Catastrophic Vaccines: This is not the first one, Part One
Humanity has been curiously patient and permissive with vaccination, given our historical losses and our more advanced science. Part One: Smallpox
Twenty-first century science is too advanced to favor vaccination, because the field of immunology comprises evidence, knowledge and teaching of both the innate and adaptive immune systems, their cells, functions and interactions; yet vaccination interacts almost entirely with only a portion of our adaptive immune system: B-cells, along with their memory cells and plasma cells and the antibodies they carry. This narrow function of vaccines is widely understood by immunologists, and so is the contrast with the vast and diverse nature and capabilities of the entire immune system.
The adaptive immune system, which is the one acted on by vaccines, is typically quiescent throughout early childhood and until stimulated by a previously encountered antigen. It has been observed in only one percent of animal species studied. In contrast, cells of the innate immune system are ubiquitous, only a fingernail thickness distance from every living cell in the body. This means the innate immune system’s magnitude and scope vastly eclipse the relatively smaller and specifically acting adaptive immune system, of which vaccine-induced antibodies are the smaller part, fewer than T-cells. It is appropriate for the innate immune system to be more extensive and more active and more widely distributed among species than the adaptive, because the innate immune system is the first to encounter and to oppose pathogens. So we who have studied immunology know that vaccine-induced immune changes are a very limited part of all immune function. Yet talking heads from all across the western world and the political spectrum generally preface their remarks on public health with a pledge of belief in the necessity of vaccination, as if immune function were inept or non-functional without it.
If it weren’t for political and financial involvement in vaccination, the practice may have survived history only as an odd superstitious ritual of a quirky cult, indulged only by a faithful minority. If that seems unlikely, think of the last time you saw throngs of Amish clamoring for vaccines. Many others of us who are descended from generations of unvaccinated people are not demanding vaccines now. Imagine if our history and viewpoint had been the majority, or had at least been heard and considered and accepted in peaceful co-existence by the majority, instead of the vaccine-frenzied nightmare now gripping much of the world.
Deaths from vaccines in previous centuries have been tallied here and there, and then buried or forgotten, especially as the latest lab miracle is rolled out. But as we descend into the newest ring of hell with the political / economic enforcement of the COVID vaccines, it is now worth re-examining historical records of previous catastrophic vaccines, and what our ancestors did in response.
Suzanne Humphries MD and Roman Bystrianyk’s book Dissolving Illusions cites documents of such historical atrocities as forced vaccination campaigns. 
Over the middle to late 19th Century, the British government enacted and enforced ever more severe laws requiring smallpox vaccination. Smallpox vaccines had been available since 1800, but it wasn’t until an 1853 law required British parents to present each child for smallpox vaccination within three months of birth, or face fines or imprisonment. The 1867 Vaccination Act consolidated existing laws into more universal applicability, enforcement and punishment for violation. As these laws became more fierce, smallpox outbreaks then accelerated. A smallpox pandemic swept through Europe in 1870-72. Journalists, professors, doctors and parents warned of outbreaks following – not preceding – vaccination campaigns.
A writer in the Leicester Mercury of July 3, 1884 reflected on that time:
“It must strike the reflective observer as rather singular that all the recent smallpox outbreaks have made their appearance among populations where the laws enforcing vaccination have been rigorously and systematically carried out. 96% of births in London are protected by vaccination. May I venture to ask whether medical men who have defended and fostered a system of medical procedure which eighty years’ experience has demonstrated a disastrous and humiliating failure ought not to feel honourably bound on public grounds to retrace their steps and confess that vaccination, like other popular prescriptions of inoculation, bleeding and mercurization, is a serious and mischievous blunder.”
Anguished parents, after sacrificing the life of a first child to the smallpox vaccine, and then being threatened to also risk the sacrifice of subsequent children or face imprisonment, in Leicester, England had finally had enough. On March 24, 1885, people from all over England gathered in Leicester for a two-mile long procession of an estimated 80,000 to 100,000 people. Vaccination father Edward Jenner’s likeness was hung in effigy. Letters of support arrived from all over Europe and as far away as the USA. “Liberty is our birthright, and liberty we demand” was a prominently displayed banner of hundreds of banners and flags. 
William Young of the London Society spoke that day: “That the principle of the Compulsory Vaccination Acts is subversive of that personal liberty which is the birthright of every free-born Briton; that they are destructive of parental rights, tyrannical and unjust in operation, and ought therefore to be resisted by every constitutional means.”
Mr. Councillor Butcher of Leicester said of the audience, “They lived for something else in this world than to be experimented upon for the stamping out of a particular disease. A large and increasing portion of the public were of the opinion that the best way to get rid of smallpox and similar diseases was to use plenty of water, eat good food, live in light and airy houses, and see that the Corporation kept the streets clean and the drains in order. If such details were attended to, there was no need to fear smallpox, or any of its kindred; and if they were neglected, neither vaccination nor any other prescription by Act of Parliament could save them.” 
The citizens of Leicester were successful and after a change of local government, vaccination rates dropped to 10%. By the early 1890’s, deaths in Leicester dropped to 1/4 of heavily vaccinated Birmingham.  Instead of vaccination, quarantine of the sick and disinfection of their homes was the new protocol in Leicester. The sanitary committee claimed that “smallpox is one of the least troublesome diseases with which they have to deal.” The Leicester Minister of Health and physician C. Killick Millard MD, DSc observed: “Now nearly two-thirds of the children born are not vaccinated. Yet smallpox mortality has also declined until now quite negligible.” Millard wrote also of his own apprehension of Leicester’s outcomes after rejecting the vaccine, but that he gradually became convinced of the benefit over the following years. 
Humphries and Bystrianyk write that prophecies of doom from the medical profession for Leicester’s people continued for three decades after the launch of Leicester’s experiment, although Leicester’s comparative success against smallpox was never thereafter defeated. Their extensively researched book, with over 800 citations to historical records, and regarding other mass uprisings, resistance and campaigns against draconian vaccine mandates regarding various diseases over the last two centuries, is far too extensive for further summary here.
As we now descend in 2021 into the most extensive and thoroughly planned worldwide authoritarian dictatorship in human history, it is worth our attention to observe how our ancestors vanquished authoritarian regimes, particularly where vaccination played a pivotal role, as it does right now.
Next in this series: Polio.
 S Humphries, MD, R Bystrianyk. Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines and the Forgotten History. 2013.
 Anti-Vaccination demonstration at Leicester. The Times. March 24, 1885.
 JT Biggs. Leicester: Sanitation versus vaccination. 1912. p. 117.
 JW Hodge, MD. Prophylaxis to be realized through the attainment of health, not by the propagation of disease. The St. Louis Medical and Surgical Journal. Vol 83. Jul 1902. p. 15.
 C Millard MD, DSc. The end of compulsory vaccination. BMJ. Dec 18 1948. p. 1074.