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Vaccines Provide Herd Immunity?

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That’s the vaccine makers’ main argument. But it is false.

Libertarian presidential candidate Gary Johnson recently reversed his opposition on mandatory childhood vaccination. When asked what caused him to make a U-turn and adopt what would seem to be an anti-libertarian position, he said,

I’ve come to find out that without mandatory vaccines, the vaccines that would in fact be issued would not be effective.…It’s dependent [on having]mandatory vaccines so that every child is immune. Otherwise, not all children will be immune even though they receive a vaccine.

This line of argument is one of the main pillars behind forcing parents not only to vaccinate their kids but to do so on the government’s schedule, which includes more and more vaccines given on the same day, plus a vaccination at birth aimed to prevent a sexually transmitted illness. But is the herd immunity argument true? No.

The herd immunity hypothesis states that a very high percentage of a community must be vaccinated in order to protect everyone (the herd) from a disease. This is supposed to work because there are not enough vulnerable individuals to allow the disease to spread. Those few who are unable to receive vaccines on medical grounds are then supposed to be protected by the inability of the infectious agent to spread.

This line of argument further states that a decision not to vaccinate is selfish because it threatens the health of those too vulnerable to be vaccinated against a disease. Johnson doubles down on this by suggesting that even immunized kids will not be protected if too many of the germs are circulating. This sounds completely illogical, but it has been proven that many vaccines do not work reliably. They are not in fact protecting kids who have been vaccinated.

The herd immunity idea simply isn’t supported by the facts. The argument was developed out of observations of natural immunity, not vaccination. Statisticians observed that populations were protected when sufficient members contracted the wild form of a disease, and subsequently acquired lifelong immunity.

With vaccines, however, the evidence plainly shows that unvaccinated children may catch infectious diseases from vaccinated children. The result is that vaccination, not failure to vaccinate, is spreading the disease. Moreover the children who do fall ill naturally then have strong immunity, while vaccinated children do not.

Russell Blaylock, MD, makes an additional point:

When I was in medical school, we were taught that all of the childhood vaccines lasted a lifetime. This thinking existed for over 70 years. It was not until relatively recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines lost their effectiveness 2 to 10 years after being given. What this means is that at least half the population—that is, the baby boomers—have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, at least 50% or more of the population was unprotected for decades.

Of course, the medical establishment has a rejoinder to Dr. Blaylock’s point: just mandate repeated child and adult revaccination. Don’t be surprised if we start to hear the government talking about that, because it would produce enormous profits for Big Pharma.

The vaccine herd immunity theory is further undermined by the fact that not only infection but even epidemics can occur in vaccinated populations. In 1989, the CDC reported measles outbreaks occurring in schools with vaccination levels above 98%. The same has been true for whooping cough, a vaccine which has been “improved” but still may not work.

The herd immunity argument is also inconsistent. On the one hand, the theory goes, people who cannot receive vaccines for whatever reason are protected from the disease through a high level of vaccination within the rest of society. On the other hand, parents who don’t vaccinate their children put the health of the wider community at risk. How can a handful of people not getting vaccinated be protected from getting sick, while at the same time being so disease-ridden that they make others sick? This is not logical. Yet supposed health authorities on the subject, mindless media commentators, schools doing the government’s bidding, and parent-teacher associations waste no opportunity to bash parents over the head with this message.

We know that drug companies are today failing to produce profitable new drugs and are looking to vaccines to restore their profits. Big Pharma’s future without government mandates is beginning to look doubtful, as the wisdom of taking so many legal but risky drugs on top of vaccines is being questioned. We know that many of the ingredients in vaccines (mercury, aluminum, formaldehyde, etc.) are not safe. We do not yet have any studies showing that taking so many legal, FDA-approved drugs together is safe.

Drug companies provide huge political funding, are a major power on Capitol Hill and in state legislatures, and provide a lifeline of advertising dollars that in many instances is keeping old media alive. Given the potential for corruption here, we need to be sure that arguments over vaccines are indeed science-based, not just crony capitalism operating under a mask of pseudo-science.

What we need here is honest science. We know that the safety record of vaccines differs tremendously. Some seem relatively safe. Some, such as the Gardasil vaccine for genital warts, have a record of horrific “adverse events” including death. Vaccine ingredients also differ tremendously: some include the very toxic substances such as aluminum and mercury we mentioned above; others don’t. The ever-expanding vaccine schedule at younger and younger ages—and insisting that the child receive so many vaccines the same day—violates common sense and has never received adequate study.

Vaccines are supposed to protect children, not harm them so that giant companies can make huge profits. The herd immunity theory does not hold up. But even if it did, much more research is needed to be sure that we are not recklessly harming the next generation.

 

Other articles in this week’s Pulse of Natural Health:

Corrupt Pediatricians Disgrace Themselves

FDA Set to Yank Brain Health Herb

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  • Truth59

    Watch Vaxxed, coming out on Amazon today, 9132016.

  • Slm

    The reason vaccines are failing is because of mutations. And vaccines are actually fueling mutations. There is absolutely NO WAY to vaccinate against all of the mutated forms of the diseases currently circulating.

    No one is focusing on this primary fact. Not even our anti-vaccine forums.
    This is a solid, logical, medical argument for not using vaccines, and it needs to be a cornerstone for the anti-vax movement.
    If you research the number of mutated forms of measles, polio,whooping cough, etc, you will see medical journal evidence of this fact and failure in vaccines.

    • Truth4All

      You are absolutely 100% correct. Virus mutate and can take on stronger defensive properties each time they are transferred from one host to another. Excellent.

      • Slm

        Thanks–
        It really is an issue that requires attention, and it’s an issue in both bacteria based illnesses and viral because of vaccines–

        “Circulating vaccine-derived polioviruses are “the biggest surprise” that scientists have encountered in their work to end polio, said Walter Orenstein, MD, lead author of a 2014 clinical report about polio eradication from the American Academy of Pediatrics and a professor of medicine at Emory University. The viruses “are genotypically vaccine, but phenotypically wild virus,” Orenstein explained; in other words, they look genetically like the vaccine, but behave in nature like their wild counterparts.”

        https://med.stanford.edu/news/all-news/2015/04/emerging-form-of-poliovirus-threatens-hopes-for-eradication.html

  • AnnT

    If the medical establishment truly believed their own arguments, they would follow through with their own end of responsibility by protecting the public from the “recently vaccinated”, who can shed virus infect others for up to six weeks. People regularly point the finger at the unvaccinated, but there are no precautions or regulations around getting vaccinations and going right back to school or the workplace, so we are all getting regularly exposed to any number of viruses. And the population as a whole is not getting healthier – quite the opposite. Increasingly, fear and panic are being used to direct people to overlook safe and practical solutions in favor of chemical and pharmaceutical interventions that make corporate giants richer. I don’t think it’s a coincidence.

    • Siobhan Justin

      despite the fact that the vaccine product inserts on live virus vaccines warn of vaccine virus shedding and suggest that the newly vaccinated stay away from vulnerable individuals for a period of time, this information is never give to the parent or the adult being vaccinated. A healthy vaccinated person may shed for several weeks, but a person whose immune system was compromised at the time of vaccination may shed for a much longer time period. And who is checking one’s immune status prior to vaccinating? And why do doctors routinely vaccinate chilldren who are ill and who have recently been on antibiotics?

      • Truth4All

        ALL very VALID questions that we deserve ANSWERS to. I’ve seen it happen where a mother takes her baby is for a sick visit for stuffiness, congestion, and fever. Her well visit flu shot was one week away. But they gave it to her right then, with her sick. I met this mother at the grocery and the tiny little cherub was practically comatose in the shopping cart. The single mom had to go back to work and the baby had to have ALL the vaccines to go to daycare. 🙁

  • GeneZ

    There is a hideous factor that I hope is wrong. The power crazed one worlders that want to rule everything, may be trying to nurture an attitude in the people now that some day may end up being one massive Jonestown incident. For example? If George Soros wants to eliminate a certain sector of people? Government controls could mandate massive inoculations, that in a few months time will wipe out entire populations. That is why we must maintain our freedom to choose, or that scenario can become a reality someday.

  • Vaccines will only result in antibody production against the infectious agent(s) in the vaccine. That does nothing for being protected against that particular pathogen at a later date… For that is not how the body’s immune system works! Even worse, it will make the person more sensitive to that/those pathogen(s)…
    Individual and herd immunity can only happen in natural circumstances: when people go through the natural infectious disease process.
    (MONTHLY ESTIMATES OF THE CHILD POPULATION “SUSCEPTIBLE’ TO MEASLES, 1900-1931, BALTIMORE, MD, AW HEDRICH, American Journal of Epidemiology, May 1933 – Oxford University Press).
    Today the term ‘herd immunity’ is being abused to mean vaccination coverage percentage in a population.

    • guest

      Here is the conclusion of a study done years ago by 2 FDA researchers about vaccines:

      In 1995, Golding and Scott,2 published the need for strategies to make vaccines that would generate the “required” Th cell to the corresponding microorganism. Since that
      time, attempts to produce vaccines that would generate a “natural”- type response have failed. So, we are left with vaccines that generate “protective” responses as a second choice. How does this work? In vaccine-induced Th2 responses, called humoral responses, the body produces large quantities of specific antibodies that block the virus from entering cells. This response is why a vaccinated child doesn’t get a full blown infection and why the child won’t spread as many viruses into the environment. However, antibodies cannot get into cells to eliminate viruses once the viruses are in the cells or cannot kill infected cells themselves. Therefore, the body has no choice other than
      to internalize the virus and be chronically infected when the body is forced into a Th2 antibody response. The body is essentially constipated with viruses that it cannot expel!

      Unvaccinated children who are exposed to measles will generate the immune response that is required to make permanent immunity as well as kick out the virus from the body. The normal, healthy body’s response to viruses is to externalize them. To suppress this natural response can be as hazardous to our health as suppressing waste elimination from the bowel or toxin release from the skin. Natural Th1 responses generate cell-mediated responses that serve to both neutralize viruses by producing antibodies and most importantly stimulate the immune cells necessary to kill any cells infected with viruses. The body works to externalize and eliminate viruses when the Th1 response is generated. So we understand now that when a Th2 response is induced, “it drives the
      infection deeper into the interior and causes us to harbor it chronically.”3 It is commonly held that the presence of antibody to viruses is a sign of a chronic on-going infection not a sign of immunity.4 Our bodies generally need to have Th1 cells to defend against viral,
      Gram-negative bacterial, and fungal infections, and tuberculosis, as well as to protect against cancer. Th2 response is necessary to protect against Gram-positive bacterial, parasitic infections, as well as to neutralize toxins from microorganisms and the environment. A balance of Th1/Th2 cells in the body is defined as immunostasis (or immune balance) and is required for optimum health and wellness. Vaccines promote a failure in immunostasis by making the Th2-type cells dominant.

      Golding S., Scott DE., Vaccine Strategy: Targeting Helper T Cell Responses. Ann. NY Acad. Sci. 754:126-137, May 31, 1995
      http://pathwaystofamilywellness(dot)org/Informed-Choice/how-do-vaccines-work-immune-mechanisms-and-consequences.html

      • Truth4All

        Dear Guest,
        Thank you so much for posting this very valuable information, which explains so well the fallacy of trying to alter our natural human immune system.
        Seems to me it is just the devil trying to be better than God.
        I have needed this for my records to send to doctors and pundits alike, and this is going straight to the CDC on their
        comment page.

    • phoneyid

      I just spent almost 2 hours watching youtube video of you speaking.. thankyou for what seems a life of efforts. Found you through disqus.

      A dear friend has prostate cancer, can you please direct me with any small useful advice.

    • AutismDadd

      But by adding aluminum adjuvant the reaction isn’t about the infectious agent, its about using an atomic bomb to destroy a house. They over reaction combined with unnatural injection leads to weakness, fainting, seizure, anaphylactic response and shock. A normal reaction would not.

  • Kevin

    We need to realize that our understanding of what viruses are is wrong. Viruses were only discovered a little over 100 years ago and that understanding has been proven wrong. Viruses are part of our immune system and are not the problem. Just do a quick google search to verify that we couldn’t be born without viruses and that a large part of our dna is made up of viruses and how viruses in our digestive system keep us healthy. If you want to dig deeper into why viruses are currently so actively discussed in the news currently you just have to look into the tests that are performed to verify if someone has a virus. The tests do not test for the virus. In fact it is is near impossible to isolate the virus in a person. Google search isolate a virus to see how difficult it is. Vaccines work because the live or dead viruses are an immune booster and the other ingredients in the vaccine are poisonous so they help to kill off weak organisms in the body. The solution to treating someone that has been diagnosed with a virus is to treat the co-factors of the illness and not try to kill a virus that is actually trying to heal the body.

  • George Henry

    ALL vaccines are toxic poisons. ALL vaccines destroy natural immunity. ALL vaccines contain some or all of the following PARTIAL list of ingredients. Aluminum, formaldehyde, mercury (flu shots), MSG, Polysorbate 80, Tween 60, nagalase, human diploid cells from aborted fetal tissue, gelatin, egg albumen, cow serum, pig serum, GMO viral proteins, antibiotics, alcohol an much more. ALL vaccines that contain gelatin or egg albumen are CONTAMINATED with glyphosate! Research just released by New Hampshire Ph.D.

    • Truth4All

      George Henry, I wish you could tell us more about the Research link by the New Hampshire Ph.D. That would be good to have. I hope you check back in and post that for us!

  • Sandy Witecki

    Excuse me but force is never the right way to go. In fact if their vaccine is so good why does it not protect the vaccinated kids from the disease? so this whole thing about EVERYONE has to have it is because the medicine is bogus!

    • Siobhan Justin

      And if vaccines were so great, people would be clamoring to receive them.

      • Truth4All

        They already are! Because the people in the white coats say they need them!
        And the advertisements for them are ad nauseam. UGH!
        They’re flat out brainwashing people with fear mongering and strong arm tactics.

  • guest

    Herd immunity doesn’t exist-never has. A.W. Hedrich measles observation, was not a study or a research paper and had nothing to do with VACCINES. His observation was in 1933 and the killed measles vaccine (the first measles vaccine) wasn’t developed until 1963. By 1963, the death rate from measles in the United States had already dropped by approximately 98% ( Vital Statistics of the United States 1937, 1938, 1943, 1944, 1949, 1960, 1967, 1976, 1987, 1992; Historical Statistics of the United States— Colonial Times to 1970 Part 1; Health, United States, 2004, US Department of Health and Human Services; Vital Records & Health Data Development Section, Michigan Department of Community Health; US Census Bureau, Statistical Abstract of the United States: 2003; Reported Cases and Deaths from Vaccine Preventable Diseases, United States, 1950–2008.)
    Live measles vaccine was distributed in 1966-7. Just on that basis alone antibody production could not be detected. Herd Immunity has no basis in vaccine-induced antibody production, it is not a scientifically validated concept, it is not an immunologic idea, but rather an epidemiological construct and cannot be applied to vaccinated communities because VACCINES were not part of the OBSERVATION. This notion was built on the understanding that children developed immunity to a disease after experiencing it. Nowadays, we are told that vaccines can achieve the same. If we vaccinate the bulk of the herd, we can achieve herd immunity. Vaccinologists (a name they given themselves) adopted the phrase and increased the figure from 68% to 95% with no scientific justification as to why, and then stated that there had to be 95% vaccine coverage to achieve immunity. Essentially, they took Hedrich’s observation and manipulated it to promote their vaccination programs. Interestingly, the magic number has gone from 50% to 68% and is now 99-100%. There is absolutely NO scientific justification or data to explain or confirm why the industry decided a higher percentage is needed. Vaccination campaigns are aimed at reaching 100% compliance. However outbreaks of childhood illnesses are happening in highly vaccinated communities. Also take this into consideration:
    Today millions of adults exist with having had no vaccines in decades (Baby Boomers) and millions of teenagers who have not had boosters. That is more than half of the country’s population. There have not been ANY EPIDEMICS in the US as a result of more than half of the population being unvaccinated.

    • Siobhan Justin

      so, true.

  • Marshall

    The only thing that truley prevents disease is yo keep your immune system healthy naturally through good nutrition, hygiene and sanitation. Vaccines always weaken the immune system and in a lot of cases cause the very disease they are supposed to prevent. Not to mention spreading the disease to others through viral shedding, such as what happened in the Disney land measles outbreak.

  • AutismDadd

    A great read.