Since December, 2018, the U.S. Navy warship Fort McHenry which was deployed to the Persian Gulf, has been quarantined, stranded at sea because of a Viral Mumps Outbreak that has stricken 27 sailors and Marines. All service members on the ship had been vaccinated with the MMR — measles/mumps/rubella—vaccine, but the vaccine is defective. The mumps takes 25 days to incubate.
“The ship hasn’t made a port call since early January and now isn’t likely to for at least another month — a very long stretch at sea that’s a morale killer for the crew. Typically deployed US warships have port calls at least once a month to repair systems and rest the crew.”
“The Navy’s position is that vaccines are effective at reducing the incidence and severity of vaccine-preventable diseases,” BUMED told BI. Unfortunately, “the mumps portion of the measles, mumps, and rubella (MMR) vaccine is the least effective of the three components, providing 88% effectiveness after completion of the two dose series”
Read recent reports in Business Insider:
The Navy’s Fighting To Get A Rare Viral Mumps Outbreak Under Control After It Stranded A US Warship At Sea(March 29, 2019)
- A lawsuit filed by two former Merck scientists in 2010, alleges that the company committed fraud by faking efficacy tests for the mumps component of the MMR vaccine in order to maintain its monopoly on the MMR market. [details here]
- “The suit refers to a 2006 mumps outbreak in the Midwest, in which 6,500 cases were reported among a highly vaccinated population, and another outbreak in 2009, in which 5,000 cases were confirmed. By comparison, the annual average of mumps cases in the U.S. in the two decades preceding the 2006 outbreak was 265; before the introduction of the single-shot Mumpsvax vaccine in 1967, there were approximately 200,000 cases of the disease, according to the 55-page document. [Forbes, 2012]
While that lawsuit languishes, Merck’s MMR vaccine is causing mumps outbreaks in adults, who are at higher risk of serious complications including: pain and tenderness of the testicles, inflammation of breast tissues, meningitis or encephalitis, and deafness.
We reported that a recent mumps outbreak in 186 children and adults at Texas migrant detention facilities, following vaccination with the MMR – shows that the MMR is not only ineffective against mumps, the MMR has CAUSED both vaccinated and unvaccinated children and adults to be infected with measles and mumps.
We reported that a recent mumps outbreak in 186 children and adults at Texas migrant detention facilities, following vaccination with the MMR – shows that the MMR is not only ineffective against mumps, the MMR has CAUSED both vaccinated and unvaccinated children and adults to be infected with measles and mumps….
Uhm, so it’s 88% effective at protecting from the infections that it causes? How does that work again?