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Are Vaccinations Necessary?
Or are they merely Business for the Pharmaceutical Industry?

Dr Gerhard Buchwald

All forms of inoculation derive from the smallpox vaccination invented by the English physician Edward Jenner. His treatment, however, also produced the first adverse effects of vaccination.
In 1790, Jenner vaccinated his son, then about ten months old. In 1798 he vaccinated John Baker, then five years old. He also vaccinated a woman in the eight month of pregnancy. The two children and the pregnant woman constitute the first cases of the adverse effects of his treatment. The mental development of Jenner's son was arrested after his vaccination: he died, a feeble-minded individual, in his twenty-first year. Five-year-old John Baker died shortly after vaccination. The woman vaccinated in pregnancy sensed no further foetal movement from the twenty-third day after vaccination: twelve days later she was delivered of a dead child, whose skin was covered with pox-like blisters. Even at that time, the death and the stillbirth were attributed to vaccination, but it was not then realised that the fate of Jenner's son was also the result of a vaccination.

When, in this century, it became possible to distinguish the most diverse kinds of virus by means of culture and microscopic processes, there was great amazement that the vaccine used in Germany contained neither the real smallpox virus nor that of the cowpox pus it was produced from. It did, however, contain the so-called "vaccinia virus", which could be reliably distinguished from the smallpox and cowpox viruses and which does not occur naturally. We don't know what this virus derives from, and we don't know from whence it has come - its origins are "lost in the mists of time". But it is possibly the reason for the failure of smallpox vaccination in Germany: all persons who have fallen ill in the eleven smallpox outbreaks that have occurred in Germany since the last war had not only, in accordance with the laws of our country, been vaccinated twice, but they had also been vaccinated again after the outbreaks of smallpox - and they still succumbed!

Protests by animal protectionists induced the pharmaceutical industry to try, as far as possible, to use other materials in the preparation of vaccines. In my country, the statutory requirement for smallpox vaccination was lifted in 1983. Even in the preceding years, the vaccine was cultured on incubated chicken eggs. Today, the pharmaceutical industry claims to be able to produce vaccines whose preparation no longer, or almost no longer, requires animal materials.

Vaccines are cultured on cancer cells nowadays.
The pharmaceutical industry has no misgivings about this and believes that there is no connection with the fact that, before the last war, there were only three vaccinations in Germany - smallpox vaccinations in the first and twelfth years of life and vaccination for diphtheria - whereas since the war the number has risen enormously: there are now no fewer than 30 inoculation procedures, 20 of which are used world wide. There are few children today whose immune systems have not had to cope with vaccines produced from cancer cells. It is, however, claimed that there is no causal connection between this fact and the huge rise of cancer in children (so that it has been found necessary to set up child-cancer clinics).
The pharmaceutical industry in Germany now claims that most vaccines are either cultured on incubated chicken eggs or prepared by gene technology. It is reckoned that one egg is needed for a single vaccination, so you can see what vast quantities of eggs are used in the process, and it is understandable that egg producers have a great interest in maintaining as many vaccinations as possible. As far as vaccine manufacture by gene technology is concerned, no one can say exactly what it is, and nobody knows whether these vaccines have a protective effect.

After such vaccinations, certain changes in the blood are observable which are termed "antibodies", and some people claim that the demonstration of these antibodies is proof of a protective effect. Professor Haas, a leading German virologist and member of STIKO (Standing Vaccination Committee) for many years, states the following:

"Whether the determination of serum antibodies furnishes the information relevant to the protective effect in every case is doubtful, or at least open to question. Basically, all in-vitro methods for determining the immunisation effect by blood tests offer only surrogate information on the single most crucial issue in vaccination: how does the inoculated person react to exposure? Unfortunately, this is the very question that in many cases remains unanswerable…the reader must know that there is often no reliable answer to the question of how great the protective effect of an inoculation is and how long it lasts."

While the hysteria for producing vaccines was still in its early stages, Professor Herrlich, then director of the vaccination clinic in Munich, warned of too many vaccinations, in an address delivered on the occasion of a World Health Day celebration organised by the Federal Government on 6 April 1965. He said:

"If we take the whole range of protective measures, vaccination against smallpox, TB, diphtheria, whooping cough and tetanus as well as against polio, and add the follow-up vaccinations, we may rightly ask whether this accumulation of injections and absorbed materials can be tolerated without adverse effects on the childish organism…"
At that time, Herrlich also contended:

"Experience has taught that the vaccines now at our disposal can be borne by a healthy organism without harmful effects…"

In my opinion, there is no doubt that the large number of inoculations a child must undergo today has led to extensive damage - which, however, lies in a totally different area. French doctors, in particular, report on this. Thus, Dr Abeltier, physician-in-charge in the hospital at Coulomnier, expressed the opinion that, in reporting the adverse effects caused by inoculation, only the "broken eggs" were taken into account - that is to say, incurably damaged people – whilst nobody bothered about the far greater number of "cracked eggs" - that is, adults and children who had suffered less dramatic damage. The French physician Dr Calmar sees in inoculation the cause for later mental and personality defects, and Professor Delore warns of the danger that whole generations may experience psychic changes through inoculation. (I should like to mention in this connection Harris L Coulter's book, VACCINATION, SOCIAL VIOLENCE AND CRIMINALITY: The Medical Assault on the American Brain. The German literature also contains such references, but very few and less outspoken.)

For instance, much is heard at the moment about "behaviourally disturbed children", and indeed these social "misfits" are very widely encountered. Their condition is termed the HK Syndrome (hyperkinetic syndrome), and there is no doubt that, in recent years, disturbances in the attentiveness of children have markedly increased. The affected children are restless and behave oddly and aggressively. In extreme cases, they are labelled "problem children". A slight disturbance of brain function is named as the cause and described technically as MCD (minimal cerebral dysfunction). In the German Federal Republic (that is, without the five new federal Lander), 1.4 million children under 12 were given drugs for this hyperactivity.
Today, sight and hearing disorders occur at an early age to a previously unknown extent. Five per cent of all babies in the German Federal Republic suffer from strabismus (a squint), and one schoolchild in 20 suffers from a considerable impairment of attention span. Numerous children learn to talk late, and then only poorly. Other children fail to learn to read properly at school, to the point of alexia or legasthenia. According to a TV report on 2 September 1990, the illiteracy rate in the Federal Republic has risen to three million.

Neurodermatosis in small children, which was hardly known in my medical youth, has today become so common that books are written about it. Sufferers from this disease have formed an association numbering some 7500 members. Three hundred thousand people with neurodermatosis are looked after by this body, but the total number of sufferers is estimated to be about two million.

Hay fever is also one of a group of diseases the incidence of which has risen greatly in the last few years. It was first described by the English physician J Bostock in 1819. In a second publication, in 1829, Bostock links hay fever with the scent of new-mown hay. The English physician Charles Harrison Blackley reported in 1873 on his research into diluted pollen suspensions. His incontestable proof that pollen was the cause of hay fever was not acknowledged for years, because he was a homoeopath. The year 1796 plays a remarkable part in the history of hay fever. In that year, Samuel Hahnemann's first publication appeared. Although we may count the founder of homoeopathy among the best-informed doctors of his period, hay fever is mentioned nowhere in his writings.

In the same year, Jenner's paper on cowpox vaccination appeared. This treatment marks the first large-scale ingestion of foreign albumen directly into the human organism, which naturally took place initially in England and explains why the first reports of hay fever are found in England. English grass, however, is of only subordinate importance, for later statistics proved that the farming population furnish the fewest sufferers from hay fever. H Petov wrote in his hay-fever monograph of 1930 that this disease most frequently begins in the second decade of life - which brings to mind the second vaccination, which was then usual at the age of 12. Today, even young children suffer from hay fever, but, whereas in the 1930s there were only two vaccinations (in the second and twelfth years, for smallpox), in my country vaccination began, until recently, on the day after birth, with the so-called BCG vaccination. Hay fever was still so rare in the years 1926 to 1930 that Petov could find no case of it amongst 7,000 to 8,000 patients in the Charite in Berlin in the months of May, June and July. The pollen is the external condition for the epidemic occurrences, but the internal sensitivity of the organism is the essential element. Louis Pasteur's famous dictum, "The germ is nothing, the terrain is everything," must form the basis for understanding the epidemiology of hay fever.

The process by which such a large part of humanity was rendered allergic to plant pollen can only be understood in the context of a very high degree of artificial interference with the terrain, and this interference keeps pace with the frequency of the geographical spread of hay-fever epidemics. Vaccination is left as the only cause that emerges from these considerations. This causal suspicion can be correlated in detail on three levels: temporal, geographical and sociological. Sticker showed, in 1908, that hay fever occurred strikingly rarely in the rural population: however, it showed up much more in the urban population, especially in the "privileged" strata - that is to say, the disease spread where vaccination occurred and not where there was most pollen.

The most likely first occurrence of hay fever after re-vaccination for smallpox in the second decade of life can be statistically documented. In the 1960s, the time of first occurrence shifted to infancy. This epidemiological phenomenon correlates with the start of multiple vaccination in the first two years of life. Therefore, hay fever only became an epidemic disease after physicians began to vaccinate feverishly in the years after the last war.
In noting to what extent the sensitive immune system of babies and infants is taxed by the multitude of inoculations carried out today, it seems that inoculations - far from being the "training grounds" for immunity - in fact constitute the cause of a wholly deranged immune system, which then reacts to external stimuli "otherwise", which is to say "allergically"; for that is the meaning of the word allergy, deriving from the Greek "alios" (other) and "ergon" (task or execution).

The animal body and its organs contain viruses which are capable of reacting, when they are introduced into a foreign organism, quite otherwise from the way they would in the organism from which they originated. Apart from this additional change, viruses also have the property of causing long-lasting and largely unknown disease effects which become dangerous on crossing the species barrier when they enter another organism. Thus, the Simian 40 (SV40) viruses, which regularly occur in primates, are harmless to their hosts but are capable of producing cancer tumours in hamsters. The monkey kidneys used for manufacturing the polio vaccine contain the SV 40 virus, and the canine kidneys used for producing measles vaccines always contain pathogens of canine hepatitis. Both, as is well known, cause malignant tumours in other animals.

Such viruses, in connection with which many years may well pass between injection and the outbreak of the disease, are called "slow" viruses. The disease runs its slowly progressing course, unfavourably prognosticated and confined to a single organ (which is usually the brain). A special viral reciprocity is taken to be the cause. The possibility is now being debated that further chronologically degenerative diseases of the central nervous system are the consequence of such an injection. The so-called prions also belong to the group of slow viruses, which are capable of resisting just about anything we have knowledge of. The Deutsche Apotheker-Zeitung of 20 September 1990 states (on page 276):

"At present, the possibility that slow-virus infections can be transmitted from animals to man cannot be ruled out. A further problem is the considerable resistance of these unconventional pathogens. This may have serious consequences for the manufacture of pharmaceutical products from animal organs and organic extracts.
I should here like to call to mind the reports concerning the deadly cattle plague Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy (BSE for short) in Great Britain. We know of some rare diseases, accompanied by characteristic changes in the brain, whose cause has hitherto been unknown. Today, we know that the prions are likely to be the cause. We know that the kuru sickness which has occurred among the Papuan people has an incubation period of at least 18 years. The course of this sickness in man resembles that of BSE in animals. Consequently, the manufacture and, above all, the application of vaccines involve incalculable and, in part, considerable risks, which are not sufficiently publicised and about which the patient is not informed. The last paragraph in the DA-Z article states:
"For the mysterious prions are largely resistant to the usual measures for inactivating disease agents - be they bacteria or viruses."

For example, they retain their infectiousness even after being heated to 80°C and after subjection to ultra-violet light and ionising radiation, and they resist even the most aggressive disinfectants. Since they do not cause an immune reaction in the organism, infection cannot be diagnosed indirectly, that is, by demonstration of antibodies. These are sufficient grounds not to underestimate the possible danger to human health represented by prions. The kuru sickness among the Papuans stems from the intakes of certain albumens into the organism - more precisely, the Papuans had the custom of eating the brains of the dead. BSE has the same cause: animals, especially cattle, have been forced, for purely commercial reasons, to adopt eating habits not appropriate to the species: they have ingested albumen products as so-called "fattening fodder" which were taken from animal bodies unfit for human consumption. Cattle are herbivores - they have been turned into carnivores. The result has been Bovine Spongiform Encephalopathy.

The mortality statistics for the diseases of childhood which took such a terrible toll at the start of this century have now lost their terror. We owe the explanation of this fact to the late Thomas McKeown, Professor of Social Medicine at Birmingham University from 1945 to 1977. In his book THE ROLE OF MEDICINE: DREAM, MIRAGE OR NEMESIS? he shows that the decline in mortality, which has led to a rise in life expectancy, is predominantly ascribable to the decline in infectious diseases. This decline began about 200 years ago, long before the introduction of any vaccination measures, and the chief cause of it, according to McKeown, is the elimination of hunger. Only the production of sufficient food, especially root crops, from the middle of the eighteenth century, has gradually eliminated this chronic hunger.

Since the end of the Second World War, a general rise in living standards has taken place to a level never known before: the Western European population has never had it so good. And, with the increasing improvement in the general social situation of the people, all those infectious diseases formerly described as "children's diseases" have declined.

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The following notes on various diseases and their decline may be of interest.

The mortality rate for tuberculosis in Germany for 1750 to 1960 indicates that, in 1750, 75 people died of TB out of an annual mortality figure of 10,000. This figure declined continuously and by 1955 had fallen to five. Mass inoculations by the German health authorities took place for the last time between 1970 and 1980, and clearly they had no effect on the trend.
At the beginning of the century, 1800 children died of tuberculosis in Vienna in a single year. This terrible figure decreased annually.

BCG vaccinations commenced in 1950, the year when only two deaths from TB occurred in Vienna. When zero was reached in the following year - as statistics had predicted - it was claimed to be the result of the BCG vaccination.

Whooping Cough
There has been a regular decline of this disease since the end of the last world war. Neither the introduction of the single whooping-cough Pertussis vaccination nor that of the combined vaccine DPT has affected the decline. The mass vaccinations between 1970 and 1980 also showed no positive effect. In the last twenty years, there have never been more than 15 whooping-cough deaths per annum in Germany.

Diphtheria also shows a steep decline. In the past year, there has been only one single death from the disease in Germany.

Measles shows the same behaviour as all other infectious diseases. Here also, for about 15 years there have been fewer than 20 fatalities per annum.

Out of the three types, hepatitis vaccination exists only for hepatitis B. All three types show a tendency to decrease. The most obvious and steepest decline is that of hepatitis NANB.
The tendency to decrease is least demonstrable in the type against which we vaccinate, namely, hepatitis H. Here, vaccination has only been carried out in the so-called "high risk" groups in approximately the last 20 years. This vaccination has yielded no success. Hence, it seems that from now on all our children are to be vaccinated for hepatitis B in spite of the results, for this vaccination is particularly profitable. A single vaccination costs DM150 (approximately £50) and three vaccinations are recommended, or DM450 (approximately £150) per course - and this is for all children, with possible "refresher" vaccinations as well!
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Foot-and-Mouth Disease
As complementary information, I shall speak here about the connection between vaccination and the course of livestock epidemics.
It emerges clearly from statistical evidence that considerably more outbreaks of this disease have taken place in the countries with compulsory vaccination than in those without. In Germany, with compulsory vaccination, outbreaks of foot-and-mouth occur almost annually, whilst non-vaccinating Great Britain has had no outbreaks for 25 years, apart from a few cases which occurred in the Channel Islands, where their introduction from outside could be clearly demonstrated. In fact, all countries without compulsory vaccination have been free of the disease since 1985, whereas the German Federal Republic (as it was formerly) and Italy (countries with rigorously enforced compulsory vaccination) had outbreaks of foot-and-mouth in 1987 and 1988.

There is now an EC Commission recommendation prohibiting vaccination in member countries which has gained German parliamentary approval. This means that no more vaccination in Germany for foot-and--mouth is to be allowed after the year 1992 at latest. In the new version of the German law on livestock epidemics (in effect from 1 June 1991), vaccination for the disease is no longer named. Even the importation of vaccinated beasts and animal products from countries practising vaccination is now prohibited with us. The corresponding import controls were also considerably tightened.

What follows is all the more incomprehensible.

As a sort of "precautionary measure", the Bayer Company has been granted an allowance of many million deutschemarks, to construct plant for the manufacture of foot-and-mouth vaccines and to create a "vaccine bank". This plant will be erected on the island of Riems, near Greifswald in Mecklenburg. It was on this island that the first foot-and-mouth vaccine was developed before the last war and was later manufactured at the Friedrich Loffler Institute for Research into Livestock Epidemics. Since Mecklenburg did not, after the war, belong to the Federal Republic for many years (because of the partition of Germany), a new "Federal Research Institute for Virus Diseases in Animals" was built in Tilbingen. Its task, however, did not include the preparation of vaccines. This was entrusted to the pharmaceutical industry. whereupon vaccine plants were started in the West, for the construction of which the federal republic has granted many millions of deutschemarks in subsidies!
That scientists do well out of epidemics has been known since the cam
paigns for polio vaccination - Salk and Sabin are just two examples. There are similar links in connection with AIDS. The French Professor Montagnier and the American Professor Gallo (bitter enemies in scientific discussions) have secured and shared out between themselves the patents for producing the test fluids for HIV antibodies, and they have earned nicely from them. A virology professor in Austria advocates and defends immunisation for tick encephalitis (FSME) - he also, together with the Immuno f11'm, possesses relevant patents.
Professor Koch, the chairman of STIK (Standing Vaccination Committee), said recently in a radio discussion on Siideutsche Rundfunk (25 January 1992):
"Smallpox vaccination had quite considerable side-effects, and it is to be deplored, even today, that we have abolished it too late. With perhaps a little more courage, we could have stopped it earlier."

Statistical graphs for infectious diseases are unanimous in showing the following'.
Nobody - whether adult or child - has been protected by a single one of these inoculations from the illness against which the vaccination was directed. On the contrary, vaccinations carried out in the incubation stage have led to further cases of illness, and to deaths, which must be attributed to vaccination. (In Germany alone, five smallpox deaths were actually deaths from vaccination).

At the end of the last century, the cause of the all-too-early deaths of 90 per cent of humanity was an infectious disease. By about 1970, the proportion had sunk to approximately one per cent. Today, fatalities from these diseases have become rare. When there are no (or practically no) sources of infection, then sources of contagion also disappear. In such cases, vaccination is only performed for commercial reasons. The real reason for the officially promoted inoculation measures is the profit-orientated thinking of the pharmaceutical industry and of the physicians. It is, in fact, thanks to an improved situation generally, and especially to improved nutrition, that the childhood diseases of past years have lost their terrible effects.
There are now few if any cases of childhood tuberculosis, acute whooping cough or acute diphtheria. However, disasters prevented and damage averted cannot be proved. When orthodox medicine claims that millions of children have been saved by vaccination from grave harm and from death, then such statements are unprovable claims - which may or may not be believed.

Science should be based only upon verifiable truth, or its journey ends in a blind alley. Only the search for truth can effect genuine progress. I have quoted all the above figures from the Statistiche Bundesamt in Wiesbaden. I should describe as "a search for the truth" the book VACCINATION - THE INCREDIBLE ERROR, by Mme Simone Delarue of Paris (French title: La Ran on des Vaccinations). On the first page you may read:
"This book shows the law of life: whatever cruel Man does to weaker species - for example, animals used in making vaccines - it rebounds fully upon him. Hence, abolish animal experiments!"

Another book, which is co-authored by Harris L Coulter, has been published in America. Its title is DPT -A SHOT IN THE DARK, published in Germany as THREEFOLD VACCINATION - A SHOT IN THE DARK.

Aschner wrote this sentence: "The history of medicine is the history of errors." I can hardly believe that these errors are not known by the highest responsible authorities. Since, however, vaccination yields such excellent profits, these errors are hushed up. At the time when smallpox vaccination was legal, the fact was kept hidden that, in epidemics, those ill from the disease had been vaccinated. And today, the number is still hushed up of those who, despite inoculation, have fallen ill of the disease against which they have been inoculated. This is so in all industrialised countries, because medicine, as well as the pharmaceutical industry, operates internationally or has international ramifications. Hence, Coulter and Fisher wrote in DPT - A SHOT IN THE DARK, on page 406:

"Another reality that has been too long ignored is that, although vaccines have been credited with saving millions of lives, the bottom line is that they are big business. The research and administration of vaccines employs tens of thousands of people in drug companies, private research laboratories, universities, state health departments, public health clinics, the FDA, the CDC, hospitals and doctors' offices. States obtain federal immunisation grants to implement mass vaccination programmes and to hire additional personnel in their health departments.
"The CDC estimates that 151.million doses of eight major vaccines were distributed in the United States in 1981, which generated more than $300 million for the drug industry. Federal budget appropriations for childhood vaccines rose from $6.2 million in 1975 to more than $46 million in 1979. And the fact that at least seven childhood vaccines are legally required for admission to school assures drug manufacturers a stable, ready made market."
I hope that I have shown you how senseless it is to use animals or animal organs for producing vaccines, if the vaccinations do not show the expected results. It is even more senseless to use and sacrifice animals, if the vaccines actually cause adverse effects.

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