Vaccinations: What Should You Do?

There seems to be a sign outside of every pharmacy encouraging you to “Get Your Flu/Shingles/Whooping Cough/Whatever Shot Today”, and the invitation is heeded, especially by the elderly who have been convinced they are particularly vulnerable to the flu or whatever health concern has been whipped into public hysteria.

I can understand if the black plague or other pestilence still existed, vaccinations for the public good would make sense. But, today, how many vaccinations are necessary—or safe? Plenty of evidence exists to justify concern abut the safety of vaccinations of all kinds, and especially, for children. Kids get about 52 doses of 14 vaccines before age six and autism is an epidemic. Is there a connection?

The headline of Dr. Julian Whitaker’s September 2011 “Health & Healing” newsletter declares, “Vaccinations: The Destruction of Our Country”. That’s a strong statement Whitaker backs up with facts and some common sense projections.

One alarming fact generally unknown to the public is that manufacturers have no liability for the safety of vaccines they make thanks to legislation called the “National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act” signed into law in 1986 by President Reagan. Public Law 99-660 clearly states that no vaccine manufacturer shall be liable in a civil action for damages arising from vaccine-related injury or death.

Fifty years ago, only 1 in 10,000 children were diagnosed as autistic. Today, there are well over two million afflicted children. The rise in autism diagnoses began to explode after 1990 when mass vaccinations took off. Dr. Whitaker projects that by 2032, virtually all male children will be diagnosed with autism or autism spectrum disorder, followed by all girls in 2041. If that turns out to be the case, how will society function with so many disabled children?

Proponents of vaccinations argue that without forced vaccinations there would be a return of major epidemics. What is not taken into consideration is that almost every disease we vaccinate against was dropping rapidly and almost eradicated before vaccines became available. It could lead a cynic to conclude it’s all about the money and power of Big Pharma.

What piqued my interest in this subject was news that Texas will require vaccinations for meningitis for all existing college students – the first state to do so. Other states just recommend it or require it for dorm dwellers. This, on the heels of the flap over HPV vaccinations for teens. Those Texans are really progressive. Or, maybe, something else.

Where does it stop? Personally, I will not be vaccinated for anything. For better or worse, I will take my chances. I simply don’t think government, including the medical bureaucrats at the federal Center for Disease Control are smart enough or trustworthy enough to make decisions concerning my health.

Government intrusion in  health care continues under the radar. Please listen to this brief audio if you are over age 70 or close to it. Scary stuff.

 

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