Vaccines: Keeping it Simple

Vaccines? Quite a complex topic. There are really a lot of “bones” in it. (much more than most folks realize.)

But at bottom, really, the main things you need to know are pretty straightforward.

Here are 2 key things to be sure & keep forefront in your mind:

# 1. This. We often hear these days of “outbreaks” or “epidemics” of measles, mumps, chickenpox or whooping cough. This in spite of the fact that vaccine rates are very high. (& indeed, that, almost invariably, those who contracted the illness were fully vaccinated!)

Who gets blamed?

People who were not vaccinated.

Ponder this for just a moment, please. Let it sink in.

It’s kind of straightforward, actually.

******** (I’m giving you a moment or two to ponder it.)

Did you ponder?

If vaccines work … then how come the vaccinated kids got the illness?

& the unvaccinated children/people did not?

You see what I’m saying?

Ponder again, if need be. Take all the time you need.

(It’s actually pretty Orwellian, if you get my drift, the way the un-vaccinated are blamed.)

** Look for relevant items below, under ‘The Vaccinated spread illness’

** Look for relevant items below, under ‘The Vaccinated spread illness’

# 2. Asking for vaccine “inserts.” Vaccines (like all pharmaceutical drugs, I gather) are accompanied to the doctors’ (or pharmacists’) office by lengthy information sheets (“monographs” or “inserts”) from the manufacturer, with many paragraphs containing warnings and lists of (some very serious) possible side effects. How can it be that doctors/health professionals don’t offer patients (or parents) a copy of this information BEFORE jabbing a needle into the patient’s arm (or more than one, these days, into her/his tiny infant’s thighs)?


Why, eh?? (This one is likely worth a little pondering time also.)

It’s important! You need to pay attention.

You need to read those inserts/monographs BEFORE those needles go in.

You really, really do.

It’s important.

(Okay, I know I’m repeating myself, but it really, really IS important!)

Alright.

These two “little” items ought to give you pause.

I did say “Keeping It Simple.

Now.

If you want to dig a little deeper (a pretty excellent idea, actually!), & look into:

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  • Deaths from vaccines: Legion! Here are only two cases that spring immediately to mind: the Catone family’s loss of baby Nicholas (in May 2017). Two babies die in Samoa (July 2018) immediately following their MMR shots. (Since vaccine injury reporting systems are so poorly and inconsistently used, no one really knows the true statistics. See VAERS, below)

  • Decrease in disease mortality: related to better public health measures, sanitation, hygiene. Excellent long piece here on this & much else to do with vaccines. (Related item here, also.)

  • DTP (or DTap) vaccine dangers / deaths: another one with too much info to choose among. Take a look at the DTP section in this posting for a whole selection. To make it personal? Make it real? Read about this family’s story. Disturbing facts about DTP-related deaths in Africa (scroll down on the page to see the full list of related communications). ** note: I have trouble keeping this vaccine straight. You hear DTP, or DTap, or Tdap. Unable to keep it straight, though surely I’ll get it eventually.

  • Doctors’ compensation rates for vaccination of their patients: yes, they are well-paid for all these shots. They may even turn you away from their practice if you decline vaccinations for your child.

Who knows what the payment scheme is in Canada? I don’t. Will add info if/when I find it!

Who knows what the payment scheme is in Canada? I don’t. Will add info if/when I find it!

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  • Increase in vaccine “schedule” following the release from liability (see above). Once Big Pharma got released from having to pay if their products do harm, the # of vaccines being given ramped up, & it continues to ramp. See below. Also, look at this postcard that shows the increases (this one is from Ontario. Other provinces’ schedules are all found here.)

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  • Unvaccinated children: healthier than unvaccinated?

Also    this

Also this

  • Vaccines for pregnant women: watch out! Of interest even to the non-pregnant! (See also this)

  • Vaccinehesitancy(& also here)

  • Vaccine ingredients

  • Vaccine inserts: Truth hiding in plain sight! (convenient route to all inserts here; get it right from the horse’s mouth!)

  • Vaccine mandates (Vaccines for children ARE NOT mandatory in Canada! Lots on this page in the little box on left-hand side)

  • Vaccine “skeptics”: #1: Everyone should be a skeptic until they’ve done some research! #2: Skeptics are not some weird cult. More on that here. #3: Those who become skeptical usually do so after they’ve been exposed to personal injury. I.e., they trusted vaccination. Got vaccinated. Injury happened. Bingo: a new skeptic is born. (2-minute item on this on Facebook.)

  • VAERS (Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System): only around 1% of injuries reported

  • Weight of evidence approach: wise folks know not to trust just one source. One study. One person. One “expert.” One media report!? You look into many studies, many sources before you conclude what the “weight of evidence” is revealing to you. (& don’t forget! Always: #Follow.The.Money. Always, always, always.)

  • Whooping cough. See Vaccines: Miscellany, A - Z posting.

etc. etc. etc.

Well, that is eminently do-able!

The knowledge base is out there.

It exists.

We’re all smart, right?

We can:

  • Be curious; ask questions!

  • Dig into things

  • Do our own research

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& all that.


Right?

Can’t we?

Maybe we should.

Maybe we had really better!


(Hint: I sure think so!)

Janet


p.s. when I posted this, I had not had time to insert links, as I have now done.

If you check out the posting Vaccines: Miscellany A – Z, you will likely find additional helpful information there.


p.p.s. I am just plain crazy about quotations! For their ability to startle & inspire us.

You will find many quotations about vaccines here. The collection includes many from M.D.s.

& many quotations about science, here (there are some real humdingers!!)

p.p.p.s. here is the full iceberg image. You can likely see now why I chose the iceberg as a bit of a metaphor for the vaccine issue, hmmm? So much more to it than meets the eye…

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