Vaccination: The inside story

Our primary effort should be to strengthen the immune system to keep the population healthy. Many of the infectious diseases give life-long immunity after the first attack. This should be harnessed in children instead of trying to vaccinate a child for every mild childhood infection that would otherwise make the child immune for the rest of the child’s life

  “If liberty means anything at all, it means the right to tell people what they do not want to hear"—George Orwell

Vaccination comes from the root vacca, the cow. This is a misnomer as cow pox virus was not the one used in regular small pox vaccination, as was originally thought. The recent revelation that the cow pox and smallpox are genetically two distinct viruses proves the point. The only one disease that mankind has so far been able to eradicate from this globe, smallpox, was successfully conquered using the Indian system of vaccination which existed here for “times out of mind.”  This Indian system of vaccination was shown to be 90% effective in protecting the population from smallpox while the unvaccinated segment of the population had 90% death rate in any epidemic, by a great physician-scientist, TZ Holwell, FRS, FRCP (London). Holwell was in India as a part of a team of twenty scientists, all Fellows of the Royal Society, sent here by the East India Company in the eighteenth century to study Indian science and technology, which were in their peak at that time compared to the West. Holwell was a distinguished physician in addition and was a Fellow of the London Royal College.

Holwell stayed on for twenty years in Bengal to study the Indian system of vaccination prospectively, probably using the so called gold standard of medical science today, the randomized controlled studies (RCTs), unbeknownst to him at that time, to get at the truth. Indian vaccination was practised by the Gurus from the great universities of India in Banaras, Nalanda and Taxila annually well before the epidemics started in summer. They used naturally attenuated smallpox virus from the previous year’s epidemic. Natural attenuation consisted of keeping the smallpox pus in chamois leather pouches for a year! The graphic details of the vaccination methods using some of the most sophisticated methods of inoculation as also the results of the 20 years prospective observation are available in Holwell’s original paper presented to the president and Fellows of the Royal College of Physicians of London. This document is available even today inside a glass case in the main library of the Royal College in Regent’s Park in London. That could also be accessed online. That report was later presented to the king to make Indian system to be used universally by a Decree of the King.

Edward Jenner’s infamous experiment on his errand boy, James Phipps, aged thirteen, using some of the crudest methods would be considered a criminal act today. Norma Thelms, a cow maid, casually told Jenner, a family doctor in London, that she is immune to smallpox as she suffered from cow pox. Using that pretext Jenner injected cow pox pus into his orphan errand boy who later came down with a near fatal cow pox attack. After James survived by the skin of his teeth, Jenner injected James with live small pox pus from a patient to test his hypothesis. Providentially, as luck would have it, James did not come down with smallpox. That is the proof positive of cow pox vaccination! Unfortunately, distorted history still harps on Jenner as the father of smallpox vaccination. Truth is bitter.

Be that as it may, let us turn our attention to infectious diseases against many of which we claim to have effective vaccines! The list of vaccines grows by the day, thanks to the greed of the pharmaceutical industry. Vaccines, with the whole population as their potential clients, are a trillion dollar industry pushed by some of the top business tycoons on the Forbes list. A child in the US today gets about 20 vaccines before it starts to walk and talk! A gold mine indeed! We claim that we have conquered many fatal infectious diseases because of our interventions. The truth is otherwise! Most of these diseases were on the wane long before the medical science came on the scene. Plague disappeared from Europe by the end of 18th century before any intervention or antibiotics came on the scene, diphtheria  death rate plummeted well before anti-diphtheritic serum was made available, tuberculosis deaths had significantly come down long before streptomycin or BCG were discovered.

Affluence with good food and better standards of living coupled with good sanitation had made infectious diseases come down both in Europe since the Second World War and in the US after the 1930s depression abated. Medical intervention had very little to do with the decline. Another biological reason was that most of these diseases are but dynamic ones with their own cycles of waxing and waning. Man claims credit when nature comes to his help. One could only shudder to think that any of the deadly diseases could rear their head at any time in the future when the environment suits them. Give one example of plague. Plague disappeared from Europe when Europe became a degree cooler making it difficult for the rattus rattus (black rat) to survive, replaced by rattus novigenous (white rat). The latter cannot harbor pasturella pestis, the plague germ. If Europe becomes a degree warmer in future, plague might reappear in spite of medical efforts to stop it!

It was Louis Pasteur that wrote that the “soil is more important than the seed” years ago. That golden statement was missed by the medical scientists for ages. The body’s immune system is what keeps us alive and not medical science or the vaccines and drugs. It was a thinking American physician, Theobald Smith, who wrote in 1915 that “any disease might be directly related to the virulence of the germ but is definitely inversely related to the resistance of the host.” How true but forgotten by the medical world until in 1981 a peculiar pneumonia killed two homosexuals in the West. Our attention to the immune system got a shot in the arm only after that. Our primary effort should be to strengthen the immune system to keep the population healthy. That precisely is the essence (bija mantra) of Ayurveda, a great system of medical care. Many of the infectious diseases give life-long immunity after the first attack. This should be harnessed in those non-fatal diseases in children instead of trying to vaccinate a child for every mild childhood infection that would otherwise make the child immune for the rest of the child’s life. A good example is chicken pox, a mild infection in children.
The same in an adult could be a serious malady and could even be fatal. I had a bitter experience myself with virulent chicken pox when I was thirty years old. Even my enemy, if there is one, should not get chickenpox as an adult. With childhood chicken pox vaccination we might be making more adults get chicken pox as the latest research shows that vaccination does not give life-long immunity in chicken pox. May be this applies to many other minor illnesses in children.

It is time to understand the difference in immune response of natural infection vis-à-vis vaccine produced inflammation. There are about 150 genes in the long arm of the 9th chromosome that look after the immune response to infections. The response of the immune system to a natural infection is a very healthy attempt to overcome the infection and stop it when feasible, failing which at least to contain it to a milder form. In the unlikely event of the immune system failing to do either, the victim dies with the germ inside, killing the latter as well in the bargain—teleologically good for the herd. In the ordinary course the immune response to a natural infection gives the patient a full blown life-long immune cover against that particular germ. Every vaccine produces inflammation of a milder degree in most organs of the body including the brain. It is the latter that sometimes suffers a bit more in vaccine-produced inflammations that could be risky.

 However, the vaccine-produced inflammation is a very poor cousin of the natural infection. The immune response here, many times, is only short lived, and depends on the nutritional state of the recipient always. Poor children, the majority in the world, with 46.4% of children in India suffering from malnutrition, are risky candidates for vaccinations as they do not produce enough antibodies in response to vaccination since they do not have enough raw materials (serum proteins) to produce antibodies to vaccines. In fact, certain vaccines like the live oral polio vaccine in such malnourished children could provoke the attenuated live virus to mutate to produce a deadly live virus to infect the recipient and other children in the vicinity! Such epidemics have been reported lately from Haiti, Dominican Islands and the Barbados. There have been nearly 27,000 vaccine-related polio deaths in India until 2007!

Now let us take a look at the other side of the coin. With more than twenty vaccines given to a child, many of them in clusters, they might even confuse the 150 genes in the 9th chromosome resulting in, on rare occasions, the genes producing auto anti-bodies that might attack the body’s own cells resulting in the deadly auto-immune diseases dreaded by the father of immunology, Paul Ehrlich, in his own words as “horror auto-toxicus.” A study of African Americans, most of whom are of East African origin, shows that they have much higher prevalence of autoimmune diseases in the US compared to the Caucasians. Curiously, in East Africa the natives have hardly any auto-immune disease. What could be the possible reasons? One possibility is that in Africa the 150 genes in the 9th chromosome are kept busy all the time by numerous bacterial, parasitic and other infections that the genes have to be on their toes all the time on duty. Whereas in the US, African Americans have such sterile surroundings, thanks to the antiseptic industry that the genes might be lazing away doing nothing. If such genes are artificially tickled with vaccines could they, possibly, produce many auto antibodies in the bargain? Horror autotoxicus indeed!

"What Jenner discovered, though hardly original in its general principle, was that it pays far better to scare 100% of the fools in the world—the vast majority—into buying vaccine than it does to treat the small minority who really get smallpox and who cannot afford to pay anything. It was indeed a very great discovery—worth thousands of millions. That is why this kind of blackmail is still kept going"--Dr Hadwin

(Professor Dr BM Hegde, a Padma Bhushan awardee in 2010, is an MD, PhD, FRCP (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Dublin), FACC and FAMS. He is also Editor-in-Chief of the Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes, Chairman of the State Health Society's Expert Committee, Govt of Bihar, Patna. He is former Vice Chancellor of Manipal University at Mangalore and former professor for Cardiology of the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London. Prof Dr Hegde can be contacted at [email protected])

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    Alan Schmukler

    6 years ago

    One must understand the nature of pharmaceutical companies and the people who run them. They have a long history falsifying test data about the safety and effectiveness of their products and of bringing to market drugs that injure and kill hundreds of thousands. The drug Vioxx alone killed 60,000 Americans. It was later revealed that the company withheld crucial safety data. With vaccines, these drugs companies do the same thing. They fought to keep mercury in the vaccines, which serves no other purpose than prolonging shelf life. They will sacrifice innocent children to make more profit. They co-opt government regulatory agencies and corrupt the legal oversight process. The people who run these corporations have no regard for life. They are not business people in the ordinary sense, but rather sociopaths,criminals,in business suits. We need to stop perceiving them as if they ran legitimate businesses.



    In Reply to Alan Schmukler 6 years ago

    Thank you

    Erwin Alber

    9 years ago

    This CDC slideshow is quite interesting and mentions that smallpox virus and cowpox virus are genetically distinct.

    Flu vaccines which are known to be virtually useless have to be matched to the flu virus strains expected to prevail in any given year in order to have a protective effect. If the vaccine strains do not match the wild strains, they won't work. Therefore, how could Jenner's cowpox vaccine protect against smallpox? It couldn't, and didn't.

    The claim that vaccination eradicated smallpox is a myth used to keep the vaccination racket going - along with the equally false claim that polio vaccination succeeded in eradicating polio epidemics in developed countries.

    Erwin Alber

    9 years ago

    "Vaccination comes from the root vacca, the cow. This is a misnomer as cow pox virus was not the one used in regular small pox vaccination, as was originally thought."

    There was a procedure in place for some time before Jenner introduced his cowpox vaccine, Professor Hedge. This procedure involved the introduction of a smallpox scab taken from someone with a mild form of the disease into the nostril of a healthy person, or by making a scratch into a healthy person's arm, then tying half a walnut shell with a smallpox scab inside it over it. This was known as variolation. It may have prevented smallpox n some people, but also caused outbreaks of smallpox in many cases, resulting in an eventual ban of this practice. I don't know how this practice, which came to Europe from China via Turkey, relates to the similar practice you describe.

    After Jenner launched his barbaric cowpox vaccine in 1796, its use spread all over Europe, then to America and many other countries. Initially, the vaccine came from a cowpox blister on the hand of dairy maid Sarah Nelmes. As more vaccine lymph was needed, lymph was harvested from the vaccine blisters on vaccinated orphan children. When opposition to this mounted because of the human rights aspect and because diseases such as TB, syphilis and gonorrhea were spread in this manner, calves kept in special premises were used for lymph production. The calves' bellies were shaved and shallow cuts were made into the shaved skin with a lance impregnated with cowpox lymph. After a few days, when the cuts were festering, the scabs wich had formed were scraped off with a sharpened spoon. The scabs, lymph and decomposing blood which had been harvested was then filtered and some glycerine was added. This was the vaccine which supposedly eradicated smallpox. The truth is that Jenner's vaccine never protected anyone, but harmed and killed countless children and also adults.

    Smallpox declined of its own accord once the WHO abandoned its futile vaccination campaigns and focused on strict quarantine and disinfection measures.

    I don't know how the procedure you describe relates to this, Professor Hedge. I would appreciate clarification.

    When virology was capable of investigating the virus in the copox vaccine, it was found that the virus was neither cowpox virus nor smallpox virus, but a new viral entity referred to as 'vaccinia' which had never been observed before. I was therefore interested your comment:

    "The recent revelation that the cow pox and smallpox are genetically two distinct viruses proves the point."

    Do you have a link to a description of this discovery? If so, I would appreciate it.


    9 years ago

    Prof Hegde - I commend you on a good write-up and voicing your thoughts on the current vaccination scenario. I can also understand why you have quoted George Orwell at the start of the article. Any idea should be heard and open for discussion in an open society.
    However - regarding your article here - it would seem that you are advocating a total abandonment of vaccines? Vaccines have played a very important role in immunizing the human race from diseases. Vaccines for smallpox and polio were instrumental in driving the diseases out of our country. The indigenous method you suggest was nothing but a form of vaccination itself. Today's modern vaccines have improved upon the method and made it safer. Are you saying that without the vaccines the disease would have disappeared? Or would an entire country have improved there immunity so much to prevent such deadly diseases?
    Your comments with regards to the chicken-pox vaccine are probably right - it seems to be a push by the pharma companies to drive sales. But smallpox, polio, measles, meningitis are diseases which used to kill lakhs of people. It is important to distinguish between necessary and avoidable vaccines. Similarly it is necessary to write articles which would not mislead the gullible public into totally abandoning good medicine.


    Erwin Alber

    In Reply to CapitalistDesi 9 years ago

    "Belief in immunization is a form of delusional insanity."
    Dr Herbert Shelton, USA

    Abolishing vaccination is in my opinion a great idea, but the people who financially benefit from this money-making and sickness-promoting racket will never allow it to happen as it would threaten th medical-pharmaceutical industry's profits, power and prestige and deprive governments acting on behalf of the psychopathic elites of a valuable tool for social engineering and population control.

    My research has led me to the conclusion that vaccination is an organised criminal enterprise dressed up as disease prevention by means of junk science.

    Click on this link to view the graphs which show that vaccines have played no part in the remarkable reduction of infectious disease mortality over the past century:

    "I was shocked to find that this whole vaccine business was indeed a gigantic hoax. Most doctors find vaccines useful, but when you look at the proper statistics you will find that this is not so."
    Dr A Kalokerinos MD, Australia

    Parents need to become informed in order to refuse vaccination for their children, until the medical establishment comes to its senses.


    In Reply to CapitalistDesi 9 years ago

    To CapitalDesi:

    Your comments start with "I commend you ...." and end with "necessary to write articles which would not mislead ...."

    In a short span of a few sentences you contradict yourself.

    How can anyone take your comments seriously?!

    Like Dr. Hegde has remarked, you seem to belong to the new age tribe of hip-shooters. Instead, try to pay more attention to what is being written! Sleep over it, give more thought! Then your comments will carry some weight.

    Erwin Alber

    In Reply to PrasadK 9 years ago

    Vaccines have never prevented anything, apart from health, sanity and common sense.

    BM Hegde

    In Reply to PrasadK 9 years ago

    Million thanks, Prasad Sir.

    BM Hegde

    In Reply to CapitalistDesi 9 years ago

    Dear Capitalist,

    I think you have not read the article properly.
    No whe have I even mentioned one should not and should get vaccinated.
    The article deals with the other side of the coin about vaccination.
    I suggest you go through the voluminous literature on vaccination and related human problems.
    After that I would love to have your scholarly comments.
    Right now your comments look like off the cuff remarks which do not serve any purpose.
    My idea of writing is to give the common man some guidance in this jungle of medical claptrap where he would lose the Rose wood in search of dead wood.
    Please give an unbiased thought to this problem. The biggest capitalist in the world has 57 per cent of his wealth in vaccine companies!
    He has a right to criticise who has a heart to help.


    In Reply to BM Hegde 9 years ago

    Prasad - I was commending Prof Hegde on starting the discussion on this topic. His quoting Orwell shows that he too knows it will attract discussion.

    Prof. Prasad - I do commend you on showing the other side of the coin. It needs to be seen and discussed. I am also aware of the newer vaccines coming on the market etc. I do think that some of these are skippable .. while others like polio/MMR etc should not be skipped. In the article you have not stressed this fact that some vaccines are absolutely essential.
    I quote from your comment below -- "if you want I can put you in touch with people who have not vaccinated their children at all even being in theUSA."
    Indeed - In the US there is a small movement going on of people who do not want their children vaccinated. Instances have also arisen of these children going abroad - getting the disease and then spreading it among other unvaccinated children.


    9 years ago

    I have 2 children (5 & 2 1/2 yrs old). We have not subjected them to the full set of vaccines as "presecribed by WHO" etc. We only administered vaccines for those diseases which can be fatal. We also made sure that no cocktails were administered. Polio was one of the vaccines administered. There is a lot of information on this subject available online and self education will go a long way for all interested parents (or to be).
    PS.- 1)My father suffers from Polio and hence having seen the debilitating effects of polio first hand we administered this one. 2) One of my cousins was administered a vaccine in the school (mass vaccination prog.) on a day when she had a mild fever (5 yrs old). The fever increased and then subsided. A month later she became very sick and the doc diagnosed her as being being a diabetic (Type 1). No one in the family of both parents suffers from the ailment. We strongly feel that the ill administered vaccine may have had a role to play. I wish there was a better business model .....!

    BM Hegde

    9 years ago

    Dear Dishi sab,

    Medicine can not be paternalistic. It is a partnership between the patient and the doctor where both put their heads together to finally get what they want.
    I can not dictate what you should about your grandchildren.
    I can only give you all the available literature, not one sided as we do in modern medicine, and allow you to take your own decison. if you want I can put you in touch with people who have not vaccinated their children at all even being in theUSA. Recent studies show that the unvaccinated children get less diseases.
    If you want more details write an email to me and I do not want to put all that in public domain.
    You must know that vaccination is the biggest business in modern medicine and some of the world's richest are in it.
    They masquarad as great philanthropists!



    In Reply to BM Hegde 9 years ago

    Hi Prof -

    How can I email you to get those studies that show unvaccinated kids get less disease? I try to find some on the internet and they are not easy to find! I like to read information on both sides and that side is definitely less available.

    Thank you

    BM Hegde

    In Reply to Michelle 9 years ago

    None of the writings below are MINE.
    I thought these might give you some answer to your querry.
    Re: SB 199, An Act Relating to Immunization Exemptions and the Immunization Pilot Program

    Honorable Vermont Legislators and Concerned Others:

    SB 199 seeks to eliminate the Great State of Vermont's vaccine philosophical exemption. This goal is problematic for many reasons. By way of brief introduction:

    I. Philosophical exemptions address a human rights issue. Vaccines cause permanent disability and death.[1] Doctors cannot tell in advance if any given child will become disabled or killed by a vaccine. Therefore, philosophical exemptions are a moral and ethical imperative.

    The philosophical exemption is further justified by the fact that we don't know whether or not vaccines provide a net benefit:

    • The FDA, CDC and other medical authorities report that only 1% to 10% of vaccine adverse events are reported.[2] That is, 90% - 99% of vaccine harm is unreported.

    • Congressional testimony revealed that medical students are taught not to report vaccine adverse events,[3] despite the federal reporting requirement.[4]

    • A survey found that only 2.5% of New York pediatricians report vaccine adverse events to the government.[5]

    The truth is, there is insufficient data to conduct a vaccine risk-benefit assessment. No one knows whether vaccines provide a net benefit or not.

    II. There is substantial evidence connecting vaccines with autism:

    • The Vaccine Injury Compensation Program has been compensating vaccine-injured children with autism for the past two decades.[6]

    • Published studies in 2011 found: 1) A 1% increase in vaccination coverage results in 680 more autism cases,[7] 2) "Documented causes of autism include . . . encephalitis following vaccination,"[8] and 3) There is a connection between the aluminum in vaccines and autism.9]

    • In April of 2011, Poul Thorsen, the principal coordinator of multiple studies funded by the CDC used to deny a vaccine-autism link, was indicted on 13 counts of fraud and 9 counts of money-laundering.[10]

    • A 2011 Freedom of Information Act request uncovered emails showing that the CDC and study authors withheld data showing that the mercury in vaccines causes autism. The resulting published "Denmark" study was used to (fraudulently) "prove" that vaccines do not cause autism.[11]

    III. Vaccine supporters, while well-intended, rely on faulty reasoning:

    Will failure to vaccinate cause diseases to return?

    • About 90% of 20th Century infectious disease decline preceded vaccines. Diseases that had no vaccine declined along with diseases that did. [12]

    • Vaccine protection lasts from 2 to 10 years. The majority of our population consists of adults who were last vaccinated as children. Their vaccine protection wore off years, sometimes decades ago. Yet, diseases levels have not increased during recent decades.[13] Lack of vaccine protection has not caused diseases to return.

    Was the first polio vaccine a success?

    • In 1962, Dr. Bernard Greenberg, Biostatistics Department Head at the University of North Carolina School of Public Health, testified before Congress that cases of polio increased substantially after the first polio vaccine was introduced -- 50% from 1957-58, and 80% from 1958-59 -- and that the Public Health Service deliberately manipulated statistics to give the opposite impression.[14] We were all deliberately misled.

    • Polio declined in countries that didn't vaccinate along with those that did.[15]

    Do exempt children pose a risk to anyone else?

    • The CDC says that 5% - 15% of vaccinated children are not immune.[16] They far outnumber the 1% - 2.5% of exempt children.[17] In fact, exempt children may be immune without even getting sick.[18]

    Over half of the U.S. population has the right to refuse vaccines for philosophical reasons. To remove Vermont's philosophical exemption would be an egregious error.

    Respectfully Submitted,

    Alan Phillips
    N.C. Bar No. 30436
    [email protected]
    [1] HRSA, Vaccine Injury Compensation Program, Data and Statistics. Compensation payments to date exceed $2 billion.

    [2] (a) Less than 1%, according to Barbara Fisher, citing former FDA Commissioner David Kessler, 1993, JAMA, in the Statement of the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC), Hearing of the House Subcommittee on Criminal Justice, Drug Policy and Human Resources, "Compensating Vaccine Injuries: Are Reforms Needed?", September 28, 1999; (b) Less than 10% according to KM Severyn, R. Ph., Ph.D. in the Dayton Daily News, May 23, 1993; (c) Only 10% according to the CDC as reported by the Association of American Physicians and Surgeons, Fact Sheet on Mandatory Vaccines,

    [3] Jane Orient, M.D., Director of the American Association of Physicians and Surgeons, "Mandating Vaccines: Government Practicing Medicine Without a License?" 1999.

    [4] 42 U.S.C. § 300aa-25. Recoding and Reporting Information, National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.

    [5] Hepatitis B Vaccine Reaction Reports Outnumber Reported Disease Cases in Children According to Vaccine Safety Group, National Vaccine Information Center, January 27, 1999.

    [6] Unanswered Questions from the Vaccine Injury Compensation Program: A Review of Compensated Cases of Vaccine-Induced Brain Injury, Pace Environmental Law Review, Vol. 28, Issue 2 Winter 2011,

    [7] Delong G. A Positive Association found between Autism Prevalence and Childhood Vaccination uptake across the U.S. Population. J Toxicol Environ Health A. 2011 Jan;74(14):903-16. PMID: 21623535,

    [8] A former senior pharmaceutical scientist Helen Ratajczak reviewed the autism literature from the early 1940's and reported, Autism and vaccines, a surprising connection, Salem News (CBS, London) May 2, 2011,

    [9] Michael Wagnitz: Scientists find correlation between autism and aluminum in vaccines, The Cap Times, Feb 5, 2012,

    [10] Autism and Vaccines Researcher for CDC, Indicted for Fraud and Money-Laundering, CNBC, April 14, 2011,

    [11] "Scandal Exposed in Major Study of Autism and Mercury",

    [12] For one of many sources, see Immunization Graphs at

    [13] Is herd immunity real? Russell Blaylock, M.D., Neurosurgeon, The Epoch Times, January 28, 2010,

    [14] Hearings Before the Committee on Interstate and Foreign Commerce, House of Representatives, 87th Congress, Second Session on H.R. 10541, May 1962, at 94.

    [15] The polio vaccine: a critical assessment of its arcane history, efficacy, and long-term health-related consequences, section 7, Neil Z. Miller, Thinktwice Global Vaccine Institute,

    [16] Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vaccines and Immunizations, Misconception #2. The majority of people who get disease have been vaccinated,

    [17] Non-medical Exemptions to School Immunization Requirements, The Journal of the American Medical Association,

    [18] See, e.g., Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Vaccines and Immunizations, Glossary, "Asymptomatic infection: The presence of an infection without symptoms. Also known as inapparent or subclinical infection."

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    Vaccine pushers often resort to an interesting fear tactic to try to mandate vaccine obedience among the masses: They insist that those who are unvaccinated are a health threat to the rest of the vaccinated population because the vaccinated people might get infected by the unvaccinated disease carriers!

    The quack logic of such a claim should be self-evident. If vaccines protect people from infectious disease, then vaccinated people should not be concerned at all about being around unvaccinated people. After all, the vaccine made them all "immune," right?

    But of course that's all propaganda. Vaccines don't really work at all. They are marketed under a blanket of disease hysteria and pimped by a cult following of medicalized quacks and needle junkies who abandoned real science long ago. After all, who needs real science when you've got the CDC marketing all the fear for you? The CDC is to medicine what George Bush was to the war industry -- spread a little fear and the profits roll in.
    The real risk to others? People who routinely take antibiotics
    As it turns out, the real health risk that does exist in person-to-person exposure of infectious disease comes from people who routinely take antibiotics. Those who take the most antibiotics become drug-resistant bacteria factories, and they can spread their drug-resistant strains to others around them. Their risk of developing superbugs rises proportionally to the frequency and duration of their taking prescription antibiotics. (

    The most dangerous person in your family, it turns out, is not the "unvaccinated" person but the one taking antibiotics! They are human breeding grounds for bacterial mutations that can be downright deadly.
    Why hospitals are so dangerous to your health
    That's why informed people know the hospital is the most dangerous place you can go, other than working in a homemade meth lab of course. Hospitals are where superbugs pass easily from patient to doctor, and then from doctor to another patient. Hospital superbugs are spread by the medical staff, mostly because they routinely fail to wash their hands before touching patients.

    As NaturalNews reported in January, 2010, a whopping 247 people die every day in U.S. hospitals from medical staff failing to wash their hands. (

    This is like a jumbo jet falling out of the sky and killing everyone on board every single day. It's like a 9/11 terrorist attacking happening every two weeks. This is one of the most alarming (and preventable) causes of death in America today and virtually no one even talks about it.

    Doctors, of course, strongly contribute to the development of superbugs by handing out antibiotics as if they were Halloween candy. Someone shows up at the office with a sniffle, and the busy doctor scribbles out a prescription for some fashionable new antibiotic that earns him perks from the young drug rep whose PC database tracks every name-brand prescription he writes. The patient, meanwhile, spends a pocket fortune on a useless drug that's actually quite dangerous. Not only does it increase that patient's chances of developing a mutant strain of drug-resistant bacteria; it also flushes antibiotics down the drain and contaminates the environment downstream.

    So if you're walking around in public suspiciously glancing around to see who might be sniffling or sneezing, clear your head and think about reality for a second. The CDC wants you to stupidly believe all the unvaccinated people are a threat to your health, when in reality people who consciously refuse vaccines tend to be far healthier and get sick far less often than the hypochondriac dweebs who rush out to get vaccinated every few months.
    Doctors and drugs are the greatest threat to your health - far greater than terrorism
    The real people who are a threat to your health are not just the pill-popping antibiotics consumers, but also:

    • The psyched-out grandma on psychotropic drugs barreling down the road behind the wheel of a 1978 Buick. (Driving While Medicated...)

    • The teen schoolboy who was diagnosed with depression and put on SSRI drugs that make him feel violently suicidal.

    • The pediatrician who wants to inject your child with chemotherapy to "prevent" cancer and insist he's going to call CPS if you don't let him poison your child.

    • The drug addict pharmacist who, in between incorrectly filling your prescription with random deadly chemicals, snorts up his own private concoction of controlled substances in the back room.

    • The oncologist who misdiagnosed you with breast cancer but wants to poison you with five rounds of chemotherapy "just to be sure." (Oh yeah, I bet he never told you that he PROFITS from selling you the chemotherapy drugs that poison you...)

    • The school bus driver with a heart condition who takes an extra dose of deadly statin drugs and suffers a fatal heart muscle breakdown while behind the wheel of a bus carrying 58 schoolchildren toward a railroad crossing.

    These are the real threats to your safety... not a bunch of healthy people who deliberately refuse to be injected with hazardous vaccines.

    But of course the medical establishment doesn't want you to be aware of any risks associated with using their products. All their drugs are perfectly safe! Perfectly effective! Perfectly priced! Perfectly profitable! There's nothing wrong with them, by God, or the FDA would never have approved them, would they?

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    Narendra Doshi

    9 years ago

    Dear Prof. Dr. Hegde,
    I have a grand daughter now aged around 18 months. She was premature born by about four weeks. I live in Mumbai. What in your opinion is the best way henceforth, after having been given the normal doses of vaccinations, tilll date?
    I also have 3 & 5 year old grand daughters who have already run theit normal doses of vaccinations, till date. What is your advice for them henceforth


    BM Hegde

    In Reply to Narendra Doshi 9 years ago

    Same suggestion that I gave to Doshi sab above.

    Wellness Concept: Be the Change

    We need urgent research to try and scientifically authenticate many of those inexpensive methods in other systems of medicine to put together a future system incorporating the best in all the systems together

    “The establishment defends itself by complicating everything to the point of incomprehensibilit”—Fred Hoyle

    It was in the year 1733 that Charles Scharschmidt, a brilliant young professor of medicine in Vienna, wrote the first textbook of medicine. While writing about diseases with constriction of the vascular bed and agitation of the mind he had the best prescription for those days which looks contemporary even to this day. Change of mode of living, tranquillity of the mind and drugs rarely, if needed at all, were the three points in his textbook. Listening to the debate on the 23 March 2010 morning where president Obama gave his last dose of wisdom to the people of America as also to his colleagues in all political parties about his “so called” healthcare reforms, I was a bit confused as he was talking only about disease care reforms and not about healthcare reforms.

    America is suffering from over-medication and over intervention of all sorts resulting in the abuse of the disease care facilities which cost the nation trillions of dollars; most of which could be well spent if only the powers that be understood the difference between healthcare and disease care. The euboxic medicine practised in the US, where all the computer boxes in the patient case record will have to be perfect, lest someone should sue the doctor in the unlikely event of patients’ death or disability, makes medical care prohibitively expensive.  Market forces dictate the management and not science. The whole population of the USA needs urgent healthcare but a microscopic minority really needs disease care. This truth is being kept well wrapped up in pseudo-scientific jargon, myths, half truths and disease mongering efforts to earn billions from the gullible patients or their care givers. It is much cheaper to keep the well healthy rather than let them get diseases and then target the disease. This is the rule in the USA as also in other places like India where American medicine is being encouraged.

    The above difference is simple enough to be understood by the lay public. However, today the common man on the street thinks that he needs doctors and hospitals to remain healthy and that there is a pill for every ill. What is to be brought to the knowledge of the population is that if they lived a healthy lifestyle, which will be described below, they could expect to live well and healthy till they die. No one should try to be here forever as s/he will never succeed. 

    It is only in the unlikely event of the body’s inbuilt immune guard getting overwhelmed do symptoms of diseases make their appearance. It is only then that the medical profession could help by: “curing rarely, comforting mostly, but consoling always”, as was enunciated by the father of western modern medicine, Hippocrates. There are no silent killers. All killers announce their intentions loudly in human physiology. Studies have time and again affirmed that treating diseases in their “so called” asymptomatic stage only would harm the patient since nature has built the immune guard with elaborate repair mechanisms to remodel every deviation for the normal, which is the asymptomatic stage of illnesses. Any interference at that stage from outside, that too with chemical drugs, can only harm the former and might result in disaster. 

    Healthy lifestyle

    No one can help another to adopt a healthy lifestyle. One has to be the change and no amount of preaching will help. One has to take charge of one’s health and wellness. The methods are simple and could be adopted by anyone in any walk of life howsoever busy one might be! Human body is a nonlinear, dynamic device, continuously run by food and oxygen with the help of the electromagnetic energy from the sun. Some physiologists believe that the body water, which forms around 80-85% of the body, needs to be stimulated (burnt) to release energy. 

    Human beings are not just their bodies; they have their all-pervading mind and their spirit. All three of them need to be kept healthy for total health and wellness. Usually it is not what one eats that kills her/him; it is what eats one (one’s negative thoughts) that kills. The best bet to keep good health is to have a healthy mind which boils down to practising universal compassion. To get into that state of mind (consciousness) yoga and breathing techniques would help a lot. Yoga has very little to do with any religion and could be practised by all. To be healthy one has to change (be the change) but can’t expect the world to change overnight. Therefore one could expect others to hurt us sometime or the other. There again the best antidote for hurt is to cultivate the greatest asset of forgiveness. “If you can fill the unforgiving minute with sixty seconds worth of distance run… this earth shall belong to you my son, and… more, you shall be a man,” wrote Rudyard Kipling years ago in his celebrated poem, IF. This is the best health advice that I have been able to find in the western literature.

    Eating in moderation, the foods that please one, without too much change in the food quality from its natural state would go a long way to help the immune system to keep the repair mechanism in excellent shape. Worrying about the micro-contents of food is of lesser importance as long as one does not pick and choose foods, thanks to the modern food fads and corporate advertisements. Preserved foods are a curse. Let the food be as fresh as is possible. Small frequent feeds keep the metabolism on even keel. Large meals at long intervals are not conducive to body physiology. Each region, ethnic group and race has had its own food habits that kept mankind going in 50,000 generations. These food habits evolved over thousands of years, thanks to our ancestors’ observational research. Modern nutrition does not have a strong foundation and the reductionist cohort studies being fed to the gullible masses lack the backing of good science. That is exactly the reason why we get conflicting advices now and then! If Mediterranean diet is good for them in their habitat, it does not mean that it will be good for another race in another continent. Meal times should be happy times and family get-togethers at meal times are the best bet to get benefit from foods. The two enemies of human health are tobacco and alcohol, both of which must be kept at a distance.

    Regular exercise, moderate in quantity, the best being a daily walk for an hour, would be the ideal tonic for the immune guard. Very heavy exercise might not be good for the system. The key word in every human endeavour should be moderation in everything one does. Extremes are always dangerous. Swimming is another excellent exercise but is not universally applicable and could be expensive to the majority. There is no substitute for hard work as another good immune booster. If the hard work involves physical exertion additional regular exercise is not needed. The only qualification is that one should love one’s work to get the benefit. Hating one’s work and working under duress could destroy health.

    Spirituality has very little to do with religion. Spirituality for good health is just sharing and caring! Sharing provokes the immune system and hating others depresses the same. A small child smiles 400-500 times in a day. If we take a lesson from that, the world would be a better place to live. A natural smile releases so many healthy bio-positive endorphins from the brain.


    If one were to follow the above-mentioned simple daily routine, the wellness concept, the chance of falling ill are negligible like following traffic rules on highways reducing fatal accidents. That said, I must hasten to add that even those that follow the health rules enumerated above might get illnesses as diseases are only accidents. Medical science or any other science will never be able to answer the million dollar question as to why a person gets sick at a given time although we have elaborate details to frighten the gullible people as to how they get ill, in our disease mongering, medical (health) scare system. A Nobel laureate physiologist had affirmed to that truth way back in 1899, when Charles Sherrington, wrote, “positive sciences will never be able to answer the question why, but they will be able to say how or how much!”

    If we were to implement this method we would reduce the medical care budget of every country. All the same, an efficient and authentic medical care system is a must under the following circumstances which covers about 5% of the population at a given time. Emergencies, disaster management, corrective surgeries, judicious authenticated vaccinations, birthing emergencies, congenital problems, and acute life threatening situations need medical help. 

    The need of the hour is to change our medical education system to incorporate the new philosophy of health promotion which is never taught these days. The student must be taught that the human body could correct most of its problems without outside interventions but we must create the right environment for that to be useful. Too much intervention might put off the body’s immune system. Doctors are trained primarily to keep the public healthy (public health) which is not our present stress. Young doctors should be impressed that they should leave the well alone and they should never try to treat the disease but try and understand the patient better before intervening, and they should see that their interventions do not make the patient worse than his/her original disease! While a good doctor treats the illness; a great doctor treats the patient.

    The need of the hour is for thought leaders in the field to understand that there are a host of medical care systems in the world, outwit our reductionist modern medicine, that have stood the test of time over thousands of years before the advent of modern medicine. But for them human kind would have been extinct like the dinosaurs long, long ago. Modern medical system, developed in the last few centuries’, in its present avatar of hi-tech stuff is only less than a few decades old. One has to take into account the recent audits in many countries on the impact of modern medicine on human morbidity and mortality. The data is there for all to see and take corrective measures lest we should be left out in the race. Every medical student must be told that while patients could (and did) survive without modern medical doctors; we cannot survive without patients.

    We need urgent research to try and scientifically authenticate many of those inexpensive methods in other systems of medicine to put together a future system incorporating the best in all the systems together—call the new system Meta Medicine (after modern medicine) if you like—to help patients and also the world governments to contain the ever mounting costs of medical care which would make people like president Obama to get sound sleep while his people remain healthy and when they fall ill they are well cared for without spending too much of the taxpayers’ money which should satisfy both sides of the divide. The effort of trying to put together Meta medicine is already on.

    In this deafening cry for better hi-tech medicine let us not forget that the womb of all ills, ranging from common cold to cancer, is poverty. The latter is a double-edged weapon in that while diseases are more common in the poorer sections, diseases further make the sufferer poorer when the bread winner gets sick the family starves and becomes poorer. The poor people with very little protein in their system suffer from a very serious illness which I call as Nutritional Immune Deficiency Syndrome, NIDS, which is many times more dangerous than the fashionable label of AIDS! It was a thinking family doctor in the poor coal mining community of Wales, Tudor Edward Harts, who wrote decades ago: “the poor pay for their poverty with their lives.”  This one lines tells it all and should be taught to our doctors and politicians alike.

    “Truth is ever to be found in the simplicity and not in the multiplicity and confusion of things”—Isaac Newton

    (Professor Dr BM Hegde, a Padma Bhushan awardee in 2010, is an MD, PhD, FRCP (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Dublin), FACC and FAMS. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes, chairman of the State Health Society’s Expert Committee, Govt of Bihar, Patna. He is former vice-chancellor of Manipal University at Mangalore and former professor for cardiology of the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London. Prof Dr Hegde can be contacted at [email protected])


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    9 years ago

    Thanks a lot doctor. Let us all hope that allopathy medicines would soon encompass other useful systems too. Why not METAMEDICINE be introduced in India which has innumerable practioners of Indian Medicine as well as homeopathy. Doctors could be taught all the systems in their curriculam to practice Meta Medicine.

    Can Science Teach a Thing or Two to Nature?

    There is so much controversy in the whole science of vaccination. It will not be a good idea to promote the idea of asking mothers not to breast feed their babies around vaccinations. In essence, if the mother is breast feeding for only a few months this policy will deny the child the best elixir nature intended to keep the child’s immune system going all its life

    “A great man is always willing to be little”—Ralph Waldo Emerson

    Science is a method only and its job is to try and understand nature. With the advent of paper money, human greed, which follows money like a shadow became more important in science than all the other principles governing scientific research. It was shocking to read the following study in a leading American journal some time ago. The inference of the study makes a mockery of nature’s best kept secret—mother’s milk is the best tonic for the immune system of the new-born; the longer one can take mother’s milk the healthier that person will live. Once we stop taking mother’s milk, we lose our enzymes to digest any milk for the rest of our lives! Mother’s milk contains the best fatty acid for the development and good health of the immune system—sodium mono-laureate. Along with mother’s milk the child is also hard wired to pick up dirt from room floorings while crawling to stimulate its immune system to develop antibodies against most germs-nature’s method of vaccination.

    Now comes this study from the CDC, a conventionally authentic organization, looking after the health of the public! The fault is not with science but with the man behind the science. Even in the past there have been incidences of those writing papers from such organizations being hired by vested interests! This is nothing new and I am sure it is another one of those attempts by such elements in the lucrative vaccine industry. Let us see the inference of the study.

        “The lower immunogenicity and efficacy of rotavirus vaccines in poor developing countries could be explained, in part, by higher titers of IgA and neutralizing activity in breast milk consumed by their infants at the time of immunization that could effectively reduce the potency of the vaccine. Strategies to overcome this negative effect, such as delaying breast-feeding at the time of immunization, should be evaluated.” PMID: 0442687 [PubMed - indexed for MEDLINE] 

    Pediatr Infect Dis J. 2010 Oct;29(10):919-23.

    Inhibitory effect of breast milk on infectivity of live oral rotavirus vaccines 

    Moon SS, Wang Y, Shane AL, Nguyen T, Ray P, Dennehy P, Baek LJ, Parashar U, Glass RI, Jiang B.

    National Centers for Immunization and Respiratory Disease, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Atlanta, GA, USA.

    Ethen Huff, a staff reporter of Natural News writes: “The CDC researchers began their investigation by searching for answers as to why children from underdeveloped countries typically do not respond as well to the live oral rotavirus vaccine as children in developed countries typically do. They came to the conclusion that breast milk, which is packed with immune-building immunoglobulin A (IgA), lactoferrin, lysozyme, and various other important immune factors, inhibits the vaccine from working.

    Breast milk, of course, is a young child’s lifeline. It naturally builds immunity during childhood development, and provides perfect and balanced nutrition necessary for human growth. Withholding breast milk in order to accommodate the rotavirus vaccine, as the CDC researchers suggest, is an absolutely insane notion that will deprive children of vital nutrition and proper immune development.

    But it is ludicrous notions like these that are birthed from philosophies that view drugs and vaccines as being equal, or even superior, to natural food. Oral rotavirus vaccines contain live viruses, they have questionable efficacy to begin with, and they are even known to cause rotavirus. They are also linked to causing a variety of negative side effects, including diarrhoea, which is a condition the vaccine is supposed to prevent!”

    There is so much controversy in the whole science of vaccination. It will not be a good idea to promote the idea of asking mothers not to breast feed their babies around vaccinations of which today there are 26 in all in the USA. In essence, if the mother is breast feeding for only a few months this policy will deny the child the best elixir nature intended to keep the child’s immune system going all its life. I have been very strongly feeling that the essential need for science as a method is to understand nature and never to oppose nature and teach nature a thing or two! When it happens in the vaccine arena that makes it all the more dangerous. Although I am not a vaccine nihilist, I feel many of the vaccines that we give do not do what we think they ought to do. 

    This is slowly coming into light despite the enormous efforts on the part of the vaccine lobby to stop such truth from emerging. Recent controversy of autism and MMR vaccination is an example. It is now revealed that even editors and investigators of prestigious medical journals had received hefty amounts to build a case to tarnish the image of that poor researcher, Dr Wakefield and to get his name erased from the General Medical Council’s list after succeeding in getting The Lancet to retract his original paper. Dr Wakefield has enough data to file a defamation suit against the concerned people as also against the GMC. I think he has already filed the case. The Guardian reported his case: In a statement, the BMJ said: "The BMJ is on notice that Andrew Wakefield has issued defamation proceedings, not in London as might be ordinarily expected as concerns a predominately English publication, but in Texas, USA, where he now lives.” A recent case of a child dropping down dead soon after a new ‘flu shot’ created lots of controversy in the USA with opposing groups trying to highlight this and the other group trying to bury the hatchet.

    When I read the following news item I was not just shocked but felt sorry for our profession as a whole. “ reports that Oxford’s Susanne Sheehy, and Joel Meyer, together authored the paper, entitled Should Participation in Vaccine Clinical Trials be Mandated? In it, the duo recommends “Compulsory involvement in vaccine studies” in response to a general lack of willing volunteers, many of whom are not exactly comfortable sacrificing their bodies and their health to have a toxic brew of untested chemicals injected into them.” I do not blame the volunteers. Stories abound as to how such volunteers are recruited in poorer countries where human life is just a statistic! The following two reports will reveal more details. “It was revealed back in 2008 that at least 14 Argentinean children died as part of an experimental vaccine trial conducted by British pharmaceutical giant GlaxoSmithKline$1m-over-tests-that-killed-14--babies). Also in 2008, 21 homeless individuals in Poland died during an avian flu vaccine experiment ( Prisoners of War have been other easy targets in the past.

    I only pray and hope that science confines itself to its pristine duty of trying to understand nature and assist nature’s methods, if we could. Let us fight this menace collectively as suggested by Ryunosuke Satroo: “Individually we are just one drop. Together we are an ocean.” How true? David Wootton in his classic Bad Medicine: Doctors Harming since Hippocrates is a serious study of the happenings over the decades and centuries in modern medicine. In fact, this book makes Bernard Shaw’s Doctors Dilemma look like a child’s play. It made me feel bad about my cherished profession.

    “A foolish consistency is the hobgoblin of little minds, adored by little statesmen and philosophers and divines. With consistency a great soul has simply nothing to do”— Ralph Waldo Emerson

    (Professor Dr BM Hegde, a Padma Bhushan awardee in 2010, is an MD, PhD, FRCP (London, Edinburgh, Glasgow & Dublin), FACC and FAMS. He is also the editor-in-chief of the Journal of the Science of Healing Outcomes, chairman of the State Health Society's Expert Committee, Govt of Bihar, Patna. He is former vice-chancellor of Manipal University at Mangalore and former professor for cardiology of the Middlesex Hospital Medical School, University of London. Prof Dr Hegde can be contacted at [email protected])


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    9 years ago

    is the author for vaccination or against vaccination?Has he adviced vaccination to his family members or not?is it his view that vaccines have done more harm than good?quoting vague articles do not add substance to his essay.What exactly is his point?the article he refers to only advices to probably xplore the opiton of delaying breast feeding for some time around the time of giving the rotavirus vaccine which is an oral vaccine,maybe for 30 minutes or so and not for any other vaccines which are all given parenterally,so how does he make the case that it interferes with the natural benefits of breast milk which is anyway advocated by all of us.the MMR-autism link is dead and buried,that has been studied by multiple researchers and no link has been found. is it the author's argument that all these researchers are compromised?if there is any other modern medical advancement of the last century that has benefitted mankind the most in terms of conquering the ravages of infectious diseases then it is the science of vaccines.the whole debate of unwanted vaccinations have now gained prominence because we are now living in an age where people are not exposed to the various diseases which the same vaccines have helped in eradicating.isnt that an irony?we must remember that if we drop our gaurd and decide to give up on a couple of vaccines ,it wont take much time for the organisms to gain an upper hand and spread death all over again. such articles may in turn confuse the lay people and definitely may casue them to take the ill informed decision against vaccinating their children with even the basic compulsory vaccines which are included in our national immunization programme.

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