Lawrence Solomon discusses his recent column, the “Untold Story of Measles” on the Charles Adler Show, 680 CJOB in Winnipeg.
Several decades following the vaccine’s introduction, the measles death rate rose, largely because the vaccine made adults, expectant mothers and infants more vulnerable.
Health authorities insist the benefits of immunization outweigh the risks – a mindset that stems from faith, not science, without any incentive to curb needless or even harmful use of vaccines and medications.
Vaccines do good and they do harm. They also arouse passions among those who would see no harm. And intolerance, as seen in reactions to Oprah Winfrey and Jenny McCarthy for giving voice to vaccine skeptics.
Americans are being told that a manufacturing problem in a U.K. pharmaceutical plant has led to the U.S. shortage of flu vaccines.
Americans are being told that a manufacturing problem in a U.K. pharmaceutical plant has led to the U.S. shortage of flu vaccines. Americans aren’t being told (and we aren’t either) that the real manufacturer at fault is a U.S. government agency, the Centers for Disease Control, along with the World Health Organization and other vaccinate-anything-that-moves ideologues that have fabricated a phony crisis over the flu vaccine.
Should we make peace with nature instead of trying to dominate it? An ancient philosophical dispute goes modern: the growing number of vaccines are one more target for increasingly well-educated and Internet-savvy health care consumers, who are wary of the magic bullets drug companies promote.