10. WHY is the Answer Always a Vaccine?
We are rightfully concerned that there is no end in sight. How many vaccines are too many for a given child? What was once 10 by high school graduation is now 70! How many will your future child or grandchild be mandated to receive?
Pertussis outbreaks are prompting health officials to consider a 7th dose of pertussis vaccine to the schedule. Babies already get 5 doses by age 6 and a 6th dose in 6th grade. When will we face facts that the pertussis vaccine isn’t working? If the only tool in the CDC’s kit is a hammer, everything starts looking like a nail.
Businesses promote vaccination to reduce employee absenteeism. Parents who vaccinate children to avoid a few days of lost work can end up dealing with far worse, including dangerously high fevers, convulsions, severe complications, or even death.
Some people are skeptical about sequential pandemics and so-called deadly epidemics — with bizarre contamination stories and a fear-mongering press focused on human vulnerability — right before fast tracked vaccines arrive on cue to save the day.