Why do I get so angry when vaccine misinformation is spread by the media & medical establishment? Should I just be content with my health kid & being able to make my own health choices?
I need to get this under control. I'm pregnant & every time this issue comes up I get incredibly upset & outraged. My child is safe so shouldn't I just chill out on this?
Someone said I get like this b/c I'm an Indigo. I am trying to channel some of my frustration into compiling all of my research into a book of sorts.
Here's what set me off....
A popular "Dr" show just did an Autism segment yesterday. I am sick of these popular TV shows, watched by millions of people, spreading misinformation about vaccines& autism in such a convincing way that a lot of people are going to believe them. Some whoppers (not being vaccinated is like riding in a car without a carseat OR delayed vaccination is dangerous b/c no one remembers to get the vaccines OR more importantly why is no one asking the real questions, e.g. are there any studies proving the safety current AAP vaccine schedule OR why does the US vaccine 2-3X more than other "healthier" countries but have way more autism & much worse infant mortality not to mention worse overall health). Yeah, I could go on with the examples.
I feel like parents who know & ask the right questions need to contact the powers that be these one-faceted or outright one-sided stories appears. There is another very popular Dr who often does guest appearances & reports on one of the major networks. (I'm not sure if I can mention names even though I'd love to.) Every time I see a show like this, I e-mail a complaint. I hope that other like-minded parents do too!
Edited by awallrising - 2/20/11 at 4:00pm