Constitutional Health Network:
What You’re NOT Hearing About the Harvard Mumps Outbreak

I hate to say it, but I think it’s time to talk about vaccines yet again.

The situation just gets more ridiculous. Across the country we’re seeing more and more laws proposed that will force vaccination and track those who refuse. But even as this push gets stronger, we’re also seeing more and more evidence that the vaccine story we’ve been spoon fed all our lives just isn’t the whole truth.

The Harvard mumps outbreak is a perfect example. As of right May 12, there were 59 cases of mumps at Harvard and more at surrounding schools. On the face of it this actually doesn’t sound too bad. With a student body numbering in the thousands and a vaccine that’s admittedly only about 88% effective, the surprising thing should be that there aren’t more students falling ill. At least that’s how the media is spinning it as they try to get us all on the vaccine bandwagon. And the argument would make sense except for one thing:

The students who’ve gotten sick are all vaccinated. And contrary to early news reports, Harvard doesn’t have a vaccinate-or-else policy; it honors the vaccine exemptions allowed by state law. So there are in fact students who haven’t been vaccinated attending the school. But they’re not the ones getting sick.

While the media beats the vaccination war drum and yells about “herd immunity,” they’re ignoring some puzzling things. WHY aren’t we seeing unvaccinated kids getting sick? And why aren’t more kids getting sick? And if the silly reasons the “experts” are throwing out there to explain this outbreak are true, then why don’t we see big clusters of mumps like this in other schools and daycares?

Something doesn’t add up.

Here’s what the media is telling us

The fact that there IS a cluster of mumps cases isn’t surprising. Even the most rabid pro-vaccine campaigners admit that no vaccine is 100% effective. What’s odd isn’t that these kids are catching mumps in the first place—it’s that they’re catching them now.

The media keeps telling us that Harvard has a strict vaccination policy and that students can’t enroll without being up-to-date on their shots (this is not strictly true, but more on that later.) Yet in the same breath, they tell us the reason the kids are catching mumps is that immunity wears off after so long and they’re just at the age for that to happen. And at the same time, they’re telling us that it’s because when so many people live in such close proximity, there’s simply too much virus going around and the vaccine doesn’t provide enough immunity to protect you.

But wait. Doesn’t that go against everything we’re told about vaccines? Aren’t they supposed to protect you in precisely these types of situations? Of course when that question comes up, it’s brushed off with the old “Oh but no vaccine is 100% effective” argument. But as we’ll see, that argument doesn’t hold water either.

…And here’s what they’re NOT telling us

The earlier news reports—up until the number of mumps cases rose above 40—made a point of stressing that all the sick kids had been vaccinated. I’m not sure why; it meant that they had to backtrack and harp on how no vaccination is 100% effective, true. But it also left the lingering question of why there weren’t any unvaccinated kids getting sick. After all, that’s one of the biggest arguments for vaccination.

We’re told that the unvaccinated will be the first to get sick and that they’ll then spread the virus like wildfire if we don’t forcibly vaccinate. It’s one of the cornerstones of the pro-vaccine campaign. And yet no unvaccinated kids are sick. Why not? According to these earlier news stories, Harvard has “a strict vaccination policy” and all kids have to be up-to-date on their shots before they enroll.

What they DIDN’T mention is that Harvard has the same vaccination policy as the rest of the state. Kids can’t enroll if they’re not current on their shots—unless they have a medical or religious exemption, just like the rest of Massachusetts. So contrary to what was insinuated, there are unvaccinated kids at Harvard.

But they’re not the ones getting the mumps.

Why not?

No one has even acknowledged this question much less answered it.

Here’s another thing the media aren’t telling us: the numbers just don’t add up if you buy the official vaccine story—but not in the way that you might expect. We’re told that the mumps vaccine is only about 88% effective. Even Merck, the vaccine’s manufacturer, backs this number up. Now, Harvard has about 21,000 students and about 2,400 faculty members. That’s not counting non-faculty employees like maintenance etc.

So by rights, we should be seeing about 2,520 cases of mumps just among students. When you add in faculty and other university employees, and the unvaccinated (who are supposed to spread it to everyone else) there should be even more. Even with good quarantine measures we should be seeing several hundred cases. And there’s good reason to think that the vaccine is even less effective than the “official” number—Merck is currently embroiled in a lawsuit in which former employees allege that they fudged the numbers to make the vaccine look more effective than it is.

Now don’t get me wrong—I’m glad we don’t have hundreds or thousands of kids down with the mumps. But I do have to ask—why are there only 59 people sick? Where are the hundreds—thousands, even—who should be sick? Could it be that the vaccine has nothing to do with who gets mumps and who doesn’t?

Something stinks here. I’m not sure what it is, but it’s obvious that the official story has big fat holes in it.

As always happens when someone comes down with one of the old childhood diseases, this newest outbreak is being used to push the idea of forced vaccination—even though it’s the vaccinated who are getting sick. States and schools will latch onto this as a reason to implement even more draconian immunization policies. Regardless of your view on vaccines, if you value your right to control your own health, this is something to stand up and shout about. It’s your body, and you—not the state or your school system—should have the final say in what goes into it. So check your state’s website and see what sneaky vaccine bills are being proposed. Write your representatives and tell them it’s your decision what goes into your body. If we don’t stand up for our rights, we lose them.

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