Saturday, February 07, 2015
The biggest complaint about vaccinations I keep seeing is that the large number of VERY early vaccinations overwhelm the infant's system. I think that a controlled study of this would be hugely unethical (not that that seems to matter much anymore), so it is likely no satisfactory answer may be had.
I have a REAL problem with what I call "kitchen sink science", the going ahead with a practise or protocol when it turns out we do not know as much as we thought about X or Y. (Much GMO research falls under that category). Also, (and this is aimed at the 'net in general) the emotional arm-flailing that passes for debate on ALL sides renders the whole exercise pointless. Few engage to have their minds changed or expanded. Rather, many spend their time formulating their nuclear response, rather than listening to understand the other's point.
Much fussing goes on about the nature and quality of "evidence". Each side has levels of evidence, some anecdotal, other is experimental. Each side appears quick to pooh-pooh the others' quality of evidence.
Emotional flailing and accusing finger-pointing will not win the day. The issues are rarely as binary as they are presented. Who knows? Perhaps the ultimate answer to immunity will lie in a combination of acupuncture and essential oil therapy. One thing is certain, we will not agree, whatever the evidence, at this rate.