Anti-Vaccination Madness - Stop & Listen!Submitted by Regnad Kcin on Tue, 06/30/2009 - 02:03
This is an appeal for sanity and reason.
There is a lot of misinformation and outright nonsense about health, vaccinations and viruses circulating among the revolutionaries. It is hurting us because it distracts us from important issues at hand and it damages our credibility at a time when people are starting to pay attention.
We are getting a lot of misinformation from the government and from the MSM. That is one thing for certain. But at the same time, we are starting to pick up a lot of nonsense and fear mongering of our own, and it is time to recognize error in our midst and get it stopped.
I have worked as a veterinarian for 29 years in the United States and later in China. I do have some practical understanding of bacterial and viral diseases and of the importance of nutrition in animal health. Humans are special animals and the same principles apply.
Presently we are being disturbed by the falseness of a supposed threat of a flu pandemic, and the waves of this are running through our group and coming back to us on the other side as a different sort of nonsense.
Here is what I believe to be true:
1. In 1918-20 there was a serious influenza pandemic that was worldwide and killed about 5% of the world's population.
2. The A:H1N1 strain also infected pigs during the 1918 outbreak, and seasonal flu outbreaks have been seen in pig populations and human populations ever since.
3. The flu virus mutates fairly rapidly (as compared to some other viruses) and thus it is able to survive in the human population and find new victims.
4. About 36,000 people in the USA die from influenza and its complications each year. Some are normal healthy people but most are those who have other health problems that cause them to succumb to the flu virus.
5. The flu is caused by a virus, and viruses require a host in which to replicate. The flu virus can be grown in labs in tissue culture cells. The virus does not replicate in manure pits.
6. Because the flu virus is preserved at cold temperatures, and because people are in closer contact in closed air spaces in winter, and because cold air reduces the resistance of the respiratory tract, there are seasonal outbreaks of flu. Chance mutation and chance development of large susceptible populations can lead to outbreaks of flu.
7. The current popular strain of flu that is getting lots of press and lots of attention from the WHO and the OIE actually seems to be pretty much of a dud as flu viruses go. There have been far more pathogenic flu viruses that have not become famous at all. This one certainly does not by any means deserve all the press and attention it getting.
Vaccination can be an effective deterrent to many important and deadly diseases. Vaccination against smallpox using the cowpox (vaccinia) virus has eradicated smallpox from the planet. Smallpox virus should be have been on the endangered species list, and it's a wonder that there has been no public outcry from the likes of PETA over the demise of the once great Variola virus. see: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Smallpox
All vaccines can produce adverse reactions in some people. The rate is low, but when massive numbers of people are vaccinated, the numbers of adverse reactions accumulate. 1 in 10000 becomes 100 in 1 million, thousands when millions are vaccinated.
Today I received by email from entirely different sources information claiming that all vaccinations are not only worthless, but BAD for you.
I also received email claiming that "we have on our hands a mutating virus in Swine that was specifically designed to resist any vaccine put on the market. Further the catalyst to spur on the infection may very well be the new vaccine about to be distributed & forced on the general public."
Let's call it what it is -- SPAM.
It's not true that vaccines are bad. Vaccination has helped control many deadly diseases. There are negative reactions to any vaccine in a small fraction of any population. It is an unfortunate truth. The additives that are in vaccines, such as formaldehyde, aluminum, preservatives, organic mercury are there is such small amounts as to be utterly disregardable. The jerks who are continually SPAMMING us with misinformation are after our attention and our money, and they need to be ignored.
There is no master plan to Weaponize the Swine Flu virus by vaccination. That is a silly hate rumour. People should know better than to repeat such silly nonsense.
We are being lied to by the powers that be, and they are continually jerking us around and drawing us into foreign wars and stealing our ambition and the fruits of our labour. This is no time for us to be distracted by sillyness and rumors that arise from a few highly motivated spammers.