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.
TruthKings: See How Fluoride Is Slowly Killing Our Kids
Is fluoride bad for you? Should you be concerned about sodium fluoride being in your water or toothpaste? Learn why Sweden, Norway, Austria, Finland, China and more countries have banned fluoride. How did fluoride get approved for use in the United States and what are the health effects? Learn everything you need to know about fluoride and what you can do.
Fluoride pushers will have you believe that the chemical saves our children’s teeth, but this has never been proven. In fact, it has been shown that regions without fluoride infusion show no differences in tooth decay rates.
The momentum, consciousness and continual discussion around truth and education related to vaccine injury has never been greater. Parents and communities have taken the initiative to find answers for their sons and daughters who’ve suffered severe adverse events from immunization.
Evaporating fast are the days of dead end solutions and pharmaceutical answers provided by mainstream medicine’s limited toolbox. Like an untamable ripple effect, this awakening has also encompassed the discussion around mandatory vaccination, lack of informed consent, pharmaceutical control of American healthcare and an overall lack of health freedom currently resting on a slippery slope.
Dr Michael Farley discusses what he calls his ‘grave reservations’ about the pharmaceutical industry’s control when it comes to doctors and your health care. Find out what first hand things he’s seen. You’ll be shocked at some of the things he’s seen and how much control the FDA and pharmaceutical companies have in this country. You might be surprised at just how easily, and completely the pharmaceutical companies control the choices made by professionals and patients, who are encouraged to believe that they have the right to make informed choices — Choices, which are, in fact, controlled by pharmaceutical money, lobbyist, and political deals. Read More
This past April, e-NABLE Volunteers and designers, Ivan Owen and 10 year old daughter Torrae, were invited to speak at TEDxFoggybottom in Washington DC and share the e-NABLE story as well as some of their other often crazy and very messy collaborative projects – with the hopes of inspiring people to “Think Next” and find ways to make a difference in the world!
Ivan shares, “A few years ago, Torrae and I helped to develop the first 3D printed prosthetic hand, which has helped many around the world. For us, it’s been a lesson on how creativity, imagination and knowledge can pass between generations – and the positive effects that process can have on the world.”
Torrae stood beside her father, who was holding a large, worn hammer and began the talk by simply stating – “Some of you are probably wondering why my dad is holding a big hammer…well, there is a story behind it…”
“There once was a little boy who was bored on a hot summer day.
It’s 4 a.m, and the big test is in 8 hours. You’ve been studying for days, but you still don’t feel ready. Should you drink another cup of coffee and spend the next few hours cramming? Or should you go to sleep? Shai Marcu defends the latter option, showing how sleep restructures your brain in a way that’s crucial for how our memory works.
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Professor Robert H Lustig, argues that the sugar, fructose, should be medically defined as a poison. In this lecture, Professor Lustig asserts that, ” …a calorie is not a calorie”, before going on to explain why processed sugar, of all types, is far more destructive to health than calories from almost any other source. In short, diet and exercise, combined with eating fewer calories from food of all kinds does not produce sustained weight-loss, healthy weight, or an efficient metabolism. Lustig explains, very clearly why it is sugar and not fat intake that is the single largest contributor to maintenance of healthy weight, and the most significant reduction of the risk of developing obesity related diseases. Read More
Social justice advocate and law scholar Dorothy Roberts has a precise and powerful message: Race-based medicine is bad medicine. Even today, many doctors still use race as a medical short-cut; they make important decisions about things like pain tolerance based on a patient’s skin color instead of medical observation and measurement. In this searing talk, Roberts lays out the lingering traces of race-based medicine — and invites us to be a part of ending it. “It is more urgent than ever to finally abandon this backward legacy,” she says, “and to affirm our common humanity by ending the social inequalities that truly divide us.”. Read More
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.
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