Measles Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Measles Yesterday, Today & Tomorrow

Following is a short summary of a longer special report “What Is Going On With Measles? The Science and Politics of Eradicating Measles” that can be read on NVIC’s website here. This year, the fear mongering about measles has reached epidemic proportions in America. A day doesn’t go by without media outlets publishing angry articles […]

Drop in Measles Cases in 1960s Coincided With End of “Baby Boomer” Babies

Drop in Measles Cases in 1960s Coincided With End of “Baby Boomer” Babies

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states that, prior to the introduction of the first measles vaccine in the United States in 1963, it had been receiving nearly 500,000 reported cases of measles each year.1 2 3 4 That number is correct if you average the total number of measles cases reported during 1958-1962. […]

Scientists Conclude Pertussis Vaccine Causes Permanent Brain Damage

Scientists Conclude Pertussis Vaccine  Causes Permanent Brain Damage

BACK TO THE FUTURE: Following is an article from TVR’s historical archives published in the Spring 1990 print edition on a scientific conference sponsored by the National Vaccine Information Center in 1989 evaluating serious complications of pertussis infection and whole cell pertussis vaccine in DPT. While in the US., the whole cell pertussis vaccine in DPT was […]

Virus Enzyme Found in MMR Vaccine

Virus Enzyme Found in MMR Vaccine

BACK TO THE FUTURE: Following is an article from TVR’s historical archives published in the November/December 1995 print edition.  Swiss scientists have reported finding an enzyme, reverse transcriptase, in the live measles and mumps vaccine, which has been traced back to chickens whose cells are used to create the vaccines.1 Reverse transcriptase (RT), which copies RNA into […]

OPV Vaccine Plus A Shot of Antibiotics Equals Polio

OPV Vaccine Plus A Shot of Antibiotics Equals Polio

BACK TO THE FUTURE: Following is an article from the historical archives of The Vaccine Reaction newspaper journal. It was published in May 1995. Investigating why large numbers of Romanian children were coming down with polio disease after being vaccinated with live oral polio vaccine (OPV), officials from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention […]

Back to the Future: Shalala Takes Away Compensation for DPT Injured Children

Back to the Future: Shalala Takes Away Compensation for DPT Injured Children

In a calculated move designed to bolster the federal government’s claim that the DPT vaccine does not kill or injure children, Health and Human Services (HHS) Secretary Donna Shalala and her department published final rules in the Federal Register (Vo. 60, No. 26 – Wed. Feb. 8, 1995) that effectively…

The Smallpox Vaccine Was No Silver Bullet

The Smallpox Vaccine Was No Silver Bullet

Modern beliefs and opinions about the validity of vaccine science are based on the thinking and observations of British physician Edward Jenner (1749-1823). Jenner’s experiments during the late 18th century, when he was searching for a way to prevent smallpox, gained for him widespread fame as the father of immunology. Jenner formulated his theory…

Oral Polio Vaccine Was Contaminated with Monkey Viruses

Oral Polio Vaccine Was Contaminated with Monkey Viruses

Public health officials in the United States today recommend that infants in the U.S. receive four doses of an inactivated, injectable polio vaccine (IAV) using chicken egg embryos, dog kidney cells or insect cells for production. However, between 1961 and 1999, most American children swallowed five doses of live oral polio vaccine (OPV) using monkey kidney cells for production. In 1961, the live attenuated oral polio…

Bernice Eddy Warned of Defective Salk Polio Vaccine

During the Republican primary presidential debate on September 16, 2015, CNN moderator Jake Tapper noted a U.S. Treasury Department announcement that a woman would appear on the $10 bill. He posed the following question to the 11 candidates on stage, “What woman would you like to see on the $10 bill?” In response, the candidates mentioned eight women, including civil…

The Story of Measles’ Sharp Decline

The Story of Measles’ Sharp Decline

In articles published last year in The Vaccine Reaction, “Polio Wasn’t Vanquished, It Was Redefined” and “The Salk ‘Miracle’ Myth,” I proposed that the reason the number of reported cases of polio in the United States declined so much in 1955—the year the Salk inactivated polio vaccine (IPV) was introduced—was due to the redefinition of polio by the U.S. government in 1954.