Took my hubby to the cardiologist yesterday. The nurse asked him if he had a flu shot and I told her, "no, he had the flu." So, she asked, "and how was that?" Hubs said, "not bad." She chuckled. She said she'd heard the flu described a lot of ways, but not that way. I had the flu, too. Unfortunately, the flu shot that the CDC pumped into folks this year wasn't even the strain of flu people are getting. It makes one wonder about those shots. I know people who got the shots and still got the flu, and some ended up in the hospital with it. So, I'm thinking not all vaccinations are equal. I'm no conspiracy theorist but I do wonder how much money folks make on those shots that aren't preventing the flu. Call me skeptical on this one.
The Center for Disease Control is urging folks to get vaccinated for measles. That's got the news media in an uproar. Even the President of the United States is pushing parents to get their kids vaccinated. Other politicians are weighing in on the conversation and saying parents can make their own decision about it. Hillary Clinton thinks people need to get vaccinated. No surprise there. After all, Hillary thinks "it takes a village to raise a child".
Every day, hour by hour, the media gives us a new head count on this measle outbreak; right now they're shouting that 102 people in 50 states have contracted measles. I've had the measles. Hubby had them when he was in the Marines in 1960's. According to the 2013 census, America has over 316 Million people living here (not counting the 14-plus million non-Americans). Odds are you're not going to get the measles and die from them.
Measles are survivable. It's not a fun illness to get, but most people get them and get over them. Kinda like chicken pox and the mumps. I had those, too. As a child, I got a lot of things. I got bit by ticks and mosquitoes, and I played with birds. Never got Lyme Disease, Malaria or a Bird disease. Didn't get polio, either; the school made us eat sugar-cubes with the vaccine on them (those were nasty). Know what else the school made us do? They made us take cod liver oil pills. Wonder if that's why I didn't get Tuberculosis. Seems to me all the vaccines in the world are not going to protect everyone from illness or death. If your immune system is shot, the common cold can turn into pneumonia and kill you. That's why doctors strongly encourage people undergoing chemotherapy to avoid public places where they can catch any bug at all.
It also makes sense to stay home when you're sick and stop going out and spreading your muck around. Likewise, it's why it behooves our government to quarantine any illegal immigrant (yeah, illegal, they are not here legally), who enters our country for a minimum of 60 days before turning them loose on American soil, as they find it so expedient to do by busing them and flying them all over the nation and depositing them in who knows what city without any input from residents of that area. Inoculate all of them.
According to Dr. Lee Vliet, preventive and climacteric medicine specialist with medical practices in Tucson AZ and Dallas TX, Obama's open border policies carry a far greater threat to us than just measles. Since 2009, Dr. Vliet has been working on medical projects in Central and South America and is aware of the dangers. She says, "Carried by this tsunami of illegals are the invisible “travelers” our politicians don’t like to mention: diseases the U.S. had controlled or virtually eradicated: tuberculosis (TB), Chagas disease, dengue fever, hepatitis, malaria, measles, plus more." [see Dr. Vliet's entire article here.]
"Diseases we have virtually eradicated." But you don't hear the President or Hillary warning us about the influx that our country faces from these diseases as a result of their open borders, do we? Vaccinations are fine, but so is isolating and preventing the diseases from being spread all over the place. It's not vaccinations I question; it's the sincerity of the people warning us about them. Momma use to say, "An ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure". So, Mr. President, shut the front door!