Conspiracy Theorist: 2/24

The root problem

By Mark Luedtke

If you fell for the Ebola fearmongering last year, you might fear the Disneyland measles outbreak is the new Black Death. Fearmongering dominates reporting on the measles outbreak. The Hill reports, “Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Director Tom Frieden on Sunday warned that the U.S. could see a ‘large outbreak’ of measles.” That sounds scary until you realize the total of number cases confirmed as of this writing is 102. Not to dismiss the health concerns of those individuals, but when I was young, measles was a minor, inconvenient rite of passage. Last year 644 people caught measles, mostly in Ohio, yet we survived. The worst outbreak in recent memory was 956 cases in 1994. None of these outbreaks justify the panicked response from the press.

This panic isn’t about the measles per se. It’s about people thinking and choosing not to kowtow to government’s vaccination demands. This challenge to government’s pretense of authority causes panic among our thieving rulers and their media propagandists.

While most measles patients hadn’t been vaccinated, a number have been. The vaccine doesn’t prevent measles. Even The Washington Post challenges the effectiveness of the measles vaccine. “In the panic over measles’ spread in California and beyond, the public has been quick to blame vaccine refusers concentrated in wealthy, educated communities for being too ignorant to realize that measles can be a serious disease. This charge, however, ignores the history of measles,” Elena Conis notes. “It’s an intractable disease that, despite decades of vaccination, rebuffs our best efforts at elimination.” Thank goodness Jeff Bezos bought The Post. No Post reporter would have been allowed to challenge something as sacrosanct as the establishment line on vaccines before he took over.

In a related story, the CDC, which is supposed to control and prevent disease, informs we’re suffering a brutal influenza epidemic. They failed again. The chronically poor flu vaccine is worse than usual this year. Youth Health Magazine reports, “[The CDC] also issued a warning that the flu vaccine might not work this year. When pharmaceutical companies have already created the vaccine for year 2014 and 2015, a new mutated strain of H3N2 circulated in many states in the United States. Flu vaccines would take months to make and it was too late to change the formula. Hence, last fall, the flu epidemic started.” Even though the vaccine targeted the H3N2 strain, the vaccine is officially only 23 percent effective. That means it’s really less effective than that. Given the problems with vaccines, it probably does more harm than good.

Needless to say, the CDC recommends getting the vaccine anyway. Youth Health continues, “Nevertheless, [the CDC is] still recommending that everyone should get the vaccine. This is because even though it might not perfectly work on the strain of flu that is circulating now, it can work on other strains that might show up anytime soon.”

When I grew up, 59 percent was considered failure, but government considers 23 percent a success. In a free market, the CDC and the Food and Drug Administration, which determines which strains the vaccine targets, would go bankrupt and be replaced by better, more innovative companies which would produce safer and more effective immunisations year after year instead of perpetually failing like these socialist bureaucracies.

Dr. Bill Sardi tells why he will never vaccinate his child: “Children under age two are not able to develop sufficient antibodies to develop immunity from vaccination,” he said. “Pediatricians admit vaccination of young infants and toddlers represents ‘training the parent to bring their child in at all the pediatric wellness visits.’” This shows mandatory vaccinations are about authority, not health.

“Now once we understand vaccines ARE a little bit of the very diseases they propose to quell then we can understand the folly of giving 5 different types of infectious diseases to an immune compromised child at one time… Most of the people I know who got a flu shot at the local pharmacy report they got the flu,” he said. “Of course!”

Dr. David Brownstein informs, “I feel that today’s children, as compared to previous generations, are suffering from more chronic illnesses because they are exposed to more toxins and they are receiving too many vaccines at too young of an age. The vaccines contain toxic elements such as mercury, aluminum and formaldehyde. It is ludicrous to inject these toxic agents into our youth and expect good outcomes.”

The root problem with vaccines is they are created by government-granted monopolies. Like all monopolies, government’s crony healthcare monopolies need not produce safe, high quality products, lower prices or innovate because they face no competition. They and their government masters earn billions from our tax dollars while people get sick and die because their products stink.

Vaccines have helped nearly eradicate many diseases, but they also hurt people. You can’t make an informed decision about getting vaccinated without investigating both facts. Because it’s inherently collectivist and authoritarian, government ignores the second fact, harming many individuals.

Breastfeeding is superior to vaccines, and free market healthcare is superior to government healthcare.

Mark Luedtke is an electrical engineer with a degree from the University of Cincinnati and currently works for a Dayton attorney. He can be reached at MarkLuedtke@DaytonCityPaper.com.

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