Re: Words to Weiss Vaccination Column
Here’s something I’ve never been able to understand:
If vaccines work so well, then why are parents of vaccinated children scared of having their kids exposed to a child who hasn’t been vaccinated?
Their child should be protected by the shots they received, right?
I agree with W. Weiss on three points.
1) You DO have a choice whether or not to immunize your child before s/he attends public school in the State of Texas.
It is the school’s job to try to get students vaccinated, and it is your job to decide what is best for your child.
2) The paperwork for exemption is a real pain.
The Texas Department of Health puts up every obstacle possible to keep you from exercising your legal right NOT to vaccinate, even to the point of saying “You will have to come back to Austin another day to turn in your form, because the person who takes care of that is out of the office.” (yes, this actually happened.)
3) It’s important to do your research.
The column provided locations for free immunizations, but what about these statistics?
a) We have had mandatory vaccinations for several generations now (the philosophical exemption was added around 15 years ago, I believe).
Yet we are seeing younger and younger babies coming down with Measles - the Measles for which they received immunizations as infants, by the way.
b) Autism has become an epidemic.
The pharmaceutical companies say this isn’t connected to vaccine use, but somehow they felt they needed legal protection from families who had children harmed by vaccines.
They managed to get total protection from lawsuits and from making restitution payments for “injury or death” caused by their vaccines.
This is in the so-called “Patriot Act.”
Instead, there is a tax-supported fund for vaccination injury.
It is very difficult to get a settlement, yet over a billion (that’s “billion” with a “B”) dollars has been awarded so far.
[Like the sub-prime mortgage fiasco, many of our laws are written so that corporations get the profit, and taxpayers mop up the losses.]
c) The new HPV vaccine is already causing paralysis, miscarriage, and even several deaths.
Thankfully, Gov. Perry has rescinded his decree that the HPV shot be mandatory for all teenaged girls.
I don’t want to see people getting HPV either, but using a condom appears to be a more effective and much safer way of avoiding this virus.
Should you choose to vaccinate, I will help pay for it with my tax money.
But if you don’t want to inject your child with solutions containing blood products, pus, mercury, and assorted viruses, I can point you to some helpful information.
All you have to do is ask.
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