Decide for yourself

There have been several articles written lately about the part of the population which questions universal vaccinations and about how this information is being perpetuated on the Internet (“Safe immunizations can’t be discounted,” Jane Brody’s health column, Oct. 10.)

Ms. Brody referred to my personal beliefs as “ill informed hysteria.” Interestingly, I’ve done more research on this topic on behalf of the welfare of my children than most parents who choose to vaccinate. Mine is an educated decision. Many parents I encounter don’t even know which diseases the vaccine initials stand for.

Was the chicken pox vaccine really created for the welfare of children? Or was it because parents staying home to care for sick children affect our gross national production? Many doctors have been bullying their patients into conformity with scare tactics, but my children have life-long immunity from chicken pox. That’s something many of these “baby shots” do not confer.

These shots contain well-known toxic additives such as mercury, formaldehyde and acetone. Medical doctors have a lower rate of compliance than the average citizen, many selectively vaccinating. Millions of dollars a year are awarded to vaccine-damaged children.

Ms. Brody apparently doesn’t trust people to think for themselves as she bandies about her “accurate cautionary statistics” trying to scare you into submission. I won’t tell you what to do or think, but I implore you to make educated and informed decisions. The Internet is a wonderful place to do any research. Talk to your friends about their children’s incidences of vaccine reactions; they are real. Talk to Grandma about what these diseases were really like for the vast majority.

I don’t trust that the Ms. Brody’s “pediatric public health officials” to know what is best for each and every child, including mine or yours.


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