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  •  you should read my diary (3+ / 0-)
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    trillian, BYw, TexMex Junkie

    which does rebut Carrey's points.  The ones you've highlighted, in fact.

    I work for the pharmaceutical industry, as a researcher.  Not all of us are heartless profiteers.  I am interested only in getting the best evidence for my industry's drugs and treatments, and if the evidence shows that a drug doesn't work or is harmful, then the industry should report as such.  I could care less about profits.

    And yes, American kids DO need vaccinations against extremely dangerous infectious diseases.  I will not listen to anti-vaccine tripe that suggests vaccines cause autism because a) the best available evidence says that's bullshit, and b) the lack of vaccinations have been proven to cause widespread transmission of those infectious diseases.

    •  Ha, no better than a diary about the (3+ / 0-)
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      catleigh, CS in AZ, siduri

      wonders of Roundup by a Monsanto lobbyist.  You should have put this disclaimer in your diary.  You purposely misread Carrey's essay and made claims he does not make.  He and McCarthy have said they are not opposed to or recommending no one vaccinate.  They are saying that important research questions are being ignored for the sake of ever increasing profits.  A stand I agree with.  Hepatitis B in newborns with Hep B negative mothers is stupid.  Babies are four times more likely to have serious adverse reactions than to get Hep B around the time of birth.  But no one dare ask why we are giving a shot to every single newborn for an STD and if its a good idea.  I would rather not give Hep B to newborn babies and I would rather my kids get (as half of them now have) chicken pox than have the half assed vaccine that gives up working just as chicken pox gets more dangerous in the teen/young adult/first pregnancy for women years.  We have moved way past vaxing for life threatening disease like polio and diphtheria, pertussis, tentanus I received in the 70s and are trying to vax away the inconvenience of every disease out there.  There are 100 vaccines in the pipeline right now and no one studying whether or not vaccines can interact with each other or if there is a number at which the body can no longer cope with assimilating all of them without causing other unforeseen effects or if its even a good idea to try to prevent all disease, which has good effects on strengthening immune systems as well.  If your diary had been half as calm and half as rationally stated I might have given it more attention, but you purposely skewed Carrey's points from the get go so I quit reading halfway through.  You may have the right to pimp a pissy diary here, but that doesn't mean its worth visiting.

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