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Michael Bennese, DC on the Misapplication of the Theory of Herd Immunity

The theory of herd immunity was a term applied to the general immunity to a pathogen in a population based on the acquired immunity to it by a high proportion of members over time. It was never intended to describe potential group immunity gained from vaccination. This distinction is important. Vaccination is not synonymous with immunization, although the terms are used interchangeably.

Natural immunization from disease is a complex interactive process involving many bodily organs and systems; it cannot be replicated by the artificial stimulation of antibodies. There is scant evidence to suggest that herd immunity can be applied to vaccines the way the term was meant to be used for contracting a disease. Why? Because in addition to affecting our immune system in separate pathways, contracting a disease gives permanent lifelong immunity, vaccines do not, hence the booster shot in various vaccines.

Research continues to indicate that vaccine acquired herd immunity is a dying myth because many vaccines including measles and pertussis have become ineffective. Fully vaccinated populations still experience epidemics. It is also not very scientific to blame measles or pertussis outbreaks on unvaccinated individuals, although it is currently very popular to do so. Herd immunity is a term that should belong to its original intent of disease contraction and stay out of the vaccination lingo. It just does not fit.

— Michael Bennese, DC



Bennese M. Vaccine-Induced “Herd Immunity” is a Dying Myth. SynchronyChirocare.com Sept. 18, 2015.

4 Responses to Michael Bennese, DC on the Misapplication of the Theory of Herd Immunity

  1. André Angelantoni Reply

    November 12, 2016 at 12:17 pm

    This is incorrect. Herd immunity still applies with vaccine-induced immunity.

    Mathematically, the only thing required is to add some additional terms or elements to the simulation program to handle the quick loss of immunity by vaccinations.

    But that does not invalidate the entire concept of herd immunity.

  2. Luccim Reply

    November 6, 2016 at 5:31 pm

    Why don’t more health professionals and the public know about this? Makes total sense. You can’t have herd immunity with weak temporary vaccines given to a population with a weak immune system. The term only applies to those acquiring lifelong immunity by catching the disease and recovering from it as many if not all used to do before vaccines were developed.

    • Mary Reply

      November 6, 2016 at 8:40 pm

      As a health professional, I will explain why my cohort does not see this. Several factors are at play. 1. Arrogance- western medicine practitioners believe they have nothing to learn from those who are not part of the system they subscribe to……big pharma and the dictates of their chosen allopathic profession. Remember……medicine and its practitioners have God complexes. 2. Willfull Ignorance- most western practitioners are absolutely without any rudimentary knowledge of how the human body responds to its environment and they certainly would not ever admit that or demonstrate any curiosity regarding knowledge held by practitioners outside the allopathic system. 3. Utter lack of ability to astutely observe and reason critically. Their focus is incredibly narrow, which limits the data points witnessed. As well, they lack the ability to assemble a meaningful understanding of the data points they do witness. 4. Lack of curiosity. When they see or hear information that lies outside the parameters of their belief system they discard that information as though it is irrelevant or some fluke or insignificant anomaly…….even if they see the same exact “fluke or anomaly” in a dozen people. Intelligent people are curious and they absolutely see, note and pursue with a vengence the meaning behind the anomaly.

  3. Num Guy Reply

    November 6, 2016 at 12:11 pm

    Misinformation, incomplete information, wrong information is the norm these days. There is plenty of evidence that vaccinated individuals pose a risk to the un-vaccinated. But the CDC and the FDA do not care. They are happy taking Big Pharma’s money and doing their bidding! This will continue unabated and with increasing ferocity unless We The People mobilize!!

    Let’s start by repealing the “1986 Vaccine Injury Law Information”. This law has been shielding Big Pharma for over 30 years from all lawsuits.
    Please google “Repeal Immunity for Drug Companies Against Vaccine Injuries” and sign the petition. This 1986 law must go. Otherwise, no amount of talk will make things better.
    Please take a moment to sign and please share with friends and family.

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