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The most articulate discussion of vaccines I've seen yet

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This is from 6 years ago, but as far as I can tell, NOTHING has changed.




There is so much to quote, I don't even know where to start.


We often compare vaccines with cigarettes, but she made some points of which I was COMPLETELY unaware:


"The first study linking cigarettes to lung cancer was published in1939. The first statement from the Surgeon General on the topic was published in the Journal of the American Medical Association in November, 1959."


20 years??  It took 20 YEARS?   And then another decade to label the product???


"a recap: medical experts often reverse themselves over time, and it took the U.S. Government nigh on thirty years after the first study linking cigarette smoking to lung cancer to officially warn citizens about the dangers of smoking."


And, oh, how much the pharmaceutical companies learned from the tobacco companies' "mistakes."


"If you think the tobacco companies spend a lot of money on lobbying and campaign donations, let's do a little comparison on how they rate compared to the pharmaceutical industry, in this country...

Tobacco (between 1997 and 2007): $34.7 million

Pharmaceuticals (for same period): $675 million [this figure is ONLY for lobbying]

Oh, wait, those figures aren't exactly comparable... that second amount is for lobbying alone--it doesn't include the drug companies' political campaign contributions, in the United States."


There is more--SO much more, that all I can say is, read the whole article.  :)

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Yes, and in those twenty years, only those crazy health nuts were opposed to smoking, like those quacks, chiropractors.


In the 1940s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D-y_N4u0uRQ and 1950s http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0-2oQOIXKuY doctors promoted cigarettes as a healthy habit, especially if you had asthma!


Remember, like vaccines, the government subsidizes tobacco farmers.


It has been 28 years since Congress passed the National Vaccine Injury Act. How long will it take for people to realize that vaccines are not only unavoidably unsafe, they are dangerous!


Those who do not learn the lessons of history will have to repeat them again.

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If you know how diethylstilbestrol was researched and developed, people who know about biology and chemistry could have predicted that a hormone as powerful as this was could do the damage it did, yet it was prescribed for several conditions for which it there was no evidence that it would help for years.  The Dieckmann Study at the University of Chicago 1949-1953 proved that DES did not help maintain pregnancy and prevent miscarriages, yet DES, diethystilbestrol, continued to be prescribed for another 20 years. There was not a recall, so the supplies that were on the doctors' shelves continued to be passed out until the mid 1970s. DES was used as a cattle fattening agent until the mid-1980s. It was used for prostate cancer, dry-up shots - for women who did not want to breastfeed - the morning after pill, as a hormone to inhibit excessive height, and other questionable conditions.


This seems to be a pattern in medical products, and the patient needs to beware.

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Just read it. Wonderful piece!

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Stayed up waaaaay past my bedtime to cram all this in tonight but great read!

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