By Edda West
The public has been seriously misled by the for-profit medical industry and the corporate controlled into believing that contracting measles in childhood is dangerous and justifies vaccine mandates. There is no medical justification to impose vaccines or even mandate vaccine status reporting based upon the level of risk to Canadian children experiencing measles.
Vaccine experts now recognize that the measles vaccine does not and cannot eliminate measles outbreaks in the general population. This is because up to 10% of individuals are “non-responders”, and another 8–9% of individuals stop producing antibodies within 2 to 10 years. This has resulted in an expanding population of non-immune people at risk of contracting measles.
Instead of eliminating measles as promised, the measles vaccine has shifted the risk of measles away from younger children, in whom measles is generally a benign illness, and onto those for whom it poses a greater risk of potentially serious complications—infants, older children and adults.
In the recent 2019 measles outbreak in BC, the reports published by the BC CDC show that of the 29 confirmed cases only 34% (10 cases) were unvaccinated and 66% (19 cases) were vaccinated with 1 or 2 doses of MMR vaccine. Further, only 2 cases (7%) occurred in children 1 to 9 years old, while 27 cases (93%) occurred in more at-risk-of-complications populations: infants less than 1 year old (1 case), older children 10 to 19 years old (11 cases) and adults (15 cases). This has created a paradoxical situation whereby in highly vaccinated societies measles occurs primarily in the older population and infants, so that those at least risk are protected and those at most risk are not.
In New Brunswick where a recent measles outbreak resulted in 12 cases of measles, purportedly at one high school, public health officials refuse to disclose how many cases occurred in the fully vaccinated and how many unvaccinated people were affected. Yet, education Minister Cardy is capitalizing on these few cases of measles to push his mandatory vaccine agenda. When the truth comes out, in all probability we’ll see the typical pattern now evident in these outbreaks, that a sizeable proportion of measles cases occurred in fully vaccinated people.
A review of Canadian government measles statistics by Nelle Maxey shows that in the pre-vaccine era, children 1 to 9 years old accounted for almost all cases of measles. Today, children older than 10 years and adults account for 70% of measles cases in Canada.
Historically, while the measles vaccine did succeed in stopping the cyclical rounds of measles in childhood, it did so at a big cost. By preventing measles at the safest and most appropriate age, the measles vaccine has eliminated the broad population-based natural herd immunity which the vast majority of people enjoyed in the pre-vaccine era which protected infants and adults.
Dr. Gregory Poland, head of immunology at the prestigious Mayo Clinic, made a call for a new measles vaccine in 2012 because of the recognized failure of the MMR vaccine to effectively and safely eliminate measles. The primary cause of the current measles outbreak is a result of vaccine failure, not a failure to vaccinate. Holding unvaccinated children responsible for measles outbreaks is dishonest, discriminatory and divisive to a community.
To introduce a vaccine status tracking system in BC is to invite discrimination based on medical choice. This tracking system has little to do with health risk or preventing disease. We would not accept this kind of discrimination with any other medical condition or treatment.
The Safety of the Measles Vaccine
Measles vaccine is only available in combination with two other live virus vaccines, mumps and rubella. Prior to it being bundled into one shot with 3 live viruses, single measles vaccines were available, but because of the incestuous relationship between vaccine makers and regulatory agencies, the single measles vaccine was taken off the market, and choice was removed from consumers, forcing them to use a triple live virus vaccine instead of a single measles vaccine during outbreaks that are predicted to increase over time as the vaccine can only provide temporary immunity from the illness.
Is the measles vaccine “safe”? According to the Canada Vigilance database, during the period 1965–2015, there were 9 deaths reported following administration of measles vaccines. In the USA during the period 1970–2011 there were 237 serious adverse events following the administration of measles vaccines. If we consider that less than 1% of vaccine injuries and deaths are reported in that Canadian 50 year timespan, the number of deaths from the measles vaccine could be as high as 900, and in the USA 41 year time span the number of serious adverse events as high at 23,700.
A 2011 paper, Adverse Events following 12 and 18 Month Vaccinations by Kumanan Wilson et al of the Ottawa Hospital Research Institute, found that 1 in 168 babies had emergency room visits within 4–12 days after their 12 months MMR vaccination. Several children died during the study period. The number of deaths during the study period has never been disclosed.
Merck’s own product inserts for its two MMR vaccines lists the following adverse events: pneumonia and respiratory infection, cellulitis, aseptic meningitis, anaphylaxis, necrotizing retinitis, nerve deafness, cerebrovascular accident or stroke, encephalitis, Guillain Barre syndrome, acute hemorrhagic edema, arthritis, diabetes, pancreatitis, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, and death.
Looking at all the data, it is perfectly understandable why well-informed parents would choose to allow their children to experience measles naturally and gain true long-term immunity, rather than expose their children to a deficient vaccine whose manufacturer warns of the many autoimmune diseases that have been observed in children given the vaccine during the clinical trials.
Exaggerating risk of the illness while downplaying risks of the vaccine
The information that is currently distributed to parents in BC by public health officials to supposedly obtain informed consent consists of pages from Health Link BC that often magnify the risks of the illness being vaccinated against and downplay, or don’t even discuss the risks of the vaccine in question. Many vaccines carry the same or worse risks of serious adverse events as the illnesses being vaccinated against.
For example, the MMR (measles, mumps and rubella) vaccine has 5 times the risk of inducing febrile seizure than measles itself does. Death from measles infection was actually 1 in 10,000 cases in the pre-vaccine era, not the 1 in 1,000 cases usually reported. That statistic is the result of serious, hospitalized measles cases that represent only 10% of all measles cases.
There have only been 6 measles deaths recorded in the entire population of Canada in the last 20 years. And not all measles cases reported during outbreaks are the result of the wild measles virus.
It was recently reported in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology that 38% of U.S. measles cases in the 2015 Disneyland outbreak were actually vaccine-strain measles resulting from the mass vaccination campaigns. One wonders if vaccine-strain case data will be available following the recent BC campaign where over 30,000 children were vaccinated. Both Alberta and Ontario test for and collect data on vaccine-strain measles cases. BC would do well to follow suit.
Erosion of medical ethics
Vaccination is an invasive medical treatment that delivers complex biochemical substances by injection into the body, setting off massive inflammatory immune system events with attending risks of injury and death. As well, we now know that immune cells rush to the injection site and pick up neurotoxic aluminum adjuvant nano particles and other vaccine components distributing them into various organ, including the brain, where they continue to provoke inflammatory events which can lead to immune system and brain injuries, especially in babies and young children during critical periods of intensive brain growth.
Both the U.S. Congress and Supreme Court have stated that vaccines are “unavoidably unsafe”, meaning that even when used as directed, an unknown number of individuals will be injured or killed by vaccines.
Yet, misinformed politicians like Education Minister Cardy in New Brunswick and B.C. Health Minister Dix are eager to overlook these cautions and willing to impose legislation and regulations that violate our civil and legal rights under the Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms, our foundational rights under the Universal Declaration on Bioethics and Human Rights – Article 6 which protect our most basic human right to bodily integrity which includes the right to informed consent and the inalienable right to reject unwanted medical treatments.