‘Pro-vax’ study raises more questions than answers

Say your child or grandchild receives a vaccine — any vaccine. And soon after, they have a seizure… or suddenly turn blue and limp… or suffer the most dangerous side effect of all, life-threatening anaphylaxis.

How likely would it be that you take them back to their pediatrician’s office for another round of the same shot — or any shot for that matter?

I’ll take a wild guess and say slim to none — with the odds falling heavily on none!

A new study out of Canada, however, says that if you take that approach, you’re just being a silly anti-vaxxer. Supposedly, the chances that a serious reaction will ever happen again are super slim, even less than what you were told the chances of it happening the first time were.

But that advice — fully endorsed by Mr. Vaccine himself, Dr. Paul Offitt — doesn’t just go against common sense. It also flies in the face of what the CDC and Big Pharma have said we should do under those situations — which is not to vaccinate with that drug, or anything similar, ever again.

Reassuring — or revealing?

First, we’re told not to give a second thought to vaccine side effects. Why, they’re so incredibly rare, there’s no reason in the world to worry.

Now we’re being told that, yeah, they do happen, but if your kid suffers one — or more — and then goes for additional shots, worry even less than you did the first time.

If you approach the CDC with that same concern, however, you’ll get an entirely different answer.

For example, even this vaccine-happy agency says that anyone who has had a serious allergic reaction to the chicken pox shot should not get another one. Same for MMRV (measles, mumps, rubella and varicella), and DTaP (diphtheria, tetanus and pertussis) and on and on and on.

And guess what? Those are the same warnings Big Pharma gives. Take Merck’s ProQuad shot (MMRV), which is supposed to be given at least twice before a child turns six. The drugmaker says never to give the injection to someone with a “history of hypersensitivity” to any “component of the vaccine.”

And certainly a “hypersensitivity” covers a lot more territory than coming close to death with anaphylaxis.

So… what’s going on here? Why are we being told to do something that’s the exact opposite of what those who profit from these shots say we should?

Could it be that serious reactions from vaccines are much more common than we’ve been led to believe, and parents and grandparents are starting to say “NO” in droves?

Dr. Paul Offitt, a guy who should have a big “V” tattooed on his forehead, says that “one of the most common questions” he gets just so happens to be: Will kids have a repeat of a vaccine adverse reaction?

Offitt calls the study findings “very reassuring.” But I’m thinking just the opposite.

If the experts at the CDC throw around figures such as less than one out of a million children will have a severe allergic reaction to the MMR vaccine (with similar numbers for other shots), why is it that this study was even needed in the first place?

This “reassuring” report, done by investigators with the Canadian Immunization Research Network, had another interesting finding. Out of 400 young children who suffered a vaccine reaction called “hypotonic hyporesponsive episodes” (where they go limp and their skin turns blue after a shot), only three had it a second time after being vaccinated again.

Well, that certainly makes me feel better! After all, how many parents want to see their baby turn into blue Jell-O after being given a vaccine for a second time?

And I bet that risk isn’t something pediatricians bother to mention, either.

But what’s really scary is that there are 400 well-documented cases of kids who had this horrific reaction in the first place!

What all this should do is make us seriously question if we’re being given the whole story about what this portfolio of vaccines given to kids — many before they even get to kindergarten — are really doing to them.

“Serious reactions to vaccines rarely recur: Review” Amy Norton, August 28, 2017, HealthDay, consumer.healthday.com