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To Vaccinate or not to Vaccinate?

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To Vaccinate or not to Vaccinate?

We are assured everyday that vaccines are safe and effective by health authorities and the government, however this practice and protocol is constantly being challenged by reliable sources like government statistics, medical studies, the FDA and CDC; and this vital information is never presented to the public. In this paper we will explore how these vaccines can not only be ineffective but can also be potential health hazards to infants.

Hundreds of years ago children received only one vaccine but today they receive as many as eleven vaccines by the age of two. The health authorities say that the reason for this is that the neonatal immune system is "naïve" to foreign antigens at birth and vaccination therefore becomes crucial. It has however been proven that from past studies that measles, mumps, small pox and polio outbreaks have all occurred in vaccinated populations and in fact the DTP vaccine can cause autism and brain damage when administered into newborn babies. On the other hand children with "naïve" systems appear to have no problems in dealing with some of these diseases.

Maternal immunoglobulins are said to

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