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For Health Officials & School Boards: Asymptomatic Measles Infection is Real

https://jameslyonsweiler.com/2018/12/15/for-health-officials-and-school-boards-asymptomatic-measles-infection-is-real/

For Health Officials & School Boards:  Asymptomatic Measles Infection is Real

By James Lyons Weiler

December, 15, 2018

There was a time when it was openly recognized that vaccinated individuals could become infected with wild-type measles. These infections are called subclinical infections (aka asymptomatic infections). We don’t talk about that very much anymore. In fact, two days ago I had a conference call with a high-ranking health official at the NYC Health Commission who claimed that it does not happen – specifically, that official stated that subclinical infections do not occur.

Given that this person is so obviously misinformed, I thought I would provide a literature resource for those who might not realize this reality: vaccinated individuals can, and have always, been known to be able to be infected with wild-type measles virus. Since this is true, the rare non-vaccinated child is not, in a highly vaccinated population, to be the primary source of new transmissions of measles. Instead, the vaccinated individuals with subclinical infections may be driving new infections in schools. It is therefore illogical, and quite unfair, to blame unvaccinated individuals when infected asymptomatic individuals can go to school unabated.

If we are to have public health policies based on science, this science must be given due consideration; otherwise, we would have public health policies based on something other than science. In reality, in highly vaccinated populations, measles can spread from a majority of vaccinated, to a minority of unvaccinated people, causing overt disease. In other words, the unvaccinated merely expose the circulating measles virus, and any child with a compromised immune system may be exposed even in a fully vaccinated population.

Not all full texts are freely available online, but some are. Here are some relevant examples from the primary scientific literature.

Nonclassic measles infections in an immune population exposed to measles during a college bus trip. Helfand RF https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=9829639

“Mild or asymptomatic measles infections are probably very common among measles-immune persons exposed to measles cases and may be the most common manifestation of measles during outbreaks in highly immune populations.”

Current status of measles in Japan. Nakayama T, Zhou J, Fujino M. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/12673398

“Measles infection is considered to provide lifelong immunity after an infection and, thus, live measles vaccines also induce longterm immunity. But long-term immunity is now considered to be an effect of natural boosts via subclinical reinfection. Subclinical infection has been demonstrated by sero-conversion, but the isolation or detection of the measles virus genome was rarely demonstrated”…

“Potential impediments to eradication include: (1) a lack of political will in some industrialized countries, (2) transmission among adults, (3) increasing urbanization and population density, (4) HIV epidemics, (5) waning immunity and the possibility of transmission from subclinical cases, and (6) risk of unsafe injection.”

Protective titres of measles neutralising antibody. Lee MS et al. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11074481

“…only 1 vaccinee with HI titre #31 mIU/ml experienced typical measles symptoms and 13 vaccinees with HI titres #31 mIU/ml experienced subclinical infection.”

Effect of subclinical infection on maintaining immunity against measles in vaccinated children in West Africa. Whittle HC et al. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/?term=10023894

Subclinical measles occurred in 39 (45%) of 86 vaccinated children who were exposed to measles and in four (25%) of 16 unvaccinated children…”

Detection of measles virus genome in lymphocytes from asymptomatic healthy children. Sonoda S, Nakayama T. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/11536248

“Serological confirmation of subclinical re-infection was obtained by pre-exposure in household-exposed parents who developed asymptomatic secondary immune responseswith a concomitant increase in specific IgG neutralizing test antibodies and haemagglutination inhibition titres…Subclinical infection was confirmed in adulthood.”

“In Japan, measles virus has been circulating and asymptomatic infection has occurred frequently…”

The Clinical Significance of Measles: A Review Walter A. Orenstein Robert T. Perry Neal A. Halsey https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/189/Supplement_1/S4/823958

“People with inapparent subclinical measles virus infections are not known to transmit measles virus to household contacts.”

Detection of measles virus genome in bone-marrow aspirates from adults. Sonoda S, Kitahara M, Nakayama T. http://www.microbiologyresearch.org/docserver/fulltext/jgv/83/10/0832485a.pdf

Waning immunity and subclinical measles infections in England. Glass K, Grenfell BT. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/15364464

“A comparison of these cases … shows us that adding subclinical infections to the model also increases the number of clinical cases, as the subclinical infections increase the levels of circulating virus. This feature is more pronounced … because {when) vaccination
levels are higher … subclinical cases make up a greater proportion of the total cases.”

Subclinical measles infection in vaccinated seropositive individuals in arctic Greenland. Pedersen IR https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/2815970

measles can spread from a majority of vaccinated, to a minority of unvaccinated people, causing overt disease.”

Isolation of measles virus from a naturally-immune, asymptomatically re-infected individual. Vardas E, Kreis S https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10443793

Risk analysis for measles reintroduction post global certification of eradication. Dr Ray Sanders. https://www.who.int/immunization/sage/7._Measles_post_eradication_risk_analysis.pdf

Effect of subclinical infection on maintaining immunity against measles in vaccinated children in West Africa.  https://www.thelancet.com/journals/lancet/article/PIIS0140-6736(98)02364-2/fulltext

Measles eradication: is it in our future? Orenstein WA, Strebel PM, Papania M, Sutter RW, Bellini WJ, Cochi SL. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC1446359/

The Re-Emergence of Measles in Developed Countries: Time to Develop the Next-Generation Measles Vaccines?https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3905323/

Modeling the Impact of Subclinical Measles Transmission in Vaccinated Populations with Waning Immunity  Mossong, J et al. https://watermark.silverchair.com/150-11-1238.pdf

“In view of eradication, it is therefore important to investigate whether current vaccines perform well enough to prevent persistence of wild virus in highly or even fully vaccinated populations.”

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Dr. Lyons-Weiler is a research scientist and author of three books, the latest of which is “The Environmental and Genetic Causes of Autism”. He is available for speaking engagements and book signing events at your location. To contact, follow on twitter @lifebiomedguru, email ebolapromo@gmail.com, and connect via LinkedIn https://www.linkedin.com/in/jameslyonsweiler

 

Man Blames Flu Shot for Blindness & Partial Paralysis

https://www.healthnutnews.com/former-wyoming-county-man-hospitalized-after-getting-a-flu-shot/  (News Videos within this link)

Man Blames Flu Shot for Leaving Him Blind and Partially Paralyzed

Posted by Erin Elizabeth | Dec 6, 2018

NBC: Las Vegas man blames flu shot for triggering rare disorder

Monique Morgan says that the flu shot her husband Shane had on November 2nd sent him to the ICU.

Just one day after receiving his flu shot, Las Vegas man Shane Morgan went from perfectly healthy to unable to speak, walk, or breathe on his own. He has been hospitalized for the last 2 weeks.

“At the start of November, Shane and his wife Monique like most couples were planning for the holidays, and with family and young infants coming to town they decided to get the flu shot.

‘About 36-hours after he got the flu shot he started to get sick,’ Monique said as she sat next to her husband in his hospital bed.

Shane started complaining that he couldn’t feel his legs or arms so his wife rushed him to Centennial Hills Hospital, where he spent 4-days on a ventilator in the ICU.”1

Although it pains us to share stories like this we simply must inform the public. We have to continue to get this message out there.

Yes, Guillain-Barre’ Syndrome (GBS) can cause symptoms that last for a few weeks and most recover, but many people have long-term nerve damage. And it can cause death due to breathing difficulty.  While rare, it’s estimated that 3,000 to 6,000 people develop GBS every year in the US. And if they are getting it after getting a totally unnecessary flu shot, they should be informed about their GBS risks

One doctor interviewed was quick to point out that the flu shot can’t give you GBS but that it’s your body’s response to the shot. So, if our body responds this way, why aren’t scientists trying to figure out WHY? (If you take something that gives you a disease, isn’t that thing really just giving you the disease? Isn’t this just semantics?)

“Infection with the bacterium Campylobacter jejuni is one of the most common risk factors for GBS. People also can develop GBS after having the flu or other infections (such as cytomegalovirus and Epstein Barr virus). On very rare occasions, they may develop GBS in the days or weeks after getting a vaccination.”3

The same doctor went on to say that they don’t want people to be afraid of getting a flu shot because they save lives. But I think people are starting to wake up and realize that a shot with an effectiveness rate of 10% some years isn’t really doing much.

Just Remember… There is no Flu Season

Shane has a long road to recovery ahead of himself. But his family is there to help him. And if you are able and can help, the family has set up a GoFundMe account to help with their expenses.

SOURCE:

  1. NBC 3 News Las Vegas
  2. WOAY TV, ABC
  3. WOAY TV, ABC
  4. WOAY TV, ABC

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**Comment**

This is the second news story this week about the perils of the flu vaccine:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/12/11/ny-senator-passes-away-at-47-after-linking-illness-to-flu-shot-symptoms/   José R. Peralta, a former New York State Senator, complained of a mysterious illness for two weeks prior to his passing. According to an article in the New York Times, Peralta believed the cause of his symptoms to be related to a flu shot he’d recently received.

The New York City’s Medical Examiner’s office allegedly said that Peralta died of “septic shock,” according to the New York Post.  Without the results of the autopsy, this diagnosis remains informal.

According to Dr. Mercola, Sepsis is one of the leading causes of influenza-related deaths which is caused by an aggressive, dysfunctional immune response to an infection in the bloodstream.  The excerpt below shows that the flu vaccine makes you vulnerable to secondary infections.

Excerpt from article:  https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/12/11/risks-of-vaccines-vs-benefit.aspx?  While Peralta had recently received an influenza vaccination, research shows the flu vaccine often fails to work, and may actually weaken the immune system, making you more vulnerable to secondary infections and/or more severe disease.23,24,25 In one study,26 influenza vaccination more than quadrupled children’s risk of contracting an upper respiratory infection.  According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,27 the 2017-2018 seasonal influenza vaccine’s effectiveness against “influenza A and influenza B virus infection associated with medically attended acute respiratory illness” was just 36 percent, meaning there was a 64 percent chance of contracting influenza even if you got the flu shot.

In this vaccine exemption update article, Dr. Mercola also warns that the Flu Vaccine is the Leading Cause for Vaccine Injury Compensation among adults as well as the fact that no well executed clinical trials have proven its safety and efficacy:  https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/11/08/vaccine-exemption-

Most of these injuries are in fact GBS.

He goes on to warn that 2013 research shows that getting vaccinated against one strain raises your risk of severe infection from a different strain.

As a Lyme/MSIDS patient, we must weigh benefit with risk as our bodies are already under attack causing immune system dysfunction.

In a way, the irony here is palpable.  Lyme/MSIDS patients with chronic symptoms are told they don’t have persistent infection but rather that they are either making it all up (MUS) OR it’s a problem with their immune system.  With vaccines, authorities also hedge on blaming the vaccine (provoking agent) but rather on a faulty immune response.

The simple fact of the matter is that without provocation, GBS and/or Lyme/MSIDS would not occur.  

Remove the provocation and you remove GBS and Lyme/MSIDS.

In the case of GBS, remove the vaccine and there’s no GBS.  In the case of Lyme/MSIDS, remove the bacteria & viruses and there’s no Lyme/MSIDS.

Seems pretty straight forward to me, but I’m just a crazy gray-hair.

NY Senator Passes Away At 47 After Linking Illness to Flu Shot Symptoms

https://prepforthat.com/jose-r-peralta-passes-away-after-complaining-of-flu-shot/

NY State Senator Passes Away At 47 After Linking Illness To Flu Shot Symptoms

Jim Satney November 24, 2018

José R. Peralta, a former New York State Senator, has passed away at age 47. Peralta is the first Dominican-American to elected to New York’s State Senate.

The circumstances surrounding Peralta’s death are odd, to say the least.

Peralta allegedly complained of ‘flu symptoms’ following flu shot. Medical examiner determined potential septic shock.

Peralta complained of a mysterious illness for two weeks prior to his passing. According to an article in the New York Times, Peralta believed the cause of his symptoms to be related to a flu shot he’d recently received.

“It was like pulling teeth to get him to talk about not feeling well,” Mr. Chris Sosa, Peralta’s Director of Communications, said. “He just thought he was having symptoms related to getting the flu shot.”

Peralta began experiencing disorientation on Wednesday evening. He was immediately taken to Elmhurst Hospital Center in Queens. He passed away at the hospital at 9:23 p.m. An autopsy is being performed.

Medical Examiner Says ‘Septic Shock’ Likely Cause

New York City’s Medical Examiner’s office allegedly told Evelyn Peralta, his wife, that Peralta died of “septic shock,” according to the New York Post.

All they said is that he was septic,’ she said on Friday. ‘And that led to organ failure.’

Without the results of the autopsy, this diagnosis remains informal.

Politicians React To Peralta’s Untimely Passing

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo said he is “deeply saddened” by the passing of the former State Senator.

“As a member of the Assembly for eight years and then as senator, he fought tirelessly to make a difference for others, and he will always be remembered for his service to Queens and to all New Yorkers,” Mr. Cuomo said in a press statement.

“Jose Peralta was a proud son of Queens and the Dominican Republic. He worked his way up from the grassroots, with heart and tenacity,” Mayor Bill de Blasio said on Twitter.

Peralta recently lost his State Senate seat to Jessica Ramos. Peralta’s loss is said to have been a result of his aligning with Republicans via the Independent Democratic Conference. He served in the seat since 2010.

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**Comment**

According to Dr. Mercola, Sepsis is one of the leading causes of influenza-related deaths which is caused by an aggressive, dysfunctional immune response to an infection in the bloodstream.

Excerpt from article:

While Peralta had recently received an influenza vaccination, research shows the flu vaccine often fails to work, and may actually weaken the immune system, making you more vulnerable to secondary infections and/or more severe disease.23,24,25 In one study,26 influenza vaccination more than quadrupled children’s risk of contracting an upper respiratory infection.

According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention,27 the 2017-2018 seasonal influenza vaccine’s effectiveness against “influenza A and influenza B virus infection associated with medically attended acute respiratory illness” was just 36 percent, meaning there was a 64 percent chance of contracting influenza even if you got the flu shot.

The article also gives a sepsis treatment protocol developed by Dr. Paul Marik which consists of giving IV vitamin C with hydrocortisone and vitamin B1 for two days which reduced mortality from 40% down to 8.5%.

Before vaccines, here’s the annual death toll from various diseases:

  • rubella 17-24
  • mumps 39-50
  • chicken pox 105-138
  • measles 400-552  (While they say the vaccine has saved 24,200 lives in the past 55 years, there have been more than 89,355 adverse reactions reported including 1,657 disabilities & 445 deaths.  An estimated 99% of adverse reactions are never reported.)

By comparison, the death toll from other issues:

  • lightening 100
  • choking on food 200
  • slip & fall accidents 350
  • C-diff 15,000
  • car crashes 40,000
  • medical errors 250,000

Reference:

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/12/11/risks-of-vaccines-vs-benefit.aspx?

More on the flu vaccine:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2015/11/08/flu-vaccine-causes-the-flu/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/10/23/influenza-vaccines-dengue-like-disease/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/12/07/nevada-man-diagnosed-with-guillain-barre-syndrome-after-getting-flu-shot/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/10/21/woman-undergoes-extensive-arm-surgery-after-flu-shot/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/03/24/vaccines-revealed-5/  Info on the flu vaccine.

 

 

Vaccines Likely Infected With Retroviruses & Linked to Chronic Disease

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/12/09/retrovirus.aspx?

Plague: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth About Human Retroviruses and Chronic Disease

 Approx 3 Min

Written by Dr. Joseph Mercola

Story at-a-glance

  • A retrovirus is a virus that contains RNA encoded genes rather than DNA. Using reverse transcriptase, the retrovirus is able to transform the single-stranded RNA into a double-stranded DNA
  • When the retrovirus infects a host, it integrates its DNA into the DNA of the host cell, which allows the retrovirus to replicate itself and spread through the host
  • One example of a transmissible retrovirus is the HIV virus, which can cascade into the clinical symptoms of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS)
  • A retrovirus family known as xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related viruses (XMRV) may play a causal role in chronic fatigue syndrome, chronic myalgic encephalopathy (ME) and other diseases, including autism
  • Some retroviruses, including XMRV (but not HIV as far as we know), infect your germ cells, which means they are transmitted to your offspring

Judy Mikovits, Ph.D., a virologist, researcher and founding research director of the Whittemore Peterson Institute — which researches and treats chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) in Reno, Nevada — got embroiled in controversy when, in 2009, she was the senior author on a paper which reported that a retrovirus known as xenotropic murine leukemia virus-related virus (XMRV) may play a causal role in CFS and other diseases, including autism.

Her book, “Plague: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth About Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism and Other Diseases,” details her research and personal trials that arose as a consequence of her work.

“Kent Heckenlively essentially wrote it,” Mikovits says, “because I write like a scientist. We wrote it using the genre of flashback. He taped hours and hours of me telling the story as he asked me questions — because he’s trained as an attorney — and then he turned that into this suspense-thriller. Interestingly enough, it almost has to read like fiction because of the lawyers it took to … make sure we weren’t sued.”

What Are Retroviruses?

Before we go further, let’s review what a retrovirus is. A retrovirus is a ribonucleic acid (RNA) virus — in other words, a virus that contains RNA encoded genes rather than deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA). Using reverse transcriptase, the retrovirus is able to transform the single-stranded RNA into a double-stranded DNA.

When the retrovirus infects a host, it integrates its DNA into the DNA of the host cell, which allows the retrovirus to replicate itself and spread through the host. As more and more cells are infected, you become increasingly sicker. Mikovits explains:

“Humans have a DNA genome. Our blueprint is DNA. Retroviruses have an RNA genome, but they also are unique in the RNA family of viruses, where their RNA genome is reverse-transcribed. That is, written backwards by an enzyme unique to retroviruses called reverse transcriptase. That enzyme writes the RNA into DNA.

Then they have another enzyme called integrase. Integrase is like a pair of scissors that cuts open your DNA and then inserts the retrovirus, which is only about 8,000 base pairs, a very, very, very small virus, 50 to 100 nanometers on an electron micrograph. That piece of DNA — called a provirus — is now in the DNA of your cells forever. Every time your cells replicate, you make more viruses.”

Now, this DNA insertion has been ongoing throughout human history. According to Mikovits, about 10 percent of the human genome is retroviral in origin. These are called human endogenous retroviruses. These, however, differ in that they’ve been crippled in part by our DNA methylation machinery (which modulates genes expression and the human immune system — so that they can no longer make complete viruses and therefore cannot infect others.

However, when you’re infected with a retrovirus such as human T-lymphotropic virus (HTLV-1), HIV HBRV or Borellia as in chronic Lyme disease and develop DNA methylation and immune dysfunction, these endogenous retroviruses begin to be expressed, and this is yet another really important finding.

HIV — One Example of a Transmissible Retrovirus

One example of a transmissible retrovirus is the HIV virus, which can cascade into the clinical symptoms of acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (AIDS). HIV was discovered in 1982, and as mentioned above, was part of Mikovits’ early research work. Her book includes the history of that important discovery.

When Mikovits first began studying retroviruses, HIV/AIDS was completely unknown, but they suspected a retrovirus was at play because of how retroviruses affect the human immune system and lead to acquired immune deficiencies and cancers.

“You don’t just one day get this virus and you’re sick. In fact, we now know millions of people have HIV and will never develop AIDS. We talk about that in the book, because the book ultimately is one of hope that we fix HIV.

I can honestly tell you in 1999, when I was running the lab of antiviral drug mechanisms, I did not ever expect we would solve that problem. Now, AIDS patients on antiretroviral therapy are probably healthier and develop fewer cancers … than most of the rest of society.”

Some retroviruses, including XMRV (but not HIV), also infect your germ cells, which means they not only cause continuous infection in your body but also transfer to your offspring.

XMRV, the xenotropic murine (mouse) leukemia retrovirus, is the mouse-related retroviruses that cause cancer and lots of neurological diseases. Those affect the stem cells, the egg, the sperm — every cell in your body. That was one of the big ‘Oh, my Gods,’ about our discovery,” Mikovits says.

When it comes to treatment, the key is to keep the virus silent, because when they’re not, each time your cells divide you’re making more retroviruses. For this, antiretroviral treatments are used, some of which will be discussed later in this article.

From AIDS to ME/CFS

After 9/11, Mikovits started working with a woman whose daughter was severely ill with chronic fatigue syndrome. “Basically, that was the first time I ever saw the disease called ME/CFS,” she says.

“This person was looking at a herpes virus known as human herpesvirus 6 (HHV-6). This is a virus prominent in people with Kaposi sarcoma, [which] became associated with HIV and AIDS. Dr. Patrick Moore and Dr. Yuan Chang [discovered] that Kaposi sarcoma was actually caused by a herpes virus — then known as Kaposi sarcoma herpes virus; now, it’s HHV-8.

Because the immune system is crippled, you wake up the sleeping herpes viruses. People with autism, ME/CFS and cancers have a lot of chronic active infections, so we often see the Epstein-Barr virus (EBV) associated with outbreaks of ME/CFS …

This woman introduced me to Dr. Dan Peterson and Annette Whittemore in Incline Village, Nevada, where he had been studying outbreaks of ME/CFS for probably 25 years. He said he had a bank of samples. We went up there. I met all the patients.

I interviewed them in great length and developed a hypothesis, which had actually been shown before by Elaine Defreitas, Ph.D., another scientist many years earlier

Defreitas had isolated retroviruses from patients with ME/CFS. A doctor … named Sidney Grossberg had also isolated retroviruses from at least one patient with ME/CFS. So, the retroviral hypothesis wasn’t new. Everything about it fit …

One of the most severely injured patients at that time was Whittemore’s daughter, Andrea. That summer (2006), I went up there … and started studying it … I used the systems biology approach, because there’s a lot of heterogeneity.

We know AIDS patients who have HIV and will never get AIDS … I interviewed patients in Peterson’s office all summer and took blood, urine, saliva and all kinds of samples to isolate that virus, which is what you need to do to show it’s associated with a disease.”

The Discovery of Infectious Retroviruses

Eventually, she brought together several of her former and current colleagues who were world experts in HIV sequencing to look at ME/CFS. Among them was the world’s leading electron microscopist, Kunio Nagashima, who has done the electron micrographs of every family of human retroviruses discovered: the human beta retrovirus, human delta virus, lenti-virus (such as HIV) and gamma retroviruses.

Working in collaboration with the Cleveland Clinic, Mikovits and her team isolated the virus and spent the better part of 2008 and 2009 putting a paper together, proving the XMRV retrovirus was infectious and transmissible and not just another crippled human endogenous retrovirus.

“To our horror, we learned these [retroviruses] could be aerosolized. This was in 2011 … That was really the first nail in my coffin. Pun intended, because the national academy member, John Coffin, Ph.D. — who had told Frank Ruscetti, ‘There is no such thing as human retroviruses. Don’t study them’ — then made a fortune out of HIV and did everything he could to destroy me and the patients,Mikovits says.

“Prior to publication in 2009, we wrote a patent on the detection of these retroviruses, these pieces and parts as contaminants of the cell cultures, of the cell lines from which we make vaccines. After they destroyed my reputation and career and forced the retraction of our paper from [the journal] Science, Coffin turned around and wrote a patent on the detection of these viruses in contaminating cell linings and contaminating biologicals in our labs.”

This PDF includes emails, letters and supporting documentation showing how the retraction of Mikovits’ Science paper was forced, after which Coffin filed his own patent for a detection method of the contaminants in cell lines used for vaccines and other biologicals. There’s also documentation detailing the scientific fraud Mikovits asserts in this interview.

Infectious Retroviruses May Contaminate Blood Supply and Vaccines

In her book, she also details how infectious retroviruses are still likely infecting many biological solutions used clinically today, such as vaccines and other therapies. To say that this is a concern would be an understatement. Children’s Health Defense discusses this, and more, in “Looking Back, Looking Forward: Cancer and Vaccines.”1 Mikovits explains:

“That was really at the heart of the big ‘Oh, my God.’ The worst I learned in this whole experience is how corrupt scientific journals are. In fact, Ruscetti now calls Science, that prestigious journal, ‘The National Inquirer,’ because they literally engineered the whole thing to destroy MEC/FS patients and any association this virus [XMRV] had with these diseases …

All of the studies showed that the control population was between 3.75 and 6.8 percent infected. When you do a study and there’s evidence of infection in 6 percent of the human population, that’s 25 million Americans. To put that in context, at the height of HIV/AIDS in 1995, it was 1 million Americans. It would crush our health care system if they had to pay for what they caused.”

The result of Mikovits’ findings was nothing short of personal devastation. Not only was her paper retracted by Science, she was even arrested for “stealing” her own lab notes. Charges were ultimately dropped, but the damage to her reputation was a done deal.

“Basically, our paper came out on October 8, 2009. It was literally like ‘the shot heard around the world.’ I was on the road every single day. Everywhere I went doctors were like, ‘She’s got it. She’s got it. She’s got it,’ and not just with MEC/FS but also with cancer, leukemia, lymphoma, with prostate cancer.

When you start looking at the inflammatory events in the acquired immune deficiencies, with autoimmune disease, with Lou Gehrig’s disease, the problem became this [retro]virus. Well, there’s no single virus. There’s no HIV. There’s a whole family of HIVs. There’s an HIV 1. There’s an HIV 2. There’s a strain A, B, C and D.

Why do we do influenza vaccines for this strain de jour or every year? [Because] there are strains of viruses. There are families of viruses … The second that we published this paper, we started working to get a diagnostic test for the blood supply to show it wasn’t contaminated, which, in fact, it was.

Later that year, the last talk I ever gave was on a science paper that came out September 22, 2011 … That talk was basically a debate for the evidence that there are human retroviruses of the XMRV family that aren’t VP62 (the infectious molecular clone, not the natural isolates of our paper).

We could show in the original paper that there was evidence of murine leukemia viruses, gamma retroviruses that were infectious and transmissible, just as we had said.

Coffin was on the other end of that debate. He said it was all a recombination event. He published a paper in 2013 saying, ‘When we worked with mouse cells, they expressed a lot of pieces and parts of retroviruses. This just happened to happen in the laboratory.’

[Hence, he claimed] that’s what we had isolated. [Coffin claimed] that what we were looking at were just contaminants in the laboratory. ‘It’s all a lab contaminant,’ [Coffin said], ‘You can all go home. You’re safe.'”

Massive Public Health Concerns Swept Under the Rug

As one might expect, Mikovits’ research caused massive concern in the professional community, because here was a newly identified, infectious and transmissible retrovirus that no one was screening for, and it was potentially contaminating 10 percent of the human blood supply. But rather than face the problem head on, it was rapidly swept under the proverbial rug.

“My mom was watching Good Morning America one morning. Across the bottom of the ticker tape said, ‘XMRV all a hoax’ … It was horrible. We started to realize our fake news and fake science.”

Today, the blood supply is unlikely to be contaminated, thanks to a decontamination procedure developed by a California-based company called Cerus and which Mikovits proved to inactivate XMRV, rendering it noninfectious.

Other biologicals, including vaccines, however, may not be routinely decontaminated using this process, in large part because they’re not required to do so, and drug companies are not liable for vaccine-induced harm. What’s more, decontaminating the vaccine may render it ineffective.

“It won’t work. It will no longer be a vaccine … The Cerus method cleans up Ebola. It cleans up Zika. It cleans up essentially any RNA viruses, including HIV and all three human retroviruses. The Cerus system is extremely valuable to cleaning up the blood supply.

But they cannot clean up the vaccines for another reason. If they do, they prove Andy Wakefield right. They prove me right. They prove they’ve got 25 million Americans, who they have to support for the rest of their lives and pay damages [to] …”

The Price of Making an Unpopular Scientific Discovery

On a personal level, Mikovits has taken an enormous personal hit. September 29, 2011, she was fired from the Whittemore Peterson Institute for insolence and insubordination, and was driven into bankruptcy after being falsely arrested for stealing her own lab notes. (She never was and to this day is not in possession of her notebooks or any of the two offices full of her work done in her entire career.)

She explains her firing saying that Whittemore had been selling a diagnostic test and the director of their for-profit commercial laboratory was using federal grant funds to do that work (with full knowledge and under the direction of Annette and Harvey Whittemore), which is misappropriation of federal funds. Mikovits became aware of this in August that year, and wrote him off the grant.

“The Whittemores basically fired me immediately in an attempt … to get this scientist, Vince Lombardi, Ph.D. … to recreate the work while I was out of town and say I was a lunatic — that he’d been doing the work all along, and he hadn’t misappropriated any of the funds.

They fired me on September 29 and immediately locked down the entire university to me or my staff … The insolence and insubordination was I had refused a direct order to misappropriate federal funds, basically. I wasn’t ever going to do that. The insolence I’m trying to learn not to do, because it probably would have gone a lot better for me if I didn’t say ‘F-you,’ at the same time …

It was September 22, 2011, when I gave my last talk. They had three weeks to get a Science paper out there that would destroy my reputation in the ME/CFS community … Ruscetti had to sign that paper, or he and Sandy Ruscetti would be fired … [and] lose their entire retirement, which is 75 years.

That was one of the few times I sobbed. I was sitting in my bed screaming …It was 6 o’clock in the morning. They were on the East Coast and they needed to get this paper published fast by Science.

I called the Ruscettis and said, “Frank, they agreed to change the language. They agreed to change the title. They agreed it wasn’t an association study … [they say] we didn’t have a diagnostic test. Either way, the Whittemores are going to kill me because they’re selling the diagnostic test.’

So Frank [Ruscetti] signed the paper. They didn’t change the wording. [What they did] is pure fraud. Here, the head of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute published pure fraud in the journal Science, just as two years later, Ian Lipkin published pure fraud. It is fake news. It is so corrupt, everything about it.

It’s not [the researchers]. It’s the top of the line. It’s Dr. Tony Fauci. We’re only allowed to make incremental advances. When you make a discovery of this nature, it changes all of everything. This is misogyny … This is a bunch of little boys … fighting over who gets credit, while the world dies, while you kill an entire continent.

That’s why I do shows like this. Because we’re going to teach doctors. When doctors understand the science — and they’re coming around a lot — because the science is there. Nothing about our paper, except the sequence of the virus, has ever been wrong. We knew that in the beginning.”

Individuals Infected With Retroviruses Should Avoid Vaccinations

According to Mikovits, retroviruses such as XMRV affect entire families, as it can be transmitted to your offspring. Many of these families also have children with autism, which Mikovits believes may be connected to the retrovirus. The question is, what can you do if you’re infected? For starters, Mikovits recommends avoiding vaccinations.

“Until 2011, not inconsequentially, we didn’t vaccinate AIDS patients the same way. It’s in the book. You don’t vaccinate the immune-compromised … By definition, you have an immune system that doesn’t work. Why would you vaccinate them? Why would you vaccinate somebody under 3 years old, who has an immune and detox systems that don’t work?

This was the key of the RNaseL story (a genetic susceptibility not to degrade RNA viruses), of the Thompson fraudulent paper [Editor’s note: This refers to William Thompson, Ph.D., a former senior scientist at the CDC’s National Center for Immunizations and Respiratory Diseases, who confessed he conspired to cover up links found between the MMR vaccine and autism].

All they had to do was wait for black boys to be 3 years old, and they would have been able to degrade the RNA virus. That’s criminal. That’s beyond comprehension

The pearl of wisdom is this DNA methylation. Keep the violent virus silent … DNA methylation has to silence them. You can’t inject them in a vaccine. We’re injecting millions of pieces in parts of retroviruses in every vaccine, by definition (and admission).

I am working on an ongoing cancer lawsuit that says vaccines cause childhood cancer, a lymphoma. By these same mechanisms, you’ve destroyed the DNA methylation machinery’s ability [to silence the virus]. You’ve simply overwhelmed the substrate. You’ve overwhelmed the ability to methylate.

Every time those viruses integrate, you have a better chance at insertional mutagenesis. Don’t expose anybody to human (or animal) retroviruses. Use antiretroviral therapy, which are natural products … There are lots of natural products. We published on them. Those are actually therapy for these kids.

[A 100-year-old drug called Suramin] was one of the first antiretroviral therapies for HIV … [It] worked best against the murine leukemia virus-related viruses, against the mouse retroviruses, the gamma retroviruses …

[Dr. Robert] Naviaux [professor of medicine, pediatrics and pathology at University of California San Diego School of Medicine] did a small clinical trial.2 These kids got their life back.3 They started talking again. What did Bayer do? They stopped the trial and took the drug away from everyone. Now, you can’t get it …

We could help millions of people get over [autism]. But when you show cure, you know cause. That’s it. I would be right … Millions of people would get their lives back, and it’s all about money.”

XMRV Is a Significant Threat

As mentioned, there are several different retroviruses, which are part of four viral families (delta, lenti, beta and gamma). Aside from HIV and XMRV, there’s the human T-cell leukemia lymphoma virus (HTLV-1) family. There are five or six HTLV viruses, but HTLV-1 is the only one known to cause severe disease.

Human beta retrovirus is another virus associated with primary biliary cirrhosis. Many patients with MEC/FS also have family members with primary biliary cirrhosis. As for which one might be the most significant threat, Mikovits believes XMRV is among the most pressing, because while HIV is well-contained at present, XMRV is not, and it appears to play a significant role in diseases of methylation.

Disturbingly, they’re now using murine leukemia viruses as vectors for gene therapy and a novel cancer therapy called chimeric antigen receptor (CAR) T-cell therapy. In other words, they’re causing cancer and other retroviral illnesses.

The same thing with Gardasil … We’re causing these diseases and we know it because we’re using these [retroviruses] as vectors. We don’t need infectious viruses. That’s one thing that’s really important to know. You don’t need infectious viruses if you’re injecting the provirus, or the pieces and parts. You inject it, past your immunity, past your gut, past RNA cell, past everything. You bypass the immune system. They don’t need to be infectious.

All you need is an envelope to cause that prostate cancer. That’s a paper that was published 2013. In most of our studies, all we detected was the envelope. The envelope alone causes vasculitis … Another strain of XMRV gamma retrovirus from mice was identified by Gary Owens … associated with cardiovascular disease. This is just a nightmare that we’ve unleashed in our environment.”

Retroviruses and ME/CFS

According to Mikovits, 6 to 8 percent of the general population are infected with infectious and transmissible XMRV-retroviruses, and in the chronic fatigue population, that prevalence shoots up to about 30 to 40 percent. As with HIV, antiretroviral therapies can be very helpful in the treatment of ME/CFS, including low-dose naltrexone.

You have to silence the other pathogens, so taking care of mycoplasma, taking care of mold, absolutely supporting the gut microbiome [will help], Mikovits says. “We learned with AIDS and cancer patients that if they don’t have the diversity in the microbiome, just like in autism, just like in MEC/FS, it’s because the retrovirus is causing leaky gut …

The nonspecific inflammation [is] the retroviruses. If you keep the gut healthy, you can heal. The primary is the diversity in the microbiome, or you can’t respond to the drugs. There’s a lot of hope. That’s what we end the show with. There are therapies. We could fix this tomorrow. That’s why I do it.”

To learn more, be sure to pick up a copy of “Plague: One Scientist’s Intrepid Search for the Truth About Human Retroviruses and Chronic Fatigue Syndrome (ME/CFS), Autism and Other Diseases,” which reads more like a fictional thriller than a nonfictional book about the science of disease.

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For More:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/10/15/vaccines-and-retroviruses-a-whistleblower-reveals-what-the-government-is-hiding/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/03/01/vaccines-could-contribute-to-disease-epidemics-due-to-retrovirus-contamination/

https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/06/23/the-role-of-retroviruses-in-chronic-illness-a-clinicians-perspective/

They should make Mikovits’s book into a movie.  It’s beyond belief.

 

 

Manufactured Crisis – Film on HPV Hype, Horror, and Vaccine

  Approx. 1 hour

2018  A Film by Alliance for Natural Health USA

Horror stories of young people & experts weigh in on the HPV vaccine.
  • Dr. Peter Gotzsche, head of the Nordic Cochrane Institute states that people are not receiving honest information about the HPV vaccine.  He also filed a complaint when a EMA report came out stating there was nothing wrong with the vaccine.  He cited numerous issues with the lack of scientific integrity used in the entire process including the fact that, “EMA allowed the manufacturers of the vaccines to lump together all of their trials and call one group placebo even though it was not placebo.”  Gotzsche was subsequently kicked out of the Cochrane group:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/09/18/evidence-based-medicine-group-in-turmoil-after-expulsion-of-co-founder/   Gøtzsche’s expulsion was confirmed by the four resigning board members in a statement sent to Science by one of them, Gerald Gartlehner of Danube University in Krems, Austria. https://blogs.bmj.com/bmjebmspotlight/files/2018/09/Why-we-resigned.pdf
    “We consider the Board’s use of its authority to expel Peter from Cochrane to be disproportionate,” says the statement, which did not explain what Gøtzsche was punished for. “We believe that the expulsion of inconvenient members from the Collaboration goes against Cochrane ethos and neither reflects its founding spirit nor promotes the Collaboration’s best interests.”  Gotzsche wrote his own letter of explanation here:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/11/09/cochrane-no-longer-a-collaboration/
  • Laurie Powell, former Pharmaceutical Marketing Executive, states she can not believe the amount of spin, deception, & complete disregard for patient welfare used by Pharma.  She also states Pharma pays doctors to be a “Key Opinion Leaders” for drugs.  These leaders helps them craft a marketing message.  From there it gets into the scientific literature – appearing as “science,” however, everything is written by scientific writers working for advertising agencies.  ALL of this “scientific literature” is funded by Pharma.
  • Vaccine whistleblower Brian Hooker PhD (biochemist) states that if this was not a vaccine it would have been yanked off the market.  He also states that Mayo Clinic, CDC, FDA, DHHS, are astroturf organizations suppressing vaccine safety information in the name of vaccinating the entire population.  He calls it a “grand experiment.”  For a great video on astroturfing:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2017/11/02/astroturfing-wikipedia-contradicts-medical-research-90-of-the-time-my-experience-on-linkedin/  Ninety percent of news media are controlled by six corporations. As a result, the vast majority of what you read, see and hear is part of a carefully orchestrated narrative created and controlled by special interest groups.  “Astroturf” is the effort on the part of large corporate special interests to surreptitiously sway public opinion by making it appear as though it’s a grassroots effort for or against a particular agenda.
  • Robert Verkerk, BSc MSc PhD FACN, and Scientific & Director of Alliance for Health International, states vaccine damaged children experience successively more severe reactions throughout the vaccine series.  For a great paper on this:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/10/18/the-hpv-vaccine-on-trial-seeking-justice-for-a-generation-betrayed/
  • Stig Gerdes, MD, a doctor specializing in HPV vaccine injury in Denmark, states the health department attacked him when he attempted to explain what the HPV vaccine was doing to his patients.
  • At 19:22 the video shows a table created by Stephanie Seneff, PhD, Senior research scientist at MIT Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Laboratory, showing Adverse Reactions of Gardasil vs other vaccines for the same age range.  Gardasil had astoundingly higher adverse reactions in each and every category from seizures to death.  She states, “There is no way that the risk benefit ratio comes out in favor of benefit particularly where they have not demonstrated that it actually protects from cervical cancer.”
  • Norma Erickson, President of Sanevax, states Merck’s own reporting shows there are 2,300 serious adverse events vs 12 potential cancer cases.
  • Dr. Sin Hang Lee, Director of Mitford Molecular Diagnostics, states cervical cancer is the most preventable cancer because it takes 15-30 years from infection to a real cancer.  If you catch it in the precancerous stage you can simply surgically remove it.  He also states almost ALL his papers have been rejected by mainstream medical journals.  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/09/29/shocking-flaws-in-gardasil-trial-design-prevents-safety-assessment/  Lee confirmed the presence of HPV-16 L1 gene DNA in the girl’s post-mortem blood and spleen tissue — the same DNA fragments found in the vaccine.  According to Lee, the fragments were protected from degradation by binding to the aluminum adjuvant used in the vaccine. He suggested their presence might offer a plausible explanation for the high immunogenicity of Gardasil, meaning that the vaccine tends to provoke an exaggerated immune response. He pointed out that the rate of anaphylaxis in girls receiving Gardasil is far higher than normal — reportedly five to 20 times higher than any other school-based vaccination program.  Also, According to Lee, vaccines target 70% of HPV strains (though new version targets more strains), and if vaccines were 100% effective, ONE death would be prevented out of 100,000 vaccinated women; 1.3 with newer versions.  Cost to vaccinate 1 girl is about $700.  $350 for vaccine & $350 for doctor visit.  Cost to vaccinate 100,000 girls is approximately $70 million.
  • According to Shannon Mulvihill, RN and Executive Director Focus for Health, “If your daughter gets regular pap smears her chances of dying from cervical cancer are 0.00002 percent.”

 

 

 

 

Nevada Man Diagnosed With Guillain-Barre Syndrome After Getting Flu Shot

by TVR Staff

Nevada Man Diagnosed With Guillain-Barré Syndrome After Getting Flu Shot

Shane Morgan of Las Vegas, Nevada was vaccinated against influenza on Nov. 2, 2018. Within 36 hours, he began exhibiting symptoms of influenza. “About 36 hours after he got the flu shot he started to get sick,” said Mr. Morgan’s wife, Monique.

After a week of being ill at home, Mr. Morgan told  his wife that he could not feel his legs and arms and that she should to take him to the hospital. “He’s like I can’t feel my legs… I need you to take me to the emergency room,” said Mrs. Morgan.1

Mr. Morgan, who had previously been “perfectly healthy,” was admitted to the intensive care unit (ICU) of Centennial Hills Hospital in Las Vegas on Nov. 14, where he was placed on a ventilator and feeding tube. Doctors diagnosed him as having Guillain-Barré Syndrome (GBS).1 2

“I never dreamed that any of this could ever happen,” said Mr. Morgan.2

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) states the most common side effects of the influenza vaccine are soreness, redness and/or swelling at the injection site, headache, fever, nausea and muscle aches and that, as with any vaccine, more serious adverse effects may occur and could include fainting, high fever or behavioral changes. The CDC advises watching out for post-vaccination signs of a severe allergic reaction, which may include difficulty breathing, hoarseness or wheezing, swelling around the eyes or lips, hives, paleness, weakness, rapid heart beat or dizzines.3

The CDC admits that GBS is also a potential risk associated with the seasonal influenza vaccine.3 GBS is an autoimmune disorder in which the immune system mistakenly attacks the peripheral nervous system (the network of nerves located outside of the brain and spinal cord), resulting in muscle weakness, sometimes paralysis and breathing difficulties, which in rare cases may lead to death.4 5

Although most people recover from GBS, some retain residual symptoms such as excessive fatigue, sensory disturbances, muscle weakness, and chronic pain.GBS was added to the Vaccine Injury Table (VIT) of the federal Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) created under the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986 in March 2017.6 The VIT states that “For each subtype of GBS, the interval between the first appearance of symptoms and the nadir of weakness is between 12 hours and 28 days. This is followed in all subtypes by a clinical plateau with stabilization at the nadir of symptoms, or subsequent improvement without significant relapse. Death may occur without a clinical plateau.”

In addition to seasonal influenza vaccines, GBS has also been reported as a potential side effect of other vaccines including Merck & Co.’s live attenuated MMR (mumps, measles, rubella) II vaccine, as well as hepatitis B, meningococcal polysaccharide, tetanus, diphtheria, pertussis (Tdap) and polio vaccines.7 8

 

Is the Chickenpox Vaccine Creating a Shingles Epidemic?

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2018/12/04/can-chickenpox-vaccine-cause-shingles.aspx?

Is the Chickenpox Vaccine Creating a Shingles Epidemic?

Written by Dr. Joseph Mercola

Story at-a-glance

  • Shingles rates are increasing in the U.S., possibly due to the increased use of the chickenpox vaccine
  • Exposure to chickenpox is protective against shingles, which has serious implications for mass vaccination against chickenpox
  • Being exposed to chicken pox in the community (or in your household, via your children) may have the protective effect of boosting your immunity against the virus, thereby lowering your risk of shingles as an adult
  • Research suggests chickenpox vaccine could cause a shingles epidemic by limiting wild-type chickenpox virus
  • Chickenpox is typically a mild illness in most children, with infection leading to lifelong immunity; the chickenpox vaccine offers only temporary immunity, which could leave a person vulnerable to more severe infection later in life

Many of you reading this probably remember having chickenpox as a child. You were likely tired, feverish and had an itchy rash, which subsequently cleared up, leaving you with lifelong natural immunity. Getting chickenpox was so common it was a rite of passage of sorts, which virtually all school-age children experienced.

Today chickenpox has become much less common due to the routine administration of the chickenpox (varicella) vaccination. The U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommends two doses of chickenpox vaccine — the first dose at 12 to 15 months of age and a second dose at age 4 to 6 years.1

They claim it is 90 percent effective at preventing chickenpox (while noting that some people who are vaccinated may still get the disease), which may sound like a success story. But there is much that remains unknown about vaccination and the way it affects human health and disease. Case in point: shingles (herpes zoster).

Shingles Is Caused by the Chicken Pox Virus

Shingles is caused by the varicella-zoster virus (VZV), the same virus that causes chickenpox. When initially infected, the virus leads to chickenpox, which then lies dormant in your body. Usually, it causes no other problems but in some people the virus reactivates later in life, leading to shingles.

Shingles isn’t typically life-threatening, but it causes a painful rash and sometimes fatigue, headache and fever. In some cases, it leads to postherpetic neuralgia, which is ongoing pain due to nerve damage that can last for months or even years, or neurological problems caused by inflammation of the brain.

While shingles isn’t contagious, an adult who’s never had chickenpox can get the disease after being exposed to someone with shingles. Adults with chickenpox actually experience this disease with more intensified symptoms and have a higher risk of complications, which is why it’s better to have this illness during childhood (and gain the lifelong natural immunity).

Shingles rates are increasing in the U.S., but according to the CDC, “We do not know the reason for this increase.” They then note, “Some experts suggest that exposure to varicella boosts a person’s immunity to VZV and reduces the risk for VZV reactivation. Thus, they are concerned that routine childhood varicella vaccination, recommended in the United States in 1996, could lead to an increase in herpes zoster in adults due to reduced opportunities for being exposed to varicella.2

In other words, being exposed to chicken pox in the community (or in your household, via your children) may have the protective effect of boosting your immunity against the virus, thereby lowering your risk of shingles as an adult.

Shingles can be prevented by ordinary contact, such as receiving a hug from a grandchild who is getting or recovering from chickenpox. It acts as a natural immunity booster. But with the advent of the chickenpox vaccine, there is less chickenpox around to provide that natural immune boost for children and adults.

The CDC downplays this theory, noting that shingles rates started increasing before the introduction of the chickenpox vaccine and did not accelerate after the chickenpox vaccination program started. However, some research suggests that the chickenpox vaccine may be playing a role in accelerating cases of shingles.

As noted by the National Vaccine Information Center (NVIC),

“Today, after chickenpox vaccine has been widely used by children … and has interrupted natural circulation of the varicella zoster virus in the U.S. population, experts believe that half of Americans reaching 85 years of age will experience shingles at some point in their lifetime.”3

Studies Suggest Link Between Chickenpox Vaccine and Increasing Shingles Rates

In 2016, research published in the American Journal of Epidemiology used mathematical modeling to look into the epidemiology of shingles after chickenpox vaccination. Researchers explained:4

“Given the sparse empirical evidence, mathematical models designed to evaluate the impact of varicella immunization strategies are forced to rely on theoretical, rather than data driven, assumptions to incorporate exogenous boosting assumptions while balancing parsimony in model structure with biological plausibility.

To date, the available formulations of the exogenous boosting hypothesis can be classified into 3 main groups: Despite these structural differences, modeling studies have consistently confirmed the likelihood of a detrimental effect of varicella vaccination on HZ incidence.”

The study analyzed the impact of chickenpox vaccination on shingles epidemiology, as predicted by three models, which revealed that all of the models predicted that chickenpox vaccination lead to an increase in shingles incidence.

“Our results reinforce the idea that a better understanding of HZ pathogenesis is required before further mass varicella immunization programs are set out,” the researchers stated.5

In 2005, research by Gary Goldman, Ph.D. also revealed that the chickenpox vaccine could cause a shingles epidemic by limiting wild-type chickenpox virus. He noted, “It may be difficult to design booster interventions that are cost-effective and meet or exceed the level of protection provided by immunologic boosting that existed naturally in the community in the prelicensure era.”6

In other words, you can’t beat Mother Nature, which already had a system in place to keep shingles at bay. In fact, in 2002, research writing in the journal Vaccine presented data confirming that exposure to chickenpox boosts immunity to shingles.

“We show that exposure to varicella is greater in adults living with children and that this exposure is highly protective against zoster [singles],” they wrote, adding that this had serious implications for mass vaccination against chickenpox: “Mass varicella vaccination is expected to cause a major epidemic of herpes-zoster, affecting more than 50% of those aged 10-44 years at the introduction of vaccination.7

Chickenpox ‘Outbreaks’ Blamed on Unvaccinated

North Carolina recently had an “outbreak” of chickenpox, which was blamed on a school with a number of families claiming religious exemption from vaccines.8 There were at least 36 students affected, with health officials sensationalizing the event with claims that it could spread to the surrounding community.

Remember, while highly contagious, chickenpox typically produces only a mild disease and recovery leaves a child with long-lasting immunity. It’s hardly a newsworthy “outbreak.” Meanwhile, a review of the U.S. chickenpox vaccination program concluded that the vaccine has:

  • Not proven to be cost-effective
  • Increased the incidence of shingles
  • Failed to provide long-term protection from the disease it targets ― chickenpox ― as vaccine efficacy was found to have declined well below 80 percent by 2002
  • Is less effective than the natural immunity that existed in the general population before the vaccine was used on a widespread basis in the U.S.

In fact, in 2002, the New England Journal of Medicine published a study of an outbreak of chickenpox that occurred at a day care center despite most of the children having been vaccinated.9 The disease first occurred in a child who had received the chickenpox vaccine three years earlier, and who then infected half of his classmates.

The effectiveness of the vaccine was just 44 percent, and those who had been vaccinated three years or more before the outbreak were at greater risk of contracting chickenpox. According to the study:10

In this outbreak, vaccination provided poor protection against varicella … A longer interval since vaccination was associated with an increased risk of vaccine failure. Breakthrough infections in vaccinated, healthy persons can be as infectious as varicella in unvaccinated persons.”

It’s also worth noting that the chickenpox vaccine is made from live, attenuated (weakened) varicella virus. When you or your child get a live virus attenuated vaccine, you can shed vaccine-strain live virus in your body fluids, and the vaccine-strain virus could potentially be transmitted to others, in whom it might cause serious complications. One type of shingles vaccine being administered in the U.S. is also a live-virus vaccine.

Shingles Vaccine Touted as the Solution

The pharmaceutical industry has responded to rising rates of shingles that have possibly been triggered by chickenpox vaccination by creating another shot: a shingles vaccine for seniors. There are two types available in the U.S. Zostavax, a live attenuated vaccine manufactured by Merck, has a dismal effectiveness rate of only 51 percent in adults 60 years and older.11

Merck, by the way, is the same pharmaceutical company that manufactures the chickenpox vaccine. Further, according to NVIC, “[E]fficacy studies showed a significant decrease in vaccine effectiveness one-year post-vaccination and by nine years, Zostavax was determined to be no longer effective at preventing shingles.”12

Shingrix, manufactured by GlaxoSmithKline Biologicals, is a newer two-dose shingles vaccine, licensed in 2017. Although it is said to be over 90 percent effective in adults 50 years and older, it’s a genetically engineered vaccine and, according to NVIC, “no test is available to determine immunity to shingles and long-term vaccine effectiveness is unknown.”

Solving a potentially vaccine-caused shingles epidemic with another vaccine may be creating more problems than it solves. For instance, the CDC notes that, rarely, “live shingles vaccine can cause rash or shingles.”13 Shoulder pain, fainting and severe allergic reactions have also been noted.

Are There Risks to the Chickenpox Vaccine?

All vaccinations come with risks, and the chickenpox vaccine is no exception.

“Reported complications from chickenpox vaccine,” according to NVIC, “include shock, seizures, brain inflammation (encephalitis), thrombocytopenia (blood disorder), Guillian Barre syndrome, death and infection with vaccine strain chickenpox or transmission of vaccine strain chickenpox to others.”14

There are two live virus vaccine for chickenpox in the U.S. (both made by Merck). Varivax contains only chickenpox while ProQuad contains chickenox along with measles, mumps and rubella vaccines. NVIC reported,

“A CDC vaccine safety study found that children aged 12-23 months were twice as likely to experience febrile seizures with ProQuad compared to administering MMR and Varivax separately.”15

Perhaps the greatest risk of all of the chickenpox vaccine is that it removes the chance for a person to acquire life-long immunity against chickenpox via natural infection and recovery. Ultimately, the temporary immunity offered via chickenpox vaccination may leave those vaccinated at a heightened risk of more serious disease.

This was a major reason why NVIC did not support the addition of chickenpox vaccine to the mandatory childhood vaccination schedule:16

“The vast majority of children recover from chickenpox disease and do not suffer complications. They are left with a qualitatively superior immunity to the disease. The chickenpox vaccine only gives temporary immunity and leaves older children and adults vulnerable to chickenpox later in life when complications can be much more serious.

Mass use of the chickenpox vaccine by children has eliminated the opportunity for natural asymptomatic boosting of immunity in adults and left adults vulnerable to shingles later in life.”

Protect Your Right to Informed Consent and Defend Vaccine Exemptions

With all the uncertainty surrounding the safety and efficacy of vaccines, it’s critical to protect your right to make independent health choices and exercise voluntary informed consent to vaccination. It is urgent that everyone in America stand up and fight to protect and expand vaccine informed consent protections in state public health and employment laws. The best way to do this is to get personally involved with your state legislators and educating the leaders in your community.

– Sources and References

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**Comment**

Lyme/MSIDS patients are sitting ducks for reactivated viruses once they’ve been infected with numerous tick-borne pathogens.  Nobody talks about viral shedding but don’t be fooled, vaccinated folks with chicken pox and/or shingles vaccines are shedding the virus all over the place putting you at risk if you haven’t had the disease.  The media wants to blame “Anti-vaxxers,” when it’s been shown time and time again that fully vaccinated folks are mostly to blame.

Here’s a few examples:  https://madisonarealymesupportgroup.com/2018/10/27/measles-transmitted-by-the-vaccinated-gov-researchers-confirm/

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2015/03/24/dissolving-illusions-measles-vaccine.aspx  (CDC reports no measles deaths in U.S.in the past 12 years but 98 measles vaccine related deaths reported in U.S. since 2003 along with 694 measles vaccine-related disabilities)

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2016/05/10/mumps-vaccine.aspx

https://articles.mercola.com/sites/articles/archive/2012/07/30/whooping-cough-vaccine.aspx  (Outbreaks of Whooping Cough related to pertussis vaccine)
https://ohioamf.org/wp-content/uploads/2015/11/HIGHLY-and-FULLY-VACCINATED-outbreaks.-1.pdf  (9 pages showing outbreaks in fully vaccinated populations)