Special Exclusive Report: A deadly, highly contagious disease of the last Great Depression is mysteriously striking in alarming record numbers, yet, despite obvious signs, is denied by most doctors. They typically fail to tell the afflicted they have the potentially fatal disease and are contagious; fail to diagnose it and thus mistreat patients with it; and fail to help prevent spreading it. Possible reasons doctors are not upholding their Hippocratic Oath to “do no harm” regarding this disease is justifiably infuriating. As this crisis grows, scientists argue over causes of the disease’s vaccine failure, adults resort to internet answers and again, babies are dying from it.
Pertussis, or “whooping cough,” is quietly sweeping the nation, indeed the globe, including countries with most widespread vaccination. Many doctors and pro-pharma media, however, continue blaming the small percentage of unvaccinated children as cause of whooping cough outbreaks, when data clearly show outbreaks mainly among vaccinated populations. For example, Australia’s 300% rise in confirmed cases this year, all in high immunization rate areas, according to 7 News Sydney.
During the last economic collapse in the 1930s, whooping cough peaked, killing nearly 6,000 American children per year. In the 1970s, the U.S. only had 2,000 whooping cough cases reported per year. In 2014, however, the U.S. case number hit 32,000 and has continued rising, higher than government reports. Doctors’ under-reporting is hiding actual whooping cough cases in the U.S., according to the Center for Disease Control (CDC). Other countries face the same crisis.
Parents are left to try to learn and make decisions on their own, as seen it online forum comments such as those below.
The World Health Organization estimated that in 2008, whooping cough killed 195,000 children worldwide — most infected by unwitting adults carrying and spreading it.
Sceintists’ Warnings: Vaccine Possibly Causing Outbreaks and New Whooping Cough Strain
Common explanations for today’s whooping cough outbreak do not pass scrutiny, according to scientists’ provocative research report paper published in January in Proceedings of the Royal Society B. Their research included work on why the pertussis vaccine is not working.
The whooping cough resurgence might be due to the vaccine, according to those scientists. They explained that the vaccine is causing the Bordetella pertussis bacterium to evolve — becoming vaccine resistant. A related explanation is that humans are misdiagnosed with pertussis when in reality, they are sick with the same Bordetella genus bacteria but a different bacterial species, so the deadly symptoms are very similar, but cannot be avoided by the pertussis vaccine — continuing to be administered globally.
More recently, in August, an Australian research scientist team led by University of New South Wales (UNSW) and funded by a National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) grant, stated they believed an emerging new genotype (called prn2-ptxP3) of the Bordetella pertussis bacterium might be evading the acellular pertussis vaccine (ACV) protection, therefore increasing incidence of the potentially fatal respiratory illness. Their study was published in The Journal of Infectious Diseases.
Associate Professor Lan of the UNSW School of Biotechnology and Biomolecular Sciences said it appears the pertussis vaccine is less effective against the new whooping cough strain and that the vaccine immunity wanes rapidly. Doctors, pharmacies and nurses, however, continue pushing the ineffective vaccine. Understandably, parents whose babies recently died in the outbreak, do likewise.
“We need to look at changes to the vaccine itself or increase the number of boosters,” asserted Lan.
Two warnings asserted by the scientists are most concerning, especially considering what seems to be a coverup:
1. The new whooping cough genotype has been detected in various countries, suggesting it can potentially spark epidemics elsewhere and should be closely monitored; and
2. Using today’s pertussis vaccine could be contributing to the emergence of the new and potentially more dangerous pertussis clones.
Common explanations for why doctors typically do not diagnose whooping cough — or something similar — justifiably raises eyebrows. They know a pertussis crisis exists, that symptoms are obvious (even more so by stage 2), and the highly contagious disease is placing infants at high-risk, killing one in 50-200 infants who get it. CDC admits n its website that “pertussis (whooping cough) is nationally-notifiable and cases should be reported to the appropriate health department” and that “many pertussis cases are not diagnosed and therefore not reported…”
So why do doctors typically dismiss whooping cough? Could it be that vaccine makers have instructed them to do so — or else? After all, vaccine makers, not medical school, train doctors, nurses and pharmacy workers how to sell vaccines to the questioning public. Doctors do not even study vaccines in medical school – excepting a few pages-worth of information on them — and the sales schedule of them.
Twenty percent of all white collar corporate crime is committed in the pharmaceutical industry, with every major vaccine manufacturer a convicted criminal. A recent editorial written in the British Medical Journal chronicled how fines levied against this criminal activity is insufficient to prohibit companies from continuing criminal behavior. (See: BMJ: Escalating Criminal Behavior by Pharmaceutical Companies due to Insufficient Penalties)
Two videos below show:1) a typical doctor continuing to incorrectly blame lack of vaccination on the outbreak; 2) a typical child vaccinated for whooping cough with a severe case of it.
Diagnosing Whooping Cough
Dr. Blaise Congeni, director of infectious disease at Akron Children’s Hospital told ABC News that increased awareness among doctors about whooping cough prevalence is needed.
“Many young doctors have never made the diagnosis,” he says. “If you can catch it in incubation period, you can prevent it.”
Granted, one challenge for doctors is that only one test can conclusively prove pertussis, one too costly for most people. Even if conducted, it might fail to show a new variation of whooping cough. But the rare doctor who recognizes symptoms — and admits them — immediately treats on the assumption that it is whooping cough. They use another way to diagnose whooping cough: the clinical case definition.
CDC says “limitations of laboratory diagnostics make the clinical case definition essential to pertussis surveillance. It is important to determine duration of cough — specifically whether it lasts 14 days or longer… to determine if a person’s illness meets the definition of a clinical case.” The CDC clinical case definition is any one of the following four characteristics:
Paroxysms of coughing, OR
Inspiratory “whoop,” OR
Posttussive vomiting, OR
Apnea (with or without cyanosis) (FOR INFANTS AGED < 1 YEAR ONLY)
The most common infection source is bacteria in airborne droplets from an infected person. Once inhaled, the bacteria attach to cells lining airways and begin multiplying. An April 2005 review in “Clinical Microbiology Reviews” says the bacterium also produce at least two toxins that allow it to overcome immune defenses and invade airways. Initial whooping cough symptoms do not begin until 7 to 10 days after infected.
Then, there are 7-14 days of cold-like symptoms: very low to no fever, fatigue, and a mild hack-type cough — symptoms often mistaken for a cold or bronchitis. This stage, when patients seldom realize they have a serious disease, is the highly infectious stage. Afterward, it progressively develops into uncontrollable, violent coughing attacks, often causing vomiting and gasping for air as though suffocating or drowning, during which some produce a gasping “whoop” between coughs in failed attempts to breathe. Coughing spells can be so severe, it is difficult to eat, drink, sleep or breathe for weeks. Adult whooping cough can lead to cracked ribs, influenza, pneumonia and hospitalization. Infant whooping cough can lead to pneumonia, seizures, brain damage, mental retardation, and death. Ninety percent of deaths associated with pertussis occur in children under the age of one, most under age of four months. They contracted the disease mainly from adolescents and adults unaware of carrying and spreading it.
No other cough causes the same symptoms as whooping cough, yet typically, patients explaining these to doctors are told the cough is due to allergies, change of weather or bronchitis. Lacking proper diagnosis, a patient suffers days and weeks without proper treatment such as antibiotics and nebulizer medications. The longer the patient goes without proper diagnosis and treatment, the less effective antibiotics are.
Whooping cough is frequently complicated by concomitant infections with respiratory viruses. A study report published in PLoS One’s April 2011 issue showed whooping cough infection sets the stage for infection with other pathogens, infections possibly increasing likelihood of complications or death.
Yes, diagnosing whooping cough in its early incubation stage (stage one of three) can be challenging due to signs and symptoms resembling other common respiratory illnesses. It is not, however, impossible to diagnoses then – or at least take preventive measures then. One key is if it is known the patient has been in close contact with anyone with whooping cough – and that requires asking the question and describing the whooping cough signs – and then listening to the patient. By stage two, doctors can easily diagnose whooping cough by listening both to the cough or to the patient describing symptoms. This stage is when most people with the disease would seek medical help. Even then, few are properly diagnosed.
Furthermore, few doctors explain to patients post-exposure antimicrobial prophylaxis (PEP) (antibiotics) to prevent death and serious complications from pertussis in individuals at increased risk of severe disease. To prevent death among patient contacts, the CDC promotes that healthcare providers and parents exposed to whooping cough take antibiotics. CDC supports targeting post-exposure antibiotic use to persons at high risk of developing severe pertussis and persons who will have close contact with those at high risk of developing severe pertussis.
“In response to the growing number of pertussis cases, many state health departments have already implemented similar approaches,” CDC says on its website. CDC recommends antibiotics for all members of households in which someone has whooping cough. This prevents people exposed to it unknowingly carrying and infecting others with it. CDC says contacts should be monitored for onset of signs and symptoms of pertussis for 21 days. Has anyone reading this been told this? (Read the list of other measures CDC recommends to prevent whooping cough death here.)
The CDC and FDA have been aware since 2013 that whooping cough vaccine is ineffective, yet keep it as part of the vaccine schedule. Why? Because the vaccine is one of a 3-part combo vaccine, along with diphtheria and tetanus, therefore representing too great of a financial loss for drug manufacturers to recall it and stop using it — wasting all that profit?
Researchers agree: More study is needed.
Patients agree: More doctors need to learn about whooping cough, diagnose it, and treat it by immediately prescribe antibiotics to prevent suffering and spreading it, unwittingly infecting and killing more babies, like infant Tyce in the video below.
Think you or someone you love might have WC symptoms? Here’s a printout to take to doctors. Better risk insulting doc than suffer more and cause others harm by passing it to them.
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