As many of our readers know, vaccinations are an extremely controversial topic and one that we feel is essential for us to address in our practice and in this newsletter. It affects all of us and especially our children. There is so much written and debated about this issue that we feel there is little left for us to add. So we reviewed the plethora of literature of which we are aware and found an article written by a leading authority on the issue that we feel gives a fair and accurate description of the history of vaccinations and is in line with our position on the issue. While this article does leave some questions unanswered and even raises some additional questions, we feel this perspective is necessary in light of the prevailing view in this country that any concerns about vaccinations are absurd.
This article, written by Tim O’Shea, D.C., (www.thedoctorwithin.com)appears on www.mercola.com, the most comprehensive resource on holistic health issues. Below is a excerpt from this article followed by a link to the full text and several other links to more information on vaccinations. We all must face decisions concerning vaccinations at some point in our lives or in the lives of our children, so we strongly encourage you to read the O’Shea article as well as the other articles so that you may be informed enough to make a responsible decision concerning vaccinations.
The Sanctity of Human Blood
By Tim O'Shea, DC
We've always been told that vaccines are safe, effective, and necessary. We hear how modern civilization has been saved from the ravages of infectious disease by the invention of miraculous vaccines. We hear how important it is for children to get their shots so they'll be safe from disease. And we all agree that children have a right to be protected from harm.
But there's a growing body of information today that indicates that vaccinations are dangerous and experimental.
There are just too many unanswered questions:
Do vaccines put infants at risk of sudden death?
Do vaccines really give our children immunity to disease?
Are all these vaccines really necessary?
Are our children immune-impaired as a result of vaccination?
Are the climbing rates of infectious and degenerative diseases among adult Americans partly attributable to the effects of vaccination?
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For the full text of this article, go to http://mercola.com/2001/may/30/vaccine_safety.htm
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