(NaturalHealth365) Who would have thought that the hottest news from the vaccine debate would center around the new co-host of a daytime television program? Typically, when someone like Elisabeth Hasselbeck gives up a coveted chair from ABC’s hit talk show, “The View,” her replacement makes headlines in celebrity magazines.
But, such is not the case with anti-vaccine spokeswomen, Jenny McCarthy.
This decision has caused an outbreak of accusations against anti-vaccination advocates and has doused the 2007 flame McCarthy set on fire when her son was diagnosed with autism after receiving his scheduled MMR vaccine.
What did “The View’s” fans have to say?
McCarthy’s new position sparked a very heated debate on “The View’s” blog. This short excerpt reflects the overall tone of the discussion:
What a breath of fresh air to finally hire a person, Jenny who is intelligent, aware, conscious and comfortable with who she is and therefore speaking her truth. Thank you. As a teacher I have spoken to colleagues and parents who birthed healthy children until their children were vaccinated with the Measles/Mumps/Rubella vaccine. Within 10 hours the children shifted and were diagnosed with autism over and over and over again. I read that right now in Europe pharmaceutical companies are being fined and held responsible for with holding the truth about this vaccine. It is time that mainstream journalists are allowed to speak the truth.
A breath of fresh air?? Are you trying to be funny? You are going to call her a breath of fresh air when children are gasping and coughing their way to death because she helped to advocate for an increase in the incidents of whooping cough and other preventable diseases that kill children?? A breath of fresh air?? Say that to the mothers whose babies have died of whooping cough. You are a teacher; what do you teach? Biology? Medicine? Pediatric medicine? Doesn’t sound like it. You are a teacher, but you are willing to settle for anecdotal evidence?? Not exactly something one would expect from a person with a sound grasp of academics or research….
Taking a closer look at what the CDC calls “vaccine-preventable diseases”
What “phronsie” is obviously unaware of is that recent outbreaks of pertussis have blown up right in the face of heavily-vaccinated states. For example, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), on April 3, 2012 a pertussis “epidemic” was declared in the state of Washington because of the 4,783 cases that were reported through January 5, 2013.
In comparison to the 965 reported cases from 2011 and 608 from 2010, this represents more than a 400 percent increase.
What is intriguing about these numbers is that according to Washington State Department of Health, 91.2 percent of children 19 – 35 months old were vaccinated against whooping cough with three or more doses of any of the following: diphtheria, tetanus toxoid, and pertussis vaccines including DT vaccine, and any acellular pertussis vaccine.
Shockingly, 85.5 percent of this age group also received four doses of the DTaP vaccine!
The question begging to be asked is…
“How on earth can an epidemic occur in a population that reports a vaccination rate of greater than 90 percent?”
The answer is simple. Vaccines are ineffective in preventing whooping cough and the staggering increase in occurrence is related to a completely separate issue. Namely, immune compromise due to poor lifestyle decisions such as: not breastfeeding, increased toxins, GMOs, poorly purified water, pesticides, diets high in gluten and processed foods amongst a long list of others.
Mainstream media’s bias
Sadly, it’s really no surprise that mainstream media has taken the pro-vaccine approach and has joined their attack against McCarthy.” Take the Huffington Post, for example:
“According to The Anti-Vaccine Body Count (originally called the Jenny McCarthy Body Count), since the idea of refusing vaccinations in order to prevent autism became popularized in the United States in 2007, more than 1,000 children have died and 100,000 were sickened by illnesses that could have been prevented by vaccines.”
For Huffington Post to quote and use so-called “data” from this obscenely false website is ludicrous and worthy of the strictest rebuke. “The Anti-Vaccine Body Count” website was designed and is updated by an untrained, obscure television Post Production Producer who is on a self-proclaimed mission to discredit McCarthy and falsify data to promote mass vaccination. Be on the alert of believing anything this site says is true.
The truth about so-called “vaccine-preventable diseases”
To connect the supposed fad of refusing vaccines to McCarthy in 2007 is far-fetched at best. Let’s assume, for the sake of argument, that McCarthy did indeed have an influence on convincing parents to forego vaccines. Does the data support that this had an impact on the spread and mortality rate of these diseases as the Huffington Post and The Anti-Vaccine Body Count website claim? Certainly not!
In mumps, the lowest number of reported cases from the past ten years occurred in 2004 – three years before the so-called anti-vaccine popularity of 2007. In addition, the highest number of cases (6584) was not only 200 times higher than the previous 5-year average, it spike in 2006; one year before McCarthy’s “fad” started. We see similar data with rubella, Haemophilim influenzae, and tetanus.
Simply put, this data from the Centers for Disease Control proves one thing: vaccines have nothing to do whatsoever with communicable diseases. The data is sporadic, not linear, and leads us to the conclusion that there is no causal effect between vaccines and disease prevention.
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