To Vaccinate or Not to Vaccinate-conclusion



By Bernie Sirois
So lets continue our discussion on the topic of mandatory vaccinations. Well start with the list of pro-vaccination arguments that I shared last week. Argument number one was that government officials are the best qualified to make vaccination decisions.
I don’t think I have ever encountered a real life situation where I felt like the government could make a better informed decision about anything involving me than I could. Should the government be allowed to make our health care choices for us? Should they tell us what to eat and not eat? Did you know that Oreo cookies have been outlawed in all California schools and that super sized sodas are illegal in New York City? Did you live through the Obama years of school lunches with a child in public school? Well-meaning government types always try to convince us that they have much more intelligence than we do and they know what is best for us. I’m going to strongly disagree.
I will combine the next two arguments since they are intertwined. These propose that vaccines are overwhelming safe and effective and science proves the benefits of vaccines beyond a reasonable doubt. Now these are the arguments that, if shown to be false, would invalidate the need for all other arguments.
I wish these arguments were true. If they were, then I would not be writing this series of articles. The gold standard in science and medicine is the double-blinded randomized clinical study. The study needs to be conducted on a large enough representative population to be able to make strong conclusions from the objective data observed. None of the currently government mandated childhood vaccines have undergone such studies. Please read that sentence again! Pediatrician Chad Hayes, MD, in his May 7, 2017, article “The Vaccine Study You’ll Never See,” states, “I think they (vaccine opponents) mean that we haven’t done the best study. Those of us in the scientific and medical fields frequently demand well-designed studies - like double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled trials - so why not apply that same requirement to vaccines? Why hasnt anybody ever done that study?” And therein, my friends, lies the multi-million dollar question.
You see the standard operating system that has been handed down from the federal government assumes that there is science backing up not only the effectiveness of vaccines, but also the safety of the same. Anyone who claims anything to the contrary is labeled as some kind of irresponsible crazy person. Ive done the research, and I’m telling you there is no scientific research validating either the effectiveness or safety of mandatory childhood vaccines. My advice to you would be to do the research yourself, but don’t be surprised when you don’t find this information readily available. Another thing you may want to consider was a quote I saw last week regarding the four manufacturers of all childhood vaccines, “Are we to believe that these four companies, that have paid over $35 billion dollars in fines and penalties for fraud and damages to patients, are now all of a sudden only telling us the truth about childhood vaccines? Please.”
In an attempt to conclude I will again group the last few arguments of the pro-vaccine camps into one paragraph. The argument that non-vaccinated children are dangerous and in some way are a threat to the vaccinated community is not only false, but somewhat ironic if one subscribes to the idea that vaccines provide protection against such things. In fact, statistically, you are more apt to contract one of the childhood diseases from a recently vaccinated shedding child than an unvaccinated one. Claims that vaccines do not cause autism are being very carefully worded to help side step the issue. Autism has gone up exponentially since 1986 when the new vaccine schedules went into effect, from 1 in 1,400 to 1 in 59 children. Children who follow the exact schedule as proposed will receive approximately 72 different doses of vaccines before the age of 18. That is almost five times the number that most of their parents got. While the jury is still out on whether there is a direct causative link to autism and vaccines, the medical field is suggesting that vaccines may create the perfect storm for these at risk children.
To those that propose that all exemptions from vaccination should be abolished, you may want to consider what other basic human rights you are willing to give up. Should you have to get a flu shot? Should you be allowed to drink Diet Coke when we know it is harmful? Smoke cigarettes, chew tobacco, eat potato chips, own a handgun? Where does it end? Until the pharmaceutical industry can provide safe and effective vaccines, parents should always have a choice to say no.

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