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Govt Pushes Pneumonia Vaccine Despite 1 Percent Effectiveness Rate

By    |   Tuesday, 18 August 2015 10:16 PM



"Once again the government is pushing worthless vaccines on unsuspecting Americans," says Dr. David Brownstein, holistic doctor and author of the newsletter "Dr. Brownstein's Natural Way to Health."

A recent article published in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) reported on new guidelines which encourage doctors to give adults 65 years and older two vaccines — PCV13 and PPSV23 — to prevent pneumonia. "After reading the article, you would assume that the two vaccines have been shown to be effective at preventing pneumococcal-associated illnesses and death from pneumonia," Brownstein tells Newsmax Health. "But you would be wrong: These vaccines fail over 99 percent of the people who take them!"

According to JAMA, there were more than 31,600 cases of pneumonia in the United States in 2012, and 3,300 related deaths. Most of the infections were in children or adults 65 years of age or older. PPSV23 has been given to seniors since 1983. "I've checked records for pneumonia rates in the United States published by the Centers for Disease Control," Dr. Brownstein tells Newsmax Health. "If the pneumonia vaccines work, deaths from the disease should be dropping, but I can't see where there has been any decline in deaths from pneumonia.

"In addition, a 2013 meta-analysis found there is no consistent evidence that the PPSV23 vaccine is associated with reduced rates of all-cause pneumonia or all-cause mortality."

In 2011, the FDA approved the PCV13 vaccine for adults aged 50 and older. "These recommendations were based, somewhat, on a yet-to-be published trial — CAPITA," says Dr. Brownstein. "CAPITA was funded by Pfizer, the maker of PCV13.

"The JAMA article states that the benefit of PCV13 can only be 'inferred,'" says Dr. Brownstein. "Only inferred, yet the new guidelines already recommend every adult over the age of 50 should receive it? That's disgraceful.

"The article went on to state that, in effect, that you would need to vaccinate 27,800 subjects to prevent one case of invasive pneumococcal disease. In other words, the vaccine failed 99.99 percent of those who received it," says Dr. Brownstein. "To prevent community acquired pneumonia, the number needed to vaccinate was 1,620, which meant that it failed 99.94 percent of those who took it.

"I find it incredible that the FDA recommends a vaccine that fails 99.9 percent of those who receive it," says Dr. Brownstein. "And that's not even taking into consideration that the vaccine contains aluminum and phenol, which have never been shown to be safe when injected into the human body. In fact, aluminum and phenol should never be injected into any living being.

"What is so surprising is that so many doctors follow these idiotic guidelines," he says.

"I'm often asked by my patients if they should get the pneumococcal vaccine," he says. "I'll tell Newsmax Health readers the same thing I tell my patients — NO WAY!"


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