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The theory of herd immunity had its roots in the 1920s and 1930s. A researcher by the name of Hedrich (I hope I'm spelling his name correctly) was studying why certain infectious diseases were cyclical in nature. Measles, for example, would reach epidemic proportions every 3-4 years and in between those epidemics, there would be sporadic cases, but no large outbreaks.

What Hedrich found was that when enough new babies (the susceptible population) would be born to sustain an epidemic, one would occur. After it had run its course and approximately 2/3 of the babies were now naturally immune through infection, there would be a time where so many people were no longer susceptible to infection, no epidemic could occur.

Then, 3-4 years later when a new cohort of susceptible children had been born, another measles epidemic would occur and the cycle would start again.

He coined the term 'herd immunity' to describe the cyclical nature of infectious diseases - especially those whose infection conveys lifelong protection like measles, rubella, etc.

Within the last 40 years however, health officials and the medical community have latched onto the term 'herd immunity' and used it for a completely different purpose. Their claims are that a certain number of people need to be fully vaccinated in order to wipe out or eradicate infectious diseases. This is interesting since the term as it was originally used was only intended to explain the cyclical nature of disease-not to posit about its eradication.

Vaccine-related herd immunity started out at 80% (a completely random number pulled out of thin air) with the idea that if 80% of all children were vaccinated, childhood diseases would be eradicated. When increasingly large epidemics began to occur in the completely vaccinated, however, the level of vaccination required went to 90%. Since that still did not work, the level increased to 95%. Yet many countries with 95% plus vaccination are still experiencing epidemics and, in the case of Australia, the US and much of Europe, the numbers of cases of pertussis now exceed those seen prior to mass vaccination.

Regardless of the lack of evidence, however, in order to push a policy of mandatory or coercive vaccination, herd immunity or, as it is often called today, community immunity, has become the catch-cry of the sector of society who fears contact with the healthy unvaccinated even if they themselves are completely 'protected' by vaccines.

In Australia, we have had a Minister for Health who has publicly stated that vaccines don't work unless everyone does them! And our recent No Jab, No Pay legislation is meant to force all parents - especially those on low incomes who are reliant on welfare payments - to fully vaccinate with all government-recommended vaccines, for the protection of their fully vaccinated peers.

The problems with this policy are many.

1- No vaccine can provide life-long immunity. Even if you believe that the development of antibodies will make a person immune (another myth that was disproved over 70 years ago), vaccine-induced immunity is short-lived, leaving a large and growing cohort of susceptible people who can both contract and transmit infectious diseases to others.

2- No vaccine can prevent a fully vaccinated person (or even a person who has attained natural immunity) from carrying and transmitting infection to others. With pertussis (whooping cough), it has been scientifically shown that the fully vaccinated are more likely to be asymptomatic carriers of the disease, leading to large outbreaks amongst both the fully vaccinated and the partially or completely unvaccinated.

3- A portion of those who are vaccinated will not sero-convert (show signs of serum antibodies against infection). That portion ranges from 20% for whooping cough to over 80% for influenza. Therefore, the group supposedly protected yet still able to spread infection can actually be much larger than the group that is completely unvaccinated.

4- Adults who were vaccinated as children would now be completely unprotected (even if you believe that vaccines protect against infectious diseases) and provide a large pool for the transmission of infection.

If vaccines work the way that natural immunity does, the fully vaccinated should have nothing to fear about contact with the unvaccinated - even if they are sick with one of these illnesses. The fact that 'vaccines only work if everyone does them' shows that even health authorities do not believe their own rhetoric.

The fact is that vaccines only work until the vaccinated person is exposed to an infectious disease. At that point, they stop working.

Therefore, herd immunity and the ability of vaccines to protect against or prevent infectious diseases are both myths and these myths have been used to justify the removal of basic health freedom of entire populations in supposedly democratic nations.

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