THE MEASLES OUTBREAK - 2015
By Dr. Lawrence Wilson
© January 2015, L.D. Wilson Consultants, Inc.
All information in this article is for educational purposes only. It is not for the diagnosis, treatment, prescription or cure of any disease or health condition.
Recently, there was an outbreak of measles in the USA that supposedly started at Disneyland, and spread from there to about 100 cases, so far (February 2015). The discussion of it on the television news sounds more like propaganda and lies than anything else. Here are a few comments on the measles outbreak:
1. WARNING: All licensed doctors (MD, DO, ND, DC and others) MUST tell you that vaccines are wonderful or they will definitely lose their medical license. So you will not get accurate information from doctors who appear on television, radio or any news outlet. (I do not have a medical license, so it cannot taken away and I am free to speak.)
2. The pundits on the news make is sound like measles is a deadly disease. This is not true. In fact, anyone who is over age 50 or so may recall that most children used to get measles. It is normally a very mild viral infection that usually resolves on its own with no need for any treatment except rest.
The pundits say that it could be deadly in a few people with compromised immune systems, which can occur. However, what they do not say is that this must be balanced against the risks involved with vaccination.
The media pundits often mention a complication rate of 1 in every 1000. However, this is false, as it applies only to the poorest nations on earth. The complication rate in the USA is more like 1 in 100,000. Anyone can check these statistics.
3. The pundits and doctors lie if they say that the vaccine has no risks. This is a lie they keep repeating to the people. Yet a simple search on the internet reveals many side effects of the measles vaccine.
A quick glance at the medical literature also reveals plenty of studies that revealed problems with vaccines, yet the pundits repeat that there is “no evidence” of problems.
For example, one horrific side effect of the MMR vaccine (measles, mumps and rubella or German measles) is autism. Parents report the link between vaccines and autism frequently, and autism is a true epidemic in the USA. However, our medical profession denys the link between autism and vaccination due to a few corrupt vaccine studies.
I suggest they honestly study the Amish people. Most do not vaccinate their children, and they have a much lower autism rate than the rest of the American population. However, such a study would burst the “safe vaccine” bubble.
The following list of adverse effects of the measles vaccine is from www.drugs.com, which is not an anti-vaccination website:
Local adverse effects:
Local side effects have included injection site burning/stinging, wheal and flare, erythema, swelling, and vesiculation.[Ref]
Hypersensitivity reactions have included anaphylaxis, anaphylactoid reactions, angioneurotic edema (including peripheral or facial edema), and bronchial spasm.[Ref]
Cardiovascular side effects have included vasculitis.[Ref]
Dermatologic side effects have included Stevens-Johnson Syndrome, erythema multiforme, urticaria, and rash.[Ref]
Gastrointestinal side effects have included diarrhea.[Ref]
Hematologic side effects have included thrombocytopenia, purpura, regional lymphadenopathy, and leukocytosis.[Ref]
Musculoskeletal side effects have included arthralgia and/or arthritis (usually transient and rarely chronic), polyneuritis, myalgia, paresthesia, and rarely chronic arthritis; [Ref]
Significant central nervous system reactions such as encephalitis and encephalopathy have been very rarely temporally associated with measles vaccine (occurring within 30 days after vaccination); however, causality has not been determined in any case. A certain number of encephalitis cases unrelated to vaccines is expected to occur in a large childhood population; however, there is the possibility that some of these cases may have been caused by measles vaccine. Subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE) has been very rarely reported in children after measles vaccination. Some of these cases may have been due to unrecognized measles during the first year of life or possibly due to the measles vaccination.
Nervous system side effects have included measles inclusion body encephalitis (MIBE), encephalopathy, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis (SSPE), Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS), febrile convulsions, afebrile convulsions or seizures, ataxia, and ocular palsies.[Ref]
Ocular side effects have included retinitis, optic neuritis, papillitis, retrobulbar neuritis, and conjunctivitis.[Ref]
Hearing side effects have included nerve deafness and otitis media.[Ref]
Respiratory side effects have included pneumonitis, cough, and rhinitis.[Ref]
Other side effects have included panniculitis, atypical measles, fever, syncope, headache, dizziness, malaise, and irritability. Fatalities have been reported with the polyvalent measles/mumps/rubella vaccine; however, causality has not been determined. Health care providers should report any allergic or unusual adverse reactions to the Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS) at 1-800-822-7967 (USA) and the manufacturer.[Ref]
1. "Product Information. Attenuvax (measles virus vaccine, live, attenuated)." Merck & Co, Inc, West Point, PA.
Here is another statement about the adverse effects of the measles vaccine from its manufacturer:
How safe is the measles vaccine? The measles vaccine has a long history of causing serious adverse reactions. The pharmaceutical company responsible for producing the measles vaccine publishes an extensive list of ailments known to have occurred following the shot. Severe afflictions affecting nearly every body system -- blood, lymphatic, digestive, cardiovascular, immune, nervous, respiratory, and sensory -- have been linked to this "preventive" inoculation. These include: encephalitis, subacute sclerosing panencephalitis, Guillain-Barre syndrome, febrile and afebrile convulsions, seizures, ataxia, ocular palsies, anaphylaxis, angioneurotic edema, bronchial spasms, panniculitis, vasculitis, atypical measles, thrombocytopenia, lymphadenopathy, leukocytosis, pneumonitis, Stevens-Johnson syndrome, erythema multiforme, urticaria, deafness, otitis media, retinitis, optic neuritis, rash, fever, dizziness, headache, and death (Figure 3).(41)
The manufacturer also warns that the measles vaccine "has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential" and "it is...not known whether [it] can cause fetal harm when administered to a pregnant woman or can affect reproductive capacity." Thus, "it would be prudent to assume that the vaccine strain of virus is...capable of inducing adverse fetal effects." Also, "caution should be exercised when...administered to a nursing woman."(42)
References are from the Vaccine Safety Manual.
4. The pundits rarely mention that the best defense for any disease is a healthy, well-nourished body. Most don’t mention nutrition at all, and some tell parents falsely that junk foods are okay and that supplementary nutrients are not needed and a waste of money. This is simply false and criminal in its effects on the population.
Especially important to prevent or heal measles is vitamin A. Yet it is becoming more and more difficult to find natural source vitamin A at health food stores, and manufacturers say they cannot get it, though its source is readily available – fish oil. Someone does not want the truth to be told, and does not want the simple remedies to be available to the people.
5. The Centers For Disease Control stated that of the 34 cases of measles at Disneyland, 6 of the people had already been vaccinated. This may indicate that the vaccine is not as effective as is claimed. They claim it is 99% effective. Then why were 17% of the cases among people who were already vaccinated?
I have not heard any valid answers.
6. The measles vaccine is one of the “combination vaccines”, part of the MMR or measles, mumps and rubella vaccine. Combination vaccines are the worst type. One vaccine is an assault on the body. The combinations are multiple assaults at the same time.
7. The companies that produce vaccines are given legal immunity from prosecution if their products cause harm. The US taxpayer pays the legal damages when children are harmed by vaccine injuries.
This fact is very strange, to me, if vaccines are as safe as the pundits claim, and this fact, alone, should make anyone wary of the vaccine propaganda that is now circulating on television and elsewhere.
8. Some news program claim to present both sides of the vaccination question, but their pro-vaccination speakers have been extremely poor quality. There are plenty of doctors and others who could be on these programs, but they are not there.
THE PUBLIC HEALTH ARGUMENT TO FORCE VACCINATION ON EVERYONE
Some are advocating mandatory vaccination to stop the measles outbreak. It sounds so easy and simple. Here are the problems with it:
1. It would help, but won’t solve the problem, as proven by the 17+% of the cases at Disneyland in which the individuals who contracted measles were vaccinated.
2. People lose freedom when they are forced to take a medical procedure against their will. This is an important loss to society, even if one does not see its effects immediately.
3. The vaccine has definite serious adverse effects, so a forced vaccination program will definitely cause harm that few are willing to talk about.
Rather than force vaccination on the people, a much better solution is:
1. Encourage everyone to eat better and protect the health of their family in this way to minimize the risk of getting measles or 1000 other diseases, and the risk of complications, although they are rare.
2. If a person wishes to have the vaccine, then do so, understanding the risks of the vaccine, which are very real.
BLAMING THE UNVACCINATED
Lately, the media pundits blame all problems on the unvaccinated people. This, to me, is more propaganda. This does not make sense to me, since if one is concerned about this, then vaccinate your children.
One commentator said, but what if my child has chronic leukemia and cannot be vaccinated, and an unvaccinated person walks down the street and spreads measles to that child.
The answer here is that no solution is perfect – including vaccination. Citing one rare case is not a good reason to impose a medical procedure on everyone when that procedure has a list of adverse effects a page long.
People are skeptical of vaccines for good reason, and it is sad that the pundits are so brainwashed they cannot see and don’t bother to study both sides of the question.
For much more about vaccination, please read Vaccination – A Medical Abomination on this website.