I find it fascinating that now that the Vaccine and autism link as been disproven, it is now the vaccine and allergy or vaccine and autoimmune "link", that anti vaxxers have started grasping at. It is like, they just need to find something, anything wrong with vaccines.
More generally fever, malaise, local swelling and heat are all expected reactions to a vax for me. I am always bemused by them being called adverse reactions....sounds like a normal functioning immune system getting on with the job to me :-)
I think beebs has a good point. If they jut brought up information I.e allergies etc and even said there was no evidence supporting that they could be potentially starting a whole round of misinterpretation for example "did you see sbs last night they were talking about the link between vaccines and allergies" that gets spread around and added to until you have another "vaccine causes autism " type situation. I think the whole point of the doco was to present fact and dispel common myths. They couldn't possibly cover every myth because as soon as they did ( which would take forever) people would create more and more myths .
If people are determined to see something that isn't there they will invent ways to confirm their theory unfortunately. But hopefully for the people that went in with an open mind to watching got some of their questions answered factually and with evidence.
Look, I vax, I believe in the importance if vaccination, but I also believe governments and big corporations will, and DO, do a lot of things to suit their agenda. I vax coz i do believe the benefits outweigh the risks. But I would like it if the risks were properly acknowledged. When things are swept under the carpet like they are, people lose trust, and when trust is gone,, people's top believing at all, and I firmly believe this is part of the reason so many people are starting to question vaccination. The medical community needs to be completely transparent and admit when they stuff up, admit maybe testing needs to be more thorough and independent etc. In Australia, at the moment (until vax rates drop further and we have an epidemic), it is more risky to vaccinate as the chances of coming into contact with the disease, and then having serious complications from it are virtually nothing (yes-I know- THANKS to vaccination, but if people are looking on an individual level, the risk is higher of vaxing).. We are asking people to take a risk of hurting a healthy baby, a lot of the time for the 'greater good' of society. I think if we want people to do this, we need to foster some sort of community spirit and be COMPLETELY honest about it all or people will continue to distrust vaccinations.
This is completely untrue. Sorry, but in 2011 40,000 people contracted whooping cough - that is only the ones that were diagnosed, it is still doing the rounds now. How on earth can the risk of a severe adverse reaction ie - about 1 in 1 million possibly be higher than that?
The documentary did admit that mistakes have been made, that the polio vaccine was the biggest mistake in the history of America in terms of medications. How is that not being honest and truthful? There are more around the world for sure, but they had to cram this all into an hour and a half and they chose the biggest mess up. Hardly think that is sweeping it under the carpet.
BigRed, sorry your daughter was unwell after her vaxxes. Almost all pro vaxxers know that these things happen. I just know they don't happen like the AVN says they happen. Anyone looking to groups like that for truthful information are on the wrong track. Not saying you do BRV - because I know you don't!
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