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June 18, 2021

Are Vaccinated Children Healthier?

By Shelley Keneipp, MH, DiHom,(UK)

On November 22, 2020, a pediatrician practicing in Oregon, Paul Thomas, and an independent researcher James Lyons-Weiler published their study, Relative Incidence of Office Visits and Cumulative Rates of Billed Diagnoses Along the Axis of Vaccination. Their study was published in the International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. This study attempted to answer the question: Are vaccinated children healthier overall than unvaccinated children?

This study compared the relative incidence of office visits (RIOV) of 3,324 pediatric patients who received care in Dr. Thomas’ integrative pediatric practice over a 10 year period. Of the total number of patients, 2,763 had received at least one vaccine, and 561 patients had received no vaccines.

The results were as follows:

  • Vaccinated children required twice as much health care time compared to unvaccinated children
  • No unvaccinated children developed Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). That is correct, ZERO of the 561 unvaccinated
  • patients in the study had ADHD!
  • Vaccinated children had ten times as many doctor visits for behavioral issues.
  • Vaccinated children visited the clinic three times more often for ear pain and Otis media (ear infection).
  • Vaccinated children required six times more health care for anemia than unvaccinated children.
  • Vaccinated children were treated three times more often for asthma than their unvaccinated peers.
  • Vaccinated children were seen for allergic rhinitis (hay fever) over six times more often than unvaccinated children in the practice.

Figure 5 from the study (below) shows these results clearly. As time passes (x-axis, days lived), each patient accumulates more visits to the doctor for various ailments. The vaccinated (orange) patients are clearly accumulating more visits for each complaint than the unvaccinated (blue) patients.

Cumulative office visits in the vaccinated (orange) vs. unvaccinated (blue) patients born into the practice: the clarity of the age-specific differences in the health fates of individuals who are vaccinated (2763) compared to the 561 unvaccinated in patients born into the practice over ten years is most strikingly clear in this comparison of the cumulative numbers of diagnoses in the two patient groups.
Figure 5. Analysis 5. Cumulative office visits in the vaccinated (orange) vs. unvaccinated (blue) patients born into the practice: the clarity of the age-specific differences in the health fates of individuals who are vaccinated (2763) compared to the 561 unvaccinated in patients born into the practice over ten years is most strikingly clear in this comparison of the cumulative numbers of diagnoses in the two patient groups. The number of office visits for the unvaccinated is adjusted by a sample size multiplier factor (4.9) to the expected value as if the number of unvaccinated in the study was the same as the number of vaccinated.

 

The study was unable to detect differences in developmental disorders, including autism. This might be due to many parents choosing to discontinue vaccinating when their children experienced adverse events after receiving a childhood vaccination.

On a sad note: Four days after this study was published, Dr. Thomas had his license to practice medicine suspended by the health authorities in the state of Oregon. This action was carried out without any hearing, leaving all of his patients unattended. You can learn more about this incident and his research at www.paulthomasmd.com