Herd Immunity Have You Seen the 1985 Statistics?

Herd Immunity Have You Seen the 1985 Statistics?

Did you see this viral post on facebook about herd immunity? Herd immunity (also called herd effect, community immunity, population immunity, or social immunity) is a form of indirect protection from infectious disease that occurs when a large percentage of a population has become immune to an infection, thereby providing a measure of protection for individuals who are not immune.  If you were vaccinated in 1985 consider this data: 

Are parents being sold a bill of goods about the importance of EVERY vaccine, herd immunity, and mandatory vaccination? I think so, but I’ll let you decide. What do you think of this data from 1985? Were you alive in 1985? I was. Were infectious diseases a hot topic of conversation? Were parents fearful for their baby’s lives? Why are things so different today and why is the narrative about vaccines so fear-based?

If you wonder where this data comes from, it comes from the CDC, you can access it right here:


If you wonder why there are so many “0%” for vaccine coverage levels, it’s because none of those vaccines existed yet. You see, one year later, in 1986, Congress gave vaccine makers liability protection, and, presto, our kids started getting a bunch more vaccines.

NOTE: These rates are ONLY for school-age children. The CDC didn’t even track ADULT vaccination rates, but you can be sure they were way LOWER than the rates for kids. Despite the fact that the population of the United States in 1985 (as it remains today) didn’t achieve ‘herd immunity’, we have a LOW disease rate and no one was terrified. It proves vaccines are not our savior.

JB Handley offers more information on Herd Immunity and the Dishonest Marketing Gimmick 

Childhood vaccination rates and adult vaccination rates in the United States right now is probably somewhere around 65%. Nowhere near Herd Immunity thresholds. See how that number is calculated.

Herd Immunity 

Why Herd Immunity Does not Work. If a vaccine produces any immunity at all, why on earth does it matter if anyone else is vaccinated? If vaccines produce “immunity” to the diseases for which they are given; it should not make a bit of difference who you are around or how many in the community are vaccinated. That’s like saying my bug spray won’t work unless you wear yours.

What about Herd Immunity?

3 out of 4 people are unvaccinated and thus herd immunity doesn’t exist.
The sound bites of “herd immunity” are over simplification of a deeply complicated topic. Interview with Suzanne Humphreys

Herd Immunity vs Outbreaks

But in the fantasy reality of so-called “herd immunity,” 86% just isn’t enough to prevent a disease outbreak, or so goes the myth. According to information from the study presented by California Healthline, as many as 86% of those who caught measles at Disneyland were fully up to date on their MMR vaccinations for measles, mumps and rubella. If you believe in vaccines you realize that none of them should have gotten measles, if you believe the official story anyway.

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