This past Wednesday, we had to take our baby girl to get her 2 month vaccination shots. It was awful. She had to get two this time (plus the one they drink but she loved that one). She screamed her little head off, but again like her first month shots, she recovered nicely in the office, her cries were quickly soothed....more
This week, I got ANGRY. I got angry about the latest story in the whole "Vaccine Conspiracy" fiasco with the settlement offered to families from the vaccine injury court. I'm already seeing fallout from this announcement from people who I know. They're claiming that they always KNEW that there was a link and here's the proof. And, of course, who's behind this latest insanity? Safeminds.org -- Andrew Wakefield's worshipers who are trying to deplete the world's autism financial resources to support liars and those who commit fraud....more
In 1998, Dr. Andrew Wakefield and 12 co-authors, published a falsified “study” which claimed to show a link between autism and the Measles-Mumps-Rubella (MMR) vaccine. Over a dozen studies since then have shown there is no link with vaccines and autism....more
Vaccine expert Dr. Paul Offit is the author of the new book Deadly Choices: How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Threatens Us All. I talked with Dr. Offit about why you shouldn't have chickenpox parties, the realities of vaccine-preventable diseases, the importance of herd immunity, why it is unethical to run studies featuring vaccinated versus unvaccinated children, and just how extensively the autism-vaccine hypothesis has been debunked.
It's about time. Researcher Andrew Wakefield's 1998 MMR study -- which kicked off a decade of misplaced fears about vaccines causing autism before the study was officially retracted -- has been declared an "elaborate fraud" by the British Medical Journal (BMJ). I fully hope that, as BMJ's editors asserted, "Clear evidence of falsification of data should now close the door on this damaging vaccine scare," because when the public's faith in vaccines wavers and vaccination rates decline, children fall ill from vaccine-preventable diseases, and some of them die.
In case you have not heard, there is a vaccine war raging in America between pharmaceutical companies and Moms. The battle lines are publically drawn this way: One side says evil pharma is poisoning kids for a bigger buck....more
I am on a mission to avoid the chicken pox vaccine. I know, I know. Darren is only seven months old, but I want to be well informed. Without stuttering and stammering, I want to tell his future teachers and doctors why he shouldn’t have the vaccine. Call me crazy, but I have my reasons. This post was created in response to a blog post from The Mommy Chronicles: Vaccinate or Face Jail...Say What!? I OBJECT! Why? ...more