In the Beginning . . .
In the mid-1900’s, the vaccines that we know today were introduced in the U.S. as the greatest medical intervention known to man. It was believed that with a few simple jabs, one could avoid the possibly devastating effects of a number of infectious diseases.
Public opinion took hold with effective marketing and the recommended vaccine schedule for children quickly went from 14 vaccines over the course of 18 years to a dosing schedule that presently includes 72 doses of vaccines, including 2 in pregnancy.
Well-meaning parents scheduled the appointments and followed their doctors’ orders, for they believed that it was the best way to keep their children healthy and well.
But something began to happen as more and more children were vaccinated with more and more vaccines.
When Things Went Wrong . . .
Parents soon began to notice changes in their children shortly after vaccination. They saw their children lose their milestones; they witnessed severe regressions. Some lost their babies to “SIDS” and others to neurological developmental disorders and chronic conditions.
As more and more parents began to speak up, it soon became obvious that those relatively “simple jabs” carried more risk than the public was led to believe. Many began to question the safety of the vaccine schedule, and the rhetoric began to change.
But it wasn’t long before a new wave of propaganda hit the media.
The recommended vaccine schedule was no longer about getting vaccinated for personal protection; it was now about doing it for the sake of others.
Vaccinate to Protect the Herd
This was the new message that was carried over to the public.
- Vaccinate for the immune-compromised child that can’t get vaccines.
- Vaccinate for the newborns, the preemies that need your protection.
- Vaccinate for the elderly, for the cancer patients.
- Vaccinate so that the infectious diseases will not come back and hurt us all!
And so, the mantra changed, and the pressure soon fell on those who questioned the safety of vaccines.
- How dare they put another at risk!
- How dare they spread their diseases!
- We deserve to have freedom from disease!
- Vaccination is a “communal responsibility.” It should never be a personal choice.
- Vaccination is about “me” not you. -Bill Nye, the Science Guy
The debate has since raged, but it’s often been clouded by emotion and false perception. The truth about vaccines and herd immunity, however, paints a very different picture than the one we’re told on the nightly news. The reality is that we do not need to vaccinate to protect the herd. Here are 10 reasons why you shouldn’t.
1. The Herd Immunity Theory is Based on Natural Infection–Not Vaccination
In the 1930’s, the idea of herd immunity was used to describe the natural cycle of disease that occurred during outbreaks and epidemics. During this time, prior to sanitation and quarantine efforts, disease could easily spread quickly. The majority of people within a community could become infected or exposed, and those who survived would have attained lifelong immunity to the disease. Within time, the disease cycle would end, and those with immunity would then be able to provide protection to those most vulnerable.
When vaccines were introduced, however, experts believed that the same would be true of vaccines. They thought that the immunity provided by vaccines lasted just as long as that attained by natural infection. They later came to find that that was not the case.
2. Immunity from vaccination wanes over time.
Many vaccine inserts themselves list that immunity may last approximately 2-10 years after injection. With the pertussis vaccine, immunity can begin to wane shortly after the first year, which is why we often hear of outbreaks even among the vaccinated.
This new information has led researchers to recommend “booster shots” for some vaccines. The majority of adults, however, have not “boosted” their immunity to all “vaccine-preventable” diseases, which means that the majority of the population has lived “unprotected” for many years now without any sign of major epidemics or outbreaks.
3. Not everyone responds to vaccination.
You may find it interesting to know that a subset of the population does not respond to certain vaccines. This means that they do not create the anticipated antibody response that is said to make vaccines effective. These “non-responders,” as they are called, can make up to 5-10% of vaccine recipients (1). Without checking for titers, it is literally impossible to know who has or has not developed an immune response to said antigens.
Proponents of vaccines say that this small group does not affect the “herd,” but when taken into account with the rest of the reasons presented below, it definitely leaves a gap in the herd theory.
4. Vaccination does not always equal immunity.
When we hear the news broadcaster tell us that “Vaccines are effective,” what they are really saying is that vaccines create an antibody response to the antigen. This is often done with synthetic and heavy metal adjuvants, including aluminum and other toxic substances. This antibody response is assumed to provide protective immunity toward the disease, but it isn’t always guaranteed or proven to be so.
Antibodies are just one small part of a very complex immune system. When we inject viruses and bacteria into the bloodstream, we are bypassing multiple layers of protection, including those found in the mouth, nose, etc. In some cases, some with high titers will still get the disease they have titers for, which is why we can still find outbreaks among the vaccinated (2, 3).
A recent study further challenged the theory of vaccine “immunity” when it found that the body could be protected from a fatal viral infection without any antibody production (4). Our immune system is far more complex than antibody production, and the deeper we look, the more we find that our understanding is not as thorough as we had previously believed it to be.
5. Vaccines don’t always work as expected.
Contrary to what we’ve been led to believe, vaccines are not fool-proof. Not only is vaccine immunity waning and questionable, but the truth is, some vaccines just don’t work as promised. Take the polio vaccine, for example. When it was introduced in the 1960’s, it actually caused polio outbreaks throughout the population.
It was discovered that during the processing of the vaccine, layers of the virus were not fully “killed” off and thus capable of spreading the infection. This was termed as “The Cutter Incident,” but it was much more common than the public was told. Sadly, this phenomenon is still occurring throughout the world where the oral polio vaccine is still being administered (5).
Another example is the mumps vaccine. In recent years, we have heard of numerous outbreaks among the vaccinated. Two whistleblowers have since admitted to fraud on behalf of the manufacturer, claiming that the vaccine was more effective than it actually was. A lawsuit has been filed but is still in progress to this day (6).
The flu vaccine is another cause for concern. Mainstream reports will claim a 10%-50% efficacy rate for the vaccine. A recent study done in China, however, tested the flu vaccine against a true placebo, and it found that the flu vaccine did NOT lower the incidence of flu at all. What was even more alarming was that those vaccinated with the flu vaccine were 5.5 times more likely to contract a respiratory infection following vaccination (7). Sadly, the U.S. refuses to conduct such studies.
6. Vaccines can spread disease.
We now know that the flu vaccine can cause respiratory infection, but many don’t know that live-virus vaccines can also shed infection for up to 4-6 weeks post-vaccination. The specific time frame of shedding can be found on the individual vaccine inserts. During this shedding period, it is possible to transmit infection unto others, especially those who are more vulnerable and immune-compromised. NICU facilities and cancer wards often warn their patients to limit contact with the newly-vaccinated for this very reason.
Another specific vaccine that is capable of spreading infection is the pertussis vaccine. The vaccine itself does not prevent infection and only includes the toxoid that is produced by the bacteria itself. If a vaccinated individual contracts pertussis, they may not experience the symptoms fully due to the vaccine, but they are still capable of spreading the infection (8).
Due to the possibility that asymptomatic transmission of infection may occur, those on immuno-suppressive therapies are advised NOT to come in contact with those recently vaccinated with the pertussis vaccine. Sadly, this is not what the mainstream public is told, putting the immune-compromised at further risk of infection.
7. Vaccines carry risk.
We’ve been led to believe that vaccines are perfectly safe and therefore a perfect antidote to infectious diseases. This couldn’t be further from the truth. Vaccines are capable of causing serious illnesses and death. VAERS, the government database for adverse reactions, contains thousands upon thousands of reported incidences following vaccination (9). The HRS, however, estimates that only 1% of all vaccine adverse reactions have ever been reported, further increasing this estimation.
Vaccine companies have been completely aware of these risks and even lobbied for protection from all liability in 1986. This protected them from all lawsuits concerning vaccine injuries and deaths but did nothing to make vaccines safer. On the contrary, many more vaccines were added to the CDC recommended schedule shortly thereafter.
Numerous reports of injuries and deaths can be found throughout the web (10). Countries from around the world have also filed class action lawsuits due to injuries caused by vaccination, and some have also banned certain vaccines. Vaccines, like every other medical intervention, carry risk, which should only be taken when warranted. Putting all children at risk without diagnostic testing does not ultimately protect “the herd.”
8. Vaccines can create disease.
If you’ve ever read the actual vaccine insert–not the CDC printout from the doctor’s office–then you’d see all of the possible diseases that can be caused by vaccines. A recent study showed that children, who are vaccinated with multiple vaccines, have higher rates of hospitalizations and deaths than those who are not (11). When we also consider the chronic conditions that our children are now facing, it’s easy to see that vaccines have not prevented disease. They’ve actually caused it.
Vaccines and their ingredients have been linked to paralysis, allergies, autoimmune diseases, Guillain-Barre Syndrome, eczema, ear infections, asthma, seizures, migraine headaches, neurological developmental disorders, shingles, polio, encephalopathy, and so much more. We may have spared our children from a week of the measles, but in the end, many have been plagued with a lifetime of disease.
It is estimated that fifty percent of the children in the U.S. have a chronic condition of some sort. One in 28 eight-year-old boys now has autism. Every school now has to be nut-free. Many infants suffer from recurring ear infections. Are we really better off because of vaccines? I don’t believe so. Read on.
9. Vaccines did not save us from infectious disease.
This is what every single person needs to know. In the mid 1900’s, the mortality rates for every single infectious disease dropped by over 90%. Sanitation and hygiene along with access to clean water and nutrition were responsible for the huge decline in disease. Vaccines came shortly after the decline and effective marketing tactics led a public to believe that they were solely responsible for it all.
Picture 1985. There hadn’t been an epidemic for over 35 years by this point and children were receiving only three vaccines: DTP, polio, and MMR. At that time, only 63% were vaccinated for DTP, 53% for polio, and 61% for MMR (12).
Those numbers were nowhere near the percentage required to attain “herd immunity” and yet, there were no major epidemics during that time. There was no public outcry for more vaccines, no specific concerns that would cause the schedule to increase substantially in just a few short years.
What did happen was the Vaccine Childhood Injury Compensation Act. This law was passed in 1986, protecting all vaccine manufacturers from liability concerning vaccine injuries and deaths. It was then that the recommended vaccine schedule exploded to now include 26 doses from birth to one year of age alone. The increase was not in response to public health. It was about turning a profit with zero liability.
Those children born prior to the increase are now in their 30’s, and none of them have been vaccinated with the other 13 vaccines. Very few of them have ever had any type of booster, and every one older than them has had even fewer vaccines than they even had. There’s never been a “herd,” and a vaccine-induced herd is not what is now necessary to protect us against infectious diseases.
We need to stop fearing those “deadly” diseases that haven’t been deadly in our country for over half a century, and take a look at the actual health concerns that have now become so prevalent in our society: autism, autoimmune disorders, allergies, epilepsy, and chronic conditions.
10. Vaccines aren’t the only way to prevent the spread of disease.
The media and doctors have led us to believe that vaccines are the only way to prevent disease. This thinking was based on the germ theory proposed by Louis Pasteur. It was thought that if we could kill all the germs, or become immune to them, then we could eradicate all disease. What they failed to note was the importance of the “soil.”
How many times have you seen two people exposed to the same virus and only one fell ill? Or one bounced back more quickly? This has to do with the “soil” or the overall health of the person. Drinking clean, filtered water, eating nutritious healthy foods, and reducing the toxicity load can all help contribute to overall health and prevent infections or prevent severe complications from infections.
Childhood vaccines provide questionable immunity to just a mere 16 diseases found in our society. Improving the overall health of a child will render far greater results in keeping their defenses strong against the hundreds of other possible diseases and illnesses.
We can also limit the spread of disease by staying home when ill or wearing masks when in contact with those who are immune-compromised. Those measures are far more effective than putting our blind trust in unknown immunity.
Why You Don’t Need to Vaccinate to Protect the Herd
The theory of herd immunity sounds noble and of worthy cause, but the truth is it’s nothing short of another tactic used to promote compulsory vaccination. Vaccines carry risks and do not guarantee immunity. Although some may be more effective than others in preventing the spread of infection, it is up to the individual to determine the benefit-to-risk ratio for each vaccine in order to determine if the risk is warranted.
Vaccinating blindly for the “herd” is irresponsible and stands to put many more children at risk. The sad reality is that if an injury or death occurs due to vaccination, the “herd” will not be held responsible financially, physically, or emotionally. . . and neither will the vaccine manufacturers or doctors.
If we truly want to protect the “herd” and those who are immune-compromised, let us do the following:
- Ensure that we avoid or limit contact for at least 4-6 weeks after vaccinating with a live-virus or pertussis vaccine;
- Avoid the flu shot, which can lead to an infectious respiratory infection;
- Avoid the public for at least 24 hours after an infectious illness of any sort;
- Ensure access to adequate nutrition and clean, filtered water;
- Educate others about natural and homeopathic treatments for acute conditions;
- Wear a mask if unsure and wash hands regularly.
Doing so can prove much more effective and can potentially ensure that more and more people will not be in need of a “herd.”