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It seems every few years when the peak of the normal cycling of measles cases comes in, those who profit from vaccination and ad revenue from Pharma freak out and go on a rampage against people who decline the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine for their children.

The nirvana fallacy of a world without measles due to 100% vaccination coverage has been disproven over and over with real-world data on outbreaks in highly vaccinated populations — and breakthrough infections in the vaccinated.

That’s vaccine failure, plain and simple. Let’s not forget about two former Merck employees, both virologists named Stephen A. Krahling and Joan A. Wlochowski.

According to Jon Rappoport:

“They’re insiders. They’ve leveled devastating charges against the company, which manufactures the MMR vaccine and sells it to the federal government.

“In 2010, the whistleblowers filed a suit against Merck. The suit drags on in court (‘UNITED STATES OF AMERICA et al. v. MERCK & CO.,’ Case No. 2:10-cv-04374-CDJ).

“The Huffington Post reports on the charges in the suit (‘Merck Has Some Explaining To Do Over Its MMR Vaccine Claims,’ 9/24/2014, updated: 11/27/2014):

“‘… former Merck scientists [claim] that Merck “fraudulently misled the government and omitted, concealed, and adulterated material information regarding the efficacy of its mumps vaccine in violation of the FCA [False Claims Act].”’

“‘According to the whistleblowers’ court documents, Merck’s misconduct was far-ranging: It “failed to disclose that its mumps vaccine was not as effective as Merck represented, (ii) used improper testing techniques, (iii) manipulated testing methodology, (iv) abandoned undesirable test results, (v) falsified test data, (vi) failed to adequately investigate and report the diminished efficacy of its mumps vaccine, (vii) falsely verified that each manufacturing lot of mumps vaccine would be as effective as identified in the labeling, (viii) falsely certified the accuracy of applications filed with the FDA, (ix) falsely certified compliance with the terms of the CDC [Centers for Disease Controal and Prevention] purchase [of the MMR vaccine] contract, (x) engaged in the fraud and concealment described herein for the purpose of illegally monopolizing the U.S. market for mumps vaccine, (xi) mislabeled, misbranded, and falsely certified its mumps vaccine, and (xii) engaged in the other acts described herein to conceal the diminished efficacy of the vaccine the government was purchasing.”’

“‘These fraudulent activities, say the whistleblowers, were designed to produce test results that would meet the FDA’s requirement that the mumps vaccine was 95 percent effective. To the whistleblowers’ delight, the judge dismissed Merck’s objections to the case proceeding, finding the whistleblowers had plausible grounds on all of the claims lodged against Merck.’

“The whistleblowers’ charges include detailed specifics on how Merck cheated, in order to produce the false conclusion that the mumps component of the MMR vaccine was 95% effective. For example, Merck placed rabbit antibodies into blood samples — pretending these were human antibodies signaling a high level of immune response to the vaccine.”

Below is a letter sent by Cindy Bevington Olmstead to Margaret Wente at the Globe and Mail, Canada, in July of 2013. Wente had published an article attempting to lay the blame for a local measles outbreak on people who choose not to have their children vaccinated with the MMR vaccine.

The problem with blaming so-called “anti-vaxxers” is that as far as assessing causality goes, Science says it’s not anti-vaxxers who are responsible. They just help provide evidence that the vaccine efficacy is waning. More on that in a moment.

Here’s Cindy’s letter:

“Dear Ms. Wente,

“As a journalist, you should do your homework Ms. Wente.

“If you had done so, you would know that measles often occurs in fully vaccinated populations … that the vaccine often does not work if the vaccinee has exposure to the sun or UVR rays around the time of vaccination … that the active form of vitamin D (1,25(OH)2D3), derived from UVR-supported biosynthesis has well-documented immunomodulatory effects, and that there has been concern that increased exposure to UVR due to stratospheric ozone depletion could hamper the effectiveness of vaccines, particularly BCG, measles, and hepatitis …

“You would also know that Harvard University researchers have found that because measles occur in highly vaccinated populations, VACCINATED PERSONS ARE A GREATER RISK TO THE UNVACCINATED than vice versa (See ‘AN EXPLOSIVE POINT-SOURCE MEASLES OUTBREAK IN A HIGHLY VACCINATED POPULATION: MODES OF TRANSMISSION AND RISK FACTORS FOR DISEASE’ …) and that based on measles dynamics for industrialized countries, high birth rate regions should experience regular annual epidemics (See [here]) because measles outbreaks come in waves just like pertussis.

“If you bothered to go even a little further in your research, you would know that vaccine researchers have also found that EXPOSURE TO NATURAL MEASLES IS IMPORTANT in maintaining protective antibody levels among vaccinated children … and that several studies have shown that measles or rubella-like illnesses in MMR vaccinated children are caused by other viruses.

“Then again, most journalists these days don’t bother to do their homework so I can understand why you continue to perpetuate the vaccine sales propaganda, blaming non-vaccinated children on the measles outbreaks, along with the rest of the media, which has grown so lazy they don’t question anything that’s fed to them anymore. So sad that as intelligent as you are you haven’t bothered to look up the data for yourself.”

Here are some additional fun facts about measles vaccine failure

  • “Of the 194 measles virus sequences obtained in the United States in 2015, 73 were identified as vaccine sequences (R. J. McNall, unpublished data)” — 37.6% (Felicia Roy et al., “Rapid Identification of Measles Virus Vaccine Genotype by Real-Time PCR,” 2017).
  • “Approximately 2% to 7% of children who receive only 1 dose of MMR vaccine fail to respond to it, i.e., they experience primary vaccine failure. MMR vaccine failure can occur because of passive antibodies in the vaccine recipient, immaturity of the immune system, damaged vaccine, or other reasons” (CDC “Pinkbook: Measles”).
  • In measles-endemic areas, breakthrough cases represent less than 10% of total infections, while in areas with high vaccination coverage, these are over 10% of the total. Two different vaccination failures have been described: primary vaccination failure, which consists in the complete absence of humoral response and occurs in around 5% of vaccinated individuals; and secondary vaccination failure is due to waning immunity or incomplete immunity and occurs in 2-10% of vaccinees (Clara Fappani et al., “Breakthrough Infections: A Challenge towards Measles Elimination?” 2022).
  • “Vitamin A megadoses (200,000 international units (IUs) on each day for two days) lowered the number of deaths from measles in hospitalized children under the age of two years. Two doses of vitamin A are not considered to be too expensive and are not likely to produce adverse effects” (Hui Ming Yang, et al., “Vitamin A for treating measles in children,” 2005).

We’re going to see measles cases in increasing numbers as vaccine efficacy continues to wane. There’s nothing anyone can do about it.

The community of individuals who bother to understand the dynamics involved will not tolerate the restriction of personal and civil liberties over the nirvana fallacy of measles eradication.

Originally published on James Lyons-Weiler’s Popular Rationalism Substack page.