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MMR Fails Again - Vaccinated U of Florida Students in Alachua County Florida have Mumps

Mumps can't playThe MMR vaccine has failed again, putting Florida college students at risk for complications including meningitis. Mumps in early childhood is uncomfortable. Mumps in the adult years carries far more risk.  When I was a kid, Fram automotive air filters had a slogan in their ads - "You can pay me now. Or you can pay me later."  The MMR vaccine has backfired.

From Johns Hopkins: Complications of mumps happen more often among adults than children, and may include:

  • Meningitis or encephalitis. Inflammation of the membrane that covers the brain and spinal cord or inflammation of the brain.

  • Orchitis. Inflammation of one or both testicles.

  • Mastitis. Inflammation of breast tissue.

  • Parotitis. Inflammation of one or both parotid glands.  (THIS IS THE NAVY SHIP SITUATION!)

  • Oophoritis. Inflammation of one or both ovaries.

  • Pancreatitis. Inflammation of the pancreas.

  • Deafness

GAINESVILLE, Fla. (FOX 35 ORLANDO) - The Alachua County Health Department is warning of an unusual outbreak of the mumps. Department spokesperson Paul Myers said 12 cases of the illness have been reported to their office.

That number may seem small, but the department said the county’s baseline is between 0 and 2 cases; making this about a 500 percent increase. However, Myers stressed that the cases are easily traced in this outbreak.

"This is an outbreak between a very close knit group of individuals,” said Myers. “They probably shared utensils, they may have shared drinking vessels."
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The health department says that’s the primary means for transmission of the illness. Leaders at the University of Florida confirm they have between 10 and 12 cases of the mumps reported among the students at their Gainesville campus.

"We're currently in the process of reaching out to students to communicate to them through emails and social media to let them know about this,” said University Spokesman Steve Orlando.

Myers said the county does occasionally see outbreaks of the mumps, but this situation is more unusual because the patients are vaccinated.   Read more from Fox 35 Tallahassee Florida here.



I had mumps as a child and I remember it was very mild and not unpleasant. Two of my siblings got it too. We just stayed at home and enjoyed our free time. Nobody had any complications from this disease. Now I am glad I had it, because I know mumps gives a life long protection against ovarian cancer.


Hi all,
Sorry about some stuff in my comments being repetitive; for some reason I though the other one hadn't gone through,and repeated some information..Oops...

cia parker

How telling that the report didn't mention any reason to be alarmed at mumps making a comeback. Just the mere whisper of the word "mumps," like measles, chicken pox, or pertussis, is supposed to be enough to make one tremble and cross oneself. Just said that it might sometimes cause dangerous complications, without saying what they were. Sort of like the MMR.


Hi Karen,
No, the mumps outbreak on the U.S military boat sadly didn't have much to do with "bad lots"

Military members are not allowed to refuse any vaccines. It is why military members faced court martial for refusing anthrax, and why my husband chose to retire from the military after a bad anthrax reaction..But I digress.
To get through basic training, a military member is required to have had ( or they are given as catch up vaccines) the MMR shot.
People are recruited from all over the U.S.A., and get given their initial shots all over the country.
After getting through basic training,when on the boat, they were given another shot as an extra precaution ( up to three MMR shots , at this point, for most of them.)

Also, as this Wyeth internal memo shows, policy at the pharmaceutical companies changed many many years ago,( 1979) specifically to prevent the identification of hot lots ( bad for business) by spreading each lot group out over the country.
From the memo..

"after the reporting of the SIDS cases in Tennessee, we discussed the merits of limiting distribution of a large number of vials to a single state,county or city health department, and obtained agreement from the senior management staff to proceed with such a plan."

So, there would have to have been everyone on the boat having got either two or most likely three different mmr shots, all of which failed, some of which were given in different parts of the country.
Interesting and rather telling that this "bad lot" has neither been identified by lot number or recalled..

On a side note, like many others, I have also had measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox as a kid. None lasted long, the only vague negative memory was of not being allowed to scratch with the measles, which itched badly, and being told to press on the itches instead.

Re the shingles vaccine; probably the current lawsuit for vaccine side effects which included blindness and death may give some pause..
well, that and the fact that the vaccine apparently can actually cause shingles as a side effect..

Quote from the legal departments' website above
"many patients are immunocompromised: their body’s weakened immune system is unable to fight off even the weakened form of the zoster virus. As a result, immunocompromised patients who receive the Zostavax vaccine run a risk of a number of health risks, including developing chickenpox and shingles itself.
Yes – this shingles vaccine will likely cause you to contract shingles.
Patients who received the Zostavax vaccine allege that they developed more serious injuries as a result of Zostavax – blindness, hearing loss, paralysis, brain damage, and fatal liver failure."

Unlike with most vaccines, this one is not covered under the liability free agreement passed by the government, so people can actually sue.

Pretty scary, huh?

Certainly , you should choose to do exactly what you think is the best medical choice for you and your family, with your doctors input.. That is what medical freedom of choice is all about. I hope you will join us in defending every one elses' right to make those choices for themselves too.

Grace Green

There's another difference between your argument and the primary argument of this website and that is that no-one of the "antivax" persuasion is trying to force anyone not to vaccinate, whereas those on the provax side are trying, and in many states and countries succeeding, in forcing people to vaccinate. If those like you who wish to be vaccinated would accept that the unvaccinated are no risk to you, which they are not as I explained below - from the expert's mouth! - then we could all agree to differ and get on with our own lives.

Karen Brant

Just another autism mom. Risk of disease, and risk of vaccine, discussing others experience doesn't diminish your experience.

There is some misinformation on chicken pox and shingles below. Pls read up on it. I am sure if you also have kids on the spectrum, you understand how easy it is to get run down. We may not all agree on risk of diseases, but we probably all get how hard it can be to be 24/7 for our kids. And you can get shingles if you are extremely run down and you had chicken pox. It is the same virus. There is a vaccine for shingles now, if you can tolerate vaccines, I would go get it as soon as you are allowed. Even if it reduced the severity just a little, it would be worth it. I had paralysis, but did go away with steroids in 6 months.. My cousin got it, I have met two other moms with kids later diagnosed with autism that got it, two also with bells palsy (sp?) like me. The UK info below is interesting. Can see arguments for skipping chicken pox vaccine, but not the shingles vax when you are older.

Again, didn't mean to offend, just saw what what I saw as assumptions that are not helpful.


Thank you for the info about chicken pox and shingles vacinnes in UK. Most missed my main point, however, about not just assuming that diseases that MMR prevents are harmless for everyone. And why another possible solution failure rates is to get vacinated. The navy case is different, and due to a bad batch. Rare, and different issue. Just mosly thinking many people autism like my kids would not handle the mumps well at all. But maybe my kids sensory issues are worse than most. No worries, didn't mean to upset anyone, just another viewpoint.


Karen, I, too, can testify mumps was rather mild in my case (and in that of all my friends who caught it). My parents told me a story about some girl from the neighborhood that didn't stay in bed and got deaf but I personally didn't know anyone who did. I think they just wanted to scare me into compliance. I suppose childhood illnesses can be unpleasant for some children but they're not chronic or deadly. Or, at least, the worst thing that can happen to you can be caused by vaccines, and a lot of other things! We don't even know the full extent of the damage since they never do proper testing of individual vaccines, not to mention the entire CDC schedule.

As for the babies getting shingles - infants are supposed to be protected by the antibodies from the mother during pregnancy and breastfeeding. All the more reason not to interfere with the natural immunity during the proper age group and avoid shifting it to those younger or older. By the way, mumps is protective against ovarian cancer so be glad you got it.


Hi Karen Brandt,

Yes, like many others here, I've also have had measles, rubella, chickenpox and mumps as a kid. Also whooping cough ( that one as a teenager) which was by far the worst . Of the others, about the only thing I remember was being very itchy with the measles but not allowed to scratch.

It is sad that you had a very rare reaction to the mumps virus, but given that you are worried about your child,you might find it interesting to read what the CDC ( The Center for Disease Control) says about mumps
From the CDC site
"Some people who get mumps have very mild symptoms (like a cold), or no symptoms at all and may not know they have the disease.
In rare cases, mumps can cause more severe complications.
Most people with mumps recover completely within two weeks."

With regard to whether vaccines work or not, though there are really only three choices.
A) they work
B) they don't work or
C) they make you an asymptomatic carrier who infects everyone else without showing symptoms ( as with the DPT)

There is no vaccine that decides to leap out of your, or your child's, blood, does a random assessment on the vaccine status of those around you, and then decides based on that whether or not its going to work. The reality is that if the vaccine did not work on your child, then your child is anti vaxxed, regardless of whether or not they got the shot, and is just as likely ( or as unlikely) to carry an illness as any other unvaxxed child.

O course, given that children are now being required to have shots that adults were never required to get, we have a fairly ridiculous situation where we are told herd immunity requires only 22% of the population ( ie only the kids who go to school) to have certain vaccines. The 78% of the population who are adults and are under vaccinated according to the new schedules, apparently don't count in herd immunity?
You did mention "side effects" to vaccines. That is sometimes used as a euphemism people by people who often don't know, or sometimes don't want to acknowledge, what those side effects actually are.
Again from the CDC (government acknowledged vaccine side effects)

I'm guessing you probably weren't aware that death from the vaccine is one of those side effects you mentioned?
This is the website of Holly Stavalos, who died from the MMR vaccine at the age of 5
Holy would never have gotten a medical exemption. She had no contraindication that would have kept her from being forced to have the vaccine.

Karen, I do understand that you are scared for your child, and want to make the right decisions for him/her. That is your absolute right and job as a parent. As you mention, not everyone's experiences are the same. Some are fortunate with vaccinations. Some have maimed or killed children as a result of vaccines. Medical rights mean as parents we can make the best choices we can for our children. Please support everyone's medical rights, and help prevent mandates that may result in some children's deaths.

Hans Litten


"I am glad these diseases were mild for you, but not everyone was as fortunate."

We could say the same about vaccine reactions. The difference being that vaccines *do* cause harm but they *don't* prevent any of the diseases.

"Just pointing out there are different perspectives."

We are well aware of what the mainstream perspective is. We were all just as brainwashed by the paradigm at one stage as every other pro-vaxer. However, *we* came to realize that every single aspect of it is an impossible lie.

"And then there is the possibility of shingles if you had Chicken Pox."

Shingles has nothing to do with chickenpox. But let's just say that it did. Do you understand that if that were true it would prove that *all* vaccines (indeed all immunity) were useless don't you?

If the (chickenpox) virus can cause damage to us *after* we have fought off the chickenpox disease then clearly the entire concept of immunity (either natural or vaccine derived) is meaningless isn't it? It's not just wrong but a category error.

Immunity/vaccination is where we become *less* susceptible to a virus after exposure. But if chickenpox virus causes latent shingles disease (or measles virus causes SSPE or HPV causes cervical cancer or Hepatitis B causes liver cancer) then the idea that previous exposure makes us *less* susceptible to disease is nonsense isn't it?

Chronic/latent viral infection proves that no vaccine could possibly work.

"That isn't fun either. Try having it with a 6 month old that hasn't had the vaccine yet."

The vaccine is worthless and wouldn't have prevented it. Children get rashes all the time after their injections (not just MMR-V but lots of injections). Indeed, it wouldn't surprise me if some children got rashes after their 6 month shots.

Doctors typically will only call it chickenpox if the patient has not yet been vaccinated for that disease.

"Nerve damage can result from shingles."

No it can't. You have zero evidence that the so-called shingles virus causes nerve damage.

"The "failure" of a vaccine means it fails to immunize, not that is causes the disease."

Maybe it still does actually cause the same symptoms on a regular basis. Any one of the vaccines can cause any one of the symptoms that the vaccines are supposed to prevent. Paralysis, respiratory distress and rashes can be caused by any of the vaccines depending on the emotional/medical state of the child. Of course these things can happen even if the child is not unvaccinated for anything, but the risk is vastly smaller because vaccines are a benefit-free risk.

Well not entirely no benefit. Doctors are vastly richer today than before the widespread use of vaccination. Healthcare spending per GDP has quadrupled and pharma company shareholders make out like bandits - or hitmen to be more precise. Merck's net income today is 60 fold what it was in real terms before 1950.

And childhood disability rates have increased tenfold (even if you exclude non-severe disabilities it would be a five-fold increase).

Outside of famine there has never been a sicker group of children than the one we have right now. Well not all children. Those, like mine, who are completely unvaccinated are unbelievably healthy. Most of them have no idea what the inside of a doctor office looks like.


Karen, since your last comment mentioned vaccines in general rather than MM[umps]R, I refer you to this article referencing current peer-reviewed literature about DTaP. Not only does DTaP vaccination increase personal lifelong susceptibility to whooping cough, vaccinated persons seem to be more likely to spread the disease:

I think we must agree with Dr. Peter Aaby that scientists don't really know what vaccines are doing:

Carolyn Exemptor

Karen we all made the decision you did and vaccinated. Some of us believed that those who didn't were selfish.
But then our kids got seriously hurt, and yes, there is plenty of science explaining how and why. We found out that many higher up people knew that a subset of children are vulnerable but rather than warn us or figure out how and why, they decided to silence us as they had no liabilty. Plus they thought if people knew how serious vax injury was they would stop vaccinating. If they would acknowledge us, not seal vaccine court verdicts (80% truth) address, ezplain about vaccine injury, and stop scapegoating people who dont vax for vaccine failure of last century technology, they would get MORE compliance. Anyone who has seen a child seriously hurt by vaccine injury but getting next to no support for sacrificing their child to herd immunity is doubly afraid to take the risk. By their scapegoating us and removing exemptions, by their derision in the face of our stories, they force us to educate others about vaccine injury because it is our only hope to stop the govt from forcing more damage to our children. We all have plenty to do, as you know even as a Mom of less severe kids. We would be focusing on healing our kids if we actually thought the govt was addressing this. They are mostly not. Watch Vaxxed its free this week. You will learn how congress wont even hear the CDC whistleblower, an author of a study in MMR that he says ended up shredded. Believe me we all supported vaccines at one time. I am happy for you that your kids can safely tolerate them. But this isn't true of everyone and if you care about rates of vaccination join us in demanding true safety studies that use saline controls, that include all the children in a population (not cherry picked) that study multiple vaccines at once and that prove that the vaccine in your child only fails if near a child whose parent was terrified to vaccinate. This last part is a lie told by pharma to hide the failure of their vaccine:s. Or else how did all those 100% vaccinated on a ship get mumps? Its not possible unless the vaccine spread it or it barely worked. PharmaPR has done a con on america. Its epic and painful to accept. We have a right to tell our truth. And our truth is vaccines seriously injured our children. Go to vaxxed website and watch 6000 eye witness accounts . I know you care and mean well. Please understand —so do we. And thanks for supporting medical exemptions even though it is so hard to know the un-phama’d truth.

Angus Files

Dont worry Karen humans will be remembered in nostalgia, as vaccines decrease the human population persona synthetic humans have arrived.

Pharma For Prison


John Stone


One thing I agree about is that these childhood disease can be highly unpleasant, however it is interesting that we have so far held out against chickenpox vaccination in the U.K. because suppressing the infection makes shingles ultimately more likely. I believe they are reviewing the policy presently and will try and find some pretext for changing it - they have already introduced shingles vaccine here, but chickenpox vaccine definitely does not reduce shingles.

Hans Litten

RFK 16+ mins
The ultimate authority . Institute of Medicine .
1993 1998 2011
They say vaccination is causing 150 diseases !

This truly is the crime of all centuries !

Hans Litten



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Karen Brant

I am glad these diseases were mild for you, but not everyone was as fortunate. Just pointing out there are different perspectives. And then there is the possibility of shingles if you had Chicken Pox. That isn't fun either. Try having it with a 6 month old that hasn't had the vaccine yet. Nerve damage can result from shingles. The "failure" of a vaccine means it fails to immunize, not that is causes the disease. So when vaccine rates are higher, it matters less if a vaccine fails a few, because it is less likely that they will be exposed to a disease.

Jenny Allan

@Karen Brant-" no vaccine can fully protect you if you are exposed to the disease enough. I thought this was common knowledge."
Indeed NOT common knowledge. I suggest you redirect your comments to all those pharma and political sources which keep assuring us vaccines are completely safe and effective.


Karen, the mumps vaccine is precisely 100% useless. And mumps is 100% harmless at any rate. The purpose of giving the mumps vaccine was because it was thought (and I use that term loosely when it comes to doctors) that mumps caused sterility.

Now, why don't you have a wild guess as to what has happened to rates of sterility ever since the mumps vaccine?

Hint: it has risen. Not necessarily because of the mumps vaccine but regardless, the mumps vaccine is 100% useless. What this article doesn't show is that there are actually tens of thousands of cases of mumps every year but most of the time doctors won't diagnose it as mumps and will blame the parotitis on other causes (often because the patient is vaccinated). Doctors rarely test for the supposedly culpable virus and just, today, assume that it isn't there. Before the vaccine doctors also rarely tested for the virus but instead they assumed the virus was there.

Now do you know what condition is extremely deadly?

Autism. Autism is easily more fatal than any of the diseases we routinely vaccinate against (maybe meningitis is more dangerous). But the key point though is that whilst vaccines most assuredly do cause autism (as demonstrated by challenge, rechallenge events involving autism symptoms), no vaccine in history has ever prevented a single case of disease.

It is amazing how brainwashed people are that even when they observe their children getting sick after vaccination they still worship them.


Karen, I am rather old and as a child I had mumps (and measles and German measles and chickenpox) and none of them were particularly memorable. I certainly was not in bed for a month for any of them; maybe a week. No doubt I ate a lot of chicken soup. The worst part might have been the raw egg in red wine which my grandmother prescribed for certain ailments. That's what I remember most vividly. Blech.

In a whistleblower lawsuit now underway, several Merck employees allege that Merck has been faking their MMR efficacy data as it relates to mumps for some time. (Most of the folks who read here are aware of this.)

To wit: "....According to the whistleblowers' court documents, Merck's misconduct was far-ranging: It 'failed to disclose that its mumps vaccine was not as effective as Merck represented, (ii) used improper testing techniques, (iii) manipulated testing methodology, (iv) abandoned undesirable test results, (v) falsified test data, (vi) failed to adequately investigate and report the diminished efficacy of its mumps vaccine, (vii) falsely verified that each manufacturing lot of mumps vaccine would be as effective as identified in the labeling, (viii) falsely certified the accuracy of applications filed with the FDA, (ix) falsely certified compliance with the terms of the CDC purchase contract, (x) engaged in the fraud and concealment describe herein for the purpose of illegally monopolizing the U.S. market for mumps vaccine, (xi) mislabeled, misbranded, and falsely certified its mumps vaccine, and (xii) engaged in the other acts described herein to conceal the diminished efficacy of the vaccine the government was purchasing."

These fraudulent activities, say the whistleblowers, were designed to produce test results that would meet the FDA's requirement that the mumps vaccine was 95 per cent effective....'"

Grace Green

Karen Brant,
I too had mumps (and measles and rubella and chickenpox) as a child in the sixties and it was not a bad experience at all. I've been way more ill just from the common cold. Also, I'm not sure about it being common knowledge that you can catch a disease even if you're vaccinated. My father was a government pharmacologist who worked on vaccines, and he was happy for us kids to play with the children of family friends who didn't believe in vaccination. So even he didn't believe your incredible claims!

Karen Brant

Have you had the mumps? I did when I was a kid and it was horrible. Extreme pain, could not eat or drink, a month in bed. My kids have autism, and have been vaccinated and did not get the mumps. You can get a disease even if you have been vaccinated if the vaccine rates rall enough and you are exposed enough. This article is an argument to get vaccinated. Both my kids have autism btw, and do you really want kids or adults with autism dealing with diseases that can be life threatening? Just imagine what it would be like trying to get a child with a sensory disorder to eat with the mumps if it is too painful even for most people to eat and drink with the disease. I am an older mother so remember what these diseases were like first hand. There is a reason parents got their kids vaccines to protect them from what we went through. (yes, some kids did die). Yes, of course there are risks of side effects, and no vaccine can fully protect you if you are exposed to the disease enough. I thought this was common knowledge.

David L

Herd Immunity is not possible with the current MMR vaccine unlike natural measles which gives a lifelong immunity after exposure. 9% of children having two doses of the vaccine, as public health authorities now recommend, will have lost their immunity after just seven and a half years. In 2% to 10% of healthy individuals a vaccinated individual never produces any meaningful antibodies after initial (or booster) vaccination as well. Many groups such as pregnant women, those with allergic reactions to vaccine components and the immune compromised also cant get the vaccine.

Merck is in court over falsely inflating the efficacy rate for the mumps portion of its vaccine. The suit claims Merck manipulated the results of clinical trials beginning in the late 1990s so as to be able to report that the combined mumps vaccine, known as MMR-II (a revised version of the 1971 MMR shot containing a different strain of the rubella virus), is 95 percent effective, in an effort to maintain its exclusive license to manufacture it. In order to do this, Merck spiked the blood test with animal antibodies in order to artificially inflate the appearance of immune system antibodies. There has been a huge number of mumps outbreaks. In just one example, The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) for example reported 150 outbreaks (9,200 cases) in the year and a half from January 2016 to June 2017. I compiled the information here which may help at some point with future attempts at removing exemptions and choice about this vaccine.

Bob Moffit

"Myers said the county does occasionally see outbreaks of the mumps, but this situation is more unusual because the patients are vaccinated."

Really? Why is this outbreak any more "unusual" than so many others that have broken out in healthy VACCINATED adult populations? If anything .. this outbreak should once again demonstrate the flaw in seeking "herd immunity" against measles, mumps and ruebella .. the MMR recommended for CHILDREN does NOT provide life-long immunity .. instead .. it has proven time after time the vaccine induced "immunity" wanes over time .. making the VACCINATED vulnerable to contract these diseases as adults .. when the consequences of the diseases are far more dangerous than if contracted as a child.

Gotta give 'em credit .. no matter how inefficient the vaccine has proven to be .. they continue to spew the myth there is more benefit to the vaccine than the risks … so … even if you are more likely to get the diseases as a adult … GET VACCINATED ANYWAY.

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