Herd Immunity-The Flawed Theory
The Science Behind Herd Immunity â And an Extension to GMOs?
I must admit that the temptation to produce a blank page with only the above title was almost uncontrollable. But Iâve managedâthough the simple fact is that there is no science behind the oftâ vaunted claim that everyone is ethically and morally bound to be vaccinated so that all can be protected by herd immunity.
There isnât one shred of evidence behind it. Itâs a fraud shrouded in Big Pharma money, not an established fact. But it sounds so good, doesnât it? It brings up an image of civic duty. Indeed, herd immunityâs enthusiastic promoters play on the image of the poor grandma or newborn who died of a âpreventableâ illness. Theyâre brilliant at tossing around the manure of guilt.
The idea of herd immunity first came about around a hundred years ago in reference to natural immunity resulting from having a disease. The concept says: If X percent of the population is immune to a disorder, then the rest of the population is protected from that disease.
The concept of herd immunity, as taken up by proponents of vaccination, is used to accomplish three things:
- Promote a sense of guilt in nonvaccinators, convince them of the idea that they may be responsible for othersâincluding the vaccinated!âbeing infected with disease.
- Encourage an aggressive response from vaccinators against nonvaccinators by giving the impression that those who donât vaccinate are to blame for disease.
- Press for governmental enforcement of vaccinations for everyone, regardless of different viewpoints, philosophical ideas, or individual rightsâand regardless of the inherent risks of vaccination.
Inherent Flaws in the Concept
The term herd immunity is tossed about as if it had been proven to work. But it hasnât. The fact is that herd immunity has never been more than a conceptâan idea that sounds good, but has little basis in reality.
The figures tossed around for how many must be vaccinated for herd immunity to take effect have never been established. Now and again, attempts are made to establish a figure using statistics and math. However, no amount of math or statistical manipulation can add up to a valid figure when all that underlies the calculations is assumptions. The intention of those pressing the idea of herd immunity becomes quite clear as you note that the percentage being quoted has grown larger and larger with time, now often approaching 100%, but with no accompanying explanation.
Vaccines are Not Fully Protective
Vaccinations are not 100% effective. This fact is not in contention. The initial concept of herd immunity was based on the idea that infection by a disease is completely protective against further infection.
Vaccines Wear Off
The fact is that protection provided by vaccinations is limited over time. It wears off, sometimes within 2 years, most likely within 10 years in nearly all cases. Itâs becoming more and more acknowledged, and is used as an excuse to give booster shots.
Clearly, these dual factsâvaccinesâ ineffectiveness in a significant number of cases and loss of effectiveness in a short time spanâmean that the basis of the herd immunity concept comes from a mistaken notion that vaccines are consistently effective. They arenât.
Even if a vaccination rate of 100% is achieved, and even assuming that the initial protection from a vaccine is perfect, the vast majority of people will have little or no immunity within a fairly short period of time. In fact, most adults, who are not revaccinated every few years, will have very little vaccine-induced immunity.
Dr. Blaylock uses these facts to demonstrate the complete lack of authenticity behind the herd immunity concept:
That vaccine-induced herd immunity is mostly myth can be proven quite simply. When I was in medical school, we were taught that all of the childhood vaccines lasted a lifetime. This thinking existed for over 70 years. It was not until relatively recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines lost their effectiveness 2 to 10 years after being given. What this means is that at least half the population, that is the baby boomers, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, at least 50% or more of the population was unprotected for decades.
If we listen to present-day wisdom, we are all at risk of resurgent massive epidemics should the vaccination rate fall below 95%. Yet, we have all lived for at least 30 to 40 years with 50% or less of the population having vaccine protection. That is, herd immunity has not existed in this country for many decades and no resurgent epidemics have occurred. Vaccine-induced herd immunity is a lie used to frighten doctors, public-health officials, other medical personnel, and the public into accepting vaccinations.(1)
As Dr. Blaylockâs observation clarifies, there is nothing behind that claims of herd immunity beyond the mass belching of overheated gases.
The fact is that herd immunity sounds good, but it has no real meaning. It doesnât even have a clear definition. Itâs a public relations term used to herd people to through the vaccination doors. Itâs used to explain why everyone should not only be willing, but be happy, to do their civic duty and take the risks associated with vaccines.
Herd Immunity and GMOs?
Itâs may be hard to believe, but the flawed concept of herd immunity is now being used to push genetically modified crops! Many genetically modified crops carry a gene that makes them produce toxins to certain pests. For this article, weâll leave aside the fact that theyâre toxic to humans, too.
A study has been done that claims genetically engineered Bt corn, modified to suppress the corn borer, has resulted in benefits to non-GM producers by reducing their exposure to corn borers. Perhaps. Itâs one study only. But letâs assume that itâs true. Thereâs another aspect to to this story thatâs devastating and needs to be addressed in terms of vaccinations, too.
Pests have rapidly developed immunity to Bt corn. That, of course, ultimately makes the pest problem much worseânot only for GM growers, but also for innocent organic farmers.
Of course, the downside is routinely ignored by the cheerleaders of GMOs. The sound of herd immunity sounds so good, itâs now being used to push genetically engineered crops. How long will it be before all farmers are forced to plant GM crops based on the idea that itâs their civic duty?
The Vaccine Connection
The same thing thatâs happened in GM food crops through mass plantingâthe development of more virulent pestsâhas happened in vaccinations. As has been reported in Gaia Health, recent outbreaks of whooping cough are caused by a new variety of the B. pertussis microbe that is a direct result of the vaccine. Thus, the vaccine is fueling the outbreaks, and they are far more virulent and deadly than the type covered by the vaccine.
Clearly, thereâs more to consider in the concept of herd immunity than whether itâs effective. Pushing for more and more vaccinations may fuel new and more virulent diseases.
The concept of herd immunity is trotted out whenever someone who wasnât vaccinated contracts a disease so that fingers can be pointed at all those people who didnât do their âcivic dutyâ. Finally, itâs become part of the methodology used to control the massesâto get people to leave their reasoning ability behind, and do what theyâre told.
*Photo at top of page by Lynette Coates.
- (1)Forced Vaccinations, Government, and the Public Interest
- Herd Immunity: History, Theory, Practice
- âHerd Immunityâ: A Rough Guide
- Herd Immunity For Plants â How GMOs Can Save Agriculture
- Scientists Find Evidence Of Pest Resistance To GMO Crops
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