Fifty-one measles cases reported between December 28, 2014 and January 21, 2015 effectively started a nationwide contrived scare campaign to curtail parental rights by abolishing philosophic vaccine exemptions in the 17 states where they are still allowed.
Eleven (11) measles deaths were reported in the United States since 1995, the last in 2005.
According to the CDC, only .7% of US toddlers have not received any vaccine.
The current California MMR vaccination rate of +/- 96.1% among pre-K children is the highest ever and it exceeds the national arbitrary goal of 95%.
It is a sad reality that no one mentioned that over 1500 autism cases may have been diagnosed during the 24 first days of the present measles outbreak.
To date, NO ONE including the CDC knows what causes autism (Autism/ASD), the fastest growing disability in the United States, where some 24,000 new cases of the disorder are diagnosed yearly.
For unknown reasons, less than 5% of the United States research funding has been allocated to autism.
The CDC’s new logo clearly describes its functions: CDC 24/7: Saving Lives - Protecting People.
In order to save lives and protect people 24/7, the CDC investigates disease outbreaks and propagates vaccination practices.
In addition, the CDC has an essential role in “Emergency Preparedness and Response” including the investigation and reporting of Natural Disasters, Bioterrorism, and Chemical and Radiation emergencies. http://emergency.cdc.gov/
I had the pleasure and privilege to work closely with CDC investigators in 1960 -1961 and I can say without hesitation that they were superbly trained, most knowledgeable and extremely effective.
Through its Health Alert Network (HAN), the CDC regularly distributes official “CDC Health Advisories”.
When I started writing this commentary, the most recent three advisories were:
# 374 (12/3/14): “CDC Health Advisory Regarding the Potential for Circulation of Drifted Influenza A (H3N2) Viruses.” In this advisory the CDC announced that “Influenza viral characterization data indicates that 48% of the influenza A (H3N2) viruses collected and analyzed in the United States from October 1 through November 22, 2014 were antigenically "like" the 2014-2015 influenza A (H3N2) vaccine component, but that 52% were antigenically different (drifted) from the H3N2 vaccine virus.” http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00374.asp
# 375 (1/9/15): “CDC Health Update Regarding Treatment of Patients with Influenza with Antiviral Medications.” In this advisory, the CDC reported: “In addition, approximately two-thirds of H3N2 viruses that have been tested at CDC are antigenically or genetically different from the H3N2 vaccine virus.”
The CDC then went on to encourage the early use of antiviral medications. http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00375.asp
[Interestingly, the Washington Post published on the same day an article titled “CDC: Flu vaccine only 23 percent effective this season, but still better than nothing.”]
# 376 (1/23/15): “U.S. Multi-state Measles Outbreak, December 2014-January 2015” and in large gold letters:
“This is an official CDC HEALTH ADVISORY” http://emergency.cdc.gov/han/han00376.asp
The first case of the “Disney Measles Outbreak” was reported on December 20, 2014, more than two weeks before the CDC’s Advisory # 375 of January 9, 2015 that was still urging more influenza vaccinations and antivirals. It was evidently felt at the CDC that using some of the unused expensive and not too effective seasonal Influenza vaccine was still more of a priority than a few cases of measles.
Read the full post at Vaccination News.
Dr. Yazbak, a board-certified pediatrician with special training in infectious diseases, has been a fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics since 1963. He was formerly the Assistant Clinical Director of the Charles V. Chapin Hospital (Infectious Diseases), the Pediatric Director of Child Development Study at Brown University and the Director of Pediatrics at the Woonsocket Hospital in Rhode Island.
He has practiced pediatrics and was a school physician in Northern Rhode Island for 34 years. Since 1998, he has devoted his time to the research of regressive autism, its epidemic increase and its auto-immune causes. He has conducted a large study of mothers who received repeated live virus vaccines as adults and has proposed the hypothesis that live virus vaccination of mothers just before, during and immediately after pregnancy, predisposes their children to autism. He presented his findings at a special session of the American Academy of Pediatrics in 2001 and has published 3 peer-reviewed papers on the subject. He has also published extensively on the Internet.
His interest in vaccines has been long-standing and he has been certified as an expert witness in vaccine injury cases.
Dr. Yazbak describes himself as being pro-reasonable vaccination.
He and his wife Maureen, a Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner, now live on Cape Cod. They have 4 children and twelve grandchildren.