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KSBW in Salinas California is reporting this month (March 2015) that four fully vaccinated students at Monterey Park School have been diagnosed with pertussis, or whooping cough. KSBW reports that of the 524 students at Monterey Park, 99.5 percent are vaccinated, including the four students who have been diagnosed with whooping cough.

This is not too surprising since it has been well-documented that the current pertussis vaccine is a failure, and that a new pertussis vaccine is being developed to replace it.

So how did KSBW handle this story? What warnings did they give to concerned parents? Did they warn their readers about an FDA  study conducted on the pertussis vaccine in 2013 clearly showing that cases of whopping cough were increasing among a highly vaccinated public, and that this study showed that vaccinated baboons still carried around whooping cough in their throats, spreading it to others?

Did they point out a study published in the New England Journal of Medicine in 2013 showing that pertussis was developing immunity against the current pertussis vaccine? Did they mention a story that Southern California Public Radio did in 2014 quoting health officials’ concerns that the number of older kids who are coming down with whooping cough in Los Angeles County were mostly children who had received 5 vaccines for pertussis between the ages of 2 months and 7 years, and that the vaccine seemed to be losing its effectiveness?

No, KSBW did not point out any of these warnings, but instead called up a local pediatrician named Michele Tamse and asked her what parents should do:

She said the simplest way to combat pertussis is to get vaccinated.

Silly me. I forgot that vaccines are a religion to most people who believe in them, and that they are not based on science and evidence, and that people are commanded to get them even when they clearly don’t work.

Read the full story here.

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