Friday, October 30, 2009

Reaction to my H1N1 post on Facebook

So I recently had posted a video on my Facebook about how the H1N1 vaccine had mercury in it. Now I’m not going to preach you my beliefs on getting you or your kids vaccinated however I am going to share with you the result of what happened when I posted it. There is in fact mercury in the shot under a different name Thimerosal.

Anyway the comments on my post EXPLODED!! Within two hours I had over 40 posts and a few ladies almost to the point of throwing of the gloves to throw the punches. The discussion itself was unbelievable with views from both sides of the fence. If anyone of my FB friends was undecided or lost as to where to research things there was plenty of info and info sites for them to go to. Later the jabs kept going and at one point ended up getting rather personal. I had to eventually step in to referee and say enough is enough you all have your points, they have been made, and I greatly appreciate it. However due to the fact I use my FB primarily for my home business I had to step in and remove some not so nice posts.

I also was recently having a discussion with a coworker of my husbands about how we were rather undecided on shots. His kids had had a previous vaccination that was useless in his opinion because his kids still got what the vaccination was to prevent. So we were discussing on why we were leaning more towards no. About how the shot doesn’t prevent anything you can still get it. Another of the guys there then jumped in and said well you are the reason we are all getting sick! I was appalled. Just because I don’t vaccinate myself, for the simple reason I can’t have any shots I get sick from something in all shots, doesn’t mean I’m the reason.

I believe wholeheartedly that the main reasons are attributed to parents not teaching their kids simple and basic hygiene anymore. I recently was at my daughters school and was amazed that my girls and two other kids of 20 were the only ones to immediately go wash their hands after such things as eating and going to the bathroom. The others were very difficult and just short of dragging them to perform which should be a natural and rehearsed task. Then with all the budget cuts and so on, cleaning in schools has been one very important piece severely effected. It has nothing to do with vaccinations why we are all sick its due to lack of hygiene and habits that should be taught to our kids!

It’s amazing to me how the whole vaccination subject has become the new religion discussion. Everyone has their own religion, beliefs, morals, and so on. No one can make that decision for you and the same goes for the shots. It ultimately comes down to what you believe. If you want the shots get them! If you don’t then don’t! But don’t attack those that choose the opposite of you. Discuss it sure but be civil about it. Respect each others beliefs. I know each and every one of us don’t like being told what to do, so it goes back to grade school and that praised golden rule, do unto others as you would have them do unto you.

If you would like to look at the video and the discussion feel free to add me as a friend and look in my links you won’t miss it!

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