Kudde-immuniteit bestaat niet

Eind september 2019 verscheen de hieronder weergegeven column in de Ghisborne Herald. Het laat zien dat een vaccinatiegraad van 97 procent nog kan leiden tot een mazelenuitbraak. Gebieden met de hoogste mazelenuitbraak hadden een vaccinatiegraad van 97%, terwijl gebieden met de laagste vaccinatiegraad slechts de laagste mazelenincidentie telden.
Reeds in 2013 schreef ik een documentje dat liet zien dat vaccinaties niet leiden tot voldoende kudde-immuniteit. Het interessante is dat er op 4-1-2013 een artikeltje verscheen met de titel: ‘Study: 97 percent of children affected by 2009 mumps outbreak were vaccinated for condition.’
Eind september 2019 verscheen precies dezelfde bevinding over een mazelenuitbraak bij 97% vaccinatiedekking. Als je die twee observaties naast elkaar legt, dan wijst dat al heel sterk in een richting die de zo bejubelde ‘Kudde-immuniteit’ ter discussie stelt.

Hieronder eerst de meest recente observatie en in het tweede deel komt dan de bofuitbraak bij een vaccinatiedekking van 97% aan de orde.

Measles vaccination is not protecting against measles

by Simin Williams
Published: September 28, 2019 11:21AM

Opinion piece
The two areas with highest measles outbreak have MMR vaccination rates of 97 percent.* Yes, you read it right, more than that 95 percent figure our Ministry of Health advisers keep telling us would ensure “herd immunity”!

The lowest vaccinated regions have the lowest measles rates, or indeed zero cases as is the case in Gisborne.**

Next let’s look at the official data for the Canterbury outbreak, which is now officially over.** Cumulative total for that outbreak was 49! You may be surprised as we were led to believe it was a big outbreak. This information obtained under the OIA may shed some light:

Dr Shane Reti to the Associated Health Minister (27 Aug 2019): “How many samples tested at the National Measles Laboratory in Christchurch, if any, identified the vaccine strain of the measles virus?”

Hon Julie Anne Genter replied: “61 samples tested between 1 January 2019 and 19 July 2019 detected the vaccine strain of the measles virus and were subsequently identified as not being cases of measles.”

Please do read that statement again and see that based on the official data, the majority of measles cases were due to measles vaccine, not wild measles. I let you draw your own conclusions!

Also, have you noticed that in all announcements those older than 50 are told that they don’t need MMR vaccine? Ever wondered why? They are immune due to natural exposure to measles in childhood (remember measles parties) and any such immunised-for-life mother was able to pass that immunity to her baby during pregnancy and via breastfeeding.

So, prior to the measles vaccines, measles was a childhood disease which parents knew how to deal with (cod liver oil — VitA — plenty of fluid, sleep in a dark room, rest at home) and other parents would welcome their children’s exposure and thus-acquired life-time immunity. Measles wasn’t even an issue for a healthy breast-fed child.

All problems arose after measles vaccination started and as a result many people started to get measles at an age-inappropriate time. Also, as mothers no longer had immunity, they couldn’t pass it to their babies. And as we see, based on our own official data, the measles vaccine doesn’t offer protection for our children and there is a mass, hyped panic re measles!

Also, your readers may like to know that if someone is vaccinated with MMR and develops measles in the following two weeks, their status is recorded as “unvaccinated”!! This artificially and misleadingly increases the number of “unvaccinated” cases and reduces the number who have been vaccinated and develop measles.

Any nurse in Auckland hospitals could tell you that more than half of those turning up with measles are vaccinated! A majority of those categorised as “Unknown” are indeed vaccinated against measles but don’t have their vaccination records, while their parents testify that they had vaccinated their kids according to the NZ schedule.

Pacific Islanders, who have one of the highest vaccination rates in NZ, also have the highest rate of measles. The higher rate of hospitalisation (which is defined as more than three hours in hospital) is partly due to quarantine cases where the patient can’t be sent home for isolation purposes (and not due to the severity of their case).

I find the lack of advice for treatment of this childhood disease from public health officials extremely disconcerting. And as you see, blaming outbreaks on the unvaccinated is not borne by official data. Indeed, if we are truly concerned by measles outbreaks we would halt MMR vaccine immediately, as data shows those populations with a higher rate of MMR are more likely to develop measles.

* Obtained under OIA
** https://surv.esr.cri.nz/surveillance/WeeklyMeaslesRpt.php?we_objectID=5032

Theo Brandt, Communications manager for The Immunisation Advisory Centre, University of Auckland responds. New Zealand is experiencing a serious outbreak of measles, the worst we’ve seen in decades. Many people, particularly infants too young to be fully immunised, have suffered severe complications requiring intensive hospital treatment. This is not a disease that can always be managed by a healthy lifestyle, cod liver oil or rest.
Misconceptions are being shared across social media in New Zealand about our MMR immunisation coverage, the seriousness of measles and the effectiveness of the MMR vaccine.

  1. Some people claim that data from the Ministry of Health and the National Immunisation Register (NIR) show high MMR coverage across the country. This incorrect claim is based on misuse of data. The data show that of children offered MMR vaccination, 97 percent completed and 3 percent declined. Population coverage cannot be calculated from these two groups alone. This calculation does not include many other children who were eligible but did not complete or decline vaccination. Omitting this group from the calculation creates a false impression of overinflated coverage. Inferring failure of population protection made from these claims is incorrect.

    New Zealand has a measles outbreak because our immunisation coverage is sub-optimal. Historically it was particularly low, leaving many adolescents and midlife adults now at risk, often unaware they are not protected. If all eligible people had two doses of MMR, measles could not spread so easily. This is well demonstrated in other countries using the same vaccine, where rates of vaccine coverage of 95 percent or greater shows sustained prevention of the spread of measles.
  2. An uncommon but known side effect of the MMR vaccine is the occurrence of a mild rash and fever. This is caused by the immune system’s response to the measles or rubella component of the vaccine. People with this rash have a reaction to the vaccine strain, not transmissible measles. They cannot pass on measles to anyone and are correctly excluded as measles cases.
  3. It is true that some people with measles have had two doses of the MMR vaccine (currently 75 of the 1275 cases in New Zealand). This is because no vaccine is 100 percent effective. When tens of thousands of people are vaccinated, a small number of these will still contract the disease. If 100 vaccinated people were all exposed to measles, we would expect 1 or 2 to get the disease. If 100 unvaccinated people were exposed to the disease, then about 90 of them would get measles.
  4. Mothers immunised against measles do pass on some protection to their unborn child. This protection doesn’t last more than a few months.

Measles is not a disease that can be easily treated. The complications from measles can be managed, but as mentioned, there are never any guarantees that we will successfully manage all cases, even in well-nourished, breast-fed children and with the most advanced heathcare. It is a credit to the NZ health services that to date no one has died in this outbreak, despite much severe illness.

Although we can’t treat measles, we can prevent it. Since 2000, 21.1 million deaths have been prevented by the measles vaccine (World Health Organisation data). The WHO cautions against “Vaccine misinformation” which it indicates “has the potential to impact public health and is as contagious and dangerous as the diseases it helps spread”.

Written with Dr Nikki Turner and Donna Watson of The Immunisation Advisory Centre.

Hieronder volgt de tekst die al dateert uit 2013:

Vaccinaties leiden niet tot voldoende kudde-immuniteit

Op 11-2-2010 bereikte mij het bericht van een uitbraak van de bof in New Yersey en New York. Op zich niets abnormaals, maar het merkwaardige is wel dat de meeste mensen die de bof kregen er juist wel tegen waren ingeënt.
[…] In Ocean County, New Yersey, county spokeswoman Leslie Terjesen told CNN that 77 percent of those who caught mumps had already been vaccinated against mumps […]

Volgens de logica van de vaccinatielobby zouden juist de niet gevaccineerde personen het meest gevoelig moeten zijn voor de bof, want de gevaccineerde personen zouden er toch – met een hoeveelheid toxische hulpstoffen in hun lijf als prijs daarvoor – toch voldoende antistoffen voor hebben moeten opgebouwd? Waarom werden dan hoofdzakelijk gevaccineerde personen ziek? Zou dat kunnen zijn omdat vaccinaties in werkelijkheid juist het immuunsysteem verzwakken, zoals ik in deze studie uitvoerig uitleg?
De recente uitbraken van bof en mazelen onder gevaccineerde mensen lijken er op te wijzen dat niet de ongevaccineerde mensen ziekten verspreiden, maar juist de gevaccineerde omdat die door hun verzwakte afweer gevoeliger zijn voor het oplopen van deze infecties. En hoe vaker men gevaccineerd wordt, hoe meer het afweersysteem verzwakt wordt.

Niet alleen oncontroleerbaar ver weg worden juist gevaccineerde personen ziek, ook in eigen land komt dit voor, volgens het Algemeen Dagblad van 26-3-2010. Ik citeer uit het bericht:

[…] Bofuitbraak treft studenten
Delft – Ruim honderd studenten in verschillende studentensteden zijn getroffen door de bof. Het overgrote deel is als kind gevaccineerd tegen de ziekte. Roel Coutinho, directeur van het Centrum Infectieziektebestrijding, spreekt van een ‘beperkte uitbraak’.
De uitbraken zijn geconstateerd in Delft, Leiden en Utrecht. Een van de studenten is kort opgenomen geweest in het ziekenhuis. De andere getroffenen zullen geduldig moeten wachten tot de verschijnselen voorbij zijn, want de bof is niet te behandelen.
Kleine uitbraken komen volgens Coutinho vaker voor. “Maar deze uitbraak is een stuk groter. Hoe het kan dat de bof ondanks vaccinaties toch de kop op steekt, is al jaren een internationale discussie. Er is nog geen sprake van een ernstige situatie, maar dat kan veranderen.” […]

Zoals ik in deze studie uitleg, levert alleen een echt doorgemaakte infectie levenslange immuniteit op en een vaccinatie slechts een zeer beperkte tijdelijke, terwijl daarvoor dan wel het immuunsysteem wordt verzwakt.
En nog doet deze tweede observatie van een bof-uitbraak – onder gevaccineerden – in zeer korte tijd geen bellen rinkelen bij heer Coutinho, die zeker weet dat vaccineren noodzakelijk en effectief is.
En dan is er nog iets waarin de heer Coutinho gelooft, namelijk de ‘kudde-immuniteit’ als er sprake is van een grote vaccinatiedekking. En een grote vaccinatiedekking hebben we in Nederland. Waarom dan toch een hardnekkige bofepidemie als er sprake is van kudde-immuniteit? Of leidt al dat vaccineren soms toch niet tot kudde-immuniteit omdat elk gevaccineerd individu maar kortdurend beschermd is?

Dat vaccinaties niet leiden tot kudde-immuniteit was al in de jaren 30 van de vorige eeuw bekend. In zijn beschrijving van zijn studie naar uitbraken van mazelen rond en in het Boston van die jaren 30 ontdekte een zekere dr. A.W. Hedrich dat wanneer 68% van de kinderen de mazelen hadden doorgemaakt, de uitbraken uitdoofden. De incidentie en de ernst van de ziekte namen af. Het doormaken van de mazelen leidde tot een natuurlijke en levenslange immuniteit. Dat is de zogenaamde kudde-immuniteit die heerst als het aandeel mensen met een natuurlijke immuniteit boven de 68% ligt. Het doormaken van de mazelen of een andere kinderziekte met een door kudde-immuniteit veel lagere virulentie leidde wel tot die levenslange immuniteit maar was normaliter niet erg risicovol. Nieuwe uitbraken staken pas weer de kop op als het percentage individuen met natuurlijke immuniteit daalde tot onder die 68%. Estimates of the child population susceptible to measles, 1900-1930, door A.W. Hedrich, Am J Hyg. 1933,17:613-630.

Het komt er op neer dat de heer Coutinho volgens mij de natuurlijke kudde-immuniteit van een populatie lijkt te verwarren met de vaccinatiegraad van die populatie.
Ik kan het onbegrip over die mazelen- en bofuitbraken – door de heer Coutinho op tv geuit – dan ook helemaal niet consistent vinden met de op de website van het RIVM toegevoegde opmerking dat griepvaccins slechts een half tot heel jaar bescherming bieden.

‘Study: 97 percent of children affected by 2009 mumps outbreak were vaccinated for condition’

Onder deze titel kreeg ik op 4-1-2013 een verslag betreffende een recente publicatie over een bofuitbraak toegestuurd. Ik citeer het hele verslag:

[…] More evidence has emerged showing the complete failure of modern vaccines to provide any real protection against disease. A recent study published in The New England Journal of Medine (NEJM) reveals that an astounding 97 percent of children affected by a mumps outbreak that swept the Northeast back in 2009 had already been vaccinated for the condition in accordance with recommended government guidelines.

According to the study, 3,502 children of primarily Orthodox Jewish upbringing developed mumps between June 28, 2009, and June 27, 2012,, as a result of an unusual “face-to-face” educational method used at certain all-boys jewish schools throughout the New York and new jersey areas. Among those affected by the outbreak, 97 percent were said to be Orthodox Jewish persons, and nearly one-third were between the ages of 13 and 17.

After confirming 1,648 cases of infection using clinical specimens, the research team that compiled the study determined that 89 percent of all those who contracted mumps as a result of the outbreak had already been vaccinated at least twice for mumps, presumably with the controversial measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) combination vacine that has been implicated in causing gartrointestinal disorders and autism. Another eight percent of the group had reportedly received only one dose of the mumps vaccine.

When combined, these percentages translate into a 97 percent vaccination rate among all those affected by the mumps outbreak, leaving only three percent unconfirmed as having ever been vaccinated. What this means, of course, is that the MMR vaccine was essentially useless in conferring protection in this case, at least as far as mumps is concerned, and that parents would do well to think twice about administering this toxic vaccine to their children.

“The epidemiologic featuresof this outbreak suggest that intense exposures, particularly among boys in schools, facilitated transmission and overcame vaccine-induced protection in these patients,” wrote the authors in their conclusion, basically admitting that the mumps vaccine provides no real protection against the disease.

You can read the study’s abstract for free here:

MMR vaccine actually damages natural immunity, increases risk of disease contraction

But what exactly constitutes “intense exposure” anyway, and how is this really any different than common exposure? In an apparent effort to rationalize away the findings, some reports have suggested that because the group most affected was “boys in schools,” this particular outbreak was somehow unusual and atypical, and not indicative of the effectiveness of vaccines on a larger scale. But in reality, the findings show quite the opposite – that vaccines actually increase the risk of disease transmission.

Only a very small percentage of those affected by the outbreak, eight percent, had received one vaccination dose for mumps, while the vast majority of the rest had received at least two doses. This suggests that those who received wo doses of MMR were actually more likely than those who received just one to contract the disease. Next to that, only a very small fraction of the remaining cases were unaccounted for, which suggests unvaccinated individuals actually had the highest levels of immune protection during the outbreak.

The takeaway from all this is that the “herd immunity” concept we are constantly told is necessary to prevent disease outbreaks is absolute bunk. If anything, vaccinated children are the ones most responsible for spreading disease during an outbreak, as the viral components delivered to their bodies through vaccines are shed onto primarily immunocompromised individuals, who just so happen to be other vaccinated individuals. There is simply no other way to validly interpret these and other similar findings in recent years, which only further prove that vaccines are neither safe nor effective […]

‘90 percent of whooping cough outbreak victims are already vaccinated against whooping cough’

Onder deze titel ontving ik op 23-1-2013 een verslag van NaturalNews betreffende de non-effectiviteit van vaccinaties. Ik citeer even het hele bericht:

[…] The utter failure of the whooping cough (pertussis) vaccine to provide any real protection against disease is once again on display for the world to see, as yet another major outbreak of the condition has spread primarily throughout the vaccinated community. As it turns out, 90 percent of those affected by an ongoing whooping cough epidemic that was officially declared in the state of Vermont on December 13, 2012, were vaccinated against the condition – and some of these were vaccinated two or more times in accordance with official government recommendations.

As reported by the Burlington Free Press, at least 522 cases of whooping cough were confirmed by Vermont authorities last month, which was about 10 times the normal amount from previous years. Since that time, nearly 100 more cases have been confirmed, bringing the official total as of January 15, 2013, to 612 cases. The majority of those affected, according to Vermont state epidemiologist Patsy Kelso, are in the 10-14-year-old age group, and 90 percent of those confirmed have already been vaccinated one or more times for pertussis.
Even so, Kelso and others are still urging both adults and children to get a free pertussis shot at one of the free clinics set up throughout the state, insisting that both the vaccine and the Tdap booster for adults “are 80 to 90 percent effective.” Clearly this is not the case, as evidenced by the fact that those most affected in the outbreak have already been vaccinated, but officials are apparently hoping that the public is too naive or disengaged to notice this glaring disparity between what is being said and what is actually occuring.

Vast majority of those affected by all recent whooping cough outbreaks were already vaccinated.

A study recently published in the New England Journal of Medicine (NEJM) tells a similar story, showing that among the various whooping cough outbreaks that have occurred across the country throughout the past few years, as many as 80 percent of those affected had already received multiple Tdap vaccinations, some up to six doses. What this implies, of course, is that not only is the Tdap vaccine medically useless, but it may also be the driving force behind the outbreaks themselves.

Besides potentially helping to spread the disease itself, the whooping cough vaccine is also implicated in causing serious side effects such as encephalitis, convulsions, and brain inflammation, according to an extensive report compiled by Heidi Stevenson over at Gaia Health. Dating back as far as 1933, the whooping cough vaccine has even been tied to causing suden infant death syndrome, also known as crib or cot death, a condition in which a child suddenly dies for no apparent reason.

In a similar display of vaccine uselessness, another recent study, also published in NEJM, found that 97 percent of children affected by a 2009 mumps outbreak in New York had already been vaccinated for the condition. Embarrassingly, roughly 90 percent of those who contracted mumps in this particular outbreak had also received a mumps booster shot, further highlighting the fraud of this particular vaccine […]

Reeds in 2009 werd de mythe over de kudde-immuniteit in de empirie (praktijk) ontzenuwd, en dan duurt het vervolgens nog 10 jaar voordat een volgende observatie ook die zelfde mythe nog eens doorprikt.
En toch kiezen onze vaderlandse en buitenlandse gezondheidsautoriteiten en politici ervoor om hun beleid af te stemmen op een al 10 jaar achterhaalde ‘theorie’ die gebaseerd is op verzonnen wetenschap die vaccinatiegraad verwart met natuurlijke immuniteit.

T.C. Kuiper