Question #1: Did vaccines save us from the deadly pandemics of the past?
The United Kingdom was the first country to keep data on mortality from infectious diseases in 1838. The U.S. began in 1900. Other countries have other time frames but the trends are roughly similar.
In the U.K. some of the biggest killers of the 19th century were scarlet fever, typhoid, cholera, measles and whooping cough, also known as pertussis. Small pox was statistically more rare.
The only vaccine available in the 19th century was for small pox. Invented by Edward Jenner in 1796, throughout the 19th century it was always associated with outbreaks of small pox. Most of the people who died of small pox in these outbreaks had been vaccinated. In 1885 the city of Leicester turned away from vaccination and embraced quarantine and sanitation. Small pox virtually disappeared in Leicester within a couple years. Within a decade quarantine had replaced vaccination throughout the country and by 1902 small pox was very rare in the U.K.
Many people point to the eradication of polio in India that has been talked of in the media as proof the vaccine is working. Again, we have to look more closely.
According to the WHO, the rate of AFP has increased about 1,000 percent in India since the vaccination campaign began. They call it “non polio” AFP because everybody has been vaccinated. This assumes the vaccine works. As we saw in the U.S. it actually is causing more paralysis.
Dr. Jacob Puliyel is the head of pediatrics at St. Stephens Hospital in Delhi, India and a member of the National Technical Advisory Group on Immunization of the Government of India. In February of 2015 he published a study in the leading pediatric medical journal in the world. He found that the 10 fold increase in paralysis was due to the polio vaccine. Not only that, the case fatality rate was higher as well, so it was a more deadly form of AFP than whatever people had before.
Did we eradicate “polio?” Maybe. But at what cost? We increased paralysis 10 fold and the death rate even higher. This should give one pause.
When people, even the government or the spokespeople for the vaccine manufacturers themselves make declarations that vaccines have saved millions of lives, ask for the hard data. Clearly in the U.K. and in the U.S. and with “polio” in India, this is not the case, even according to the data from the people making the claims. 
Question #2: If vaccines are not saving us from deadly pandemics are they at least protecting us from getting the illnesses and thereby improving our health?
Vaccines cause diseases. That is the whole point of vaccines. The theory is they cause a mild form of the disease that prepares the body to fight off the more severe natural form later. When somebody uses the phrase, “vaccine preventable disease,” proceed with caution. There is no such thing. Vaccines are intended to cause diseases. It is quite likely that anybody who does not know this may also not know other important things about vaccines. When we vaccinate we are choosing the vaccine version of the disease over the natural version.
In considering the cost-benefit analysis of vaccine induced diseases we have to consider a few key points. I summarize them here:
1) Inherited immunity
2) Long term benefits of viral diseases
3) Vaccine ingredients
Question #3: Are vaccines safe?
Adverse reactions include brain damage, epilepsy (one in 20 American kids), multiple sclerosis, genetic disruption, immune system diseases, asthma, allergies, diabetes, learning disabilities and developmental delays, food allergies and many more.
When vaccine manufacturers were on the cusp of bankruptcy due to an unsustainable number of lawsuits and the damages they had to pay out, in 1986 congress passed a law absolving them of all legal liability from the known negative effects of their products. This law was further strengthened in 2011 when the Supreme Court found that vaccines are unavoidably unsafe and manufacturers are under no obligation to make them safer.
As part of the 1986 law the Department of Health and Human Services maintains the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System (VAERS). This is a passive reporting program that is thought to capture a very low percentage of total adverse events. Nonetheless there are tens of thousands of reports filed every year. What are the real numbers? With a passive reporting system we’ll never know. Why are we not making a greater effort to count these cases and how can a doctor feel comfortable saying vaccines are safe if they are full of toxins and we are not studying the reactions people are having to them?
HHS also runs the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program which has paid out to the families of vaccine injured children nearly four billion dollars in damages as of this writing.
Question #4: What is the true cost benefit ratio of vaccines?
Official statistics may show declines in rates of infectious diseases but when we understand that everybody who receives the vaccine gets the manufactured version of the disease, we have to look more closely. We have replaced the natural infectious diseases which were already slowly fading away with the manufactured variety that every child now has injected into them multiple times before they begin kindergarten.
Through this process thousands of years of inherited, cultivated immunity are lost. The long term developmental and health benefits of natural viral infections are lost. The brain may be damaged. The immune system may be further handicapped. We must therefore be more astute in our cost-benefit analysis.