Unless you have been locked away somewhere in an underground bunker awaiting imminent Armageddon you will have heard in the news the numerous outbreaks of Measles from around the World.
With outbreaks being reported in the US, France, Israel, Philippines and Africa the fear campaign is looking to supersede that of the Ebola threat from several years ago.
But you maybe asking yourself, why is this previously considered ‘mild viral infection’ now being perpetrated as a deadly viral infection which we should all fear?
It should be acknowledged that measles can kill the young, the old and those with compromised immune systems, I don’t think anyone can deny this statement, however this can be said for many viral infections. The CDC indicates that 1 in 1000 will die from contracting measles, this figure is used across the Western World as the statistic for each Country also. But what we should be aware of is this figure is a global statistic which is not valid in the western hemisphere.
Measles, as we mentioned earlier can kill those with compromised immune systems. A recent outbreak in Madagascar has killed an estimated 900 people, however, what we don’t hear about is that Madagascar has the highest level of malnutrition in children in the World. We are talking about an entire population without clean water, appropriate sanitation or suitable nutrition.
It’s also worth noting Madagascar has in the past few years seen an attempt by the West to vaccinate their population for common diseases, specifically Measles, Mumps and Rubella. The majority of the population had already received a single MMR vaccine, however since then the outbreak has occurred and an emergency vaccine programme is now in operation to give a second round of the vaccine.
We have to ask ourselves is it wise to enter an inherently immune-compromised population and begin vaccinating using live viruses, we know that a small number, around 5%, of those vaccinated can develop measles following immunisation. Is it possible the Vaccine programme
Though no one can deny infections such as Measles can kill, it is also undeniable that Vaccines can also kill, its all a matter of measuring the risk of both and choosing the path which has the least risk.
Due to the huge amount of disinformation pumped out into the public arena by both of the debate it’s very hard to determine just how safe the MMR vaccine compared to the diseases themselves.
We know thousands of people have died from the MMR vaccine itself, however what we do not know is how easy it is how accurate the data is, this also doesn’t take into affect the long term, life debilitating affects of the Vaccine.
We know that serious seizures are more prominent following an MMR immunisation then they are from contracting the Measles virus, 5 times more likely to be exact.
A good place to start when assessing the efficacy of any vaccine is the mortality charts prior to the introduction of a vaccine and following the introduction:
As you can see by the time the Measles vaccine was introduced the mortality rate had already declined by 98%, some would argue that the final reduction down to near zero levels was achieved by the introduction of the vaccine, however as they like to say ‘Correlation does not mean Causation’. Is it just as likely looking at the previous 68 years of downward trending that the virus became less a problem naturally?
So with in mind does the vaccination seem like a risk worth taking?
Looking at the Data
The following video from John Bergman takes a comprehensive look at the data, using government issued data he takes us through everything we should consider when determining whether to risk the viral infection or risk the vaccine:
Do Your Own Research
Its very easy to be bullied into submission by the media, friends and medical practitioners, no one should force anyone to do anything they feel uncomfortable with, if you need more time to make a decision you feel absolutely comfortable with, then take the time. It is so important that we all have this right.
A campaign against those who choose not to vaccinate is currently in operation by Governments and their media counterparts, even Facebook as concluded they need to take action against posts which give a negative sentiment towards vaccines. This is troubling news as a one-sided, corporate-biased opinion is going to dominate the media from all sides.
We wanted to leave you with some food for thought, the following edition of Highwire with Del Bigtree reveals some truly troubling information which we should all be aware of, we highly recommend watching this: