Letter: Different Approach

Letter to the Editor

Regarding the article “Eyes turn to Malibu as measles outbreak grows,” it states, “Once an outbreak occurs, there is a higher probability of anyone in contact, vaccinated or unvaccinated, contracting the disease.” If you have a 90% or higher rate of vaccinated kids and they can still get measles, what’s the point of getting vaccinated? The National Institutes of Health (NIH) states that live vaccines stay in the urine for up to two weeks. You can get measles from a vaccinated child or from the vaccine itself. 

Centers for Disease Control (CDC) statistics: Deaths in the last 10 years from Measles: zero. Deaths due to Measles vaccine: 108. 

The public is largely unaware that, since 1986, manufacturers are legally immune from prosecution in civil court for vaccine injuries and deaths. If injured or killed by a vaccine, one sues the U.S. government via special “vaccine court.” Anyone can search the government’s database — Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS). 

Nov. 24, 2014: Measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine Aug. 15, 2011, thereafter suffered thrombocytopenic purpura (blood clots form in small blood vessels throughout the body, limit/block flow of oxygen-rich blood to the body’s organs, i.e. brain, kidneys and heart). The court found for the child $50,685.23. Big deal, if your child has constant blood clots that can kill her at any moment 

MMR June 2007, immediate encephalitis (swelling of the brain due to a viral infection), settled end of 2013: $870,099.19 for “present year cost of compensation for facility” plus “life care expenses in first year after judgment;” $848,697.87 for “lost future earnings/pain and suffering;” $1,590,163.70 for “satisfaction of New York City lien;” lump sum payment of $237,268.50. 

Don’t be so quick to judge parents who want to divide up the doses into M, M and R separately and not have three injections on top of that in the same doctor’s visit. Or who leave them until after age one or just breastfeed their kids in the first place, so they have healthier immune systems. 

Beate Nilsen