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Comments by Brian Shilhavy
Editor, Health Impact News

Sales of Merck’s measles vaccine, the MMR combo vaccine that also includes mumps and rubella, continues to soar as Merck reported this week that in the second quarter of 2019, sales for the measles vaccine were 58% higher than the year before, at $675 million.

As CNBC reports:

Pharmaceutical giant Merck said Tuesday that high consumer demand for its measles vaccines, amid the largest U.S. outbreak in decades, helped boost sales in its second quarter.

Sales of children’s vaccines, which includes the New Jersey-based company’s MMR vaccine, for measles, mumps and rubella, jumped 58% year over year to $675 million, Merck announced in its second-quarter earnings report Tuesday.

Merck, which is the sole U.S. supplier of measles vaccines, said the strong growth was due in part to this year’s measles outbreak… (Source.)

Is there any other sector of the U.S. economy that is more profitable than vaccines? Consider these facts:

  1. The U.S. Government gave legal immunity to pharmaceutical companies in 1986, because Big Pharma threatened Congress by stating they would stop manufacturing and selling vaccines due to the many lawsuits brought against them for vaccine injuries. Vaccines have proliferated in the market place since 1986 as a result, with the CDC recommending up to 69 doses of vaccines to children before they reach the age of 18.
  2. In most states, the CDC recommended vaccine schedule is required for children at attend school.
  3. The U.S. Government owns several patents on vaccines, and the CDC is the largest purchaser of vaccines, using U.S. taxpayer funds to purchase more than $5 billion in vaccines each year.

Is there any other market in the U.S. where there is virtually no liability for your products, the government requires you to purchase the product, and the government itself is the largest customer of those products? Also, most vaccines have only one manufacturer approved by the U.S. government for sale in the U.S., such as the MMR vaccine, creating a monopoly for that product.

And if that is not enough to ensure business success, local health departments can pick and choose which illnesses should be classified as “outbreaks” which are then announced by the compliant corporate media, largely funded by the pharmaceutical industry, to boost sales of a vaccine even more.

As we have reported here at Health Impact News in 2019, the measles “outbreak” does not even come close in terms of incidents to other diseases facing Americans, including mumps, which is also part of the MMR vaccine. Many more thousands of people have been infected with mumps in 2019, than measles. See:

Why Aren’t Mumps Outbreaks Considered “Epidemic” When There are Thousands More Cases of Mumps than Measles?

Whooping cough incidents also far exceed incidents of measles, resulting in deaths, whereas no deaths have been recorded this year from measles. See:

Killing 20 Babies a Year and Infecting Tens of Thousands: Measles? No – Whooping Cough – Spread by Vaccinated

The obvious reason these other illnesses with far higher incident rates are not considered “outbreaks” is because they are happening mostly among the vaccinated population – those vaccinated for the disease are nevertheless contracting the disease and spreading it to others.

In fact, Merck has been embroiled in a 9-year-old fraud lawsuit against the mumps portion of the MMR vaccine – something the corporate-sponsored mainstream media is not reporting. See:

Merck Fighting Fraud Lawsuits in U.S. Courts on MMR and Gardasil Vaccines

So measles is chosen as the illness to classify as an “outbreak” to invoke emergency powers in local communities, but to do this a lie must also be published: that measles is making a comeback due to more parents refusing to vaccinate their children for measles.

Even the CNBC article referenced above reporting on Merck’s 2nd quarter growth for the MMR vaccine continues to spread this lie:

Measles started to spread again in recent years as more parents refused to vaccinate their children…

But the facts, facts published by the CDC themselves, state otherwise. Rates of MMR vaccination have not decreased in the past several years. In fact, they have actually increased in some states due to new legislation mandating vaccines. JB Handley revealed this earlier this year:

According to CDC Stats Measles Vaccine Rates are NOT Declining – MMR Vaccine Misinformation Exposed

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