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San Rafael - An investigation by California doctors has revealed that the state's latest outbreak of whooping cough centered around children who had already received the whooping cough vaccine, Reuters reports.
"What was very surprising was the majority of cases were in fully vaccinated children," Witt said. "That's what started catching our attention."
drug maker Glaxo Smith Kline (GSK), the manufacturer of the whooping cough vaccine,
did not bother to perform long-term studies of its effectiveness.
A company spokesperson confirmed this disturbing fact in an email to Reuters, stating that
GSK never studied the duration of the vaccine's protection after the shot was given to four- to six-year-olds.
Our data suggests that the current schedule of acellular pertussis vaccine doses is insufficient to prevent outbreaks of pertussis. We noted a markedly increased rate of disease from age 8 through 12, proportionate to the interval since the last scheduled vaccine. Stable rates of testing ruled out selection bias. The possibility of earlier or more numerous booster doses of acellular pertussis vaccine either as part of routine immunization or for outbreak control should be entertained.
Originally posted by PushEject
People the answer does not lie in a needle.
Just make sure you get your Vitamin D levels to where they SHOULD be. Drink plenty of clean filtered water. Diseases are a symptom of dehydration. Sleep well. Stay away from simple sugars. Eat plenty of organic vegetables and a bit of fruit and you will be right as rain. Oh ya and it doesn't hurt to work out 3 times a week. Nothing like being healthy and having a bad ass physique.