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Herd Immunity and Vaccine Questions…

One of the main reasons that has been suggested to get an immunization (vaccine) for a disease like, say, influenza… is the resulting “herd immunity” will make sure the disease doesn’t spread as fast.

I’ve read that true herd immunity is based on natural immunity to a disease, not an artificial immunity like vaccines… because if a “herd” is naturally immune to a disease, then a virus couldn’t spread.

But this isn’t the case when you give an annual vaccination for influenza, because the vaccine wears off every year… so no one person builds true and natural immunity to the influenza (if anyone did, we wouldn’t need to get a shot every year, as we would have a long-lasting natural immunity).

So my important questions are these:

  • Are we really building any effective herd immunity from influenza by taking the vaccination?  If so, why aren’t deaths and hospitalizations being reduced in years when we had the highest percentage of vaccinated population?
  • Is the vaccine 100% effective (it isn’t)?  Because if it isn’t, how can we, in a short period of time each year we’re supposed to vaccinate, ever really achieve true herd immunity?
  • Why am I seeing reports of less people getting their shot, yet also not seeing the spread of the influenza at any faster rate, or with any more consequences (annual death rate increasing etc…)?
  • Are we going to move science beyond vaccinations as a solution at some point?  It’s a pretty outdated concept and treatment.
  • With new (or different) strains of the influenza being discovered and circulating each year… why should anyone take the chance (and waste their money) on any vaccine that may NEVER be effective?
  • Forget mercury, what other chemicals are in the current vaccines?  (as in, the ones actually being sold RIGHT NOW)
  • Are those chemicals, in ANY amount, something we should be putting inside our bodies?  Show me unbiased science (not supported by drug companies) that it is.
  • Forget the “autism debate” for now, if these vaccines were so good for us, why aren’t the drug companies liable in the free and open market for any human consequences that might result?

Man, for something that is supposedly SO good for us… there are sure a WHOLE bunch of questions that have no definitive answer.  And by the way, “just do it” or “trust us, it’s good for you” are NOT satisfactory answers. 

Prove your case.  Openly and publicly publish the unbiased science that shows the answers.  This science should have NO influence from the drug companies, NO influence from anyone who has been paid by a drug company in the past… it needs to be unbiased.

 

Are Vaccines Our Only Answer?

Vaccines, no matter what type… are NOT making you healthier, they are a shot.  They represent “bargain basement” medicine, made cheap so people can afford them.

No, I’m NOT anti-vaccine… I just think we need to focus our limited resources on better ideas besides a vaccine for everything.  Oh and by the way, they are NOT 100% effective in ANY form… so I wonder how much money people are wasting on them?

And… the “herd immunity” argument has been discredited many ways.  You may wish to do your own research before believing this very loose argument hook, line, and sinker.  It boils down to the fact that herd immunity works when NATURAL immunization is allowed to happen, not forced immunization (like vaccines)… which by the way does bypass our natural means of defending our bodies against germs.

Now, if this were perfected science, and didn’t result in serious consequences (even rare)… I wouldn’t even be worried about it.

But it isn’t perfected science (the very labels on the very vaccines we take say this), so you should do your own research and make your own choices before taking what the media says about vaccines at face value.

There just has to be a better answer people… I can’t believe we don’t have one.

An Open Challenge To Vaccine Manufacturers And Drug Companies That Produce Them

Ok, if vaccines in general are supposed to be so good for us…why not remove that barrier to liability and litigation we have in place in the U.S. (you know which one I’m speaking of) and accept FULL liability for whatever you put into our bodies?

I mean FULL liability and accountability if something you make hurts any member of our human race and can be proven so in a court of law.

Then, with full accountability on your end in place, will the end product be the same?

Hmmm…

Vaccines Do Not “Make” You Healthy…

A four-year old girl actually asked a thoughtful question about vaccines:

“Why I got to get shots to make me healthy?”

And therein lies a very powerful question … answered in this article written by Dr. Joe Mercola on Mercola.com today… Click here to read the article.

The effectiveness of herd immunization has been disputed many times, and many of the other reason “to get vaccinated” are beginning to get laid by the wayside because people are thinking for themselves in large numbers.  Couple this with the fact that NO vaccine is 100% effective (in most cases, not even close)…and you have a case to at least make a choice one way or the other.

Don’t let ANYONE tell you what to do when it comes to YOUR body…and don’t let ANYONE guilt you into “joining the crowd” whether you choose to vaccinate yourself and your family or not.

It’s YOUR choice…period…end of story.  Protect that choice.

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