For the longest time, I’ve wondered why scientists have not done more straightforward, direct comparisons of the health outcomes of vaccinated children versus those whose parents have chosen not to vaccinate them.
After all, that would provide the definitive answer, wouldn’t it? No more of this shilly-shallying back and forth; if you took a group of kids around the same age, half of whom were vaccinated while the other half were not, and checked which group had the better health outcomes, the vaccine debate would be over.
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and other agencies have stubbornly refused to promote such uncomplicated, straight-forward scientific analyses – no points for figuring out why – but a group of scientists from the School of Public Health at Jackson State University has nonetheless risen to the challenge.
For those who have been warning parents about the dangers of vaccines for years, like Mike Adams, the Health Ranger, and Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., the scientists’ findings are not the least bit surprising.
The study, which was published recently in the Journal of Translational Science, sought to do two things:
Firstly, the scientists wanted to compare a broad range of health outcomes for vaccinated and unvaccinated children; and secondly, they wanted to determine whether there was an association between vaccination and neurodevelopmental disorders (NDD) which remained significant after adjusting for other factors.
Interestingly, the study abstract begins by singing the praises of vaccines and all they have accomplished in preventing diseases in the past.
They then go on to point out, however, that in terms of the current recommended pediatric vaccine schedule, children receive 48 doses of vaccines to prevent 14 different diseases by the age of 6 – a number which has increased steadily over the past 60 years.
The researchers point out that individual vaccines are tested before being rolled out to the public, and that though they are known to carry risks, these risks are believed to be minimal.
But here’s the kicker: It’s the long-term effects of these vaccines, and particularly having so many vaccines in such a short space of time, that scientists have not assessed.