Whooping cough outbreak among vaccinated in California: LA Times

The following is a news analysis.

Many U.S. government and health officials have avoided addressing rising incidences of infectious disease outbreaks among vaccinated children. These officials choose instead to stay on the vaccine industry narrative of heaping blame on those who are partly vaccinated or unvaccinated.

Click here for links to CDC resources, and Attkisson vaccine stories

By failing to tackle the issue at hand– vaccines that are not providing the expected immunity– some health experts say the problem only stands to grow worse.

One of the most recent cases from this past March comes from Los Angeles, California. A private high school there reports nearly 50 students came down with whooping cough (pertussis), even though they were all vaccinated.

According to the Los Angeles Times, none of the students at the school with vaccine exemptions contracted the disease even though they had not received a whooping cough/pertussis shot.

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Furthermore, Los Angeles County officials have said that 90 people recently were diagnosed with whooping cough in the county and all of them had been immunized against it.

Experts say part of the problem with whooping cough vaccine currently in use is that a newer form of the vaccine that’s considered safer… doesn’t last as long as the one that was used prior to 1997 (that reportedly had more serious side effects.)

One study found that even a booster doesn’t help much. It provided immunity for only about a year.

This raises the question of risk-benefit ratio: how much benefit a child receives versus the risk of side effects (which all vaccines and medicines have). If the vaccine exposes children to some side serious side effects, even if relatively rare, is it worth it when immunity only lasts four years or less?

Additionally, there are questions of disclosure and informed consent. When doctors administer the pertussis vaccine (typically part of the childhood DTaP series), are they disclosing to parents that the whooping cough protection will only last a relatively short time? When boosters are given to middle school students, are parents told it’s probably only effective for about a year, according to a Kaiser study?

Please note that CDC recommends that due to risk of side effects, children with certain risk factors should only get DT vaccine, without the pertussis component, instead of DTaP. Issues that could be reason to opt out of pertussis (whooping cough) vaccine include: if a child…

  • …had severe pain or swelling after any vaccine containing tetanus or diphtheria.
  • …has seizures or another nervous system problem.
  • …ever had a condition called Guillian-Barré Syndrome.

Significantly, many parents have said their child’s pediatrician did not ask about risk factors or discuss limited immunity before administering DTaP vaccines.

Waning or ineffective immunity or combined with the possibility of vaccine side effects provide good reason for everyone to advocate for safer, better vaccines.

Read Dr. Andrew Zimmerman’s full affidavit on alleged vaccine-autism coverup

Pitting those who want improved vaccine safety against those who smear them as “anti-science” or “tinfoil hat conspirators” only allows the power brokers behind the scenes to disappear among the infighting, and continue making money without improving the product through technologically possible advances.

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23 thoughts on “Whooping cough outbreak among vaccinated in California: LA Times”

  1. When my Anti-vaxer friends read this, it gives them a reason to keep their kids unvaccinated and to complain that drug makers are just getting rich and the government wants to control us.

    1. Reading this article should give everyone a reason to avoid vaccinating their children because vaccines are not safe, they are not effective, and vaccine manufacturers are not held responsible when their products kill and injure children. You would do well to listen to what this article says instead of listening to the media that receives huge payouts from the pharmaceutical industry to push their products on the public.

      1. Read the fine print concerning any vaccine you take. Problem is, most people aren’t given the fine print and/or don’t read it. My brother was ruined by a flu vaccine. Now he must take some $9,000.00 worth of meds each month in order to sleep at night and to stay awake during the day. The damage has been devastating. Ask the people who have been severely damaged by a vaccine if the risk was worth it.

    2. You need to educate yourself on what is in vaccines, then maybe your thoughts would change. Vaccines are full of toxins! You can call people anti vaxxers all you want but really they are people that just want the pharmaceutical companies to be held liable for injuries. We also want them made safe , not everyone is against the concept of vaccines!

    3. Christie Phillips

      Beth – what about this article is untrue? Shouldn’t that be the question you’re asking? Do we want to live in a society in which a population who “knows best” curates information for public consumption?

    4. So you are mad that the media is reporting the truth? Would you like for them to continue spreading the narrative that vaccines are 100% effective and only unvaccinated children spread illness? I’m not understanding the point of your comment? This is one of the many outbreaks reported in completely vaccinated people and your concern is with the unvaccinated not taking vaccines that clearly don’t work! Why don’t you take up your concerns with big pharma who has allowed you to become so brainwashed that when you see that vaccinated people are spreading disease you’re still whining about unvaccinated people. We didn’t need this article to keep our kids unvaccinated because we’ve been saying for years that vaccines are garbage. California removed all the healthy unvaccinated kids and they’re seeing more outbreaks than ever. Ironic.

    5. Strangely, it didn’t do so for the author. Even though the vaccine clearly doesn’t work, she still supports it.

    6. The truth is only a problem if you’re believing lies.Big pharma makes dangerous products. That’s a fact.There are lawyer ads every 5 minutes on tv asking ” if you or a loved one has been injured you may be entitled to compensation “how can you trust their products and what they say? And if so,when’s the last time you had shots? The CDC recommends boosters every 10 years,and a lot of other shots on the adult schedule.https://www.cdc.gov/features/adultimmunizations/index.html

  2. Whooping Cough: The study, titled: “Acellular Pertussis vaccines protect against disease but fail to prevent infection and transmission in a nonhuman primate model,” used infant baboons to test the hypothesis that “current acellular pertussis vaccines fail to prevent colonization and transmission” of B. Pertussis. (there is no vaccine for Bordetella Pertussis virus) https://www.pnas.org/content/111/2/787
    Lead author Tod Merkel did comment to the New York Times that when exposed to B. Pertussis after recently getting vaccinated, you could be an asymptomatic carrier and infect others, saying:

    “When you’re newly vaccinated, you are an asymptomatic carrier, which is good for you, but not for the population.” According to Tod Merkel of the FDA, it has now become clear that the vaccine does almost nothing to prevent the spread of whooping cough. Although it does seem to prevent about 80 percent of people from showing symptoms of the disease, it does not prevent them from catching it or spreading it.

    CDC./HHS/FDA and those in the vaccine orbit have know that the Pertussis vaccine doesn’t work. Here is a news release that was removed from the FDA’s website:
    For Immediate Release: Nov. 27, 2013
    Media Inquiries: FDA- Jennifer Rodriguez, 301-796-8232, [email protected]
    NIH- Nalini Padmanabhan, 301-402-1663, [email protected]
    Consumer Inquiries: 888-INFO-FDA,[email protected]
    FDA study helps provide an understanding of rising rates of whooping cough and response to vaccination
    ( if it doesn’t link go to search and type in title)

    Pertussis failure was discussed here:
    Meeting of the Board of Scientific Counselors, Office of Infectious Diseases Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Tom Harkins Global Communication Center Atlanta, Georgia December 11-12, 2013.

  3. I guess it’s the first time when I am glad to see that the vaccine for whooping cough is in shortage (source: https://www.shortages.eu)! That means that there was an increased demand for it because people just got more aware of this problem. Thank you for spreading the knowledge! Also, I hope that pharmaceutical companies will be able to increase its supply because wanting to get a shot and not being able to is definitely the worst!

  4. It proves the vaccine is useless, maybe because the virus mutates. You can expect autism and other vaccine induced injuries to increase in the future in California due to mandatory universal vaccine uptake that is being phased in. When SB 277 went into effect, the autism rate of incoming kindergartners spiked and only the pro-vaxxers were surprised.

  5. Thank you Sharyl for your insightful article. The ‘profit before people’ model is dangerous for everyone. You said it so well here:
    “Pitting those who want improved vaccine safety against those who smear them as ‘anti-science’ or ‘tinfoil hat conspirators’ only allows the power brokers behind the scenes to disappear among the infighting, and continue making money without improving the product through technologically possible advances.”

  6. Vaccine hesitation is associated with perceived risk.

    Since vaccine-preventable diseases are rare, an adverse event from a vaccine is perceived by the parent to be of greater risk.

    Risk perception is critical.

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