By Dr. John Reizer
Recently, there’s been a tremendous amount of disinformation being discussed through the mainstream media about outbreaks and epidemics concerning measles. And of course the media coverage is blaming the present epidemic on anti-vaxxers; those dreaded conspiracy nuts that refuse to receive vaccines and genuflect to the church of medicine.
Public health officials regularly release reports to the mainstream media about epidemics, pandemics and outbreaks of diseases. Then they encourage everybody to rush out to medical facilities in order to receive vaccines to protect themselves and loved ones against the named diseases.
Understand the Deceptive Terminology Being Used
The words Endemic, Epidemic, Pandemic, and Outbreak, are often used interchangeably by government regulating agencies as well as by the mainstream media companies to purposely mislead citizens about the dangers associated with certain diseases that may or may not be affecting or impacting various communities at any given time.
Endemic is the term used to describe a disease that regularly exists in a certain community. For example, measles is supposedly no longer endemic in the United States because there has been an absence of reported, continuous measles transmission cases for 12 months or longer. According to government regulating agencies, the disease is only transmitted in the United States by unvaccinated citizens that visit foreign territories and then bring it back home. These individuals supposedly infect other US citizens that have not been vaccinated.
Epidemic is the term used to describe a disease that has increased its number of reported cases in a community at a rate of one case more than was anticipated by health officials. For example, if a specific community normally expected 5 cases of measles each year based on previously reported health statistics, and suddenly 6 cases were reported, this would be an epidemic.
Pandemic is the term used to describe a situation where several epidemics are being reported throughout a country, in different countries or around the world at the same time.
Outbreak is the term used to describe a disease that has been reported in a community for the very first time or not for several years. Or the cases currently being reported are one case higher than previously reported. For example, if a given community has one case of measles reported in a given year and there are normally no cases reported this would be an outbreak as well as an epidemic.
The reporting of epidemics and pandemics through media sources could be very confusing to the general public. When people hear or read about these terms they often believe that millions of people are being infected with a disease process. Truth be told, the terms epidemic, pandemic and outbreak are usually referencing only a few cases of a disease process that have recently occurred.
It is vitally important that readers understand the lexicon being used within the public health profession before blindly jumping to conclusions and making poor decisions that might end up harming them in the long run.
The mainstream news has been reporting that measles are occurring in the United States at near epidemic proportions. This might seem really frightening to the average citizen. But what these reports are failing to disclose is that in the entire United States, only 314 cases of measles have been reported since January 1, 2019 – March 26, 2019 (at the time of this writing). Only 15 states out of 50 have even reported a measles infection in 2019. There are approximately a little over 328 million people living in the US as of 2019. Is this really a health crisis? When the words epidemic and pandemic are inserted, the reports seem a lot scarier than the raw numbers would indicate.
In addition, the measles virus is not any more dangerous for most human beings than the common cold. You’re talking about a virus that lasts 7-10 days, produces an immune system response of fever, coughing, runny nose and a rash which is how the virus is expelled from the body.
Unless your immune system is severely compromised, the measles, like all childhood illnesses, has a short duration in the human body and it leaves a person with lifelong immunity and a more finely tuned immune system that will have an easier time defending itself against other microbial invaders over the course of a lifetime.
The common cold lasts 1-3 weeks, produces an immune system response of fever, coughing and a runny nose. And again, unless your immune system is severely compromised it’s not a big deal for the average person.
Be Careful When Reviewing Published Health Statistics
Statistics being reported to the general public by government regulating agencies have to be reviewed with a great deal of skepticism. These agencies routinely under-reported polio cases by classifying them as meningitis and they did similar sleight of hand calculations with other diseases after vaccine campaigns were initiated many years ago. According to a whistle blower in the movie VAXXED, they still delete certain statistical data to suit whatever agenda they want to promote.
Many incidents of upper respiratory disorders, pneumonia and rhino viruses (common colds) are most likely being reported by government regulating agencies as influenza cases during the months of October – May (Flu season). This is how the number of Influenza deaths gets pumped up to the 100,000 mark. What most people fail to realize is that a lot of these people are probably dying from other illnesses besides the flu such as the common cold, pneumonia and strep infections. Many of these patients are severely compromised because they take too many drugs, are malnourished or extremely advanced in age.
There’s no vaccine or published cure for the common cold so you rarely see anything being promoted by the medical industrial complex about a simple rhino virus. If a person’s immune system is very weak however, the common cold can be potentially as dangerous to a person as the measles or influenza.
Our perceptions about many things are usually a lot different than the realities associated with such happenings. This phenomenon does not occur by accident. It happens because media companies are constantly reporting information they garner from government sources that has been specifically designed to deceive the public.
If we watch television, read a newspaper, or listen to the radio, we are absorbing disinformation from media companies that affects our lives. This is especially true in the case of healthcare news.
Presently there is an extremely strong campaign taking place by the medical industrial complex to push vaccines on the general population. Likewise, there’s an equally aggressive campaign taking place at the same time that is trying to attack anti-vaxxers and people that display good common sense when it comes to health and how to take care of their bodies. You might say the overall strategy employed by the powers that be is quite pandemic in nature and perhaps the greatest threat to human physiology we’ve observed in a long time.