Vaccines: At Some Point You Have to Trust Somebody
“I’ve worked besides doctors… and there’s nobody I’ve ever worked with who questions themselves as much as doctors do, who question their own conclusions, and question their own method of analysis to make sure that they’re as certain as they possibly can be in the circumstance.”
Doctors question themselves because it’s part of their job. Parents question themselves because it’s their children who would suffer dire consequences if they do not. Reread that quote. Remove the word doctor. Replace it the word parents, and we want the same thing.
That quote came from Peter Michaud, JD, RN, a lobbyist for the Maine Medical Association. I heard it in a video which Ginger Taylor mentioned in a piece she wrote last week. At one point during the testimony, a Maine Representative reminds Michaud that the bill in question is calling for more vaccine education. She asks, “This bill is calling for more education…do you think that this bill makes some sense? Brought forward by consumers that have real concerns over figuring out whether there’s some correlation to what happened to their child with the vaccine or not?”
Michaud replied, "We all want answers. We all want answers to those questions that puzzle us, especially those questions that trouble us."
But Michaud, like other vaccine defenders, has the answers. Surely he knows that, for some, vaccines are not lifesaving. Vaccines were a trigger, the reason for regression, and the piece of the puzzle that lead to a child’s autism diagnosis. Michaud doesn’t really want answers; he wants questions about vaccines to go away. A minute later in the video, he says, “At some point you have to trust somebody.”
Many of us want to trust somebody when it comes to vaccines. But who do we trust?
Vaccines are big business. Each of those entities has a large stake in vaccines. Each of them wants us to trust them.
Science wants us to trust that their word is the answer (and the only answer).
Doctors want us to trust that they know what’s best (even though they sometimes don’t).
Vaccine companies want us to trust that their products are 100% safe and effective (and want us to forget that the VICP exists because of their products).
Certain lawmakers want us to trust their opinion (even if that opinion is based on their financial ties to vaccine companies and their supporters).
The media wants us to stop thinking for ourselves and trust them (and everything they print, post, air, and advertise).
Parents, when it comes to vaccines, you need to trust yourself!
Use your intuition. Use your time to question, to analyze, to come to conclusions, and to be as certain as you possibly can be. If you are certain that want one, or two vaccines, or the entire schedule for your child, go for it. Right now, no one is stopping you. But if the vaccine mandate bills gain more traction, parents will soon lose the chance to choose one or two vaccines. They won’t get to decide. Parents will be forced to get all of them.
Parents want to feel solace in making decisions for their children. They want to be comforted in knowing that they made a good decision, the right decision. Decision about vaccines should be left up to parents not doctors, not lawmakers, not the media, and certainly not by those who refuse to listen to what many parents of vaccine injured children are saying.
From California to Maine, those who support vaccine mandates continue to step up to the microphone speaking in favor of those mandates. Parents opposed to the mandates have spoken up too. And just like the legislative representatives and like those who are representing the medical field, parents have come forward to stand at the mic with valuable information and with undeniable evidence. But they also come forward with their children, many of whom are vaccine injured. Listen to the parents. It’s the parents – the vaccine consumers, who know the answers. Isn’t it time we trust them?
Cathy Jameson is a Contributing Editor for Age of Autism.