(NaturalNews) The general consensus among pro-vaxxers is that vaccines save lives, and if it weren't for their existence, infectious disease would be running rampant. But a closer look at the data reveals that the death rates from conditions like measles, scarlet fever, typhoid, whooping cough (pertussis) and diphtheria were all in major decline prior to the advent of their respective vaccines, the direct result of better nutrition and sanitation practices.
Dr. David Brownstein, a board-certified family physician and holistic medicine practitioner, wrote in a recent article how all the measles hysteria currently sweeping headlines is supplanting actual science, which doesn't seem to reflect what health authorities, conventional doctors and media pundits are saying about the efficacy of vaccines. To the contrary, vaccines appear to have done little, if anything, to curb infectious disease death rates based on the data.
A graph compiled from official data on mortality rates in the U.S. dating back to the late 19th century reveals a downward mortality trend in nearly all disease categories prior to vaccine introduction. In the case of both measles and whooping cough, deaths were already near zero at the time the vaccines were introduced. And when the diphtheria vaccine was introduced in 1920, the mortality rate actually spiked for several years before continuing its downward trajectory.