Should I Vaccinate My Child?Submitted by StaxBrix on Tue, 07/08/2008 - 21:21
Vaccine talk is riddled with shoddy science, emotional arguments, convoluted explanations and all out quackery. Very little common sense shines its way through the murky vaccine debate.
Rather than question the safety and efficacy of vaccines, most physicians and parents blindly “immunize” children. Rarely do they ask the lifesaving question of, “Will a vaccine protect my child?” As a pharmaceutical chemist and parent, I researched that question six years ago. The answer was an astounding no.
Vaccines are purported to work by triggering immunity. It is “thunk” by the experts that by exposing our immune system to weak or dead infectious agents, such as measles or a flu virus, that it creates the appropriate immune defense. This logic has been used to defend the use of every vaccine to date. Yet, each vaccine has proven that the theory is nothing more than mental masturbation for nerdy scientists; it sounds good and feels better, but it’s not the real thing. At best, vaccines only temporarily boost our defenses, which hardly compensates for the myriad of potential side effects. Few people are aware of – or willing to accept - these cold, hard facts.