Measles: A Treatable Disease

Measles: A Treatable Disease

Large portions of this editorial are from vaccine choice advocate Shawn Siegel as posted publicly on Facebook here.

There’s no such thing as an illness or disease that doesn’t have sometimes associated complications and death – even the common cold. Yet, we wouldn’t call the common cold anything other than benign. The pictograph posted below, of pre-vaccine America, makes it as plain as the nose on your face: measles is a benign illness. It should also make it obvious that the one child in 7,500 cases who died had some pretty serious health issues; that complications and death don’t follow the virus, or bacteria, they follow the person.

There have been no childhood deaths in the U.S. from measles in the past 15 years. Those measles death statistics in the CDC and pharma-backed “science” blogs are in third-world countries, not in the US! Measles is not a deadly disease for people with food and water.  The 98% decline in disease rates for measles was PRIOR to the introduction of the vaccine due to advancements in living conditions, nutrition and healthcare.

Once again, the media is discarding factual reporting in favor of mindless sensationalism, attributing an alleged measles resurgence — even this claim is specious — to the unvaccinated and a push for vaccination for everyone. 

Interestingly, a  report on Jan 31, 2019 124 cases of measles confirmed in New York October 2018 to present, NO FATALITIES 
and media reports only 34 were unvaccinated. That means that 90 of the 124 cases were vaccinated – that would be close to a 75% vaccine failure rate. 

Whether or not this claim is actually true pales in importance compared to the fact that measles really isn’t much of a threat in the first place. The measles vaccine, on the other hand, is a whole different story.


Health issues can often be improved through proper treatments and therapies. 

Health in no way can be improved through vaccination – through injection of disease, certainly of multiple diseases, known neurotoxins – literal poisons – carcinogens and other chemicals, none of which belong in the human bloodstream. 

That’s why the MMR vaccine – sticking to measles – is listed by Health and Human Services as causing brain inflammation, brain damage, potentially fatal anaphylactic shock, chronic arthritis, thrombocytopenic purpura – a blood platelet autoimmune disorder so named because the resulting accumulation of internal bruises ultimately turns the body purple – and “Any acute complication or sequela, including death,…”.

 “preventable diseases” are actually treatable with modern medicine or even with just – better nutrition. Measles is treated with vitamin A. The severity of whooping cough can be greatly reduced with high doses of vitamin C. These diseases were hardly considered dangerous and rather more like a rite of passage for kids in the 50s & early 60s, and now we know so much more about how to treat them. But the fear-mongering in the media and from medical professionals is intense. And ridiculous. Ashley Everly

The USCDC lists measles as “the deadliest of the fever / rash diseases”, giving a terribly misleading, dishonest impression of the reality of the illness, when they know full well that what was stated by an MD in a 1959 British Medical Journal issue is true:

“In this practice measles is considered as a relatively mild and inevitable childhood ailment that is best encountered any time from 3 to 7 years of age. Over the past 10 years there have been few serious complications at any age, and all children have made complete recoveries. As a result of this reasoning no special attempts have been made at prevention even in young infants in whom the disease has not been found to be especially serious.”

Critically, multiple studies tell us “preventable diseases” are actually beneficial to the immune system to contract and are linked to having a reduced risk of cancer

That is, from a valid perspective the process we call infectious illness is corrective in nature – an adjustment, if you will, to afford better immunological strength in adolescence and adulthood. 

Beyond being terribly divisive, the notion that vaccination is protective in any way, for anyone – most of all, ironically, for the vaccinated – is false.

The final irony is that it’s not really about choice; that no parent who’s seen enough honest vaccine information would ever choose to vaccinate in the first place.

– Shawn Siegel

By definition, benign diseases are: generally without complications, and a good prognosis (outcome) is usual. – via


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Measles Vaccine Injury and Death

Vitamin A for Treating Measles in Children

Lead image courtesy of David D. on Flickr.

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