The Vaccine Series: Whooping Cough
The evidence that convinced me this vaccine is both ineffective and dangerous
Whooping Cough is a disease that killed 5000 -10,000 people between the years 1900 and 1934 according to the Centre for Disease Control. From 1970-1988, only 5 -10 people died each year of whooping cough (also known as pertussis/diphtheria). What is the cause for this decline? Mainstream institutions tell us that this is because of the introduction of the vaccine. However, the national vaccination program did not begin until the 1940s in the United States and not until 1957 in England. By this time, whooping cough had already been reduced by 92-99% in the population1.
Dr. Gordon T Stewart explains in his 1981 report on infectious disease:
“Historically, the dominant and obvious fact is that most, if not all, major communicable diseases have become less serious in all developed countries for 50 years or more. Whooping cough is no exception. It has behaved in this respect like measles and similarly to scarlet fever and diphtheria, in each of which at least 80% of the total decline in mortality, since records began to be kept in the United Kingdom in 1860, occurred before any vaccine or antimicrobial drugs were available and 90% or more before there was any national vaccine programme.”2
This is the primary argument that tells me that the vaccine was not responsible for eradicating Whooping Cough.
What is Whooping Cough?
In a report by Dr. WC Rucker, Assistant Surgeon General in the United States Public Health Service, explains whooping cough in 1911.
“The disease is not infrequently complicated by inflammation of the lungs, and the violent coughing which occurs is apt to produce a harmful dilation of the lung tissue itself. It is by no means uncommon in underfed children for the disease to be followed by a tuberculosis of the lungs. Cases of paralysis complicating whooping cough have been reported, and the changes in the eye due to haemorrhages into that organ produced by coughing have also been noted. It is thus seen that whooping cough, which is estimated killed over 10,000 American children in the year 1911, is a disease seriously affecting the public health and demanding earnest attention.”
Whooping cough is also known as pertussis. The vaccine used to “prevent” whooping cough is called the DTP (Diptheria,-Tetanus Toxoid Pertussis) vaccine.
Does the Vaccine Work to Prevent Whooping Cough?
If we believe the vaccine provides protection to children from the disease, we would expect that vaccinated children would develop the disease less frequently than unvaccinated children. Unvaccinated children should be getting the disease more often. Let us see what the data indicate:
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