Vaccines vaccinations 2016 presidential cycle, Follow the money, Follow the ideology, All diseases and vaccines not created equal, Thought criminal for asking questions?
“I’m also a little concerned about how they’re bunched up. My kids had all of their vaccines, and even if the science doesn’t say bunching them up is a problem, I ought to have the right to spread out my vaccines out a little bit at the very least.”…Rand Paul
“it is true that we are probably giving way too many in too short a period of time.”…Ben Carson
“”You’re a traitor!” yelled the boy. “You’re a thought criminal!”“…George Orwell, “1984”
Vaccines and vaccinations have been brought to the forefront of the American consciousness this 2016 presidential election cycle.
I am grateful for that.
We are becoming a nation of dumbed down robots who are criticized for questioning “authority” and the status quo on vaccinating our young children.
“Thought Criminals” as portrayed in George Orwell’s “1984.”
Vaccines and vaccinations are of deep interest and concern to me on a personal basis as well as national level.
Vaccines are not a monolithic, simplistic “monster” or “cure all” that should be addressed and questioned that simplistically.
Not all diseases are created equal, i.e. have the same impact and not all approaches to vaccinations are either.
I am old enough to remember 2 basic concepts.
1. We all got the measles, mumps, chicken pox, etc. and we lived through it without vaccinations.
2. Diseases such as polio were devastating and vaccinations were a God send.
My position meshes well with 2 physicians and candidates, Rand Paul and Ben Carson.
I believe that we are subjecting children too young to too many vaccines.
I also believe that some vaccines should be optional.
Hillary Clinton and Bernie Sanders are two examples of follow the ideology to explain their answers on vaccines.
Clinton is also another example of follow the money.
From the Washington Examiner May 15, 2015.
“Pharmaceutical giant Pfizer donated between $1 million and $5 million to the Clinton Foundation and spent a portion of its $23.1 million in lobbying expenses from 2009 alone on issues at the State Department.
Pfizer was also a top sponsor of the U.S. pavilion at the 2010 World’s Fair in Shanghai. The expo was an early Clinton priority for political reasons, and the former secretary of state tapped her vast donor network to foot the entire $60 million bill during her first year in office.”
From NBC New York.
“Pharmaceutical company Merck & Co. is also a member of the Clinton Global Initiative, company spokeswoman Amy Rose said. Merck joined CGI in 2006, when dues were $15,000, and also was a member in 2007 and in 2008, when membership dues rose to $20,000. As part of its commitment to CGI, Merck sponsors public health initiatives around the world, Rose said. Merck joined CGI on its own initiative, she said.
Sen. Clinton wrote a November 2005 letter to Health and Human Services Secretary Mike Leavitt urging approval of the human papillomavirus vaccine. Merck applied in December 2005 for approval of its HPV vaccine, Gardasil, and the vaccine was approved for use in females ages 9 to 26. Merck is still seeking approval for use in older women, Rose said.”
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