Measles – Media Hype = Controversy

We’ve been seeing measles outbreaks in the media lately with more and more fury, and more and more people screaming for more laws, and more.   Some of the comments on news articles are really idiotic and many have no clue to what exactly measles is or does.  Many actually believe you will die if you get the measles, which is hardly the case.  Some folks will demand that mandatory vaccinations for everyone, and some call for the arrest of any parent who doesn’t vaccinate their child voluntarily.

What makes this hype scary is the majority believes that measles is deadly.  That it is spread by non vaccinated people, and that a vaccination bestows immunity to the disease.

Here are a few facts the government never mentions in the news but doctors used to tell us 30 plus years ago which is still true today.

– Children under the age of 5 (before school age) should be contracting measles.   Their bodies have a better chance at fighting measles at a young age than when they are older.  As well, by contracting measles when young, it will give them lifetime protection with natural antibodies.

– No one has died from measles in North America since the 1960s. (And it wasn’t due to vaccines)

– Vaccines are not cures.  They are there to boost the immune system but is not meant to replace it.

– Your immune system is better than a vaccine.

– People who have kids that get sick, tend to keep them at home from school.

You’ve most likely heard stories of parents who used to purposely get their child sick with measles and chicken pox.   This is a hundred percent true.   I know this because I was one of those children.  Back when I was a child, parents would hold measles and chicken pox parties to ensure the spread of the illness.   How it worked was a child in the neighborhood would get sick with measles or chicken pox and the neighborhood kids were invited to play with the sick child and their toys.   Cake and pop was served and the sick child didn’t feel so sick having kids to play with for a few hours after being kept at home for days.

I’ve talked to some young parents and told them this and they went bug eyed and couldn’t believe what I said.  One friend even said that was child abuse.

It wasn’t.  It was good parenting.   By exposing children young to illness that they can easily get over as a child but can be deadly as an adult, just makes sense.    By not exposing a child to measles or chicken pox, you are leaving the child at risk as an adult.   Measles and chicken pox can be deadly for an adult.

Yes I know there are children with compromised immune systems.  For this I would say get the vaccine and help them through the illness with good vitamin enriched foods, give them aspirin and other over the counter medications to help them fight off fever and after a short time they will be healthy again with the lifetime antibodies.

I get that parents want to protect their children and keep them safe, I really do, but in the long run you are seriously running the risk of death of your precious baby later in life when they are adults.     (I’ve said this to parents and there is a serious disconnect with them, as if their baby will never grow up to adulthood).

Here is the other thing that even the maker of the MMR2 vaccine states.

“As for any vaccine, vaccination with M-M-R II may not result in protection in 100% of vaccinees”    (Vaccinees = The people who are vaccinated).

This means, it doesn’t work, for everyone.   This line comes from the documentation pdf about the mmr2 vaccine.   It states clearly in the study summary it is 95% effective at creating antibodies, but no where does it state that the antibodies it creates is effective at attacking a virus.  Sorry folks, but this is the trick the vaccine industry uses.   Word play and word magic.

Doctors will tell you, it is perfectly safe and one hundred percent effective.   They are citing the information that they see from television news casts.  They don’t read the ingredients lists, the vaccine inserts, or the studies or documentation that they, as medical professionals have access too.   The ones who actually do, will not push a vaccine on a parent and will actually inform the patient or the parents the risks.

Doctors just don’t have time.   They really don’t, they see patients all day, as well many are part of medical groups that take turns in clinics, hospitals and more.  Their free time is spent relaxing, not looking at medical studies.    So they have to rely on what Health Canada, CDC and the WHO says.

The other part of the controversy that gets me is the parents who believe that their vaccinated child is protected, but at the same time will get angry and call for segregation of children when an outbreak happens.

If the child is immunized and under the parents logic, protected, then why are they freaking out.    The reason is simply that they know their child is not protected but can’t admit to themselves that their child is at risk.      They can’t comprehend that by not getting the illness as a child leaves you vulnerable as an adult or that they are risking others to illness through vaccine shedding or even just contracting the disease naturally.

They blame unvaccinated people but in truth, unvaccinated people are healthier than vaccinated.   They have less compromised immune systems and are able to fight off measles better.

The recent outburst of the woman in Ontario on social media who blamed unvaccinated people for the possibility of her child contracting measles in a doctors office is just a prime example of the hysteria this harmless disease and the media is causing.   They also like to use trigger colors so when you see a specific color you think of the illness.   Ebola is bright green, measles is purple. They even get the newscasters to wear the colors when they do special segments on air about the disease.   Don’t think this is true?   Go do a google search of measles and then look at videos of news footage.   Do you see purple?  Try Ebola.   Do you see green?

This is a Psychological method used to associate colors with something the government/media wants.   By infusing us with images in the media of the color, we will subconsciously associate those colors with the diseases and combined with scaring us, it will cause a negative association with the color.  They do this over and over again through the media outlets and because it is repeated over and over again, our brain sub-consciously records this and makes the neuron connections and associations so we eventually don’t even think anymore, just react.

All they have to do is throw out the color purple and combine it with the words measles outbreak and it will bring a sense of dread to the majority of people who watch television. In return they subconsciously fear and then react due to that fear instead of through conscious thought out reasoning.  And then rush out to get the vaccines.

This is a marketing trick.  It happens all the time with all sorts of products.   McDonald’s is notorious for this.  “Golden Arches”.

Also another thing to consider is what you hear on television.  Even the experts contradict themselves at the CDC, WHO and Health Canada.   They say they need 95% of the people vaccinated to eradicate the illness, but admit that vaccines don’t work on 15% of the population.   That means by the math alone, eradication is impossible to attain.

Please, please, if your reading this and have children with healthy immune systems, then consider allowing them to get measles when they are kids, they will thank you when they are adults.    I know I thanked my mother for allow me to get measles as a child.