05 – Talking about Vaccines
Talking about Vaccination
People find themselves in a variety of situations where the topic of vaccination comes up. Often people who have chosen not to vaccinate cannot remember facts and figures to give others or think of what to say. Don’t let this stop you from speaking up.
Here are some examples that may help:
- When you hear someone saying something incorrect about vaccination, simply say “I used to believe that until I got more information – would you like to me to get you some more information?”
- When a doctor or nurse asks why you haven’t vaccinated, simply say “I am open to vaccination but have not found any SCIENTIFIC evidence vaccination works – do you have any SCIENTIFIC proof?”
- Another one for a doctor or nurse: “Will you sign something to say you will support my child financially for the rest of his/her life if the vaccines damage or harm her/him?”
- When an elderly person tells you that polio was very bad and will return, simply say “the official info states that polio was 90% gone before vaccination was widely used, so what got rid of the 90%?”
- When a well meaning friend or relative questions your decision, simply say “I fail to see how injecting heavy metals, foreign proteins, multiple viruses and many toxic substances into a body all at one time can keep someone well, can you explain it to me?”
- When someone questions your responsibility as a parent, simply say “I think a responsible parent investigates any procedure to be carried out on their child and does not simply following like sheep out of fear and ignorance, what do you think?”
- When someone says your baby will die if not vaccinated, simply say “I would be more worried if I vaccinated as SIDS is most common at 2, 4 and 6 months – when vaccines are given. Also, there have been independent studies showing unvaccinated children are much healthier than vaccinated children. Isn’t that interesting?
- Finally, if you cannot remember any of the above, no matter what someone is saying, simply ask “Can you prove that?” This is the show stopper as vaccinators cannot prove anything they say in regard to vaccines being safe or effective. They are simply not safe and effective.
You may notice that these are all questions. People who vaccinate can rarely answer any intelligent questions about vaccination. If they do answer a question ask them for a copy of the information to read to support what they have said.
I have found that when I speak up about vaccination, I attract like-minded people who are open and responsible. Wouldn’t you like to have people like that around you? If you stay silent, you may never know who they are.
A final word: People who vaccinate their children out of fear and ignorance do not have to justify their decision.
You don’t have to either, so stop thinking you do!
Be proud you have done the research and acted responsibly based on your new knowledge.
Q: So you’re an anti-vaxxer now?
A: Actually I am an Ex-vaccinator now as I have become educated on this issue. If you have never vaccinated your child, then you can say you are anti-poisoning of children.
Q: Don’t you worry about your child getting sick from vaccine preventable diseases?
A: There is no such thing as a vaccine preventable disease. Outbreaks are occurring in fully vaccinated communities. I actually have less fear of many of those illnesses now that I’ve done my research.
Q: But what about polio?
A: Polio is asymptomatic in over 90% of cases. When symptoms do present, they’re usually mild and flu-like.
Q: But we don’t see iron lungs anymore because of vaccines.
A: We don’t see iron lungs anymore for the same reason we don’t see computers that are large enough to take up an entire room. Technology has come a long way.
Q: But even if the risk of getting something serious is small, don’t you want to protect your child with vaccines just in case?
A: I do want to protect my child, and that is one reason I say no to vaccines. Because in my cost-benefit analysis, the chances of my child being harmed from vaccines is greater than the chances of my child being harmed from one of those illnesses.
Q: Do the ingredients in vaccines concern you?
A: Yes, many of them are known toxins.
Q: You know there’s formaldehyde in pears, right? And mercury in tuna?
A: When’s the last time you puréed a pear and some tuna, then injected it intramuscularly? We have a digestive system for a reason, and the mucosal tissue is one of the most important components of the human immune system. I don’t think bypassing those functions is without consequence. Ingestion and injection are not the same thing. It’s the same reason you can drink snake venom, but being bitten in the leg with the same venom can kill you.
Q: But don’t you think vaccines are a victim of their own success? They eradicated polio and other diseases, so you probably haven’t seen them thanks to vaccines.
A: Correlation does not equal causation. The history of vaccines is more complex than that, and I no longer believe that vaccines can take the credit for eradicating any diseases. We have never had widespread vaccination for scarlet fever or typhoid, yet, they are no longer a threat. Amazing what sanitation can do. Polio has also not been eradicated. I may not have lived through the “polio” era, but I am living in a time with a different kind of epidemic. My child’s generation is the first to have a life expectancy that is less than that of their parents. People are sicker than ever with autoimmune diseases, deadly allergies, neurological problems, and cancer. We cannot cling to a controversial problem of the past to make crucial decisions for today. We have to do something about the problems we are currently faced with, and giving more vaccines is not an acceptable solution.
Q: But it’s not just about your child. It is your responsibility to vaccinate your child to protect immune compromised people through herd immunity.
A: First and foremost, my responsibility is to my child. I will not set my child on fire to keep someone else warm. What parent would knowingly risk their child’s life for the sake of the herd? Would you? My child is not a human shield. Secondly, herd immunity is a myth. We do not have vaccine induced herd immunity and never have.
Q: But the science is settled and doctors and scientists agree that vaccines are necessary.
A: Science is never settled. As history has shown, science can be dangerously wrong. It can also be heavily influenced by financial interests. And doctors and scientists do not all agree about vaccines. There are many doctors, nurses, immunologists, and researchers who are aware of the shortcomings of vaccines. And if we want to really discuss vaccine science, we need to demand that there be more of it, because vaccine science is severely lacking. It is the tobacco science of our time. The current vaccine schedule (which has more than tripled since vaccine manufacturers became protected from liability) has never been tested for safety. There hasn’t been a randomized double blind placebo controlled study comparing the outcomes of the vaccinated vs. unvaccinated.