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Measles — Some Facts — 7 Comments

  1. I’m sure Ms Lansky writes from a perspective of perceived knowledge. Well, I write from experience. Neither Mumps, Measles or Rubella are ‘benign’ childhood illnesses. I have Congenital Rubella Syndrome a condition that happens when an unvaccinated woman contracts Rubella during her first trimester of pregnancy. The results can be catastrophic. In my case, I was born more than half blind and deaf and with a serious heart condition. I was lucky, many are born blind/deaf and with many other problems. Rubeola or Red Measles may look benign, but can and does kill. To even suggest that vaccination should be a choice is both folly and social negligence. So is the myth that homeopathy can do any good in the face of deadly viruses.

    • Kimberly,

      I am very sorry that you have suffered through this. However, if your mother had had measles as a child (as was invariably the case for everyone 50 years ago), she would not have contracted measles in pregnancy.

      The sad fact is that vaccination only provides temporary immunity (at best) and sometimes incomplete immunity. As a result, and as I try to point out in my article, the breakthrough of measles — even among the vaccinated — will occur more and more among adults, including among pregnant women. If you talk to any immunologist, they will acknowledge that this is true.

      We are now also witnessing the first generation of adults whose own mothers were vaccinated. These adults were provided very little protections through their mother’s breast milk — vaccinated moms don’t transmit as strong immune factors through their breast milk as do moms that had the disease in childhood and are truly immune. This may be the real reason why these breakthroughs of diseases are happening more and more — not because of the unvaccinated, who have lived among us all along. Indeed, unless we live in a hermetically sealed bubble, people will be coming into our country with measles all the time. And let’s not forget the fact that there have been outbreaks of mumps, whooping cough, and other such diseases among the completely vaccinated in recent years. More proof that it is not the unvaccinated but the failure of vaccination itself that is to blame.

      Finally, let’s not forget that those who are recently vaccinated can also infect others — that’s why people who are immuno-compromised are warned not be around someone who has been recently vaccinated. Thus, vaccination itself might be the root of some of these outbreaks.

      It may be too late for our society to recover from what’s been done, but the fact is, the vaccination campaigns against the childhood diseases will ultimately result in adults who are more prone to these diseases. These campaigns might be another well-intentioned but ultimately misguided adventure of modern medicine, as has been the over-use of antibiotics and the consequent growth of antibiotic resistant bacteria that are killing more people every day.

  2. Hi, Amy. It feels like tough times at the moment, as the Disneyland and anti-Wakefield media machine rumbles onwards. The internet is an unfriendly place for those of us who don’t vaccinate right now.

    I have a question about the nosode – my children are unvaxxed, and I suspect unless things change, are unlikely to get the diseases you’re talking about (well, we live in Ireland, where we don’t vaccinate for chicken pox, so they’ve finally had that). They’re now 11 and 7. I know there’s contention about nosodes and whether homeopathy can work prophylactically. Do you think a nosode would actually stop them getting the disease, or just limit side effects? Because I would like them to get measles, mumps, etc (not so confident about meningitis, though!). I heard with excitement that there’s actually a case of mumps in my town – tempted to track down the child and rub my guys off them. I had mumps, measles, cp, whooping cough as a child – but it’s different now. Would you give the nosodes as precautions, or do you think it would be better to treat the disease if it came?

    Also wondering about my brother, who’s in his 30s and hasn’t had mumps, or been vaccinated for them. Would a nosode be a good idea for him, given that he’s yet to have children?

    Thanks for your time, Jo

    • Hi Jo.

      I have a feeling I responded to you privately, but I thought I’d respond publicly now that the hubbub has died down about this.

      I have written quite a bit about the treatment of epidemics in homeopathy. Homeoprophylaxis (using the nosode of the disease, or sometimes a potentized version of the vaccine) has gained popularity in recent years. I am not an expert about it, but I wrote a short “Ask Amy” article that includes links about this topic here: http://amylansky.com/askamy/?p=218.

      In general, of course, getting and recovering from a virus is the best protection and confers lifelong immunity. In the case of bacterial meningitis, this is not the case (I believe), but it is the case for all the childhood diseases (measles, rubella, mumps, chicken pox, but not always whooping cough). Vaccines do not confer lifelong immunity nor do they work for everyone. They also have an unfortunately side effect: making adults (for whom these diseases are much more dangerous) more likely to get them because they were denied the possibility of getting them as children.

      As for your brother. It doesn’t hurt to try the nosode. In general, the various homeopathic approaches to epidemic diseases (none of which are fool proof of course, nor is vaccination) are:
      – Stay healthy using constitutional care.
      – If there is an epidemic going around, figure out the genus epidemicus (the short list of remedies that are working for treatment) and give it as a prophylactic.
      – Homeoprophylaxis.
      – If you get the disease, treat it homeopathically.

      I hope this is helpful to you and others who read it!

  3. Amy I was referred to your article by a friend after we had had a conversation about exactly what you have just written about.

    I am 61 years old and was born and raised in the UK, now in the USA for many years…As children we all saw mumps, measles, German measles, chicken pox and whooping cough and something we called glandular fever, probably a more clinical title..lol…it simply was a given, these outbreaks happened all the time and none made a big fuss about it, dealt with it there and then in school, work or where ever although it was most prevalent in schools, younger children.

    I had the whole lot…and so did everyone else and it simply was no big deal..a bit of discomfort and rearranging of days and school schedules..but it was NEVER treated with an hysterical response as we are seeing with this outbreak, the family just dealt with it and moved on and in fact my mother was delighted when all three of her children had had ‘the whole lot’ ..immune from there on…

    I am a firm believer that what we think creates our reality and once more the media has done a marvelous job of stirring up hysteria over a very common and treatable childhood, essentially, disease which in of itself is practically harmless unless there is another medical problem in addition…uncomfortable for a few days..yes but not life threatening by any means and once more we have the same predictable response as the pictures flash on TV and computer screens and the warnings get tossed around with zero integrity for the most part…

    So with that being said, I want to thank you so much for this excellent article/blog, it is the first piece of common sense I have read about it and many thanks to my friend Ann for directing me over here..I so look forward to reading more on different subjects…There is obviously an ulterior motive behind all the propaganda I cannot believe this much ignorance exists…but in a time frame of a few months with all the Ebola propaganda..which IS a life threatening disease, I can see why there is so much reaction going on..Is it logical?…only if you haven’t done your homework and researched the data…this is just one more example of the herd mentality IMO..

    Again, thank you Amy, you are a welcome breath of fresh air, best wishes and I hope you have an enjoyable w/end 🙂

    Sincerely, Wendy Weger

  4. Amy, thank you for lending a voice of sanity to the news coverage out there. I’m happy I clicked through. It is my sincerest hope that parents who are the guardians of the children we birthed, take the time to learn all the facts and resist making decisions based on fear mongering sound bytes. Childhood deserves may be inconvenient but they pale in comparison to the damage caused by vaccines.

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