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Started the series House last night and in the first couple episodes there was a mom who didn't vax and got completely reamed.

 

Private Practice had a family that didn't vax and the Dr vaxxed the younger one without consent when the older one got sick.

 

Grey's Anatomy also recently had an episode where the non-vaxxer was made to be an idiot. 

 

Are there any shows that portray a non-vaxxer that actually did research?

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Not to my knowledge...the tv media is out to villify those who question, and paint the picture that the gov has our best interests at heart....barf...that goes for all media

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Not that I have seen. I have been wondering if Leverage ever touched on the subject. We are about half way through the 3rd season and I don't recall any specific to vaxxes but they do go after pharma in some of them. The one we watched a few days ago was on a medical trial that resulted in lots of deaths and the guy heading it was trying to repackage the product and sell it as something else.

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I had a temp job at a medical library in a large Medical Center in 1990.  We provided information for a television show that was about MASH units in Vietnam.  The information is controlled. You know why. What would happen if a well educated, non vaxing parent showed up at the ER ? That would not be allowed. I remember seeing things like this on Dr Welby and Dr Kildare. Nothing new here.


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Private Practice and Grey's Anatomy are created/run by the same individual. There are plenty of parallels (and natural head-desk moments) among medical beliefs when you look at them through that lens.

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If you do not like the way nonvaxers are portrayed on these programs, write to the sponsors of the program and/or boycott those products - let them know why. Yes, that takes time and energy that should go to your children, but at least these companies know there are people out there in great numbers who do not like the way they are portrayed.

 

Decades ago, my Chiropractic Father and my mom often would be interviewed for a show or news segment about families with health foods and organic lifestyles; my parents were very ordinary - other people could connect with them. But when the programs were put together, my parents never made the final cut. There could have been other reasons, but often the people who made the final broadcast were not mainstream looking nor were they anyone that most people would identify with. 

 

The media likes to make people who refuse vaccines as crazy nuts who do not think the way us normal people do and should be shunned and have their children taken away.


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