.......but because I've had a few other challenging questions - I decided it wouldn't hurt to clear up my point a little more.
No offence taken Ang, I wouldn't write about these subjects unless I was prepared to be challenged and hear different views. What you said was my biggest point -- it IS our decision, it's our body, that’s why I don't understand why we are being FORCED to take it.
Yes, I have had Tim immunized with all of the mandatory shots. I have not had him immunized against Chicken pox or any of the other optional choices. I chose to vaccinate him for no other reason than the fact that I was not educated enough to stand up against it - and because I am scared of these deadly diseases.
My point is not that these vaccinations AREN'T doing what they are supposed to (ie. protecting against deadly disease) my point is that we aren't sure, and enough research isn't being done about what they ARE doing that they didn't expect (ie. like this new link to nervous system diseases, Autism, Alzheimers, Paralyzation etc.)
We as a society are too quick to jump on the bandwagons and trust that medicine has come so far -- and trust that what they are pushing at us is truly beneficial.
The amount of Mercury in Thermisol (Thermisol is a preservative) in vaccines exceeded federal health guidelines -- even after this was known they continue to use it. There is something wrong when they are willing to jeopardize life for the sake of stopping a cough. Where are the priorities? I am not completely 100% against vaccines or even the flu shot -- I believe that they do serve a purpose. I just think that in 20 years, or 50 years we are going to be finding out that the benefits DID NOT outweigh the negative effects when they used us as lab rats to find the perfect mixture.
Why are they not doing major campaigns about washing hands, eating more fresh fruit and veggies, and talking about ways to protect our immune systems -- instead of weaken it more? We are soon going to have completely defenseless bodies that can't fight anything off by ourselves -- and we'll be finding out that the stuff they are injecting us with was far more detrimental than the common flu. Even the Chicken Pox vaccine has not been around long enough to see the long terms effects – they aren’t even sure how long you are protected for. This means that even vaccinated children may get the Chicken Pox in adulthood – which can be very dangerous and even deadly. They are finding cases where even vaccinated children get a very severe case of Chicken Pox.
You even mentioned yourself about how people abuse their drugs -- 20 years ago Doctors thought that antibiotics were the wonder drug. Prescribing them left and right and watching the common illnesses vanish in days.....and people trusted that this was the right thing to do. Then all of a sudden the super bugs started attacking and the Doctors say "Oh shit, guess we should have thought this one through before we over prescribed them."
An outbreak of the common flu can be deadly in nursing homes and for people with chronic conditions. I agree that they should be vaccinated. I do not believe that it should be pushed onto the healthy public as though it’s a necessity. I believe this is a fallacy fabricated by people with hidden agendas, feeding on society's fear of death.