When All Else Fails

Over 100 Measles Vaccine Deaths, Zero Measles Deaths, Since ’04

from NewAmerican

6c3a791fafc7c7a901951633ea31c3ff_MOver the last decade in the United States, the deaths of over 100 children — at the very least — have been linked to receiving a measles vaccine, compared with zero children dying from the disease itself, according to the U.S. government’s own compiled data. Put another way, an American child would have been infinitely more likely to die after receiving a measles shot, percentage-wise, than from getting the actual measles disease in the last ten years. Thousands more have suffered from adverse reactions to the measles shot and other vaccines. The explosive numbers have massive implications for public health efforts, analysts said.

Of course, the establishment media entirely failed to report those figures as it hysterically demonized “anti-vaxxer” parents — at least until the facts went viral in the alternative press. USA Today even published an especially unhinged screed encouraging the jailing of parents who refuse to vaccinate their children, though it was not clear whether the Amish and other religious communities would be included in the proposed mass-roundups. Now, elements of the increasingly discredited and wildly mischaracterized “mainstream” media are engaged in a ham-handed damage-control effort.

While all of the data is publicly available online through the federal government, it appears that the first outlet to put the information together in one report was Health Impact News. Its article promptly went viral and sparked a cascade of follow-up stories in the alternative media. HealthImpactNews.com editor Brian Shilhavy first highlighted data from the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) showing that there have been no child measles deaths since 2003 in the United States.

Next, Shilhavy used a HealthSentinel.com graph (shown below) based on a variety of U.S. statistics to show measles mortality rates in America going back to 1900. Until about the 1920s, more than 10 per 100,000 were dying from the disease. However, by 1955, with advances in medicine and huge progress in sanitation, nutrition, and living standards, those rates steadily declined from 1900 levels by almost 98 percent to a mere 0.03 deaths per 100,000. The vaccine was introduced in 1963, and by then, measles was almost a non-problem in the developed world.

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