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42% of Drug Reactions Are Vaccine Related, Groundbreaking Chinese Study Finds

Chinese_child_vaccine42% of Drug Reactions Are Vaccine Related, Groundbreaking Chinese Study Finds

A groundbreaking new drug safety study published in the open access journal PLoS and titled, “Adverse Drug Reactions of Spontaneous Reports in Shanghai Pediatric Population,”  has revealed for the first that that 42.5% of all reported adverse drug  reactions occurring in 2009 in a Chinese pediatric population  (Shanghai, pop of 17 mil) were caused by vaccines, with reactions as  severe as anaphylaxis and death.

The report carries unique  gravitas insofar as the data was gathered through spontaneous reports of  physicians (52.03%), pharmacists (24.27%) and other health care  practitioners (15.46%), with only 2.52% coming from ‘consumers.’  Presumably, the clinical training of those reporting gives the study  additional credibility.

According to the study, which is one of  the first ever conducted on the topic in China, “Knowledge of drug  safety in the pediatric population of China is limited. This study was  designed to evaluate ADRs in children reported to the spontaneous  reporting system (SRS) of Shanghai in 2009.”
The results of the study were reported as follows:

A  male overrepresentation was observed regarding the total number of  reports. The most frequently reported group of drugs were vaccines  (42.15%). Skin rash and fever were the commonest symptoms reported in  the total pediatric dataset. The proportion of children that suffered  from a serious ADR was 2.16% and that for drug related deaths was 0.34%.  And we found that the multiple drug exposure experienced a high  proportion of serious ADRs compared with the single drug use (χ215.99,  P<0.0001). Sixty-five percent of ADRs were for children less than 6  years of age. And more than half of reports were from doctors.

According  to the study, the World Health Organization defines adverse drug  reaction (ADRs) “…as events related to a medication that are noxious,  unintended and occur at normal doses used in humans for prophylaxis,  diagnosis or therapy of disease, or for modification of physiological  function.”  Their definition excludes accidental or deliberate excessive  dosage or maladministration. The global problem with ADRs is so serious  that, according to the study, “ADRs are one of the leading causes of  morbidity and mortality in many countries [2], [3].”  Indeed, a 1998 report published in JAMA found that 106,000 Americans die every year from correctly prescribed medications.
The study results showed concerning patterns, across both age and gender.

  • The Younger The More Susceptible To Harm:  “When the data were assessed in terms of age groups, almost two thirds  of ADRs were reported for children from birth to 5 years of age (65.01%)  and 39.46% concerned children aging 2 months-2 years.” Furthermore,  “The highest proportion (6.58%) of serious reports was reported for  newborn (0–1 month).”
  • The Males Were More Susceptible Than Females: In general, a total of 1790 ADRs (40.41%) and 2640 ADRs (59.59%) were reported for female and male patients, respectively.In  interpreting the results, one explanation offered by the authors for  the fact that 50% of the ADRs were reported for children from birth to 5  years of age, with close to 40% affecting children between 2 months and  2 years of age, was “Children under 5 were the most common age group  for vaccination.”
    They expanded on this explanation further:

    The  ADR rate causes by vaccine is much higher than other drugs, and this  may be related to the types and number of vaccination being used in  China, as the types of routine immunization vaccines in China reach up  to 15 kinds, which is much higher than 7 kinds in India and Vietnam, 9  kinds in Thailand and 11 kinds in America, and most of the vaccines in  China are attenuated live vaccines, which may bring greater potential  safety hazard.

    The Chinese vaccination schedule, including over a dozen different  vaccines, illustrates a common problem surrounding multiple exposures  associated with ‘polypharmacy,’ where it is nearly impossible to  ascertain the synergistic toxicities and adverse interactions occurring  as a result of simultaneous exposures to multiple vaccines or  pharmaceutical agents. They expand on this point further:

    With  the seemingly constant flow of new therapeutic agents and new treatment  indications for existing medications, polypharmacy is increasingly  common [34], [35].  Drug-drug interactions (DDI) occur when two or more drugs are taken in  combination and one drug influences the effects of another drug. This  may subsequently cause a change in the pharmacodynamic or  pharmacokinetic parameters which may lead to lack of efficacy, or to an  increase in the number of reported adverse drug reactions. The  association between multiple drug exposure and the incidence of ADRs has  been studied, consistently showing an exponentially increased risk with  the increase of the number of drugs taken [36], [37].  When assessing the severity of the reported ADRs, our study confirmed  that multiple drug exposure experienced a high proportion compared with  the single drug use. This finding indicate that in order to minimize the  risk of serious ADRs, HCPs should pay particular attention to children  who are prescribed two drugs or more.

    Recently, Dr. Kelly Brogan,  MD, commented on one of the fundamental flaws of present day  vaccination schedules, namely, multiple vaccine safety has never been  studied, nor proven:

    The current schedule has  never been studied – not one vaccine in a vaccinated vs. unvaccinated  design, let alone multiple delivered at once, or the entire long-term  effects of 49 doses of 14 vaccines by age 6.

    What  we do know is that countries like the U.S. have one of the highest  infant mortality rates (IMRs) in the developed world (33 nations have  lower IMRs), while at the same time having the most infant vaccines in  the world (26 vaccine doses for infants aged less than 1 year).  This  can no longer be written off as ‘coincidental.’ [see SAGE study on the topic]
    We  believe this latest Chinese study represents one of the first signs of  an awakening within the Chinese research and medical community to the  fact that despite being promoted as a medical ‘holy water,’ the very  heart of the miracle of modern medicine, vaccines – especially in the  very young – are causing severe adverse health effects, many of which  outweigh their purported benefits.
    Moreover, considering that this  report (like most adverse vaccine events) only looked at acute adverse  health effects, as we learn more about the autoimmunity generating properties of vaccines, and other chronic health issues associated with the presence of ‘hidden’ pathogenic viruses  in the live and attenuated vaccines most commonly used in China and the  underdeveloped or developing world, we believe this latest study  represents the tip of the iceberg as far as the real adverse health  effects associated with the increasingly doubtful ‘preventive’ measure  of vaccination.
    To learn more about the fatal flaws in the science of vaccinology, read our recent article on the topic:


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