It wasn’t supposed to happen this way – at least, that’s what the vaccine Nazis have always told us in justifying forced ingestion of poisonous, infectious substances into our bodies.
Once we were vaccinated against diseases like measles, mumps and rubella, they said, we were never again at risk of getting those diseases. Well, it turns out – again – that the vaccine Nazis were wrong.
Officials at Harvard University have sent out an urgent appeal to students, asking them to take better precautions against infecting each other with mumps, after at least 40 cases have been confirmed since the beginning of the year.
That’s 40 cases of confirmed mumps in students who were vaccinated, by the way.
School officials began warning the student body in February, after the disease had been confirmed in two students. The warning letter even discussed the fallacy of permanent immunity from a mumps vaccine:
[T]hose who have been vaccinated for mumps—though much less likely to contract the virus—can still be infected.
Only one way to become permanently immune
By the way, the letter – from Paul J. Barreira, MD, Director: Harvard University Health Services and the Henry K. Oliver Professor of Hygiene – also noted another medical truth: That self-immunization is much more effective than a vaccine.
Individuals who have previously had mumps are considered immune to the virus.
Much has changed since that initial outbreak. By March, school and local health officials reported that mumps had spread to 16 students, despite the fact that all of them “were fully immunized against the mumps prior to contracting the disease.”
Now, at least 40 people are sick with mumps, and that’s got the school’s chief health official worried.
“I’m actually more concerned now than I was during any time of the outbreak,” Barreira told The Harvard Crimson. “I’m desperate to get students to take seriously that they shouldn’t be infecting one another.”
In fact, the disease is spreading so rapidly that it may even affect the university’s May 26 commencement, Barreira added.
“If there’s a spike this week, that means those students expose others, so now we’re looking at a potential serious interruption to commencement for students,” he told the student newspaper. “Students will get infected and then go into isolation.”
Mumps is a viral infection that affects the salivary glands, and while it is generally considered rare, it certainly is becoming more common on the campus of an Ivy League school filled with young adults from well-to-do families. If mumps can strike and flourish there, it can strike and flourish anywhere.
Series of outbreaks
There have been additional outbreaks at other college campuses. Between 2011 and 2013, there were outbreaks on campuses in California, Virginia and Maryland, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reported.
There were even larger outbreaks from 2009 to 2010, the CDC noted:
— One multi-year outbreak involved about 3,000 people and mostly affected high school-aged students who were part of a close-knit religious community in New York City and attended schools in which they had very close contact. The outbreak started when an infected student in this religious community returned from the United Kingdom where a large mumps outbreak was occurring.
— The second outbreak involved about 500 people, mostly school-aged children, in the U.S. Territory of Guam.
But the most serious recent outbreak occurred in 2006, the CDC noted:
In 2006, the United States experienced a multi-state mumps outbreak involving more than 6,500 reported cases. This resurgence predominantly affected college-aged students living in the Midwest, with outbreaks occurring on many different Midwestern college campuses.
Remember all that faked data?
“The CDC claims the mumps vaccine is 76 to 95 percent effective, but they offer no scientific evidence whatsoever to support that claim. To date, there has never been a randomized, double-blind placebo-controlled study published on the mumps vaccine in humans. The so-called ‘scientific’ evidence supporting these vaccines is purely imaginary,” he wrote.
That claim was borne out a few years later, when he reported that two Merck scientists who filed a False Claims Act complaint in 2010 – a complaint which has just now been unsealed – accused vaccine manufacturer Merck of knowingly falsifying its mumps vaccine test data, spiking blood samples with animal antibodies, selling a vaccine that actually promoted mumps and measles outbreaks, and ripping off governments and consumers who bought the vaccine thinking it was “95% effective.”