Institutionalized Ignorance, Pharmacies & Vaccines
Institutionalized Ignorance is rampant in America. There is so much that many doctors either (due to a lack of personal research) don’t know, or don’t feel you need to know about the subject of vaccines, and many will refuse to engage your questions because they have a medical degree and you are only a layman. Or in too many cases they just don’t wish to waste their valuable time ($$$) arguing or holding a discussion that may result in truly informing patients (informed consent) of the ingredients in Vaccines, the many side effects, or possible ramifications (harm). After all they are not liable if the vaccine harms you, triggers autism in your infant child, or in the worst case scenario results in … death.
But lets back this down to the next level on the medical food chain for this article. With the flu season happening all around us, how many flu shots would you say are dispensed in local pharmacies yearly? If you said millions, you would be correct.
Today there are too many pharmacists that just don’t know vaccine contents or dangerous side effects, and look at you like you are a social misfit, or nut when you try to show them their blatant ignorance (not stupidity). At this point many will look down their noses at you thinking “who the hell is this uneducated twit trying to tell me my job”. Another even bigger potential disaster is the many customers that just don’t have a clue that they may be walking themselves or their vulnerable children right into disaster …
Wait … Isn’t it the responsibility of this ‘professional’ pharmacist to make customers aware of these dangers or possible ramifications? Isn’t that why they spend big bucks on a degree? Isn’t that in their “Job Description’?
By definition it is a professional responsibility of a Pharmacists to know the contents and side effects of any drug they are dispensing … especially if it is not a doctors prescription they are filling. So what about the local pharmacy that is offering flu shots, or any vaccinations? Is there some kind of automatic dispensation from this requirement (knowledge of) because it is a CDC approved vaccination?
What you are about to read is just such a scenario, one I am willing to bet plays out over and over again in pharmacies across the country daily. It would seem it is up to us, the supposedly ‘ignorant layman public’, to educate these high paid, educated and certified individuals on matters they are required to be aware of and discharge in a professional manner. So it is written … So it shall be.
Please read on as Lori describes just such a scenario, then the next time you walk into your local pharmacy and see the “Flu shots available here” sign, try this yourself. If educating these ignorant professionals prevents the ruination of even one life going forward, you have accomplished something very good my friends!
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By TLB Contributing Author: Lori
Greetings from Central Iowa,
There are few things that surprise me anymore. But what I was told by a medical professional this week took me totally off guard and off my game for work the rest of the day.
The Robert Scott Bell Show has a segment called a moment of duh. This incident falls into that category.
I was in a Cash Saver grocery store in the Des Moines area on July 14th and was browsing the sunglasses and readers display. I noticed that the pharmacy had a sign up in their window advertising the flu shot. Being curious I went up to the window.
Me – Is the flu shot this next seasons formula or this past seasons?
Pharmacist – It’s the past seasons.
Me – Do you tell people who get the shot the mercury content of the flu shot before you give it to them?
Pharmacist – I don’t think there is mercury in the flu shot.
He turns to his pharmacy tech and asks her if there is mercury in the flu shot. She shakes her head no
Me – Each shot contains 25 mcg of mercury. If you read the insert that comes with the shot it will show you that.
At this point, the tech goes to the fridge and grabs the insert & starts reading it. She also looks it up on the computer. I step back to continue my work on the readers display.
Pharmacist – Why do you ask? Are you allergic or sensitive to mercury?
Me – No, I’m for informed consent. How can a person make an informed choice when it comes to getting the flu shot if they don’t know the mercury content?
Pharmacist – The mercury content of a shot doesn’t matter unless you are allergic or sensitive to mercury.
I’m shocked by this statement.
Me – Are you serious with what you just said?
Pharmacist – Yes. The mercury content doesn’t matter unless you are allergic or sensitive to mercury.
Me – You do know that mercury has been linked to Alzheimer’s right? By saying this, I was quoting Dr. Hugh Fudenberg’s findings.
Pharmacist – I just read a study that says there is no link between mercury in a shot and Alzheimer’s nor Autism.
Me – What pharmaceutical company sponsored this study?
Pharmacist – Gives me a blank stare. He then repeats the statement regarding that the mercury content of a shot doesn’t matter unless you are allergic or sensitive to mercury.
At this point, I just walk away from the content shaking my head and keep thinking to myself – Wow!
The MSDS sheet talks about the neurological affects of Thimerosal.
When I go back to the store in 2 weeks, I’m taking the MSDS sheet with me along with the print outs of the flu shot with me that has the mercury content highlighted.
Until next time,
See more pertinent articles by Lori at her blog Vaccine Free Health
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