Friends, I wanted to share this opportunity before it expires *tomorrow*. From now until Nov. 8th, view the powerful film "For the Greater Good" for free.
Follow this link to the film..
"THE GREATER GOOD looks behind the fear, hype and politics that have polarized the vaccine debate in America today.
The film re-frames the emotionally charged issue and offers, for the first time, the opportunity for a rational and scientific discussion on how to create a safer and more effective vaccine program."
I know the issue of vaccination has become somewhat taboo, but I really "enjoyed" this film. I liked that it offered both viewpoints and wasn't staunchly "anti vaccine"....well, kind of:)
The film is certainly worth watching. Will it "change your mind" or "affirm your choices?" Well, much of the film is emotionally driven; delving into the lives of families affected by vaccine related injury and death, but there are many snipets of scientific data which confirm that vaccinations aren't 100% safe.
I'm not writing this in favor of or against vaccines.
We all make the best choices for our family.
If there is one concept which remains important in making these critical decisions, it is Informed Consent.
*If you don't have the 84 minutes to watch the full film ( I stayed up WAY too late doing so!), I highly recommend watching 00:59:00. It touches on the incorrect assumption that vaccines were the #1 reason for the decline in vaccine preventable deaths in the 60's.*
Maybe we can share our decisions to vaccinate or not vaccinate at another time...I'm not ready to jump into that hot water in this space yet! Honestly, I don't think it's anyone's business but your own, unless you offer up that very personal information on your own accord.
If you view the film, let us know what you think!