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Thursday, June 1, 2017

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The Vaccine Reaction

An enlightened conversation about vaccination, health and autonomy

"You may choose to look the other way, but you can never say again that you did not know." - William Wilberforce

IN THE NEWS

Tactics Doctors Use to Pressure Hesitant Parents to Vaccinate

Published May 31, 2017 | Medical Trade

The number of parents questioning the wisdom of the currently recommended schedule is up and corroboration is easy to find. An article in the journal Pediatrics in August 2016 reported that the number of pediatricians encountering parents who either question vaccine safety or refuse one or more vaccines or want to use an alternative vaccination schedule for their children increased from just under 75 percent in 2006 to 87 percent by 2013. A study from the Journal of the American Academy of Pediatrics reported that the primary reasons given for vaccine...

VACCINATION

Gelatin in Vaccines Can Cause Allergic Reactions

Published May 31, 2017 | Ingredients

The substance known as "gelatin" is a protein usually obtained from cows or pigs and produced by the partial hydrolysis of collagen extracted by boiling animal parts such as cartilage, tendons, skin, bones and ligaments in water. It acts a stabilizer, thickener and texturizer in food products such as yogurt, cream cheese, ice cream, marshmallows, etc. It is also used in the manufacturing of vitamin and drug capsules and cosmetics and is an ingredient in vaccines. According to the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)...

OPINION

Herd Immunity Theory Has Been Repeatedly Disproven

Published May 30, 2017 | Opinion

Several years ago I wrote about the theory of "herd immunity" and explained why it is a myth when applied to a vaccinated population. The herd immunity theory was formulated based on observations during the early 20th century of how an infectious disease appeared to lose its capacity to infect and spread after more than half of the people in a community had been infected with the disease and developed natural, life-long immunity to that disease.

MEDIA

How Mainstream Media Insults the Public's Intelligence on Vaccines

Published May 31, 2017 | Editorial Bias

There is a bitter war going on, and it's not over Trumpcare or immigration: It is about vaccines. Mainstream media and medical groups, typically funded or backed by Big Pharma, cast parents who are skeptical about vaccines as conspiracy theorists whose backward beliefs put the public at risk. Vaccine skeptics cast vaccine promoters as paid shills, hired by Big Pharma to cover up documented vaccine-related injuries. In mainstream and progressive media coverage (Mother Jones, Alternet, Huffington Post, Truthout, Progressive...

BEST IN VIDEO

The FDA, Big Pharma & Consumers: Time to Overhaul the Agency?

Published June 1, 2017 | Best in Video

So what [Big Pharma has] done is they have seeded the FDA with their own people. ... It's their intention to make as much money as they can get away with. It's all about greed. Stephen Spielberg, the deputy commissioner of the FDA. Where did he come from? He was one of the top vice presidents for pediatric development at Johnson & Johnson-one of the companies that I find very difficult because I read their report for their shareholders the other day... I've never seen such a long list of litigation against them and misconduct ever. (Source: The American Law Journal, June 15, 2013)

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