Once again got drawn into a Facebook post where people debate wildly about vaccines.
On the one hand, the anti-vaxxers who have as ammo, “anecdotal” evidence (i.e. what happened to them personally, their children and people they know personally). They also have the whistleblower William Thomspon, senior scientist at the CDC, “My name is William Thompson. I am a Senior Scientist with the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, where I have worked since 1998.
“I regret that my coauthors and I omitted statistically significant information in our 2004 article published in the journal Pediatrics. The omitted data suggested that African American males who received the MMR vaccine before age 36 months were at increased risk for autism. Decisions were made regarding which findings to report after the data were collected, and I believe that the final study protocol was not followed.”
On the other hand, the medical establishment, whose war cry is “Dr Wakefield was a quack” and “package inserts mean nothing”.
Excuse me? The big pharma cover their own butts by printing on the package insert that MMR (and several others) might have autism as a side effect (“from what was observed at field trials – symptoms listed here because of their seriousness”). And the ped wants to tell me the insert “means nothing”?
Statistics are flung to and fro, most of which citing astronomical figures that simply boggle the mind. There’s one “expert” claiming that “50% of couples were unable to produce offspring before vaccinations”. Wow! How’s THAT for you? And “there have been hundreds of thousands of studies proving that vaccines don’t cause autism”. Hundreds of thousands of studies. And “autism is diagnosed at birth” -! How?
When piece by piece, one strips away the obvious BS from these arguments, they resort to “you’re free-riding on herd immunity! Shame on you – and you don’t want to contribute!”
So here we’re down to the basics.
So we are a herd. Who else resents being likened to cattle? It is an uncomfortable reminder of how humans were trade items until far too recently. How in certain parts, certain people are still trade items, possessions, cattle, today.
If I’m part of a herd, who owns me ? Why, Central Bank of course (or is it Monsanto)! So if I, the disobedient piece of cattle, refuse my injections “for the good of the herd”, I get to feel the punishment… the herd’s sentiment is turned against me, I’m cast out, I’ve become a “useless eater”. And only while I still have human rights – but we’re working on removing those and forcing all parents to have their children vaccinated.
But – bear with me – if you follow this comparison to its logical end, you’ll understand the whole picture, it will become crystal clear. As long as we are cattle, freedom of choice is not part of the deal. We have not the right to protect our own babies against our “owners”. And each of us is merely a statistic, and hey, if some of us implode on the side-effects, that’s “controlled damage” as compared to the overall heightened health of the “herd”. Never mind if the “controlled damage” happens to hit your beloved child… that’s just your bad luck but remember, you don’t count and neither does your child, when the good of the “herd” is on the table.
In other words, we have been dehumanized. Where vaccines are concerned, we’re a hair’s width away from having no human rights at all.
As you see it is not at all a medical issue.
If someone is dying from cancer, she can refuse treatment. Nobody will stand against her. But refuse to give a healthy baby a shot against an STD she’s unlikely ever to contract (because you’re planning to make darned sure she won’t become a drug addict), and suddenly you’re a criminal, an outcast, a leper?
It’s not a medical issue. The person dying from cancer is no good for the owners anymore anyway, so let her die any way she likes. But the baby – instead of making sure there’s a legal system protecting 99.8% of babies and toddlers against sexual abuse, we inject against the STD? Because we don’t give a rip how that poor child grows up, as long as she’s part of the “herd” and will be a useful work animal one day. Cheaper to inject the potential victim than to decapitate the paedophiles (who are, after all, useful herd animals too, who cares about their personal habits).
You see, the debate has long since left the grounds of whether vaccines are effective, whether they are safe and whether there actually is such a thing as herd immunity (there are more and more cases where measles breaks out amongst vaccinated children, without an antivaxxer anywhere near). All the debate is about now is whether parents ought to be allowed to stop doctors from vaccinating their offspring.
Vaccination should be the choice of the parent. And the parent has the right to all the information, and then to be left alone while they weigh the risks of childhood disease side effects against the statistical risk of vaccine damage. Both are real. It’s a serious decision to take. Also, if you vaccinate, which vaccines you decide on. You’d e.g. need to know how many boosters each course has, and what the risks are with each booster. What specifically each vaccine is for and why you should consider it. A lot of information; the alternatives also ought to be on the table. E.g. we don’t vaccinate against bubonic plague even though this is one of the most lethal diseases in the history of mankind. Far higher mortality rate than HPV, for example. And what about rabies? Why don’t we inject against that? It kills within 48 hours – 100% of its victims as far as I’m aware.
(Equally dangerous topic: Homeschooling. Removing children from the state-indoctrination system.)
America, stand up! How many more of your basic human rights will you allow your corporate government to remove?