I Am NOT an Anti-Vaxxer – I’m What You Could Call a Delay-Vaxxer Rand Paul: ‘The State Doesn’t Own Your Children’
I don’t think it is either wise or effective to give newborns a pile of vaccines all at once. Their immature immune systems are not capable of generating as strong an immune response as they can when they are older – hence the need for so many booster shots. It also makes them very sick (it did ours, the one time I let myself be pressured into giving the vaccines). If a baby is breastfed, as they should be, then they get their immunities from their mother. If you wait until they are 1 or 2 years old, and just follow the recommended shot schedule from the CDC (http://www.cdc.gov/vaccines/schedules/downloads/child/catchup-schedule-pr.pdf), the shots are properly staggered, and you also don’t need so many. If your wife is opting to be a mother as opposed to shifting the responsibility to daycare, then this greatly reduced exposure, coupled with the breastfeeding, means you can safely wait to give the vaccines.
I absolutely understand why the State would want to mandate vaccines, since there are all these wackadoo anti-vaxxer nutters running about with their non-vaccinated kids putting all the rest of us at risk. At the same time, I do not appreciate the none-too-subtle threat of prosecution or calling DFS that you get when you inform your pediatrician, politely but firmly, that you prefer to wait until the child is a little older before giving the vaccines. This is why I tend to take a more Libertarian stance on this – they are MY children, not the Government’s. I advise those of you currently starting up your families to find yourself an OB and a pediatrician who is in agreement with you on this and will back your play.
Oswald Was a Mentally Unstable Man Who Was Given a Vital Nudge By Agents of the Cuban Government He Met at a Fateful Party in Mexico City – It Was Castro’s Reprisal For Repeated Failed Assassination Attempts By the CIA What the Warren Commission Didn’t Know
The cover-up was the various agencies going into full CYA mode since they had intelligence that could have prevented Kennedy’s assassination but which, like the 9/11 attacks, they ignored.
Yet Another Example of How the “War” on Drugs Has Decimated Civil Liberties How Uncle Sam Became a Bank Robber; Civil forfeiture and money laundering laws let the IRS seize the accounts of legitimate businesses.