Listen to your doctor, not disproven scientific studies

Smallpox Vaccines by CDC

Nick Hughes

Opinion Editor

 

Vaccinate your kids.

It is that simple. Prevent others from getting sick and possibly prevent the death of someone else. That is how serious this is. The number of people who do not want to vaccinate their children has risen over the past few years. This rise, I think, comes from a tide of bogus research studies that try to prove the autism link.

Autism, for those who are not aware, is a social anxiety disorder that impairs social development and interaction. It has been proven by numerous studies that there is no link between autism and the vaccines that contain thimerosal. This is according to the Center for Disease Control by the way. It seems like they would know what they are doing.

The reason that this issue makes me mad is mainly because I myself have autism. Before the DSM-V reclassified it I had Asperger’s Syndrome. I would say that I would prefer to have autism then being dead. Don’t get me wrong, I do not enjoy having social limitations, but it is a lot better than being dead. If my parents didn’t get me vaccinated I could have had a number of deadly diseases. None of which sound like they are fun to have. According to the government’s vaccine website I have been prevented from potentially having the following, Hepatitis A and B, HPV, Measles, Meningococcal, Mumps, Whooping Cough, and Polio to name a few. I am very happy that my parents did this for me.

For those that think that vaccines are not the answer and that there will always be a natural cure for something, you are wrong. While it is true that many natural remedies exist, not all remedies can stop things like whooping cough. I do not know that exact science behind it, but I know this, my doctor told me that without vaccinations a lot more people are going to be sick.

I am not nearly as upset with the people who seek natural cures as I am with those insistent that there is an autism link. That one really gets to me. There was one study done in the nineties that “confirmed” the link, but it has since been debunked several times. The problem here though is that celebrities endorsed the debunked study. Jenny McCarthy being the one I put the most blame on. If it wasn’t for the fact that she said that vaccines caused autism on a talk show, then I think the amount of attention that the so-called link would have received would have been much lower. Then the charity that she had just made things worse. It stirred up the pot and the contents are still sloshing about.

It is, like I said earlier, really easy. Vaccinate your kids. There is no autism link and the only way you should get a pass on not vaccinating your kids is in very extraordinary circumstances. Don’t listen to junk science, listen to your doctor.

  • Diet dee

    Because doctors never lie, and the CDC never lies and Big Pharma always has your best interests.

    • sabelmouse

      doctors are often uninformed, even when they don’t lie.or even just plain stupid.

  • greenthinker2012

    I have a good relationship with my doctor and rely on her professional advice to help make medical decisions.
    It is a popular internet meme to distrust doctors and other experts but my personal experience is that the vast majority of scientists and doctors are honest hardworking people who want the best for their clients.

    • sabelmouse

      ain’t you lucky. i could be dead several times over had i listened to doctors. and not just because of vioxx.

      • greenthinker2012

        Do you have any specifics what your doctor did that would have killed you?

        • sabelmouse

          well, there was the vioxx. and the year before last a combo of amnitriptiline and tramadol, with a chance of causing a fatal stroke.
          my mother was prescribed thalidomide when she was pregnant, didn’t take it.

          • greenthinker2012

            If I had acute pain from arthritis I would have to seriously consider taking vioxx.
            The chances of heart attack and stroke from taking vioxx are around 1 in 1000.
            My regular chances of having heart attack and stroke over the next 30 years is over 40%
            So is it worth increasing that risk to 40.1% in order to reduce acute arthritis pain?
            For me the answer would probably be yes.
            You can make your own choices but I think you accusing your doctor of trying to kill you is a bit over the top.

          • sabelmouse

            i didn’t. i said if i’d listened i might be dead.
            if you want to take drugs that might kill you go ahead.

          • greenthinker2012

            There is nothing in life that is perfectly safe.
            One must weigh the benefits vs the risks.
            The benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks.

          • sabelmouse

            yes,yes,no!

          • greenthinker2012

            Mainstream science says yes, yes, yes.

          • sabelmouse

            corporate sponsored science.

          • greenthinker2012

            Nope.
            Peer reviewed science.

          • AutismDadd

            Buh Wah Ha Ha peer review has been corrupt for as long as it has existed.

          • sabelmouse

            pretty much the same thing at this point.

        • AutismDadd

          Tell us how many deaths are attributed each year to medical treatment.

          • greenthinker2012

            A small percentage compared to the many lives saved.
            Nobody is perfect and nothing is perfectly safe.
            If you cannot handle this fact perhaps you need to find a different universe in which to live.

          • AutismDadd

            Yawn. Ridiculous to accept death from medical treatment because they don’t kill all receiving treatment. No wonder you applaud vaccines and those not harmed while those harmed get little mention. Seems sociopathic to me.

          • greenthinker2012

            I would call it rational to reduce disease.
            Polio used to be very common in the United States. It paralyzed and killed thousands of people every year before polio vaccine was introduced in 1955.
            A reduction in death and paralysis is a good thing.
            Allowing thousands of people to die or become paralyzed every year because we have not yet come up with an absolutely perfect prevention would be sociopathic.

          • AutismDadd

            Nice trick talking about vaccines and polio when the discussion was about death by medical treatment.

          • greenthinker2012

            The article we are discussing is about listening to your doctor’s advice regarding vaccines.

          • AutismDadd

            Which is bad advice because your doctor has never been a vaccine researcher.

          • greenthinker2012

            If only vaccine researchers can have sufficient knowledge to make an informed judgement, how do you justify the validity of your opinion?
            Are you a vaccine researcher?

          • AutismDadd

            No and neither is your doctor. Vaccine advice from your doctor is just what he thinks he should say.

          • greenthinker2012

            But according to your beliefs, how are you able to have a valid opinion if you are not a vaccine researcher?

          • AutismDadd

            Never said that.

    • AutismDadd

      Nice fairy tale

      • greenthinker2012

        You base your opinion my relationship with my doctor on zero evidence.
        This says something about you.

        • AutismDadd

          No I based it on your own comment.

          • greenthinker2012

            I stated I have a good relationship which you disputed with zero evidence.

          • AutismDadd

            Try reading what else you said….sigh!

          • Sam Gilman

            Doctors are people you assume cannot be trusted. What other professional groups are, in your opinion, all untrustworthy, or is it just doctors?

  • AutismDadd

    Listen to your doctor? That’s terrible advice. What doctor is a vaccine expert? How long did they work in vaccine research, manufacturing and development? ZERO time you say? Well by all means ask them about a medical procedure they have no background in.

    • Sam Gilman

      Tell me more about this lifestyle you lead where nothing works unless you have developed it yourself.

      You’re connected to the Internet. Did you design the Internet?

      • AutismDadd

        Get back to me when you stop talking nonsense.

        • Sam Gilman

          Just because your logic is faulty, that’s no need to blame other people.