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The deadly shadow of Measles and Michael Mina

Hilary Butler - Thursday, February 04, 2016

Over the last few months since July, 2015, I’ve had a few emails from parents who have had to face down their GP’s who have been saying this to them:

1) When they refuse to have MMR, they are putting their child at grave danger because

a) measles disease eliminates all prior immunity to any diseases the child had before the illness, or to any vaccines they before measles.,



(Above quote from here . ) AND CONSEQUENTLY

a) undermines herd immunity and creates the potential for new epidemics when children with wiped immunity get those diseases again.



(Above quote from here.)  The doctors told the parents who contacted me, that their scientific facts came from peer reviewed medical literature, “which wouldn’t be approved if it wasn’t correct”.

Here is the Mina article and supplementary material to this article. Reading the article and supplementary material was challenging, because the arguments are so complicated and convoluted, that even Einstein could have suffered a migraine and possibly a seizure.

To get my brain around the concepts and work out the biological plausibility (or in this case the non-plausibility of the arguments), I had to read all Mina’s references, AND all the related work that Mina did NOT reference.

Or perhaps he read them and realised that that tsunami totally undermines his immunologically illogical hypotheses. Continue Reading