Vaccination Resisters: An Epidemic of Fear and Irrationality

Tuesday, October 20, 2009
Posted in category Health Tyranny

Here’s an article in Wired – a very long article – by an Amy Wallace, titled “Epidemic of Fear: How Panicked Parents Skipping Shots Endanger Us All.” Her theme is just the same old rehash: people who educate themselves on the vaccination issue and balance the perceived benefits with the potential risks, and then come to the conclusion that their children are better off without the juice, are denying the “experts” the control they deserve. They are irrational lunatics feeding off of Google searches, misinforming themselves and rejecting “hard-won knowledge” because clinging to the “pseudo-science” of resisting mandatory vaccinations is their comfort tool to fill the empty voids in their empty lives. Miss Wallace just cannot get over the fact that anyone should actually see the powerful forces at work within the Medical-Congressional-Pharmaceutical complex, and deny them power over their lives and the lives of their children. The vaccination business is all legit – 100% of it – and if you think otherwise, you are a loon and an outcast. Says Watson:

Ah, risk. It is the idea that fuels the anti-vaccine movement — that parents should be allowed to opt out, because it is their right to evaluate risk for their own children. It is also the idea that underlies the CDC’s vaccination schedule — that the risk to public health is too great to allow individuals, one by one, to make decisions that will impact their communities. (The concept of herd immunity is key here: It holds that, in diseases passed from person to person, it is more difficult to maintain a chain of infection when large numbers of a population are immune.)

Wallace’s hero is Paul Offit, a famed vaccination proponent and ‘public intellectual expert’ thought by many to be in the pocket of Big Pharma. He is a guy who is hated by the vaccination deniers, and he is a big believer in the state forcing its mandates on individuals. He says:

“We have seat belt rules,” he says. “Seat belts save lives. There was never a question about that. The data was absolutely clear. But people didn’t use them until they were required to use them.” Furthermore, the decision not to buckle up endangers only you. “Unless you fly through the window and hit somebody else,” he adds. “I believe in mandates. I do.”

This story is like every one I read in that it compares the number of people that die directly from the vaccination to those who actually die from a disease that supposedly would have been prevented by the vaccine. Of course, this makes the vaccination look like a much better risk. But never is there any mention of those who don’t die, but instead suffer from all the various diseases and disorders that destroy their quality of life – whether it’s autism or the numerous and varied (and unexplained) neurological and autoimmune disorders that permeate modern life. Thanks to Matt T. for the article tip.

As a related aside, visit Desiree Jennings, a pretty young girl and bride with her whole, wonderful life ahead of her – before she got a toxic injection referred to as a flu shot.

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9 Responses to Vaccination Resisters: An Epidemic of Fear and Irrationality

  1. liz roberts says:

    October 20th, 2009 at 11:42 pm

    couldn’t make it through the entire, long-winded article, but i tried, oh how i tried. i got her gist. the comments are always much more entertaining in my opinion.

    note how she blames the irrational, antivaxers as fearmongering whilst she fearmongers you into blind trust of the state. it’s what’s good for you.

  2. NotMe says:

    October 21st, 2009 at 8:05 am

    Are you kidding, Liz Roberts???

    Karen is NOT advocating for greater state control; she is exposing the ridiculous bias behind the Wired story.

  3. Chuck says:

    October 21st, 2009 at 12:27 pm

    So my question is, are all vaccinations bad? No one on either side seems to want to answer that question. I mean, the polio vaccine did treat the polio epidemic, did it not? I have three small children who have all been vaccinated. No issues. But it certainly worries me that vaccines could be causing autism. What’s the truth??? Who do we believe? We can’t just say all drug companies are bad and that they haven’t done us any good.

  4. Mark T says:

    October 21st, 2009 at 3:24 pm

    How could someone who isn’t vaccinated infect, or be even a remote danger to someone who is? Kind of irrational, isn’t it? Seems like the whole premise amounts to a tacit admission that the vaccinations don’t really work.

  5. cousin lucky says:

    October 21st, 2009 at 9:26 pm

    What is the term for that ” reverse indoctrination ” or reverse propaganda ” whatever it’s label it gave me a headache!!

  6. Karen De Coster says:

    October 22nd, 2009 at 6:09 am

    I think Liz is referring to the author of the piece….at least I thought so…

  7. Splash Daddy says:

    October 22nd, 2009 at 9:30 am

    Mark T – Excellent point.

    Chuck – No. Vaccination is a sound concept. My understanding is there are a couple of issues with vaccines. 1) The US vaccination schedule is extremely aggressive. It may be that we are overwhelming infants and young children’s immune systems, blood brain barriers, etc.
    2) Live virus vs dead virus.
    3) Liability and quality control – limited liability reduces incentives to ensure safety and quality of product.
    4) Predictibility and targeting – directly relates to flu shots. They essential guess at the particular strain of flu.
    5) Risk vs reward – So what if I get the flu? The flu rarely – if ever kills. People with compromised immune systems get sick and then contract secondary infections such as pnuemonia, which can kill you.

  8. liz roberts says:

    October 22nd, 2009 at 12:41 pm

    @ NotMe,
    I was directing that comment at the article Karen sites here, not at Karen. (and i was being facetious about blind trust in the state being ‘what’s good for you’.)

    @ Chuck,
    I recently watched this presentation given by Mary Tocco, an independent vaccine researcher, and it was very informative. Mary sites multiple doctors, studies and books and encourages the audience to research the subject for themselves as opposed to just taking her word for it.
    http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-6351515212287981735&ei=zYngSrKOCo2YqAODlMniBA&q=google+video+mary+tocco&client=firefox-a#

  9. Jeannie Queenie says:

    October 22nd, 2009 at 5:19 pm

    Wouldn’t you love to know just how much big pharma is making off of John Q Public for us playing nurse and nanny to the world? Check out the latest on how OUR vaccines are headed to other lands…and this, after all the hoopla that military would stand guard at our homes and force us to take the vaccines…and now in many communities like mine, folks are told they have run out already and won’t get more soon. I really don’t think anyone knows ‘who is on first”.
    Sebelius Says U.S. Will Donate Part of H1N1 Vaccine Supply to Foreign Nations Before Meeting This Nation’s Demand
    (CNSNews.com) – Health and Human Services Secretary Kathleen Sebelius told CNSNews.com Wednesday that one in 10 doses of the swine-flu vaccine purchased by the U.S. will be donated to other nations before U.S. demand is filled. “What we said is once we have 40 million doses (of the vaccine), the donation can start,” Sebelius told CNSNews.com. “There’s an agreement (of) 10 percent donation that 11 nations have made. HHS has ordered about 250 million doses of the vaccine, so the donation would begin after the U.S. received just 16 percent of its original order.” To view this article, click following url..
    .http://www.cnsnews.com/public/content/article.aspx?RsrcID=55907
    Learn how Sebalius sucks up yet again to O’s global outlook where we are our brother’s keeper….hey bud, maybe you are, but I’ve got all I can do to take care of myself…so why don’t you and yours follow suit?

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