Fifty Shades of Grey: The Great Vaccine Debate

Recently, a reader on Facebook asked me to comment on the current debate over vaccinations. Here are my thoughts. Let me know what you think!




  1. pm

    Dr. Bowden,

    I would just like to respond to your podcast about vaccines with some information that I believe you have not been exposed to.

    Herd Immunity is a myth.

    The Problem with MMR vaccine is that it does not confer lasting immunity to measles, as does exposure to chicken pox does in childhood. These vaccines also contain live measles viruses that shed, causing other people to become infected.

    The reduction in measles is not due to vaccines but improvements in “… hygiene, sanitation, nutrition, labor laws, electricity, chlorination, refrigeration, pasteurization, and many other facets that we now generally take for granted as part of modern life.” – See more at:

    All vaccines contain a toxic cocktail of heavy metals, attenuated virus, foreign DNA/RNA, formaldehyde, ect most of which CDC even admits are there: Here is a more comprehensive list: Infants routinely get dosed with 16 + at a time immediately after birth when kidney, immune system and blood brain barriers are not developed. Could you do this with a clear conscience?

    Regarding safety and connection to autism a high level scientist of the CDC has come forward to state that vaccine research has been falsified and suppressed:

    Rate of autism in 2000 was 1 in 150 and now it 1 in 68

    • Martha

      Hey, just offering my points, though I’m not by any means professionals or certified.

      For the first three points: herd immunity, longevity, and hygiene condition, it might be good to understand what vaccine really is. A weakened virus to “train” our own immunity. Not a medicine in itself. It doesn’t provide 100% prevention of disease, which is why hygiene is still helpful to prevent the spread. Then why do we need vaccine? This links to the herd immunity topic. It’s not us, healthy, hygienic people who needs herd immunity; “those who are not eligible for certain vaccines—such as infants, pregnant women, or immunocompromised individuals—get some protection because the spread of contagious disease is contained.” ( (

      “All vaccines contain a toxic cocktail of heavy metals, attenuated virus, foreign DNA/RNA, formaldehyde, etc”. Depends on what we define as toxic. Yes formaldehyde is toxic, but it exists in apple, pear, even carrots. Fe, Cu, Mn, Mg exist in leafy greens. What makes these food not toxic, is the dosage. “A good place to start is to figure out what is the NOAEL, or No Observable Adverse Effect Level. That is the largest dose at which there are no significant adverse effects” (

      Autism and vaccine, well, Wakefield’s article linking MMR vaccine and autism was fraudulent ( “The paper was a small case series with no controls, linked three common conditions, and relied on parental recall and beliefs.” In a series of articles starting this week, and seven years after first looking into the MMR scare, journalist Brian Deer now shows the extent of Wakefield’s fraud and how it was perpetrated. Drawing on interviews, documents, and data made public at the GMC hearings, Deer shows how Wakefield altered numerous facts about the patients’ medical histories in order to support his claim to have identified a new syndrome; how his institution, the Royal Free Hospital and Medical School in London, supported him as he sought to exploit the ensuing MMR scare for financial gain; and how key players failed to investigate thoroughly in the public interest when Deer first raised his concerns. The source that I linked has all the links necessary to proof these claims for your perusal.

      As in why the numbers have been going up, Immunization Safety Review Committee, Institute of Medicine, Board on Health Promotion and Disease Prevention summed it up as “broader diagnostic concept of autism, improved recognition of autism, or variations in the precision of the study.” (Immunization Safety Review: Measles-Mumps-Rubella Vaccine and Autism)

    • Leah

      Thank you for your post! I agree with what you are saying!

  2. Ellicia

    Thanks for the talk on vaccines. For sure vaccines prevent disease…just too bad they put in dangerous toxins. Doesn’t make sense why. I attached, or copied, what my chiropractor dr. emailed out. Showing what’s in vaccines and its effect on the body.

    You may find interesting, Bill Gates, is the founder and funder of Project Tycho, who produced the study demonstrating the power of curing diseases with vaccines. He’s invested over 10 billion to provide vaccinations world wide. Seems he’s a philanthropist. Though he said some things at a TED conference about vaccinations that stunned and horrified some people. Leaving concern about some of his motives. You can google it to learn more.

    Jonny I am truly most disssapointed that you did not address about the toxins and why they are in there! As that is the primary reason people are concerned. Would you please explain the purpose for each of the array of toxins. You will not be able to ease our minds or soothe our fears without such an explanation. We can not trust without some valid, believable explanation.

    Please give an explantion why they are putting into vaccines…. (especially the first 4) Aluminum, Mercury [ thimerosal ], Formaldehyde [ formalin ], Glutaraldehyde, Monosodium Glutamate[ MSG | glutamate | glutamate acid ], Tri (n) Butylphosphate…to name a few of the cocktail of toxins in the vaccine.

    What’s In a Vaccine (title of the paper) you may google it for a clean copy (plus add the words…Harris L. Coulter, Ph.D.)

    Implicated as a cause of brain damage; suspected
    factor in Alzheimer’s Disease, dementia,
    seizures and comas. Allergic can occur on
    the skin.†
    Ammonium Sulfate [ salt ]
    Suspected gastrointestinal, liver, nerve
    and respiratory system poison.
    Known to cause cancer. Suspected gastrointestinal,
    liver, nerve and respiratory, skin and
    sense organ poison.
    Produced from selected pieces of calf and cattle
    skins, de-mineralized cattle bones and pork
    skin. Allergic reactions have been reported. †
    Gentamicin Sulfate
    and Polymyxin B [ antibiotics ]
    Allergic reactions can range from mild to
    life threatening. †
    Genetically Modified Yeast,
    Animal, Bacterial and Viral DNA
    Can be incorporated into the recipient’s DNA
    and cause unknown genetic mutations.
    Poisonous if ingested. Causes birth defects
    in experimental animals.
    Formaldehyde [ formalin ]
    Major constituent of embalming fluid: poisonous
    if ingested. Probable carcinogen; suspected
    gastrointestinal, liver, respiratory, immune,
    nerve and reproductive system poison.
    Human and Animal Cells
    Human cells from aborted fetal tissue and
    human albumin. Pig blood, horse blood, rabbit
    brain, guinea pig, dog kidney, cow heart, monkey
    kidney, chick embryo, chicken egg, duck
    egg, calf serum, sheep blood and others.
    Latex Rubber
    Can cause life-threatening allergic reactions.†
    Mercury [ thimerosal ]
    One of the most poisonous substances
    known. Has an affinity for the brain, gut,
    liver, bone marrow and kidneys. Minute
    amounts can cause nerve damage. Symptoms
    of mercury toxicity are similar to
    those of Autism.
    Dead and alive viri and bacteria or
    their toxins, The polio vaccine was contaminated
    with a monkey virus, now turning
    up in human bone, lung-lining (mesothelioma),
    brain tumors and lymphomas.
    Monosodium Glutamate
    [ MSG | glutamate | glutamate acid ]
    A neurotoxin that’s being studied
    for mutagenic, teratogenic (developmental
    and monstrosities) and reproductive
    effects. Allergic reactions can range
    from mild to severe.†
    Neomycin Sulfate [ antibiotic ]
    Interferes with vitamin B6 absorption. An
    error in the uptake of B6 can cause a rare
    form of epilepsy and mental retardation.
    Allergic reactions can range from
    mild to life threatening. †
    Phenol | Phenoxyethanol [ 2-PE ]
    Used as anti-freeze. Toxic to all cells and
    capable of disabling the immune system’s
    primary response mechanism.
    Polysorbate 80
    Know to cause cancer in animals.
    Tri (n) Butylphosphate
    Suspected kidney and nerve poison.
    † When babies are hours or days old it is
    impossible to know if they have an allergy
    A major cause of the Roman Empire’s decline, after six centuries of world dominance was its replacement of
    stone aqueducts by lead pipes for the transport and supply of drinking water. Roman engineers, the best in the
    world, turned their fellow citizens into neurological cripples. Today our own “best and brightest,” with the best
    of intentions, achieve the same end through childhood vaccination programs yielding the modern scourges of
    hyperactivity, learning disabilities, autism, appetite disorders, and impulsive violence. — Harris L. Coulter, Ph.D.

    • Martha

      As for why it exists in vaccine, it’s a bit lengthy, but here’s a link if you’re interested (

      As for why Jonny doesn’t address the toxin issue, because there isn’t. I mean yes, aluminium and mercury and all those chemicals are indeed inside the vaccine, but it all depends on what we define as toxic. Yes formaldehyde is toxic, but it exists in apple, pear, even carrots. Fe, Cu, Mn, Mg exist in leafy greens. What makes these food not toxic, is the dosage. We have something called lethal dosage and NOAEL; while lethal dosage is self-explanatory, NOAEL is short for No Observable Adverse Effect Level. That is the largest dose at which there are no significant adverse effects. If you’re worried about the chemicals inside vaccine, it’s a good point to start reading into the NOAEL dosage (

    • william bushkie


      First you have every right to be skeptical about injecting anything in your body. I respect that but your concerns are misplace and incorrect. First lets consider your source. Why oh why are you taking medical advice from a chiropractor. He she is not a medical doctor. They do not posess anymore medical or biochemical training than your auto mechanic. They are not qualified to speak on these topics and it is out of their scope of practice in all 50 states to present themselves as a licensed expert in these areas.

      Now lets address a few items because I am at work caring for real patients in a Critical Care Setting. Most of the ingredients you listed occur naturally in the body and in foods we eat(yes whole organic foods) Example Formaldehyde. More in a Organic Pear than the number of vaccines a child received in the first two years of his/her life. Mercury or specific thimoseral is not the mercury in thermometers. It is an inert form of the element and there is more in a tuna fish sandwhich that in previous vaccines. In fact with the advent of single use vaccines it is not even used anymore since circa 1992. Aluminium or more specifically AlOH salts which are found in foods as well as many other medicines. This is not tinfoil but a salt, a harmless salt that actually is useful in the human body for proper metabolic processes. Have you every taken Maalox, Mylanta or similar products? Guess what you took AlOH.

      Vaccines have been studied extensively for the past 40 plus years. The results of these studies have been published and are capable of being picked apart by any scientist or physician whom is willing to refute the data with scientific evidence. What we have found is that very seldom has anyone able to come along and do this. Sometimes they come out with studies that show vaccines cause harm. When the study is examined we find a sample size so small that the results are meaningless. As well we find that the results are not repeatable which is in 99% of cases an indicator that the results were fraudulent(reference Wakefield study on MMR autism). So continue to be a good mom and question things but dont go looking for answers from folks that are not qualified or have ulterior motives(ie selling homeopathic garbage)

  3. Mary

    Thank you for an intelligent and insightful commentary. I have yet to hear something insightful or for that matter intelligent on mainstream media regarding this issue. I have 4 children, one with autism, and did decide to have my children receive the mandated vaccinations. However, I do know that in rare cases there are serious side effects, and anytime you mandate childrenn receive a medical intervention, you need to have exhaustive reserarch on the potential side effects and which individuals are vulnerable. Such research does not yet exist. I also feel strongly that anything mandated on children also needs to be mandated on adults, particularly those adults traveling into or out of our country. Perhaps if the adult population on a wide scale had to face the potential concerns of vacinations, there would be more of a demand to insure that serious negative side effects were more thoroughly studied.

    • william bushkie


      You raise some good points. I would like to acknowledge that average time for development of a vaccine and drugs is often exceeding 10 years. At a cost of over $1B+. Vaccines have been tested and studied thoroughly for the past 40+ years and research has been exhaustive as you put it. By not only the manufacturers, but medical universities, research hospitals, federal and state governments in this country as well as the WHO, and Pasteur Institute in France. Basically the consensus is in that Vaccines as they are presently scheduled are safe. So either all of these groups are complicit in the greatest cover up known to mankind or a more reasonable conclusion can be reached. That it is TRUE and FACT that vaccines are safe.


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