Originally Posted by Bokonon
This sounds like forced vaccination to me too.
"In one of the strongest stands in the US, Prince George's County, Md., orders parents to immunize their children or risk up to 10 days in jail."
WOW... that is horrible. Where have our rights gone?
They don't seem to care enough about reactions, or else they wouldn't give so many at a time. We still don't know which of the 6 vaccinations my son received (at 2 months old) caused his terrible reaction.
Thanks for the links everyone. The reason I was looking into this is because someone was telling me that if it wasn't for vaccines, we would have disease "run rampid" everywhere. There really is not enough evidence to prove that. For ex. That CDC percentage of unvaccinated adults (link above) data compiled in 2007, says:
"2.1 percent of eligible adults (18 to 64 years old) had the tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough vaccine in the previous two years"
So then we are left the other 97% of adults that we don't know how many are just plain unvaccinated and which have immunity to tetanus, diphtheria, and whooping cough.
And if it is true what the Doctor says in this other link above http://www.thenhf.com/article.php?id=1975 that "at least 50% or more of the population was unprotected for decades" then the Herd immunity theory would be a myth and there would NOT be disease run rampid.
I can also see where this person got this fearful idea now, the same CDC pamplet claims that "vaccinations prevent @ 10.5 million cases of infectious illness a year and 33,000 deaths", but when you look at the source they give one person's name: "F. Zhou" at a 2003 Pediatric Conference.... (and there was no Dr. in front of the name). I think with numbers that large, we need more than this one person's theory. There needs to be more done for the concerned parents who are trapped under pressure between risks, yet we are treated like we are tossing around conspiracy theories or that we "don't care about the population" (I am not talking about here, just in general by the meaner folks). We are frowned upon for even questioning it at the Doctors office or elsewhere, like we are supposed to offer up our children like sacrificial guinea pigs and not cause a stink about it. Do you guys even realize how many parents are scared to death before they take their little ones into the doctor? I won't even get into it... NO ONE knows how their babies are going to react... NOT A SINGLE ONE. It is like Russian Roulette- who is going to be next, and if your kid is the lucky one then you get breath a sigh of relief while some other parent is left crying and questioning themselves and the decision they made. This is sad that we are put in this situation, really sad. Sorry for the rant... I am just really burnt out.