Flu Shot Newsletter Responses
Following are responses received on the Flu Shot based Newsletter and the Dallas Morning News Blog.
Date: Monday, October 27, 2008
I read Steve Blow's article in the Sunday morning paper today about Howard Garrett and the flu shot and why he disagreed with his viewpoint. His interview with an MD who was pro flu shot is basically the same opinion as most of the medical community's thoughts on vaccinations and immunizations, so no surprise there. I personally was impressed that Howard Garrrett used his Newsletter to go out on a limb to speak for a growing number of people who are opposed to that particular vaccination, who also go to great lengths to prevent ourselves and our children from potentially harming themselves by vaccinations that can contain preservatives etc.
My husband's stepdad, who is a pediatrician and has a successful practice treating children on the autism spectrum, is vehemently opposed to the flu vaccine and promotes staggering all other children't immunizations. He is one of the few MD's who doesn't tow the AMA line on that. I think it is important for other viewpoints to be out there and considered. After all, I think most people have to admit that the drug companies are a business, and when you can now get a flu shot at the gas station/mini mart, you have to wonder if getting immunized for the flu is foremost safe, but also effective. So I say, power on Howard. When things make sense, why not just say it, right? Megan - Fort Worth
October 24, 2008
The flu shot landed our little guy in the hospital for five days and in my opinion is dangerous and used to make money for big pharma. I hope that by your speaking out and educating others, some folks will research further before asking for this vaccine! Staci - Dallas
Oct 26, 2008
Does Steve Blow realize that Howard writes a colum for the Dallas Morning News....and he is bashing a fellow columnist....... My father, is a medical doctor....does not recommend immunizations for babies due to the research on these immunizations. Many parents are opting NOT to have these early immunications. What do you think of that Steve Blow? Heather, Plano