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The Real Truth: Vaccination Inefficacy in the Reduction/Elimination of Infectious Diseases"
The fatal tendency of mankind to leave off thinking about a thing which is no longer doubtful is the cause of half their errors
-- John Stuart Mill
In 1949, the DTP vaccine was licensed to prevent diphtheria, tetanus, and pertussis (whooping cough) issuing forth the modern use of vaccines in the prevention of childhood illnesses. Polio immunization was later introduced to prevent that dread disease. In 1963, the measles vaccine was licensed and was combined with mumps and rubella toxoids to create the MMR vaccine. In more recent times the hepatitis B and chickenpox vaccines have been developed and incorporated into our healthcare system. Now a child can expect to receive up to 33 vaccines during their childhood with more vaccines on the horizon, such as herpes zoster (shingles), West Nile virus, influenza, pneumococcal, HIV, and many more.
The belief that vaccines are safe and effective is pervasive in todayâ€™s society. The vast majority of the medical, public, and government communities have a well-established belief system in the benefits of vaccines. Even childrenâ€™s books show how important it is to â€œget a shot from the doctor to keep us well.â€ Our belief system is so ingrained that we look to medical science to create new vaccines to protect us from everything from AIDS to ear infections.http://www.tetrahedron.org/articles/...nefficacy.html