VACCINATING KIDS TO PROTECT ADULTS?? I have a serious ethical problem when it comes to vaccinating kids, NOT to protect them, but rather to protect adults. Hepatitis A in children is usually very minor, and by the age of 10 most kids have antibodies to it, but we vaccinate kids when they enter school so that we can hopefully protect the adults they come in contact with. So how well does it work?
In this study, they had to vaccinate 83% of the kids against the flu to drop the rate of infection in everyone in the community from 10.6% down to 4.5%. 6 percent drop. So we have to perform an intervention (keep in mind that many of the flu shots still contain mercury) to most of the kids in an area for a measley drop of 6%? This is what we call good medicine? We’ve seen much stronger results from the use of Vitamin D and probiotics, and the side effects there are actually good things!
By the way, if you REALLY look into the numbers on this study, in the group that did NOT get vaccinated in the treatment group, 3.1% got the flu, but when you mix everyone in (those who got the flu vaccine and those that didn’t) the rate was 4.5%. So basically, if you didn’t get the vaccine, you had a lower risk of getting the flu.