Which is Greater Threat, Measles or Measles Vaccine?
by Jeffrey Dach MD
A recent outbreak of measles near Portland Oregon and a previous measles outbreak at Disneyland of at least 70 cases (Jan 2015) has created quite a stir in the media. Five of the cases were fully vaccinated, indicating the measles vaccine confers only temporary immunity. Clearly there is no “failure to vaccinate”, as measles has broken out in highly vaccinated populations. It is obviously a failure of the vaccine. Unlike the vaccine, real measles infection confers life-long immunity.
The CDC reports 55 measles cases in the US in 2016, 56% of the measles cases occurred in unvaccinated, 26% in Vaccinated and 18% had unknown vaccination status. (Reference: Measles Vaccination Data CDC 2_16_18)
Above left image courtesy of EU Observer.
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Measles in 2008
In 2008, a similar resurgence in measles cases was reported. An increase in reported cases of measles from 42 to 131 prompted a 2008 New York Times editorial warning of re-emergence of “many diseases” if vaccination rates drop. A quote from the New York TImes:
“If confidence in all vaccines were to drop precipitously, many diseases would re-emerge and cause far more harm than could possibly result from vaccination.”
Confidence in Vaccines Has Been Lost
Unfortunately, confidence in vaccines has already been lost according to Shona Hilton in her article,”Who do parents believe about MMR”. According to Shona Hilton, young parents are mistrustful of the media and the pediatricians who have financial incentives to push vaccines.
What is the Evidence for an Autism/ Vaccine Link?
The Hanna Poling Case
In the case of Hannah Poling, the federal vaccine court has agreed to compensate Poling’s family, conceding that her autism was caused by vaccination. Two more “Vaccine Court” awards for vaccine-induced autism are reported in an article on Huffington Post by David Kirby, Ryan Mojabi and Emily Moller, two children with vaccine-induced autism. The federal court has already paid out more than $1.5 billion for vaccine related injury or death.
Italian Court Conceded MMR Caused Autism
In 2012, the Italian Health Ministry conceded the MMR vaccine caused autism in nine-year-old Valentino Bocca. Exactly how many other cases exist is unknown because court records are usually sealed from public view. Left Image:Hannah Poling and father courtesy of Scientific American and AP PHOTO W.A.HAREWOOD
Abnormal MMR Antibody Response in Autistic Kids
An important finding was found in a 2002 report in Biomedical Science by Dr. Singh entitled ” Abnormal measles-mumps-rubella antibodies and CNS autoimmunity in children with autism.”
The authors found elevated antibody levels to MMR (Measles Mumps Rubells Vaccine) in 60% of autistic children, none in controls. The elevated MMR antibodies in autistic children detected “measles HA protein”, which is unique to the measles subunit of the vaccine. Over 90% of the autistic children with elevated MMR antibodies, also had elevated MBP (myelin basic protein) antibodies, suggesting a strong association between MMR and CNS autoimmunity in autism. The authors state:
“Stemming from this evidence, we suggest that an inappropriate antibody response to MMR, specifically the measles component thereof, might be related to pathogenesis of autism.”
“In light of these new findings, we suggest that a considerable proportion of autistic cases may result from an atypical measles infection that does not produce a rash but causes neurological symptoms in some children. The source of this virus could be a variant MV or it could be the MMR vaccine.”
A second paper in 2003 by the same group confirmed these findings: Singh, Vijendra K., and Ryan L. Jensen. ” Elevated Levels of Measles Antibodies in children with Autism.” Pediatric neurology 28.4 (2003): 292-294.
Finding Auto-Immunity to DNA in Autistic Children
Another research group found elevated anti-nucleosome antibodies in autistic children. These are auto-antibodies directed at the child’s own DNA. Their study was published in Journal of Neuroinflammation 2014 entitled, “Serum antinucleosome-specific antibody as a marker of autoimmunity in children with autism” The nucleosome consists of 146 base pairs of double stranded DNA, wrapped twice around a protein core.
Immune Dysregulation with Neuro-inflammation in Autism
In a review of the pathology of autism, Dr Noriega says there is: “neuro-inflammation in the brain associated with profound…. dysregulation in the immune system leading to the rapid development of Autism Spectrum Disorder (ASD) in genetically susceptible children.” From Noriega et al “Immune dysregulation in autism spectrum disorder.” European journal of pediatrics 2014:
Making Vaccines with Human Fetal Cells
In the 1980’s manufacturing of vaccines switched from animal cell cultures such as chicken embryo, to live aborted human fetal cell cultures (labeled WI-38, MRC-5). Click Here for a list of these new vaccines.
Theresa A. Deisher, Ph.D., founder of Sound Choice, has raised the alarm bells on fetal cell contaminants in vaccines which trigger auto-immunity in two ways. The virus is grown on human fetal cells. The human DNA from the fetal cell substrate ends up in the final vaccine as a contaminant which induces auto-immunity. Secondly, the human fetal cell cultures are known to be infected with a retrovirus, HERV-K, which contaminates the vaccine. Once injected into the child, the HERV-K inserts mutated DNA fragments into the child’s stem cell genome, wreaking havoc with the child’s immune system and neuro-development. Left image courtesy of Theresa A. Deisher, Ph.D., founder of Sound Choice,
Change Points in Incidence of Autism in Various Countries
Theresa A. Deisher, Ph.D.has published an important paper revealing Change Points in the incidence of autism in various countries, US, UK, Australia, and Scandanavian Countries. These change points correspond to the year in which these countries introduced vaccines using aborted human fetal cell cultures. Dr Deisher’s paper was published in 2014 and can be read here:.Impact of environmental factors on the prevalence of autistic disorder after 1979 by Theresa A Deisher .
Below chart courtesy of Theresa Deisher and Sound Choice. This chart shows change point in incidence of autism in US corresponding to introduction of three different human fetal cell derived vaccines.
Human Fetal DNA and Retrovirus Contaminants Coincide with Autism Changepoints: Chart Below : Red Arrows indicate Hocky Stick Change Points in incidence of autism at same year as introduction of fetal cell vaccines in four different countries. Courtesy of Theresa A Deisher.
Video presentation by Dr.Theresa Deisher:
Skip forward 21 minutes to the important part of the talk.
Dr Theresa Deisher – Worldwide Autism Epidemic & Human Fetal Manufactured Contaminated Vaccines Published on Sep 10, 2014
Dr. Deisher’s video presentation summary:
1) the current autism epidemic is global.
2) Autism Disorder is temporally associated with use of human fetal cell lines for vaccine manufacture.
3) Auto-immunity and insertional mutagenesis can be triggered by human fetal manufactured vaccines.
4) The risks of childhood vaccines containing human fetal DNA and retroviral fragment contaminants.
Call your congressman now to have Dr. Theresa Deisher sent to Washington to ban fetal cell vaccines, initiate new safety studies. Alternative safer manufacturing techniques are easily available. Animal cell vaccines can be used instead of fetal human cell cultures to grow the viruses. The switch can be done easily to make our vaccines safer.
According to Bernadine Healy MD, Director of the National Institute of Health (NIH) in 1991, there is credible published, peer-reviewed scientific studies that support the idea of an association between autism and vaccines. Rather than oppose all vaccinations, Dr Healy suggests modifying the vaccination schedule to make them safer. Left Image Courtesy of Bernadine Healy MD
How to Make the Vaccine Schedule Safer?
A User-Friendly Vaccination Schedule by Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD
Don Miller MD in this article on Lew Rockwell, provides a safer vaccination schedule. For example, the vaccination schedule can be made safer by waiting until child’s immune system is better developed after age 2, by moving from the combined MMR shot to individual doses, avoiding thimerosol, and avoiding the live vaccines.
Which is the Greater Threat Autism or Measles?
Left chart Increasing autism cases: Reports of autism cases per 1,000 children grew dramatically in the U.S. from 1996 to 2007 courtesy of wikimedia.
While the number of autism cases are increasing, measles cases are decreasing.
Measles Mortality Decreasing
Mortality from measles decreased in US and UK from 1900 to 1963, even before first vaccines were introduced in 1963. (see below charts courtesy of Measles and measles vaccines fourteen things to consider by Roman Bystrianyk )
Above chart : Mortality from measles in the US.
Above chart: Mortality from measles in the UK.
Introduction of the measles vaccine in 1963 was successful. The measles vaccine (live virus) reduced the number of measles cases, and prevented about 100 deaths per year. Prior to 1963, mortality from measles had already dropped to low levels from improved living standards, better nutrition, and and sanitary measures.
Regressive Autism Caused by the MMR Shot – Dr Don Miller
Don Miller MD writes,
“Since the measles vaccine came into widespread use in this country this disease has virtually disappeared, and it has prevented 100 deaths a year. But now, instead, several thousand normally developing children become autistic after receiving their MMR shot. Termed “regressive autism,” it accounts for about 30 percent of the 10,000 to 20,000 children who are diagnosed with autism in this country each year.”
A User Friendly Vaccine Schedule from Don Miller MD:
1) avoid vaccines containing thimerosal, which is 50 percent mercury.
2) avoid vaccines that contain live viruses. This includes the combined measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine; chickenpox (varicella) vaccine, and the live-virus polio (Sabin) vaccine.
3) Wait until age of two to start, then vaccinate no more than once every six months, one at a time, in order to allow the immune system sufficient time to recover and stabilize between shots.
Vitamin A and Measles
Numerous medical publications have shown health benefits for Vitamin A in treatment of measles. Thus, the practice of supplementing with cod-liver oil which contains high amounts of vitamin A. Another old preventive is cinnamon oil. See this old 1917 article by Dr Drummond: Cinnamon As A Prophylactic In Measles .
Good Nutrition is Key Player
In the 1940’s and 1950’s, the availability of refrigeration, fresh fruits and vegetables improved nutrition levels.of children. This explains the dramatic reduction in mortality from measles prior to the 1963 introduction of measles vaccine.
Conclusion: Clearly, there is a trade off in terms of benefits and risks of vaccines. Rather than deny the adverse effects of vaccines, we should be openly discussing how to make the vaccine schedule safer, as Don Miller MD and Bernadine Healy MD suggest.
As Dr Theresa Deisher has said, parents are advised to decline the newer fetal cell based vaccines, as these may be the environmental trigger for the autism epidemic, based on change points in the incidence charts. Vaccine alternatives are available.
Below Video: Dr. Alvin H. Moss, M.D. testifies at the West Virginia Senate Education Committee on Saturday, March 18, 2017. Dr. Moss is a physician and professor in the Center for Health Ethics & Law department at West Virginia University. Jump to very end where Dr Moss discusses 2 reported deaths from measles compared to 127 reported deaths from measles vaccine (in VAERS) during same time period.
Merck Fraud Case Raises MMR Efficacy Questions by Marco Cáceres vaccine reaction Published June 9, 2015
The Story of Measles’ Sharp Decline by Marco Cáceres vaccine reaction April 12, 2016
Addendum: Hepatitis B Vaccination and Multiple Sclerosis in France – Causal Relationship Demonstrated by Data Chart.
Multiple sclerosis is an auto-immune neurological disease of young women causing demyelinating plaques in the brain and spinal cord causing arm or leg weakness, fatigue, numbness tingling etc. Below chart shows causal relationship between Hepatitis B vaccination and reported cases of Multiple Sclerosis in France.
Left chart is figure 2 from Le Houézec, Dominique. “Evolution of Multiple Sclerosis in France since the Beginning of Hepatitis B Vaccination.” Immunologic Research 60 (2014): 219–225.
Also See: Article by Marc Girard: Multiple sclerosis after hepatitis B vaccine Girard Marc Medical Veritas 2007.
The Failure of Gobal Polio Eradication
Addendum: Polio vaccination program in India caused 47,500 cases of acute flaccid paralysis, indistinguishable from polio itself. See this article in the Indian Journal of Medical Ethics, Vashisht, Neetu, and Jacob Puliyel. “Polio programme: let us declare victory and move on.” Indian J Med Ethics 9.2 (2012): 114-117.
Four fully vaccinated students come down with Whooping Cough in Salinas California. Student body is 99.5% vaccinated. This Indicates obvious vaccine failure with limited immunity. Nineteen more whooping cough cases in fully vaccinated people reported in Park City Utah.
Update 5/6/15: New study shows Pertussis vaccine (given as combined Tetanus,Diptheria,Pertussis – Tdap) effectiveness wanes within 2-4 years. Tdap Vaccine Effectiveness in Adolescents During the 2012 Washington State Pertussis Epidemic by Anna M. Acosta Pediatrics 2015 .
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References and Links:
Dr Theresa Deisher testimony to Minnesota Committee on Vaccine Safety: (1 of 4)
Dr. Deisher testifies at the MN House about vaccine safety. She presents research demonstrating a link between the rise in the rates of autism and the use of aborted fetal cells in the production of vaccines. Dr. Deisher is the president and founder of SoundChoice, a non-profit that works to provide safe vaccination.
Transcript of Legislature_2011_Vaccine_Autism_Theresa_Deisher
Testimony to Minnesota Legislature 2011 Theresa A. Deisher, Ph.D. Minnesota_State_Legislature_2011_Vaccine_Autism_Theresa_Deisher
More Teresa Deisher presentations You Tube.
Bring Back Childhood Measles Parties. Dr. Donald W. Miller, Jr. talks to Lew Rockwell about disease, vaccines, and real dangers.
Measles vs. MMR Vaccine: Risks and Benefits By Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD February 12, 2015
Ratajczak, Helen V. “Theoretical aspects of autism : Causes-a review Journal of immunotoxicology 8.1 (2011): 68-79.
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Is aborted fetal DNA linked to autism? By Theresa A. Deisher, Ph.D.
The MMR Vaccine and Autism by Lewis Mehl-Madrona, M.D., Ph.D.
Program Director, Continuum Center for Health and Healing, Beth Israel Hospital / Albert Einstein School of Medicine
Noriega, Daniela Briceno, and Huub FJ Savelkoul. “Immune dysregulation in autism spectrum disorder.” European journal of pediatrics 173.1 (2014): 33-43.|
Al-Ayadhi, Laila Yousef, and Gehan Ahmed Mostafa. “Serum antinucleosome-specific antibody as a marker of autoimmunity in children with autism” Journal of neuroinflammation 11.1 (2014): 69.
Vaccines Cause Autism Science 04/14/2014 Autism Raw Data Heather White
Italian court reignites MMR vaccine debate after award over child with autism Paul Bignell 2012 The Independent. Judges in Rimini, north-east Italy awarded the Bocca family Euros 174,000 (£140,000) after the Italian Health Ministry conceded the MMR vaccine caused autism in their nine-year-old son Valentino Bocca.
Singh, Vijendra K. “Phenotypic expression of autoimmune autistic disorder (AAD): a major subset of autism.” Ann Clin Psychiatry 21.3 (2009): 148-161.
Measles and measles vaccines fourteen things to consider by Roman Bystrianyk (co-author Dissolving Illusions: Disease, Vaccines, and the Forgotten History) – JUNE 24, 2014.
WND EXCLUSIVE – MEASLES VACCINES KILL MORE THAN MEASLES
CDC data shows no deaths from infection for 12 years
The Vaccines-Autism War: Détente Needed – U.S. News World Report By Bernadine Healy, M.D. April 14, 2009
ZERO U.S. Measles Deaths in 10 Years, but Over 100 Measles Vaccine Deaths Reported. Brian Shilhavy Health Impact News Editor
David Brownstein MD on Vaccination for measles : Should Mickey and Minnie Mouse be Vaccinated ?
Editorial Measles Returns August 24, 2008 New York Times
The Myth of Vaccine Safety Jamie Deckoff-Jones, MD
Measles in Disneyland: Third MMR Shot and Vaccine Exemption Ban February 10, 2015 Mercola
Mayo Clinic Expert Confirms Measles Vaccine Is Failing – So it’s NOT the unvaccinated .May 4, 2014 by ChildHealthSafety
The untold story of measles. April 16, 2014 Lawrence Solomon:Financial Post
Vaccines can’t prevent measles outbreaks Lawrence Solomon | May 1, 2014 Financial Post
Junk Science Week: Vaccinating the ‘herd’ Lawrence Solomon | June 19, 2014 Financial Post
Measles Matters by Michael W. Elice, M.D. 2/3/15 AIM Integrative Medicine
Bernadine Healy MD
Fighting the Autism-Vaccine War By Bernadine Healy M.D. Posted April 10, 2008 Fighting-the-autism-vaccine-war Bernadine Healy 2008 US News
Bernadine Patricia Healy (b. August 4, 1944) is a cardiologist and a former head of the National Institutes of Health (NIH) and the American Red Cross. She is a senior writer for US News & World Report. Healy is a life-long Republican. Appointed in 1991 by President George H. W. Bush to be the first female head of the NIH, institutes. Left when another director was appointed after the election of President Bill Clinton in 1993. Healy is the best-known “mainstream” American physician to speak out in opposition to the academicians and officials who either deny the existence of a pandemic or any chance of a link to vaccines. She asks why, over the past decade, the government hasn’t compared the autism/ADD rate of unvaccinated children with that of vaccinated children. And why do some in government treat vaccines as an all-or-nothing proposition? Either everybody gets vaccinated at the same time with the same vaccines, or nobody will get vaccinated and long-gone deadly diseases will re-emerge. “Personalized medicine” is done in virtually all areas of medicine today—except with vaccines,
The “Open Question” On Vaccines and Autism
Posted by Sharyl Attkisson| Interview with Dr Healy Video May 12, 2008,
According to Healy, when she began researching autism and vaccines she found credible published, peer-reviewed scientific studies that support the idea of an association.
A User-Friendly Vaccination Schedule by Donald W. Miller, Jr., MD
Le Houézec, Dominique. “Evolution of Multiple Sclerosis in France since the Beginning of Hepatitis B Vaccination.” Immunologic Research 60 (2014): 219–225. PMC. Web. 27 Feb. 2015.
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AUTISM: PRESENT CHALLENGES, FUTURE NEEDS–WHY THE INCREASED RATES? HEARING before the COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES ONE HUNDRED SIXTH CONGRESS SECOND SESSION APRIL 6, 2000 AUTISM WHY THE INCREASED RATES COMMITTEE ON GOVERNMENT REFORM HOUSE SIXTH CONGRESS APRIL 6 2000
Congressional Testimony April 6 2000 – Autism – Dr Vijendra K. Singh
Media Sweetheart Paul Offit’s Vaccine Lies Deconstructed: A Mind-Blowing Interview with Dr. Suzanne Humphries April 10 2015
Rabbi William Handler Tells It Like It Is.
The Measles Scare and CDC Politics, The United States mandates 26 vaccine doses against 14 diseases for infants under age 2, and no fewer than 50 injections against 16 illnesses by the time they are 18. By Rabbi William Handler – 3 Av 5773 – July 10, 2013 244 Jewish Press
Rabbi Handler on Vaccines, Politics and the Autism Holocaust By Anne Dachel Age of Autism
Measles Outbreak in Highly Vaccinated Populations
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A prolonged school-based outbreak of measles provided an opportunity to study “vaccine-modified” mild measles and secondary vaccine failure. Thirty-six (97%) of 37 unvaccinated patients had rash illnesses that met the Centers for Disease Control clinical case definition of measles, but 29 (15%) of 198 vaccinated patients did not, primarily because of low-grade or absent fever. Of 122 patients with seroconfirmed measles, 10 patients (all previously vaccinated) had no detectable measles-specific IgM and significantly milder illness than either vaccinated or unvaccinated patients with IgM-positive serum. Of 108 vaccinated patients with seroconfirmed measles, 17 patients (16%) had IgM-negative serology or rash illnesses that failed to meet the clinical case definition; their mean age (13 years), age at the time of vaccination, and time since vaccination did not differ from those of other vaccinated patients. The occurrence of secondary vaccine failure and vaccine-modified measles does not appear to be a major impediment to measles control in the United States but may lead to underreporting of measles cases and result in overestimation of vaccine efficacy in highly vaccinated populations.
To Vaccinate, or Not to Vaccinate? Luke Yamaguchi
When the known risk of dying from the measles is not that much greater than the risk of death from bathing, does it make sense to take on the unknown risk of the MMR vaccine?
Measles – Vaccine Risk Statement (VRS) Physicians for Informed Consent
It has not been proven that the MMR vaccine is safer than measles. The vaccine package insert raises questions about safety testing for cancer, genetic mutations, and impaired fertility. Although VAERS tracks some adverse events, it is too inaccurate to measure against the risk of measles. Clinical trials do not have the ability to detect less common adverse reactions, and epidemiological studies are limited by the effects of chance and possible confounders. Safety studies of the MMR vaccine are particularly lacking in statistical power. A review of more than 60 MMR vaccine studies conducted for the Cochrane Library states, “The design and reporting of safety outcomes in MMR vaccine studies, both pre- and post-marketing, are largely inadequate.”12 Because permanent sequalae (aftereffects) from measles, especially in individuals with normal levels of vitamin A, are so rare,3 the level of accuracy of the research studies available is insufficient to prove that the vaccine causes less death or permanent injury than measles.
Measles: neither gone nor forgotten BMJ 2018; 362 (Published 25 September 2018) Cite this as: BMJ 2018;362:k3976 06 November 2018 Bernadette Pajer co-president Informed Choice WAWashington State, USA
Experts have acknowledged that the current measles vaccine cannot eradicate measles because of primary and secondary failure. 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  , and it has been found that a third dose of MMR cannot boost protection for any length of time  , 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.
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