So here we go again. The Measles comes out strong at Disneyland, and what happens. Those like me, who do not vaccinate their kids, get blamed. And I am fine with that blame, stick it on me, push it all back on me, because then I get to tell you how blatantly irresponsible and… get ready for it… UNEDUCATED that line of thinking is.
Yes, I said it. When the Bloggers of the world like BABY SIDE BURNS start swearing and flying off the handle with literally no desire to get educated, but just wants to get mad… well, it is my opportunity. My opportunity to stick this graph up one more time. (Thanks CDC for supplying this data, I know you never intended it to be used so successfully to defend a decision in opposition to yours…)
AND OH WHAT A PERFECT GRAPH IT IS!!!
Yeah, I know, a bit obnoxious, but I have cause. There is a portion of this country in arms over the outbreak. The one that has a high percentage of vaccinated individuals in the group of affected. In addition, the outbreak that has caused the CDC to quickly blame the antivaccine movement, but it has also brought up the question of how is that possible when these people were heavily vaccinated? The US NEWS article points out the fact that the age of these people is PRE-anti-vaccine movement. It brings all the attention, right back to the EFFECTIVENESS of the measles vaccine.
Damn people, look at the facts. The graph above is all you need. Measles… it existed at a HIGH prevalence… well before there was ever a vaccine, it existed at low prevalence.
(quiet pause… no words from me… no plausible argument in response… we stop and realize that if there is any one thing to blame first and foremost… it is the ineffectiveness of the vaccine)
From the article above:
Two doses of a vaccine are 99 percent effective in preventing infection. According to the CDC, children should get a first vaccine around 12 months and then receive a booster by the age of 6, or before kindergarten. Teens and adults also can get the vaccine if they haven’t before and can discover immunity through a simple blood test.
Most Californians who were infected in the Disneyland outbreak were not vaccinated. As of Friday, the state public health agency had vaccination information on 39 cases. Of those, 32 were unvaccinated and seven were vaccinated.
However, from another article… on PBS.org we hear about the chance of non-responders creating holes in immunity because they do not develop immunity to the virus from the shot. Of course, I have no problem defending the idea that what we are seeing out of them, is opinion. The reason, is that they have yet to produce valid studies that show reliable immune titers, or responsiveness to the shot. The data is primarily based on public health data, thus there is no definitive answer as to what a non-responder is.
OK, back to the graph. If the measles disappeared before the shot… why did it do so? Opinions? I find that as much as we might try to veer from the idea that natural immunity was occurring in our population, there really is no possible answer. Cleanliness should have little to do with the spread of measles. So lets play nice with Dr. Eric for a moment, and trust that it was natural immunity. If so… why then, is it coming back?
My opinion, which to many is now discredited completely because you won’t listen or consider, your sold out. Like I once was. But… but… what if the lack of the potential for natural immunity, is leaving this society completely inefficient at all immuno-adaptation. I kind of think that based on the general public health situation we have.
OK, last straw. This is the one that will lose all the science rich vaccine supporters. I believe in God. Yeah, I know, very UN scientific, and probably worth full discrediting to most… but if you believe you were created, would you not believe you were given the potential to overcome? I know, I am really an optimistic guy, but how could I not be? Have you by chance seen the graph? You know, the one above. Sure, I hang a lot on that. But its kind of like the big bang… I am pretty sold out on creation because my other option is a big explosion.
Be well and Be blessed! - Dr. E