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Are Childhood Vaccines Safe? DTP Vaccine Was Not - and Was Given for Decades!
Still Administered to Infants in Over 40 Countries
The Covid vaccine debacle woke up many people, myself included. Many of us were shocked to see a novel, unproven treatment promoted aggressively with false promises given to us and mandates imposed on young and healthy persons. Those mRNA formulations ended up not working and caused thousands of deaths, despite repeated assurances of safety and effectiveness given by charlatans pretending to “represent science.”
Still, many believe “other childhood vaccines” are safe and effective. They are administered to little children, after all! Who would want to hurt them?
Let’s look at the DTP (Diphtheria-Tetanus-Pertussis) vaccine, which many of you and I received in childhood. (I asked my mother, and she said I received it and reacted badly).
While no longer available in the United States, the DTP vaccine is still given in 40 countries and is quite dangerous.
In 2021, Aaron Siri wrote a letter to the UN asking them to stop using it. The letter shows evidence of the DTP vaccine increasing child mortality by TEN TIMES.
He describes an attempt by Dr. Aaby, a famous researcher generally supportive of vaccines, to look into Guinea-Bissau’s vaccination program, which ended up being an incidental randomized study.
The study is here.
Depending on their birth date, children were allocated to receive the DTP vaccine either early or late (3 or 5 months). That is a randomized experiment! Scientists could compare the mortality of children vaccinated with DTP with that of unvaccinated kids.
They found that instead of reducing mortality, supposedly the whole point of vaccines, the DTP vaccine increased it by ten times. The vaccinated infants 3-5 months old died much more often than the unvaccinated ones!
Shocked by the unexpected and disappointing (for him as a vaccine researcher) findings of his 2017 study, Dr. Aaby undertook another study in 2018 to see if his results were a fluke.
Despite Aaron Siri informing the UN about the dangers of the DTP vaccine, UNICEF ignored the evidence and continues to support the DTP vaccine.
Vaccines are Complicated!
Both vaccine skeptics and vaccine advocates are prone to simplifying the complicated picture of diseases, vaccines, and immune systems.
Diphtheria is a very nasty bacterial illness that is contagious, highly unpleasant, and often deadly due to the toxin produced by Corynebacterium diphtheria. The diphtheria bacteria are antibiotic resistant and remain viable for months in dust and on surfaces. However, the illness is treatable with diphtheria antitoxin.
The truly damaging part of the DTP vaccine seems to be the inactivated (killed) pertussis bacteria. Specific antigens replaced the whole pertussis bacteria in later versions of those vaccines (DTaP stands for acellular pertussis). That made the newer vaccine less pathogenic but less effective - with effectiveness waning rapidly.
How can a vaccine be considered “safe” if it increases all-cause mortality multifold?
Here’s a video of Dr. Aaby discussing what he learned about vaccines.
We Were Not Informed
Due to horrible side effects, the DTP vaccine was discontinued in many, but not all, countries. During its use, however, it was promoted as safe and effective. As Dr. Aaby showed, DTP was unsafe and increased infant mortality multifold.
DTP vaccine was administered to infants for decades. Were the authorities aware of how dangerous it is? Why did they not try to find out by doing simple randomized experiments, as Guinea-Bissau did? Why does the UN not ask to discontinue the DTP vaccine?
I am not sure. I regret that the dangers of this vaccine were not appreciated or communicated to parents during many years of continued administration.
What do you think? Did you or your children get the DTP vaccine? Did anyone of you know of a bad reaction to it?