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Parents Choose Not to Vaccinate Their Kids & Come to Regret It

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Parents Choose Not to Vaccinate Their Kids & Come to Regret It

by Adriana Velez

vaccinationIan and Linda Williams were confident about their choice not to vaccinate their children. But a recent health scare has hurled them into a 180 turn on immunizations, and they want to warn everyone they can: Not vaccinating nearly killed their child. When their 7-year-old son Alijah got a small cut on the bottom of his foot, they thought it was just an ordinary injury that would heal. But that cut turned into a nightmare that landed Alijah in intensive care. Alijah's foot was infected with tetanus bacteria, a serious infection that can put a child's life in danger.

"The mistake that we made was that we underestimated the diseases and we totally overestimated the adverse reactions," Ian Williams admits. And those adverse reactions were horrific.

First Alijah came down with a stroke on one side of his face (toxins had begun to attack his nerves). A couple days later he was in intense pain, with cramps spreading all across his face. The cramps and the pain spread throughout his body. Once he was in intensive care, doctors induced a coma to relieve the escalating symptoms. Alijah was put on life support and heavily sedated for three weeks.

The Williams felt horrible. Their decision had caused their son so much pain -- and threatened his life. How could they have been so wrong?

Linda had been set against vaccinations from the beginning. Ian, a scientist, decided to do his own research. What he found convinced him that vaccinations were dangerous and benefited pharmaceutical companies more than children. But as soon as the Williams found out that their son was suffering from tetanus, they had their other two children vaccinated against all childhood diseases. And then they started speaking out about their experience.

I feel like we've hit a turning point in the vaccination debate. The connection between MMRs and autism seems to have been debunked. But that trust between doctors and parents -- or, more accurately, between drug manufacturers and parents -- has been broken. Vaccinations still make a lot of parents nervous and skeptical. But most of us aren't quite ready to ditch them altogether, so we go with delayed schedules, or we ask our doctors a thousand questions.

I have friends who work in infectious diseases around the globe, and they take immunizations seriously. They save lives. But there must be some balance that gives parents a greater sense of control and arms us with trustworthy information. No need to throw out vaccination altogether -- but maybe if we avoid extreme positions, we can protect our kids' health from both diseases and vaccination schedules that don't work for everyone.

Do you trust the information about vaccinations that you can find on the Internet?

by on Jun. 12, 2013 at 8:17 AM
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Anonymous
by Anonymous 6 on Jun. 13, 2013 at 1:32 PM
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http://gianelloni.wordpress.com/2013/06/11/the-truth-about-tetanus/
kailu1835
by Bronze Member on Jun. 13, 2013 at 1:55 PM
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Actually I have tons of scientific evidence to back up my claims. How about starting with the fact that vaccines caused a giant upsurge if peanut allergies because of hidden peanut oil in the vaccine? Why do you think they have that law that says if an ingredient is less than 2% of the makeup of the product, it doesn't have to be listed? It happened after the discovery of peanut oil in many vaccines. We are hyper sensitizing our kids to these toxins and allergens as early as birth, and then wondering why we have so many problems.

Quoting Anonymous:



Quoting kailu1835:

Not even close. There are very few benefits to vaccinating, with all the risk. There are few risks to not vaccinating, and a lot of benefit.



Quoting Anonymous:

DUH. Vaccinations aren't there as some kind of scam. Benefits far outweigh the negatives.





Oh? Really? Like what? This debate is an OLD one and I don't want to get into it, but you have absolutely NO scientific proof to back up your claims. Its people like you reintroducing long forgotten illnesses. Vaccinations save many lives. Its ignorant, uniformed and unethical to say that they don't. What is ONE proven benefit to not vaccinating? 99% of the population, medical and scientific community would disagree with you. Its not that everyone else is crazy except you.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jun. 13, 2013 at 2:21 PM
Oh my God!!! Vaccinations DID NOT cause peanut allergies! ROTFLMAO!!
Anonymous
by Anonymous 5 on Jun. 13, 2013 at 2:26 PM
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Do your research and look into the history of the WORLD and you will find thousands upon thousands of deaths of children as a result of preventable diseases and these so called toxins. Toxins are not just bad. In fact, some toxins cute diseases. You aren't a physician or scientist to be spreading this anti vax propaganda. You are risking your child's and my child's health. I'm not gonna say anything is risk free, because it isn't, but I'd rather take that risk than fail to protect my kid.
Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 13, 2013 at 3:21 PM


Aren't you a big ball of sunshine?  SMH.

Quoting Anonymous:

 Parents of non vaccinated kids should do it if they see their kid got cut or stepped on a rusty nail.  If they don't and their kid dies I don't feel a darn bit sorry for them.  They were stupid. 



Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 13, 2013 at 3:23 PM


So are you,  SMH.

Sorry if some people are stupid enough to not get the shot if needed and their kid died.  People all the time rave how they don't believe in vaccines then deal with the consequences. 

Quoting Anonymous:


Aren't you a big ball of sunshine?  SMH.

Quoting Anonymous:

 Parents of non vaccinated kids should do it if they see their kid got cut or stepped on a rusty nail.  If they don't and their kid dies I don't feel a darn bit sorry for them.  They were stupid. 





Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 13, 2013 at 3:32 PM


That is up for debate.

There is an adjuvant that has peanut oil in it.  It might never have been used or it might  still be in use.  We do not really know, although I personally tend to think it is not in use.


I am much more interested in the role vaccination plays in the hygiene theory.  The hygiene theory states that an overly clean environment, free of germs, viruses, bacteria, etc is not good for kids.  Kids need something to give their immune system a workout.  If they do not get a workout, the immune system is more likely to over-react and turn in on itself, i.e allergies and auto-immune issues.  For any science types out there, I suggest looking into the hygiene theory , vaccines and TH1 TH2

Quoting Anonymous:

Oh my God!!! Vaccinations DID NOT cause peanut allergies! ROTFLMAO!!



Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 13, 2013 at 3:36 PM


Even if you think people are morons for not vaxxing, do you really wish death on a kid for it, or have no compassion for families because of it?  A child, who probably did not have any say in the vaccine decision is dead and you don't care?  

Likewise - what if people do vaccinate their kids and their kid has a horrible (even deadly) vaccine reaction?  Is that the parents fault too, so the family deserves it?

Quoting Anonymous:


So are you,  SMH.

Sorry if some people are stupid enough to not get the shot if needed and their kid died.  People all the time rave how they don't believe in vaccines then deal with the consequences. 

Quoting Anonymous:


Aren't you a big ball of sunshine?  SMH.

Quoting Anonymous:

 Parents of non vaccinated kids should do it if they see their kid got cut or stepped on a rusty nail.  If they don't and their kid dies I don't feel a darn bit sorry for them.  They were stupid. 







Anonymous
by Anonymous 1 on Jun. 13, 2013 at 3:39 PM
I don't wish death on anyone. I don't feel sorry for stupid parents.


Quoting Anonymous:


Even if you think people are morons for not vaxxing, do you really wish death on a kid for it, or have no compassion for families because of it?  A child, who probably did not have any say in the vaccine decision is dead and you don't care?  

Likewise - what if people do vaccinate their kids and their kid has a horrible (even deadly) vaccine reaction?  Is that the parents fault too, so the family deserves it?


Quoting Anonymous:


So are you,  SMH.

Sorry if some people are stupid enough to not get the shot if needed and their kid died.  People all the time rave how they don't believe in vaccines then deal with the consequences. 


Quoting Anonymous:


Aren't you a big ball of sunshine?  SMH.


Quoting Anonymous:

 Parents of non vaccinated kids should do it if they see their kid got cut or stepped on a rusty nail.  If they don't and their kid dies I don't feel a darn bit sorry for them.  They were stupid. 











Anonymous
by Anonymous 2 on Jun. 13, 2013 at 4:45 PM


Just wow - and not in a good way.  

Karma is a bitch baby.  Let's hope you never make a decision that in hindsight did not turn out too well, because (according to you) you should not get anyones sympathy or compassion.

I will stop arguing now.  I am going to hope you are trolling.  Ciao!


Quoting Anonymous:

I don't wish death on anyone. I don't feel sorry for stupid parents.


Quoting Anonymous:


Even if you think people are morons for not vaxxing, do you really wish death on a kid for it, or have no compassion for families because of it?  A child, who probably did not have any say in the vaccine decision is dead and you don't care?  

Likewise - what if people do vaccinate their kids and their kid has a horrible (even deadly) vaccine reaction?  Is that the parents fault too, so the family deserves it?


Quoting Anonymous:


So are you,  SMH.

Sorry if some people are stupid enough to not get the shot if needed and their kid died.  People all the time rave how they don't believe in vaccines then deal with the consequences. 


Quoting Anonymous:


Aren't you a big ball of sunshine?  SMH.


Quoting Anonymous:

 Parents of non vaccinated kids should do it if they see their kid got cut or stepped on a rusty nail.  If they don't and their kid dies I don't feel a darn bit sorry for them.  They were stupid. 













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