Glass, Germs, and Steel:
Why Mayor De Blasio’s Draconian
Public Health Policy Will Fail
by Sarah Dillingham (May 2019)
A Family, Louis le Brocquy, 1951
|Measels Outbreak||>1 dose*||>2 doses**||Unvaccinated||Unknown||Total Cases||% Vaccinated|
|United States 1990||5,100||---||22,532||40||27,672||18-19%|
|United States (Disneyland) 2015**||28||---||71||60||159||18-55%|
|Minneapolis, MN 2017||2||3||68||2||75||7-9%|
|Rockland County, NY 2018||10||6||162||23||201||8-19%|
|Brooklyn, NY 2008-19*||43||---||304||43||390||11-22%|
|Clark County, WA 2018-19||3||---||63||7||73||4-14%|
**One case reported in California during the 2014-15 Disneyland outbreak received 3 doses of measles vaccine
Public health officials, legislators, and media outlets forcefully reiterate the general message that the MMR vaccine is “safe and effective.” However the “safety” of drugs and medical interventions is expressed in statistical terms: a drug or procedure which causes 1 death per 10,000 cases could be described as relatively “safe,” meaning theoretically safer than the immediate health problem the drug is employed to treat—although it was not safe for the subject who died after receiving it. Health officials weigh the relative risks of medical interventions against the risks of the conditions they treat; but this risk analysis is less straightforward for prophylactic interventions such as vaccines, which are administered to entire populations of healthy subjects. Vaccine hesitancy may be fueled by examination of the specific risks associated with the MMR, as opposed to gross misinformation.
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Thank you for having the courage to run such a thoughtful and in-depth piece on the current measles "crisis." It is so refreshing to read real analysis rather than the sound bites from mainstream media that seem designed to evoke fear and profits for pharmaceutical manufacturers.
Thank you! This story was well researched and thought out and was a pleasure to read.
Lotus Lady MN
Thank you to Sarah Dillingham for writing such a well researched article and to the New English Review for being willing to print it! Ms. Dillingham presentation of the FACTS shows what happens when you try to fool Mother Nature.
In the age of MSM pre-fab bumper sticker slogans posing as vaccine related news, this piece is bold and packed with real information. Kudos to Ms. Dillingham for writing it, and kudos to the New English Review for publishing it.
G. Murphy Donovan
There are always several takes on any narrative, especially science or medicine, and Ms. Dillingham covers the spectrum here. Good get.
Thank you, Sarah Dillingham, for this great article on vaccines I wish every doctor, every politician, and every mother and dad would read this and educate themselves so as to stand up against mandatory anything People have God-given rights to make decisions over their bodies and their children's. The Bill of Rights protects every American from having some dangerous ingredients injected into our bodies against our wishes, as does the Nuremberg Code. We must stand up to these dictators.
Mary S. Holland
Great reporting and writing! Thank you.
Wow! Real journalism! It's not dead after all! Thank you so much.
Wow, what a great article. Thank you for writing this and for taking the time to do research and report real information! Such a breath of fresh air. Well written packed with great information. Everyone needs to read this! Much gratitude, Erin in California
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