Reports of whooping cough outbreaks in California and in other states this summer are nothing new. Every four to five years — no matter how high the vaccination rate is – there are reports of whooping cough increases. Whooping cough is a respiratory disease. Toxins in Bordetella pertussis bacteria stimulate the production of large amounts of thick, sticky mucus that can clog the airways of tiny babies and children, making it difficult for them to take a breath without vomiting, choking and making a whooping sound as they struggle to breathe. There is an acellular pertussis vaccine — DTaP – which was licensed for American babies in 1996.4 DTaP replaced an older, very reactive whole cell pertussis vaccine – DPT – that was associated with more cases of high fever, collapse/shock, convulsions, brain inflammation and permanent brain damage. It is well known that pertussis vaccines, which can contain various amounts of bioactive toxins and also aluminum and mercury additives, have killed and brain injured some children. Over half of the 2480 awards for vaccine injury and death totaling billion dollars made under the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act involve pertussis vaccine. Pertussis vaccination rates are very high in the US According to the CDC, 84 percent of children under age three have received four DTaP shots. By the time American children enter kindergarten nearly every child has gotten all the CDC recommended pertussis shots. In 2009, the CDC said that

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