Well, its not like we didn’t tell you. And regular CHS readers know to expect it. But this time – its different. And we are going to tell you why.
If you really want to drive the vaccine movement up the wall, show them a study showing a vaccine does not work. If there’s one thing the vaccine movement hate having pointed out to them, it’s when their hallowed worshipped omnipotent symbol of “all-that-is-and-ever-will-be good about medicine, bless its name” the vaccine filled syringe and needle, just plain “ain’t up to the job” and “don’t work“.
And we have got one to show you. What is different this time is the mainstream are having to admit it is true, vaccines are failing, but trying to excuse it and still blame people who are unvaccinated – it is truly bizarre.
The American Association for the Advancement of Science has a publication called “Science” which publishes online “Science News“. Science News ran this story: Measles Outbreak Traced to Fully Vaccinated Patient for First Time 11 April 2014, reporting a recent study published in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases [“Outbreak of Measles Among Persons With Prior Evidence of Immunity, New York City, 2011“] writing:
Measles vaccination rates top 90% in high-density cities like New York, but new data suggest even the immunized can catch and spread the disease. A person fully vaccinated against measles has contracted the disease and passed it on to others. The startling case study contradicts received wisdom about the vaccine and …. could mean more illnesses even among the vaccinated. ….. she transmitted the measles to four other people, ….. two of the secondary patients had been fully vaccinated. And … the other two ….. both showed signs of previous measles exposure that should have conferred immunity.
Although public health officials have assumed that measles immunity lasts forever, the case … highlights the reality that “the actual duration [of immunity] following infection or vaccination is unclear,” says Jennifer Rosen, …. at the New York City Bureau of Immunization. ….. she says that more regular surveillance to assess the strength of people’s measles immunity is warranted.
If it turns out that vaccinated people lose their immunity as they get older, that could leave them vulnerable to measles outbreaks seeded by unvaccinated people …. Robert Jacobson, director of clinical studies for the Mayo Clinic’s Vaccine Research Group in Rochester, Minnesota, ….. says, “The most important ‘vaccine failure’ with measles happens when people refuse the vaccine in the first place.”
So let’s get this clear, the first mass public measles vaccine programme was rolled out in the USA with the exciting announcement that in 1967, yes just the one year “Measles was to be eradicated” [and in fact less as the announcement was in March 1967].
Wow!! How amazing.
All doctors in the USA were told in 1967 that measles was to be eradicated in just that year alone with the measles vaccine. This was in a formally published statement “EPIDEMIOLOGIC BASIS FOR ERADICATION OF MEASLES IN 1967 A Statement By the Public Health Service” by David J. Sencer, M.D., H. Bruce Dull, M.D., Alexander D. Langmuir, M.D. PHR Vol. 82, No. 3, March 1967 253.#
This was going to lead to a “one-shot one kill” measles eradication for life for every man, woman and child in the world.
They kept on with different vaccines during the 1970s.
They failed, and failed again.
In 1984 they tried again, rolling out vaccination drives in the USA but this time with the MMR vaccine and this was followed in many other countries in the mid-late 1980s.
This failed. One shot was not enough.
They tried two shots. So all children got a second MMR shot.
And now this paper shows that is failing as a well, with the prospect of telling adults they need regular boosters. But if that happens with the MMR vaccine, then it is going to happen with all other vaccines eventually as it must. Pregnant women are already being given whooping cough vaccine. Everyone is being pressed to have an annual flu vaccine. It will happen for chicken-pox vaccine and many more.
That is a 51 year history of failure. But it is still the unvaccinated who are to blame according to these fanatics. These people are like small children losing a game who accuse the winner of cheating, throwing all their toys out of the baby buggy. But the winners are not winners but American children the CDC harms daily.
American children and children worldwide have developed autistic conditions in their millions with the amazing figure of around 1 family in every 25 in the USA with an affected child thanks to the CDC Director and employees. That is vastly higher than pretty much anything else put together including the diseases the vaccines are alleged to protect against. Of course they claim that vaccines don’t cause autism. “Its a mystery” they say but bizarrely the one thing they are sure of “its not vaccines“, even when it has been confirmed in the past that vaccines can and by leading health officials and agencies through gritted teeth when publicly embarrassed by media attention: Vaccination Causes Autism – Say US Government & Merck’s Director of Vaccines.
So when the rare paper comes along which tells some of the truth like the one we report here, notice needs to be taken.
CHS readers know its not news that there are frequent outbreaks of measles, mumps, whooping cough and other routine childhood diseases in highly vaccinated populations all the time.
Last year in the UK health authorities distracted the world blaming the unvaccinated in South Wales for measles outbreaks. What they were really doing was hiding the figures showing large outbreaks in the 90%+ and 95%+ highly vaccinated in the North of England. The BBC, which was tamed by Tony Blair’s proven dishonest Iraq War Government, and which saw its Director-General Greg Dyke kicked out for doing his job showing up Blair’s Government, has truly turned into the British Establishment’s “Pravda”. It did a great job as the lap dog of the Department of Health fobbing off the North of England outbreaks in the highly MMR vaccinated population. Breathtakingly intellectually dishonestly the BBC dismissed the problem in two words: “bad luck“. But wasted no time but many words and plenty of broadcast resources with repeated reports over months blaming the outbreaks hundreds of miles away in South Wales on a small minority of unvaccinated individuals with the “don’t look here, look there” news reporting style of the propagandist genre of agenda journalism.
And it is not children doing this but adults. So its time to tell the CDC, its Director and all its pointless employees who waste your tax dollars: “Grow Up” and stop harming and killing American kids with your failed pseudo-science mumbo-jumbo. And it is time to demand of your politicians to ensure some jail time for the employees. Are they any better than the Taliban? One thing you can be certain of, it will only ever be the minions who go down and not the big players – they will be protected, but at least someone will go to jail.
And these people should be publicly scorned and disgraced so they can never hold their heads up or walk among you with pride or honour.
So when is the US Centers for Disease Control going to do the decent thing and develop a proper treatment for measles and end its insane love-affair with the failing vaccine policy? Millions of third world children die every year from measles despite the vaccines and because they are malnourished and do not have decent sanitation and clean water to drink. Those are lives that could be saved if an effective treatment for measles existed.
Unfortunately, the CDC will never do this.
To put it bluntly, one too many a health official including one too many in the US CDC need to pay their mortgages. They need to make everyone see disease around every corner, and then make believe they are controlling and fixing the problem. The CDC was officially castigated by the US Senate in an official report “CDC Off Center” as an agency which “cannot demonstrate it is controlling disease“ but which was managing to spend US$11 billion in tax dollars every year not doing what even its name says it is supposed to – Center for Disease Control. That made no difference. The CDC is unrepentant and unchanged and above all, never, ever, wrong. Its more of the same. Many more vaccines for many more people many more times.
And if you never cross the road you never risk being run down crossing the road. The more times you do it the more chances there are for you to get run down. And every time you get a vaccine you have a risk of an adverse reaction, so that the alleged rare reactions [which are much more common but not reported, acknowledged and mostly denied thanks to the CDC Director and employees] will become even more common and probably just as much if not more unacknowledged or more likely denied.
Sure, there are a few in the vaccine movement who openly admit sometimes, but “only-very-rarely-you-understand” a vaccine here and there won’t work and are even proud of seeming to be honest about it. But this time it is not just a “little bit” even though most of them hate to be shown to be even a tiny bit wrong. Their egos won’t allow it. Its why they run with the pack, seeing and seeking safety in numbers as if their motto was “sure flies eat crap but 10 billion of them can’t be that wrong“.
They often claim society frowns upon parents who do not vaccinate, saying it is as well it does and, ignoring all concerns about real vaccine hazards, go on to accuse them mantra-like of being dreaded “antivaccinationists“, responsible for outbreaks of the potentially omnipresent “vaccine-preventable disease” when they are just parents worried for their kids, [which is understandable with all the lies they get told about vaccines by people they ought to be able to trust but can’t].
Some devotees of the UK’s Dr Ben Goldacre, who congregate on his BadScience Forum set up for that purpose, go on to attack, harass and abuse anyone across the web who might point out anything critical of any aspect of vaccines as being weak-minded. Some go to enormous lengths, even setting up and running anonymous and quasi-anonymous attack blogs across the internet dedicated to the purpose.
Many vaccine activists have really convinced themselves all vaccines are safe and effective and “one-size-fits-all” is a safe vaccine policy. They’re wrong, of course, but that doesn’t make them any less true believers.
Of course, it’s not easy to put the lie to the claims. For one thing it is difficult to prove a vaccine caused injury and these fanatics know that. And any figures are heavily underplayed and never adjusted for under-reporting, making those nice tables comparing diseases to vaccine reactions useless. It is necessary to multiply the figures given out by at least 50 times for any adverse drug reactions as a rule of thumb as adverse reactions to all drugs are ignored 98 times out of a hundred: Spontaneous adverse drug reaction reporting vs event monitoring: a comparison: Journal of the Royal Society of Medicine Volume 84 June 1991 341.
Some in the vaccine movement really believe they are doing good as they do evil. Part of the reason that they believe that they’re doing good is because they manage to convince themselves that they are not actually causing harm but rather promoting the “greater good”, whilst keeping quiet about the extent of “collateral damage” with the “benefits outweigh the risks” gambit. That avoids openly stating it and instead obliquely means the very seriously injured children of the unlucky parents who did believe, vaccinated and paid the price with their children’s lives and health. So they aren’t the “antivaccinationists” they are accused of being at all. They believed too, vaccinated and paid the price, a terrible, heavy and most dreadful price watching their child pay for their mistake in believing that what they are told is medical science is science when too much of it is either just plain woo or hype to sell drug products or to bill them for another physician appointment.
And then there is also hardly a medical school, academic, student, or professional whose medical education or livelihood is not in some way paid for by the seeming generosity and largesse of those nice clean-cut drug company professionals. And then there are all those government officials who are helped daily with assistance from the same kinds of folk. And when having your journal paper published, or issuing some official government communique, do you saw off the branch you are sitting on by criticising or outright attacking the hands that feed? Nope.
The only people who can do that are powerful journals of the medical professions, like the British Medical Association’s journal which through advertising controls the drug industry’s access to their million or so worldwide subscribers and readers. Occasionally but only just occasionally the BMJ will “kick-butt”. That however is only when some drug industry scam or other has embarrassed them and their members and shown one too many of them to be incompetent and unprofessional in failing in their duties to their patients. And this because they lapped up the drug industry hype and neither questioned nor noticed the snake-oil treatments they freely prescribed, promoted or advertised are in fact useless or dangerous, like the totally useless Tamiflu, or outright killers like Vioxx. They have no choice but to “kick-butt” against a steady loss of public confidence in mainstream medical professionals, with many patients turning away to alternatives instead. Their appearing to “butt-kick” gives them the fig-leaf of claiming “see, we are not in bed with the drug industry” and pretending to look like they are 100% on the patient’s side, when not.
It is only this plain when it is explained and pointed out what is going on. One too many of these people cannot be trusted, and their emblem of entwined snakes is in this context fitting, from the Rod of Asclepius and the winged version: caduceus.
And then there are the cranks, quacks, and pseudoscientists that CHS has encountered over the years. Of them there are a few who belong in the “elite” ranks of the crankosphere. They stick out through their sheer crankitude across a spectrum, sheer persistence obsessing on one subject, or for promoting quackery as science on vaccine movement crank blogs.
One of these elite few, however, does something that’s very useful to medical quacks everywhere, distorting scientific studies to make it seem as though theirs is a superior quasi-scientific intellect whilst promoting junk as if scientific in memes, as exposed here, overrunning Facebook and Twitter with seeming convincing pseudo-science.
In fact, his is one of a specific group of buddies-in-woo forming a small clique who run an entire website whose sole purpose has come to look to us much like it is to spin studies. Theirs is the “one true faith” and all else is mumbo-jumbo heresy against their omnipotent all-knowing oracles, spinning pseudoscience and quackery as science and then, of course, spinning scientific studies that do not agree with them as pseudoscience and quackery.
If the crankosphere can have a crème de la crème, an elite of the bottom-feeders of the pseudo-scientific blogosphere, it has to be the world’s true favourite crankist blogs of Dr David Gorski at Science Blogs dot com, along with his writings under the Orac pen name with the Respectful Insolence blog (whose best attempt at a witty “literary” quote and by-line is “A statement of fact cannot be insolent” from the world’s all-time most truly excruciating and badly written and produced “sci-fi nerds dream” 1970s British TV show “Blake’s 7“).
Well, we cannot wait, like the anticipation of a first Christmas, for wee Davy Gorski to blog about a very new just-published study.
But small mercies – what entertainment will Gorski spin up for us all over this new paper? It will be crap but it will be elite crap. It will be the crap of all crap. Roll it out Davy, we’re all waiting.