[SaneVax: The United States is seeing more whooping cough than it has in decades. Although the media and health authorities seem quick to place the blame on those who have opted to refuse vaccination, they are having a difficult time explaining why the vast majority of reported cases are from the vaccinated population. Let’s face it, there are not enough people who have opted out of vaccination to make a substantial dent in the ever-so-popular herd immunity theory. It is time to stop trying to place blame and start trying to find out what the real problem is.]
Massive outbreak of whooping cough proves vaccine is ineffective
By J. D. Heyes
(NaturalNews) Whooping cough – otherwise known as Pertussis – is looking to make a rather nasty comeback this year. So much so that health officials are already warning of the danger.
In fact, they say, the U.S. could face its worst year for whooping cough in nearly 50 years. Already the numbers of cases are rising so fast it’s become a full-blown epidemic. What’s worse, the epidemic may have been caused; in part, by a faulty, ineffective vaccine.
So far some 18,000 cases of pertussis have been reported, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said recently, a figure that is more than twice the number seen at this point a year ago. At the current rate, the number of those affected for the entire year will be the highest since 1959; then, 40,000 cases were reported, The Associated Press said.
Health officials say the disease has claimed the lives of nine children so far, and they are urging all adults, especially women who are pregnant and adults who spend a lot of time around children, to get a booster shot as quickly as possible.
“My biggest concern is for the babies. They’re the ones who get hit the hardest,” Mary Selecky, health department chief in Washington state, where outbreaks have been particularly high.
Wisconsin and Washington have each reported more than 3,000 cases of whooping cough; other states with high numbers of cases include Arizona, Minnesota and New York.
The children of parents who opt out of vaccines not generally affected