Vaccines and Herd Immunity: Dr. Joseph Mercola Interviews Barbara Loe Fisher by Jeremy R. Hammond | Apr 8, 2014 This interview is a few years old but very informative, especially about how the immune response to vaccines differs from that from naturally acquiring a disease. Shares Tags: Health, Vaccines Related Vaccines Revealed: Review of Episode 5 An Attempt to Reason with a Pro-Vaxxer The Science of Acupuncture Incredible Insight Into Cause of Obesity from New York Times! wd678 So, we should skip the vaccines, and exposure our kids to potentially lethal diseases, that are fully avoidable. What’s the cost of hospitalization and kids dying of preventable diseases— It’s guaranteed to be more the $2000 per kid. Jeremy R. Hammond Our kids are exposed to potentially lethal diseases whether or not they are vaccinated, vaccines themselves can be potentially lethal (as the CDC’s own VIS’s will tell you), and it is not evident that diseases are “fully avoidable” due to vaccines when, e.g., fully vaccinated kids get whooping cough. As explained in the above video, the body’s immune response to vaccines is different from that to naturally acquired diseases (humoral vs. cell-mediated immunity). Consider how “booster” shots of, e.g., pertussis vaccine are required and even with the full schedule kids can still get whooping cough, while being naturally exposed can confer lifelong immunity as the cells remember the disease and already know how to fight it in the event of future reinfection. Furthermore, there are different strains of pertussis and the vaccine only protects against one of them, and the bacteria has evidently evolved to become more resistant to the vaccine. Parents should be aware of the risks involved as well as the ostensible benefits of vaccinating their children. My purpose is merely to help inform. All3sons Lethal diseases? Which ones? NONE of the diseases they are vaccinating against are lethal. They are benign childhood diseases which actually boost the immune system and protect against other more serious diseases in the future. You’ve got it all backwards. It’s your vaccinated children that are always in the hospital for one thing or another because their immune systems are so weak. I have 3 kids, ages 8 4 and 8 months. Guess how many times total we have been to the hospital. 2. One for a fall down the stairs, one for a fall on a concrete spray pad. Amount of times to the doctor total for all kids combined, maybe 4 or 5 times most as a precaution for a minor thing or another. My youngest has never seen a doctor. Saw the midwife at 2 weeks and that was it. Your immune compromised and probably formula fed kids are the ones costing you and taxpayers tons of money. Most of the diseases you are talking about were wiped out prior to the advent of vaccines. The CDC’s own charts show that. And those that were not were just renamed so they could say vaccines work. Ever here of Guillain Barre? Tons of others, same thing. Stop being so afraid of some benign diseases and be more afraid of the toxicity of these vaccines. My kids have never had any infections, nothing. No vaccines, and breastfed for a year and a half. What about yours? They had chickenpox, were over it right away and were playing the whole time. Immune for life, no toxins. My friend’s kid had the vaccine, got the chickenpox anyway. Wake up! Jeremy R. Hammond They are benign childhood diseases which actually boost the immune system and protect against other more serious diseases in the future. Bang. That’s exactly right. Vaccines work by suppressing the body’s natural immune response so that children’s immune systems don’t properly develop to fight off infection and potentially causing autoimmunity. Thanks for your comment! Sherri Olson-Hewett Go see the documentary Vaxxed or watch it online. The CDC learned in 2004 that the MMR vaccine was causing autism in African American boys given the shot at age 12 mos or 18 mos. So they manipulated the data and LIED, revising the numbers by removing a large subset of study participants during the study which is against their own rules! Then they burned all the old results in a trash can. The top scientist on the study Dr. William Thompson came out as a whistleblower in 2014 confessing his crimes along with 10,000 documents proving everything he said. He provided these docs to Senator Posey of FL and was interviewed extensively by the Senator. Congress has yet to get off their butts and subpoena Dr. Thompson and hold hearings into the CDC. I hope you find this abhorrent and criminal as I do that the CDC can lie about this link and watch countless little babies die and become autistic. I’ve met hundreds of moms of autistic children. I have yet to meet even ONE whose child didn’t become autistic within 24 hours of receiving a vaccine!