I recently read the book, What About Immunizations? Exposing the Vaccine Philosophy, by Cynthia Cournoyer. It’s an excellent account that explores the almost sacred status given to the vaccine schedule. (At Amazon HERE.)
Cynthia mentioned Barbara Loe Fisher, head of the National Vaccine Information Center in her book and I couldn’t help but notice Barbara on the trailer for The Greater Good. She is heard saying, “A number of prescription drugs have been licensed as safe and have been found to be unsafe.”
We’re willing to accept that medications that were tested, approved and prescribed by countless doctors ended up hurting and even killing people. Vioxx is said to have killed tens of thousands of people and Crestor, Fosamax, Prozac, Yaz, Chantix, Paxil, Zoloft, Lexipro, Celexa and lots of other drugs are the subjects of ads for lawsuits over side effects. “Have you or a loved one taken the drug…. and suffered a stroke, heart attack, or…. given birth to a child with congenital heart defects…”
Yet, when it comes to vaccines, it’s a whole different world.; First of all, vaccines are so important that they are mandated by the government and universally promoted by pediatricians. How could the government mandate something that ends up hurting certain children? How could doctors insist that your child have a vaccine that could damage them for life? It would mean that lots of people we have faith in can’t be trusted. This is the unthinkable for many,
There is this almost mystical aura that surrounds vaccinations. I’m sure lots of parents have had experiences similar to mine. You've been talking to other parents about your child’s autism and you mention that he or she was fine until they were vaccinated and that this led to the descent into autism. Suddenly, the conversation stops. The subject is changed. This is too much to handle. We can’t go there. Vaccines are responsible for eradicating life-threatening diseases. It’s impossible to believe that they might be bad for some kids.
Cynthia explores the world of the “vaccine philosophy” in her book. I interviewed Cynthia to find out why vaccines are the sacred cow of health care. Why is talking against vaccines like attacking motherhood in the minds of so many? Here are her answers.
Why is it that people seem so conditioned to accept the mandated vaccine schedule without question, at the same time countless drugs are found to have serious, even life-threatening side effects?