By Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD Author of The Vaccine Illusion
My disillusionment with vaccination as a method of disease prevention has grown over the years of being a PhD student (at the Rockefeller University, New York, NY) and later a postdoctoral research scientist in immunology at several top U.S. institutions for biomedical research (Immune Disease Institute at Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA and Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, CA).
I started out my path in science as an enthusiastic, albeit rather naïve, supporter of vaccination. My pro-vaccine views were based on having no apparent reason to doubt the immunologic theories that are taught in PhD programs and medical schools.
Yet, over time reason for doubt crept in. As I worked in various labs, I had observed outcomes of some experiments that did not fi t into conventional immunologic paradigms, yet they were disregarded and not publicized. I had observed extreme emotional insecurity of my colleagues when the subject of discussion would touch upon the negative implications of new research studies on the perceived value of vaccination. As a young scientist, I could not comprehend why the field was so desperately guarding its old dogmas and its outdated invention (vaccines) instead of being open to a sincere and truthful discussion that might lead to a breakthrough in our understanding of immunity.
Over the years, I have come to realize that conventional immunology simply cannot provide real answers as to what constitutes natural immunity to infectious disease, that the theory that supports vaccination is deeply flawed, and that we must seek the answers beyond immunology and beyond vaccines. I am grateful to the pioneers in the field of homeoprophylaxis for leading us towards a different paradigm of immunity. I sincerely hope that further research will expand their findings on the effectiveness and safety of homeoprophylaxis in disease prevention, and that it will rightfully replace the vaccination method.