The Harvard Crimson is reporting that the University is now experiencing a “mumps outbreak.” The caveat, of course, is that the outbreak is amongst a “well-immunized” student body. Being that this is the second mumps “outbreak” being reported on college campuses around the nation and in both events, the recipients of mumps were vaccinated, you would almost think we would see the light. That is however not the case, in fact, the light is apparently a bulbless socket. According toThe Harvard Crimson, affected students, are being relocated to other housing units.
Administrators at the College, Harvard University Health Services, and Cambridge Public Health Department are working to contain the spread of mumps and care for students who have been affected by the virus by relocating them to isolated housing for an extended period of time.
“We have officially an outbreak of mumps in this population,” HUHS Director Paul J. Barreira said. “It’s happening with students who are well-immunized, so it’s a breakthrough infection. So the task is to get the population to act in ways that minimizes the spread of the virus.”
Is the term “breakthrough infection” the most polite way of saying that the original two required MMR vaccines failed? The students are each required to be housed privately and use private bathrooms. HUHS Director Paul J. Barreira was asked if he felt a third booster should now be required. However, he responded saying there is no real evidence that would be effective. In this case, Harvard is merely considering the prior two MMR vaccines to be that of failures. Though I am happy to see that they aren’t attempting to push further vaccines into the mix as a reactionary solution (as we know, pharmaceuticals much enjoy reactionary solutions when it comes to vaccines).
In the end, the MMR vaccine is now being put on display as an enormous failure.
Last week, we saw similar events at universities around Indiana. All the students had the required two vaccines in this case as well.
Suddenly two vaccines which were long touted by health officials to give full protection isn’t sufficient? The vaccine booster industry is booming. And maybe it could also be that Merck, the maker of the MMR vaccine, completely lied about its effectiveness.
Anyone who falls on either side of the debate about vaccines’ alleged potential to cause harm is sure to have heard the big news this week — the unsealing of awhistleblower suit against Merck, filed back in 2010 by two former employees accusing the drugmaker of overstating the effectiveness of its mumps, measles, and rubella vaccine.
The scientists claim Merck defrauded the U.S. government by causing it to purchase an estimated four million doses of mislabeled and misbranded MMR vaccine per year for at least a decade, and helped ignite two recent mumps outbreaks that the allegedly ineffective vaccine was intended to prevent in the first place.
“As the single largest purchaser of childhood vaccines (accounting for more than 50 percent of all vaccine purchasers), the United States is by far the largest financial victim of Merck’s fraud. But the ultimate victims here are the millions of children who every year are being injected with a mumps vaccine that is not providing them with an adequate level of protection against mumps. And while this is a disease the CDC targeted to eradicate by now, the failure in Merck’s vaccine has allowed this disease to linger with significant outbreaks continuing to occur,” the suit alleges.
The same song and dance yet we can never get a different result? This vaccine doesn’t work and exposes children to potential injury for no good reason. Mumps and Measles were never considered to be that of a dire social threat until vaccine makers made them that.