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Meningococcal Meningitis Vaccine

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Neisseria meningitides, another name for meningococcal disease, is a serious bacterial malady which can cause meningitis and meningococcemia. Meningococcemia is an acute (sudden onset) infection of the bloodstream and subsequent vasculitis (inflammation of the blood vessels) with the bacteria Neisseria meningitidis.

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“…’The rise in IDDM [insulin dependent diabetes mellitus] in the different age groups correlated with the number of vaccines given.’ [J. Barthelow Classen, M.D., a former researcher at the National Institutes of Health and the founder and CEO of Classen Immunotherapies, Inc.]

In the meantime, Classen is critical of past and current vaccine trials used by drug companies and the FDA to license vaccines and used by the CDC to make mass vaccination policies. In conclusion, he said:

The results indicate that previous vaccine trials are flawed because they are not designed to detect associations between vaccination and autoimmune diseases, such as IDDM. Prospective clinical trials are needed to further evaluate the effect of vaccines on IDDM.’ ”


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Being healthy becomes an even more elusive goal if you primarily rely on vaccines to get there. … keep in mind that children now receive as many as 39 doses of vaccines for 12 different viral and bacterial illnesses and there are literally hundreds of new vaccines in development.

It is also interesting to keep in mind that the bacteria strains chosen for inclusion in the pnuemococcal vaccine for children were specifically chosen because they are the strains that have evolved to be the most antibiotic resistant. It is very difficult to do fair and comprehensive risk/benefit analysis when there is so much about the unintended consequences of vaccines that have yet to even be studied.

More is not better – educated parents everywhere will continue to demand having options for their individual children and the legal right to exercise those options.”

Dawn Richardson, of PROVE


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The following is a response by Robert F. Cathcart, MD (650-949-2822), to an article “Massive rise in lethal form of meningitis”:

This disease is made more deadly because of the "acute induced scurvy" involved.  This means that intravenous sodium ascorbate [ascorbate: a salt of ascorbic acid. ascorbic acid: A white, crystalline vitamin, C6H8O6, found in citrus fruits, tomatoes, potatoes, and leafy green vegetables and used to prevent scurvy. Also called vitamin C.] and later bowel tolerance doses of ascorbic acid should be administered along with the appropriate antibiotic.  Not only does the ascorbate broaden the spectrum of activity of the antibiotics against bacteria and works synergistically with the antibiotic, but it avoids allergic reactions to the antibiotic.  The susceptibility of sick people to allergic reactions is because of the up-regulation of the immune system while you are sick.  This up-regulation is caused by free radicals.  If the free radicals are neutralized by massive doses of ascorbate, the immune system, as far as allergic reactions are concerned, is down-regulated so that allergic reactions to the antibiotics do not occur.  However, unlike steroids that universally down-regulate the immune system, ascorbate up-regulates the ability of white cells to kill viruses and bacteria.

The incidence of meningitis "surges" after the flu because the acute induced scurvy induced by the flu decreases the ability of the body to fight off the meningitis bacteria.


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Some meningococcal vaccines have thimerosal as a preservative, while the single-dose vials may contain “trace” amounts.

Thimerosal is approximately 50% Hg by weight.  Hg is mercury, a silverwhite, poisonous, metallic element.

Regarding thimerosal in vaccines:

… “Nine years later, [1982] FDA officials recommended pulling over-the-counter products containing thimerosal from the market, though 16 years passed before they were. And, still, its use in vaccines went unexamined. Thimerosal also continued to bypass toxicity testing, even after federal regulations for reviewing vaccines required it. ‘The absence of appropriate preclinical testing of thimerosal is a staggering oversight,’ FDA drug reviewer Dr. Eric Colman wrote in 2000 after his son was diagnosed with an autistic spectrum disorder.” [TOXIC TIPPING POINT, by Andrea Rock for Mother Jones Magazine, March/April 2004 Issue]

Mercury has an affinity for the brain, gut, liver, bone marrow and kidneys. Minute amounts can cause nerve damage. Symptoms of mercury toxicity are similar to those of autism. (www.korenpublications.com)

“… the latest studies suggest that only a few meningitis deaths might be avoided each year in dorms -- leading some health authorities to wonder if they could do better by working against more common college scourges like drunken driving or sexually transmitted diseases.”

" ‘You're talking about millions of dollars per life saved. There are known to be many interventions in public health that do better than that,’ said Milton Weinstein, a risk expert at the Harvard School of Public Health. On his family doctor's advice, he is letting [his] own 18-year-old son go unvaccinated at college.” …

… “The vaccine is deemed 90 percent effective against 70 percent of college cases. In the remaining 30 percent of cases, the vaccine has no effect. Of 3,000 cases nationwide in a typical year, just 100 to 125 occur at colleges. The death rate is highest among freshmen living in dormitories. With about 520,000 such freshmen this fall, five deaths would be expected.”

Figures on causes of death among college students are hard to find. However, in 1997, there were 10,208 road fatalities, 4,186 suicides and 276 AIDS deaths for young people ages 15 to 24, according to the National Center for Health Statistics.”


… “The bottom line is that sugar upsets the body chemistry and suppresses the immune system.  Once the immune system becomes suppressed, the door is opened to infectious and degenerative diseases.  The stronger the immune system the easier it is for the body to fight infectious and degenerative diseases."---Nancy Appleton, Ph.D


An evaluation of post-marketing adverse events suggests a potential for an increased risk of GBS [Guillain Barré Syndrome] following Menactra vaccination” [Definition of GBS: A temporary inflammation of the nerves, causing pain, weakness, and paralysis in the extremities and often progressing to the chest and face. It typically occurs after recovery from a viral infection or, in rare cases, following immunization for influenza.]

Sir William Osler, in his Principles and Practice of Medicine, Seventh Edition, page 330, said: "A quiescent malady may be lighted into activity by vaccination. This has happened with congenital syphilis, occasionally with tuberculosis." http://www.vaclib.org/basic/bacteria.htm

(quiescent: a state of resting, inactivity or latency.)

http://www.vaccineshoppe.com/US_PDF/MENACTRA_LE4714-15_Jan19.pdf---The newer meningococcal vaccine (Menactra) is more reactive than the one it is replacing (Menomune).

From Menactra 2008 package insert:

Menactra vaccine has not been evaluated in animals for its carcinogenic or mutagenic potentials or for impairment of fertility. … There are no adequate and well-controlled studies in pregnant women. … Assessment of the effects on animal reproduction has not been fully conducted with Menactra vaccine as effects on male fertility in animals has not been evaluated.”


Information obtained through Wyoming Vaccine Information Network and Vaccination Liberation is not to be construed as medical or legal advice. The decision whether or not to vaccinate and how you implement that decision is yours alone.

Wyoming Vaccine Information Network

Susan Pearce spearce@vcn.com 751-8505 and Jacque Jones jacquefj@msn.com 684-2969

Wyoming Vaccine Information Network

P.O. Box 615, Buffalo, WY 82834 http://www.vaclib.org/chapter/wyhome.htm

National Network Homepage: www.vaclib.org

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