What an interesting coincidence: the US government admits that this year’s flu vaccine is worthless (later they said it’s nearly worthless with an effectiveness rate of 23%). Even that was a powerful admission. So the pharmaceutical companies are looking at $billions in potential profits down the drain. Suddenly there’s a measles epidemic!
Maybe we’re wrong but then again, how many epidemic scares have we seen in the past few years, all of them never turning into an epidemic? Let’s see: there was heterosexual AIDS that was going to kill a quarter of the population. Never happened. There were the swine flu, SARS, bird flu, H1N1 flu, then Ebola a few months ago (even disappeared in Africa). And this is only a partial list! As George Carlin once said, “Americans scare easily.”
But who can blame them when the “experts” tell us all these terrible things are going to happen if we don’t get vaccinated? The fact that they’ve been wrong every time doesn’t matter; people freak out.
So let’s discuss measles. In this nation of over 300 million how many cases of measles have been reported? A little over a hundred! No deaths. Some epidemic.
But how do we know it was really measles these kids had? Were the cases laboratory confirmed? If laboratory confirmed, was the measles wild-type or from the vaccine?
These are very important questions because in one study of thousands of kids diagnosed with measles only about 1 in 40 really had measles. The rest had conditions that looked like measles but weren’t: “97.5% of the time doctors diagnose measles they are wrong.” That’s right, the MDs were wrong 97.5% of the time. (1)
Surprise! As of this writing we have no idea if the measles cases were laboratory confirmed. There is suspicion that if the kids got measles it was from recently vaccinated children shedding measles virus.
How dangerous is measles? Most adults today who were born before 1965 got measles and have lifelong immunity as a result. Measles is a relatively benign (i.e. mild and harmless) disease that has been found to leave a stronger, healthier child in its wake.
How dangerous is the measles shot? It’s been linked to autism, allergies, asthma, ADD, ADHD, immune system disorders, encephalitis and many other serious health problems. In fact, more children have died from the measles shot than from the measles. When properly managed measles is no more than a few days off from school.
A logical person would take a chance with the measles and avoid the shot. But with vaccination we’re usually dealing with emotion, not logic. Hence, the media mania about this mild condition that is really good for you.