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#1 of 3 Old 02-17-2013, 06:10 PM - Thread Starter
 
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I found this article interesting. Sorry if it has been posted before. I think the gender specific vaccine suggestion is a welcome step away from the current "one size fits all" vaccination program.

"But dead vaccines have negative side effects which affect girls in particular.

'Our results show that giving a girl the killed whooping cough vaccine after she has been given a measles vaccine earlier in her life corrupts her immune defences to such an extent that she is more receptive to other infections,” he says. “Our calculations show that this gives a mortality rate 33 percent higher than in the traditional group. In our study, that equalled between 500,000 and one million dead children a year.'

Girls’ immune defences are different from boys’

The Danish studies have shown that girls and boys have different immune systems from birth. As a consequence, says Aaby, there is a need for gender-specific vaccines.

There is some aspect of killed vaccines that girls cannot deal with.

'Perhaps it’s because their immune system is easier to derail than the boys’. Since women are supposed to get pregnant, they have different feedback mechanisms in their immune response.' "

http://sciencenordic.com/vaccines-change-our-immune-defences

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P.s. sorry about the bad quotes usage above, I'm on an ipad and editing is a pain.
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If memory serves, a few years ago NY Times had an article along this line as well ... still haven't found it yet ...

 

Another possible approach that departs from the one-size-fits-all one - personalized vaxes ... have you seen this article?

 

Vaccinomics: Scientists Are Devising Your Personal Vaccine

http://www.scientificamerican.com/article.cfm?id=vaccinomics-personal-vaccine


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Wow. Thanks for sharing!
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