I have been very concerned about this new phenomenon: vaccine resistance.
Especially measles resistance, which I talked about before.
This is caused by over-vaccinating people for decades.
As with antibiotics, pathogens develop resistance to vaccines.
Initially, we have seen this phenomenon with the pertussis bacteria. We have known this for decades now.
Today, scientists are concerned with the development of a measles virus that is becoming resistant to the MMR vaccine.
This is happening all over the world, explaining why the measles is coming back with a vengeance, even in areas where the coverage is close to 100%.
In addition to the several papers I also talked about, I found 2 additional articles that demonstrate this issue. This time in Russia.
“Measles cases in highly vaccinated population of Novosibirsk, Russia, 2000–2005” published in Vaccine, Volume 26, Issue 17, 16 April 2008, Pages 2111-2118
The authors state:
“While the proportion of measles cases in vaccinees is expected to increase as vaccine coverage increases, such cases must be carefully investigated.”
Do you get this?
As we increase the vaccination coverage, it is expected to see more measles cases. At least, they are being honest 😊
Then, they continue:
“The present study was conducted to examine possible contributions to vaccine failures (VFs) and to genetically characterize measles virus (MV) strains circulating in Novosibirsk, Russia during 2000–2005. Totally, 27 adult measles patients admitted to a regional hospital were prospectively enrolled in our study. Genetic characterization of the MV strains revealed circulation of genotypes A, D4 and D6 between 2000 and 2003 years; a genotype D6 MV was associated with the 2005 measles outbreak. Based on IgG avidity testing, half of the vaccinated patients demonstrated evidence of secondary vaccine failure (SVF). Patients, representing both levels of vaccine failure in our study were characterized by the lack of protective titers of neutralizing antibodies against circulating MVs, despite high IgG levels in many cases and high IgG avidity in SVF cases.”
D4 and D6 are measles virus called escape mutants. In other words, these are subtypes of the measles virus that have mutated, changed, evolved. They are no longer wild type or natural virus.
They stated that the 2005 outbreak was caused by the mutant D6 measles virus! Not the wild type one!
Half of the infected ones had titers against the natural virus but could not eliminate it.
The frightening part is that this new subtype was not neutralized by pooled sera taken from US donors.
In other words, taking the antibodies from the blood of vaccine-immuned Americans, did not kill the new strain of the measles virus.
Thus, despite having immunity against the measles, this new mutant virus is not eliminated by the antibodies, because the virus has changed and adapted to the vaccine.
The second article supports more strongly this point:
“Measles in Minsk, Belarus, 2001–2003: Clinical, virological and serological parameters published in Journal of Clinical Virology, Volume 34, Issue 3, November 2005, Pages 179-185
The authors state:
“A number of cases of measles have been reported in the Republic of Belarus despite vaccine coverage of 98%. The absence of information on measles virus genotypes circulating in the Republic of Belarus has made it difficult to asses the situation. The purpose of this study was to isolate and sequence measles virus strains from clinical cases in Minsk, Belarus, and to estimate the role of vaccine failure in those cases. Between 2001 and 2003 years, 14 measles cases admitted to the Hospital of Infectious Diseases of Minsk were enrolled in our study. Clinical, routine laboratory, as well as serological and virological examinations were carried out. Detection of measles antibodies and IgG avidity testing was performed using commercial test kits. All measles cases were confirmed by RT-PCR and phylogenetically characterized. Only 42.9% of the cases met the WHO laboratory criteria for measles, however, all cases were confirmed by RT-PCR. Most of the measles cases were attributed to secondary vaccine failure (SVF). Phylogenetic analysis revealed the presence of genotype A virus strains in 2001 and 2002 with D6 and D7 genotypes in 2003.”
“For the first time, MVs (mealses viruses) were genetically characterized in Belarus. Our results suggest that in a highly vaccinated population, most of the measles cases represent vaccine failures and are vaccine-modified. Our results also indicate that confirmation of a clinical diagnosis of vaccine-modified measles requires a combination of serological and virological tests.”
Let’s recap this study.
The rate of immunization was more than 98%.
Despite this, people got measles.
“Most of the cases” implies at least 50% but is closer to 80-90%. In other words, most people infected with the measles virus contracted the mutant virus, not the wild type.
This is scary!
We are facing this new measles virus because of vaccine resistance.
And this new virus is more dangerous than the wild type one!
Is that why the measles is coming back in Asia, Europe, America, Russia, even places where the coverage is 98-99%? Are those outbreaks caused by those “mutants”?
Dr. Claude Muller, from the National Health Laboratory in Luxembourg, told New
Scientist magazine that the virus was known to have the ability to mutate rapidly.
Dr. Muller’s team reports that some strains of measles virus, circulating in Africa, appear to have acquired a considerable level of resistance to the standard measles vaccine in use in the continent.
At least half the immune system antibodies produced in response to the vaccine have no effect on these strains.
The rapid clearance of acute viral infections is a consequence of robust host defenses.
Survivors of acute infections are usually immune to infection with the same virus.
Acute infections recur because selection pressure in the host leads to the production of virions that are resistant to clearance by the immune system.
For example, when viruses replicate in the presence of antibodies that can block infectivity (neutralizing antibodies), viruses are selected that are resistant to the antibodies.
These viruses can then infect individuals who are immune to the original virus. The ability to escape antibody neutralization requires structural plasticity.
Examples of viruses with this attribute are the influenza virus and HIV.
The practical consequences of structural plasticity are quite clear: they determine whether or not immunization confers sustained protection against infection.
Evolutionary biologists aren’t surprised that this is happening.
A vaccine is a novel selection pressure placed on a pathogen, and if the vaccine does not eradicate its target completely, then the remaining pathogens with the greatest fitness, those able to survive, somehow, in an immunized world, will become more common.
This is natural selection at play.
“If you don’t have these pathogens evolving in response to vaccines,” said Paul Ewald, an evolutionary biologist at the University of Louisville, “then we really don’t understand natural selection.”
Vaccine failures caused by vaccine-induced evolution are under the same natural selection.
These drops in vaccine effectiveness are incited by changes in pathogen populations that the vaccines themselves directly cause.
“I think the scientific community is becoming increasingly aware that vaccine resistance is a real risk,” said Dr. David Kennedy, a scientist from Penn State.
This whole picture is very scary. Vaccination, against the measles, has led us to this catastrophic situation where mutants are coming up, and we do not have immunity against them.
It is time to go back to the root, nutrition, and diet is the foundation of a good immune system.
God bless y’all 😊