By SAM BLUMENFELD
These days, if you want to enroll your child in a public kindergarten, you have to give proof that your child has had all of his inoculations. If not, your child will not be accepted. Which, I believe, is a good reason not to put your child in a public school. But if you comply with the school’s requirements, then don’t complain when your child becomes “learning disabled,” “functionally illiterate,” or acquires Attention Deficit Disorder.
There has been a great deal of controversy over the early inoculations of infants that are given before we can possibly know what the child is allergic to. Many parents ascribe the recent soaring increase in autism as the result of these inoculations. The medical establishment is sure that these vaccines do not cause autism. In fact, many doctors will no longer serve parents who refuse these inoculations. How can they be so sure? We don’t know.
An infant’s brain at this early stage of development is extremely vulnerable to disruptive influences. For example, according to Dr. Richard Restak, author of The Secret Life of the Brain, “Most congenital (present at birth) brain defects result from disruptions of the normal progress of neural growth, development, and migration…. Deprive the baby’s brain of light and sound and human contact, and it will remain stunted.”
Mothers who believed that their children were born perfectly normal have complained that after an inoculation, their children became autistic. Indeed, David Kirby, author of the 2005 book Evidence of Harm: Mercury in Vaccines and the Autism Epidemic, writing in the Huffington Post, Feb. 11, 2011, made these interesting observations:
I have been speaking to young parents in my neighborhood of Park Slope, Brooklyn lately about vaccines and autism…. These are highly educated, affluent and politically progressive people — doctors, lawyers, entrepreneurs, writers and other successful professionals. And like half of the American population in one poll, many of my neighbors (though certainly not all) say that there is, or may be, an association between autism and the current U.S. vaccine schedule. In one recent presentation of data, for example, mothers with masters degrees were significantly more likely to forego the Hepatitis B vaccine birth dose than mothers with an 8th grade education.