Jacee Moreno and I were representing Arkansans For Informed Consent on Blog Talk Radio yesterday, here is the archive...
Arkansans For Informed Consent; Jacee Moreno and Victoria Meyers - Chili with a side of TRUTH (about HR2232) on BlogTalkRadio with The Mary and Sallie Show with Sallie Elkordy 9/30/2015 10:00:00 AM EDT
Debunking H.Res 117
In regards to H.Res 117 –One of the statements made in this resolution, is that “an estimated 43,000 adults and 300 children die annually from vaccine-preventable diseases or their complications in the United States” I thought to myself, “those are HUGE numbers! Where did those numbers come from?” So I decided to look them up. Here is what I found...
H.Res 117 Commends the international community, global and domestic health organizations, the private sector, school and community leaders, and faith-based organizations for bolstering global and domestic health through vaccination.
Affirms vaccines save lives and are essential to public health, and economic and national security.
Recognizes that the lack of vaccination can cause a public health crisis, and that there is no credible evidence to show that vaccines cause life-threatening or disabling diseases in healthy children or adults.
Encourages a continued commitment to research to improve vaccines and develop new vaccines.
Urges parents, in consultation with their health care provider, to follow the scientific evidence and consensus of medical experts in favor of timely vaccinations to protect their children and their community.
MMR Vaccine – Measles Mumps and Rubella
Measles Deaths in the USIn the U.S. in 2009, there were just two deaths attributed to measles; zero in 2008; zero in 2007 and 2006; and one in 2005.2 according to 2 CDC.gov. Deaths: Preliminary Data for 2009. National Vital Statistics Reports. March 16, 2011. Vol 59, No. 4. 3 Deaths since 2005
Mumps Deaths in the US
0- I haven't found any reported deaths from Mumps in that time frame
Rubella Deaths in the US
0- Between 2005 and 2009, there was an average of 11 cases of rubella reported in the U.S. annually.
Deaths due to MMR VaccineThere have also been 288 deaths reported to VAERS in association with the MMR vaccine. Also, as of March 1, 2012, there have been 898 claims filed so far in the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP), alleging 56 deaths in connection with the MMR vaccine, and 842 injuries. Of that number, VICP has compensated 324 of those claims. according to  U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. Statistics Reports. Claims Filed and Compensated or Dismissed by Vaccine—March 1, 2012. National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. March 1, 2012. Online. http://www.hrsa.gov/vaccinecompensation/statisticsreports.html#Claims. (Accessed March 2012)
Polio Deaths in the US
0- The last cases of naturally occurring paralytic polio in the United States were in 1979, when an outbreak occurred among the Amish in several Midwestern states. From 1980 through 1999, there were 162 confirmed cases of paralytic polio cases reported. Of the 162 cases, eight cases were acquired outside the United States and imported. The last imported case caused by wild poliovirus into the United States was reported in 1993. The remaining 154 cases were vaccine-associated paralytic polio (VAPP) caused by live oral poliovirus vaccine (OPV). http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vpd-vac/polio/dis-faqs.htm
Deaths due to the Polio VaccineAccording to MedAlerts, an online search engine of the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) database, as of July 2012, there have been more than 24,000 adverse events reported following OPV with 925 deaths (95% in children under age six) and 99 cases of paralysis. There have been more than 35,000 reports of adverse events associated with IPV containing vaccines with 710 deaths (95% in children under age six) and 53 cases of paralysis.
T-DAP Vaccine Pertussis (Whooping Cough) diphtheria (D), tetanus (T), and pertussis (whooping cough) (P)
Deaths Due to Pertussis in the USDuring the past quarter century, reports of whooping cough cases have increased among babies less than six months old and among teenagers and adults but mortality has remained low.
In 2010, out of a U.S. population of 308 million people, there were about 27,500 reported cases of pertussis including 27 deaths, with 25 deaths occurring in infants under age one year. However, many cases of whooping cough are never diagnosed or reported. Every four to five years, there are reported increases in whooping cough disease in the U.S. and other countries, no matter how high the vaccination rate. -http://www.cdc.gov/Features/Pertussis/
During 2012, 48,277 cases of pertussis were reported to CDC, including 20 pertussis-related deaths. This was the most reported cases since 1955 http://www.cdc.gov/pertussis/outbreaks/trends.html
(interesting to note that being that the most deaths seem to occur from Pertussis there is so much less information about that)
Deaths Due to Diptheria in the US0- Between 1998 and 2003, just seven cases, total, were reported to the CDC. (see this link) Between 2004 and 2008, no cases of diphtheria were recorded in the U.S
Deaths Due to Tetanus in the US
3 annually- In 2002 there were 25 cases of tetanus and 3 deaths reported in the U.S. Tetanus is a much more serious problem in underdeveloped countries, especially among newborn babies born in unsanitary conditions whose umbilical cords can become infected with tetanus. During 2001--2008, An average of 29 cases was reported each year. Of those deaths the majority are in the aged over 65 with diabetes. http://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm6012a1.htm
T-Dap Vaccine DeathsAs of August 2012, about half of the 2,982 awards for vaccine injury and death totaling nearly $2.5 billion dollars made under the U.S. 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act involve pertussis containing vaccines.
Varicella Virus Vaccine (Chicken Pox)
Deaths Due to Chickenpox in the USData from 1992 showed that about 158,000 cases of chickenpox were reported, including about 100 deaths. More than half of the deaths were in adults because chickenpox is more serious in adults than in children. Most children and adults, who develop severe complications and are injured or die from chickenpox disease, have compromised immune systems or other underlying health problems. http://www.nvic.org/Vaccines-and-Diseases/Chickenpox.aspx
The CDC claims it is preventing 100 deaths from Chicken pox annually deaths have declined steadily since 1995 when the vaccine was introduced, from 100- 81 and all the way down to 6 deaths in 2007. However, the disease was already in a steady decline ever since 1987. Long before the introduction of the vaccine. http://vaccines.procon.org/view.additional-resource.php?resourceID=005925#deaths
And still the deaths primarily occur in unhealthy adults.
Chicken Pox Vaccine DeathsBetween March 1995 and July 1998, the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) received 6, 574 reports of health problems after chickenpox vaccination. That translates into 67.5 adverse events per 100,000 doses of vaccine or one in 1,481 vaccinations. About four percent of cases (about 1 in 33,000 doses) were serious including shock, encephalitis, thrombocytopenia (blood disorder) and 14 deaths.
Remember adults are not the primary receivers of varicella vaccine, these 14 deaths were children
A CDC vaccine safety study found that children aged 12-23 months were twice as likely to experience febrile seizures with the 4 in 1 combination shot, ProQuad, which contains varicella zoster, measles mumps and rubella vaccines, compared to administering MMR vaccine and Varivax separately.
Deaths Due to the Flu in the USCDC does not know exactly how many people die from seasonal flu each year. CDC estimates that from the 1976-1977 season to the 2006-2007 flu season, flu-associated deaths ranged from a low of about 3,000 to a high of about 49,000 people.
Seasonal influenza can aggravate an existing chronic illness (such as congestive heart failure or chronic obstructive pulmonary disease).
CDC and other public health agencies in the United States and other countries use statistical models to estimate the annual number of seasonal flu-related deaths. http://www.cdc.gov/flu/about/disease/us_flu-related_deaths.htm
Flu Shot DeathsAs of November 2013, there have been more than 93,000 reports of reactions, hospitalizations, injuries and deaths following influenza vaccinations made to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS), including 1,080 related deaths, 8,888 hospitalizations, 1,801 related disabilities and over 1,700 cases of GBS. In 2013 the Federal Advisory Commission on Childhood Vaccines (ACCV) voted to add GBS to the Vaccine Injury Table within the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP).
Clearly the number “43,000 adults and 300 children” dying of vaccine preventable disease is inflated due to this flu vaccine statistical model. How many of the 43,000 are unhealthy or already dying adults, or dying of old age?
Deaths Due to HPV in the US
The Centers for Disease Control and National Institutes of Health estimate that about 12,000 American women were diagnosed with cervical in 2013 and that there were about 4,000 related deaths. Less than 3% of the nearly 1.6M diagnosed cancer cases and more than 550,000 cancer deaths that occur in the U.S. annually involve chronic HPV infection-associated cervical or other genital cancers in women and men.
Women chronically infected with HPV for many years, who don’t get pre-cancerous cervical lesions promptly identified and treated, can develop cervical cancer and die. After Pap test screening became a routine part of health care for American women in the 1960’s, cervical cancer cases in the U.S. dropped 74 percent and continued Pap testing is recommended whether women do or do not get HPV vaccinations; http://www.nvic.org/Vaccines-and-Diseases/hpv.aspx
Deaths Due to HPV Vaccine
Between June 2006 and March 2014, when about 67 million doses of HPV vaccine had been given out in the United States, VAERS received 96 reports of death after people received the Gardasil vaccine. Among the 96 reports of death. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/vaccines/hpv/hpv-safety-faqs.html#A7
As of Dec. 13, 2013, there were a total of 29,918 vaccine reaction reports made to the federal Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS) associated with Gardasil vaccinations, including 140 deaths. There were a total of 2,652 vaccine adverse reaction reports made to VAERS associated with Cervarix vaccinations, including 13 deaths. (Merck’s Gardasil vaccine, which was the first HPV vaccine licensed in the U.S., has the majority of the HPV vaccine market in the U.S.).
After Gardasil was licensed and three doses recommended for 11-12 year old girls and young women, there were thousands of reports of sudden collapse with unconsciousness within 24 hours seizures; muscle pain and weakness; disabling fatigue; Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS); facial paralysis; brain inflammation; rheumatoid arthritis; lupus; blood clots; optic neuritis; multiple sclerosis; strokes; heart and other serious health problems, including death, following receipt of Gardasil vaccine
From June 2006 to March 2014, when about 67 million doses of Gardasil had been given out in the United States, VAERS received nine reports of premature ovarian failure following receipt of the Gardasil vaccine in the United States. During the same period, VAERS received an additional 12 reports of related conditions (“premature menopause,” “ovarian disorder” or “ovarian failure”) after Gardasil vaccination. http://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/vaccines/hpv/hpv-safety-faqs.html