Brandon Turbeville | Activist Post
In the traditional manner of annual pro-vaccine propaganda, a recent report by Laura L. Myers of Reuters published on July 20, 2012, continues the seasonal fear-mongering by the vaccine industry and the medical establishment in an attempt to stampede Americans into receiving the DTaP (Diptheria, Tetanus & Pertussis) vaccine.
Entitled, “U.S. whooping cough outbreak could be worst in half century,” the article repeats the warning that has undoubtedly come straight from the vaccine industry and the public health agencies they control, that 2012 “is on track to be the most severe [Pertussis outbreak] in over half a century . . .”
The culprit for the next outbreak that will kill us all? You guessed it – the lack of vaccination.
In her article Myers states (repeats) the claim that “possible waning vaccination” is the cause for the alleged increase in the numbers of Pertussis cases occurring in the United States in 2012.Myers (and every other mainstream media outlet that reprinted this drug company and medical agency press release) goes on to repeat the following statistics in a manner that is clearly intended to frighten the less-informed into rushing to their nearest clinic and begging for the DTaP shot. She writes,
Washington State, which declared an epidemic in April, and Wisconsin were particularly hard hit, with each reporting more than 3,000 cases, according to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Nine people have died overall and the number of cases was already more than double than at the same time last year.
At this point, it is difficult not to be reminded of the Swine Flu “pandemic” that would eclipse the previous outbreak in 1976 and cause widespread death the world over. Obviously, the answer to this public health crisis was vaccines, vaccines, and more vaccines – even if they were untested and filled with toxic chemicals. But while the fearful masses rushed to their doctors and health departments to receive the shots, it was determined later that not only was the Swine Flu risks overinflated, but that the entire affair was concocted by the drug companies and health agencies in an effort to boost the vaccine industry.
Nevertheless, it is important to look at the new propaganda push centered around the DTaP or Pertussis/Whooping Cough vaccine in 2012.
First, through cleverly worded statistics, the individual who put these reports together was indeed able to make the cases of Pertussis seem to be a public health emergency. Yet, although the numbers may be high, the speculation that those numbers will rise to the levels of the alleged 1959 peak is just that – speculation.
In fact, in pointing out that 9 people have died so far- although it sounds terrifying – does not necessarily mean that this year will bring about even more deaths. While 1959 does represent somewhat of a peak in the statistics presented by the CDC, the fact is that even if the number of deaths in 2012 double to 18, the death rate would still not equal that of the years 2004 or 2005.
This is not to say, however, that cases of Pertussis are not on the rise. It is merely to show that the population should not engage in immediate panic and emergency measures.
Indeed, there is cause for concern regarding the disturbing trend of increasing cases of Pertussis, not just in 2012, but overall since the late 1990s. However, this concern should not be expressed for the reasons we are fed by the mainstream media and medical establishment, i.e. “waning vaccination rates.”
In fact, we should all be concerned for an entirely different reason – the fact that it is not waning vaccination rates that is causing the uptick in cases of Pertussis, but increased vaccination rates.
Keep in mind, the recent increase in cases of Pertussis occurring from the mid-1980s to the present, (as represented by the statistics provided by the CDC on page 220 of the CDC PinkBook pdf “Pertussis”) has taken place in the most vaccinated population in history.
However, the fact that the morbidity and mortality rates of Whooping Cough have decreased as a whole since its once legitimately-feared status as child killer in the late 1800s and early 1900s is not debatable. What is debatable is the reason for this decrease.
To clear up any confusion in the statistics provided by the CDC in the PinkBook “Pertussis” booklet, it is important to note that the statistics provided on page 219 allegedly demonstrating the effectiveness of the Pertussis vaccine have been cleverly cropped in order to present false data.