Global progress in the fight against measles eroded last year and “vaccine hesitancy” is among the reasons, according to a report released Friday by the United Nations Children’s Fund on an alarming spike in the disease.
The report says 98 percent of countries reported an uptick in measles cases in 2018. Ukraine, the Philippines and Brazil had the largest increases.
“This is a wake up call. We have a safe, effective and inexpensive vaccine against a highly contagious disease – a vaccine that has saved almost a million lives every year over the last two decades,” the release quotes Henrietta Fore, UNICEF’s executive director.
Measles is becoming more common in both developed and developing countries, UNICEF reports. Reasons for the disease’s uptick include inadequate health infrastructure and civil unrest in addition to “low community awareness, complacency and vaccine hesitancy” in some regions, the report says….
I have an idea: instead of treating the symptom (rising public awareness of the autism, cancer and autoimmune connection with vaccine viral, dna and metallic nanoparticle contamination, toxic adjuvants and preservatives, and corporate legal immunity from liability for vaccine injury) why not go after the cure (transparency about such issues and an effort to address them)?
Oh that’s right, we’re talking about medicine here. What was I thinking?
BTW: The “experimental” aspect of current vaccine policies becomes evident if you read the actual pharmaceutical package inserts (not the patient handouts) where you’ll frequently find passages such as this, taken from https://www.gsksource.com/pharma/content/dam/GlaxoSmithKline/US/en/Prescribing_Information/Fluarix_Quadrivalent/pdf/FLUARIX-QUADRIVALENT.PDF
There are insufficient data to assess the concurrent administration of FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT with other vaccines….
There are insufficient data on FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT in pregnant women to inform vaccine-associated risks….
It is not known whether FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT is excreted in human milk. Data are not available to assess the effects of FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT on the breastfed infant or on milk production/excretion. …
Safety and effectiveness of FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT in children younger than 6 months have not been established….
All the above are common scenarios in vaccination practices and the CDC explicitly encourages such practices. And finally:
There is a pregnancy exposure registry that monitors pregnancy outcomes in women exposed to FLUARIX QUADRIVALENT during pregnancy. Healthcare providers are encouraged to register women by calling…
Shouldn’t such women and their babies at least get paid for being used as guinea pigs?