I finally snapped with this stuff too
Oh, this article made me cry yesterday when I read it. It was more compelling than a St. Jude's ad.
But it doesn't change the fact that the FDA and CDC haven't bothered to study vaccines effects long term. Bottom line: effects unknown (you know, except for all the children damaged each year by them and swept under the rug). The burden of proof should not be on parents to prove they're unsafe, it should be on the manufacturer and government to prove that they are.
Since no long term studies exist and we are getting progressively more ill as a community, until the studies are done (conflict of interest-free studies), I will air on the side of caution. No vaccines for my baby.
I hate to be made to feel like not vaccinating my child is putting other peoples children at risk. The thought of a poor family with an immuno-suppressed child catching something and responding to the illness my daughter fought off easily in a much more dangerous way is scary.
Here's what I really want to say to people: "While I care about the general well being of all children. I am not willing to accept the risk of potential brain damage and immune system dysfunction in my own child in order to protect yours."
Stay strong! You're not alone! Just send them this study. Its my favorite.http://www.ehponline.org/members/2005/7712/7712.pdf
No parent should continue to trust the CDC and FDA's vaccine recommendations when a study clearly showing brain toxicity of thimerosal like this has been published and instead of calling for more studies, the CDC and FDA state its perfectly safe, but were asking manufacturers to remove it to calm "unsubstantiated fears." You wouldn't believe anyone else you know if they gave you that line. Why do parents still believe the government?
And block that persons email or shift it to SPAM! They are not helpful. Tell them you only accept scientific literature from the opposite side!