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Vaccine Illusion [Kindle Edition]

Tetyana Obukhanych
4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (73 customer reviews)

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Book Description

Due to the growing number of vaccine safety concerns, our society has been polarized into vaccine advocates and vaccine opponents. However, in the debate over vaccine safety, we have lost sight of a bigger problem: how vaccination campaigns wipe out our herd immunity and endanger the very young. Written by an immunologist, Vaccine Illusion explains why vaccines cannot give us lasting immunity to infectious diseases and how they jeopardize our natural immunity and overall health.

Disclaimer: The information in this book is not intended as medical advice. Readers assume sole responsibility for choosing for themselves and their children disease prevention options that are compatible with their convictions.

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  • File Size: 132 KB
  • Print Length: 53 pages
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services, Inc.
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B007AW2CLG
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259 of 324 people found the following review helpful
By Fei Liu
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
I am also a fellow immunologist that studied vaccines, and a mother of two, and I was eager to read this book because I was hoping that a scientist will provide an honest balanced narration of the history, efficacy and future challenges of vaccine programs, and raise some real questions that is worthy of thoughts. However this book can make Fox News and MSNBC News seem fair and balanced.
I intend to write a full length review approximately the same length as the book itself, with proper references to the statements I make. But it will take time, and I don't want more readers mislead by the lack of negative reviews, so here is a shorter version.
Here are the major problems I have with this book:
1) Lack of reference. The author make various statements which are critical for her stance against vaccination that is not reference at all. For example, she claimed that Jenner's smallpox vaccine was only effective for an undefined "a few years", and yet, all my searches yielded rather long effectiveness of vaccinia vaccine ([...]). The author seems to choose references that would suit her argument but ignore those that contradict hers.
2) Totally biased. I guess I can't really blame her for writing a book titled "Vaccine Illusions" and only criticize the efficacy of vaccines, but what I have a problem with is her disguising this book as a scientific book that can be used to educate parents who are trying to make vaccine choices. No, this book is for those who have already made up their mind to not vaccinate their children and are looking for validation for such a decision from somebody that can be perceived as "credible".
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64 of 92 people found the following review helpful
1.0 out of 5 stars Lacks depth and substance March 12, 2014
Format:Kindle Edition|Verified Purchase
Dr. Obukhanych's main thesis is that natural immunity is better than vaccines. I came to this book wanting to learn as much as I could, given the author's credentials. Unfortunately, what I found was a very short (53 large font pages without introduction and appendix) and under-researched book (no graphs or data from the literature) with a lot of incendiary claims.

The text is filled with links to scientific articles, but the author felt little need to describe the science or findings behind her claims. When she did describe things, she misrepresented the data. For instance, I clicked on the many links to the primary literature and found a lot of misrepresented by the author. For instance, she claims that aluminum adjuvants "render animals allergic to the food components consumed or injected at the same time" and cites two papers. So, I looked into it, and the findings are that if you eat aluminum adjuvants, you will get antibodies against your food. Nothing in either study says anything about getting antibodies against your food for a normal vaccine. (The studies were looking at the role of aluminum-containing antacids and the generation of immunity against food in mice.) I can list many more such cases if people are interested.

The author is very deft at making people scared of vaccines, but what I was looking for was real science to back up her claims. Instead, the author links to articles that most people don't have access to, uses misleading language, and doesn't show any data!

So, I find this book exceptionally irresponsible. Please watch the author's youtube video in Canada for the same exact content (with graphs, though, and for free) [...]
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107 of 158 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Highly recommended for anyone interested in vaccines March 21, 2012
Format:Kindle Edition
If you have any interest in researching vaccination and immunity, I think this is a good book to read. This book alone will not answer all your questions, but offers a very compelling and well-researched starting point, or continuing point, for the discussion of vaccines. There is a lot of good information in this book, and as a mom who has already researched vaccination extensively, I still have learned a lot from reading this.

At the start of this book, the author introduces herself and how she came to her views on immunizations. Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych has a PhD in immunology and started out excited about vaccines, but as her studies progressed, her views began to change. In the introduction, she explains her reasons for writing this book, and also gives definitions to the terms of immunity, immunology and immunization. Though she comes from a very scientific background, she has written this book in a way that it could be understood by nearly anyone, because she defines many of the scientific terms she uses.

Chapter one is about the history of vaccination, and how the process came about with the first vaccine for smallpox. Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych also explains how this process was flawed from the beginning, and it has remained so ever since. She says that "Every new generation of immunologists is initiated into this illusion and inadvertently takes immunologic research in the direction that is further and further away from understanding the true basis of immunity." Her writing style and logic are very compelling.

Chapter two covers the introduction of vaccination for diphtheria and tetanus, using blood from horses that had been gradually infected with the diseases. This led to "serum sickness" which led to the introduction of formaldehyde into the vaccine.
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars much needed perspective
Beautifully written immunological perspective on vaccines. Backed up with journals and reviews and personal experience. A masterpiece of wisdom. Bravo.
Published 9 days ago by SonOfJupiter
5.0 out of 5 stars Tetyana Obukhanych uses common sense to see past the dogma ...
Tetyana Obukhanych uses common sense to see past the dogma of immunology. I appreciate her courage to speak the truth.
Published 19 days ago by Kindle Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Informative!
it was not the easiest read to me - but I definitely gained more understanding about vaccines, mainly the difference of natural immunity and vaccine induced immunity. Read more
Published 21 days ago by NML
5.0 out of 5 stars A Refreshing Look at Vaccines
I gave this book the rating I did because of the author's creativity, common sense and objectivity. Read more
Published 23 days ago by Sara L Langsam
5.0 out of 5 stars Forget the vaccine "debate"- let's deal with the facts
Vaccine Illusion is a must read for all parents faced with the emotional and frustrating decision of vaccination. Read more
Published 1 month ago by Rozlyn Roberson
1.0 out of 5 stars http: //www. sciencebasedmedicine.
Published 1 month ago by SwimSteff
5.0 out of 5 stars Really wonderful material and well worth reading or watching her video...
Really wonderful material and well worth reading or watching her video presentation. The negative reviews always happen from people who will not stop to study the issue - they have... Read more
Published 1 month ago by S. Richey
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent Book; Vaccines are a Fraud.
To the Pro-Vaccine Crowd:

If vaccines were effective, then why is whooping cough more prevalent with those already vaccinated? Doesn't your vaccination work? Read more
Published 1 month ago by Steven Matrix
5.0 out of 5 stars Excellent !
Her case is presented with clear, well grounded scientific reasoning. I recommend this book as essential reading, especially for anyone who is unaware of the well researched... Read more
Published 3 months ago by Stephen Taylor
1.0 out of 5 stars hard to understand
As an individual with education in a medical field (not a doctor) and as a parent, I was hoping for some comprehensive information. Read more
Published 3 months ago by Ryan M Sienko
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