Thanks for that! It was a great read :) Especially liked these parts:
"Clearly, I can't run a google search on a complex medical topic and eventually cobble together a better answer on it than these two can. Not even if I spent ten hours on it. Not even if I spent forty. Not even if I spent weeks. They don't hand out medical degrees for running google searches. Or for talking to midwives... or doulas... or anybody else. Imagine if they did though, and you got in a car accident or you had a heart attack, or you needed a liver transplant or something. Um... yikes."
"Why are you trusting someone with whom no other expert agrees, and who is making millions off of this, instead of your own moderately-salaried pediatrician(s)? Okay I get it - you've had a crappy doctor (or doctors) before. Me too. But this debate isn't pediatrician-to-pediatrician. This debate involves a clear, essentially unanimous medical consensus among all our leading experts. When you vaccinate on time, you're not "just" trusting your pedi; you're trusting all the top experts on topics including virology, immunology, microbiology, statistics, epidemiology, pathogenesis ... and of course, medicine and pediatrics. We're talking the guys who went to Harvard and the like, and got MD's and PhD's and devoted their careers to research, which generally pays much less than private practice. I truly hope that you don't think that you or I could come up with a better answer than they have, by googling or by doing other layperson "research." If we were so capable, then what's preventing us from coming up with the next curative cancer treatment, which is another thing we can expect of Md/Phd medical researchers (like the husband I've barely seen for the past decade)?"
Love! thanks for the link :)