The usual problem with the anti-vaccination lobby is that there is an intense lack of understanding about vaccination.
Apparently I am “broken”. My medical education means one thing…
That I am now officially in the claws of the medical system! Everyone tells me how incomplete my education is. From Chiropractors who tell me the spine is the heart of health (Including one who told me that spinal manipulation can control heart rates which is funny because the Vagus nerve controls the heart rate and that’s a Cranial Nerve). The Homeopaths tell me I don’t understand everything from water memory to quantum mechanics. The natural med people tell me that my asprin and morphine are no match for the power of natural medicine (Making me wonder if they even know what goes into these drugs). And my personal favourite is the notion that I don’t know how the various systems of the body interact with each other.
To which I respond with racuous laughter. Medicine is the study of the human body. We break up aetiology according to system but the effects of those causes are for the entire body. A clot in your leg could kill you through your lungs. A clot in your left ventricle could kill you via your brain. A tumour in your kidney could make your life dangerous via a hormone. A fracture to your leg could kill you via a fat embolism.
We know about the entire body. It’s why our course is 6 years long for a basic qualification and another 6 to 10 for a specialisation. It’s why our course is packed to the gills with classes and labs and clinics. The very notion that medicine is divided into systems is pure nonsense. [Read more…]
So to end my three part expansion on vaccination which started with Why we Should Be Vaccinated and then listed some common Fallacies along with a primer on immunology, I have a “little” piece on the most frequently asked questions submitted from a variety of sites on vaccines. [Read more…]