August 28, 2005

Its 'The Right of the Individual' not 'The Right of the Herd'

Craig Westover has a great piece that speaks to the heart of what is wrong with the mindset of the AAP and CDC in regards to vaccine safety.

The danger as the AAP sees it is a danger to “our immunization efforts,”not a concern for individual safety. It does “public health efforts a disservice.” This is not the sound of government conspiracy; it is the voice of arrogance. Questioning safety does not endanger children, families and communities. It only endagers a program that cannot provide satisfactory responses to questions of safety.

Read the whole thing and make sure to check out his post from last year on the consequence of government price fixing on vaccines that is linked to toward the end.

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