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The myth of herd immunity

“The population of the U.S. stood at about 318.9 million in 2014. The ‘baby boomer’ generation (those born between 1946 and 1964) account for about 24% of the total population. Many years ago, it was believed that childhood vaccines lasted a lifetime. It was not until relatively recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines lost their effectiveness 2-10 years after being given.

Thus, for at least the past 40 years, the one-quarter to nearly 40% of the U.S. population represented by the baby boomers has had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated as a child. If you include those born after 1964, the percentage of the unprotected surpasses 50%. According to retired neurosurgeon Dr. Russell Blaylock, ‘If we listened to present-day wisdom, we are all at risk of resurgent massive epidemics should the vaccination rate fall below 95%.’

Given that at least half the population has effectively been without vaccine protection for many years, we should have experienced a massive resurgence in childhood infectious diseases. But this has not happened. In other words, we haven’t had herd immunity in the U.S., and yet the world hasn’t come tumbling down.”

― The Vaccine Reaction
http://www.thevaccinereaction.org/2015/06/the-misunderstood-theory-of-herd-immunity

Courtesy: The Outliers
https://www.facebook.com/groups/1409306052710440

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