How is the vaccine made?
There are three components to the MMR. Each having a unique live virus grown in its own culture. The live measles virus (Attenuvax) is grown in a chick embryo cell culture called medium 199 (Mabids, 2013). The live viral mumps (Mumpsvax) is also grown in medium 199 (Mabids, 2013), and the rubella virus (Meruvax) is grow in a buffered salt solution with fetal bovine serum, human serum albumin and neomycin (an antiboiotic) and it's propagation medium is called "WI-38 human diploid lung fibroblasts" (Mabids, 2013). WI-38 cultures according to Plotkin et al are derived from a "fetus that was surgically aborted 17 days after the maternal illness and dissected immediately" (Plotkin et al, 1965). the vaccine's complementary ingredients include sucrose, sodium phosphate, glutamate, sorbitol, hydrolyzed gelatin stabilizer and sodium chloride (Merck, 2009).
There are four components to the MMRV. Like the MMR there are four unique live viral agents grown in its own culture. The strain of measles in this vaccine is called Enders' attenuated Edmonston strain and just like the MMR is cultivated in a chick embryo cell culture. The mumps strain used (Jeryl Lynn: B level) is also propagated in chick embryo, and the rubella virus (Wistar RA 27/3) is propagated in the same WI-38 human diploid lung fibroblasts (aborted fetuses) as in the MMR. The varicella virus (Oka/Merck), is propagated in MRC-5 cells (aborted fetuses). This vaccine also has complementary ingredients such as sucrose, hydrolyzed gelatin, sodium phosphate, human albumin, sodium bicarbonate, potassium phosphate, potassium chloride, DNA and protein, neomycin, bovine serum albumin, and other buffer and media ingredients (MMRV: ProQuad, 2014).
The live measles vaccine and MMR, or MMRV has never been manufactured with the mercury derivative thimerosal because this preservative kills all living compounds that it comes in contact with making the vaccine useless to its design.
Admitted Events From The Mainstream
Anaphylaxis or anaphylactic shock, Encephalopathy (or encephalitis), Any acute complication or sequela (including death) of an illness, disability, injury, or condition referred to above which illness, disability, injury, or condition arose within the time period prescribed. Chronic arthritis, Thrombocytopenic purpura, Vaccine-Strain Measles Viral Infection in an immunodeficient recipient (HRSA, n.d.).
MMR II has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or potential to impair fertility... It is also not known whether MMR II can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproduction capacity (Merck, 2009).
Diabetes mellitus, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS), febrile convulsions, afebrile convulsions or seizures, ataxia, polyneuritis, polyneuropathy, ocular palsies, paresthesia, pneumonia, pneumonitis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme, urticaria, nerve deafness, otitis media, retinitis, optic neuritis, epididymitis, orchitis (Merck, 2009).
Long-term seizures, coma, or lowered consciousness, PERMANENT BRAIN DAMAGE" [emphasis added] (CDC, n.d.).
Do not administer ProQuad to individuals who are pregnant; the possible effects of the vaccine on fetal development are unknown at this time (MMRV: ProQuad, 2014).
Encephalitis is inflammation of the brain that occurs when a virus directly infects the brain or when a virus, vaccine, or something else triggers inflammation. The spinal cord may also be involved, resulting in a disorder called encephalomyelitis (Merck Manual, 2013).
Clinical and scientific data is steadily accumulating that the live measles virus in MMR can cause brain, gut and immune system damage in a subset of vulnerable children... There's no one conclusive piece of scientific evidence, no 'smoking gun', because there very rarely is when adverse drug reactions are first suspected. When vaccine damage in very young children is involved, it is harder to prove the links... But it is the steady accumulation of evidence, from a number of respected universities, teaching hospitals and laboratories around the world, that matters here. There's far too much to ignore. Yet government health authorities are, it seems, more than happy to do so (Corrigan, S., 2006).
The Following Events Are Controversial
If you follow the reports made to VAERS you see that the MMR is associated with adverse events affecting every body system. Some of the reports include; lymphadenopathy, leukocytosis, inflammatory bowel disease, Crohn’s disease, ulcerative colitis, meningitis, diabetes, autism etc... VAERS is a passive reporting system and the only vaccine surveillance system in the United States. All the adverse events reported to VAERS that the U.S. health authority or vaccine promoters find uncomfortable are simply waved away as unreliable. But VAERS is used quite reputably in other situations like the Haber et al study that found a signal of intussusception after exposure to the rotavirus vaccine (Haber et al., 2013). Chen et al produced a study which analyzed the reporting to VAERS and found that it plays an "important role in helping to monitor vaccine safety" (Chen et al., 1994). Even though vaccine promoters will point out that VEARS is guilty of erroneous reporting when they are faced with uncomfortable adverse events, it is well documented that the main flaw to the VAERS surveillance is "significant underreporting" (Rosenthal et al., 1995).
Complementary Peer Review
Scientific evidence demonstrates that individuals vaccinated with live virus vaccines such as MMR (measles, mumps and rubella), rotavirus, chicken pox, shingles and influenza can shed the virus for many weeks or months afterwards and infect the vaccinated and unvaccinated alike.1,2 3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 (Weston A Price Foundation, 2015).
National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (NVIC)
The most famous court case is regarding Hannah Poling. Dr. Andrew Zimmerman was the Department of Justice's (DOJ) expert witness in this case. Dr. Zimmerman is a pediatric neurologist and research scientist at the Kennedy Krieger Institute. He also is an associate professor of neurology and psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. In his detailed report to the Special Masters overseeing the NVICP's Cedillo v. HHS stated; "The cause for regressive encephalopathy in Hannah (Poling) at age 19 months was underlying mitochondrial dysfunction, exacerbated by vaccine-induced fever and immune stimulation that exceeded metabolic energy reserves. This acute expenditure of metabolic reserves led to permanent, irreversible brain injury. Thus, if not for this event, Hannah may have led a normal full productive life. Presently, I predict Hannah will have a normal lifespan but with significant lifelong disability" (Zimmerman Exhibit 3, 2007). I have heard arguments that Hannah was never diagnosed with autism, that Hannah was diagnosed with "autism-like symptoms" and that this case was rare because of her underlying mitochondrial dysfunction. Hannah's father Dr. Poling is a licensed neurologist, and his wife Terry, a registered nurse, filed their case alleging (and winning) that vaccines caused her autism (CNN Health, 2008). In regard that a mitochondrial dysfunction is somehow rare is yet another attempt to downplay vaccine adverse events. We now know that mitochondrial dysfunction is associated with children diagnosed with autism (Chauhan et al., 2011).
A recent Special Masters ruling filed in 2012 showed case awarded damages to Ryan B. Mojabi. One of the several medical DOJ expert witnesses stated; "all the vaccinations administered to [Ryan] from March 25, 2003, through February 22, 2005, and more specifically MMR vaccinations administered to him on December 19, 2003 and May 10, 2004, Ryan suffered a severe and debilitating injury to his brain, described as Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD). Ryan has suffered... neuroimmunologically mediated dysfunction in the form of asthma and ASD" (United States Court of Federal Claims, 2012).
There have been other cases won like the claim in Italy and more in the United States. November 2013 the Congressional Oversight Committee will be asking hard questions like why they closed the books of the NVICP to see just how many claimants have won on this basis of injury. If you wish to see a preliminary review of those documents, please read Unanswered Questions from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: A Review of Compensated Cases of Vaccine-Induced Brain Injury (Holland et al., 2011)
MMR Vaccine Safety Analysis ~ Cochrane
So they are warning those that support the aggressive vaccine policy to not ignore the real adverse events associated with their agenda. The current safety analysis particularly with the MMR is not sufficient to make claims of overall safety. This statement was previously made by a Cochrane researcher in 2003 by Dr. Jefferson in his peer-review titled “Unintended events following immunization with MMR: a systematic review” (Jefferson et al, 2003). The authors conclusions in 2003 are identical to the conclusions made in 2012. You would think that in a 9 year period we could have had some answers regarding the safety outcomes of a vaccine administered to millions of children around the world!
Mumps Vaccine Effectiveness
Merck Accused Of Overstating Mumps Vaccine Effectiveness
Shifting The Epidemiology Of The Infection Due To Vaccination
There is an open question whether, when your child is immunized against mumps at 15 months and escapes this disease in childhood, he may suffer more serious consequences when he contracts it as an adult. If the mumps immunization is given to protect adult males from orchitis - not prevent children from getting mumps - it would seem reasonable to administer it only to those males who haven't developed natural immunity by the time they reach puberty. They would then be more certain of protection as adults. All girls and countless boys would thus avoid the potential consequences of a hazardous vaccine" (Mendelsohn, R., 1987. pg. 235).
Mumps Outbreaks In Vaccinated Populations
Vaccine derived herd immunity has not persisted in the United States for at least 40 years, and we have not seen a resurgent of massive epidemics. Vaccine induced herd immunity is used by public-health officials and providers to frighten those to adhere to a vaccine policy that is not even grounded in the belief system they propagate. This proves that there is no justification in forced vaccination. In a recent outbreak the issue of measles spreading to adults with no immunity is discussed. The population that they presume is the least immune to measles are those born between 1970 and 1985 (Frketich, 2013). This is blamed on the “youngish adults” not having had the natural infection and not being vaccine compliant. So here again we find the level of presumed “herd immunity” well below the needed rate to prevent massive disease outbreaks and yet the disease is relatively non existent.
Reported Vaccine Adverse Events
1,076 Life Threatening 76.39% under the age of 6
27,556 ER Visit 77.72% under the age of 6
2,845 Hospitalized 74.51% under the age of 6
76 Extended Hospital Stay 76.31% under the age of 6
692 Disabled 75.14% under the age of 6
211 Died 70.19% under the age of 6
Statistics from 2011
404 mumps cases were reported in the U.S. (National Center for Health Statistics, 2014, pg. 161).
No cases of encephalitis and no deaths were reported.
2947 Vaccine Adverse Events were reported in the U.S., 73.5% < age of 6 (MedAlerts, 2014).
12 Disabled 83.33% under the age of 6
12 Died 83.34% under the age of 6
197 Hospitalized (did not die or become disabled) 73.61% under the age of 6
Urabi Mumps Strain
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