I saw two stories in the mainstream news that caught my eye. The stories also left me a little bit stunned. The first was a tragedy that occurred in late December. A fatal bus crash in Oregon, which claimed nine lives and injured many others, brought swift action—the Canadian-based bus line responsible for the horrific crash was immediately suspended from providing services in the United States. The second story, which is still being investigated, was about faulty Boeing 787s. Two separate incidents that both involved the planes’ batteries shut down the 787 fleet worldwide. Thankfully, no one was reported injured in the incidents involving the airplanes. Extra precautions are being taken in order to probe the mechanical gear before further flights are scheduled.
Now, I’m all for safety at its finest, and of course to protect life at all cost, but I have to ask, did it really only take one crash and two potential accidents to completely ban and suspend companies from providing services here in our own country and across the globe?
Let me continue that question with another and also share why this stuns me:
Did it really only take one bus crash (and yes, I do understand the terrible nature of the event) and two potential airplane accidents (and yes, having a plane go up in flames due to faulty wiring most definitely needs to be addressed) to completely ban and suspend companies from providing services, BUT injecting vaccines that have caused injury and death remains a common and heavily promoted practice in many countries across the globe, including our own?
I’m stunned. First, I’m stunned at how lightning quick the transportation department made their decisions without yet having done a great deal of investigating. Next, I’m stunned that these officials instantly demanded that unsafe practices be immediately stopped. And, I’m stunned that these sorts of tragedies remain in the news weeks after the actual event and continue to draw major headlines.
How long have we been describing our children’s vaccine injuries?
I’ve been at this for eight years. Some people have logged twice as much time and more. And here we are all still waiting to be acknowledged. Undoubtedly, vaccines need as thorough an investigation if not more.
With both the bus accident and the plane malfunctions, I would venture to guess that no one balked at the quick decisions the officials made. Those decisions were indeed life-saving decisions. I’ll even bet that more people welcomed a thorough investigation than not. Who wants loss as a result of their own actions, especially if that loss is of life? Not a well-known bus company who now cannot cross our border. Who wants to inform grieving families that their defective equipment sparked fires in-flight causing death and destruction? Not major airlines that travel the friendly skies day in and day out. So, why is it that other groups, and those who profit from their products, get to do the unthinkable: walk away from contributing to someone’s pain and suffering? While our children pay the ultimate price—the suffering from a vaccine injury, illness and even death—others get to simply walk away.
Vaccines, which are grotesquely advertised and overly lauded, have had questionable safety data and yet, are administered from the moment a baby is born (Hep B) and through to adulthood (flu shot). Vaccines, have contributed to an increase in asthma and allergies, and also result in autism, are still on the market. They are still available despite a growing public outcry from parents and vaccine-injured victims themselves. Why? Maybe because vaccines are used as leverage. How? Maybe because some of them are being forced. Why? Maybe because there’s a huge profit in them. How can that be? Maybe because they are safeguarded to somehow never be disputed.
But, more than enough people have doubted vaccines after being injured by them. Where’s our official investigation? Who’s conducting precautionary measures? When are the life-protecting measures going to start? Aren’t our lives and their potential as important as those who benefited from the investigations done on the bus company and those aircraft?
I know I shouldn’t be as stunned as I am, but I am. I’ve been reading about the atrocities of the vaccine injured for almost a decade now. I’ve watched families crumble, my own included, as vaccine injury tries to snuff out the life of a child. I’ve stared in disbelief while watching officials (who can immediately and at lightning speed) do little to halt our country’s vaccine program. I’ve seen it. I’ve heard. But, I’m sitting here absolutely stunned.
When terrible things happen, people usually take note. Many offer comfort. Some will suggest a hopeful response in return. Unfortunately, thought and concern for the tragedy stemming from vaccine injury and death mustn’t be terrible enough. Necessary changes haven’t happened, and as a result more people will be affected. To know that one industry is not allowed to make mistakes, like the bus company did, and that another industry can market excessive doses of damage at a much higher rate, shows a great lack of rationale, understanding and respect.
What can we do? Tell our stories? We have. Take this to court? Some did. And failed miserably. What else can we do? What will it take to end a practice that has higher profits than common sense? I know that my son’s vaccine injury wasn’t reason enough. Neither was my friend’s son’s death which resulted from adverse effects from his childhood vaccines. Enough proof exists to show that vaccine injury is real and that we are surrounded by its tragic consequences. The damage inflicted by vaccines, and the blatant disregard our families are shown, is confirmation that our children were thrown under the bus as a result of someone else’s greed.
Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism.