Tuesday, October 28, 2014

In Response to “The Anti-Vaccination Epidemic” by Paul A. Offit -

In Response to “The Anti-Vaccination Epidemic” by Paul A. Offit -

"First of all, there are many studies which validate
parents' concerns. These studies are peer-reviewed, published and happen
to not by funded by or written by authors that have affiliations with
pharmaceutical companies.

Second of all, many of the
studies which are referenced by vaccine promoters are mired by serious
accusations of ethics violations. From conflicts of interest between
study authors and funding sources, to a lead scientist being indicted on
federal charges and placed on the FBI Most Wanted list after becoming
an international fugitive (the fraud in question related directly to the
work he did as a vaccine safety researcher), to a current CDC epidemiologist's recorded allegations of scientific misconduct
orchestrated by his colleagues and supervisors at the federal agency
... the foundation upon which supposed vaccine safety and efficacy stand
is significantly cracked."

Again, Answer these two questions:

  1. How do we know vaccines actually work? These diseases declined significantly BEFORE the vaccines were introduced. Likely the same thing that caused that first decline caused the later one. There have been no studies done by people who did not stand to gain a bazillion dollars that have shown vaccines to be safe and affective. Just prove they actually work.
  2. Are the diseases worse than the side affects? We now know that the 2004 "Vaccines don't cause autism" study actually did prove the shots cause autism, beyond a shadow of a doubt. The researchers LIED! And the rise of immuno dysfunction diseases (allergies, asthma, diabetes, MS, FM, CF, Lupus, RA and cancer) is just too high to not know SOMETHING is wrong with our society. Vaccines are the biggest suspect (screw with the immune system, you screw up the immune system). I would rather my child have mumps than diabetes, measles than asthma, chicken pox than MS. And polio (usually just a bad cough) than cancer (yes, there is a link!)
And always remember, its the EDUCATED parents who are not vaccinating. So unless you mean "brainwash, manipulate, and force" when you say "educate" you are at cross purposes to want parents more informed.

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