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  •  That's one part of the anti-vaxxer crowd... (4+ / 0-)

       The other part is hard-core left-wing crunchy granola pro-environment folks who are definitely part of us on most issues, but are opposed to vaccines because they're not "natural", they're "artificial chemicals", they're a product of the "Big Pharma" conspiracy, and, yes, "because they cause autism". Anti-science notions affect all sides of the political sphere.
         My step-daughter-in-law is into some of this, although she's actually a fundie nut, too. They're immunizing the two grandsons, but they're doing it one antigen at a time, every six weeks or so. Somehow, this is supposed to be "safer", because it doesn't "overwhelm their immune system." I'm appalled that the pediatrician is going along with this, but I guess the idea is that it's better than nothing. I have no idea where the schedule they're using comes from. They refuse to acknowledge that they are conducting their own uncontrolled experiment on their kids, since there is no scientific testing and minimal anecdotal experience to back this plan.

    -7.25, -6.26

    We are men of action; lies do not become us.

    by ER Doc on Sat Apr 27, 2013 at 06:58:41 AM PDT

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