To vaccinate or not to vaccinate? That is the question. Is it nobler to follow your own doctor’s or pediatrician’s advice? Is it noble to believe the slings and arrows of media gatekeepers hyping measles or Zika hysteria to promote vaccination? Or is it nobler to study the science for one’s self, to think for one’s self, to decide for one’s self whether vaccination is a good thing or not?
We live in a world where it is possible to “phone it in,” to virtually phone in our lives. Many do two or three things at once, perhaps none of them well, at that clip, and this is precisely the point. If we read on the home computer, say, while talking to a friend on the phone, while petting the cat, we can’t be wholly engaged in any one activity. We can’t do one thing well or study it properly in a distracted way.
The problem with learning about vaccination is that we don’t have the luxury of phoning it in. Learning about vaccination is not something we can do while trying to do other things at the same time. It is a very complex subject, one rife with dark emotional arguments, knee-jerk name calling and, of course, fear. This is not an atmosphere that encourages the shining light of learning.
It’s All About FEAR
Every salesman knows that inspiring fear in the mark (or customer) is about short-circuiting Reason. Runaway fear derails Reason, stimulates the fight or flight response, and makes frightened people respond. This includes most of the population, probably most people in the history of the world. Wars, which usually make no sense except for anyone save arms merchants and politicians acting to pad their friends’ business coffers, are typically started in this manner. (Remember the “Weapons of Mass Deception.”) Throughout history, people have been triggered to act out of fear, and to demonize as the “other” all those who haven’t jumped aboard the fear train to drink the Kool-Aide.
Death & Disease Fears for Both Sides
It’s all about fear for those selling vaccination, but it’s also (at least partly) about fear for those opposed to it. The difference in the two sides is that the former rely primarily on fear. They typically try to shame and bully and use name calling fallacies (Anti vaxxer!) to undermine any real discussion of the facts. The latter (those damn ‘anti vaxxers’) use fear too, but they rely more on Reason and Science. The rubber hits the road right there. It’s always easier to get people to act on an emotional response rather than on a reasonable one, even to turn people against their own neighbors, friends, families, with an emotional argument. Even if that argument is completely unbacked by Logic or Reason.
Vaccination facts are something else again, and they are not alternative facts. There are factual reasons that can tell us why it makes sense not to vaccinate, to avoid vaccination altogether. Dr. Suzanne Humphries gives you those facts in her book, “Dissolving Illusions.” But it’s a long book, full of history and science and boring old Reason, so many will likely not bother to read it. (You can’t read and engage with a good book while doing 2-3 other things.)
Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist
Sarah, the Healthy Home Economist, gives a more condensed version of the argument against vaccination. Her essay, “Six Reasons To Say NO to Vaccination,” lays out incontrovertible facts which show vaccination as a pretty insane choice.
Sarah’s Six Reasons to Just Say No
1. Pharmaceutical companies can’t be trusted
Remember HRT? Vioxx? How about 35 other FDA-approved drugs from Big Pharma pulled from the market in the last 30 years or so? Merck, maker of MMR vaccine, the Zostavax Shingles vaccine (which doesn’t work but could make you blind), Gardasil, and other dangerous vaccines, is embroiled in at least two whistleblower lawsuits. Former Merck scientists claim the company faked vaccine data in order to keep lucrative government contracts in the billions of dollars.
2. ALL vaccines are Loaded with Chemicals and Heavy Metals
MSG, antifreeze, phenol, formaldehyde (cancer causing), aluminum (Alzheimer’s, seizures, etc.), glycerin (toxic to kidney, liver, lungs, etc.), lead, cadmium, sulfates, antibiotics, acetone (nail polish remover), neomycin, streptomycin. And THIMERISOL, more toxic than mercury.
A January 2017 study found that ALL vaccines tested were contaminated with heavy metals NOT DECLARED ON THE INGREDIENTS. Any questions?
3. Vaccinated Children Unhealthiest, Most Chronically Sick
Surveys of 12,000 children in the U.S. and Europe revealed the truth of the vaccinated vs. unvaccinated children debate. The great vaxxed are more chronically ill than the great unvaxxed. The VAXXED have higher rates for autism, ear infections, ADHD, asthma, allergies (some 30% higher than unvaxxed) and other health problems.
Vaccination Linked with Mental Illness
Yale and Penn State research has demonstrated a strong link between vaccination and mental illness in children. Some 95,000 children analyzed by the Dept. of Public Health Services at Penn State University College of Medicine and Yale University showed the awful truth of vaccination injuries. Vaccinated children showed a strong association with development of brain-related autoimmune and inflammatory disorders: ADHD, OCD, depression, bipolar, anorexia, chronic tic disorder.
4. Other Countries Waking Up to Vaccine Dangers
No country vaccinates more children per capita than the U.S., which stands a woeful #33 in infant mortality rate. How is vaccination helping us again? Japan formerly also had a terrible infant mortality rate, but when it raised its minimum vax age to 2, Japan’s infant mortality rate jumped to No. 3 in the world. Sudden Infant Death Syndrome – SIDS – is most likely caused by vaccination, as poor parents who have experienced it already know. Australia suspended the flu vaccine for children under 5 in 2010 after a huge number were being raced to emergency rooms with febrile convulsions and other vaccine reactions within hours of the jab.
The shingles vaccine doesn’t work, which is likely why the UK continues to not offer it to children, and it triggers the risk of shingles epidemic for adults.
5. Many Troublesome Vaccines have already been removed from market
in 2002, GlaxoSmithKline removed the Lyme Disease vaccine from the market after several vaccinated victims reported symptoms worse than the disease itself. The Rotavirus was removed in 1999 due to life-threatening bowel obstruction or twisting of the bowl. (The label change warning came too late for many, in 2007)
Gardasil, another unnecessary vaccine for a problem that is seldom life-threatening, is a nightmare that has sadly killed or crippled hundreds of young people.
FACT: If these vaccines have problems, all of them likely have problems, as vaccine makers follow the same basic formula when they come up with each new witch’s brew of a shot.
6. You can Always get Vaccinated; You can Never Unvaccinate.
‘First, do no harm,’ is the golden rule for doctors. That’s not how the vaccination works for the thousands of people it has injured or killed. The whole idea of pumping toxins directly into the bloodstream is questionable at best; just plain absurd, or criminal, at worst, especially for children. To assault a newborn with these toxic chemicals is tantamount to insanity, to cruel and unusual punishment, like the absurd practice of circumcision, another dirty little secret, unnecessary and dangerous for defenseless babies, but profitable for their “professional” handlers.