Herd immunity has never been scientifically proven

The theory of herd immunity is the basis for vaccine mandates, yet it has never been scientifically proven. An Austrian medical journalist, Bert Ehgartner, recently stated that the vaccine uptake rate in Austria is approximately 35%, and fully vaccinated children are rare. There are some outbreaks of infectious disease, but in manageable numbers and there are few if any deaths. In the US, it is purported to be over 95%, yet we still have outbreaks. Austria’s infant mortality rate is significantly lower than the U.S. rate.

The major flaw in the herd immunity theory is that almost all adults born before 1986 in the U.S. did not receive , Hep A, Hep B, Rotavirus, Varicella, Pneumococcal, Meningococcal, or Hib vaccines. Adults over the age of 30 make up about 65% of the population. Almost all adults are unvaccinated for many of the diseases children are vaccinated for, yet, adults are not experiencing epidemics of these diseases, nor are they spreading them to their children. With 65% of the population unvaccinated for 7 diseases, how can there ever be vaccine derived herd immunity as it has been defined by the CDC?

— Laticia Marie

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