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Hysterical and Ignorant: L.A. Times Op-Ed calls Vaccine Concerns “Cockroaches”

CockroachBy J.B. Handley

In 2015, Oregon’s Health Authority (the state version of the CDC) published a table for school-required vaccinations that included detail about the “crude herd immunity threshold” that the published science showed was required for each vaccine in order for “the herd” (in this case, children in school) to be protected. Mumps and Rubella? 85%. Diphtheria? 85%. Polio? 50%. That’s not a typo, the threshold for polio is a 50% vaccination rate. What about Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B? They have no threshold, there’s just a little asterisk in the table next to each of them. And, why no threshold? Because the communicability for Hepatitis A and Hepatitis B is so low there is no percentage required or known, a child is more than welcome to attend school with an active Hepatitis B infection. The singular disease with a threshold over 90%? Measles.

An Op-Ed yesterday in the L.A. Times compelled me to respond. Mostly, I ignore the L.A. Times. Today, the newspaper is owned by Dr. Patrick Soon-Shiong, a billionaire who made his money in the pharmaceutical industry. The separation of Pharma and media has never been less honored than at the L.A. Times, and their articles about “anti-vaxxers” consistently reveal an extreme bias. The newspaper happens to be based in one of three states that don’t allow schoolchildren vaccine exemptions to attend school, the other two being Mississippi and West Virginia (draw your own conclusions). There’s a new drumbeat in California, no doubt anticipating new legislation: California’s doctors aren’t responsible enough to be entrusted with writing medical exemptions for children, the state needs to take over this duty. The slippery slope of freedoms lost continues.

The only thing I know about Patrice Apodaca is that she used to be an LA Times staff writer. Her Op-Ed, titled, “Medical exemptions threatening herd immunity,” is a wonderful example of what happens when you combine extreme hysteria with wanton ignorance. Well-meaning parents turn on well-meaning parents. Ms. Apodaca is scared that the world is about to fall apart. She writes, “Even with that law now established [making vaccines mandatory in California], we see how fragile remains the effort to keep herd immunity intact.” Legislators pass useless laws. Children get sicker.

Ms. Apodaca tells us that California’s vaccination rates had dropped to a “dangerous” level of 90.4% in the 2014-15 school year, right before SB277 was passed to make vaccines mandatory in California. Of course, the number 90.4% by itself is meaningless. If we’re talking about Hepatitis B, Hepatitis A, Polio, Diphtheria, Mumps, or Rubella, that vaccination rate is more than adequate to keep those infectious diseases at bay, at least according to the Oregon Health Authority, who got their information from our national health authority, the CDC.

Most parents are shocked to learn that as late as 1986 we only had three licensed vaccines in the United States: MMR, Polio, and DTP. What were the vaccination rates for those three vaccines that year (1986)? 61%, 53%, and 63%, respectively. Just let that sink in for a moment. Were children dying in the streets in 1986? Did we “return to the dark ages” as many vaccine marketers tell us we will if parents exempt their children from any vaccines? I think you know the answer. Today, we have eleven licensed vaccines given 36 times to children before their fifth birthday. Many vaccines required for school aren’t even given to children in other first world countries—the U.K doesn’t give chicken pox, Denmark doesn’t give Hepatitis B, most don’t give the flu vaccine, the list is very long—but why let the facts confuse?

The measles outbreak at Disneyland served as the hysterical catalyst California needed to enact a law that also makes low-communicable diseases like Hepatitis B mandatory for California’s children to attend school. Lost in all the hype, unfortunately, was a sobering study published after the fact that showed that nearly 40% of the Disneyland cases—yes, I said nearly 40%—were caused by the MMR vaccine itself. Uh, oh, is this just more internet fear-mongering? You tell me. The study, “Rapid Identification of Measles Virus Vaccine Genotype by Real-Time PCR,” was published in the Journal of Clinical Microbiology, and the conclusion was very clear:

“During the measles outbreak in California in 2015, a large number of suspected cases occurred in recent vaccinees. Of the 194 measles virus sequences obtained in the United States in 2015, 73 were identified as vaccine sequences..."

Worse for Ms. Apodaca, the Disneyland measles outbreak didn’t start in a California school and wasn’t spread by California’s school children. The first case of measles was in an adult, which is where the entire logic chain of Ms. Apocada and every other person screaming “herd immunity” from the rooftops falls apart completely. You see, whenever these hysterical articles come out, they never mention that the entire theory of “community immunity” is destroyed by one simple and obvious fact: adults make up a significant portion of any school community. Not just teachers, administrators, janitors, and cafeteria workers, but also parent volunteers, coaches, and delivery persons. What’s the vaccination status of each of those adults? We have no idea. How about all the adults a child sees at the Mall of grocery store after school? We don’t know. All we know as fact, from the CDC, are these two things: 1) Adult vaccination rates in the United States are extremely low, well under 50%, and 2) the protection from a vaccine wears off with time, typically in 10 years or less. My last vaccine? 1991. I’m effectively a fully unvaccinated adult. And I pick up my kids from school every day and volunteer often.

The inconvenient truth that adult vaccination rates are unknown was perfectly dismantled in an Op-Ed for the Congressional newspaper The Hill back in 2016 appropriately titled, “If only half of America is properly vaccinated, where are the epidemics?” Ms. Apocada would be well-served to read the words of the author, attorney Gretchen DuBeau, who wrote:

“Vaccines may have a place in our medical arsenal, but they are not the silver bullet they’re portrayed to be. Year after year the pharmaceutical industry, looking for lucrative new profit centers, churns out new vaccines. They use pseudo-science to convince the public that these products are safe and effective, and they use public shaming to convince the citizenry that non-compliance is a public health threat.”

No cockroaches here, Ms. Apodaca, just cold, hard facts. There is no public health threat, and never has been, at least since 1986.

About the author: J.B. Handley is the best-selling author of How to End the Autism Epidemic.



...vaccines saves life, when pigs starts to fly...

Angus Files

I second that David .My granny lived until she was 90 had arthritis at a young age .I seen her birth certificate dated 1886 "vaccinated at birth smallpox"...God rest their souls.

Pharma For Prison


david m burd

Bob Moffit, THANKS for your previous url reference here on AoA citing the Draconian Plans for seniors being conned/coerced into so-called "senior" vaccines including the repetitive annual mercury-laden flu vaccine..

I'm quite sure my mother and my uncles were literally destroyed by their years of trusting their doctors having them take their annual flu vaccines, and many of the others. I shed tears every year on their birthdays remembering how they suffered with poisoned minds and bodies via their vaccines.

Thanks again Bob


In the paper mentioned in the article “Rapid Identification of Measles Virus Vaccine Genotype by Real-Time PCR,” it says: " Since approximately 5% of recipients of measles virus-containing vaccine experience rash and fever which may be indistinguishable from measles, it is very important to identify vaccine reactions to avoid unnecessary isolation of the patient, as well as the need for contact tracing and other labor-intensive public health interventions. Recent measles outbreaks in the Canadian provinces of Alberta and British Columbia have emphasized the need for rapid differentiation of vaccine reactions from reactions to infection with the wild-type virus....During the measles outbreak in California in 2015, a large number of suspected cases occurred in recent vaccinees. Of the 194 measles virus sequences obtained in the United States in 2015, 73 were identified as vaccine sequences [~38%]."

The authors are making a distinction between a vaccine reaction and a measles infection. Because it's an attenuated live measles virus, the vaccine strain is not infectious (or considered infectious)? Is that it?

david m burd

Hans Litten, I appreciate your many comments, yet, the Wash. Post story you allude has the humongous lie of 79,000 U.S. flu deaths last year, whereas, in fact, 97% of those deaths were from PNEUMONIA, not flu-related, as is a typical ratio about every year.

Your citing of but 37% of Americans get the flu shot is also very misleading.
In fact, the youngest infants from 6 months old going up to 35 months old
have flu vaccine "coverage" rates of 70% (per the CDC), having been injected FOUR times with the flu shot, throughout infancy when most vulnerable to incredible permanent damage (via mercury-toxic flu shots and the other toxic vaccines).

Pardon my "correction", but please keep contributing! Thanks.


When one considers this issue of vaccines and compulsion, it meshes perfectly with the “National Security State” that exists in the US. And that state has come about because of unwarranted US military action and presence all over the world. Almost everywhere on Earth, the US creates fear, dread, and destruction, and quite naturally, these come back home. Compulsory vaccines are just like military orders: you’re a traitor if you won’t obey.

These emotions of fear and the like have swamped the US population. We can only hope that truth will prevail, and take action where we can to bring knowledge and understanding.

Hans Litten


China is planning new laws that would allow people to sue drug makers for punitive damages in cases of death or serious illness caused by faulty vaccines.
The draft Vaccine Management Law, posted online for public consultation on Sunday night, follows the country’s largest vaccine safety scandal earlier this year.
The State Administration for Market Regulation said past scandals have exposed numerous flaws in supervision and in vaccine production and distribution.
The new legislation is designed to establish a long-term supervision system by integrating articles from different pieces of legislation.
The new legislation allows patients and families to sue vaccine makers and distributors for punitive damages if they knowingly sell faulty vaccines that cause death or serious illness.
“This is the first time punitive damages have been introduced in civil cases relating to health,” said Zhu Yonggen, a Beijing-based medical lawyer.
“Victims have never been awarded compensation higher than the actual amount of financial losses, including funeral fees, hospital bills and compensation for pay during sick leave.”
Zhu also said the Supreme People’s Court would need to issue guidelines before local courts can give any ruling on punitive damages.
China has been hit by a string of vaccine safety scandals in recent years, although there have no officially confirmed reports of deaths of serious injuries caused by faulty vaccines.
Currently if it is proved that a vaccine caused adverse health effects, victims will be liable for compensation from the local health authority if the vaccine was part of a national immunisation programme or from the drug makers if it is outside the scope of such programmes.


patrice apodaca is saying, that if one believes that declining vaccinations because of their toxic ingredients is to believe in " cockroaches". patrice apodaca's used cockroach 4 times to demean, dehumanize those who have read the science and declined vaccinations, to be no better than cockroaches. patrice apodaca and the LA Times are laying the groundwork just like the Hutus did against the Tutsis.

From a 2014 NY Times article:
For genocide to occur, it must be preceded by the dehumanisation of a group. To dehumanise means to deny the humanity of someone, reducing them to sub-humans. .......

.Tutsis were now called inyenzi (cockroach). The term became ingrained in the public sphere as almost every single Kangura edition, hate radio RTLM and outspoken politicians claiming to defend Hutu power referred to human beings as cockroaches.

In Kangura, issue 40, the editorial title said it all: “A cockroach cannot bring forth a butterfly.” The editorial argued that the Tutsi, like a cockroach, use the cover of darkness to infiltrate; “the Tutsi camouflages himself to commit crimes.”

John Stone


Yes, I wrote about this ten years ago, in one of my very first articles here - I am surprised they haven’t brought it in. I fear we just caught up with Hep B for infants last year, and chicken pox vaccine is still coming.


John Stone, Jenny Allan; very interesting about the chickenpox vaccine not being used in the U.K. Thank you.
Hdelay; I agree that they may come after the adults next. But sadly, that may be what it takes to stop the injuries.In the U.S., after the loss of the submarine U.S.S. Thresher, a new program, SUBSAFE, was implemented. One of the requirements now is that people from the shipyard, including managers have the "privilege" of riding on the Sub on its first test sail after it has been worked on it the shipyard. It is amazing how much better quality control gets when your own life is at risk...


An Excellent article to share regarding the media...
Why are we not hearing the whole story about vaccines?

And, let's not forget...
"There are groups out there that insist that vaccines are responsible for a variety of problems, despite all scientific evidence to the contrary. We (DHHS) have reached out to media outlets to try to get them NOT to give the views of these people equal weight in their reporting."
Kathleen Sebelius -Sec. of DHHS, February 2010


That works. Thanks John. :)


OhWhat!.Good grieff ,golly gosh and gee whizz! Do these clowns not get taught in primary school how to spot the difference between the servant of a servant and the lackey of a lackey ? Ah well ,poor them .
The Fureys. The Green Fields of France .Youtube .
I have a letter here to my grandfather Donald MacDonald from his good friend Willie Ross dated 1915
I wish it could get posted here, great letter as well, any ideas, or possibilities? fearless not gormless inspiration as well ! We are just as capable in our day as they were in theirs . They would not budge from their true north principiles .
Therfore, them in the playingfields departments today, can decide who's balls they want to play with,
Golf ,Football,Rugby?
Football manager in ma family often said "They can hold that last result because their balls are up on the slates so their games a bogy" Eddie Turnbull
Say nothing,do nothing ends up with players balls heading off in two different directions at the same time . Oh Ouch ! Poor them!

Laura Hayes

David Weiner,

Thank you so much for your comment. During both AB2109 and SB277 here in CA, I continuously spoke out against focusing on the PBE usage rate. Many people wanted that to be the focus, i.e. that CA's PBE rate was low, so neither bill was needed. I explained time and again how dangerous it was to use that argument, as in one split second, the vaccine profiteers could make sure that the PBE rate increased, manufacturing an increase if need be, thus "justifying" mandates.

We must focus on that which needs to be done immediately to ensure medical choice freedom, bodily integrity, self autonomy, and parental rights:

-banning vaccine mandates, as medical mandates are always unethical and cannot be permitted
-repealing the 1986 Act, and returning liability to its rightful owners
-the full restoration of individual and parental rights with regard to medical decision making

Without the above firmly in place, the tyranny and medical fascism will continue, and individuals and parents will be unable to protect themselves and their children from vaccine-induced harm and vaccine-induced death.

David Weiner

I do not think that it is a good idea for us to use the term "public health issue". It carries with it the implication that the government has some type of responsibility to address a perceived problem. It is a linguistic trick used to rationalize government intervention without actually making a case for it.

We should not be conceding (implicitly) that government vaccine mandates are necessary or justified if vaccine usage falls below the alleged herd immunity level.

And, as Laura Hayes' comment points out, the government's process for determining what constitutes a public health issue is arbitrary: less than complete vaccine compliance is a public health issue, while massive vaccine damage is not.

John Stone

Linda - try this:


One of the saddest things is that the general public is unaware of the stranglehold on media by the pharmaceutical industry. They control the narrative.

I almost wish JB would not keep telling Pharma about how unvaccinated all we adults are. You know they are going to come after us so they can protect their horribly false concept of vaccine derived "herd immunity."

I taught in inner city schools for almost fifteen years. The only time I ever got sick was in 1987 when I got pressured into getting a flu shot. I became jaundiced shorty after and deathly ill. I almost died.

The only way we are going to end this holocaust is to repeal the law that allows Direct to Consumer advertising of pharmaceuticals in our media, and then we must get the 1986 Childhood Vaccine Injury Act repealed.


I get "bad request" and an otherwise blank white screen when I try the NHS link. Wonder what that is about?

Laura Hayes


Why the last sentence?

“There is no public health threat, and never has been, at least since 1986.”

As I see it, there was, and still is, a public health threat...vaccinations. They were such a public health threat prior to and in the year you mentioned, 1986, that our pharmaceutically-bought-and-purchased Congress declared that year that those who make and administer vaccines would now be liability-free, lest they have to be legally and financially responsible for all the deaths and harm the vaccines they were making and administering were causing. That immoral and unjustifiable Act by Congress only served to increase and accelerate the public health threat due to vaccinations.

Confused as to your conclusory statement in an otherwise well-documented response to Ms. Apodaca.

Barry Stern

Willful ignorance in California? What else is new? With the tens of thousands who have lost their homes during the current fires, children being displaced from their schools, and hundreds of thousands more breathing polluted air from all the fires, why not call a year-long moratorium on mandatory vaccinations and focus instead on ensuring that people have the basics --shelter, healthy food, clean water and electricity. Such a moratorium would likely result in fewer vaccinations and better health among more people, especially the children. Hypothesis worth testing!

BTW, J.B. Handley's new book " How to End the Autism Epidemic" is terrific. Every California voter ought to read it before the next election of the state legislature.


I love it when the media inadvertently disseminates the information that an ever growing number of doctors are skeptical of the vaccine program. More sooner than later it’s going to occur to the media outlets not controlled by Pharma that these scientists need to be heard.

Angus Files

As the compliant coerced "herd " is culled the % of vaccine uptake will drop.

Pharma For Prison


Hans Litten

Finally the cause of Autism is found, except the dates don't tie up.
Nevertheless great science. DDT
Presumably then if a mother has her first child, which turns out autistic, then all that follow should be also. OR how can it be when a mother has her first child which turns out neurotypical but the second born is struck down severely autistic (it just has to be the DDT toxic load and nothing else.)
No one is disputing the toxicity of DDT or glyphosate by the way.
But no vaccines , no autism ! I dare the Plotkin-Offit Axis of evil to test my hypothesis.

Landmark study describes the link between pesticide levels in expectant mothers and autism risk in their infants

Hans Litten

‘Completely safe’: Monsanto owner Bayer hit by new wave of lawsuits over Roundup weed killer

“We continue to believe that we have meritorious defenses and intend to defend ourselves vigorously in all of these lawsuits,” said Bayer’s chief executive Werner Baumann.

He acknowledged, however, that “more lawsuits are to be expected.” There were 8,700 lawsuits against the company as of the end of August.

According to Baumann, “glyphosate is an indispensable chemical for modern ("warfare") agriculture that is safe to use, very effective and saves resources.” He explained: “When used appropriately, glyphosate is a completely safe and good product,” repeating “completely safe.”

Hans Litten

They haven't won this war yet.
ONLY 37% in the US for the flu vax & Gardasil is only 45% in the US.
And Canada is a similar story for the Flu vax. 38% or so
Gardasil is at 85% in the UK - 65% in Ireland

Childhood vax is where they have inflicted the most damage, and that has to do with tapping into the fears of new mothers and their strong hormonal urge to protect newborns.

Flu vaccination is the main way to prevent sickness and death caused by flu. But last season, vaccination coverage among adults was 37.1 percent, a decrease of 6.2 percentage points from the previous season. That’s the lowest rate for adults 18 and older since 2010-2011.

bob moffit

Attorney Gretchen DuBeau's comments in op-ed in the "Hill":

“Vaccines may have a place in our medical arsenal, but they are not the silver bullet they’re portrayed to be. Year after year the pharmaceutical industry, looking for lucrative new profit centers, churns out new vaccines. They use pseudo-science to convince the public that these products are safe and effective, and they use public shaming to convince the citizenry that non-compliance is a public health threat.”

Its only my personal opinion .. but .. I believe "year after year" the pharmaceutical industry .. IN ADDITION to looking for lucrative new profit centers and pseudo-science to churn out NEW vaccines … is always looking to increase the size of the "herd" to be vaccinated .. which does not bode well for our growing numbers of senior citizens and adults seeking employment .. who are .. as JB notes .. well "under 50% vaccinated".

We can expect continuing efforts to REQUIRE certain ADULT employees to be vaccinated as a condition for hiring … one day its teachers, the next it is hospital administrative employees who have absolutely no contact with patients, military families, senior citizen centers, on and on.

Here is my own AoA article .. written in 2015 .. regarding the goals of increasing ADULT vaccinations by the year 2020 .. which lists all the "stakeholders" who will be working diligently to INCREASE ADULT VACCINATION RATES.

In any event .. if we have learned one thing in our lifetime .. it is the pharmaceutical industry is insatiable when it comes to marketing their most lucrative product .. vaccines .. and .. they are shameless in the tactics they use .. such as .. demonizing anyone who dares question the safety and efficiency of vaccines .. as well as .. wild media .. rampant scaremongering .. comparing once common childhood diseases and the annual flu .. with the bubonic plague and such.

Tyranny comes in many forms .. and .. medical tyranny if not the worst .. is certainly as deadly as any other.

Jenny Allan

Interesting isn't it? No chicken pox child vaccinations in the UK. Reason being, this is a 'mild illness' in children, and they don't want to increase the risk of chicken pox and shingles in adults.
How very sensible, but wait a minute. This is exactly what has happened with the mumps component of the MMR vaccine; instead of catching this benign disease in childhood, young adults are now catching mumps when it is far more serious and can cause sterility, due to the vaccine wearing off after around 10 years. Mumps is presently a huge problem in UK universities and colleges. Needless to say Andrew Wakefield is getting the blame, although even Paul Offit is admitting the mumps vaccine wears off.

Chicken pox vaccine in UK
The chickenpox vaccine is not part of the routine UK childhood vaccination programme because chickenpox is usually a mild illness, particularly in children. There's also a worry that introducing chickenpox vaccination for all children could increase the risk of chickenpox and shingles in adults.
Why aren't children in the UK vaccinated against chickenpox? - NHS

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