Mainstream media has been reporting about the worst measles outbreak since 2000. There are 700 confirmed cases in 22 states but mostly concentrated in New York and California. State officials quarantined 900 students and faculty at UCLA the last week of April 2019. Health officials want 95% of the population to be vaccinated against measles to achieve total protection. Sounds like a horrible pandemic. The CDC website states “For every 1,000 children who get measles, one or two will die from it.” Even the New York Times (February 22, 2019) says the same thing. One small problem: this statistic is not true.
The fear mongering is unwarranted. It is motivated by the vaccine industry’s efforts to require mandatory vaccinations which will dramatically increase revenues. California already has one of the most restrictive vaccine laws which essentially takes away all parental or individual freedom to choose vaccinations or not. Choice is enshrined when it comes to a mother’s right to terminate the life of a growing child she is carrying but that same mother has no right to choose not to inject toxic chemicals directly into the bloodstream of her birthed child.
On March 11, 2019 the New York Times reported that before 1963, measles infected about four million people every year in the U.S. (700 in 2019 is an epidemic but 4 million in 1962 was normal!). About 50,000 would require hospitalization. 500 would die from complications (most deaths were children younger than age 5). If you do the math, that works out to be closer to one in 10,000 who would die from measles. That’s ten times less deaths than the 1 or 2 in 1000 that the CDC is reporting!). Does the New York Times not have anyone who can check the CDC for bad math errors?
Jeremy R. Hammond, writer for Children’s Health Defense, wrote “…the journal Pediatrics noted, nearly 90% of the decline in infectious disease mortality among US children occurred before 1940, when few antibiotics or vaccines were available. Hence vaccination does not account for the impressive declines in mortality seen in the first half of the century.” The measles vaccine was not available until 1962! The huge reduction in deaths was the result of an increased standard of living (running water, clean sanitation, better nutrition). It had nothing to do with vaccinations. The vaccine industry tries to take credit for improvements that had nothing to do with them.
When I was a child in the 1960s, the measles epidemic would cycle through every 2 or 3 years. Four million people would get the disease annually. More than 50% of all people got measles by age 6 and more than 90% got it by age 15. It was a common event growing up. This natural immunity to measles is actually much stronger than the vaccine version. It is of longer duration and gets re-boosted every time a person is exposed to the disease. And it is the only immunity a mother can pass on to her nursing infant.
The synthetic, vaccine version has several problems the government doesn’t like to admit. One problem is called primary vaccine failure and refers to the failure of a vaccine to work for all people. Even though the vaccine is administered, it fails to stimulate a protective level of antibodies in up to 10% of vaccinated children. So, they aren’t really protected from the disease. This is one of the reasons, measles outbreaks can occur even though everyone is vaccinated. The vaccines simply don’t work 100% of the time. This is also why “herd immunity” is never really achievable. Even if you mass vaccinate every single person, 10% will be as if they were never vaccinated. Thus, the 95% goal is not achievable.
In addition, the power of the vaccine decreases over time (it’s only good for 5 to 10 years) and requires multiple booster shots over a lifetime to reinforce it. This is called secondary vaccine failure. Even if all 75 million baby boomers had a measles vaccination as a child, how many are current with their vaccine booster shots? Probably very few. That means there are millions of adults walking around who are not immune to these diseases because their vaccinations have become ineffective. So much for herd immunity. That doesn’t keep the government from talking about it as if we are close to achieving it. And is it really needed? I haven’t heard of any pandemics of these diseases in the last 50 years even though most of the population are not current in their vaccinations.
Even if the vaccine was 100% effective and given to 100% of the people, outbreaks would continue to occur. An inconvenient truth is that the death rate for measles has actually risen after the vaccine was introduced. From 1985 to 1992, the death rate from measles in the U.S. was 0.2% of reported cases. But after that date, the death rate rose to 3.2 per 1000 cases (0.32% of reported cases). How are we getting more deaths when we vaccinate more people? The answer is that those who are at risk has shifted. More infants and adults are getting the disease than ever before. Infants can’t be vaccinated for measles until the 13th month of life and are at more risk now since mothers are no longer passing down their natural measles immunity in their breast milk (the mothers were vaccinated and unfortunately never had the real disease immunity). The adults are at more risk because they aren’t getting the disease as a child when it is much less severe. This is the reason why more infants and adults are dying. These are the side effects of the measles vaccination.
It seems crazy but it is true. Maybe we should save the vaccine for underdeveloped countries until their standard of living improves enough to lower their risk. But in developed countries, maybe we should save lives by going back to how it was before the measles vaccine was invented. For more information on MMR and other vaccines, see my book.
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