Skip to comments.Less Vaccinations brings Childhood Diseases Back, plus Never Fear, Nanopatch is Here!
Posted on 11/09/2013 6:30:02 PM PST by lee martell
Today's young parents are confronted with a dilemma; should they obey the clear, strict instructions of the neighborhood school and make sure their child is vaccinated before school starts, or should they 'just say no'. Some folks on side of receiving immunization shots are quick to point out the worrying resurgence of various diseases most Americans thought were almost wiped out. Diseases such as measles, mumps and whooping cough have largely been held in check because of available immunization injections. In 2011 there were 167 cases of Whooping Cough reported. In 2013 there have been 352 so far. These almost defeated diseases appear to be driven by familes who refuse to vaccinate their children. American families should feel fortunate that there is medical assistance readily available here. Paradoxically, doctors and their vaccines, are not usually found in abundance where they are most needed. Syria is right now experiencing a dramatic resurgence in polio, of all things. How sad that this debilitating sickness is taking young lives in that war torn country. Syria is not likely to have today's version of the Iron Lung available to very many people, especially not when hospitals are as dangerous as a battlefield.
There are some immunizations that don't even need to be injected, they can simply be stuck onto you, the patient. Biomedical Engineer Mark Kendall has a new medical invention that will make needle-phobic people happy. The Nanopatch; a tiny square (smaller than a postage stamp) that can deliver a dose of vaccine. The Nanopatch was presented to the public at the TED Global 2013 Exposition in Edinburgh, Scotland, just two miles from the birthplace of the needle and syringe in 1853. This is an improvement over the needle, because the needle delivers vaccines into muscle, bypassing the immune surfaces of the skin. This means a smaller dose of 450ng vaccine via Nanopatch can be just as effective as a larger dose 600ng via needle and syringe. Because less vaccine will be needed for the Nanopatch, this could make an expensive vaccine much more viable to distribute in the developing world. Another advantage of the Nanopatch is that it is created by a surface coating of a dry vaccine, so one need not be concerned about a cold chain from manufacturer to user as with the basic liquid vaccines for needles.
However, all this research and innovation misses the point for many parents. One mother of a six year old is quoted as saying, "I just don't feel good about pumping all those strong drugs into a child's delicate system. I have read accounts of some who feel that those same shots are the reason their child now has autism. I know some people say there is no relation, but once that is done, it can never be undone." This parent requested anonymity because most times when other moms and dads discover her two children have never been vaccinated at all, they get upset with the mom for allowing that to occur.
Enforce the Rule of Law!!!!
I never had any vaccinations when I was growing up and my children did not have shots for measles or mumps but were exposed to them and had the diseases themselves when they were young. Everyone seems to have done okay. Of course that was many years ago and illegals or strangers bringing diseases into our country was not an issue.
Did they have them back then? ;)
I had my vaccines, and then after I joined the military, many, many more. My yellow card shot record is almost full.
They don't seem to have hurt me.
“TB is a problem now because of illegals.”
Yes, and we also had an outbreak of polio recently as well as other diseases we as a Nation had forgotten existed anymore.
TB and Polio were nonexistent when I was a child - that is, the vaccination programs were ongoing in all schools.
Now both are coming back, of course, mostly brought on by muslims sabotaging the vaccination programs and being plague carriers because of their own psychopathy.
Measles and mumps can be minor illnesses that last for a week or two and pass by leaving no lasting damage. Or they can leave you blind, sterile or dead.
And the idea that "strangers bringing diseases into our country was not an issue" is also wrong. Epidemics and Pandemics have been both common and deadly through out American history. Yellow Fever, influenza, small pox, polio and cholera out breaks that killed thousands have been recorded in North America since the 1600s.
I remember folks who lived in those days, telling me how everyone used to be terrified of getting Polio. Thank God for Dr. Salk.
“TB and Polio were nonexistent when I was a child “
My father died of TB and polio was a big fear into my young adulthood.
I thought we had seen the last of them.
I had relatives who went down. But the complete vaccination programs removed these things.
My parent’s generation usually had at least one or two dead or paralyzed in each family. Very bad, sanatoriums were everywhere. Basically not much to do except fresh air and maintenance, eventually iron lungs.
YIKES!! Made me a little nervous.
When we went on to Egypt and Kenya for a visit: MORE shots. Lord have mercy.
I decided that if a child survives growing up in the middle east or Africa and is in relatively good health...nothing short of a SILVER BULLET would kill him.
Occasionally there are minor outbreaks in the real pit-holes/third-world-sewers of the world.
Bangladesh had one years ago. Never made the news here but we were OVER THERE (Saudi Arabia) and saw, read and heard the news.
Researchers keep an amount of smallpox around JUST for those contingencies.
We have the cure for that now. It's chump change, mostly.
Was it smallpox that left the little white spot/scar on your arm that everybody had?
Did they have them back then? ;)”
Aren’t you funny - although it was a long time ago!! Probably has some maybe in town. But I grew up in Kansas farmland. I don’t remember ever going to the doctor until I was a teenager and only then because I got into some poison ivy and ended up with a very bad infection on my legs. I do remember the polio outbreak and going with my mom to see one of our church members who was in an iron lung. Pretty scary. We just didn’t have any strangers where we lived, nobody ever got really sick and if anyone was ill, we pretty much used old home remedies. Just a different time of life.
While it’s true that most Middle Easterners and Africans are pretty tough, I think vaccinations are in relation to local diseases. By that, I mean, some little Honeybee in Ypsilanti, Michigan might not effect the average American citizen especially, if you’ve been stung by genetic cousins of that Honeybee a few times before. Your body already has a base of resistance to build on. Whereas some of these gigantic and ‘exotic’ for lack of a better word bugs and sand dwelling weevils over there,, would present an entirely new chemical compound of venom into the interior of your body. So the multitude of shots is to prepare your system for what it has never likely encountered before, and I quickly add, this is only my opinion. I could be way off.
I had polio vaccine and a few others. back in the early '50s it was the norm for mothers to gather their kids at a home where a kid had measles/chickenpox/mumps to get it over with.
I'm not aware of any damage that later vaccines may have wrought, but i think that there are many cases where they have caused harm and possibly diluted the natural immune system. Some of us may have small aches/pains/bouts of "colds" etc., that we may not have if not for vaccines and there is no way to tell.
We do not vaccinate against TB in the US.
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