CBS News has run a story about the first vaccine-autism court award. In reading it, what struck me was that their child received 9 immunizations in one visit, at 18-months old.
I’ve never been one that was completely against vaccinations, but have always remained objective. I see both the necessity and benefit of vaccinating against diseases, and the blatant disregard for the health and well-being of people by the drug companies and government health agencies.
We have known for a very long time that mercury is a neurotoxin. Yet our government allowed the big pharmaceutical companies to use a mercury-based preservative, thimerosal, in our children’s vaccinations until recent years.
A simple search for “mercury neurodegeneration” will bring up links to youtube, where you can view video clips put out by the University of Calgary, showing the effects of mercury on the brain. It leaves you wondering why our own government would allow the use of one of the most toxic elements on the planet to be injected into the bodies of babies.
I am certainly not asserting that mercury causes autism. This will be something for the scientists to figure out. What I am saying is that we are exposed to so many more toxins and chemicals than we were 50 years ago. Coincidentally, the rates of autism have exploded in the last 20 years. While a direct correlation may not be possible at this point, at the very least can we not say that injecting human beings with toxins is not the conscionable route to take?
As a parent, from the time my son was born I always brought written requests to doctor’s appointments, requesting no vaccines containing thimerosal. Looking back, perhaps I would have made different choices about him getting vaccinated at all. He did not, however, receive a swine flu vaccination this past year, and will likely not receive a flu shot this year.
And for those parents out there that believe the non-vaccinating parents are the harbingers of evil, do your research and due diligence before you form an opinion. Take off your blinders and look into your government’s safety standards, and ask yourself if they really, really care about you and your family.
Here is the CBS article I mentioned: http://www.cbsnews.com/8301-31727_162-20015982-10391695.html
Here is a report by Generation Rescue about autism and vaccines around the world: http://www.rescuepost.com/files/gr-autism_and_vaccines_world_special_report1.pdf
At the very least, can we not ask our government to mandate that vaccinations be free of toxins, and that they are spread out over a longer period of time? Can we not allow our babies bodies time to grow and develop, before bombarding their systems with contaminants and diseased cells?
I can only hope that the settlement by the government that acknowledges that vaccines “resulted” in the child’s autism is the beginning of much greater attention to this issue, and a change in the way the business of medicine is conducted.