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Is Pertussis Vaccine Effective or Not?

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Recent vaccine research again reveals the gulf between what you're told about vaccines-how they work and how effective they are at preventing infectious disease-versus what is truly known about naturally acquired and vaccine acquired immunity.

Nearly a century after the release of the whooping cough (B. pertussis) vaccine, mounting evidence suggests that widespread mandated use of the vaccine could potentially be doing more harm than good in the long term-in addition to having been found lacking in the effectiveness department. As reported by The Washington Post:

"The research suggests that while the vaccine may keep people from getting sick, it doesn't prevent them from spreading whooping cough - also known as pertussis - to others.

'It could explain the increase in pertussis that we're seeing in the US,' said one of the researchers, Tod Merkel of the Food and Drug Administration...

Last year was the nation's worst year for whooping cough in six decades- US health officials received reports of more than 48,000 cases, including 18 deaths... Some studies have concluded the newer vaccine doesn't last as long as the old one. But the study by Merkel and his colleagues offers a new wrinkle."


New 'Wrinkle' Busts Major Hole in Pro-Mandatory Vaccination Argument

The "new wrinkle" revealed in the featured FDA baboon study is that while the vaccine can cut down on serious clinical disease symptoms, it doesn't eliminate transmission of the disease. This busts a major hole in the entire argument that vaccines achieve herd immunity, which is used as justification for mandatory vaccination campaigns.          


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