vaccinated versus unvaccinated: who is healthier?

On April 24, 2017 The Journal of Translational Science published the first study on health comparing vaccinated to unvaccinated children. A sample of 666 homeschooled children was obtained of which 39% were unvaccinated and 61% were vaccinated.

Here is what the findings were for these various conditions:

Allergic Rhinitis is found 30.1 times more often in the vaccinated group compared to the unvaccinated group. Vaccinated children were 22-fold more likely to require an allergy medication than unvaccinated children
Learning disabilities are 5.2 times more often in the vaccinated group compared to the unvaccinated group.
Attention Deficit Disorder and Autism are 4.2 times more often in the vaccinated group.
Neurological Developmental Disorder is 3.7 times more often in the vaccinated group compared to the unvaccinated group.
Eczema is 2.9  times more often in the vaccinated group compared to the unvaccinated group.
Chronic Illness is 2.4 times more often in the vaccinated group compared to the unvaccinated group.
Children in both groups had about the same rates of infection with rubella, measles, mumps, Hepatitis A and B, influenza, rotavirus and meningitis (both viral and bacterial).
The vaccinated group was 3.36 times less likely to contract whooping cough compared to the unvaccinated group.
The vaccinated children were 3.21 times less likely to get chicken pox compared to the unvaccinated group. Part of my concern with the chicken pox vaccination is that we see a decrease of this acute childhood illness with vaccination but since the time we started vaccinating for chicken pox there is an increase in the incidence of shingles. Both are caused by the varicella zoster virus. Are we trading a decrease in a childhood illness and temporary immunity for a more dangerous illness that debilitates many adults. Furthermore; when chicken pox is contracted naturally it gives lifetime immunity and helps to build a strong innate immune system in the child.

These results surprised the authors who call for more research to confirm these findings. Mawson and colleagues say. “Investigating and understanding the biological basis of these unexpected nonspecific outcomes of vaccination is essential for ensuring evidence-based vaccine policies and decisions.”

For more reading on this study here is the website: http://www.cmsri.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/MawsonStudyHealthOutcomes5.8.2017.pdf and here is another article with more in depth analysis of the study: http://info.cmsri.org/the-driven-researcher-blog/vaccinated-vs.-unvaccinated-guess-who-is-sicker