So is this measles vaccine hysteria getting old or WHAT?
It was bad enough when it was just over the measles. Now a local school district had a case of Whooping Cough at their school so they ordered anyone unvaccinated to stay home for 20 days at the recommendation of the health department. Our local Fox News station called Friday wondering if I knew anyone in that school district who would comment. (I didn't, and couldn't find anyone when I put it out on my Facebook page either.) However, that got me researching more, and get this: Pertussis vaccine effectiveness is so poor, many who get it WERE VACCINATED!
We identified 171 cases of clinical pertussis; 132 in pediatric patients. There was a notable increase in cases in patients aged 8-12. The rate of testing peaked in infants, but remained relatively constant until age 12. The rate of positive tests was low for ages zero to six, and increased in preadolescents, peaking at age 12. Vaccination rates of PCR positive preadolescents were approximately equal to that of controls. Vaccine Effectiveness was 41%, 24%, 79%, for ages 2-7, 8-12, 13-18, respectively. (Source.)
So why are they forcing only the UNvaccinated to stay home?
That's just another example of how little common sense is involved when it comes to vaccines, and it's no wonder those of us who dig deeper into this issue are not comfortable following the “recommended vaccine schedule“, because there are a LOT of scary facts out there.
Here's a personal story of when I realized that doctor offices and drug companies don't even know what they're doing!
Need more reasons to wonder if we can trust drug companies?
Obama Admin Grants Immunity To CDC Scientist That Fudged Vaccine Report:
The Obama administration has granted whistleblower immunity to a federal government scientist that claimed he intentionally omitted information in a study that could have shown a race-based link between vaccines and childhood diseases including autism.
“I didn’t want people to run out and delay vaccination because of this, because it was only one piece of data. But it was the one piece of data that CDC chose to cover up,” Hooker said.
But Thompson said that he and other CDC scientists intentionally fudged the results, manipulating the pool of children they analyzed and limiting the proper number of African-American children from participating. The authors limited black children from showing up in the results by excluding babies without a state of Georgia birth certificate.
Merck Has Some Explaining To Do Over Its MMR Vaccine Claims:
The first court case, United States v. Merck & Co., stems from claims by two former Merck scientists that Merck “fraudulently misled the government and omitted, concealed, and adulterated material information regarding the efficacy of its mumps vaccine in violation of the FCA [False Claims Act].”
The second court case, Chatom Primary Care v. Merck & Co. relies on the same whistleblower evidence. This class action suit claims damages because Merck had fraudulently monopolized the mumps market. Doctors and medical practices in the suit would be able to obtain compensation for having been sold an overpriced monopolized product, and a defective one to boot, in that the mumps vaccine wasn't effective (indeed, the suit alleged that Merck expected outbreaks to occur and, as predicted, they did — mumps epidemics occurred in 2006 in a highly vaccinated population and again in 2009-2010).
The third whistleblower — a senior CDC scientist named William Thompson — only indirectly blew the whistle on Merck. He more blew it on himself and colleagues at the CDC who participated in a 2004 study involving the MMR vaccine. Here, the allegations involve a cover-up of data pointing to high rates of autism in African-American boys after they were vaccinated with MMR. In what could be high-profile House hearings before Congressman Posey's Science Committee — hearings made all the more explosive given the introduction of race into the mix — Merck could find itself under unprecedented scrutiny.
The problems are pervasive throughout the drug industry:
Despite the prosecutions, huge fines and bad publicity, too many pharma companies have failed to change their ways. Billion-dollar settlements are to some just the cost of doing business. (Source: More drug companies to pay billions for fraud, join the “dishonor roll” after Abbott settlement. If nothing else has convinced you that we can't trust Big Pharma, read that entire shocking article. Note that there's a weird delay with that link.)
The flu vaccine is another head-scratcher…
It's been all over the media that the flu shot is only about 40% effective, and then the next thing you hear is, “But people should still get it.” WHAT? If there were NO risks with the flu shot, then maybe I'd still consider it, but there ARE risks!!! The number of payouts for vaccine injuries due to the flu shot and Guillain Barre Syndrome (GBS) astounds me, and I also can't believe how little they were paid. (Source.)
If you'd like to know more about the flu shot and mandatory workplace vaccines, get David Boman's book, The Man Behind the Mask — Why I Chose NOT to Get the Flu Shot. (David is the one this post was written about: Mandatory Flu Shots for Health Care Workers, Why One Man is Choosing the Mask.)
A dose of common sense from Dr. Tenpenny:
Children today receive as many as 49 doses of 14 vaccines before they reach age six, which is roughly 12 times higher than the number of vaccines administered to children back in 1940.
With more than 220 new vaccines in the developmental pipeline for children and adults…and no end in sight..the question you must ask yourself is ARE YOU CERTAIN you will be 100% comfortable when 200 more vaccines are added to the mandated list in the future?
With all of these CDC and pharmaceutical shenanigans, how can parents who choose not to vaccinate be blamed for making common sense decisions to protect their kids?!
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Lastly, I'm sure YOU have seen some compelling articles around this issue!
If you'd like to share a link in the comments to something you have read, please do, HOWEVER, I'm asking you to include a *short* blurb telling us the most striking part of the article, since many of us won't have time to read each one. Feel free to share as many as you come across, so you can help educate us. Even if you are pro-vaccine, we're happy to hear your thoughts. We can't make well-informed decisions unless we hear all sides.
If you don't have a link to share, just let us know what is your take on all this measles vaccine craziness??
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- Read more about our own vaccine decisions.
- Read about the time I was convinced that doctor offices and drug companies don't even know what they're doing.
Here are my recent posts on the measles vaccine bologna:
- Why All the Anger? Arizona Cardiologist Responds to Critics Regarding Measles Vaccine
- Here's a video that shows how measles was viewed not that many years ago. This shows the same thing.
- Have you heard about this vaccine alternative? I hadn't! (That's a link to a Facebook post on it last week.) I'd definitely want to read those books and do some more research before jumping in, but it's good to know we DO have more options!
- Or if you DO choose to vaccinate, consider nutritional support ahead of time to encourage detoxification and a healthy immune response. VacciShield is a supplement designed to be taken for 14 days, beginning 7-10 days before vaccination.
- The Dirty, Filthy, Unvaccinated –– lots more shocking and scary information here.
- 14 Facts Public Health Officials Haven't Told You about the Measles Vaccine
- Sarah's Open Letter to Doctors Who Reject Unvaccinated Patients
- Kristen's post on PR shenanigans, seeding, and astroturfing — you have to read this if you want to be an informed consumer and online reader!
- Heather's post: Should Vaccines be Mandatory?
I am writing to give my personal experience with Whooping Cough. After reading this article and many others, I am exasperated! It just seems like they are using any and every case and twisting it into being the fault of people who are unvaccinated. Here is my personal experience to attest that we can not trust what they are saying:
We are currently living in the Netherlands and there is an outbreak of Whooping Cough at my daughter’s school, as well as many other parts of the country. There is a 100% vaccination rate at the school and every child who has contracted Pertussis (called Kinkhoust here), has been vaccinated. They confirmed the outbreak with a blood test of several children. It ended up that our entire family got Whooping Cough also. My daughter and I are currently well into our third week of being sick. We are all up to date with vaccinations! The doctor explained that what is going around is a variant of the bacteria and we are no longer protected when vaccinated. I did some reading on this and discovered that the Netherlands has a research program on this and did change their vaccine in order to try to keep up with the mutations but it did not work. Interestingly, we were vaccinated in the USA and everyone else here who have it, have been vaccinated here. This tells me that none of the vaccine variations that have been used are working. At least here, they are calling it like it is and not using it as propaganda to stir up hysteria against the “anti-vaxers”. We have been sick for a long time and this illness makes you tired and weary from the sore throat and intense coughing. I can see where having people out of school and work for this length of time is not at all easy, but it is necessary in order to protect other people, especially infants. What the “officials” are failing to recognize or acknowledge is that it is not the unvaccinated that are the problem here and keeping them at home will of course protect them but will not prevent the spread of this because I guarantee that those getting it, include the vaccinated just as it does here.
Donna Chadick-Brown via Facebook says
Do anti-vaccine advocates vaccinate for any of the diseases? Like polio or whooping cough, or diphtheria?
We did for some but not all. If we had it to do again, though, I’m not sure what we’d do, now that I know even more about all the corruption.
Found this article last night and the lunacy of it is making ME a little crazy. https://www.nytimes.com/2015/02/10/opinion/what-would-jesus-do-about-measles.html?_r=2
The author refers to an outbreak of measles in 1991. Many of the cases were in children from two churches that the author describes as essentially anti-ANY-medicine. The children weren’t vaccinated against measles, but when the kids came down with measles, the parents refused to seek any medical treatment at all. Yet somehow the author pinpoints the problem as the “failure” to vaccinate. Not the “my kid is dehydrated and dying, but I’m only going to pray for God to heal, not take advantage of modern medical care when it’s clearly indicated.” In fact, I get the feeling that the author believes that any parent who chooses not to vaccinate is also going to choose no medical intervention – even when warranted – should their child contract any disease commonly vaccinated against.
I had the measles vaccine as a child, and I still got measles, as did the majority of my classmates. I remember I felt too well to stay in bed the week I had to stay home from school. I have more fear of the vaccine that may have caused the autism in my daughter than I do in the disease itself.
Philipp Merker via Facebook says
In the meantime, 69 children have died of the flu. We are in such sterile environment these days, everything creates panic. It’s the flu, it’s going to happen. Same with measles.
Brenda Teague via Facebook says
I have a really bad cold. I’m all congested. I needed a few things at the store though, and so, with Kleenex in hand and bed head like A Flock of Seagulls, I went to the store. One sight of me sent people to the edges of the store. I now know the sense of accomplishment Moses felt when the Red Sea parted. I got my stuff and left quickly, so the onslaught of spraying the store with disinfectant could commence.
Geez people! Calm down.
Emily Sirbaugh via Facebook says
I signed the petition & am sending it to all the folks i know who will sign it thatnk you for the link
Angie Anderson Weedon via Facebook says
So scary!!! (And I don’t mean measles)
Christie Lynn Edds Cali via Facebook says
It is a witch hunt now. A media, statist driven witch hunt.
Theresa N says
The MMR and Autism link was reported by a British Doctor of Medicine in 1998 in a Medical Journal, it was later learned he lied about all his findings. He lost his license to practice medicine and everything. People base there decision to protect their children from disease because of a lie one man told, a lie that’s still out there. MMR are serious illnesses 5% or 1 in 1000 children who get the disease will die from it. The high fevers from these diseases can cause deafness, blindness and brain damage.
Theresa N says
About 6 months ago when there was an outbreak of Whooping Cough
an announcement was made on National television saying the vaccine had been intentionally weakened before this the outbreak happened because PARENTS KEPT COMPLAINING IT WAS TO STRONG!!
One thing that always amazes me is that the experts say autism is not caused by vaccines. They don’t know what does cause autism but it cannot be vaccines. I am not an expert by any means but there is probably more than one cause. Currently we are seeing numbers of 1 in 26 children in New Jersey are being diagnosed with autism with a predicted rate of 1 in 50 nationwide by 2025. These numbers terrify me for our children. We don’t have time to do testing from all different angles to figure out the cause. Everything must be questioned and reviewed. This issue, the hysteria behind it amazes me. I know I am being driven to my knees in prayer over it a lot these days. Best place for me to be.
The rate that has been predicted is 1 in 2 by 2025, not 1 in 50.
Kelly – I ran into some vaccine-related stuff yesterday and wanted to share. My older kids are competing in a speech and debate league for Christian homeschoolers (and hey – there’s a club in Grand Rapids!), and I coach the “Extemp” club. Extemp is a speech category where you are handed a slip with three current event topics on it, and have 30 minutes to prepare a 7 minute speech on one of them, then give the speech to three judges. We do lots of “pre-prep” in our club, including gathering articles and analyzing them, and talking over current events so they’re at least aware of the possible topics they might draw to speak on.
We just finished a tournament in Wisconsin, so I was going over some of the questions that had been given to the kids. There were several vaccine-related questions that the kids could have chosen to answer. One was, “Are vaccines the best way to keep Americans healthy?” and another asked, “Did the Ebola outbreaks prepare the US to deal with Measles?”
I thought the questions were a great opportunity to get some discussion going, but I was floored at many of the kids’ responses. Keep in mind, these are really well-educated high school kids with the ability to think critically and analyze issues from multiple points of view. But mentioning 121 cases of measles in California prompted one student to immediately check with her parent “we’re all vaccinated against that, right?” And I could not, without actually spelling it out for the kids, get them to understand the glaringly obvious difference between Ebola (US death rate nearly 1 in 2) and measles (death rate less than 1 in 1000). One student told me that the ONLY reason parents don’t vaccinate their kids is because they believe all the vaccinated kids will protect their kids from catching anything! Needless to say, we still have some educating to do.
My biggest frustration is that the CDC and media outlets seem overjoyed to report any case of “vaccine-preventable” disease in an unvaccinated person, but refuse to publish anything when asked about the numbers of vaccinated people with the same disease. I realize that doing so would destroy their talking points and credibility, but the next time I have to read another “report” like this: “Of the first 34 people with measles for whom the California Department of Public Health had vaccination records, only five had received both doses of the measles vaccine, according to the agency. One received just the first dose. Nationally, officials are seeing the same trend…” (abcn.ws/1KEZkX5) I’m going to throw something. Either report the whole truth or stop reporting on it. We know there are cases of fully-vaccinated people with measles right now (that quote above actually says that at least 5 in 34 cases are in fully-vaccinated people, just not in those words – you have to read between the lines). And to follow that up by claiming “This is not a problem with the measles vaccine not working…This is a problem of the measles vaccine not being used.” is just disingenuous.
I truly don’t understand why we can’t have an honest discussion about any of this. The fact that the half-truths and out-right lies all boil down to a greed for financial gain and power makes me want to puke. Especially since those of us on the side of caution are truly seeking what is best for our kids and for others, seeking true health and safety, and trying to be genuine and honest in our dealings. It feels a little “David and Goliath” to me, so all I can do is continue to trust in the God who was on David’s side for the strength and courage to fight the good fight.
The way vaccines work is by introducing an antigen into your system that your immune system notices and then begins to produce antibodies against. Those antibodies are what then protect you when you’re infected with the actual disease. The reason there are people with measles who got the vaccine is that their immune system isn’t capable of recognizing the antigen. It’s not a fault of the vaccine, it’s just a byproduct of human diversity.
Estelle, I do not wish to sound rude at all, but the real point is whether or not someone’s opinion on something this serious is enough. Health freedom means WE get as much information as possible, including what the doctor advises, and then WE make our decision. That goes for YOU too. YOU get to choose, but not for US. No guarantees in this life, except in the one true living God. If you read His Word, the truth will blow you away.
I can’t find the source for the effectiveness of the pertussis vaccine.
Just fixed it, thanks for telling me!
Here it is: https://cid.oxfordjournals.org/content/early/2012/03/13/cid.cis287
Hi Kelly, the source for the guillen-barre payouts isn’t working. In really interested in reading that! Thanks:)
MrsD, it’s actually working but there’s a funky delay there, try again then you have to just wait a few seconds. Or you could also click where it says, “Continue to site”, because I think it’s an ad.
Ooo…sorry! Thank you Kelly! That is JAW DROPPING AMAZING!!! We vaccinate on a delayed schedule (but never for the flu) …but I have to admit…that freaks me out! It is just so hard to know what to do for our babies these days 🙁
Thank you for all your hard work, Kelly! xo
I’ll add, regarding the 40% effectiveness rate (which I believe has since dropped to 23%) is in reality far lower than that if you understand how they report the stats. Because influenza event rates are very low, they use Relative Risk stats, instead of Absolute Risk stats, which makes the vaccine look far more effective than it really is. This is how it works:
Let’s say 100 people are studied: 50 get the flu shot and 50 don’t. 1 of the 50 who get the shot ends up with laboratory-confirmed flu, and 2 of those who don’t get the shot get the flu.
A relative risk reporting would say that the vaccine was 50% effective but an absolute risk reporting would say the vaccine was 2% effective. There is a big difference between 50% and 2%, but it is still perfectly legal (but misleading) to report 50%.
To break it down, The event rate for the vaccine group above would be 1, which is 2% of 50, and for the not-vaccinated group 2, which is 4% of 50. Relative Risk is 50% because 2% is 50% of 4%. Absolute Risk is 2 because 4-2=2. Absolute Risk looks at the actual difference between event rates, but relative risk expresses the difference as a proportion. Relative risk reporting makes very small differences look big.
(This example was taken from The Man Behind the Mask by David Boman)
Excerpts from this article I just read this morning: https://thinkingmomsrevolution.com/vaccine-injury-rare/
“If you are pro-life, religious, an atheist or a humanitarian — is it okay with you if your child or someone else’s child dies to spare another child an uncomfortable rash, elevated temperature and irritability for a few days? Let us not forget, there have been no deaths from the measles in this country in the last 10 years. Not one.
Do you understand? I truly hope you do. Because right now there is no medical or scientific transparency and a parent has no idea if their child is vulnerable unless they do the research for themselves. You do not know what combination of this mixed bag of side effects may define your life from the moment that needle pierces your child’s skin…
I am told by my pediatrician friends that they are given one day of training on vaccines in medical school. On that day, they learn how to give injections, not what is in them. They are also told that to question the effectiveness of vaccines among their colleagues is the equivalent of heresy…
I was asked the most brilliant question by a reporter today. “How do we elevate the conversation so it is not so nasty?”
I was so very grateful and responded, “We start looking at the science. All of it. We allow the public to see the studies and decide for themselves. All we hear now is “the question has been asked and answered.” If that were true, public confidence in vaccines would not have deteriorated so dramatically. We need to start acknowledging and reporting on the theoretically rare. We need to look critically at the over 100 studies that show the correlation between vaccines, autism, learning disabilities and autoimmune disease that have been suppressed. We need to closely examine all the scientific facts, not just those that people find comforting. We need to stop ignoring the scientific truths we find disturbing. Science and fear have nothing to do with one another. We need to actively listen to parents who have been affected, rather than dismissing and marginalizing them. We need to search together for the truth for all the children of this country with an open mind that embraces all treatment modalities.”
Have you considered that perhaps no one has died of the measles in the past 10 years because people were being vaccinated?
The fact that people have gotten the measles and have not died is the point here.
The chance of getting measles encephalitis (which is untreatable in many cases, and if the patient survives can lead to mental retardation or lifelong deafness) as a consequence of measles infection is 1/1000. This is way more frequent than reported severe adverse reactions to the vaccine (those run on the order of 1/3000 to 1/millions).
Essentially, even though there can certainly be adverse reactions to vaccines, as vaccination rates go down and measles cases inevitably rise (as we have already begun to see happen), we will simply be replacing the extremely rare vaccine adverse effects with the much less rare measles sequelae.
But not each of those 1/1000 cases of measles encephalitis leads to mental retardation or lifelong deafness, does it? If, say, 1 in 3 of those who contracted measles encephalitis experienced those crippling effects (33.3%, a high percentage, I would think), you would have exactly the same as the lower end of adverse effects of measles vaccination at 1/3000.
And VAERS is very explicit in saying that vaccine reactions are underreported because it is a voluntary system.Many will not make the connection between the vaccine and the reaction. I imagine nearly every case of measles meningitis is reported, though. It’s easy to see when somebody is really, really sick. It takes longer to work through possible reasons why your 3 year old still isn’t speaking at all when his siblings were speaking full sentences at 12-15 months or why he doesn’t interact with his peers like other ‘normal’ 3-year olds or 4-year olds. So maybe we are trading vaccine reactions for complications from measles, but the two sets of numbers are much more closely aligned than represented here.