It wasn’t their intention, but researchers trying to scare people into getting the measles vaccine — this time to protect them from “imported measles” — clearly showed that the vaccine doesn’t work.
According to the research report, published in the September issue of The Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, measles “imported” from countries with lower vaccination rates can readily cause outbreaks in the United States — including measles in vaccinated adults.
What purpose does the vaccine serve, then, if vaccinated adults so readily get measles anyway? The researchers didn’t address that question. Instead, they concluded by saying: “Improving global measles control through expanded vaccination coverage will reduce morbidity and mortality in other countries and also will reduce the burden of measles in the US.”
Morbidity? Mortality? That’s a prime example of the type of over-reaction we hear from the medical establishment as it puts pressure on people to subject themselves and their children to a wide range of vaccines.
In fact, the entire episode explored in the research paper is a classic case of over-reaction. It was like having the SWAT team called out for a jaywalking violation.
It centered on a 2007 measles “outbreak” in Pennsylvania, when a 12-year-old Japanese boy attending an international youth soccer event developed measles. That was on August 15. You would have thought it was a case of bubonic plague. According to the press release distributed by the Journal’s publishing house: “Public health officials responded promptly, launching an investigation that included nearly 500 players, coaches, staff, and others attending the soccer event.”
On August 24, another 12-year-old boy was taken to the emergency department of a hospital because he broke out in a measles rash. Again, public health officials brought out the SWAT team and sent letters to all 109 guests who had been registered at the hotel where the boy was staying, “warning” them they’d been exposed and advising them to contact their physicians and local health departments in the event of illness.
In all, from August 15 to Sept. 10, 2007, a total of SEVEN cases were reported in this “outbreak,” and two of those were in college students who had “documentation of 2 appropriately timed routine childhood doses of MMR vaccine from different health centers.”
In addition, an estimated 40% of all the kids playing on the Japanese and other foreign teams were NOT vaccinated, yet they did not “catch” the disease.
Bottom line: Seven people got measles — including two who had been vaccinated — yet the report notes that they were identified only after “contact tracing of 1250 persons in California, Georgia, Illinois, Indiana, Maryland, Michigan, Pennsylvania, and Texas.”
No doubt dozens of public health officials were involved and hundreds of hours were spent tracking down more than a thousand people, who were then subjected to scare tactics and coerced into getting vaccines that wouldn’t have protected them anyway!
Does this make any sense to anyone?
SOURCES: “Measles Outbreak Associated With an International Youth Sporting Event in the United States, 2007,” Pediatric Infectious Disease Journal, September 2010. Research report online.
Press Release: “Measles Outbreak Linked to Youth Soccer Event,” Wolters Kluwer Health: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins, 9/7/2010