By Michael Gaeta, DAc, MS, CDN
In Part One, we established that the “herd,” or “community” immunity myth is the basic lie used to sell the forced vaccination agenda. Those who would eliminate healthcare freedom of choice, parental rights and informed consent use this baseless and unscientific theory to convince people to accept unlimited vaccines without question, by using guilt as a motive for behavior. The herd immunity propaganda or marketing message, which says that vaccinating protects others, and failing to vaccinate endangers others, is a deftly-crafted myth. Let’s get more specific about the science which proves that vaccine-induced herd immunity is impossible.
Vaccines are drugs that do only one thing: stimulate antibody production to a synthetic strain of the allegedly disease-causing organism, generally a “pathogenic” bacteria or virus. Vaccines do not strengthen your immune system; they only raise measurable antibody levels (titers) in your blood. A positive antibody test (cleverly but ridiculously called “proof of immunity”) does NOT mean you are protected against that disease, and a negative titer (lack of measured antibodies) does NOT mean that you are susceptible. For example, most people who contract pertussis (or whooping cough, a non-dangerous, self-limiting, immune-building disease of childhood) have been fully vaccinated. For example, of the Colorado children between 7 months to 9 years old reported to have pertussis between 2005 and 2011, more than 70 percent had been fully vaccinated against pertussis. – Colorado Public Health Data, Courtesy of NVIC (www.nvic.org).
Remember that the antibody-related (acquired or humoral) part of your immune system is your secondary immunity, a backup plan for your primary (innate or cellular) immune system. Your innate immune system, which includes skin and gut barriers, phagocytes, natural killer cells and more, is what keeps you and me from contracting dozens of possible infections every day. It is dependent on nutrition, which is far more effective than any vaccine for preventing disease. Improvements in nutrition, sanitation, hygiene and clean water caused the dramatic decline in death from epidemics, long before mass vaccination to those diseases (eg smallpox, polio, pertussis, etc.). So, contrary to the popular myths used to defend vaccination, no vaccine ever saved lives from any epidemic at any time in human history.
The first reason why herd immunity from vaccines is impossible is that vaccines have rapidly-waning effects. Once administered, vaccines temporarily increase antibody production. You get a blood test, and the doctor says, “Congratulations! You are now protected from…” (measles, mumps, etc). This, of course, is not true, as vaccines cause the disease in many who receive the vaccine. It’s the same type of deception used to sell useless and dangerous cholesterol-lowering drugs – “Hey, your cholesterol came down on Lipitor. Now you won’t have heart attack,” and similar nonsense. And, more importantly, that antibody stimulation lasts a few years at most. Since naturally-acquired infections, by contrast, provide lifelong protection, it was assumed that vaccines would do the same. This is not so.
Russel Blaylock, MD, practiced neurosurgery for 25 years, and now focuses on nutritional approaches to health. Dr Blaylock writes, “…vaccine-induced immunity lasts for only a relatively short period, from 2 to 10 years at most, and then this applies only to humoral immunity.” He continues,
That vaccine-induced herd immunity is mostly myth can be proven quite simply. When I was in medical school, we were taught that all of the childhood vaccines lasted a lifetime. This thinking existed for over 70 years. It was not until relatively recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines lost their effectiveness 2 to 10 years after being given.
What this means is that at least half the population, that is the baby boomers, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, at least 50% or more of the population has been unprotected for decades.
If we listen to present-day wisdom, we are all at risk of resurgent massive epidemics should the vaccination rate fall below 95%. Yet, we have all lived for at least 30 to 40 years with 50% or less of the population having vaccine protection. That is, herd immunity has not existed in this country for many decades and no resurgent epidemics have occurred.
Vaccine-induced herd immunity is a lie used to frighten doctors, public-health officials, other medical personnel, and the public into accepting vaccinations. Without the mantra of herd immunity, these public-health officials would not be able to justify forced mass vaccinations.
I usually give the physicians who question my statement that herd immunity is a myth a simple example. When I was a medical student almost 40 years ago, it was taught that the tetanus vaccine would last a lifetime. Then 30 years after it had been mandated, we discovered that its protection lasted no more than 10 years. Then, I ask my doubting physician if he or she has ever seen a case of tetanus? Most have not. I then tell them to look at the yearly data on tetanus infections – one sees no rise in tetanus cases. The same can be said for measles, mumps, and other childhood infections. It was, and still is, all a myth.
Tetyana Obukhanych earned her PhD in Immunology at Rockefeller University in New York, and did postdoctoral training at Harvard Medical School and Stanford University. She has written and lectured extensively on the herd immunity myth, and the superiority of natural immunity. She writes,
“Although the evidence for vaccination-based herd immunity is yet to materialize, there is plenty of evidence to the contrary. Just a single publication by Poland & Jacobson (1994) reports on 18 different measles outbreaks throughout North America, occurring in school populations with very-high vaccination coverage for measles (71% to 99.8%). In these outbreaks, vaccinated children constituted 30% to 100% of measles cases…In 2011, an imported measles outbreak – and the largest in the post-elimination era – hit a community in Quebec, Canada with 95-97% measles vaccination compliance in the era of double vaccination against measles.
“Rapid loss of vaccine protection in low responders is the reason for the paradox of a “vaccine-preventable” disease becoming the disease of the vaccinated in highly vaccinated communities. Such disease cases (and outbreaks driven by them) are not due to random vaccine failures, they are anticipated vaccine failures…even 100% vaccination compliance can at best make only a quarter of the population become resistant to infection for more than ten years. This makes it apparent that stable herd immunity cannot be achieved via childhood vaccination in the long term regardless of the degree of vaccination compliance.
“The biomedical belief that a vaccine-exempt child endangers society by not contributing to herd immunity is preposterous, because vaccinating every single child by the required schedule cannot maintain the desired herd immunity anyway. It is time to let go of the bigotry against those seeking vaccination exemptions for their children… The medical establishment got it all in reverse: it is not vaccine-exempt children who endanger us all, it is the effects of prolonged mass-vaccination campaigns that have done so. When would the medical establishment (and the media) start paying attention to the long-term consequences of mass-vaccination measures instead of hastily and unjustifiably blaming every outbreak on the unvaccinated?”
These facts are overlooked in the mainstream media, the compliant lapdogs of one of their biggest advertisers, Big pHarma. The herd immunity mantra will always be used to sell vaccines to those who refuse to question the CDC/pHarma/corporate media propaganda. And yes, the measles vaccine (MMR) is far more dangerous than the measles itself.
As Dr Tim O’Shea writes,
“Exempting one’s child from vaccines has always been a path chosen by a small percentage of the most educated people. The militantly uneducated will always accept as many vaccines as they are told. That will never change. What has changed dramatically is that now we have arrived at a dangerous and uncharted new crossroads in national politics, where the will of the uneducated mob is being imposed by law on the educated. Such a trend will ensure the continuation of the academic, ethical, and moral deterioration that we have witnessed since 9/11. Today’s measles hysteria is just a symptom of that more systemic, more profound malaise. The unvaccinated don’t care what the vaccinated do, or what they read. But now suddenly the vaccinators want to take away the right of anyone to disagree with their beliefs, and even the right to study the issue.”
The precious few with the courage to intelligently question the vaccine myths, the honest skepticism to challenge the baseless claims of those with blatant financial conflicts of interest (pediatricians, Paul Offit, mainstream media, etc.) that vaccines are safe, effective and necessary, have a moral imperative to demand and expand healthcare freedom of choice, informed consent and parental rights.
What to do? Get educated and take a stand – not against vaccines, but for choice. The nefarious attempts to eliminate vaccine choice failed in 33 of 36 states in the last legislative session. Tragically, corrupt California politicians, bought off by pHarma bribes, against the objections of tens of thousands of informed parents, rammed through a spurious law that eliminated both philosophical and religious vaccine exemptions. Michigan and Vermont lost religious exemption to vaccination, a direct attack on the previously American ideal of religious freedom. Go to www.nvicadvocacy.org, a free and private service that lets you know exactly what threats there are to freedom of choice in your state, and what to do about it. Engage, for our children’s sake.
“Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it’s the only thing that ever has.”
– Prof. Margaret Mead, PhD, cultural anthropologist
Recommended reading for the precious few with the courage to question the baseless vaccination propaganda, and challenge the forced-vaccination agenda:
Vaccination is Not Immunization
Miller’s Review of Critical Vaccine Studies
Vaccine Epidemic: How Corporate Greed, Biased Science, and Coercive Government Threaten Our Human Rights, Our Health, and Our Children
Websites (independent, intelligent, science-based, non-CDC/pHarma/corporate media sites)
National Vaccine Information Center http://www.nvic.org/ and https://nvicadvocacy.org/members/Home.aspx
Vaccine Papers http://vaccinepapers.org/
Autism Action Network http://autismactionnetwork.org/
ThinkTwice Global Vaccine Institute http://thinktwice.com/
Stop Mandatory Vaccination http://www.stopmandatoryvaccination.com/
Joseph Mercola, DO http://vaccines.mercola.com/
Vaccine Impact http://vaccineimpact.com/
Citizens for Health http://www.citizens.org/category/vs/
Vaccine Liberation http://vaclib.org/
Vaccination News http://www.vaccinationnews.org/
Natural News http://www.naturalnews.com/vaccine.html
Vaccine Rights http://vaccinerights.com/
International Medical Council on Vaccination http://vaccinationcouncil.org/
Association of American Physicians and Surgeons http://www.aapsonline.org/index.php/articles/category/vaccine_information/
The Doctor Within http://www.thedoctorwithin.com/vaccines/history-of-vaccines/
About the Author
Dr Michael Gaeta is a visionary educator, 25-year clinician, and writer in the field of natural healthcare. His purpose is to help create a world of vital, resilient people who find fulfillment through positive contribution, and choose a lifestyle of nature first, drugs last. He holds licenses in acupuncture, dietetics-nutrition and massage therapy, and is a doctor of acupuncture in Rhode Island. Michael earned his master’s degree in acupuncture from the New York College of Health Professions, where he was a faculty member for ten years. He co-founded Acupuncture for Veterans, which provided free treatments for US Veterans in New York City. Michael is past president of the Acupuncture Society of New York, earning awards for State Association President and State Association of the Year. He appeared on the CBS Early Show and NBC News. Since 1993, Michael has improved the patient care and practice success of thousands of practitioners nationally, through his live trainings, Clinician’s Mentoring Program, and distance learning programs. More at www.michaelgaeta.com.