A well-intentioned October 13, 2004 report in the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) was intended to increase closer scrutiny of vaccines after they are on the market. However well-intentioned, though, the perspective is from MDs who honor the holy medical sacrament of vaccines.
The pharmaceutical giant Merck enjoys vast revenues if they’re able to advertise and “lobby” politicians to pass laws promoting their vaccinations, even while still paying huge fines and settlements for the toxic aftermath of their other medicinal drugs.
It’s important for parents to at least consider the potential dangers and lack of necessity of vaccinations. Some pediatricians are withholding treatment for children whose parents’ have rejected all or some vaccinations. All this, while adequate probiotic and balanced gut flora accounts for up to 80% of our immunity – not vaccines.
There are two primary guilt trips used on parents who refuse vaccinations for their children. The first is absurd enough to be laughable – the peer pressure tactic of not letting children who weren’t vaccinated around parents’ vaccinated children. But if your kids were vaccinated, they’re supposed to be protected, right?
Unfortunately, the risks of developing life-altering conditions after receiving the flu shot are unknown by the general public, which is why countless people accept to receive a vaccine. This was the case with Emelie Olsson, who is now suffering from a sleep disorder called narcolepsy after receiving the Pandemrix H1N1 swine flu vaccine produced by GlaxoSmithKline.
The American Academy of Pediatrics and a World Health Organization committee agreed that thimerosal, a vaccine preservative that contains mercury, should not be banned by the United Nations, even though it has been frowned upon in the United States.
Several European countries pushed vaccines on their populations during the 2009-2010 swine flu pandemic, urging their populations to line up for the injections to ward off H1N1. Now, however, officials are recognizing that the vaccines weren’t completely safe. Shocker, I know. Researchers have found a link between the vaccination Pandemrix and narcolepsy in children, although it isn’t the first time the two have been linked.
In an event where one parent is pro-vaccine and the other isn’t, what happens to the children? And if an agreement can’t be made, who decides if the children are vaccinated or not? This was the dilemma of one Australian family, where an agreement was never met. As a result, a court judge ruled that the fought-after 8 year old daughter would receive vaccinations, going against the mother’s wishes.
A new virus that causes rapid kidney failure has killed one person and infected at least three more people in Saudi Arabia and Qatar, confounding experts everywhere. The respiratory illness is a new strain of the coronavirus family, to which the deadly SARS (Severe Acute Respiratory Syndrome) also belongs.
Senior Associate Editor of the Canadian Medical Association Journal, Ken Flegel, advocates compulsory flu vaccination for all healthcare personnel, citing patient harm. Flegel’s claims that vaccines are effective and compulsory vaccination would mean fewer people are infected with the flu, medical institutions lose fewer man-hours from sick employees. His logic, however, is flawed and littered with benefits not to frail patients but to pharmaceutical companies.