Originally Posted by prosciencemum
So that looks like one vote for the entire medical profession involved in vaccination being stupid. Anyone like to take the side of deliberate intent to harm by hiding mass numbers of serious side effects?
Really, prosciencemum, is this truly necessary?
We've told you. SO. MANY. TIMES. that we don't think that the entire medical profession is stupid, and that we don't think that there is a mass conspiracy. So please, PLEASE stop trying to paint us as doctor-haters and conspiracy theorists. We're not.
We've told you that we believe that most first-line medical professionals--the primary care doctors, nurses, nurse-practitioners, and physician assistants-- have simply not been properly trained to recognize vaccine reactions other than fever, swelling, redness, and irritability.
We've reminded you that, in fairly recent history, doctors weren't trained to wash their hands before delivering babies, either. In more recent history, they weren't trained to recognize serious adverse reactions to some medications, leaving Vioxx and Lipitor patients (and many others) with doctors who told them that their reactions couldn't be from the medications because the doctors had not been told that such reactions were possible.
We've given you both personal and documented testimony (MDC member Michael Belkin's testimony before Congress) of how a baby with such reactions is treated, and linked you to websites where thousands of other parents have reported similar experiences. Some of us have even admitted that we would never have believed such a thing could be possible until our own babies (WHOM WE VACCINATED) had serious reactions.
And we've linked you with mainstream, peer-reviewed studies that support the link between vaccines and the kinds of reactions we describe, and call for further research--which has not happened.
Our point is that, in spite of efforts towards vaccine safety, there is a real and serious problem of severe reactions being missed, due to an incorrect belief that reactions are limited to immediate, allergic reactions. The problem extends to include medical professionals treating parents who report such serious reactions as ignorant, hysterical fools.
It only escalates these problems when bloggers pick up the arrogant, condescending attitude, and vilify such parents and those who believe them, calling for them to be refused basic legal rights, and calling them "mass murderers" and worse, blaming them for any and all disease complications, and, quite consciously, pitting parent against parent.
And you seem to be treating us with that same attitude, even though you've never been in our shoes, and as far as I can tell, you've never KNOWN anyone who has been in our shoes.
Edited by Taximom5 - 7/31/13 at 3:33am