By Matthew Cullinan Hoffman

  MARANHAO, Brazil, September 3, 2008 ( – With two people in “serious” condition following reception of the rubella vaccine during Brazil’s massive inoculation campaign, government authorities have admitted an adverse reaction rate that should cause a total of 70 such illnesses during the course of the campaign.

  The victims, who suffered kidney failure and difficulty breathing in Sao Luis, in the State of Maranhao, were said to be in “grave condition” by Marco D’Eca, a blogger sponsored by the Globo television network.

  D’Eca says that the campaign’s promoters are acknowledging that one out of every million persons receiving the vaccine may suffer an adverse reaction.  The campaign’s goal is to vaccinate 70 million people, the most in history, which should therefore result in 70 adverse reactions, by the campaign promoters’ own admission.

  However, other sources admit that the adverse reaction rate for the Measles, Mumps, and Rubella vaccine (MMR), which is the form generally being given in the Brazilian campaign, is much higher.

  According to a Finnish study, one in 110,000 people given the MMR vaccine suffered “febrile seizures”, one in 200,000 suffered anaphylaxis (a life-threatening whole-body allergic reaction), and one in 500,000 suffered pneumonia. One in one million contracted encephalitis—that is, their brain swelled.( 

  If these statistics are accurate, then approximately 700 or more people will suffer severe reactions to the mandatory vaccine, which the Brazilian government says is being given to prevent 17 birth defects annually due to rubella.

“Curiously,” says D’Eca, “the side effects of the vaccine, in spite of being rare, are more serious than the disease itself.  But no one says that in the vaccination campaign.”

  The revelation of such statistics cast further doubt on the motives of the program, which pro-life organizations regard as bearing a suspicious resemblance to covert sterilization programs conducted in other countries, including Argentina, Nigeria, the Philippines, Nicaragua, and Mexico.

  Magaly Llaguno of Human Life International’s Hispanic Division responded to the news by expressing “deep concern at the health risks involved in this vaccination program in Brazil, and also about the possibility that the vaccines might be laced with the HCG anti-pregnancy hormone, as has been suggested by several sources.”

“We call on the Brazilian government to conduct a thorough investigation before continuing with such a massive campaign to vaccinate 70 million people,” she added.

  Previous coverage:

  Brazilian Representative Seeks Answers Regarding Suspicious Vaccination Program

  Massive Brazilian Vaccination Raises Suspicions of Covert Sterilization Program

  UNICEF Nigerian Polio Vaccine Contaminated with Sterilizing Agents Scientist Finds


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