In the original description of herd immunity, the protection to the population at large occurred only if people contracted the infections naturally. The reason for this is that naturally-acquired immunity lasts for a lifetime. The vaccine proponents quickly latched onto this concept and applied it to vaccine-induced immunity. But, there was one major problem – vaccine-induced immunity lasted for only a relatively short period, from 2 to 10 years at most, and then this applies only to humoral immunity. This is why they began, silently, to suggest boosters for most vaccines, even the common childhood infections such as chickenpox, measles, mumps, and rubella.
Many people are starting to catch on to the dangers inherent in vaccination, but too few realise at present that there is no shortage of instances where far more harm is done than presumed “good.” Here’s an easy-to-read breakdown of 5 historical vaccine scandals that are relatively unknown and yet vitally important as context for the vaccine debate.
19 kids all suddenly “contract” whooping cough in Summit County.
What do they all have in common?
They are all up to date on their vaccinations.
The presentation of this issue has been a study in just how easy it can be to generate mass hysteria around a particular threat – even while much more serious threats inspire no such response. It’s as if every mainstream reporter has been given the same playbook to use in putting together their articles about vaccines – a playbook designed to elicit the above response from the public. I’ve tried to imagine what this playbook must look like and I think I’ve come up with a pretty decent facsimile.
By Brendan D. Murphy and Aimee Devlin As winter approaches in Australia, so emerges fear and propaganda: “Get your flu shot before the flu gets you”. Workplaces offer employees free flu vaccines; and media channels provide fearful and constant reminders of how deadly the flu ‘may’ be this season, as predictions from flu-season-psychics are revealed. […]
This week an angry rant in social media caught our attention and we felt that due to its factually threadbare nature and hysterical fear-mongering, it warranted a response and to be placed in a larger context. The post has since been published by at least one mainstream media source,1 presumably in an effort to increase mass […]