By Dr. John Reizer

Recently, there’s been a tremendous amount of disinformation being discussed through the mainstream media about outbreaks and epidemics concerning measles. And of course the media coverage is blaming the present epidemic on anti-vaxxers; those dreaded conspiracy nuts that refuse to receive vaccines and genuflect to the church of medicine.

Public health officials regularly release reports to the mainstream media about epidemics, pandemics and outbreaks of diseases. Then they encourage everybody to rush out to medical facilities in order to receive vaccines to protect themselves and loved ones against the named diseases.

Understand the Deceptive Terminology Being Used

The words Endemic, Epidemic, Pandemic, and Outbreak, are often used interchangeably by government regulating agencies as well as by the mainstream media companies to purposely mislead citizens about the dangers associated with certain diseases that may or may not be affecting or impacting various communities at any given time.

Endemic is the term used to describe a disease that regularly exists in a certain community. For example, measles is supposedly no longer endemic in the United States because there has been an absence of reported, continuous measles transmission cases for 12 months or longer. According to government regulating agencies, the disease is only transmitted in the United States by unvaccinated citizens that visit foreign territories and then bring it back home. These individuals supposedly infect other US citizens that have not been vaccinated. More