MENINGITIS

From: Vaccination - L 'Overdose ( Sylvie Simon, Editions Deja, 1999)
Reprinted in Lifeforce magazine summer 1999

If, in the fight against cancer, we have not advanced as far as in other
fields, it is possibly because we are too attached to Pasteurian theories.
Are these viruses outside us? Could they not come from our traumatised
bodies? (Professor Jean Bernard)

The meningococcus, neisseria meningitidis, is responsible for septicaemia
and, particularly, meningitis. A third of meningitis cases are due to
meningococcus A, B or C, the latter being the most dangerous in its effects.
In total the cases amount to only 400 p.a. but nearly 10 per cent are fatal.
Antibiotics are effective but the vaccine, prepared from the bacteria's
polysaccharide capsule, does not protect against the B type, the most
widespread in France. It is only of relevance to types A and C.

L'lmpatient comments: "The hysteria created every time a meningitis is
suspected in a community, particularly among infants, seems out of
proportion to the reality. It serves only to justify vaccination of that
community even though the vaccine is not compulsory."

Given that as soon as a case is flagged a mass vaccination campaign is
undertaken, it is interesting to look at the history of the disease in the
countries where it is endemic. In Africa, the Niger and bordering countries
are liable to epidemics in November and February. In 1995 Dr Bruno Martin,
Adviser to UNICEF at Geneva, stated: "Epidemics come in cycles, every 11-12
years, and it is necessary to foresee their arrival. We need stocks of
vaccine because protection is only for 3 years. We vaccinate outside the
centre, then towards the centre, to stop propagation."

In fact, an epidemic of cerebro-spinal meningitis hit the Niger (8 million
inhabitants) in 1995. Vaccination sessions were organised and in March
humanitarian effort had provided 2 million doses. By the 29th of that month
4 million doses had been procured. Dr Marc Vercoutere has studied the
official figures:

       cases         notified   deaths
 28 February     2000      233
   3 March          5000       500
   9 March                            529
  16 March     8800               874
  27 March    10000              1000
  23 March    12645              1300
  29 March    15000              1500
   7 April          22000              2192
  23 May         40000              3200

and he observes: "You will note the appreciable and constant increase in the
epidemic, particularly at the end of March, when the vaccination campaign
had virtually ended and protection was supposed to be effective alter 8
days. Despite massive vaccination which, in principle, should have given
protection for about 3 years, we counted, in March 1996 after a new
epidemic, 341 deaths in 2945 cases. On 8 October 1997, after yet another
epidemic (within the supposed Period of vaccine protection), they announced
504 deaths from 4925 cases." Dr Vercoutere noted a slight increase in the
deaths-to-cases ratio, which would suggest increasing resistance to the
antibiotic treatment, in addition to the inefficacy of the vaccinations. A
review of the 1996 epidemic in Nigeria, which killed 8000, provided similar
findings.



In September 1997, when Spain had just undertaken a meningitis vaccination
programme, the President of the Spanish Society of Paediatricians, Manuel
Moya, was opposed to it on the basis that "The vaccination is not effective"
and, in any event, "we are nowhere near the 10 cases stipulated by the WHO
for mass vaccination." (La Quotidian du Medicin, 29 September 1997.)
According to Ignacio Sanchez, president of the doctors' organisation, this
measure was "above all a political decision without any foundation in
epidemiology.'' (Depeche AFP, International Espagne-Sante, 22 September
1997.) On meningitis vaccination in Spain Le Quotidian du Medicin added: "An
expert pharmacist at Madrid's largest hospital did not hide his intention to
leave his own infants unvaccinated." The individual was well placed to know
what was in the vaccine and was disinclined to expose his children to the
associated risk.

When we know that vaccine antigens are nearly all a neurocerebral tropism*
the question that arises when a child presents with meningitis is: "Has the
child had a vaccination of some sort?" In nature dangerous meningococci do
not wander about haphazardly. Vaccinations predispose to more aggressive
bacterial strains, which will soon have nothing to fear from all our
antibiotics.

*Turning of (part of) particular organism in particular direction in
response to external provocation.



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