Herd immunity is like a charming bedtime story

“Most of you have heard about the so-called ‘herd immunity’ theory of immunity. Well, forget it. It’s a myth. Yeah, I know I know, what about all those doctors, scientists and public health officials that are constantly parroting the theory on TV, radio and printed media. Yeah, they’re wrong. Not the first time. Remember cigarettes? Remember all those recalled prescription drugs that have harmed and killed countless people? The multi-billion dollar lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies. Remember all those pesticides and herbicides they told us were perfectly safe, no problem? DDT, Agent Orange.

How about all those contaminated vaccines (the ‘bad batches’) that you periodically hear about on the news? Look up SV-40. Research the countless people who were given a vaccine to prevent them from contracting an infectious disease, and then actually ended up getting the disease from the vaccine. Start with the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines. Check out all those tens of thousands of teenage girls, in the tip top physical prime of their life, who allowed themselves to be injected with the Gardasil HPV vaccine and are now little more than a shadow of their former selves. They can barely get up and walk. Lives ruined. And for what?

Yeah, the ‘experts’ are often wrong, and certainly so in the case of the joke known as herd immunity.

The theory of herd immunity may have been valid under the old paradigm of natural immunity—the idea that if you contracted an infectious disease like measles or mumps or rubella, then you would be immune to that disease for the rest of your life. However, the theory is not valid under the current paradigm of vaccine-induced immunity because that sort of ‘immunity’ is temporary, at best—it doesn’t provide life-long protection from disease. Surprise!

You’re familiar with the words ‘waning’ and ‘booster’? Well, those are simply clever ways of saying the vaccine doesn’t work. Notice all those news stories about communities and schools that have had outbreaks of diseases in which the vast majority of the people, students had been fully vaccinated? Well, there’s your proof. Happens all the time. Surprise!

Oh yeah, and then there’s that wonderful annual flu shot. You know, the one that was determined to have an effectiveness (whatever that means) rate of 18% during the 2014-2015 flu season, and most other seasons is lucky to move that bar above 50% (again, assuming that actually means anything).

Anyway, the point is that if vaccines do not confer the same kind of qualitative, extended protection as you get with natural (i.e. real) immunity, then the theory, or hypothesis, of herd immunity simply falls flat on its face. In other words, the herd is never protected, because, at any one point in time, there are very large portions of the herd that are not immune, because either the vaccine-induced immunity did not take, or it waned. And supposedly for the herd to be protected, at least 95% of the herd must have immunity. Ergo—not protected.”

— Marco Cáceres

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