Remember, the only stupid question is the one you didn’t ask. Is this vaccine effective, is it safe, and do you really need it?

23 Jun

Somebody asked me recently if I’m an “anti-vaxxer”. That’s a can of worms there.

Vaccination has always been a hot topic. Most people have accepted standard vaccines like polio, measles, mumps, rubella, diptheria, and whooping cough, because they’ve been used for years and most of us have never heard of any bad reactions. Those diseases also caused a lot of misery in recent history, so people were eager to protect their children. My dad remembered a whole family that died of diptheria, my mother-in-law was hospitalized for two years with polio as a child, and an aunt was left completely deaf after a bout with whooping cough. So as a society we’ve become pretty comfortable with the notion of letting somebody inject us with a tiny bit of a disease in the hopes that our body would learn how to handle it.

I started questioning vaccines after a bad reaction from a vaccination I had as a college student. My mom’s house had flooded and our vaccine records were lost, so Chico State made me take an MMR shot again. I got a weird rash and felt very run down for a few days, and thought that was it. But, about 5 years later, I got the same rash and got so weak I was in bed for almost three weeks, had to hold onto furniture to make it to the bathroom.

I assumed it was because I’d already had the shot. I went ahead and had my kids vaccinated – my midwife made a good point. Those diseases have been essentially eliminated in the US, but, she pointed out correctly, this area sees a lot of immigration from countries that don’t vaccinate, so those diseases can still come back. I got my kids the vaccinations I’d had as a child.

When the chickenpox vaccine came out, I resisted. When I was a child, if somebody in the neighborhood had chickenpox, you took your kids to their house to play. When my sister and I had chickenpox, my grandmother took us to a woman who wanted her 8 children exposed. She let us watch tv all day and eat Otter Pops. Both my kids had chickenpox, and I think it was good for them. Only later did they tell us – if you haven’t had a good case of chickenpox as a child, you have to live in fear of it the rest of your life because it’s much more severe in adults. If you vaccinate, it’s recommended that you have regular boosters throughout your adult life. I feel good about that decision.

We’ve also all had good cases of the flu, one year it was so bad we called it The Asskicker Flu. I feel good about that too – I believe having an illness gives your body the strength to resist. But I also saw a lot of things wrong with the flu vaccine. For one thing, the CDC admitted, there are so many different strains of the flu, they just plain GUESS which vaccine they should be doling out. According to their website, “The seasonal flu vaccine protects against the influenza viruses that research indicates will be most common during the upcoming season.” And they also admitted, they haven’t always been right, and we’ve had bad flu seasons even when people have lined up out the door at Raleys to get the shots.

Then there was the case in 2019 of flu shots that turned out to be insulin.

Insulin will kill you if you are not a diabetic. How are we supposed to trust the medical community when they make mistakes like this? We’ve also heard a lot of contradictions during this pandemic, too many to list here.

I don’t think it’s stupid or foolish to ask questions. It’s supposed to be our duty to stand up when we hear or see something that is completely out of line with logic and reason. I’m very uncomfortable with how eagerly some people have given up their civil rights over this COVID panic, and even more uncomfortable with how they’ve tried to bully others into compliance.

We’ve come a long way since 1776, but we may have been moving in a circle.

2 Responses to “Remember, the only stupid question is the one you didn’t ask. Is this vaccine effective, is it safe, and do you really need it?”

  1. Diana June 26, 2021 at 3:50 pm #

    I’m not an “anti-vaxxer.” I, my children, my grandchildren, and great grandchildren have had all their vaccines. However, all Covid-19 “vaccines” are authorized under Emergency Use Authorization (EUA), are not proven safe and effective, and getting quite a lot of negative attention as time goes on.

    Thanks for the opportunity to show another side of these Covid-19 “vaccinations”. I thought I would offer a site called Start reading Did you know? which includes many links to various articles on the subject for your reading population. Each unlined word takes you to additional articles and/or videos. Many doctors and whistleblowers are coming forward at great risk to themselves and their licenses. This is information you won’t find on mainstream media.

    First and foremost, I’m a child advocate and do not want children to be placed in harms way, and I absolutely abhor censorship of any kind for any reason! I also believe in fully Informed Consent – which is not happening. Why?

    • Juanita Sumner June 27, 2021 at 6:23 am #

      “No jab for me” – that should go on a t-shirt.

      The censorship today is unbelievable. Yes, we have to push forward for more disclosure – I love how they tell us, so casually, AFTER the immunization has caused a problem. Then they try to minimize, even deaths. I’m not trying to stop people who want to be “jabbed” from doing so, but I’m not being forced into it and nobody else should be. Also, parents need to know exactly what the risks are for their children.

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