Great Vac­cine Controversy? WTF?

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Ev­ery­one knows that vac­cines are safe, pro­tect us from dis­eases, save lives and are nec­es­sary—right?

If you ask the phar­ma­ceu­ti­cal in­dus­try, your drug­gist or gov­ern­ment, they would of course say yes, and any­one who claims oth­er­wise is a wack job or mis­in­formed or con­fused by those crazy anti-vaxxers.

But, if you ask the par­ents of the mil­lions of kids who have been harmed by vac­cines, then the an­swer is not yes.

If you ask some nurses, doc­tors, neu­rol­o­gists, im­mu­nol­o­gists, epi­demi­ol­o­gists and gov­ern­ment sci­en­tists who have ac­tu­ally stud­ied the is­sue ob­jec­tively then the an­swer is not yes.

The vac­cine is­sue is con­tentious and com­plex and un­der the in­flu­ence of a mas­sive and well funded in­dus­try that seeks to con­vince the pub­lic of some­thing that is not en­tirely true to en­sure that chil­dren are in­jected with po­ten­tially harm­ful sub­stances re­gard­less of the risks.

Is there a con­spir­acy to make peo­ple think that vac­cines are needed and per­fectly safe? Ac­cord­ing to some sci­en­tists who are in a po­si­tion to know, yes, there is.

Some whis­tle-blow­ing sci­en­tists at the Cen­ters for Dis­ease Con­trol (CDC) have tried to ex­pose the cor­rup­tion of the CDC and how it has lied about vac­cine safety but have been shouted down by a myr­iad of voices, some well in­ten­tioned, some not.

Don­ald Trump is sup­pos­edly go­ing to con­vene a vac­cine safety com­mis­sion to be headed by Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a lead­ing en­vi­ron­men­tal lawyer who has stud­ied vac­cine safety is­sues for many years. But the ef­fort seems to have stalled for now.

It is not our con­tention that all vac­cines should be avoided but that the is­sue needs un­bi­ased anal­y­sis.

In this is­sue of Trav­el­ing Minds we also cover other im­por­tant top­ics, in­clud­ing bad cops, school lunches, Bo­livia's coca pro­duc­tion, pub­lic ac­cess to laws and more. Pub­lisher

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