There was nothing I dreaded more as child than getting my shots. Like many children, I was lured into our car with the promise of going to the toy store and instead ended up in a clinic.
To this day I can’t stand watching that tiny little tube slither its way under my skin.
My greatest fear being it might break off and be lost under the layers of my flesh.
I may not like the process of being vaccinated, but I do like the results.
Unfortunately, the last two decades have spawned a couple new groups that are against vaccination and are known as worried parents and conspiracy theorist.
Even though these groups are strong in skepticism, they’re weak in critical thinking.
Both groups target one ingredient that is active is most vaccines. That ingredient is Mercury.
Now Mercury isn’t something you want in your body. With enough consumption it can kill you. But this shouldn’t stop a person from going on with daily life, because most things you eat and drink actually contain a very small amount of this element.
In fact, Mercury is no longer used as a preservative in vaccines and the only traces of Mercury come from machinery use. The amount of Mercury present in current vaccinations is so insignificant you’re more likely to get poisoning from it by eating fish.
What a few parents are worried about is a link to vaccinations and Autism, which was first brought up by a man named Andrew Wakefield.
His work regarding the subject has been dubbed faulty by most doctors and The Lancet, the medical journal that published the original article, fully retracted his work two years ago.
So far there isn’t any concrete evidence that links Autism to vaccinations.
Conspiracy theorists, on the other hand, think vaccinations are just overall harmful and they condone any form of media that promotes or teaches children to be okay with it.
How do they think vaccinations are harmful?
They believe that the government promotes vaccinations to support an illumanati population control scheme for whatever reason.
Readers should take note of the “whatever reason” because these theorists fight the same battle from different angles.
You can literally fill in the blank with anything.
My point being is that regardless of what is said, anyone with common sense can reread everything a conspiracy theorist says and see it’s silly. All the statements aren’t based on any factual evidence.
Yet, the theories continue to fight mythical war.
So if most of these things are just silly, nonfactual statements, what’s there to worry about?
Its simple, these individuals may have the right to say what they want, but should they have the right to harm others?
There are parents out there who won’t vaccinate their children, and that not only harms their child, but also your child, and the generation after.
Vaccinations are currently fighting a two front war between an older generation and a younger one.
This idea that vaccinations are harmful not only promotes a world of disease and infection, but also a world of ignorance, where skepticism is equivalent to knowledge. Not to say that skepticism is a bad thing, but when used without a good foundation it becomes dangerous.