by Edda West
It’s all too familiar and predictable now – every few years mass hysteria erupts when measles outbreaks occur. Every measles outbreak, no matter how small, whips up another round of hate speech against vaccine resistors. It’s quite an incredible thing to have witnessed in one’s lifetime – the sinister application of medical revisionism that has transformed an ordinary childhood illness into a dreaded disease.
At the root of the measles hysteria is the manipulation of historical and epidemiological facts in order to drive a specific agenda which is all about inflating the fear of ordinary, beneficial childhood illnesses while denying the risks and failure of vaccination policies. Suppressed is the fact that vaccine-derived immunity wanes over time, leaving swaths of people susceptible to measles. It is all about demonizing the disease, ramping up the fear factor and panic. The goal is to erase societal memory of the life long benefits of natural, broad population based immunity (true herd immunity) and previously enjoyed by the vast majority of people, now decimated by mass vaccination. The goal is to make people dependent on pharmaceutical drugs and vaccines rather than create health through natural means.
Prior to the mass use of measles vaccines, by age 15, the vast majority of children had all had measles which came with the added bonus of the gift of lifelong immunity and protection from a range of cancers. Families welcomed it. There was no hysteria, no fear, no anxiety, no media frenzy. It was normal, and everyone understood that the new crop of young children visited by measles would also now have lifelong immunity.
Contrary to today’s attitude, where every outbreak of measles, is turned into a public health frenzy with shrill demands for vaccine mandates, in the pre vaccine era, no one was terrified or dreaded the news that measles was once again circulating in the neighbourhood.
As discussed in other articles in this News Bulletin, provinces like New Brunswick where 12 cases of measles in high school students, who were likely all vaccinated, became the springboard to introduce coercive legislation to remove vaccine exemption rights. NB’s Bill 11, still in process, invokes Sec. 33 of the Canadian Charter and if passed, will over-rule our basic Charter rights. How and why has this happened?
Why is measles, once viewed as a brief febrile illness with cough and rash, which most children got and resulted in lifelong immunity, now demonized as if it were the black plague itself?
The answer is simple. Mass vaccination against measles has destroyed the natural immunity that all of society once enjoyed. Measles containing vaccines can only provide temporary immunity. A small percentage of people simply will not develop any immunity when vaccinated, and the majority who do respond, lose their immunity within about 15-20 years. Some lose it sooner. Vaccine expert, Greg Poland MD at the Mayo clinic found that;
“8.9% of 763 healthy children immunized a mean of 7.4 years earlier lacked protective levels of circulating measles-specific neutralizing antibodies, suggesting that even two doses of the current vaccine may be insufficient at the population level.”
Because vaccine immunity wears off over time, fully vaccinated people are at risk of contracting the disease. The risk of measles morbidity and mortality beyond childhood is much higher in adulthood.
Health officials know full well that MMR vaccine cannot give lifelong immunity. Measles outbreaks fill them with fear because they know that vaccine immunity wears off and that unknown numbers of vaccinated people with waning immunity are now susceptible to the disease when an outbreak occurs. They panic because they have no idea how many measles cases will erupt among susceptible, fully vaccinated people. They panic because getting measles as an adult has a much higher death rate.
Rather than disclose to the public that the MMR vaccine can only provide temporary immunity for a few years, they choose instead to blame the unvaccinated. The truth of the matter however, is that mass vaccination programs launched over 50 years ago, wiped out the natural, broad based immunity to measles which virtually all people enjoyed in the pre-measles vaccine era. The choice was taken away from parents to allow their children to get measles and develop long term immunity.
Anyone who has studied the history of this disease understands very clearly that measles vaccines have created a terrible medical problem affecting all of society. While the vaccine successfully prevents most children from getting measles, it has at the same time destroyed the very foundation of long term immunity that benefitted everyone who had measles in childhood as well as all of society. Children are unique because their immune systems can readily withstand febrile diseases like measles in childhood, whereas later in life they become much riskier.
Vaccine developers like Alexander Langmuir unleashed the vaccine on the population not because it was needed but because it ‘it could be done’,. In so doing, they destroyed long term natural immunity and replaced it with temporary vaccine immunity, thus ensuring the continuing market for measles vaccines and the justification to impose vaccine mandates on the public.
According to Stats Canada, in 2020 approximately 32% of the population (almost 1/3 of the population) are 55 and older. The majority of these people would have had measles in childhood. It is this group, born in the pre measles vaccine era, who had measles in childhood that comprises the diminishing “herd” of naturally immune people. And it is this group of naturally immune people who are still protecting the public from large scale measles outbreaks.
It was predicted by mathematical modelling in the 1980s that once this remaining group of naturally immune people dies off, measles will increasingly become a disease of the fully vaccinated. Repeated vaccinations with currently designed vaccines will have little impact on ongoing epidemics because the immune system becomes less responsive to repeated booster shots, leaving the person vulnerable to the disease. Our Measles Report researched and written by Nelle Maxey provides in depth information on this.
Measles elimination in the in North America was achieved by vaccinating ‘young susceptibles’ in a population that also had high levels of natural immunity. This quickly stopped measles from circulating in its normal 2-3 year cycles. This prevented the children from contracting measles, but also prevented them from acquiring long term natural immunity, setting them up for waning immunity as adults when they will again become ‘susceptible’ to measles.
Once all the naturally immune people have died off and there is no longer a buffer zone of natural immunity it’s predicted that
“….despite short-term success in eliminating the disease, long-range projections demonstrate that the proportion of susceptibles in the year 2050 may be greater than in the pre vaccine era. Present vaccine technology and public health policy must be altered to deal with this eventuality.”
The robust natural immunity which the majority of people once had, took many generations to establish, but took only a few decades of intensive mass vaccination to destroy. The essential factors that reduced measles mortality by 98 – 99 percent were the REAL public health measures implemented in the early 20th century – clean water, sewage systems, less crowded housing and most important improved nutrition.
Healthy, well nourished children have little to fear if measles comes around. The dramatic reduction in measles mortality had everything to do with the improvement in basic public health infrastructures and had little to do with vaccines as measles containing vaccines weren’t introduced until the mid 1960s, long after the drastic decline in mortality. Decades of outbreaks of measles in highly vaccinated populations proved long ago that vaccine-derived immunity wanes over time, leaving fully vaccinated people susceptible to measles.
The dawning of the era of more and more measles outbreaks is here and will increase. As the pool of naturally immune people diminishes, society will shift back to a vulnerable virginal state in which natural immunity doesn’t exist. One need only harken back to aboriginal populations who were decimated when measles was introduced by Europeans a few hundred years ago to understand the grim reality that mass vaccination has created.
Public health strategies will have to be re-thought. One obvious strategy would be to allow healthy children to have measles in childhood with the goal of reinstating natural long term immunity while reclaiming other health benefits, including true ‘herd immunity’. At the same time reinstating the availability of single measles vaccine for people whose immunity has waned and are at risk of contracting the disease.
Important facts that have been suppressed:
- Measles mortality rates had plummeted to almost nil prior to the launch of measles vaccines.
- The general population enjoyed the benefit of long lasting true “herd immunity” from having had measles in childhood, established over many generations.
- Infants born to naturally immune mothers were well protected in the first year to 15 months of life acquired cross placentally and reinforced through breastfeeding.
- The vast majority of children who got measles sailed through the illness while gaining the tremendous health benefit of lifelong immunity, along with the ability to protect their offspring.
- These cross-generational benefits insured a strong immune foundation for the whole population as well as protection from various types of cancer.
In this interesting article, Medical research journalist, Neil Miller writes;
“Children who are permitted to contract measles naturally are significantly protected against various cancers later in life. In fact, the wild measles virus has oncolytic (anti-cancer) properties. Tumour remissions after measles infection are well documented in the medical literature. Children who are required to be vaccinated against measles have had this anti-cancer protection stripped from them for life. They have been forced to trade a reduced risk of contracting measles for an increased risk of developing cancer later in childhood or as an adult.”
Miller cites numerous published medical articles listing the types of cancers adults are “significantly protected against” if they have contracted measles, rubella, or chickenpox early in life. These include cancer of the prostate, gastrointestinal tract, skin, lung, ear-nose-throat, lymphatics, as well as Hodgkins disease. These protective lifelong benefits conferred by measles in childhood have now been eliminated by mass vaccination.
This excellent overview by Barbara Loe Fisher adds more dimensions to the measles debacle.