Vaccines: The Death of Natural Immunity

By Rosanne Lindsay, ND

Facts without theory is nonsense, and theory without facts is bullshit. You have to have both. 
– Dr.Tetyana Obukhanych quoting her professor

Updated from February 2015 blog

In 2015, I viewed a Youtube video lecture by Immunologist Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych, PhD, who spoke on the effects of vaccines on immunity; “Facts, Theories, and Choices.” The video is no longer available. In four short years, any commentary on immunity and vaccines that runs counter to the narrative of the Center for Disease Control (CDC) will get you censored. Fortunately, you can still access her papers.  Notes I took from her video are summarized here:

The Natural Immunity Transfer Cycle

In her video, Are they (vaccines) Making Us Immune or Not? Dr. Tatyana investigated the Theory of Herd Immunity and the Facts for the rise of viral Measles around the world. The fact that measles outbreaks are occurring in highly vaccinated populations, she says, is due to the disappearance of the natural immunity transfer cycle – the transfer of natural immunity from mother to infant.

Since the mid-1960s, the CDC’s world focus on vaccines as “prevention” has all but driven out the original immunity – Natural immunity – from the discussion and from the body. In our reliance on Artificial, antibody-induced Immunity, we are losing our connection to nature and the wisdom of the body to heal itself.

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Natural Immunity means mothers have the ability to transfer natural protection to their infants through the placenta and through breast milk; that is if the mother is immune and has those antibodies and other immune factors. After birth, this protection lasts for about 6 months and continues with breastfeeding.

Historically, measles did not occur before the age of 6 months because maternal immunity was passed on from unvaccinated mothers. From 6 month to 2 years, children were more vulnerable to measles unless the mother continued to breastfeed. After 2 years, the baby’s innate immune system took over, prepared to heal itself.

Breast milk is protective against invasive bacteria, ear infections, meningitis, and diarrhea. Also in the reduction of chronic diseases. There is everything to be gained by breastfeeding and nothing to lose. If an infant needs one vaccine that is safe and effective, that would be breast milk.”– Dr. Tetyana

Dr. Tetyana revealed that increased incidence in measles outbreaks are occurring in younger children now less than 6 months, and in highly, 97% vaccinated populations, because of the gradual elimination of maternal immunity due to vaccination of the mother. Evidence of this is seen in the largest measles epidemic in North America in 2011 in Ontario Canada. The outbreak occurred among 750 children three years of age, of which 95% were twice vaccinated.

Evidence from the last major measles outbreak in the US, occurred in the 1990s, where some infants developed measles and some did not. The difference depended on the year the mother was born.  Moms born before 1963 (before the Measles vaccine) were less likely to have their infants contract measles as compared to younger moms who had been vaccinated. Bottom line: Children who are now exposed to measles outbreaks are much more susceptible to contracting measles because they were not born with natural protection.

We’ve eliminated the natural immunity transfer cycle. -Dr. Tetyana.

Dr. Tetyana noted that this same pattern is now playing out in Africa, in younger moms who’ve started vaccinating. These African infants now have measles before 6 months.

“We see this progression, the loss of natural immunity being passed down and yet we ignore it. We are instead now pushing on to eradicate maternal immunity with new mild childhood illnesses (chicken pox, rotovirus, and the next mild childhood diseases). We will be repeating the same mistakes we didn’t learn with measles.”

A 2014 study published in Frontiers of Immunology blames the baby and the mother for the vaccines not working: “Vaccination of neonates and infants is problematic because of two unsolved problems: the immature immune system of neonates and the presence of inhibitory maternal antibodies.”

Amidst this population-wide devolutionary shift, the CDC response was to increase the vaccine schedule in 2015 to ten vaccines given to 6-month old infants: Hep B, DTaP, Pneumococcal, IPV, Influenza and MMR. In addition, the CCD recommends three vaccines to pregnant women. These include Hep B, Influenza, and DTaP vaccines “to protect the baby and mother.”

The Herd Immunity Scam 

In her paper, Herd Immunity: Can Mass Vaccination Achieve it?, she says herd immunity is based on a faulty assumption. “As with any garbage in-garbage out type of theory, the expectations of the herd immunity theory are bound to fail in the real world.”

Faulty theories mean infants who have lost maternal immunity because mom was vaccinated are at highest risk for contracting measles. “At the time when the protection is most needed you can’t have it,” she says in her video. It also means infants without a functional immune system are being exposed to higher doses of toxic vaccine ingredients at an earlier age.

The CDC’s website claims that the US population is 95% compliant with the MMR vaccine, well above the 80% coverage of 2 year-olds necessary to prevent sustained measles outbreaks, defined by “herd immunity.”

The CDC talks out of both sides of its mouth. On one side, it claims childhood immunizations are at or above target levels, while on the other it blames outbreaks on unvaccinated children. The vaccine debate serves as a distraction from the real issue of the loss of humanity’s rightful heritage; natural immunity.

Dr. Tetyana warns that for the infants of vaccinated moms, if you hear of an outbreak, you can no longer rely on those who have been vaccinated, i.e., herd immunity, to protect your infant from acquiring measles.  Instead, you will need to quarantine your infants. Such a recommendation is a complete 180 degree-turn from only a generation ago when parents eagerly awaited word of a neighbor child with measles so their own children could be naturally inoculated.

Based on decades of literature, she summarizes:

  1. Natural viral infections lead to permanent immunity.
  2. Attenuated, or inactivated virus (vaccines) have only transient protection. Not long-term immunity. Sero-titers wane quickly, sometimes within 6 months.
  3. With mass vaccination we are creating a leaky herd immunity. Infection can leak through, and fails to protect infants…for whom vaccines were intended to protect in the first place.
  4. There is genetic variation in populations in how one responds to vaccines, or in how it affects immune response, which cannot be corrected by boosters. Only a small fraction are considered “high responders” with high serum titers.

However, high serum titers do not mean that the person in protected. According to a 1999 article in Science, entitled, “Immune System’s Memory Does Not Need Reminders:”

A titer test does not and cannot measure immunity, because immunity to specific viruses is reliant not on antibodies, but on memory cells, which we have no way to measure. Memory cells are what prompt the immune system to create antibodies and dispatch them to an infection caused by the virus it “remembers.” Memory cells don’t need “reminders” in the form of re-vaccination to keep producing antibodies.

This is corroborated in a separate 2012 study in Cell Press showing that antibodies are not necessarily required for antiviral immunity.

Dr. Tetyana’s list of choices available:

I. Public Health Model: mass vaccination – eventually eradicates the virus or bacteria and with that the disease is gone (if the exact virus is identified; see Polio vs. Acute Flaccid Paralysis, same symptoms with no identified virus).
The problems:
1. gamble on the side of vaccine efficacy and vaccine risk because everyone is different. What applies to one child will not apply to another.
2. doesn’t invite any concern about natural immune defenses. Vaccine immunity is not the same as naturally acquired immunity.

II. Personal Health Model: Coexist with viruses by making sure immune system can interact with virus.
How to ensure robust natural immune defense:
1. breastfeeding
2. high quality nutrition
3. avoidance of fever suppressing medications.
4. use of homeopathy

Today, natural measles infections continue to be endemic in all countries. Nobody is dying of measles but the rate of measles infections is rising significantly in U.S. vaccinated populations, which discredits the efficacy of the entire vaccine program.

Articles Showing Vaccine Failure:

Measles outbreak in a fully immunized secondary-school population.  N Engl J Med 1987 Mar 26;316(13):771-4
MMWR Measles in an Immunized School-Aged Population — New Mexico Vol 34, No 04;052 02/01/1985. 98% vaccinated
Outbreak of measles in a highly vaccinated secondary school population (1996)

Recent Mumps Outbreaks in Vaccinated Populations  (2019)

Vaccine Court Hush Money

Over the past 30 years, the private vaccine courts have settled 6,313 cases approved for compensation of the 20,123 petitions claiming vaccine related injuries and deaths. The highest compensation award was a $101 million lifetime vaccine injury settlement from the MMR vaccine.

Because science is debatable by its very nature, there will always be disagreement. Therefore, we cannot tolerate a few people dictating what happens for all based on the science. We cannot allow scientists to legislate and legislators practice medicine when it comes to individual choice. As published studies and videos disappear from the internet’s “public domain,” the “settled science” is selected for view. Soon only one view will be available even as vaccines continue to fail and natural immunity is lost.

To preserve natural immunity is to preserve humanity, where your immune system, not the state, is protector of your domain. Could this be the reason the government pushes for the death of natural immunity?

Rosanne Lindsay is a Naturopathic doctor, writer, Health Freedom advocate, co-founder of Wisconsin For Vaccine Choice, and author of the books The Nature of Healing, Heal the Body, Heal the Planet and  Free Your Voice, Heal Your Thyroid, Reverse Thyroid Disease Naturally. Find her on Facebook at Rosanne Lindsay and Natureofhealing. Consult with her (Skype or Zoom consults available) at Subscribe to her blog at and at her podcast Thursdays at 5 pm on Blogtalkradio.

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