My wife and I have never put any stock in the whole vaccine debate. I have to admit that I just trusted our doctors and never really researched the whole debate. That changed when we were advised by our sons psychiatrist to re-evaluate our stance for Emmett John.
Read my post here: http://wp.me/pQI30-3a
Anyway, we have been researching a ton lately and have begun seeing the vaccine and autism debate for what it is. Does anyone even know how the debate got started? If not you should Google the name “”Dr. Andrew Wakefield”.
The whole debate was started over a now completely discredited research (and I use the term loosely) study. It was based on false information that was apparently “unethically” obtained. This guy is currently under review to have his medical license revoke as well.
Having educated myself over the past few weeks I’m left to wonder why so many parents are blindly aligning themselves with one side or the other? In my opinion (and it’s only my opinion) if the source of the entire debate has been proven to be false why is there still a debate?
I really learned a lot since this issue has arose for us. As I’m new to blogging and to the whole debate, I apologize if this has been over discussed. I just thought I would share some of what I have learned..