Call for debate on compulsory MMR
Sorry that all posts lately are a tad ranty…. but the world is going mad.
Email written today to our local AM (Welsh Assembly Minister – sort of like an MP but with less expenses). I also copied it to the original AM mentioned in the article.
Dear Ms Davidson,
I have just read an article on the BBC website http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/wales/8076923.stm in which a Welsh Assembly minister, Lynne Neagle, is proposing a debate on whether MMR should be compulsory in Wales.
I would like to express my opinion on this and hope that you will take my views into consideration if this debate does take place.
My partner and I are parents to two children aged 10 and 7. We do not intend to have them vaccinated with the MMR. Our reasons are thus:
- We believe that there has been a total disregard for the consequences of *not* allowing childhood ‘diseases’ to take their normal and natural course throughout the population, i.e 5 – 10 year old children. There is some evidence surfacing now which shows that they are starting to spread unnaturally through other age groups, such as babies and older people with possible negative consequences.
- It is widely assumed that parents choose not to vaccinate because of fear of autism. This is not the case. Parents who have researched for themselves and looked into the pros and cons of vaccination make their decisions based on many factors, including but not limited to, the risk of autism.
- Deaths from childhood afflictions were already plummeting before the introduction of vaccines, see http://childhealthsafety.wordpress.com/graphs/
- A few scientists have suggested that by suppressing the progression of measles, mumps and rubella (incidentally the counter-argument of rubella causing birth-defects can be dealt with by the routine vaccination of teenage girls against rubella) is actually causing worse debilities, including asthma and type II diabetes. Back in the 60s, when I was young it was well known that a dose of measles was the best insurance against asthma. Asthma was so rare that I only knew of two cases while I was growing up.
- Many parents, including ourselves, have checked out the ingredients lists of the MMR vaccine and the known side-effects, and would rather not take the risk of vaccine damage.
- It has recently come to light that GPs surgeries have been storing vaccines incorrectly for years, making them worse than useless, i.e. all the risk and no benefits.
- The US Government has recently admitted that two children have been damaged by the MMR vaccine and have paid several million dollars in compensation.
- There are many other reasons for not vaccinating, including the non-disclosure by our Government that the original strain of measles contained in MMR in the 90s was causing meningitis and encephalitis. The vaccation was eventually replaced and existing stocks of the original were sold to Brazil, resulting in many damaged children in Salvador. This kind of event does not engender trust in anything that Government health officials say.
For further information http://vaccineriskawareness.com/ where a large amount of data and research has been gathered.
Onto the question of *mandatory* vaccination. This appears to be another attack on the British citizen’s freedom to choose. One of the famously failed mandatory vaccination programmes took place in the US in 1975 (I believe), against ‘flu. Several hundred people were damaged by the vaccine and there were several deaths. Mandatory vaccination is not a good idea for anyone. Please also current views on Gardasil/Cevarix being offered by German scientists.
Lastly, to threaten parents with the ‘your children won’t be accepted at state school’ is pure blackmail. Please, (Ms Lynne Neagle), think about what you are proposing. In this instance the threats won’t work as we home-educate… and I imagine that the current exodus from mainstream education to home-education will continue to increase exponentially if this nonsensical piece of proposed legislation ever comes into being.
The Ragged Edge and family
**Yes, of course, I put my full name!