Should you permit your child to be vaccinated or get the “jab” as they say in England? Should you be forced to do so? Many people are now aware of the storm that has developed over the past few years about this issue. It is a very complicated subject and one that good people and competent experts can honestly discuss, debate, and disagree with.
I am pro-choice when it comes to vaccinations since it is my body or the body of my child. After all, if a woman has the right to choose to kill her unborn child then I have a right to choose not to have my child vaccinated since many health professionals consider shots dubious, dangerous, even disastrous.
Frankly there appears to be hysteria even missionary zeal on both sides of the vaccine issue. It seems to be a medical reaction whereby screaming at opponents closes the hearing canal rendering one deaf but not dumb! Moreover, there are experts on both sides of this issue and for establishment physicians to characterize anti-vaccine people as quacks is unfair, untrue, and unprofessional. It’s also unnecessary.
Parents should be aware that all medical people are not excited about vaccinations; in fact some are very critical. Furthermore, it is parents (not physicians) who should decide what is best for their children.
The Association of American Physicians and Surgeons (AAPS) passed a resolution at their 57th Annual Meeting calling for the elimination of laws that require vaccinations for children. According to Jane M. Orient, M.D., the association’s Executive Director, “Our children face the possibility of death or serious long-term adverse effects from mandated vaccines that aren’t necessary or that have very limited benefits.” That was a courageous statement from a medical professional group! However, her critics stoop to accusations of quackery rather than provide a rational reply.
Let me remind my readers that the medical establishment should not throw stones (or smears) with their spotty historical record. These were the people who ridiculed citrus as a cure for the deadly disease of scurvy when every sailor in the western world knew the curative benefits since before 1700. Dr. James Lind, a ship’s surgeon discovered that when a ship’s crew drank lime juice, scurvy was never a problem. By the end of the century all British sailors ate the fruit or drank lime juice. That is why British sailors have since been known as “limeys.”
As early as 1498 Vasco da Gama sent a man to “bring off a supply of oranges” for his men suffering from scurvy. However, many physicians refused the new information for decades preferring to stay with the old, unsuccessful treatment. Nutrition Reviews (Vol. 67(6):315–332) reveals that “most physicians ignored this lay therapy in favor of ancient theories and useless polypharmacy.”
Further proof that the medical establishment refused to surrender old failures for new facts is the famous case of Dr. Ignaz Semmelweis who proved in 1847 that if physicians simply washed their hands after handling the dead (before examining pregnant women) the death rate would plummet. Physicians fought and resisted his instructions. In fact, Semmelweis became insane because of the ill treatment received from his peers, was confined to a mental institution where he was beaten by guards, and died at age 47 a few days after admission!
Many physicians and health care workers still refuse to wash their hands!
I would be remiss if I did not remind you of the U.S. Public Health Service’s infamous Tuskegee Syphilis Study in Tuskegee, Alabama between 1932 and 1972. It involved 600 black men, 399 with syphilis and 201 were disease-free. Each participant received free health care, free food, and free burial but were not even told they had the disease! By 1947 penicillin was common treatment for syphilis yet the carriers were not treated! Wonder if the medical establishment would have done that if the men had been white? Yes, that is a legitimate use of the race card!
However, let me say that to investigate an issue we must follow the inexorable rule: follow the money, honey. That is the first step in any investigation. Billions of dollars are involved with physicians, public health officials, and pharmaceutical companies who manufacture the many vaccines. I am not suggesting that everyone involved is motivated by money instead of the health of children, but those who refuse to consider the possibility of greed are very naïve people whose mail should be addressed to the local cave.
I’m pro-choice about vaccinations but most health professionals are pro-cash.
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Fact, Fraud or Faith?
by Don Boys, Ph.D.
Only an uninformed fanatic says that evolution or creation can be proved scientifically. Christians believe in creationism because we believe in the veracity of the Bible but we also have scientific evidence to support our position. In every debate I’ve had with evolutionary scientists, the arrogant, asinine accusation is made, “Well, evolution is scientific while creationism is religion.” Evolution is about as scientific as a voodoo rooster plucking ceremony in Haiti. Almost.