Blacks and Whites Unite Against SB277 Forced Vaccination Bill

By Heather Callaghan

“This heinous bill…has now come to the attention of the black community.” Epic speech the mainstream wouldn’t cover!

During the months of December 2014 through April 2015, the media, with the backing of Big Pharma through every possible means, changed the entire paradigm surrounding vaccination. It was a forceful push to embrace injections like no other that even spread abroad in several countries like Australia. A gullible public has now been asked to do a corporation’s dirty work and point dehumanizing fingers and shame and suspicion at their neighbors and their neighbors’ children.

Big Pharma used every psy-weapon available to demonize opponents of forced vaccination bills like SB277 which would remove virtually all vaccine exemptions from California children. This psy-op is evidenced by the four top signs of astroturfing and media manipulation. They not only used typical witch hunt lingo and painted quite the narrative to demonize opponents of vaccination, forming a “debate” where there was none – debates usually include two willing parties and are not driven by one forceful entity – but also twisted it up by politicizing it into a left-right Punch and Judy show which created more confusing division.

Basically, the media tried to shame liberals and blame the middle-class educated crowd for causing disease outbreaks, even though California’s children are over 97% vaccinated. They magically drove the choice over one’s body into a Right issue and painted it as uneducated, stodgy and outdated. Then they pulled out the conservatives’ only known black idols – Drs. Ben Carson and Thomas Sowell (educated by the Pharma/Rockefeller-funded Hoover Institute) who both suddenly came out in glowing support of vaccines.

But others that are beloved in the black community had something to say about vaccines…


Louis Farrakhan and Tony Muhammad simply say No! They don’t pull punches by asking for a choice. They’ve drawn a line in the sand, especially since whistleblowers came out with information of covered up data showing that the MMR vaccine can create higher rates of autism among young black males. Farrakhan recently spoke with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. about vaccines and asked “Am I the only one?…” Meaning the only black man to speak out about forced vaccination as it applies to SB277.

But Tony’s epic under-the-radar speech shows more than just the long-awaited ire of the black community who don’t wish for another “Tuskegee experiment” – it shows that blacks and whites are not taking the division-bait. They are not being divided and conquered.

Last Tuesday, hundreds of rally members put aside all issues of race, creed and class to gather at California’s State Capitol in peaceful protest of the bill. Read more about it HERE. Note: is heavily pushing the vaccine agenda, so when they reported on this story, they purposely and predictably put “Nation of Islam” in the title to create diversion and division. As you can see below, no one at the event had any qualms about the speakers. Hopefully, one can see that religion was not a focal point of this event, although Biblical scriptures were alluded to for analogy.

For blacks and whites to unify against mandatory vaccination – and scrutinize vaccination in general – is a serious threat to Big Pharma and the global agenda. How often has that type of focused demand even happened since Martin Luther King, Jr. nearly unified all classes and races of America and then the globe, against the motor behind the psychopathic oligarchy? Especially now with the race-obsessed headlines derailing people’s attention from the core issues up for discussion.

Among the political speakers was Minister Tony Muhammad, speaking on behalf of Farrakhan in this rousing speech:

Currently, the bill has been read a second time and ordered for a third reading, but it is expected to reach the Governor’s desk soon.

Please act now and don’t let the world’s second largest mega-corporation conglomerate (the first is the arms industry [war]) call the shots on children’s health and seal the deal for all the vaccines they have waiting in the pipeline.

A removal of choice now is a removal of choice forever…

Heather Callaghan is a natural health blogger and food freedom activist. You can see her work at and Like at Facebook.

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57 Comments on "Blacks and Whites Unite Against SB277 Forced Vaccination Bill"

  1. We have the 2nd Amendment for a reason. They shoot. We shoot.

  2. Donny Darkoh | June 17, 2015 at 9:56 am | Reply

    Blacks are not anymore against this bill than whites. The black and white issue does not even exist. However, as this issue has been reported in mainstream media, I’ll file this under one of those illuminati-warnings where they’re going to be including vaccines that adversely affect black people into the vaccine schedule. All it takes to eliminate a little negative karma in their opinion is a subtle warning.

  3. Please look at the rates of autism among the Somali and Ethiopian American communities. They are skyrocketing. Autism is almost non existent in their own countries, but for those that come here and have children, their autism rate is about 1 in 32. Why?

    • Because we are all lab rats. Most Americans don’t want to hear about this because in the backs of their minds they think it’ll never touch them. If America doesn’t wake up and stand united we’re all doomed. My family and I stopped taking any vaccines years ago. I do NOT trust anyone when it comes to introducing something into my body that I’m not positive what it contains. I’ll take my chances when it comes to the flu or any other illness. At least then I’ll know what’s going on.

    • Granny Filec | June 18, 2015 at 9:57 am | Reply

      CAMILLE: a fact that aspirin was the culprit in autism. That means that pregnant women should stay away from nsaids & not give your child any when they are teething or cranky for any reason. Somali & Ethiopian’s do not take nsaids, except when they come here and start taking same. What a shame that only uneducated people can make statements and absolutely do no research on any of it. They only listen to others that also do not care to research facts.

  4. Jim McMexico | June 17, 2015 at 4:47 pm | Reply

    Even worse, big pharma and government might intentionally infect a lot of people to scare them into forced vaccination support. The one-worlders will do anything necessary to win.

  5. Vaccines are dangerous, the New World Order wants to De-populate the planet.
    They contain dangerous ingredients, don’ take any vaccines, especially the flu shot!

  6. Catherine J Frompovich | June 17, 2015 at 6:30 pm | Reply

    EXCELLENT, Heather, and thank you for pointing out that there are more things in common the races have than we don’t have. Problems occur, though, when BIG government wants to micromanage ever aspect of our lives and pits one against the other using various agendas, in my opinion.
    PS My computer censor kept turning off the AP site 5 times so I could not write this comment.

  7. DPT, MMR is all that is needed. And you can, as a parent, demand the right to spread the vaccinations out so that our little ones’ immune systems are not adversely affected. As a side note, if you want to keep your children’s immune systems strong, you are going to have to let them play in the dirt, roll around with the dog, stomp in the mud, and run and play with other children. Feed them wholesome foods, and demand that your schools do so also. Stop sterilizing everything and stop hovering! You know who you are!

    • The two vaccines you mentioned are responsible for autism rates skyrocketing. All that is needed for children and adults to stay healthy is good sanitation, clean water, and good nutrition.

      • I don’t know how old you are, Corey, but I’m old enough to remember how devastating diseases such as Diphtheria and Polio used to be when they swept through our communities. I also remember that we received vaccinations, but it was not on the scale that big pharma is pushing today. I realize that there may be something to this (my own youngest son was born with autism), but the alternative to not getting your children vaccinated can be much, much worse than the chance of autism.

        • Yes but. (It seems there is always a ‘but’) The decrease in diseases came with better sanitation. NOT with the vaccines. Look at a time line chart comparing incidence of disease with the vaccines! Are any vaccines good? Don’t fail to have a normal birth, and breast feed, so the baby has the benefit of the mother’s immunity until it can develop it’s own immunity.

        • The Penitent Man | July 3, 2015 at 4:00 pm | Reply

          Well, not that old but I do read and I have researched the subject. If you look at the data it proves that all of those diseases were already in sharp decline due to sanitation, clean water, and good nutrition. During the Polio scare they vaccinated 98 million Americans so yes, the vaccination campaigns were even larger then the ones today. You’ll also find out that those vaccines caused diseases similar to Polio but were misdiagnosed.

          The Polio vaccine contained something called SV-40 (Simian virus 40, from monkeys) which some argue caused the cancer epidemic we’re struggling with today. Another thing about the Polio vaccine that the general public was unaware of, it was designed to shed (meaning unvaccinated persons coming into contact with vaccinated persons would “catch” the vaccine. Big pharma still does this today, hence all of the health problems in the public).

          Well, the alternative for my family wasn’t much worse but much better. I have five children, of which two were vaccinated per popular methods. My non vaccinated children were much healthier then the two that were vaccinated (both had serious problems from infancy into their pre-teen years). I understand it is a small sampling but the differences where very huge, something I could easily see between the two groups with my own eyes.

      • James Peters | June 19, 2015 at 2:19 am | Reply

        That will sure stop the flu and cold viruses, along with Ebola and HIV!. Vaccines don’t cause ASD either

    • chasingflowers | June 18, 2015 at 9:20 am | Reply

      Never have I seen more damaging vaccines that the DPt and the MMR…stay away from ALL of them!

  8. Thank you, Heather, fantastic speech. Humanity has been fighting these beasts for a very long time. Posting this photograph one more time. Look at the determination of this crowd in a 1919 anti-vaccine rally in Canada. “Stop the slaughter of the innocents!” Source: Dr. Suzanne Humphries’ book and website.

  9. Mike Lashewitz | June 17, 2015 at 7:56 pm | Reply

    This is not a black white problem it is a HUMANITY problem. Yes blacks are affected more and that most likely is on purpose. What we really have is an Elite problem whose sole intent is to reduce the planetary population by any means possible. Toxic vaccines that cause autism and sterilization are just one of many avenues they are taking to reduce the population. They fully intend the removal of 6 billion people on the planet and these numbers have been confirmed multiple times by the Elite themselves. Even Bill Gates has stated that vaccines will be used to sterilize humans. Genocide long term or short term is still genocide. Wars are about genocide and increased wealth for the Elite who bought the governments. But you already know this don’t you?

    Where should humanity be in this equation?

    10,000 people control the planet and our slavery is their greatest concern. But you already know that too.

    • Granny Filec | June 18, 2015 at 9:52 am | Reply

      How many of your children have polio? How many of your children survive chickenpox & measles? Before vaccinations children did not survive the afore mentioned problems. Its only the ones that care not for their children that are against the vaccines. Its too bad they don’t teach the blacks/hispanics/muslims facts while they are in school. Genocide is certainly nothing like a vaccine that helps your child live his life to be an adult.

      • Pullyourheadout | June 18, 2015 at 11:57 am | Reply

        WTF? Kids in my day survived chicken pox and measles. My mom survived polio.

        • Granny Filec | June 18, 2015 at 3:30 pm | Reply

          Up through the early 1920’s, diphtheria was one of the most dreaded childhood diseases in the United States, killing over 10,000 people every year. We started vaccinating children against diphtheria in the 1930’s and 40’s, and the disease started disappearing. Today it is rare for a doctor even to see a case of diphtheria, much less have a child die from it.
          In 1962, the year before measles vaccine was introduced, almost 500,000 cases of measles were reported in the U.S. Ten years after we started vaccinating there were about 32,000 cases, and ten years after that there were fewer than 2,000. In 1998 and 1999, only about 100 measles cases were reported each year.
          Until the middle of the 20th Century, smallpox was one of the most devastating diseases the world has ever known. Millions died from it every year. In 1967, the World Health Organization declared war on smallpox with an intensive, worldwide vaccination campaign. Twelve years later, smallpox was wiped out – gone from the Earth forever.
          Parents in the 1950’s were terrified as polio paralyzed children by the thousands. Then we learned how to prevent polio using the Salk and Sabin vaccines. Now the fight against polio is nearly won, and soon it will join smallpox as nothing but a bad memory.

          • Wrong, wrong, wrong, wrong & wrong. You’re a victim of government & pharmaceutical company misinformation, this is a billion dollar a year business. All of these viruses were already in the process of disappearing because of nutritious food & clean water becoming available & were in a statistical nosedive when the vaccines came out, and the drug companies took the credit for what was already happening.


          • James Peters | June 19, 2015 at 2:15 am |

            Nutritious food & clean water were around in the 1940s and 50s and there was countless outbreaks of Polio, many lived in an iron lung for the rest of their life

          • I was born in 1954 & I was right in the middle of it. Nobody on either side of my family developed any symptoms of Polio. Your information comes from the msm, the same ones who told everyone that smoking cigarettes was good for you, even doctor recommended & real butter is bad for you, that you should eat synthetic butter (margarine) instead, because margarine had an unlimited shelf life & the corporations make way more money from margarine, butter spoils. Even though even back then they knew margarine causes cancer, it’s like eating plastic.

            “We’ll know our disinformation program is complete when everything the American public believes is false.”
            – William Casey, CIA Director (from first staff meeting, 1981)

            The people that are bringing you mandatory vaccines are the same ones who brought you Fluoride:


            It’s not just in our water, it’s in all canned foods & just about every processed food you buy in the store & fast food, soda.

            This link is by Doctor Mercola, a real M.D. who is exposing how bad fluoride really is, the government, (again who is bringing us mandatory vaccines), has been putting this in our food & water since the 1940’s.


          • Granny Filec | August 30, 2015 at 10:15 am |

            Years before the people of the USA took the shots and actually saved your worthless hide from contacting those life killing problems. You have to be a libturd, because you have no brains.

          • James Peters | June 19, 2015 at 2:17 am |

            “Vaccines didn’t save us” (a.k.a. “vaccines don’t work”): Intellectual dishonesty at its most naked

          • Here’s a clue.


            Poliomyelitis, commonly called polio;

            In 90-95% of cases, polio infection is subclinical and does not cause symptoms.

            In some cases there may be minor symptoms, such as sore throat, low grade fever, headache, fatigue and nausea followed by stiff neck, meningitis (brain inflammation) and temporary paralysis of an arm or leg but there is full recovery within a few weeks.

            In about 1-2% of cases,
            the polio virus infects the central nervous system and paralyzes the muscles of the arms and legs or muscles needed for breathing and swallowing, which can lead to permanent paralysis or death. Some adults, who appear to have fully recovered from polio as children, have developed post-polio syndrome (PPS) and experience weakness and pain in muscles and joints.

            The live attenuated oral polio vaccine (OPV) can cause vaccine strain polio in the vaccinated person……..
            or can cause vaccine strain polio in a person, who comes in contact with a recently vaccinated person’s body fluids (urine, stool, saliva) because the vaccine strain polio virus is shed for several weeks after vaccination. Vaccine strain polio can cause mild or severe and permanent paralysis similar to the paralysis caused by wild type polio.

            As of 1999, use of OPV was discontinued in the U.S. and replaced with inactivated, injectable polio vaccine, which cannot cause vaccine strain polio. However, OPV is used widely in annual polio vaccine campaigns targeting children in parts of Asia, Africa and the Middle East.
            Oh, NEWS FLASH!…
            In July, the World Health Organization issued a warning that this vaccine-spread virus might extend beyond Africa. So far, 124 Nigerian children have been paralyzed this year – about twice those afflicted in 2008.

            But what happened!? They said they stopped using the vaccine that can cause the virus. I wonder how many people in the 1950’s got it from the vaccine. It has been documented that people who have been vaccinated are the ones spreading the viruses, not the unvaccinated like myself.

            Oh my, here’s another one,
            CDC Admits Polio Vaccine Tainted with Cancer Causing Virus

            We should really trust these guys, shouldn’t we?……

          • ILoveAPBT's | June 19, 2015 at 6:58 pm |

            Very well put!!

          • ILoveAPBT's | June 19, 2015 at 6:59 pm |

            To bad more people don’t see things the way we do. I totally agree with you!!

          • People need to wake up from their government worshipping fantasy. All the information is out there, even from the government’s own information. How can anybody think it’s ok to severely hurt over 38,000 kids 18 and under and kill 3737 of them, (governments own statistics), just for 2014, and going up since they started recording statistics in 1990.


            Some of the viruses don’t kill anyone, but all of the vaccines kill people.

        • I am 54 years old. I survived mumps, measles and chicken pox. I was 27 -28 years old when I had the chicken pox.

      • My son was around 6 – 7 years old and had chicken pox. I also had them at that time and I was 27 or 28 at the time. We made it just fine. Of course it wasn’t fun but we did make it. Vaccinations are a good thing “If” that is what they’re giving. Do you think for a minute the gov’t tells the truth? Do you know how much we are lied to on a daily basis? Good example of what I’m talking about is so many people are still dying from Mesothelioma (that’s cancer caused by asbestos) one tiny particle of asbestos can turn to cancer at some point and time. Sometimes it takes years. Did you also know that while people were working in industries that use asbestos many many years ago manufacturers knew even back then that it was dangerous and knew what it would do? And no one bothered to tell people that what they were working with had the potential to kill them. I noticed the other day I saw a commercial on TV about mesothelioma victims and it told how many billions of dollars had been set aside for the victims of asbestos. I’m sure that that small amount of money will not begin to compensate everyone who are still dying from asbestos or have already died from it. If you were dying from something like that or a loved one was what price tag would you put on your life or the life of a loved one? I said that to say this. Especially in this day and age. No one is ever going to make me put anything into my body if I choose not to. You cannot believe that BIG brother really cares about you or anyone else other than themselves. This country has fell into an abyss of greed and corruption and I highly doubt short of a miracle that we’ll ever do any better. As long as we have greedy, corrupt and spiritually empty people running this country it will never get any better.

        • The shots don’t keep you from getting those childhood diseases, they just make it so they are mild & it keeps you from dying, as so many did in the early days. About the mesothelioma….those ads are by LAWYERS, that are trying to get rich off anybody that has it or suffering. Your loss is their gain….ALWAYS.

      • timelordriversong | June 27, 2015 at 11:22 am | Reply

        DEBUNKED….the reason these diseases were wiped out had nothing to do with vaccines and everything to do with improved sanitation. People started taking baths and showers and brushing their teeth and BAM no more getting sick. The power of water vs the power of vaccine. Vaccines are poison, just say NO to drugs.

        • Granny Filec | June 27, 2015 at 12:29 pm | Reply

          TIMELORD: You are really grabbing anything just to prove that you are an uneducated idiot. Wow….taking baths & showers & brushing teeth….that is such a libturd remark. After the polio vaccine, polio was a thing of the past & only after foreign influence brought over a few cases, there has been none since to people that received the polio vaccine. People before the vaccine ….for all those childhood diseases……..DIED. Any of you that know so much would have to be from 88 yrs old to over 100. You have no idea how much vaccines helped.

          • timelordriversong | June 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm |

            Only a brainwashed indoctrinated idiot believes vaccines saves lives.

          • Granny Filec | June 27, 2015 at 1:02 pm |

            TIMELORD: You can’t be brainwashed…….you have no brain. AND yes you are an IDIOT.

  10. What I’m wondering is when did our government officials lose their minds. They have decided that they have authority to mandate vaccines, even for non life threatening viruses, that kill and severely injure thousands of people every year. Most of them children. Our Constitutional Representative Republic is by the ‘consent of the people’, not the people by the consent of the government. The word representative is not optional. I believe that this is so serious that those who vote for it should be put on trial for the murder of innocent people. The only way they can get away with this is if the people let them. It seems that most of our politicians have the extremely arrogant idea that we get our rights from them, not that they get their jobs from us.

    The only thing necessary for the triumph of evil is for good men to do nothing.

    Edmund Burke

  11. AllThings_April_Mendez | June 18, 2015 at 1:16 am | Reply

    WOOOHOOO! Finally! This is exactly what the people need! UNITY instead of division! I hope this continues into the future

  12. In the end blacks will do what they are told by the government that owns them.

  13. chasingflowers | June 18, 2015 at 9:22 am | Reply

    Aol has shut me down TWICE on this site and will not let the cursor move…this has taken me a while to get this on this page! Government is trying to frustrate viewers here………

  14. If the gov’t really seriously wanted to stop diseases from killing us all they could first have started vaccinating people as they come into this country. If we as Americans go to other countries we have to be up to date on them. Look at all the illegals that are pouring in on a daily basis. And big brother knows all about them. It makes me think that forced vaccinations are something other than making sure deadly diseases don’t kill us all.

  15. Charles Savoie | June 18, 2015 at 10:45 am | Reply

    Concerned parties can reference check to see which Pharma execs and board members are members of groups like the Council on Foreign Relations—Trilateral Commission and Bilderberg. However, they are not able to do so to determine which of these medical gougers are members of history’s most dangerous organization—the “Pilgrims society.” Members of both the New York but especially the London branch were involved in the old Chinese opium “trade” including the Astors, Keswicks, Sassoons, Nemazees, and more. So why wouldn’t they be invested today in Pharma? They are—for one, the Pratt faction in the old Standard Oil Trust took an interest in Pfizer (Edmund T. Pratt Jr. was chairman as of a 1980 check). Using government power to achieve near monopolies, using government power to compel the public to buy their offerings—-is central to this old-line wealth system. Senator John McCain of Arizona had Henry Sturgis Morgan Jr. as a brother in law—the great, great grandson of the original J.P. Morgan Senior, who caused the Panic of 1907. The Sturgis family is very old in English history. The old rich are the menace. New rich like Bill Gates? After he came over to The Plan, miraculously the Justice Department took the heat off Microsoft. A recent post at the New York Social Diary indicated that Astor holdings in Manhattan real estate are north of $100 billion, and John R. Drexel IV, a Pilgrims Society official, is married to Jacqueline Astor. His family were big in Austria centuries ago, and are related to the Earls of Camoy (Pilgrims Society) in England, whose line traces back 700 years. The Pilgrims Society bankrupted Howard Hughes, Jack Northrop and other new rich and seized their fortunes. Families in The Pilgrims organization, sponsored by the British Royal family, include the Roosevelts, Rockefellers, Mellons, Du Ponts, Rothschilds, Warburgs, Reynoldses, Cullmans, Dukes, Montefiore, Kleinwort, Iselin, Schermerhorn, Bayard, Van Rensselear, Paget, Biddle and more.

  16. this is great. vaccines are one of the ways that the elite are trying to kill off a majority if the population with its awful chemicals in them. as you have seen through the years research has shown the terrible effects over time of these vaccines. this population control is set up by satan and the illuminati . beware of any chemicals that you put in your bodies that God created.

  17. strawberrytart | June 19, 2015 at 7:23 am | Reply

    But But Government wouldn’t harm me. They care about me. How un American for talking like this. Ya know what, if you don’t like it then move……be my guest. That’s the comment I got from a Family member. So some people have to get hurt really bad before they wake up.

  18. Granny Filec | June 19, 2015 at 7:34 am | Reply

    The gasping breath and distinctive sounds of whooping cough; the iron lungs and braces designed for children paralyzed by polio; and the devastating birth defects caused by rubella: To most Americans, these infectious scourges simultaneously inspire dread and represent obscure maladies of years past. Yet a little more than a century ago, the U.S. infant mortality rate was a staggering 20 percent, and the childhood mortality rate before age five was another disconcerting 20 percent.1Not surprisingly, in an epoch before the existence of preventive methods and effective therapies, infectious diseases such as measles, diphtheria, smallpox, and pertussis topped the list of childhood killers. Fortunately, many of these devastating diseases have been contained, especially in industrialized nations, because of the development and widespread distribution of safe, effective, and affordable vaccines.

  19. and a few days later… look squirrel.. a black church no one has ever heard of gets shot up by another mk ultra heroin / suboxone junkie. Its easy to distract blacks with racial issues.. they cannot have another MLK to lead and organize them. Too dangerous to TPTB..

  20. Granny Filec | June 27, 2015 at 12:30 pm | Reply

    1979The last cases of wild type 1 poliovirus occurred in the U.S. among unvaccinated Amish persons and members of other religious groups who did not accept vaccination. The source of the outbreak was determined to have been brought over to the U.S. from the Netherlands by members of an unvaccinated religious group.

  21. Granny Filec | June 27, 2015 at 12:37 pm | Reply

    The rabies vaccine was discovered in 1885. Diptheria vaccine was licensed in 1923. The Cholera/Typhoid vaccine was discovered in 1896. The plague (from animals/ticks,etc) vaccine was discovered in 1887. TB vaccine was discovered in 1927. In 1927 they put polio citizens in Iron Lungs. The polio vaccine was discovered in the 50’s and so far have not seen any children or people that have polio. Its great to hear that you commenters are 90 to 130 years old and were around for all those people that died from measles/chicken pox, etc. Must be really exciting for you have all that knowledge from living such a long time ago.

  22. Granny Filec | June 27, 2015 at 12:46 pm | Reply

    Vaccination milestones from ancient Greece to the 21st century
    Vaccination is a miracle of modern medicine. In the past 50 years, it’s saved more lives worldwide than any other medical product or procedure. However, the fascinating story of vaccination goes back all the way to ancient Greece.

  23. Granny Filec | June 27, 2015 at 12:48 pm | Reply

    Vaccination is the administration of antigenic material (a vaccine) to stimulate an individual’s immune system to develop adaptive immunity to a pathogen. Vaccines can prevent or ameliorate morbidity from infection. The effectiveness of vaccination has been widely studied and verified; for example, the influenza vaccine,[1] the HPV vaccine,[2] and the chicken pox vaccine.[3] Vaccination is the most effective method of preventing infectious diseases;[4] widespread immunity due to vaccination is largely responsible for the worldwide eradication of smallpox and the restriction of diseases such as polio, measles, and tetanus from much of the world. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that licensed vaccines are currently available to prevent or contribute to the prevention and control of twenty-five infections.[5]

  24. Granny Filec | June 27, 2015 at 12:51 pm | Reply

    The gasping breath and distinctive sounds of whooping cough; the iron lungs and braces designed for children paralyzed by polio; and the devastating birth defects caused by rubella: To most Americans, these infectious scourges simultaneously inspire dread and represent obscure maladies of years past. Yet a little more than a century ago, the U.S. infant mortality rate was a staggering 20 percent, and the childhood mortality rate before age five was another disconcerting 20 percent.1Not surprisingly, in an epoch before the existence of preventive methods and effective therapies, infectious diseases such as measles, diphtheria, smallpox, and pertussis topped the list of childhood killers. Fortunately, many of these devastating diseases have been contained, especially in industrialized nations, because of the development and widespread distribution of safe, effective, and affordable vaccines

  25. Granny Filec | June 27, 2015 at 12:52 pm | Reply

    Smallpox was most likely the first disease people tried to prevent by inoculating themselves[7][8] and was the first disease for which a vaccine was produced. The smallpox vaccine was discovered in 1796 by the British physician Edward Jenner, although at least six people had used the same principles years earlier.[9] Louis Pasteur furthered the concept through his work in microbiology. The immunization was called vaccination because it was derived from a virus affecting cows (Latin: vacca—cow).[7][9] Smallpox was a contagious and deadly disease, causing the deaths of 20–60% of infected adults and over 80% of infected children.[10] When smallpox was finally eradicated in 1979, it had already killed an estimated 300–500 million people[11][12][13] in the 20th century.

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