For clarity: Guyer et al, "Annual Summary of Vital Statistics: Trends in the Health of Americans During the 20th Century", PEDIATRICS, 2000.
Excerpt: "Once again, nearly 90% of the decline in infectious disease mortality among US children occurred before 1940, when few antibiotics or vaccines were available."
To date there has only been one true vaccinated verse unvaccinated study, which did not look at safety but efficiency of the HepB that "demonstrates no significant decrease in hepatitis B virus infection" (McQuillan et al., 1999).
What we need is a longitudinal study of total health outcomes comparing the vaccinated verses the unvaccinated for posters like this to make such a claim. Here in the United States we have a diminishing life expectancy, and a terrible rate of infant mortality.
"You need to stop telling people vaccines are causing autism. Do you want whooping cough to come back?"
Do you understand, dear friend...what that statement means to a Thinking Mom? It means, "Shhhhhhhhhhhhhh, we know they cause autism. But we need people to keep believing that whooping cough is worse.Do you have any idea what vaccines mean to the economy?" That is what the statement "DO you want whopping cough to come back?" means to us. Because, we understand who authors the infectious disease statistics. And we are raising critically ill children, for a lifetime. Who are rarely counted. These are not kids who are uncomfortable for a few weeks, kids who live their lives...compromised...terribly sick, and often unable to communicate, suffering seizures and debilitating pain. WE HAVE READ THE SCIENCE. We have done the work. You must stop lying. No one...NO ONE believes anymore. Even if you do control the media. Because, at the end of the day, despite your best efforts, some of us still have enough cells left to think for ourselves. When we thought like you we allowed fear to run our lives. Now, we read the science. We understand the rest of this? These vicious debates, trumped up stats about infectious disease and down played truths about autism families? THE LEGISLATION QUIETLY PASSED IN THE NIGHT UNDER THE NOSES OF WATCHFUL PARENTS?!?!?!?!? The ridiculous TV doctors going on and on about non vaccinating parents. NOT sure how many more times we have to tell it. WE VACCINATED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! That is how we got a clinical diagnosis of VACCINE INJURY. Please stop lying. It is painful to watch these poor newly diagnosed parents get batted about like ping pong balls. They are desperate for answers you keep telling them do not exist. We have recovered kids that tell us, they do.