by Ginger Taylor, MS
We have been through this countless times. A vaccine targeted illness case or cases arise, the vaccine industry machine uses it to blame vaccine rejectionism for the return of diseases they claim were "wiped out", and we all sit on the sidelines complaining loudly because we know what is being professed is less than factual - but we can't prove it.
Privacy designed to protect patients, protects the medical establishment from having to tell the truth about what is really happening.
Dr. Mark Goedecker, the Regional Medical Director of WellSpan Stony Brook Health Center in York, Pennsylvania did just such a hit job this week, as he announced that there was a confirmed measles case at York Hospital.
Dr. Goedecker reported that:
“All of what we’re seeing right now with the measles outbreak across the country, these could’ve been prevented if we vaccinated."
The internet took his words to heart, as it always does, excoriating the unnamed family for not vaccinating, after making the reasonable assumption that would naturally follow from Dr. Goedecker's statement. That the patient was a child whose parents chose not to vaccinate him.
Except that the patient was not an unvaccinated child, but a vaccinated adult. The case arose not because of a failure to vaccinate, but because of vaccine failure.
And that case of vaccine failure was not disclosed to the public, so that the public could understand that Merck's MMR II is not living up to its efficacy claims, it was kept private and used as a tool to sell the vaccine, claiming if the patient had gotten the shot, they would not have measles.
While the kind of dishonesty from the medical establishment on vaccines is every day fare, it is not every day that it is publicly exposed by the patent.
But that is what Mr. And Mrs. Kirby did this week.
Sean Kirby took to facebook to tell the public that Dr. Goedecker had lied about his wife Allison's measles case.
"This past weekend a press release was made about a measles case in York. I read comments that people were making. They were hurtful and very presumptive. That patient was my wife. She was fully vaccinated and healthy. Everyone assumed it was a child of an antivaxxer and started calling the person irresponsible, they should be charged with assault, they should move to a desert island and die. These were all comments my wife read about herself. ...she was upset and crying about the comments people were making about her. These are people who had no idea about what was going on. These are people who did not care about the patient, only their own agenda. These are people who only wanted to make themselves feel better about themselves at the expense of another persons well being. I guess I should expect that from internet trolls. But what really got to me was a Dr. Mark Goedecker spreading false information. He is quoted as saying "the spread is due to a lack of vaccinations. " This was a doctor at the hospital where we were "treated". He never spoke to or visited my wife. I met a lot of doctors while were there and never was his name mentioned. In fact, when my wife was discharged she walked right past him while doing his press conference about the measles."
Mr. Kirby goes on to give a detailed account of the course of his wife's case and her treatment, which ends with him revealing that although he was vaccinated, his titers were tested and he does not have the requisite response to assume that he is immune to measles.
He is now under quarantine for 21 days.
He too was vaccinated, and may yet be vulnerable to a measles infection.
Again... this was Dr. Goedecker's patently false statement, “All of what we’re seeing right now with the measles outbreak across the country, these could’ve been prevented if we vaccinated." [emphasis added]
Goedecker and WellSpan knew full well that he was dealing with at least one case of measles that was not prevented by vaccination, and possibly two.
The public continues to be shamed for not believing physicians on their vaccine safety and efficacy claims, while those same individuals watch doctors lie to the camera about vaccine safety and efficacy. Vaccine failure cases continue to be used to promote vaccine uptake. Thus public trust continues to fail.
Requests for comment have been submitted to Dr. Goedecker and WellSpan.
Sean Kirby's full account:
"This post I have been struggling with whether I should post it or not. It is very personal, but in the end I believe can help people. It is not meant to be political or have a bias. It is just my own experience. So here we go:
This past weekend a press release was made about a measles case in York. I read comments that people were making. They were hurtful and very presumptive. That patient was my wife. She was fully vaccinated and healthy. Everyone assumed it was a child of an antivaxxer and started calling the person irresponsible, they should be charged with assault, they should move to a desert island and die. These were all comments my wife read about herself. I left the hospital to take food home to my kids before the press release was released. And on the way back my wife text me about the comments. When I got back to the hospital she was upset and crying about the comments people were making about her. These are people who had no idea about what was going on. These are people who did not care about the patient, only their own agenda. These are people who only wanted to make themselves feel better about themselves at the expense of another persons well being. I guess I should expect that from internet trolls. But what really got to me was a Dr. Mark Goedecker spreading false information. He is quoted as saying "the spread is due to a lack of vaccinations. " This was a doctor at the hospital where we were "treated". He never spoke to or visited my wife. I met a lot of doctors while were there and never was his name mentioned. In fact, when my wife was discharged she walked right past him while doing his press conference about the measles. So here is the reason for me writing this. So that if someone else gets measles they can be "treated" better than we were. By both the medical community, hospital staffs and people in general.
Here are the facts and what happened to us.
My wife had a fever on Friday, we thought it was just a cold. But over the weekend the fever persisted. On Monday she went to the doctor office to get checked. At this time she still had the fever, she started to show signs of a rash and she also had a pain in her side. They told her the rash was a heat rash due to her persistent fever. Because of the pain in her side the doctor sent her to York Hospital to get blood work and a CT Scan, thinking it may be appendicitis. The CT Scan was normal but blood work came back a little off. We then went to the emergency room because of her blood work. We were there for a long time. They drew more blood to verify the tests. These tests came back the same if not a little worse. However, they said since all the other tests came back fine she should just go home. So we did.
Tuesday she still had the fever, but we were told nothing was wrong. By Tuesday the rash was a little worse. And she was very tired.
Wednesday we went back to the doctor, fever was still there. We were told maybe it is EBV(Epstein Barr Virus). They prescribed a steroid and ordered more blood work. They also said she should go to the hospital if she cannot drink 70oz-80oz of fluid. Because of the experience prior we wanted to avoid going back to the hospital and made sure to drink enough fluids.
Thursday, after taking 1 dose of the steroids the day before, the rash was way worse. Fever still there, we went back to the doctor again, this time a different doctor saw us. This time we were armed with an article that a dance mom had found totally be chance, she didn't even know Allison was sick. The article was about a measles case in Arizona where we just had been. The doctor looked at Allison again and said it could be the measles, but not sure. Sent us for more blood work then asked us to go to the hospital. She told us she called over and they would have a room ready for us.
When we got to the hospital the people checking us into the Emergency Department said they did not know we were coming. But got us into a room pretty quickly after I told them it could be measles. They put us in a "room", but were told this might not be the best kind of room for us. So they then moved us to a negative air flow room in the Emergency Department. Guess what they did there.....more blood work, please keep in mind each time she got more blood work they had to stick her again. Her arms were both black and blue at this point. A medical team came in and visited her, this would become her medical team later. They asked a million questions, which is fine. They took pictures of her rash on their iphones and then left. Another doctor came in asking if she could see the rash, saying she has never seen a rash like this before. At this point they did not seem to know the proper protocol. They were not sure how it was spread, air born or by contact. What we were or were not allowed to do. Or where we should or should not go. They put her on Doxycycline, an antibiotic to treat for tick born diseases and then we spoke tot he infectious disease control doctor/consultant. He did nothing to put our mind at ease. At this point I felt like I was on an episode of house. Allison was resting so I went home to check on the kids real quick and make sure they were fed. Also this whole time my sister-in-law was texting me and always seemed to be a step or 2 in front of the doctors. She would ask me questions then a little while later the doctor would ask the same question. When I got back to the hospital they put her in an isolation room. So I would only see her through a window. So Thursday was a busy day.
Friday I got back to the hospital along with a friend of Allison, who was also there on Thursday. They ran more blood tests and kept her on IV fluids. We were not allowed to see here except through the window. We met with her medical team a couple more times, each time they were trying to eliminate something else. Somehow they did the wrong swab test twice, but correctly the 3rd time. I was told I should hear back about whether it is measles or not by 4pm, I didn't. But at 10:30pm they finally told us the case was confirmed to be measles. So Friday was all about keeping her hydrated and getting a confirmation. Friday her sister also arrived. She was instrumental in getting Allison a few things the doctor over looked. I can't pronounce them so I won't even try. We were told the Infectious Disease Control team would be in to talk to us Saturday morning around 8:00am.
Saturday morning came and went. Never hearing from anyone about what was going on. I was getting frustrated at this point about the total lack of communication. I called a friend who called someone else and in 20 minutes we were talking to a room full of doctors and administrators. I felt this was a very positive moment in the case. I just wish it didn't take so long. They kept her hydrated and we set out a timeline to figure out her contagious period and where she was. I was also asked to get tested to make sure I was immune since I had been in contact with her. She was starting to look better and be awake for more than 10 minutes at a time. In fact I think she was bored of sleeping. However, 1 shower and she was exhausted. Still a long road to recovery.
Sunday when I got to the hospital she was happy and smiling. They were sending her home. Only issue was I had thrown away all of our bed linens and had not had a chance to buy new ones. Oops. So her friend stayed with her while I went shopping for linens. So she got home on Sunday. On the way out of the hospital one of the directors of the hospital stopped and asked if I had my results back. I told him no. He said they would open the labs today(Sunday) to specifically run my labs. I said ok. Sunday she arrived home thanks to her friend for bringing her home and stalling till I got the linens purchased and bed made. We were making arrangements for her parents to come out for the week to help her while I was at work. That was until I got a call from the lab. My results came back negative for my immunity. Meaning that I am also not immune to measles and was in close contact with someone who had them(twice my wife and AZ). So now I am quarantined to the house for 21 days. Fun Fun Fun. So call her parents back to tell them they are not allowed to come to the house.
Monday the PA Department of Health sent someone to my house to have me sign a quarantine paper. I guess they are serious, seeing how Monday was a holiday and all.
So that is our experience. This was not meant to bash the hospital or doctors. I am hoping people use our not so good experience as a learning tool to how to better spot and treat people with measles. Better communication is the key, a lot of the time we were left in the dark or given conflicting information from different doctors. Also next time you hear something find out the facts before calling people names, or maybe just treat people like humans. Not everything in the world happens to help you push your agenda. Also if you were vaccinated between 1970 and 1989 you may want to get you vaccinations checked. The CDC says the vaccine is effective in 93% of people with one shot and 97% effective in people with 2 shots. So you tell me the odds of 2 people both vaccinated living in the same house, but neither of our vaccines are effective. Either their math is off or I am going to go play the lottery. Again I am not against vaccinations, I am all for them, I am just not sure they are as effective as their numbers state. Sorry for the long post!"