By Sean Adl-Tabatabai
All newborn babies in the UK will be forced to receive the deadly ‘Hexa’ vaccination from August 1 this year, according to new government rules.
The Infanrix Hexa vaccine, which is supposed to protect against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio, Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib) and Hepatitis B, has already been condemned by an Italian court in Milan after a boy was awarded compensation after getting autism as a result of receiving the vaccination.
The Hexa vaccine contains thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative. Studies have proven that vaccines containing this mercury derivative drastically increase the chance of the person receiving it getting autism.
Dailymail.co.uk reports: Historically, infection rates of the blood-borne virus have been so low in Britain that it has not been a major issue. But there is now serious concern that the number of cases is rising, due largely to immigration from developing countries.
In some sub-Saharan African countries, one in seven is a carrier. East Asia and parts of Eastern Europe are also hotspots.
Public Health England (PHE) said the decision to inoculate all babies, rather than just those deemed at high risk, was taken because a ‘cost-effective combination vaccine’ was now available. The jab also protects against diphtheria, tetanus, whooping cough, polio and Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib).
Evidence suggests high rates of immigration are behind rising cases of chronic infection, where the virus lies largely dormant – but incurable – in the body.
In 2012, PHE reported that 19 out of every 20 antenatal women testing positive for hepatitis B in London were born abroad. Of those, nearly half were born in Africa.
It concluded: ‘Long-term infections in migrants are estimated to account for around 96 per cent of all new long-term hepatitis B infections in the UK.’
More than 500,000 people moved to Britain last year, half of whom came from outside the EU. A quarter of mothers giving birth on the NHS are now foreign-born.
Fresh data from PHE indicates that the number of pregnant women infected with the virus is increasing fast. A previous version of its ‘green book’ for doctors, from 2013, stated that about one in 700 was hep B- positive.
But a new version, published three days ago, shows the national figure is now one in 250. Rates are higher than one in 100 in some inner- city areas. None of these facts is cited in PHE’s rationale for vaccinating all babies.
Paul Desmond, of the Hep B Positive Trust, claimed political correctness had allowed an ‘unseen epidemic’ to develop. He said: ‘We’ve invited the world – and forgotten its medicine.’