Vaccines, Thimerosal, and Autism
Thousands of families are going to court. Why? Because more than 4,800 families insist the chemical thimerosal, found in many childhood vaccinations, caused their children’s autism. The Associated Press reports:
Since 1999, more than 4,800 families have filed claims with the government alleging their children contracted autism as a result of routine vaccinations. Most contend that a preservative called thimerosal is to blame for the impaired social interaction typical of the disorder…Now, Dr. Fuhrman doesn’t believe in sticking kids with needles just because the government says so. He talks about it in the Member Center. Take a look:
…Monday's case addresses the theory that the cause of autism is the measles, mumps and rubella vaccine in combination with other vaccines containing thimerosal. The preservative, about 50 percent mercury by weight, is no longer found in routine childhood vaccines but is used in some flu shots.
There is no law for individuals to be vaccinated who live in the US. For admission to school there are rules and requirements for your child to attend. I strongly support the rights of individuals to do what they want with their own bodies and those of their children, right or wrong, without pressure or coercion by the authorities…Dr. Fuhrman also has strong words for the push to make HPV vaccinations mandatory. From Dr. Fuhrman on HPV Vaccinations:
…Bombarding the young human with so many immunizations early in life could have far-reaching detrimental effects. We already have decent data linking the early use of hepatitis B vaccine with Multiple Sclerosis. Authorities and physicians are also aware that mercury preservatives in vaccines have long-term harmful effects. Therefore, I do not recommend the "cookbook" approach to vaccines and work with parents to reduce the exposure, eliminate some and delay others to reduce the risk.
The point here is that in this country we allow legislatures to mandate which medications we must give our children? People are not allowed to have an opinion about drugs and vaccines different from the majority opinion, in spite of the controversies and poorly studied short and long-term risks.
Remember this is not about arguing about the effectiveness or value of vaccines, just whether we should mandate medical care and take another freedom away from Americans. We no longer have the freedom to take or not take medications. Sounds like the Taliban to me.
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