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IMMUNIZATIONS: A Second Opinion
by Stephen C. Marini, M.S., Ph.D., D.C.
Originally Printed in: I.C.P.A.
Newsletter July/August 1997
The following is an excerpt from a statement presented
on June 8, 1995 in Washington, D.C. at the Vaccine
Safety Forum of the Institute of Medicine, a branch of
the Center for Disease Control (CDC).
There is historic epidemiologic evidence that the
incidence and severity of infectious diseases wanes in
populations over time, particularly in technologically
advanced countries such as the United States, as the
human immune system naturally adapts to the challenge.
Especially with regard to the passing on of maternal
antibodies to protect newborns and keeping usually mild
childhood diseases, such as rubella and chicken pox, out
of adult populations where they are more severe, the
advantage of permanent immunity gained from natural
recovery from infectious disease as children outweighs
the artificial, temporary immunity provided by vaccines.
Data also suggest that the diseases of childhood are
necessary for appropriate development, maturation and
function of the individual immune and nervous systems.
Furthermore, progress in the field of
Psychoneuroendocrinimmunology has led some researchers
to conclude that vaccines in general may not only be
impacting negatively on the human immune system, but may
also be adversely affecting the neurologic and
psychologic development and function of the vaccine
recipient. The impact of artificial immunity on immune,
neurologic, endocrine, and psychologic systems has not
been scientifically elucidated.
There is no credible scientific data to demonstrate that
the injection of multiple antigens simultaneously into a
baby, particularly a baby under the age of one year, is
safe and effective. There is no credible scientific
evidence to negate the hypothesis that vaccines cause
immediate or delayed damage to the immune and
neurological disorders including asthma, learning
disabilities, hyperactivity, autism, chronic fatigue
syndrome, lupus, diabetes, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis,
Guillain-Barre syndrome, and other diseases. There is no
assurance that the agency charged with detailing and
reporting adverse events following immunizations is not
ethically constrained by its conflicting responsibility
of promoting a vaccine.....
There is growing public awareness of the significance
of alternative measures, such as proper nutrition,
exercise, rest positive mental outlook and the
maintaining of neurologic integrity, as powerful
instruments for immunologic enhancement and defense
against disease. There is increasing recognition among
health care practitioners that the human body has an
innate ability to protect and heal itself when allowed
to function optimally without interference.
Educational Conduits which target the largest number and
widest socio-economic cross-sections of the public
should be used to reinforce the concept that wellness is
a way of life and can only be achieved by employing
preventive health care strategies which enhance, not
suppress or interfere with, the natural functioning of
the human immune system. In recognition of the need to
enhance the innate human immune capacity to resist
infectious diseases such as polio, health and wellness
advocates of the 21st century support the SANS or NO
Stephen Marini, M.S., Ph.D., D.C. ,
member of the ICPA Board of Directors, author of
numerous articles on virology and vaccination, prominent
speaker for the ICPA Chiropractic Pediatric
Certification program, former Immunohematologist
//Senior Medical Technologist, currently enjoying a
successful chiropractic practice in King of Prussia, PA.
Dr. Marini will be a featured speaker for the National
Vaccine Information Center's First International Public
Conference on Vaccination September 13-15 in Alexandria,
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