Note: We're pleased to excerpt this Op-Ed in Boulder, Colorado's Daily Camera, written by Gretchen Maclachlan and suggested to us by Laura Hayes. Seems there is now a 4:1 ratio of opinion pieces about vaccination in The Daily Camera. Sounds a lot like the male to female autism rate, in a touch of irony. Boulder is one of America's "open minded" progressive cities. Let's see about that. Gretchen's bio reads: Gretchen Maclachlan, a Boulder mother, is a graduate of the Institute for Integrative Nutrition and a former public health educator.
By Gretchen Maclachlan
The Daily Camera has published four opinion pieces in recent months that argue for “aggressive” government promotion of vaccination and a one-sided view of parents’ growing resistance to the ever expanding childhood vaccine schedule. These pieces don’t acknowledge that children today are given nearly five times more shots than they were 35 years ago and incorrectly assume that vaccines are perfectly safe and effective and have no unintended consequences, either for the targeted diseases themselves or for any other diseases.
The reality is that U.S. law regards vaccines as unavoidably unsafe and that our government regulatory agencies are allied with and heavily influenced by the pharmaceutical industry. This alliance has resulted in a massive push to get our children to take more and more vaccines, which are drugs but known as biologics. A child born today will receive 72 vaccinations from birth to age 18 if they follow the Centers for Disease Control schedule (most follow the schedule). Most of these vaccines will come in the first two years of life. On day one of life, when babies are learning how to breathe, many are injected with the Hepatitis B birth dose (a disease for which most U.S. babies are at essentially zero risk) and, now, the Vitamin K shot.... continued.
I'd like their web folks to see a whole lot of hits from Aof A: Read the full piece and comment at The Daily Camera site here.