Mumps

I've been looking forward to this one because it's a classic example of how the media controls the general opinion and how digging a little deeper almost always reveals a pile of rotting manure they're trying to deflect your attention from. 😛 What is mumps? Short definition: A viral infection that affects the salivary glands…

Measles

I've been wanting to address this one for a while now, but I've been amassing so much knowledge it's kind of hard to know how to get it all organized and hopefully short enough that I don't lose the few people who actually read these rants. 😉 So what is measles? This is a short…

Herd Immunity #2

My first blog post addressing this subject can be found here, and I talk about the guilt trip and manipulative (not to mention false) "greater good" line here. I encourage you to read both of these posts before reading this one, because those are the foundation of this post. In this post, I would like…

Hepatitis B

I want to go over each vaccine one by one, and this is as good a place to start as any, since it's the vaccine given within 12 hours of birth. Your baby comes into the world, and as they're gasping their first breaths and getting used to life on the bright, harsh, cold outside…

Correlation Equals Causation

In Healthy People 2020, one of the goals is to fully immunize all adults. Vaccine buses coming to a town near you...  That begs the question. Do vaccines equal good health? Forrest Meready has an interesting video asking the question of what a national goal should be. Is it a sign of progress to have…

Irrefutably Unsafe

I know you've all heard it before, maybe more than once: "Vaccines are safe and effective." It's said with such integrity; such confidence. Your brain almost refuses to question such a bold statement. But...is it really true? So how would one prove this? Does just saying it over and over make it so? When I…

Herd Immunity

The definition of herd immunity is as follows: the resistance to the spread of a contagious disease within a population that results if a sufficiently high proportion of individuals are immune to the disease, especially through vaccination. "The level of vaccination needed to achieve herd immunity varies by disease but ranges from 83 to 94…

First Blog Post!

Hi, everyone! I wanted to get into this subject on thankfulness blog but my husband says that other blog is such a happy place and this would darken it...and so I'm starting this blog and will focus on health, raising children in healthy but easy ways, and somewhere else this journey has unexpectedly led me.…