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Vaccination poor medicine, but best we have at present

Aside from unstable conspiracists, paranoiacs and deeply ignorant people who still deny the evidence of a viral pandemic, there are those who share my view.

I would say that vaccination is poor or bad medicine, but the best we have. However, it is foolish for people who guard their health to rush into taking this present one.

Here is an example of a so-called “successful” vaccine, during its early days:

On April 12, 1955, the U.S. government announced the first vaccine to protect kids against polio. I was one of the kids expected to receive that vaccine, but I refused. More than 200,000 kids were quickly given it, however. When 40,000 of them developed polio in varying degrees of severity — hundreds were paralyzed and 10 died — the program was abandoned. Obviously, a change was made. Nevertheless, from 1955-1963, between 10 and 30 percent of the vaccines were found to be contaminated. These vaccines were grown on monkey tissue, which contained a simian virus.

Serious reactions also occurred in a previous series of vaccinations. Namely, the smallpox vaccine, which I was too young to refuse. Some of these reactions were life-threatening.

Even if you choose to receive this current vaccine, wouldn’t it be wise to have the kinks worked out before you receive it?

One thing is certain: Not one person on this planet knows what the long-term effects of this vaccination might be. Say, one year from now, or two or five.

Raphael O’Suna

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