Sorry. Too late. Couldn't hear you. I'm on a rolling ranty thunderstorm and I'm going to shake up a few of you, I'm sure.
I recently took the Wondertwins and Baby Scarlett for their immunisations. I have never thought twice about doing so. To me, it is just a painful part of growing up and of being part of the human race. But it has brought up many memories of other people's ranty public rants on the very public forums, such as Facebook (I'd say Twitter, but I'm too busy to use that - read: Stupid and Facebook Obsessed) where, with one click of a button, your inappropriate, unvalidated and fearful comments are shared like an epidemic (see what I did there?)
I understand that you may have a fear of the toxic cocktail that may be part of a vaccination. That's understandable. There are many undesirable poisons in each jab of the needle. Who really wants to have aluminium injected in their young child's body? So, I completely understand and respect your decision to not breastfeed (40 micrograms per litre) or to bottle-feed (225 micrograms per litre), and to not eat or drink (more aluminium in what we shove in our mouths than in any vaccine). Good luck if you ever need dialysis. And formaldehyde? No thanks! I want my baby to get all the formaldehyde she needs from her natural metabolism while eating her mashed apples. Just don't let her get at embalming fluid. Embalming fluid + Baby = Bad.
Yep. There be some yucky crap in them there needles. And there be some nasty side effects from having these immunisations, too. Fever, pain, irritability, etc, plus the possibility of a severe allergic reaction. Oh, and the latest side effects of autism, multiple sclerosis and diabetes. One of my five kids is a lazy smart-arse. He wasn't before he was immunised. Fact.
|Diphtheria (Small Pox)|
|This chart from The Science of Immunisation: Questions and Answers, Australian Academy of Science, shows the common diseases and their number of deaths before and after immunisations were introduced. The red arrow shows when the immunisation was introduced in Australia. Despite the decline in deaths before immunisations began, the amount of death since then have decreased dramatically. Source: Doctor's Bag|
Meanwhile, stay away from me. I don't want your unvaccinated cooties.
Wanna know more? Australian immunisation myths, Nasties in vaccines, Centre for Disease Control