still no interest in discussing HOW families who see reactions, or possible reactions, end up as critical of vaccines?
I've had some more thoughts about how this plays out.
Consider that for every family that sees a possible reaction and reports it to medical personnel you have someone on the medical side doing one of these things:
1) denying that it is a vaccine reaction
2) admitting that it is a vaccine reaction but not reporting it
3) admitting that it is a vaccine reaction and reporting it
4) saying "I'm not sure what caused this, might have been the vaccines."
Three out of four involve not reporting, and much of the time may involve not even recording what happened in the medical file of the individual involved.
This business of not reporting vaccine reactions snowballs over time, as each problem not reported or recorded is lost from the data. In addition, when medical personnel insist that something is not a vaccine reaction, they may be failing to convince the individual or the parents of the individual, but they are building up a body of belief about vaccine reactions in themselves and in their co-workers. It could be described as the opposite of open-mindedness on vaccine reactions and could explain the sometimes absurd over-reaction that people have described when they try to report to a doctor or nurse that their baby got very sick after vaccines were administered. "No! That isn't a vaccine reaction." This is, of course, the worst sort of response to deliver, if you are actually trying to convince someone who has just experienced something very scary, that it really isn't anything to worry about. What is needed is calmness, concern, openness, willingness to collect the information, perhaps time taken to consult the PDR or the vaccine package inserts, appropriate questions about timing, severity of symptoms, duration of symptoms, all the normal stuff that would be done if a parent brought in a sick baby who was possibly having a reaction to a drug or vaccine.
I continue to believe that each vaccine critical anecdote posted online is the result of a failure of medical personnel to properly address the problem when it first occurred.
If possible vaccine reactions were properly handled parents would either:
1) continue to trust medical personnel because they know that if something goes wrong with vaccine administration it will be addressed and the needs of their baby or child will be considered ahead of the needs of the vaccine program or
2) they will continue to trust medical personnel because they are convinced that what looked like a vaccine reaction really was a coincidence, a virus, a normal response to the vaccine, etc.
The inability of the medical personnel to deliver those outcomes represents a disastrous failure of the system.
By the way, the fact that there is an organization called VOICES FOR VACCINES is a very bad sign. Vaccines need to be protected? Vaccines need someone to speak up for them? Crazy.