According to a briefly released peer-reviewed study, unvaccinated children may suffer from less chronic illnesses and, in general, be healthier than vaccinated children. This pilot study was withdrawn after being published in abstract form only and even given a DOI number, due to complaints made by people over Twitter by anonymous posters. In the brief period that the study abstract was online, it received over 250 full study quotes on google, a significant majority of them positive, and well over a million impressions on social media platforms.
Clearly, despite the withdrawal of the article from Frontiers in Public Health, there is strong interest from the public for information about the health of unvaccinated children and how it compares to those from similar populations who have received some or all of the recommended vaccines. This study was funded in response to both parent demand for such a study, and the Institute of Medicine’s recommendation that such a study be undertaken. Dr. Tony Mawson, the lead investigator of this pilot study was able to design a survey that would assess the health of a statistically significant number of children, by evaluating a population of children wit ha high number of unvaccinated children with similar economic and social characteristics.
What we do know from what was briefly published online is that researchers took a look at the health information on over 660 children to see if they could find any differences between the health of unvaccinated, partially vaccinated and fully vaccinated groups, and if so, whether the differences were statistically significant. The survey was conducted in 2012, and it was taken by the mothers of children between the ages of six and twelve years old. The mothers in the survey were from Florida, Louisiana, Mississippi, and Oregon.
While the researchers did find that the unvaccinated children were much more likely to get chickenpox and whooping cough, there were some other findings that indicated that vaccines may have non-specified effects that should be further analyzed in larger populations due to the seriousness of the findings:
- Vaccinated children were twice as likely to have a chronic illness.
- Vaccinated children were four times more likely to have a learning disability, including ADHD or autism spectrum disorder.
- Vaccinated children who were born prematurely were more than six times more likely to have a neurological disorder.
This research was made possible by the organization that Claire Dwoskin founded, the Children’s Medical Safety Research Institute. We encourage you to check out their blog to learn about the latest peer-reviewed published studies funded by CMSRI and other new information related to vaccines. Although it’s not widely reported in the mainstream media, more information is being disseminated by scientific organization than much of the public realizes that may have some bearing on why parents and those in the medical community have questioned the safety of vaccines. The aforementioned study above is part of this incoming research.