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Last week I posted this link from NVIC and Dr. Mercola and thus began a discussion of the vaccine debate from two of my friends. Both have had their children vaccinated. One, only because her ex-husband took her child to the Doctor and had him vaccinated without her permission. My other friend just adopted a baby and had him vaccinated and was relieved his 105 degree fever broke recently. Unbelievable to me why parents expose their children to such toxins, especially after she said she did her “research” and decided to vaccinate.

I missed the debate but I posted this today: Thanks for the spirited debate ladies. I love we are able to have a discussion about this. I want to share this quote with you from John Lantos, MD, a pediatrician and bioethicist at the University of Chicago and the Center for practical Bioethics  in Kansas City, Missouri. “The bottom line is that there’s still a lot we don’t know about vaccine safety and the long-term effects of vaccines on the body’s immune system. It’s on of those topics where there is fundamental disagreement even about what counts as a fact. Wed don’t know if giving vaccine in combination with other vaccines is safe. We don’t know if the aluminum and formaldehyde found in measurable quantities in some vaccines and injected intramuscularly into our bodies has a negative health consequences. Because the studies of autism and vaccines do not include control groups of large enough numbers of completely unvaccinated children, it is disingenuous of scientists and the mainstream press to claim that he link between autism and vaccines has been disproved. When public health officials dismiss parental concern without adequately studying them, there is an erosion of public trust.”

The link:
Combination MMRV Vaccine Increases Risk of Febrile Seizures

Toddlers who get a vaccine that combines the measles, mumps, rubella and chickenpox immunizations are at twice the usual risk for fevers that lead to convulsions.

The reactions, which occur a week to 10 days after vaccination, can be frightening, although they are typically non-fatal.

The New York Times reports:
“[Researchers] compared seizure and fever reactions among 83,107 1-year-olds who had combined MMR and chickenpox vaccinations with reactions of 376,354 toddlers who received separate vaccines.”

Sources:

New York Times June 28, 2010
 http://www.nytimes.com/2010/06/29/health/research/29child.html?_r=1&ref=health#

Pediatrics July 2010; 126(1):e1-8
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed?term=%22Pediatrics%22%5BJour%5D+AND+2010/06%5Bpdat%5D+AND+Klein%5Bauthor%5D&cmd=detailssearch

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