Our youngest son ended up in hospital with dehydration with this lovely bug when he was 3 weeks old, he contracted it from his cousin who was on his first visit from America, mum and dad didn’t bother telling us he has just been vaccinated, and so he would be infectious for 21 days.

Mr. T

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From above:- “The bug is the main causes of stomach upsets in young children and causes around 140,000 diarrhoea cases a year in under fives”
When my own children were babies, more than 40 years ago, new mothers were carefully taught hygiene techniques to prevent their babies from contracting ‘stomach bugs’.  A health visitor came round regularly to ensure that everything was carefully sterilised and that nappies were also laundered safely, (no disposables in those days!) Breast feeding also protects young babies by transferring mothers’ immunity.  I believe that vaccines for common childhood ailments like diarrhoea, should be used sparingly. Vaccines are NOT problem free.

Mrs A.

Vaccine the Greater Risk?

I myself had no knowledge of the scale of the risks.

Anyone interested should look up the controversy over the monkey virus sv40 which was discovered had been accidentally included in the original polio vaccine.

Apart from the risks of inter-species transfer of viruses, there is a known risk in injecting even fragments of DNA in to peoples’ bodies.

It is and always will be a balance of risks, but when you target the young, the risks must be real and significant, otherwise the vaccine itself may be the greater risk.


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