I have been overwhelmed with projects and unable to keep so many blogs. For those still interested in following I consolidated to one new blog here http://babsplace.wordpress.com/
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I have been overwhelmed with projects and unable to keep so many blogs. For those still interested in following I consolidated to one new blog here http://babsplace.wordpress.com/
Thank you to all who read
In the works is a comprehensive guide to help combat vaccine and also autism falsehoods. While an extensive list of studies, quotes and information is being put in, the authors do not want to miss any information that would be helpful. So whatever studies, articles, quotes etc. that you have please help out an send them to us. We ask that any information has references with it to help confirm its validity but it is not required as the authors have staff on hand to help confirm such information. This guide I’m told, is meant to help with vaccine and autism debates so it will focus mainly on areas of discussion such as; whooping cough increases, vaccine ingredients, vaccine risks and side effects, autism rates and increases, autism gut connection, autism issues that affect the body, autism genetics and environmental, autism causes, autism treatments etc. If you have information and can help contribute, please do; the final guide will be made available free to all and will hopefully help activists and advocates on these subject have quick, reliable access to information.
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In case you aren’t aware there is a trend happening in the US as of late and it needs to be addressed before it spreads to neighbouring countries, namely where I reside. It is a trend that is very on the line of taking away our right to choice and freedom; all for profits. It is a trend that is making some parents feel forced; into doing something that they do not wish to do and it is also causing wrongful descriptions upon a categorized group of people.
What am I talking about? The bill that is requiring parents to get an extra signature on their vaccine exemption forms. Sounds pretty innocent when you word it like that; I mean what’s an extra piddly little signature anyway? I’m guessing that this is why it isn’t causing as big of a stink as it should but that’s not fact; it’s only a guess. I can only give my opinion based on the facts at hand because others may see this bill differently and I can only hope that what I have to say is considered by people in regards to this bill.
So why should I worry, why should my opinion matter since I do not reside in the states affected nor am I even in the US? Precedent, We see it all the time; one state passes a bill, other states follow and soon Canada may consider trying to pass their own similar bills. This is one reason why I am concerned and why my words should not be simply dismissed based on the fact that I do not reside in the area where the bill is passed. Is it really logical that my opinion is null based on that alone? Should we dismiss opinions or studies etc. because their origin is in another area? Does that make their information less valid because of this? No it doesn’t but alas there are those who use this excuse right away because they cannot dispute the information or perhaps they feel that the information is correct and try to make it seem unworthy of discussion; because there really are sides here and it becomes a very sad sorry world when one person’s choice or opinion is removed simply because another’s has basically taken over and deemed correct without any/very little information present.
Now how does a signature reduce people’s rights/freedoms and how can people possibly profit from this? It’s pretty clear once you understand the bill and I want to make it clear to people that while this bill does not state that vaccines are mandatory in anyway, it puts people in a position where they do not see the option to choose. So let us walk through it shall we. So if this bill were passed the situation would be as follows. You would need a signature from a doctor on an exemption form that can basically state anything as long as it includes that information about the benefits of vaccines were explained and still refused. There is no specific letter or form required to be signed, so doctors can pretty much make up their own form to be signed as long as it includes a statement about information being given. In a perfect world this would be no issue, but here in reality there are numerous problems to this and one of them being doctors lashing out and health facilities adding that little bit extra like, parents are aware that they are putting their child at risk or some other rubbish that could generate problems for the parents in the future.
A product should not be mandated; it should not be forced upon and for those that deny that vaccines are being forced upon the public must be blind to not see how they are. A ton of people truly believe that their children cannot survive without vaccines, that if they do not receive them in a timely manner that they will surely die a horrible, devastating death. While these misconceptions need to be addressed in another post altogether it helps form the picture of the constant push parents feel in regards to vaccines, which bring me to the next bit about freedom and choice. Parents who wish to get an exemption don’t want to sign a paper that says they are horrible for refusing something that they believe is not needed, goes against their beliefs or may bring harm to their child. How many doctors are going to be good about this and sign an exemption without the backlash? Especially when a lot of people who are getting exemptions do not see the mainstream doctors, run underneath the boheimeath health care empire, who are the only ones able to actually sign exemptions under the new bill. What if there is no doctor in your area willing to sign, since there is nothing in the bill to account for this possibility parents are left to go against their will and vaccinate, because even those who homeschool apparently fall under this bill as well. With no way to get a signature and the only option being presented is to give in, isn’t this essentially forcible vaccination under duress?
At first I didn’t even think about profit, normally it is usually the very last thing I look at which seems absurd to some people who have a base of “follow the money”. Now while I don’t think that, that method is horrible; in fact it is very useful and has brought about many conclusions, answers and motives to many interesting things. I though take information as my base and only use the money matter when I want to “plump up” the information, so to speak. Also since where I reside we have a slightly different system it didn’t even factor in at first. Of course that’s what research is all about isn’t it; discovering things you never considered. In the US it costs money to see a doctor, for each visit you have to pay, or your benefits company pays or like here; we pay in our taxes. In the US its more ‘out of pocket’ which also makes it easier to see that money is actually being made. So this extra visit (or possible numerous visits if it becomes difficult to get a doctor to sign) is making someone money. Not only that but you are required to go twice, since the bill also states that a new exemption is required again in grade 7.
If you look strictly at the money, you can see why this bill would want to be passed by doctors; and they have been making sure to show up in huge numbers to speak on behalf of the bill at hearings, also it should be noted that doctors are the only ones actively pushing for this bill. At a recent hearing for the bill the room was filled with two sides. At one end of the room were those who wished this bill to be passed and they were all doctors, every single one. On the other side of the room were those who opposed the bill and they consisted of people fighting for their rights to choose, doctors that were speaking out and most importantly; parents who have a child or children that were injured or died because of vaccines. Why do I think they are more important to note? Because unlike all the doctors who were there because of a conference with all the perks of a vacation, coincidentally taking place right next to the hearing, these parents had to take time out of their insanely busy lives (taking care of a vaccine injured child + working + the rest of the family’s needs + maybe just maybe, a bit of their own) to not only travel all the way to the hearing but also pay for the trip, out of their own pockets, when most of these parents are struggling already because of all the medical bills that they have to pay for their child who was injured.
So these doctors have every interest in this passing, they will get at the very least two paid visits from each exemptioner and if they’re lucky, the parent will give in and they will make money off of every vaccine that will be given; there’s what, almost 40 now? Why would doctors care so much about making money, is it perhaps that with all these people getting exemptions and having no need to visit their practices, starting to show up in their lack of profits? I can only guess as to why, but it all seems very sad to put people into this position all for money.
Not only are parents feeling forced to go against their choice, they are being shed in this shameful light that is so ridiculous and makes my head spin that people actually eat these lies up. This is being done namely through mainstream news reports and usually quoted from doctors or health care representatives. Over numerous articles, those who do not vaccinate are being put into a category with some or all of the following traits and also reasoning; too lazy to get their children vaccinated, stupid, do not understand science, living with misconstrued fear, abusive to their children, neglectful, burden to society by relying on others vaccination status, following a new trend, listening to misinformation and not reading “facts”, causing “outbreaks”, killing other people and children, have disease ridden children, do not know how to take care of children and/or keep them healthy, are poor and/or illiterate, are taking advice from a ‘disgraced’ doctor, taking advice from celebrities, taking advice from online, misguided, crunchy-granola-tree hugging-hippy people and the list goes on. Basically the general population is given the idea that those who do not vaccinate their children are uneducated, poor, awful parents who are creating these ‘bio-hazardous’ children that will go around and kill a bunch of people. Oh ya and they are lazy too.
Not only is this an unfounded, uneducated and completely bullshit bit of thought,, but people we are supposed to hold in high regard, people in charge of our health for f**sakes; are the ones saying this. Type in anti-vaccine into a search engine and site after site of remarks from people/authorities that push for vaccines; about an imaginary little group of people that are apparently bent on spreading fear, disease and killing a bunch of innocent people. Do the same search but for something like vaccine injury and you will see a different side; a picture more suiting of this “group” of people. What you’ll find is mostly people who has or whose children have been injured or killed by a vaccine and then doctors and other ‘specialists’ who are speaking out. They are well read individuals that take on the task – above their other responsibilities- to not only sift through countless amounts of information but also learn about studies, health, science, environment and other things they though they’d never have to know so much about. They aren’t people who have jumped on some ‘band-wagon’ and followed the crowd, they are not new and they are not some mob spreading fear. They are people who should be commended for their hard work instead of condemned for the knowledge they have learned. They know more about health and vaccines than most common doctors and their children are disease free, disease safely fought without spread and are lacking in nothing. Put simply; what is being portrayed is in fact the opposite of what is real.
If bills like this continue to be passed it will not only be taking away people’s rights, it gives a portrayal that vaccines should not be refused, that people who do are in the ‘low-end’ of society and put their children and others safety at risk, but most of all it sets precedent for other similar laws to pass easily. Bills like this only end up in the wallets of those who put them forth.
I find myself apologizing once again for the lack of postings here as of late, I’ve been working on a few posts that are taking painstakingly long to find all the information to put into them. My time is also eaten up by my wonderful family as well as the many projects I’ve been taking on and I seem to have spread myself pretty thin. I must learn to schedule my time better 🙂
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What has the CDC been up to lately? Well among other things they are focusing on a big anti-smoking push. It’s been a big focus, has taken up several posts, grown onto television and as usual is placed onto cigarette packaging. It’s not just the CDC however; Health Canada has joined the ranks as well.
This all seems good, on the surface at least. It’s a wonderful thing for people to be informed, to know all the possible risks; even if people feel bombarded by it. So far the only complaints that I have seen are in concern to the television commercials that CDC is airing as they are apparently very repulsive and also occur during the time that children’s programming is on. People have felt that this type of commercial should be aired much later, during more adult programming because of the content in the commercials. Health Canada has changed the packaging on cigarettes once again, in light of this new anti-smoking push, by attaching more grotesque pictures in hopes of giving more information and possibly to deter people from actually purchasing cigarettes that contain such disgusting pictures on them.
While this may have some effect from deterring people from smoking, it is a very small amount and in my opinion is a very big waste of money. Let’s look at a before and after to compare shall we. Before this big anti-smoking push, even before the no smoking in buildings law we were taught in school what smoking cigarettes does. In kindergarten we were first made aware of the effects of smoking and we had to go through a mini-program to educate us on smoking and help us take a pact, so to speak, to never smoke. Throughout the rest of school we continuously learn about the dangers of smoking in health class and even then, there were a few commercials portraying people whose lives were put at risk or cut short because of smoking. Cigarette packing has contained warnings for some time now and put simply we are constantly made aware of the dangers for most of our life. People who choose to smoke –remember it is a choice and not something forced upon us- know at least the majority of dangers that come from smoking cigarettes and I don’t think that this huge push is going to stop those people from smoking. It’s a big waste of money revamping something that is already doing a good job as it is.
Looking more at the current time, we have new laws in place to prohibit smoking from inside buildings and establishments; while at first having a big uproar it is essentially a good thing, especially for those who wish to attend these places and do not want to be exposed to second hand smoke. Unfortunately this isn’t where they wanted it to end. Several attempts were made to ban smoking from public areas that were outside in the open, from inside vehicles and even peoples own houses. While there was a law passed that prohibits those from smoking in a vehicle with a child (which in my opinion is a well done job) the rest were not passed and thankfully so, as it starts to creep over our independent rights.
I wonder however, if people realize the implications of what was trying to be done, if they see the darker motives behind this beautiful picture of a non-smoking society and if they truly grasp what could have happened if these laws were passed. Now, every person has a choice in their health, whether it be; what they consume, what bad habits they have and even pertaining to medical assistance. When laws like this try to pass, they do so under the guise of helping people become healthier, to protect others rights and to make our society a better, safer place to be a part of. What is seldom mentioned is that while it may be proclaimed to protect some people’s rights it also encroaches on the rights of others.
Yes smoking is harmful and can have many consequences to your health and wellbeing; but again that is your choice to make. It seems that this huge anti-smoking push is getting closer to forcefulness and is skimming the boundary between choice and mandatory. Not being able to smoke in your car, house or even at a public event would narrow the areas able to smoke to such a small amount that it would in effect force people to give it up. Sounds pretty good at first doesn’t it, but what about the rights of the smokers, are they considered so less of a human, such a danger to everyone that their rights would essentially be taken away? The other concern in this is; where does it end? If we let even the smallest of rights be stripped from us then it sets precedent, it makes it easier for other laws to be put in place and follow suit. A little bit too into the future for some but for those of us that have seen how one law passed can ease the way for another to be implemented, we can see how easy our rights can be taken away in the name of health. Now what more could this new program do to further what has already been done? Absolutely nothing, but remind us of what we already know.
Aside from that is the money. How much money is being spent to further warn people of the dangers of smoking, how much on extra commercials, better pictures and articles is spent to plump up a program that is already doing the job it’s supposed to. We need to take an example from the heads of health care and the pharmaceutical companies that they are incorporated with.
Before any product appears on the market be it treatment, drugs, vaccines or other common medication products; companies and health care agencies first see if it is profitable. A small but fitting example is the use of booster shots. A lot of individuals do not need to get booster shots as they are still carrying antibodies from a previous shot. This can be tested very easily and would save people being exposed to virus(es) and ingredients in said product that are not necessary. However it has been determined that this is not only far from profitable but it actually would cost too much to perform this test, especially if everyone knew about it. Instead more money would be made by simply not publishing that information on a grand scale (or even a small one) and just giving everyone booster shots. So how would this possibly relate to the anti-smoking push? Well we would have to find out how much money is being spent and compare it to the drop in smoking rates that occur after it has been implemented. As anyone can see for themselves that drop (if there is any) is very small and in no way does it justify the amount being spent. We would then have to compare to the previous method that has been in place for a while now, to see if it has made an increased improvement on the number of people not taking up smoking and also those who have quit directly because of the methods used. I can assure you that it isn’t much difference.
So why are they doing it?
This could be the question of the decade, why does CDC and other health care organizations like Health Canada do the things they do; for the health of the people right? Well that’s what I used to think as well I mean, why else would we have an organization in charge of our health if not to help improve it? Perhaps in the beginning it started out that way and even still today, perhaps there are people who still believe that what they are pushing is indeed the ‘right thing to do, for the better of the people’, but lately this perfectly strewn veil is slowly being uncovered and the view behind it is not only shocking but just as repulsive as the new anti-smoking commercials being broadcasted by the CDC.
Giant health care organizations have stopped being about health for some time now, even before I was born has this ceased to be the case. You know that the world has gone to hell when health becomes all about profit. There is so much I could touch on here but it really does deserve its own article, so I’m just going to stick to the anti-smoking push.
Now while the motives may be entirely different from my own opinion on it, I do think that this could be a big part of it and nonetheless it should be talked about, instead of swept under the rug like every other ‘health care gone wrong’ case. In order to understand the present we must first look to the past and we don’t have to go very far to do so. When my grandmother was younger you were still able to smoke in hospitals. Today it would be a shocker. How could a health organization allow such a thing in their buildings, buildings dedicated to the health and wellness of the people? It’s not as absurd a notion as you may think.
You see, not that far into our past is a time when smoking was not only thought to have no harmful effects, but it was also believed to have numerous health benefits. It’s so ridiculous; I couldn’t even make it up. CDC had put out studies and statements that smoking did not cause cancer. Since the CDC had said so, it must be true right? Doctors advised many people to smoke including mothers who may have heavy babies; as smoking was known to lower birth rates. Ads and articles were published with headlines of doctor approved, doctors recommend and the like; just as many products are toted today. 9 out of 10 doctors agree that smoking is good for you. While this isn’t the worst atrocity made by the medical community it is a notable one, because it does set precedent.
It all starts with the studies and statements that CDC put out. If the leading health organization tells you that smoking does not cause cancer most people will outright believe it, no questions asked and when they also say that studies have been done to prove this, a huge majority of people believe it. In a perfect world why would we doubt the organization put in charge of keeping us healthy, especially with all the purported studies to back it up? Organizations like CDC are made so that we don’t have to do what they are supposed to do. They are there to figure out health and give us the results, what should be the truth. For example, if we get sick with something we should be able to go to an offset of this organization (hospital, doctors office, health unit) and be given the information we need (diagnosis, prevention, treatment etc). This type of organization is essentially supposed to be able to help us on a grand scale and yet; they seem to be doing a lot of harm.
So what happened; how did the organization we trusted with our health mess up so badly on this? While there are probably numerous reasons for this the best explanation is what happens to many organizations and companies that become really big. We see it all the time with ‘fast food’ eateries. Small shops are great until they start to expand and the bigger they get; the more the quality suffers and profit becomes goal. Not only that but, the people running the place cannot look over every single thing; that is why as it grows so does the number of people involved. Nothing seems to be coordinated enough to bring about any positive. The owners of subway cannot possibly be fully aware of the actions of one subway shop in the middle of a small town, not even the number of places in one city; so how can we expect an organization so huge to be able to do more than what they can handle.
Let’s face it, the world runs on money; something we invented, can produce at will, yet never seem to have enough to go around. When something becomes profitable, the wolves show up at the door; to think otherwise is completely naïve. Just take lottery winners for instance, how many relatives and old friends suddenly make contact. It’s not some conspiracy theory where it’s all planned out to ultimately destroy the world like some comic book story; it’s just simple logic. So in the case of the smoking doesn’t cause cancer studies; those studies came straight from Tabaco companies. CDC being a grand organization at that time relies strictly on the information given to them without preforming their own unbiased studies. The organization being so big and having no one but the government and the people to keep them in check, it becomes this unregulated system that oversees a massive amount of people. It is no wonder that the smoking issue got out of hand and it seems that today CDC is trying really hard to either make up for their previous mistake or perhaps they don’t want people to remember.
In a murder case motive is a big factor, so what could possibly be CDC’s motive in trying to make people forget that they once promoted smoking as a health benefit and that doctors blindly followed suit? It’s pretty obvious actually; look at what they are seeing as a threat right now. It had struck me as odd that CDC was suddenly taking up this big campaign against smoking, smoking hasn’t been a hot button issue. So why now, when the biggest controversial topic at the moment is vaccines? How in the world could the two even be linked together?
No I am not implying in any way that smoking causes autism; that’s an absolutely ludicrous idea since the effects of smoking do not correspond to the symptoms and areas affected in autism. In order to see where it ties in, you have to head over to an area commonly misdeemed antivaxxers. There you will find that one of the points they make is that;
Previously CDC stated that cigarettes do not cause cancer and that they relied on studies done by the manufacturers of cigarettes.
CDC currently states that vaccines do not cause autism and rely on studies done by the manufacturers of vaccines.
CDC stands adamantly behind the notion that vaccines are safe, effective and benefit humanity; even going as far as attacking those who do not believe this to be true. So is it any wonder that suddenly they want to make sure that people know that they are anti-smoking; thus forgetting about their previous statements made and how that situation is identical to the one we are in now, concerning vaccines.
How many years before we find out differently, before we find out that again we were told a lie because we relied on an organization to take care of us. Every month we learn about “medications” going off the market because they do more harm than they help. We learn that the medications we take; contain side effects identical to what they are intended to fight; like diabetes medication or anti-depressants. How many oxy addicted people do we now have simply because they were given it by a doctor, someone that is supposed to be looking out for their health, who never told them of the addictive nature of the drug? We are starting to realize more and more that these products out there, that we are told will help us; are actually doing way more harm than good.
So while CDC wastes money to revamp a program that is already doing a great job, they ignore the accumulating thousands that tell of their child regressing after a vaccination; then again I don’t think the CDC understands that accumulation exists 😉
All of us have noticed the big push from health care as of late and have read pages upon pages of tactics that they list and publish, to try and push vaccines on the total population. So is it any surprise that they are trying to change laws in order to make it more difficult to say no? Of course it isn’t and neither is it a surprise that they will make more $money$ because of this new bill.
Now while I am sure that it didn’t all start with Dr. Richard Pan, his name is on this bill so he is taking the brunt of the backlash. Despite the numerous postings of upset parents, practitioners and even people around the globe… he does not respond, but continues to post articles as if they don’t exist. Maybe he thinks if he holds out long enough, the bill will pass and they’ll all disappear. But we’ll have to wait to see how that pans out.
There are a few who don’t get what the big deal is and protest that this isn’t forced vaccination so people shouldn’t be complaining. So what better thing to do than clearly outline what is so bad about this new bill.
Currently in order to get a philosophical exemption, one has to simply write and sign a piece of paper and send it to the appropriate place. The new suggestion is that in addition to that piece of paper, parents must also go to a doctor and listen to them lay out the benefits and risks of vaccinations, the doctor must write a letter, sign it and then the parent must write another letter and sign that one. This must also happen again once the child reaches grade 7 and applies to children who are homeschooled as well.
So now not only can’t you just opt-out, you have to sit in a doctor’s office and risk catching something, but you must also listen to them tell you; how wonderful vaccines are, how the only risk is a sore arm, maybe a possible fever and that you are putting your child and everyone else at risk by not vaccinating cause your child is now a cesspool of disease.
Before I move on to the next point of contention, I want to touch a bit on these papers that have to be written and signed, according to the new bill. Most of us are familiar with the general working of doctor’s offices these days. As it stands, most doctors don’t even discuss vaccines but instead simply state that your child is due for them. There is never an option given to opt out and most people are not aware that it is even possible to do so. Most offices don’t keep you in for the appropriate time to watch for an allergic or otherwise reaction after injection and most doctors have absolutely no clue, what the signs of a reaction are. Multiple stories from families all ring the same ‘the doctor would not even consider that a reaction was possible’ ‘the doctor kept denying that it could be the vaccine, despite all other possibilities being ruled out’ ‘my baby turned blue and stopped breathing and he just kept saying, it’s not the vaccine, it’s not the vaccine’.
I’m getting to my point I swear.
With doctors continually denying risks and not being aware of current studies how can they properly inform parents of the benefits and risks when they are so biased, uneducated and opinionated on the subject. With that in mind we come to the signed papers. I have not found anywhere that it states what is to be written on that document. It would be nice to assume that it will say something like, risk/benefits were explained and medical intervention was denied. In reality it could be very different. Doctors could write that risk/benefits were explained and parent refuses, putting child and community in danger. Then the parent is required to sign a paper showing that they basically agree to the doctor’s paper. If a parent is being required to sign such a thing…… no wonder there is backlash about this.
People refusing to inject their children with a manufactured product didn’t do so lightly and didn’t do so out of laziness or lack of funds. People refusing are educated on vaccines, diseases and how to properly treat them without the need of synthetic materials. Doctors, hell a lot of people are dismissing real concerns as some passing trend. Maybe if they started acknowledging these concerns, actually listening and investigating; we wouldn’t have such a misunderstanding from health care professionals. It’s not from lack of trying, more and more people are not only learning about what is happening: they are seeing it with their own eyes.
The next point and it’s a biggie….. what if you cannot find a doctor to sign? Nothing in this bill states that a doctor must sign a paper allowing exemption and according to the new bill, without a signature you cannot get an exemption and therefore you child cannot attend school. This is where the mandatory vaccination line comes into play. Now follow along here…. Your child must attend school or you can be charged. If you cannot find a doctor to sign an exemption than your child cannot go to school, forcing you to have to vaccinate in order to gain attendance. Homeschooling is not an option because this bill also applies to homeschoolers. Since an increasing number of parents are now using chiropractors and naturopaths etc. and these doctors are not able to sign the exemption, they are left to seek out a doctor to sign. If no doctor in their area will sign (since it is a new trend to not allow unvaccinated patients in their offices) they have to travel in order to find one. What if this is not possible? Do they then have to go against their belief and vaccinate their child because, they have no other option. This is why parents are protesting this as mandatory vaccinating. They know all too well what their old doctors are like and how hard it will be just to say “no thanks, we’re good”
You all know my opinion; opt in not out!
I left the best part for last, because it’s something I noticed right away and here is why. With every new vaccine, drug or medical treatment; there is always a cost analysis to determine if it is viable to put to market. If a procedure costs more than it would profit, it is usually shelved. Vaccines are always checked to make sure that it is profitable and marketable. I saw this very early on when I started learning to read studies, so I noticed right away that there was some noting at the bottom of the bill, stating that any costs could be deferred and it got me thinking about how this bill could possibly be profitable. It didn’t take long of course, to see where the money was going to go and yes this bill will be making people money. Think about it.
Every parent in California, wishing to get a philosophical exemption will have to pay in order to receive one, because seeing a doctor there is not free, even for something that is mandatory.(this bill makes it mandatory to see a doctor in order to sign) Since it is being estimated by health care professionals that more people are getting exemptions and “putting people at risk” than it surely must be a lot of people right? All those people now having to pay for an exemption really adds up. Not only do they have to pay now but if their child is young, then they have to pay AGAIN when that child reaches grade 7. Next they’ll put in place a new bill making them return for another exemption for high school and it could go on like this. It’s obvious why they are doing this and it’s a very simple reasoning. Doctors are losing money and fast. Many people do not realize how many well baby appointments are recommended, all occurring when a vaccination is due. Not only are they paid for the visit but they make money on each vaccine given as well. If more people are not getting vaccinated and therefore not needing to go for well baby visits, then doctors are not receiving that money anymore. This new bill will ensure that, that money lost is partially made up, while also hoping that parents will crumble and give in to vaccines.
A final point of contention in this bill, that I nearly forgot to write about (it is 2am here) is that it sets precedent. I touched on before that people all over the globe are protesting on Dr. Pan’s facebook page and this is the reason why. If this passes, then more states will likely try to pass the same. Following in its footsteps could be other countries and that’s what worries people. Better to nip it in the bud now before we have a full out bloom that could eventually lead to a very real, very deadly and completely mandatory vaccination rule.
For now I am glad to be living in Ontario where all I have to do is pay $25 to get a form notarized and I don’t have to listen to someone less educated in vaccines than I, tell me that they are completely safe and nothing bad will happen to my child.
For now at least.
Are people sick of hearing about autism yet? I’ve been at this almost 5yrs now and still I couldn’t tire from it, then again I’m not really given that option am I. Sure those of you that aren’t affected by autism in some way (not many of those left I’m sure) are wishing for people to shut up about it already, more so I’m presuming that people are sick and tired of hearing about vaccines. Oh how I wish we could just shut up and that there was no need to be swamped by these things at every corner but it’s just not happening. So who is at fault? CDC for sticking to their ‘it’s genes, better diagnosing and more awareness’, giants like Autism Speaks that bring in millions and ignore families affected or the health system for continuously ignoring the problem.
There is a light though and it’s with all those warriors screaming and pushing for answers, solutions and action. These people eat studies for breakfast, perform therapies in their home as good as or better than the trained ones making the big $$$ and are ready for the next moment to arise when they can make some big change. Things may seem to die down a bit in the autism world but these people are constantly working, trying to change an unchecked system that has become detrimental not only to these children but to everyone.
Days like today show how on top of things these people are. First off I’d like to say that we know what the true numbers really are, if you hunt around you can find a few studies that look into more current autism rates and can give you an average estimate of 1 in 34 children. Not 1 in 34 boys, but 1 in 34 Children. But for now we have to look at published findings. Everyone (within the circle) was well aware of the CDC putting out a study to give a new autism incidence number. The thing about these people is that they know how to read studies and have probably been through hundreds already. It’s not surprising that this was easily torn apart, the study was complete bullshit and if anything was a slap in the face to families with autism everywhere. So all day a flood of information poured into the network concerning this and I cannot commend these people enough for their hard work and dedication but I am still left to ask this horrible question…..is it enough?
Is the message really getting out there to the people it should or are we just passing the information around to people who already know? I’m sure some are reached; I can’t say that all this effort is in vain but I think we really need to start thinking bigger. There really are a lot of people in this, just today an idea was brought into fruition in a matter of hours and here is one of the results of that. I could scroll through pages of people posting pictures of their children and it has only reached a small group of people. Looking at not just this but also previous endeavours, shows not only the amount of people affected and willing to speak out but also the sheer amount of determination in these people to make change.
So yes I can admit that the message is getting out there but it isn’t fast enough. 1 in 88 officially and that number is; children over 8, only taken from 14 states and the continued falsity that this is genetic and because of better diagnosing and blah blah aren’t you all sick of it already? I’m speaking to you autism families, autism fighters, aren’t you tired? An understate to say the least I know. How many hours spent researching, debating, learning therapies, learning treatments and fighting for a better life for these kids have been spent from you all? All for what, so that most still have to pay out the ass for therapies, so that treatments that actually work are not covered or even being considered, so that more parents have to hear ‘your child will never speak’ or ‘you will have to institutionalize’ or ‘your child will never feel any emotion for you’ or ‘the research has already been done’ when it’s all just not true!
We need to think bigger, grab people’s attention, make a huge impact and inform people, fully inform them. It would be nice if doctors knew the signs of a vaccine reaction and reported it every time, unfortunately this isn’t just going to happen. We need to inform the everyday individual and we need to do it oldskool J
Now hear me out before making any assumptions please.
Although we are big enough, we just cannot drop our lives to do some huge rally to demand change and even that may not be enough. With the time factor in mind I think a more Guerrilla approach is needed and would add to the impact already being made in a huge way. We can’t make time for change but we can take the time we are already using to do it.
Confused yet? I am getting to the point I swear. So there are a few things the vast majority of us all do; groceries, shopping, school, doctor, craiglist/kijiji, read the paper, go to work, just plain old walk outside. Yes the internet is an amazing resource for information but have we seriously forgotten about the old ways? Where are the days of posters on poles, notices at the corner store and flyers in mailboxes? I can’t say it’s all lost because those No Shots, No School, Not True, billboards are amazing and I do know of a few people who hand out info sheets but still it’s not big enough. So what if all of us got together and put out brochures, cards, flyers, take out ads to put information in and put things where everyday people can see. It is an easy endeavour to tack up a poster on the corkboard when visiting your local grocery store, even bigger would be dropping off a pile at the local doctor’s office or hospital waiting room. I have a few ideas on some things but would really love any input or ideas from others. Our kids aren’t getting any younger and neither are we, we can’t wait for change to happen or for someone else to do it, we need to step it up and get the message out there. We have all this information that isn’t getting out there. I could walk up to 100 people in town and none of them will know the autism numbers, nor will they know it is treatable. Average people need to know the precautions they can take, they need to know that all is not lost, they need to know about organizations like autism speaks and above all they need to know what mainstream isn’t telling them.
So please consider this idea and hopefully in the near future I’ll be posting happy details about the project. Until then, live long and prosper ….and to you warriors, rest easy tonight, you all have done an amazing job.