MMR Vaccine: Safer than Measles?

The short answer is: NO

 

The reason that this information is vitally important for people to comprehend is that the the vast majority of people – INCLUDING DOCTORS- Assume that these safety studies have been done, and Assume that the evaluations between vaccinated and unvaccinated people have been done, and that the outcomes support vaccination.  When you research this topic you’ll find an interesting word gets used a lot by Agencies like the CDC and by Pharmaceutical companies: Presumptive Evidence

Definition of presumptive

1based on probability or presumption 
2giving grounds for reasonable opinion or belief

Thus statements by the CDC like this one, are vital to comprehend:

Since measles is fatal in about 1 in 10,000 cases and results in permanent injury in about 1 in 80,000 cases,3 a few thousand subjects in clinical trials are not enough to prove that the MMR vaccine causes less death and permanent injury than measles

 

This is an excellent piece of information for people to review, and to give them a basis to doing their own research about the MMR (and all other) vaccines.  For my Steemit readers I’m attaching the JPEGs of the pdf, but you can read and download the pdf for your self from “Physicians for Informed Consent”

 

 

References for this information:

1. Vaccines and immunizations: MMR vaccine side effects. Atlanta:
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention [updated 2017 May
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side-effects.htm#mmr.
2. Vestergaard M, Hviid A, Madsen KM, Wohlfahrt J, Thorsen P,
Schendel D, Melbye M, Olsen J. MMR vaccination and febrile
seizures: evaluation of susceptible subgroups and long-term
prognosis. JAMA. 2004 Jul 21;292(3):356.
3. Physicians for Informed Consent. Measles – disease
information statement (DIS). Dec 2017. https://www.
physiciansforinformedconsent.org/measles/dis.
4. U.S. Food and Drug Administration: M-M-R II (measles, mumps,
and rubella virus vaccine live). Whitehouse Station: Merck &
Co., Inc.;c1971 [cited 2017 June 21]. https://www.fda.gov/
downloads/biologicsbloodvaccines/vaccines/approvedproduct/
ucm123789.pdf.
5. CDC wonder: about the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
(VAERS). Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
[cited 2017 June 21]. https://wonder.cdc.gov/vaers.html.
Query for death and permanent disability involving all measlescontaining
vaccines, 2011-2015.
6. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Manual for the
surveillance of vaccine-preventable diseases. 5th ed. Miller ER,
Haber P, Hibbs B, Broder K. Chapter 21: surveillance for adverse
events following immunization using the Vaccine Adverse Event
Reporting System (VAERS). Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control
and Prevention; 2011. 1,2,8.
7. Guide to interpreting VAERS data. Washington D.C.: U.S.
Department of Health and Human Services [cited 2017 June 21].
https://vaers.hhs.gov/data/dataguide.html.
8. Kessler DA. Introducing MEDWatch. A new approach to reporting
medication and device adverse effects and product problems.
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9. Doshi P. The unofficial vaccine educators: are CDC funded nonprofits
sufficiently independent? [letter]. BMJ. 2017 Nov 7 [cited
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j5104/rr-13.
10. CDC wonder: about the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System
(VAERS). Atlanta: Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
[cited 2017 June 21]. https://wonder.cdc.gov/vaers.html.
11. Madsen KM, Hviid A, Vestergaard M, Schendel D, WohlFahrt J,
Thorsen P, Olsen J, Melbye M. A population-based study of
measles, mumps, and rubella vaccination and autism. N Engl J
Med. 2002 Nov 7;347(19):1477,1480.
12. Demicheli V, Rivetti A, Debalini MG, Di Pietrantonj C. Vaccines for
measles, mumps and rubella in children. Cochrane Database of
Syst Rev. 2012 Feb 15;(2)

 

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