The adverse event-deniers who insist that vaccines are 100 percent safe and never cause any problems in children clearly missed a little-known 1991 study published by the United States Government. This paper reveals a clear link between the popular Tdap vaccine for tetanus, diphtheria, and pertussis (whooping cough), and microcephaly, a neurological birth defect that in recent years authorities have been erroneously blaming on the Zika virus.
The National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI) offered up clear evidence at the time showing that the combination jab can cause not only brain damage in young children, but also heart problems, meningitis, and epilepsy. Epidemiological evidence from human case studies showed that within weeks or even days of getting the Tdap shot, children developed infantile spasms and other common symptoms of microcephaly directly related to the vaccine.
Click here to read the overview of the book entitled, “Adverse Effects of Pertussis and Rubella Vaccines,” concerning the section subtitled, “Evidence Concerning Pertussis Vaccines and Central Nervous System Disorders, Including Infantile Spasms, Hypsarrhythmia, Aseptic Meningitis, and Encephalopathy.”
Earlier research cited in this same government report from 1987 pinpoint what scientists described as infantile spasms immediately following pertussis immunization. Six children evaluated as part of this earlier research all developed seizures and other problems in conjunction with getting the pertussis vaccination, which the authors described as being caused by one of the following:
• A direct neurotoxic effect (from the vaccine)
• An immediate immune reaction (from the vaccine)
• A delayed cellular hypersensitivity reaction (from the vaccine)
• A vaccine-induced activation of a latent neurotropic virus infection (obviously from the vaccine)
Each of these effects is directly related to the vaccine itself, illustrating an abysmal safety record that isn’t all puppies and roses as popular opinion often dictates. Numerous studies published between the 1950s and the 1970s also cited in the government report demonstrate clear cause-and-effect damage resulting from both the pertussis and Tdap vaccines, with only a very small percentage of cases of damage possibly resulting from prenatal factors.
“Among symptomatic cases, presumed causes are frequently grouped according to the timing of the suspected insult as occurring pre-, peri-, or postnatally,” the study explains. “Prenatal factors are thought to account for 20 to 30 percent of cases. This category includes cerebral anomalies, chromosomal disorders, neurocutaneous syndromes such as tuberous sclerosis, inherited metabolic disorders, intrauterine infections, family history of seizures, and microcephaly.”