A Letter to All Parents About Mandatory Vaccination

I don’t know who you are, where you live or what your stance is on vaccination. We may disagree on politics, religion, or philosophical ideals. But one thing I know we agree on. We are all vitally concerned with protecting our children and our families. I can assure you, without even knowing you that I care about the well-being of your children because despite all of our many potential differences, I am also a parent. We have experienced the shared fear that having a child brings. Worry about illness, concerns about how to raise them to be good, strong, healthy kids, uncertainty over how much they should be watching TV or using cellphones; and how you know, without a moment’s…

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How to Have the Crucial Conversation About Vaccines

How to Have the Crucial Conversation About Vaccines One of the biggest challenges we face is how to talk about vaccination with the people around us. Whether it is your family, a close friend or just a neighbor that you would like to help, vaccination is an emotionally charged, divisive, and complicated topic. Under these set of circumstances, it becomes challenging to have open and fruitful discourse that doesn’t degenerate into angry outbursts, upsetting interactions, and damaged relationships. In order to spread knowledge and awareness about the risks and dangers of vaccines, we need to utilize a conversational toolbox to overcome emotional and fear-based roadblocks. We do this by learning the skills of having a crucial conversation: communication that occurs…

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Here’s Why To Be Very Afraid Of The MMR Vaccine But Not The Measles

Here’s Why To Be Very Afraid Of The MMR Vaccine But Not The Measles   It has taken over global media. Everywhere you look, headlines scream about “A Measles Epidemic!” As of January 31, 2019 there have been 79 confirmed measles cases in ten states (measles cases). And yet, the CDC does not list any states as having a measles epidemic as per the “Current Outbreak List” (CDC outbreaks). Despite that, a number of states have begun to take action to follow in California’s restrictive steps of banning personal and religious exemptions. So what are you to think and who are you to believe? In order to avoid a fear-based response, the first step is to learn some facts so…

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