Why I Am “Anti-Vaxx”

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Screen Shot 2015-09-05 at 12.16.44 AMDid you know that only about 10% of allergic and reactions to immunizations are reported?  That is one of the reasons I consider myself an ‘anti-vaxxer’.

No, I’m not really.  The problem is that I strongly believe there exceptions to everything. Today, it is very difficult for a parent to control when, where, and how they are administered and delivered.  Immunization is vital for our health.  Frankly, I don’t give a damn about a socialistic look at society.  I’m selfish in thinking about myself and my family.  One size does not fit all. For those who are determined that everyone be immunized for everything, that is foolish.  They are ignoring the individual.  Individuals can have life-threatening averse reactions to certain vaccines.  To say this does not happen is intellectually dishonest.  To tell a grieving parent that a medication did not destroy a child is intellectually dishonest.

Something strange is happening.  You would think, simply because of the ‘liberal’ mind-set, they would be the ones diametrically opposed to mandatory vaccinations. Yet, they are the ones who are very much against any form of alternative medicine, common sense vaccinations, and even vitamins.  They think that ‘conservatives’ are the only ones against herd vaccinations.  I’m wondering if some of their denigration is more political than it is science based.  You can’t get anywhere with a discussion online, because the liberal mentality has become so truly nasty, rude, and abusive they truly are silencing opposition.  The primary group of individuals who are dead-set against anyone who dares question their take on this are the skeptics – the professional skeptics. We also know professional skeptics have multiple online personalities.  They have an agenda, which is one of pure hatred.  They are also paid for their skepticism.

Statistics can be deceptive.  The CDC likes to fill us with horror stories about flu deaths in this country.  One of the statistics they like to use for their scare tactics is the fact that pneumonia quite often kills people with the flu, yet, according to studies, only 8.5% of pneumonia related deaths are caused by influenza.  The CDC decided to hype death by influenza to talk people into being vaccinated for the flu.

“…The CDC’s decision to play up flu deaths dates back a decade, when it realized the public wasn’t following its advice on the flu vaccine. During the 2003 flu season “the manufacturers were telling us that they weren’t receiving a lot of orders for vaccine,”Dr. Glen Nowak, associate director for communications at CDC’s National Immunization Program, told National Public Radio. “It really did look like we needed to do something to encourage people to get a flu shot.”…”

Just this one paragraph belies the hype against people who want common sense when it comes to vaccinations.

Huffington Post
Huffington Post

Unlike anti-vaxxers, I have no problem with immunizations.  My problem is with allergic reactions. When I was a little kid, years ago, there were basic shots for Diphtheria, Pertussis, Tetanus, then later Polio (the sugar cube), Smallpox, and Hepatitis A. Those are the only immunizations I’ve ever had.  I had the childhood diseases of Measles and Chickenpox. I’ve also had resistant Malaria. I disagree with the insanity that says immunizations do not save people.  My gosh they do.  My problem is that I’m addicted to commons sense.  I like Retraction WatchPeople are dying from the HPV immunization.  It has been pulled off the market in several countries.  Here, if you object, you are treated like dirt.  According to Anonymous, Big Pharma is paying for a group called Refutations to Anti-Vaccine Memes.  In other words – Big Pharma is paying for the attacks on anti-vaxxers. They also pay Bill Nye, Sci-Babe, and so forth and so on.

I also have a problem – with me. First, I am allergic to eggs.  I have averse reactions to the flu vaccine.  Babies die from vaccine reactions.  I nearly did, when I was given the DPT immunization as an infant. Fortunately, I had an old-fashioned, common sense physician who would not allow me to have additional vaccinations.  Let’s face it, the average person is NOT exposed to Diphtheria.

Don’t ever think I am against rational immunization.  Far from it.  But, for people like me, it is a problem.  I’m allergic to eggs.  I’m allergic to acetaminophen, aspirin, all forms of penicillin, most antibiotics, and all opiate pain medication.  given today’s climate, if I were a little kid, now, I’d be one of those statistics.  And – that is my real problem.  When a baby is immunized, it is done so early, and with such harassing intensity, it is impossible, aside from family history, for a parent or physician to know if their infant is going to have one of those rare, life-altering experiences.  Have you ever read the FDA package insert for one of the common infant immunizations?

We are told that the good of the many outweigh the needs of the few.  That’s okay for science fiction, but this is reality.  The rights of the individual are being sacrificed for the good of the herd.   I don’t follow the herd.  I am an individual. I always have been and always will be.  The big lie is that once you are immunized you do not contract the disease.  The past outbreak, which caused so much hysteria, was caused by a person who had been immunized. In fact, most of the people who contracted measles via the now infamous Disneyland outbreak had been previously immunized. In fact, the one person who died had been previously immunized.  The re-emergence of measles in the previously vaccinated is what bothers me and should disturb any thinking person.  I read somewhere that the only people who are truly immune to measles today are those of us who had the disease.  What if there is the ultimate fail of immunization, and people who contract the disease after being immunized will be in worse shape than those of us who suffered through it?

Also, much of the hype and the persecution of anti-vaxxers began with the approval of the ACA.  Seems like health care workers must have the flu vaccine or they will lose their jobs, even if they cannot take the vaccine.  The bottom line is the more I know about the ACA, the less I like it.

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