Notes On Herd Immunity From Dr Andrew Wakefield With Alex Jones

Let’s set out a working definition of what Herd Immunity is at a functional level in the population: Herd Immunity is the presence of adequate immunity within a population against a specific infection that operates to protect those at high risk of serious infection and consequently, reduce morbidity and mortality from that infection.

Now let’s separate out Herd Immunity, comparing what it meant in the pre-vaccine era compared with what it means in the vaccine era, using specific infections as examples.

Measles: Herd Immunity In The Pre-Vaccine Era
  • When measles first enters a population that has not been exposed to measles before, Herd Immunity is zero and there is, initially, a very high morbidity (illness) and mortality.
  • This occurs in large part as a consequence of high dose exposure.
  • High dose exposure occurs because, in the absence of viral immunity, viral replication is unimpeded in the multiple susceptible human reservoirs in which it thrives. High doses of measles virus are transmitted from one person to the next. Added to this, socioeconomic circumstances contribute to high dose exposure. This includes high population density (easy transmission) and poor antiviral defenses (e.g. low vitamins A, D, and C). An example is the ravage of measles in Confederate soldiers amassed in barracks and hospitals in the American Civil War.
  • Over time, as measles becomes endemic (constantly circulating) in a population with typical 2-yearly epidemics, Herd Immunity increases rapidly. Natural exposure leads to long term immunity. Immunity limits viral transmission and opportunities for viral replication. Concomitantly, developed countries have experienced an improvement in nutritional status and consequently antiviral immunity. Dose of exposure falls and a dramatic reduction in morbidity and mortality is observed.
  • As a consequence of natural Herd Immunity, in the developed world measles mortality had fallen by 99.6% before measles vaccines were introduced. A fall in morbidity will have paralleled the fall in mortality (mortality is the extreme of morbidity).

Let us look at an example of how natural Herd Immunity operated to provide age-appropriate immunity.

  • Infants less than one year of age have a limited ability to generate adequate immunity and are susceptible to serious measles infection.
  • In the pre-vaccine era mothers conferred good passive immunity on their infants by transplacental and breast milk transfer.
  • This passive immunity protected infants through a period of vulnerability until they were better able to cope with measles through the generation of their own active immunity.
The Vaccine Era

Measles vaccine has destroyed natural Herd Immunity and replaced it with a temporary and inadequate quasi Herd Immunity that necessitates a dependence on vaccination along with an increased risk of severe adverse outcomes. Here are some examples of how natural Herd Immunity has been destroyed.

  • The increasing Herd Immunity associated with natural measles and the accompanying decrease in morbidity and mortality, has been interrupted by vaccination. This makes it difficult to predict how vaccinated populations might respond to, say, a new strain of measles virus that has escaped the ‘protection’ conferred by measles vaccine (escape mutant). Because that population is not immune to the escape mutant we risk high morbidity and mortality from measles once again.
  • Vaccinated mothers do not confer adequate passive immunity upon their infants (< 1 year of age). Infants are unable to generate an adequate immune response to measles vaccine and in the absence of passive maternal immunity, are unprotected during the first year, putting them at risk of serious measles infection.
  • Unlike natural measles, measles vaccine does not provide lasting immunity and a substantial proportion of measles cases are reported in those who have been vaccinated against measles.
  • Boosting of immunity using repeated doses of measles vaccine is not sustained and falls off rapidly. The only answer to this diminishing return that is offered by the regulators and manufacturers is to give more and more vaccines. The vaccine is highly profitable in terms of volume of sales, precisely because it is inadequately effective.
Mumps And Herd Immunity

Mumps is acknowledged to be a trivial disease in children; many do not even know they have had mumps the symptoms are so mild. Mumps is not a trivial disease in post-pubertal males where it can cause testicular inflammation and sterility.

Mumps vaccine does not work. Protection is way below the 96% claimed by Merck and mumps epidemics are occurring worldwide in highly vaccinated populations. Merck is accused of fraudulently misrepresenting the efficacy of their mumps vaccine in order to protect their US monopoly on the MMR vaccine. I would suggest that everyone who has suffered mumps and particularly its complications despite mumps vaccination, has a valid legal claim against Merck.

Mumps vaccine failure is associated with inadequate immunity following vaccination (primary failure) and rapidly waning immunity after vaccination (secondary failure). These factors mean that populations are at greater risk as they grow older. Since severe side effects are more common in mature males, mumps vaccine has made mumps a more dangerous disease.

Natural Herd Immunity, that is, lifelong immunity following exposure of children to mumps in the pre-vaccine era, has been destroyed by mumps vaccination.

Chickenpox And Herd Immunity

The chickenpox virus (varicella zoster) causes a mild self-limiting disease in healthy children. The virus frequently establishes latent infection in the cell bodies of sensory nerve roots where it has the potential to episodically reactivate and cause shingles, a very painful and debilitating condition. Shingles can cause blindness. Historically, shingles was an uncommon disease occurring in, for example, people with immune deficiency due to cancer or immunosuppressive drug therapy.

Reactivation of zoster is inhibited by an adequate level of immunity to this virus which, in turn, is maintained by boosting of immunity in parents and grandparents by re-exposure via children with chickenpox. Natural epidemics of chickenpox maintained Herd Immunity by ‘wild-type boosting’ (referring to the natural virus) of adults which prevented shingles in otherwise healthy individuals. This is no longer the case.

Widespread chickenpox vaccination has removed natural Herd Immunity by preventing epidemics, eliminating ‘wild-type’ boosting, and allowing immunity to fall in individuals to the point where shingles is now much more common, occurring in young, apparently healthy people. Vaccination has created a new epidemic to which Merck’s response is, ‘we’ve created a market; now let’s make a vaccine to prevent shingles.’

Andrew Wakefield

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My sincere thanks for This article to Vaxxed:From Cover-up To Conspiracy, and, of course to, Dr Andrew Wakefield.

Vaxxed: From Cover-Up To Catastrophe — Directed: Dr Andrew Wakefield


An investigation into how the CDC, the government agency charged with protecting the health of American citizens, concealed and destroyed data on their 2004 study that showed a link between the MMR vaccine and autism. This alarming deception has contributed to the skyrocketing increase of autism, potentially the most catastrophic epidemic of our lifetime.

Director: Dr Andrew Wakefield — For More Information: Website | Facebook | Twitter.

Leadership And Longevity 2015 — Dr Andrew Wakefield: Autism And Mandatory Vaccinations


Watch Dr Andrew Wakefield discuss the widely controversial topic of vaccine health in his “CDC Whistleblower” presentation at The Leadership And Longevity (November 14th) 2015 Conference.

Please, please, listen carefully as Dr Wakefield clearly states the actual conclusion of The Lancet paper (1998), which has been misrepresented, worldwide, ever since its publication. Furthermore, Dr Wakefield summarises the English High Court’s judgement, upon the General Medical Council’s ruling against one of his colleagues. The court’s judgement was rendered upon the appeal of Professor Walker-Smith’s appeal.

The Health-Care Survivor’s Comment

We must never allow vaccinations to become mandatory, in the UK, or anywhere else where human live if valued above corporate profit, for if we do, Dr Wakefield’s dire prediction for our future will become the medical reality which finally destroys our ability ever to be naturally, sustainably, healthy.

We are all going to become ATM machines for the pharmaceutical industry.

Dr Andrew Wakefield

Mandatory Vaccination: You’re Right To Worry — Dr Sherri Tenpenny


Dr Sherri Tenpenny talks to Lew Rockwell about the true horror of mandatory vaccination. The discussion is wide-ranging, and includes one of the clearest explanations of the significance of the work of Dr Andrew Wakefield.

Dr Tenpenny points out that Dr Wakefield actually recommended that further study was required. He did not, at any point in his paper, suggest a causal ink between vaccines and autism. The observation he made, was based upon a group of children, who had developed gastrointestinal symptoms, following vaccination, which could be proven by biopsy. Parents had also reported to him that the children had regressed, to various degrees, along the autism spectrum, after vaccination.

The scientific heresy, for which a medical, and scientific reputation was destroyed, is to have the audacity to suggest that scientists should do more research, without saying, at any time, what the outcome of such research should be.

For more information on Dr Wakefield’s work, in his own words, see: Interview With Dr Andrew Wakefield, By Mike Adams.

Thanks to Dr Sherri Tenpenny, and The Lew Rockwell Show.

Vaccine Safety Conference 2011: Dr Andrew Wakefield


Dr Andrew Wakefield is an academic gastroenterologist. He received his medical degree from St. Mary’s Hospital Medical School (part of the University of London) in 1981. He is the fourth generation of his family to have studied medicine at that teaching hospital.

He pursued a career in gastrointestinal surgery with a particular interest in inflammatory bowel disease. He qualified as Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons in 1985 and in 1996 was awarded a Wellcome Trust Travelling Fellowship to study small-intestinal transplantation in Toronto, Canada. Wakefield was made a Fellow of the Royal College of Pathologists in 2001. He has published over 145 original scientific articles, book chapters, and invited scientific commentaries. He recently authored the best-selling book Callous Disregard, chronicling his experiences of challenging public health policy and pharmaceutical industry interests in the UK.

In the pursuit of possible links between childhood vaccines, intestinal inflammation, and neurologic injury in children, Wakefield lost his job in the Department of Medicine at London’s Royal Free Hospital, his country, his career, and his medical license.

Wakefield is currently founder and executive director of Strategic Autism Initiative, a Texas-based charity focused on research into autism causation. He is also managing partner and scientific editor of The Autism File Global, a special interest magazine.

This video was filmed at the Vaccine Safety Conference, 2011.

Dr Andrew Wakefield: The Legacy Of Vaccine Injury


The emergence of disease epidemics will tend to lead with the most overt and clinically severe cases. These prototypic cases, at the leading edge of the plague, herald many more affected individuals whose disease may be less severe and/or pervasive but, as will be proposed for the autism epidemic, are representative of significant neurological injury that affects a wide range of cognitive functions in a substantial proportion of the population. This talk considers the impact of a neurotoxic injury sustained across a population at a variable intensity and against a heterogeneous pattern of susceptibility. This impact is considered from medical, societal, educational, economic, and military perspectives.

Note: It is disappointing that the slides shown, during Dr Wakefield’s lecture, cannot be seen in this video, but the information he shares is compelling.

Update

This video also features the CDC whistle blower, Dr Brian Hooker.

Dr Andrew Wakefield Responds To The Measles Outbreak In South Wales



Dr Wakefield responds to UK public health officials call for censorship on MMR vaccine safety debate, measles vaccine failure, and issues a further challenge for open debate.

What I’m suggesting is a formal scientific debate in public in front of an audience that is televised. And specifically, Dr David Salisbury, I would like to debate you because I believe you are at the heart of this matter. I believe the decisions taken by you and by your committee, the Joint Committee on Vaccination and Immunisation, lie at the heart of this matter.

Dr Andrew Wakefield

Professor Dr David Salisbury is Director of Immunisation at the Department of Health, where he is responsible for the national immunisation programme.

Interview With Dr Andrew Wakefield, By Mike Adams



CallousDisregardAn interview with Dr Andrew Wakefield, about the British Medical Journal, science and vaccines. Dr Wakefield says that BMJ is factually incorrect in accusing him of falsifying the study data in his 1998 paper published in The Lancet.

Dr Wakefield is the author of the book: Callous Disregard. The book discusses how the scientific community is intentionally, willfully, disregarding the enormous amount of evidence that should raise concern about the possible links between routine vaccinations and harmful health side effects, being experienced.

Thanks to Mike Adams: The Health Ranger.

The book is available at Callous Disregard.

Follow the man who seeks the truth; run from the man who has found it.

Vaclav Havel

Deadly Inoculations: Alex Jones Interviews Dr Andrew Wakefield


Join Alex Jones, in discussion with Dr Andrew Wakefield, the author of the book: Callous Disregard. In this interview, Dr Wakefield warns that the scientific community is intentionally, wilfully, disregarding the enormous amount of evidence that should raise concern about the possible links between routine vaccinations and harmful health side effects, being experienced by people, of all ages, around the world.

Best known for being at the centre of the MMR controversy, and for his willingness to stand for the truth, against the pharmaceutical industry, medical establishment, and media misrepresentation, aligned against him, Dr Wakefield highlights the fact that the campaigns against him, are examples of a wider conspiracy to mislead, control and limit, the ability of people to make informed choices about their health, and that of their children. The growing controversy surrounding Gardasil, provides the latest evidence of this plan in action.

Thanks to Alex Jones.