If they were interested in safe vaccines, I thought, why not get their kids vaccinated and protected? After all, vaccines are safe! Their baby was due to get several very safe vaccines at her upcoming two-month checkup.
I eventually got an answer.
“You don’t have to dig far to know that vaccines have caused tremendous harm. Have they had benefits? Absolutely. Which is why I remain somewhat on the neutral side in saying that I am not anti-vaccine,” said Dr. Paul Thomas. “I’m pro-safe vaccines. I’ve progressed along to the point where I now don’t believe there is such a thing.”
Folks who say that they are pro-safe vaccines typically:
- believe that kids get too many vaccines
- think that vaccines are full of toxins
- skip or delay their child’s vaccines
- think that you can’t trust doctors or pharmaceutical companies because they have too many conflicts of interest
And they want new, safer vaccines that can’t possibly cause any kind of side effects.
Of course, these new, safer vaccines must be toxin-free, without any preservatives, stabilizers, and especially, no chemicals of any kind. They should also be free of gluten, antifreeze, thimerosal, vaginal spermicides, and heavy metals. Essentially, they would just be antigens, without other ingredients, because these folks don’t understand how vaccines are really made.
“Pro-Safe Vaccine” Doesn’t Mean What You Think It Means
Are you starting to see the problem with folks who say that they are pro-safe vaccines now?
“I’m not for starting an epidemic of another disease. We just want there to be some type of conversation, once. Sit down with our side, with our doctors and scientists, to take a look at what we’re talking about. We’re not an anti-vaccine movement. We’re pro-safe-vaccine schedule. Until we have that conversation, people are going to think it’s an anti- and pro- side.”
“In our community we say, “Yeah.” We firmly believe the cause of the epidemic of autism is due to a vaccine injury and/or other environmental exposures — pesticides also. But what on this earth we all kind of share the most is vaccines.”
Right. So she is not anti-vaccine, but she thinks that vaccines injure people and have caused and epidemic of autism?
And that’s where her pro-safe vaccine schedule comes in…
And we’re saying: “Delay them. Delay them till age 2. Skip some that you might not need.”
Like all of the other alternative vaccine schedules out there, Jenny McCarthy’s pro-safe vaccine schedule had no evidence that it was safe or effective.
And that gets to the root of the issue. We don’t know what causes autism, so it must be vaccines.
“To our community, Andrew Wakefield is Nelson Mandela and Jesus Christ rolled up into one.”
J. B. Handley
But what about the folks who have moved beyond listening to Jenny McCarthy and being concerned about autism?
What Does It Mean to Be Pro-Safe Vaccine?
So what does it mean to say that you are pro-safe vaccine?
Essentially, it means that you are anti-vaccine, but don’t want to say that you are anti-vaccine.
More on the Pro-Safe Vaccine Movement
- The difference between being antivaccine and “pro-safe vaccine,” explained using J.B. Handley
- Being Anti-Vaccine Does Not Mean You’re Pro-Safe Vaccine
- Jenny McCarthy: “We’re Not An Anti-Vaccine Movement … We’re Pro-Safe Vaccine”
- Antivax 101: Tactics and Tropes of the Antivaccine Movement
- Antivax 101
- What does “anti-vaccine” really mean?
- I Used To Be Anti-Vaccine
- Leaving the Anti-Vaccine Movement
- The Anti-Vaccine Narrative Just Gets Darker
- Dr. Paul Thomas: A rising star in the antivaccine movement