Editorial: The truth about vaccinations

Progressives put their social re-engineering over common sense and science. A good example is the furor over mandated vaccinations. The liberal line is that everyone must be vaccinated for every known disease to protect not only themselves but those whom they contact.

That is not true.

People like Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych, Ph.D., say that unvaccinated children do not pose a higher threat to the public. Here’s why.

  • The polio vaccine cannot prevent the transmission of that virus.
  • Tetanus is not a contagious disease but is acquired from deep puncture wounds.
  • Diphtheria vaccine doesn’t prevent transmission of that disease.
  • The whooping cough vaccine (the last part of the DTaP series) was introduced in the 1990s and followed by an unprecedented rise of whooping cough.
  • The flu vaccine only covers type b and it has made the general population more susceptible to the invasive disease than ever before.
  • Hepatitis B is a blood-borne virus and doesn’t spread in a community setting, like a classroom. It takes high-risk behavior, like needle sharing or homosexual sex.
  • Even when vaccination rates are as high as 99 percent, outbreaks of measles still occur.

Her conclusion is that “a person who is not vaccinated with IPV, DTaP, HepB, and Hib vaccines due to reasons of conscience poses no extra danger to the public than a person who is.” And a recent study in Ontario, Canada, shows that vaccination leads to an emergency room visit for 1 in 168 children following their 12-month vaccination appointment and for 1 in 730 children after their 18-month vaccination appointment.

In 1983, the Centers for Disease Control recommended a total of seven vaccinations with 24 injections. In 2016, the CDC is recommending 50 injections with 69 total injections.

That is not good for health and parents and families should be able to say no to vaccinations without fear of reprisal or ridicule.