The following information was extracted from an article in Alive #210 April 2000VVV
THE FLU VACCINE MYTH by Croft Woodruff,
President of EDTA Chelation Association of British Columbia
After criticizing media promotion of the flu vaccine and the failure of the vaccine to protect people in British Columbia from the disease in the winter of 1999-2000, author Woodruff went on to cite Hugh Fudenberg, MD, "the world's most quoted biologist" and author of 850 published peer-review articles, who reported a correlation between flu shots and Alzheimer's disease.
In a study conducted between 1879 and 1980, Fudenberg found that a person who had received five flu shots during those years was 10 times as likely to develop Alzheimer's as those who had had one, two or no shots at all. He attributed this to the mercury and aluminum components of the vaccine. "The gradual mercury and aluminum buildup in the brain causes cognitive disfunction" and could be one of the reasons why the incidence of Alzheimer's is expected to quadruple.
Because mercury and aluminum as well as formaldehyde, a known carcinogen, are common vaccine components, this assault on the brain starts with shots administered in infancy.
Vaccines are also contaminated with foreign proteins from culture mediums derived from "chick embryos, chicken and duck egg protein, pig or horse blood, dog kidney tissue, monkey kidney tissue, calf serum,
rabbit brain tissue, aborted human fetal cells or cowpox pus". Injected directly into the blood stream, these proteins are not destroyed by stomach acid and wind up in the liver where they can cause anything from a mild indisposition to serious reactions, including death.
Woodruff noted that prior to the 1960's when vaccination was made compulsory, the US had the second lowest rating for infant mortality.
Today, it ranks 24th, far behind other advanced countries.
Infant mortality in Sweden dropped after 1979 when that country stopped using the pertussis vaccine. In 1975, Japan delayed adminstering the pertussis vaccine until children were two years old. Since then, Sudden Infant Death Syndrome (SIDS) "has largely disappeared",
Every year 12,000 to 14,000 adverse reactions to vaccines are reported to the American Food and Drug Administration. (Given the reluctance of doctors to report adverse reactions, this is probably just a fraction of damage that occurs but is not attributed to vaccines.) "Any drug on the market with a fraction of this record would be recalled in short order."
"Recent Measles Mumps Rubella (MMR) vaccine campaigns in the US
have coincided with a 200 per cent rise in the incidence of autism.
Hepatitis B vaccine alone has been responsible for 25,000 reports of adverse reactions including optic neuritis, brain damage, paralytic polio and sudden death."
The article goes on to point out that "there is not an insurance underwriter who will offer liability coverage for drug companies in the event any of their vaccines cause death or disability to the recipient." It points out that the US government has assumed responsibility for compensation to the vaccine-damaged, but misses the irony that the money actually comes from the parents of vaccine recipients in the form of a surcharge on each dose. It goes on to say, "The current effort to make vaccines compulsory world wide will be a license to print money for the vaccine producers and an iatrogenic health disaster of the first magnitude."
The following references were listed but not in relation to their place in the text:
Johns Hopkins Newsletter, Nov. 1998
National Vaccine Information Center, Conference Sept. 1997
Rimland, Bernard, PhD "The Autism Explosion"
Scheibner, Viera, PhD Vaccination: 100 Years of Orthodox Research Shows that Vaccines Represent an Assault on the Immune System, 1993
US Congressional Committee Oversight Hearings on Vaccine Safety, Rep. Dan Burton, Chairman. Spring 1999
Wakefield, AJ et al. Ilcal-lymphoid-nodular hyperplasia, non-specific
colitis, and pervasive developmental disorder in children Lancet
Feb 28, 1998
The Civil Abolitionist Spring 2000 Vaccination Index