KCCP California Public Radio reports that “California public health officials say 19 of the 32 cases of measles they have confirmed so far this year are in people who had not been vaccinated.”
That means that 40% of the infected population was vaccinated against measles.
The article says “Ten of this year’s cases involve people who traveled to the Philippines, where there is a large outbreak, or to India or Vietnam, where measles is endemic, health officials say. They have not clarified whether any of those people were vaccinated.”
It’s likely safe to assume that if the majority of the ten people who visited an outbreak area were not vaccinated, we would be hearing about it. I’d guess that most people who are not vaccinated would avoid travel to an area with a large outbreak & it seems reasonable to assume that many of the ten people identified were vaccinated.
In a report regarding 2013’s outbreak Slayer Ji cites “a substantial body of literature, including peer-reviewed and published epidemiological and clinical studies, indicating that the recent measles outbreaks are just as likely caused by the failure of the vaccine as by presumably irrational and/or irresponsible parents exercising their legal right and responsibility to choose whether or not to vaccine their children.” driving home the point that “vaccine-induced synthetic immunity does not guarantee real world protection, and certainly not with anything near 100% effectiveness, despite what the CDC, vaccine manufacturers or mainstream news reports imply by blaming the non-vaccinated for vaccine-failure associated outbreaks.”
Public health officials and mainstream media pundits regularly declare that 95% vaccination is required for “herd immunity”, but Ji goes on to list numerous historical outbreaks within areas with extremely high (98-99%) vaccination rates. These examples include the New England Journal of Medicine in 1987 concluding “that outbreaks of measles can occur in secondary schools, even when more than 99 percent of the students have been vaccinated and more than 95 percent are immune.”
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Sources for this article:
1. 14 of California’s 32 measles cases this year were intentionally unvaccinated http://www.scpr.org/news/2014/03/18/42870/majority-of-states-measles-cases-were-unvaccinated/
2. The 2013 Measles Outbreak: A Failing Vaccine, Not A Failure To Vaccinatehttp://www.greenmedinfo.com/blog/2013-measles-outbreak-failing-vaccine-not-failure-vaccinate1