This book provides parents with a comprehensive, scientifically-based guide to the facts, myths, problems and solutions associated with raising a vaccine free child. It helps parents protect their children both from the wiles of the vaccine industry and from harmful germs. With 471 references, there are no trendy anti-vaccination myths in this book. Readers will learn that immunisation is not the reason for the absence of some infectious diseases, that insidious, long-term side effects are very common, and that there is a media blackout on the topics of vaccine side effects and vaccine failures.
Health conscious parents are wary of the side effects of vaccines, but they also fear the infectious diseases to which babies and young children can fall victim. This book equips parents with the knowledge they need to cope with both the tactics of the vaccine industry, and with the very real threat from infectious diseases.
Each infectious disease has different characteristics, and each needs to be approached in an individual way. Understanding the difference between the self-resolving childhood illnesses and the ones that need intervention is the first step to knowing how to deal with infectious diseases. This book advises parents on how to bring children safely through childhood illnesses like measles and whooping cough, and discusses medical and non-medical prevention and treatment of the non-childhood infectious diseases.
Parents who choose to keep their children vaccine free are often accused of being selfish because they want to avoid the risk of side effects, while allowing their children to be protected by the fact that other children have been vaccinated. The idea that vaccinating some children prevents disease in all children is called herd immunity. The myth of herd immunity is used as a political tool by people who want to bully unwilling parents into vaccinating. The information in this book enables parents of vaccine free children to withstand the accusation that they are spoiling herd immunity.
Bureaucrats often make statements about the safety and effectiveness of vaccination that are not supported by fact. The author has given some of these bureaucrats the opportunity to provide evidence to support their claims, but they have not been able to provide the evidence because their claims are wrong.
A look at the early documents regarding vaccination reveals that it is an unscientific procedure that is based on falsehood, cruelty and supposition....Continua