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CDC Varicella/shingles Vaccines: Insider tells of CDC censorship and cover up

Abstract

Introduction: A Research Analyst insider reports findings that the Universal Varicella Vaccination Program alters the epidemiology of herpes zoster (shingles); and details ways in which the CDC, in collusion with the Los Angeles Department of Health Services (LADHS)—the Acute Communicable Disease Control unit—apparently manipulated data to conceal unwanted outcomes that supported an immunologically-mediated link between varicella and herpes zoster(HZ) epidemiology.

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Chicken Pox and Shingles Conundrum: New Study

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Introduction

The varicella-zoster virus (VZV) causes two distinct diseases:varicella (i.e. “chickenpox”) and herpes zoster (i.e. “shingles”) [1].Chickenpox, which primarily occurs during childhood, causes anitchy rash for about a week. Complications from chickenpox are relatively infrequent and include pneumonia, bacterial surinfection and encephalitis. Shingles predominantly occurs at older age. It isthe result of a reactivation of VZV, which after chickenpox remains latently present in neural ganglia. This reemergence of the viruscan be assumed to be a consequence of waning cellular immunity.Shingles is characterized by a painful rash on the body and causes on average a more severe and longer-lasting loss of quality of lifethan chickenpox.

 Conclusion

Evidence increasingly suggests that chickenpox vaccination of children risks redistributing health risks toward older generations.  Varicella-ShinglesStudy

Varicella vaccine (chicken pox) and increased Herpes Zoster morbidity study/Goldman, King

herpes-zoster-shingles2Varicella zoster virus (VZV) is one of eight herpes viruses known to infect humans and vertebrates. It commonly causes chicken-pox in children, teens and young adults and herpes zoster (shingles).

Varicella vaccination is less effective than the natural immunity that existed in pre-vaccine communities. Universal varicella vaccination has not proven to be cost-effective as increased HZ morbidity has disproportionately offset cost savings associated with reductions in varicella disease. Universal varicella vaccination has failed to provide long-term protection from VZV disease. Read Goldman GS, King PG study.