… the herd is never protected, because, at any one point in time, there are very large portions of the herd that are not immune, because either the vaccine-induced immunity did not take, or it waned.
Many of you have heard about the so-called "herd immunity" theory of immunity.1 Forget it. It's a myth. Yes, I know, what about all those doctors, scientists and public health officials that are constantly parroting the theory on television, radio and printed media? Well, they're wrong. It's not the first time the "experts" have gotten it wrong and it won't be the last.

Remember cigarettes?2 Remember all those recalled prescription drugs that have harmed countless people? How about all those multi-billion dollar lawsuits against pharmaceutical companies? Remember all those pesticides and herbicides they told us were perfectly safe, no problem? DDT, Agent Orange?

How about all those contaminated vaccines (the "bad batches") that you periodically hear about in the news?3,4 Look up SV-40.5 Research the countless people who were given a vaccine to prevent them from contracting an infectious disease, and then actually ended up getting the disease from the vaccine. (Here's a neat word for you to ponder and investigate: shedding, as in viral vaccine shedding)6 Start with the Salk and Sabin polio vaccines.7,8

Then check out some of the casualties of the herd immunity myth, all those once healthy teenage girls, in the tip top physical prime of their life, who got injected with the Gardasil HPV vaccine and are now little more than a shadow of their former selves.9 They can barely get up and walk. Their lives ruined. And for what?

The theory of herd immunity may have been valid under the old paradigm of natural immunity—the idea that if you contracted an infectious disease like pertussis or measles or chickenpox, then you would be immune to that disease for the rest of your life. However, the theory is not valid under the current paradigm of vaccine-induced immunity because that sort of "immunity" is temporary, at best—it doesn't provide life-long protection from disease.1 Surprise!

Comment: Herd immunity: Myth or reality?
The herd-immunity concept is based on a faulty assumption that vaccination elicits in an individual a state equivalent to bona fide immunity (life-long resistance to viral infection). As with any garbage in-garbage out type of theory, the expectations of the herd-immunity theory are bound to fail in the real world.

You're familiar with the words "waning" and "booster"? Those are simply clever ways of saying the vaccine doesn't work so well. Notice all those news stories about communities and schools that have had outbreaks of diseases in which the vast majority of the people, students had been fully vaccinated?10, 11, 12, 13, 14, 15 There's your proof. It happens all the time. Surprise!

Then there's that wonderful annual influenza vaccine. You know, the one that was determined to have an effectiveness (whatever that means) rate of 18 percent during the 2014-2015 flu season, and most other seasons is lucky to move that bar above 50 percent (again, assuming that actually means anything).16, 17, 18 How about the nasal spray version of the flu vaccine—FluMist? The one that the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recently determined to be only three percent effective.19

Anyway, the point is that if vaccines do not confer the same kind of qualitative, extended protection as you get with natural (i.e. real) immunity, then the theory, or hypothesis, of herd immunity simply falls flat on its face. In other words, the herd is never protected, because, at any one point in time, there are very large portions of the herd that are not immune, because either the vaccine-induced immunity did not take, or it waned. And supposedly for the herd to be protected, at least 95 percent of the herd must have immunity. Ergo—not protected.

It is time to put aside the silly herd mentality thinking. Instead, we should be thinking more in terms of individual health. We should be contemplating strengthening our own unique immune systems by lowering susceptibility to succumbing to disease and illness and, if we do get sick, being able to heal without suffering serious complications.20 (Here are a few hints: nutrition, exercise, sleep and sunlight.)

Repeat and remember... It's all about lowering our susceptibility. It's all about lowering our susceptibility.

While we are thinking about susceptibility, we can't forget that there is lots of evidence in the medical literature that there is increased individual susceptibility for suffering injury and death from vaccination. That's because we are not all the same biologically even though the promoters of the vaccine herd immunity myth treat us like we are all the same, like a herd of cattle.

Susceptibility, that's the magic word. Commit it to memory. Lowering our susceptibility. That's what will help protect us.

Sticking a needle into yourself? Well now, that's just downright medieval.

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  2. Parpia R. Industry-Sponsored Research: Parallels Between the Vaccine and Tobacco Industry. The Vaccine Reaction Aug. 23, 2016.
  3. La Vigne P. Bad Batches: The Effect of Temperature Fluctuations in Vaccines. The Vaccine Reaction Oct. 26, 2015.
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  10. Cáceres M. Merck Fraud Case Raises MMR Efficacy Questions. The Vaccine Reaction June 9, 2015.
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  12. Fisher, BL. Recently Vaccinated Kids Are Spreading Pertussis Everywhere. The Vaccine Reaction Feb. 12, 2016.
  13. Fisher BL, Pertussis Microbe Outsmarts the Vaccines as Experts Argue About Why (Part I). The Vaccine Reaction Apr. 25, 2016.
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  15. Mercola J. Mumps Being Spread by and Among Vaccinated People. The Vaccine Reaction May 16,, 2016.
  16. Attkisson S. NIH Research: Flu Shots Not Effective in Elderly. The Vaccine ReactionNov. 13, 2015.
  17. Cáceres M. On the Question of Vaccine Effectiveness. The Vaccine Reaction Aug. 19, 2015.
  18. Mercola, J. Getting Flu Shots Regularly May Increase Susceptibility to the Flu. The Vaccine Reaction Dec. 15,, 2015.
  19. TVR Staff. FluMist Nasal Spray Vaccine Doesn't Work Says CDC Advisory Committee. The Vaccine Reaction July 6, 2016.
  20. Parpia R. Lowering Our Susceptibility During "Flu Season". The Vaccine Reaction Nov. 7, 2015.