September 19, 2019
Hey, you. You know who you are. You’re the learned parent who wants only the best for your kids. You scour the internet reading articles about how harmful immunizations are. You dig into the supposed conspiracy that big pharma is spiking vaccines with all kinds of nasty stuff.
Despite pleas from the World Health Organization (WHO), The AMA, The American Academy of Pediatrics, and the American Academy of Family Physicians, your kids go unimmunized. You want to do everything as organically and naturally as you can.
Unfortunately, you are just too young to understand the error of your ways. You have never met a child or adult crippled by Polio. You have never consoled a mother who has lost her child to measles, a father whose only son is sterile from mumps. You have never seen the disfiguring lesions from a severe case of chickenpox or worked with a child who was damaged by meningitis. You have never heard the “whoop” of whooping cough. I have! The only thing I haven’t seen is tetanus. Shun vaccines long enough and maybe you will.
You have grown up in a world devoid of these horrors thanks to the vaccines you now shun. Thanks to your parents and immunization programs required by your local schools, you avoid the misery of these once almost eradicated diseases.
I know I’m going to piss some of you off. I know some of you think Dr Google trumps my years of experience. I know some of you think doctors are stupid enough to buy anything pharma sells. We aren’t and you are wrong.
I know the names of all of the kids mentioned above. I remember their misery. I remember those I saved/salvaged and those I lost. I pray you will heed my warnings and vaccinate your kids. I pray you never see what I have seen in the last 40 years.
One last reminder. It’s time for your flu shot. Even if it doesn’t prevent you from getting the flu, it generally lessens the course of the illness if you get it.
Here are some excellent links to the most up to date research available and a great video: