I have been lurking on and off this site for last 5 years, gaining insights and learning so much from all of your posts from the time of my pregnancy to alternative child education with everything in between. My daughter is now 4 and about to enter pre K..and yep..time to face reality on vax or rather non vax issues in my case. I officially joined the site today just to chime in my own lil two cents on this. Please understand these are my own opinions and in no way in attacking anyone else's point of view.
I think everyone is in agreement here that there are possible side effects/injuries when vaccination takes place. As to how much and how many is what seems to polarize both sides. I find it alarming that as long as it's "rare" (insert any fractional number of your choice here), the system itself is concluded to be OKAY. So let's say this number of people got immunized but one died or became crippled for life. In my opinion this is NOT okay. Every life is precious. And looking at how vaccinations are usually rolled out, where informed consent is as rare as unicorns, how is this justifiable? Not only that, people are usually coerced or harassed and even lied to, in order to fulfill this public health quota. For once I would like a doctor to say " Here is the insert that came with the vaccination. The ingredient is listed and so are the possible side effects. Please weigh the risks against the benefits. I am here to answer any questions after you read it. Please let me know what you decide".
From what I have read, this type of scenario is non existent. The thinking and deciding is done for us when the medical establishment bypass this procedure. Questioning seems to be the new brand of heresy.
Let's take a very simple example.
Suppose there is a restaurant. Government mandates that you go and eat there on a yearly schedule. Except that it's not really the law and you can opt out, but you don't know this since employees do not apprise you of this fact. No one there shows you the menu and you don't think to ask because well, surely the food is fine since government says so. You eat what they serve and go home, to be repeated again at a later date. Then you hear about some people getting sick or dying and they are blaming the restaurant. You are not sure what to think but it makes you a bit uneasy so you start researching a little bit. You find the menu and its ingredients. Then you find out, you CANNOT sue the restaurant if they are in fact responsible. You also find out the inspections are done by some of the people who earn money through the restaurant. Any safety inspection of its food in the future will be done by the same people.
Conflict of interest does not even COVER this. This is totally unethical, How did this system came to be and why is it still in place? How is one suppose to trust anything from such establishment? The answer is for me is simple. You CAN'T. This is not about efficacy of vaccines. Because the system is unethical, it puts EVERYTHING into a huge question mark.
Not one life should be expendable for this so called vaccination mandates. Burden of proof regarding safety should be on the vaccine makers themselves because many believe immunizations are mandatory in this country. This so called herd immunity - I never asked for it. The powers that be decided that's the way it should be without my consent. My body - my choice. It is as simple as that. I do not ask others to take the bullet for me nor will I do for others UNLESS I want to. This is not some backwards socialist country last time I checked. Vaccination is a choice and I fully intent to exercise that right, especially for my daughter.
I thank you all for reading.