posted on Jan, 7 2011 @ 07:25 PM
reply to post by jameshawkings
The article is quite vague in explaining when those vaccinated patients in question had their vaccines. It is well known in medical community that
pertussis immunity wears off in time. It was previously assumed to have life-long immunity. Tdap boosters have been recommended for some time now but
vaccination rates have been low because it is usually given reactively rather than proactively (meaning patients are not screened to get it, rather it
is given instead of giving a regular tetanus booster) which is a shame.
"Between 1940-1945, before widespread vaccination, as many as 147,000 cases of pertussis were reported in the United States each year, with
approximately 8,000 deaths caused by the disease. In 1976, there were 1,010 case of pertussis in the US, the lowest number of cases ever reported.
Over the past few years the number of reported cases of pertussis has increased, reaching 25, 827 in 2004. Worldwide, there are an estimated 300,000
annual deaths due to pertussis." (www.immunizationinfo.org...
And I disagree that vaccines are causing epidemics since they were created to prevent epidemics/reduce morbidity and mortality. This is well studied
and proven. If vaccines created to reduce epidemics are creating epidemics, then why were there epidemics before vaccines? Why have essentially all
diseases we have vaccines for decreased significantly, and some dramatically, if they are creating their respective diseases?
edit on 1/7/2011 by Jeep4x4 because: changed their to there