We recently wrote an opinion piece and submitted it to the Idaho Statesman and the Idaho Mountain Express. We tailored each submission as a response to opinion pieces both newspapers had already published but they were generally the same. Sadly, neither newspaper published the opinion pieces. We … [Read more...]
Playing God by Forcing Vaccination
And now for some good news to offset some sheer insanity from health authorities in Rhode Island. Rhode Island is attempting to pass legislation that would require all children up to age 5 to receive mandatory flu shots in order to enter daycare or preschool. But Rhode Island's chapter of the … [Read more...]
The AAP: A kind of Gestapo?
Do you want advice or orders from your pediatrician? The idea that patients should be in charge of their health seems like a horrific inconvenience to the pediatricians leading the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) and their frustration is evidenced by a disgusting form they recommend … [Read more...]
Doctors and Scientists with Concerns About Vaccines
The following is a list of scientists and physicians (over 160) who acknowledge that vaccines can and do harm some children and/or have some concern about a vaccine, combinations of vaccines, the vaccine schedule, or an ingredient or ingredients in vaccines. These professionals are not anti-vaccine … [Read more...]
Vaccine Registries – What’s All the Fuss About?
In January, the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare introduced two new bills to the Idaho Senate Health and Welfare Committee that would make it impossible to remove a child's name and date of birth from the "voluntary" vaccine registry and extend the vaccine registry to all Idahoans with the … [Read more...]
Vaccine Exemptions and Vaccine Registries – Is there a connection?
In recent years, vaccine exemption laws have been under attack in a variety of states while vaccine registries have been on the rise. Vaccine exemptions have been restricted in California, Washington, and Vermont and attempts to restrict them have been seen in other states like Colorado, Texas, … [Read more...]
HPV Vaccines and Evidence Based Medicine
Since FDA's 2006 'fast-track' approval of Merck's Gardasil vaccine, the public has been inundated with messages about the dangers of cervical cancer as well as the alleged best prevention tool, HPV vaccination, either Gardasil or its competitor, GlaxoSmithKline's Cervarix. Young girls are implored … [Read more...]
What’s the scoop on the shingles vaccine?
Recently we've received many questions about whether to get the shingles (herpes zoster) vaccine. As always, the issue is not as black and white as some would have us believe, so here we discuss what you may not read in the mainstream about the shingles vaccine. The US Centers for Disease Control … [Read more...]
Anthrax Vaccine – Would you enroll your child in a safety study?
To the amazement of many, the Presidential Commission for the Study of Bioethical Issues met this week in Miami to discuss whether to approve a program that would test the anthrax vaccine in children. The discussion centered around concerns that terrorists might try to kill thousands by weaponizing … [Read more...]
Civil Rights and Vaccines
January is civil rights month and January 21st is not only Dr. Martin Luther King Jr's birthday and Federal holiday but also inauguration day. January, a month to celebrate rights and freedoms, it would seem an inspiring way to start off the year. But that is not the way the year started out for … [Read more...]