posted on Aug, 4 2009 @ 06:35 PM
reply to post by Studenofhistory
yes. Happy to flag your thread; I think it's important.
It's been an emerging awareness, brought on mostly by this latest influenza. I have a buddy in Florida whose family has a documented alergic
reaction to egg products. They have asked their doctor to pen a letter to allow them to not take the jab. They might well be some of the lucky
Where I live, there are 1500 people on this island, give or take 100. Most of the folks' awareness is so very shallow. Most depend upon the
government to tell them what to do, and thus I don't think we'll have any trouble not taking the vaccine. We are NOT going to take it though, if
it comes down to the bare bones.
Throughout history, people's own immune responses have done the best for influenza. Let's look at how many viruses science can "cure". Zero.
None. Only the human body can conquer a virus, and it either prevails, or fails and dies. These days, people are getting their kids to have all
manner of vaccines, where in the olde days (of my time) when kids got, say, the mumps, the prevailing thought was to allow ALL the kids to get the
mumps, and once it had run its course, it was done. Forever.
Don't feel bad that you didn't know all this. You were being a responsible parent, same as mine were. We grew up trusting our government to do
the best thing for us -- the action that had the highest probability to work. It's only been in recent times that this precept has been challenged.
I'm sure you're an excellent parent. You did what you thought was right.
Now, juxtaposed to what I said in my first paragraph..... I still get the tetanus booster every seven years. If I were a purist, I wouldn't do
that, right? I am always in contact with soil; I frequently bleed; I am not careful enough with myself. I will continue to get a tetanus
booster as long as they are available.