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ZERO U.S. Measles Deaths in 10 Years, but Over 100 Measles Vaccine Deaths Reported

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Brian Shilhavy
Health Impact News Editor

With the measles and measles vaccine debate reaching a near frenzy on the Internet, it is always nice to throw some cold hard facts on the firestorm currently raging in the measles debate.

So here are some easily verifiable facts regarding deaths due to measles in the United States for the past 10 years, and deaths due to measles vaccines during the same 10 year period.

First, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) keeps a weekly tally of disease outbreaks, including deaths. According to a statement made by Dr. Anne Schuchat, the director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, in an Associated Press story picked up by Fox News on April 25, 2014:

There have been no measles deaths reported in the U.S. since 2003

The weekly CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Reports (MMWR) since that date have not revealed any measles deaths either.

Death by Measles Vaccines

What about deaths due to the measles vaccine during the same time period?

The U.S. Government keeps a database of reports called The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). The database is available to the public, and there is a search portal the public can use at Medalerts.org.

We ran a search for a ten year period for deaths due to all measles vaccines, including a few that are no longer in production. The search result contained 108 deaths over this period, resulting from four different measles vaccines sold in the United States during the past 10 years.

VAERS-Measles-Vaccine-Deaths

 

Today, one can only purchase a measles vaccine in combination with the mumps and rubella vaccines (MMR Vaccine).

When searching for just the MMR vaccine during the past 10 years, 96 deaths were reported:

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Anybody with a computer and Internet access can search this database by visiting MedAlerts.org.

This database reflects only deaths that were reported during the time frame, and therefore probably reflects a much lower number than actual deaths, since most doctors and health authorities believe vaccines are safe, and would not normally attribute a death to a vaccine and actually report it.

The U.S. Government Settlements on Measles Vaccine Injuries

The other place to find facts regarding injuries and deaths due to the measles vaccine is to look at U.S. Government settlements for MMR vaccine injuries and deaths. The U.S. public is largely unaware that manufacturers of vaccines have been given legal immunity from being prosecuted in civil court for vaccine injuries and deaths, since 1986. If someone is injured or killed by a vaccine, they have to sue the U.S. Government in a special “vaccine court.”

The Department of Justice issues quarterly reports on claims and settlements, and one can search for specific vaccines settlements  at the United States Federal Courts website.

As search here for “measles” returns a result of 111 claims settled for the MMR vaccine since 2004. Some of them are for settlements due to deaths related to the MMR vaccine, as determined by the judge.

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We did not click on and read each decision to find out how many resulted in deaths, but if we get a few reports from others who are willing to do so, and the numbers match, we will update this story with the actual death figure.

It takes many years to win a case in this vaccine court, so this probably represents only a tiny fraction of actual injuries and deaths due to the MMR vaccine.

Conclusion: Measles Vaccine Enthusiasim based Largely on Fear and Beliefs

We fully realize that those who believe in the value of vaccines will probably not be persuaded by these facts, which anyone with a computer and Internet access can verify from U.S. Government sources.

Having now published a few stories on the measles issue, and having received many hundreds of comments, it has become very clear to us that those who have strong opinions on the measles vaccine are based more on fear and beliefs, than they are on facts or science. Any attempt by these vaccine proponents to force their beliefs on the rest of the U.S. public should be vigorously opposed.

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Do you know what to do?

In recent discussions with practitioners I ask them if they would be able to answer the public regarding the issue of vaccinations.

I asked two questions, are vaccines necessary and whether, if they were, is there a homoeopathic preparation that would do the job?

Looking around the homoeopathic community there are some who specialise in detoxing a vaccinated patient and offering homoeopathic prophylactic treatment to replace vaccinations. One of the problems I have found is that the practitioner offering alternatives to conventional vaccinations, do not really understand the principles of Hahnemannian homoeopathy as termed and defined, so much so that the treatment they offer is not based on proven and tried scientific methods.

So the question “do you know what to do”is very relevant in this day and age. When asked by a patient what they should do about vaccinating a child what answer will you give?

For the individual practitioner we would advise them to take the time to just sit down and read the Organon and Chronic Diseases without the prejudice and influence of the Kentian teachings that filled their college years. It is a very difficult thing to do, but the right thing for the patients. You will find the wisdom, scientific experimentation and resultant instructions for case management to be very different than what you have been taught.

In the seminars that the IHM give, a number of cases are presented by video or PowerPoint with photographs of before and after and a clear explanation of every step taken to find the prescribing symptoms according to Hahnemann’s directions and rationale for prescribing. Examining many dozens of cases of practitioners in Hahnemann’s time, we saw the principles in action time after time. Practitioners today cry out for more medicines, new materia Medica’s, and easier understanding of the practice methodology. We say to these practitioners that Hahnemann’s success was in the use of mainly less than 150 medicines and that today, practitioners do not know the full value of each and every individual medicine, and would be well advised to undertake to learning that before complaining of the lack of more medicines.

Homoeopathy today is undergoing many internal stresses due to the false teachings of modern gurus. We would encourage those of you who wish to be good homoeopaths and are willing to re-examine everything you have been taught to re-look as stated above at the writings of Hahnemann. The IHM is committed to disseminating this information in order to restore homoeopathic practice to its rightful place as a successful treatment protocol.

So it begins.

January 27, 2015
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Bonnie Medical Info 8Brisbane, Australia: Ms. Stephanie Messenger and Dr. Sherri Tenpenny have jointly decided to cancel the speaking appearances scheduled for Brisbane, Sydney, Adelaide, Melbourne and Gold Coast. The determination was made to protect the speakers, the public and the venue owners as pro-vaccine extremists have made continual, anonymous threats of vandalism and violence.

“We have reached a point where we can no longer guarantee the safety of those attending the seminar,” said, Ms. Messenger. “Some people were planning to bring babies. The threats have been persistent. We are not able to insure that the attendees would be safe from harm.”

The anti-free-speech terrorists have voiced bomb threats and have threatened violence against venue owners and their families in some cities originally scheduled for the healthy living seminars. Pro-vaccine extremists have been sabotaging the venues and have threatened to disrupt the normal business operations of the locations during the meetings. Derogatory and false messages have been written about venue locations on message boards, such as Hotels.com, bullying the location owners into cancelling the venues.

“It’s difficult to grasp why pro-vaccine forces are so adamantly against these seminars. Not only have they prohibited freedom of speech, they have blocked the freedom to hear information that is not in line with a pro-vaccine message,” said Dr. Tenpenny. “I was coming to speak as an invited guest. However, given the level of hostility that has transpired over the last three weeks, and for the sake of my own personal safety, I have also cancelled my planned vacation in Australia.”

Dr. Tenpenny and Ms. Messenger send thanks to venue owners and gratitude to the many volunteers who helped during the planning. The support of the seminars in the name free speech is greatly appreciated.

Additional options are being considered but not confirmed at this time. A refund will be issued for all tickets sold.

Jail ‘anti-vax’ parents

Your family’s right to be sick ends where public health begins.

The entirely preventable California measles outbreak has now sickened more than 70 people. With perhaps hundreds more exposed, the outbreak will likely continue.

As the disease spreads, experts will debate how we respond and what to do about the anti-vaccine movement that’s partly to blame for this mess. Likely, all we’ll agree on is better outreach to parents.

That’s not enough. Parents who do not vaccinate their children should go to jail.

In the year 2015, it is amazing that anyone in the United States contracts measles. TheCenters for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the U.S. eliminated all native cases of measles in the year 2000. New cases generally occurred only among unvaccinated foreigners. Today, however, because of ignorant “anti-vaxxers,” the disease is staging a comeback.

Anti-vaxxers often claim the right not to put “poison” in their children’s bodies. That is ludicrous. A mountain of data has demonstrated that vaccines are safe and effective. Insisting otherwise is akin to believing that the moon landing was faked.

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A more serious objection is that, like birth control, those with religious objections should be exempted. But, let’s remember that civil rights go both ways.

Prohibitionist John Finch once said, “Your right to swing your arm leaves off where my right not to have my nose struck begins.” For infectious disease, we could reformulate that to: “Your right to be sick ends where my right to be healthy begins.”

Measles is perhaps the most infectious human disease. Virus particles can remain in the air for up to two hours after an infected person leaves. And measles is not a minor infection. The World Health Organization (WHO) reports that before widespread vaccination began in 1980, 2.6 million people a year died from measles. About 400 people a day still do.

Put simply, no person has the right to threaten the safety of his community. Like drunken drivers, the unvaccinated pose an imminent danger to others. They pose a lethal threat to the most vulnerable: the immunocompromised, such as HIV or cancer patients, and infants who have yet to receive their vaccines.

Anti-vaccine parents are turning their children into little walking time bombs. They ought to be charged for endangering their children and others.

Because humans are the only natural host for the virus, the WHO hopes to eradicatethe disease from the planet, just like smallpox. This noble mission has been greatly complicated by such medical luminaries as Bill Maher and Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who have spread anti-vaccine propaganda to millions. They have blood on their hands.

It is time to end this insanity. Though jail sounds drastic, it could be the only way to send a strong message about the deadly consequences of failing to vaccinate children.

Alex Berezow, founding editor of RealClearScience, is a member of USA TODAY’s Board of Contributors and co-author of Science Left Behind.

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Chronic or Acute.

Hahnemann in his writings, delineated disease into two categories. He noted that people suffered from one of two types of disease processes. There is the lifelong chronic disease process with suffering and the continued deterioration of health manifesting itself in a progressive destructive manner. Then there is the acute disease process, which depending on its severity will either lead to death or recovery.

At the time of case taking the practitioner is faced with altered sensations and symptoms of which the totality constitutes the reason for a prescription and from which symptoms the practitioner deems important to use.

Hahnemann wrote in aphorism 17

Now, as in the cure effected by the removal of the whole of the perceptible signs and symptoms of the disease the internal alteration of the vital force to which the disease is due, consequently the whole of the disease, is at the same time removed. It follows that the physician has only to remove the whole of the symptoms in order, at the same time to abrogate and violate the internal change, that is to say, the morbid arrangements of the vital force, consequently the totality of the disease, the disease itself. But when the disease is annihilated the health is restored and this is the highest, the sole aim of the physician.

In aphorism 17 it would seem that Hahnemann’s conclusion was that you remove the symptoms of the disease and the internal disease process would be cured, that is to say the disease itself. However in his continuing clinical investigations he wrote in the book the chronic diseases that non-venereal diseases although properly removed by the due application of symptom matching would return in a varied form, new symptoms would appear with an increase in new complaints.

For the observing homeopathic physician, this would be a clue that the disease before him in its entirety of symptoms, was part of a deeper seated disease. So bearing this in mind Hahnemann concluded that in cases like this, there was an original infection of which the presenting complaint was just an expression of a much deeper disorder.

I have concluded, after reading the many writings on miasms by various authors, that the term chronic is not used in the sense of the disease being long-lasting. John Henry Clark alluded in his writings that the term chronic referred to a disease of which the causation due to a poison or infection and had a development in the manifestation of symptoms which was chronic. In this sense the disease Syphilis would be a chronic disease whether or not the symptoms are acute or long-lasting.

Hahnemann did not change his mind regarding the methodology of ascertaining the symptoms for prescribing. What he did was recognise the deeper nature of a chronic disease and found a way to combat it. However he also recognised that it is a difficult process with complications, especially if primary infections join together in an organism.

It is a source of deep sadness that modern homoeopaths do not take the time to study the nature of disease and apply the correct methodology for removing the disorders in a correct manner. It will require application on the part of the individual practitioner to examine each and every case in the light of Hahnemann’s findings and remove the false Kentian overlay. Hahnemann’s understanding of chronic disease is the basis for modern medicine today, in terms of infection and reaction. It would be better than every homeopath put aside all their teaching from the schools and colleges and just go back to reading the Organon and the chronic diseases and comprehend so they understand clearly what is being taught.

 

Are they right?

I took a quick look around the Internet today and there is no doubt in my mind that a concerted effort is being made to discredit all alternative therapies and especially homoeopathic medicine.

This is nothing new to practitioners of homeopathy, and it started within a couple of years of its conception. Any therapy that does not fit in with the current mold of “approved”practice, and does not make a healthy financial return for the pharmaceutical industry and the medical profession, is usually sidelined and denigrated to the general public.

There does not seem to be much that can be done about it. With the exception of a few countries most of the medical authorities favour the heavily drug-based allopathic approach.

More upsetting than this is the emergence and acceptance of a wrong practice in the therapy of homeopathic medicine today. A wonderful therapeutic practice has been diminished in the teaching, utilising quasi-psychological evaluation, the doctrine of signatures, and a complete lack of application of the literal symptoms elicited from provings, and replaced by interpretive assumptions on the meaning of symptoms.

It is getting harder and harder to recommend a homeopathic practitioner that will apply the Hahnemannian principles in their case taking and prescriptions. In fact it would be fair to say that the common practices of the therapy are now no longer in keeping with the principles of practice as itemised by Hahnemann.

For the proponents of the modern system, there is no saving grace in using the materia Medica out of context with its original intent and clinical provings. To attribute a personality to a medicine is just plain foolishness on a number of levels. Firstly a prescription is made on altered symptoms. This means that a medicine that has been imbued with characteristics of the personality, cannot represent the characteristics of a person in daily life, as it should only represent the disease state in altered disposition.

Unfortunately the false Kentian/Swedenborgian overlay on Hahnemann’s words and intentions, have distorted the reality of just matching essential prescribing symptoms which represent both the disease and the medicine with the characteristics of the disease symptoms which can be produced by the substance in a proving.

The Sensation method is the most common form of case analysis of the practice today in the West. Sadly it distorts and goes against the Hahnemannian principles of proven practice on so many levels that it defies the scientific basis for homoeopathy. It has attracted the wrong sort of practitioner to the profession in as much as they have not been taught proper homoeopathy or are looking for an outlet for their wrongly taught and misapplied spiritual longings as amplified by Kent via Swedenborg and the modern gurus. A tiny bit of PERSONAL research on the part of each student would have stopped the false teachings in its tracks.

Until schools and colleges return to teaching the REAL homoeopathy, and the scientific basis for prescribing and case management, Many of us have no case to argue against the governments that want to close the therapy down. If homoeopathy proper will not be practiced, then it is exactly as the detractors proclaim, a useless therapy.

 

 

 

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“Get Quarantined and Measles Vaccine or “goes to Jail”

ABC Video: CDC and Health Officials Tell 26 Year Old Woman She Gets Quarantined and Measles Vaccine or “goes to Jail”

26 year old Woman and family say the CDC and Health officials want her under quarantine and to get a vaccine or “Go to Jail” OR be charged criminally.  Family says they feel threatened. The CDC and local Health Officials have called and showed up uninvited to their home. The frightened family was served a home intervention notice too.

Just moments after we published our friends in Washington DC’s piece  (Alliance for Natural Health) about how a new federal order could allow you to be locked up and given drugs against your will- we saw the following about a young girl in South Pasadena:

Twenty six year old graduate student Ylsa Tellez  and her family received an official home intervention notice from the county in Los Angeles (Ylsa and her family live in the suburb of Pasadena)  The CDC and county officials  have threatened this intervention (with possible jail time and charges) if she doesn’t quarantine herself and or do a forced vaccination. Ylsa’s younger sister has the measles but had a full recovery (like many healthy kids have for centuries) and she is asymptomatic. Also the family got a call from the CDC and wants her to get vaccinated and quarantine herself.  She is resisting and insists she’s not sick and that they cannot force her to get a vaccine (or intervene as she is 26 years old) but she is weighing her options right now and will see if she gets the shot or not.

From the article on Ylsa who could be forced into quarantine and vaccinated.

Ylsa has no symptoms and feels perfectly healthy, but she said she received a call on Tuesday from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and got a visit by the local health department, both of whom wanted her to quarantine herself inside.

“(They were) saying I need to get vaccinated and I need to be quarantined, otherwise I’m going to go to jail or something, or I’m going to get a misdemeanor,” said Ylsa.

Ylsa says she refuses to be a prisoner in her own home despite the possible quarantine order. Ylsa’s mother is also defending her daughter.

“It’s not nice when my daughter is threatened like this because she’s not even sick,” said Myrna Tellez.

Her mother said  she does not like the fact her daughter was threatened like this by the health officials and the CDC.

Yisa goes on to say

“I’m just a little upset because if there are so many cases of people that got the shot who also developed measles, then why are they attacking me specifically?” said Ylsa. “I don’t think it’s necessary for me to be on house arrest.”

We feel for Ylsa and hope that she and her family aren’t forced to vaccinate against a 26 year old WOMAN’s wishes. Her sister fully recovered and she’s not symptomatic and is taking immune boosting supplements. She said she’ll meet with her doctor tomorrow to make a decision .

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