France vaccine opt out
There have been a number of articles floating around the internet claiming that France is opting out of vaccines. I could not find a credible source to back up this information, however, and from what I've examined, it does not seem to hold true. There is, nevertheless a demonstrably harsh resistance to vaccines among the general population and a significant portion of their doctors, as noted in a recent study published in 2015 that goes into more detail.

Before going into detail about France and vaccines, it's important to note the following prior to reading:
Questioning vaccine safety can be met with sharp criticism in return, despite the fact that a number of countries have a very limited vaccine schedule compared to the Western world. Critics also seem to ignore the fact that many scientists and doctors around the world are presenting information and publishing papers (in reputable, peer-reviewed journals) which outline the science behind these concerns. On the other hand, we have a number of doctors and scientists publishing papers in the same journals which completely support the mass administration of vaccines. It remains a divisive issue to be sure.
It is difficult to ignore things like the suspension of multiple vaccines in multiple countries (like the HPV vaccine), however. This is precisely why we published The Top 6 Reasons Why Parents Are Choosing Not To Vaccinate Their Children. This side of the debate, and its attendant research, is rarely (if ever) publicized, and we at CE believe that everyone has the right to this information so that they can make an informed decision about whether or not to vaccinate.

One of the biggest concerns with vaccines is their adjuvants. These substances have been added into vaccines for almost one hundred years now, yet the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and vaccine manufacturers have not conducted appropriate toxicity studies or testing to prove their safety. Vaccine adjuvants, such as aluminum, for example, have been put into vaccines based entirely on the assumption that they are safe. (source) It would really be great to see a study conducted that examines the health of vaccinated vs. non vaccinated populations.

One example out of many where concern is raised (about adjuvants) comes from a fairly recent Meta-Analysis published in the journal Bio Med Research International. The study found that:
As seen in this review, the studies upon which the CDC relies and over which it exerted some level of control report that there is no increased risk of autism from exposure to organic Hg in vaccines, and some of these studies even reported that exposure to Thimerosal appeared to decrease the risk of autism. These six studies are in sharp contrast to research conducted by independent researchers over the past 75+ years that have consistently found Thimerosal to be harmful. As mentioned in the Introduction section, many studies conducted by independent investigators have found Thimerosal to be associated with neurodevelopmental disorders. . . . Considering that there are many studies conducted by independent researchers which show a relationship between Thimerosal and neurodevelopmental disorders, the results of the six studies examined in this review, particularly those showing the protective effects of Thimerosal, should bring into question the validity of the methodology used in the studies. (source)
Here is another published in the Journal of Inorganic Biochemistry, and here is one of the most recent examples - a paper that was published in 2015 in the journal Frontiers In Neurology which emphasizes various concerns about aluminum in vaccines: Again, These are just a few examples of many that contradicts previous studies claiming that vaccine adjuvants are completely safe.

France & Vaccines

A number of experts in various countries have also expressed their concern over the safety of several vaccines. As mentioned above, Gardasil is a great example, having been banned in Japan and in multiple countries in Europe.

If there are problems with vaccines, rest assured they are not going to be televised by corporately owned media. After all, it's not like you are going to bash your own products on your own television stations, are you? (A perfect example of this is the story of senior CDC scientist doctor William Thompson, which you can read more about here.)

This is why most of you reading this might not know how deep the vaccine controversy actually goes, especially if you rely on mainstream media as your only source of information, without doing any investigation for yourself.

A new study published in the journal EbioMedicine outlines this point, stating in the introduction:
Over the past two decades several vaccine controversies have emerged in various countries, including France, inducing worries about severe adverse effects and eroding confidence in health authorities, experts, and science (Larson et al., 2011). These two dimensions are at the core of the vaccine hesitancy (VH) observed in the general population. VH is defined as delay in acceptance of vaccination, or refusal, or even acceptance with doubts about its safety and benefits, with all these behaviors and attitudes varying according to context, vaccine, and personal profile, despite the availability of vaccine services (Group, 2014,Larson et al., 2014, Dubé et al., 2013). VH presents a challenge to physicians who must address their patients' concerns about vaccines and ensure satisfactory vaccination coverage.
The study concludes with the observation that "after repeated vaccine controversies in France, some vaccine hesitancy exists among French GPs, whose recommendation behaviours depend on their trust in authorities, their perception of the utility and risks of vaccines, and their comfort in explaining them."

As a result, the study outlines how "up to 43 % of GPs sometimes. or never, recommend at least one specific vaccine to their patients."

The percentages differ because the study was broken down as to which vaccines, and whether they are recommended never, sometimes, often or always. You can refer to the study for more details.

The authors' overall findings "suggest that VH [vaccine hesitancy] is prevalent among French GPs. It may make them ill at ease in addressing their patients' concerns about vaccination, which in turn might reinforce patients' VH."

Again, this isn't a secret, another study (out of many, cited in the France publication) outlines how "more research is needed to understand why some health professionals, trained in medical sciences, still have doubts regarding the safety and effectiveness of vaccination." (source)

Why Physicians Are Having Trouble Trusting Health Authorities

"The medical profession is being bought by the pharmaceutical industry, not only in terms of the practice of medicine, but also in terms of teaching and research. The academic institutions of this country are allowing themselves to be the paid agents of the pharmaceutical industry. I think it's disgraceful." - (source)(source) Arnold Seymour Relman (1923-2014), Harvard Professor of Medicine and Former Editor-in-Chief of the New England Medical Journal

It's good to see a paper like this finally officially acknowledging the trust issues that some physicians are starting to have when it comes to pharmaceutical grade products. This would have been virtually unheard of just a few short years ago, and it is refreshing to see so many influential and big names in medicine starting to openly question the industry.

Dr. Richard Horton, the current Editor-in-Chief of the Lancet - considered to be one of the most well respected peer-reviewed medical journals in the world — recently stated that the "case against science is straightforward: much of the scientific literature, perhaps half, may simply be untrue. Afflicted by studies with small sample sizes, tiny effects, invalid exploratory analyses, and flagrant conflicts of interest, together with an obsession for pursuing fashionable trends of dubious importance, science has taken a turn towards darkness." (source)

Dr. Marcia Angell, a physician and longtime Editor-in-Chief of the New England Medical Journal (NEMJ), which is considered to be another one of the most prestigious peer-reviewed medical journals in the world, expresses the same view:
It is simply no longer possible to believe much of the clinical research that is published, or to rely on the judgment of trusted physicians or authoritative medical guidelines. I take no pleasure in this conclusion, which I reached slowly and reluctantly over my two decades as an editor of the New England Journal of Medicine. (source)
There are countless examples of this type of fraud, the most recent having to do with the anti-depressant drug Paxil. You can read more about that here. I just wanted to emphasize that we have real-world proof that goes beyond these types of statements. Medical fraud is a huge topic on its own and hopefully I have provided a small base for you to further your own research.

If you are interested in learning more about scientific fraud as it pertains to vaccines specifically, you can read an article about it that we published last year: The Top 6 Reasons Why Parents Are Choosing Not To Vaccinate Their Child.