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Is the Whooping Cough Vaccine Causing Food Allergies?

As the war on those who choose to not vaccinate continues we see an ever increasing amount of misinformation and deceptive reporting from the Mainstream media.

The latest piece of appalling journalism comes from the Daily Mail. In an article originally entitled ‘Whooping Cough Vaccine Gives Food Allergies Sparks Major Trial Involving 3,000 Babies‘ they discuss how since the change in the Whooping Cough Vaccine a rise in Food Allergies appears to be occurring in Children. If you check the link you will s​ee since then a title change to the article has been made.

The new title reads ‘Whooping Cough Vaccine May Be The Key to Protecting Children From Allergies’. That’s quite a drastic change in the narrative, wouldn’t you say?

Original and Updated article from Daily Mail Online

This first cropped up on a social media post, so we had to be sceptical initially of the truth behind this claim. But however, it turns out this is indeed exactly what happened.

The first thing which indicates the title has changed is the URL itself,


The URL is generally created at point of article creation, the slug for the post itself is generated using the article title at time of publishing.

We have also found a web archive of the original article via web.archive.org, though we can only generate the old data using a mobile device:

Now, the story behind both the old and the new article is the same, but through some clever manipulation of how its being reported the entire narrative is changed, for example from the original article:

‘Because we live in much cleaner environments, kids don’t get the same exposure to infections as they used to, so that may be why we are seeing a lot more allergies’


‘The Immune system has to quickly mature in the first few months of life after birth, so it’s more suited to protecting against infection,’ Mr Snelling said.

Now lets take at some statements made in the new updated version of the same article:

‘He said they believe one dose of the old vaccine could be enough to train the immune system away from allergies.’

Both the original statements above exist in the updated version, however the above statement does not appear in the original version of the article, and as we discussed earlier the title has dramatically changed.

Now its worth noting that the Daily Mail picked this up from an article by the Herald Sun, and the updated version of the article is truer to the original source. So it would seem the Daily Mail published what originally was a more negative orientated article towards Vaccines but was later pressured to update it in order to keep the positive narrative going.


So let’s take a look at the study from the British Medical Journal which this story derives from:

Atopic diseases, including food allergy, have become a predominant cause of chronic illness among children in developed countries. In Australia, a rise in hospitalisations among infants coded as anaphylaxis to foods coincided with the replacement of whole-cell pertussis (wP) vaccine with subunit acellular pertussis (aP) vaccine on the national immunisation schedule in the late 1990s. Atopy is characterised by a tendency to mount T helper type 2 (Th2) responses to otherwise innocuous environmental antigens. Compared with infants who receive aP as their first pertussis vaccine, those who receive wP appear less likely to mount Th2 immune responses to either vaccine or extraneous antigens. We therefore speculate that removal of wP from the vaccine schedule contributed to the observed rise in IgE-mediated food allergy among Australian infants.

So the hypothesis is this, since the change from a Whole-cell pertussis (wP) Vaccine to the now used Acellular cell Vaccine Food allergies has increased.

So rather than making the obvious suggestion that the new and current Vaccine used for Whooping Cough could be causing Food allergies they are suggesting it is the removal of the previously used wP Vaccine that has started this rise in food allergy cases.

This is a blatant manipulation of science as the obvious assumption here would be this, the new aP Vaccine is causing food allergies.

To even suggest that it was the old wP vaccine that was preventing food allergies from occurring in children is just preposterous.


The obvious data that needs to be looked at is prior to any of the Vaccines being introduced to the population and if they truly believe the original wP vaccine actually helped prevent food allergies then lets see the data prior to the introduction of this vaccine.

Of course to the best of our knowledge such data does not exist, therefore neither their hypothesis or the one laid out here can be proven either way so we’d have to rely on logical assumptions.

The other major part to this story is the fact that clearly the mainstream news is under pressure to keep all Vaccine based articles positive in their titling and narrative, because in fact the Daily Mail wrote a more accurate headline in the original article, but were clearly pressured to update it a few days later.


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