Herd immunity or community immunity was originally coined by a scientist in the early 1930s, who found that if 68% of a population contracted, and subsequently recovered from measles, there would be a protective barrier around the community. In other words, community immunity or herd immunity was elicited from a certain percentage of the population naturally contracting and recovering from an illness (such as measles in this case). This natural herd immunity is effective. However, the term, “herd immunity” was hijacked by the vaccine industry so that they could psychologically coerce and guilt individuals into vaccinating. By stating that your choice has an impact on the collective, common good, or public health, it convinces people to abdicate their rights in the name of a supposed greater good that is produced as a consequence of mass vaccination.
Unfortunately, the science upon which these psychological tactics are based is highly dubious.
See the following demonstrating that vaccine induced herd immunity is a fallacious concept.
Regarding Vaccine Induced Herd Immunity and the Threat to the Immunocompromised
The following primary source documents derived from the medical literature refute spurious claims regarding vaccines. Below, see the “significance” of each of these studies for an explanation on real-life importance.
- CDC Morbidity and Mortality Weekly Report of Measles Outbreak in a 100% Vaccinated Population.
“21 cases of measles occurred in Sangamon County, Illinois…The outbreak involved 16 high school students, all of whom had histories of measles vaccination after 15 months of age documented in their school health records…This outbreak demonstrates that transmission of measles can occur within a school population with a documented immunization level of 100%.”
Significance: Vaccination does not imply “immunization”; outbreaks still occur among the vaccinated.
- Current example of the failure of mass vaccination and the lack of correlation between high vaccination coverage rates and decreased disease incidence – Zhejiang China, near 100% MMR vaccination coverage, yet high morbidity (incidence) persists. The vaccine is ineffective.
“The reported coverage of the measles–rubella (MR) or measles–mumps–rubella (MMR) vaccine is greater than 99.0% in Zhejiang province. However, the incidence of measles, mumps, and rubella remains high.”
Significance: Even 100% vaccine compliance will not prevent disease; examples of vaccine failure are abundant in the literature.
- Vaccinated individuals are threats to immunocompromised – DTaP recipients can asymptomatically or symptomatically infect others.
“Pertussis infection in fully vaccinated children in day-care centers, Israel…Vaccinated adolescents and adults may serve as reservoirs for silent infection and become potential transmitters to unprotected infants (3-11). The whole-cell vaccine for pertussis is protective only against clinical disease, not against infection (15-17). Therefore, even young, recently vaccinated children may serve as reservoirs and potential transmitters of infection.”
Significance: The notion that unvaccinated individuals are threats to the immunocompromised, but vaccinated people are not – is false. Vaccinated individuals can carry and spread infection.
- Complete convalescence from measles in individuals with agamma-globulinemia (congenital disease that disallows the production of antibodies):
Significance: It is a myth that antibody presence is equivalent to immunity. People who cannot make antibodies still recover perfectly from measles infection.
- Severe tetanus in individual with high anti-tetanus titer:
Significance: High antibody levels are not synonymous with protection/immunity. The notion that vaccine-induced antibodies imply immunity is fallacious.
Oregon Law Review..MARY HOLLAND AND CHASE E. ZACHARY*
Herd Immunity and Compulsory
Childhood Vaccination: Does the
Theory Justify the Law? https://core.ac.uk/download/pdf/36692685.pdf