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Putting Measles Mania in Proper Perspective

by Tony Isaacs
author of
Cancer's Natural Enemy

(The Best Years in Life) Here we are in the middle of another "measles crisis" and the media and politicians are on another feeding frenzy. Just like the last "crisis" a few years ago, everywhere one looks there is a mountain of hysteria and strident condemnations of parents who choose not to vaccinate. Public figures and talking heads on both the left and the right bought into the panic and called loudly for such measures as mandatory vaccinations nationwide and prohibitions against unvaccinated students attending schools.

Even the President appears to have given in to the hysteria and recommended vaccinations in spite of his previous anti-vaccination stance. RFK, Jr. could you please have a word with the man? Good grief, folks! Take a deep breath folks and look at the facts about the so-called crisis.

Less than 1,000 instances of an increasingly less virulent disease which kills almost no one out of a population of 330 million people is hardly an epidemic crisis. Now cancer, heart disease and diabetes, all of which kill millions annually, those are epidemic crises!

Before you fall prey to the measles hype and hysteria it is time to once again put measles mania in proper perspective.

Measles by the Numbers

As of April 26th, there have been 722 confirmed cases of measles in the United States this year. Out of a population of about 330 million people. That works out to odds of about 1 in 457,000 of catching measles - and if you do catch measles, you are extremely unlikely to die.

Do you really want to subject your child or yourself to the neurotoxins, mutagens, live viruses and other dangerous ingredients in vaccines for a 1 in hundreds of thousands chance of exposure? Because the undeniable fact is that vaccines are dangerous. They can cause permanent damage and they can be fatal - and that includes the measles vaccine, which kills 10 - 12 people on average each year. Given the huge push for more measles vaccinations, the number of deaths from the vaccine are likely to go up.

Measles themselves have steadily become less virulent and today fewer than 1 in 1000 measles infections results in death. Thus far this year, not one single death has been attributed to measles.


The Dangers of the Measles Vaccines and Other Vaccines

Pro-vaxxers, as vaccine proponents are often called, like to point out that the idea that measles vaccines cause autism has been debunked – regardless of evidence and Vaccine Court payouts to the contrary. Whether there is a link between measles vaccines and autism or not, getting caught up in that argument can be a trap for the “anti-vaxxers” because it diverts attention from the very real dangers of measles vaccines and other vaccines.

It is indisputable that vaccinations can harm you in many ways besides autism. That is why the government’s vaccine compensation program has paid out about 3 Billion dollars to vaccine victims, despite all the obstacles designed into the program to hinder filing claims and getting paid. And, as mentioned above, vaccines can indeed be fatal. Take the measles vaccine for example: During the past 10 years, there have been 108 deaths attributed to the vaccine and likely many more that were falsely attributed to other causes. A search for measles deaths during that same time period turns up only 4 deaths attributed to measles.

Like virtually all vaccines, the measles vaccination is less than 100% effective – as evidenced by the fact that some of the measles cases are occurring in vaccinated children. There is another unpleasant truth about the measles vaccine which medicine does not want you to know: vaccinated children can spread measles – as shown by documents from the CDC, the WHO and Merck Pharmaceuticals,

The Truth about Vaccinations Role in Reducing Disease

Mainstream medicine and the vaccine makers have claimed much credit for eradicating and reducing infectious diseases; however, the truth is that vaccines did not save us from those diseases. Every single disease that vaccines have been credited with stopping or reducing was already declining precipitously before the vaccines were introduced.

All one has to do to verify the overblown credit taken by vaccines is to simply look at the timelines and charts for infectious disease data. What they clearly show is that the trends for all infectious diseases were heading towards zero or very few infections prior to the introduction of the vaccines for those diseases. And here is what should be the clincher: Three diseases which were on a similar decline to measles and other vaccinated diseases in the U.S. and the UK have also largely disappeared despite never having had a vaccination developed for them. Those three diseases are: scurvy, typhoid fever and scarlet fever.

It was not medicine, but rather improved sanitation and nutrition which were most responsible for the reduction in infectious diseases. In other words, what reduced diseases were such things as indoor plumbing and toilets, hot water and sterilization, regular baths and hand washing and better access to healthy food. (Sadly, our foods have become less healthy over the past few decades due to Big Food adulterating our foods with harmful additives and processing out much of the nutrition). That is why we see so much disease today in under-developed countries which have poor sanitation, including open latrines and lack of potable water, and poor nutrition.

The Real Reasons Behind the Measles Scare

In case you wonder about the real reasons behind the measles hype and hysteria, consider this: Vaccines have become a huge cash cow for mainstream medicine – and nothing boosts vaccine sales like a good scare now and then. Like the Ebola scare for example. But there was not enough time to develop, produce and distribute vaccines to capitalize on Ebola (but a word of warning: don’t count another Ebola scare out at a future date once the vaccines have been developed and mass produced!).

More often than not, the vaccine makers can count on a good flu scare to boost sales – but this year’s annual flu scare pretty much fizzled out after this year’s flu vaccines themselves fizzled. Flu vaccines are always a guessing game where vaccine makers try to figure out which flu strain will be most prevalent. This year they guessed wrong and the CDC was forced to admit that this year’s vaccines were only about 28% effective. The CDC, which never saw a vaccine they didn’t like, still lamely recommended getting flu vaccinations anyway, but the damage to flu vaccine sales had been done.

So, what is the poor multi-billion dollar vaccine industry to do without a good scare to boost sales this year? Lo and behold, just in the nick of time along came “measles mania”. My, what a coincidence!

The Good News about Preventing and Treating Measles

Even if measles does become more widely spread, there are natural and very ways to prepare for and treat measles. The same things which caused the decline of diseases in the past are still good ones today. In addition to avoiding contact with people who have measles, practice good sanitation and eat as healthily as you can (and that means eating organic, nutrient dense foods). Since it is literally impossible to get optimal nutrition from diet alone in today’s world of mineral depleted soils and nutrient depleted processed foods, one should also take a good all around whole food derived organic supplement which supplies all of the vitamins, minerals and other nutrients needed for optimal health. This author has found none better than IntraMax for adults and IntraKid for children.

Here is the really good news: Should you or your children actually come down with measles, there is a safe, effective solution to overcoming measles and adapting to measles symptoms: Daily doses of vitamin A. Research has proven that children with low vitamin A levels are more likely to get measles, more likely to get a worse case and more likely to suffer an increased rate of side effects and death. Vitamin A supplementation, such as daily doses of cod liver oil, greatly reduces mortality as well as severe measles symptoms and side effects.

Don’t simply wait until you get measles to take vitamin A, begin taking it and giving it to your child now to boost their natural immunity. Note that good natural sources of vitamin A include cod, wild halibut, krill, salmon liver oil, carrots, spinach and celery.

Other items to consider for combating measles are the super pathogen destroyer colloidal silver and digestive enzymes (which strip the head off viruses and keep them from multiplying. If you get measles, take copious amounts of both in addition to vitamin A,

Although written with the swine flu in mind, these two articles by MD and Naturopathic Doctor Ken O’Neal have some very good information that can also be applied to measles and the measles vaccination:

Dr. Ken’s Immune System Booster Protocol for the H1N1 Swine & Avian Influenzas

What Would I Do If Forced To Be Vaccinated Against My Consent? - by Dr. Ken

The Most Important Argument Against Mandatory Vaccinations

Last but not least there is this argument against forced vaccinations: The government does not have the right to force us to take vaccines or any other medications. This author’s good friend and health figure Donna Voetee (AKA Granny Goodfood) put it this way:

“It doesn’t matter if vaccines cured wrinkles, obesity, hemorrhoids, and flatulence and conferred a 100 year life span. Government has no authority to mandate them. I’ve said the same thing about fluoride for years. It’s not how much is safe; we lose the argument once we concede that government has the right to put ANY amount in our water. We lose the vaccine argument when we agree that we can get a “waiver.” This means that we have agreed that government has the primary right to mandate an alleged medicine into our bodies, and we can only appeal to be exempted. By virtue of UNALIENABLE rights, our bodies are not subject to medication by mandate. I think the anti-vaccine community needs to argue the issue correctly, from the standpoint of liberty, or all will be lost.”

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About the author

Tony Isaacs is a member of the National Health Federation and the American Botanical Council. He is a natural health advocate and researcher and the author of books and articles about natural health including "Cancer's Natural Enemy." Mr. Isaacs articles are featured at The Truth About Cancer, the Health Science Institute's Healthiertalk website, CureZone, the Crusador, Health Secrets, the Cancer Tutor, the Silver Bulletin, the New Zealand Journal of Natural Health, and several other venues. In addition, he hosts the Yahoo Oleandersoup Health group of over 3500 members and the CureZone Ask Tony Isaacs - Featuring Luella May forum. He is also the local moderator of the CureZone Cancer Alternatives forum. Tony and his partner Luella May host The Best Years in Life natural health website where their motto is "It's never too late or too early to begin living longer, healthier and happier lives.".

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