Herd Immunity or Herd Mentality? A Real Q&A is Needed

Finally, some ( non-American) researchers are conducting the studies our government and pharmaceuticals refuse to undertake–comparing vaccinated versus unvaccinated. Please take a moment and read–Studies Prove Without Doubt that Unvaccinated Children Are Far Healthier Than their Vaccinated Peers. I recently shared this article on my DO YOUR HOMEWORK Facebook page. FYI- I post daily so please like DO YOUR HOMEWORK on FB.

Bottomline, I am so tired of this whole issue being bogged down in name calling and fear induced rants. It is ridiculous and frightening considering what is at stake— the health of our children.

Can we please sit down and put studies like these on the table for discussion? Can we have real answers to real questions like:

  • Why is there no institutionally supported study of vaccinated versus unvaccinated?  As the excuse has always been it is “unethical” to have a group forgo vaccines to be in a study, isn’t that now moot given the large numbers of voluntarily unvaccinated children to assess?
  • Why are vaccines never tested to see if they are possible carcinogens (read vaccine inserts)?

    “ProQuad has not been evaluated for its carcinogenic, mutagenic, or teratogenic potential, or its potential to impair fertility.” http://www.merck.com/product/usa/pi_circulars/p/proquad/proquad_pi.pdf–ProQuad is the MMR vaccine.

  • Why is every vaccine treated with the same reverence?
  • Why does every child receive the same dosage regardless of size?
  • Why are vaccines a one size fits all medicine? Should there not be some sort of assessment as to whether a child might be more susceptible to a vaccine reaction?
  • Does everyone have the same immune response to vaccines? Are vaccines going to work better for some than others?
  • Why are vaccines tested against similarly toxin laced placebos?
  • What about the role of innate immunity?
  • How many actually read the vaccine insert or the list of ingredients? What are the risks associated with aluminum, formaldehyde, thimerosal ( still in the flu vaccine), polysorbate 80 (causes infertility), boric acid (roach killer), MSG?
  • What is the cumulative long term effect of an unprecedented 49 doses by age 6? Has the cumulative effect been studied?
  • What is wrong with individually assessing each vaccine? Why an all or nothing approach? Like Hep B…is it really necessary at 10 days old when the risk of Hep B is almost zero and immunity only lasts 5 years?
  • Pharmaceuticals are not angels, but when it comes to vaccines, why are they are treated like gods?
  • Merck is on trial at the moment for FALSIFYING the efficacy results of the MMR vaccine?!! Why is that not on every news broadcast?
  • OR where are the headlines blasting the news of a whistle blower at the CDC claiming the CDC falsified results of a study finding a link between autism and the MMR vaccine?
  • Or Dr. Wakefield, blamed for falsifying a connection between MMR and autism, why no headline that the co-author of his much vilified report just won an appeal overturning the lower court’s finding of wrongdoing? He has been completely exonerated. FYI–All their original study found in examining 12 cases, was a link between bowel disease and developmental delays and the delays began coincidentally following the MMR vaccination. Why the witch hunt? Why revoke his medical license?
  • Or that many outbreaks are caused by vaccinated individuals according to a CDC study of the 2011 measles outbreak in NYC? Is the administration of the vaccine the cause of outbreaks? Does the vaccine shed? Do all vaccines shed risking infecting those not vaccinated or immune compromised?
  • Or China is 99% vaccinated, but still experiences measles outbreaks?

I wonder are we pushing herd immunity or herd mentality? Unlike how the media wants us to perceive this issue, it is not black and white. Where there is polarity, does not the truth lie somewhere in the middle? Do we not deserve an opportunity to uncover the truth?

Until we stop name calling and finger pointing, until we stop the rants, we are all hurting ourselves. Nothing is perfect. Nothing is fool proof and everything has room for improvement, and if pharmaceuticals do not feel the heat from ALL OF US, they will never be incentivized to make vaccines safer (less known neurotoxins and carcinogens) and more effective. Right now they are completely immune from liability, thank you Supreme Court, and that is crazy particularly in light of billions of dollars paid out for vaccine induced injuries since Vaccine Court was established in the 80s. What other product, medicine or anything else on this planet is afforded such protection?!

According to these ( non- American) studies
“In September 2011, German researchers carrying out a longitudinal study surveyed a total of 8000 unvaccinated children from the ages of 0 –19. As with the New Zealand study, researchers collected their data by conducting a survey using questionnaires. Results showed that vaccinated children were up to five times more likely to suffer from a variety of diseases and disorders than unvaccinated children.”

If the studies highlighted in this article are even remotely true, shouldn’t we delve deeper and be demanding more studies of this nature? Demanding that at the very least we hear from all the experts and stop touting Jenny McCarthy types as experts for the anti-vaxxers which is negligent, irresponsible, manipulative journalism. Does it not make you wonder why our government seems to be afraid to engage in real, honest, conversations among EXPERTS on both sides of the issue? And if they are so certain that vaccines are as perfect as they claim, then why not engage in a real discourse because perhaps then, those who are CAUTIOUS, just may be persuaded? This seems logical, right?

Please, I beg everyone to stop the vitriol and bullying. Go on Facebook or read a recent Rollingstone Magazine article to see what I mean. They are unproductive tactics. They only further entrench people into their designated camps and they distract from any productive discussions that if had, may benefit EVERYONE. There are too many legitimate questions that WARRANT legitimate answers. And if there is any merit to EITHER side of the argument, to not give merit where merit is due is dangerous.

Call to action: ASK QUESTIONS and DEMAND ANSWERS and provide encouragement and support to anyone you know in the news media to have the courage to do their jobs!

2 thoughts on “Herd Immunity or Herd Mentality? A Real Q&A is Needed

  1. Great essay and great questions mara. It’s alarming enough…never mind if you happen to be one of the unlucky percentage who experience death or acute injury from a vaccine.
    Unfortunately the government has proven itself to be beholden to the pharmaceutical industry and their edicts cannot be trusted. We desperately need credible investigative journalism in this country now more than ever.

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