I had a new patient come in yesterday, and when discussing her health history, she was quick to point out that she is healthy and gets all of her shots. Now I am not making fun of her, she had just not been exposed yet to where true health comes from. I assumed she was talking about the flu shot, and maybe a tetanus shot, since she was in her 60's. But I was wrong. She went on to say that I didn't even know I needed these shots, I thought only babies needed them. She was talking about hepatitis, meningitis, measles, etc. Childhood shots. I simple replied back to her neither did I. Now this isn't a blog on vaccine safety, you can look through my archives to find more on that. But in case you're wondering, I'm not vaccinated and neither is my daughter. I think that tells you my opinion.
But while I was jaw dropped, because I'm going to be honest with you, I stay pretty freaking up to date with health news, and I didn't know they were giving adults boosters for these. Now the patient was very excited because her insurance covered all of the shots, that they gave her on one visit! You can also look through my blog archives to find out if following your insurance plan is good for your health. I'll save you the time, it's not. But it got me thinking has Big Pharma hit a new low? Have they simply ran out of enough customers? Is getting their hands on almost every kid in America not enough anymore? How in the hell are they convincing seniors they need these shots? I started imagining how this conversion would go. Well Jane, you have been married for over 40 years, I doubt you are sexual promiscuous, or are an IV drug user but I think you need this Hepatitis B vaccine anyway. Also Jane, you don't live in a dorm room on a college campus, in which you share drinks with a number of people, but let's just be safe with this meningitis vaccine. You also already had chickenpox but your body may have forgotten, so let's load you up. But don't worry it's all covered!
But don't worry, it's not costing you anything, but your doctor's getting paid. This is insane. I don't care what study you throw in front of me that a vaccine company paid for that shows whatever they want it to show. This is fraud. This is quackery. That is all.
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