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People do die after vaccination

WDDTY is not, says Lynne McTaggart, anti-vaccination. It’s just a bizarre coincidence that every single mention of vaccines anywhere in any issue of WDDTY turns out to be negative, often exaggerated, and routinely accompanied by egregious fearmongering.

Here a paper showing that mortality rates are lower post vaccination than pre vaccination, and that the causes of death are the same, ruling out any definite effect form vaccines themselves, is spun to pretend that doctors have finally admitted vaccines can kill.

Even by WDDTY’s standards, this is unusually dishonest.

People die after vacinationApparently doctors at CDC have finally admitted that vaccines kill:

People have died after a ‘safe’ routine vaccination, American regulators have admitted for the first time. Over a three-year period, more than 15,000 people died within 60 days of being vaccinated in the US.

Presenting this as a fact finally wrung out of reluctant regulators in denial is really quite funny.

Data from the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting SystemW (VAERS) is far from secret. In fact, you (yes, even you) can freely search the database online.

The risk is small—it’s only around 0.13 per cent—but it does exist, say researchers from America’s Centers for Disease Control and PreventionW (CDC)

It is small. 8,474 people have died after vaccination since the VAERS database was established, billions of vaccinations have been administered. But this is not new information.

Surprisingly, the research was intended to allay people’s fears about vaccines. But, say the CDC researchers, not all deaths following vaccination were caused by the vaccine itself, and there is still no absolute proof that vaccines can cause death.

Wow. So the CDC set out to allay fears, found disturbing data indicating death, and grew a pair and published it?

Not as such, no. As above, the fact that people sometimes die after vaccination is well-known. Some people have even died because of vaccination (e.g. the Cutter IncidentW). But, as VAERS makes absolutely clear at every stage, there is no causal link implied or expressed. These are events that follow, in time, a vaccination. That does not mean the vaccination caused the event. In some cases it’s plausible (mild fever), in others not so much (drowning).

I begin to suspect that WDDTY may have misrepresented the source. Again. So let’s check the reference: Mortality rates and cause-of-death patterns in a vaccinated population. McCarthy NL, Weintraub E, Vellozzi C, Duffy J, Gee J, Donahue JG, Jackson ML, Lee GM, Glanz J, Baxter R, Lugg MM, Naleway A, Omer SB, Nakasato C, Vazquez-Benitez G, DeStefano F, Am J Prev Med. 2013 Jul;45(1):91-7 – this is a CDC publication so full text should be available free, please let us know if you find a link to the full text.

BACKGROUND: Determining the baseline mortality rate in a vaccinated population is necessary to be able to identify any unusual increases in deaths following vaccine administration. Background rates are particularly useful during mass immunization campaigns and in the evaluation of new vaccines.

PURPOSE: Provide background mortality rates and describe causes of death following vaccination in the Vaccine Safety Datalink (VSD).

METHODS: Analyses were conducted in 2012. Mortality rates were calculated at 0-1 day, 0-7 days, 0-30 days, and 0-60 days following vaccination for deaths occurring between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2008. Analyses were stratified by age and gender. Causes of death were examined, and findings were compared to National Center for Health Statistics (NCHS) data.

RESULTS: Among 13,033,274 vaccinated people, 15,455 deaths occurred between 0 and 60 days following vaccination. The mortality rate within 60 days of a vaccination visit was 442.5 deaths per 100,000 person-years. Rates were highest in the group aged ≥85 years, and increased from the 0-1-day to the 0-60-day interval following vaccination. Eleven of the 15 leading causes of death in the VSD and NCHS overlap in both systems, and the top four causes of death were the same in both systems.

CONCLUSIONS: VSD mortality rates demonstrate a healthy vaccinee effect, with rates lowest in the days immediately following vaccination, most apparent in the older age groups. The VSD mortality rate is lower than that in the general U.S. population, and the causes of death are similar.

Wait, what?

This study is designed to assess baseline mortality, for comparison with mortality in the vaccinated population in the period post-vaccine.  The conclusion is – and I think I might make this a fraction more prominent:

The VSD mortality rate is lower than that  in the general U.S. population, and the causes of death are similar

Yes, you read that right. The conclusion is that the mortality rate is lower in the VSD population, and this is presented as evidence of CDC reluctantly admitting that vaccines kill.

Their study looked at all deaths that happened within 60 days of a vaccination and covered the period from
January 2005 to December 2008, during which time more than 13 million people were vaccinated.

Most of the 15,455 deaths were among older people, presumably after a flu shot, and the causes of death among the vaccinated matched the four leading causes of death recorded among the general population.

Aside from the elderly, other vulnerable groups include pregnant women and those with chronic health problems, so doctors perhaps need to think carefully before vaccinating these people, say the researchers

This is blatant editorialising. Actually, no, seeing the comments from fragmeister below, it’s simple fabrication. The paper says no such thing!

What the study shows is that people were less likely to die following vaccination, indicating (as it says) a healthy vaccinee effect, and that the causes of death were the same, so the vaccines were unlikely to be responsible.

In fact, we can be even more confident here. According to CDC, analysis of all deaths reported to VAERS between 1990 and 1992, which investigated each death and determined the root cause, found only one (of over 800) that was even plausibly caused by the vaccine.

There’s another thing the VAERS database shows: for each new vaccine it’s notable that the rates of reported adverse events decline over time, irrespective of uptake.

VAERS reports for Gardasil
VAERS reports for Gardasil

As the chart at right shows, adverse event reports for Gardasil have declined steeply over time. This is normal and expected. The medical community becomes more comfortable with an intervention over time; the first time someone feels nauseous the day after a vaccine you may well report it, but when you’ve seen a thousand patients tolerate the vaccine well you’ll not bother because you know the person has salmonella and you’re confident that the vaccine didn’t cause it.

So adverse events are initially over-reported and latterly probably under-reported, with the degree of under-reporting increasing with the triviality of the symptom. Few to no deaths will be missed, many mild transient cases of light-headedness may be.

What Doctors Don't Tell You
Why don’t doctors tell you that vaccines kill?

Because it would be grossly misleading.

Gardasil: Another unforced error

I'm not antivaccination, but...
Lynne “I’m not antivaccination” McTaggart, the antivaccinationist editor of WDDTY and controller of its Facebook page, has been bitten before by quoting  Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System data out of context without understanding what it means.

Having had to defend her scaremongering, she has found a source that repeats the figure she misinterpreted first time round, allowing herself a second opportunity to look like a fact-blind antivaccinationist harridan.

If there’s one thing Lynne McTaggart can’t seem to resist, it’s an opportunity to repeat a mistake!

Continue reading Gardasil: Another unforced error

‘Safe’ HPV vaccine kills up to 1,700 young girls

‘Safe’ HPV vaccine kills up to 1,700 young girls
On 30 July 2013, WDDTY published the story: ‘Safe’ HPV vaccine kills up to 1,700 young girls.

This anti-vaccine trope is long debunked. The real figure is: zero.

‘Safe’ HPV vaccine kills up to 1,700 young girls

30 July 2013, wddty.com, no byline

Nearly 1,700 young girls in the US have died or suffered permanent disability after being given the HPV vaccine, new official figures reveal. The vaccine, which is designed to prevent cervical cancer, was introduced into the UK last autumn.

A further 19,500 girls have suffered ‘non-serious’ reactions to the vaccine, which has been given to adolescent girls in the US since 2006. The 1,671 girls who suffered a ‘serious reaction’ died, suffered permanent disability, a life-threatening illness or needed emergency hospital care.

Astonishingly, US health regulators say there are “no serious safety concerns” over the HPV vaccine. Instead, their concerns focus on the low uptake of the vaccine. Only around 33 per cent of the target population of girls aged between 11 and 12 years have had all three doses of the vaccine, and they urge doctors to offer the vaccine at every possible “healthcare encounter”.

(Source: Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report, 2013; 62: 591-5).

This report is based on the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting SystemW (VAERS) which records every adverse event occurring after vaccination – in some case so far after that one has to speculate on why the event was even recorded.

As the source says:

Three population-based published studies of HPV4 vaccine safety, including one from CDC’s Vaccine Safety Datalink, have been conducted in the United States (Table 2). Although one postlicensure observational study found an increased risk for syncope, no serious safety concerns have been identified in these large postlicensure observational studies.

So how do you go from a document saying there is no serious safety concern to a claim that thousands have been killed and seriously disabled by this vaccine?

Simple: you lie.

The chart in the paper discusses all VAERS events, stating that a serious event is “hospitalization, prolongation of an existing hospitalization, permanent disability, life-threatening illness, or death”. There are 1,671 such reports and they decline steeply over time, reflecting the act that, as safety is established, doctors become less likely to submit a report for an event that is almost certainly not caused by the vaccine, but is merely chance.

Tens of millions of doses of HPV vaccine have been administered. Analysis published after the first 23 million showed a total of 32 reported deaths. Not one of these was provably caused by the vaccine.

All of this data was freely available and widely discussed in the literature prior to publication of the WDDTY story. Even the source they use contradicts the claims they say are based on it.

The claim that Gardasil has killed up to 1,700 young girls is overstated by… 1,700.

Gardasil reduces cervical cancer risk by approximately 70%. In 2010 11,818 US women were diagnosed and 3,939 died. 2,851 British women were diagnosed.

WDDTY hates surgery, chemotherapy and radiotherapy. It also apparently hates one of the few interventions that might make all that unnecessary for a significant number of women. Instead, WDDTY peddles unproven and disproven remedies.

Why don’t doctors tell you that Gardasil is deadly?

Because it is a bald-faced lie.

WDDTY on HPV vaccine

WDDTY complains that it is unfairly criticised as promoting the claim that the HPV vaccine is a killer, that the HPV vaccine is dangerous and the virus itself unproblematic.

Do these claims stack up?

See for yourself:

The following list is taken from a search of WDDTY.com and has not yet been filtered or validated. Corrections gratefully received via our contact form.

  1. Parents refusing the ‘unsafe’ HPV vaccine for their daughters Parents are holding back, and are not allowing their daughters to have the controversial HPV vaccine, new research has d… more » e-news
  2. HPV Vaccine: Gardasil may be a killer The HPV vaccine – which is being given to girls aged between 11 and 12 to prevent cervical cancer in later life – may be… more » e-news
  3. HPV: Teenage vaccine is causing death and injury Gardasil, the vaccine designed to protect against the cervical cancer-causing HPV virus, is responsible for the deaths o… more » e-news
  4. Parents want HPV vaccine banned after it wrecked health of their daughters A group of American mothers wants the HPV vaccine Gardasil banned after it ruined the health of their teenage daughters…. more » e-news
  5. Parents refuse Gardasil HPV vaccine for their teenage daughters Parents are turning their back on the new Gardasil HPV vaccine, and are refusing to allow their teenage daughters to hav… more » e-news
  6. ‘Safe’ HPV vaccine kills up to 1,700 young girls Nearly 1,700 young girls in the US have died or suffered permanent disability after being given the HPV vaccine, new off… more » e-news
  7. HPV: The higher profits vaccine The latest vaccine has big question marks over its safety, effectiveness—and necessity more » Cover Story
  8. Cancer & the pill: at least something’s getting clearer Doctors have zoned in on human papillomavirus (HPV) infection as the most likely cause of cervical cancer. But researche… more » e-news
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  10. Cervical cancer Compulsory vaccine funded by the drug company more » Cover Story
  11. Cervical cancer: – A vaccine that glaxo thinks is great Cervical cancer is invariably caused by the HPV (human papillomavirus) infection. Globally around 470,000 new cases are… more » Family matters
  12. The cervical cancer killer Problems continue to mount for the vaccine that was widely touted as one that would end cervical cancer. more » Drugs and Side Effects
  13. Taking the Michael: no, you don’t get throat cancer that way Hollywood film star Michael Douglas’s claims that his throat cancer may have been caused by oral sex isn’t backed up by… more » e-news
  14. Gardasil The new ‘cervical cancer’ vaccine launched this month in Britain has a scary profile in America more » Cover Story
  15. Gardasil: Selling out our children The latest vaccine, purported to prevent cervical cancer and ‘sold’ to the public through a highly sophisticated direct-… more » Cover Story
  16. Genital warts Please find me an urgent cure for the genital wart virus! Every doctor or hospital clinic I have spoken to has told me t… more » Q & A
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  18. Cervical Dysplasia This is a scary diagnosis, but it doesn’t mean you have cancer—and there’s plenty you can do to slash your risk of devel… more » Cover Story
  19. The best alternative treatment for . . . warts Not life-threatening, warts are nevertheless annoying, disfiguring and potentially carcinogenic – and on the increase, p… more » Alternative Treatments
  20. Warts and all . . . Among the many cures for warts, vitamin A has a long history of evidence of success more » Cover Story
  21. A mind to heal New research is discovering that our mind is as powerful as prescription drugs in combating disease—but may also play a… more » Cover Story