As Rockland County, New York, became the first community in the United States last week to issue a state of emergency and ban all unvaccinated children from public places, including schools, many questions about the rationale behind the ban have gone unanswered, leaving many to speculate about what the real reason was to invoke such an intrusive government order that many feel violates constitutional civil rights.
First, if the goal of the emergency order and ban was to stop the spread of measles, why were only unvaccinated children banned? Not only can unvaccinated adults also be carriers of the measles virus, it is well-documented that adults who received the MMR vaccine as children may no longer have immunity against measles, and allegedly need booster shots as adults.
Also, health officials in Rockland County have stated that during this 6-month period, over 17,000 MMR vaccines have been administered in their county.
Given the fact that the MMR vaccine is a "live" virus vaccine where the vaccinated individual can be contagious for up to 30 days, could the mass vaccination campaign be a contributing factor in the measles outbreaks?
Since the measles cases in Rockland County have mostly occurred in Jewish communities, there have been claims that Orthodox Jews are primarily "AntiVaxxers."
Lev Facher, writing for STAT News, reveals that rates of vaccination among Jewish populations is about the same as non-Jewish populations, and that the real reason many are opposing mandatory vaccinations is a distrust in local government.
Both pro-vaccine and anti-vaccine sentiments are represented in those who oppose government intrusion into private lives, and the denial of civil rights in trying to force medical procedures upon individuals who do not want them.
Statistics clearly show that the vast majority of the American public vaccinates their children. And yet, efforts to force vaccinations on those who don't want them seem to be opposed by a majority of those on both sides of the vaccine issue.
So who benefits from policies like this? Back in 2015 when the corporate pharma-funded media broadcast the Disneyland Measles "crisis" as something akin to the apocalypse, sales of Merck's measles vaccines, along with their other vaccines, soared.