BIG NEWS: New Billboard on Broadway, Oakland

Learn The Risk launched the second of the new Christopher billboard campaign this week on Broadway Street, Oakland.

On August 14, 2018, Christopher Bunch, who was only 14 years of age, lost his life to the HPV vaccine.

We are launching a multi-city billboard campaign, which will reach millions of people, to honor Christopher’s life.

Location: Broadway Street, Oakland

Christopher’s story:
At the end of June 2018, Christopher received the Gardasil vaccine. He was completely healthy and had never had neurological issues. Three weeks later he began to complain of neurological symptoms, including headaches.
This is a normal timeframe for brain swelling due to vaccine toxins because the aluminum in the Gardasil vaccine slowly leaks out from the muscle tissue where the vaccine is given. Studies show symptoms begin to occur anywhere from two and eight weeks after receiving the vaccine.
After being admitted to the hospital, he was diagnosed with Acute Disseminated Encephalomyelitis (ADEM), which is a known side effect of Gardasil. It’s even listed as a reported adverse reaction on the Gardasil vaccine package insert.
For the science on aluminum toxicity from vaccines, click here

For Christopher’s full story, click here

2019 By The Numbers…

In 2019, Learn The Risk has continued to be a force for real action in educating people to RETHINK pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines. Already in the first eight months of the year, Learn The Risk has made huge strides reflected in the numbers below.

Thank you for all your support and donations that have made these actions a reality!

We’ve accomplished this despite multiple challenges, including:

– MailChimp closing our account and refused to return our 15,000+ email list or the three years of content that took thousands of hours to produce. The newsletter was our main source of donations

–  Facebook and Instagram severely censoring our content and our ability to reach people with events, campaigns and information

– YouTube began censoring our videos so they are no longer shown automatically or in the trend lists…

And because of all this, unfortunately, donations have dropped off dramatically.

Please help us continue our work today so these numbers can continue to increase:

Learn The Risk has put up…

  • Nine different billboards throughout the U.S.

  • Locations include: Oakland, San Francisco, Kansas, New Jersey, Phoenix, Iowa and San Diego.

  • All billboards contained different facts and stories on the harm of vaccines

  • More than 15 million people have already been reached by Learn The Risk’s billboards in 2019

Learn The Risk has hosted or attended…

  • Seventeen different talks, events and rallies all over the world, including the United States, Mexico and Canada.

  • Locations include: Anarchapulco (Mexico), California, Phoenix, Toronto (Canada), Washington D.C. and Illinois.

  • We have educated over 5 million people worldwide on the harm of pharmacetuical drugs & vaccines, how to stay healthy in a toxic world, fighting government mandates and more

Learn The Risk has published…

  • Nineteen personal stories and blogs showing adverse reactions from vaccines

  • More than 20 research news articles relevant to the pharmaceutical industry

  • Twelve new pages on various topics to help educate you

  • Ten videos including many of Brandy’s talks

Learn The Risk has reached…

  • More than 250,000 people to the website through our social media channels

  • More than 175,000 people visited the website through Google and various other search engines

  • More than 110,000 people visited the website directly (by placing in their search bar)

  • More than 45,000 people visited the website through unidentified sources (such as emails, referal pages and more)

Learn The Risk has created and referenced…

  • Thirteen different pages containing studies covering various different topics (e.g. Aluminium studies, Hepatitis B studies etc)

  • Overall, we referenced 89 studies revealing the link between pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines to adverse reactions, in addition to our studies section that hosts 1,000+ studies

Learn The Risk has influenced…

  • More than 11,000 new Facebook followers, as well as 15,000+ new Instagram followers and 1,500+ new Twitter followers

  • We have created 250+ new Facebook posts that were shared across Twitter & Instagram as well

  • We have reached over 2 million people across all platforms

Please consider a monthly donation to help us continue educating the world:

Sophia: Died 13 Hours After Her Two-Month Shots


Adorable little Sophia is no longer with us.

Declared healthy at her two-month doctor visit, then given 8 toxic injections (aka vaccines)…and DEAD 13 hours later.

And no pharmaceutical industry exec nor doctor will go to jail for her death. What’s wrong with this world? And how are you helping change it?

More details from Catie, a friend of Laura, the baby’s mother:

“It is with such a heavy heart that I share yet another story of a sweet, beautiful little girl taken in 2019, shared personally with me by her mother, Laura Stanard.”

This is Sophia Azalea. She was given her 2-month shots on February 8th, 2019 around 9 AM. She was found at 10 PM, passed away, less than 13 hours later. ?

The medical examiner and detective didn’t look into the obvious cause, of course, and gave a cause of death that is impossible to determine upon autopsy. She was also 100% perfectly healthy up until her well-child check-up.

Please show your support for this Colorado mother, and pray for this family. Thank you for agreeing to share your story with us, Laura.

This has got to stop, and the true stories help. I am so sorry for the loss of your beautiful little girl.

❤️ Sophia Azalea Cooney ❤️
December 7th, 2018 – February 8th, 2019

Did you know…

25,000 babies die before age 1 in the US, more than any other developed country.

For the science and the shocking stats:

To be a part of the change this world needs to see, order infocards or postcards to educate on the very real risks of vaccines here:

And donate to get billboards and other ads up and educational events that reach new parents:

Harvard-Trained PhD Immunologist to Legislators: Unvaccinated Children Pose ZERO Risk to Anyone

An Open Letter to Legislators Currently Considering Vaccine Legislation from Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD, Harvard-Trained Immunologist.

Dear Legislator:

My name is Tetyana Obukhanych. I hold a PhD in Immunology. I am writing this letter in the hope that it will correct several common misperceptions about vaccines in order to help you formulate a fair and balanced understanding that is supported by accepted vaccine theory and new scientific findings.

Do unvaccinated children pose a higher threat to the public than the vaccinated?

It is often stated that those who choose not to vaccinate their children for reasons of conscience endanger the rest of the public, and this is the rationale behind most of the legislation to end vaccine exemptions currently being considered by federal and state legislators country-wide.

You should be aware that the nature of protection afforded by many modern vaccines – and that includes most of the vaccines recommended by the CDC for children – is not consistent with such a statement.

I have outlined below the recommended vaccines that cannot prevent transmission of disease either because they are not designed to prevent the transmission of infection (rather, they are intended to prevent disease symptoms), or because they are for non-communicable diseases.

People who have not received the vaccines mentioned below pose no higher threat to the general public than those who have, implying that discrimination against non-immunized children in a public school setting may not be warranted.

1. IPV (inactivated poliovirus vaccine) cannot prevent transmission of poliovirus. (see appendix for the scientific study, Item #1). Wild poliovirus has been non-existent in the USA for at least two decades. Even if wild poliovirus were to be re-imported by travel, vaccinating for polio with IPV cannot affect the safety of public spaces. Please note that wild poliovirus eradication is attributed to the use of a different vaccine, OPV or oral poliovirus vaccine. Despite being capable of preventing wild poliovirus transmission, use of OPV was phased out long ago in the USA and replaced with IPV due to safety concerns.

2. Tetanus is not a contagious disease, but rather acquired from deep-puncture wounds contaminated with C. tetani spores. Vaccinating for tetanus (via the DTaP combination vaccine) cannot alter the safety of public spaces; it is intended to render personal protection only.

3. While intended to prevent the disease-causing effects of the diphtheria toxin, the diphtheria toxoid vaccine (also contained in the DTaP vaccine) is not designed to prevent colonization and transmission of C. diphtheriae. Vaccinating for diphtheria cannot alter the safety of public spaces; it is likewise intended for personal protection only.

4. The acellular pertussis (aP) vaccine (the final element of the DTaP combined vaccine), now in use in the USA, replaced the whole cell pertussis vaccine in the late 1990s, which was followed by an unprecedented resurgence of whooping cough. An experiment with deliberate pertussis infection in primates revealed that the aP vaccine is not capable of preventing colonization and transmission of B. pertussis. The FDA has issued a warning regarding this crucial finding. [1]

Furthermore, the 2013 meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors at the CDC revealed additional alarming data that pertussis variants (PRN-negative strains) currently circulating in the USA acquired a selective advantage to infect those who are up-to-date for their DTaP boosters, meaning that people who are up-to-date are morelikely to be infected, and thus contagious, than people who are not vaccinated.

5. Among numerous types of H. influenzae, the Hib vaccine covers only type b. Despite its sole intention to reduce symptomatic and asymptomatic (disease-less) Hib carriage, the introduction of the Hib vaccine has inadvertently shifted strain dominance towards other types of H. influenzae (types a through f). These types have been causing invasive disease of high severity and increasing incidence in adults in the era of Hib vaccination of children (see appendix for the scientific study, Item #4). The general population is more vulnerable to the invasive disease now than it was prior to the start of the Hib vaccination campaign. Discriminating against children who are not vaccinated for Hib does not make any scientific sense in the era of non-type b H. influenzae disease.

6. Hepatitis B is a blood-borne virus. It does not spread in a community setting, especially among children who are unlikely to engage in high-risk behaviors, such as needle sharing or sex. Vaccinating children for hepatitis B cannot significantly alter the safety of public spaces. Further, school admission is not prohibited for children who are chronic hepatitis B carriers. To prohibit school admission for those who are simply unvaccinated – and do not even carry hepatitis B – would constitute unreasonable and illogical discrimination.

In summary, a person who is not vaccinated with IPV, DTaP, HepB, and Hib vaccines due to reasons of conscience poses no extra danger to the public than a person who is. No discrimination is warranted.

How often do serious vaccine adverse events happen?

It is often stated that vaccination rarely leads to serious adverse events.

Unfortunately, this statement is not supported by science.

A recent study done in Ontario, Canada, established that vaccination actually leads to an emergency room visit for 1 in 168 children following their 12-month vaccination appointment and for 1 in 730 children following their 18-month vaccination appointment (see appendix for a scientific study, Item #5).

When the risk of an adverse event requiring an ER visit after well-baby vaccinations is demonstrably so high, vaccination must remain a choice for parents, who may understandably be unwilling to assume this immediate risk in order to protect their children from diseases that are generally considered mild or that their children may never be exposed to.

Can discrimination against families who oppose vaccines for reasons of conscience prevent future disease outbreaks of communicable viral diseases, such as measles?

Measles research scientists have for a long time been aware of the “measles paradox.” I quote from the article by Poland & Jacobson (1994) “Failure to Reach the Goal of Measles Elimination: Apparent Paradox of Measles Infections in Immunized Persons.” Arch Intern Med 154:1815-1820:

“The apparent paradox is that as measles immunization rates rise to high levels in a population, measles becomes a disease of immunized persons.” [2]

Further research determined that behind the “measles paradox” is a fraction of the population called LOW VACCINE RESPONDERS. Low-responders are those who respond poorly to the first dose of the measles vaccine. These individuals then mount a weak immune response to subsequent RE-vaccination and quickly return to the pool of “susceptibles’’ within 2-5 years, despite being fully vaccinated. [3]

Re-vaccination cannot correct low-responsiveness: it appears to be an immuno-genetic trait. [4] The proportion of low-responders among children was estimated to be 4.7% in the USA. [5]

Studies of measles outbreaks in Quebec, Canada, and China attest that outbreaks of measles still happen, even when vaccination compliance is in the highest bracket (95-97% or even 99%, see appendix for scientific studies, Items #6&7). This is because even in high vaccine responders, vaccine-induced antibodies wane over time. Vaccine immunity does not equal life-long immunity acquired after natural exposure.

It has been documented that vaccinated persons who develop breakthrough measles are contagious. In fact, two major measles outbreaks in 2011 (in Quebec, Canada, and in New York, NY) were re-imported by previously vaccinated individuals. [6] [7]

Taken together, these data make it apparent that elimination of vaccine exemptions, currently only utilized by a small percentage of families anyway, will neither solve the problem of disease resurgence nor prevent re-importation and outbreaks of previously eliminated diseases.

Is discrimination against conscientious vaccine objectors the only practical solution?

The majority of measles cases in recent US outbreaks (including the recent Disneyland outbreak) are adults and very young babies, whereas in the pre-vaccination era, measles occurred mainly between the ages 1 and 15.

Natural exposure to measles was followed by lifelong immunity from re-infection, whereas vaccine immunity wanes over time, leaving adults unprotected by their childhood shots. Measles is more dangerous for infants and for adults than for school-aged children.

Despite high chances of exposure in the pre-vaccination era, measles practically never happened in babies much younger than one year of age due to the robust maternal immunity transfer mechanism.

The vulnerability of very young babies to measles today is the direct outcome of the prolonged mass vaccination campaign of the past, during which their mothers, themselves vaccinated in their childhood, were not able to experience measles naturally at a safe school age and establish the lifelong immunity that would also be transferred to their babies and protect them from measles for the first year of life.

Luckily, a therapeutic backup exists to mimic now-eroded maternal immunity. Infants as well as other vulnerable or immunocompromised individuals, are eligible to receive immunoglobulin, a potentially life-saving measure that supplies antibodies directed against the virus to prevent or ameliorate disease upon exposure (see appendix, Item #8).

In summary:

1) due to the properties of modern vaccines, non-vaccinated individuals pose no greater risk of transmission of polio, diphtheria, pertussis, and numerous non-type b H. influenzae strains than vaccinated individuals do, non-vaccinated individuals pose virtually no danger of transmission of hepatitis B in a school setting, and tetanus is not transmissible at all;

2) there is a significantly elevated risk of emergency room visits after childhood vaccination appointments attesting that vaccination is not risk-free;

3) outbreaks of measles cannot be entirely prevented even if we had nearly perfect vaccination compliance; and

4) an effective method of preventing measles and other viral diseases in vaccine-ineligible infants and the immunocompromised, immunoglobulin, is available for those who may be exposed to these diseases.

Taken together, these four facts make it clear that discrimination in a public school setting against children who are not vaccinated for reasons of conscience is completely unwarranted as the vaccine status of conscientious objectors poses no undue risk to the public.

Sincerely Yours,

~ Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD

Tetyana Obukhanych earned her Ph.D. in Immunology at the Rockefeller University, New York, NY with her research dissertation focused on immunologic memory. She was subsequently involved in laboratory research as a postdoctoral research fellow at Harvard Medical School and Stanford University School of Medicine.

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