|As you can see from the above chart the majority of those that got the “childhood disease” measles were not children. They were infants and adults. Why?
What changed things?
When little girls normally got measles and other childhood diseases they developed full immunity and years later they were able to pass on that immunity to their unborn child. Their baby is born protected against measles and lots of other diseases from the protection the mother passes on during pregnancy through the placenta (hence the term “transplacental” immunity). Breastfeeding also permits the baby to obtain additional immune factors from the mother.
Vaccinations interfere with transplacental immunity
One unanswered question is: when a little girl is vaccinated is she not able to develop full natural immunity? She passes on less immune factors to her unborn child. It has been shown that breastfed infants of vaccinated mothers have nearly three times the risk of measles infection compared to those of naturally immune mothers. In 1963 the measles vaccine was introduced and the following was discovered:
Infants whose mothers were born after 1963 had a measles attack rate of 33%, compared to 12% for infants of older mothers. Infants whose mothers were born after 1963 are more susceptible to measles
than are infants of older mothers. An increasing proportion of infants born in the United States may be susceptible to measles. . . Papania M. et al., Increased susceptibility to measles in infants in the United States, Pediatrics, November 1999, Vol. 1045, No. 5, e59, pp. 1-6.
Are babies today getting measles because their mothers were vaccinated and stopped long-term breastfeeding?
Antibody levels are lower in women young enough to have been immunized by vaccination than older women”.
Lennon JL and Black FL. Maternally derived measles immunity in era of vaccine-protected mothers. J Pediatrics. 108(1):n671-676.
Is that why newborns and infants today can develop what used to be “childhood” diseases? Vaccine mandates are imposed upon millions of children without addressing this question.
What’s in a vaccine?
In addition to live and killed bacteria, viruses and their toxins, children are injected with some of the most lethal poisons known: formaldehyde, mercury, aluminum, phenol (carbolic acid), borax (ant killer), ethylene glycol (antifreeze), dye, acetone (nail polish remover), latex, MSG, glycerol, polysorbate 80/20, sorbitol, monkey, cow, chick, pig, sheep and dog tissues and cells (may be contaminated with animal viruses), gelatin, casein, fragments of human fetus cells, human viruses, antibiotics, genetically modified yeast, animal, bacterial and viral DNA (may affect recipient’s DNA) – all of these substances are contained in one or more vaccines.
It is scientifically established that mercury poisons the nervous system Vimy MJ, Lorscheider FL. Faculty of Medicine, Univ. Of Calgary, July 1991. (Study findings) & J. Trace Elem. Exper. Med. 1990;3:111-123.] in addition research also reveals that the aluminum in vaccines may be as poisonous as mercury. Shaw C, Petrik MS. Aluminum hydroxide injections lead to motor deficits and motor neuron degeneration. J Inorg Biochem. 2009;103(11):1555.
While mercury is not in the MMR shot even more significant is that the synergistic effect of adding many of the vaccine’s ingredients together have not been studied in children. We really don’t know what the chemicals we are putting into children does to them.
More and more vaccines are recommended and mandated (101 vaccines in multiple doses by the time a child is child age (CDC recommended vaccination schedule 2015) and yet the safety of the entire vaccine schedule has not been studied:
It is indisputable that the vaccination schedule has never been tested for safety in its entirety, or in the way that it is administered. In other words, while the government renews, licenses, and compels individual vaccines, it does not test – or require vaccine makes to test – the safety and efficacy of vaccines given simultaneously or the cumulative effects of multiple vaccines. Allen Tate, The Greater Good. Chapter Ten. Vaccine Epidemic Edited by Habakus and Holland p.83 Skyhorse Publishing: New york 2011.
One expert’s concern reflects those of others:
What if it were true that the way we now vaccinate our children causes more death, chronic disease, and disability than it prevents in America? Judy Converse, MPH, RD, LD
On a personal note
My work investigating the issue of vaccination reached a new level of clinical insight after developing Koren Specific Technique; a healthcare protocol used to determine if a patient has toxic, emotional or structural stress causing or contributing to their problems. I consistently found that autistic children revealed greater toxicity than non-vaccinated children.
Childhood diseases are good for children
Finally, the traditional hygienic school of health must be addressed because lost in the argument about measles is the fact that Infectious diseases of childhood are good for the overall health of the child and society.
The hygienic school is a long-standing approach towards health that sees the body acting intelligently and that symptoms serve a purpose. By suppressing symptoms we interfere with body function and drive disease deeper.
The child experiences physical and mental growth spurts following a childhood infectious disease. That is noticed in cultures all over the world. For example, in India measles is referred to as “visitation from a goddess.” As the medical historian Harris Coulter, PhD writes:
Contracting and overcoming childhood diseases are part of a developmental process that actually helps develop a healthy, robust, adult immune system able to meet the challenges that inevitable encounters with viruses and bacteria will present later on.
Coulter HL. Vaccination, Social Violence and Criminality: The Medical Assault on the American Brain. Washington, DC: Center for Empirical Medicine. 1990.
That may include protection from cancer:
The study consistently revealed a lower cancer risk for patients with a history of febrile infectious childhood diseases.
Albonico HU, Braker HU, Husler J. Febrile infectious childhood diseases in the history of cancer patients and matched controls. Medical Hypotheses.1998;51(4):315-320.
Others have observed the link between cancer and vaccinations.
I am convinced that the increase of cancer is due to vaccination.
– Forbes Laurie, MD, Medical Director of the Metropolitan Cancer Hospital, London. Quoted: Vaccines, Are They Really Safe and Effective? by Neil Miller
The most frequent disposing condition for cancerous development is … vaccination and re-vaccination. – Dennis Turnbull, MD (30 years cancer researcher) Quoted: Vaccines, Are They Really Safe and Effective? by Neil Miller
The Australian vaccine researcher Vera Scheibner, PhD writes:
There is no need to protect children from contracting infectious diseases of childhood. These diseases are there to prime and mature their immune system … chronic ill-health, colds, otitis media, and upper and lower respiratory tract diseases are well-documented in vaccinated children…. A well-nourished child will go through rubella, whooping cough, chicken pox and the rest with flying colors.
Scheibner V. Immunization: The Medical Assault on the Immune System. Blackheath, Australia: Author,1993; xxii.
A logical person, reading the above, would take their child to a measles party and never give the measles vaccine to them. But with vaccination we’re usually dealing with emotion, not logic. We’re dealing with fear mongering from the medical profession and the media. Hence the uproar over a mild condition that is ultimately a blessing in disguise.
The vaccine-mandate zealots move forwards with more and more vaccines to be given to our children (and adults) without addressing these very important questions – questions that might have life or death significance.
What should we do about measles epidemics?
The vaccine-mandate zealots believe they have the facts, all the facts, and nothing but the facts. However the reality is that they are often mistaken.
Among mistakes made about vaccines in the past was that measles would be completely eradicated in 1982. Hinman AR, 1979. The opportunity and obligation to eliminate measles from the United State. J Am Med Ass; 242 (11): 1157-1162
And that it was eradicated in the US in 2000. This is from the US Centers for Disease Control http://www.cdc.gov/measles/about/faqs.html
Q: Has measles been eliminated from the United States?
A: Yes. In 2000, the United States declared that measles was eliminated from this country. The United States was able to eliminate measles because it has a highly effective measles vaccine, a strong vaccination program that achieves high vaccine coverage in children and a strong public health system for detecting and responding to measles cases and outbreaks.
Childhood diseases run in cycles no matter how much or how little vaccination is done, no matter how much money is spent.
Every 2-3 years, there is an upsurge of measles irrespective of vaccination compliance. Robertson SE, Markowitz LE, Dini EF, and Orenstein WA. 1992. A million dollar measles outbreak: epidemiology, risk factors, and selective revaccination strategy. Publ Health Reports; 197 (1): 24-31. See more at:http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2013/01/18/the-ineffectiveness-of-measles-vaccines-and-other-unintended-consequences-by-dr-viera-scheibner-phd/#sthash.Qi7hw6ru.dpuf
How many children must die, be crippled physically and mentally and live lost lives before we recognize what we have done? In our worship of technology when will we recognize our hubris and realize that we are not God? We do not know enough to justify mandating 101 vaccinations from birth, for every single child.http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/child-adolescent.html
What should we do about measles epidemics? We must work with nature. Since measles returns cyclically irrespective of vaccination rates, returning to traditional healing wisdom will return us to a time when autism, allergies, asthma, diabetes and other illnesses seen so often in children today will once again be rare or non-existent. That is what led Dr. Robert Mendelsohn, the famous pediatrician and anti-vaccination campaigner to say, “One grandmother is worth two MDs.”
A sick child needs love, nourishment, comfort and support while they are going through a healing crisis no matter what the cause. Natural, non-suppressive healthcare systems such as chiropractic, homeopathy, naturopathy, herbalism, Chinese Medicine, Indian Medicine and many other “natural” systems work with the body.
Researchers, medical doctors and health educators need to remember our place in nature, acknowledge our limitations and learn some humility. In our struggle to “conquer” disease we have unleashed an epidemic of chronically ill children who would have been far better had we not interfered with natural diseases and instead worked with the natural cycles of life; recognizing that the wisdom that permeates nature is wiser than us all.
Tedd Koren, DC founded Koren Publications, Inc.