Ya’ll seriously. I just read this headline “Disneyland Measles Outbreak Linked To Anti-Vaccine Movement”. This can’t be real life. First, the term “Anti-Vaccine Movement” was created by the very people who caused it. Such a joke.
I’ve written on this topic oh you know a bazillion times already.
You can read a few of those most popular posts here: Measles Shmeasles, Why All The Measles Outbreaks and Thanks, Pharma. You created the “anti-vaccine movement”
A BRIEF SUMMARY ON MEASLES:
In 1967, during a measles campaign, the CDC said: “Effective use of this vaccine during the coming winter and spring should insure the eradication of measles from the United States in 1967”. The cutesy slogan read “Stop measles with just one shot”.
Well that was 47 years ago. And now a child entering Kindergarten needs 3 measles shots.
The measles vaccine is now given as a 3 in 1 shot, the MMR.
In 2011, we added a third MMR vaccine onto the childhood schedule, and also put it on the adult vaccination program as a regular booster.
What happened to eradicating measles by 1967 and only needing “just one shot”?
WHY THE OUTBREAKS?
Scientists believe that measles can be eradicated by vaccinating 80% -100% of the population. Theoretically, such “herd” immunity will interrupt measles transmission and end epidemics.
A study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association concluded that “immunization coverage of 2 year olds at 80% may be sufficient to prevent sustained measles outbreaks in urban communities”. This is what is referred to as “herd immunity”. So for the sake of the MYTH OF HERD IMMUNITY, let’s break down some numbers.
-We need about 80% of people (children) to be vaccinated to achieve herd immunity and prevent outbreaks.
-The federal government targets 90% childhood vaccination rates.
-Nationwide, Americans are hitting or exceeding that goal for measles, mumps and rubella; for polio; for hepatitis B; and for varicella
-The US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) said childhood immunization levels are near or above national targets of 90%.
-Published August 29, 2014, the results of the 2013 NIS indicate that “vaccination coverage among children increased relative to 2012 NIS estimates and less than 1% of children had not received any vaccinations. No change was observed in the percentage of children who received no vaccinations”
Let me repeat: CHILDHOOD immunization levels are near or ABOVE National targets of 90%. And according to NIS statistics published by the CDC, less than 1% of children not received any vaccines.
Have you ever realized that the “anti-vaccination movement” is ONLY directed at the unvaccinated children? What about the adults? At least half the population, that is the generation x and baby boomers, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of the diseases for which they had been vaccinated for very early in life. At least 50 percent of the population has been unprotected for decades.
Let me repeat: we have all lived for at least 30 to 40 years with 50 percent or less of the population having vaccine protection.
Herd immunity has not existed in this country for many decades, and no resurgent epidemics have occurred.
But who cares right? Let’s just continue to blame “outbreaks” on what used to be called the “people who refuse to vaccinate their children”, which has now been turned into the “anti-vaccine movement”. That less than 1% (some estimate 2%) of children are unvaccinated. It would make more sense to blame outbreaks on the adult population (who never contracted measles naturally) but received a measles vaccine as a child. Ask them when the last time they received a measles vaccine? I doubt they are “up to date”.
But instead we preach herd immunity. Our target levels for children are on track. Adults are not. We tried an adult schedule and no-one really complies. So we blame the teeny tiny percent of unvaccinated children.
WHAT IS THE ANTI-VACCINATION MOVEMENT?
It’s called Pharma. And to them I say…wake up Pharma. Wake the hell up. There is no such thing as an “anti-vaccine movement”. You created it. You got greedy and added 49 vaccines to the childhood schedule before a child starts Kindergarten. You created an entire generation of sick children. We know them as vaccine injured child. Guess what? These children ARE vaccinated. You know, the GREATER GOOD. The parents believed the lie. They did what they were told. They took their kids in for the shots. They were as pro-vaccine as it gets. This movement you’ve created is not about the 25 measles cases at Disneyland. This movement is called truth. And it will never lose steam. Not until you stop harming and injuring children. This movement is only growing. This movement is just getting it’s steam. Your “anti-vaccine movement label”, it fuels us.
So go find another scare tactic. Your “measles outbreak” scare tactics aren’t fooling anyone.
HOW ARE UNVACCINATED CHILDREN A THREAT?
“It is preposterous to think that a child who is vaccinated no longer carries the bacteria or the viruses that they have been vaccinated against. If, in fact, children are vaccinated, then why are parents and public health authorities afraid that non-vaccinated children are somehow carrying something that their children are not, when they should feel comfortable that their children are vaccinated? You can’t have it both ways…
You can’t vaccinate believing that your children are protected and then feel that your children are not protected because somehow, some non-vaccinated child is carrying some secret organism that no-one else is carrying. You can’t have it both ways. It just doesn’t make any sense”. -–Dr. Palevsky, board certified pediatrician in New York
FACTS ABOUT MEASLES:
Measles was a disease that if contracted naturally, permanent and lifelong immunity would be gained. Before the measles vaccine, mothers who contracted measles naturally would develop protective antibodies and passes those along to her baby who would then be naturally protected from measles for the first 15 months of life. Measles was never a risk to babies. Before the vaccine was introduced, less than half of 1% of babies contracted measles. Less than half of 1%.
Today, 30% of all measles cases are in babies less than one year of age.
The age in which children are most at risk from measles.
We took a relatively mild viral childhood illness, that when contracted naturally, served a greater purpose; gave life-long specific immunity to measles, passed protective antibodies to our babies during pregnancy, gave life-long non-specific immunity to degenerative diseases of bone and cartilage, sebaceous skin diseases, immunoreactive diseases and certain tumours, and protected us from asthma and allergies…all of that prevented by the natural measles disease.
AND we traded it for a manmade, fake, temporary, and ineffective vaccine, which isn’t even able to be administered to a baby for “protection” until they are 12-15 months. AFTER the age in which measles is most “dangerous”.
IS CONTRACTING MEASLES DANGEROUS?
Yes, it can be in malnourished children living in undeveloped countries.
Yes, it can be impoverished areas with poor nutrition and no sanitation.
And no the vaccine is still not the answer. Malnourished children living in impoverished areas need food and clean water. Not a measles vaccine.
A study was done on African children with measles. Half the children received vitamin A, the second group received the routine treatment. Guess what group faired better? Mortality rates in the Vitamin A group were cut in half.
“Data shows that one-third to one-half of the millions of deaths in children across the world, caused by measles, diarrheal diseases, pneumonia, AIDS, & malaria, are due to undernutrition, not undervaccination”
In a healthy, nourished child in America, measles is a relatively mild childhood illness that passes without complication.
The truth is, 1 in about 10,000 (not 1,000) may develop inflammation of the brain. However 1 in 50 kids with autism suffer from inflammation of the brain. The MMR vaccine package insert for the measles vaccine actually lists inflammation of the brain as a side effect from the vaccine. Go read the package insert. It’s called encephalitis. Caused by the measles vaccine. Not caused by the natural measles virus.
And to think… the measles death rate had declined on it’s own by 98% before the measles vaccine was introduced. Does the incidence rate when the vaccine was introduced even matter? We are still dealing with incidence rates in 2015. Measles was NEVER a deadly disease when we introduced the vaccine. And vaccines were meant to “save millions of lives”.
The SCARE THAT ISN’T a SCARE:
Have you ever noticed when a major news outlet reports on the newest measles outbreak that is always caused by the unvaccinated, that the articles always end with sentences such as:
“Fortunately, all measles cases passed without complications, as is usually the cases with measles”.
“Most patients recover after an unpleasant but relatively uneventful period of sickness”
Heck all you have to do is watch tv episodes from back in the day when measles was a laughing matter on tv and referred to by the CDC as “a mild childhood illness”? Before the holy vaccine God turned measles into a big, bad, scary, deadly disease that should most certainly always be blamed on the unvaccinated.
Oh hey did you know outbreaks still occur in communities where 97% of the population is “protected”? But who cares about that…let’s just keep saying “herd immunity” and make them think it’s normal that it’s taken longer than 47 years to eradicate. Let’s call it the “ANTI-VACCINATION MOVEMENT”.
AM I SCARED OF A MEASLES OUTBREAK?
I can give my child 9 shots (3 doses of a 3-in-1 shot) for a disease that is not deadly, that a child is more likely to catch if they are vaccinated, that doesn’t offer permanent immunity, and that has high risks associated with the shot including seizures, encephalitis, blood disorders, sensory impairments, learning disabilities, immune system suppression, inflammatory bowel disease, inflammation of the brain, and many other severe allergic reactions.
Nope. I’ll just stick with my anti-vaccination movement label. And head off to Disneyland…