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Screening Sandy Hook
Causes and Consequences
By Deanna Spingola
Trafford PublishingCopyright © 2015 Deanna Spingola
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Political Protocols and the Inoculation of Disease
I spent many years engaged in family history research that involved looking at hundreds of rolls of microfilmed census records, mortality schedules, original court and probate documents, birth, death and church records. The majority of my ancestors were agrarian, large and small landowners who grew and ate what they produced. Most of them arrived in America relatively early while others arrived later, purchased land, and farmed. For the most part, they lived long and healthy lives, many into their nineties. None of them were factory or mine workers, nor did they congregate in large cities where open sewage frequently ran in the streets. None of them ever lived in the rat-infested tenements in Manhattan owned by the Astor family.
One of the few cases of an infectious disease that I encountered in the records that I perused was my second great-grandmother who was born in England. Frances was a servant who, at age sixteen, married Robert, a laborer. Thereafter, they lived in Sittingbourne, Kent. This shire is bounded on the north by the Thames estuary and on the east and south by the Straits of Dover. On the west, the northern end of the shire boundary is contiguous with London. Kent experienced outbreaks of cholera, 1846–1854 and 1863–1868, caused by sewage-contaminated water. Diphtheria, typhoid, and scarlet fever also periodically broke out. Local authorities instructed people who were vulnerable to cholera to practice good sanitation and to eat wholesome food.
Frances and Robert had four boys, one of whom died at the age of just two weeks. Evidently wanting a better life, they emigrated from England, departing on March 12, 1854, from Liverpool with their three surviving children, arriving in New Orleans two months later on May 2, 1854. Frances never actually set foot in New Orleans as she had cholera and was quarantined on an island four miles south of St. Louis. She died on May 16, along with many others who traveled on a crowded ship that lacked proper facilities.
In 1854, after London physician John Snow concluded that the cholera epidemic was a result of the contaminated water from the community street pump, he persuaded the city council to close the pump, which ended that epidemic. This led to a national health movement and an improvement in sanitary conditions.
Parliament mandated that every adult person resident in England and Wales on January 1, 1856, who had not already been successfully vaccinated nor had smallpox be vaccinated by a duly qualified practitioner or by a public vaccinator within three months of that date, and submit to an inspection by a doctor or public vaccinator eight days after vaccination, under a penalty of £1. That adults not born in England and Wales, and coming to reside therein, be vaccinated (if not already vaccinated) within three months of their arrival, under a penalty of £1. Parents were to take their children to be vaccinated within three months after that date and be inspected eight days after vaccination, under a penalty of £1.
In another branch of my family, union soldiers at Antietam killed my second great-grandfather. While he was shot in the bloodiest single-day battle of the Civil War, most people who perish during warfare die from disease caused by unsanitary practices, the lack of good hygiene, the overcrowding, living in tents, and urinating and defecating just outside the tents or in nearby streams. Often, soldiers dug their latrines right next to the water supply, which contaminated the water. Dysentery accounted for around 45,000 deaths in the Union army and about 50,000 deaths in the Confederate army. Measles took the lives of about 11,000 soldiers. Three-fifths of the deaths in the Union army were from disease. In the confederacy, it was two-thirds. Disease was the single most important factor in the deaths during that fratricidal conflict. Measles and smallpox were common diseases during the Civil War, even before the men engaged in battle. Fresh fruits and vegetables were often unavailable at overcrowded military training camps, sometimes leading to scurvy. Malaria was common in the hot swampy areas in the South. Bad water and improper sanitation caused widespread dysentery, and exposure to the elements led to pneumonia. Other health issues included typhoid fever, diphtheria, mumps, chickenpox, whooping cough, and tuberculosis. All of these septic conditions, whether in overcrowded cities, unsanitary towns, or military field camps cause disease. Mass vaccination did not eradicate them; adhering to hygienic living standards decreased the incidence of disease.
In 1859, they had begun construction of the London sewage system, which took six years to complete. Parliament passed the Sewage Utilization Act in 1865 and the Sanitary Act in 1866. The government assumed the maintenance and regulation of the sewage and water systems. It also prohibited the overcrowding of residences. Other countries soon followed England's positive example despite the objections of the slum lords. In 1860, in America, New York had the highest death rate of any city and slum lords enjoyed the support of Tammany Hall, a corrupt entity that had appointed "health officers" to run the health department. Angry citizens appealed to officials in Albany who initiated an investigation that led to some relief. By 1866, New York City had a board of health that functioned more efficiently.
Though hard to imagine, people initially resisted better hygiene, such as frequent bathing and the regular use of soap, which many claimed was detrimental to one's skin. They thought it unnecessary and felt that body odor was normal. Hygiene advocates set new standards, making cleanliness the key to the hygienic movement of the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. Renters appealed for renovations in the terrible housing conditions, which forced owners to make improvements in the tenements. Owners were forced to close the vermin-infested cellars, where many of the poor had existed in misery. By 1870, officials closed all the cellars and basements. They conducted a survey of the tenements and directed the owners to make improvements to make them habitable. Governments made plans to remove numerous businesses that polluted neighborhoods where people lived. They went after slaughterhouses, meatpacking plants, glue factories, tanneries, and other manufacturers. They slowly began pushing the offending and polluting industries outside of the city limits.
In 1871, in Bavaria (Germany), out of 30,742 cases of smallpox, 29,429 of the victims had been vaccinated, which connotes to 95.7 percent. The individuals among the unvaccinated who contracted smallpox numbered 1,313 or 4.3 percent. Recently, most of the breakouts have been among individuals who have been vaccinated. The smallpox epidemic of 1872–1873 in Boston, which killed 1,040 persons, occurred among a vaccinated population.
The majority of the population of Chicago, over 95 percent, was vaccinated by the end of 1868. Government officials required that those receiving assistance following the Great Fire (1871) had to accept the smallpox vaccination. However, in 1872, despite, or maybe because of the vaccinations, a horrific smallpox epidemic erupted in Chicago, affecting more than 2,000 people during which over a quarter of the victims died, most of whom were children under the age of five. The concept of herd mentality did not save the Chicago population from the "scourge of smallpox." Many of the vaccinated population in France, Germany, and England were afflicted. French army officials required the smallpox vaccination of every recruit in the army. During the Franco-Prussian war, July 19, 1870–May 10, 1871, smallpox afflicted 23,469 soldiers in the French army.
The London Lancet of July 15, 1871, reported that 6,854 out of the 9,392 smallpox victims in the London hospitals had been vaccinated. Almost 18 percent of those patients died. In England, over 122,000 vaccinated individuals were stricken with smallpox. The official reports from Germany stated that between 1870 and 1885, one million vaccinated persons perished as a result of contracting smallpox. Medical authorities over-vaccinated the Italian population, and by 1899, there was a smallpox epidemic that killed a total of 18,110 individuals in various villages of Italy, all of whom had received two vaccinations each year for "many years past."
In 1876, Dr. James J. Garth Wilkinson said, "Compulsory Vaccination is an instance of law which inflicts actual disease and possible death on the human body and propagates and disseminates deadly infections widely upon animals and mankind. This is surely a glaring instance of a law which is not based on Wisdom or Sanity and is a Menace to the Health and Security of Humanity and the State. "This amazing act is homicidal insanity of a whole profession. This is blood assassination."
Prior to the Civil War, in the 1850s, people disposed of sewage and wastewater into open ditches. Soon, individuals created what they called a water closet, "a room with a toilet," for the suitable disposal of human waste. By 1895, forty properties had water closets; and by 1904, there were 1,506. Previously, in the larger cities, especially among the poor, people disposed of excrement into the streets from where it ultimately wound up in the drinking water. In 1908, officials began chlorinating the water supply in larger cities, which eliminated waterborne diseases such as cholera, typhoid, and dysentery. They developed a water network that delivered water to private homes. In 1909, New York allowed people to connect water closets to the municipal sewage system. Officials, after consideration, constructed the first water waste treatment plant.
By the turn of the twentieth century, people using better sanitation had almost eradicated smallpox in the United States. By fall of 1897, smallpox was not the killer that it had been, and only 1 in 380 perished instead of the previous rate of 1 in 5. The disease, not as severe, now resembled other skin eruptions. By then, many people acknowledged that better sanitation, food, and water had done more for the huge reduction of the dread disease than the vaccine had done.
Smallpox for the Philippines
The decrease of smallpox in America coincided with the US invasion of the Philippines. In 1903, after the invasion, the military, despite the natives' vibrant health, enacted a compulsory countrywide smallpox vaccination program. They rounded up the unwilling Filipinos and herded them into vaccination centers. By 1905, there was a smallpox epidemic and numerous deaths, and by 1910, vaccination was mandatory. Given the smallpox outbreak in a relatively virgin population, one would suppose that the government would halt the program there and in America. Instead, it increased the program that produced another epidemic in 1907 and 1908.
Many doctors and statisticians determined that the vaccine program actually increased the incidence of smallpox and also accused the drug companies and doctors of using the Filipino population as guinea pigs for their experimental vaccines and drugs. The US military is currently if not the biggest, one of the biggest pharmaceutical industry customers. Drug companies lobby the government to inoculate all military personnel at taxpayer expense. The manufacturers viewed 11,000,000 Filipinos, under military occupation, as a profitable market, especially for the overstocked or spoiled vaccines. Otherwise, they would have used them on senior citizens, orphans, institutionalized soldiers, or prisoners. Vaccines actually caused preventable diseases such as typhoid, malaria, beriberi, and tuberculosis.
The biological experimentation in the Philippines provided a testing ground for introducing the beginnings of socialized medicine in America through the imposition of compulsory vaccination programs in the public schools. Today, America is one of the sickest nations in the world despite the claims that it has the world's best health system.
In 1907, Dr. Charles Page noted that it was not necessary to use injections of disease matter to battle diphtheria. Sanitation, hygiene, and changing the living standards would be used to defeat this and other diseases. "It is not by adding disease to disease that the evil of diphtheria will be combated, but it is by the removal of the dark, damp, ill-ventilated slums which infest our towns and cities; by letting light and air into the over-crowded and unsanitary dwellings of the poor, and by the inculcation of lessons of cleanliness and hygiene among the people."
Regarding vaccines, on September 17, 1919, Charles M. Higgins, the author of Horrors of Vaccination, said, "In order that there shall be no misunderstanding about the serious charge I bring against vaccination, as being now actually more dangerous to public health and human life than natural smallpox, and equally serious charge which I make against vaccinating doctors, who now control our Departments of Health and Vital Statistics, of denying and concealing these facts from the people, I now issue this special challenge to the Departments of Health of the City and State of New York, which cover a population of eleven millions, and with who's records I am more familiar, that I will undertake to prove from their death certificates and vital records, now concealed and withheld from the public, that there have been more deaths from vaccination than from smallpox in every year for the past fifteen years in the City and State of New York. If they deny the truth of these charges, I further solemnly challenge them to open their now concealed records to public examination and I will prove the truth of my charges from these records. Will they now dare to deny these charges or will they dare to refuse to open their heretofore hermetically concealed records to give the full medical and statistical truth to the people on these most important points?"
In February 1927, Dr. William W. Keen, America's first brain surgeon, wrote an article for the American Review of Reviews in which he praised the effectiveness of the vaccine program in the Philippines even though there had been, by 1921, 130,264 cases of smallpox that resulted in 74,369 deaths there. The mortality rate varied from 25 to 75 percent depending on the location in the islands. There were fewer cases of smallpox in the more remote jungle areas where people fled to avoid shots, but in the cities where they vaccinated people, the epidemics were a calamity, the worst smallpox statistics in the world, along with the highest percentages of vaccinations.
Given the consequences, scientific studies, and historical facts resulting from vaccinations, it is unwise to believe the media propaganda and government lies claiming that vaccines are a "harmless" method of immunization, especially against diseases that have already been eradicated. Instead of protecting an individual against disease, the vaccines, with highly questionable ingredients, including animal and human byproducts, cannot help but cause harm and diminish the immune system's ability to fight opportunistic diseases that would otherwise not be problematic.
Influenza during World War I
Millions of Americans participated in World War I, including Smedley D. Butler, who went to France as commander of the Thirteenth Marines. On September 24, 1918, Butler's men arrived at Brest; and although they were marines, they were placed under the jurisdiction of the US Army. Butler was promoted to brigadier general on October 7, 1918; and after two weeks, Commander General John J. Pershing relocated Butler and his men to the army debarkation camp at Pontanezen, France, a filthy pestilence-infested 1, 700-acre mud flat where 75,000 American soldiers were crammed together and forced to share inadequate sanitation facilities.
At least 16,000 of those soldiers were suffering from influenza. An average of twenty-five soldiers died each day from that and other diseases. In usual Butler fashion, he turned the camp into a model of efficiency. His treatment of the troops was admirable—he gave them double rations of food, an adequate number of blankets, and provided them with a dry sleeping area. He cared more about the men than the regulations he broke to make them comfortable. He always favored his men, who had very little, if any, power against their superior officers.
Toward the end of the war, technicians gathered up all the vaccines on the lab shelves and vaccinated every single US soldier, the first time in history that a government has mandated compulsory inoculations in the military. This poisonous medical assault, the Schick diphtheria vaccine, outlawed years before in Austria due to the deaths of several children, killed more American soldiers than the war. The Austrian government banned the use of Béla Schick's vaccine and banished him from the country. By 1923, he directed the Pediatric Department at Mount Sinai Hospital, New York. In 1936, he became a professor at Columbia University. He headed the Pediatric Department of Beth-El Hospital, Brooklyn (1950–1962). Doctors still use the Schick test, invented (1910–1911) to determine whether a person is susceptible to diphtheria.
Despite recruiting propaganda, the military were and are now underpaid, used as medical guinea pigs, exposed to death and disease and often abandoned as POWs or MIAs. Butler, torn by what he witnessed, wrote, "The wounded and maimed pass through Pontanezen, some with their nervous systems irreparably shattered ... Gradually it began to dawn on me to wonder what on earth these American boys are doing getting wounded and killed and buried in France." He began to doubt "the ethics of his chosen calling."
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Table of Contents
Abbreviations Used in the Book, xv,
Part 1 Vaccines: the Primary Assault,
Political Protocols and the Inoculation of Disease, 3,
Eliminating Health Care Competition, 12,
The Contaminated Polio Vaccine, 17,
National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act, 24,
Vaccine Assaults against the Military, 33,
Thimerosal, the Trojan Horse of the Psychopharmacological Industry, 37,
Mercury Madness, Autism, and Autism Spectrum Disorders, 48,
Babies Engaging in Risky Behavior, 64,
Simpsonwood, Opinions Trump Science, 72,
The Institute of Medicine, Damage Control, 88,
Part 2 The FDA, Protecting the Corporations,
Pre-transformation of the FDA, 99,
Commercialization of Government-Funded Inventions, 107,
FDA Modernization Act of 1997, 116,
Drugs for Tots, Pediatric Psychopharmacology, 128,
The FDA, Corporate Criminality, 133,
The Sub-standard of Care, 146,
Part 3 The Psych Drugs, a Secondary Assault,
Diagnosis by Consensus, 163,
Prozac, a Blockbuster of a Killer, 175,
Prozac on Trial, 1991, 190,
Chemical Lobotomies for Everyone, 209,
Governor George W Bush, Connecticut's Native Son, 220,
What's Good for Texas Is Good for the Country, 229,
Planting Another Bush at the White House, 241,
Mental Health Screening, Conduit for Psych Drugs, 247,
Breaking the Taboo, Drugging the Military, 263,
Pill Profiteering, Checkbook Science, and Madison Avenue Medicine, 276,
Ask Your Doctor if Suicide is Right for You, 290,
Kiddie Cocaine for the Rambunctious Child, 304,
No Child Left Undrugged, 322,
At the Corner of Happy and Wealthy, 339,
Part 4 Predictable Violence and Its Aftermath,
Adam Lanza, Collateral Damage of Big Pharma, 349,
Adam Lanza, a Ticking Time Bomb, 363,
Akathisia, Scraping on the Neurological Chalkboard, 380,
Lanza's Descent into Mania, 392,
Obama's Executive Orders, a Spy Network in the Making, 409,
Transformation of Mental Health in Connecticut, 415,
Connecticut Screening for Early-Onset Mental Health Disorders, 423,
Connecticut's Psycho-Pharma Cover-Up, 437,
The Stacked Sandy Hook Advisory Commission, 444,
Adam Lanza's Elusive Medical Records, 461,
Part 5 Operation Damage Control,
Damage Control, Who Benefits, 475,
Media Monopoly, Licensed by the Government, 478,
Introducing Skepticism, Disseminating Doubt, 482,
CNN-CIA, Programming at its Finest, Accusations about Actors, 490,
Preponderance of Propaganda, Conspiracy by Consensus, 499,
Don't Look Here, Reverse Psychology, 508,
Gun Regulations, a Distraction Psy-Op, 512,
Drilling it into our Heads, 520,
Distracting People with Deceptive Details, Hoaxology 101, 524,
Planting "Evidence" in All the Right Places, 533,
Consensus + Marketing = Belief, Theories Co-opt Evidence, 539,