clinical or sub clinical illness following vaccination
Conventional medicine proposes that immunity can be acquired in four ways:
• Artificially using an antiserum or vaccine.
• Naturally where the antibodies or an antigen is transmitted through day to day contacts.
• Active (natural or artificial) where the immune system produces antibodies.
• Passive (natural or artificial) where antibodies are injected in the form of antiserum or immune globulins that were obtained from animals or other humans (artificially acquired passive immunity). The antibodies may have been acquired naturally, like passage through the placenta or via colostrum. Passive immunity is relatively short-lived. The proteins are foreign and the body reacts to them as to foreign proteins.
A long-standing debate continues over the relative benefits and risks of immunization. Greatest concern surrounds accidental induction of full-blown illness when administering a vaccine. A subtler, more important consideration is whether vaccines cause long-term impairment of the immune system, or other sub clinical syndromes. Many observant physicians have encountered pediatric patients whose general condition or temperament or apparent general susceptibility has permanently changed after vaccination.
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