By Anne Dachel
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Dec 11, 2014, MLive.com: Why some Michigan parents choose not to vaccinate their children
Statewide, about 6 percent of Michigan schoolchildren have vaccination waivers, which equates to about 150,000 children who are unvaccinated or undervaccinated.
Many are clustered in affluent communities such as Rochester, and have well-educated, health-conscious parents who buy organic food and eschew antibiotics in favor of a homeopathic approach to illnesses.
They fear injecting so many viruses into their children could do more harm than good, and see widespread immunizations as being driven by "Big Pharma," which they see as more concerned about profits than public health.
Excellent coverage. This reporter, Julie Mack, did what almost no reporter before her has done--she presented both sides--especially the views of vaccine wary parents--well-educated ones at that. She gave us EXPERTS who challenge the one-size-fits-all schedule.
I posted my comments AND IMMEDIATELY I WAS ATTACKED, someone even claimed that I'm "a shill" and that I'm paid for what I do. Seriously? Who'd be paying me?
The affluent members of the autism community?
The Dachel Media Update is sponsored by Lee Silsby Compounding Pharmacy and OurKidsASD. Lee Silsby is one of the most respected compounding pharmacies in the country and is committed to serving the needs of the Autism community. OurkidsASD is an online retailer for nutritional supplements for patients with special needs. OurkidsASD carries thousands of products from more than 60 brands and offers free ground shipping on all orders.
Anne Dachel is Media Editor for Age of Autism and author of The Big Autism Cover-Up: How and Why the Media Is Lying to the American Public, which is on sale this Fall from Skyhorse Publishing.