The following is a rebuttal for the article:
Published on the TIME website
Contributed to TLB by: The Mom
Dear Jeffery Kluger: Please Shut Up About Rob Schneider & Vaccines!
As a mother, I make informed choices based on widely and readily available, credible information. I find it very offensive; you presume my choices are based on Rob Schneider, Jenny McCarthy or Dr. Google. It’s time to stop blaming these people and realize parents are not stupid. We have choices, and most importantly, choices when it comes to the health and well being of ourselves and children.
Unfortunately, I cannot take you seriously as a journalist. I expect the facts, not some blatant bashing because someone does not agree with your views. Will you bash me when I say; it’s against my religion to vaccinate? Will you bash me when I say; I have scientific proof to back up my decision? Will you bash me because it’s my right and my choice not vaccinate?
There is no need to attack Rob. I think you are an arrogant, cavalier, coward and bully. Why are your words more powerful than Robs? You’re an attorney turned writer. He’s a comedian and a damn good one, it’s his job. For some reason, you can’t distinguish the actor from a person. He leaves work and goes home and he is simply, Rob. I appreciate he has a strong belief against vaccines. I appreciate he wants to be heard and will fight for us. I absolutely love him in 50 First Dates and The Hot Chick. Did you know he co-wrote The Hot Chick? He also writes, directs and produces? Amazing what an idiot in your eyes can accomplish. His narrative about vaccine court is phenomenal. (The Canary Project).
Rob, I meant to add in my support of your acting and activism but was on a time constraint. Thank you, for being our voice and helping to make a change. Thank you, for not confirming to mainstream and not bending to fit their mold and to take a chance even if it meant losing a job.
I’m going to disseminate your thought provoking rant.
“For the record Rob, no, there is no government conspiracy to force vaccines on kids.”(1)
If the government was not forcing vaccines on kids there would be no need to opt out or provide an exemption. They are now making it much harder in some states to opt out. We should not be forced to ingest, inject or inhale any substance. It should be a simple do you want vaccines during this visit. Instead, there is a “recommended” schedule of vaccines and our schedule has more than any developed nation. Doctors are compelled to express if you don’t vaccinate your child will die and they can’t go to school. Both are treacherous lies.
“No, doctors are not bought off by big pharma.”
I have to disagree. I’ve seen representatives at my doctor’s office, touting food and gifts. The peddling of pharmaceuticals happens before they are certified doctors. It happens in med-schools and teaching hospitals. These den mothers come in; they hear the problems, give them gifts and slip in the sales pitch.(2)
Let’s just gloss over the fact British giant; GlaxoSmithKline was fined almost $500 million dollars for bribery.
“No, vaccines are not filled with toxins. And no, this is not a free speech issue—it’s a public health,”(1)
Vaccines are in fact contain toxic ingredients. There is a great body of evidence supporting aluminum and Alzheimer’s disease. Many vaccines use formalin and formaldehyde. The EPA states formaldehyde is a carcinogen. However, the FDA blurs the lines saying its only carcinogenic if inhaled but not injected. Please explain why no vaccine has ever been evaluated for carcinogenic, mutagenesis or impairment of fertility.
Carcinogenesis, Mutagenesis, Impairment of Fertility
M-M-R II has not been evaluated for carcinogenic or mutagenic potential, or potential to impair fertility. (4)
Please enlighten us why Merck has not removed the gelatin component from 3 of their vaccines: MMR II, Varicella and Shingles? Japan invented the Varicella vaccine and noticed the gelatin stabilizer caused a problem. (5) They removed the gelatin and provided a safer vaccine.
Why has Merck not followed suit?
Why have they not reformatted the vaccines we use in the United States?
Why are you not reporting this type of imperative information?
formaldehyde, gluteraldehyde, aluminum hydroxide, aluminum phosphate, lactalbumin hydrolysate, polysorbate 80, neomycin sulfate, polymyxin B, yeast protein, calf serum, Fenton medium (containing bovine extract), modified Latham medium (derived from bovine casein), modified Stainer-Scholte liquid medium, Vero (monkey kidney) cells (6) August, 2012
The National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program does not sit well with me. It’s a red flag and an injustice to all the patients who suffered adverse reactions from these vaccines. Our society was thriving before this program was implemented. Most people don’t know it’s a no-fault alternative to the traditional tort system.
The pharmaceutical companies are immune to being sued. They have no fiduciary responsibility for their vaccine products. Patients are paying patients adverse reactions through an excise tax of $0.75 per antigen. After the NVIC was implemented they conveniently added 8 vaccines to the schedule and offered new combination vaccines. (8)
Funny, you or I didn’t have these NEW life saving vaccines when we were children. Neither did Rob or Jenny and all of us survived childhood. I had the OPV, DTP, MMR and declined the Dtap when my child was born. I made a wise choice because the FDA states, “research suggest that although individuals immunized with an acellular pertussis vaccine may be protected from the disease, they may still become infected with the bacteria without always becoming sick and are able to spread infection to others, including young infants who are susceptible to pertussis disease. (9)
Statefarm, I will never do business with you. Thank you for making your position clear by dumping Rob.