Another week has gone by. It’s Five Minute Friday! We write for five minutes (well, today I took a little longer to gather my thoughts) and share our posts at Kate Motaung’s community. Today’s word is: more
As a mother and grandmother I have been concerned that more and more vaccines have been added to the vaccine schedule. The United States gives the largest number of vaccines to children.
In 1986 a bill was passed that protected pharmaceutical companies from any liability for vaccine injury—because they were being sued too often.
Since then the number of vaccines recommended by the CDC has risen dramatically.
This past week I have been sending e-mails and making phone calls in opposition to a bill in the Illinois senate that would mandate flu vaccines for health care workers. The flu vaccine contains mercury (a neurotoxin) and has varying degrees of effectiveness. It is documented that following the flu vaccine a person is more susceptible to another viral infection.
The flu vaccine should be a personal choice with informed consent. Mandates . . . will there be more and more?
I am in favor of supporting the immune system that God has given me; a healthy diet, physical exercise and adequate sleep. The immune system is designed to fight off infections. Still, there are times when a vaccine has more benefits than risk. This should be carefully evaluated.
We cannot let fear dictate health care policy.
I praise you because I am fearfully and wonderfully made. Psalm 139: 14
I’m your FMF neighbor today. Thanks for sharing your thoughts. I haven’t heard this latest about the flu vaccine, and I’m all for informed decisions regarding healthcare. I know vaccines in general are a point of controversy these days.
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