NBC San Diego is reporting a mumps “outbreak” at the University of San Diego. For the record, the CDC defines an “outbreak” by three or more cases each of which can be linked by time or place.
Three more undergraduate students have been diagnosed with the mumps after coming in contact with the student who was first diagnosed in February. That student lived in off-campus housing, officials said.
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Harvard reported an “outbreak” today among vaccinated students and several Universities in Indiana reported vaccinated students as having contracted mumps. The MMR vaccine’s 88% effective rate is beginning to seem highly questionable at best. Merck has been sued in the past for overstating the effectiveness of the MMR vaccine. I’ve posted the below quote in the prior mump’s new stories and will continue to do the same for each new story we receive.
The vaccine booster industry is booming. And maybe it could also be that Merck, the maker of the MMR vaccine, completely lied about its effectiveness.
Anyone who falls on either side of the debate about vaccines’ alleged potential to cause harm is sure to have heard the big news this week — the unsealing of awhistleblower suit against Merck, filed back in 2010 by two former employees accusing the drugmaker of overstating the effectiveness of its mumps, measles, and rubella vaccine.
The scientists claim Merck defrauded the U.S. government by causing it to purchase an estimated four million doses of mislabeled and misbranded MMR vaccine per year for at least a decade, and helped ignite two recent mumps outbreaks that the allegedly ineffective vaccine was intended to prevent in the first place.
“As the single largest purchaser of childhood vaccines (accounting for more than 50 percent of all vaccine purchasers), the United States is by far the largest financial victim of Merck’s fraud. But the ultimate victims here are the millions of children who every year are being injected with a mumps vaccine that is not providing them with an adequate level of protection against mumps. And while this is a disease the CDC targeted to eradicate by now, the failure in Merck’s vaccine has allowed this disease to linger with significant outbreaks continuing to occur,” the suit alleges.