Hey doc, I'm so glad you popped in.
By the way, there were full strength thimerosal-containing childhood vaccines on the shelves until well into 2002
. Let me know if you'd like links to the transcripts of governmental hearings revealing this very important fact, as well as documented newspaper articles.
Are you also one of those peds who tell concerned parents they took thimerosal out of the MMR
and now it's deemed safe?
Do you know how many times I've heard parents say their peds tell them this when they inquire about the MMR and autism: "Don't worry, they took the mercury out the MMR and it's safe now."
A ped trying to ease a parents fears about the MMR and autism and doesn't even know that thimerosal is not (and never was) an ingredient in the MMR vaccine??????
Since mercury is no longer a concern in your mind and you claim to be a pediatrician, maybe you wouldn't mind answering a few questions.
My now eight year old son was injected with 36.5 micrograms of mercury at each
two months up until he was six months of age. Therefore, he was given over 100 micrograms of mercury in just the first six months of life. I repeat - just the first six months. This amount doesn't
include the Hep. B dose (administered alone) at one week of age containing 12.5 micrograms and the last dose of DTaP at 17 months of age containing 25 micrograms.You
probably did the same for well over a decade and here are my questions:*Were you aware of what you were doing?
Some of your patients may have received even more than the daily 36.5 micrograms routinely administered for years. If my son's Hib doses would have contained thimerosal (his shots didn't, but many did at the time), then the daily intake of thimerosal would have been significantly higher and this was the scenerio for millions of children.
*So, were you aware of the ingredients contained in the vaccines you were administering, particularly thimerosal and the cummulative total? Did the AAP at any time issue a warning of the potential dangers to it's members?
*Have you ever read a vaccine product insert at any time during your career? If so, was it prior to 1999?
*If you were aware, did you question the AAP about the cummulative amount of thimerosal being administered to all U.S. children, including your very own patients? Did you make any attempt inform the parents in your practice? I'm sure you are keenly aware the majority of parents (including me at one time) look to peds for guidance, since they are the "experts."
*If you were NOT aware, why were you not aware?
*What are your thoughts on thimerosal? (Can't wait to hear if you're going to use your common sense or the stock AAP answer)
*Were you concerned at any time about the cummulative amount of thimerosal being administered?
*How many of your patients in the last 15 years have had development delays, including speech and motor skills, autism, ADHD and learning disabilities? Here's a good one - how many are are on medication for these disabilities or receiving special education services?
Oh, and don't attempt to avoid my questioning by claiming "the past is the past." You are minimizing and it is not appreciated here. The AAP and it's puppet members screwed up big time, including you doc.