The Worst Trade Ever

The Worst Trade Ever

Vaccines provide temporary protection from certain acute illnesses. Acute illness, is by definition, self-limiting. They are short term. Chronic illness goes on and on and on. Since nature has given us acute illnesses, there is a reason that we get them.  For children, it is pretty clear that they need to exercise their immune system.  Studies have been done which reveal that when parents keep the house too clean, kids don’t develop a strong enough immune system to fight off the bad boys when they come around.[1]  In fact, some believe that it is a source of autoimmune disorders, asthma, and allergies, because the body doesn’t know what needs to be fought off and what doesn’t.

Vaccines are given to healthy children in order to protect them from getting sick. The vaccine-preventable diseases, while wide spread, rarely caused complications. The same can’t be said for the chronic diseases that have replaced the acute illnesses.

At the beginning of the twentieth century, infectious diseases were the leading cause of death worldwide. In the United States, three diseases — tuberculosis, pneumonia, and diarrhoeal disease — caused 30% of deaths.5) By the end of the twentieth century, in most of the developed world, mortality from infectious diseases had been replaced by mortality from chronic illnesses such as heart disease, cancer and stroke.6)


More than 90% of American child receive 36 doses of childhood vaccines
as recommended by the CDC. 

Have we traded acute illness for chronic disease? 

2018 CDC reports that Half of all Americans live with at least one chronic disease, like heart disease, cancer, stroke, or diabetes. These and other chronic diseases are the leading causes of death and disability in America, and they are also a leading driver of health care costs.

By 2025, chronic diseases will affect an estimated 164 million Americans – nearly half (49%) of the population [5]

Autism rates in schoolchildren jumped 15% between 2012 and 2014, continuing a two-decade rise. The prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) among 11 surveillance sites as one in 59 among children aged 8 years in 2014 (or 1.7 percent). … The rate is one in 38 among boys (or 2.7 percent) and one in 152 among girls (or 0.7 percent).

  “Fully vaccinated children may be trading the prevention of certain acute illnesses (chicken pox, pertussis, measles) for more chronic illnesses and neuro-developmental disorders like ADHD and Autism.”





[5]  Robert Wood Johnson Foundation

[6] Autism Rates:

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