W latach 1970/71, w północnej Australii odbyła się przymusowa kampania szczepień aborygenów, której wynikiem była 50% śmiertelność zaszczepionych. Informacja została podana przez dra Archie Kalokerinosa, który tam był w tym czasie. Później opisał to w swojej książce pt. „Every Second Child” (Co Drugie Dziecko).
Przedmowa tej książki została napisana przez dra Linusa Paulinga, laureata Nagrody Nobla i profesora chemii na Uniwersytecie Stanforda w Kalifornii. Autor opisuje, jak początkowo populacja Aborygenów żyła w dość szerokim zakresie tradycyjnych źródeł żywności. Kiedy biali ludzie wprowadzili do ich diety produkty z białej mąki i cukru, co było dalekie od ich naturalnego pożywienia, to powstały kolejne pokolenia niedożywionych karmiących matek. Więc śmiertelność niemowląt była najwyższa w tym regionie państwa….
Rozwiązanie? Szczepienia! Grupa medyków zabrała się za masowe szczepienie aborygeńskich dzieci, bez wcześniejszego ich przebadania, czy są zdrowe, dożywione, itd. Rezultat – niektóre z nich umierały w ciągu kilku godzin od otrzymania szczepienia, u innych rozwijało się zapalenie płuc, czy choroby żołądka i jelit, po czym umierały. A te, którym udało się przetrwać, zostały zabierane ponownie w ciągu miesiąca na kolejne dawki immunizacji. Ostatecznie, ta kampania szczepień jedynie podwoiła umieralnośc tych niemowląt…



There was a forced vaccination campaign in 1970-1 in the Northern Territory where forced vaccinations had a 50% fatality rate. This was reported by Dr Archie Kalokerinos, who was there during that time. He later wrote a book on it, called ‚Every Second Child’.

The writer’s 3 children and 4 grandchildren have been immunised, and I am not an anti-vaccine campaigner. I am a ‚vaccine, only with adequate checks and balances’, advocate.

Seasonal flu vaccinations have recently been offered free for Aboriginal children aged 5 years and under (the most vulnerable age range for complications). The possibility of a future TB vaccination campaign has been raised. Check out the links. Below the links is what happened to Aboriginal children in the 1970’s as a result of a previous campaign, as told by a highly experienced doctor practising during that time in the region of NSW with the highest infant death-rate.

www. cessnockadvertiser. com. au/story/2966310/free-flu-vaccines-for-First Nations-children/
www. sbs. com. au/news/article/2015/03/23/bishop-announces-30m-fight-drug-resistant-tuberculosis-malaria
www. watoday. com. au/wa-news/flu-vaccination-ban-goes-national-after-fever-convulsions-in-children-20100422-tglp. html

In 1974 Dr Archie Kaolkerinos wrote a book entitled Every Second Child, published by Thomas Nelson (Australia) Limited. The forward to that book was written by Dr Linus Pauling, Nobel Prize Winner and Professor of Chemistry at Stanford University, California. The author initially described how prior to white settlement, the Aboriginal population survived only on a fairly wide range of traditional food sources. The newcomers brought foreign diseases e. g. influenza, German measles, tuberculosis, measles, small pox etc to which the Aboriginal inhabitants had no immunity.

Many in the First Nations population died. When white man succeeded in Anglicising the population to a large extent and settling them near to townships, they were provided with a diet of white flour, white sugar, white bread, jam, tea and sausages; a far cry from their natural diet. They were no longer permitted to hunt and gather. This created subsequent generations of malnourished nursing mothers.

Dr Kalokerinos, as a 6 year trained medical graduate (Sydney) and 6 year trained surgeon (London), accepted a position at Collarenebri Hospital in 1957.

The region’s then incidence of infant mortality was the highest in the State, which hadn’t been brought to his attention, though council officials were aware of it. A search of the Registry of Deaths revealed that 20 white children in every 1,000 died in infancy.

In the Aboriginal population that number was 100+ per 1,000. Initially he saw many Aboriginal children suffering first from ear infection, upper respiratory tract infections (URTI), gastroenteritis, malnutrition and pneumonia. Most suffered continually from the first and second mentioned illnesses, and in those days anti-biotic treatment was always prescribed. Frequent infant deaths continued into the 1960’s.

At autopsy changes in the liver, visible to the naked eye, were detected. Further observations = more patterns, which led him to eventually conclude that URTI opened the door for secondary bacterial infections, and also caused inflammation in the mucous membranes in gastrointestinal tracts, irritated by oral anti-biotics, and malnutrition could be explained by malabsorption of nutrients. Pneumonia tended to be the end of the line.

One patient survived long enough to be referred to a Tamworth Specialist who diagnosed scurvy and administered Vitamin C by injection. The child recovered.

When infants were then admitted in a poor state (with subclinical scurvy) Kalokerinos would administer vitamin C by injection and their survival rate greatly increased. According to him, there are major variations in an infant’s utilisation of vitamin C, depending on general health. Vitamin C is rapidly depleted at times of infection, or when the immune system is assaulted in other ways including during teething and post vaccination. The next common factor to emerge was liver tenderness. This was more severe in those who were already ill, but mild tenderness was also indicator of an incubating infection.

At that time, the author also noted, „Aboriginal infants… have a faulty immunological response in the gastrointestinal mucous membranes that permits parasites to thrive…. At a certain age, perhaps 5-10 years, immunological responses become normal and the parasites are thrown out”. He also found that other more complex biological factors could come into play causing anti-biotic resistance. Dr Kalokerinos was vilified, insulted, isolated and ridiculed by some of his peers, who were not willing to admit the validity of his findings. Despite this, with the assistance of a team of bio-medical scientists from Victoria he developed simple field tests for Vitamin C and mineral deficiencies, produced by a US laboratory.

In 1971 he was approached by a former patient, the then Minister for the Interior. The Minister advised that in 1970 in NT the Aboriginal infant death rate had doubled, gone higher in the first half of 1971 in some areas reaching 500 of every 1,000 infants – Every Second Child. NT government authorities were unco-operative toward the Minister’s recommendations to have Dr Kalokerinos visit, despite his successes in Collarenebri.

The problem was circumvented by going to the Federal Council for the Advancement of Aborigines and Torres Strait Islanders. Faith Bandler arranged for him to go to Alice Springs as a Council representative. Like a bolt from the blue a statement the Minister for the Interior had hit Kalokerinos between the eyes, „we have stepped up the immunisation campaigns”, he said. The author realised, „A health team would sweep into an area, line up all the Aboriginal babies and infants and immunise them.

There would be no examination, no taking of case histories, no checking on dietary deficiencies. Most infants would have colds. No wonder they died.

Some would die within hours from acute vitamin C deficiency precipitated by the immunisation. Others would suffer immunological insults and die later from ‚pneumonia’, ‚gastro-enteritis’, or ‚malnutrition’. If some babies and infants survived, they would be lined up again within a month for another immunisation.

If some managed to survive even this, they would be lined up again. Then there would be booster shots, shots for measles, polio and even TB, Many died and it’s amazing any of them survived”.

When he arrived at Alice Springs Hospital the Medical and Health Department hierarchy refused to meet him. One female doctor in charge of school health provided a further piece for the puzzle.

Many children she examined though not showing signs of illness had severe ear infections. The author described them as ‚silent infections’, which sometimes resolved themselves. At times these conditions deteriorated very rapidly. He concluded that, „…if infants with silent infection are immunised, they run an increased risk of serious illness and even death”. During this visit he witnessed Aboriginal mothers trying to run, carrying their babies, away from officials. They were pursued on foot, or in Landrover’s, and the children forcibly immunised, against parental will.

When visiting the US to addressed a Conference in Mexico, Dr Kalokerinos learned that zinc deficiency causes loss of appetite, something he had observed in his infant patients, and which he strongly suspected was a factor. It emerged that a missing enzyme in Aboriginal physiology was linked to zinc deficiency. This prevented the liver from being able to detoxify itself. Then another discovery, infants were prone to anaemia, due to a fall in haemoglobin levels, so the US laboratory was asked to produce another field test. Professor Fred Hollows, the famous Australian Eye Surgeon, helped Dr Kalokerinos to sort out much of the information he had gained during his trip to the US.

In the final chapter, ‚What Must Be Done’, Dr Kalokerinos emphatically states, „…. Infants who are suffering from infections, even mild colds, should not be immunised. Infants who are under-weight for age should be carefully examined. In fact, all infants should be examined in case asymptotic colds are found (as indicated by asymptotic otitis media {ear infections}).

Infants who have suffered repeated infections should not be immunised. Ascorbic acid or vitamin C status should be determined by a knowledge of dietary intake or by measuring urinary levels of the vitamin. Infants who are borderline or doubtful should not be immunised. Routine BCG vaccinations (for TB) should be abandoned. Only those infants under special risk should receive this material.

A lot of work? Yes. But remember that stepping up immunisation campaigns in the Northern Territory, without proper controls, doubled the infant death rate”. Seasonal Flu Vaccinations were not administered to children during the timespan covered by this book, which is now out of print. Dr Kalokerinos passed on in 2012. Google „Dr Archie Kalokerinos” if you want more information.

Seasonal flu vaccination of Australian children is not compulsory. As parent/carer, you get to decide if this is right for the child. Your doctor has the best interests of your family at heart, and should have no objection to examining your child thoroughly prior to administering his/her flu vaccination. We all need reassurance that our child has a clean bill of health, before we vaccinate, and only a qualified doctor can accept responsibility for providing that.

Though others (health care workers, nurse practitioners or pharmacists etc. ) may be authorised give a flu shot, they may miss some vital sign that only your doctor has the experience and qualifications to accurately diagnose.

If there’s doubt about your child’s general health you, and/or your doctor, may wisely decide to delay vaccination until later. If you are seeing a new doctor, be sure to tell him/her about your child’s medical history, especially about any recent illnesses, symptoms or reactions to earlier vaccinations.

This information is very important. I wish you and your children the very best of health.

Zrodlo: http://treatyrepublic.net/content/could-tragic-chapter-australian-history-be-unwittingly-repeated-seasonal-flu-vaccination

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