All quotes are taken from the woo poll thread.
Could you name a workforce where all members are moral and honest?Martha wrote:Sharon, thank you for your informative reply. I appreciate it, but don't necessarily share your views.
Not all scientists (or doctors) are moral, honest people.
Are you claiming that the results are falsified or that inaccurate data are knowingly published (as in Wakefield's Lancet paper)?Many of them are deep in the pockets of Big Pharma, providing the "desired results" of their backers. It is fairly common knowledge that much of scientific research is heavily financed by the big pharmaceutical companies; the purpose being to "push their drugs" . The bottom line for Big Pharma is Big Bucks, not our health.
Have you evidence to back this up? I worked as a physicist for years, and know many scientists working in medical research. They are honest, good people, determined to improve the available treatments.
The big companies do exist to make money for their shareholders and have some terrible working practices. But they are very highly regulated, and they have to show clear, incontrovertible evidence of effectiveness before any new drugs are licensed. It takes years and millions of pounds of research to bring a new drug on the market. The drug companies have to work with clinical researchers in drug trials as part of this process, and only randomised controlled trials are acceptable, thereby correcting for tester bias.
Are we all the same species or what? It is well established that the only way to rid a society of a particular infectious disease, is to ensure that a high enough proportion of the population is immunised against it. Those with the 'stronger immune system' may catch the virus, and not get too sick, but pass it on to others, who may have been unable to be vaccinated due to some illness or allergy, and who may be less able to deal with the infection. I have a friend who coaches children in sports. She cannot be vaccinated against several illnesses, since she has other medical conditions. This year she caught whooping cough from a boy whose mum choose not to vaccinate him, but thought it was OK to bring him out places when he was infectious, he didn't get too sick, but my friend was dangerously ill for a while. She's OK now thankfully.Whilst a particular vaccine might benefit one person, it doesn't necessarily follow that its beneficial to another. Some people (adults and children) have stronger immune systems (healthier genes) than others and so the "one-size-fits-all" stance is a dangerous, irresponsible one, in my view.
If Big Pharma had its way, all children would be compulsorily vaccinated. In fact, this is happening in parts of America today: you can check it out on Google...
I have not seen anything about US children and compulsory vaccination. I have seen that public schools are asking that all children except those who have good medical reasons for exemption, are vaccinated to protect the children spending lots of time together in close proximity. Some schools let parents away with religious exemptions too, so many parents are claiming to be members of religious cults when they aren't. Some parents are choosing to home-educate or school their children privately to avoid vaccination.
My middle son was born perfectly autistic because he has me and my husband as parents. Lucky boy.You say you have an autistic son. Do you know what caused his condition?