Hib Vaccine – Little Benefit – High Risk
Let’s look at risk and benefit for the Hib vaccine.
Quoting from Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D., Harvard immunologist:
Among numerous types of H. influenzae, the Hib vaccine covers only type b. Despite its sole intention to reduce symptomatic and asymptomatic (disease-less) Hib carriage, the introduction of the Hib vaccine has inadvertently shifted strain dominance towards other types of H. influenzae (types a, c, d, e, f).These types have been causing invasive disease of high severity and increasing incidence in adults in the era of Hib vaccination of children. The general population is more vulnerable to the invasive disease now than it was prior to the start of the Hib vaccination campaign.
YouTube Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8h66beBrEpk
The measles vaccine has done the same thing, wiping out the less harmful measles strains, leaving the more harmful strains. It has also resulted in atypical measles infections in unusual parts of the body where it is often misdiagnosed. Atypical measles occurs only in those who have been vaccinated against measles, and the disease can be serious, even fatal.
Benefit low. Risk high. Potential liability low. Profits high.
There was a measles vaccine, which was safer, but then the MMR came along, and the measles only vaccine was taken off the market. Merck manipulates the CDC to approve what Merck wants to sell.
I have read that Big Pharma pays a clinic a bonus when the percentage of health care workers vaccinated exceeds a certain level and that Medicare and Medicaid reimburse up to 3.0% more if a high percentage of hospital staff are vaccinated.
So when you refer to comparing the risk and benefits of vaccines, bear in mind that each vaccine must be analyzed separately for effectiveness, safety, necessity, and whether they are legal. It is over-generalization to say vaccines are safe and effective.
There is risk in any pharmaceutical drug:
Few know that systematic reviews of hospital charts found that even properly prescribed drugs (aside from misprescribing, overdosing, or self-prescribing) cause about 1.9 million hospitalizations a year. Another 840,000 hospitalized patients are given drugs that cause serious adverse reactions for a total of 2.74 million serious adverse drug reactions. About 128,000 people die from drugs prescribed to them. This makes prescription drugs a major health risk, ranking 4th with stroke as a leading cause of death.
So you should have a really good reason for prescribing any drug, including the vaccines.