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Vaccines, true or false?
The Higher Health Institute has published a fact checking in which it explains what is true and what is false about vaccinations. Here is the text.
It is false that:
- Vaccines can weaken the immune system and lead to the onset of autoimmune diseases. Our ability to respond to antigens develops before birth and the immune system of a newborn is perfectly capable of responding to thousands of antigens every day, many more than those contained in vaccines.
- Vaccines contain toxic and hazardous substances such as mercury, formaldehyde, aluminum. None of the vaccines marketed in Europe contains several years of mercury derivatives, however, which has never been proven to be dangerous in the quantities and forms contained in the vaccines. The amounts of formaldehyde, aluminum and other substances are minimal and such that they do not cause any harm to health.
- Vaccines, especially those against Morbillo, Parotite and Rosolia (MPR), cause autism. Many studies have shown no correlation between the MPR vaccine and autism. The study that reported the link was proven fraudulent and the author was radiated by the UK medical doctors list.
- Due to the decree on the obligation increase vaccines given to children in the first year of life. The decree does not modify the vaccination schedule, immunizations and time scanning remain the same. Parents who in the past years have made the children compulsory, and those recommended by them when they entered school had protected them from the ten diseases provided for by the law under discussion, and in some other regions, such as pneumococcus.
- There are examinations that may predict possible side effects of vaccines. There are no tests that predict the side effects of vaccines.
It is true that:
- The current reduction in vaccine coverings has caused the recurrence of some diseases such as measles, and could lead to the return of pathologies now absent from our country, such as polio or diphtheria, but not yet eradicated from the rest of the world.
- The measles can cause serious complications and temporarily damage immune defenses. All this can be prevented by the vaccine.
- Vaccine safety is documented by millions of administered doses, from constant monitoring of possible adverse events and safety studies that are carried out both before and after the marketing of each vaccine. Serious vaccine side effects have a much lower frequency than those of the disease they protect.
- Italy is one of the 14 countries where measles are still endemic and is in the "top ten" of countries reporting more cases worldwide from November 2016 to April 2017. From the beginning of 2017 over 3,500 cases have been reported, Many serious complications including cases of pneumonia, 2 cases of encephalitis and 2 deaths. Approximately 40% of cases were hospitalized, confirming the severity of the disease. About 35% of the cases reported at least one complication.
- The disease commits the immune system far more than the corresponding vaccination. Also, in the composition of current vaccines, the antigens present are much less than those given thirty years ago.