How to Resist Pediatrician Pro Vaccination Tactics
A Pediatrician recently commented on a blog I wrote a few weeks back titled, “Six Reasons to Say NO to Vaccinations”. Her comment got me thinking about how parents could best deal with the tactics that Pediatricians frequently use to compel their patients to vaccinate.
Here are a few of the most effective ploys I’ve experienced or heard about at the Pediatrician’s office and how to best thwart them.
If you’ve ever been to a Pediatrician’s office with a young child, then you know that Fear is the number one weapon used to coerce parents to vaccinate their children. I’ve had it used on me by a lifelong doctor friend of the family! It takes a major act of will to resist this tactic.
Not all doctors are condescending. Let me make that point very, very clear upfront. I know there are wonderful doctors out there who listen patiently and respond in a human fashion to the concerns of their patients!
However, many Pediatricians are extremely condescending, especially when a parent questions vaccines! I had one doctor once march me down the hall to show me his numerous and impressive university and post graduate degrees beautifully framed on the wall! His point? “I’m smarter and more educated than you are. You are a nobody to be questioning my authority.” My response? I walked out.
A fourth weapon Pediatricians use to cajole parents to vaccinate is the threat that they will be dropped as patients if they don’t comply. I am hearing more and more stories of this type of unethical behavior from Pediatricians – vaccinate your child or else!
Even if the parents have a legitimate religious objection to vaccinations, Pediatricians still drop them for refusing shots for their children. If this isn’t against the First Amendment of the Constitution of the United States forbidding discrimination based on religion, I don’t know what is!
Six Reasons To Say NO to Vaccination
#1: Pharmaceutical Companies Can’t Be Trusted
Let’s just list a couple of the (many) times over the past 10 years where a drug or drug regimen has been deemed unsafe and downright dangerous and yet the pharmaceutical companies covered it up FOR YEARS in order to continue raking in the profits for as long as possible.
#2: ALL Vaccines are Loaded with Chemicals and other Poisons
Here is a list of some of the damaging ingredients in the vaccines on the market today:
MSG, antifreeze, phenol (used as a disinfectant), formaldehyde (cancer causing and used to embalm), aluminum (associated with alzheimer’s disease and seizures), glycerin (toxic to the kidney, liver, can cause lung damage, gastrointestinal damage and death), lead, cadmium, sulfates, yeast proteins, antibiotics, acetone (used in nail polish remover), neomycin and streptomycin. And the ingredient making the press is thimerosol (more toxic than mercury, a preservative still used in many vaccines, not easily eliminated, can cause severe neurological damage as well as other life threatening autoimmune disease). These vaccines are grown and strained through animal or human tissue, like monkey and dog kidney tissue, chick embryo, calf serum, human diploid cells (the dissected organs of aborted fetuses), pig blood, horse blood and rabbit brain.
#3: Fully Vaccinated Children are the Unhealthiest, Most Chronically Ill Children I Know
One thing that completely confounds me is that there are no studies comparing the health of unvaccinated children to the health of vaccinated children. This seems like such an obvious study and it should have been conducted decades ago. Why hasn’t it been done yet? My guess is because the health of the nonvaccinated children would so totally blow away the health of the vaccinated children that the discussion about the dangers of vaccines could finally be put to bed and the case would be closed emphatically in favor of those that accuse shots of causing chronic illness and auto immune disease.
#4: Other Countries Are Waking Up to the Dangers of Vaccines
In 1975, Japan raised its minimum vaccination age to 2 years old, The country’s infant mortality subsequently plummeted to such low levels that Japan now enjoys one of the lowest level in the Western world (#3 at last look). In comparison, the United States’ infant mortality rate is #33.
In Australia, the flu vaccine was recently suspended (April 2010) for children under 5 because an alarming number of children were showing up in the emergency rooms with febrile convulsions or other vaccine reactions within hours of getting this shot.
#5: A Number of Vaccines Have Already Had Problems/Been Removed from the Market
Here is a brief list of some of the vaccines that have caused serious injury in recent years. Please comment with others that you know of if they are not on this list:
– In Feb 2002, GlaxoSmithKline removed the Lyme Disease vaccine from the market citing poor sales when in fact a number of folks who received the vaccine reported symptoms worse than the disease itself such as incurable arthritis or neurological impairment.
– The Rotavirus vaccine (Rotashield) was removed from the market in 1999 due to an association between the vaccine and life threatening bowel obstruction or twisting of the bowl! Interestingly, my pediatrician at the time (who was a lifelong friend of our family) had highly recommended that this vaccine be given to my newborn baby at the time. I trusted my instincts and said no to the shot – am I glad I did! My pediatrician (remember, lifelong family friend) subsequently dropped me as a patient. Guess he wasn’t such a friend after all! Click here for the full story.
#6 You Can Always Get Vaccinated, But You Can Never Undo a Vaccination
Procrastination is usually considered a character flaw, but in the case of vaccination, delaying the decision for as long as possible plays to your advantage. The longer you wait to vaccinate your child, the better. A child’s immune system continues to develop for years after birth. The blood/brain barrier does not fully develop until adolescence. The longer you wait, the more likely your child’s immune system will be able to handle the onslaught with minimal damage.
If you don’t know what to do, don’t do anything!