Here a vaccine, there a vaccine, everywhere a vaccine-vaccine.
Everywhere you look, there seems to be a sense of urgency to get one, from signs on street corners to ads in the newspaper. Undoubtedly, your own doctor has suggested that you and your children get such shots, warning of the health dangers if you don't. And of course, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) advises getting them; information on their website strongly urges doing so, stating the following:
"… it is important to keep immunizing. Even if there are only a few cases of disease today, if we take away the protection given by vaccination, more and more people will become infected and will spread disease to others. Soon we will undo the progress we have made over the years."(1)
They warn that if people were to stop receiving such immunizations, serious problems could arise:
"Diseases that are almost unknown would stage a comeback. Before long we would see epidemics of diseases that are nearly under control today. More children would get sick and more would die."(1)
However, could it be that the CDC is now acknowledging that maybe, just maybe, immunity to some health problems diminishes even after vaccinations are given? According to their recent article, published in the journal Emerging Infectious Diseases, it would appear so. In the article, the authors outline a case of people – including 26 preschool-aged children – who were given the CDC's recommended vaccinations for pertussis (whooping cough) in 2013. Interestingly, the infection rate of the pertussis virus soared to 50 percent in one classroom whose students had all received the related vaccine.(2)
But wait, shouldn't the infection rate go down, not up? Hmmm.
The published article, entitled, Sustained Transmission of Pertussis in Vaccinated, 1–5-Year-Old Children in a Preschool, Florida, USA, touches on vaccines' inability to be the beneficial solution it's often made out to be. According to the authors, "This outbreak raises concerns about vaccine effectiveness in this preschool age group and reinforces the idea that recent pertussis vaccination should not dissuade physicians from diagnosing, testing or treating persons with compatible illness for pertussis."(3)
That's right, the authors actually use the I-word – "ineffectiveness" – in describing a particular case of the pertussis vaccination.
The article continues:
"Given these reports and the increased levels of circulation of pertussis among older age groups with documented waning of immunity, further monitoring of acellular pertussis vaccine performance in preschool-age children is necessary to determine if this outbreak was an isolated finding or possibly identification of an emerging epidemiologic trend."(3)
This journal article, while interesting, is hardly shocking. The ill effects of many vaccines have long-been questioned, causing people to refrain from their use.
One only has to recall incidents like that of Marysue Grivna, a healthy 10-year-old who developed a serious brain disease a mere four days after receiving the flu shot. Ever since, she's been mostly confined to a wheelchair, and is only able to eat with the assistance of a feeding tube. She's experienced vision loss, paralysis and is non-verbal, all due to the brain inflammation that occurred after she received the flu shot.(4)
Then there's the instance of John Sanders, whose baby died a day after receiving eight vaccines in one day. Despite the fact that he had reached out to people about concerns over the baby's post-vaccination vomiting and rashes, he was essentially ignored. In fact, authorities actually questioned Sanders, basically accusing him of playing a role in his own baby's death. Did it even matter that his baby's medical records were found to contain errors? Apparently not. Sanders was given a life sentence in jail.(5)
It's no surprise, then, to learn that a particular vaccination was found to be "ineffective" and "inadequate." It is a surprise, however, to hear it coming from the CDC, an organization that strongly urges vaccinations on people.
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