Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated: Review of a 2017 Study

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vaccinated, Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated: Review of a 2017 Study

vaccinated, Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated: Review of a 2017 Study

Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated: Review of a 2017 Study

This article is a review of Anthony Mawson’s “Pilot Comparative Study on the Health of Vaccinated and Unvaccinated 6- to12-Year-Old U. S. Children”. Here you will learn what additional health risks may be associated with vaccines as discovered in the study between vaccinated versus unvaccinated children.

The urgency for vaccine mandates in order to protect individuals from infectious disease has consumed the media in recent decades. In 2009 it was the swine flu, Ebola in 2014, measles in 2019 and recently the coronavirus in 2020. 

vaccinated, Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated: Review of a 2017 Study

The Vaccine Industry

Pharmaceutical companies, WHO (World Health Organization), the CDC (Center for Disease Control), the FDA (Food and Drug Administration) and other agencies sell vaccines by instilling fear into families and communities that vaccines can safely and effectively prevent infectious disease.

Whether or not these claims are true remains controversial and another topic for concern.  However, we do know that there is a conflict of interest in that these organizations make a profit on vaccines and do not have any liability for injuries sustained from vaccines.  These companies do not do inert placebo controlled safety studies on vaccines even though this is the safety studies that are required for other pharmaceutical products.

vaccinated, Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated: Review of a 2017 Study

Study Synopsis

Anthony Mawson’s “Pilot comparative study on the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated 6-to 12- year-old U.S. children” poses the question: who is healthier (1)? The vaccinated children or the unvaccinated children?

The Primary Endpoints Were:

  1. Understand if there was a significant difference between the two groups in both acute and chronic long term health and use of health services. 
  2. Determine if an association exists between vaccination and neurodevelopmental disorders.

Using contact information from a nation-wide homeschool organization, a cross-sectional survey was taken by biological mothers on their children ages 6 to 12 across 4 U.S. States. This age group was selected as most recommended vaccines would be administered to children in this age range.

In fact, most vaccinations are given before age 6. This study allowed for the appearance and diagnosis of chronic conditions to develop over time as most do.

vaccinated, Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated: Review of a 2017 Study

Survey Requirements

Children from the study were classified into one of these categories:

Unvaccinated: No previous vaccinations.

Partially Vaccinated: Some, but not all recommended vaccinations received.

Fully Vaccinated: All age-appropriate, recommended vaccines received.

Information gathered from the report included questions of and relating to:

  • Diagnosis of a chronic illness by a physician including 40 chronic conditions
  • Health services and procedures
  • Dental check-ups
  • Sick visits to physicians
  • Use of medications
  • Physical activity
  • Sibling count
  • Financial, educational and social background
  • Pregnancy related complications and birth history including exposure to other environmental toxins

For analytical purposes, unvaccinated children were considered the control group and both vaccinated and partially vaccinated children were grouped together for comparison.

Did the Research Team Practice “Good” Science?

The gold standard of scientific research uses a randomized control group. Although this study could not produce a randomized selection of participants because of the unavailability to contact homeschool families, this did not interfere with the objective of the study. 

The purpose of a cross-sectional study is to investigate the outcome and exposure of selected participants and therefore provide useful information for a future cohort study.

According to Medical Dictionary, each study is defined. (2)

Cross-Sectional Study: “One employing a single point of data collection for each participant or system being studied. It is used for examining phenomena expected to remain static through the period of interest.” 

Cohort Study: “An epidemiologic study in which the groups of individuals are selected on the bases of factors that are to be examined for possible effects on some outcome.” Cohorts are followed over an extended period of time to analyze incidence rates and how they correlate to original study factors.

The results of Mawson’s study correctly assesses the prevalence of 40 chronic conditions and provides evidence that there is a significant association between health and vaccination. (3)

vaccinated, Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated: Review of a 2017 Study

Was There Research Bias?

When looking at any research study it is necessary to ask a few questions to learn if there is a bias amongst the participants to perform a certain way or if the researchers have any personal incentives that may cause them to misinterpret results, switch outcomes, manipulate data or prevent the complete publication of all results. 

  • Were participants compensated in this study? No, there was no incentive or money provided to those mothers who participated in the anonymous online survey.
  • Could Conflicts of Interests Bias the Results of the Study? All researchers in the study declared no competing interests that would interfere with the study’s objective.
  • Who Funded the Study? Funding for the study was provided by grants and charitable donations from nonprofit organizations seeking 3rd party investigation into the rise in chronic illness and cognitive related disturbances in our youth today.

Given the background information of the study we can now trust that the researchers are not playing magicians and their intent is not to deceive their audience of readers. Let us look at the results of the study.


Data was collected on 666 homeschool children. The following demographics were revealed:

  • 88% White
  • 52% Female
  • 39% Unvaccinated
  • 31% Partially Vaccinated
  • 30% Fully Vaccinated

What are the Significant Findings?

The vaccinated group was significantly less likely than the unvaccinated children to have developed chickenpox and whooping cough. However, there was an increase in chronic illness in the vaccinated group. Vaccinated children had an increase in allergic rhinitis and other allergies, eczema or atopic dermatitis, a learning disability, ADHD, ASD, neurodevelopmental disorder, and any chronic illness.

Vaccinated children were significantly more likely to have received a diagnosis of otitis media and pneumonia or have used medication for allergies, antibiotics or fever medications.

They were also more likely to have seen a doctor, dentist, visited a physician due to illness in the previous year, spend a night or more in the hospital, or had ventilation ear tube placements at a rate almost 8 times the percentage of unvaccinated children.

Researchers also found that boys were more likely than girls to be diagnosed with a chronic condition among vaccinated children.

After adjusting for significant factors there still remained a strong association between vaccination and neurodevelopmental disorders, and most commonly a learning disability according to the study.

vaccinated, Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated: Review of a 2017 Study

What Do the Researchers Suggest?

Researchers of the study conclude that the results of this small, pilot study warrant concern for the current vaccination schedule. They urge for large studies designed to identify and understand the mechanisms of vaccination on children’s health.

Conclusions of the study also indicate that it is essential for further studies to understand the “dose-response” between vaccination and illness of which this study was limited to identify.

Implications of the Study

There is no debate that health is complex and multifactorial. The questions that these types of comparative studies illicit is how much can and do vaccines cause harm and increase risk for health problems.

Although this study found no significant difference between the incidence of measles in the groups, otitis media (middle ear infection) and pneumonia (more common in the vaccinated) are most often associated with measles infection (4, 5). Does this increased likelihood of developing acute illnesses outweigh the risks associated with developing the infection naturally? Remember, there was no significant comparative difference between the vaccinated versus unvaccinated children. 

Should preterm infants be vaccinated according to the recommended vaccine schedule? Vaccination coupled with preterm birth had a 6.6-fold increased odds of a neurological disorder. The same analysis showed that pre-term birth alone had no association to neurodevelopmental disorders.

Do you want to birth your child in a hospital that mandates vaccines on a schedule that has not been tested on preterm infants or in which the health effects of vaccination are unknown?

vaccinated, Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated: Review of a 2017 Study

Urgency for Answers, Not Vaccines

Should health and medical officials be creating urgency to pharmaceutical companies with no liability to market vaccines that have no proper double-blinded placebo control studies and certainly no long term health and safety analysis? 

Here are a few concerns that concerned individuals including scientists, doctors and parents are asking.

These questions are what requires urgency and the answers are critical in optimizing the best health in our children.

  • What other factors may compound the risks for adverse effects associated with vaccination? 
  • What are the long term and cumulative effects of the recommended vaccine schedule including the synergistic effects of new vaccines added to the schedule?
  • Are some individuals more susceptible to the aluminum contained in vaccines? How much aluminum from vaccines becomes trapped in the brain and is there even a safe dosage for this known neurotoxin?
  • Are childhood infections including chickenpox, whooping cough, and rubella associated with a reduced risk of long term chronic health conditions and disease? If so, which ones?
  • Are specific vaccines more likely to increase the risk of an acute or chronic health problem? If so, which ones?

vaccinated, Vaccinated Versus Unvaccinated: Review of a 2017 Study

Studies Raise Red Flags

Mawson’s study alone cannot and does not definitively conclude whether vaccinated versus unvaccinated children are healthier.  The following is a summary of literature that provides further support that the investigation into vaccination and its relationship with overall health is justified.

Cancer risk associated with simian virus 40 contaminated polio vaccine: Incidence of cancer linked to polio vaccine. (6)

DTP Vaccine Increases Mortality in Young Infants 5 to 10-Fold Compared to Unvaccinated Infants: Vaccine may protect only against specific bacteria and increase susceptibility to dying from other causes. (7)

Vaccines linked to mental disorders by Yale study: Study poses that biological mechanisms including an individual’s immune response correlate to risk for diagnosis of mental disorders including OCD, anxiety and ADHD. (8)

The 112-Year Odyssey of Pertussis and Pertussis Vaccines-Mistakes Made and Implications for the Future: DTaP vaccines are an example of vaccine failure and those vaccinated are more susceptible to pertussis throughout lifetime. (9)

Open Letter: Fetal DNA in Vaccines: Doctor warns of health threat in which vaccines containing human fetal DNA fragments increase risk for autoimmune disease, cancer, unknown health risks. (10)

Finds MMR Vaccine Causes Seizures in 5,700 US Children Annually – Physicians for Informed Consent: MMR vaccine can cause seizures. (11)

Adverse Events After Routine Immunization of Extremely Low-Birth-Weight Infants: Cohort study found increased incidence of sepsis and need for respiratory support after immunization, particularly in a younger gestational age. (12)

Pertussis Epidemic — California, 2014:  83% of 1665 students that were part of the pertussis outbreak in California had known vaccine status. Of this group, 87% of those students were fully vaccinated and only 2.2% were unvaccinated. (13)

An unexpected tetanus case: Example of vaccine failure from tetanus vaccine. (14)

THE DANGER OF ELIMINATING VACCINE EXEMPTIONS & CURTAILING VACCINE CRITICISM: Informed Consent Action Network highlights vaccine safety and efficacy issues. (15)

Final Thoughts:

Whether you are a proponent for or against vaccines there are questions to be asked on both sides of the argument. Who would not want to understand the underlying mechanisms that influence vaccine safety and odds that an adverse reaction or long term illness will occur?

Large scale comparative studies should exist to answer the question: “Do the vaccinated or unvaccinated have better overall health and fewer incidences of acute and chronic health problems?”

Sources For This Article Include:

1. Mawson A, Bhuiyan AR, Ray BD, and Jacob B. Pilot comparative study on the health of vaccinated and unvaccinated 6-to 12-year-old U.S. children. Journal of Translational Science. 2017; 3(3):4-12 DOI: 10.15761/JTS.1000186
2. The Free Dictionary Medical Dictionary: Study Link Here
3. Setia MS. Methodology Series Module 3: Cross-sectional Studies. Indian J Dermatol. 2016;61(3):261–264. PMCID: 4885177 
4. Orenstein WA, Perry RT, Halsey NA. The clinical significance of measles: a review. J Infect Dis. 2004 May; 189 Suppl 1:S4-16. PMID: 15106083
5. CDC (2013) Prevention of measles, rubella, congenital rubella syndrome, and mumps, 2013: Summary Recommendations of the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices (ACIP). Recommendations and Reports. MMWR 62:1-34. Link Here 
6. Fisher SG, Weber L, and Carbone M. Cancer risk associated with simian virus 40 contaminated polio vaccine. Anticancer REs. 1999; 19(3B): 2173-80. PMID: 10472327
7. Children’s Health Defense: DTP Vaccine Increases Mortality in Young Infants 5 to 10-Fold Compared to Unvaccinated Infants. Link Here
8. Yale News: Vaccines linked to mental disorders by Yale study Link Here
9. Cherry JD. The 112-Year Odyssey of Pertussis and Pertussis Vaccines-Mistakes Made and Implications for the Future. J Pediatric Infect Dis Soc. 2019 Sep:8(4): 334-341. PMID: 30793754
11. Physicians for Informed Consent: Physicians for Informed Consent Finds MMR Vaccine Causes Seizures in 5,700 U.S. Children Annually. Link Here
12. DeMeo SD, Raman SR, Hornik CP, Wilson CC, Clark R, Smith PB. Adverse Events After Routine Immunization of Extremely Low-Birth-Weight Infants. JAMA Pediatr. 2015;169(8):740–745. DOI: 10.1001/jamapediatrics.2015.0418
13. Winter K, Glaser C, Watt J, Harriman K; Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC). Pertussis epidemic–California, 2014. MMWR Morb Mortal Wkly Rep. 2014;63(48):1129–1132. PMCID: 4584602
14. Ergonul O, et al. An unexpected tetanus case. Lancet Infect Dis. 2016 Jun;16(6): 746-752. PMID: 27301930
15. ICAN: The Danger of Eliminating Vaccine Exemptions & Curtailing Vaccine Criticism Link Here

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  1. I would be interested to know what % of doctors who are involved in these studies/articles
    choose NOT to have their children vaccinated.

    1. That is a great question Carolann and I would be interested in that as well. I know some of the top scientists do only a few of the vaccines or none at all, but they don’t share that publically.

  2. I am really happy to learn that you are addressing this issue, Dr. Jockers. It’s one that I’ve been following since 2009 when as a medical transcriptionist at that time I learned that the hospital that owned the clinic I worked for was going to make the H1N1 vaccine mandatory! I pitched a major fit with my congressman at that time, who informed me that he would not vote to make this mandatory. Fortunately, the hospital backed down on that. Over the years, however, I personally witnessed doctors and nurses get the flu vaccine, get sick as dogs, then cough straight out into the air or into their bare hands and then touch stuff all over the place. These are supposed to be the people who know better – and they should have been sent home instead of infecting staff and patients!!! However, mandating vaccines is about kickbacks and profits – and NEVER real health! In 2012, four months before my and my coworker’s transcription jobs were being eliminated so the hospital could send the work out to a service, the flu vaccine was made mandatory – or lose your job! Of course I lost my job early – I refused to be forced to take a vaccine. Between 2009 and 2012 after I learned how to naturally boost my immune system, I never got sick even though I was heavily exposed to colds & flu working in a medical clinic. To this day, 2020, I have never had so much as a sniffle thanks to doctors like you who teach people how to be naturally healthy. In a recent report collected from the government vaccine injury payout program, 70% of payouts were for injuries resulting from the flu shot! These were people who were even able to get an attorney to represent them in the first place – not every injury that was a result of a vaccine gets an automatic payout. It’s the lack of vitamin D during the fall to winter months when the sun is at it’s lowest – and not the cold as some believe – that makes us vulnerable to these viruses. Vitamin D is necessary for a healthy immune system. I hope a lot of people will sign up for your vaccine summit and learn the truth. There is no informed “consent” when these things are forced on us! By the way, Bill Gates is not a medical professional, nor did anyone in this country vote him into office to represent us!

  3. Great article! I have a question. The study design describes the information being gathered via an online survey taken by the children’s Mothers. This is likely to be somewhat biased and I can see it’s already being ‘blasted’ online. To be fair, it is only a pilot study and IMO worth further investigation. So, I’m wondering how a study such as this could be improved upon to remove this particular bias? The researchers must realise the bias that is there?

    1. Yes those are great questions. The results of the study indicate that more research is needed and the whole world should stop pushing vaccines until a very large study is done to look deeper at this.

    2. In regards to the study design, “only factual information was requested and the questions involved memorable events such as physician-diagnosed diseases in a child. With regard to minimizing potential bias in the information provided by mothers, all communications with the latter emphasized neutrality regarding vaccination and vaccine safety. To minimize recall bias, respondents were asked to use their child’s vaccination records.
      To enhance reliability, closed-ended questions were used and each set of questions had to be completed before proceeding to the next. To enhance validity, parents were asked to report only physiciandiagnosed

      Of course there are also confidence intervals, significant values and adjusted analysis discussed in the free article for anyone to review further detail.

  4. Is that possible that the parents of vaccinated children were more likely to take their children to conventional doctors, have them take antibiotics or other conventional medication and parents of unvaccinated children were more likely to use natural remedies, not seek conventional doctors/treatment, reject conventional diagnosis, and so on? This may also explain why the vaccinated children had more diagnosed illnesses & have taken more antibiotics. Anti-vax moms I know either avoid any medical support or only care from naturopaths and chiropractors and acupuncturists and only use expensive supplements, herbal remedies, crystals, and angel cards, so their kids, no matter how sick, would never get a diagnosis or treatment like vaccinated kids taken to conventional care. Not saying either is better or worse, but this may also explain the difference…

    1. Yes these are factors to consider. This study itself isn’t big enough and controlled enough to be implicate cause, however, the results should catch our attention and warrant government funding for larger similar studies. Unfortunately, that has not happened.

  5. Why just blame aluminium in the brain for autism…consider herbicides and hence the creation of psuedo food with toxins counterbalancing inherent vitami ns or worse preventing the uptake of Vit D and zinc…zinc in cells prevents viral replication in that cell…we need a study on 5G waves and their impact on metal in the body…don’t forget Hippocrates no harm..cornerstone of his medical kit …elderberry causes spikes to slide off… check out liqourice and dandelion leaf too. Jock you are doing God’s work

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