When stupidity crosses the line and becomes life threatening.
No vaccine has ever undergone a true double-blind crossover placebo study.
I recently read these words and thought that they couldn’t be true. How could drugs not be tested properly? But you see, I am not well versed in the ways of drug/vaccine testing at all. What should one do in these circumstances? Research. It’s not hard these days with the internet and search engines.
First, I know what a vaccine is. I’ve had them myself. So have my children and my grandchildren. We’re all fine. What I didn’t know was what a ‘double blind crossover placebo study’ actually meant. Yes, I get double blind and placebo. What I didn’t get was ‘crossover’. From what I gather, if you had 100 people, split into two groups of 50 people each and gave one half the drug and the other half the placebo without anyone knowing what they were getting, you’d have a double blind placebo trial. The ‘crossover’ means that halfway through the trial you would change them over so that the people getting the drug would now be getting the placebo and the others that were getting the placebo would now be getting the drug. Neither group would know a change had taken place.
That sounds all well and good on the surface, but we’re talking about vaccines here. You can’t do a crossover when the effects of the drug/vaccine don’t just go away when you stop taking them. Vaccines have long term effects. They don’t lend themselves to this kind of test. It just can’t be done.
So, why would someone purposely make the statement that ‘No vaccine has ever undergone a true double-blind crossover placebo study’? Well, for a start they are obviously anti vaccine. Secondly, they seem to have enough of an understanding of vaccines and trials to be dangerous, but not enough to be able to educate themselves or others.
When people put themselves out there as some kind of authority on a subject with health implications, they should at least have some kind of qualifications to back up their advice. I have been married to and looked after a Type 1 Diabetic for 32 years now and would never pretend to be able to give advice to others with diabetes. What is it that makes some people put themselves above properly trained and experienced medical practitioners? Where do they get the idea that they have the right to make life and death decisions about other peoples children?
I understand the right to free speech, but not at the cost to our children’s welfare. When people can’t be bothered to learn the facts about a topic they purport to be an authority on they should shut their mouths. There is no nice way to put this. They are endangering lives. If only one child is harmed due to the ignorance, arrogance and downright stupidity of these people then they should be held accountable. The problem is that it isn’t only their own children now. They are convincing other parents to do the same thing and not vaccinate their children as well. I keep hearing about parents rights to choose for their children, but that isn’t the complete story. If one child isn’t vaccinated they can then become infected and carry that disease to other children too young to be immunised.
From Wikipedia: “Herd immunity (or community immunity) describes a form of immunity that occurs when the vaccination of a significant portion of a population (or herd) provides a measure of protection for individuals who have not developed immunity. Herd immunity theory proposes that, in contagious diseases that are transmitted from individual to individual, chains of infection are likely to be disrupted when large numbers of a population are immune or less susceptible to the disease. The greater the proportion of individuals who are resistant, the smaller the probability that a susceptible individual will come into contact with an infectious individual.”
When these people do not immunise their children they directly affect the ability of the herd immunity to do it’s job. In turn they lessen our ability to protect our children.
So, when ignorant, uneducated (at least on the vaccine/immunisation topic) morons open their mouths and convince other people to believe their nonsense, it is putting lives at risk. We don’t let people stand in the middle of the road giving directions to car drivers that would endanger their lives. We don’t let people wander into schools and take the place of teachers. We don’t let people wander into hospitals and start dispensing medical advice.
I’m not just talking about one parent talking to another parent here. I’m talking about people that set up legal, state sanctioned, incorporated entities. They use this to convince people they know what they are talking about when they don’t. They use this to help raise funds to promote their lunacy even further.
Why are we letting these dangerous fools get away with what is nothing less than attempted manslaughter and what one day soon may actually cause a death?