Unvaccinated Children Are Healthier

The statement

“Unvaccinated children are healthier than vaccinated children, according to a new study published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. The study — “Relative Incidence of Office Visits and Cumulative Rates of Billed Diagnoses Along the Axis of Vaccination” — by James Lyons-Weiler, PhD and Paul Thomas, MD, was conducted among 3,300 patients at Dr. Thomas’ Oregon pediatrics practice, Integrative Pediatric.                             ……

The study found that vaccinated children in the study see the doctor more often than unvaccinated children. The CDC recommends 70 doses of 16 vaccines before a child reaches the age of 18. The more vaccines a child in the study received, the more likely the child presented with fever at an office visit.

The study had unique data that allowed the researchers to study healthcare-seeking behavior. Unlike increases in fever accompanied by increased vaccine uptake, which is accepted as causally related to vaccination, increases in vaccine acceptance was not accompanied by a major increase in well-child visits. In fact, regardless of how many vaccinations parents decided their children would have, the number of well-child visits was about the same.

Any concerns that the non-vaccinated or less-vaccinated children would avoid the doctor are unfounded, and puts the jaw-droppingly large difference in office visits in perspective — outside of well-child visits, children who received 90 to 95% of the CDC-recommended vaccines for their age group were about 25 times more likely than the unvaccinated group to see the pediatrician for an appointment related to fever.”

Two graphs for that paper are reproduced below.  The first relates to the incidence of fever at wellness checks:

The second shows the difference in incidence of 15 diseases between unvaccinated and vaccinated children:

The source

A November 2020 study published in The International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health ( https://www.mdpi.com/1660-4601/17/22/8674 )

Quoted by Alix Mayer in The Defender

 

My take on it

I share the authors’ conclusion.  How could you not?

I feel for parents.  This is a toughie.  The article refers to “The Dr. Paul Approved Vaccine Plan, developed in the US and allowing for fully informed consent and parental decision-making in vaccination choices for their children. The plan was developed to reduce exposures to aluminum-containing vaccines and to allow parents to stop or delay vaccinations if some telltale signs of vaccine injury were starting to appear. Conditions like allergies, eczema, developmental delay or autoimmune conditions are typical signs that a child’s immune system is not processing vaccines normally.  These conditions serve as early indicators to help the parent and pediatrician consider slowing or stopping vaccination.” 

That’s great if you are in a context that ensures informed consent.  Many do not. 

Whatever the context, mothers watch their children.  This constant maternal observation is precisely what drew the attention of Dr Andrew Wakefield in the UK in 1995 to the apparent association between vaccination and neurological injury in children.  And obviously the sooner you notice any adverse reactions, the better, in terms of stopping or delaying any further vaccination. But by then the damage may already have been done. 

It is my understanding that vaccine injury is greatly under-reported.  This is a fundamental flaw in the system, tilting the impacts clearly in favour of the provider and against the recipient.  A tighter feedback loop would serve the public interest, by reducing the lifetime cost of healthcare.

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