MS Study Questions Safety of Bacteria Commonly Used as Vaccine Adjuvant…

In short, vacines designed to "protect"us - may be causing MS in some cases.  Astonishing.

Best & Highest Regards,

Tom C

It's the disease that's being vaccinated against that's the bad guy here, not the vaccine!  Oh, the article you linked to states that

"The bacteria Bordetella pertussis and its secreted toxin have been extensively used within the last 50 years as a potent adjuvant, or substance added to a vaccine to increase the body’s immune response to it."

but that's just some journalist displaying the usual journalist level of scientific accuracy.  It'd be crazy to use live bacteria as an adjuvant, especially such dangerous bacteria as pertussis (whooping cough) bacteria.  As for the toxin being used as an adjuvant, not in humans it isn't, not in the US.  Pretty much the only adjuvants approved for human use in the US are aluminum salts; see this CDC web page for details:

Anyway, the title of the scientific paper they're talking about is "The potential role of subclinical Bordetella Pertussis colonization in the etiology of multiple sclerosis", so the authors' concern is clearly the germ rather than the vaccine.  They use some of the evidence which points to an infectious cause and which you can also find cited on this website, plus some correlations which point at pertussis in particular.  But correlations are very weak evidence.  Spurious correlations are quite common; here are some for your viewing pleasure:

Hi Norman,

That link is awesome!!  I had someone recently ask about Rick having some sort of "emotional trauma" that could have lead to his MS.  Posh and nonsense - and superstitous was my response.  Spurious correlation is a great phrase for that.  That individual mentioned "I could show you studies..." I didn't have a  concise and ready answer to that - e.g. "spurious correlation" - though I did have the notion or thought.

I got flustered a bit, and I took great offense at that as the way you could interpret it is that Rick or his family (Me) - did something we shouldn't have done, or didn't do something we should have - e.g. we were somehow at fault.  Rick is blameless in getting MS, gosh darn it! The things we could have done or shouldn't have done - were out of our control.  For instance, we had no idea that CPN might be involved, that gluten was causing damage (both confirmed) - that food additives could be an issue, etc.

Having a "positive attitude" won't prevent rickets or scurvy.  This same person - said that Michele's breast cancer was caused because she didn't have a "warm place" in her heart for her Ex.  Again, posh and nonsense of the highest degree.  Michele got lucky in spotting her breast cancer, and getting it taken care of.  She's a 10 or 11 year survivor now.  Her "Ex" she didn't have a "warm spot" for - didn't even show up at the hospital after her lumpectomy - no flowers, no show of support, nothing.  Astonishing really.

Thank you for the link and for the short phrase "spurious correlation!"

Best & Highest Regards,

Tom C

Proud Parent of Rick - R started CAP in Nov. 13. Small measurable improvements as of 7/14, more by 10/14.  Holding Steady in early 2017.  "I will leave no stone unturned, no theory unexamined, to help my son." Tommi

Norman, that last link is hilarious!  Sarah

Completed Stratton/Wheldon regime for aggressive secondary progressive MS in June 2007, after four years, three of which intermittent.   Still improving bit by bit and no relapses since finishing treatment.