By dr. Alan Palmer, writer contributing to Children's health defense
[Note CHD: The page numbers mentioned in the whole article are taken from 1200 Studies: the truth will prevail, the free ebook by Dr. Palmer. The download link is available in the biography at the end of the article.]
Five key points - all false - are driving the measles-related fear campaign with vaccine coercion:
- 1. If measles returns, thousands of children will die each year in the United States
- 2. The two-dose MMR vaccination regimen will provide lifelong protection for most people.
- 3. Adults previously vaccinated with declining antibody protection can receive effective and long-lasting protection from MMR boosters.
- 4. We must achieve and maintain a 95% vaccination rate for flock immunity.
- 5. MMR and MMR + chickenpox vaccines (MMRV) will protect against all measles strains.
The following are my refutations to each of these lies.
Falsehood n. 1: If measles returns, thousands of children will die each year in the United States
The overstatement of the threat of measles - and the fear it generates in the population - is what the vaccine industry and public health officials rely on to promote public compliance
and legislative actions to remove freedom of choice. However, it is time to put an end to this unreasonable fear of measles. The real risks of measles in modern America pale in comparison to vaccine damage and its adverse effects on the health of our children (pages 561-564). The measles vaccine has been responsible for serious harm, permanent disability and deaths.
Although the vaccine industry likes to take credit for the drop in measles deaths, statistics from the United States government tell a very different story. When the first ineffective and problematic measles vaccine was introduced in 1963 (with a second vaccine introduced in 1968), the death rate attributed to measles had already decreased by more than 98% between 1900 and 1962, and continued its descending trajectory.
Some government statistics even claim that the measles mortality rate had fallen by 99,4% before the introduction of the vaccine.
Regardless of which chart you use, it's a drop of almost 100%. Furthermore, there is no reason to believe that the mortality rate would have stopped falling if the vaccine had not arrived. Therefore, claiming that the measles vaccine had anything to do with the decline in measles mortality is dishonest and is a bad attempt to rewrite history.
Before the introduction of the vaccine, the government-reported mortality rate for measles was around 1 in 10.000 cases. However, in another attempt to exaggerate the facts, officials often report the rate as 1 in 1.000 cases.
What must be understood is that the 90% of all measles cases have never been reported because parents did not always take their children to the doctor. In most cases, measles was mild, lasting only a few days, and at that point the children returned to school and life went on.
No big deal. In the 50s and 60s, people viewed measles as an uncomfortable but harmless condition that practically everyone had and recovered for permanent protection.
Only about 10% of the total cases of those affected were serious enough to seek medical care, and among the subset of cases that have sought medical attention and were reported, the mortality rate was around 1 in 1.000. Leaving aside the crucial word "reported", news agencies incorrectly present the mortality rate as 1 in 1.000 cases instead of a much more accurate 1 in 10.000 cases.
There is another crucial fact to consider. Studies show that measles victims were 10 times higher in low-income and poverty-stricken communities than in middle-income communities (pages 487-488).
The higher incidence of victims in poor communities has drastically distorted the overall mortality rate. The mortality rate in middle and high income areas may have been around 1 in 100.000 cases.
The measles mortality chart confirms that it was more intense between the late XNUMXth and early XNUMXth centuries in the United States, and this was also the case
Indeed, in the 1800s and early 1900s, large cities were predisposed for the spread of infectious diseases due to malnutrition, overcrowding, inadequate personal hygiene, poor sanitary conditions, lack of vitamins and foods with added vitamins, and limited access to adequate medical treatment. In addition, horses were the main form of transportation and left the narrow streets full of manure. Flies and rats were everywhere. All of these factors have weakened people's immune systems.
In the current era, measles remains deadly in some countries compared to others.
This is because conditions in poor parts of the world today are similar to urban conditions in the industrialized world between the mid-1800s and early 1900s. It is still commonplace for poorer countries and communities to be afflicted by many of the same problems that the big American cities once had. As already noted, these conditions create a mature environment for infectious diseases that weaken the system
people's immune system to the point of not being able to fight even the slightest infections. However, these descriptions and pictures certainly do not represent the standard of living that prevails in the United States, Western Europe and other advanced societies today! This is why the fear, hysteria and lies about the return of measles and the decimation of our children are so dishonest.
While insatiable and profit-oriented vaccine manufacturers are pushing the measles hysteria, the media - linked to the pharmaceutical industry for advertising revenue - are their spokespersons. None of these want people to know that there are solutions other than vaccines. However, we do know that vitamin A is a powerful weapon in the arsenal to reduce the complication rates of measles. In fact, the World Health Organization (WHO) promotes the integration of vitamin A in developing countries where measles is epidemic and its campaigns on vitamin A have been heralded as big hits (see pages 470-471, 481-483 and 687).
In addition to vitamin A, Americans today have access to
natural herbal antiviral compounds that can reduce the risk of complications and reduce the duration of the disease. People with immune impairment also have access to immunoglobulin therapies, which are extremely effective in strengthening the body's resistance to infections and reducing complications from measles.
To understand the dynamics of why measles was so deadly 70 to 100 years ago, what makes it deadly in poor parts of the world today and why mortality rates have decreased in both measles and other infectious diseases almost 100% without vaccines , read the section entitled "
The Truth About Decline of Infectious Diseases ”in my free ebook, 1200 Studies . (Link at the bottom of the article.)
Falsehood n. 2: The two-dose MMR vaccination regimen will provide lifelong protection in most people
On his website , the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) indicate the following:
"The people who receive MMR vaccination under the United States vaccination program are generally considered life-long protected against measles and rubella. While MMR provides effective protection against mumps for most people, immunity against mumps can decrease over time and some people may no longer be protected against mumps in old age. Both serological and epidemiological evidence indicate that vaccine-induced measles immunity appears to be long lasting and probably lifelong in most people.. "
This information is obsolete and has been shown to be completely wrong! It may have been somewhat accurate when there were still large numbers of older people in the population who had had wild measles as children - having given them lasting immunity - and when some children continued to have wild measles, thus providing natural "enhancers" to adults, but this dynamic changes over time as more and more people are vaccinated.
“Over time, vaccine-induced levels of antibodies decrease as the population ages, making people vulnerable to infections.
In recent years, we have learned that the levels of antibodies produced by the measles vaccine drop rapidly, decreasing by about 10% per year, with an efficacy that lasts no more than 10 years after the second dose of the vaccine.
Un 2018 article published in the magazine Vaccine (titled "Measles antibody patterns, mumps and rubella, persistence and rate of decline after the second dose of MMR vaccine") confirms this fact, and one 2017 study published on Journal of Infectious Diseases (titled "Measles virus neutralizing antibodies in intravenous immunoglobulins:
Is it possible to increase by revaccination of plasma donors? ") explains how further doses of vaccine do not provide lasting protection. These two factors - the decline in vaccine efficacy and the inability to effectively reactivate protection with further boosters - leave completely unprotected the adult population previously vaccinated.
In essence, measles vaccination programs may initially work (scientists call it the "honeymoon period"), but only when there are many children who have already had wild measles as a basis, developing immunity throughout the life and remaining safe and immune as adults. This natural immunity can keep measles infections in check for several years. As vaccinated children age and vaccination rates for younger children remain high, there are no longer (as in the pre-vaccine era) young children who have had wild measles in the population to provide natural stimulators to adults. Over time, the levels of antibodies induced by the vaccine decrease as the population ages, making people vulnerable to infections. Unfortunately, the honeymoon is over (pages 503-504).
The measles vaccine destroyed the natural flock immunity we enjoyed - and the pseudo "flock immunity" highly touted by vaccine proponents turns out to be a complete mistake, falling apart due to the inability of the vaccine to deliver lifelong immunity (lifetimes 572 -578). This explains why such a high percentage of people who get measles in the last few outbreaks are vaccinated adults. For example, during the infamous Disneyland 2015 epidemic and subsequent measles cases in the United States that year, laboratory virus sequences were available for 194 cases. Of these, 73 (38%) were identified as MMR vaccine sequences .
While officials like to blame the unvaccinated for measles outbreaks, these and other statistics show that the vaccinated are likely to be susceptible. In addition, the age of cases in California ranged from six weeks to 70 years, with an average age of 22 . In the pre-vaccine era, half of all children had had measles at the age of six, while the rest had it in the following few years - In this situation measles is milder and has the lowest rate of complications. The fact that many of the cases in California are more or less 20 years old indicates a significant tendency to increase the incidence of measles in old age due to insufficient vaccine.
There is another unintended consequence of low measles antibody titers in previously vaccinated adults:
women of childbearing age do not have enough antibodies to pass on sufficient quantities to their newborns. This makes their children more susceptible to contracting measles (pages 574-578). Of the 110 cases in California since the Disneyland epidemic, 12 (11%) were newborns too small to be vaccinated .
Most likely these children would have been protected if their mothers had contracted wild measles as girls.
In short, science shows a change in the demography of measles cases due to the vaccination schedule. This shift actually has transferred the risk to the two groups most vulnerable to serious complications, i.e. babies and adults. Scientists are also recognizing the same vaccine failure scheme for other infectious diseases over which we thought we had gained control (pages 588-591).
"Research ... has shown that additional MMR doses given to adults have a minimal effect on raising antibody levels and that the increased titers are very temporary, decreasing in less than four months!
Falsehood n. 3: Adults previously vaccinated with waning antibody protection can receive effective and lasting protection with MMR recalls
The research published in 2017 on Journal of Infectious Diseases has shown that additional doses of MMR given to adults have a minimal effect on raising antibody levels and that the increased titers are only temporary, decreasing in less than four months! Therefore, the instinctive reaction of some vaccine advocates to force adults to make MMR calls every 5-10 years will not work. It is absolutely clear that we cannot 'vaccinate' our way out of this problem (pages 577-578).
So what do we do now? It's like squeezing toothpaste out of the tube. You can't put it back in!
Falsehood n. 4: We must achieve and maintain a 95% vaccination rate to achieve flock immunity
We continually hear it: "We must vaccinate all children to maintain" flock immunity ", and this is what will protect the vulnerable who cannot be vaccinated." The herd immunity narrative is designed to support vaccination efforts and public compliance, but does not 'hold water'. With an unprotected adult population (as discussed in the previous sections), we are in no way close to the 95% "immunity" rate for measles which should be herd immunity. In fact, CDC statistics show that we are not close to 95% for none of the infectious diseases for which vaccines are administered.
The CDC website has a section entitled Trends in adult vaccination coverage: 2010 to 2016 . It reports on the results of the National Health Interview Survey (NHIS) and shows the percentages of the adult population of the United States that claims to have been vaccinated against various infectious diseases. Evidently, measles, mumps and rubella are absent from the survey. I have searched extensively and have not found any other polls that include them. The question must be asked: why do national polls not ask questions about the MMR vaccine, when is it one of the pillars of the US vaccine paradigm (if not the Holy Grail itself)?
Is it because the vast majority of adults are post-vaccine (i.e. under 60), most of whom would not have received an MMR vaccine in kindergarten? Is it because the survey designers know that the percentage of adults who claim to be vaccinated against M, M or R would be extremely low? Vaccine researchers have long known that antibody titers drop rapidly and that adults are unprotected. Whatever the reason for the blind spot in the survey, the answers to the hypothetical questions about MMR vaccination would not fit the narrative that officials are pushing, but should they now?
NHIS asks adults if they have been vaccinated for various infectious diseases, but many of the adults who answer yes - and included in the "vaccinated" percentages - would surely have lost their temporary immunity, given what we know about decreased immunity of vaccines over time. Therefore, these individuals do not really belong to the "vaccinated" cohort, which implies that the "vaccinated" percentages should be even lower. Also consider that while children aged 2-6 years have high vaccination coverage rates (in the range of 80% to 90%), that age group represents a small part of the "group" (perhaps 5 %) and people under 18 years of age represent less than 20% of the entire population.
The "herd immunity" argument for the vaccine could 'hold water' if all children were kept in a bubble - completely away from all adults who have not been vaccinated or have lost vaccine immunity - but we know it isn't.
We all live together, with a cross exposure in this great "flock" that we call humanity. Therefore, the false talk about herd immunity does not actually have a basis but is an intentional strategy: to create the appearance of a "solution" to achieve the goal of full vaccine compliance in all children.
“Even with 100% of children vaccinated, this [primary vaccine failure] phenomenon means that almost 1 in 10 children will never be protected.
Other to consider is the phenomenon of "primary vaccine failure", which refers to the subset of children in which a given vaccine never produces a sufficient antibody response. Vaccine advocates claim that this number is only around 5%, but data suggest that the number may be higher. Even with 100% children vaccinated, it means that almost 1 in 10 children will never be protected.
As already mentioned, the vaccines destroyed the natural immunity of the flock for life, generated by the immune response to wild measles.
This has led to a change in the demographic profile of people who have measles, away from the age of 4 to 12 years (pre-vaccine) - in which the disease is milder - towards infants and adults (post-vaccine) populations in the which measles causes the most complications (pages 500-504 and 579-581).
Falsehood n. 5: MMR and MMRV vaccines will protect against all measles strains
Evidence is emerging that the measles virus is changing due to the intense push for the vaccine. An article from Journal of Virology of the 2017 warns of this disturbing signal, a discovery of what they call the subgenotype D4.2 . So far, researchers have isolated this "mutant" in France and Britain. Additionally, the mutant strain was not effectively neutralized when tested against sera from approximately 70 individuals vaccinated in North America. Experts call these strains "escaped from mutants" and warn that, with an unprotected adult population (whose titles cannot be enhanced, as previously mentioned), we face the possibility of unprecedented epidemics.
The concern is that, in conditions of high vaccination coverage, the measles virus is finding a way to survive. In the pre-vaccine era, childhood exposure to wild measles conferred protection to the whole population by maintaining solid permanent immunity against all variants of measles. Now that vaccines provide only short-term immunity, we are at risk of widespread epidemics (pages 578-579).
Research is signaling an impending crisis, similar to the one we created with antibiotics.
Excessive prescription of antibiotics has created mutations in bacteria that have outgrown the development of new antibiotics.
Not only that, but these "superbugs" are far more virulent (deadly), with over 100.000 Americans dying every year from antibiotic-resistant infections.
Is it possible we have to prepare for a similar scenario with vaccines?
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