California doctor critical of vaccines is punished
In a decision that could signal how California‚Äôs fierce vaccine debates will play out in the coming years, the Medical Board of California has ordered 35 months‚Äô probation for Dr. Bob Sears, an Orange County pediatrician well-known for being sympathetic to parents opposed to vaccines.
In 2016, the board threatened to revoke Sears‚Äô medical license for wrongly writing a doctor‚Äôs note for a 2-year-old boy that exempted him from all childhood vaccinations. This week, the medical board settled on a lesser punishment.
Sears can keep practicing medicine but will be required to take 40 hours of medical education courses a year, as well as an ethics class, and also be monitored by a fellow doctor. He also must notify all hospital and medical facilities where he practices of the order and is not allowed to supervise physician assistants or nurse practicioners....
Michael Kinch wrote: .... There was a batch of polio vaccine that wasn‚Äôt properly inactivated and caused a big polio outbreak in California. So yes, sometimes there‚Äôs a bad batch. Sometimes there‚Äôs a bad vaccine. That‚Äôs human nature. We make mistakes. But no other man-made product has saved more lives than vaccines....
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Interesting story about Cotton Mather in the article.
CDC wrote: Diseases are becoming rare due to vaccinations.
It‚Äôs true, some diseases (like polio and diphtheria) are becoming very rare in the U.S. Of course, they are becoming rare largely because we have been vaccinating against them. But it is still reasonable to ask whether it‚Äôs really worthwhile to keep vaccinating.
It‚Äôs much like bailing out a boat with a slow leak. When we started bailing, the boat was filled with water. But we have been bailing fast and hard, and now it is almost dry. We could say, ‚ÄúGood. The boat is dry now, so we can throw away the bucket and relax.‚ÄĚ But the leak hasn‚Äôt stopped. Before long we‚Äôd notice a little water seeping in, and soon it might be back up to the same level as when we started.
Keep immunizing until disease is eliminated.
Unless we can ‚Äústop the leak‚ÄĚ (eliminate the disease), it is important to keep immunizing. Even if there are only a few cases of disease today, if we take away the protection given by vaccination, more and more people will become infected and will spread disease to others. Soon we will undo the progress we have made over the years
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I see that Trump probably hasn't given up supporting the anti-vaxx people.ūüíČūüĎé
Kate Wheeling wrote: Over time, evidence accumulated that vaccination was an effective method to prevent disease. In the United States, local and state authorities began implementing mandatory vaccination policies in the early 1800s; Boston was the first to do so in 1809. Today, vaccinations are considered to be one of the greatest public-health achievements of the 20th century by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, reducing deaths from preventable diseases like polio, smallpox, and measles by nearly 100 percent. Yet opposition has never been fully eradicated.
There are lots of reasons as to why people have been distrustful of vaccines: Many people throughout history have found it counter-intuitive that exposure to a disease could provide protection, others felt vaccination violated God‚Äôs will, and others simply felt that mandatory vaccination policies violated personal liberty. The myth that vaccines cause autism is just the latest manifestation of this longstanding distrust of vaccination
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I saw somewhere that Trump was distancing himself from the anti-vaccine group?
What the article did not discuss, beyond generic statements which included religious or medical reasons, were any real reason for concern when vaccinating your child.
Vaccines were once considered a miracle and gift from God for the protection of life and health. But now that the manufacture of some of them includes aborted babies and heavy metals, those are huge problems.
It is good that the doctor was not subjected to stiffer penalties, but if this is what a doctor reveives for daring to take a parent's word seriously, it just shows what this nation is heading toward -- tryanny. And it shows who has the final say in your children's decisions...not the parent and maybe not even the doctor!
What test should the doctor have ordered? That wasn't mentioned either. And blood work is traumatic for infants. Is waiting a year to resume vaccination such a crime?