Listen: Medical Anthropologist Explores 'Vaccine Hesitancy'
"But one of the things that if you dismiss outright the doubts of people who don't want to get back scenes wanna stay away from them. If you just dismiss them entirely, you don't get to hear why. Why? See the need for vaccines. And so when that happens the World Health Organization and a lot of medical authorities and others assume because they've heard certain, you know, very vocal minorities within the groups that have doubts, and these are the things that people believe in this why they don't get the vaccine vaccine advisory group to the World Health Organization listed, some of the reasons why. People don't want to get vaccines. Children vaccinated. The reasons are as follows complacency difficulty accessing back vaccines and lack of competence. Also, there are eighteen states that now allow non-medical backseat exemptions, doodoo, conscientious, objectors or philosophical, personal beliefs. There are granted some Sers and avoid shots as protest against big. Pharmaceutical companies is Ashley said there are some people that are antibacterial that have back sedated. The reason why they're anti Baxter's is because of the repercussions have had they've had with having their children exposed to these vaccine. Of course, the big stories whether or not. Vaccines are linked to autism controversial subject as many people quavered this argument, it's been sufficiently debunked by site. So it's always an argument here. I want to bring up a few reasons I believe should be brought to the debate. And that is here's the first one, and I want I educational power. I think propaganda is poison. Especially when they're marketing poison to you and want you to take poison into your body to put poison in your children's bodies. So back in two thousand five then Senator Barack Obama had bought shares in Baxter International now Baxter International was the pharmaceutical company that created the h one n one flu vaccine and right after he bought the shares in Baxter International Obama introduced the first comprehensive Bill to address the threat of avian flu avian flu avian, influenza pandemic pandemic. So, you know, Barack Obama had power there to present a Bill turning into law to have people bring awareness this avian influenza pandemic now after he became president of the United States. It seemed that there was this fit of hysteria over the flu and back scenes created by the Obama administration pushing the issues filling the pockets of of of his campaign contributors Baxter International and many other pharmaceutical companies Pegasus. Technologies also had joined forces with Diane Corp. On many projects around the world DynCorp held the patents on many of the ingredients of the H one in one vaccine and awarded companies like Baxter International the rights to distribution of the vaccines DynCorp is one of the top private military contractors working for the United States government. So it could be argued that the vaccines were part of a covert chemical warfare programme against the United States because they came from the military industrial complex now. There's also another reason why I believe trust is waning in vaccines. And that is last year the CDC reported that eighty thousand people died as a result of the flu last year. It was reported that the flu shots that were given to people were only ten percent effective. These shots were ineffective because they were for a different straighten up flu and not be h three and two. It was plaguing people across the country. And even though they were declared ineffective by CDC themselves. There were officials who are urging people to get the vaccine anyway. So they're telling you get back scene. Even though it's only ten percent effective by the vaccine, it's only ten percent effective. So they wanted to sell out their bad batch and convince people that it's still nece necessary to get yourself a vaccine even though it's done effective again. How can people trust? The CDC and the World Health Organization. How can you trust them to look after the help of the people went back seen pimps are trying to push back scenes like poison Halloween candy paranoid population. The World Health Organization believes that the issue is complex. They say, well, the issue is complex and believes that the answer to successfully addressing the issue of mistrust in doubt is to basically create an effective dialogue effective communications, which the organisation considers to be the key dispelling fears addressing concerns are promoting acceptance of vaccination, so if they think that. You know, talking to people getting the word out having communications, you don't start by putting people who have doubts on a list of the most dangerous people on the planet affecting the health. What a stupid thing they did. Well, we think we opened up the issue and we want to get rid of the mistrust. All we have to do is open up some rational communication. But then what you do is. You would antibac- Sers on the list of those who are the most dangerous to the health of this country of his this planet. I mean, let's use some common sense here. I mean, it's the growing tendency of people around the world to hesitate when it comes to vaccines that complex. I mean to have the CDC and the WHO say, oh, it's complexity we just open the dialogue, and yet we continue to ridicule those who have doubts so how complex is this CDC or WHO. I mean is it simply a matter of communicating more effectively with people about the safety and effectiveness aback seen. I mean is it all really a big misunderstanding? Really? You must think we're really stupid. I mean, maybe people abolition I've actually a legitimate concern about vaccines because what they're being told by doctors and public health officials does not match their own personal experience with backseat or maybe it doesn't square with what they have learned by reading articles in newspapers magazines and on websites regarding injuries and deaths caused by the vaccine. I wanted to get all that complex or is it that if you are actually injured or suffer any complications from vaccine, you cannot sue the vaccine companies for damages you see in twenty eleven this court ruled federal law prohibits lawsuits against drugmakers over serious side effects from childhood vaccines. That means okay. The Davis acknowledged there are effects from the vaccine if they had to go to court to fight a case, and they said, well, you know, a lot of the effects are really not all that bad there emitting to the fact. The vaccines do have problems in that. They don't want to be put out of business if they create a vaccine that will kill your kid. No wonder people have doubt. And no wonder this is a very complex issue. The supreme court ruled that federal law prohibits lawsuits against drug makers. And the reason why this happened the parents of a child who sued the drugmaker Wyatt in Pennsylvania. They didn't stay court for the health problems. They say their daughter who is now nineteen suffered from a vaccine she received an infancy. Now, I ask you. Why would anybody trust that? It's also a bit suspicious that it some drugstores and supermarkets and pharmacies. If you purchase a certain amount of merchandise. They will give you flew flew shot for free or they'll say to you. Hey, you get a flu shot, and we'll give you a fifty dollars gift certificate to buy anything here in the store. Wow. I get free chicken nuggets with by Walker and a flu shot. I mean, how complex is this can someone please tell me how all of these morons out. There can ridicule people doubt. And this is what they do. They keep you from suing market this like they would mock they market a whopper and fries rococo Koehler or something at you cigarettes. I don't know. I mean, look. This. Keep it simple stupid strategy for pushing back scenes appears to not care about facts. They play on the emotionally Laden Coca-Cola style marketing, and it's also based on the assumption that these doubting Thomases, and these hesitant people are antibac- Sers, and they're uneducated. Well, here's a clue guys. Maybe those who are questioning are not as easily swayed by the kind of superficial commercial marketing that has been employed to successfully so laundry detergent. I mean, if you wanna hire a marketing crew to sell your stupid vaccine, then then how how is it that we're supposed to have any trust in that? Well, all we have to do is open the dialogue. It's very complex just open the dialogue. And while we're opening the dialogue. We want to open into a nice friendly environment. We're immediately ridiculing antibac- Sers as a public threat. That's don. How you do? It. That's on how you doing. And regardless of what you think of antibac- Sers, regardless what you think of back scenes. This is not the way to conduct business. And this is not the way to treat a flu vaccine or any other back seen marketing it like, it's potato chips. In. This is why I'm angry about this whole situation because you know, putting people in league with climate change deniers and flatter just because they have some very berry ballad doubts about the pharmaceutical industry. They have some very very valid doubts about what this does to the body. And they have very valid doubts as to why the CDC in the World Health Organization said all yeah. We have a vaccine that's only ten percent of active of the flu and people are dying even though they been inoculated. But hey, here's a little bit you ever heard of Pascal's wager. Why don't you just go ahead and get that flu shot? Anyway, why? 'cause it's just bad business to tell you not to get it. That alone tells me that there's corruption. That alone tells me that. Yes, people have a right to doubt this."