Ep 137: An Honest Discussion On Vaccines
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It’s back to school time. Backpacks are swinging, notebooks are taking note, pens are clicking and mothers are nervously awaiting their child’s return from the first day of school.
School time means lunches and enrollment forms and…vaccines.
As a disclaimer, know that I am NOT a medical professional. I am merely discussing a topic of interest to my audience. You are solely responsible for your own medical decisions, and should consult with trusted medical health professionals.
This topic came up for several reasons. As a teacher and a parent, I am well-aware of immunization records and their place in school.
The second reason this topic came to mind was I had a LOT of time to think about things at the Quest/blood testing office this morning. I had to get my cholesterol checked, and I refuse to take off a day of work. So, I waited FOUR FRICKIN’ hours to get my blood drawn. I signed-in @ 6:50 and wasn’t seen until 11:20…so you can even add a half hour on to my wait if you want.
So in the phlebotomist’s office I tweeted an article about the return of whooping cough to the US. I received a twee back from a follower who strongly disagreed w/ me. That’s awesome. He disagreed, was polite and we now have the basis for discourse. I love when I get feedback, regardless, as long as it’s polite.
My position in the tweet was this: with all of the distrust and debate about vaccines and children, no wonder people are scared to vaccinate their children against everything. I know my family is and my wife’s a doctor who’s published in a medical freakin’ textbook.
Let’s hit the refresh button and re-visit the debate:
- Whooping cough is on the rise
- Measles are on the rise
- Parents are afraid to vaccinate or OVER-vaccinate their kids
- Autism is a pandemic 1-in-6 kids
- Thimerosal, a mercury-based preservative is,was and still is in vaccines
- Mercury being injected into kids?
- Mercury fillings in teeth a smart idea?
- Causal link was reported by The Lancet–a professional and respected medical journal
- The report was attacked and rescinded
- Gardasil vaccines are being pushed on kids and kids are dying.
- The government and big pharma are shoving the flu vaccine down our throats.
- People die from the flu vaccine and just about all other vaccines
- The public is afraid of big pharma and the government…can we trust them?
- CDC (Centers for Disease Control) admits life threatening events/deaths occur from vaccines…but dismisses the deaths as “rare”
- Vaxtruth.org cites CDC and FDA data that about 7,463 “serious” events recorded for flu vaccines alone. Consider that CDC/FDA predict that only 1.5 % of serious vaccine interactions reported…do the math and the flu vaccine “real” number, based on their data is more like 700,000 + incidents. Now is that a verifiable number? No. It’s an estimate…but it’s significant.
- Think of it this way: as doctors like to say: “A small percentage of a big number is STILL a big number”
- Many drugs have been approved, only to be recalled for their deadly or devastating effects.
- The “stomach flu” is different from “the flu” that we vaccinate for. The flu shot is ineffective against “stomach flu.”
- Remember Tuskeegee. Us citizens infected w syphillis for “research” purposes.
- Big pharma supports and pays for most of the medical research on the drugs they want to use. Conflict of interest much?
- Our government has been proven to use its residents as human guinea pigs in the past
- Doctors have a cozy relationship w/ big pharma and medical product manufacturers
- Our govt has a cozy relationship w/ big pharma. Who are they protecting?
So what are we to think?
Yes, what ARE we to think?
CDC on Thimerosal:
Information about Thimerosal
Since 2001, with the exception of some influenza (flu) vaccines, thimerosal is not used as a preservative in routinely recommended childhood vaccines.
Thimerosal is a mercury-containing preservative used in some vaccines and other products since the 1930′s. There is no convincing evidence of harm caused by the low doses of thimerosal in vaccines, except for minor reactions like redness and swelling at the injection site. However, in July 1999, the Public Health Service agencies, the American Academy of Pediatrics, and vaccine manufacturers agreed that thimerosal should be reduced or eliminated in vaccines as a precautionary measure.”
So, they decide it SHOULD be reduced–that means it doesn’t HAVE to be removed
Not used in ROUTINELY recommended childhood vaccines. How vague. Plenty of wiggle room there.
Fact: Thimerosal, by their own admission, has NOT been eliminated and is widely used today. It IS in the every flu shot and many other vaccines as well.
“As it does with all vaccines, FDA continues to monitor the safety of Gardasil. For example, FDA recently evaluated the results of a postmarketing study, which included 189,629 females ages 9 to 26 years, 51% of whom were 9 to 15 years of age to assess the risk for onset of new autoimmune diseases after vaccination with Gardasil. Examples of these types of diseases include juvenile rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, etc. The results of this study showed that there is no elevated risk for onset of new autoimmune disease associated with the use of Gardasil.”
Notice they didnt say neurologic risk increase. Because there is. Talk about sidestepping the issue. Young women were dying. Neurologic damage is reported. How scary is it the govt lies by only talking about autoimmune eisk. Shame on them.
No elevated risk? I call a dead girl an elevated risk. I guess they don’t find the numbers of dead and disabled girls who took the vaccine “significant.”
I AM NOT ADVOCATING FOR YOU TO WITHHOLD ANY VACCINES FROM YOURSELF OR YOUR FAMILY. WHAT I AM SAYING IS THAT VACCINES ARE NOT WITHOUT RISKS. YOU SHOULD BE AWARE OF THOSE RISKS AND TAKE AN ACTIVE ROLE IN YOUR OWN HEALTHCARE. YOU CANNOT BLINDLY TRUST OTHERS WITH YOUR LIVES. YOU MUST QUESTION AND STUDY ANYTHING YOU PUT IN YOUR BODY.