Monday, June 23, 2008

CNN - Should I Vaccinate My Baby

Update: After watching this CNN segment, you may want to visit my newer post "Should I Vaccinate My Baby - Vaccine Safety - Why the Controversy?" This new post includes a list of articles and research references, including a link to the CNN segment below. To see the updated post go here.

Yesterday, CNN ran two Segments called "Should I Vaccinate My Baby" and "The Empowered Parent."

Great job CNN! They got a couple points wrong about Hannah Polling but great job none the less. Hannah Neurologist father says the vaccines caused/triggered her mitochondrial disorder which led to her autism and the genetics support this.

Watch - Should I Vaccinate My Baby.

Read - For more information, from CNN, about how to work with your Pediatrician to take precaution's.

As CNN recommends in their report, you may follow Dr. Robert Sears modified vaccine schedule to keep your child up to date yet "be on the safe side". His book is called The Vaccine Book.

Keep in mind that even Dr. Sears recommendations can not grantee that your baby will not suffer a vaccine reaction.

A - Reactions to individual vaccines, for a small subset of kids, are well know and documented. Thus the government compensation program called the Vaccine Adverse Events Reporting System.

B - Because the government followed the recommendation of the 2004 IOM Vaccine Safety Report, no research has been conducted to look for a link between autism and vaccines. Therefore, if there is a link we do not know what it is about the vaccines that might be causing it. As the former head of the NIH, Dr. Bernadine Healy has said, "The question simply has not been answer." (Watch her interview)So until the question has been answered the recommendations of Dr.s like Robert Sears are the best we can do to, hopeful, diminish any possible risk of adverse reaction.

1 comment:

Michael Danielson said...

Many people believe that, with thimerosal removed from all but two of the standard battery of vaccines (DTaP and flu shots), the causal link between autism and vaccines has been shot down.

For those of us with enough common sense and analytical ability to know better, two authorities recently and independently of each other published the adjuvant theory of how vaccines cause autism.

The upshot is: the adjuvants they put in vaccines cause brain inflammation and cause your immune system to attack your own brain. This happens when the adjuvants overload your brain's anti-inflammatory defenses, so the concentration of the adjuvants is critical.

So don't get your infant vaccinated at all. Wait until 2 years of age, and then map out the slowest possible set of vaccinations that will still get your kid into school on time. Older children have better brain anti-inflammatory power, and of course, spacing the shots out gives the brain a chance to recover.