Dr Vernon Coleman
Would you buy a washing machine if there was a 1 in 1,000 chance that it would explode?
Would you buy a tumble dryer if there was a 1 in 10,000 chance that it would catch fire and destroy your kitchen?
Would you buy a car if there was a 1 in 1,000 chance that the wheels would fall off as you drove along?
I bet you wouldn’t.
The people promoting vaccines never talk about risks at all. They admit that there might be some discomfort, a headache, a fever and so on.
But they don’t talk about the big risks: the risk that a patient could be killed or severely brain damaged by a vaccination. Let’s put aside the autism risk – which, for some inexplicable reason, seems to drive pro-vaxx defenders into a state of incoherent rage – and concentrate on the risk of death and brain damage. (The autism risk is epidemiologically sound. But the pro-vaxxers aren’t too keen on real science. It upsets them.)
And here is the surprise: the risks with vaccines aren’t particularly small.
The serious risks with some vaccines are, of course, fairly low – around one in 100,000 for example.
But the risks with other vaccines are known to be much higher.
Before the covid jab was introduced Bill Gates talked about a risk of 1 in 10,000. He mentioned that if seven billion people were, as he planned, given a new coronavirus vaccine then 700,000 people might be damaged.
And with a vaccine we aren’t talking about a need to repaint the kitchen – as might happen after a tumble dryer fire. You can’t put vaccine damage right with a few pots of paint, a brush and a new set of curtains.
A paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that seizures occur in about 1 in 640 children with one popular childhood vaccination.
The problems with vaccines are, I repeat, often dismissed as inconvenient symptoms.
But with vaccine damage we can be talking about severe brain damage requiring life-long care. And we’re talking about the ultimate side effect – one that none of the pro-vaxxers ever likes to talk about – death.
If you think I am making this up just ask yourself why the American Government has paid out over $4 billion as a result of vaccine injuries. In the UK the Government has a standard fee of £120,000 for damage caused by some vaccines. It has paid out large amounts of money to people damaged by vaccines. And remember that most patients, and their relatives, never make a claim because no one ever admits that the brain damage or the death was caused by a vaccine.
In America, the CDC states that the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System receives reports for only a small fraction of adverse events. The quoted figure is that approximately 40 cases of death and permanent injury a year are reported for the MMR vaccine alone but it has been estimated that as few as 1% of serious side effects from medical products are reported. Doctors don’t tend to report suspected side effects however serious they are – usually because they are frightened of being sued but also because they don’t like to face the fact that a product they have recommended has done so much harm.
Check it out. Do a little research. Ask your political representative – though you may have to wait a while to get a straight answer.
How much fuss do you think journalists and parents would make if it were reported that if a brand of tumble dryer killed or permanently injured 40 children a year?
But journalists concentrate on demonising anyone who dares to suggest that there might, conceivably, perhaps be more problems with vaccinations than is generally accepted. In a number of countries there has been talk of making it an act of terrorism even to mention the fact that vaccines might cause problems.
The BBC refuses to interview anyone who criticises or questions vaccines or vaccination policy. There is no debate. Discussion is not allowed. The facts must be brushed under the carpet.
It is, perhaps, not surprising that Mr Gates insisted that the manufacturers of the covid jab be provided with legal immunity.
Why aren’t parents and journalists demanding more information about vaccines in general?
Why are so many pro-vaxxers content to remain ignorant and supine?
Children these days are given dozens of vaccines – one after the other. Vaccine schedules vary from country to country but by the time they’re twelve most children will have had a couple of dozen vaccinations. Each one with its own risk.
And there is another hazard.
No one, as far as I have ever been able to find out, has ever done any research to find out how all these different vaccines inter-react in the human body. What do they all do to the immune system? Your guess is as good as anyone else’s. No long-term studies are done. No long-term safety tests are done. If they have been done then they seem to have been kept secret – which seems unlikely.
Now, some of the pro-vaxxers will doubtless say that none of this matters because vaccines protect individuals from disease – and save lives.
Well, I am afraid that too seems to be rather doubtful.
The facts show that many vaccinations fail to provide protection for a good many of the people who are vaccinated. It’s easy to argue that some vaccines do more harm than good.
So why on earth are vaccinations so popular? Why are so many otherwise apparently intelligent people so trusting and downright stupid when it comes to vaccines? Are they all just gullible? Rabid? Mad? Or just fanatics who like needles? I honestly don’t understand.
But drug companies make billions out of selling them, doctors make tens of thousands each out of giving them and pro-vaxxers such as the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation have strewn money about among journalists and a huge variety of apparently independent bodies.
Putting all that to one side, the other reason for giving vaccinations is to provide herd immunity.
Now, the phrase `herd immunity’ has been used a great deal in the last few months. People who have never heard it before now put it into just about every sentence they utter.
Herd immunity simply means that a high number of people in a community have had an infection, or been vaccinated against it, and are therefore considered immune.
If a lot of people are vaccinated, and they acquire immunity to a disease, then there will be fewer cases of that disease in that community.
Not every individual will be protected against disease – because vaccines don’t always work.
And some individuals will be damaged because of vaccines.
But, the argument is, the economy will benefit because fewer people will become ill. Money will be saved because less money will be spent on looking after people in hospital. Fewer people will need to take time off work to look after relatives who are ill. That’s the theory and it works as long as there are not more people damaged by the vaccine than are saved.
So the main pro-vaxxer argument is money.
Vaccination costs a good deal of money and kills or injures some people but the pro-vaxxers believe it’s cost effective.
We need more information, we need more testing and we need more truth.
I have, over the years, offered to debate the issue of vaccination with successive Chief Medical Officers in the UK – live on national television. Why should they debate with me? Well, I’m a doctor and my book on vaccines (called `Anyone who tells you vaccination is safe and effective is lying – here’s the proof’ ) is, despite attempts to ban it and to demonise me, the world’s bestselling book on the subject.
The offer has sadly always been met with silence.
Doesn’t that tell us everything we need to know?
In no other area of life, apart from some areas of national security, is public debate regarded as unacceptable.
Today, it seems that we are back in the days when debate was banned. We have drifted back to the sort of times when Snow, Semmelweiss and Paracelsus were met with dangerous opposition when they dared to question the unquestionable.
Next time you see a comment online about vaccines ask this question: if vaccines are so safe, why have governments paid out billions to patients injured by them.
If a tumble dryer manufacturer had paid out over $4 billion in damages wouldn’t people want to know why their products were still on sale?
Copyright Vernon Coleman September 2022
Vernon Coleman’s book on vaccination is called `Anyone who tells you vaccination is safe and effective is lying – here’s the proof’. It’s available as a paperback and an eBook.