Claim Made On Infographic
Their graphical analysis in disease cases in the 1900's are being compared to reported cases in 2010. A striking visual aid but what is missing here is the factual data in-between. Let's look at some peer-review for the details.
Guyer et al, "Annual Summary of Vital Statistics: Trends in the Health of Americans During the 20th Century", PEDIATRICS, 2000.
Once again, nearly 90% of the decline in infectious disease mortality among US children occurred before 1940, when few antibiotics or vaccines were available.
But that isn't even all of it.
We also know that diagnosis of infectious diseases have been reclassified. Coincidentally polio was reclassified the year they implemented the vaccine. Thereby decreasing polio by 90% at least on paper, but that is never talked about. The decline is attributed to vaccination not reclassification. Currently in the U.S. there are 10,000 cases of aseptic/viral meningitis diagnosed yearly, which previously would be diagnosed as polio prior to 1955. According to a Medscape article “the actual incidence may be as high as 75,000” (Wan, C., 2013).
Response by Marcella Piper-Terry from VaxTruth...
Polio has not been eradicated by vaccination. In the U.S. the only cases of diagnosed “polio” in the last several decades were the result of the vaccine (look up vaccine-induced paralytic poliomyelitis). This is currently also happening in countries like India, where three different types of vaccine-induced polio have been identified: 1. circulating vaccine-derived poliovirus (cVDPV); 2. immunodeficiency-related vaccine-derived poliovirus (iVDPV); and 3. ambiguous vaccine-derived poliovirus (aVDPV). What is more relevant to this particular discussion is the fact that the vaccine in the U.S. was not responsible for “wiping out polio” – disease syndromes previously identified as “polio” are still with us; they have just been reclassified and divided up into multiple different diagnoses, including Guillain-Barre Syndrome (a known complication from vaccination) and meningitis (also a known complication from vaccination). Polio (the viral syndrome) is still with us. In the majority of cases, polio actually presents as a mild gastrointestinal illness, with symptoms indistinguishable from other GI viruses. Most people who contract the polio virus have no more significant symptoms and are not likely to be tested for “polio.” Some people who contract polio have no symptoms at all. So to say the vaccine is responsible for eradicating it is just wrong. What really happened was a combination of things, among them the reclassification of the disease by symptoms (addressed already) and the banning of DDT, which produces identical symptoms to paralytic polio in those who are poisoned by the pesticide. If you research the “polio epidemic” in the U.S., you will find that the “outbreaks” of paralytic polio occurred mainly during the summer months, and were clustered in areas of the country where there is a high concentration of agriculture (and pesticide use), and those children who were most often affected were also swimming in lakes, rivers and streams that were contaminated with DDT resulting from run-off from farming. If you choose to research this further, please check out the three-part series on the polio vaccine on VaxTruth.
Food For Thought
Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis - routinely fatal in children
Insulin-Dependent Diabetes Melitus
Immune thrombocytopenia purpura
Infant Mortalilty is raising
Neuro Developmental Disability
Pediatric Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder
Pediatric Infection Triggered Autoimmune Neuropsychiatric Disorder
Sensory Integration Disorder
Where is the comparison between 1980 (when the vaccination schedule exploded) and today? I guess if one never looks then it just doesn't exist.