Herd immunity

Definition turned upside-down

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Does herd immunity really mean everyone having regular vaccinations?

The World Health Organisation (WHO) has changed the definition of Herd Immunity into almost the opposite of what it used to mean. This has serious implications for all future medical care.

Using the Internet Archive Wayback Machine you can find this definition of herd immunity

Herd immunity is the indirect protection from an infectious disease that happens when a population is immune either through vaccination or immunity developed through previous infection. This means that even people who haven’t been infected, or in whom an infection hasn’t triggered an immune response, they are protected because people around them who are immune can act as buffers between them and an infected person. The threshold for establishing herd immunity for COVID-19 is not yet clear.

Note this includes the words immunity developed through previous infection. In other words people get an infection, recover from it and become less susceptible or immune to the disease, so much so that it no longer spreads widely in the community. This has happened for time immemorial. More recently, vaccines were added to the definition because they gave temporary immunity.

In October 2020 WHO quietly changed their definition

‘Herd immunity’, also known as ‘population immunity’, is a concept used for vaccination, in which a population can be protected from a certain virus if a threshold of vaccination is reached. Herd immunity is achieved by protecting people from a virus, not by exposing them to it.

This goes against thousands of years of human evolution where we have been exposed to all kinds of infections and acquired immunity to them. Now WHO is saying we should not be exposed to a virus but use vaccines to protect us instead. It turns all previous medical understanding of immunity on its head.

Just think about this for a minute. Our bodies will no longer be exposed to infection so we cannot develop our own immunity any more. Instead we will rely on vaccines to give us temporary immunity (as they do with flu). Now think about flu. Jabs are given every year because of new flu variants. So instead of relying on your own natural immunity, you’re going to need a vaccine every year. And what about other viruses? You’ll need a vaccine for those too!

I am all for natural health and wellness. Human beings are amazing and most of us thrive with very little medical intervention. So I am wary of scientific miracle cures because I simply don’t think we need them in most cases. I’ve had all the usual vaccines but in 2001 I had a flu jab and my sense of hot and cold got really weird. My body’s “temperature gauge” was broken and I had prickly heat a lot. I stopped having flu jabs and have only had flu twice since and both times recovered fine. I’m not an anti-vaxer but the WHO change of definition is so upside-down it feels like the vaccine lobbyists have had a big say because they stand to gain trillions of dollars from vaccine sales.

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