“When the tide is receding from the beach it is easy to have the illusion that one can empty the ocean by removing the water with a pail.” -Rene Dubos
Vaccinology’s Genesis story begins with the myth that vaccines played the key role in ending the infectious disease epidemics that killed millions in the early 20th century. I’m posting these graphs as a handy tool for you to show anyone who requires illustrated proof that they did not.
You may refer zealots who still harbor doubts to CDC’s Dec 2000 study published by the American Association of Pediatrics (AAP) in the vaccine industry’s own publication Pediatrics.
The CDC study concludes that, “Thus vaccination does not account for the impressive declines in mortality seen in the first half of the Century…” The team of CDC and Johns Hopkins epidemiolgists explain that more than 90% of the decline in infectious disease mortality among U.S. children occurred before 1940 when few antibiotics or vaccines were available. CDC assigns credit for abolishing measles, dysentery, scarlet fever, typhoid, typhus, cholera, the plague, etc. from the civilized world to improved nutrition and advances in water and sewer treatment, h
ygiene, chlorination and refrigeration. Their eradication has almost nothing to do with vaccines. ”Annual Summary of Vital Statistics: Trends in Health of Americans During the 20th Century”. http://pediatrics.aappublications.org/content/106/6/1307
A seminal study on the same subject by McKinlay and McKinlay concludes that vaccines can account for less than 1% of the decline in infectious disease mortality.
The McKinlays warned that vaccinologists and others in the medical industry would try to take credit in order to expand their profits and power. Milbank Memorial Fund Quarterly….. “The Questionable Contribution of Medical Measures to the Decline of Mortality in the United States in the 20th Century”.
Robert F Kennedy