There is a fact rarely considered by public health officials: vaccination is not an intervention that eliminates disease exposure for individuals. Vaccination replaces wild exposure with artificial exposure, and they are not equal. We are many decades into mass vaccination campaigns, and it is alarming that instead of the medical and scientific community stepping back to examine the overall impact on public and individual health to see if current strategies should be reevaluated, the focus is on those who question or refuse vaccination.
Experts have acknowledged that the current measles vaccine cannot eradicate measles because of primary and secondary failure.1 Studies have found that the concentration and duration of maternal antibody protection for infants with vaccinated mothers is lower and shorter than protection provided by non-vaccinated mothers,2 and it has been found that a third dose of MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) vaccine cannot boost protection for any length of time,3 leaving most adults unprotected.
We have entered a vaccine-era of vulnerable infants and vulnerable older adults—populations that were protected when measles circulated naturally. It’s a messy conundrum, and it cannot be laid at the feet of those who opt out of vaccination. For the vast majority of healthy children who can easily handle a case of measles in childhood, vaccination provides no personal benefit and exposes them only to vaccine injury risk and vulnerability to measles in adulthood.
Since industry does not make a single measles vaccine available, that leaves just the controversial MMR that appears to not have had any clinical trials. MMR contains fragmented fetal DNA in the rubella portion, which some find morally objectionable and others medically problematic because of the potential for autoimmunity and insertional mutagenesis.4 As well, the vaccine is highly contaminated with glyphosate from the gelatin,6 and there are no studies showing injecting glyphosate to be safe or how it may alter the immune response to the other ingredients. Add that [MMR vaccine manufacturer) Merck & Co. has been accused of falsifying the efficacy of the mumps portion of their vaccine6 and, Houston, we have a problem.
One-hundred percent vaccination uptake would not alter the dilemma of vaccine failure or risk. The World Health Organization (WHO) chose a goal of global eradication before they had a safe tool able to achieve it. Rather than pushing for higher uptake, time and money would be far better spent on implementing rapid diagnosis and notification programs using new technologies to utilize good old-fashioned detection & isolation, researching best and safest measles treatments, and building the basics of healthy immunity in poor communities: clean water, proper sanitation, and adequate nutrition.
Note: This article was reprinted with the author’s permission. It was originally published as a “rapid response” piece in The BMJ. Bernadette Pajer is co-president of Informed Choice WA.References:
1 Poland GA, Jacobson RM. The re-emergence of measles in developed countries: time to develop the next-generation measles vaccines? Vaccine vol. 30,2 (2012): 103-4.
2 Waaijenborg, et al. Waning of Maternal Antibodies Against Measles, Mumps, Rubella, and Varicella in Communities With Contrasting Vaccination Coverage. OUP Academic, Oxford University Press May 8, 2013,
3 Fiebelkorn AP, Coleman LA, Belongia EA, et al. Measles virus neutralizing antibody response, cell-mediated immunity, and IgG antibody avidity before and after a third dose of measles-mumps-rubella vaccine in young adults. J Infect Dis 2016; 213(7): 1115-1123.
4 Deisher, TA, et al. Epidemiologic and Molecular Relationship Between Vaccine Manufacture and Autism Spectrum Disorder Prevalence. Issues Law Med 2015,
5 Honeycutt Z. Glyphosate in Childhood Vaccines. Moms Across America.
6 Solomon L. Merck Has Some Explaining To Do Over Its MMR Vaccine Claims. HuffPost Canada Nov. 7, 2014.
I was born premature at 7 months and had whooping cough, measles, and several other diseases before the age of 7. I am now 60 and healthy. Why such a panic that a child will get any of these children’s diseases ? How many children have died from them ? specially, compared with those that have died or been injured by the vaccines, which do not properly cover. I am not against vaccinating, but there should be a good coverage rate, not like the flu vaccine that sometimes covers nothing and adds poison to the body. This whole mess is all about money, that is for sure. Otherwise they would not try to forbid people talking about the risks.
And the fact that MMR HAS been proven to cause Autism speaks for itself. DESPITE what CDC says…the CDC is a government crock agency trying to poison our population with poisonous vaccinations…and the parents who wish to opt out of this are basically ripped by doctors and hospitals etc…when even the doctors go by the CDC, not their own research.
Dang; I was right about these vaccines for more reasons than I’d even guessed! On the point of long term immunity, I was close, but my feeling is that the “childhood” diseases provide a relatively “safe”, for the majority of children the means to “teach” their immune systems how to battle a live, healthy virus, as well as conferring life long immunity to that virus thereafter. It’s become obvious in recent years that the vaccines do not protect against infection, as claimed (outbreaks of measles in particular, have been mostly among already vaccinated populations), so exactly what purpose, other than putting money in Big Pharma pockets and inflicting poisons on the recipients, do they serve? I can’t see a use for them at all.
Yes, some kids get really sick with 1 or more of those diseases, and some suffer life-long effects as a result of them, I’m 1 of those kids myself. That doesn’t change my opinion that it’s overall healthier for the kid to have the disease as a child than to be vaccinated against it.
I had the measles and chickenpox as a kid as did many of my friends. None of us are worse off because of it… it was common to get these diseases and they conferred lifelong immunity afterwards. I’m now 69 and in perfect health. Never would I allow myself or any of my family members to be injected with the multiple poisons contained in vaccines… it is sheer madness to think otherwise. Measles is a common disease of childhood and should not be feared. What you should fear is the MMR shot… proven by Dr. William Thompson Ph.D at the CDC to cause autism only to have this research heavily redacted before being published. He even testified to the falsification of his data to congress. He is still working at the CDC but they will no longer allow him to testify. STAY AWAY FROM ALL VACCINES, there is NO research that they are safe and effective and plenty of research showing the harm that the components of them can and do cause.
Can you add to the references the date the article was published in the BMJ and a link if possible?
An interesting story. Janine Roberts author of two outstanding book on vaccines:
“Fear Of The Invisible” and “The Vaccine Papers” had been given unprecedented access to the vaccine industry for 4 years in the 1990’s. There is literally a vaccine meeting or conference just about daily in the US and abroad. They are open to the public. Roberts attended meetings in the US and Europe. She was given access to scientific papers that others have not seen. She researched extensively the MMR. She discovered this about how vaccine are made in general:
“It was thus a shock to discover from this top-level scientific workshop that the viruses in our current vaccines are not in a sterile fluid as I had presumed, but in a soup of unknown bits and pieces, a veritable witches’ brew of DNA fragments, added chemicals, proteins and, even possibly prions and oncogenes, all of which would easily pass through the filters used to be injected into our children.”
“Our vaccines, I thus learnt, are not filtered clean but are suspensions from the manufacturers’ ‘incubation tanks’ in which the viruses are produced from ‘substrates’ of mashed bird embryo, minced monkey kidneys or cloned human cells. These suspensions are filtered before use but only to remove particles larger than viruses. The point of the vaccine is that it contains viruses, thus these must not be filtered out. This means there remains in the vaccine everything of the same size or smaller, including what the manufacturers call ‘degradation products’ – parts of decayed viruses or cells”
“Fear Of The Invisible”
What really shook up the vaccine industry as well as The World Health Organization was what Roberts revealed on a radio show of how the MMR is made:
How ‘Measles Virus’ is isolated for a Vaccine.
by Janine Roberts
Monday, 18 August 2008 01:37
Extract from her book Fear of the Invisible:
In an online paper entitled ‘Isolation and Identification of Measles Virus in Cell Culture,’ the CDC, the central Health Research authority of the USA, lays out how isolation of this virus should be done so it can be used, say for a vaccine. It instructs, first obtain from the patient a small sample of urine or fluid from the nose or mouth.
Next ‘sacrifice’ a marmoset monkey, take some of its cells, then make these cancerous, perhaps by exposing them to radiation, and then give them, on top of this, Epstein-Barr disease! Such extremely sick cells, the CDC informs us, are ‘10,000 times’ more sensitive to the measles virus than are normal human cells.
Now add to these cells a toxin called trypsin. The CDC tells us to expect some cells to fall off the sides of the vessel as if they have been poisoned. They have been. Now add nutrients and glucose and leave for two or three days so the cells can somewhat recover.
Now add to the cells the sample gathered from the patient. After an hour, inspect the cells in the culture with a microscope to see if any of the cells are becoming distorted, or are floating free as they did when trypsin was added. If they are, the CDC says this is proof that measles virus is present and making the cells ill.
This statement made me sit back and think. Why should this illness now be caused by a virus? They had poisoned the cells, made them cancerous….. and now the CDC was saying the cells must be ill because they had measles. Where was the logic in this?
The next stage involves the addition of two antibiotics, Penicillin and Streptomycin, to the culture and leaving it alone for a day. Again the cells are inspected – and if small holes now appear between cells, it is now presumed that measles virus has caused these. If no sign of such damage, this process is repeated. If after this there are still no signs of damage, then the culture is discarded. However, if 50% or more of the cells are now seriously ill and distorted, the culture is set aside and kept in the fridge as ‘isolated measles virus stock suitable for vaccines!’ All this without actually detecting the virus itself!
This is the whole process as recommended by the CDC. There is no mention of the need to have a control culture, no mention of any need to isolate the measles virus or even to see it with an electron microscope. The cells are poisoned – and an unseen measles virus is blamed – even thou’ the disease the cells have is totally unlike measles. Where is the logic in this?
What they call measles virus is in effect the fluid in this poisoned cell culture.
Source document – CDC. Isolation and Identification of Measles Virus in Culture, Revised November 29, 2001.
The entire paper is in “The Vaccine Papers”. The WHO, within days of the radio show Roberts was on, put out a paper, same title but different information.
Vaccine sciences hasn’t changed. The manufacturing process may be upgraded to produce faster and larger quantities but the science is the same. Also, many of the vaccines that are being given to children in the US are made in China.
“Dr Minor, the UK’s top vaccine safety officer, then added: ‘So even today then you have to bear in mind that a large amount of vaccine that’s made is made on really quite crude materials, from an adventitious agent point of view. It’s not a trivial usage. In fact, when consider what vaccines are actually made on these days, they are quite primitive in some respects”. “Fear Of The Invisible”.