There’s a heated debate going on in California right now, and it’s quickly spreading to the rest of the country.
Last year, a mandatory “forced vaccination” law (SB277) was passed for children to attend public or private schools and daycares within the state.
Parental rights have been completely eroded as religious and philosophical exemptions and all but the most extreme medical exemptions have now been taken away. Those suffering from herd manipulation believe this is a necessary step, while others, like myself, are outraged by the move.
How would you feel if your government mandated that you MUST vaccinate, even if it goes against your beliefs? What does it say for freedom when the government starts making major medical decisions for you and your children?
Watch out, here come the cries about herd immunity and why it makes complete sense to burn my child to keep yours warm.
What is “herd immunity” and how does it affect you and your family?
The term herd immunity came about in the early 1920s and originally referred to the phenomenon of naturally-occurring immunity against a disease within a given population. Researchers at the time observed that once a large proportion of children had developed a natural immunity to the measles virus, the number of new cases decreased, even amongst children who were the most susceptible.
Another example of naturally-occurring herd immunity was what occurred when measles infected Confederate barracks and hospitals during the American Civil War.
The first stage of mass infection for any disease is called “high-dose exposure.” During the war, measles-afflicted soldiers were in very close quarters and their immune system defenses were low–caused by injury, exposure, low caloric intake, lack of hygiene, low amounts of essential vitamins such as A and C, etc.
As a result, the virus spread easily and rapidly from soldier to soldier. In this initial stage, the “herd immunity” amongst the soldiers was zero. The consequence was that many soldiers became ill and an estimated 1 in 20 who contracted it died from the disease. Following a typical pattern, herd immunity eventually occurred amongst the soldiers as rapidly as high dose exposure had initially occurred.
According to gastroenterologist and vaccine expert Dr. Andrew Wakefield, in natural disease cycles within normal populations without vaccine interference, natural herd immunity occurs as a particular disease goes through 2-yearly epidemics; with each outburst of a disease, herd immunity rates dramatically increase.
In natural disease cycles, the initial epidemic may lead to massive morbidity. However, the upside is that natural immunity also leads to long-term immunity within a population overall.
According to Dr. Wakefield, lifetime immunity limits opportunities for the replication and transmutation of a particular virus within individuals and within populations. He and others also cite increased hygiene levels as a major factor which can contribute to natural herd immunity.
“As a consequence of natural herd immunity, in the developed world measles mortality had fallen by 99.6% before measles vaccines were introduced.” -Dr. Andrew Wakefield
So to be clear, the original, pre-vaccine era definition of the term herd immunity was when overall population protection happened naturally. Naturally-occurring mass immunity is significant because this kind of immunity lasts a lifetime for the majority of people in a given population.
It wasn’t until the mid-20th century that immunization advocates took the concept of naturally-occurring herd immunity and decided to run with it. They managed to convince the public that creating herd immunity through mass vaccination programs could have an even better effect at saving lives than naturally-occurring immunity could.
As a result, herd immunity has been equated with mass disease eradication through vaccination.
According to the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases (NIAID):
“When a critical portion of a community is immunized against a contagious disease, most members of the community are protected against that disease because there is little opportunity for an outbreak.”
But exactly how many individuals within a population would have to be inoculated for “community immunity” to occur?
According to an interactive animated map provided by the College of Physicians of Philadelphia, as little as 40 percent of a population could be vaccinated in order for herd immunity to happen. For more contagious diseases, however, the conventional thinking is that a “herd immunity threshold” will not be established until the vaccinated population reaches between 80-95%.
However, many experts say that the whole concept of vaccine-induced herd immunity is a profit-driven myth. They state that it is simply a false justification for decades of questionable mass vaccination programs and campaigns.
One of the main points these experts make is that vaccine-derived immunity is completely different than naturally-derived immunity. While naturally-developed immunity can last a lifetime, vaccine-induced immunity typically only lasts between two to ten years.
Remember when booster shots became a thing? They were a direct result of these findings. The known 2-10 year lifespan of most vaccinations is also one of the reasons why individuals of all ages are now encouraged (and in some states, required) to take multiple rounds of shots. (You can read more about the history of vaccines by clicking here and here.)
How does the discovery of shorter vaccine lifespans question the pharmaceutical narrative that vaccines create herd immunity?
Dr. Russell Blaylock, a U.S. neurosurgeon and author of several books and the well-known Blaylock Wellness Report, explains:
“What this means is that at least half the population, that is the baby boomers, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, at least 50% or more of the population was unprotected for decades.”
Public “health” organizations such as the CDC proclaim that the entire U.S. population would be at risk of a massive disease epidemic if the vaccine rate were to ever fall below 95%. Yet, according to Dr. Blaylock and others, the reality is that vaccine-induced “herd immunity” hasn’t existed in this country for decades. In fact, half of the U.S. population has lived the last 30 to 40 years of their lives without vaccine protection against many diseases.
Yet no major epidemics have occurred.
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