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The stats are manipulated in another way.
When doctors are told that whooping cough is going around and that it is turning up in vaxed kids, they'll look for it and, gosh, all of a sudden there is a huge epidemic and a lot of noise.
Then, after there has been a big push to vax another group, like teens, for example, they'll stop pushing the doctors to test for pertussis, rates will drop and they'll credit vaccination for the decrease.
I've just got a suspicious mind.
I'll admit that pertussis goes up and down on its own, but it is just too easy to manipulate the numbers when it comes to this illness.