UCSF researchers just discovered a new immune system in second trimester babies. Until now, we believed that the fetal immune system was just an immature copy of adult immune systems. That incorrect belief is the main reason pregnant women were advised to get an untested vaccination during last year’s Swine Flu.
This new research shows that in the second trimester, the newly discovered fetal immune system is programmed to teach the baby to tolerate most everything it detects. This keeps the baby’s immune system from reacting to his own organs or to his mother’s cells, but it also means that the baby is nearly defenseless against the many ingredients – many untested – that are in vaccines along with the antigen payload. Those chemicals, which can include preservatives and adjuvants, are designed to inflame the immune system, creating a stronger response to a weaker antigen. This is cheaper than using more antigen, but it is not in a mother’s best interests. It’s only after birth that the baby begins using the “adult” immune system.
We are not against all vaccinations, but we believe it’s dangerous and unnecessary to add the risk of an untested vaccine during pregnancy. In fact, we’re about to post a video of Dave publicly discussing the risk with a large group of health researchers about the risks days after the original recommendation came out in 2009.
It turns out we were right. The National Coalition of Organized Women just presented data to the CDC’s Advisory Committee on Children’s Vaccines, showing the rate of miscarriage associated with vaccination of pregnant women rose 700 percent during the period swine flu vaccines were used.
Half of all pregnant American women got the vaccine, and estimates of the number of miscarriages tied to it range from 1500 to 3500 in 2009. But as our book explains, that’s just what we can measure. How many other babies had their genes changed by exposure to these toxins? How many were weakened? How many lost just a few IQ points? How many will end up with life-threatening allergies later in life? We won’t ever know exact numbers, but we do know that fetal exposure to toxins has lifelong effects, and epigenetics explains that those effects can easily continue into your children’s children and even future generations.
So please, if you’re pregnant or planning to get pregnant, make an informed decision about getting any vaccine for yourself or your baby. If it’s untested, just say no. That’s what we – a physician from a top 10 medical school and a nutrition and health expert – decided to do when Lana was pregnant.
J. E. Mold, S. Venkatasubrahmanyam, T. D. Burt, J. Michaelsson, J. M. Rivera, S. A. Galkina, K. Weinberg, C. A. Stoddart, J. M. McCune. Fetal and Adult Hematopoietic Stem Cells Give Rise to Distinct T Cell Lineages in Humans. Science, 2010; 330 (6011): 1695 DOI: 10.1126/science.1196509