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There are two ways of looking at the current uproar over various vaccinations. One is how many are potentially saved by them (especially when it comes to serious disease like smallpox). The other view is that vaccines cause more harm than good, and may one day be used for nefarious designs.

Where to stand?

Last week, the U.S. government announced new figures asserting that twenty-two million Americans have contracted swine flu, and 4,000 have died, among them 540 children (including thirty-five in the past week). If those twenty million all had been vaccinated, the question is how many fewer would have succumbed to the flu versus how many may have been adversely affected by the vaccine itself. It's what they call the "bottom line."

What we know is there are other vaccines that have prevented millions of premature deaths -- at least from contagious epidemics.

Most of us recall the horror of polio, one of the most dreaded childhood diseases of the Twentieth Century.

Annually there were between 13,000 to 20,000 cases of paralytic polio in the U.S. before the introduction of Salk inactivated polio vaccine in 1955; by 1994, thanks to the vaccine, America was declared polio-free (as was Europe in 2002). In 2007 there were only 1,300 cases worldwide.

Even larger numbers can be cited for deaths that have been prevented from diseases such as measles and smallpox.

During the 20th century, it is estimated that smallpox was responsible for 300 to 500 million deaths.

In the early 1950s an estimated fifty million cases of smallpox occurred in the world each year.

Two million died in 1967 alone.

Thanks to vaccines, smallpox has been completely eradicated.

We look at those figures and it becomes difficult to condemn all vaccinations.

On the other hand, there is no question that vaccines pose risks -- many of which have not been investigated.

One virus used in polio vaccines causes cancer. Studies have shown traces of that virus in more than forty percent of subjects with non-Hodgkins tumors. Others argue that the vaccine has caused polio itself. The World Health Organization (WHO) reported that about 180 Nigerian children became paralyzed by polio as a result of widespread vaccination efforts using a live virus on oral doses recently. 

Those, of course, are relatively small numbers. Compare that to the four thousand in the U.S. who have died of the relatively mild swine flu (H1N1) virus that erupted this year (and the sixty thousand who die of regular seasonal flu each year). Would 4,000 have died of the swine-flu vaccine if all those who developed the sickness had been vaccinated?

That's one question. If other diseases are any indication, the answer is no. But the vaccine is known to cause a whole host of very nasty side effects such as Guillain-Barré syndrome (wherein the body attacks its own nerve cells), vasculitis (inflammation of blood vessels), allergic shock, and even death.

In 1976, when 48 million Americans were vaccinated for swine flu, at least four hundred and fifty developed Guillain-Barré, or one in 100,000 vaccinated (according to government figures). Others put the figure at several thousands -- still a low percentage. More recently -- last week -- a newspaper reported that "a 14 year old boy who lives in Virginia is struggling to walk after coming down with a reported case of Guillain-Barré syndrome just hours after receiving the H1N1 swine flu vaccine." There are other reported cases.

But the second and perhaps most pressing question is whether there are health effects that have been flying under the radar -- more subtle, unnoticed dangers.

Odds are there are.

Since the introduction of vaccines, Americans have seen an upsurge in their young of ear infections, asthma, diabetes, and most notably allergies, the most well-known side effect of vaccinations. Allergies are called anaphylactic shock, and no one has any idea how many have suffered from it as a result of various vaccinations.

What we know is that in the past decade or two, there has been an explosion in kids who suffer from reactions to peanuts, other nuts, eggs, milk, sesame seeds, and even kiwi fruit. Some of these erupted immediately after they began using multiple vaccines -- and have increased as more and more vaccines have been lumped into single packages, especially for measles, mumps, and rubella (which have the added onus of having been derived from aborted fetal cell lines).

We'll get to other spiritual undertones in a moment. Let's stay with the "science": There is suspicion that additives or adjuvants in vaccines trigger many allergies, and that is no wonder, in that vaccines often use substances that contain mercury (a toxic metal), aluminum, weakened viruses, and various proteins -- perhaps including peanut oil.

It is now to the point where two percent of Canadian adults, and four percent of the kids, are said to have potentially lethal allergies.

That's nearly a million people.

Has anyone looked into what happens to disease incidence when five vaccines are given at the same time to infants?

The answer is no but allergies have been linked in a special way to vaccines for hepatitis and whooping cough that some claim results in long-term sensitivity to food proteins (at the same time that they undeniably save young lives).

However the figures balance out, we know that concurrent vaccines increase the incidence of certain childhood diseases and that the odds of having asthma are twice as great among vaccinated subjects than among unvaccinated (at least in one study).

Meanwhile, there is far too much autism -- mysteriously. Why is there little or no autism by comparison among the Amish, who refuse vaccines, some have asked?

Have vaccines joined toxic pollution and other environmental contaminants as a hidden, "Manchurian candidate" substances causing a mysterious upsurge in everything from allergies to cancer?

There may be a silent epidemic, an epidemic caused by the wanton use of vaccinations.

Now to the spiritual aspect:

There is no question that many are sensing a sudden agitation when it comes to vaccinations. Something is moving in the spirit and it has exploded among many devout Catholics (particularly in Marian circles) along with other religions. Indeed, information on swine flu is now nearly as likely to be found on spiritual and prophetic websites as medical ones.

As we have previously reported, the concern among those who look at it prophetically is that the plagues of old could be resurrected or that global elitists have devised or one day will concoct a way of reducing the world's population without overt warfare -- a "non-lethal" contraction of the population.

These fears are especially propelled by the long and well-documented aim of the Rockefellers and other bankers to bring population growth under control, particularly in undeveloped countries. This monied elite has funded birth-control groups and has links to food, pharmaceutical, and genetic corporations.

Experts have bandied about figures from five hundred million to a billion as a desired figure of reduction. Some go much farther and believe the planet can sustain less than a billion. In Georgia are strange monuments -- America's version of Stonehenge -- that seem to speak to the future in various languages and mention that the desired population for earth would be 500 million.

It is a fact that these monuments exist. One can argue that they were simply the work of eccentrics, but no one knows who put them there -- just that whoever did was well-funded (see detailed article here).

There are also groups like the Bilderbergers and places like Bohemian Grove in California where the elite meet in total secrecy and therefore raise suspicion.

Add to that the recent revelation that a major manufacturer of vaccines, Baxter International, had "mistakenly" mixed highly lethal bird flu with seasonal flu in a batch of vaccines sent to at least sixteen laboratories in Europe and you have volatile suspicions. The "mistake" was discovered when an intuition a Czech researcher decided to test it on weasels and all the animals died.

Whether or not an accident, the Baxter episode has caused the intuitive fears to explode, propelled by alternative-medicine and conspiracy websites. Without further details from Baxter (which says it doesn't want to reveal trade secrets), it's difficult to imagine how two viruses could have been mixed together accidentally in a bio-hazard-level-three laboratory. In Africa, the polio episode, in the words of one physician, "may also have implications for Nigeria’s large Muslim minority, which has been reluctant to take part in vaccination efforts due to concerns about adverse effects, the unfounded fear of vaccines contaminated with HIV, and due to Muslim distrust of the international organizations involved in promoting the vaccine program."

Translation: Muslims too have the agitation in the spirit.

Disease and epidemics have long have figured into the spiritual landscape. In the time of Moses were the plagues of Egypt. Plague is one of the judgments in Deuteronomy. "The Lord will smite you with the boils of Egypt and with tumors and with the scab and with the itch, from which you cannot be healed," says 28:26-28.

Meanwhile, the threat of a pandemic recalls more recent "chastisements" like the Black Death, which killed between a quarter and a third of those in Europe at a time of similar materialism, sexual immorality, drunkenness, false prophets, crime, irreligion, and Church scandal.

The Black Death, or bubonic plague, was preceded by strange disasters, including drought, earthquakes, lights in the sky, hailstones; in Greater India, it was said, "there fell fire from Heaven and stinking smoke, which slew all that were left of men and beasts, and burned up all the cities and towns in those parts."

There was a sense of miasma and malady.

Some insisted that an evil and noxious smoke, a foul blast of malignancy -- as in biblical times -- had descended.

The Black Death involved blood and lymph infections as well as infection of the lungs -- or pneumonic plague, which is now feared by some in a "flu" outbreak in Ukraine.

Apocryphal reports claim thousands of deaths from a "mysterious" hemorrhagic lung infection that would seem to combine the flu with something like ebola from Africa (a concoction that plays into the plot of a recent book we released, The Seven, which focuses on evil designs to create an explosive pandemic). In Ukraine, a cocktail of three flu viruses are believed by some to have mutated into a single pneumonic plague, which it is believed may be far more dangerous than swine flu.

A doctor in Western Ukraine who did not want to be named was quoted in an British newspaper as saying: "We have carried out post mortems on two victims and found their lungs are as black as charcoal. They look like they have been burned. It’s terrifying."

Terrifying, or hyperbole? Others say the Ukrainian episode is simply swine flu and that the number of dead are less than two hundred.

H1N1 has another spiritual link in that a more virulent strain of it was behind the flu pandemic of 1918-1920, which killed between twenty and a hundred million globally.

Among the victims: Francisco and Jacinto Marto (pictured at the top left), two of the three children of Fatima, where prophecies warned of chastisement.

Both lingered for many months, insisting on walking to church to make Eucharistic devotions and prostrating themselves for hours, Jacinta often kneeling with her head to the floor, praying for the glory of God and offering her sufferings in reparation for the outrages, sacrileges and indifference by which God is offended. She begged for the conversion of poor sinners. A priest finally had to tell her, as she would fall over at times doing this, that she should say the prayer in bed.

"In her extreme suffering before she died, Jacinta's face had looked worn and emaciated," noted Fatima expert Father Robert J. Fox. "But in death, her cheeks had filled out and had taken on a healthy color. A nurse named Nadeja Silvestre said: 'She did not look like the same child; she had become radiant and beautiful.' When Mother Godinho held vigil beside the coffin, she glanced at the little lamp nearby.

"She was astonished to see that the lamp contained no oil but still burned brightly. Her body which at times before death did not exude a pleasant odor, because of infection and open sores, and the extreme sufferings which afflicted her, after death exuded the scent of sweet perfume. When her body was carried into the Lisbon Church, the church bells rang while no one was at the ropes, and the tower door was locked. It was thought they were rung by angels. Jacinta once said she had heard the angels sing but 'angels do not sing as men sing.'"

We should invoke her help -- and Jacinto's -- in our own times, for discernment.

We'll end this installment with this observation: The flu originated in documented form at a military base, Fort Riley, in the United States. Strangely, it was preceded by a choking smoke from burning dung, a miasma that cloaked the fort and reminded one of reports before the Black Death centuries previously.

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