Measles Explained — Vaccinate or Not?
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Measles Explained — Vaccinate or Not?


Recently there has been
a lot of talk about measles. What does measles actually do,
and should you vaccinate against it? Or is this just hysteria? Measles is a virus: a hull of proteins, RNA, plus some more proteins for reproduction. It cannot reproduce by itself;
it needs a host cell to do so. To understand measles, we have to
understand the immune system. You might already have seen the visual system we developed
to help here. Now, let’s focus on the parts of
the immune system relevant to measles. The measles virus enters humans
through the nose, mouth, or eyes. The measles infection starts in the lungs. Measles is especially good at infecting
the body’s first line of defence: macrophages, powerful guard cells
that protect the lungs from intruders. They enter a cell and take it over. The virus reprograms the cell and transforms it into a dangerous
virus production center. Once a cell is filled with viruses, they leave the crippled cell
and begin the cycle over again. But the immune system has
powerful weapons against virus infections: natural killer cells. These cells basically patrol the body
and check other cells for infections. If they find an infected cell,
they order it to commit suicide. This is so effective that for
the first 10 days or so, you will not even notice that
you’re infected with measles. And now, the reason why measles
is so powerful. After a period of fighting and dying, macrophages alert the brain of the
immune system: the dendritic cells. The job of the dendritic cells is
to collect samples of intruders, travel to the lymph nodes, and then activate the heavy weapons that eradicate the infection very fast
in a team effort. But the measles virus uses
a dreadful tactic. It infects the dendritic cells and uses them as a Trojan horse
to enter deeper into the body. The infected cells travel to the next
lymph node to alert other immune cells. Once it arrives, the measles virus spreads around the
virgin T and B cells and infects them. It attacks the very system that
evolved to fight it. Now, things happen very fast. The lymph system spreads the virus
everywhere and it enters the bloodstream, infecting cells while traveling. Measles infects organs like the spleen, the liver, the intestines,
and, most importantly, the lungs. The symptoms range from a very high fever, headache, sickness,
bronchitis, and, of course, a rash. In the lungs, the immune system was
doing pretty okay. But now, millions of viruses
attack a second time and kill countless cells, wiping out
the defense systems. In this phase, you start coughing out
millions of measles viruses. Measles is so contagious at this stage, that if you meet someone
who isn’t vaccinated, there’s about a 90% chance
you’ll infect them. Without the protective army in the lungs,
other bacteria or viruses that would usually not stand a chance can
now enter the lungs and develop into harmful parallel infections that
can cause pneumonia, the most common way to
die from measles. Your body’s immune system is now
seriously wounded. Various protective systems are hurt
and disrupted. The virus spreads everywhere, infecting
the skin all over the body. The typical measles rash now
becomes visible. And in some cases, the measles virus reaches the brain and causes
a brain infection. If it does so, the chances of dying
are between 20 to 40 percent, and there may be long-term damage. But your body is far from giving
up at this stage, and it fights back agressively. Some dendritic cells survive
long enough to activate the anti-virus forces of the body. Plasma cells in the lymph nodes
start producing billions of antibodies, tiny proteins that mark infected cells
for destruction or clump the virus together. Killer T cells flood the body
and kill infected cells left and right. After 2 to 3 weeks, the body usually gets the upper hand and overwhelms
the infection. But the immune system is now
seriously weakened, and may take weeks or months to recover, leaving the body vulnerable
to other diseases. But, if you make it, you are now immune: the immune system remembers
the virus forever. Measles is no joke. Although 84% of all humans are
vaccinated against measles, 122,000 people died because
of the infection in 2014. Some people cannot get vaccinations, either because they’re too young,
because of chemotherapy or HIV, or because they’re allergic
to the vaccine. They need the rest of us to
stop the disease for them. The measles vaccination is
safe, cheap, and available. There are no benifits from having
measles at all. You don’t strengthen your immune
system and it’s not more natural. Most people who don’t vaccinate
only want the best for their children, which is honorable. But if you ask yourself, “Am I putting the life of my child
and other children at risk by not vaccinating against measles?” The sad answer is yes. Yes, you are. Let’s not play the blame game, though. Let’s work together and
eradicate this virus. Together, we can get rid of these
dreadful monsters and consign them to their rightful place:
the history books. Subtitles by the Amara.org community

100 thoughts on “Measles Explained — Vaccinate or Not?

  1. The dislikes are anti-vax moms when they hear the end and the title

    Also isn't forcing them to commit suicide just murdering them

  2. measles had a 0.0001% mortality rate in the US the year before the vaccine was introduced – that's based on the CDC's own figures

  3. You can't convince me, this is all FAKE NEWS. Vaccines cause autism, HIV, and are made from poison. They cause death as well. If you were to do the real science, you would find that there are facts to back this up, and they are a COVER-UP by the GOVERNMENT. The government puts harmful chemicals in our vaccines, leading our children to be mind-controlled by the government.

  4. "It's like getting the flu. You just stay in bed, drink lots of water, deal with the fever and wait about six weeks. The only way you could die from Measles is the same as any other virus. If you have a weak immune system or your frail and old (chances are you 've already had it) or you don't stay in bed and get over it. BTW> The biggest risk if you haven't Measles as a kid is when you are in your 50's you contract it in the form of Shingles and they are excruciatingly painful. Most men get these lesions on their forehead and temple and women often get them on their back. You are better off getting them when you're young, that's a fact. Measles has an incubation period of about six weeks so you never really know who you got them from. However, once the population gets over it, everyone is then immune for ever."

  5. Its incredible that outside are stupid parents that infect their stupidity to their children abaot the extremally stupid link whit vaccin and autisim it have sense that the child ita allergic to vaccins its normal thay its still to young to be vaccin or even that the familly dosen't have the monney or resources for vaccins or that the place you live dosen't have medical asistence that make sense not the shit that abaot religion (even i think god and ALL the religions are pro-vaxxers) the oils only worck for simtoms like nausea but not for a virus please if a child that isn't vaccinated watch this (the video or this comment) please make your parents vaccinate you (unless you are alegirc or too young) and please to the children dont have problems wjit vaccin and that have anti-vaxxer as parents please demand them to vaccinate you not only for you for the ones who sre around you

  6. The fact that the video didn't start out with the word yes you should vaccinate against everything that makes me kind of angry

  7. CDC Reported Cases and Deaths from Vaccine Preventable Diseases, U.S., 1950-2011; Vital Statistics Rates in the U.S. 1940-1960 – Online Database

    The date the vaccine was introduced refers to the first widespread use in the United States for each vaccine. The fatality/harm rate reflects the number of people who died or suffered permanent harm from each disease out of the total population at that time.

    POLIO introduced 1955; fatality/harm before the vaccine – 1 in 100,000; Population not harmed before the vaccine 99.999%

    MEASELS introduced 1963; fatality/harm before the vaccine – 1 in 500,000; Population not harmed before the vaccine 99.9998%

    PERTUSSIS (whooping cough) introduced late 1940s; fatality/harm before the vaccine – 1 in 77,000; Population not harmed before the vaccine 99.9987%

    TETANUS introduced late 1940s; fatality/harm before the vaccine – 1 in 200,000; Population not harmed before the vaccine 99.9995%

    MUMPS introduced 1967; fatality/harm before the vaccine – 1 in 2,000,000; Population not harmed before the vaccine 99.99995%

    RUBELLA introduced 1963; fatality/harm before the vaccine – 1 in 1,000,000; Population not harmed before the vaccine 99.9999%

    DIPHTHERIA introduced late 1940s; fatality/harm before the vaccine – 1 in 83,000; Population not harmed before the vaccine 99.9988%

    CHICKEN POX introduced 1995; fatality/harm before the vaccine – 1 in 2,300,000; Population not harmed before the vaccine 99.999957%

    HEPATITIS B introduced 1991; fatality/harm before the vaccine – 1 in 1,400,000; Population not harmed before the vaccine 99.999929%

    HIB introduced 1985; fatality/harm before the vaccine – 1 in 600,000; Population not harmed before the vaccine 99.999833%

  8. I came to the comments to find some essential oil man/woman trying to argue, don't know whether to be glad or disappointed that i can't find any. At least i know that we don't have any vocal retards here.

  9. Most of the comments:
    Anti-vaxxers should research more instead of taking your tablet to the bathroom and scrolling your Facebook, only to see a nobody, still in middle school, protesting against vaccination

    Anti-vaxxers: Bot 567910 commencing process, say the same thing to every argument and call them pedos

    Also anti-vaxxers:
    AYY! Oh no I have a disease, walking around through your neighborhood, spreading all my fleas, everybody’s like “what you got?”
    I’m like

    “E V E R Y T H I N G”

  10. "Let's not play the blame game"
    No, let's play it. If you dont vaccinate you suck, you really do. You have an inflated ego and think your googling and bs advice from your homeopathic buddy is more valuable than the collected history and knowledge of medicine and to prove your non existent self importance you're willing to gamble your kids life. Go get a damn vaccination like everyone else and start not sucking today

  11. my tiny armies of immune cells fought them long ago, 2 decades ago and saved my body…. i wish i could give them Victoria cross!

  12. all vaccines can kill and cause paralysis.

    this film doesnt talk about vaccien injuries because theyre involved in child abusing vaccine/pharma manipulation through enertainment.
    lots of children are dead or paralised because of a vaccine, and many more have damaged immune systems.
    avoid gmos and other toxic things, and eat a healthy plant based diet, to help your body to be healthy.

    vaccines are a creepy mixture of animal dna, human dna, and metals, and preservatives, theyre never proven safe, and they wil hurt you.
    there is a vaccine damage payment scheme for victims,

    ask your mum and dad if they know about it.

  13. You fail to mention that getting INJECTED measles bypasses the body body's natural cell-mediated immune response, which is why vaccinated people can still get wild measles. Not to mention all the ill-effects of injecting EVERY human with aluminum, formaldehyde and polysorbate-80 when they may have not gotten infected to begin with.

  14. Couldn’t we design our dendritic cells with the help of genetic engeneering in such a way that they could prevent measles!

    Taking the sample of a survivor of measles, (the Memory T and B cells) and copy their genomic design?

  15. to grassyrock 22: Yeah, I understand, It gets confusing when everyone's being flip or jokey or trying to sound cool. I was not joking, I was trying to convey my opinion, after doing some research, in a quick way so that people would read it. (My research consisted of reading pro- and against- sites, looking for some raw data about patents, licenses and sales and profits and also talking to my pediatrician. I also have some experience doing pharma advertising and promotional materials aimed at doctors)

  16. Yes, you need to vaccinate. now go vaccinate you kids, Karen, and stop looking for proof vaccines are bad. (this is a joke)

  17. There is an error on the Portuguese subtitles, how do I fix it?

    At 4:40 he says ~You don't strengthen your immune system~ and the subtitle in Portuguese says ~Despite making your immune system stronger~

  18. so guys theres this dangerous substance out there called oxygen, everybody ingests it and it has been scientifically been proven to cause all forms of ligma, delete your brain from existence and give you AIDS.

    we need to ban oxygen

  19. Measles is ridiculous to vax for, the mumps part of the vaccine is proven 0% effective, and the rubella part gets shed everywhere and may be causing miscarriages world wide.

  20. The fifth way people don’t get vaccinated is because some people think a vaccine designed help people and not let them die, makes them die more than the virus.

  21. And again the dangers of vaccination are not addressed. Because what is not talked about does not exist. That's how easy people are today to be informed.

  22. How many kids die from the measles vaccine? How come this number is always left out of pro-vaccination presentations? How can we make an informed decision when you leave out half the information?

  23. I don't really mind vaccines but they must be improved before constant usage continues. I only got 1 vaccination, dont particularly remember it fondly

  24. Measles: i told u im strong give up

    Cells come on were waiting for are 74.9 trillion of us coming wait your in the endgame

    Antibodies WASUP BOIS

    cells YES COME ON HAVE YOU BRANG THE KILLER AND HELPER T CELLS

    antibodies YES NOW LETS DO THIS

    74.9 trillion cells come in ..

    Measles S H I T

  25. When kids are vaccinated: measles virus is killed before anyone notices

    When kids aren't vaccinated: measles comes and kills them

  26. Im gonne have to be honest i got my vaccination a bit late and still got measles, but all it did to me was give me some red spots and put me at home for a week

  27. i had it on 4 years and i stay home 5 moths time i was like i dont feel nothing at all (FACT) in romania we call it wind's puke

  28. i am vaccinated to all diseases

    my cells ; what the heck is this shit

    virus ;i am measles also i am gay

    my immune cells ; i am gonna die noooooooooooooooooooooooooo

    vaccine ;i am gay enough to kill measles

    me; yayyyyyyy

    measles; wawawawa crying

    me i am vaccinated to every disease

    every disease wawawa dead

    me in a poor contry
    virus NANI

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