CDC Admits CA Pertussis Epidemic Caused By Waning Vaccine Immunity
During the annual meeting of the Infectious Diseases Society of America, CDC researchers presented results from two separate independent studies that both showed that children faced a significantly higher rate of pertussis (whooping cough) infection four or more years after their fifth and final vaccination (which these days usually occurs when the children are about four years old). As their immunity decreases, the children become more vulnerable to the infection. This increased vulnerability resulting from the acellular pertussis vaccine is linked to the recent surges in pertussis cases in the U.S.
“It certainly caused the 2010 California epidemic, and it happened in Minnesota and Oregon, too. Waning immunity with acellular pertussis led to greater vulnerability in 7- to 10-year-olds,” commented Dr. Kathryn M. Edwards, Sarah H. Sell professor of pediatrics and director of the Vaccine Research Program at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.
In short, the CDC has admitted that the current pertussis vaccine is only effective for an exceedingly short period of time. As the article mentions:
Pertussis “is a difficult disease. Even after five doses, susceptibility increases after 1 year. It’s really a toughie,” said Dr. Sarah Long, professor of pediatrics at Drexel University and chief of infectious diseases at St. Christopher’s Hospital for Children, both in Philadelphia.
The fact that the pertussis vaccine may increase rates of pertussis is hardly anything new. Nonetheless, this discovery has a number of implications:
- It invalidates previous explanations of the outbreak, which tended to blame unvaccinated children or farm workers despite any evidence to show that they were indeed at fault. This also shows that the recent California lawbanning unvaccinated children from attending school is completely unfounded.
- It may lead to a greater push for the whole-cell pertussis vaccine instead of the acellular vaccine. This vaccine is “quite reactive,” meaning there is a greater chance of children having negative reactions to the vaccine. Parents need to be aware of this possibility.
- As an alternative, or in addition to the above, there may be a push for additional booster vaccinations (because more is always better!) or spacing the fifth dose so that it is given to 6-year-olds rather than 4-year-olds. (Ten points for guessing which path the pharmaceutical industry would prefer!)
It’s likely, given the power of the pharmaceutical industry in America, that this discovery will simply result in even more recommended vaccines for children, despite the fact that it contains a significant amount of toxins, including aluminum. As we have repeatedly documented on this blog, aluminum is a known toxic compound – not anything you want entering your child’s body.