By Sylvia Booth Hubbard
Today’s children should look like pincushions from the dozens of vaccines they get from birth to the age of 18. “According to the Centers for Disease Control, the onslaught begins within 12 hours of birth when many babies get a Hepatitis B vaccine,” says holistic doctor Dr. David Brownstein. “At two months, eight more vaccines follow, including polio, tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis, and throughout the next few months, they are subjected to boosters of the vaccines they’ve already have plus additional vaccines.
“The CDC recommends that children get 49 doses of 14 vaccines before they reach the age of 6, and the total reaches 69 doses by the age of 18,” Dr. Brownstein tells Newsmax Health. In fact, today’s average child is subjected to three times as many vaccinations as were recommended in 1953. In addition, children’s small bodies are subjected to numerous vaccinations simultaneously.
In 1983, the CDC guidelines stated that doctors shouldn’t give more than four vaccines at the same time. By 2013, CDC guidelines changed to approve giving children up to eight vaccines at once.
What’s the result? According to the National Vaccine Information Center, chronic disease and disability in children has drastically increased in the past 50 years. For instance, in the 1990s, one child in 555 had autism, but by 2013, the figure had risen to one child in 50.
What good do vaccines accomplish? It’s a mixed bag, says Dr. Brownstein. “The powers that be claim that vaccines markedly lowered the death rate of common childhood illnesses such as measles and whooping cough. However, the mortality rates of these illnesses were rapidly falling before the mass vaccination campaign began.