Saturday, October 5, 2013

Vaccine-Refusing Parents Falsely Blamed for Whooping Cough Epidemic

Heather Callaghan
Activist Post

Reporters are having a field day with headlines, outright blaming parents who sign vaccine exemptions for the spread of pertussis, also known as whooping cough. It's not even posed as a question anymore:
However, there is much much more they are not telling you...

They can't explain why whooping cough is back with a vengeance despite the most vaccinated populace ever known, why the DTaP-vaccinated are getting sick with it, or why "herd immunity" is falling apart. Forget it, let's place all the blame on the few people who refuse vaccines - and call them baby killers.

The study in the journal Pediatriacs is quoted as having "confirmed" that it is parents who take vaccine exemptions as the Typhoid Marys of California. It actually concluded:
Our data suggest clustering of NMEs [non-medical exemptions] may have been 1 of several factors in the 2010 California pertussis resurgence.

The researchers are taking data from geographical clusters of outbreaks in California neighborhoods where more people filed personal belief exemptions. Basically, people in those areas with more exemptions were 2.5 times more likely to live in areas with whooping cough outbreaks. They did not follow up on those exemptions to see if the parents later had themselves or their children vaccinated, and they did not see if the people who contracted it were actually vaccinated individuals. They simply used geographic clusters and drew a conclusion based on 39 clusters of high vaccine exemptions and 2 clusters of pertussis in 2010. The media took it further and wider in scope saying the unvaccinated are definitely a major factor - which differs significantly from a headline of outright blame. What a stretch!

The other factors in the study, briefly mentioned towards the end of some of the articles, were; "the cyclical nature of pertussis, improved diagnosis, and waning immunity." The major factor, brushed under the rug involves vaccination itself and newer vaccines as you will see.

Some of the reports even claimed that it was so crucial to get vaccinated because little babies can't get the vaccines and are especially vulnerable. Actually, they do get the DTaP - it is recommended they get 5 doses by the age of six starting at 2 months, 4 months, 6 months....

California saw a spike in 2010 with 9 deaths and over 9,000 sickened - one of the worst in 60 years. What no one wants to emphasize is that whooping cough was on a steady decline in multiple countries, continuing to drop almost out of existence until the vaccine was in heavy use. Pertussis was almost wiped completely off the U.S. map in the '70s. Vaccines did not save us from disease.

Then, the '90s brought new acellular vaccines, because the older more toxic whole cell ones left people brain damaged and got vaccine makers sued before they scurried out of the market. Those faulty vaccines are creating great debate as cases of whooping cough are going up. So it's readily admitted by scientists that the new vaccines are creating rebound pertussis.

This study really tried to project blame on people who don't vaccinate by magically making it appear that way with unfounded comparisons. Yet, more often than not, pertussis happens to those who are fully vaccinated. This graph is just one example of pertussis rates climbing with vaccination rates:

Source: CDC
If statistics are what people want, then here are some alarming ones about the DTaP vaccine from Dr. James Howenstine (2003):
In 1975 Germany stopped requiring pertussis (whooping cough) vaccination. Today less than 10 % of German children are vaccinated against pertussis. The number of cases of pertussis has steadily decreased[3] even though far fewer children are receiving pertussis vaccine. 
In 1986 there were 1300 cases of pertussis in Kansas and 90 % of these cases occurred in children who had been adequately vaccinated. Similar vaccine failures have been reported from Nova Scotia where pertussis continues to be occurring despite universal vaccination. Pertussis remains endemic[4] in the Netherlands where for more than 20 years 96 % of children have received 3 pertussis shots by age 12 months. (source)
While pertussis is certainly a concern and on the rise, each year, the push for vaccination is bigger using low-blow emotional tactics. Yet, the number of deaths from last year (18) is less than half of those reported in 2005 (39). So how can it be that the 2% of the California population who were only recorded as filing exemptions in 2010 be responsible for an epidemic that has been on the rise for the last 10-15 years after a new vaccine was introduced?

People who are frightened and shamed by media and medical sleight of hand would do well and empower themselves by taking a few extra minutes to look at the bigger picture and numbers from years back - before they rush out to get their jabs. To everyone else, be strong.

Also See:
Whooping Cough Rapid Rise After 20-Year Use of Poor Quality Vaccines
Evidence Contradicts Whooping Cough Pro-Vaccine Propaganda

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Anonymous said...

The best weapon against mindless government fear-mongering is knowledge. If nothing else, read the long and disturbing list of possible side effects in the vaccine package inserts- it will open your eyes. Also consider the illogic of blaming disease about among the vaccinated population by a small percentage of non-vaccinated: isn't vaccination supposed to PROTECT one from the disease in question?

Anonymous said...

That's curious, isn't it? So what has changed in the recent years of the uptick [chemtrails]? I can't imagine what it could be [chemtrails]. Is California more susceptible to something in the air [chemtrails]? Looks to me we best reopen the govt and contract a study so we can better isolate this mysterious cause [chemtrails]. Fukushima is too recent right? And it couldn't be in the water [chemtrails]?

Anonymous said...

My daughter got vaccinated for whooping cough and got the disease, and she was really sick. For some reason my unvaccinated son didn't get it nor did my husband or I who were not vaccinated. I can't believe how loathsome these authorities are to demonize people for their religious beliefs.

Anonymous said...

Aerial Spraying Linked to Whooping Cough?

Anonymous said...

Yeah. My kids weren't vaccinated for this crap the last time it swung around to our part of the state in a big cluster and ya know what? THEY NEVER GOT IT! Some of their friends did, though.

There has been an increase in coughing and lung aggravation in general, though, with the increase in chemtrails. Glad someone mentioned it. They're literally bombing us with it every day. Drink plenty of nettle tea, people. It'll help. And don't throw the nettle away. Eat it. Good vitamins. You don't have to use the whole tea bag. Only use a quarter of a teaspoon per cup and you're good to go for a few hours. Drink it all down, herb and all, after you let it soak in steaming hot water for ten minutes for full medicinal effect.

Anonymous said...

It is an endless amazement to me. Vaccines were proven to be junk science promoted by salesmen acting like scientist starting back in the middle of the 19th century. Louis Pasteur promoted vaccines in Europe and in the process nearly wiped out entire herds of farms in places like Hungry. To this day, vaccination is not practiced in Hungry.
Study the workings of Florence Nightingale. She worked among the sickest populations in Europe, in wartime hospitals with typhus and other so-called contagious disease. She never got ill. She understood that good health comes from good care of your body. Including, good foods, proper rest and exercise. Fresh air and sunshine is crucial too. Antoine Bechamp also discovered that microbes (he called them microzymes) flourished under specific conditions and that these same microbes worked as beneficial parts of the body when in healthy conditions. In other words these bits of life would morph depending on conditions, lack of sleep, fresh air, sunshine and probably worst of all poor diet will morph the microbes into virus', parasites, bacterias even cancer if continued long enough. Undue stress will also add to ill affects. The same microbes in healthy conditions word as what is these days referred to as 'probiotics'.
Also these microzymes or microbes are DNA strands, mitocondrias, and parts that make up a cell but do not have cell walls. The proper or improper conditions cause these microbes to combine or multiple to cause proper gut flora or illness such as virus' (DNA bits) parasites, (bacterias) and infections.
This subject is so foreign to modern thought do to the propagandists and marketing of junk science for profit that most people do not completely understand this process. It is much easier to think in simple terms of 'good' and 'bad' germs. Study the writings and findings of Florence Nightingale and Antoine Bechamp.

Anonymous said...

Shouldn't we be focusing our attention on the media that publishes misleading information like this? Newspapers have been in decline for some time now and maybe it's high time the decline hit high gear with a little help from us.

Mass boycotts of media and their advertisers will drive the point home that we aren't going to take it anymore. Let's see how long they will continue to deceive us after their market and revenue has all but disappeared.

Anonymous said...

While I generally doubt the wisdom of suggesting that scientists and doctors can deliver us from evolution, I'm dismayed to find the reference for Germany's pertussis as a quote from an interview with much of the literature refuting this statement. I do however find England's BSE outbreak rather suggestive....

Anonymous said...

While living on the California Coast in 2010, vaccine resistance had already taken hold. The official response to medical fraud noncompliance was the aerial spraying of pathogens at low elevation over crowded beaches. One of the heaviest beach attacks occurred on Veterans Day. By June 2010 whooping cough, or pertussis, was declared an epidemic in California. Studies performed by independent scientists indicated that the following elements could be found in our air as well as rain water: Aluminum, Barium, Polymer Fibers, PH: Acidic, Mixed Pathogen Soup increasing in strength, Mycoplasma. See Here:

Anonymous said...

1. Dump all mainstream media immediately.
2. stop vaccinating for anything ever
3. get on a raw low carb organic diet

you save a lot of money and be healthier

Anonymous said...

You guys are totally right. Why on EARTH should society blame an outbreak of a disease on folks who refused to be vaccinated against it? As a child, before all this anti-vaccine paranoia, we all got vaccinated. And we didn't get the diseases we were vaccinated against. AND I didn't get cancer...or plastic in my brain...or autism...or anything else you guys shout about. I'm going out on a limb here, and saying that I can't BLAME the officials who claim it's the unvaccinated folks spreading the disease. I mean...hello?

Anonymous said...

"Dr Mary's Monkey" says she was contracted to develop the latent cancer virus SV40 from a known cancer problem with lab monkeys & she was killed for her effort. That virus appears in most vaccines mysteriously. It will start a cancer in breast or prostate tissue after 20-40 years depending on the state of your health and immune system.Polysorbate 80 can start ovarian fibroids rendering one unable to concieve. Squalene will trigger your immune to attack your joint linings. Arthritis? Anyone having knee problems? Aspartame is a neural brain toxin. It is 3 different poisons used to trigger an accelerated response against a virus in the vaccine along with MSG & alunium. And mercury is still there even though banned, The whole myth about vaccines is used to give the government internal access to your body. Just say, "No, Hell No! Strengthen and protect your immune system. It Is Sacred! Your life depends on it! Thank God for helping us get rid of outhouses, horse crap, and public urinals in the mud of the street tracking in everywhere.

Pam Sparks said...

another good article...

Anonymous said...

Why do vaccinated people care, they are protected, aren't they?

Anonymous said...

Not being aware and blindly trusting the Government propaganda will get you sick babies and a shortened life.

nessers notions said...

Not sure where you got your facts from....but if you google it, Germany does vaccinate against Pertussis. Also, The study you are referring to, you must not have read it, because those that contracted it were required to tell if they had been vaccinated or not, hence where they got their information. Please stop putting my children at risk for doing half-assed research and then posting it on line.

Anonymous said...

“Then, the '90s brought new acellular vaccines, because the older more toxic whole cell ones left people brain damaged”

It was the anti vaccine fanatics that distorted data and spread fear mongering rumors that lead to the weaker vaccines which have in turn provided less protection.

Anonymous said...

I don't disagree with the gist of this article but, for the sake of honesty, the graph picture you embedded does not show an increase in pertussis per vaccinated individual. Per the source you linked, it shows the rate of increase in vaccinations in 13-17 year old's over the time period but not an increase in pertussis outbreaks as well.

Mike Lashewitz said...

The media has always assumed and manipulated the truth. What we have not been told is how many of the children who got sick DID have the vaccine. Like in New York where 95% of the children in the outbreak also had the vaccine.
They have also not provided information regarding WHERE, whom from the chuldren were exposed as well.
Finally I have ONE QUESTION, "How is my unvaccinated child in any way a threat to your vaccinated child?" However I can say that in many cases your vaccinated disease carrying child IS a threat to mine.
Answers anyone? Please throw me a bone! Impress me with intelligence. Do not pull an Obama.

Anonymous said...

This is simply embarrassing. I am always amazed at people who are so quick to criticize the Republican repudiations of global warming as the junk science that it is, but then turn around and push junk science of their own. This article reads like the tobacco industry’s initial claims that lung cancer research was all bunk.

My favorite has to be the anonymous comment from December 13, 2013. The commenter still believes the gist of the article while noting (correctly) that the embedded graph doesn’t show what the article writer, Heather Callaghan, says it does. Sigh. Why let those pesky facts get in the way of what you want to believe?

Instead of being blind sheep, why not check out the links that Heather Callaghan provided, and by that I mean the links to the original articles written by the CDC, not the claptrap written by Heather herself and her junk-science buddies. From the CDC you will find this gem:

"When studied, the acellular pertussis vaccine was significantly more effective than whole-cell DTP."

Completely contradicts what Heather says in this article.

The inquiring reader will also wonder if Heather flunked her statistics class, or if she even took statistics at all. It isn’t just the faulty graph noted by our astute, yet unbelieving, reader. Heather makes the bone-headed mistake of confusing raw numbers of pertussis cases with a percentage of cases normalized by the vastly differing populations of those who have been immunized compared to those who have not. To wit:
1. The pertussis vaccine is only 70% to 90% effective
2. Protection severly declines after 10 years without a booster
3. A relatively small percentage of the overall population remains unvaccinated
4. Thus, the raw numbers of vaccinated people who contract pertussis will be far larger than those who remain unvaccinated.

If you can’t understand what I just said, then get yourself into a statistics class, And if you insist on attempting to refute this factoid without first getting a proper education, then may I suggest you go hang out with the anti-education nut jobs in the Tea Party.

Really people, get a grip.

Anonymous said...

My family lives in California. Whooping Cough recently spread throughout my daughter’s elementary school. What is most curious is the ONLY children who contracted whooping cough at my daughte’rs school were those fully vaccinated with the DTaP, according to the school information flier. It is alleged vaccine manufacturers are aware the P or pertussis portion of the vaccine is completely ineffective, but continue to use it as not to affect their profit line. I don't know about it, but I do think if there were no risks to vaccines at all, there would be no need for a Vaccine Injury Compensation Program. So, continue to vaccinate with an ineffective and potentially dangerous product?

This country rightfully has a separation of Church and State. I would be upset if the Government told me I must hold a specific government sanctioned religious belief. What it actually needs as well is a separation of Corporation and State as well. Various BILLION dollar pharmaceutical companies developing vaccines have absolutely NO product liability. This is because of their Political Action Committee Contributions. All the while they recite the same mantra about the safety of vaccines, and the evil of parents that do not vaccinate, they pay to make sure they can't be taken to court if things go wrong. The only option is the "no fault" VICP. Every once in a while they admit in the VICP various children are injured. Hannah Pollings, and Baily Banks are great examples. They paid MILLIONS of tax payer dollars in settlements to these families, conceding vaccines caused their children’s autism, ensured the necessary non-disclosure forms were signed, and began the same tired old mantra "There is no possible link between vaccines and autism." OK, let’s take that on face value as truth. Then there should be no reason why these cases should be conducted with tax-payer dollars. Discontinue the VICP and transfer all cases to Civil Courts in the judicial system, so they can be thrown out as frivolous.

Oh, Wait, we better not do that. Civil Courts have DISCOVERY rights and Juris Prudence. The truth might get out and Pharmaceutical companies face their own fiscal liability without tax payer bail outs.

I can't believe how many of you are ignorant uninformed sheep. Continue to vaccinate your kids, trust the government prostitutes that are bought and paid for by Corporate Financial Interests. I truly hope they will not suffer, if this proves to me a monumental mistake on your part.

Anonymous said...

I hope all of you that don't vaccinate your children. go invest in baby coffins. Because of YOU, it's now a booming business.

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