WASHINGTON, Sept. 24, 2015 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Donald Trump, Dr. Ben Carson, and Dr. Rand Paul, three candidates for president, weighed in on the vaccine controversy by stating that there are too many vaccines too soon and many are unnecessary. Trump recounted vaccine damage and regression in children of his staff. 
Dr. Carson: "…vaccines are very important, certain ones, the ones that would prevent death or crippling…there are a multitude of vaccines which probably don't fit in that category."
Trump: "we've had so many instances, people that work for me, just the other day 2 years old, 2 and a half years old the child, the beautiful child went to have the vaccine and came back and a week later got a tremendous fever got very, very sick now is autistic. I only say, I'm in favor of vaccines, do them over a longer period of time, same amount but just in in little sections."
Dr. Carson: "…we are probably giving way too many [vaccines] in too short a period of time and a lot of pediatricians now recognize that and I think are cutting down on the number and the proximity…and I think that's appropriate."
Paul: "I'm also a little concerned about how they're all bunched up."
The candidates, some also doctors, acknowledge problems with the aggressive vaccine schedule, a view shared by millions of Americans. As vaccines are studied individually but given in combinations, this concern is valid. No current research demonstrates the safety of administering a variety of vaccines at once. In addition, children receive 49 doses of 14 vaccines by age 6 and a total of 69 doses of 16 vaccines by age 18, but the safety and impact of this vaccine schedule has not been proven. 
"The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and most media deny any research exists, but there are in fact hundreds of studies connecting vaccines to a host of injuries including neurological damage, learning and speech delays, autoimmune disease, gastrointestinal disease, seizures, allergies, and more. Moreover, one hundred studies connect vaccines to autism," , says Leslie Manookian, documentary filmmaker and activist. The website for Manookian's award-winning documentary, "The Greater Good" contains links to over two hundred such research studies. The public can also easily access studies at PubMed.gov, the US National Library of Medicine National Institutes of Health and various websites. 
Given this growing and alarming body of research, combined with the public statements of the presidential candidates, the Weston A. Price Foundation is urgently calling for a study comparing the health outcomes of vaccinated and fully unvaccinated children, a study the CDC has failed to conduct.
Sally Fallon Morell, president of the foundation raised an important question when she asked, "Why will the CDC not conduct the study of vaccinated and unvaccinated children? If they are so confident vaccines are safe, what do they have to fear?"
The heath of American children has never been worse with over 50 percent or 32 million children suffering from a chronic illness or disability such as autism, obesity, allergies, asthma, learning delays and developmental disabilities. Most concerning of all is the fact that science connects all these chronic conditions to vaccines and their ingredients.  It is time for CDC to come clean and do the study comparing health outcomes of vaccinated to unvaccinated children.
The Weston A. Price Foundation is a 501(c)(3) nutrition education foundation with the mission of disseminating accurate, science-based information on diet and health. Named after nutrition pioneer Weston A. Price, DDS, author of Nutrition and Physical Degeneration, the Washington, DC-based Foundation publishes a quarterly journal for its 15,000 members, supports 600 local chapters worldwide and hosts a yearly international conference. The Foundation phone number is (202) 363-4394, www.westonaprice.org, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full quotes from debate:
Carson: There have been numerous studies and they have not demonstrated that there's any correlation between vaccines and autism…Vaccines are very important, certain ones, the ones that would prevent death or crippling. There are others, there are a multitude of vaccines which probably don't fit in that category and there should be some discretion in those cases, but you know a lot of this is pushed by big government and I think that's one of the things that people so vehemently want to get rid of.
Trump: Autism has become an epidemic, 25 years ago 35 years ago you look at the statistics, not even close. It has gotten totally out of control. I am totally in favor of vaccines but I want smaller doses over a longer period of time. Because you take a baby in, and I've seen it, and I've seen it and I had my children taken care of over a long period of time, over a 2 or 3 year period of time, same exact amount but you take this little beautiful baby and you pump, I mean it looks just like it's meant for a horse not for a child, and we've had so many instances, people that work for me, just the other day 2 years old, 2 and a half years old the child, the beautiful child went to have the vaccine and came back and a week later got a tremendous fever got very, very sick now is autistic. I only say, I'm in favor of vaccines, do them over a longer period of time, same amount but just in in little sections and I think you're going to have, I think you're going to see, a big impact on autism.
Carson: But you know the fact of the matter is, we have extremely well documented proof that there's no autism associated with vaccinations, but it is true that we are probably giving way too many in too short a period of time and a lot of pediatricians now recognize that and I think are cutting down on the number and the proximity in which those are done and I think that's appropriate.
Paul: I'm all for vaccines but I'm also for freedom. I'm also a little concerned about how they're all bunched up, my kids had all their vaccines and even if the science doesn't say bunching em up's a problem, I ought to have the right to spread my vaccines out a little bit."
CONTACT: Kimberly Hartke, WAPF publicist 703-860-2711, 703-675-5557 Leslie Manookian, 208-721-2135 WAPF Spokesman on Vaccine Issue
Source:Weston A. Price Foundation