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Wednesday, August 27, 2008



Rock on, Liz.


That seems only fair.

What is it with the antivaxers that they can't acknowledge that they're endangering others? As if everyone else *can* be successfully vaccinated? There are people who have no choice but to depend on herd immunity. Everyone else, roll up your sleeve.

Fielding J. Hurst

My kid is vaccinated and their are safer schedules to vaccinate your kids, but this boils down to that this is still America and the good of the many does not trump individual liberty.

This is not about measles, it's about stirring up fear for the sake of trying to regain some confidence in the system.

Forced vaccinations are the first step towards forced medicine.

Whether you like it or not, it is not our duty to be a part of any herd. There is zero doubt are 2 or 3% of the public who have issues with vaccines. The drug companies admit this and the vaccine court is proof of this. If this is America, you don't have the right to tell me what must be put in me or my child.

Just like with Gardasil and the talk of forced vaccinations. The government apparently sees a % of the public as expendable for the greater good. Can you can fascism?

If this is America, where individual liberty is kind of important in theory at least, so you are just going to have to live with it. No good solution here that doesn't involve giving up that which makes us free.

In my case, my daughter was vaccinated at 4 months and immediately had a seizure. No more until the 6 month vaccine, when she started having LOT of seizures and eventually 300+. From the first millisecond, they all said "no way" the vaccines are related. I am sorry, but you are not going to change my mind about the cause of our autism or seizures. Do we understand what is going on? No. Does that mean the case is closed? No.

With that said, I am not against vaccines and there are safer schedules like those outlined in Dr. Sears' Vaccine Book where vaccines are spaced out more and given individually. There are ways to resolve this conflict without the all or nothing approach on both sides. If this were really such a health crisis, how about readily providing a measles only vaccine which is well within the power of the drug lords.

I understand everything you are saying, but this is not so cut and dry.


Fielding Hurst:

If you believe your child's seizures were a result of vaccination, I assume you have not continued to vaccinate her, nor will you/did you vaccinate any future siblings.

If that's the case, then your children are exactly the people herd immunity is intended to protect. I agree with you about individual liberty, but liberty comes with responsibility. Most of us who have no history of vaccine reaction have a responsibility to families like yours not to be swayed by anti-vaccination rhetoric that is not based on science.

Serious question: Assuming one believes vaccines are risky, how can we assume that the Sears schedule is safer if we don't know whether it's the challenge to the immune system or the "toxins" that cause the problems? I hear both concerns from vaccine skeptics. If it turns out to be the latter, doesn't splitting the MMR, for example, potentially expose children to more toxins? If so, how do we know that spacing them out ameliorates that problem?

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