“We’re often told about herd immunity. You might be familiar with that term. That’s basically saying that you’re irresponsible if you don’t vaccinate yourself or your child because you’re putting other people at risk. Well, there’s a few problems with that theory. One, is that if people trust their vaccines they shouldn’t be worried about what you’re doing. But even more problematic to me is that the more I understand about vaccines, the more I understand that so many of the people that are vaccinated are actually developing the disease and then infecting other people—often times, shortly after they’re vaccinated.
You know, I used to think this didn’t happen. But just recently I came across an article about cases in Croatia where these children were vaccinated for measles, mumps, rubella, and about a week after the vaccination they developed measles and infected other people. And the article said that in the past they would have never made the link that it was vaccine strain causing the infections, because they would have either called it another disease, because the child was vaccinated, or they would have thought it was a wild virus not from the vaccine.
But now that we have the ability to test, is it vaccine strain or is it wild, we’re seeing that these vaccines can and do infect after these people are vaccinated. We know it happens with rotavirus and we know that it happens with oral polio vaccines, we know it happens with measles, and always we’ve known it’s happened with rubella.So when people want to use this herd immunity argument, it’s really not very rational… ”
— Suzanne Humphries, MD
Courtesy: The Outliers