Do you know why some folks still don’t vaccinate and protect their kids, even as we are seeing more and more outbreaks of vaccine-preventable diseases?
They are in on the “missing information” about vaccines that the rest of us don’t seem to know about…
The Missing Information That Big Pharma Won’t Tell You About Vaccines
Of course, we all know about this “missing information.”
It is the misinformation about vaccines that anti-vax folks spread to scare parents and make them think that vaccines are dangerous, don’t work, and aren’t necessary.
“We feel that there’s things that public health are not telling the people and these are facts that are not well known. That are not given. So it’s not misinformation, it’s missing information. And there’s always two sides and more to information that should be given to all of us, right? We should be getting fully informed consent, right?”not an anti-vaccine protestor
What else can you call this missing information?
How about alternative facts?
They certainly aren’t true facts about vaccines or vaccine-preventable diseases.
And that makes it ironic that they talk about getting fully informed consent.
You can’t get or give fully informed consent if you are misleading people, as these folks do with their “not protesting” signs about vaccines.
Take the sign about doses of vaccines tripling after they became liability free.
Is that true?
Of course not.
For one thing, as most people know, vaccines are not liability free.
But for the sake of argument, let’s try and think about what they are trying to say.
They are implying that ‘we’ tripled the number of vaccine doses after the passage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act of 1986, which set up the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program.
Of course that didn’t happen.
Most new vaccines weren’t added to the immunization schedule until the late 1990s and after.
Their other sign covers a few different anti-vax talking points – that vaccines are only tested for 4.5 days and that vaccines aren’t tested as thoroughly as drugs.
Of course, neither are true.
As you do even a little research on these kind of immunization signs, you can see that the “missing information” they are talking about is simply more anti-vax misinformation.
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