March 30th, 2017
By Lucy Morales
Guest writer for Wake Up World
Can we suspend our emotions and preconceptions, and have an honest, evidence-based conversation about the pros and cons of vaccine safety?
An argument is raging across this country, and it’s going to get worse before it gets better. Parents and grandparents are up in arms fighting with each other, their friends, doctors, and even legislators. It’s a subject so controversial that, for some, it eclipses the recent U.S. elections, our economy, and the healthcare debate itself, and threatens the reputation of any public figure who broaches the subject.
What is this new “third rail?” Vaccine safety and increasing numbers of adverse reactions in children. Medical doctors are increasingly being confronted with parents who want to diverge from the vaccine protocol recommended by government, preferring to vaccinate selectively or, sometimes, not at all. And they’re asking the questions:
How do I know for sure that vaccines are safe for my child? Is my child at high risk of having a bad reaction? How often should we administer vaccines? Can we space them out? How may vaccines are really necessary? Should we vaccinate at all? Are there alternatives? Are we doing more harm than good in the long term? And a whole lot more…
The biggest problem facing the vaccine controversy today is that there’s too much noise. Too much propaganda and emotional arguments. Too many opinions based on too few facts. Just like other “hot button issues”, everyone has an opinion, be it factual or not — and when it comes to vaccines, there’s big money at stake, which means the truth is difficult to distinguish.
So, how can you know what’s best for your children?
Not only are we facing the questions about vaccine safety, efficacy and integrity, now we’ve got to deal with the question of “Who decides what’s best for my child? Me… or the government?” California entered the fray when it passed a mandatory vaccination laws in 2016, much to the outrage of many citizens across the state.
How would you feel if your government mandated that you must vaccinate (or must not), despite concern in the community about the safety of vaccines? How would you feel about that mandating of something that goes against your religious or philosophical beliefs? What does it say for freedom when the government starts making major medical decisions for you and your children? Do we have a right to medical choice? Where do we go from here? How did we ever get to this point?
Way back in 1796, when Edward Jenner somewhat accidentally cured a kid with what was then known as “cowpox”, it was considered a major medical breakthrough. Fast forward to the present day, and we’re vaccinating our kids against practically “everything”, but we still don’t know how many of these new vaccines react with our human bodies over time, or, with so many variables unaccounted, how effective they truly are in controlling diseases. The double-blind placebo-controlled safety studies have not been done on vaccines, and the vaccine companies themselves have been granted immunity from legal liability by the U.S. government. (You literally cannot sue vaccine manufacturers even if your child is demonstrably injured by a vaccine.)
Couple that with the rising anger on both sides of the debate, that “the other side” is reckless and ignoring the facts, and you have an issue that’s just about reached a boiling point. No matter whether you believe vaccines are helpful or harmful, the reality is that it’s one of THE hot-button issues of our time. People are truly passionate about their positions, and that is a huge part of the problem. When emotion interferes with facts, the truth gets lost in the shuffle.
So, which side is correct? Is the truth actually somewhere in the middle? Can we suspend our emotions and preconceptions, and have an honest, evidence-based conversation about the pros and cons of vaccine safety?
The one thing we can all agree on is that we want our children to be safe, and don’t want to take chances with their health, so we need get educated — to get the facts, both the good and the bad — so that we can protect them and give them the best chances of having a vibrant, healthy future, free from preventable diseases.
The Truth About Vaccines: Groundbreaking Documentary Series
Free and online, beginning April 12th
Even though the debate is contentious, one brave team has decided to do something about it. Led by filmmaker, author and health-freedom advocate Ty Bollinger, the man who produced the record-setting documentary “The Truth About Cancer” (now seen by over 10 million people), the new 7-part “Truth About Vaccines” series is about to be released, FREE and online, beginning April 12th.
Ty and his team traveled the world to interview over 60 of the best vaccine experts on the planet, including scientists, researchers, doctors, and clinicians from both sides of the debate. Their goal is to bring some facts to this highly emotional debate, to investigate both sides and separate fact from fiction/feeling, so as parents, we can learn all we need to know about the science and statistics, weigh the benefits and the risks for our families, and make our own decisions about what’s best for them.
The reality is, no matter whether you’re a staunch vaccine supporter, or you believe they should be eliminated completely, the health of your children, your grandchildren, and your community is what’s most important. For this reason, Ty and his team rejected the idea that you have to “pick a side”, and instead, approached the topic of vaccine safety and efficacy in the same way they did with cancer: by interviewing the best experts, collecting the facts, examining the science, and then pulling it all together, free from speculation, hype, emotion, political spin and commercial bias.
“The Truth About Vaccines” is the most comprehensive documentary series on vaccines ever produced — and it’s FREE for you to watch online. The series premieres on Wednesday, April 12th, at 9pm Eastern time, with all 7 episodes screening over 7 days. Click HERE to watch a short preview and register to watch the entire series free of charge.
This one-time event is your chance to get informed, and join the debate in a positive, meaningful and very powerful way. Don’t leave the health of your children to chance, emotional consensus, or government edict. With so many questions yet to be answered about vaccine safety and efficacy, your kids deserve better.
About the author:
Based in Sydney Australia, Lucy Morales is a writer, speaker and activist with an keen interest in exploring humanity’s social, environmental and spiritual realities. With a ‘past-life’ in the corporate world behind her, she now dedicates her time to exploring the nature of our ailing societies and raising awareness of important trends, issues and solutions.