As Vaccine Suspicions Resurface …

To Vaccinate or Not

Vaccinations are a good thing. Some people think they cause autism so millions of people aren’t getting them.

My understanding there isn’t a shred of scientific evidence that points to vaccinations causing autism. But the urban legend persists from celebrities like Jenny McCarthy who wrote a book about it (she’s an expert because she has an autistic son). And from her partner of a few years Jim Carrey.

I am not an authority on autism. But there is a perception that the numbers of diagnoses of autism are going up dramatically. Surely mild forms of autism like Aspergers Syndrome in previous generations would have gone undiagnosed. (A person with it would have just been thought to be a bit odd.) So part of this trend of more cases of autism is likely because we’re better at diagnosing autism today.

The question society faces today is should the government force people to vaccinate their kids? My default answer would be no. But if millions of people not vaccinating is leading to outbreaks of measles and other diseases that rightly should be eradicated by now, maybe there are cases when it should.

I’ll end with saying I was living in Bermuda when my son was born. It had a health care system identical to the U.S. and in my son’s first year of life he easily had 10 or more vaccinations. (And then more in his toddler years.)

It seemed excessive to me and as a parent you wondered if you were harming your child by pumping them full of so many strains of diseases. Even if it’s irrational (the view that vaccinations are harmful), I can see how some parents reach that conclusion.

Appendix:There are some vaccinations that seem unnecessary to me like the Cervical Cancer (HPV) vaccine because not everyone gets Cervical Cancer and there are side effects. And there are strange cases of this vaccination resulting in death in places like India (https://ijme.in/articles/deaths-in-a-trial-of-the-hpv-vaccine/?galley=html). So that is one that I’d be inclined not to have my daughter get some day, personally.

 

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I do not believe in the governments right to mandate vaccinations. This is far too much power to give to a government that has already shown itself capable of abusing it’s powers.

Private healthcare can solve public health emergencies, which are largely caused by lifestyle choices anyway.

 

 

 

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      There is a theory that vaccination is a scam to inject some slave behavior stimulator from the early childhood. At first sight it looks laughable but seeing how some people are ready to stay under the rule of some tyrant, I start thinking that laughs best who laughs last. At least until the middle of the XX century people survived without those vaccines, moreover even school children know today that viruses mutate so the dead or weak vaccine injected them is not a stable way to enforce immunity. There are more traditional ways to enforce immunity like eating enough and regularly including fruits and vegetables. It worked well until vaccination started so why was it started?

     

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      Web – I’ll inject you with polio – you eat fruit and see if it protects you.
      There are no natural ways to build up antibodies in the blood stream against specific viral antigens. Vaccination is the only way.

     

     

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      You may be right, I don`t argue with truth, this is not my goal at all, moreover if vaccination is really needed than it should go further on. But some scam could intrude in this program as nobody knows what exactly was injected for example in Soviet schools in 1980s. Some rumours tell that so called anti-smallpox injections were in fact injections of slavish humility stimulator. Soviet secret military science was huge, fundamental and cutting edge. And it could be used not only against enemies in the cold war.

     

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      Sorry, Webmaster…Eating spinach doesn’t prevent small pox.

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      It is in the news a lot lately. We have illegals coming over the border with all kinds of disease. Then, in NYC, it is an issue with orthodox Jews. I don’t know the issue there. Perhaps it is a religious thing.

      If you protect your child, it shouldn’t be an issue. I suppose a child could still come down with a disease but he should also be better able to recover.

      I don’t hesitate over vaccinations for my child. He’s had them all (probably even fake ones in China). He has allergies and had pneumonia three times before he was one-year-old. I could blame it on the vaccinations. The most likely cause is the absurd levels of pollution in China.

      Let the parents do what they feel is best.

      Cullen rides.

     

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      We should require that all children be vaccinated before being allowed to enter school, with only medical exemptions considered. This would be for diphtheria,
      tetanus, and pertussis; polio; measles and rubella; and chickenpox. This is a requirement in many states, but most states allow exemptions for religious and/or personal beliefs.
      I do not feel that beliefs of a few should jeporadize the health of many.

     

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      So would either you or Opher care to explain how unvaccinated people put vaccinated people at risk. Because to me it seems you are both co9nceding that vaccines don’t work.
      The only things put at risk by people refusing vaccines are corporate profits for the Big Pharma cartel.
      I do not feel that the belief in authoritarianism of the indoctrinated few should put the liberty of the many at risk.

     

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      Quite simple-
      They put every other unvaccinated person at risk, especially infants who are too young to be vaccinated. along with increasing the risk for those who have been vaccinated, but may not have developed a total level of immunity.
      Vaccines work, but some people do not develop total immunity, and of course, some are allergic to certain elements contained within certain vaccines.
      I am against the Big Pharma Cartel, as obviously you are, but for a person to not get vaccinated unless they are allergic to me is plain stupid and also inconsiderate of others.

     

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      Thoroughly agree Cullen. The link between autism and vaccination has been proven false. Something may be causing more autism but it isn’t vaccination.
      However, scare stories are causing huge problems in our fight against disease.
      Vaccination has completely removed smallpox (one of the deadliest viruses on the planet) and was on the verge of removing polio (a terrible life-threatening disease that causes paralysis and severe disability). The Muslims in Africa spread a rumour that the West was vaccinating in order to make people sterile. Millions refused the vaccine. Polio, which was on the verge of extinction, is now rampant across Africa once more killing and crippling babies and putting the rest of the world at risk.
      The one issue I would take issue with is your example of vaccination against cervical cancer. Is this a hint of misogyny in your post? Cervical cancer obviously only affects women. It is a killer and preventable. Most of it is caused by a virus – the Human Papilloma Virus – for which there is a safe vaccine.
      Every year 12,200 women in the USA are diagnosed with this terrible cancer of which 4,210 die. A vaccination programme for young girls would save that tragedy from occurring.

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      Ignorance, lies and false propaganda kills.

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      Vaccines are necessary medicine with potential side effects that only a medical specialist can prevent. Take your medicine and watch carefully later.

     

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      Yemen is facing the worst epidemic of cholera since records began. The disease has affected over 1 million people and caused almost 2,500 deaths.
      With a simple oral vaccination programme that would not have occurred.

     

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      Katharine – no I’m not. But if there is no means of supplying clean drinking water then vaccination saves thousands of lives.
      Wars create massive problems.

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