Dr Viera Scheibner (PhD) is Principal Research Scientist (Retired) with a doctorate in Natural Sciences from Comenius University in Bratislava. In the mid 1980s, she studied babies’ breathing patterns with the Cotwatch breathing monitor developed by her late husband Leif Karlsson. She became interested in the subject of vaccination after realizing that babies had alarms after vaccination, indicating stress. To this day she has collected and studied more than 100,000 pages of medical papers dealing with vaccination issues.
Dr. Scheibner believes that when infectious diseases of childhood are not mismanaged by the administration of antibiotics, or by suppressing fever, the diseases prime, mature the immune system, and also represent developmental milestones. She is part of the International Medical Council on Vaccination (IMCV), an association of medical doctors, registered nurses and other qualified medical professionals whose purpose is to counter the messages asserted by pharmaceutical companies, the government and medical agencies that vaccines are safe, effective and harmless. Their conclusions have been reached individually by each member of the IMCV, after thousands of hours of personal research, study and observation.
In a recent article posted on the IMCV's website entitled, 'Measles Vaccines Part II; Benefits of Contracting Measles," she writes that having measles not only results in life-long specific immunity to measles, but also in life-long non-specific immunity to degenerative diseases of bone and cartilage, sebaceous skin diseases, immunoreactive diseases and certain tumours as demonstrated by Ronne (1985). She also says that having mumps protects against ovarian cancer according to West (1969). She believes that this is the area that should be researched instead of trying what she deems the impossible: eradicating infectious diseases.
Dr. Scheibner also says that the already-quoted, large group of Swiss doctors that formed a working committee questioning the Swiss’ Health Department’s policy of mass vaccination with the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine, wrote that until 1969 at the Basel University Paediatric Clinic, artificial infection with measles was used to treat successfully the nephrotic syndrome according to Albonico et al. (1990). She says that as shown by Shaheen et al. (1996), having measles even in a developing country is beneficial because it prevents atopy: “After adjustment for breastfeeding and other variables, measles infection was associated with a large reduction in the risk of skin-prick test positivity to household dustmite . . . 17 (12.8%) of 133 participants who had had measles infection were atopic compared with 33 (25.6%) of 129 of those who had been vaccinated and not had had measles”. An increased prevalence of atopic disorders in children may be associated with changes in types of childhood infections, vaccination programmes, and intestinal microflora according to Alm et al. (1999).
An engineered measles virus has been also used in anti-cancer therapy. Dr. Scheibner wrote that Carmona Mota (1973) described a remission of infantile Hodgkin’s disease after natural measles. She says that they wrote, “A 23-months-old Caucasian male was seen for the first time in April 1970 with a large mass in the neck due to hypertrophy of the left cervical lymph nodes. Before radiotherapy could be started the child developed measles. Much to our surprise the large cervical mass vanished without further therapy.” Many have researced and wrote about the oncolytic (cancer-destroying) effect of measles virus.
When Msaouel et al. (2009) conducted clinical testing of engineered oncolytic measles virus strains in the treatment of cancer, the virus they used was a vaccine-type virus. The research was done in vitro with a virus directly injected into the tumor. They wrote, “It is of note that a number of viral strains, including certain derivatives of the attenuated live measles virus Edmonston (MV-Edm) vaccine strain, demonstrate a propensity to preferentially infect, propagate in, and destroy cancerous tissue.
“...concerns regarding the potential of wild-type-viruses to cause serious side effects, technical limitations in manufacturing viral lots of high purity for clinical use, as well as the overwhelming excitement and fervent support for the, at the time, newly emerging chemotherapy approaches that slowed down research on alternative strategies,”was the reason given for using modified viruses. Dr. Scheibner says that one can speculate that there were also political reasons for using a vaccine measles virus (an engineered measles virus), and not the wild measles virus, because the question reamains as to why not simply let children have the natural measles and thus achieve the long-term non-specific immunity to a number of cancers.
Dr. Scheibner concludes the article by saying:
It is disconcerting that as in the past, even today’s doctors still relentlessly suppress fever and administer antibiotics as part of the standard practice ignoring well-documented published research which demonstrated that suppressing fever at the same time as administering antibiotics (and other medications) encourages the growth and general viability of the pathogens and their ability to develop resistance to such medications and may lead to their increased virulence (Mackowiak (1981)).
In an another recent article written by Dr. Scheibner entitled, "The ineffectiveness and unintended consequences of measles vaccination," she gives some examples of measles outbreaks in both vaccinated and unvaccinated populations all over the world. See: http://www.examiner.com/article/measles-outbreaks-signal-increasing-incidence-comparable-with-the-prevaccine-era
PhD Immunologist Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych also recently explained why measles can be marvelous. See: http://www.examiner.com/article/measles-are-marvelous-phd-immunologist-dr-tetyana-obukhanych-explains-why
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