The article kicked off the debate locally: "Vaccination skeptics and opponents have hinged their arguments against childhood immunization for years on largely refuted claims the vaccines themselves can lead to chronic health issues like autism. But public health experts say those concerns are overblown, and that the risks vaccines pose are minuscule compared to the dangers the diseases themselves pose."
Now the debate comes to the comments on our blog:
Johnny R wrote A Pediatric Specialist in Boone has ordered his "practice" to
withhold treatment of children who have not received vaccinations. This seems to be the same tactic that cake bakers used when they refused to bake cakes for a gay couple soon to be married in Colorado I believe. The only difference between these two instances is that liberals went after the cake bakers when they refused to provide a service and are not going after the do gooder physicians who do the same. Why the double standard? Any liberals want to take that glaring hypocrisy on? Heck, the apparently morally superior doctors in Boone who refuse to treat children seem to be going against the Hippocratic Oath they took when they became "doctors", but not a peep from double standard liberal sheep. One wonders if these moral superiors will refuse treatment to illegal alien children who have no history of vaccination or if they get the usual pass while American citizen children are forced to undergo a potentially unwanted intrusion into their bodies before receiving treatment? Interesting question. Read story from Watauga Democrat if you want a good example of the big brother coming your way. Private corporations colluding with the state to control your CHOICE.
Johnny R continues: "....a very juicy question that will be brought up time and again unless some liberal socialist can successfully defend it!! Any liberals want to try? So vaccinations don’t cause autism? Funny how a doctor would say that and in the same breath tell you the cause of autism is unknown."
Blogger wrote that he understood JR’s hypocrite argument but " as to quarantining the kids, I am with the physicians on this one. Keeping the unvaccinated children segregated from the rest of the population is only common sense. To some, the methods of segregating may seem draconian, but desperate times call for desperate measures."
An Anonymous commentator weighed in: "Blogger, I can see your point. However, the safety of vaccines has been a very serious problem that has not been resolved, and the AMA, etc, refuses to confront the matter and even crucifies individual physicians and parents for raising their own concerns re: vaccines. Modern medicine has adopted obvious Big Brother tactics that can destroy anyone in the medical field that does not adhere to the longstanding norm, no matter what legitimate concerns.