The Nation deliberates on so called “Obamacare,” the idea of a national health program initiated during the former Republican administration and embraced by candidate Mitt Romney when he was governor of Massachusetts. One question is whether taxpayers, under the mandatory provision of the health program should be required to support universally applied treatments like elective cosmetic surgery, elective in-vitro fertilization and complications arising therefrom or any unnecessary medical intervention whatsoever. These issues come into focus when a portion of the population causes a disproportionate burden to the risk pool through ignorance and imprudent choices in diet and lifestyle.
Buried within the bigger debate is the practice of vaccination known in the scientific medical literature as “Vaccination theory;” theory not proven. There are many parents, practitioners and researchers who do not submit to vaccinations for their children, insisting that the risk is unnecessary. Some claim their formerly normal child then suffers unexplained developmental problems and illness after vaccination. Parents are often misinformed, often by a school employee who does not know that every state in the nation has an exemption for parents who choose not to vaccinate, allowing entry into school.
One little realized fact is that newborns do not have immune systems for the first year or more of life and the biological intervention of a vaccine cannot be effective. Vaccines are not drugs but quasi-biologic agents that can only potentiate the developed immune system of a more mature child; but vaccines contain foreign proteins and chemicals (thimerisol) that some say cause ill-understood immunologic, neurologic and personality problems in a developing child. Why approach the associated risk when no benefit exists, many ask?
I have a transcript of a high level FDA official admitting to this fact in a hearing, stating further that the vaccination program as it is practiced is “really to establish the habit of the well child check” within parents of newborns.
The issue of immunity has also surfaced in popular media as the decreasing effectiveness of antibiotics, the increasing prevalence of antibiotic resistant pathogens in hospital settings and the “empty pipeline” of new antibiotics from manufacturers.
I submit that the issue of decreased immunity exists as defective nutrition in the depleted, commercial diets of Americans when malnourished brain, endocrine and immune cells cannot function optimally and the popular immune potential, like the total physical and mental health is in decline.