BOOK REVIEW: Dr Sussana Czeranko's "Vaccination and Naturopathic Medicine"
We receive Dr Czeranko's book "Vaccination and Naturopathic Medicine" with urgent necessity as we witness pro-vaccine hysteria rage uncontrolled across the United States and spread by political extension to other countries. Reasoned debate, intellectual discourse, scientific inquiry, and consideration of reasonable and perhaps even synergistic options have all been slashed and burned by politicians, partisan "scientists", and medical organizations, most of whom are paid directly by the drug companies that make the vaccines that are later forced into the bodies and brains of uninformed and unconsenting children and adults.
Most doctors have no idea that the very medical groups they were taught to trust via the pronouncements of these groups of their independence, altruism and "high professional standards" receive hundreds of thousands of dollars to promote vaccines. Indeed, as reported by CBS News 2008, "The vaccine industry gives millions to the Academy of Pediatrics for conferences, grants, medical education classes and even helped build their headquarters. The totals are kept secret, but public documents reveal bits and pieces.
A $342,000 payment from Wyeth, maker of the pneumococcal vaccine - which makes $2 billion a year in sales.
A $433,000 contribution from Merck, the same year the academy endorsed Merck's HPV vaccine - which made $1.5 billion a year in sales.
Another top donor: Sanofi Aventis, maker of 17 vaccines and a new five-in-one combo shot just added to the childhood vaccine schedule last month.
Every Child By Two, a group that promotes early immunization for all children, admits the group takes money from the vaccine industry, too - but wouldn't tell us how much." CBS News 2008
We never learn these things in medical school, where we are taught that any questioning of vaccinations is "unprofessional" and "unscientific." On the contrary, asking for evidence and taking a stand to maintain a key pillar of medical ethics --patient autonomy-- are both the epitomes of professionalism.
As patients and physicians alike, we have been sold the idea that vaccination produces immunization and that immunization provides protection against disease; the distinctions between these three differing concepts (vaccination, immunization, prevention) and realities has not been broadly discussed, let alone appreciated. Our perception of reality has been obscured; we've been taught and forced to accept that these different things are identical. Vaccination is not immunization, and immunization does not ensure disease prevention.
Without any question, vaccines are the most overused and least studied medical intervention ever devised; the multicomponent vaccine schedule currently enforced on American children has never once undergone a controlled study. And even if it had, the combination vaccine schedule would still have to be tested against safe and effective preventive and interventional treatments such as combination supplementation with vitamin D, vitamin A, selenium, and N-acetylcysteine before being designated as reasonable, let alone superior (in cost-effectiveness, safety, collateral benefits, etc). All of these considerations would have to be established and broadly excepted before vaccines could be reasonably mandated.
Vaccines are discussed generally, as if they all have the same risk:benefit ratio, are universally indicated, are universally safe and always effective. Most of these variables have not been established for a single vaccine, let alone all of them. Furthermore, these variables are not so consistent among different vaccines that grouping them all together would be reasonable; stated differently: because each vaccine has different approximate risks and benefits, vaccines cannot be grouped together as if they are one and the same, because they obviously are not. Even if a given vaccine is "proven" (by drug-company funded research?) to have safety and efficacy, patients and physicians alike still maintain their personal autonomy. No-one is forced to receive medical treatment; the principles of autonomy and informed consent are core pillars of medical ethics, and were established as such by the Nuremberg Code, which prohibits mandated medical intervention.
As discussed in Antiviral Strategies and Immune Nutrition, medical physicians have never been trained to treat and prevent viral infections in a structured manner; our confusion makes us more dependent on vaccines and antiviral drugs, thereby making us endorse and enforce those same treatments.
Vaccine regimens and regimes were amassed long before we knew about molecular cross relativity, chemical immunotoxicity, and glial inflammation that results in neurodegeneration. Looking back, we see that a cautionary resistance against the overuse of vaccines was wholly reasonable, and we also see that the historic precedent to today's current vaccine resistance was established well over 100 years ago. America's corporate-controlled media consistently attempts to paint the picture that vaccine resistance is a fad, sparked recently by isolated individuals, when in fact this movement and its logical basis have permeated American society and medical science, respectively, for generations.
Americans have been questioning vaccines for more than 100 years, as noted in the excerpt from the Journal of the American Medical Association above from 1894. Part of the importance of this is that vaccine resistance/rationality did not begin --as is stated by today's corporate media-- simply and solely with "current fads" and the research published by Wakefield; statements by corporate media that deny this history of vaccine resistance/rationality are playing upon and leveraging the noteworthy ignorance of Americans about their own history and are further revealing the bias of such publications as anti-history and anti-truth.
A bitter and painful irony is that people/patients/doctors who question vaccine --note that I am not saying they refuse or condemn vaccines, merely that they ask questions and have reasonable doubts-- are lambasted as "ignorant" (per the above excerpt from JAMA) and stupid and "easily deluded" when in fact people who question vaccination are actually more educated and better informed than is the average vaccine-accepting passive pincushion.
As Dr Czeranko notes in her book, the American Medical Association (AMA) saw --just as it along with other for-profit medical group