Vaccine article didn’t tell the whole story

OlympiaOctober 5, 2012 

As a registered nurse with a bachelor of science degree, I disagree with the Sept. 22 article in the Olympian written by Sabrina Tavernise of The New York Times, “It’s harder now to opt out of shots.”

Tavernise’s article is the vaccine manufacturers perspective. Tavernise: Unvaccinated children are a danger to society.

My answer: If vaccines work, why are the vaccinated afraid of the unvaccinated.

Tavernise: Washington state taking away religious and philosophical exemption to vaccines by forcing parents to pay for a medical sign-off to decline vaccines is a good thing.

My answer: This law is clearly a violation of the First and 14th amendments to the U.S. Constitution.

Tavernise: Paul Offit says vaccines are a victim of their own success.

My answer: People decline vaccines because vaccine manufacturers have no legal liability for a product the U.S. Supreme Court has ruled is unavoidably unsafe.

In 2011, the U.S. Supreme Court ruled in the Bruesewitz case that vaccines are unavoidably unsafe and vaccine manufacturers must be protected. Parents cannot go to court if their child is injured or dead from vaccines.

Tavernise: Dr. Andrew Wakefield’s theory on MMR connections to autism has been debunked.

My answer: The vaccine industry destroyed Dr. Andrew Wakefield because he told the truth. His team studied 12 children with autism and gastrointestinal problems after MMR vaccine. He suggested that measles, mumps, and rubella vaccines be given separately.

No one protects the children.

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