Vaccines

First, let me clarify that I have been anti-vaccines since I was twenty years old, when I refused the HPV vaccine. My stance has been well established for years, and I am happy to see brave women in the spotlight discussing vaccinations, despite the media backlash they’ve received.

Unless you’ve been living under a rock, you’ve probably heard that Jenny McCarthy is an anti-vaccine activist. Her son was diagnosed with autism in 2005 which she believes is largely due to vaccinations. Through a series of alternative therapies, mainly chelation therapy, McMcarthy was able to cure her son of autism.

Katie Couric aired a segment on vaccines in December 2013. She invited two mothers onto her show simply to discuss the HPV vaccine. Couric isn’t even anti-vax and still received a huge media backlash, was harassed on the internet and was fired shortly after the segment aired. But at least she had the balls to even discuss the potential dangers of vaccines, no matter her stance.

And just today I was sent an article about another anti-vaccination woman stepping forward. Kristin Cavallari, pregnant with her second child, recently stated she isn’t planning on vaccinating, saying,

“Here’s the thing. At the end of the day, I’m just a mom, I’m trying to make the best decision for my kid. There are very scary statistics out there regarding what is in vaccines and what they cause: asthma, allergies, ear infections — all kinds of things. We feel like we’re making the best decision for our kids.”

A perfectly reasonable response. And yet, the wrath of people safely tucked away behind their computer screens has already started to descend. In reading random articles about these women in regard to vaccines, it is literally impossible to not notice the comments calling them any of the following: idiotic, nuts, batshit, murdererous, insane, crazy, and my personal favorite, dumb blondes. Because hair color somehow quantifies intelligence, right?

I seriously fear for the future of Americans when people as a whole cannot have articulate, intelligent debate without resorting to name-calling, when people blindly accept what they are told, and when people lack the ability to think critically and independently. That is what is idiotic, that is what’s crazy.

While I’m not yet a parent, let me state for the record that there is no way in hell I’m vaccinating my kids.

I’ve dealt with the other side of this argument for a while now and I know the general responses: but vaccines don’t cause autism, studies show that vaccines are completely safe, disease would have/will kill thousands, if not millions of people without vaccinations.

Except here’s the thing: no anti-vaccination advocate is saying vaccines cause autism. If this were true, every vaccinated person would have autism. We are saying that  vaccinations can exacerbate autism in immuno-compromised individuals. This is supported by autism expert and world renowned neurosurgeon and human nutrition specialist, Dr. Natasha Campbell-McBride. This is also why several vaccines are not supposed to be administered to children while they are sick. This is also why autism used to be listed as a side effect of certain vaccines, but is now listed as “permanent brain damage.” Even if you support vaccinations, you cannot ignore the fact that permanent brain damage is listed as a side effect for several vaccines.

It’s particularly helpful to examine societies and cultures that do not vaccinate. In 2005, Dan Olmstead examined rates of autism among an Amish population. The Amish are religiously exempt from vaccinations; some families vaccinate, and those that do use an alternative schedule. Majority of them have been pressured by public health officials to vaccinate. While the study was anecdotal, it is no less shocking. Olmstead traveled to Lancaster County, where statistically, there should have been over one hundred cases of autism. There were three. Of the three, one was adopted from China and had received all of her vaccinations. The other had also received vaccinations.

A study conducted at University of Pittsburgh by Laura Hewittson and a team at UPitt administered an age, size and chronologically appropriate vaccination schedule from the 90s to monkeys. These monkeys developed autism symptoms, while their unvaccinated counterparts developed no such symptoms.

Findings released today showed that infant monkeys given vaccines officially recommended by the CDC and the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) exhibited autism-like symptoms. Lead investigator Laura Hewitson of the University of Pittsburgh and colleagues presented study results at the International Meeting for Autism Research (IMFAR) in London. Safety studies of medicines are typically conducted in monkeys prior to use in humans, yet such basic research on the current childhood vaccination regimen has never before been done.

No one is saying vaccines cause autism across the board, but vaccines do play a role in the development and subsequent rise in autism. Autism was first diagnosed in 1931 (as was the first vaccine!) and was present at a rate of roughly 1 in 10,000. In 2000 it was 1 in 150.

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Today it’s 1 in 50. That’s over a 1000% increase.

And let me reiterate again, I do not think that vaccines are the only cause of autism, I don’t know any anti-vaccination activist that believes this. I fully believe that there are several factors, genetics, environment, diet, yeast overgrowth, leaky gut, heavy metal poisoning and so much more. I do believe that vaccines exacerbate autism, I do believe that vaccines are loaded with toxins that can cause diseases like cancer, I do believe that vaccines are not as effective as we are led to believe.

Hell, just last year it was discovered that 98 million people were exposed to a tainted polio vaccine that causes cancer.

And here’s the kicker: there is no such thing as vaccine induced herd immunity. Herd immunity applies only to naturally contracting a virus or infection. When the body naturally contracts an infection, the immunity lasts a lifetime. According to Dr. Russell Blaylock, vaccine induced immunity lasts ten years at most,

That vaccine-induced herd immunity is mostly myth can be proven quite simply. When I was in medical school, we were taught that all of the childhood vaccines lasted a lifetime. This thinking existed for over 70 years. It was not until relatively recently that it was discovered that most of these vaccines lost their effectiveness 2 to 10 years after being given. What this means is that at least half the population, that is the baby boomers, have had no vaccine-induced immunity against any of these diseases for which they had been vaccinated very early in life. In essence, at least 50% or more of the population was unprotected for decades.

If we listen to present-day wisdom, we are all at risk of resurgent massive epidemics should the vaccination rate fall below 95%. Yet, we have all lived for at least 30 to 40 years with 50% or less of the population having vaccine protection. That is, herd immunity has not existed in this country for many decades and no resurgent epidemics have occurred.

We’ve been told that vaccines eradicate disease, that they are responsible for the decline of polio and smallpox. Yeah, about that…

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Polio, smallpox and diphtheria were already steeply declining prior to the introduction of vaccines. That’s the nature of disease!
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Vaccines are also not particularly effective at preventing outbreaks.

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 Now, let’s look objectively and critically and some common ingredients in vaccines.

  • formaldehyde – a known carcinogen
  • aluminum phosphate and aluminum hydroxide – has been linked to Alzheimer’s disease
  • thimerosal (mercury)
  • polysorbate 80 – a study has shown that polysorbate 80, otherwise knows as Tween 80, accelerates maturation, decreases normal weight of ovaries and uterus, as well as physically damages the uterus
  • ammonium sulfate -is mainly used to make fertilizer, it can cause inflammation and damage to the gastrointestinal tract
  • soy peptones – consider the fact that over 90% of soy in the US is genetically modified and I wouldn’t even let my kid eat soy, much less inject the garbage directly into his bloodstream

Not to mention that vaccines are closely linked with deaths. Many people fail to come forward after sudden death post vaccine because they don’t even connect the two incidences. Recently, a mother of a previously healthy 19 year-old man came forward after her son suddenly died within 24 hours of receiving the flu shot. Or baby Ian, whose story makes me cry every time, who died after receiving a round of vaccines; the picture of what he went through are heartbreaking. Read his story here. Seventeen children died after receiving the Hepatitis B vaccine. This five month old baby died just days after receiving a round of vaccines, her parents were charged with murder. after his daughter died after receiving 8 vaccinations. Now take a look at the link between vaccines and death:

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Whatever your stance on vaccination, I hope that you openly took a look at the evidence presented. Whether you agree or disagree with me, I encourage you to leave a comment voicing your opinion, not name-calling, not bashing. This is indicative of not only a lack of intelligence, but a lack of an argument to refute my points. There needs to be an open dialogue on vaccines, not bashing others who have a different opinion than you.

Don’t forget that vaccines are a billion dollar industry. But what do I know? I’m just another dumb blonde.

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Sources:

http://www.vaccines.gov/basics/safety/should/index.html

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/vac-gen/side-effects.htm

http://www.putchildrenfirst.org/media/e.4.pdf

http://vran.org/in-the-news/infant-monkeys-given-standard-doses-of-vaccines-develop-autism-symptoms/

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr065.pdf

http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/data/nhsr/nhsr065.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/10472327

http://www.vaccinationcouncil.org/2012/02/18/the-deadly-impossibility-of-herd-immunity-through-vaccination-by-dr-russell-blaylock/

http://www.arizonaadvancedmedicine.com/articles/vaccinations_born.html

http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/pubs/pinkbook/downloads/appendices/B/excipient-table-2.pdf

http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/8473002?dopt=Abstract

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2512737/Mother-claims-healthy-son-19-killed-flu-shot-fell-coma-just-24-hours-having-vaccine.html

47 responses on “Why Jenny McCarthy, Katie Couric and Kristin Cavallari Are My New Heroes & Why I’m Not Vaccinating My Kids

  1. Michelle

    As a mother who has witnessed first hand the devastating effects that vaccinations can have, I thank you. I wish someone would have laid it out for me like this before I vaccinated my first three children…all of whom had negative reactions from Asperger’s Syndrome to autoimmune disease. I did not vaccinate my last three children and they are all healthy and bright. I love all of my children equally and appreciate each one of them for the special people they are, but I do struggle with the guilt that I allowed some of them to be damaged by vaccinations. It is my sincere hope that more people will take the time to do the research for themselves before making the decision to vaccinate. You are your child’s only advocate…

    1. dani stout Post author

      This is such an important comment to me. I am so appreciative and thank you for sharing your story!

  2. Danielle Bailey

    Well said! We should all be able to voice our opinions! It is a personal choice that should be respected either way!

  3. Jennifer Modisette

    Thank you for writing this email-you are very brave! I have 2 kiddos that have never been vaccinated. Contrary to popular belief, my oldest (she’s 5) goes to school-it was very easy to submit a form stating why she is not vaccinated.
    Vaccinations are poison, period.
    Your info. is well presented and so helpful for mother’s who come to this conclusion-If you are going to take a stand against vaccines, you gotta no the facts! As a fellow blogger, I will be sharing this!
    Jenni

    1. dani stout Post author

      Thank you for the kind comment! Also, I was introduced to your website last week and love it! Small world.

  4. Nicole

    I’m sure these ladies are smart, educated woman but they won’t influence my decision to protect my child from unnecessary, and VERY deadly diseases. At the end of the day I couldn’t look at my sick child without horrible guilt, knowing that I could have prevented it in some way.

    1. Ray

      This comment can go both ways. Keeping an eye out for the after effects of vaccines and wondering how bad that temp or Yucky feeling will get. Then you would have literally did this to them.

  5. Loren

    “And here’s the kicker: there is no such thing as vaccine induced herd immunity”
    This is just absurdly false. Blaylock is a quack. Herd immunity from vaccines is a bedrock concept of epidemiology and public health. It’s as well settled as evolution. You pretty much invalidate everything else you write with that statement.

    Your graphs are likewise the work of bad science and quackery:
    http://www.sciencebasedmedicine.org/vaccines-didnt-save-us-intellectual-dishonesty-at-its-most-naked/

    People wouldn’t mock and scream at your contingent if you didn’t insist on perpetuating every ridiculous conspiracy theory and pseudo-science along with your valid concerns. In your zeal to fight what you think is some great evil being perpetuated by big bad pharma, you throw the baby out with the bath water. If you actually want to have a reasoned discussion about this issue, start by acknowledging that your snake-oil salesmen claims have been thoroughly debunked. Then maybe there can be a discussion between adults about real questions of public health and cost/benefits of our epidemiological strategies.

    This entire “debate” is the poster child for confirmation bias run amok.

    1. dani stout Post author

      I think it’s ridiculous when a medical doctor is labeled as a “quack” because he/she disagrees with popular opinion. Blaylock isn’t the only doctor that has been outspoken about vaccinations, either.

      Herd immunity is definitely not as well settled as evolution. After all, there’s a reason people need to update their vaccinations every several years.

      The graphs are pulled directly from information from the American Journal of Public Health, Scientific American, New England Journal of Medicine, the CDC, etc. So you’re saying all of these institutions are “quacks?”

      1. Loren

        Blaylock is a quack because of the myriad ridiculous claims he makes that no legitimate science supports, not because he disagrees with popular opinion. Besides, scientific consensus isn’t equivalent to popular opinion. We aren’t talking about voting on “best smile” for your yearbook. Scientific consensus is determined by the peer-review process and the accumulation of corroborating studies and experiments. This is a major problem with people like Jenny McCarthy, who have no idea what scientific rigor means, injecting themselves into a scientific issue. Scientific debate does not happen like you debate your mother-in-law about being a vegetarian.

        You clearly have no understanding of the relatively simple concept of herd immunity in the first place on which to be making claims about its existence. The fact that some vaccines require renewal has no bearing on the mathematical and logical certainty that above a certain rate of immunization, but below 100%, transmission will effectively be stopped because there is no path through which the disease can travel to an unvaccinated host. As long as people renew their vaccination on the prescribed timeline the effect of herd immunity, which is vital in protecting those who for certain reasons cannot be vaccinated, remains intact.

        The graphs are NOT pulled directly from those journals. Did you read the article I posted that debunks them? The graphs are distortions and misrepresentations of the actual data, which are shown in the linked article. The author of those graphs intentionally omitted certain information and clearly made an effort to cover up data that would undermine his agenda. He’s a fraud and a liar.

      2. Loren

        From the previously linked article:

        “Another rebuttal to the idea that vaccines didn’t reduce the incidence of the diseases against which they were designed comes from the simple observation that, as vaccine uptake falls, the disease vaccinated against returns. ALWAYS. [emphasis added]”

    1. dani stout Post author

      Who said the Amish don’t vaccinate and have zero autism? Because I definitely didn’t.

      In a debate, it’s customary to respond to points that were actually made. I discussed a group of Amish people in Lancaster that have low vaccination rates as well as low rates of autism. And as I stated in the article, this was an anecdotal study but is still significant. I think it’s completely senseless to ignore this significance.

      1. Loren

        Who said the Amish don’t vaccinate? Olmstead did – when he originally released his “study”. He has since retreated from many of his claims as various parties have investigated them and shown his methods to be highly suspect. At best his work is unreliable, at worst it’s unabashedly biased and totally misrepresents the actual autism/vaccination rates in the subject population.

  6. Raven

    It’s sad that you only see your side of things. I don’t think it’s wrong to research vaccines and potential side effects and make an informed decision; however please read both sides before deciding that a random tv personality is smarter and more informed than your doctor, the scientists, pharmacists. Also maybe look into how fast meningitis can kill an infant- a vaccine preventable illness that is extremely painfully brutal for that dying baby. I also worry for those babies and immunocompromised patients that cannot get their vaccines but have to share stores and other community places with those who feel essential oils are enough- they are not btw. I don’t think it’s fair to sacrifice their lives because you want to believe you are doing “what’s right for my child” I’ve seen otherwise healthy children die in the hospital because their parents didn’t vaccinate. I’ve seen those parents go through soul crushing pain because they realized too late they could’ve prevented their child’s pain and ultimate death. Just please research from a legitimate source- not google and not a celebrity mom

    1. dani stout Post author

      Did you even read the article? I didn’t made my decision based on celebrities, which I clearly stated; I also cited several studies, figures, tests, doctors, scientists and observations showing the inefficacy and dangers of vaccines.

      Please read articles before making uninformed comments on them.

  7. Bill Wild

    Well, enjoy your cervical cancer and kids in serious and life threatening pain with measles. Your studies have all been debunked already. Your decisions are hurting society and other people.. some of them being innocent children. Please stop this madness as it affects us all.

    1. dani stout Post author

      This comment is disgusting and completely distasteful.

      Nothing I cited has been “debunked,” although I find it’s easy for people who have no knowledge on how to do research or form an educated opinion to simply say the information is debunked, or the person providing it is a quack.

      If you had any actual argument against me, you would use it instead of leaving an asinine comment.

  8. Kate

    I am a mom to kids who are at immunization age. My kids are 3 and 6 months. They are my world and I love them so dearly it physically hurts to think about. It is so difficult with all the information circulating around to make the right decision for my children regarding immunizations.

    I live in Alberta and we have had two measles outbreaks in the last year. The worst was in my city which coincidentally has a very low immunization rate. I won’t argue with you or pretend to know the facts. I have read/watched countless things on both side of this topic. All of which supports it’s own arguments with “facts” and “studies”.

    I don’t love immunizing them. In fact it usually scares me. But I am doing my best to keep my children safe. I hate that there is a chance that something I am doing to help them could actually harm them or vice-versa.

    All I can say is, it’s much easier to decided to not vaccinate your kids when you don’t have any.

  9. CANDICE

    YOU HAD TO KNOW THE BACKLASH WAS COMING…
    for my vaccine decisions, I refer to the site nvic.org among many other sources…but NVIC is nice and simple.
    Its purely a statistical site gathering what information is reported on vaccinations-its manditory to report vaccination related side effects, but they estimate only about 10% of side effects are actually reported.
    I like statistics because they are unbiased when gathered and presented properly. To me-a vaccine for a non deadly disease or sickness (like chicken pocks) isn’t necessary, as for the major diseases-many statistics report the ineffectual nature of vaccines as those who do receive the vaccine are later infected anyway. As your totally debunked charts reveal. What level of immunity do many of these vaccines ensure? No vaccine can ensure 100% immunity. With the flu shots-the immunity guaranteed is a joke-mainly because there are many types of flu viruses abounding each season and the vaccines generally cover a few.
    Anyway, the statistical FACT exists in several cases (reported on NVIC.ORG) that administered vaccines have been reported to result in more fatalities/serious side effects than the disease for which they are given (I think it was tetanus) result in per year in the US…only 25 people out of 350 million+ are hospitalized/die from tetanus per year…its easier to win the lotto.
    I think those who get angry and offended at your stance are very defensive of themselves and their beliefs. They are intolerant and hateful of people who disagree with them. Kinda like Nazis. There is little use in discussing much with them at all, because in their minds…Well, you know. You can’t win.

    Like I said-you had to see it coming-the misrepresentation of the information you provided, the inability to acknowledge any information you presented that could possibly invalidate their beliefs and the fervent faith of a saint that it was all obviously wrong for whatever reason. They’re indoctrinated into the magic bullet-pro drug-Pharma love-better health through chemicals ideaology. You’re attacking their faith and entire belief system. They have to fervently defend themselves.

    I just hope they’re heavily and overly vaccinated-and since they live in the US, they likely are. I hope their kids and family are vaccinated and their pets too.

    Thank you for your article, I found it well put together-you pointed out anecdotal info when it was present and you used a lot of sources (not like referring to Dr. Mercola’s site for everything like many non-vaxers do).

    If anything, you are presenting an alternative idea to many who may have never imagined there was a choice. That is progress.

  10. CANDICE

    Oh- I forgot to call you “names”
    Brave,
    selfless,
    open minded,
    intelligent,
    valuable,
    strong,
    resilient,
    fearless,
    kind,
    charitable
    individualistic
    hey, whats the opposite of a sheep? whatever that word is…

  11. Tessa

    Thank you for this.
    I can honestly tell you I’ve all but stopped reading the news due to having to see constant articles attacking my views, calling me stupid and a bad parent.
    I know multiple people I can’t tell I don’t believe in vaccines for fear of attack.
    I appreciate articles such as these for exposing the alternative point of view in a well versed manner.

  12. Pamela

    Thank you for this valuable information, it’s pretty awesome that people like you are ressearching so much in the benefit of all of us in the future. I think that the facts stated here are absolutely true. It’s no coincidence we have so much diseases at the present; pharmaceutical companies are making millions and millions of dollars due to our diseases, and what would be the easiest way to infect us all with at least one of those, but through vaccines. I think people are still in negation about what pharmaceutical and food industries are capable to do, but money is the devil, and that’s all that moves them, they don’t care about are health and well-being, people should open their eyes and their minds, really. Thanks a lot again.

  13. EHD

    I’m glad you mentioned that vaccines do not cause autism because they don’t, but you have all these sources but you fail to mention that Jenny McCarthy’s son actually doesn’t have autism and she admitted this a few years ago…

    1. dani stout Post author

      No, she didn’t. Her son was diagnosed with autism and through a serious of holistic treatments like mercury chelation, diet change and gut flora supplementation he was healed.

      I also didn’t say that vaccines don’t cause autism. I said they don’t cause autism in 100% of cases, but they have caused autism in some cases.

      Did you actually read the article?

  14. Dr. LidiaGarrison

    When parents have access to credible resources, they’re better equipped to make health care choices for their children. They can seriously weigh the benefits and risks of immunizations. With a click of a button we can google horror stories abounded on web sites, many people had posted photographs of adorable children along with personal accounts of how they believed that vaccines had damaged their children. Filled with concerns that vaccines causes fevers and seizures. Others claimed that their babies died of sudden infant death syndrome soon after receiving vaccines and attributed the deaths directly to the vaccines. Still others claimed that autism, diabetes, asthma, and myriad other conditions were caused, or at least aggravated, by vaccines. I have also read claims against the practice of routine immunizations for reasons other than safety concerns. There were alternative health care organizations with postings claiming that the diseases purportedly eradicated or reduced in occurrence because of immunization programs were actually in a natural decline that would have occurred even if no immunizations had ever been developed. Authors of some sites claimed that the risks associated with the vaccines actually are far more dangerous than the diseases and their consequences. Some sites even warn against trusting the available scientific information, because it is distributed by medical researchers, pharmaceutical companies, and health care providers. The argument against trusting them was that they all make money from the immunizations. Parents, naturally wonder how dare I trust my children’s health to someone who might profit from my blindly following the standard of care? Although some parents are simply apathetic about their own children, others of us suffer from ignorance and fear of the unknown. Information cures ignorance and fear of the unknown. I believe that our health care communities would do well to have periodic immunization seminars. These events could draw together the best experts in the health care professions to share the most current and accurate information with parents, give parents opportunities to ask questions, and offer resources for more in-depth information. If these seminars were arranged by regional medical centers, pediatricians and family doctors in the area could advertise the events to their patients’ families. Regional concerns could be discussed. Doctors, by virtue of their special relationship with their patients, owe a duty of care to their patients, including at times the duty to act. In fact, if it can be shown that if a doctor knew that a statement was false – for example, someone with expertise told that doctor that measles can kill even healthy people – that doctor might be liable for an intentional tort, conscious misrepresentation that causes bodily harm. Liability for an intentional tort can lead to punitive damages (as opposed to regular negligence which does not lead to punitive damages and whereas recklessness – which is a very high degree of negligence – might). In other words, if a doctor advised a patient in a way that could lead to an infectious disease, that doctor may be liable to subsequent victims infected by her patient. The standard here is whether the doctor should have known that advice could harm someone. Knowing the extent of training doctors receive in regards to infectious diseases and immunizations, it would be reasonable to expect that a doctor with any degree of experience could easily recognize the risk of transmission to both the vaccinated and unvaccinated. The same point applies to an anti-vaccine organization or blogger publishing inaccurate articles about misrepresentation. If an anti-vaccine article misrepresents the risks of measles and the measles vaccine, which then leads to a failure to vaccinate and an infection to a third party, than the third party would have a claim against that organization. The cost of the anti-vaccine misinformation is in harm and suffering. Those who make decisions based on misinformation – especially unvaccinated children and the victims who are subsequently infected by the unvaccinated – are the ones who bear the burden. It’s time to put the monetary costs where they belong: on those providing the misinformation that causes harm, whether that harm is intentional or negligent.

    1. dani stout Post author

      Not sure what your point is exactly, but also didn’t read a large portion of this comment because there were literally no paragraphs.

    2. Kiradele

      I respect your comment.

      But…

      DO NO HARM.

      It is unnecessary and potentially harmful to inject babies with 5, 6, 7, 8 vaccines at once. An alternative shot schedule and the removal of certain “preservatives” or “adjuvants” is reasonable. Merck should make the three separate vaccines available as an option. There is scientific evidence on both
      sides of this issue.

      We should all stand back, take a breath, and evaluate the evidence together. The CDC must regain the public’s trust. They must do the research that was never done. They should provide an alternative shot schedule. They should mandate that all mercury be removed from shots immediately INCLUDING stock piled shots. They should respect the opinions of
      Parents, Physicians, Scientists who
      do not agree with the USA’s current immunization stance.

      Oh, and perhaps we should all read EVIDENCE OF HARM by investigative author DAVID KIRBY.

  15. Tina

    Thank you for a well written and sourced article. I have two sons who were injured by vaccines and later developed autism. I am so tired of people saying vaccines have been “proven” to not be a cause of autism. Did any of these people watch their children regress in front of their eyes. Did we imagine this? How can countless parents be wrong and the “experts” be right? Any doctor who disagrees is a quack? There are more and more medical doctors coming forward and supporting the mountain of research showing a connection between the two.

  16. Informed Participant

    Your blog sickens me and so do you. I’m sure you’re a wonderful human being, but please read an actual medical journal sometime?? Also, you literally contradicted yourself at least five times throughout your whole bull crap post. The whole reason why vaccines were made was to stop participants from getting these deadly diseases. You’d be a sorry excuse for a mother anyway. Please don’t have children, I’d feel sorry for them if they were raised on your toxic thought process for vaccines.

    1. dani stout Post author

      How did I contradict myself? I notice that you have no legitimate argument against anything I’ve said, you’ve just hurled insults. I’m going to be a great mother. What a horrible thing to say.

      1. Denise

        Thank you for an informative article! The previous post from a person who wouldn’t share his/her name symbolizes exactly what you mentioned when you asked for an intelligent conversation/debate. That person expressed no intelligence in the response. The fact that you are questioning and researching indicates to me that you will be a great parent!

  17. Denise

    Oh….and I noticed your sources included several medical/scientific sources including actual government websites!

  18. Jennifer Reimel

    This is a well thought out, well researched and well written post. Keep up the good stuff! Until the pro vaxxers have helplessly held their seizing baby within minutes of vaccination, until they watch their child regress to no talking, no eye contact, arm flapping toe walking autism within 1 hour of vaccination,(having previously met and exceeded all milestones and no genetic link ANYWHERE in family to autism) until they have spoken to not hundreds but THOUSANDS of parents whose children died within days of vaccinating (perfectly healthy in every way prior) , they have no voice to me. Every single one of us used to be pro vaccine. Until we weren’t. Watch #Vaxxed. Look at all the names on the bus. You are correct in all you say and please never let the brainwashed idiots change your mind. The supreme court ruled vaccines “unavoidably unsafe”. So…avoid. Thank you for your amazing words and Bless you.

  19. Kiradele

    I’m a Mom. I’m a doc. My 14
    Year old son was born with autism in 2002, the same time the CDC recommended that the flu shot be given to babies starting at age 6 months with a booster one year later. So my son had a flu shot at 6 and 18 months. I refused the Hep B in the hospital and altered his shot schedule a little bit. God Bless my pediatrician who had a grandchild under the spectrum. But I believed in the flu shot because of my great grand parents. He was a doc and she a librarian. They survived the great influenza epidemic of 1917-1918. She kept a journal that we still have today. He got very sick and she had to turn people away. So I never thought twice about the flu shot. My son
    was confirmed DD by age 18 months and
    ASD by age 2. Jenny McCarthy was an inspiration. I researched everything. Imagine my shock when I read the informed consent copies for the flu shots. In tiny print it said CONTAINS THIMEROSAL. Now we get preservative free flu. I refused the MMR booster and he won’t get the HPV. I refused the varicella. I signed the philosophical waiver.

    It makes me sad that my son was injected with mercury. And what about all the children I’m responsible for as a family doc? I’m home with my son now, but I’ll never blindly follow the CDC again.

    God Bless!

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