Notes: We have compiled a list of terms which are useful in understanding the Vaccine Paradigm.
Since the Pro-Vaccine definations often contain serious errors in our humble, but informed, opinion we
have "copy and pasted"
pro-vaccine Glossary entries with a source indicator footnote, like this:
With Comments and link to Pro-Vaccine Glossary
Only those terms which are most frequently encountered or have some interesting feature are included.
Those terms which embody the most obvious errors are
A full listing of these glossary terms are on a separate page.
That page, although large, is a great glossary resource, for those terms met with
in your study of vaccines.
Glossary items most in need of Clarification:
The anti-vaccine viewpoint.
The root word of Science means "to know." Vaccination is not a science
but a belief system.
The primary beliefs of vaccination are:
- Microorganisms ALONE cause infectious/contagious disease.
- Microorganisms are the primary determinator of who gets
sick and how severe their sickness is based upon the strength (virulence) of the virus or bacteria.
- Antibodies ALONE prevent infectious/contagious disease.
- Human and animal bodies generate white blood cells called antibodies in response to vaccines, therefore "Vaccination
- Natural immunity only exists following disease incidence.*
- Vaccination is a very safe proceedure.
- Vaccination has proven its value so thoroughly that it is not necessary to have scientific tests for either safety or
effectiveness of a vaccine before being put on the market.**
* Some pro-vaccine advocates maintain that if a person is exposed to a virus and has no symptoms and develops antibodies,
immune by this process but that this procedure is very dangerous and uncertain, while vaccination is highly
effective and safe.
**The belief that vaccines do not need adequate scientific testing before being put on the market may be seldom
expressed as such
but the actual facts are that vaccines are usually tested in healthy populations, control groups are typically given another
vaccine rather than a placebo, followup for adverse symptoms is typically 2 weeks even though adverse effects can manifest
decades later, and a substitute measurement is used for effectiveness (efficacy) which has no relationship to clinical
Science: Debunking Vaccinology
Ninety percent of the decline in the death rate associated with infectious diseases occured before the creation of
Some diseses completely disappeared without a specific vaccine. Epidemiology is the science of counting disease incidence. Epidemiology
proves that vaccines are not necessary, are not effective and are not safe.
An introduction to disease decline before vaccination is here. Want more graphs on this subject,
Nutritional discoveries made between 1740 and 1840 had a great effect on lowering the deathrate and increasing
length of life.
See the graph which shows the decline in deathrate from 1740-2000 in the USA.
The necessity to provide fresh fruits and vegetables on a year around basis became increasing clear after
1747 when James Lind, a a Scottish naval surgeon, discovered that citrus fruits prevent scurvy.
- Sanitary reforms begin in the late 1700's and became significant after 1840.
See graph. A general introduction to Sanitation and
its contribution to health is here. In England, the city of Leicester, tired of smallpox
epidemics, rejected vaccination and adopted sanitary reforms and quickly became the envy of all England as it had
nearly zero smallpox incidence while well vaccinated but still unsanitary nearby cities still suffered considerable smallpox incidence.
See Smallpox introduction page 6.
The two great "immunizers" are sanitation and nutrition.
- Do Germs (microorganisms) cause Disease?
In order for a microorganism to multiply in the body, there must be a receptive cell chemistry.
The basic answer is that, "It is not the microorganism that lives in the filth (toxic material/unbalanced cell chemistry) that causes
the disease, but rather it is the filth (toxic material/unbalanced cell chemistry) that the microorganism lives in that causes
the disease." In modern times with our wonderful sanitation, unbalanced cell chemistry of the body usually does not
originate in external filthy conditions but rather is caused by toxic material generated by incomplete digestion and held in
the body by incomplete elimination. Unbalanced cell chemistry can also be caused by or contributed to by mal-nutrition which
is not always caused by a lack of food but by a lack of fresh fruits and vegetables.
Principles of Testing
Natural Health Principles
Vaccinology: Applied Propaganda and Manipulation
- Natural Immunity When we consider the decline of disease in response to sanitation and nutrition,
it is obvious that natural immunity exists and does so at high levels in a society that has good sanitation and nutrition.
- Lack of need for Antibodies When a large number of healthy people are exposed to a virus that they
have never been exposed to before, most of the exposed do not show any symptoms.
Antibodies prepared ahead of the exposure are not necessary for immunity.
- Harm done by Vaccines Modern discoveries in immunology inform that many kinds of antibodies
exist. The two most mentioned are the Th1, the killer cells and the Th2, the memory cells. Immunology also informs that
a healthy immune system has a high number of killer cells and a low number of memory cells. Injections of vaccines unbalance
this ratio to produce high numbers of memory cells and lower numbers of killer cells. Thus vaccinations unbalance the
immune system toward a condition associated with increased asthma and allergies among other disorders.
Immune System/Immune Function