Reviews

 

Reviews of the book Ideological constructs of vaccination, written by distinguished researchers and medical doctors.

 

The reviewers:

 

David Brownstein, M.D., a Board Certified Family Physician

Dr. Jannes Koetsier, general practitioner, medical advisor and chair of the foundation Shakenbaby.nl

Dr. Jayne LM Donegan, a GP & Homoeopathic Physician with Certified Specialist Accreditation in Medical Homeopathy

Kris Gaublomme, M.D., general practitioner, homeopath and the chair of the European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance

Dr. Robert Michael Davidson, MD, an independent physician and medical researcher who has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals

Dr. Stephanie Seneff, a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT

 


Review by dr. Robert Michael Davidson, MD: "This book should be required reading for all physicians, scientists, lawyers, law-makers, and the public at large"

"5 stars! Must-read caliber. Kudos to Dr. Cernic for writing this thorough, well-referenced review of a subject that affects everyone. Her book is a great gift and legacy for those who will live after us. Young parents-to-be would otherwise not be equipped to make an informed choice as to whether to vaccinate. I'm reminded of the late Dr. Mayer Eisenstein, MD JD MPH who once stated 'Educate before you vaccinate'. This book should be required reading for all physicians, scientists, lawyers, law-makers, and the public at large. The ideological constructs  upon which public health policy is made are propaganda-based, not science-based. Scientists are often silent for fear of retribution on discovering and disclosing the truth. Vaccine mandates are appalling deprivations of parental decision-making authority and God-given right to autonomy over our bodies. Those who oppose them should not be demonized. Physicians should abide by their Oath of Hippocrates to 'do no harm'. At very least, informed consent should be inviolate. Conscientious objection should trump man-made law. By way of disclosure, I was raised in a heavily-vaccinated military family. The harms suffered by my siblings are undeniable."

 

Robert Michael Davidson, MD PhD, is an independent physician and medical researcher, who has published more than 30 papers in peer-reviewed journals. He completed his PhD in Pharmaceutical Chemistry at the age of 26 from UCSF, NSF postdoctoral fellowship at the National Bureau of Standards, Center for Analytical Chemistry, MD degree at St Louis University School of Medicine, Nuclear Medicine residency at Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas, and Internal Medicine residency in Phoenix, Arizona. 


Review by Kris Gaublomme, M.D.: "Probably the most comprehensive and up to date book on the issue today"

"Although written with a swift pen, this book cuts deep into the myths surrounding alleged vaccine safety and efficacy. Mateja Cernic builds her case with arguments that are solid as a rock, and with figures that are completely verifiable. On top of offering a treasure of information on the risks and adverse effects of vaccination as such, her book offers a lot of insight into the mechanisms behind them. Quite unique is the way she explains the sociological mechanisms that allow blatant lies to persist as the basis for official guidelines on vaccination, and allow governments and official health organisations to continue a policy which threatens public health and, in its effect, I consider nothing short of criminal. Probably the most comprehensive and up to date book on the issue today. A must read for everyone, lay or professional, who has the courage to be confronted with the tragic story of vaccination and it’s devastating effect upon our society". 

 

 Kris Gaublomme, MD is a general medical practitioner and homeopath from Belgium. He has been the chair of the “Preventie vaccinatieschade” (“Vaccine damage prevention”) since 1989 and the chair of the European Forum for Vaccine Vigilance since 2012.



Review by Dr. Jannes Koetsier: "Every politician must read what is going on"

"I started reading immediately. It is a magnificent study. Of course I did already know all the ideological constructs, but you describe everything in such a good way. I enjoyed your explanation how and why ideology and doctrine is a big problem in the vaccination discourse. I admire the lot of work you did with good contents-overview and with the 461 references. So the book is very useful for everyone who wants to know. Every politician must read what is going on".

 

Dr. Jannes Koetsier is a general practitioner, medical advisor and chair of the foundation Shakenbaby.nl.  Dr. Koetsier has conducted research into vaccination for many years. More recently, he has prepared second opinion reports for more than thirty parents accused of shaking their babies. In approximately 25% of these cases, he discovered that childhood vaccination was the most likely cause of the so-called ‘shaken-baby’ injuries sustained by the babies. His work on the issue is published on http://www.shakenbaby.nl/.



Review by David Brownstein, M.D.: "Should be a must-read for all practicing health care providers"

"Ideological Constructs of Vaccination should be a must-read for all practicing health care providers. The book is well organized and fully cited. Dr. Cernic reviews the literature surrounding vaccines and presents a strong case that accepting the statement that "vaccines are safe and effective" may be incorrect.

Vaccines have been touted to be the "greatest achievement of medicine." Conventional medicine and the main stream media both claim that vaccines are solely responsible for the dramatic decline in deaths from infectious diseases over the past 100 years. Dr. Cernic presents a different picture using data from many different Western countries. Dr. Cernic shows that the mortality decline from infectious diseases is due to other factors than mass vaccination.

This book contains a treasure trove of information about vaccines that cannot be found elsewhere. I highly recommend this book".

 

David Brownstein, M.D., is a Board Certified Family Physician and author of 15 books, including Iodine: Why You Need It,  Why You Can't Live Without It. www.drbrownstein.com

 



Review by Dr. Stephanie Seneff: "This book is proof that the anti-vax movement is science-based!"

"This book is proof that the anti-vax movement is science-based! This new book is a masterpiece that presents detailed scientific arguments for why vaccines are not the panacea that they are claimed to be. It is a much welcomed addition to the growing body of literature revealing the damage the vaccination program is doing to our children.

 

It is particularly effective in its portrayal of the ideological constructs that are used without basis to defend vaccines and keep the general population uninformed of the reality in terms of risk/benefit tradeoffs. It draws upon the social power of the pharmaceutical industry and the financial perks that corrupt the regulatory agencies and the physicians to explain how those who become aware of the reality are so easily dismissed, and why we have been misled for such a long time. Specific stories of vaccination damage recounted by mothers offer compelling evidence of harm, reinforced by detailed summaries of the relevant research literature and statistical trends. The chapter on general immune system function and its disruption by vaccines is scholarly, yet particularly clear and disturbing, pointing to vaccines as a major driver in autoimmune disease. 

 

The arguments are well supported by an extensive bibliography. You should buy extra copies of this book ready to hand out to any of your friends who claim that there's no science behind the anti-vaccine movement!"

 

Dr. Stephanie Seneff is a Senior Research Scientist at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory. For over three decades, her research interests have always been at the intersection of biology and computation. She has published over 170 refereed articles on these subjects, and has been invited to give keynote speeches at several international conferences. In recent years, Dr. Seneff has focused her research interests back towards biology. Since 2011, she has published over two dozen papers in various medical and health-related journals on topics such as modern day diseases (e.g., Alzheimer, autism, cardiovascular diseases), analysis and search of databases of drug side effects using NLP techniques, and the impact of nutritional deficiencies and environmental toxins on human health.



Review by Dr. Jayne LM Donegan: "I cannot recommend it too highly. Buy it and read it"

 

"This book is an expanded and updated version of Dr Cernic’s 2014 Doctoral thesis of the same name, for which she was awarded a PhD by the School of Advanced Social Studies in Nova Gorica, Slovenia where she currently teaches.

 

It is a minutely researched, scholarly and very readable piece of work that will not disappoint the most thorough researcher or parent who is wanting to have the multiple topics and references to do with vaccination and health policy in one logically ordered resource.

 

Information and views on vaccination can be very polarised. The author, having researched the topic has her own views but these are not what form the basis of the book. The information she presents is based on hundreds of current studies and graphs constructed from official statistics in the USA, UK and Australia, which she uses to take the reader on a journey through what is the actual state of vaccination, vaccinatable diseases and scientific evidence, as opposed to the unevidenced statements of safety, efficacy and reduction in mortality rates from infectious diseases for which there are vaccines, since the vaccines were introduced in the nineteenth through the twentieth and onward into the twenty first century.

 

Having done a large amount of reading and research into vaccination and disease ecology myself, there are two aspects of Dr Černič’s’s work that I find particularly interesting:

 

1. The inclusion of figures, studies, policies and views of scientists from countries which might loosely be called central or eastern European. So much of what is generally cited is centred on the USA, UK and the loud voice, even if not evidenced based, of Australia. To anextent this is because some the papers and books are not written in English, but Dr Černič has read and translated them and presented them in her book for viewing, and how very interesting are the writings and thoughts of this group of thinkers from the medical and social sciences to whom I had never previously had access.

 

2. The inclusion of social science paradigms to explain both the powerful place of vaccination and current health ideologies in society today and the relationship between who is acceptable to be regarded as an expert: study, qualifications, prestigious position in the medical community and what removes them from this elite group: questioning any part of the narrowly defined dogma that is the current orthodoxy.  This ‘discourse’, as she quotes Foucault (1981), “is in every society controlled, selected, organised and redistributed by a certain amount of procedures whose rôle it is to ward off powers and dangers.” This is the experience of any medical doctor or scientist, no matter how eminent. Once their investigations lead them to question the prevailing orthodoxy – vaccination or otherwise -  they are immediately reclassified as ‘quacks’ by their less enquiring, more subservient, and possibly lazy colleagues who close ranks to protect themselves, their practices and their jobs.

 

Dr Cernic takes each of the accusations with which questioning parents who have not yet vaccinated their children are lambasted, by Governments (especially in Australia) and shows that they are not based on science or reality, particularly the idea that unvaccinated children are the germ carriers endangering all good, vaccinated citizens. She shows European and USA marketing authorisationsthat state specifically that the vaccines for which they are granting product licences are not developed to stop people getting infections, only to produce certain levels of antibodies, though it is well established in science that antibodies do not equal ‘protection’.

 

There are no immune correlates for pertussis (whooping cough) or human papillomavirus infection, tetanus is not an infectious diseases, you can’t ‘catch it’ from anyone and in addition, both tetanus and diphtheria vaccines are toxoid vaccines, designed to give antibodies to toxin from the organisms, not to stop carriage in the case of diphtheria or transmission. People vaccinated with measles and pertussis vaccines become infected, silently, so others do not even know that the vaccinated people are carrying and spreading the infectious organisms, not to mention the recipients of live vaccines like ‘flu, measles, mumps, rubella and oral polio vaccines who spread the viruses through the community (read the package inserts which tell you to keep away from immunocompromised / cancer patients if you have been vaccinated). It is the vaccinated children of whom one should be aware, not the unvaccinated!

 

In addition to minute inspection of mortality rates from vaccinatable diseases and vaccine constituents, the actual meaning of the oft repeated mantra, ‘vaccines are extensively tested and are shown to be safe and effective’, is gone through with a fine toothed comb, completely referenced, brimming with examples and studies published in peer reviewed journals, she also tackles head on the big question: WHY?

 

From her background in sociology she dissects the notion that the ‘authorities’ always have our best interests at heart. She takes us through the American eugenics movement (forerunner of the Nazi’s), “The principle that sustains compulsory vaccination is broad enough to cover the cutting of the Fallopian tubes.” (Justice Oliver Wendell Holmes 1927), through experimentation on orphans in children’s homes in the USA with HIV drugs in the 2000’s, to 2012 in England where an Italian mother was ordered by the Court to have a Caesarian section, and her child adopted, forcibly, against her will, because she had the misfortune to be in the UK on a conference when she was 35 weeks pregnant and had a psychotic episode, from which she fully recovered – beware of social workers. The last few chapters also look at the close intertwining, or stranglehold, of multinational pharmaceutical companies with the development and practice of medicine, the numerous times pharmaceutical companies are found guilty of malpractice and how their penalty fines, though millions of dollars, are as but a drop in the ocean compared to their profits.

 

For anyone wanting to have a comprehensive, one volume, reference work to read about every aspect of vaccination science and policy, this is the one to get. I cannot recommend it too highly. Buy it and read it. You will be pleased that you did."

 

Dr Jayne LM Donegan

MBBS DRCOG DCH DFFP MRCGP MFHom

London NW4 1SH, UK

jaynelmdonegan@yahoo.com

jayne-donegan.co.uk/

 

Dr Donegan is a GP & Homoeopathic Physician with Certified Specialist Accreditation in Medical Homeopathy from the Faculty of Homeopathy, London.