What does it mean if 45% of adults question vaccines? It may mean that they are leery of a product that is put into their bodies and their children’s bodies, which has no liability. The no-fault vaccine court is horrible. Who wants to play Russian roulette with their health? Protection from the flu, for example, for a few months--as they are advertised, but realistically with low effectiveness, often less than 50% on a good year -- vs-- actual neurological and neuropsychiatric issues after receiving the influenza vaccine, such as anorexia, tics, OCD, and anxiety. That’s pretty scary.
Here are some excerpts from the article:
CHICAGO—June 24, 2019—A recent online survey of more than 2,000 U.S. adults, conducted by The Harris Poll on behalf of the American Osteopathic Association, revealed that more than two in five American adults (45%) say something has caused them to doubt vaccine safety…..Although 55% of Americans don’t doubt vaccine safety, 45% noted at least one source that caused doubts about the safety of vaccination. The top three doubt-causing sources were online articles (16%), past secrets/wrongdoing by the pharmaceutical industry (16%) and information from medical experts (12%).1
“From an evolutionary perspective, humans are primed to pay attention to threats or negative information,” she says. “So it makes sense that people hold onto fears that vaccines are harmful, especially when they believe their children are in danger.”
She believes it is possible that, since vaccines have been so effective in eradicating disease, people may have more fear of possible vaccine side effects than the actual diseases vaccines prevent…...herd immunity is essential to maintain because some people cannot be vaccinated due to medical conditions, including allergies, illness or a weakened immune system. Keeping the rest of the population vaccinated protects those who are vulnerable…..
How does anyone know if an infant or child “cannot be vaccinated due to medical conditions, including allergies, illness or a weakened immune system?”
…...arguing or being judgmental with patients only pushes them further into communities that share their beliefs. Instead, he thinks policy changes are likely the most effective means to change behaviors, if not hearts and minds.
“policy changes are likely the most effective means to change behaviors, if not hearts and minds.”
It is when people have seen vaccine injuries first hand, have heard about a neighbor or friend, read an article, seen more studies…..become educated. If more adults doubt vaccine safety, it is because there is more negative vaccine issues appearing in their lives. They are not making it up. Vaccine injury is more prevalent and as exemptions are taken away, whether religious or medical, we may see much more.
State laws and doctor policies are not going to change hearts and minds. Being a witness to vaccine injury, seeing the decline in a loved one --- health, seizures, immune and autoimmune dysfunction or death, you bet that the percentage of those doubting vaccines will go up.
Teresa Conrick is Science Editor for Age of Autism.