Recommended VaccinesAutism Prevalence
1953 – 16 dosages of 4 vaccines
(Between 2 months and age 6)
1 in 5000 (1973)
(Prior to 1973 it was believed prevalence was 1 in 10,000)
1983 – 23 doses of 7 vaccines
(Between 2 months and age 6)
1 in 2500 (1985)
2016 – 73 dosages of vaccines
(52 injectable and 3 oral)
1 in 50 (2013)

The latest MIT research by Dr. S. Seneff shows autism prevalence will be 1 in 2 by 2032 and 80% of the male population.

Vaccine Ingredients Injected into the Body

Aluminum, mercury, Sorbital (the official FDA information warning for sorbitol is Not for Injection), aborted fetal cells, formaldehyde, monosodium glutamate, latex rubber, egg proteins, food antigens, animal cells, polysorbate 80, phenol/phenoxyethanol (antifreeze), micro-organism (live viri and bacteria), GMO yeast, animal, bacterial and viral DNA and others.

The above vaccine ingredients have been linked with seizures, brain damage, cancer, learning disabilities, asthma, autism, diabetes, inflammatory bowel disease, kidney disease, severe food and environmental allergies, immune disorders, birth defects, Alzheimer’s, other chronic illnesses and death.

By 6 months old, a child is injected with approximately 2450mcg of aluminum if following the CDC recommended vaccine schedule.

Immunity for Vaccine Injury

  • In 1986, the government gave pharmaceutical companies immunity from any product liability from any of the vaccines they produced.
  • America’s Vaccine Court known as The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) was established allowing one to sue the federal government for vaccine injury which would enable one to receive compensation.
  • 117 cases of vaccine injury and death received settlements in Vaccine Court.  The Department of Justice reported on compensated cases from 11/16/2014 and 2/15/2015.  That’s compensation for 117 cases of vaccine injury or death awarded during a 15 month period.
  • To date $3.9 billion have been paid for vaccine injury and death.
  • Most people are unaware of the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVICP) and most doctors deflect parents’ concerns in regards to vaccine injury.
  • Go to the NVICP website for special guidelines and parameters pertaining to initiating a suit.

The other side of the Measles story

By the mid to late 1940’s, the death rate from the Measles had already drastically declined.  The rates started to decline in the early 1900’s because of improved sanitary conditions, hygiene and the use of vitamin A to combat the disease.  The first Measles vaccine was licensed in 1963 but failed.  The second Measles vaccine was not introduced until 1968.  Little to no decrease in death rates was noted with the introduction of this vaccine.

Today’s “measles vaccine” is a combined version developed in 1971 with a second booster introduced in 1989.  It is the current MMR (Measles, Mumps and Rubella) vaccine that Dr. Brian Hooker found the link to autism and fraudulent study findings when duplicating the CDC and Merck Pharmaceutical research.

In the past 10 years in the U.S, there were zero deaths from Measles but 108 deaths caused by the Measles Vaccine.

Sources:  Putting Measles Into Perspective, Dawn Babcock Papple, 01/17/2012; Vaccine Fact Check (Vaccinefactcheck.org); Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (http:vaers.hhs.gov/index); The CDC (Center for Disease Control),   http://www.cdc.gov/measles/cases-outbreaks.html

HPV Vaccine

– Facts from the National Vaccine Information Center

  • There are two FDA approved HPV vaccines marketed in the U.S. to prevent HPV infection with several different types of HPV: Gardasil, and Cervarix.  Gardasil vaccine, which contains high risk HPV types 16 and 18 associated with genital cancers and low risk HPV types 6 and 11 associated with genital warts, was licensed in 2006 and is approved for use by females and males ages 9 to 26 years.  Cervarix vaccine, which contains HPV types 16 and 18, was licensed in 2009 and is approved for use in females 9 to 25 years.
  • Merck’s Gardasil vaccine was studied for less than two years in about 1,200 children under age 16 before it became the first licensed HPV vaccine in the U.S.  Gardasil was not studied in children with health problems or in combination with all the other vaccines routinely given to American adolescents, such as T-dap and meningococcal vaccines.
  • Clinical trials did not use a true placebo to study safety but compared Gardasil against a bioactive aluminum containing placebo.
  • After Gardasil was licensed and three doses recommended for 11-12 year old girls and young women, there were thousands of reports of sudden collapse with unconsciousness within 24 hours, seizures, muscle pain and weakness, disabling fatigue, Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS), facial paralysis, brain inflammation, rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, blood clots, optic neuritis, multiple sclerosis, strokes, heart and other serious health problems including death.
  • GlaxoSmithKline’s Cervarix vaccine, which has been used in Europe since 2007 and was licensed in the U.S. in 2009, contains an AS04 adjuvant containing aluminum and MPL, which hyper-stimulates the immune system and has never been used in U.S. vaccines.  Cervarix was studied for less than six years in fewer than 1200 healthy girls under age 15 and was not tested with a true placebo but was compared against Hepatitis A vaccine and other childhood vaccines that can cause adverse reactions.
  • As of Dec. 13, 2013, there were a total of 29,918 vaccine reaction reports made to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) associated with Gardasil vaccinations, including 140 deaths.  There were a total of 2,652 vaccine adverse reaction reports made to VAERS associated with Cervarix vaccinations, including 13 deaths. (Merck’s Gardasil vaccine, which was the first HPV vaccine licensed in the U.S, has the majority of the HPV vaccine market in the U.S.).
  • Japan, France, India and Spain have all filed charges against the manufacturer of the Gardasil vaccine.  A sample of the charges against Merck include:
    1. Fraudulent marketing and/or administration of an inadequately tested vaccine.
    2. Failure to inform the public about the potential risks of using Gardasil.
    3. Clear infringement of the right to informed consent.
    4. Ignoring new medical conditions in those who used Gardasil despite the similarity of their symptoms and the relatively short period of time between vaccine administration and the onset of symptoms.
    5. Ignoring established and new scientific evidence illustrating the potential harmful effects of Gardasil ingredients and manufacturing methods.
    6. Callous disregard for those suffering new medical conditions post-Gardasil.

No U. S. Studies:

… looking at unvaccinated children versus vaccinated children.  (The U.S. Government finds it unethical.)  Studies done outside the U.S. show unvaccinated children are by far healthier than their vaccinated peers.

… evaluating the effects of the quantity of vaccines given at one time and or the effect of the recommended 73 dosages from birth to age 18.  There is legislation pending requiring adult vaccination compliance.

… showing why vaccines follow one size fits all concepts that go against basic science.  No consideration is put into family history, genetics, or ethnicity.


We are the most vaccinated country in the world, yet we have the highest infant mortality rate, the highest autism rate and the highest cancer rate.  I’ve covered a very small amount of this colossal topic.  I encourage you to look at the issues surrounding each vaccine, like the DTaP vaccines causing Pertussis (Whooping Cough), Rotavirus vaccine causing intussusception (severe bowel obstruction) or the 202 death associated with it according the VAERS.  Look at the Flu (Influenza) vaccine;  it still contains 25 mcg of Thimerosal (a mercury preservative that the pharmaceutical companies and the CDC claim were removed from all vaccines because of its link to injury), or the fact the Flu vaccine is approved each year with no studies done what so ever.  If you judge the most dangerous vaccine by monetary compensation paid out by the Vaccine Injury Compensation Trust, the flu shot wins.

Are the vaccines safe?  Do you want the government to mandate vaccines?

Welcome to the Vaccine Debate.

Original: April 15, 2015
Updated: June 11, 2015
Tami Goldstein, WLMT, CST

Resources are listed below and on www.ComingThroughtheFog.com

Online Resources



  • Saying No to Vaccines, A Resource Guide For all Ages by Dr. Sherry TenPenny
  • The Vaccine Court by Wayne Rohde
  • The Vaccine Controversy: The History, Use and Safety of Vaccinations by Kurt Link
  • Vaccines, Autism & Chronic Inflammation: The New Epidemic by Barbara Loe Fisher
  • A Shot in the Dark by Harris Coulter and Barbara Loe Fisher
  • Adverse Effects of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines:  A report published by the Institute of Medicine (1991) for the U.S. Congress under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986
  • Adverse Events Associated with Childhood Vaccines:  Evidence Bearing on Causality Published by the Institute of Medicine (1994) for the U.S Congress under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986
  • Unique Life Fully Lived by Karen Kane
  • Healing Without Hurting by Jennifer Giustra – Kozek, LPC, NCC
  • Coming Through the Fog by Tami A. Goldstein, WLMT, CST