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The International Medical Council on Vaccination just released a six page write-up critiquing the very wide-spread use of vaccination. I was made aware of this report some days back and was happy to contribute my name to the scores of likely more credentialed MDs, PhDs, DOs, Naturopaths etc. who likewise support a serious reassessment of our current vaccination practices. The full report is publicly available on line here, Vaccines: Get the Full Story, and I would highly encourage readers to take a moment to go through the full write-up. In this post I will just touch on a few areas and add some additional commentary about certain items. And away we go …
First off, simply regarding the list of physicians, health practitioners and scientists who lent their name to this important report, while it is a long list it is by no means complete. Many people, of course were not aware of the report while perhaps even more importantly, as has been brought out by commentators numerous times on this blog, if one is in a conventional medical environment, it is extremely difficult and risky to criticize firmly entrenched policies. If one deviates from the norm and something goes awry, one is at risk of not only harming or even losing ones career to a charge of malpractice but also possibly facing a financial lawsuit.
Perhaps a better measure of what physicians and health care providers think of vaccines is to observe what they do themselves. As is brought out in the report, doctors and nurses, quite often avoid vaccines like the plague (pardon the pun) if they are able. Additionally, an ABC News report from 2008 stated that the majority, 60% of physicians, don’t get the yearly flu vaccine. At least as regards flu vaccine, I think that figure should give one pause, “Do as we say, not as we do.”