In your deposition, include the fundamentals of the argument, that something, a foreign thing, is being injected into a human, a human healthy at that, and an injection changes his physiology and, possible, anatomy, how does he the doctor, the would-be injector, prove his vaccine is good AND is needed?
Additional to "good AND needed" is this concern: Mr. Would-be Injector, Have there been negative reactions to the vaccine(s) you're proposing to give to my child? If so, did each case meet restitution, and do you, Mr. Would-be Injector, believe compensation financially or any other means is equivalent to how the children were before they were vaccinated, healthy?
That question will force him to answer his view on his treatment to his patients. If he doesn't give a coherent answer or sidesteps it, let those replies stand because they are his answers.
What he says, what he doesn't say (and, maybe, won't say) and how he says it are your cues, dad and mom, what his intentions are: Either he cares about your child or doesn't care about your child. If the latter, take your child's hand and walk out of his office just after you (if possible in front of all his patients and his employees) rebuke him for betraying people -- or, for bringing to the forefront his behavior to his own kind, humans -- who trust him with their children's lives. Say this too: And you know what betrayal requires? Deliberateness; that's right, doctor, you know what you're doing. Then straighten your posture and walk out briskly, which shows you're confident. Before walking out, though, make sure you got all the necessary papers and whatever else is needed, because that interaction probably will be the last one you have with that doctor.
Just remember: Doctors are humans. They are NOT gods or demi gods. They don't know everything and that's OK. Hopefully, what you can get across to them is that, indeed, they know what they know, nothing else, certainly not everything.
What's at issue here is whether the rights of you, a parent, trump the doctor's rights. Control is what this interaction is about. And, yes, parents' rights always trump the doctor's rights (and those of whomever you seek for whatever). Assuming the environment isn't such that tethers consumer to provider (which stands opposite universal health care, The Tetherer, the causer of assembly line care) -- this separation being natural, where there's the person who goes to, or initiates, and the person who reacts to, or receives, him -- your rights always are superior to theirs, just as theirs are to whomever they would seek for whatever.
The end of obsequious behavior to doctors is long overdue. For you, a parent, there is no better time than to be alert, inquisitive, intelligent and firm than on the day you meet your doctor. Lay the foundation of your relationship and make it remain so. No need to be a bully, but do stand up for yourself, because you can bank on it that the doctor won't stand up for you if something goes wrong and will position himself with the state if your questions even hint at reclaiming your money and, more so, compensation for damages.
School's fine. Just don't let it get in the way of thinking. -Me
Study nature, not books. -Walton F. Dutton
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