The measles debate is currently in full swing in the media. The pro-vaccine lobby are pushing aggressively for mandatory vaccines arguing that the pro’s outweigh the cons in getting your child vaccinated.
However, a look at the facts around measles in the U.S. over the last 10 years, as given by the CDC themselves shows that vaccines are by far more dangerous than the disease itself.
Dr. Anne Schuchat, the director of CDC’s National Center for Immunization and Respiratory Diseases, is on record as stating:
There have been no measles deaths reported in the U.S. since 2003
The statistics for deaths after having taken the vaccine for the same period is shocking.
The U.S. Government database, The Vaccine Adverse Event Reporting System (VAERS), shows that there have been 108 deaths over the same period associated with the measles vaccine.
Anybody with a computer and Internet access can search this database by visiting MedAlerts.org.
This database reflects only deaths that were reported during the time frame, and therefore probably reflects a much lower number than actual deaths, since most doctors and health authorities believe vaccines are safe, and would not normally attribute a death to a vaccine and actually report it.
The U.S. Government Settlements on Measles Vaccine Injuries
The other place to find facts regarding injuries and deaths due to the measles vaccine is to look at U.S. Government settlements for MMR vaccine injuries and deaths. The U.S. public is largely unaware that manufacturers of vaccines have been given legal immunity from being prosecuted in civil court for vaccine injuries and deaths, since 1986. If someone is injured or killed by a vaccine, they have to sue the U.S. Government in a special “vaccine court.”
The Department of Justice issues quarterly reports on claims and settlements, and one can search for specific vaccines settlements at the United States Federal Courts website.
As search here for “measles” returns a result of 111 claims settled for the MMR vaccine since 2004. Some of them are for settlements due to deaths related to the MMR vaccine, as determined by the judge.