Measles vaccine kills six, Pakistan’s press reports

Measles vaccine kills 3 more kids,” reports The Nation, a leading Pakistani daily, bringing the number of deaths to six since an anti-measles vaccination campaign began April 13 in Balochistan province. Other children are in critical condition. Parents report that the children, who had been healthy, fell ill shortly after receiving the vaccine.

The deaths, widely covered in the media throughout Pakistan, are being blamed on substandard vaccines as well as on underlying health problems in the children, such as stomach disorders.

The Balochistan Minister of Health, insisting that the vaccination program was responsibly carried out and that the vaccines weren’t defective, has established a committee to investigate the deaths. The committee is headed by his Additional Secretary of Health and will include officials from Unicef and the World Health Organization, calling into question the committee’s objectivity. Unicef and the World Health Organization, along with the GAVI Alliance, founded by the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, have spearheaded the Balochistan vaccination program.

The deaths have also led to political finger pointing within Pakistan. While the provincial health ministry argues that the vaccination campaign is a success, with over one million safely vaccinated, Pakistan’s Prime Minister, Nawaz Sharif, has ordered the arrest of “the culprits” responsible.

Comments

  1. “Parents report that the children, who had been healthy, fell ill shortly after receiving the vaccine.”

    Are you familiar with the “Post hoc ergo propter hoc” logical fallacy?

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  2. Good point Fernsby. One event consistently following another doesn’t prove causation, but when you consider all of the adverse reactions listed from the clinical trials, anyone can conclude that these vaccines have a negative impact on the human body. Cigarettes kill a small percentage of smokers each year, but that doesn’t mean the rest of the smokers aren’t experiencing cascading health effects. It took decades for science to link cigarettes to lung cancer, so why are we making the same mistakes again with vaccines?

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    • Leanne Kelley says:

      Agree Rich. Good analogy. Heres another. Miners used to take caged canaries in mines so if dangerous gases leaked into the mine, the gases would kill the canary first and the miners were alerted to exit immediately.

      So the children that die or are severely injured by vaccines are like the modern day canaries.. In the Pakistan example, if 1 million were vaccinated “successfully” and there were “only” 6 deaths, common sense would suggest possibly other negative reactions to the vaccinations occurred, along a spectrum of results and the possible longer term cascading health effects of repeated immune injuries across the lifespan in terms of disability and autoimmune diseases.

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