Vaccines are often regarded as a necessity for good health. Without it, you’re sure to catch some kind of horrible disease like whooping cough. Or at the very least, that’s what most of us have been led to believe for most of our lives. But what if vaccination is actually what makes people sick?
A massive rebuttal to the Forbes article written in 2012 by Steven Salzberg was authored by Dr. Paul G. King, Ph.D., of FAME Systems. In his rebuttal, Dr. King tears apart the popular belief that the reemergence of devastating infectious diseases is a direct result of people not getting vaccinated. In fact, Dr. King posits that it is the current vaccination schedule in and of itself that is causing disease outbreaks. In reference to a spike on whooping cough, Dr. King suggests that vaccines are neither effective at combatting whooping cough long-term for inoculated people, nor is it a cost-effective means of protection. He also states that vaccination only serves to increase the number of people who are carriers of low levels of the disease.
Vaccines do not elicit a natural immune system response. Normally, when a pathogen enters the body — it is first greeted by the innate immune system. If the innate immune system fails to disengage the pathogen, then the adaptive immune system will step in and kick things up a notch. Vaccines, however, skip the innate immune system and go straight to provoking the adaptive immune system. By skipping this crucial first steps, vaccination tends to produce only a temporary, and often incomplete, form of immunity. President and co-founder of the National Vaccine Information Center Barbara Loe Fisher states, “Whereas natural recovery from many infectious diseases usually stimulates lifetime immunity, vaccines only provide temporary protection and most vaccines require ‘booster’ doses to extend vaccine-induced artificial immunity.”
Recent CDC data indicates that whooping cough is still on the rise. For the year of 2014, the CDC reported a 15% increase in whooping cough cases as compared to 2013. A 15% increase in just one year should be rather alarming, but what is also interesting is the population most affected by the spike. Adolescents aged 13 through 15 saw a major increase in whooping cough occurrence, as did 16-year-olds.
Dr. King stated in his report that, “[T]he reality is that more than 75% of the cases of whooping cough in outbreaks in Washington State since 2002 reportedly have been occurring in ‘fully’ vaccinated individuals, and this reality continues to be true in the 2012 ‘epidemic.” If most people who get whooping cough are vaccinated, how can we have faith in vaccines?