Why Dr Suzanne Humphries, an anti-vaccine activist, is lying to you about measles

Claim #1: Measles deaths are negligible

Measles Cases in the United States (Data Source)
Measles Notifications in England and Wales (Data Source)

Claim #2: Measles is a mild disease

Claim #3: The measles vaccine causes illness

Claim #4: The measles vaccine can be crippling or deadly

Parents need to make an informed risk / benefit analysis

Claim 5#: Measles vaccination does not protect against all strains

Image source: Vaccine Nation

Claim #6: Antibodies are useless

Claim #7: Antibodies are harmful

Claim #8: The measles vaccine was not responsible for the dramatic decline in measles cases

Measles cases in the United States (Source)

Claim #9: Rashless measles leads to degenerative disease

Current research indicates that babies receive most of their initial antibodies via the placenta before birth

Claim #10: Breast milk offers superior protection against measles compared to the vaccine

Claim #11: Vitamins are all you need!

Conclusion

  • Cherry-picking isolated statements from a range of studies that support her views but completely ignoring qualifying statements made by those authors and overall conclusions drawn in those studies.
  • Aiming to confuse readers by quoting 30-year-old studies on the failures of the 1963 inactivated measles vaccine (and serum gamma globulin as a form of treatment) numerous times throughout the chapter, even though both are no longer in use.
  • Ignoring data on counter studies and third world countries that are inconvenient to her claims.
  • Stripping numerous quotes off their context as an intentional means to mislead and deceive.

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Isabella is a mom who became intrigued by the vaccine debate when she first had a baby. She can be reached on Twitter.

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Isabella B.

Isabella B.

Isabella is a mom who became intrigued by the vaccine debate when she first had a baby. She can be reached on Twitter.