Michael Bennese, DC on the Misapplication of the Theory of Herd Immunity

Michael Bennese, DC on the Misapplication of the Theory of Herd Immunity

The theory of herd immunity was a term applied to the general immunity to a pathogen in a population based on the acquired immunity to it by a high proportion of members over time. It was never intended to describe potential group immunity gained from vaccination. This distinction is important. Vaccination is not synonymous with immunization, although the terms are used interchangeably.

Natural immunization from disease is a complex interactive process involving many bodily organs and systems; it cannot be replicated by the artificial stimulation of antibodies. There is scant evidence to suggest that herd immunity can be applied to vaccines the way the term was meant to be used for contracting a disease. Why? Because in addition to affecting our immune system in separate pathways, contracting a disease gives permanent lifelong immunity, vaccines do not, hence the booster shot in various vaccines.

Research continues to indicate that vaccine acquired herd immunity is a dying myth because many vaccines including measles and pertussis have become ineffective. Fully vaccinated populations still experience epidemics. It is also not very scientific to blame measles or pertussis outbreaks on unvaccinated individuals, although it is currently very popular to do so. Herd immunity is a term that should belong to its original intent of disease contraction and stay out of the vaccination lingo. It just does not fit.

— Michael Bennese, DC



Bennese M. Vaccine-Induced “Herd Immunity” is a Dying Myth. SynchronyChirocare.com Sept. 18, 2015.

7 Responses to "Michael Bennese, DC on the Misapplication of the Theory of Herd Immunity"

  1. Num Guy   November 6, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Misinformation, incomplete information, wrong information is the norm these days. There is plenty of evidence that vaccinated individuals pose a risk to the un-vaccinated. But the CDC and the FDA do not care. They are happy taking Big Pharma’s money and doing their bidding! This will continue unabated and with increasing ferocity unless We The People mobilize!!

    Let’s start by repealing the “1986 Vaccine Injury Law Information”. This law has been shielding Big Pharma for over 30 years from all lawsuits.
    Please google “Repeal Immunity for Drug Companies Against Vaccine Injuries” and sign the petition. This 1986 law must go. Otherwise, no amount of talk will make things better.
    Please take a moment to sign and please share with friends and family.

  2. Luccim   November 6, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Why don’t more health professionals and the public know about this? Makes total sense. You can’t have herd immunity with weak temporary vaccines given to a population with a weak immune system. The term only applies to those acquiring lifelong immunity by catching the disease and recovering from it as many if not all used to do before vaccines were developed.

    • Mary   November 6, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      As a health professional, I will explain why my cohort does not see this. Several factors are at play. 1. Arrogance- western medicine practitioners believe they have nothing to learn from those who are not part of the system they subscribe to……big pharma and the dictates of their chosen allopathic profession. Remember……medicine and its practitioners have God complexes. 2. Willfull Ignorance- most western practitioners are absolutely without any rudimentary knowledge of how the human body responds to its environment and they certainly would not ever admit that or demonstrate any curiosity regarding knowledge held by practitioners outside the allopathic system. 3. Utter lack of ability to astutely observe and reason critically. Their focus is incredibly narrow, which limits the data points witnessed. As well, they lack the ability to assemble a meaningful understanding of the data points they do witness. 4. Lack of curiosity. When they see or hear information that lies outside the parameters of their belief system they discard that information as though it is irrelevant or some fluke or insignificant anomaly…….even if they see the same exact “fluke or anomaly” in a dozen people. Intelligent people are curious and they absolutely see, note and pursue with a vengence the meaning behind the anomaly.

      • Dr. Roy   December 14, 2016 at 5:25 am

        The programmed allopaths will never understand. For those who understand, no explanation is necessary. For those who do/will not understand… no explanation is possible. They will keep spewing their programming as if it came from God himself, and their narcissism will not allow thinking/science to change their opinions.

      • Colorado   December 14, 2016 at 9:19 am

        Mary, thank you for your comment. Agreed. Most doctors and LPN’s act like agents of the state and quiz me on guns, drugs, alcohol, smoking, and completely ignore any and all possible environmental factors beyond that. The ignorance within the medical community is shocking. And now with them bowing to the DEA, and the long standing effectiveness of 6000 years of opiod use as valid medicine is now suddenly inconsequential. Of course, for the purpose of selling proprietary nutcase off the wall nobody should dare consider taking it psychological substances to manage pain and completely shut down human emotional systems, also creating instant addicts like opiods never could. The doctors must be sampling their own new medicines because they’re suddenly blind. Modern medicine has become a systematic process of killing everything human within people and denying any other form of treatment is valid. They’ve even been sued for daring to prescribe organic diets. The model of western medicine is failing fast. It should be illegal for research funding to continue the way it is, patents should be made illegal, and the DEA is not my pain management doctor. There are so many conflict of interest issues within major medical, they’re too long to list.

  3. André Angelantoni   November 12, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    This is incorrect. Herd immunity still applies with vaccine-induced immunity.

    Mathematically, the only thing required is to add some additional terms or elements to the simulation program to handle the quick loss of immunity by vaccinations.

    But that does not invalidate the entire concept of herd immunity.

  4. Tammy Fay   January 6, 2019 at 3:10 am

    73 million is the number of children in US, if we do a bang up job on vaccinating them, which we have been lately it surely should be enough for the proverbial heard immunity to protect us, right? Sure, except that the population of US is (or was in 2017) 325 or so million. So that leaves about 252 millions of adults, most of who have not been vaccinated in years, and if they had an occasional flu shot here and there they are still light years away from being “up to date” according to the CDC recommended adult schedule. They are essentially unvaccinated. So what prevents the uncontrollable brushfire of outbreaks or an epidemic of worldwide proportions? Simple – sanitation, diet, clothing, warmth, nutrition, not being affected by such immunocompromising things such as metals from vaccines and last but not least (drum roll, please…) – the usually benign, yes like sniffles, light fever and rash when applicable nature of most of those diseases, the kind that allows the infection to be localized, plus minus, to a set group of people and run its course within a week or so and leave the “sufferers” with life long immunity with additional protective factors. So again, what herd immunity?


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