We are such a country of absolutely terrified sheep that columnists are now penning op-eds that say parents who don’t vaccinate their children should be JAILED simply because 95 people contracted measles after going to Disneyland. Some people are suggesting parents who decide not to vaccinate should be sued or, at the very least, held accountable with public ridicule and shaming.
Speaking of that, we simply posted an article linking to research that has shown measles outbreaks have been traced back — on record — to vaccinated people, and one commenter told me he actually hopes my children die of a communicable disease:
Nice to wish death on someone’s children there, Matt, for simply republishing an article on the American Association for the Advancement of Science website discussing a report in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Another commenter agreed with him — agreed they hope my children die.
Let’s just totally lose all common sense and rational perspective and run around screaming, totally ignoring the fact that figure is 95 people out of the FIFTEEN MILLION PEOPLE who visit the park each year, meaning one’s chances of contracting something that isn’t even a deadly disease in healthy people to begin with (more on that below) is a whopping 0.0006 percent.
(I wonder how many people died of dysentery or suicide following a psychotic break after riding the theme park’s “It’s a Small World” ride? But I digress…)
What are the odds that a Monty Python-esque anvil will fall out of the sky and kill me if I walk outside right now? Probably 0.0006 percent. In fact, the number of things that have a 0.0006% of killing you are so great and so many, it would probably take the halls of the Library of Congress to house them all. I have a much greater chance of dying in a car accident or drowning in my bathtub, but unfortunately for the logic fail everyone is using, there are no vaccines that can magically protect me from cars and water (not that vaccines automatically protect everyone from measles either).
Want to know how many people have died of measles in America? Well to give you a general idea, according to the Centers for Disease Control’s (CDC) own data, a grand total of FIVE people died of measles between 2004 and 2010.
And this is post-9/11 modern America: the society that eats, sleeps and breathes fear.
People are even arguing that taking away everyone’s medical freedom and choice not to vaccinate is like saying it’s okay for drunk drivers to kill people. More logic fail, as Matt Walsh of The Blaze explained (although it’s pathetic that he even had to), an unvaccinated child and a drunk driver are not synonymous:
…the chances of killing someone while driving intoxicated are much, much, much, much greater than the chances of opting out of vaccine, becoming infected with a dangerous illness, then spreading that illness to another person who then dies.
Do you see how the two scenarios aren’t even close to similar? They’re not just dissimilar in probability, but in substance. When you get behind the wheel after downing a pint of vodka, you are immediately and directly endangering everyone around you. But an unvaccinated child isn’t a danger unless he’s sick, and even then it depends on what he’s sick with, and even then he isn’t the same degree of dangerous to everyone, considering that many of the people around him are fully vaccinated. So driving drunk is more equatable to declining vaccines so that your child will purposefully get sick so that you can intentionally release him into a public space where other unvaccinateds hang out so that you can willfully get them sick. This choice I would disagree with. In fact, it should be illegal. It probably already is. But if you can’t see how that bizarre scenario isn’t quite the same as the scenario of simply opting out of the vaccine to begin with, then there’s probably little hope of a reasonable discussion here.
One person who called me an idiot for simply discussing this issue even tried to argue that A) 174,500 people died of measles in 2013 worldwide so… B) vaccinate everyone now! — as if a standalone statistic is a good enough argument to justify why everyone should take the risks associated with getting vaccinations.
However, if the world really houses 7 billion people, that’s in fact a o.0025% chance you might die of measles (and tossing out a random statistic alone doesn’t discuss those deaths in detail, how immune compromised those people were and whether or not they were living in a place with little or no access to sanitation, clean water, etc.). Doctors have even gone on record to point out that measles poses no real risk to a healthy child but the media has scaremongered everyone into such a state of ignorant frenzy (remember Ebola?) that calmly reasoning with people using logic and common sense is nearly impossible at this point…
When you live in a country where autism is skyrocketing to the point that an MIT research scientist has declared that HALF of all children born in America will be autistic by 2025, where you likely have an autistic child or two living next door to you on your block right now, and we just so happen to have the most aggressive vaccination schedule of any country in the world, and obvious evidence of a coverup linking the two, it is insane for people to be so afraid they’d just up and take that chance because a few people at Disneyland got the measles.
By the way, do you want to know what measles looked like to people before Big Pharma made money pushing vaccinations for it in this country?
Measles was literally a sitcom punchline, “not a big deal.”
In fact, if you read these fearmongering stories about measles and vaccines and the older generation’s comments on those stories — people who lived back before there was a vaccine and have first hand knowledge of the disease think this whole thing is a big to-do about nothing. Here’s one now:
That’s right. Just like chickenpox, parents used to purposefully infect their children with measles just so they could get it, build up their natural immunity, and get over it.
BUT BUT Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! RUN AROUND SCREAMING! VACCINATE EVERYTHING THAT MOVES!
Most likely if your kid gets measles, he or she will be uncomfortable for a bit, then get over it. I’m not alone in randomly saying that. Pediatricians are saying that. People who lived before measles vaccinations are saying that. If your kid gets something like autism, however, he could be brain damaged for the rest of his life and getting measles twice would have been preferable to that.
Gee, considering the CDC is Big Pharma’s biggest customer at $4 billion dollars spent on vaccines annually, I wonder if this latest propaganda push has anything to do with slumping vaccines sales due to A) the CDC’s own epidemiologist admitting they fudged data on purpose to hide links between the MMR vaccine and autism in the agency’s own study and B) the fact that this year the agency even admits their flu shots are bunk.
Just tossing out a figure of deaths shouldn’t automatically justify vaccines anyway. The greater good argument is ridiculous nonsense. Even a 2014 Council on Foreign Relations report found:
“…the most highly vaccinated populations are also those with the greatest number of outbreaks for those same infectious diseases. This was especially the case for measles, mumps, rubella, polio and pertussis outbreaks,” with the U.S. Canada and rest of the Western world leading the list. [emphasis added]
Hm. I wonder why.
Beyond that, you can make the argument to vaccinate based on deaths with almost anything. For example, every year approximately 2.5 million people die an alcohol-related death. In 2012 according to the World Health Organization, 3.3 million net deaths, or 5.9% of all global deaths, were attributable to alcohol consumption. That’s six percent of the WHOLE WORLD dead and some of those people died because they were hit by drunk drivers.
Fine, then based on that figure and this box of logic fail, why isn’t there a vaccine everyone should be jailed if they don’t take for that? How about car wrecks? Or cancer? Where’s our cancer vaccine?
Oh yeah, that’s right. Cancer treatments make a lot more profits for Big Pharma than vaccines do… so nevermind.
I have to stop now. Mac Slavo is right: God help us. Society is made up of sheep.
(Hat Tip: Eddie Parrino and Lisa DeLasho)
For more on where this rant came from, please read this:
Measles Police State: “Parents who do not vaccinate their children should go to jail”
By Mac Slavo | SHTFPlan.com
Never mind the right to life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness and other basic freedoms that uphold parents’ rights to make decisions about the health care their children receive.
Never mind the evidence that vaccines aren’t as effective as their makers have promised.
Shutter to think, according to the Office of Medical and Scientific Justice, “the theory of ‘herd immunity’ is failing or was flawed to begin with” while a 2014 Council on Foreign Relations report found:
“the most highly vaccinated populations are also those with the greatest number of outbreaks for those same infectious diseases. This was especially the case for measles, mumps, rubella, polio and pertussis outbreaks,” with the U.S. Canada and rest of the Western world leading the list.
Never mind all that.
For many, the measles outbreak at Disneyland is the proof that this matter should no longer be a choice.
Already, an unvaccinated Pasadena woman has been forcibly quarantined after her sister contracted measles.
But it is going further.
USA Today columnist Alex Berezow boldly proclaimed:
Parents who do not vaccinate their children should go to jail.
Anti-vaxxers often claim the right not to put “poison” in their children’s bodies. That is ludicrous. A mountain of data has demonstrated that vaccines are safe and effective. Insisting otherwise is akin to believing that the moon landing was faked.
Tell that to the parents of Keira Driscoll, a five year who died from very strain of the flu that she was vaccinated against just three days after receiving an immunization.
Or the 15,000 families that have had little other recourse than to file claims in the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program after serious injury or death to their child since the program was created in 1988.
The benefits of vaccination have been systematically oversold for one obvious reason – to drive sales with public health mandates and a huge booster of fear – for the profit of Big Pharma.
And this push has not been harmless, it has put many people at risk and devastated families – all because margins of known risk from the vaccines have been accepted as a minor casualty in the effort for the “greater good.”
Measles is perhaps the most infectious human disease. Virus particles can remain in the air for up to two hours after an infected person leaves. And measles is not a minor infection. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that before widespread vaccination began in 1980, 2.6 million people a year died from measles. About 400 people a day still do.
Put simply, no person has the right to threaten the safety of his community. Like drunken drivers, the unvaccinated pose an imminent danger to others. They pose a lethal threat to the most vulnerable: the immunocompromised, such as HIV or cancer patients, and infants who have yet to receive their vaccines.
Anti-vaccine parents are turning their children into little walking time bombs. They ought to be charged for endangering their children and others.
So, there you have it: people who create walking time bombs are terrorists; terrorists should be arrested; parents who don’t vaccinate should be arrested for weaponizing their children. Great.
However, this propagandist fails to point out, or perhaps even comprehend, that the real reason behind these deaths, though still quite tragic, is compromised immune systems – not the disease iteself. The vast majority of these deaths occur in populations who live without basic conditions of clean water, sanitation and sufficient levels of essential vitamins in their diet.
Like the flu, it tends to kill those who already have weakened or underdeveloped defenses against illness.
Measles poses relatively little risk to a healthy child. Pediatrician Dr. Jay Gordon told CBS News:
“This measles outbreak does not pose a great risk to a healthy child,” said Dr. Gordon. “And quite frankly I don’t think it poses any risk to a healthy child.”
“Not meningitis, not the plague, not Ebola, they’d get measles. Measles is almost an always a benign childhood illness.“
Mortality from Childhood Diseases Was Declining Before the Vaccine Arrived
Overall, studies have shown that rising standards of living have done the most to decrease mortality from infectious disease – not vaccines.
The following chart shows that while the measles vaccine, first introduced in 1963, dramatically decreased the number of measles cases, the number of deaths from measles was already in a downward spiral, thanks to general advances in reducing childhood mortality, in part due to social focus on improving nutrition and hygiene.
Deaths from measles declined from around 10 per 100,000 people in 1912 to around 0.25 per 100,000 in the 1960s. While the introduction of the vaccine did reduce the deaths to near zero, the trend was headed there anyway.
Prior to vaccinations, the vast majority of children who contracted measles in the United States caught the disease, endured it, built up their own bodily defenses, and recovered, often after spreading it to other children who also endured it much in the way children spread chickenpox to one another, often intentionally.
Today there are vaccines for these diseases and more, with plans to roll out vaccines for every conceivable disease under the sun or in the known galaxy. Many parents, doctors and advocates have argued there are now simply too many vaccinations on the schedule for most children to handle, increasing the risk of side effects. Some 30 rounds of vaccines (plus an annual flu shot) are recommended by the CDC in a child’s first six years of life.
Side Effects of Vaccines Outweigh the Dangers of the Disease?
But as the number of cases as well as deaths shrunk, the admitted risk of side effects from the vaccines themselves have overshadowed the risk of the disease.
Hence, many parents have opted out of them, based on a mix of supporting data, precautionary apprehension and, of course, word-of-mouth rumors.
After all, it was the MMR shot – the vaccination for measles mumps and rubella that started the whole “anti-vax” affair – prompting significant numbers of parents to opt out of vaccines for their children en masse, and inadvertently triggering panic in the powers-that-be.
Undoubtedly the Disneyland measles outbreak is being used by the media not only to demonize parents who choose not to vaccinate, but to shame and intimidate them as well.
The media will no doubt point out the many well meaning parents who believed the “rumors” about the MMR vaccine jab being linked with autism – stirred up by the research of Dr. Wakefield, who was accused of fraud and stripped of his medical license.
But the media will probably NOT be pointing out the revelations of the CDC whistleblower who just admitted that the massive study conducted by the CDC to especially to counter the alleged link between MMR and autism was itself fraudulent, and fudged the data to hide increases in autism risk tied to certain statistical populations. Lawsuits have since been filed.
Few have heard the leaked audio of the same CDC whistleblower discussing research linking “tics” linked to mercury in vaccines, noting that he would personally NEVER give his own pregnant wife a flu shot (which contains mercury as the preservative thimerosal). Doctors, however, recommend that pregnant women receive the shot.
But for the masses, those are just background issues most will never even be aware of.
The drumbeat is mounting for a new push to legitimize vaccinations, and recoup the profits that have been lost to falling vaccination rates and, as usual, by scaring up an issue.
God help us. Society is made up of sheep.
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