What Is Herd Immunity?
The concept of “herd immunity” is based on a discovery in the 1900s that if enough of the population obtained natural immunity from getting an illness there wouldn’t be enough individuals to spread the disease.
The idea was that children would get the disease at school age. This would protect them as adults and as elderly from getting the disease. As adults, mothers would breastfeed to protect their infants by passing antibodies through breastmilk.
Today we take “herd immunity” to mean that no one gets the disease if we all vaccinate. This doesn’t work and here’s why:
- Vaccines would have to promise immunity and they don’t. Vaccines promise to introduce an antigen but they don’t promise that that antigen will initiate an antibody response. Even if you have an antibody response that doesn’t mean you are immune. A great deal of people don’t become immune after receiving a vaccine… hence why vaccinated people can still contract the disease.
- Immunity from vaccines is temporary (4-20 years). Immunity will be gone by adulthood for most of us.
- Live virus vaccines shed. MMR, chicken pox, Rotavirus, and shingles vaccines all shed up to 28 days after injection. DTap is not a live virus but still causes asymptotic carriers which can spread disease without knowing. Polio vaccine is recently being linked to outbreaks of hand, foot and mouth disease.
Herd Immunity Fact: The herd immunity theory was originally coined in 1933 by a researcher called Hedrich. He had been studying measles patterns in the US between 1900-1931 (years before any vaccine was ever invented 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. This was based upon the principle that children build their own immunity after suffering with or being exposed to the disease. So the herd immunity theory was, in fact, about natural disease processes and nothing to do with vaccination. If 68% of the population were allowed to build their own natural defences, there would be no raging epidemic.
Later on, vaccinologists adopted the phrase and increased the figure from 68% to 95% with no scientific justification as to why, and then stated that there had to be 95% vaccine coverage to achieve immunity. Essentially, they took Hedrich’s study and manipulated it to promote their vaccination programs. [Monthly Estimates of the Child Population ‘Susceptible’ to Measles, 1900-1931, Baltimore, MD, AW Hedrich, American Journal of Epidemiology, May 1933 – Oxford University Press].
Russell Blaylock, MD remarks, “One of the grand lies of the vaccine program is the concept of “herd immunity”. In fact, vaccines for most Americans declined to non-protective levels within 5 to 10 years of the vaccines. This means that for the vast majority of Americans, as well as others in the developed world, herd immunity doesn’t exist and hasn’t for over 60 years.” [‘Vaccine Safety Manual’ by Neil Z Miller; New Atlantean Press; 2008, 2009; pgs 16-17]
Majority Of Outbreaks Occur In Vaccinated Populations
According to statistics, most outbreaks occur in populations where the majority of individuals were previously vaccinated. Time and time again we see outbreaks in fully vaccinated populations; college campuses, military ships, daycares, etc. The idea that vaccines offer herd immunity is disproven by every single one of these instances.
Doctors Were Taught That Childhood Vaccines Lasted A Lifetime
This was believed for over 70 years. It was not until recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines are quite ineffective and sometimes only last 2 years. What this means is that at least half the population, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, a large majority of the population has been unprotected for decades.
Vaccine Do Not Create Herd Immunity
If we listen to present-day CDC wisdom, we are all at risk of resurgent massive epidemics should the vaccination rate fall below 95%. However, most people have lived for at least 40 years with a large portion of the population having no vaccine protection. That is, herd immunity has not existed in this country for many decades and no resurgent epidemics have occurred. Vaccine-induced herd immunity is a lie used to frighten doctors, public-health officials, other medical personnel, and the public into accepting vaccinations.