A Rhetorical Question For Those Interested in Vaccination
Timothy L Wyant
twyant at umabnet.ab.umd.edu
Mon Aug 18 09:11:01 EST 1997
On 16 Aug 1997, ATeasd5941 wrote:
> Here's a rhetorical question for any doctors out there;
> If you were to vaccinate a person with AIDS for, say, measles and then go
> on to
> vaccinate another person with the same needle, what would you expect
> the outcome to be?
First, if the person had AIDS, I would not vaccinate. AIDS states that
the individuals immune system could not respond. Vaccination at that point
would be "probably" not work.
Second, what fool would use the same needle with todays knowledge.
> So it would also be safe to assume that when Dr Edward Jenner discovered
> innoculation he also gave birth to the first iatrogenic illnesses which
> being passed from generation to generation today. ( A challenge to
> you to prove me wrong)
Sorry, but that is not much of a challenge. Dr. Jenner "discovered" that
one can use an related rather harmless virus to ellicte a strong
protection against a harmful virus (he was of coarse unaware that the
illnesses were caused by viruses). However, variolation (the practice of
taking a needle and placing it into the small pox sore of one individual
then into a second person) had been in practice for centuries. As well as
many other practices such as tattooing and other dental and medical
procedures. Dr.Jenner was hardly the father of the first "iatrogenic"
I hardly think the first injections where
> sterilised or had the needles changed, why would they? In the late
> 18th century they would not have known different.
Your attempt to attribute the current passage of illnesses with needles to
vaccination is feeble at most. Many practices which were common 100s and
1000s of years ago we now know to be more harmfull than good. Besides the
above examples, there is the radium drink of the last century,
prostitution was a more common and accepted practice (do you think they
used protection?) The list can go on.
REST DELETED, I am not a M.D.
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