The following is a large excerpt from the 1923 book Béchamp or Pasteur? A Lost Chapter in the History of Biology by Ethel D. Hume. I don’t expect one way or another that you would care to read it, but I just got done transcribing the section on the history of American involvement in the Philippines as it regards vaccinations.
I have seen this time and again – there is no credible evidence to support vaxxing of any type, and often enough, the evidence is, as shown by Hume, negative. Massachuetts had a similar experience as the Philippines with smallpox, outbreaks tailing vaccination campaigns and mandates. Far from preventing disease, vaccines are a major cause.
And yet they go on. The insult that goes with the injury is that those who support vaxxing claim that it wiped out smallpox.
(Begins on page 271)
Since taking over the [Philippine] islands by the USA, every attention has been paid to perfecting of sanitation. But not content with this, their Public Health Service has undertaken the thorough and systematic vaccination of the population, adding thereto a considerable amount of serum inoculation. For the result, let us turn to an American paper, published in Minneapolis, the Masonic Observer of 14 January, 1922.
The Philippines have experienced 3 smallpox epidemics since the United States 1st took over the islands, the 1st in 1905-6, the 2nd in 1907-8, and the 3rd and worst, the recent epidemic of 1918-1919.
Before 1905 (with no systematic general vaccination) the case mortality was about 10%. In the 1905-6 epidemic, with vaccination well started, the case mortality range from 25% to 50% in different parts of the islands. During the epidemic of 1918-19, with the Philippine supposedly almost universally immunized by vaccination, the case mortality averaged over 65%.
These figures can be verified by reference to the Report of the Philippine Health Service for 1919, page 78. These figures are accompanied by the statement that “the mortality is hardly explainable”. To anyone but a Philippine Medical Health Commissioner, it is plainly the result of vaccination.
Not only has smallpox become more deadly in the Philippines, but, in addition: “The statistics of the Philippine Health Service show that there has been a steady increase in recent years in the cases of preventable diseases, especially typhoid, malaria, and tuberculosis.”
[Quoted from the 1921 Report of the Special Mission on Investigation to the Philippine Islands, of which Gen. Leonard Wood was head.]
Going into detail in an earlier issue (10th December, 1921), the Masonic Observer writes:
“The highest percentage of mortality, 65.3%, was in Manila, the most thoroughly vaccinated place in the Philippines; the lowest percentage of mortality, 11.4%, was in Mindanao, where, owing to religious beliefs of the inhabitants, vaccination has not been practiced as much as in most other parts of the islands.
To the everlasting shame of the misnamed “Health” Service, vaccination has been forced on Mindanao since 1918, despite this proof that their people were safer without it, and, as a result, smallpox mortality increased to about 25% in 1920.
In view of the fact that sanitary engineers had probably done more in Manila to clean up the city and make it healthy than in any other part of the island’s there is every reason to believe that excessive vaccination actually brought on the smallpox epidemic, in spite of the sanitary measures taken to promote health”
Again, from the issue of 17th December, 1921:
“Think of it – less than 11 million population in the Philippines and 107,981 cases of smallpox with the awful tolls of 59,741 deaths in 1918 in 1919. Bear in mind that, in all human probability, the inhabitants of the Philippines are as thoroughly vaccinated and revaccinated has any people in the world.
Systematic vaccination started in the Philippines in 1905 and has continued ever since. It is certain that over 10 million vaccinations for smallpox were performed in the Philippines from 1905 to 1917, and very probable that the vaccinations numbered even as many as 15 million during that time. This can be verified by reference to reports of the Philippine Health Service.”
Turning to these reports, we find evidence that the facts must have been even worse. In letters to the Secretary of Public Instruction, Dr. V. de Jesus (the Dir. of Health) states that in 1918 in 1919 there were in the Philippines 112,549 cases smallpox with 60,855 deaths. The Chief of the Division of Sanitation in the Provinces gives yet higher figures for the year 1919, increasing the tone for two years to 145,317 cases and 63,434 deaths.
So the facts pronounce firmly against Jenner and Pasteur. Yet, basing his theories upon a practice already discredited by those who had given it close and impartial scientific study, Pasteur proceeded to inaugurate a system of preventive medicine focused on what he proclaimed to be the ravages of airborne microbes. The attenuated doses which, according to his theory, were to prevent natural diseases did due honor to Edward Jenner by being called the vaccines.”