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Can Hygiene Infeed in Infections? Fatal error

One of the biggest mistakes of the antivaccination movement is the view that hygiene, not vaccination, can reduce the incidence of infections. In the following lines, let's explain why.

Infectious diseases were the most common cause of children's death in the middle of the 20th century at the earliest age. Together with the wars they were considered to be the hub of humanity. Today, few can imagine - fortunately.

Although a significant reduction in the number of cases, and even the eradication of certain diseases, has clearly been a major factor in the vaccination, some people say it is not. Allegedly, it would be enough to increase the hygienic level of the population. But that is a fatal mistake .

Let's look at Table 1, which shows how mortality rates for this disease dropped rapidly after the introduction of diphtheria vaccination in 1946.

Table 1: Mortality - Diphtheria
Year - Mortality
1945 - 822
1950 - 139
1955 - 81
1960 - 13
(Source EPIDAT)

If we were to assume that there had been such a tremendous improvement in the level of hygiene to stop diphtheria, the incidence of all infectious diseases would have to be significantly reduced. This was not the case, as can be seen from the example of black cough (Table 2). There was a significant breakthrough after 1959, when DiTePe was vaccinated extensively (against diphtheria, tetanus and black cough).

Table 2: Incidence of black cough
Year - Occurrence
1955 - 30, 402
1965 - 657
(EPIDAT Source)

Note that when the diphtheria was completely reversible , the black cough was still full .

In Table 3, ie the occurrence of measles , it is clear that this principle is repeated. At the time of the cessation of the black cough, a lavender spread of measles continued. Only after 1969, when one dose of the measles vaccine was vaccinated, and after 1977, when the second "uptake" dose was introduced and the population was already sufficiently vaccinated, there was again a significant decline.

Table 3: Measles - Occurrence

Year - Occurrence
1955 - 42,246
1965 - 22,591
1985 - 26
(EPIDAT source)

If we try to comply with the hygiene theory, we would have to formulate the facts in a misleading way, so that hygiene itself prevented the spread of these diseases, but a curious coincidence occurred with each disease separately and for a few decades, After the vaccination was introduced.

However, these "coincidences" do not only occur in our country, as shown by the chart of measles incidence in the USA (see photogallery).

From the data and data collected in the infectious disease registers, it is clear in many decades that vaccination is of utmost importance to human health . And although it has (as all drugs) its side effects, its incidence and intensity are completely unmatched by the status of unprovoked population .

Source: Očkovací kalendář.cz

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