How big should adult vaccines be?

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We’re all super excited about the recent media blitz for adult vaccinations over here at LQ headquarters. It’s about time! What’s the point in being a pro-vaccine warrior when your entire front line is made of babies?

Nothing spells the end of vaccine injury denialism like 20% of adults developing out-of-the-blue food allergies, epilepsy, Type 1 diabetes and “early onset” Alzheimers.

In an effort to be as helpful as possible, though, I’d like to point out that even adults who keep up with their current schedule aren’t getting vaccinated enough. It’s only fair that we adjust vaccine dosing to keep the ingredients proportionate to each patient’s weight, just as we do for children’s antibiotic or pain reliever.

Since the 2005 piece in the Journal of American Veterinary Medical Association about the increased dangers of vaccinating dogs with lower body weights didn’t wake anyone up, then the least we can do is raise the vaccine quota for grownups.

Let’s start with scary influenza. The Flulaval vaccine is approved for 6 month old babies who, on average, weigh 16 pounds, but it’s also approved for adults. The wonderful thing about Flulaval is that not only has the FDA approved it for children up to eight years old, but they got approval for two full doses at least four weeks apart. So good you give it twice.

Since the average American woman weighs 166 pounds, we’re going to need every adult female to get 20 Flulaval shots this season. Feel free to take them in 2 sets of 10, spaced 4 weeks apart. You will be taking in 20 times the amount of formaldehyde, known to cause cancer, and 20 times the amount of polysorbate 80, which opens the blood brain barrier to bacteria, viruses (including the four strains of the flu in the vaccine), and of course, the half milligram of mercury that comes in four full Flulaval vials.

I’m sure you understand that this is only fair. If 2 Flulaval are great for a baby, 20 are even better for you. Together we can fight the flu, and your role in taking 20 flu vaccines every September is critical in reaching our goal.

Remember: your next “flu shot selfie” doesn’t count toward social media virtue signaling unless we see five Bandaids on each shoulder, two months in a row. From here on out, people will openly laugh if there is only one measly Bandaid on your flabby bingo wing, and rightfully so.

And while the CDC doesn’t recommend the Tdap vaccine for adults more than once between the ages of 18 and death, the media is taking liberty to say that adults should get it anyway if their “immunity to pertussis is unknown.” What is known is that pertussis antibodies from the Tdap vaccine last less than one year, so you can bet your butt that your whooping cough vaccine immunity from childhood is non-existent this year, next year, and every year.

The infant version of the Tdap– which actually contains more pertussis antigens than the Tdap–is called the DTaP, and given to nine-pound infants at two months old. Therefore the appropriate weight-adjusted dosage for the average adult is going to be 20 whooping cough vaccines every year. I’m going to go ahead and say that it’s critical that you take all 20 Tdaps at once since the vaccine isn’t very effective. Do your part and don’t be a puss. Most importantly, stay on schedule.

Likewise, the MMR is indicated for babies 12 months and older, who typically weigh about 19 pounds. We give the MMR at one year, and again at four years old. As we now know, the protection from the childhood MMR vaccine falls way short of lasting a lifetime. And measles kills 100,000 people a year! Not here, but somewhere!

In order to give the equivalent childhood dose, every man in America– where our big boys average 196 pounds– will need a catch-up schedule of 10 MMRs immediately, followed by another 5 doses 3 years later, just to be on the safe side of immunity. Don’t worry, I’m sure that getting 15 times the amount of cells from that 16-week old aborted WI-38 fetus isn’t going to feel like injecting a baby lung. Try to relax and put that out of your mind because science has proven that vaccines work better if you’re in a good mood.

And it’s important that you listen to your body! Because if you didn’t already have a pig gelatin allergy, you might get one soon.

Yours in (injectable) health,

LQ

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All in all, if an adult were to submit to the weight-adjusted version of the schedule that four-year old children are expected to adhere to, it would be well over 500 doses of single and three-in-one combination shots in 48 months.

Think on that.

 

 

 

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How to win any vaccine debate – part 2

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Did you read Part 1 of this series yet? Make sure you bookmark it, and stay tuned for parts 3 and 4.

#5 When they say, “There is no autism epidemic. Doctors are just better at recognizing the signs of autism now, so there are more diagnoses.

Then you say, “Whoops! Be sure to let the State of California know that the 680% increase in autism cases shown in their meticulously-tracked incremental climb from 1992 to 2007 proves an epidemic that doesn’t exist. And then explain the last two decades of market demands for diapers to fit adolescents, helmets for seizures and self-harm, special education programs in schools, occupational and speech therapists, sensitive Santas at Christmastime, sensory-friendly clothing, assisted living facilities for people in their 20s, and parents lobbying for the right to treat their children with marijuana.”

It’s groundless to claim that the physical need for these products and services manifested because today’s medical doctors are “better” at slapping a manufactured label on non-verbal children who have epilepsy, chronic diarrhea, extreme sensory issues, and sleep disturbances than doctors in 1990.

Here is just one sobering timeline:  the existence of extra large diapers for the two million kids who struggle to master defecating in a toilet.

The EPA has traced the beginning of the explosion in autism cases back to 1988-89 (coincidentally, Tylenol began their ad campaigns of being the most doctor-trusted pain reliever in 1986). So up until 1993, parents of the front wave of autistic children were able to squeeze their kids into ordinary disposable diapers, but once they passed the age of seven/eight/nine and still weren’t toilet trained, their parents were in a panic. Toddler diapers were too small, and adult incontinence diapers were far too large.

So what did Kimberly-Clark Corporation invent in 1994? “GoodNite Disposable Underwear” for 10 year olds under 85 pounds. Why, in 1994– when the disposable diaper industry was already 46 years old– did we suddenly need older kid diapers for the first time?

Then, in 1999, when autistic 13/14/15-year olds still weren’t potty trained, the diaper industry added disposable underwear for kids well over 100 pounds.

Without a doubt, we are living in a scenario that did not exist before 1990. Do autism epidemic deniers think we’re in an epidemic of awareness of teens who can’t use the toilet?

An offshoot of this argument is that severely autistic kids of the past were squirreled away in mental institutions until the 1990s. If you believe that in the 1980s 1 in 30 of your cousins, classmates’ siblings, and community’s little boys– who were born normal but suddenly went off the rails at 2 years old– were later committed to psychiatric institutions without anyone noticing or talking about it, then you’re the one who needs your head examined.

#6 When they say, “We have a social responsibility to vaccinate so that we protect our herd immunity.”

Then you say, “No country has ever had herd immunity through vaccination. About 5% of the US population has any vaccine immunity to pertussis in any given year, and you can’t protect another person from getting pertussis by vaccinating yourself. Less than 12% of Americans have even half of the measles vaccine immunity that they had when they were kids.”

The pertussis vaccine is a symptom-reducing vaccine for the vaccinated person. It’s a toxoid vaccine, which is inactive exotoxin, and bacteria don’t make exotoxin until after a pertussis infection occurs. It doesn’t stop infection, doesn’t stop the spread of infection, and doesn’t have the ability to create herd immunity in the people who receive it.

On top of that, when adding up all infants under 18 months, 5 year olds, and 12 year olds, every year pediatricians are vaccinating only 5% of the entire US population with a whooping cough vaccine that becomes nearly useless after just one year.

And the only people with even 50% of the two-dose vaccine-induced measles immunity antibodies are between the ages of 5 years and 13, which is 11.96% of the US population.

Where’s the herd now? Are we really holding 5% and 12% of America’s kids responsible of all of our immunity?

#7 When they say, “Mass vaccination across the globe eradicated smallpox!”

Then you say, “There was never a mass smallpox vaccination program on a global scale, and the World Health Organization doesn’t claim there was.”

Ah, the smallpox vaccine. It’s a 183-year overnight success story, isn’t it?

We’d like to think that there was a worldwide mass vaccination campaign carried out against smallpox, but there wasn’t. The WHO admits that mass vaccination in high populations was ineffective and that their work in finding and containing infected individuals was where they had their success in stopping smallpox. Only people who had been in close contact with an infected person were “treated” with a vaccine.

The WHO used this “surveillance and containment” method in developing countries during their smallpox eradication push through the late 1960s and early 70s. Homes were searched, anyone found with smallpox infections was quarantined, and a small ring of people around the infected person were vaccinated– usually just the household– because smallpox isn’t as contagious as chickenpox and there weren’t large outbreaks in schools.

Not exactly an argument for vaccine-induced herd immunity, is it?

And where did the WHO learn this ring containment method, which was used to end the famous 1947 New York City smallpox outbreak, although millions were needlessly vaccinated after the spread had been stopped?

Remember that the fight against mandatory vaccination dates to the late 1880s, and back then the hotbed of non-vax parents was Leicester, England. What the WHO calls “surveillance and containment” is really the Leicester Method.

While reading about the Leicester Method I came across a 1904 first-person account from C. Killick Millard, MD.

Dr. Millard– who was the Medical Officer of Health for Leicester and believer in giving the smallpox vaccine to anyone who was at real risk of exposure to smallpox– performed a fascinating analysis of the events in non-vax Leicester.

My summary of his writing (which you should read when you have a half hour) in 300 words:

In years prior, approximately 60% of Leicester’s residents were vaccinated for smallpox, but in 1883 the whole town began to revolt against the requirement to vaccinate four-month old infants because they knew the vaccine was causing serious injury and death. Instead, when one-off cases of smallpox popped up– which Dr. Millard said were traced to adults whose vaccine immunity had worn off– a rational assessment of risk was performed. It involved notification, isolation and disinfection, and in the end, 73% of houses with an infected person agreed to get quickly vaccinated before the disease incubated. Almost no infants were vaccinated and the whole population was never vaccinated.

There was a prophecy in 1887 that there would be a massacre of children in Leicester due to parents’ failure to vaccinate. But 17 years later, as Dr. Milliard was writing, the prophecy was still unfulfilled. By 1900, other English towns were carrying out Leicester’s method.

Dr. Millard included a comparison of vaccinated versus unvaccinated cases of smallpox, and showed that while the vaccine reduced the incidence of death in individuals who received it, vaccination had no effect on the prevalence of smallpox.

In fact, he argued that the vaccine was guilty of increasing smallpox prevalence by introducing the disease to districts that had previously been free from it, and that vaccination increased the severity of the disease, causing far higher mortality rates in the unvaccinated than the pre-vaccine era.

The residents of Leicester figured out how effective quarantine-and-disinfection was 87 years after Edward Jenner invented the first smallpox vaccine. Imagine what our world would be like today if sanitary precautions had been used first?

Toward the end, Dr. Millard wrote this beautiful sentence:

“In the face of Leicester’s experience, the exemption of a few conscientious objectors of other towns is unlikely to have any appreciable effect in determining smallpox incidence.”

That’s right. Even in 1904, learned doctors knew that the unvaccinated weren’t causing disease outbreaks, not even for smallpox.

#8 When they say, “Vaccinations have saved millions/billions/gazillions of lives over the years!

Then you say, “Using the World Health Organization’s own estimates, the total number of lives saved and improved in the entire history of their worldwide measles and polio vaccine campaigns adds up to less than the number of people who died of starvation last year.”

At the end of 2015 the WHO declared that the MMR had saved 17 million lives across the globe since 2000. If you believe the WHO, that averages to 1.13 million people a year on a planet currently at 7.6 billion. To put that into perspective, this means that thanks to the work of the vaccinators, a whopping 0.0148% of the population was saved by the MMR last year.

That’s almost one-and-a-half of one-hundredth of one percent. Great job with the vaccines, I guess.

And the WHO’s estimate for polio is even lower– just over 53,000 lives saved a year, or 0.0007% of the population, with an additional 571,000, or 0.0075%, spared paralysis.

Adding it all up, the WHO is claiming that the MMR and polio vaccines have saved 34.5 million people from measles death, polio death, and polio paralysis, which is less than one half of one percent of the population of the world today. Since at least that many people die of starvation every single year it looks like the WHO is leaning their ladder against the wrong wall.

And how statistically significant is the WHO’s claim to saving 17 million people over 15 years (for measles) or 17.5 million over 29 years (for polio) when taken in context with all of the other life-saving changes happening at the same time?

Consider UNICEF’s clean drinking water program, which created drinkable water for 2.6 billion people since 1990, or UNICEF’s program that brought toilets to 11 million people in just 12 months. How did those improvements impact polio transmission? Or the 45 million children a year who receive crucial vitamin A supplementation — which is key to withstanding a measles infection– through Helen Keller International?

Here in the US the measles passes as a mild rash because we are already healthy, relatively speaking. We aren’t starving, drinking bacteria and virus-infected water, and we aren’t vitamin A deficient. With the ongoing evolution of medical care, sanitation, clean drinking water, and better housing in developing nations, calculating the number of “lives saved” by vaccine programs is virtually impossible.

Stay tuned. More to come.

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For the hyperlink impaired:

Point 5

http://www.dds.ca.gov/Autism/docs/AutismReport_2007_Page11Addendum.pdf

http://pubs.acs.org/doi/abs/10.1021/es902057k

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Tylenol_(brand)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/GoodNites

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Huggies_Pull-Ups

Point 6

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/early/2016/02/03/peds.2015-3326.full.pdf

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/early/2016/02/03/peds.2015-3326.full.pdf

https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/197/7/950/798890/Persistence-of-Measles-Mumps-and-Rubella

Point 7

http://www.who.int/features/2010/smallpox/en/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/7044193

http://www.who.int/csr/disease/smallpox/faq/en/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3323221/

https://ia801304.us.archive.org/28/items/b24765284/b24765284.pdf

Point 8

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/news/releases/2015/measles-vaccination/en/

http://www.who.int/mediacentre/factsheets/fs114/en/

http://www.theworldcounts.com/counters/global_hunger_statistics/how_many_people_die_from_hunger_each_year

https://www.unicefusa.org/mission/survival/water

https://www.unicef.org/wash/

http://www.hki.org/our-impact/reaching-millions/saving-sight-lives-vitamin#.Wf773hOCxBx

How to win any vaccine debate – part 1

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We’ve all heard the most common talking points of pharma-sponsored vaccine propaganda in the mainstream media, but sometimes it’s hard to conjure up the right response when the same unfounded soundbites come at you in real life.

Save this blog. And the next three parts. I’ve got your answers for you.

#1 When they say, “Scientific studies have proven that vaccines don’t cause autism!”

Then you say, “Despite what you’ve heard in the media, only one shot and one ingredient have ever been studied for their role in causing autism, and both studies are national embarrassments.”

In the following two CDC (Centers for Disease Control) studies, just one shot– out of the ten single and combination shots on the infant vaccination schedule– and one ingredient– out of more than three dozen– have ever been studied in relation to autism. And both studies reek of scientific fraud.

The MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) study

Dr. William Thompson, a scientist on the CDC’s 2004 MMR-doesn’t-cause-autism study, was granted whistleblower protection by President Obama in 2014. Why would a scientist need that protection? Because recordings were released of him admitting that their study originally showed that the MMR does cause autism –most notably a 240% increase in African American boys– and that his co-authors at the CDC conspired to hide that finding.

Other studies that claim to prove the MMR’s innocence are based on this fraudulent study, or they are retroactive cohort studies (not case controlled like the CDC’s MMR study) which are rife with selection bias, unexplained parameters, and creative definitions of what it means to be “unvaccinated.” There is an often-cited 2015 “MMR doesn’t cause autism” retroactive cohort study of over 95,000 kids that Dr. Paul Thomas does an excellent job of dissecting if you’d like to learn more.

The mercury study

Dr. Thomas Verstraeten, the lead author of the CDC’s 2003 mercury-doesn’t-cause-autism study, sounded the alarm in a November 1999 memo to his co-authors when he found that exposure to mercury-based thimerosal preservative in the first month of life was causing a 7.6x increase in autism prevalence. Two weeks later he sent another email about his reanalysis of mercury causing neurological conditions with the subject line, “It just won’t go away.”

Thimerosal was used in the Hep B vaccines and DTaP vaccines up until 2003, and is continued to be used in flu shots today. But, according to the World Mercury Project, Verstraeten was pushed aside while others reworked his study to bury the damaging discovery. Verstraeten then resigned from the CDC, returned to his homeland, and took a job with GlaxoSmithKline before his CDC study was even published, which Congress found to be a violation of ethics. The nail in the coffin came during a 2004 Institute of Medicine Review of that study, when the CDC’s presentation slides revealed that they had “lost” the study’s raw data sets used from the Vaccine Safety Datalink. Voila! No one will ever be able check their findings. (Note: these CDC slides are now removed from the IOM website, too, but you can read more about them here.)

Just to be on the safe side, in 2002, literally in the middle of the night, House Majority Leader Dick Armey inserted a provision into the Homeland Security Act that blocks lawsuits against Eli Lilly for the damage done to children by their product: thimerosal. This Lilly Rider was quietly repealed in June 2009.

Does this sound like a comprehensive investigation into vaccination causing autism?

#2 When they say, “But today’s vaccines have less antigens than vaccines from decades ago, so they’re safer now.”

Then you say, “Who said that vaccines had too many antigens? That’s a straw man argument. We’ve been told hundreds of times that infants have the capacity to respond to an enormous number of antigens. Vaccine antigens were reduced to maximize manufacturer profits, not to improve safety.”

When parents say that today’s schedule is “too many too soon,” they mean too many vaccines, not too many antigens. There is a lot more to a vaccine vial than antigens. Heck, the hep B vaccine only has one little antigen. I still don’t want it injected into my kid.

Disease antigens are expensive to produce and vaccine makers want to minimize expenses. Decades ago, only the DTP (diphtheria-tetanus-pertussis) vaccine used aluminum adjuvant. But today, vaccines for seven diseases on the bloated schedule have powerful neurotoxic aluminum adjuvants that cause a little bit of antigen to elicit a huge immune response.

I’ll sit here and wait while you research the safety of aluminum. It has no known use to the human body, it causes an IgE response and increases allergies, it’s a highly reactive and damaging neurotoxin, and rather than being excreted by the body, it accumulates in the brain.

Vaccines are no safer for it. Here is a fantastic easy-to-read brochure on aluminum’s role in immune activation, which causes autism, epilepsy, schizophrenia, and other disorders.

#3 When they say, “Mercury was taken out of vaccines in 2001 and autism rates rose anyway!”

Then you say, “That’s because the flu shot was exempt from the mercury ban, and the mercury-preserved flu vaccine was added to the childhood schedule in 2002— one year before the last of the banned vaccines expired. Plus, 2003 was the beginning of the massive campaign to vaccinate pregnant women for influenza. Obviously, the source of mercury exposure has been swapped.”

If you’re getting an annual flu shot for your kids or yourself, know that four of the flu vaccines currently on the market are still preserved with 25 micrograms of ethyl mercury per dose.

Does that amount of mercury seem insignificant to you? 25 micrograms of mercury has a liquid volume of 1.8 microliters. That’s a setting on a handheld micropippete— a small droplet, but far from being invisible. Are you comfortable with that drop, knowing that mercury is one of the five most poisonous substances on Earth? And speaking of comfort, how many “trace amounts” of a lethal substance sit well with you? Because mercury is still used in the manufacturing process for many vaccines, and shots that have less than a third of a microgram of mercury left in them are allowed to be called “preservative free.” This doesn’t mean they’re really free of mercury, of course. It’s just an arbitrary label.

A sub thread of this argument is that while “methyl mercury” (found in fish) is highly toxic and certainly to blame for autism, “ethyl mercury” (found in vaccines) is absolutely harmless because it’s not found in the blood shortly after vaccination. However, there is an evidenced-based discussion over on World Mercury Project shows that ethyl mercury isn’t found in blood only because it has migrated to organs. How does that make it safe?

#4 When they say, “Andrew Wakefield lost his medical license for committing fraud on the autism-MMR study!”

Then you say, “Did you read his medical board’s decision? Because fraudulent work was never an allegation against Dr. Wakefield.”

You can read the entire verdict of the General Medical Council, and search for the word “fraud.” You won’t find it.

Dr. Wakefield lost his medical license due to an ethical violation of drawing blood from typical children outside of a medical setting to use in his work. He also had a perceived conflict of interest from working as an expert witness in vaccine injury cases. Once he lost his license, the Lancet medical journal retracted his work. This happened after he became controversial when Brian Deer– a freelance journalist suspected of being a hired gun– launched a witch hunt against him in British media.

Separately from the medical journal that published and retracted his work, it was the editor of an entirely different journal who slandered Wakefield by claiming that the freelance journalist had shown his work to be an “elaborate fraud.”

As a side note, Dr. Wakefield’s 1998 paper wasn’t a study about the MMR causing autism. It was a case series of 12 autistic children who had a novel bowel disease that Dr. Wakefield was associating with autism. It was these children’s mothers who said their symptoms began after receiving the MMR.

In 2014, numerous studies began to confirm what Wakefield discovered in 1998: bowel disease is in fact rampant in autistic kids. The Harvard Review of Psychiatry wrote about it, quickly followed by the American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Inflammatory Bowel Diseases journal. This wasted time in treating the medical symptoms of autism is a travesty, but Wakefield’s 1998 case series is continuously validated today.

Click here for part 2.

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For the hyperlink impaired:

Point 1:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/113/2/259?sso=1&sso

http://dailycaller.com/2015/02/03/obama-admin-grants-immunity-to-cdc-scientist-that-fudged-vaccine-report-whistleblower-plans-to-testify-before-congress/

http://paulthomasmd.com/2015/05/11/autism-occurrence-by-mmr-vaccine-status-among-us-children-with-older-siblings-with-and-without-autism-study/

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/112/5/1039?sso=1&sso

https://www.safeminds.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/04/GenerationZeroPowerPoint.pdf

https://worldmercuryproject.org/who-we-are/mercury-vaccines-cdcs-worst-nightmare/

http://vaccinesafetycommission.org/pdfs/48-2000-Proceedings-Mercury.pdf (obtained by Brian Hooker through the Freedom of Information Act)

http://dr-king.com/docs/20140314_PGK_sRebuttalTo_IsTheCDCHidingDataAboutMercury_Vaccines_Autism_qustn_fnl_b1.pdf

Group of Republican Senators Agree To Repeal Vaccine Liability Provision in Homeland Security Law

https://www.cbsnews.com/news/the-man-behind-the-vaccine-mystery/

Point 2:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/109/1/124

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccinesafety/concerns/adjuvants.html

https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/165315-overview

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4348159/

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/24779346

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4318414/

http://vaccinepapers.org/wp-content/uploads/Autism-brochure-Color-A4.pdf

Point 3:

https://www.cdc.gov/mmwr/preview/mmwrhtml/mm5102a4.htm

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-2.pdf

https://emedicine.medscape.com/article/1175560-overview

http://www.health.state.mn.us/divs/idepc/immunize/hcp/thimerosalfs.html

https://blogs.scientificamerican.com/observations/why-does-autism-impact-boys-more-often-than-girls/

https://worldmercuryproject.org/mercury-facts/the-comparable-dangers-of-ethylmercury-and-methylmercury/

Point 4:

https://www.nhs.uk/news/2010/01January/Documents/FACTS%20WWSM%20280110%20final%20complete%20corrected.pdf

http://www.bmj.com/content/342/bmj.c7452

http://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S0140673697110960

http://journals.lww.com/hrpjournal/Abstract/2014/03000/Gastrointestinal_Issues_in_Autism_Spectrum.5.aspx

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/133/5/872.short

http://journals.lww.com/ibdjournal/Abstract/2015/10000/Prevalence_of_Inflammatory_Bowel_Disease_Among.6.aspx

 

 

 

 

Let’s talk about herd immunity

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Originally I started to write about the vaccination rates for hepatitis b, rotavirus, hib, pneumococcal, polio, chicken pox, and all five kinds of bacterial meningitis, but I stopped myself partway through and hit the delete button. There are many reasons why– hep b is a blood borne sexually transmitted disease, rotavirus is usually symptomless in adults, polio (by strict definition) was eradicated in the 1970s, bacterial meningitis infection is so rare that even the CDC says it’s rare, and so on– but the real reason why I erased everything is this:

All anyone complains about in the news and in legislative hearings is pertussis and measles.

So let’s have a conversation about about herd immunity for pertussis and measles.

Pertussis (whooping cough)

The widely used pertussis shot came to market as a combination vaccine in 1948, so Americans born before 1948 most likely haven’t had any variation of a DTP vaccine. This means that anyone 69 years or older has a good chance of having dodged the vaccine entirely unless they were swindled into getting a shot while in the ER after slipping while getting out of the bathtub and splitting their forehead– and even then it is more likely they got a tetanus shot that didn’t contain pertussis.

The DTaP vaccine used in kids under 6 years old has a little bit stronger pertussis component than the Tdap vaccine. For everyone over the age of 6, every Tdap vaccine they receive begins waning immediately after it is given, drops to 68.8% effectiveness at 1 year, and after 4 years,  its effectiveness was measured to be only 8.9%.

8.9% ain’t fighting off no pertussis infection.

This is why 11 and 12 year olds have the highest incidence of whooping cough, despite having received 5 doses of DTaP and 1 one Tdap. There is no pertussis vaccine on the childhood schedule after 12 years old, and the CDC recommends a single Tdap dose for adults between the ages of 19 and death. It’s almost as if they’re admitting how useless the pertussis vaccine is.

Of course, this single dose of Tdap isn’t even mandated for adults.

When we sort out this math, we are holding all children under 12 years old, who make up only 16.4% of our national population, accountable for 100% of “herd immunity” from pertussis.

How silly is that? If we vaccinated 100% of children under 12 years old annually, we would only be vaccinating 16% of the US population in any given year. But that’s not even close to how we vaccinate. We only vaccinate infants under 18 months 4 times, a 5th shot at kindergarten, and 1 more at 12 years old.

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Adding up all infants under 18 months, 5 year olds, and 12 year olds, every year pediatricians are vaccinating only 5% of the entire US population with a whooping cough vaccine that becomes nearly useless after just one year. Then, we hold these children accountable for the pertussis “herd immunity” of all 323 million Americans, while blaming “anti-vaxxers” for the occasional pertussis outbreaks that occur.

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Despite this Kaiser study concluding, “Routine Tdap did not prevent pertussis outbreaks,” we are constantly subjected to ignorant academics in the media blabbing about these “dangerous diseases making a comeback because of white, privileged anti-vaxxer parents.”

In conclusion, 95% of the US population has zero-to-very-little pertussis antibodies unless they have 20 year immunity from a natural infection.

But wait! But what about healthcare workers? Nope. Nurses usually just get a one-time dose of Tdap for nursing school, which protects them for almost no time at all, and their recommended 10-year booster is for Td. The Td shot is the mercury-laden tetanus vaccine that doesn’t even contain the pertussis component. And the military? The military doesn’t vaccinate for pertussis at all.

So the parents complaining about people like us would need to get themselves, their spouses, their parents, their siblings, and all of their children Tdap shots annually in order to be contributing to their false sense of herd immunity, since the vaccine isn’t going to be useful much longer than one year.

We all know this is a moot point because the pertussis vaccine can’t protect another person from pertussis anyway. It’s a toxoid vaccine, which is inactive exotoxin, and bacteria don’t make exotoxin until after a pertussis infection occurs. It’s a symptom-reducing vaccine for the person who receives it, but it doesn’t stop infection, doesn’t stop the spread of infection, and doesn’t have the ability to create herd immunity in the people who receive it.

Fun fact: the tetanus component of the pertussis vaccine series provides raging tetanus antibodies for at least three decades, so have fun injecting yourself with that every year.

Measles

Does anything make your eyes roll back into your skull harder or faster than having to listen to someone talk about the measles?

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In a 2008 study published in the prestigious Journal of Infectious Diseases, researchers discovered that measles vaccine antibodies were shown to decrease a whopping 50% in the first 8 years after the second dose of MMR, and yet another 23% 7 years after that.

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But, for whatever reason, the CDC likes to say that anyone who can show documentation of two doses of the MMR vaccine are “presumed to be immune.”

Say it with me, and smile when you do it. “Presumed to be immune.” Is there anything more ridiculous? How are you immune by vaccination for life when the vaccine wanes 50% in just 8 years?

The measles vaccine was licensed in 1963 and the combination MMR vaccine came to market in 1971. Going with the 1963 year, everyone older than 54 was probably never vaccinated for it, and every vaccinated person over the age of 20 has less than 25% of waned protection, but shhhhh… the CDC doesn’t want to hear about that because revaccinating Americans with the MMR would cause a lot of brain damage that you’re sure to hear about on Facebook.

While a mild measles infection was once a right of passage that the majority of people in their mid-50s and older caught naturally, only 75% of Americans have likely been vaccinated for measles today. Military get one extra dose, but health care workers do not. Of that 75%, how many people could possibly still have neutralizing antibody levels high enough to fight off a wild measles infection in the event of exposure when the vaccine wanes so drastically in just 8 years?

And how often have we heard “95%” tossed around as the “herd immunity” vaccination rate needed for measles? How could we ever achieve a steady 95% of people with measles neutralizing antibodies unless we vaccinate the entire American population with the MMR every 8 years? It’s impossible. The only people with even 50% of the two-dose vaccine-induced measles immunity antibodies are between the ages of 5 years and 13, which is 11.96% of the US population.

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There you have it. Based on the peer-reviewed published efficacy of the Tdap and MMR, at any given point in time only 5% of Americans have some sort of waning vaccine-induced immunity to pertussis, and 12% have full to half-immunity to measles. But let’s blame moms who have taken years to educate themselves on vaccine safety for this failure.

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Vaccine-induced herd immunity is absolute fiction. No country has ever had disease-fighting titers for 95% of the population, and the 1% of Americans who forego all vaccines for their kids have zero impact on that.

According to the official journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the major decline in child mortality that occurred from 1900 to 1930 (predating widespread use of vaccines, which became popular after WWII) was due to “improved socioeconomic conditions” and “public health strategies.”

For stopping diarrheal disease, methods included water treatment, food safety, organized solid waste disposal, and public education about hygienic practices. For person-to-person airborne disease, they cite improved housing and decreased crowding.

“Thus vaccination does not account for the impressive declines in mortality seen in the first half of the century…nearly 90% of the decline in infectious disease mortality among US children occurred before 1940, when few antibiotics or vaccines were available.”

Starting in 1945, it was the widespread use of a new antibiotic called penicillin that caused the drastic drop in deaths from secondary infections.

I’ll leave you with a quote from a brilliant retired US neurosurgeon:

“That vaccine-induced herd immunity is mostly myth can be proven quite simply. When I was in medical school, we were taught that all of the childhood vaccines lasted a lifetime. This thinking existed for over 70 years. It was not until relatively recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines lost their effectiveness 2 to 10 years after being given. What this means is that at least half the population, that is the baby boomers, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, at least 50% or more of the population was unprotected for decades.

If we listen to present-day wisdom, we are all at risk of resurgent massive epidemics should the vaccination rate fall below 95%. Yet, we have all lived for at least 30 to 40 years with 50% or less of the population having vaccine protection. That is, herd immunity has not existed in this country for many decades and no resurgent epidemics have occurred. Vaccine-induced herd immunity is a lie used to frighten doctors, public-health officials, other medical personnel, and the public into accepting vaccinations.”

– Dr. Russell Blaylock

For the hyperlink impaired:

http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/pediatrics/early/2016/02/03/peds.2015-3326.full.pdf

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/hcp/imz/adult.html

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Demography_of_the_United_States

https://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/adults/rec-vac/hcw.html

https://www.thebalance.com/military-vaccinations-4058318

https://news.ohsu.edu/2016/03/22/study-shows-tetanus-shots-needed-every-30-years-not-every-10

https://academic.oup.com/jid/article/197/7/950/798890/Persistence-of-Measles-Mumps-and-Rubella

http://vaccinesafetycommission.org/pdfs/45-2000-Pediatrics-Vital-Statistics.pdf (See bottom right corner, page 1313, under “child mortality” to top left corner of page 1315.)

Why is the media attacking the flu vaccine?

We all know by now that our “free press” has deeply embedded editors and producers who take their marching orders directly from pharmaceutical companies and the CDC. Their job is to postpone, water down, spin, or kill stories that hurt public health profits.

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Whenever you see a vaccine article that strikes you as negative– or hell, even fair and balanced– it’s a red flag that big wheels are in motion behind the scenes; you just don’t know what the outcome is going to be yet.

I’ve seen it twice in three weeks with the meningitis b vaccine.  On August 18th NBC ran an article about two girls, both of whom had been vaccinated for men b, both of whom were in perfect health, and both of whom were killed by men b anyway. The article points out that the CDC’s recommendation for the vaccine is permissive, and that getting the infection is akin to being struck by lightning.

I saw the article and thought, what’s up? Why are NBC’s pimps allowing reporters to write about these girls?

Then on September 7th the New York Times, of all newspapers, wrote about men b outbreaks, describing them as “small” and “extremely rare,” and said men b vaccines are “lucrative” and “pricey” and “playing to parents’ fears.” They pointed out that making vaccines for less rare diseases has the potential to make the vaccine industry into a “cash cow” and they didn’t mean it in a good way. Mmmm-hmmm. I mean duh, but still. Not what you’d expect them to say.

The Times even included a quote from a professor at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health. The risk, he said, “is not a large enough problem to warrant routine vaccination.”

So why are Pfizer’s and GSK’s men b vaccines on the media chopping block? I don’t know, but we’re not reading investigative vaccine journalism on NBC and in the Times. Keep your eyes peeled for the Godsent explanation the overlords will provide us with. They don’t usually announce the problem more than 30 days before announcing the solution, so it should be any day now.

But on to the flu vaccine. You may remember in July 2016 when the inhaled flu vaccine went from a championed 90% efficacy to only 3% efficacy. Is it likely that actually happened? Hell no, unless they threw the game on purpose. But numbers can be twisted to say whatever they want them to say, and, for whatever reason, FluMist makers– or the flu vaccine industry as a whole– wanted to scrap that vaccine. So overnight the needle-free FluMist was taboo and it was injected mercury for almost everyone.

Maybe FluMist makers got a buyout like GSK did from Merck for leaving the US HPV vaccine market.

So these past couple of weeks have been nuts for flu vaccine news.

In the last few days of August I began seeing mainstream articles pointing out how ineffective the flu vaccine is for the elderly.

I see their ineffectiveness and raise them up to murder, but that’s not where I’m going with this.

Within one week of each other, The Daily Mail ALL-CAPS screamed about the flu shot’s ineffectiveness, the BBC finally had an honest vaccine headline, and Chemist and Druggist halfheartedly shrugged that vaccinating the elderly was better than nothing.

This made me side-eye the news.

Then! On September 13th the Washington Post wrote about a new study that linked the flu vaccine to a 7.7x increased chance or a 670% increase in miscarriages. I know that one of my favorite bloggers has written an incredibly researched piece about WaPo’s bullshit spin of 7.7x being just a “hint” of increased fetal death, but I’m seeing this a little differently.

If protecting the flu vaccine was WaPo’s goal, I don’t think the press would even bother with the spin when they could just ignore the study completely, a la William Thompson. So the fact that this finding– in a study I can’t believe was conducted by the CDC’s Frank Mothereffing DeStefano and published in the journal Vaccine— is getting mainstream coverage is spelling death for the annual flu vaccine as we currently know it.

The Daily Beast jumped on the dog pile, as did NBC, Science, Fortune, and the New York Post. All of them make the same milquetoast arguments that maybe the finding isn’t real and pregnant women should continue to get the shots. And Michael Osterholm, the director of the Center for Infectious Disease Research who is famous for his We have over-promoted and overhyped this vaccine. It does not protect as promoted. It’s all a sales job: it’s all public relations” quote, wrote up the miscarriage study in Stat with the spin that “science prioritizes safety.” Thanks for looking out, science!

Just kidding. We all know that today’s science doesn’t prioritize anything but profits. So why is the CDC’s father of thimerosal-induced autism denial acting as a hitman for the annual flu vaccine?

I might have the answer: the universal flu vaccine is about to arrive.

The universal flu vaccine is supposed to offer long lasting broad protection against the constantly-mutating flu. You know, since most of America doesn’t want the good-for-nothing annual vaccine anyway, it doesn’t work in the elderly, and it’s killing the babies of women who get it while pregnant.

Four years ago an FDA scientist was in a Congressional committee hearing and he testified that a “universal flu vaccine was 5 to 10 years away.” I think that day is here.

A quick scan of Google News tells me that BiondVax, an Israeli company working on a universal flu vaccine, just voluntarily de-listed from the Tel Aviv stock exchange two weeks ago. The reason given is that the universal flu vaccine needs an international presence, so forget about little ol’ Tel Aviv; they’re sticking with the big boys at NASDAQ. Just three months ago BiondVax got an exciting $23.8 million investment as they enter phase 3 trials for their universal flu vaccine, so things are heating up.

But get this! The new universal flu vaccine isn’t just a replacement for the annual shot. They’re also seeking approval as a flu shot “primer.” This shit is endless! So depending on what they get approval for, your elderly parents might get a primer universal vaccine and then get the season’s regular flu vaccine, but women of child bearing age will be told to get the stand-alone universal flu shot before they get pregnant. But that’s just my guess.

Lest you ever think the media– or science– is looking out for you, I’m here to rain all over your parade. You’re welcome.

 

 

Stop injecting weed killer into your kids

Who’s ready to get pissed off tonight? As if there isn’t enough going on right now.

FOIA to MAA.

Moms Across America founder Zen Honeycutt went live the other day to tell the world about the FDA giving her a big fat middle finger when she asked a simple question about the weed killer glyphosate– which is found in the formula for Roundup although Roundup is even worse than glyphosate alone– in the vaccines given in the childhood program.

One year ago Moms Across America announced that they’d tested five vaccines — a DTaP, a flu vaccine, a hep B, and a pneumococcal– and all tested positive for weed killer. But the MMR? The MMR had 25 times more weed killer than the rest.

Why do we care? Because of how glyphosate is designed to kill weeds, it also breaks down the blood brain barrier in humans, and when you open the blood brain barrier, everything else that gets injected along with the weed killer reaches the brain.

So Zen kindly let the FDA know the results of the the Moms Across America tests and asked if the FDA would conduct their own tests on vaccines for glyphosate. The FDA wrote back and said vaccines are safe and didn’t say anything beyond that. Didn’t even bother to respond to the question.

Separately, also in the summer of 2016, scientists Anthony Samsel and Stephanie Seneff tested vaccines for glyphosate –including 10 childhood vaccines and flu vaccines, of which 7 were positive for weed killer. Their findings about the MMR and the MMR II were the same as Moms Across America: off the charts. They also submitted their results to the FDA.

The FDA’s unexpected response came in November when they announced that they wouldn’t be testing anything for glyphosate anymore. Not food, and of course, not vaccines. Their reason? They didn’t like the methods.

Finally, just three months ago, the FDA said they’d go back to testing food for glyphosate. Did they suspend it because of weed killer being found in honey and baby food? Or because of Moms Across America, Seneff, Samsel, and vaccines?

Zen came back to the FDA this past summer of 2017 with a Freedom of Information Act request (FOIA) and wanted all documents related to their conversation around her alert that glyphosate is in vaccines. She believes they did test and they do know Roundup is in childhood shots. As their answer to her FOIA request, the FDA had the audacity to send Zen 56 pages that had been blacked out:

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My brain just exploded when I watched her video. I’m not figuring out how to embed a Facebook live feed into WordPress at this moment, so click over here to see Zen explain it all.

The FDA is claiming the information Zen requested about her alert to the FDA is protected under a law that allows the the decision making processes of government agencies to stay secret.

This is America?  Are you OK with this?

A little side story:

You may remember in February 2016 I wrote a piece about each ingredient in the DTaP vaccine. This started off with a simple question: what is in polysorbate 80? I asked several friends about this at the same time, and sent them the list of things polysorbate–  called Extra Olein 99 or “Tween 80” in vaccines– might be made of, which included olive oil, olives, avocados, almonds, peanuts, sesame oil, pecans, pistachio nuts, cashews, hazelnuts, macadamia nuts, and high oleic sunflower oil.

Scientist Stephanie Seneff wrote back right away and said she’d wager that Tween 80 is made of sunflower seeds. Why? Because they are the cheapest, and nothing is too cheap for our kids.

Then she went on to say, “This is extremely worrisome to me, because sunflowers are now rather routinely sprayed with glyphosate right before the harvest, as a desiccant.” To her, this meant that sunflower seeds are yet another source of weed killer in America’s vaccines.

At the same time a friend in the Thinking Moms Revolution found the answer. The polysorbate 80 in vaccines is made of sunflower seeds, so yes, they are most likely drenched in Roundup to dry them out before harvest.

Then, in May of 2016, I made my own FOIA request about the use of genetically modified soy– which is designed to withstand a bloodbath of weed killer– in vaccines. I made it very specific: three vaccines, the brands were named, and the date range was four and a half years starting in January 2010. The FDA called me on the phone and the price was astronomical, so I decided to limit my request to one vaccine. Then the FDA sent me this letter about the price of searching for one vaccine:

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It would be almost $14,000 to answer my question about GM soy in Prevnar 13. So, with a Freedom of Information Act request you are free to ask, but you’d better have a lot of money to get your answer.

So this means that weed killer is most likely getting into vaccines through:

  1. Animals who are fed glyphosate-containing meals and are then ground up and used as gelatin,
  2. Polysorbate 80 made from sunflower seeds, and
  3. Genetically modified soy.

Does this mean Monsanto is causing autism?

You cannot be against your children eating and drinking weed killer in their diet and yet be in favor of injecting them with vaccines. You simply cannot. This madness must stop.

People, we have some power here. Tell all of your tree hugger yet pro-vaccine friends about this. Tell them weed killer is in vaccines and that it breaks down the brain barrier. Call your US Representatives. Call your US Senators.  Tell them to get involved in answering this *#@! summer 2017 Zen Honeycutt FDA FOIA. Send them this link or the link to Zen’s Facebook live. We deserve to know what is blacked out in those 56 pages.

Talk to your state-level representatives and senators on the phone when vaccine legislation comes your way. Tell them we deserve better than this and there must be a choice when it comes to injecting weed killer into children. And if you’re the type to love spending time making FOIA requests, please jump in.

Gary Ruskin with the US Right to Know, I’m looking at you.

Is Merck behind the teen s*x article?

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The editor of Teen Vogue has been on the receiving end of some butt sex backlash after publishing a “how to do anal the right way” article this week. I don’t know the true age of Teen Vogue’s largest reader demographic– and I’ve read that they do count young women in their early 20s as readers– but the fact that they have “teen” in the title makes me think there are a lot of parents who feel comfortable allowing their 12 or 13-year old daughters to read it. Assuming this is the August issue, I didn’t find the cover of it yet and have to wonder if they’ll use “five exciting gadgets to stash in your locker” as some kind of euphemism or if they’ll go ahead and announce the anal sex tutorial lurking inside.

Would you want your under-18 teen reading this how-to article in what you thought was a fashion and teen celebrity magazine? I don’t think I knew that anyone inserted anything into someone else’s anus when I was under 18. I wasn’t curious about it and I sure wasn’t in danger of subjecting myself to it, regardless of whether a stranger called it “delightful.”

Supporters of the article argue that teens are going to engage in anal sex anyway (are they really? In Table 7 on page 23, this 2006-2008 HHS survey puts anal sex at only 2.8% of 15-year old boys and 4.6% of 15-year old girls in heterosexual encounters), that kids may as well have information about making “butt play” safe, and anyone who disagrees is a Trump-loving abstinence-demanding ninny.

While the article cautions to go slow and “work up” to inserting larger objects, using lube and wearing a condom (never mind that 40% of teens self-report not using condoms at all so they’re probably not going to start when the risk of pregnancy is removed), the silence about the real dangers of anal sex is deafening.

There is no mention in Teen Vogue that HIV, gonorrhea, chlamydia, genital herpes, chancroid, and syphilis are all transmitted more easily through anal sex. Not a peep about e. coli and urinary tract infections. Any reference to anal fissures, mucosal tears, rectal perforations, sphincter injuries, and perforated colons has been omitted. No hint that even a consenting teen might find the activity to be traumatic.

Teen Vogue didn’t point out that the vagina is actually designed for sex, with its dual lining that allows healing from injury, or that the rectum has a single lining because it’s designed as a one way exit for waste. The two openings are not created equally and are not interchangeable.

I’ve also seen the argument that the anus is an erogenous zone packed with nerve endings and is made up of erectile tissue, and therefore anuses are sexual. I’m fine with consenting adults who find their anuses to be erogenous zones but the nerve endings are there to tell us when we’ve got to poop and the erectile tissue is there to hold it in until you can pop a squat.

Soooo… enough about that.

Some new blog pieces written by anal-defending millennials are now declaring, “Teen Vogue publishes anal sex guide and people can’t deal with it.”

Hm. Not exactly. What bothers me is not my inability to deal with it. It’s your inability to see through it and question why something so grossly inappropriate was written for a teen audience.

All of my thoughts on this subject have me wondering why Teen Vogue really published the piece in the first place. Here are my five possible ideas:

  1. Teen Vogue wrote the anal sex tutorial for the greater good, without motive or compensation, because our young teens are very curious about how to penetrate their partners’ sole solid waste exit and bring more excitement to their stale sex lives.
  2. The magazine is pushing forward an agenda that every child might be gay, bi or trans and every child therefore needs to know how to have anal sex before or just as they begin to sexually blossom.
  3. They are catering to the internet porn culture that has infested our adolescents and teens for the past decade since the smartphone was invented, which has warped teens’ expectation of sex into a violent act that degrades females and teaches them that their every orifice was created to pleasure men.
  4. Teen Vogue has been paid to promote pedophilia and is helping to groom adolescents and their younger siblings who stumble across the magazine to not only accept anal penetration with fingers, objects, or penises, but to think they should find it to be “delightful,” all as part of the new pedophilia-acceptance movement that has been the subject of a bizarre media frenzy this year.
  5. This is a corporate attempt to drive up the number of teens engaging in anal sex so the CDC can conduct a survey next year, announce the raging number of teens engaging in anal sex, and Merck will sell more anal cancer vaccines, also known as Gardasil.

 

I think you know which one I’m going with.

We all know that magazines take money to write articles without announcing that they are an advertisement in disguise, or that they have have corporate sponsorship. This is our everyday media now.

Merck’s relationship with Teen Vogue can be found in:

Do you think Teen Vogue gave Merck all of that publicity for free? I can assure you they did not.

In fact, just last April FiercePharma wrote that Teen Vogue’s parent company Condé Nast “has launched a new pharma-focused division to amp up its reader-targeting powers and drive more custom branded content for its pharma clients.”

Did you know that your teen magazine’s parent company has a division called Condé Nast Pharma? Isn’t that a kick in the pants?

What we also know is that Merck is suffering because 40% of girls and 50% of boys won’t even submit to one shot of Gardasil, and the CDC just cut Merck’s Gardasil profits by 33% when they put the kibosh on the most-debilitating third dose of the vaccine in December. It’s no wonder Merck began ramping up teen magazine HPV placements in 2016.

Maybe I’m right when I say that Merck would find a jump in teen anal sex just as “delightful” as a toy up a butt, or maybe I’m way off base. But just this month our media subjected us to the (not at all new) situation of antibiotic-resistant gonorrhea on July 8th and then announced our savior, the first vaccine to protect against “super-gonorrhea,” two days later. Spoiler: it’s the already controversial meningitis vaccine that college students get, and then mysteriously die of meningitis.

Does the media think we’re stupid? Were they so late in getting the memo about the Lancet study coming out that they had to quickly dig up old gonorrhea news and regurgitate it ASAP before July 10th?

In closing, I want to say that I don’t care what anyone does with their bodies when they’re 18 or over whatever the age of consent is in their state. I don’t have an issue with anal sex between adults– hetero or homosexual– in the least. I realize that homosexual boys especially are going to experiment and my response would be the same: in most states it is a felony in America for anyone 18 or older to engage in anal intercourse with or anally penetrate a minor under 15 with an object of any kind. There are lesser penalties– but still penalties– for engaging in anal sex with 16 year olds, or if both parties are under age.

To learn more about the very real dangers of the HPV vaccine, please visit Ireland’s R.E.G.R.E.T.

If you’d like to write a letter to the editor of Teen Vogue, do so here: web@teenvogue.com