Lawrence Solomon discusses his recent column, the “Untold Story of Measles” on the Charles Adler Show, 680 CJOB in Winnipeg.
Listen in to Lawrence Solomon as he explains why the measles vaccine is detrimental to healthy children. The best way to protect healthy children is to not vaccinate them, he says, and instead target vulnerable populations — such as children infected with HIV and children without access to proper nutrition — rather than apply an inefficient, unnecessary, one-size-fits-all solution.
But as host Charles Adler paraphrased, the latter, however, is a course of action public health authorities and governments are loathe to pursue because to target “poor kids” would give the appearance of marginalizing and stigmatizing vulnerable populations. Public health officials, agreed Mr. Solomon, tend towards a politically correct line of reasoning, that being “we have an obligation to protect everyone”.
“Many doctors are in fact skeptics themselves,” said Mr. Solomon. “Even polls show that the majority of health care workers — doctors nurses and other health care workers — resist vaccines for themselves and, in fact, where the surveys have been done, they also show that they resist vaccines for their children.”
Establishment voices are also beginning to criticize the status quo, says Mr. Solomon, who points to the peer-reviewed medical journal Vaccine and numerous researchers in the field.
They’re saying, “It’s time to get real,” he says. “Vaccines for measles have failed. The failure rate is up to 10 percent. We need to go back to the drawing board and come up with a better approach.”