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Hilary Butler dismantles the 60 minutes documentary on the current pertussis outbreak: "Perhaps this Australian documentary should have been labelled... Totally missing the point. Or .. A bunch of Lies.  Take your pick." Hilary aptly points out that "The increase in pertussis has nothing to do with the unvaccinated at all." but rather that doctors are finally admitting that vaccinated patients can acquire pertussis and therefore are actually testing for it and reporting it. more...

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28 June 2011 Heidi Stevensen blog post on gaia-health.com: The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) would prefer that you remain unaware of a couple of highly significant facts about the whooping cough resurgence. It is most likely caused by the pertussis vaccine and it's ten times more deadly than the original variety. more...

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From a file of 1127 children in whom signs of brain damage were reported after injections of vaccines containing pertussis antigen, the first 197 cases with good documentation of events were chosen for further study. From a mathematical model constructed from data in published reports, it is calculated that the frequency of convulsions appears to be higher by 2: 1 in vaccinated than in unvaccinated infants more...

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This study looks at fully-vaccinated children at 2 daycares in Israel. Among other findings the study shows that vaccinated may transmit disease: "Vaccinated children may be asymptomatic reservoirs for infection." "Vaccinated adolescents and adults may serve as reservoirs for silent infection and become potential transmitters to unprotected infants (3-11)." more...

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