Immunity – A Medical Myth

Immunity - A Medical Myth

Immunity, from the medical viewpoint, is a state in which the body’s immune system is capable of recognising and destroying specific disease causing germs. So for example, if the body has immunity against measles, then supposedly, should the body come into contact with a measles germ, the immune system will take immediate action to destroy the measles germ thus preventing measles. Sounds fine in theory but it doesn’t work in practise.

Immunity - A Medical Myth

Many studies have shown that measles, rubella, diphtheria and other infections can still occur in fully immune individuals. One such study appeared in the Journal of the American Medical Association (May 1990) under the title Mild Measles and Secondary Vaccine Failure during a Sustained Outbreak in a Highly Vaccinated Population. The article states “Serological surveys have consistently demonstrated high rates of post-vaccination seroconversion, with long-term persistence of antibody titers…data from recent measles outbreaks show little or no evidence of waning immunity and apparent high rates of vaccine efficacy. The recent occurrence of large, sustained out-breaks in highly vaccinated school populations however, was unexpected.” In other words these measles out-breaks occurred amongst students who were shown to have total immunity against measles.

Immunity - A Medical Myth

In reality, high antibody levels (immunity) do not guarantee protection against disease for as Australian Doctor and Vaccine Researcher Archie Kalokerinos points out, “Antibody levels are used to measure the degree of protection against a particular disease, and the authorities always say that means protection, but it doesn’t. You can have tons of antibodies and no protection, or you can have no antibodies and tons of protection.”