She wasn’t jailed for not vaccinating her son. She was jailed for violating binding legal agreements.
It’s no secret I’m pro-vaccination. I believe any step I can take to protect my children and loved ones is a step worth making. When Alister, almost 6, was born, I was hesitant about administering mass quantities of different vaccinations at once. The junk science of Andrew Wakefield had exploded into the anti-vaccination movement, and…Read More »
The “person-first language” rule was created to put the person first, not a disability or diagnosis. But it doesn’t.
Here we go again, another attempt to link aluminum adjuvants in vaccines to something, despite the lack of real evidence for anything.
Tom Moberly examines the arguments over the best way to persuade all parents to protect their children from preventable diseaseMandating childhood immunisation continues to be contentious in the UK, and a motion on the issue was fiercely debated at the BMA’s annual representatives meeting last month.The motion, which called on the BMA to look at the advantages and disadvantages of making childhood immunisation mandatory, was proposed by Farah Jameel, a general practitioner in London. “Parents who willingly choose not to vaccinate their children, despite the safe evidence base are displaying negligent behaviours that are in some cases seriously harming the health of children, who have no say or control over this decision, and in extreme situations costing lives,” she told the meeting.The motion, which also included a clause stating that the meeting “condemns anti-vaxxers who deny immunisations to their children,” was passed as a reference, rather than as a substantive motion. This means that the delegates have asked the BMA to look at the issue and decide how to take it …
Anti-vaccine activists are attacking pediatricians head-to-head on Twitter, Facebook and other social media and they’re not hesitating to make it personal.