Rob Port's vaccination published column on April 3 does nothing to promote the conversation. When we switch the pharmaceutical company's mainstream boilerplate message without examining any of the reasons for vaccination problems, all we do is help a serious mistake.
Drug companies make their own vaccination studies and create them to produce positive results. And they are tested isolated from other vaccines – understandably, but vaccines are not given in isolation. They are just one of 70 vaccinations currently prescribed for children. The accumulated effect has not been tested by authorities or vaccines, but independent studies show alarming problems with neurological problems, asthma, autoimmunity and more.
Any experienced teacher can tell you about the growth of behavioral problems in children. There has even been a proposal to set up a separate school for such children in West Fargo.
Before accepting the pharmaceutical company's claims at face value, examine the arguments of those waving a red flag. There are dozens of good books, countless articles, and many peer-reviewed studies.
The complexities that involve human health are many, and it is irresponsible to satisfy the simple demands of the pharmaceutical companies. Be open minded. Questions.
We are programmed to fear a disease such as measles, which is very mild in children, with mortality, the World Health Organization recognizes to be so low to be clinically negligible. Childhood measles provide lifelong immunity and in fact provide other health benefits that several studies have shown. Vaccination on the other hand wears off and leaves the adults vulnerable at an age where measles are much more likely to have serious consequences, creating a demand for another round of vaccination.
Interestingly, people with higher education have concerns about vaccines. The concern is also higher in the medical community. It's not the tin-hat crowd that many people suggest. It is a well-informed segment of our population that has come to hear that a heavily vaccinated population suffers from poorer health. We need a more convincing attitude to vaccines. If I step on a rusted nail, I will probably get a tetanus shot. If I go to Brazil's jungle, I get the yellow fever. But I want to pass the drug company's hype, which promotes routine vaccination. You know they will find more for us. And they will do a good job of selling it.