Autism Epidemic Overshadowed by Small Measles Outbreak
How the Failed MMR Vaccine Has Quarantined a Detention Center
By James Grundvig
Sixty days ago an illegal alien carried the measles virus into the Eloy Detention Center in Phoenix, Arizona, and spread the virus to one of the federal workers; from there it spread. The 1,600-bed facility serves as temporary station for migrants and illegals facing trials, deportation hearings, and other bureaucratic processing.
The Corrections Corporation of America (CCA), a private contracting firm, runs Eloy from Nashville, Tennessee. While it provides 24-hour guard and security services, agents for the Immigration and Custom Enforcement (ICE,) agency care for, manage, debrief, and interview the inmates. The facility, however, doesn’t have a single medical doctor onsite.
To date, twenty-two people have contracted the non-lethal disease. That’s twenty-two over a sixty-day period. That is twenty-two in Eloy, which at the time housed 1,200 detainees, with a staff of 150 ICE agents, and 350 CCA security personnel. All told, there were 1,900 people in the federal detention center at the time of exposure.
With 1,900 people exposed, and hundreds going home from the facility on a daily basis, not including relatives, friends and lawyers visiting the detainees, how come there were only twenty-two measles cases?
Since the “Largest Outbreak in the United States this year,” one newspaper headline gushed, took place in May, 102 of the detainees have been released from the facility. But ICE Immigration Court has not resumed trials yet and likely won’t reopen until the end of July, according to an Arizona Department of Health press release. All visitors must carry proof of vaccinations to enter. No exceptions.
“A nationwide public health crisis may be underway as dozens of workers at an Arizona immigration detention facility have refused to get vaccinated amid a large measles outbreak — currently, the largest outbreak of the disease anywhere in the United States.”
Blaming federal workers for not being vaccinated against measles is total crap and takes away from a great issue that really is an epidemic of Armageddon scale.
Overreacting by vaccinating workers after measles had spread to others had zero impact on containing the outbreak. One measure that did work to contain the outbreak, which averaged one person getting sick every three days, was ICE froze the flow of detainees, neither accepting nor releasing anyone, at first. That measure, however, created a backlog of cases, as of the writing of this article.
But in the end, the pool of those infected by measles never reached two-dozen people. Some outbreak.
Two Approaches: One Pragmatic, One Deceitful
The temporary lockdown of detainees, and not any machination from CDC or Merck MMR vaccine, is what curbed the measles flare-up at Eloy. But the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), which sleeps in bed with Big Pharma lobbyists, will never let pragmatism get in the way of selling fear or force-feeding vaccines on detainees, and federal and contract workers.
“We take the health and well-being of our staff and the individuals entrusted to our care very seriously, and continue to work closely with ICE, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and state and local health officials on this issue.
“All but a small percentage of CCA employees have been immunized or produced proof of prior immunity. Please refer to our previous statement and I encourage you to contact out partners at ICE, who have ~150 employees at the facility, and whom I believe the (Arizona) health department is including in the facility percentage figures it has released. I encourage you to contact our partners at ICE, as ICE Health Service Corps provides all medical care at the facility.”
The Arizona Department of Health had referred this author to Jonathan Burns at CCA; ICE pointed to their past press statements; and the CDC didn’t respond to calls to comment. So it appears, the government state-fed trio of agencies is now only talking through press releases on the measles outbreak at Eloy.
Maybe that’s because of the paradoxical situation that this measles outbreak has presented the Obama Administration, whose desire for authoritarian control was given a boost when the president’s signature legislation ObamaCare (the Affordable Care Act) passed in 2010.
It’s all about control, control, control. But what happens when circumstances throw a knuckleball at control?
Imagine this happening at Gitmo
At Eloy that just happened. A small measles outbreak froze the gears of justice.
For President Obama and the CDC the situation at Eloy is dripping with irony: A tiny, non-lethal measles outbreak has outweighed the rights of illegal aliens to a speedy trial.
Imagine the same scenario occurring at Gitmo? What would President Obama do? Dump the CDC’s concern for measles or hold the detainees there, unable to shutdown the prison facility, long the centerpiece of his legacy, or wait for a new president to come into office?
From local TV station KPNX report, Pinal health officials: ICE not cooperative during measles outbreak, by Joe Dana (7-7-16), he wrote: "ICE folks at the leadership level don’t really want to share information with us about the vaccination status of their employees, they’re citing privacy regulations that are not applicable to a public health outbreak," Schryer said. "So we’re working with them and it’s my understanding that the state is asking the attorney general to work with ICE to force them to comply with our recommendation."
Thomas Schryer is the director of public health at Pinal County, Arizona, in which Eloy operates.
Caught in the throes of this surreal paradox, President Obama’s CDC, whether through the Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) or the U.S. Justice Department (US DOJ), has stonewalled ICE officials—those agencies have done a lot of that lately.
So it will be Arizona’s attorney general versus ICE, which in reality will be the AG fighting for transparency against CDC, HSS and US DOJ to play ball with the holy grail of Big Pharma: Vaccines. Good luck with that.
Measles and the Broken MMR Vaccine
From CDC’s Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report (MMWR) on May 10, 1991, and later in 1999, the death rate from measles is: A) “provisional”; B) 1 in 1,000, or one-tenth of a percent (0.1%). This author had the measles in second grade, like most of my classmates. But after a week of itching, scratching, and redness, my immune system and I were better off in the long run by contracting the disease.
From a variety of sources, the MMR triple shot vaccine, in which Merck holds the sole monopoly in the U.S., the efficacy of the vaccine works three-quarters of the time for those who have been vaccinated. That’s far fewer than 95 percent the Food and Drug Administration requires for vaccine efficacy.
And so word has it that a little more than half of the twenty-two measles patients at Eloy were not vaccinated for measles in the past. But the exact number is hard to come by since ICE (CDC) hasn’t been transparent about the outbreak when it comes to their employees. The same was true of the Disney measles outbreak: More than a third of those people, who contracted the virus, were vaccinated.
Drowning and Measles
If twenty-two out of 1,900 people contracted measles over sixty days is an outbreak . . . Then what are some trends we should really be concerned about?
From the CDC, on an average year around 300 people get measles in the U.S. That’s less than one person a day.
Looking at other CDC data “from 2005-2014, there were an average of 3,536 fatal unintentional drownings (non-boating related) annually in the United States—about ten deaths per day. And additional 332 people died each year from drowning in boating-related incidents.”
Since being near water deep enough to bathe in is far more lethal than measles virus ever will be, why is all the media attention focused on a common disease? Oh, right, vaccines can’t prevent drowning.
Since Vaccine Court was launched in the late 1980s, 1,197 petitions were filed for death by vaccine, with 58 of them dying from an adverse reaction to the MMR shot, according to author and Vaccine Court researcher Wayne Rohde. That is more than the number of people who died from measles over the same span.
The Cold Reality of the Autism Epidemic
Other numbers should frighten people, from reporters and journalists, teachers and CEOs who are concerned about the lack of qualified people to hire, to county, state and federal health officials is the Autism Epidemic.
From CDC’s data, roughly four million babies will be born this year. Using CDC’ ASD incidence rate of 1 in 45 babies will be diagnosed on the spectrum, that means 88,889 babies will develop some form of autism. When broken down by year to weeks, days, to hours, about one baby is born every 6 minutes on the spectrum in 2016. That equates to 244 babies day.
If 22 measles patients is a crisis at a detention site, then what do we call an epidemic that is 100 times more lethal with permanent damage to the brain, nervous system, speech, and fine motor, with autoimmune and gastrointestinal issues?
Yes, the MMR vaccine is a lie. Yes, the MMR vaccine doesn’t work as designed. Yes, the MMR vaccine doesn’t meet FDA safety and efficacy standards.
So why is it still on the market? And why would health officials fight a tiny measles outbreak at a locked down detention center with two out of three shots in the MMR jab not measles?
It’s time to break the MMR monopoly the way the federal government broke the Standard Oil monopoly a century ago.
Exploding Costs of Autism
Finally, the costs of the Autism Epidemic will far outstrip the pathetic tiny costs for a non-lethal disease like the measles by the chasm of the U.S. national deficit.
The Autism Epidemic is a double-edge sword. One blade will bleed the costs that will balloon to the trillions by 2030 for care of the disabled adults, according to a UC Davis study. The other edge is the lost opportunity costs of economic productivity to the U.S. economy, since millions of these children will never work. Ever.
Instead of 90 percent of them being productive members of society, they will be a drag both as a cost and as a financial loss. The productivity loss can be estimated to the hundreds of billions of dollars. But the loss of individual creativity, innovation, and entrepreneurial vision cannot be so easily rendered.
How many Steve Jobs and Elon Musks will we lose from the pool of millions of children, because the Autism Epidemic cripples them? Incalculable.
For 250 years America separated itself from the world by individual creative spirit. But now that has finally met its match. Not from war or disease—but from Autism, a disorder with roots in environmental toxins.
No, America has met its match by its own greed and shift toward totalitarianism, a shift from health and education to the Vaccine industry’s profit center: Big Pharma.
America, it’s time to wake up or pay the price for this epic crisis.
James Grundvig is a contributor to AoA and the author of “Master Manipulator: The Explosive True Story of Fraud, Embezzlement and Government Betrayal at the CDC.” He lives and works in New York City, and has one teenage son on the spectrum.