Topic To Think About: To Vaccinate or Not
Recently whether or not parents have the right to decide if their children should be vaccinated has become a highly politicized battle between parents who feel that it is in the best interest of their children to not be vaccinated and those who feel that it is in societies best interest that all children should be vaccinated. Parents that decide to not vaccinate their children do so for many reasons. Some of the most relevant reasons are it is in the best interest of the child’s health, religious reasons, and mistrust of big government and big business (or a combination of all three). On the other side, those who feel all children should be vaccinated; feel that it is dangerous for society if everyone is not vaccinated and that they know what is in the best interest of your child’s health (more than what the parents do).
One of the most controversial issues regarding vaccinations is that many people now believe that vaccinations can cause autism in children. The government and the big pharmaceutical companies claim this is nonsense and that there is no evidence that vaccines cause autism. The battle has become more heated due to outbreaks of diseases such as measles that had once been thought as under control. The movement to require all children to have vaccinations regardless of what the parents want or the religious beliefs of the family has gained tremendous support lately (which in my opinion it is due to the mass media mostly supporting vaccinations for all).
Both sides on the surface have valid points but for most people, like myself, need to look at the information that is available to us, weigh the pros and cons and determine if the source of the information is valid or not. I am not a biologist or chemist so I like most of you need to rely on the people who give us the information on the actual and potential effects on the human body from vaccines.
My personal view is that vaccines have done a lot of good and have reduced the amount of disease in the world. I also believe that it is possible for vaccines to cause problems such as autism in humans due to a bad reaction to a vaccine. Everybody’s body is different and some people react differently to different chemical compounds. Some people have allergies to certain things and some people have bad reactions to medications so why not vaccines. I believe more research needs to be done before we can conclusively say vaccines can or cannot cause autism. We do know that there is some risk to people having vaccines because we are told there are potential side effects and need to sign a consent form before getting a vaccine.
Some of the questions I have after reading articles for and against vaccination are: Should the government have the right to require people to be vaccinated against their wishes? Is the CDC impartial if it owns vaccine or vaccination related patents? If we make vaccinations mandatory do we also make booster shots mandatory since are immunity is reduced over time? If Americans that are not vaccinated are considered a health threat what about people that come here illegally (we do not know if they were vaccinated or exposed to diseases such as measles, rubella, or polio)? Would the government tell us if a vaccine was dangerous if they knew ( the government released defective or contaminated polio vaccines even after being warned)? Were polio like symptoms caused by DDT misdiagnosed as polio? Has there been any recent studies on if high doses of vitamin C can cure polio or other disease? Why don’t we hear more about the vaccination court and its rulings? Why does the vaccination court give settlements to people that claim brain damage from vaccines but not autism? What are other countries saying about vaccines?
The following articles contain information from both sides of the argument on whether parents have the right to decide if their children should be vaccinated or not. Many of the articles have links to other articles, studies and related information. Some of the topics covered include herd immunity, vaccine courts, parents rights, history of vaccines, and other interesting informative topics regarding vaccines. Hopefully this helps you make an informed decision on why parents should or should not have the right to vaccinate their children.
Let my know your thoughts on this controversial issue.
List of Vaccines Used in the United States on the CDC Website.
Historic Vaccine Safety Concerns on the CDC Website.
Reported Cases and Deaths from Vaccine Preventable Diseases, United States on the CDC Website
Vaccines Do Not Cause Autism on The CDC Website.
Mercury, Vaccines and the CDC’s Worst Nightmare on the Children’s Health Defense Website/
Vaccines and Autism by Brad Dieter PHD on the Science Driven Nutrition Website.
Where does the government’s right to require vaccinations come from? By Laura Beltz on The National Constitution Website.
The Virus and the Vaccine by Debbie Bookchin and Jim Schumacher on the Atlantic Website.
Vaccine Court Autism Debate Continues by Robert F Kennedy Jr. and David Kirby on the Huff Post Website.
Vaccine Court Myths – Instead Here are the Facts About the NVICP by the original Skepticle Raptor on the Skepticle Raptor Website.
2019 DOJ Report on Vaccine Court Reveals Vaccines Continue to Injure and Kill People: $110 Million in Damages Paid Out First Quarter by Brian Shilhavy on the Health Impact News Website.
Why the Government Pays Billions to People Who Claim Injury by Vaccines by James Hamblin on the Atlantic Website.
Examining RFK Jr.’s claim that the CDC “Owns over 20 vaccine patents.” by Ginger Taylor on The GreenMedinfo Website.
Here is How the Anti-Vaxxers Strongest Argument Falls Apart by Jeffery Kluger on the Time Website.
15 Common Anti-Vaccine Arguments and Why They are a Load of Crap on The Logic of Science Website.
The Origin of the 42-Year Stonewall of Vitamin C by Robert Landwehr on the Orthomolecular.org Website.
Bernice Eddy Warned of Defective Salk Polio Vaccine by Marco Caceres on The Vaccine Reaction Website.
Cancer Simian Virus 40 (SV40) and Polio Vaccine Fact Sheet (from Google cache of previous posting on CDC Website) on the Prevent Disease Website.
Did the Polio Vaccine Cause Cancer? by Vanessa Schipani on The Fact Check Website.
Pesticides and Polio: A Critique of Scientific Literature by Jim West on the Crazz Files Website.
Herd Immunity: Can Mass Vaccination Achieve It by Tetyana Obukhanych, PHD on her website.
Immunologist Tetyana Obukhanych: Unvaccinated Children Pose “No Extra Danger to the Public on the Thinking Moms Revolution Website.
“Herd Immunity”? A dishonest marketing gimmick by J.B. Handley on the Children’s Health Defense Website.
Robert F. Kennedy Jr. Exposes Bill Gates & His Relationships With Big Pharma by Children’s Health Defense on the Collective Evolution Website.
Frontiers in Public Health publishes then deletes first ever study comparing vaccinated vs. un-vaccinated kids, chilling conclusions by Doctor Beau Pierce on The Sign Of The Times Website.
Mercury/Thimerosal/Autism on The Children’s Health Defense Website.
‘No link between MMR and autism,’ major study finds on The NHS Website.
Aluminum in Vaccines Cause Autism by Jeffery Dach MD on Jeffery Dach MD Website.
Bombshell: Gov Official Confirms Link Between Vaccines and Autism Big Pharma working to discredit scientist’s vaccine-autism connection on Infowars Website.
Thimerosal and Vaccines on the Food and Drug Administration Website.
The Link Between Vaccines and Autism: True or False? By Jamie Hale M.S. on The Psychcentral Website.
Autism Information on The Health and Human Services (HHS) Website.
Autism and Vaccines Beyond the Autism/Vaccine Hypothesis: What Parents Need to Know about Autism Research on The Autism Science Foundation Website.
Do Vaccines Cause Autism? on the WebMD Website.
Do Vaccines Cause Autism? on The History of Vaccines Website.
30 Scientific Studies Sowing the Link between Vaccines and Autism by Lisa Joyce Goes on The Health Impact News Website.