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Whooping Cough Outbreak Among 100% Vaccinated Students

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Posted on Dec 24, 2019, 1 p.m.

There appears to have been a vaccination fail as there has been a whooping cough outbreak that has forced a Texas school to close early for winter break, despite it’s students having a 100% vaccination rate.

Fox News reported the outbreak at St. Theresa Catholic School in Memorial Park stating the first case was confirmed on 12.4.2019 to state Department of Health Services, but since then the outbreak continues to escalate despite the school having a vaccine uptake of 100%. 

While it is not clear as to how many people have become affected by the highly contagious disease, the Houston Chronicle reports that some children have been hospitalized as a result of the outbreak. 

Pertussis can spread through coughing or sneezing, and it can take up to 3 weeks for symptoms to appear which can include but is not limited to rapid coughing followed by a high pitched whoop sound, vomiting and exhaustion. 

Children’s Health Defense has released an article called Pertussis: Vaccine Failure, Not Failure to Vaccinate,” to explain that the outbreak is not due to failure to vaccinate rather a failing pertussis vaccine. According to the article, the vaccine itself may be what is driving the increased risk for whooping cough: 

Studies show that by five years after completion of the DTaP series, children were up to 15 times more likely to acquire pertussis compared to the first year after the series.” 

This is not the only time a vaccine has failed, nor is it the only example of published literature regarding the failure of vaccines in highly vaccinated populations. Greenmedinfo has collected over 30 studies on the topic that can be viewed by clicking here

The outbreak fuels questions over whether vaccines such as DTaP are worth it and if they are actually causing more harm than good. There are several peer reviewed published studies that investigate and confirm unintended yet adverse effects of vaccinations, some of which can be viewed by clicking here.

"It is my prayer that we have no more children hospitalized due to the spread of this disease," Rev. Phil Lloyd, pastor at St. Theresa Catholic School, said in a letter sent to parents, according to the Houston Chronicle.

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