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Growing Up Unvaccinated
Slate, by Amy Parker

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Posted By:MissMolly, 1/8/2014 5:09:14 AM

I am the ’70s child of a health nut. I wasn’t vaccinated. I was brought up on an incredibly healthy diet: no sugar till I was 1, breastfed for over a year, organic homegrown vegetables, raw milk, no MSG, no additives, no aspartame. My mother used homeopathy, aromatherapy, osteopathy; we took daily supplements of vitamin C, echinacea, cod liver oil. I had an outdoor lifestyle; I grew up next to a farm in England’s Lake District, walked everywhere, did sports and danced twice a week, drank plenty of water. I wasn’t even allowed pop; even my fresh juice was watered down

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: Foggybottom, 1/8/2014 5:16:26 AM     (No. 9683780)

A leftist discovers truth. They are truly spoiled children.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: Spidey, 1/8/2014 6:03:20 AM     (No. 9683792)

Hard story to believe timeline wise.Things like MSG weren´t well known or thought of at all 20 years ago.I guess vitamin C and cod liver is believable.You can only bullet proof your body against disease so much.If you´re exposed to the wrong person,you´ll get mumps,chickenpox or whatever.

I don´t even think the Vaccine hysteria was around 20 years ago,the trial lawyers with the aid of quack leftist doctors dreamed it up for massive lawsuits against vaccine makers which eventually left the of the country.

When they couldn´t find enough autism victims,they invented autism spectrum,under which just about an abnormality could be blamed on.I´m pretty sure autism spectrum has been debunked.I remember back in 2008,Micheal Savage was savaged for questioning the variants around autism.

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Rather Read, 1/8/2014 6:32:50 AM     (No. 9683808)

I was born in 1951. I got measles, mumps, German measles, chicken pox and I remember my mother´s fear whenever there was mention of a polio case near us. As soon as the vaccine for polio was available, she marched us down to the doctor to get it. She had been a nurse and saw how devastating childhood illnesses could be.

My children were vaccinated and never got the childhood illnesses. But my daughter constantly got upper respiratory illnesses and my son never did.

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Reply 4 - Posted by: lawabidingcitizen, 1/8/2014 6:44:10 AM     (No. 9683819)

Alas, wishing doesn´t make it so, even wishing on a star. Glad this woman survived to show other aging hippies the way back to sanity.

This kind of stuff happens because people don´t have any historical perspective. Vaccines were developed at sometimes great cost to the researchers because of a need to prevent catastrophic disease from killing masses of people, not to make money for the drug companies.

Leftwing propaganda in our public schools has done more damage than any war.

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Reply 5 - Posted by: Lawsy0, 1/8/2014 6:52:32 AM     (No. 9683828)

For me, this was a Must Read. I just turned 72 and was trying to tell a friend about having a newly approved penicillin given me for pneumonia when I was 4 years old. Maybe it was just newly approved for infants and toddlers in 1946 or so. I remember my parents being impressed enough to show my little tiny capsules to their friends.

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Reply 6 - Posted by: Hammock, 1/8/2014 6:55:49 AM     (No. 9683831)

The problems some people have with MSG have indeed been publicized for 20-40 years. If she was a young mother herself in the 90´s, she was raised "healthy" in the 70´s, as she states. So that was about 40 years ago. I do recall some anti-vaxers from that era, but nothing like it is today.

Sounds like the poor woman went through hell and that her Mom was extreme. From what I´ve heard, read, and the vaccine-skeptical people I´ve met, there are gradations. Many just don´t want their kids to have so many vaccinations at once, and they´re not worried about the weak pathogens involved, but about the other contents of some vaccines.



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Reply 7 - Posted by: AGGW, 1/8/2014 8:48:58 AM     (No. 9683944)

She makes the point in her last paragraph that I have been arguing to the anti-vaxers. Their choice only works on the backs of those who do get vaccines.

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Reply 8 - Posted by: PowerCorrupts, 1/8/2014 8:51:47 AM     (No. 9683950)

As a child of the 1950´s, I was given every new vaccine available.

And yet, I contracted all the childhood diseases AND double pneumonia at the age of five and tonsillitis twice a year, every year thereafter.

I have never had a "flu" vaccine and have never had the flu.

Parents need to do their homework. There is something terribly wrong with a toddler receiving 31 vaccinations by the time they are four years old.



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Reply 9 - Posted by: MattMusson, 1/8/2014 9:35:53 AM     (No. 9684022)

People don´t get their kids vaccinated because they ´feel´ like vaccines are bad.

And, few Pediatrician working now have had a child with whooping cough die in their arms or child crippled by Polio. So, they are not militant about vaccines.

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Reply 10 - Posted by: MarinMike, 1/8/2014 9:47:17 AM     (No. 9684047)

As noted above some of the issues with vaccinations is about what else is in the syringe, msg, aluminum, mercury for starters.

http://vaccineresearchlibrary.com/

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Reply 11 - Posted by: BigGeorgeTX, 1/8/2014 11:17:51 AM     (No. 9684226)

If you haven´t ingested the equivalent of a cup of dirt by the time you´re five, you´ll never be truly healthy. Your body needs to be exposed to various microbes in order to build up your immune system, otherwise vaccination is necessary for protection. The risk of contracting an illness is usually higher than that of the vaccine. Without vaccines, a pandemic is not just possible, but inevitable.

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