Vaccinations. SJ Dodgson MJoTA 2012 v6n1 p0522
Small pox vaccine was introduced in England in 1721. Polio vaccine was introduced in England in 1956, and my parents, who were both physicians, injected it into me as soon as it became available.
Above is a picture of me and 2 of my 4 brothers in 1957, shortly before my parents vaccinated us against small pox so we could travel on the ship The Southern Cross from England to New Zealand. My elder brother died at 2 months. My youngest brother was born later in New Zealand.
Yes, that is Australian lawyer Patrick Dodgson in the middle, making sure Robert and I did not kill each other.
Picture to the right is my mother with her brothers and mother in Belfast in the 1920s. They all survived without vaccinations most likely because of the techniques used to ward off illness by rich people: they stayed away from anywhere frequented by the poor and the sick.
Vaccinations save lives. I have been vaccinated against everything, and with my 4 children, I made sure the health professionals gave them "everything you've got".
Because life is a minefield. Bugs and bullets and even our own DNA are working hard to blow us up all the time. All we can do is get plenty of sleep, stay away from processed foods, get enough iron so we don't bleed to death from a cut or childbirth, get enough calcium so our bones don't break, eat green and fiber-filled vegetables and fruits. And get vaccinated against the very few, very few diseases we can be vaccinated against.
What can we be vaccinated against? Yellow fever, diphtheria, measles, mumps, rubella: all diseases that kill kids, and adults. All diseases we have vaccinations against in the United States are listed by the Food and Drug administration, for the list and other vaccination resources, click here.
Vaccinations against small pox actually eliminated this disease. No mother has to wake up in the morning to see her child ill from small pox, and in the evening bury that child. Small pox is gone. Read the amazing story about eliminating small pox, click here.
I saw a post recently from a friend who has an appalling belief that vaccinations have only been invented to make drug companies rich and the population sick.
Read the constantly updated news on health from the CDC, FDA and NIH, click here.
That young man
needs to sit on a stool in a corner and watch children who are paralyzed
or dying because they were not vaccinated with polio vaccine, for
stories, click here.
He needs to
talk to the young Nigerian activist from Edo State that I met at an
Occupy Nigeria protest in Manhattan, who was not vaccinated until it was
too late, he is in a wheelchair because he already had polio. He told
me that he believed the vaccine had expired when they gave it to him
after it had been sitting around for weeks unrefrigerated, and he had
stories about vaccines being watered down before injection.
Cripes. Get your vaccinations only from licensed health professionals who have clearly visible refrigerators.
needed to talk to the late Welshman, civil engineer, Cambridge graduate and Quaker activist member
Christopher Roberts, who died in 2013 after suffering from post-polio
stories have not broken your heart enough, read about polio and the
parents in Northern Nigeria who are making sure that polio is
transmitted to their children, through their children. They believe that
vaccinations only exist to cause them trouble, I guess that lunatics
believing that vaccinations are bad are listened to in Northern Nigeria.
Ahh. Say a prayer for the children who have been condemned to lives paralyzed.
And say a prayer for the parents, to understand that vaccinations save lives. When vaccines are given at the right time.
The bottom line is this: get vaccinated with everything you can.
Vaccinations prevent diseases. The greatest success story is the small
pox vaccine. Every traveler had to be vaccinated against small pox, and
small pox has been eliminated. The same success was hoped for with
polio, but some rumors were spread and polio has a free run in parts of
Africa. Vaccinations that health professionals are permitted to inject in the United States are in a table that you can see, click here.
The MJoTA vaccinations page also includes minutes from the advisory panel on vaccines, which you can download and read, click here.