Vaccines: What Is Science Anyway?

in #blog5 years ago (edited)


Vaccines are where science and reality clash.

One side believes the world has a need for the immunization of our society while the other believes the medical industry has monetary gain prioritized over ethics and safety.

We also have to take into consideration that we use a play of words when dealing with the vaccine issue.


A Play Of Words

When you utter the phrase "the science behind vaccines" you are describing the effects of vaccines under ideal conditions.

If someone were to say "the science" behind vaccines proves it does not harm you, their argument is invalid unless presented with the exact conditions of the study.

What counts is the effect the vaccines have outside of the controlled conditions like after you leave the doctor’s office. (LINK)

Two Different Types Of Science

The doctors who recommend for you to vaccinate are telling you this because they are using the ideal conditions of science to support their claim.

The truth-seekers who disagree with vaccines and believe the shots cause ill effects are using applied science.

Both are right!

Using Applied Science

We can observe that vaccines have many carcinogenic chemicals (used as preservative) which may be linked to certain serious side effects.

A review of the major side effects most people have at least heard of is provided below:

Shingles Vaccine Can Cause Eye Damage…and Shingles

In 2016, two important changes were made by the FDA to the label of Merck Pharmaceutical's shingles vaccine, Zostavax.

These changes were made because of there has been controversy since the drug was first introduced in 2006.

The first report of side effects was in August 2014, in addition to the side effect of chickenpox, they added one more: Shingles itself!

In February of 2016, the FDA requested and approved one more label change, it warned those who were prescribed Zostavax of a potential side effect: “Eye Disorders: necrotizing retinitis.”

Hepatitis B Vaccines and Multiple Sclerosis

Since the implementation of the mass vaccination campaign against hepatitis B in France, the appearance of multiple sclerosis, sometimes occurring in the aftermath of vaccinations, has increased. (LINK)

Data from the National Pharmacovigilance Agency indicates that there is a significant correlation between the number of Hepatitis B vaccinations and the declaration to the Pharmacovigilance of multiple sclerosis occurring between 1 and 2 years after immunization.


This is the instance when you link the diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis (DTP) vaccine with sudden infant death syndrome (SIDS).

The link has been made because the first dose of this vaccine is given when a baby is 2 months old. This age is when a child would most likely contract SIDS.

There was a study in the 1980s which considered this incidence of SIDS deaths occuring at the time of a DTP vaccine.

This study has found out that the number of deaths by SIDS in relation to vaccination are about equal to the number that would be expected to take place naturally.

There isn't direct "scientific theory" which provides evidence to these claims. But many people continue to use applied science to try and dismantle this myth.

Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine and Autism

Autism comprises of many chronic developement disorders, often diagnosed first in toddlers. Autism rates in children is on the rise.

Some critics say the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine is to blame. Others argue that the increase can be attributed to better identification of autism by doctors.

The story of how vaccines came to be questioned as a cause of autism dates back to the 1990s. (LINK)

British researchers published a study showing individuals who had been vaccinated with the MMR vaccine were more likely to have bowel disease and neuropsychiatric disease (specifically, autism).

Risks of Thimerosal?

When we look back to applied science: vaccines have a preservative to extend shelf life included in the jab. Parents get concerned with what is preserving the vaccine. One main ingredient is thiomersal, which is a mercury base compound of the chemical family organomercury.

Thimerosal has been used as a preservative in vaccines since the 1930s to prevent bacterial and fungal contamination.

By 1999, the Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) sincerely asked for vaccine manufacturers to remove thiomersal from vaccines due to the horrific side effects. After this, thiomersal was taken out of most vaccines.

However, today we can still find this notoriously toxic chemical in most vaccines, causing controversy to build up over the years.


Multiple Immunizations and Immune Disorders

Because some vaccines are given at the same time, parents are concerned that the multiple vaccines could trigger health problems associated with the immune system. This is understandable, as multiple antibodies to be created at once must be harder than dealing with one at a time.

This causes some parents to believe that the vaccines override children's immune system, causing them to have a higher risk of infection.

What Do You Mean Theoretical and Applied Science?

The point is that the vaccine controversy has two different perspectives, both are using a different science to validate their point.

Debating the science of vaccines depends on the approach one chooses.

When someone in support of vaccines says "science" supports that you will most likely believe them!

This is because science holds authority!

As a race of intelligent human beings, should we be enforcing authority over someone's beliefs?

I think not! Let an individual decide their own reality! Life is an adventure!

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I hadn't heard this explanation before @chron but I'm glad that I have. Knowing that two or more parties use different metrics and language is always important. Sometimes I find myself using the same word as another party only to learn that we are applying different definitions. The conversation keeps going around in circles, or denigrates when it should be advancing.

I also blog about vaccines/science etc so this topic is of interest to me. Upvoted, resteemed and following you! Thanks for taking the time to share this with us.

Thank you very much!

I had been wondering what had not been discussed about the vaccine debate and this came to mind!

It is my joy to educate the masses 😀

You make a very good point. I would like to add that some of the 'science' behind vaccines has been proven faulty, if not purposefully misleading. I'm talking about rigged trials, tests where results are cherry-picked, with unfavorable data simply eliminated. We have a big problem when falsified papers are presented as science, while the countless cases of children damaged by vaccines are called irrelevant. Official media does not recognize the term of applied sience, unfortunately. All the studies about autism, thimerosal or aluminium are labeled unscientific and dismissed. In MSM, only official theoretical science is allowed.

This is very much true! How can we trust a group of people who have monetary gains to be had?

This is what I hate about theory science! There is nothing else to be put on the table!

Thank you very much for your comment @ladyrebecca!

Great post. I can see both sides of the issue. If vaccines were bad for you, you would not know until it was too late. The other side is that I really don't have the time or the expertise to read every article about vaccination in the world. I guess it really comes down to whether you trust your personal doctor to make the best decision

This is very true @elucidation!

Thank you for sharing your perspective with us 😀👍

A crazy world we live in indeed!

Excellent article. Seldom do we see a balanced approach and take on such a complex problem as vaccines.

Further, I really appreciated your lens of looking at this problem both from a pure/basic & applied science, as it really offers the readers an honest and forthright contention on the issue. Bravo!

Plus, I absolutely love the quote “In questions of science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of a single individual.” ― Galileo Galilei, as it is sooooo applicable to the way today's scientific community exerts its oppression and intimidation on anyone who questions the status quo.

Exactly as I would put it @libertyacademy!

Galileo knew what he was talking about 😀.

Hope you continue on your truth-seeking path here on Steemit 👍

Thank you! I certainly will and will also be publishing a lot of truth related information going forward as well as starting an online academy with all courses offered for free with a focus on liberty and freedom for students of all ages. Stay tuned!

Good post. My opinion is somewhere in the middle - definitely not one-sided. As you could probably presume vaccines that are intended to stop an epidemic of huge proportions did lower the death rate, regarding those same diseases, that until releasing the vaccines killed many people. On the other side some vaccines lack the research that is needed to be completely sure it wouldn't harm anyone, even though at some point research would be going forever. When you takes pros and cons of vaccines, you definitely come to a conclusion that humans did increase life expectancy when starting to implement vaccines into the modern society. Every possible natural poison can become a cure, it is all about the dose. We need to research even more to help humanity! The truth is always somewhere in between. Kind regards!

Research is key! This is very true!

It is hard to not be one sided these days. I respect you for staying in the middle 👍

Regards back!

And all of this gets thrown out the window if one of your assumptions is invalidated.

Such as Big pharma is more interested in profits over health.
When Big pharma is most interested in causing death and mayhem.

Why would the single vaccines for measles, mumps or rubella suddenly disappear from the "shelves"? Big pharma could make 3x as much money selling the singles to those concerned parents, instead of selling one MMR.

If you ever accept this hypothesis, then you deduce that one side is lying. And, that is not science. Fortunately, the movie Vaxxed shows us one giant case of lying.

So, Big pharma is lying. Their science is invalidated.

Where do we go from here? We would have to start afresh with the data, new studies and new hypothesis.

We most definitely should!

We should explore the effects of living away from cities, from taking NO PHARMACEUTICALS.

See what Big Pharma does then...

Amazing comment. Thank you

"Vaccines are where science and reality clash..."

Your words are awesome... nonsense.
Not only the headline but quit everyting: Science is by its very definition based on reality, it's the empiric and thoughtful investigation of what we can perceive, hence the reality.

Thank you very much for nothing.

Thank you very much for something 😜

Yes, the age old debate of whether science should have authoritative power over the masses!

I believe the answer should always be NO!

If this is an age old question, it's a perverted one.
Scientific thinking also includes the ability to ask the right questions. The answer can only be as good as the question inflicts.
Let's explain: Science is nothing more than a systematic and intelligent way to learn about the universe, hence the system with all it's intrinsic rules in which we are caught in. This does not only apply to natural sciences but to all fields of serious science.
Therefore, science, as a non-autonomous entity, never exercises any ('authoritative') power over another entity, but is a tool only. - The tool to be used by the masses to to educate themselves!
But people who are lazy, afraid or ignorant tend to choose not to seriously deal with their reference system, but make up their 'own reality', which in turn can be maintained by asking perverted questions, suggesting that their rejected enemy is a evil monster ('scientific thinking' in this case) trying to consume whatever may emotionalize the topic discussed. Because then people stop to think conclusive and are prone to also get caught in the perverted view of the whole.

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Science has become a belief system that most people don't even comprehend. Research and experiments have been thrown out, and replaced with blind followers repeating words like 'scientists believe that..'

This is very much what has happened @ponts!

Thank you for commenting 👍

thank you very useful information @chron

You are very much welcome

Nature vs Science

Vitamin C (nature)
A lot of benefits and is essential!
Prevents SIDS! Dr Kalokerinos.
Side effects ? You shit yourself?
Just Cut back!

Vaccination (science)
Exhausts the body of almost all the vitamin C (Shaken baby).
Benefits? Yes the doctor 💰Paul Offit.
Side effects ? You cannot shit !! cut back ? you can't because you died!

We have nutritional deficiencies from nature
Drug deficiencies from science.

Like the science that once told us to smoke camel cigarettes and doctors approved this ;)


ALL Of which can be flawed

Science is in the wrong hands #justsaying

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