The Price of Medical Denialism

Every morning I wake up, and every evening right before I fall asleep, a thought enters my mind about all the children around the world who will receive or have received vaccines that day. The thought nags at me… until I finally get up or doze off. It’s a huge number of kids whose lives are being subjected to medical Russian roulette.

According to the VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System), maintained by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and Food and Drug Administration (FDA),  “More than 10 million vaccines per year are given to children less than 1 year old, usually between 2 and 6 months of age.”1  The World Health Organization (WHO) estimated in 2013 that about 84%, or roughly 112 million, of infants around the world received three doses of diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP3) vaccine that year.2 

So it’s safe to say that tens of thousands of babies are being vaccinated with many different kinds of killed bacterial and live virus vaccines every single day. If you include older children, then we’re talking in the hundreds of thousands. That’s an awful lot of kids getting an awful lot of vaccines containing not only killed bacteria and attenuated viruses but also other ingredients like heavy metals (mercury and aluminum); animal (and human fetal) tissue DNA; chemicals like formaldelyde, polysorbate 80, MSG, phenooxyethanol, sodium borate and MSG; allergens like gelatin, yeast protein, egg albumin, lactose, antibiotics and so much more.3  And the process will be repeated over and over again over the course of many years.

We are told that most of these children will not suffer any serious side effects—”adverse events”—from the vaccines, and we are assured that most of the ones that do occur are purely coincidental and not related to the vaccines. In their 1985 landmark book DPT: A Shot In The Dark, authors Harris L. Coulter and Barbara Loe Fisher wrote:

Most physicians have a difficult time accepting the documented fact that a medical procedure designed to save lives can, in some instances, actually take or ruin lives. There is a tendency to deny that vaccine damage exists at all, and a desire to put the blame for injury on some other cause.

As the West German physician Wolfgang Ehrengut suggested in one of his studies (1980), it may be that doctors have a negative bias against vaccine reactions, an unwillingness to believe, because “what must not be, therefore, cannot be.” It must not be true because, they think, what will we do if it is true?4 

The problem is that, in most cases after a child is vaccinated there is no way of knowing for sure if the vaccine caused harm, because there is a general acceptance among medical doctors that if a child looks fine immediately after a vaccination, then there’s nothing to worry about. It’s a strange kind of logic that was referenced by author Rachel Carson in her book Silent Spring (1962)…

We are accustomed to look for the gross and immediate effect and to ignore all else. Unless this appears promptly, we deny the existence of hazard. Even research men suffer from the handicap of inadequate methods of detecting the beginnings of injury. The lack of sufficiently delicate methods to detect injury before symptoms appear is one of the great unsolved problems in medicine.5 

You would think that physicians would know better than to assume that simply because someone does not show obvious symptoms immediately after being injected with a powerful bioactive pharmaceutical product doesn’t mean that all is well. This is certainly not the paradigm in which they operate with regard to prescription drugs. Let me stop here for emphasis. Vaccines are pharmaceuticals, biological drugs. They’re not sugar water or saline solution.

Thus, you would think that doctors would want to closely watch for any signs of possible reactions, be they mild or serious. You would think that they would want to monitor their patients for days, weeks, even months, and that they would be thoroughly receptive to the possibility that vaccines might be the cause of any reactions. But that’s not often the case.

This gets to the conundrum we’re facing, and that is that most doctors don’t seem to understand or believe that vaccines are powerful bioactive pharmaceutical products. Many of them would be at a loss to tell you the ingredients of the vaccines they are injecting daily into the bodies of their patients. Nor could they tell you what role each ingredient serves within each vaccine. Nor could they tell you the potential negative impact of each ingredient on the brain, the immune system, or the gut.

It is this lack of basic knowledge and a seeming lack interest in acquiring it that Coulter and Fisher maintained is at the heart of so much unnecessary suffering with regard to vaccines.

This negative bias, this denial that vaccines can cause death and injury, has had devastating consequences for mothers and their children. Because many doctors refuse to believe in vaccine reactions, mothers have never been told to watch for reactions. Consequently, they do not look for signs indicating their child may be reacting neurologically.

The root of a substantial amount of vaccine damage is ignorance on the part of doctors and mothers.4 


1 U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. VAERS Data. VAERS.
2 World Health Organization. Immunization coverage. April 2015.
3 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Vaccine Excipient & Media Summary: Excipients Uses in U.S. Vaccines, by Vaccine. February 2015.
4 Coulter HL and Fisher BL. DPT: A Shot In The Dark. Harcourt Brace Jovanovich 1985.
5 Carson R. Silent Spring. Houghton Mifflin Company 1962.

Note: This commentary provides referenced information and perspective on a topic related to vaccine science, policy, law or ethics being discussed in public forums and by U.S. lawmakers.  The websites of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS) provide information and perspective of federal agencies responsible for vaccine research, development, regulation and policymaking.


7 Responses to "The Price of Medical Denialism"

  1. Ellen   September 2, 2015 at 10:42 am

    Perhaps it’s time to begin questioning our medical quacks about those very details? What’s in this? What are the negative impacts from the ingredients? Would YOU inject yourself with mercury, formaldehyde, peanut oil (gee, I wonder if this is behind the rampant life-threatenig peanut allergies), aborted fetal cells, aluminum, and so much more? If THEY don’t know the answers to these questions, why the hell not? What are they being paid royally for? A drug is a drug is a drug…..

    It’s long past time to take our power back but this cannot be done by only a few awake and aware people. We are either free people or subjects……..which is it?

    • Cynthia Keener   September 4, 2015 at 4:38 pm

      Ellen, I so strongly agree w/ you. Parents don’t even question the docs, they’re not God. Children are hurt everyday. I’ve had to abandon the guilt in attributing to hurting my son. As my daughter was a witness that day as to me questioning the doctor who conveniently drew a chart on the paper of the examining table explaining why & the minor risks. I had a mother’s intuition. Five yrs later we still struggle w/ my son’s damage. Pls spread the work of the down right evil ways of big pharma any way you can. I have researched to no avail & this is a horrible injustice to all.

  2. Carolyn   September 2, 2015 at 3:32 pm

    Always question any & every medication given to your child & yourself. Physicians have the package insert for all medications administered…ask to see it…the package insert lists all ingredients.

  3. Kenna   September 2, 2015 at 6:13 pm

    These articles are disturbing. Keep speaking up for children’s health to help more and more people have the confidence to question and demand answers. Keep believing we all need to help strive for health and educate even the doctors who believe they are the educated.

  4. Kathleen   September 3, 2015 at 7:45 am

    I work @ a hospital and they want the staff to get the flu shot every year! They have been considering either get the flu vaccine or you’ll be told to quit. What happened to our rights?! Isn’t there no freedom in this country do we have to move to another country!!?? Can we fight this?

  5. Julia R   September 5, 2015 at 12:29 pm

    From the Book: Horrors of Vaccinations Exposed & Illustrated – Petition to the President to Abolish Compulsory Vaccination in the ARMY and NAVY – by Chas. E. Higgins 1920 – [Woodrow Wilson to Warren Harding, Presidents]
    QUOTE: Page 39
    Now if each individual American is divinely ordained as an equalized sovereign in his own right — and this is surely a grand distinction of the American Institution and the American citizen — he obviously has a sovereign right to his own body and all his natural possessions; and the most sacred and essential of these rights and possessions is obviously, the right to his own physical body, the sanctity of his own person, and the right to decide how it shall be treated or taken care of in health or disease; and if he has not this sacred and sovereign right to his own body he has practically no right at all ….. Free E-Book
    Therefore this shows this debate has been going on for almost 100 years – and we know that our Military men have been used as test subjects to further these criminal vaccines!! many times in some way contribute to their early demise with many $$$$ going to Bid Pharma… are they Farma’ing human lives??

  6. K.Miller   September 22, 2015 at 11:59 am

    If we want to make a difference in America, the people have to take back our government from the hands of corporations. Our country can become a democracy again i.e for the people, of the people, by the people.


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