Risky new vaccine pushed on babiesTo be open and transparent, I'm not a great believer in the medical profession -- the drug-pushing kind. My dad used to say the reason they call it the "practice" of medicine is because they're practicing on you. So I tend to be slow to go to the doc's and even slower to take prescription medicine. (I use lots of natural supplements.) I would never take a statin drug for cholesterol after reading about them and when my doctor put me on a low dose steroid for my lazy adrenal gland, I took it for a week and then pitched it because I didn't like the way it made me feel. I took the natural supplements recommended by another doctor, a big believer in wholistic medicine. I recently had a three week bout with an upper respiratory thing that left me coughing to the point of being breathless. I thought it would never go away. But it did -- after about three weeks. I never went to the doctor because 1) I wasn't running a fever and 2) everything I coughed up was clear. Interestingly I spoke to lots of people who said, "Oh gosh I had that too (last fall or last winter or a month ago). It was horrible and lasted forever." I didn't take a poll, but I'm bettting that some of those "it lasted forever" folks went to the doctors and were treated with antibiotics, etc. And they still were sick for weeks. I treated myself with lots of hot tea with lemon and honey, vicks on my chest, breathing in a "tent" over a steamy kettle, and extra sleep. And everything has its benefits. I lost five or six pounds.
By Dr. William Douglass
The needle nuts are at it again — and this time, they’re pushing a dangerous vaccine on babies for a disease you shouldn’t worry about in the first place.
The feds have signed off on a plan to give Menactra, a vaccine that’s supposed to prevent invasive meningococcal disease, to babies as young as nine months old.
“The highest rate of meningococcal disease occurs in children under one year of age,” said Dr. Karen Midthun, director of FDA’s Center for Biologics Evaluation and Research.
Sounds scary, right? Read more here....
Most doctors these days get their medical updating from the pharmaceutical firms who are in the business of selling drugs. How many times have you sat in a doctor's waiting room when the drug rep in a dark suit with a briefcase full of samples comes in? Vaccines are big business and if you can get one on the mandatory vaccine schedule all the better. Consider that the chicken pox vaccine was developed for a disease that is harmless for most and that those who take it don't receive a permanent immunity and may be at higher risk for shingles later in life which is a much more serious illness. See here...
Certainly, medical advances in many cases are a tremendous blessing. Antibiotics have saved millions. But the misuse and overprescribing of antibiotics now poses a tremendous risk because of resistant superbugs. Not every new drug is a silver bullet aimed at disease. Some are lead aimed straight at your body's defenses. So be an informed consumer. Read the drug inserts and question the doctor about prescriptions. After all, it would be a shame if going to the doctor makes you sicker than you were in the first place!
For more information on vaccines visit the National Vaccine Information Council.