Next month we'll again be told that having two percent of kids with autism is normal and acceptable. Parents just have to learn to live with it.
Everything's safe: GMOs, vaccines, and everything else corporate America throws at us. Anyone who disputes this...like Andrew "fraudulent 1998 study" Wakefield and Robert "vaccine skeptic" Kennedy, Jr. ... is not to be trusted because no one is allowed to question the science on anything.
OS News: Inside the internet's war on science
By Thom Holwerda
Vaccine skeptic Robert F. Kennedy Jr., who says he's in touch with Trump about a "vaccine safety commission" recently announced a $100,000 "challenge" to prove their safety.
...Clearly, not vaccinating your children is child abuse and should be treated as such; not only does it endanger the lives of your own children, but also the lives of other children who may rely on herd immunity because they can't take vaccinations for proper medical reasons. The fact that these child abusers are this close to the president of the United States and the US government should send chills down the spine of every responsible parent.
As far as I'm concerned, any article talking about vaccine mandates/exemptions that does not inform readers that both vaccine makers and doctors have no liability for damage, is phony journalism. Any article that purports that vaccines "come with a small risk of side effects..." is fraudulent journalism. One to ten percent of vaccine injury is ever reported, and despite this, BILLIONS of dollars have been paid out for damages that included DEATH from vaccination. Sorry editorial board at the Post Bulletin, you're not telling the truth about vaccines.
Ultimatums are risky. When someone draws a line in the sand and says, "Comply or face the consequences," there's a good chance that the person who drew the line will end up backing down, drawing a new line or simply giving in.
The Rochester Public Schools didn't do that last week, and we commend the district and school board for taking a firm stand in support of student vaccinations.
For two months, the school district had made repeated contacts with the families of more than 200 students whose vaccinations weren't up-to-date. Minnesota law mandates various vaccinations for children in grades K-12, and school districts are within their right to prohibit unvaccinated students from entering school buildings unless they have filed paperwork documenting a conscientious objection or medical exemption. ...
It's worth emphasizing that the Rochester School Board didn't force any students to be vaccinated. The Minnesota Department of Health website provides a form that parents can print, sign and have notarized to claim a conscientious objection to vaccines. Currently, 370 students attend Rochester Public Schools under that exemption. ...
For years, we've heard the rumors and pseudo-scientific studies linking vaccines to autism. No such link has ever been proven, but to some families, the fear is real. All vaccines come with a small risk of side effects, allergic reactions, etc., which is why we aren't asking for Minnesota to follow Mississippi's example.
Thirty cases of mumps among 9,000 students is an "outbreak." Notice that nowhere in this article are we told what the vaccination status is for the kids with mumps. Nice opportunity to promote vaccinations. Another opportunity to again trash Andrew Wakefield. (What would they do without him to demonize every time the subject of vaccination comes up?)
By Karen Ann Cullotta
With an outbreak of mumps recently declared at northwest suburban Barrington High School, public health officials in Cook and Lake counties are urging parents to keep calm and ensure their children are immunized.
"We're reminding parents who might be fearful of or have gotten misinformation about vaccines that immunizing your children is the best way to protect them from many diseases, including mumps," said Deanna Durica, a spokeswoman for the Cook County Department of Public Health.
Durica is referring to the anti-vaccination movement in the country supported by some, who point to an often cited study, which also has been scientifically refuted, from British doctor Andrew Wakefield. He alleged there was a link between the children receiving the measles, mumps and rubella (MMR) vaccine and autism. ...
But the exemptions are rare, including in areas around Barrington.
In Barrington School District 220, which enrolls roughly 9,000 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grade, about 98 percent of the students are compliant with the state's immunization law, according to District 220 spokeswoman Morgan Delack. ...
While even those who have received the recommended two doses of the MMR vaccine may still contract the disease, they typically will experience much milder cases than those who have not been immunized, said Cody Meissner, M.D., a professor of pediatrics at Tufts University in Boston.
The last thing you want is to be associated with "the discredited former doctor, Andrew Wakefield."
"Former doctor"? Maybe we'd trust this reporter if she actually told the truth. The General Medical Council did not have the power to take away Wakefield's medical degree. If Kat Lay doesn't know that, she's not very bright, despite writing for the UK Times. (Or she's writing what she's told for the UK Times.)
Kat Lay, Health Correspondent
Parents are refusing to give their children the flu vaccination over worries about its safety, research has shown.
Experts said that fraudulent research by the discredited former doctor Andrew Wakefield linking vaccines with autism could still be having an impact decades later.
Researchers from King’s College London found that two thirds of parents who did not vaccinate their child said that they were not convinced the vaccine had been tested enough to prove its safety. Twice as many parents who chose not to vaccinate had safety concerns compared with parents whose children did receive the vaccine.
According to Public Health England, uptake of the vaccine, given as a nasal spray, in children aged two to four dropped between 2014-15 and 2015-16. In the first year…