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A couple of months ago I received an email from one of my kids’ schools informing me that a case of Whooping cough had been confirmed. Then I remembered the measles scare back in February and how as a public school employee, I had to provide proof of immunization or be suspended from teaching. I have to wonder, were either of these incidents caused by individuals who’d never been immunized?

I already know this is going to honk some people off, but I’m going to say it anyway: Parents who don’t vaccinate/immunize their children are idiots. And worse than being stupid, they are acting selfishly. Not only are these moms and dads playing Russian roulette with the health of their own kids, but they are putting mine at risk, especially when these children are allowed to attend public schools.

I’m sorry, but if you are going to take advantage of public education, than you should be forced to comply with the health laws of the state and community. No conscientious or religious objections allowed. If you want to take a chance on your child contracting mumps or rubella, go for it. I don’t agree with you, but I support your constitutional rights to decide on the wellbeing of your own kids. But I will also fight tooth and nail to have your family banned from public schools so that your decisions don’t endanger my family.

“But Danielle, what about autism? Don’t vaccines cause autism?” No, they do not. The CDC, theAmericanAcademy of Pediatrics, and a slew of other organizations have each reviewed the evidence and found no link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

“But Danielle, I don’t have health insurance. I can’t afford immunizations.” County health departments offer free and low-cost clinics to all residents. You might have to wait in line, but they’ll get it done.

“But Danielle, I don’t want to risk a fatal reaction to the vaccine.” But you’re willing to risk your child contracting tetanus? Fine. Homeschool or pay for private.

“But Danielle, my religion is against medical intervention.” Good for you. See above.

Could this year’s measles and pertussis cases been flukes? Yes. Even vaccinated people can sometimes become ill. But with the number of non-immunized children growing every day, it can’t be long before these diseases and others begin to occur with some frequency. And then we really will be in trouble. So please, if you have kids or are thinking of starting a family, don’t be an idiot. Get them immunized!

Peace out.

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A couple of months ago I received an email from one of my kids’ schools informing me that a case of Whooping cough had been confirmed. Then I remembered the measles scare back in February and how as a public school employee, I had to provide proof of immunization or be suspended from teaching. I have to wonder, were either of these incidents caused by individuals who’d never been immunized?

I already know this is going to honk some people off, but I’m going to say it anyway: Parents who don’t vaccinate/immunize their children are idiots. And worse than being stupid, they are acting selfishly. Not only are these moms and dads playing Russian roulette with the health of their own kids, but they are putting mine at risk, especially when these children are allowed to attend public schools.

I’m sorry, but if you are going to take advantage of public education, than you should be forced to comply with the health laws of the state and community. No conscientious or religious objections allowed. If you want to take a chance on your child contracting mumps or rubella, go for it. I don’t agree with you, but I support your constitutional rights to decide on the wellbeing of your own kids. But I will also fight tooth and nail to have your family banned from public schools so that your decisions don’t endanger my family.

“But Danielle, what about autism? Don’t vaccines cause autism?” No, they do not. The CDC, theAmericanAcademy of Pediatrics, and a slew of other organizations have each reviewed the evidence and found no link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

“But Danielle, I don’t have health insurance. I can’t afford immunizations.” County health departments offer free and low-cost clinics to all residents. You might have to wait in line, but they’ll get it done.

“But Danielle, I don’t want to risk a fatal reaction to the vaccine.” But you’re willing to risk your child contracting tetanus? Fine. Homeschool or pay for private.

“But Danielle, my religion is against medical intervention.” Good for you. See above.

Could this year’s measles and pertussis cases been flukes? Yes. Even vaccinated people can sometimes become ill. But with the number of non-immunized children growing every day, it can’t be long before these diseases and others begin to occur with some frequency. And then we really will be in trouble. So please, if you have kids or are thinking of starting a family, don’t be an idiot. Get them immunized!

Peace out.

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  1. Danielle as a proud parent with an autistic child I take great offense to your article. Referring to me as an idiot for raising awareness around vaccine safety and providing alternatives to the current vaccine schedule recommended by the CDC. Your article is very reckless to make readers not aware that there are alternatives to vaccinating our children:
    http://children.webmd.com/vaccines/features/robert-sears-alternative-vaccine-schedule
    In closing I would like for you to post a column to apologize to those who have concerns regarding vaccinations and more importantly do your job as a journalist to understand/research topics and view them from the framework and perspectives of all readers. Sincerely, Carlos J. Gonzalez, Carmel, Indiana

  2. Why are you do worried about unvaccinated children infecting your vaccinated child? If vaccines work like they should and you have faith in their protection then you shouldn’t worry because well your child is well “immune”

  3. Inform yourself before you spout idiotic opinions in a public forum. We stopped giving our son unneeded vaccines when he was 4. Look up what it means to have your child’s titers tested. I’m betting you’ve never heard of that before. If you did, then or wouldn’t be referring to the people that know what a titer is and for that reason choose to not have the kids injected with unneeded poisons into their bodies as idiots.

    http://drtenpenny.com/titer-tests/

    Don’t attack people that are in the minority as idiots. It is these people that change the world for the better. If we all took what the majority believes at face, then things never change. The world was once flat. Remember that.

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A couple of months ago I received an email from one of my kids’ schools informing me that a case of Whooping cough had been confirmed. Then I remembered the measles scare back in February and how as a public school employee, I had to provide proof of immunization or be suspended from teaching. I have to wonder, were either of these incidents caused by individuals who’d never been immunized?

I already know this is going to honk some people off, but I’m going to say it anyway: Parents who don’t vaccinate/immunize their children are idiots. And worse than being stupid, they are acting selfishly. Not only are these moms and dads playing Russian roulette with the health of their own kids, but they are putting mine at risk, especially when these children are allowed to attend public schools.

I’m sorry, but if you are going to take advantage of public education, than you should be forced to comply with the health laws of the state and community. No conscientious or religious objections allowed. If you want to take a chance on your child contracting mumps or rubella, go for it. I don’t agree with you, but I support your constitutional rights to decide on the wellbeing of your own kids. But I will also fight tooth and nail to have your family banned from public schools so that your decisions don’t endanger my family.

“But Danielle, what about autism? Don’t vaccines cause autism?” No, they do not. The CDC, theAmericanAcademy of Pediatrics, and a slew of other organizations have each reviewed the evidence and found no link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

“But Danielle, I don’t have health insurance. I can’t afford immunizations.” County health departments offer free and low-cost clinics to all residents. You might have to wait in line, but they’ll get it done.

“But Danielle, I don’t want to risk a fatal reaction to the vaccine.” But you’re willing to risk your child contracting tetanus? Fine. Homeschool or pay for private.

“But Danielle, my religion is against medical intervention.” Good for you. See above.

Could this year’s measles and pertussis cases been flukes? Yes. Even vaccinated people can sometimes become ill. But with the number of non-immunized children growing every day, it can’t be long before these diseases and others begin to occur with some frequency. And then we really will be in trouble. So please, if you have kids or are thinking of starting a family, don’t be an idiot. Get them immunized!

Peace out.

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  1. First of all, there are some inherent dangers to immunizations, not just limited to autism. Otherwise, the National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program (VICP) would not have been established. Did you ever read the papers listing the risks they hand out to you? Let alone do any additional independent research instead of simply accepting what you were told? Second, some of the immunization being mandated have no business being mandatory. No, my child and our family isn’t at high risk for Hepatitis B which is a sexually transmitted disease (nor will we be sharing any needles). Further, some vaccinations contain high level of metals that otherwise would have been illegal or not recommended. If IV fluid can’t have so much aluminum for example, why are you OK with giving it to a one day old baby? And lastly, your ridiculous comment about “taking advantage of the public education system” is inherently flawed as the people you are talking about pay the taxes that fund the public education system, and they are therefore in no way taking advantage of the system they are paying for.

    I did not realize that I was going to be called “idiot” or “worse than stupid” for reading this paper. Thank you for showing your narrow minded view. While you are certainly entitled to your opinion, if you are going to be a contributing columnist in a publication for the general public, you should be expected to present your views in a mature manner. I am disappointed that any editor would allow you to publish this piece, as it is clearly unnecessarily disrespectful and rude. I normally enjoy reading what’s happening in Noblesville and the rest of the paper, but your immature ranting makes me want to never open this paper again.

    Sincerely,
    SimonS

  2. Is it safe to say that while earning your History degree you also minored in Phamacology, Biology, Chemistry and Pre Med? Probably not, not even for “Funsies” as you put it. You think the Current will let me write an article about Brain Surgery…I mean I did gradute with a degree in Business afterall.

  3. “Parents who don’t vaccinate/immunize their children are idiots.”

    I have news for you Danielle:

    “Belief in immunization is a form of delusional insanity.”
    Dr Herbert Shelton, USA

    ‘Vaccines are so noxious that they should not ever be injected into a human body.”
    Dr Viera Scheibner PhD, Australia

    “I was shocked to find that this whole vaccine business was indeed a gigantic hoax.”
    Dr A Kalokerinos MD, Australia

    “Our society is littered with millions of children who have been harmed in one way or another by vaccines. Also, let us not forget the millions of parents who had to watch helplessly as their children’s lives were destroyed by devastating vaccination programs.”
    Dr Russell Blaylock MD, USA

    “Vaccines are the biggest crime against humanity.”
    Dr G Lanctot MD, Canada

    “We are slowly but surely destroying the intelligence of our future generations with vaccinations. Vaccination is child abuse and a crime against humankind.”
    Dr med G Buchwald, Germany

    Do you think it may be possible that these doctors know something other doctors are unaware of? In any case, if doctors can’t even agree among themselves whether vaccines are of benefit or not, why should parents believe them?

    Also, has it ever occurred to you that it may be people who vaccinate who are ill-informed?
    Dr Eva Snead MD, USA, used to think so; she used to say: “Any well-informed parent knows more about vaccination than the average doctor.”

  4. If your vaccines work, dear, don’t worry about my kids infecting yours. I guarantee my son has missed far less school due to illness than his average vaccinated, medicated, American diet eating classmates. I don’t mind you having your opinion on the subject and expressing it, but please do it intelligently, with research you did yourself, and without name calling.

  5. Danielle, I have work in a Psychiatrist’s office and I would be more than willing to email you their number. Your constant abuse of your husband is sickening, I can only imagine the damage you are doing to your children. You are nothing but a grown up bully. Your “shock tactics” are so old and tired, you’re not “in your face” you’re just embarrassing yourself and most importantly your family.
    My child has a documented allergy to several vaccine ingredients. Are you going to fight my child tooth and nail? Are you going to fight the primary reason we came to this Country…religious freedom?
    It’s just sad that this train wreck of a human passes as journalism these days. I suppose this idiot will move along now, but just remember that your precious little darlings are probably sitting next to a non vaccinated child in school and you’ll never know because it’s none of your business.

  6. Truth of Sweden on

    Danielle you are the perfect sheep ,comb your wolly fringe to the side so you can see what is really going on ,sadly there are many like you that has not yet awaken ,but your time comes ,as mine did ,I was once a sheep myself ,so I know there is hope for you ,vaccines over stimulate the immune system ,the more you immunize yourself and your family the sicker you will get ,
    remember we are born as perfect beings ,we don’t need chemical help in healing ourselves.

  7. Its cool Danielle, everyone commenting here talking shit clearly is incredibly in-tune with science. They probably read the “ground breaking” research from these doctors who told them ‘hey, I have something for you to be outraged about, but first you have to buy my book to find out what it is. And dont bother listening to the larger scientific community that actually made a difference in the world, they’re just trying to discredit all this unfounded shit im saying because they’re part of the NWO scheme to reduce global population by having it skyrocket in the past 50 years.’

  8. I think you write in this style for shock value. It’s actually disgusting- this is a serious topic with serious consequences and should be discussed like an adult. Who the heck are you to pass judgement on anyone’s decision making regarding their child? Obviously, your children were not one of those who had a severe reaction. So i guess since your not an idiot you will make sure your boys get the HPV shot even though they have no chance of getting cervical cancer ( oh wait you’ll do it for the better of humanity , ie so your boys don’t pass it on to girls, and humanity hasn’t survived this far with out such measures and there isn’t something else that could be done like EDUCATE).

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A couple of months ago I received an email from one of my kids’ schools informing me that a case of Whooping cough had been confirmed. Then I remembered the measles scare back in February and how as a public school employee, I had to provide proof of immunization or be suspended from teaching. I have to wonder, were either of these incidents caused by individuals who’d never been immunized?

I already know this is going to honk some people off, but I’m going to say it anyway: Parents who don’t vaccinate/immunize their children are idiots. And worse than being stupid, they are acting selfishly. Not only are these moms and dads playing Russian roulette with the health of their own kids, but they are putting mine at risk, especially when these children are allowed to attend public schools.

I’m sorry, but if you are going to take advantage of public education, than you should be forced to comply with the health laws of the state and community. No conscientious or religious objections allowed. If you want to take a chance on your child contracting mumps or rubella, go for it. I don’t agree with you, but I support your constitutional rights to decide on the wellbeing of your own kids. But I will also fight tooth and nail to have your family banned from public schools so that your decisions don’t endanger my family.

“But Danielle, what about autism? Don’t vaccines cause autism?” No, they do not. The CDC, theAmericanAcademy of Pediatrics, and a slew of other organizations have each reviewed the evidence and found no link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

“But Danielle, I don’t have health insurance. I can’t afford immunizations.” County health departments offer free and low-cost clinics to all residents. You might have to wait in line, but they’ll get it done.

“But Danielle, I don’t want to risk a fatal reaction to the vaccine.” But you’re willing to risk your child contracting tetanus? Fine. Homeschool or pay for private.

“But Danielle, my religion is against medical intervention.” Good for you. See above.

Could this year’s measles and pertussis cases been flukes? Yes. Even vaccinated people can sometimes become ill. But with the number of non-immunized children growing every day, it can’t be long before these diseases and others begin to occur with some frequency. And then we really will be in trouble. So please, if you have kids or are thinking of starting a family, don’t be an idiot. Get them immunized!

Peace out.

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  1. It is sad that one cannot just give facts in a non bias way in the paper anymore. Even though I see both sides of this debate, I do not choose to call those on the other side of the fence “idiots”. I have lost a lot of respect for your light-hearted pieces. I can’t say I will enjoy them as much now. I felt like I was reading someone’s person blog, not a column in a paper that is distributed to everyone.

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A couple of months ago I received an email from one of my kids’ schools informing me that a case of Whooping cough had been confirmed. Then I remembered the measles scare back in February and how as a public school employee, I had to provide proof of immunization or be suspended from teaching. I have to wonder, were either of these incidents caused by individuals who’d never been immunized?

I already know this is going to honk some people off, but I’m going to say it anyway: Parents who don’t vaccinate/immunize their children are idiots. And worse than being stupid, they are acting selfishly. Not only are these moms and dads playing Russian roulette with the health of their own kids, but they are putting mine at risk, especially when these children are allowed to attend public schools.

I’m sorry, but if you are going to take advantage of public education, than you should be forced to comply with the health laws of the state and community. No conscientious or religious objections allowed. If you want to take a chance on your child contracting mumps or rubella, go for it. I don’t agree with you, but I support your constitutional rights to decide on the wellbeing of your own kids. But I will also fight tooth and nail to have your family banned from public schools so that your decisions don’t endanger my family.

“But Danielle, what about autism? Don’t vaccines cause autism?” No, they do not. The CDC, theAmericanAcademy of Pediatrics, and a slew of other organizations have each reviewed the evidence and found no link between the MMR vaccine and autism.

“But Danielle, I don’t have health insurance. I can’t afford immunizations.” County health departments offer free and low-cost clinics to all residents. You might have to wait in line, but they’ll get it done.

“But Danielle, I don’t want to risk a fatal reaction to the vaccine.” But you’re willing to risk your child contracting tetanus? Fine. Homeschool or pay for private.

“But Danielle, my religion is against medical intervention.” Good for you. See above.

Could this year’s measles and pertussis cases been flukes? Yes. Even vaccinated people can sometimes become ill. But with the number of non-immunized children growing every day, it can’t be long before these diseases and others begin to occur with some frequency. And then we really will be in trouble. So please, if you have kids or are thinking of starting a family, don’t be an idiot. Get them immunized!

Peace out.

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  1. I am a Pediatrician in the Noblesville area, and the first thing that came to my mind after reading your immunization piece was “Damn Straight!” I have never posted comments on an article before, but thought that I must with this one. Thank you–couldn’t have said it better to my patients myself! –MF

  2. I was surprised by the level of anger and righteous indignation that the author displays in this article. I have a child who is one of the statistics that you read about in the package insert of a vaccine package (confirmed by three separate, respected physicians and immunologists who are board-certified in their respective fields). We’re pretty much on our own – for life. You see, the manufacturers are shielded from any liability whatsoever. Good luck getting anything through the vaccine compensation fund; even then, it will not come anywhere close to making a dent in the out of pocket medical and care expenses.
    The author mentions the research concerning autism; however, the author fails to point out that the US Government conceded in Banks v. US that the child involved suffered developmental delays as a proximate cause of the MMR. There is considerable research on both sides of the argument; unfortunately, it appears that the author did not avail herself to much data at all, outside of catchy headlines.
    Further, the author discusses whooping cough (pertussis). If the vaccines work, and your child is vaccinated, then you shouldn’t have anything to worry about – unless, of course, the vaccine doesn’t work, or is not as effective as you thought it might be. The CDC acknowledged that the higher vaccine uptake has not provided the results that many health departments thought they would see, and they further acknowledged that it has not resulted in lower infant mortality. By the way – for those who are pregnant, keep in mind that the Tdap vaccine is a Category C drug, meaning adequate and well-controlled studies in humans”. Patients should read the package inserts, because many (not all, but many) health care practitioners do not.
    With the current popularity of fast-tracking vaccines through the approval process, the information presented at the time of submission for approval is limited (in fact, it is much easier (and cheaper) to get a vaccine approved than it is for a drug or medical device). Case in point is the HPV vaccine, which the manufacturer, Merck, spent a lot of money trying to mandate the vaccination. Unfortunately, Merck only ran one study where the HPV vaccine was given in conjunction with another vaccine – the Hep B shot. Numerous deaths and a very large number of young girls that came down with Guillain-Barre Syndrome (GBS) and GBS-like injuries, which were attributed to the co-administration of the HPV vaccine along with Menactra, a meningitis vaccine.

    Many kids are given upwards of 5 jabs at a single office visit. With over 20 years in pharmaceutical and medical device research and development, I have yet to find a reputable physician who believes that a “cookie-cutter”, one size fits all approach is valid. Many parents are not so much “anti-vaccine”, but prefer a customizable, well thought out administration schedule instead of a “cookie-cutter” approach. The “greater good” argument does not fly with many parents; I look in the eyes of the “greater good” argument every day, knowing that we have life-long hurdles to cross. That makes my job in R&D a bit easier as I force people to stay honest.
    The author goes on to make a very dramatic point about fighting “tooth and nail” against any exemptions. Interestingly, the author discusses philosophical exemptions, which do not exist in Indiana; only medical and religious exemptions do, which the author further fails to distinguish in her discussion, and cuts a wide swath in her disdain for these exemptions. Very well. I will also fight the efforts of individuals and organizations who seek to take away the right of informed consent while they work to protect manufacturers. If the author wants to be serious in this debate, then I would hope that she might look beyond the buzzwords and rhetoric and take a moment to educate herself on the entire issue. And the part about kids and families who don’t agree with the author being forced to go to a private school or be homeschooled? Good luck with that.

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