Annie Sparrow on February 19, 2015
[The Nation article will be marked by “TN” to help differentiate it from inserted passages.]
The article begins with “expertise” of the writer, a doctor in the US who writes of never encountering any measles here.
TN: “No cough, no measles” was one of the many mantras and memory aids I learned in medical school. Most were designed to reduce tomes like Gray’s Anatomy and Harrison’s Principles of Internal Medicine to a few rules. Much of the time, it was easy to miss the point, especially when the subject seemed to be an obscure disease.
Five years into a six-year medical degree at a typical Western university, none of us had ever seen measles. Nor were we bothered. Apart from HIV, microbes like measles seemed prehistoric. Public health was out, plastic surgery was in. Still, I remembered this particular rule, offered by a much-revered professor. But I wondered why he was so focused on a cough instead of “Koplik spots,” the little white dots in the mouth that are specific to measles.
Suddenly the article shifts to Africa – where the author now speaks of measles in a context of horrific diseases – hemorrhagic fever, HIV, scarlet fever, syphilis, rheumatic fever, typhoid, tuberculosis, devastating meningococcal sepsis, enterovirus 68, Lyme disease, ….
TN: “Then I spent ten weeks in a pediatric infectious-disease ward in Cape Town. I thought I would see “African diseases” like hemorrhagic fever and HIV, which I did. But I also saw measles, rubella (German measles), scarlet fever, syphilis, rheumatic fever, typhoid, tuberculosis and many other causes of rash and fever.
Suddenly I could see the point of my professor’s rule. The very first signs of measles are a fever and cough, followed by a runny nose and red eyes. The appearance of a rash three or four days later is usually what prompts parents to bring their child to the emergency room. The problem is that at any given time, half the pre-school children in the ER have a fever, rash or both. The differential diagnosis is hard enough in immunized children, ranging from mild roseola to devastating meningococcal sepsis; the long list includes enterovirus 68, Lyme disease and drug rashes.
The writer has now connected measles – though with no record of the last ten years of a single death in the US – in the reader’s mind with one terrifying deadly disease after another. This is a strong fear inducer and it sets the stage for the rest of the article. This introduction of fear wasn’t possible by writing about the US given how harmless measles is here.
Next, the idea of “catastrophe” for pregnant women if children are not vaccinated, is introduced, suggesting that pregnant women must be as well.
TN: In an unimmunized child, the ailment might also be rubella—harmless for the child, but catastrophic for unimmunized pregnant patients—or chickenpox.
This also suggests that not vaccinating children, misses the potential catastrophe to pregnant women. Both bring us to the distinction between vaccinated and immunized.
Immunized versus Vaccinated
The Nation article uses the word “unimmunized” but it is important for The Nation readers to understand that “immunized” and “vaccinated” are not synonyms. A person can be immunized by their mother’s breast milk or by exposure to a disease without ever having been vaccinated. On the other hand, a person who has been vaccinated may not be “immunized.”
There are a significant immunologic distinctions between naturally acquired and vaccine acquired immunity. The following article is a good introduction to those differences and the impact of each. An excerpt is included below.
Breast Milk versus Vaccines: Why Breast Milk Is Spectacular Protection Against SIDS
Contracting childhood diseases helps prime the immune system.From Immunology Today:
“Vaccination replaces recovery from infections with a rather different type of immunological stimulus. … In the measles system [for instance], both vaccination and the infection itself have profound and long-lasting effects on the immune system, but these effects are not the same.”
“For example, recovery from natural measles infection reduces the incidence of atopy [“a predisposition toward developing certain allergic hypersensitivity reactions” ], and of allergic reactions to house dust mite to half the incidence seen in vaccinated children, suggesting a systemic and non-specific switch to Th1 activity.”
“indeed learning (immunological) is an absolute necessity, and these systems have evolved in the “anticipation” of appropriate inputs provided in an appropriate sequence after birth, and continuing throughout life” [Emphasis added. Comment added: The “inputs provided in an appropriate sequence,” are a reference to childhood diseases.]
The person who has been vaccinated but may not be “immunized” if the vaccine doesn’t work, wasn’t matched to the strain of a virus that is of concern, or the vaccine is failing. While we have been taught that if a vaccine stimulates antibodies it will provide immunity, this is not the case.
A vaccine may stimulate antibodies but the person may not have developed immunity – the capacity to fight off a disease.
“…. the two poles of the immune system (the cellular and humoral mechanisms) have a reciprocal relationship in that when the activity of one pole is increased, the other must decrease. Thus, when one is stimulated, the other is inhibited. Since vaccines activate the B cells to secrete antibody, the cytotoxic (killer) T cells are subsequently suppressed.”https://explorevaccines.wordpress.com/2008/10/26/antibodies-do-not-produce-immunity/
So, when The Nation article asserts the “unimmunized” pregnant women are in “catastrophic” danger, this only makes sense if the author is referring to the woman having no natural immunity.
The author is attempting to associate vaccines with immunity by using the word “immunized” rather than “vaccinated,” though there is no one to one association. Vaccination doesn’t necessarily immunize and may, if the reciprocal relationship between B cells and killer T cells is thrown off, actually disrupt immunity.
The Nation author is adding more fear in speaking of a potential catastrophic event if pregnant women are not vaccinated.
The problem, beyond whether vaccines do immunize or do not, is that pregnant women should not be vaccinated in the first place because there have been NO TESTS of vaccines on pregnant women showing them to be safe. Many vaccine inserts warn of this, themselves. The Nation is in effect promoting pregnant women getting untested vaccines.
“In A REPORT TO THE CONSUMER (Sept., 75) by Ida Honorof, she presents a compilation of data from the National Institute of Health—Division of Biologic Standards, Bulletin of World Health Organization, and Dr. J. Anthony Morris, former Director of a branch of FDA Virus research. Dr. Morris’ findings show that the flu vaccine, when inhaled by lab. animals “tended to enhance cancerous tumors.” Pregnant women had been on the preferred list for shots until findings indicated that certain substances in flu vaccine “could pose a serious threat of fetal damage to women who might become pregnant. . .” [Book] Swine Flu Expose by Eleanora I. McBean, Ph.D., N.D.
The Nation reader might want to take a couple of minutes to see a short segment of a film entitled “Bought” in which, at 1:18:48, a CDC analyst points out an enormous spike in miscarriages with the 2009 flu vaccines. The H1N1 vaccine was linked to a 700% increase in fetal deaths.
What the analyst was focused on in the film was how a study of miscarriages could have stopped right before that spike and yet still included the year 2009, suggesting it was included in the study. This was a year doctors were watching carefully because that’s when the H1N1 flu vaccine was introduced.
You can go to this link to view the film for free for the next week.
Returning to The Nation article:
TN: “Or it might be measles, in which case you need to know. Fast. Because measles is the most contagious disease on earth.
The author has come back around to measles, having already set their readers’ mental imagery with a series of deadly diseases and a catastrophe for unvaccinated pregnant women. Thus, one must act “fast.”
It is quite important to keep an eye on how fear is injected into The Nation’s article. Fear makes it harder for people to think clearly and easier to guide them in how to think (and politically, fear offers opportunities for control). Consider for a moment how much fear has been and is still being put out in this country just around flu. How many flu deaths do you estimate there are each year? You have been told by the CDC that 36,000 people a year die from the flu. That turns out to be greatly untrue. Some would say it’s a lie.
This is from Jon Rappoport and his comments will be marked JR.
JR: “In December of 2005, the British Medical Journal (online) published a shocking report by Peter Doshi, which spelled out the delusion and created tremors throughout the halls of the CDC.
“Here is a quote from Doshi’s report:
“[According to CDC statistics], ‘influenza and pneumonia’ took 62,034 lives in 2001—61,777 of which were attributable to pneumonia and 257 to flu, and in only 18 cases was the flu virus positively identified.” [Emphasis added.]
The CDC’s estimate was 2000 times the reality. And it has not retracted its number or reassured the public that flu is not a danger.
Back to the Nation’s article:
TN: Among unimmunized people exposed to the measles virus, some 90 percent will contract the disease.
That figure of 90% seems enormous. It is 37.5 times larger than what the WHO asserts is the normal rate for contracting measles.
From an article entitled Should I Vaccinate My Child? by Jini Patel Thompson.
— An unpublished study by the World Health Organisation (WHO) on a “measles susceptible” (malnourished) group of children showed that the group who hadn’t been vaccinated contracted measles at the normal contract rate of 2.4%.
Of the group who had received the measles vaccine (MMR), 33.5% contracted measles.
Where did The Nation author get the 90% figure?
Having grown up at a time when it was normal to get the measles, I know from experience that 90% of children didn’t contract it. It would have meant all the children in a class got, when only a few did. It would have meant whole schools would have shut down. Nothing at all like that happened, yet children routinely got measles.
Did the Nation get that figure from the CDC?
From Jon Rappoport: Aftershocks from My Interview With Sharyl Attkisson
“JON RAPPOPORT: [speaking to Sharyl Attkisson, health reporter for CBS] In 2009, you spearheaded coverage of the so-called Swine Flu pandemic. You discovered that, in the summer of 2009, the Centers for Disease Control, ignoring their federal mandate, stopped counting Swine Flu cases in America. Yet they continued to stir up fear about the “pandemic,” without having any real measure of its impact. Wasn’t that another investigation of yours that was shut down? Wasn’t there more to find out?
“SHARYL ATTKISSON: The implications of the story were even worse than that. We discovered through our FOI efforts that before the CDC mysteriously stopped counting Swine Flu cases, they had learned that almost none of the cases they had counted as Swine Flu was, in fact, Swine Flu or any sort of flu at all! …. With the CDC keeping the true Swine Flu stats secret, it meant that many in the public took and gave their children an experimental vaccine that may not have been necessary. ….
“JR: “Do you want the staggering capper on this foul tale? Roughly three weeks after Attkisson’s Swine Flu revelations appeared in print, the CDC, obviously in great distress over the exposure, decided to double down. The best lie to tell would be a huge lie.
“Here, from a November 12, 2009, WebMD article is the CDC’s response: “Shockingly, 14 million to 34 million U.S. residents — the CDC’s best guess is 22 million — came down with H1N1 swine flu by Oct. 17 .” (“22 million cases of Swine Flu in US,” by Daniel J. DeNoon)
“22 million cases of Swine Flu in America. Roughly 1 out every 15 Americans came down with Swine Flu. What??”
Back to the Nation article:
TN: Anyone with measles is contagious for several days before the rash even appears; the cough effectively spreads tiny droplets of the virus, which can remain in the air for several hours, long after an infected person has left the room.
Stays in the air for several hours? Do only measles droplets have that ability? Droplets from shower spray surely doesn’t.
TN: In an unvaccinated community, each person who gets measles spreads it on average to twelve others.
Where does that number come from?
But more, why does The Nation only mention a spread of viruses in “unvaccinated” community? It’s well known that when people are vaccinated, they will shed viruses from the vaccines for up to 2 weeks afterwards, and are often told to avoid people with compromised immune system during that time.
Back to the Nation article which is sustaining a pretty consistent level of fear, yet with no evidence of its assertion.
TN: Complications like pneumonia and meningitis can be permanent, deadly, or both,
How can someone have both permanent complications and also be dead?
TN: …. especially for immune-compromised patients such as those with cancer. And in the ER, one of these kids might be in the next bed.
So, now kids with measles are killers of cancer patients? No one is dying of measles but those children are for some reason in the ERs and put into beds next to cancer patients?
Much more logically, any viruses being shed on cancer patients would come from that nurses who have been forced to take flu vaccines or lose their jobs – vaccines which the CDC has admitted don’t work and which have 25,000 times more mercury in them than the EPA allows in drinking water – will be back at work, shedding viruses not only on cancer patients but on all the other immune compromised patients in hospitals with whom they come into close contact.
CDC Admits Flu Vaccine Does Not Work: Influenza Outbreak On Fully Vaccinated Navy Ship
CDC Admits Flu Vaccine Does Not Work – Influenza Outbreak on Fully Vaccinated Navy Ship – See more at: http://healthimpactnews.com/2014/cdc-admits-flu-vaccine-does-not-work-influenza-outbreak-on-fully-vaccinated-navy-ship/#sthash.mnDN7Ped.dpuf
TN: Older Americans remember measles as a common childhood disease that just had to be suffered through,
Yes. That’s what it was.
TN: but in fact it is still frequently deadly in low- and middle-income countries.
TN: And because the virus weakens the body’s natural immune system,
Where is the evidence for this since the recovery from a natural measles infection is a positive thing for the immune system. As cited above, from Immunology Today,
“… recovery from natural measles infection reduces the incidence of atopy [“a predisposition toward developing certain allergic hypersensitivity reactions” ], and of allergic reactions to house dust mite to half the incidence seen in vaccinated children, suggesting a systemic and non-specific switch to Th1 activity.”
Which makes the next unsupported assertion of The Nation author also had to accept:
TN: children who survive measles get more infections and have a higher risk of dying from them for several months afterwards.
There is no evidence of children in the US getting measles and dying from infections months later. If so, the vaccine industry would be asserting in mainstream media, where it would likely be rebutted by pediatricians and researchers.
TN: So a doctor needs to be able to diagnose measles at “hello,”
For a disease that doesn’t kill anyone? What’s the hurry? It’s just measles. The rush is useful, though for suggesting that measles is highly dangerous.
TN: and not wait for the results of two blood tests taken two weeks apart to see whether antibodies are rising while the child spreads measles, as happened at Disneyland. I rapidly learned to recognize measles at ten paces, and realized that the idea of using Koplik spots as a diagnostic aid was better suited to passing exams than clinical practice. Toddlers with measles tend to be extremely irritable (another clue) and not madly cooperative about opening their mouths on request for viewing. Nor would you want to get that close, if you’re uncertain whether your parents had you immunized. [Emphasis added.]
This is one fearful doctor. The author of this articles seems not to know that millions of Americans have done just fine for decades without measles vaccines and they’ve raised and been around children with measles and some even aruond grandchildren with measles. No one is keeling over dead from it. Why should this doctor?
TN: So the crucial question becomes: Cough, or no cough? If there’s no cough, it’s not measles. Period. Which is good, as excluding measles early averts both parental and departmental panic.
Panic? How did panic get into this? Over what? Spots and itching?
TN: But if an unimmunized child or adult is coughing, take it very seriously.
First, most of the outbreaks of measles are occurring in heavily vaccinated populations, who were clearly not immunized by the MMR or they wouldn’t have gotten measles. And children vaccinated with the MMR are who are primarily getting measles fits with the WHO study.
And shouldn’t those people, the vaccinated ones with measles, be taken seriously or rushed out of ERs, too?
TN: Ensure that the child is kept away from places where he or she could spread the disease to others. Educate parents on how to treat the symptoms. And get the child out of the ER as quickly as possible before he or she infects other patients and staff.
Does this doctor get people with colds or flu or TB or viral pneumonia or other infectious diseases, out of the ER, too? Or just children who might have measles? Or is this still all in the service of attempting to make measles – which has been 100 times less deadly than measles vaccines – into something that seems scary?
TN: These steps are all the more vital now that measles, long forgotten, is “back” in the United States and far too few doctors know how to recognize it.
As in “back” like in the Exorcist movie?
Far too few doctors know how to recognize it because it’s not a raging epidemic of moribund kids coming into hospitals for serious medical help. Kids with measles are at home spotty and itching and being told stop scratching and getting pampered and given treats to keep them happy, with siblings wishing they had it, too, for all the attention the measles child is getting it.
And, no, the measles is not “back.” It has been causing measles since its inception.
From Measles Vaccines Kill More People Than Measles, CDC Data Proves
“Not long after it was introduced, the first measles vaccine was actually found to manifest worse symptoms of measles in vaccinated patients than if they hadn’t gotten the vaccine at all. The vaccine also suppressed the normal rash and fever associated with measles, obstructing the normal immune response and ultimately leading to future health problems for vaccinated individuals once they reached adulthood.” [Emphasis added.] http://www.shiftfrequency.com/ethan-a-huff-measles-vaccines-kill-more-people-than-measles-cdc-data-proves/
Look carefully at the non-science of the next sentence. It’s entirely political and emotional as well. The inflammatory words are highlighted.
TN: And not only is measles proliferating; so are the nasty allegations about the danger of the vaccine by anti-vaxxer ideologues and unscrupulous politicians,
Putting that into simple English minus the emotion, we have this:
“Measles are increasing, and so are such references as that the CDC’s own data showing the greater danger of the measles vaccine by people concerned about vaccine safety, and by politicians.
And the rest of The Nation’s sentence:
TN: even though the vaccine is not only safe, but mass measles vaccination is also the single best public-health intervention we have.
So, in the first part of the sentence, The Nation calls anyone who questions the vaccines “ideologues” and “unscrupulous” and reduces whatever they say to only “allegations” and “nasty” ones at that. Those people seem quite bad – acting out of political rigidity and lack of ethics – and what they say untrue and ugly to boot.
In the second part of the sentence, the vaccines are said to be utterly safe and the very best health action we possess. Measles vaccines are more than okay, that are our ultimate health good.
It is surprising and disappointing to see such an extreme black and white, emotionally laden, divisive view of any issue coming from a magazine that is read by academics, intellectuals and others who are thinking people. It’s what they would say of Fox News or grocery store rags.
As to the value of the measles vaccine, it’s important to reference the charts above on the impact of nutrition on bringing down measles.
But the same pharmaceutical industry that is pushing vaccines that caused smallpox (which declined because of nutrition)has genetically engineered the food and poured glysophate on the GMOs plants, depleting nutrients in the soil and food. They created Codex Alimentarius after their CEOs got out of prison for genocide and crimes against humanity they perpetrated during WWII. Codex would remove access to supplemental nutrients worldwide and further deplete human of nutrition – which is why we see so many media articles attacking vitamins and why NY, controlled by the Rockefellers, is clearing major chain stores of supplements.
Here is a documentary about Codex is narrated by Dame Judy Dench. It is directly relevant to measles vaccines since vitamin A can prevent it and it was the ending of scurvy that brought measles down to almost nothing. But if the pharmaceutical industry removes nutrients from the world’s food as they are doing now, there will be a return of all kinds of diseases.
So, when progressives think about measles vaccines, they should think about scurvy.
From Health Sentinel
“Scurvy is probably the nutritional disease that has caused the most suffering in human history. It is often associated with longer ocean voyages that began in the 15th century. One account by George Anson’s 1740-1744 circumnavigation around the world returned from its voyages with only 145 of its original members. Only 4 men had died of enemy action and 1300 had died of disease, primarily of scurvy. But, in fact, most cases of scurvy during the centuries have occurred on land. Scurvy was widespread in northern Europe during the Middles Ages and later in history most cases occurred when food became scarce, such as during the Great Potato Famine of 1845-1848, the American Civil War, the Crimean War, and World War I. An estimated 10,000 people died of scurvy during the California Gold Rush where adequate fruits and vegetables were not in abundance. As improvements in nutrition occurred scurvy deaths declined in conjunction with infectious diseases such as measles.”
And what vitamin stops scurvy? C. And what molecule does the video above suggest is central in stopping virus, degenerative diseases, infections, toxins, …. everything? Vitamin C.
Progressives may want to be aware that the attempted removal of health rights around vaccines is moving hand in glove with the pharmaceutical industry’s on three fronts at once – attempts to mandate vaccines across the US and globally [vaccines that are not actually the miracle the world has been told], removal of access to the nutrients that sustain life and cure diseases [and have killed no one during a time , and the contamination and degradation of the world’s food supply with GMOs.
It’s why we see efforts to say vitamins are worthless or dangerous. But UC Berkeley is having none of it.
Pharma’s Don’t-Take-Vitamins Study Diametrically Opposed by Valid Study
We know historically that lack of nutrients was responsible for diseases and we’ve seen ourselves that GMOs in agriculture are causing diseases and people are left without choices. Pharma is responsible for the GMOs and people having little information, little choice. And pharma is working to remove access to nutrients through Codex. Both remove people’s rights to determine and ability to control their own health. Diseases are Pharma’s business (Codex is mentioned) and expanding that business means expanding diseases.
It is up to progressives to decide for themselves whether vaccines are modern miracles or also mean disease. Or perhaps progressives only need to decide whether mandating corporate products that can cause injury and kill is acceptable or not.
The Nation article is making claims for the measles vaccine that are as worshipful as the industry’s long standing claims for the polio and smallpox vaccine, neither of which match the history of either.
Yet the WHO’s study of the MMR showing it increases incidences of measles by almost 14 times (2.4% the WHO calls the “normal rate of contraction with the MMR having a 33.5% rate), and a whistle blowing researcher at the CDC who reports the CDC has hidden damning evidence that the MMR causes autism and at a 300% greater rate of autism among little black boys,
and historical outbreaks of measles in heavily vaccinated groups, obviously makes such glowing claims look not just silly but suspicious.
From The 2013 Measles Outbreaks: A Failing vaccine, Not A Failure to Vaccinate
- 1985, Texas, USA: According to an article published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 1987, “An outbreak of measles occurred among adolescents in Corpus Christi, Texas, in the spring of 1985, even though vaccination requirements for school attendance had been thoroughly enforced.” They concluded: “We conclude that outbreaks of measles can occur in secondary schools, even when more than 99 percent of the students have been vaccinated and more than 95 percent are immune.”
- 1985, Montana, USA: According to an article published in the American Journal of Epidemiology titled, “A persistent outbreak of measles despite appropriate prevention and control measures,” an outbreak of 137 cases of measles occurred in Montana. School records indicated that 98.7% of students were appropriately vaccinated, leading the researchers to conclude: “This outbreak suggests that measles transmission may persist in some settings despite appropriate implementation of the current measles elimination strategy.”
- 1988, Colorado, USA: According to an article published in theAmerican Journal of Public Health in 1991, “early 1988 an outbreak of 84 measles cases occurred at a college in Colorado in which over 98 percent of students had documentation of adequate measles immunity … due to an immunization requirement in effect since 1986. They concluded: “…measles outbreaks can occur among highly vaccinated college populations.”
- 1989, Quebec, Canada: According to an article published in theCanadian Journal of Public Health in 1991, a 1989 measles outbreak was “largely attributed to an incomplete vaccination coverage,” but following an extensive review the researchers concluded “Incomplete vaccination coverage is not a valid explanation for the Quebec City measles outbreak.
- 1991-1992, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil: According to an article published in the journal Revista da Sociedade Brasileira de Medicina Tropical, in a measles outbreak from March 1991 to April 1992 in Rio de Janeiro, 76.4% of those suspected to be infected had received measles vaccine before their first birthday. 
- 1992, Cape Town, South Africa: According to an article published in the South African Medical Journal in 1994, “[In] August 1992 an outbreak occurred, with cases reported at many schools in children presumably immunised.” Immunization coverage for measles was found to be 91%, and vaccine efficacy found to be only 79%, leading them to conclude that primary and secondary vaccine failure was a possible explanation for the outbreak.[13
TN: As doctors, there are a few things that we know are fundamental to our well-being. Most of these are public-health measures that enable us to live much longer and better lives, even to grow taller, than 200 years ago. These measures of mass salvation include water purification, toilets and sanitation, garbage collection and disposal, and vaccination to protect children from infectious diseases like smallpox, polio and measles.
Vaccination is not one of those public health measures. It’s a private, for profit technology that came along after the great reduction in diseases, though claiming credit for the reduction of diseases from nutrition and sanitation. Here the author even attempts to lump vaccination with the well known public health measures.
Vaccinations did not get rid of measles. Or smallpox. Or Pertussis. Or more.
From Health Sentinel
“England and Wales began keeping mortality statistics even earlier than the United States starting in 1838. Again there was the same pattern in the immense decline in death from measles which began in the late 1800s. From a peak of 70.49 deaths per 100,000 in 1839 to 0.11 deaths per 100,000 in 1968 when measles vaccination started in England there is an impressive 99.8% decline in the death rate from measles.
“A similar picture emerges upon further examination of the statistics from England and Wales for Pertussis commonly referred to as Whooping Cough. From a peak of 61.90 deaths per 100,000 in 1861 to 0.20 in 1955 when the whooping cough vaccine came into use. Again there is a massive 99.6% decrease in mortality from whooping cough before the vaccine was introduced. In fact, the same pattern emerges for all infectious diseases – measles, whooping cough, scarlet fever, and diphtheria – all showed a decline in mortality starting in the late 1800s.”
“So the big and obvious question is what did cause the eradication of infectious diseases if vaccines had little to do with it? “Through the 1800s into the 1900s the western world underwent a series of amazing transformations. Improvements in nutrition, better public and personal hygiene, better housing and working conditions, and improvements in education all had a part to play in the societal transformation. [Emphasis added. And a note – they do not mention vaccination.]
From Measles Vaccines Kill More People than Measles, CDC Data Proves
by Ethan Huff
EH: “Some will try to argue that measles deaths are essentially nonexistent now because of measles vaccines, the first of which was introduced in 1963. But this argument holds no water — U.S. measles mortality data shows that deaths from measles rapidly declined in the years leading up to when the first vaccine was introduced, validating the success of improved sanitation and better nutrition in making measles a non-problem.
“This plotted graph from HealthSentinel.com visually illustrates this:
EH: “What you may not have heard, is that by 1963, the death rate from measles in the United States had already dropped by approximately 98%,” explains the International Medical Council on Vaccination (IMCV).
Now The Nation brings in the small pox vaccine, clearly unaware of its actual history of causing small pox. The History of Health is a fascination chronology of major health events since 540 AD. It makes what is said here about smallpox look quite off.
TN: Smallpox was a seriously nasty disease, with a fatality rate of 30 percent. For those who survived, the pocks were permanent, and not pretty. Eradication of this vicious virus was the result of achieving global herd immunity, a feat of international cooperation and cost-effective investment in a global good. Herd immunity comes from mass vaccination and eliminates the virus.
From The History of Health:
1723 First record of smallpox immunization in Ireland, when a doctor in Dublininoculates 25 people. Three died, and the custom was briefly abandoned.
1724 First record of vaccination for smallpox in Germany. It soon fell into disfavor due to the number of deaths. Years later, doctors were able to reintroduce it.
1754 Inoculation for smallpox introduced in Rome. The practice was soon stopped because of the number of deaths it caused. Later, the medical profession would successfully reintroduce it.
1763 Epidemic of smallpox in France wipes out a large part of the population. It was immediately attributed to inoculation, and the practice was prohibited by the French government for five years.
1791 Edward Jenner vaccinates his 18 month old son with swine-pox. In 1798 he vaccinates his son with cow-pox. His son will die of TB at the age of 21.
1796 Edward Jenner in Gloucestershire, England credited with concept of vaccination.Jenner vaccinates an 8 year old boy with smallpox pus. Jenner would vaccinate the boy 20 times. The boy would die from TB at the age of 20.
1810 The London Medical Observer (Vol.VI, 1810) publishes particulars of “535 cases of smallpox after vaccination, 97 fatal cases of smallpox after vaccination and 150 cases of serious injury from vaccination, ten of whom were medical men.”
1822 The British government advances Edward Jenner another £20,000 for “smallpox vaccine” experimentation. Jenner suppresses reports which indicate his concept is causing more deaths than saving lives.
1831 Smallpox epidemic in Wurtemberg, Germany, where 995 vaccinated people succumb to the disease.
1831 In Marseilles, France, 2000 vaccinated people are stricken with smallpox. .
1855 Compulsory nature of Massachusetts vaccination statute firm, and a pre-condition for school admittance. Statutes created in the belief it would “protect children from smallpox.”
That medical certainty about vaccination went along with this medical certainty:
1855 New Orleans Medical and Surgical Journal sports an editorial which declares that “masturbation is the destroying element of civilized society.”
1857 Vaccination in England enforced by fines. Smallpox epidemic begins in England that lasts until 1859. Over 14,000 die.
1867 Vaccination Act of 1867 in England begins to elicit protest from the population and increase in the number of anti-vaccination groups. It compelled the vaccination of a baby within the first 90 days of its life. Those who objected would be continually badgered by magistrates and fined until the child turned 14. The law was passed on the assurance of medical officials that smallpox vaccinations were safe.
1871 In Birmingham, England from 1871 to 1874, there were 7,706 cases of smallpox. Out of these, 6,795 had been vaccinated.
TN: It [smallpox vaccineation] protects the entire community—particularly children and adults who can’t safely be immunized and babies who are too young (a child must be 6 to 9 months old before the immune system is sufficiently developed for the vaccine to work). When the global campaign began in 1967, there were 10 to 15 million cases of smallpox each year. Places that had attained herd immunity, such as Europe and North America, had to maintain it to prevent imported cases from India and Africa from triggering an epidemic while rigorous surveillance to diagnose every last case and mass vaccination campaigns around the world created global herd immunity.
Medical history doesn’t match The Nation author’s assertions. Smallpox vaccine campaigns did not stop smallpox but based on the medical history, appears to have greatly contributed to it. Smallpox declines through public health measures, as did all other infectious diseases.
From Health Sentinel:
“Even smallpox, that interestingly was in some apparent synchronicity with the biggest killer of all scarlet fever, did not begin its decline until the late 1880s over 70 years after Edward Jenner, the father of modern vaccination, made his observations in 1798.Despite strict vaccination laws in England smallpox raged on in epidemics culminating in the large 1872 pandemic.
“All infectious diseases began their decline in the late 1800s well before vaccines were developed with the exception of the smallpox vaccine that showed no effect on these 1800s smallpox epidemics.
“In the case of scarlet fever there was no vaccine used at all with this deadly disease fading away over time.”
And here are more specific examples of how the smallpox vaccine did not stop smallpox.
1871 In Bavaria, Germany, vaccination is compulsory and re-vaccination is commonplace. Out of 30,472 cases of smallpox, 29,429 had been vaccinated.
TN: Ten years later, the virus died out.
It did that on its own, like scarlet fever, because of public health measures.
But the CDC, connected to the CIA, stores smallpox. They just came across it in an NIH closet in Maryland.
From ABC News:
“Vials of the virus that causes smallpox were found in a National Institutes of Health research building that was unequipped and unapproved to handle the deadly pathogen, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.”Because it’s so infectious, the smallpox virus is considered a bioterrorism threat and is only permitted in two labs in the world: One at the CDC’s Atlanta headquarters and another at the VECTOR Institute in Russia. The newly discovered vials violate an international agreement reached in 1979 aimed at keeping the virus eradicated while allowing some scientists to continue studying it.”
The CDC maintains it (perhaps synthesized as Bill Gate’s polio vaccines, which would make it more deadly) for biologic warfare purposes.
TN: Smallpox eradication is the public health success story of the twentieth century,
See above from how the CDC is treating that.
Yes, smallpox eradication was a public health success story. But vaccination is not a public health measure but a corporate enterprise. One can look at historical examples below and decide whether the smallpox vaccine stopped smallpox
1871 Select committee of the Privy Council convened to inquire into the Vaccination Act of 1867 (England), as 97.5% of the people who died from smallpox were vaccinated for it.
1872 Japan institutes compulsory smallpox vaccination. Within 20 years 165,000 smallpox cases manifest themselves.
1872 In England, 87% of infants are vaccinated for smallpox. Over 19,000 die in England and Wales. (See 1925).
1884 In England, Dr. Charles Creighton is asked to write an article for the Encyclopedia Britannica on vaccination.After much research internationally, heconcludes that vaccination constituted “a gross superstition”. Later, Creighton writes two books, “Cowpox and Vaccinal Syphilis” and “Jenner and Vaccination”.
1884 In England, more that 1700 children vaccinated for smallpox die of syphillis.
1884 Dr. Sobatta of the German Army reports on the results of vaccination to theGerman Vaccination Commission, which subsequently publishes data proving that re-vaccination does not work. Deaths from vaccination are routinely covered up by physicians.
1886 A seven year period begins in Japan where 25,474,370 vaccinations and re-vaccinations are performed in Japan, representing 66% of the entire population of Japan. During that period, there are 165,774 cases of smallpox with 28,979 deaths. (See 1955).
1887 In England, Dr. Edgar M. Crookshank, professor of pathology and bacteriology at Kings College, is asked by the British government to investigate the cowpox outbreak in Wiltshire. The result of the investigation was contained in two volumes of “The History and Pathology of Vaccination”, in which he states that “the credit given to vaccination belongs to sanitation”.
1905 Eleven states in the US have compulsory vaccination laws; 34 states do not. No states physically force injections on citizens, [Relevant to today:]Vaccination was made compulsory without state legislation providing for analysis of its history.
1927 British government appoints a committee to inquire into “vaccine lymph”, as it is noticed that the “glycerinated calf lymph” used in vaccinations causes deaths from “sleepy sickness”. Two London professors bring notice of the problem to the government in 1922. It takes 5 years before the government responds.
1927 Smallpox in England dwindles almost to the vanishing point. Fatality of theunvaccinated cases is less than half of the vaccinated cases.
TN: and because of it [smallpox vaccination], we are now determined to try to eradicate other infectious diseases, such as polio and measles.
That determination, then, is based on dangerous ignorance and a mass promotion of it to the public. The Nation magazine should be providing its readers the actual history and science. Whe is it offering only unreferenced assertions?
1928 Edward L.Bernays, nephew to Sigmund Freud, writes the book Propaganda, in which he explains the structure of the mechanism which controls the public mind, and how it is manipulated by those who wish to create public acceptance for a particular idea or commodity.
Says Bernays, “those who manipulate this unseen mechanism of society constitute an invisible government which is the true ruling power of our country. Our minds are molded, our tastes are formed, largely by men we have never heard of.”
TN: Polio, perhaps the most frightening disease of the twentieth century on account of its invisible spread and devastating effect, crippled tens of thousands of children each year before the discovery of a vaccine sixty years ago.
In 1949, more than half a decade before the Rockefellers, who controlled the March of Dimes, put out the Salk and Sabine vaccines, Dr. F. R. Klenner in Reidsville, NC, cured every one of the 60 cases of polio that came under his care, using IV vitamin C. orthomolecular.org/library/jom/1991/pdf/1991-v06n02-p099.pdf
Polio was curable. Most children didn’t get it but if they did, it would be no threat to them. But there is no profit in cures, and certainly not such cheap and easy ones. What cured polio is a cure for all viruses and does much else beside.
Here is an explanation for how one molecule can do so much. But progressive readers may understand that, in fact, what they are hearing is a unified field theory of all disease, bringing together biology and physics.
Because vitamin C is an absolute viricide, it makes vaccines are obsolete. And vaccines are mixing viruses which are mutating and that leads to more vaccines. And vaccines can be about the wrong strain and do nothing to help. And vaccines can be slow to develop in terms of isolating strains and testing and hoping for efficacy. Vitamin kills all viruses, all strains, even genetically engineered ones, needs not lead time for development and testing, has not negative side effects, has endless positive side effects, is not limited in which group can receive it, including those terribly ill or even terminal. In fact, as far as terminal, the NIH ran a study replicating Linus Pauling’s protocol, and remarked on “unexpectedly long survival times” in those terminal cancer patients, asking whether IV vitamin C shouldn’t be considered for cancer treatments. The public has known for years and left the NIH in the dust.
TN: Americans can be rightly proud of the March of Dimes,
The Rockefellers who are enormously wealthy, set up the March of Dimes and collected the donations. Mothers just did the work.
TN: …. an enormous effort driven by American mothers, which raised tens of millions of dollars to find a vaccine.
The vaccines, both the Sabin and the Salk caused polio right out of the syringe, and this was covered up by media and government agencies, though some US states banned the vaccines because of all the cases of polio they were causing. There was great manipulation of medical data to make it appear – before the vaccines – that polio was a vast threat and to make it appear after the vaccines that the vaccines had stopped an epidemic.
The Polio Game
“Only thirteen days after the vaccine had been acclaimed by the whole of the American Press and Radio as one of the greatest medical discoveries of the century, and two days after the English Minister of Health had announced he would go right ahead with the manufacture of the vaccine, came the first news of disaster. Children inoculated with one brand of vaccine had developed poliomyelitis. In the following days more and more cases were reported, some of then after inoculation with other brands of the vaccine. Then came another, and wholly unlooked-for complication. The Denver Medical Officer, Dr. Florio announced the development of what he called ‘satellite’ polio, that is, cases of the disease in the parents or other close contacts of children who had been inoculated and. alter a few days’ illness in hospital, had returned home: they communicated the disease to others, although not suffering from it themselves.
“On June 23rd, 1955 the American Public Health Service announced that there had been 149 confirmed cases of poliomyelitis among the vaccinated, with six deaths, and 149 cases among the contacts of children given the Salk vaccine, with six deaths. Nor is this the end of the story; how many vaccinated children will eventually be reported as developing the disease is as yet unknown, but it is at any rate limited by the fact that the distribution of further batches of vaccine was suspended on May 6th, the actual manufacture of Cutter vaccine, which had been responsible for most of the polio cases, having been stopped altogether, pending a full inquiry, by the National Institute of Health on April 28th.”
There were simple categorization changes to determine incidence of the disease.
“Polio cases were predetermined to decrease when the medical definition of polio was changed. Cases of polio were more often reported as aseptic meningitis after the vaccine was introduced, skewing efficacy rates. Source: The Los Angeles County Health Index: Morbidity and Mortality, Reportable Diseases.
“The fact that dubious tactics were used to fabricate efficacy rates was corroborated by Dr. Bernard Greenberg, chairman of the Committee on Evaluation and Standards of the American Public Health Association during the 1950s. His expert testimony was used as evidence during Congressional hearings in 1962. He credited the “decline” of polio cases not to the vaccine, but rather to a change in the way doctors were required to report cases: “Prior to 1954 any physician who reported paralytic poliomyelitis was do- ing his patient a service by way of subsidizing the cost of hospi- talization… two examinations at least 24 hours apart was all that was required… In 1955 the criteria were changed… residual paralysis was determined 10 to 20 days after onset of illness and again 50 to 70 days after onset… This change in definition meant that in 1955 we started reporting a new disease… Furthermore, diagnostic procedures have continued to be refined. Coxsackie virus infections and aseptic meningitis have been distinguished from poliomyelitis… Thus, simply by changes in diagnostic criteria, the number of paralytic cases was predetermined to decrease… [52:96,97]”
The Rockefeller Vaccine Secret Revealed
“In 1955 Time Magazine wrote of the National Foundation for Infantile Paralysis blowing the danger of polio out of proportion. But why would anyone blow out of proportion something as serious as polio? Here is a snippet from that article:
“All week the air was full of brickbats for Secretary Hobby and her department, although President Eisenhower defended her (see NATIONAL AFFAIRS). In retrospect, a good deal of the blame for the vaccine snafu also went to the National foundation (for Infantile Paralysis [the Rockefellers]), which, with years of publicity, had built up the danger of polio out of all proportion to its actual incidence, and had rushed into vaccinations this year with patently insufficient preparation.” emphasis added
“As a researcher I had to force myself to rethink the implications. I asked myself the question, “If the Rockefellers helped create the Federal Reserve Bank and now manipulate our wealth, are they doing the same through vaccines in order to manipulate our health?” Continue reading …http://vactruth.com/2010/08/18/rockefeller-vaccine-secret-revealed/
Back to The Nation article:
TN: The global campaign to eradicate polio required massive international cooperation, overcoming Cold War divisions, to bring the number of global polio cases today down to a few hundred a year—tantalizingly close to eradication.
The author is referring to the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation’s global campaign with polio vaccines. However in synthesizing the polio virus, BMGF made eradication impossible.
Indian Journal of Medical Ethics Vol IX No 2 April – June 2012 Page 114-7.http://www.issuesinmedicalethics.org/pdfs/202co114.html.pdf
Neetu Vashisht, Jacob PuliyelAbstract”It was hoped that following polio eradication, immunisation could be stopped. However the synthesis of polio virus in 2002, made eradication impossible.
It is argued that getting poor countries to expend their scarce resources on an impossible dream over the last 10 years was unethical.“Furthermore, while India has been polio-free for a year, there has been a huge increase in non-polio acute flaccid paralysis (NPAFP). In 2011, there were an extra 47,500 new cases of NPAFP. Clinically indistinguishable from polio paralysis but twice as deadly, the incidence of NPAFP was directly proportional to doses of oral polio received
. Though this data was collected within the polio surveillance system, it was not investigated. The principle of primum-non-nocere was violated.
“The authors suggest that the huge bill of US$ 8 billion spent on the
programme, is a small sum to pay if the world learns to be wary of
such vertical programmes in the future.” [Emphasis added.]
It is exactly such a dangerous vertical program being promoted in the US now through the mandating of vaccines.
Not only did Gates’ polio vaccine caused the 47,500 cases of paralysis in India, it caused 10,000 deaths of children in Pakistan. http://www.occupycorporatism.com/home/the-shocking-truth-about-syrian-polio-resurgence-regime-change/
Back to The Nation article:
TN: Measles, like polio and smallpox, is a horrible disease.
The author continues to conflate measles with more serious diseases, never once pointing out to The Nation readers that there have been no deaths from measles in the US in over a decade. Instead the effort is to frighten people by pulling in the big classic threats. However, even those threats are not what they seemed.
From Rethinking Polio http://liamscheff.com/2011/02/rethinking-polio/
“The Vaccine movement, promoted by the FDR Whitehouse, promoted actively, supported DDT spraying and soaking of infant’s rooms, clothes, and of children at the beach:
“Dr. Morton Biskind protests, to Congress, regarding the toxicity of DDT, and its role in “Polio”:
“Following a recent extensive trip through the South, Dr. Mobbs informed me that wherever DDT had been used intensively against polio, not only was there an epidemic of the syndrome I have described but the incidence of polio continued to rise and in fact appeared where it had not been before. This is not surprising since it is known that not only can DDT poisoning produce a condition that may easily be mistaken for polio in an epidemic but also being a nerve poison itself, may damage cells in the spinal cord and thus increase the susceptibility to the virus.
The Rockefellers were involved in DDT and “epidemics” appeared where DDT was sprayed, they produced the vaccines, they controlled the March of Dimes, and they made a fortune. The vaccines forced on American children often caused polio and later caused cancer from the SV40 (Simian virus) in them.
Yet, polio was being easily and cheaply cured with mega doses of vitamin C more than half a decade before the polio vaccines were released.
As to measles being a horrible disease, most people over 50 in the US might disagree, since they’ve either had or seen children with it and spots and itching don’t qualify as horrible. What’s more, measles is easily prevented by vitamin A and is not common in well nourished children. It is, however, common among measles-vaccinated children because as was made clear from FOIA-requested UK government secret documents,vaccines cause the diseases they are said to prevent. http://www.shiftfrequency.com/ethan-a-huff-secret-government-documents-reveal-vaccines-to-be-a-total-hoax/
TN: Second only to smallpox in the total number of deaths it has caused over the past two millennia,
Where is there any information to support that? As one can see here, the history is not filled with measles epidemics or vast numbers of deaths. http://www.relfe.com/history_1.html
TN: it’s still a major killer of children under 5 years of age in the developing world.
Where is there any information to support that? As one can see here, the history is not filled with measles epidemics or vast numbers of deaths. http://www.relfe.com/history_1.html
TN: it’s still a major killer of children under 5 years of age in the developing world.
The US is not the developing world. Yet for some reason The Nation author is strongly pushing the measles vaccine on its US audience, though 1) it is associated with autism, 2) the CDC hid the autism data surrounding it, 3) it causes measles, and 4) it has caused 108 deaths in the last 10 or so years, and 5) measles caused none in the same time period. Where’s the logic to support using the MMR at all?
TN: The development of a vaccine was widely welcomed.
By whom? According to the WHO study, the vaccine causes measles. It’s likely the people whose children were being given it, noticed.
TN: It is usually delivered jointly with vaccines for mumps and rubella, known in combination as MMR. One shot provides at least 95 percent protection and offers enduring immunity.
Again, the CDC has a whistle blower researcher reporting that data showing the MMR causes autism, and at especially high rates among African American little boys, was hidden. If the vaccine offer “enduring” immunity, why are there outbreaks among vaccinated groups and why is the CDC saying people need more than one dose of the MMR? And why do the measles vaccines shows outbreak after outbreak in one heavily vaccinated community after another?
TN: But because of vaccination lapses, measles is now on the rise.
As the outbreaks in the article above show, the outbreaks have nothing to do with “lapses.” The measles vaccine either doesn’t provide immunity or it causes measles itself, both of which the FOIA-obtained secret UK government documents indicate.
TN: There were twenty separate outbreaks in the United States in 2014, involving 644 individual cases—a record number since measles was eliminated from the US in 2000.
A failing vaccine will do that. But where’s the crisis? The kids just had the measles and got over it. Their natural immune system met the challenge and now they have life time immunity. Something quite positive is occurring.
TN: So far in 2015, there have been 141 cases in seventeen states, 80 percent of which are linked to Disneyland. Blaming it on Mexico and porous borders, as some opportunistic politicians have done, has no basis in reality; there were only two cases in Mexico in January, both imported from the United States.
Where is the evidence for that? Why are there no links to any studies each time the author makes an assertion?
TN: Globally, the number of cases rose from 122,000 in 2012 to 146,000 in 2013, reversing a twelve-year downward trend. In November 2014, the World Health Organization (WHO) gave up on meeting its target for measles control.
Above, there is mention of failing vaccines, but it’s time to talk about the most serious problem with the measles vaccines and with all the vaccines today.
All the new vaccines – what are called third generation vaccines – are recombinant DNA vaccines. They are GMO vaccines. The earlier vaccines were not. Now,Researchers at the vaccine companies create GMOs combined of various viruses’ DNA and/or animal DNA and/or insect DNA, and possibly even synthetic DNA, and shoot them into the person. They are seeking “DNA uptake,” that is, for the DNA itself to be altered, just exactly as Monsanto does in shooting GMOs into seeds to genetically alter them.
This goes way beyond what people’s have been taught about vaccines, that a tiny bit of virus is injected into a person to stimulate their immune system. The new vaccines are altering people’s DNA.
From Recombinant DNA Vaccines
Enzo Paoletti and Dennis Panicali at the New York State department of Health, devised a Strategy to produce recombinant DNA vaccines by using genetic engineering techniques. They were able to transform ordinary smallpox vaccineinto vaccines that may be able to prevent other diseases.
The mixing of viruses to try to stop even more diseases sounds very scientific and beneficial but these recombinant DNA (GMO) vaccines are highly unstable. Veterinarians have begun putting out warnings of what they see occurring with rabies vaccines.
From Vaccines are creating “Herd Contagion”
“In addition to the danger of jumping species and return to virulence, there is another frightening way for these new viruses to spread: aerosolization. It used to be that we could feel pretty safe about rabies because the chances that our dogs would trade saliva with another animal were pretty slim. Nowadays, thanks to recombinant vaccines, there is no bite required. The Center for Disease Control acknowledges that rabies can be spread via aerosolization so you or your dog need only be in close proximity to a rabies infected animal to be in danger.
One can see here the mixing of viruses and their application to various vaccines
From Recombinant DNA Vaccines
What Paoletti and his colleague, Virologist Dennis Panicali, set out to do was to alter the DNA of cowpox virus by inserting a gene from another virus (namelyherpes, hepatitis B or influenza). These efforts resulted, amongst others in the development of a commercial Hepatitis B vaccine which is now widely used.HPV vaccine is another notable recombinant DNA vaccine.
Both those vaccines are associated with deaths. The Hep B vaccine was halted in Vietnam because of deaths of newborns and there has been Congressional testimony of Hep B vaccines deaths here.
The HPV vaccine has caused an extraordinary number of deaths (over 100 according to government statistics, and many times higher by lawyers keeping tract) and almost 8 times that who have been disabled.
Reaction to a hepatitis vaccination:
The HPV vaccine and brain damage
It’s not just that the recombinant DNA (GMO) vaccines are creating a situation in which diseases can happen now in new ways and be more virulent, though.
Once one stops thinking about the diseases themeslves for moment, what becomes obvious is that shooting GMO material into a person’s DNA and having it taken up by that DNA means that human DNA is being altered by these vaccines.
This is occurring without anyone being informed, and without anyone signing a contract to agree to the contamination of their unique intellectual property derived over millennia – their or their child’s human DNA. It is being contaminated with DNA from lower species, including insect DNA and possibly even synthetic DNA.
These vaccines, thanks to Bill Gates global vaccine campaign is globally degrading human DNA from fully human to DNA that is contaminated with DNA from other species, something that could NEVER have happened naturally.
Human being – without their awareness – are becoming less human at the level of their DNA, which is the very blueprint for human life, because of vaccines.
In the next section, this article will press on with its analysis of The Nation article since The Nation’s promotion of vaccines, in hitting on the common divisive issues surrounding vaccines, offers an opportunity for more information and a broad overview of vaccines and their history that may be new to The Nation readers and to progressives in general, and perhaps is useful to have collected in one place.