Isn’t it funny how doctors and governments like to talk about measles and whooping cough as “potentially deadly diseases”? Here’s a secret: everything in life is potentially deadly. Eating a sandwich, crossing the street, climbing the stairs, sitting on a chair, being born, going to school, absolutely everything. This phrase makes a disease sound really dangerous, but when you think about it it’s completely meaningless.
But the health authorities warn that in Western Australia there is an outbreak of whooping cough imminent and somehow we should all be scared. The way they talk about it is like they try to scare us to death, so the government is also potentially deadly.
I didn’t know that WA also has a Centre for Disease Control. If a government is so eager to even borrow the name of an American government body that is infamous for its corruption then I don’t think we should take a word seriously of what they say.
“which the department fears points to another outbreak being due.” If the disease is so contagious, then why is the disease cyclic? Why aren’t there thousands of cases every year? That’s a mystery that nobody has been able to solve so far. But scientists have the habit of ignoring the things that are in the way, so this is also ignored.
“more than 80 per cent of deaths from the disease occurring in children less than three months of age.” Isn’t this a beautiful way of fearmongering? Too bad the real numbers are so different. On average about one baby every 2-3 years dies while having a diagnosis of whooping cough. That doesn’t mean that the baby indeed died from the disease. It’s likely that many of those babies actually died from a bad medical treatment, especially high overdoses of antibiotics (which are known to be useless). But let’s assume that these babies indeed died from whooping cough. If 80% is one baby every 2-3 years, that means that for older children and adults the chance of dying is something like one case every 15 years. Is that really something to make a lot of hassle about? Considering that every year in Australia more than a thousand babies die, this is hardly a number to even mention. A lot more children die in their backyard swimming pools or under the wheels of their parents’ car. But we never hear such scare stories about cars and swimming pools.
“Pregnant women are being urged to get vaccinated in their third trimester”. That’s true, but even the tiniest bit of evidence for this practice lacks. The only thing this achieves is higher sales for the manufacturer. And though I haven’t seen any numbers it highly likely achieves a lot more stillbirths and babies born with a variety of health problems. The flu shot is known to cause miscarriages and the whooping cough combo vaccine has never been tested on pregnant women. I wonder if they tell these women that they are part of an experiment? If not, what happened to informed consent?
“so they can make sure their kids are protected” It’s indeed important that babies are protected against whooping cough. So you would assume that women are explained how important breast feeding is and that doctors would limit the number of interventions at birth to an absolute minimum, as those interventions are known to cause problems with lactation. But nope. Real science isn’t profitable, but with junk science you can make billions. So the vaccine is pushed on pregnant women and then a few months later on the baby. And again, and again, and again.
“three years before that, one infant died from the infection every year.” Though every dead baby is a tragedy this doesn’t remotely justify the fear campaigns. How many babies die from the whooping cough vaccine? Interesting enough you never hear anything about that, though it has been known for a long time that this vaccine is a very dangerous one. But at the same time doctors keep diagnosing “dead by whooping cough vaccine” as “cause unknown”. They just aren’t able to face the facts, even though they know them.
And as the WA government keeps going on about poor Riley I just want to share this. It’s known that Riley’s mother was a fanatic pro-vaxxer before Riley was born. I have done some calculations (you can do them yourself, combining the number of babies and adults in Australia) and I came to the conclusion that the chance that this mother had a baby who died from whooping cough is about 1: 6 billion. It is likely closer to 10 or even 20 billion, but I stayed on the safe side. Scientifically this chance is not realistic. But reality has never bothered anyone in the vaccine topic.
A little bit less reliable (but still pretty good) calculation told me that probably at least once a week a baby dies from the whooping cough vaccine. (You can also calculate this yourself combining data from the ABS). For anyone who cares about facts and science this should be a no brainer.
“UK studies showed vaccinating women in the third trimester of pregnancy can prevent more than 90 per cent of infections” See how it’s worded: it CAN prevent infections. But it doesn’t do so. And they know that, for else they would say that it “prevents infections”. You see how the public gets fooled with quack studies.
Science has never had any place with vaccines. The smallpox vaccine was based on a combination of folk tales, crazy ideas and money and all vaccines after that had the same problem. We are always told that there is an overwhelming amount of evidence that vaccines save lives. The problem is that I have never seen even the smallest piece of it. If that evidence existed it would be simple: show it and the discussion is over. But you can’t show something that doesn’t exist, no matter how hard you try.
Government of Western Australia: stop spreading quackery that will likely kill and injure many unborn babies. Those women and their children deserve better.