The report of low vaccination rates in the northern rivers came with the standard, conditioned dismissal of those concerned about the vaccination schedule.
People who are concerned about constantly growing, one-size-fits-all mass medication, which is showing every sign of becoming compulsory.
Let’s just call them all irresponsible, child-killing anti-vaxxers and pay no attention to their concerns whatsoever.
I am absolutely not anti vaccination as I grew up in the polio era with three kids in my class affected, two crippled and one dead.
There is certainly justification for vaccination against virulently infectious diseases that usually result in death or disability and for which there are no other remedies.
There is no justification for mass medication against diseases that don’t remotely fall into that category.
I am absolutely pro-science; thorough, diligent science that examines all the available evidence before making any determination.
Parents should be able to have confidence in their GPs who are largely considered to be people of science.
What a pity these ‘people of science’ have been conditioned to believe that only considering information supporting the vaccination schedule is real science; that it’s ok to demonise and not even look at any information not supporting the constantly growing and massively lucrative vaccination schedule.
Our ‘people of science’ medical practitioners might like to reassess their understanding of what constitutes real science; examining all the available information before making any determination.
Robin Harrison, Binna Burra