The Measles Vaccine Narrative Is Collapsing
By Dr. Alan Palmer, Contributing Writer
Five key talking points—all of them false—are driving the campaign of measles-related fear and coerced vaccine compliance:
- If measles return, thousands of children will die annually in the U.S.
- The two-dose MMR vaccine regimen will provide lifelong protection in most people.
- Previously vaccinated adults with waning antibody protection can receive effective and lasting protection from MMR booster shots.
- We must achieve and sustain a 95% vaccination rate to maintain herd immunity.
- The MMR and the MMR+varicella (MMRV) vaccines will protect against all strains of measles.
What follow are my rebuttals to each of these falsehoods.
Falsehood #1: If measles return, thousands of children will die annually in the U.S.
Hyper-exaggeration of the measles threat—and the fear that this exaggerated threat produces in the population—are what the vaccine industry and public health officials are counting on…
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