Why? Because if we didn't the "at risk" population (those that don't have health insurance or are just flat uneducated, or illegal, or poor, etc.) would make us all sick if the government didn't force this crap into our bodies. That's the reasoning anyways. I'm not convinced.
Is Autumn anti-vaccine? Well, lets see, she has worked for several different doctors that won't let their own children be vaccinated. She has a good friend with a son that has vaccine induced autism. She has known of military members that have had anthrax and other crap forced on them and end up in the hospital or disabled from that point forward.
ANYWAYS! Mighty Mouse was due for her 4 year shots. I don't like it, but as a military dependent there really isn't a whole lot you can do about it...especially if you ever get overseas orders. So I was prepared for the 5 shots she was supposed to have, that I had put off until after our vacations. I also am one to ask that she be given the shots "unbundled" to avoid their hidden mercury. (There seems to be no escaping the aluminum.)
45 minutes after our set appointment time we are called back. Hmm...turns out she needs 7 shots, not just 5. WHAT? Are you kidding me? And to make a long story short, after some back and forth with the doctor, I allowed 4 of the shots and will return at later dates for the others.
So now I have a kid with a raging fever...that HATES medicine and will not take the Motrin or Tylenol. I hate those meds too, but they are the lesser evil in this case.
Add to that seeing a friend last night that asks me about the HPV shot and whether Songbird has had it. Not just NO but ... well you get the picture. I fought the ped on that one too. PEOPLE, just do an internet search! DEATH, blindness, all kinds of neurological effects - they are listed at the CDC site. This shot is full of aluminum, which crosses the blood/brian barrier! But what about all the 5 years of studies? Oh, the ones done by the company producing the vaccine and NOT TESTED ON CHILDREN? Also, the death stats on the cancer in question are almost non-existent in developed countries unless the person does not get their routine pap.
My real purpose of this post, after 2 miserable days with a sick 4 year old that can not be comforted, is to tell you about a book I recommend. The book is called "Sweet Deception". It is actually about artifical sweetners, but that is not what I want you to get out of this. The book explains WHO pays the FDA, the processes our FDA goes through to approve meds and food substitutes or genetically engineered foods, etc. EVERYBODY should know this. Everything changed in the 1980's when they wanted to push through the AIDS drugs quicker to help more people. So their hearts were in the right place, but the method is shocking. Now the companies asking for the approval have to pay for it since there aren't enough government funds to support all the requests (maybe some of that money that is going to illegal immigrants could be funneled that direction????). Conflict of interest in the best case, biting the hand that feeds you if you deny a request. And guess where the studies come from? The people with the request. WHAT?
I got the book through intra-library loan. I recommend everyone get it and skim through it for all the parts on our FDA. It will educate you in a way you didn't know you needed to be educated in.
And now back to a whinning, crying four year old with an attitude.