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Book Review: Vaccine Epidemic by Louise Kuo Habakus and Mary Holland (eds)

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This book is a must have and a must read and should be required reading for all pre-med and pre-law students. As full disclosure, I have two children who were injured by vaccines. I have a third child who is unvaccinated. I have also spent about 10 years in the journalism business; I know how to read a book and/or research a subject.

This book is among more than 100 books that I have read to come to my conclusions. Within that number have been books on the history of the diseases themselves, the pro-vaccine books, the anti-vaccine books and vintage medical texts that give a snapshot of our past. In the past, our diseases were already decreasing in large numbers “before” the vaccines were even introduced, and this book covers that as well.

This book covers subjects that are different than most – the civil right in the United States to refuse to vaccinate oneself or one’s child. They state that “choice is a fundamental human right.” Of course, most of us would agree with that statement, until it comes to vaccination and unfortunately, there is as much propaganda on one side as the next. They book goes on to explore the fact that internationally human rights are being infringed upon as well, as the world strives to “fix” everyone’s medical issues. I have always found this crazy – instead of giving children clean water and decent food with shelter, we vaccinate them.

This is not a quick read and at times it’s not an easy read, as you have to think critically. The issues raised in the book are about our rights as parents, our rights as individuals and our rights in the future.

The chapter that sticks in my head as most important is the one that is titled “Pediatrics: Sick is the New Health.” How true is that!

How many kids do you know today who are sick? Now, I’m not going to claim that vaccines are the end all be all of our modern doses of disease, but the issue is that we’ve truly traded one “disease” for another. Maybe nothing is “called” Polio nowadays, but that does not mean that we don’t still have it or disease that is 98% similar but has been “named” something else.

The book delves into how many vaccines are suggested, and in some states, required, for your child to get and talks about vaccine injury. It’s not a how-to book on vaccine injury, rather it’s a compilation of “issues” that have arisen due to the complete and utter “epidemic” of the vaccine industry. There are very few things that we don’t have a vaccine for or that they are not creating a vaccine for. Many say that vaccines cause cancer, yet they are making a vaccine FOR cancer.

It’s issues such as those that the book gets you to think about. The chapters are set up so that they can play off of each other, or you can pick up the book and pick a chapter and read it that way. The book is extensively noted and includes resources if one wants to further read up on the issues. There are also photos, which to me helps make it more real.

They writers in the book call for more research – that’s not a bad thing. They call for civil rights – that’s not a bad thing. They call for vaccine injuries to be recognized more and researched more – that’s not a bad thing.

In fact, nothing that is brought to light in this book is a bad thing for people to want to happen. I can’t imagine that anyone would argue about making something safer for children.

The fact is that you take a chance either way – either you vaccinate your child and take the chance of a reaction or you don’t vaccinate your child and take the chance of your child getting sick. Although, today getting sick and dying from any of the diseases covered by vaccines is so much less today than at any other time in history. Yet, some states require upwards of 46 vaccines before a child enters kindergarten!

“Medical ethics and contemporary medicine” is a chapter that should be required reading, right now, for every doctor in the U.S. and other countries. The people that tell us what to do with our bodies and when to do it are just human. They are being taught by the same people who have believed in vaccines for generations and they have a stake in whether you believe in the product or not. Vaccines are to doctors what feed is to the feed store – they are the staple of their business. They are the return customer and the reason that there is a profit at the end of the year. How does all that jive with the ideas of conflicts of interest?

I find it’s an issue. Something to keep in mind is the “United States was the first country to carry out eugenics-driven compulsory sterilization programs under state statutes.” What makes anyone with a smidgen of our own history in their minds think that something like that can’t happen to us?

What brings to mind for me when I read that chapter was the forced HPV vaccine on our little girls starting at age 9. Chapter 13 gives a mother’s story of her child being “one less,” which was the tag line for the HPV vaccine that was shown over and over again as it was marketed directly to children and parents via our TVs. The author’s daughter Zeda got the shots and today breathes through a trach and eats with a tube and there are graphic photos of the damage done to her in this book. Her mother regrets getting her daughter this unnecessary vaccine.

I probably would not start with this book if you are researching where you are on the vaccine issue, but it would be at the very least the second book I bought to read and if you are past your first or second book on this issue – get this book! This one is well-written, well-noted, and published by Skyhorse Publishing (i.e. not self-published). I give this book five stars and then some!

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  • Nancy Taylor-Babcock

    Thank you so much for your article. We must continue to have our rights and make decisions for our children without government intervention. Vaccinations require much further independent investigation. There is too much at stake