By Veronika Robinson
I’ve had a lot of contact from anxious parents lately with all the media hype around the measles outbreak in Wales. There has been so much misinformation in the press and trying to educate people properly is like trying to hold back the tide!
Measles will only develop in a body that is low on vitamin A. Carrots (fresh, home-made carrot juice) are a good natural source, as are mangos and dried apricots. The fear around measles is that a person can die from it. However, people don’t die from measles ~ they die from the 'medical mismanagement' of the fever. (see our July/August 2013 issue to learn more about the importance of fever)
We are told over and over that we need to get everyone vaccinated for ‘herd immunity’. If vaccinations worked, then this wouldn’t be necessary.
The idea of herd immunity came about in 1933. A researcher called Hedrich had been studying measles patterns in the US between 1900 -1931 (years before the vaccine for measles), and he observed that epidemics of the illness only occurred when less than 68% of children had developed a natural immunity to it. Children build their own immunity after being exposed to the disease. So let’s be very clear: herd immunity is about natural disease and NOT vaccination. What needs to happen is for humans to build up natural immunity to ‘protect the herd’.
As with anything ‘good’ in nature, it’s often stolen and bastardised for the sake of money. Vaccinologists adopted the phrase, and for some incomprehensible reason increased the figure from 68% to 95%. There has never been any scientific justification for this.
Unvaccinated children aren’t ‘spreading’ the disease. In fact, if you look carefully at studies and research there isn’t a single study in the world to prove that vaccines work. And, if you keep researching, you’ll find that even in populations where more than 95% of people are vaccinated, there are still epidemics! Who do they blame for that?
I often hear the claim that certain diseases, such as Polio, have been wiped out because of vaccines. NOT TRUE. They’ve simply been renamed. If you do your research, and keep digging, and keep asking questions, then you’ll see through the sham. I sometimes hear from people who say that if vaccinations were harmful then the government wouldn’t promote them. Ahem..Really? The government knows that wi-fi is harmful, but they keep investing billions of pounds in it… Where there’s money to be made, people turn a blind eye.
It is (so far) impossible to get an accurate study of vaccinated children v. unvaccinated…and not surprisingly the medical profession suggests it is unethical to withhold vaccinations from children. We live in a culture which doesn’t actually know what good health looks like. We think that suffering colds, ear infections, eczema, asthma are ‘normal’ because they’re so common, but are they? Could they have been avoided if our focus had been on natural immunity?
If you want to learn more about the impact of vaccination, do read The Sanctity of Human Blood by Neil Miller.
I’m so pleased to say that from our July issue, the amazing Vera Scheibner is writing for The Mother magazine. She’s a retired scientist who is dedicated to educating about the impact of vaccinations.
As a mother, I’ve never needed to read up on studies to make my decisions (though I’ve read far more on this subject than I ever imagined was possible). I simply listened to my heart, and more importantly to common sense. I respect other people's choice to vaccinate if they truly believe that is the right thing to do. Personally, I wouldn't vaccinate my children for all the money in the world.