Originally Posted by Friendlee
I'm still not getting it. But, the research I acquire comes from other sources than the media so I've definitely been pulled in a different direction.
Does anyone read the Mercola articles about the flus? That's some VERY interesting information.
Funny you should ask Friendlee! I'm listening to Mercola right now! Here is the link.http://articles.mercola.com/sites/ar...-Pandemic.aspx
I'm not scared of the flu, swine or otherwise. I have seen my kids make it through many illnesses unscathed. I know they are strong and I personally feel the flu vaccines only weaken them. That is just my own personal belief. In twelve years of having been a mother and four other newborns, they have all made it through infancy alive, with and without vaccines. The children I vaccinated were less healthy and actually caught more illnesses than the unvaccinated two. If I'd had a different experience, perhaps I would feel differently but for now, no shots for us.
All that being said, Pandme, you have to make that decision for yourself. When I contemplate whether or not I want to get a vaccine I ask questions about the vaccine like efficacy, and side effects. I also a assess the current health of the family and what the illness is LIKELY to bring: Fever, body aches, misery for a week. If you learn that the swine flu vaccine is effective at fighting the swine flu and that particular virus is what you are most worried about, then get it. It won't protect you and the kids against all the colds and other icky viruses that are out there, though. Those viruses will likely cause all those same symptoms in you and your newborn. According to a report CBS did, those are the types of viruses most people are getting.http://www.cbsnews.com/stories/2009/...n5404829.shtml
Just out of curiousity what was your vitamin D number? I must have missed your post in the other thread about vitamin D.