It’s a question we hear a lot: do children get too many vaccines? And are vaccines given too soon?
Parents often ask this question because they wonder how many antigens (substances that induce an immune response) the body can cope with.
While these are reasonable questions, the answer is that by the time a child is 6, vaccines account for around 0.006% of the total antigen exposure of the child.
As this video by ‘Academic Earth’ illustrates, vaccines represent a miniscule proportion of the total natural antigens and organisms that people encounter in their daily lives.
“Worrying about the exposure from the vaccine schedule is like worrying about a thimble of water getting you wet while swimming in an ocean.”
Created by AcademicEarth.org
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” vaccines represent a miniscule proportion of the total natural antigens and organisms that people encounter in their daily lives. ”
The antigens in vaccines are not natural. They are chemical.
March 14th, 2014
We have often heard the argument that interfering with nature is unhealthy or unnecessary; the idea being that our immune systems can handle the job without outside interference.
As the link below explains, the trouble with the “just leave it to nature” approach is that the nature in question – the nature to which our immune systems are adapted – is long, long gone. ‘It does not exist today, and it has not existed for millennia.’
Viruses are natural. So is cancer. Most of us still take paracetamol or other medicines in an effort to counter nature’s attempt to do us harm.
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