Pediatricians’ offices have become ugly battlegrounds. Intelligent, well-informed and loving parents asking legitimate questions about vaccinations are being belittled and treated with disrespect and contempt by too many pediatricians robotically implementing the CDC’s inflexible vaccine schedule in clear violation of the informed consent principle. The National Vaccine Information Center is regularly contacted by mothers reporting that pediatricians are refusing to provide medical care to their babies if they decline or ask to delay even one of the two dozen doses of nine vaccines that CDC officials order pediatricians to give infants in the first year of life. The sacred trust between mothers and pediatricians fostered by mutual respect and shared decision-making has been broken. Sadly, the admiration and trust that mothers used to have for family pediatricians is melting away and being replaced by fear. Doctors are not our masters. We pay them well to do a job, not to exploit and terrify us. Discrimination, coercion and force have no place in modern medicine or in public health policy.
Americans have been carefully taught to fully trust the recommendations made by medical doctors and public health officials, and many do trust without questioning. After all, we expect and want to believe that the recommendations being made by the “medical experts” are evidence-based and thoroughly tested for safety. In the case of the childhood vaccine schedule recommended by the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) and American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP), the general assumption is that the safety of giving infants and children 49 doses of 14 vaccines between day of birth and age six has been thoroughly researched and proven safe. Many parents (and perhaps many pediatricians) would be surprised to learn there are a number of important unanswered questions about the number of vaccines, timing, the order and the ages at which recommended vaccines are given to babies and young children.
According to a recent article published in the Hindustan Times, Indian doctors have once again questioned the safety and efficiency of new vaccinations that have recently been added to the national immunization schedule. The team made it abundantly clear that, in their professional opinion, all vaccinations should be fully investigated and critically assessed for their suitability, safety, protective efficacy and affordability before they are introduced into any vaccination schedule. Health Impact News believes that they are absolutely correct, and given the number of children who have been adversely affected by vaccinations, many parents would probably also agree.
Why are vaccines “one size fits all”? How did we go from 7 shots (24 doses) being “fully vaxxed” to 50 (69 doses) in ONE generation and not think twice about the effects of all those chemicals and diseases being injected to our children’s newly and still developing bodies, and assume that there cannot possibly be ANY repercussions from this? Why do so many choose to refuse to acknowledge that possibility? I never wanted my children to be vaccinated. Not even a little bit. And up until today, I have only been honest about that with a few people that I went to for support when I was pregnant with my first. I did not get that support. If you are a believer in vaccines, then anyone that thinks twice about it is “the problem.” With my oldest, I was open with our pediatrician about my concerns and the fact that I was totally against what I was about to do. She was completely supportive and offered a *VERY* delayed schedule, and I took it. I felt like I was getting what I wanted, just a little bit. She was constantly sick with colds and ear infections the first two years. She was on Claritin for allergies, but all in all seemed “fine,” so we stuck with it. Then Izzy came along . . . Izzy was vaccine-injured at six months old.
I feel sorry for many doctors. I really do. It must be a terrible thing to live and work in fear. Retired neurosurgeon Russell Blaylock, MD often mentions in his lectures how he encounters doctors who either do not agree with the recommended schedule of vaccines or have some serious problems with mainstream vaccine science. He notes how hesitant the doctors are to make their views known in public for fear of being labeled quacks by their peers or their employers and risk endangering their reputations and careers.
Health Impact News Editor
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