"Anyone can report to VAERS" - Page 2
Then there's the opposite end of the spectrum where anything and everything which happens in days weeks or months following a vaccine must be a reaction, and with no acknowledgement that there's a whole host of other possible reasons, including that "bad stff happens".
Your first statement has nothing to do with the second statement.
People are studied. Yes.
People who have had serious vaccine reactions are not studied. Especially when only 1-10% of severe vaccine reactions are even reported, let alone recognized.
It's really quite infuriating that the people who keep parroting, "Vaccine reactions are SO rare!" are the ones who've never had a reaction, never had a friend or relative have a reaction, and they assume that those who report reactions are either mistaken or even making it up.
The reason they assume this? The statistics say that such reactions are rare.
It doesn't matter to them that the statistics are based on extremely flawed methods of collecting data. To them, the statistics are more important than the injured people.
That's exactly what should happen, particularly the autistic children whose parents reported seizure reactions to vaccines.
Researchers should be approaching the parents and asking for permission to screen the whole family for mitochondrial disorders, for vitamin deficiencies, for autoimmune markers, for signs of inflammation. They should be looking at other environmental factors in those families--does a particular diet predispose towards a vaccine reaction? (Hell, we KNOW formula-fed infants are far more likely to end up with autism diagnoses!) How about living near high-voltage cables or near electricity plants? Is there possibility of heavy metal exposure to the parents, that could have had an effect on the baby in utero?
But what's happened so far is that people with vaccine reactions--with or without autism as a result--are ignored.
Orphan disease is a disease that affects very few people so it doesn't attract a lot of attention or funding for research.
And I think a lot of the reactions to vaccines are over looked by parents and are possibly miscatergorized by the medical professionals. I mean it took me yrs to get diagnosis for things that were in no way related to vaccines I can imagine it could be just that for about anything. And I do think some parents don't bring it up to the Dr and or the Dr doesn't actually give it much credence when the possibility of vaccines being a cause are brought up.
Though this last time I took my LO in for his vaccines the Dr went into a long list of stuff with me because last time when she asked if I wanted to give him the flu vaccine I told her no and she asked why and I explained why I was uncomfortable with it for my family since quite a few of us have AI's and she said she had been really looking into that lately and will keep it mind from now on. Now that doesn't mean she will but hey she didn't push or try the Dr Knows best routine.
Yikes. Guess someone forgot to inform my daughter that reactions are so rare that she shouldn't have had them. And I did report them - to the pediatrician, and to VAERS myself because I don't trust a doctor to go and report something that they don't believe exists. As a longer term reaction, my daughter developed a nasty sensitivity/borderline allergy to oats, following her last vaccines. Covered head to toe in hives, eyes swollen, body red hot, I was told she couldn't possibly be having a food reaction - it was labled a "non-specific viral illness". No one's been knocking down my door to study my child.