But, in the wake of this measles crisis, er, epidemic, er, panic, er... well - just grab a thesaurus and pick a synonym for pandemonium - it really warrants my attention.
Not because I'm scared of getting Measles, and want to read up on where each unfortunate Disneyland visitor has been over the last week(fortunately I wasn't at Walmart on Sandhill road in Orem, Utah from 9-11pm on December 29), but because I want to stay updated on just how crazy people can be.
You'd think Ebola was back and suddenly spreading in the west, based on the reaction of every media outlet, health service professional, and pro-vaccine zealot west of Nebraska. 21 day self quarantines are being called for by health agencies, while people are constantly checking their temperatures and buying the stores out of ice packs, Tylenol, and enough food and water for weeks.
It's like Y2K all over again.
It's Measles, people. Why are we so scared of the blasted Measles?
Ask Grandpa. He stayed home from school for a week with a body rash, fever, and nausea. He hasn't had it since.
Grandma never even got it, even after great Aunt Josephine brought it home one year when she was younger. Grandma has been officially declared naturally immune to Measles.
Chances are, they'll both tell you it's just a big overreaction. Measles really wasn't a big deal. It was expected when they were growing up, and if you didn't get it, you knew your immune system was functioning well.
Oh sure, Great Grandpa might have known someone who died from it, but most of us know someone who has died from something unexpected at some point.
It's now understood that back in the late 1800's and early 1900's, our system of public sanitation really kind of sucked. People didn't wash their hands frequently, and many people didn't eat how they should have. Naturally preventable diseases flourished in those times.
Then vaccines came along. Suddenly, the human race had been saved from certain extinction. First they developed a method to cure smallpox. About 50 years later, smallpox was eradicated. Coincidence? I think not.
Polio was next. Surely the Polio vaccine is responsible for U.S eradication?
Of course, just ask any doctor.
Finally, in the late 1960's, the functional measles vaccine as we know it today was invented. It couldn't have come soon enough, because measles cases were already on........the rapid decline?
Wait, that's not part of history..
*double checking historical stats*
Well I'll be, I guess it is.
Measles death rates had been steadily plummeting since their 20th century peak in 1915 - 16,000 deaths from 4.2 million estimated cases(that's an 0.002% death rate) - to around 10 deaths from 16,000(0.001% death rate) cases in 1965. The Measles death toll had dropped by approximately 98% in 50 years.
But if the Measles vaccine wasn't the cause of such a huge decline in cases and death rate, what was?
What changed from 1915 to 1965?
Well, the civilized world became much more sanitary, first and foremost. Electricity began to spread to every household, along with clean, running water, and fully functional plumbing systems. Healthy eating was being encouraged, and the practice of washing hands before meals, after work, and while sick, really took off.
By the time the originally very dangerous 'killed measles virus' vaccine of 1963 came along, the vast majority of the U.S had already developed immunity to the virus. It is for this reason that today, according to the CDC, anyone born before 1957 has been declared naturally immune from the measles.
However, that hasn't stopped the CDC and WHO from taking all the credit for "eradicating" Measles via vaccine. It's a very popular misconception.
Such a popular misconception, that we're now scared to death of Measles. It is quite common to hear quotes like: "If you don't get your child vaccinated with the MMR, he could die!" or "Your child's not up to date on measles boosters?? Stay away from my house!" These are some of the more disturbing quotes from people who just don't know any better. They've been literally brainwashed to believe that the measles is something that it's really not, and now there's general panic in the streets when an "epidemic" of 9 people contracting measles at Disneyland becomes an internationally viral story.
Listen, I used to be one of those unknowingly brainwashed people, so don't feel bad. I took the advice of the professionals like biblical truth. I was subliminally indoctrinated to believe that we had discovered everything there was to know about the human body. I thought vaccines really were more beneficial than risky.
Fortunately, it's never too late to open your eyes and start researching like I did.
Typically, the Measles is manifested as a full body rash, to go along with a high fever, nausea, and lack of appetite. Doesn't sound overly pleasant, but it's certainly survivable. Just ask Grandpa. In rare cases, people could have more severe symptoms like encephalitis or death. It's still not known what exactly causes these severe reactions. The death rate for Measles is currently listed around 0.001%, but that could actually be low considering there haven't been enough cases of it in the U.S over the last 40 years to gauge accurately. In fact, there have been only 2 deaths out of over 1,000 cases in the last 14 years due to measles in the U.S. These deaths were infants too young to be vaccinated for Measles anyway.
In the age of medical miracles and technological evolution, we seem to forget the immense value of natural immunity. Instead of focusing on building our immune systems with consistent vitamin A, C, and D intake - things we know work to prevent or weaken illness - we rush to the doctor to get vaccinated for a variety of previously common childhood diseases, like Measles.
We vaccinate starting at one day old for Hepatitis B, which is only a threat to babies whose mother has hepatitis B. Yet we're convinced that the only way our babies won't get Hep-B is by sticking them with a syringe full of aluminum and formaldehyde when they're fresh out of the womb.
We vaccinate two months later for Polio, Tetanus, Whooping Cough, Rota-virus, and pneumonia, convinced that if we do not vaccinate for all those things at precisely two months, our children could die from one of those diseases.
We repeat this madness at 4 months, 6 months, 9 months, 12 months, 15 months, and so on.
By the time our children are 4 years old, they've been vaccinated over 30 times or more for 14 diseases and illnesses that we're scared to death of.
Why do we do it? Why are we convinced that these diseases are so bad?
It can't be just because there are occasionally deaths from these diseases. If that was the case, we'd stop driving with them in the car. After all, thousands of children die each year in car accidents.
It's because we've been programmed this way. We've been force fed information over the years that has stuck on our brains and won't let us think rationally. We've been told by people we want to trust the most that "vaccine preventable diseases" are deadly, and we believe them. Surely they know, right? They've spent 8 years or more in medical schools, learning the ins and outs of disease and immunity, so they know what they're talking about. Right?
It's called cognitive dissonance; we've heard something so many times that we believe it without actually looking ourselves for evidence that it's true. We believe something that's been repeatedly drilled into our minds. At one time, we believed that smoking didn't cause cancer because we were repeatedly told it didn't. Boy, the CDC is eating those words these days.
In truth, most doctors never spend much time on the subject of vaccines, or natural immunity. Most of them read vaccine material produced and pushed by the pharmaceutical companies that make them, during the course of their medical studies. We know this because many of them admit it. Much of their education on vaccines comes with the presupposition that vaccines are to thank for disease eradication, and must be revered. Vaccines save lives, they say. While I'm not disputing that might be the case, there is no proof that vaccines actually save the millions of lives that the CDC claims they do. Their numbers are based on the distant past, before better sanitation and cleaner living eradicated most of it on its own.
This brings us to the herd immunity hoax. We are told that the reason we can hold off epidemics of Measles, Mumps, Polio, or Pertussis, is because enough of us have been vaccinated. The vaccine-induced temporary immunities protect the weak, unvaccinated immune systems. This is a common belief that has been hammered into our heads from an early age.
But it's nonsense.
I urge you to look into the history of the "Herd Immunity Theory", to see for yourself how misinterpreted it really is today.
Spoiler alert: We are nowhere near where we need to be to sustain a hypothetical "herd immunity" to disease. In fact, we're further today from herd immunity than we've ever been, and each time you're vaccinated, the theory only gets further from reality.
But, back to the Measles.
I encourage you to do 3 things when you're done reading this blogger's opinion:
1. Look up the history of measles, the introduction of the MMR, and the stats regarding complication and death from the Measles.
2. Thoroughly research the "Herd Immunity Theory". It has been debunked but continues to be pushed as fact, even by those we'd like to think know everything about medical history.
3. Research the biased connections between the giant pharmaceutical companies, the CDC, the medical community, and the mainstream media. There is A LOT of money at stake here. Conflicts of interest abound once you start following the money trail. It's truly eye opening.
Once you've done that, step back and look at the whole situation objectively.
Why would we be told that the Measles is so deadly when it's obviously not?
What are the ingredients of vaccines, and how have they been tested for long term safety?
Why do we see thousands of pharmaceutical ads on TV every week?
Why are doctors not aware of how dangerous the current vaccine schedule is?
How have the vaccines been tested for safety and efficacy?
Who is responsible for convincing us that previously common childhood diseases are so terrible that we can bypass ethical practices and unbiased studies to reach this conclusion?
Why is today's medical standard so insistent on treating symptoms and not the cause?
Why is natural immunity commonly believed to be unattainable? Do vaccines really cause immunity?
These are questions very worth asking yourself. And they're just the tip of the iceberg.
Of course, if you really want answers, you'll have to do the work to answer them yourself.
We need more proactive parents that have developed their own knowledge on the topic, or we could end up facing mandatory vaccination for diseases that never needed vaccine intervention in the first place.
Why worry about vaccination so much?
When we consider the testing methods used for determining just how safe it is to repeatedly inject a myriad of foreign ingredients into your baby's body, we see a serious lack of actual evidence supporting the safety of vaccines.
To start, there are NO studies done on the current vaccine schedule. Instead, we have an abundance of anecdotal evidence of infants getting chronic illnesses, neurological disorders, and autism immediately after a vaccine bundle is administered. The CDC has recently come under fire for lying about the link between autism in young African-American boys and the MMR vaccine. One of their own scientists has provided evidence of buried data. If they can bury the autism link data, what else can they bury?
There are no studies on the individual ingredients contained in the vaccines, including aluminum, formaldehyde, human fetal cells, or foreign animal DNA, to name a few. There are no studies proving that these ingredients have no negative impact on your child when mixed together over a period of time.
There are no long term safety studies. There are no U.S studies on the health of vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children, although some limited testing has been done by other countries, and they find that unvaccinated children are up to 5 times healthier than vaccinated children. This backs up a wealth of observable evidence by parents who have seen the difference in their own children.
What we do see is an embarrassing infant mortality rate in the best "healthcare" country in the world, an autism rate that has skyrocketed from 1 out of 10,000 in 1980 to 1 in 68 in 2014, and a plethora of neurological disorders that are becoming downright common. Allergies, eczema, ear infections, fevers, and uncontrollable bouts of crying are now considered common for children, although all those things are still rare in unvaccinated children. Although it's apparent that vaccines don't injure everyone, it's becoming even more apparent that the risks are being kept silent and the benefits are being overstated.
The observable evidence that vaccines are causing more damage than good is overwhelming, yet we keep being continuously force fed false information, and are hesitant to use our own instincts. Why?
Three words: Money, money, money.
Follow the money trail and you'll see all sorts of connections you'll wish you'd never seen. It will change your entire outlook on the topic of vaccines and the diseases they sometimes prevent.
Good luck on your journey.
Disclaimer: This author makes no claim to offer medical advice, but does verify to having objectively studied the topic for thousands of hours over a long period of time. The opinions of this blogger is in no way intended to cure, treat, or prevent anything, although readers might notice a slight increase of common sense and rational thinking after hearing this opinion.