My point is this: 1) Those who were vaccinated still got pertussis - like the article said, the vaccine failed. .
The article did not say the vaccine failed. It implied that it failed to protect a small percentage of the population. There were only a few hundred who got ill.
2) The disease is not as fatal as it is made out to be - no one died. .
How fatal was it made out to be? Have you even researched the facts
Here are the facts from the CDC website: “Disease caused by Bordetella pertussis was once a major cause of infant and childhood morbidity and mortality in the United States (12,13). Pertussis became a nationally notifiable disease in 1922, and reports reached a peak of 265,269 cases and 7,518 deaths in 1934. ... By 1970, the annual reported incidence of pertussis had been reduced by 99%. During the 1970s, the annual numbers of reported cases stabilized at an average of approximately 2,300 cases each year. During the 1980s, however, the annual numbers of reported cases gradually increased from 1,730 cases in 1980 to 4,157 cases in 1989. An average of eight pertussis-associated fatalities was reported each year throughout the 1980s.”
Here’s the link
3) The disease did not manifest itself in a “mild form” as there were a number that required hospitalizations, which is the argument that is used by those who promote vaccines “if you do get it, it will be in a milder form” .
You can’t answer that question unless you have some idea how they would have done without the vaccine. Yes some were hospitalized, but you would need to compare the attack rates of vaccinated versus unvaccinated individuals and then look at the complication rate in both groups. This study didn;t look at those factors.
4) The argument that vaccines provide “some protection” when 80% + of those vaccinated developed pertussis, indicates that “some” protection is very minimal.
Please be more careful when you read. If 80% of vaccinated individuals were infected then there would have been hundreds of thousands of infected individuals instead of a few hundred. What they said was 80% of the individuals infected had been vaccinated. That is a very different statement. Lets say there are a million people in the city and 1000 get infected. For argument sake lets say 99% of the population is vaccinated. If 80% of the infected people were vaccinated ( 800 people) that would mean 800/990,000 vaccinated people got infected which is .08% of the vaccinated population. It also means that 200 nonvaccinated people out of 10,000 got infected or 2% of the unvaccinated population. That means that even though 80% of the infected people were vaccinated, a non-vaccinated person is 25 times more likely to get infected than a vaccinated person.