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Son Defies Mom To Get Vaccinated

An Ohio teen whose parents never had him vaccinated for diseases as a child went to get the preventive shots at the age of 18. Full Story

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Typical...
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Typical...

Perhaps for once COL could run an “anti-vaccine” perspective?

For a website that alleges to give voice to diversity of opinion, they have been consistently one-note on this issue.

Good for him
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Good for him

When people are educated, belief in anti-science conspiracy theories goes away.

not suprised
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not suprised

I am not suprised col is publishing this- they have consistently only published pro vax articles. people like to say you cant argue with the science and research
however, science also beleives the world is billions years old, and over the years science has corrected themselves and changed hypothesis many times over on all different subjects. so like everything else, science is an oppinion. every one is entitled to their opinion.
I would respect col more if they actually published a balanced view on vaccines and articles on both sides of the debate

We love you col, but.........
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We love you col, but.........

These vaccine articles are getting annoying. Plenty of educated people including MDs and PhDs know the truth about the toxicity of vaccines and how the schedule has gotten ridiculous. It’s inhumane. Our children aren’t lab rats. Enough is enough. Please don’t trust the MSM on this issue since we know where their ad funding comes from – pharmaceuticals, anyone?

To #1
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To #1

What, that it’s stupid and putting your children in direct harm’s way?

To 1
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To 1

Perhaps after that anti-vax featured article they can also feature someone from Hamas to share their opinion in the name of “diversity”

No, not all opinions are valid. Diversity does not mean you must give voice to dangerous ideologies. We’re talking life and death here and a news site needs to be responsible. Thank you to COL for being on the right side of this.

They Should Post Anti Vax Funded Science
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They Should Post Anti Vax Funded Science

Like that recent anti vax group funded study that found no link between vaccines and autism? It’s true, just search it.

Oh, they were pretty furious…
Their ideology and dogma would be funny if it wasn’t life threatening.

Disagree
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Disagree

This kid is smart and we will see more of this. Put your self at risk. Fine. Not your children or others.
Thank you. Collive

Interesting
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Interesting

But being that this news item has nothing to do with CH or Lubavitch at all, it appears that COL is simply promoting the pro-vaxers side.
Signed,
Someone who vaccinates her kids!

Sure, Big Pharma Funding...
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Sure, Big Pharma Funding...

And Andrew Wakefield (the “doctor” who originally “found” a link between vaccines and autism) was himself completely altruistic in his intentions…

You know, with those £400,000 he got in payouts from lawyers who wanted to sue big pharma for vaccine harm. Totally unbiased. Completely altruistic.

To Comment #1
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To Comment #1

Not when that “perspective” is dangerous to the public’s health and NOT BEING BASED IN REALITY.

Just a bunch of conspiracy nonsense. Everyone must be vaxxed asap!

An "Innocent Victim" of Anti-Vaxxers Responds
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An "Innocent Victim" of Anti-Vaxxers Responds

What is lost in the discussion are the victims of the anti-vaxxers who fall ill because of the reemergence of formerly eradicated diseases, such as Whooping Cough (from which I fell victim despite being immunized.) and measles.

It is 3 plus years-post infection for me and a specialist concurred with me this week that even all of this time, I am still suffering!

Penina Metal

Why Don’t We Go Back to the Good Old Days?
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Why Don’t We Go Back to the Good Old Days?

When people had ten children and four survived into adulthood?
We’d be much better off without all those evil vaccines and big pharma…

The facts are
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The facts are

1) 99% of parents/activists that are pro or anti-vaccines are not biologists, chemists, scientists or medical doctors. 2) 99% of those who claim to be educated on the topic did not do the research themselves and are relying on (and adopting) the research of others and their results. 3) If you look at all the evidence portrayed, Vaccines seem to have eradicated many severe illnesses. At the same time, there is other evidence that seems to indicate that they have caused illnesses and deaths as well. 4) Saying that one side is completely right and the other is completely wrong… Read more »

To the antivaxxers
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To the antivaxxers

If you all decided to do the right thing and vaccinate your children, there would be no need for these articles. Good for this young man to decide not only to inoculate himself against these preventable diseases, but for protecting those around him as well.

To #1
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To #1

You’re right. Getting vaccinated puts you at a higher risk of being an antivaxxer. Or so it seems

Chemical vaccines are not the only way to be immune from diseases
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Chemical vaccines are not the only way to be immune from diseases

B”H There are plenty of real natural ways to vaccinate children. Not to vaccinate at all is very dangerous, but to be on the money making scheme that are all the chemical drugs today, is also very dangerous. every persons body is different, and knowing that we come from the earth as human beings (ADAM HARISHON), we should find the natural alternative to immune our bodies. Again, the entire pills industry is a big problem for our health in long term, they don`t heal the essence of the issue, they just heal partially. If you want to be immune from… Read more »

Less dramatics please
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Less dramatics please

It wasn’t ‘a child defying his mother’. At the age of 18 he was an adult and legally able to see to his own health and so he did. The majority of mothers do vaccinate but wait until the baby is slightly older and space them out. It’s the vaccinations all at once as soon as the baby is born that are risky.

Right on #14!
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Right on #14!

Couldn’t have said it better!

Wow these comments are terrifying
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Wow these comments are terrifying

Really shows the need for education in our community!!!

Unbelievable the extent to which anti-vaccination is becoming a self-respecting life choice like going vegan.

At least PETA isn’t killing children, which anti-vaxxers are!!

You are not merely anti-vaxxers, you are PRO-DISEASE.

Before “Big Pharma” came along, your children had a high likelihood of DYING before they turned Bar Mitzvah.

Now that we are blessed to live in a world without fear from numerous debilitating and/or deadly diseases, you have the unbelievably INSANE GALL to BRING THEM BACK!!!

COL pushing dangerous vaccines again
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COL pushing dangerous vaccines again

Why is COL always pushing vaccines?! Aside from the fact at COL they’re clueless about the dangers of these deadly vaccines created by globalists with a Eugenics agenda to kill off the global population until it’s brought down to 500,000, aren’t they at COL supposed to be a Lubavitch news site with no agenda? Here they’re reposting an article from USA Today. Are you kidding me?!! COL why don’t you repost articles that Sweden as a country recently banned vaccines, and why don’t you post the trailer of the movie on YouTube called VAXXED. Get informed people, it recently came… Read more »

Antivaxxers are loons
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Antivaxxers are loons

Who are a literal danger to society

To number 13
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To number 13

Have no words to tell you! Just wow 😮

to #1#3#4.....
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to #1#3#4.....

Same person (you can tell by the way you write) i think the whole reason these sicknesses still are around is because behamahs like you don’t Vaccinate!! if everyone will vaccinate sicknesses like those will be a thing of the past!

To #14
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To #14

No, it’s most definitely NOT a lose-lose situation. Is vaccinating 100% risk free? No, of course not, no doctors or epidemiologists claim that to be true. Medicine is all about weighing the cost-benefit ratio. Are there some risks to vaccinating? Yes. But the percentage of true vaccine complications are very rare. The benefits-reducing or eliminating horrible and potentially life threatening illness greatly outweighs that risk. If your child has a true adverse reaction to vaccines, guess what, they are in the population that needs protection from herd immunity. It’s that simple, they rely on the population to be fully vaccinated… Read more »

SHOTS HURT!!!
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SHOTS HURT!!!

The pinch kills!!!!!!! dont take!! it its worth the kid or two!!

Anonymous
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Anonymous

I didn’t vaccinate as a kid and then i got sick like REALLY SICK People listen from someone with experience vVACCINATE!!!

BH
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BH

My child goes to a school in CH where every child is vaccinated.

All schools should be like this.

to 24
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to 24

Don’t be moronic.
I posted #1. No idea who the others are.

Interesting choice of title
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Interesting choice of title

Would love to see an article entitled, “Son defies mother to get college educated.”

Oyyy the cult
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Oyyy the cult

Of course they know best there doctors. If you’re not a doctor or scientist u have no right for an opinion,even if u proof and that scientists say themselves that vaccines are dangerous. But that’s the society we’re upbringing. Don’t think for yourself. And put your life in the hands of the doctor.

TO #4
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TO #4

“Plenty of educated people including MDs and PhDs”- PLEASE enlighten us as to who these doctors (who have spent years in medical school learning bacteria and disease etc.) are??

I think its fine if you don't vaccinate
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I think its fine if you don't vaccinate

But please don’t bring your kid to the doctor, ever. The doctors are all liars funded by big pharma and never show both sides of the debate, so let’s stay true to our anti-vaxx stance and never go a doctor again!

Thank you COL for posting this article and letting us know how careful we must be with our kids to not let them go to doctors!

Statistics
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Statistics

1 In every 65,000,000 people get SICK! From vaccinateing! 60,000 people die of others NOT Vaccinating!!

To #32
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To #32

Shira Miller, M.D.
Dr. Tetyana Obukhanych (Ph.D. Immunology, Rockefeller University in NY, postdoctoral research training at Harvard)
Cammy Benton, M.D.
Douglas Mackenzie, M.D.
Joyce Drayton, M.D.
Paul Thomas, M.D.
Jane Orient, M.D.
Kenneth Stoller, M.D.
Tiffany Baer, M.D.
Philip Incao, M.D.
Sandy Reider, M.D.
Christopher Shaw, Ph.D. Neurobiology
Robert Rowen, M.D.
Jonathan Wright, M.D.
Stuart Fischbein, M.D.
Kelly Sutton, M.D.
Bob Sears, M.D.
David Brownstein, M.D.

Many, many more scientists than this. Hundreds. It’s sad so few people on COL know this isn’t a clearcut black and white issue. Very sad.

To #14
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To #14

There is a huge amount of research that has been done into the safety and efficacy of vaccine that clearly demonstrates that they are safe for everyone besides the tiny tiny percentage who are allergic to the ingredients. Those are the facts.

Antivaxxers ignore the facts and instead do their own ‘research’ which consists of watching youtube videos, and reading blog posts from random people who have no knowledge of the huge body of research, or how to evaluate medical data.

Everyone can tout their strong opninions until
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Everyone can tout their strong opninions until

It happens to you ChVSh
Then
Deer in the headlights. OMG! They’re right!

Too many tragedies
Not going to risk it

Minimum approach:
When immune sys is strong enough to deal w it
When 2 yrs old or more
Spread apart
One at a time
Then, maybe
And not for the chicken pox!

Anti vaxxers are loony
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Anti vaxxers are loony

Every anti vaxxers I’ve met is loony when it comes to medicine. These are the same quacks that believe some old lady in Flatbush with vitamins has the cure to cancer in her kitchen, while billions of dollars are being spent on research.

I always get my medical advice from this site
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I always get my medical advice from this site

Btw, if performing an operation to repair a tear in the trachea, should one start with a rightward or leftward incision? Please, everyone comment too so that we can advise some of the top research scientists as to what commentator 294 had to say.

To # 32
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To # 32

Dr. Russel Blaylock
Dr. Jessica farnsworth
Dr. Sherri Tenpenny
Dr. Bob Sears
Dr. Suzanne Humphrieand others. Thank G-d for Google and Youtube.

To #12 and 14
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To #12 and 14

12~ Penina Metal. Bravo to you for signing your name. Why didn’t the vaccine you took immunize you from getting g the disease?
#14 – well written

the rebbe
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the rebbe

why is everybody ignoring many strong clear consistent letters of the rebbe pro vaccination. is this not a lubavitch site

To travel to many other countries....
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To travel to many other countries....

Sooner or later, unless a person doesn’t want to travel very far, they’ll have to get at least SOME vaccinations.

Maybe this 18-year-old doesn’t want to necessarily spend the whole rest of his life in the U.S.! Some kids DO actually want to grow up and not just live in their parents’ basement….

Anti vaxers!!!!
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Anti vaxers!!!!

Anti vaxers are crazy for not giving there child vaccines that only have a 2% chance of causing them mental illness or death in order to protect them from diseases that they only have 2% chance of catching.

When my doctor told me that he was going to give my new born a Hep B shot, I said of course! It makes total sense that my new born child needs immunity against STDs. let’s put a foreign substance into my new born’s body.

Doesn't matter "What's Your Opinion"?
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Doesn't matter "What's Your Opinion"?

If it isn’t PC it isn’t published.

But I will try… VACCINATE OR RISK YOUR CHILD DYING.

why now the argument and not 20 years ago?
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why now the argument and not 20 years ago?

Because the economy in thees years is very hard on Everyone, and Everyone is looking for every way to make more money, The vaccinaters want to make money from the vaccines, and the alternative people want to make money from there stuff, So What is really the truth? In my opinion: the vaccines are definatly the right way to go, but the less vaccines to inject in one shot is more safer, better with intervals of 30 or 60 days between each vaccine so the body doesn’t get shocked and confused. And the pharmaceutical companies should manufacture as – much… Read more »

To #12
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To #12

Shouldn’t that tell you something? You were vaccinated against both whooping cough and measles but you still somehow got the disease. Strange, I thought you’d be protected from those. And don’t start telling me they’re 90% or so effective, and that’s why we need herd immunity… When the risk of MODERATE TO SEVERE side effects is 1 in 100 (sourced from CDC themselves) I’m not taking that risk for 90% efficacy, thank you very much.

To "Innocent Victim" #12
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To "Innocent Victim" #12

Do you know what eradicate means? It means completely put an end to, destroy. So if whooping cough and measles, which you were unjustly victimized to despite being vaccinated against, is still going around, it means it was never “eradicated.” Stop giving vaccines so much credit. This is common sense. On a separate note, I hate this liberal mentality of constantly victimizing oneself. Grow up please, no one’s out to get you.

Oh please
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Oh please

You don’t need to vaccinate all your children,
Only the ones you want to keep!

Just wondering, #12...
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Just wondering, #12...

Would you consider all those that were vaccinated and suffered life-altering adverse reactions as “innocent victims” as well? This is a two-way street. And #14 put it very well, this is a personal risk benefit analysis. Everyone make the best informed decision for yourself, and everyone else stop shaming. TIA

First time commenting ...
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First time commenting ...

#6 – I agree fully.

To #37
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To #37

Overzealousness in the vaccine schedule can be a tragedy for some children. I’m not exactly sure what you’re referring to as far as the “deer in the headlights”? Do you mean when a child gets measles or chicken pox? There have been over a thousand measles cases in the U.S. since 2013 and one death in 2015 – it was an elderly woman in Washington State. She was in the hospital at the time with other serious health conditions and was taking medications that suppressed her immune system. The “tragedy” is that not every child can endure 50+ injections. Some… Read more »

Vaccines are not safe
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Vaccines are not safe

There is no science in vaccines. So taking, is taking the risk of having a bad reaction or any reaction for that matter. Which includes cancer, mental illness,and many other life long problems. So go ahead take those vaccines. But don’t say there safe. And that people don’t have a right to refuse to take them.

Just an interesting point
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Just an interesting point

All people who are against vaccination are afraid because there are a certain amount of people that get bad reactions, and they don’t want to be one of them. So just to put things in perspective, the amount of people that REPORT (the connection has not been proven) each year of having severe reactions to vaccines is on average between 3,000 to 4,500 people. The amount of people that died in car crashes last year was 1.3 MILLION! The risk of driving a car is clearly much more dangerous than the risk of taking a vaccine. And I have yet… Read more »

Penina Metal Responds
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Penina Metal Responds

Due to the RE-EMERGENCE of the formerly eradicated disease, my immune system was not strong enough to fight off the disease(BH I am a Bubby!), Ironically, when I was informed that a child in my grandson’s class was known NOT to be immunized, I asked Dr. Rosen if I was current with my immunizations and I was, so we both thought that I was safe but I wasn’t and 3 1/2 years later, I still have not completely recovered, Needless to say, a parent has to make the most responsible decision in terms of caring for one’s children, but in… Read more »

To all citing anti-vax doctors and scientists
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To all citing anti-vax doctors and scientists

They have been profiled before. They also hold other very bizzare views such as “eye glasses are a scam” , “cancer is a fungus” , “AIDS is a goverment scam” . Just google each doctor in this list and you will see with you own eyes

To #3
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To #3

While you are right that scientist do change their hypotheses here and there, there are different levels of accuracy that scientists have in different fields of science. For example, when scientist are extrapolating (giving an educated guess on a piece of information that lies beyond the set of data points that scientist already contain, based on reoccurring patterns that lie within those data points) in order to obtain information, there is a much lower level of accuracy than when scientists are basing their hypothesis off observation or interpolation (giving an educated guess on a piece of information that lies within… Read more »

Dr. Don’t Report
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Dr. Don’t Report

Vaccines injuries are not reported so al statistics that are brought forward are false. There is 30% chance of getting a bad reaction from vaccines.

To #54
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To #54

I respect your opinion because I can tell you are not a pro that blindly does as they are told, and have a mind of your own. In response – There were 3,000-4,500 severe reactions REPORTED (and while, like you said, the connection is not proven in each case)most vaccine providers do not report to VAERS. That means the accurate number is way higher than that. Now it’s true that chances of being in a car crash are way higher, but instead why not weigh it against your chances of contracting the disease being vaccinated against? So, there were 20-something… Read more »

Doctors that care
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Doctors that care

If vaccines are good for your health and safety. And we know that it is harmful to 30% of the population. Why aren’t there tests being givin before receiving vaccines to make sure a paitiont will not have a harmful reaction. Why does there have to be that risk. Make vaccines safe.

To #5
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To #5

Mabey go check out the cons of vaccines and then talk

listen to the Torah
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listen to the Torah

verapo yerapeh. We learn from this that Hashem gave the power to heal to doctors. We follow the majority medical consensus…that is the halacha. People who are touting the anti vax line simply are not knowing or caring about what the Torah says.

To #56
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To #56

We’re living in Moshiachs time and these doctors and researches actually have the answers to Good Health and Long Life and it’s not vaccines and medication that are mainly to increase the cash flow to Pharmaceutical companies and doctors. Open your eyes!

To 62
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To 62

A doctor is someone who heals, not someone who makes you sicker.
You choose your doctor, I’ll choose mine.

I’m not breaking halacha by doing what is best for my child.
I don’t have to light my healthy kid on fire to keep others warm.

But you can keep your head in the sand if you would like, it won’t change our stance.

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