Wednesday, April 2, 2008

Flagellating a Long-deceased Equine

How much more of this are we going to have to take?

Vaccines do: Prevent potentially fatal or crippling diseases.

Vaccines don't: Cause autism.

Seriously. Only in a wealthy, priviledged country like America do people have the time and resources to blame medical care for ruining the lives of their children. People in third-world countries will quite frequently do anything to get medicine, vitamins, or vaccinations to prevent or treat polio, rickets, malaria, or any number of other diseases that have been effectively eradicated in the first-world--eradicated thanks to medical science, not ambulance-chasing lawyers seeking thimerosal settlements.

Let me restate that. People are spending hundreds of court-hours and millions of dollars in legal fees trying to prove that a medical intervention that people across the globe are dying to get their hands on harmed their children.

Is this really about protecting children? Or is it about reaching into corporate America's deep pockets and snagging a piece of the autism settlement pie with your sticky fingers?

1 comment:

Sam's MAMA said...

All I can say is...I was most certainly relieved to see his disclaimer posted alongside his opinion. It speaks the truth of this bloggers credentials and knowledge ~
"This is a personal weblog, and the opinions expressed here are solely those of the author. All medical information on this blog is intended for discussion and entertainment only; it should not be used as a sole source of medical advice, and anyone following any recommendations provided here by the author or by commentors without first consulting a physician shall be required to take full responsibility for the consequences."