Originally Posted by teacozy
Whether you like Paul Offit or not, he is extremely well educated and intelligent. That doesn't mean he knows how to fly an airplane or fix a car or fix a septic tank.
The problem with Paul Offit is, he is NOT an expert on adverse effects of vaccines.
The only reactions he will admit to are allergic reactions. But clearly, there ARE other kinds of severe adverse reactions, like autoimmune reactions, seizure reactions, and paralytic reactions. None of those are standard allergic reactions.
According to both the rheumatologists I've talked with about this, when you introduce into the body a vaccine adjuvant, which is designed to elicit a stronger immune response, you can't control what ELSE the immune system is going to react more strongly to. It's not just the antigen that the immune system will react to. It will react more strongly to everything.
Usually, with a single vaccine, this is not a problem. Or at least, it wasn't a problem often seen when there were only a few vaccines given over a lifetime.
But with so many vaccines, the immune system is being triggered into extra-strong reactions 50 times before kindergarten.
Environmentally, there are many more things to have a reaction to than there were 40 years ago: more artificial ingredients, chemicals, hormones, pesticides, and antibiotics in our foods, more and different kinds of pollution in our air and water, different chemicals in our cleaning products, etc.
Give a child a thimerosal-preserved flu shot along with 3 or 4 aluminum-adjuvanted vaccines, and we really DON'T know what exactly happens.
Remember, the Material Safety Data Sheet for thimerosal says to NEVER mix thimerosal with aluminum.
What happens if they "mix" inside the body?
We don't know, do we?
What if they don't mix, but the immune system has a much stronger-than-normal reaction against the thimerosal? What if the thimerosal has already crossed the blood-brain barrier? What if the aluminum has?
Paul Offit may be extremely well-educated and intelligent, but that doesn't mean that he knows everything about immunology. It certainly doesn't mean he knows about autoimmune reactions. Even rheumatologists, whose entire specialty is autoimmune disorders, admit that there is much that they don't know. And autoimmune disorders are not Offit's specialty.
Since he is someone with absolutely everything to lose if he's made a serious error, it also doesn't mean that he is honest.