Posted by: Dissol on Jan 10, 2011
I have posted before on several occasions about the need for parents to ensure that their babies receive all the various vaccination injections, and to point out that there is absolutely no link between vaccinations and autism. The link was first suggested by a (now disgraced) UK researcher - Wakefield. His published work has since been officially retracted, and recently there has been a fantastic article in the BMJ exposing Wakefield as a fraud, and a liar. He cannot practice medicne in the UK anymore, and all his research work has been shown to be false, & fraudulent.
However, this has not invoked the necessary public apology from the likes of Oprah Winfrey, who has used her considerable media weight to push the whole disgraceful campaign against vaccinations.
The simple facts are: while any intervention to a human body, such as an injection carries risks, these are infinitesimally irrelevant compared to the benefits. Vaccinations are possibly the single most effective (in terms of lives saved) piece of medicine that we have ever witnessed. All parents have an obligation, not just to their own child's welfare, but also to the general welfare of society (due to things like the "herd immunity), to ensure that their children's vaccinations are kept up to date. I have no respect for any parent who chooses, for selfish, misguided reasons, to put other people's babies at risk.
I would really recommend that any parent, or indeed anyone, should listen to the following radio interview carried out by on an Australian radio station, by the brilliant Tracey Spicer. She interviews one of the Australian idiots who runs an anti-vaccination organisation, putting millions of babies at risk. Tracey gives this woman what she deserves. I wish there were more people in the media, like her...in fact I would love her to interview Oprah Winfrey...and give her the same treatment!!