More kids = better health
just adding to the vaccine controversy
After an elderly relative was instructed to get the shingles vaccination, I was prompted to investigate.
Marc Brisson and his team [at Britain's Public Health Laboratory Service] say their research shows that adults living with children have more exposure to the virus that causes chickenpox and enjoy high levels of protection against shingles. Being close to children means that adults are exposed to the virus, which acts like a booster vaccine against shingles, they believe. But if all children were vaccinated, adults who have had chickenpox would no longer be protected against developing shingles.
Ah ha! Not only does the chickenpox vaccine pose problems for the elderly, our current "older" population is the group who started the whole phenomenon of having just a few kids. Now it seems that older people need kids around to help with the natural boost in immune systems, however, most older people end up either in nursing homes or just without the regular company of children (since their kids also aren't having kids).
Before we carried away with the fact that drug companies know that vaccines are not 100% effective and that any acquired immunity is not life-long, we need to not forget that the chickenpox vaccine does contain "human diploid cells" (aka: aborted fetal tissue). Nothing like remote participation in evil all for a useless vaccine.And just one more:
Three different analyses of reported cases of shingles and chickenpox were published today in the October 2003 issue of Vaccine and suggest the threat of a shingles epidemic in the US due to mass vaccination with varicella (chickenpox) vaccine. Data collected under the CDC-funded Varicella Active Surveillance Project (VASP) of the Los Angeles County Department of Health Services Acute Communicable Disease Control Unit revealed that when chickenpox disease was significantly reduced in a population, there was an unexpectedly high number of shingles cases among unvaccinated children with a previous history of chickenpox. . . . [Gary Goldman, Ph.D.] observed that because the vaccine is eliminating chickenpox disease, children and adults no longer receive the natural boost to their immune systems that they received from periodic exposures to the disease.