The whooping cough epidemic is receiving a big “ahem” in the media but we’re not hearing the whole story. There is probable reason to believe that the new virulent strain is a result of the pertussis vaccine, yet the blame for the spread is directed at those who won’t vaccinate.
More alarming, is the very recent call for pregnant women to run out and receive a whooping cough vaccine booster during their late second to third trimester.
Why? Because the Advisory Committee on Immunization Practices says so. They believe the immunity will pass on to their unborn children before they will have to receive it within two months of their birth. They also want teens and adults nearby the newborn to receive the vaccine to form a family “cocoon” of immunity. The panel also voted to recommend that babies receive a bacterial meningitis vaccine within nine months of birth.
The Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and the National Institutes of Health (NIH) would prefer that you remain unaware of a couple of highly significant facts about the whooping cough resurgence. It is most likely caused by the pertussis vaccine and it’s ten times more deadly than the original variety.
To top it all off, they are blaming the unvaccinated for the new more lethal strain of whooping cough, and they are pushing people even harder to be vaccinated with the same vaccine that’s almost certainly responsible for it!
More than one new strain of Bordetella pertussis has been found. However, the one that seems to consistently pop up in different countries is called ptxP3.
In BioMed Central’s 2008 report by Audrey J. King, et al, several changes in B. pertussis were noted. Significantly, the article discusses a divergence from the vaccine strains and the new types, stating:
In the Netherlands this divergence between vaccine and circulating strains has played a role in the reemergence of pertussis.(1)
The August 2009 issue of Emerging Infectious Diseases published research by Frits R. Mooi, et al, entitled “Bordetella pertussis Strains with Increased Toxin Production Associated with Pertussis Resurgence”. This paper’s introduction states:
We present evidence that in the Netherlands the dramatic increase in pertussis is temporally associated with the emergence of Bordetella pertussis strains carrying a novel allele for the pertussis toxin promoter, which confers increased pertussis toxin (ptx) production. Epidemiologic data suggest that these strains are more virulent in humans.(2)
The Mooi report focuses on the virulence of the new whooping cough strain and makes a direct association with the vaccine. It points out that the strain was first isolated in the United States in 1984, and that the virulent ptxP3 strains have been replacing the vaccines’ ptxP1 strains. They also note that the greater prevalence of whooping cough in older age groups (that is, adolescents and adults) is directly related to the new ptxP3 strains.
The ptxP3′s greater virulence is shown in a table of increases in illness and death in The Netherlands between the years 1981-1992 and 1993-2004. The salient points are reproduced here:
10.21 times greater
In November 2010, BMC Genomics published “Comparative genomics of prevaccination and modern Bordetella pertussis strains” by Marieke J Bart, et al. This paper focuses on “how B. pertussis has adapted to vaccination”(3). That leaves little room for question about the issue. The new strains of B. pertussis have developed in response to vaccinations for whooping cough.
Lest there be any doubt that the CDC is fully aware that a new strain of B. pertussis is causing the new epidemic of whooping cough, refer to Bordetella pertussis Strains with Increased Toxin Production Associ..., which includes a graph created for the Mooi article quoted above.
There can be no doubt that the agencies responsible for tracking disease and our vaccination programs are fully aware of the fact that the unvaccinated cannot be held responsible for the outbreaks of whooping cough. They also know that the new strains are more than ten times deadlier, and that the reason is adaptations to existing vaccines.
Yet, what is their strong recommendation to the general public? It’s to vaccinate even more! As discussed in the prior article, Whooping Cough Outbreaks in Vaccinated Children Become More and Mor..., the B. pertussis vaccine carries grave risks.
So, they’re advising ever more vaccinations with the vaccine that’s creating a far more virulent form of whooping cough, cannot protect against the disease it’s creating—and and carries severe risks of death and lifelong disability!
Not only are these agencies not telling us the truth about the whooping cough outbreaks, but they are also misleading us. They have told us nothing about the ten-fold increased rate of death. They have told us nothing of its cause. They have blamed those who cannot possibly have been the cause of the new disease. And they push us to get vaccinated with the cause of the new deadlier strains!
Is there any reason to doubt that the CDC, the NIH, and other agencies are beholden to Big Pharma? Is there any reason to trust anything that they suggest?
This article is with deep appreciation to the anonymous reader who provided a reference of the reality of the new strains of whooping cough. Thank you!by Heidi Stevenson
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