I think season 11 has been pretty great ... surprisingly.
Parents have the right to not vaccinate their child, but they don't have the right to send their unvaccinated children to a public school where they can endanger other children. I'd make an exception for children who have legitimate medical reasons for being unable to be vaccinated. Those doctor's notes would need…
"...homeopathic medicine specialist..."
You know, I'd venture a guess that all of us know someone who is anti-vax. And pro-chemtrail theorist. Etc etc etc. And I weep for us.
I just found out my younger brother, who is about to have his first child, is an anti-vaxxer. I need to sit him down and present him the evidence to show him just how harmful he's being.
I have an acquaintance who is a "childbirth educator" who shared an article about the increase in whooping cough cases in California. Her comment: "Notice that 90% of these children had already been "vaccinated". Makes you think, doesn't it?"
So these doctors preach "what doesn't kill you make you stronger," except when it kills you or weakens you for life. Isn't the aim of the medical profession to keep people alive and healthy?
Dr. Bershel's rationale is perfectly consistent with the tenants of informed consent. She is simply permitting the parents (as patently wrong as they may be) to opt for a choice provided by the law. Unless the law, or child protective services, indicates that vaccinations are a public health requirement, her stand…
"...but many of these people feel they can do better research than the scientific community."
The Michigan news site mlive has reports about anti vaccers almost every other week. People are stupid.
I'd love to see new regulations and laws on the books that declare not vaccinating your kids is tantamount to child abuse. Of course in that case the actual vaccinations should be paid for by the government, but then people would start blaming Obama...
Moskowitz does not offer vaccines for his patients because, he says, they are creating a population with chronically weak immune systems.
Can we name this one "Hank?"
There go my plans to name a crater 'FRED'.
I denounce them and curse them!
It's very strange seeing old black and white photos of Afghanistan with women dressed well and walking freely before the fundamentalists took over again.
This wa an awesome story and I'm so very sad it was debunked. I might cry.