SOME OF the same government-haters who spread myths about "death panels'' for the elderly are now spouting misinformation about the swine flu vaccine, and they're getting support from holistic-medicine enthusiasts, some autism activists, and talk show host Bill Maher. If all these scare tactics cause many Americans to pass up immunization, they will raise the death toll of the epidemic.Whoa!!! First off, I personally don't like being put into a box or being labeled in any way. But I particularly do not like the way The Globe is lumping the holistic health community into a group of hysterical thinkers.
So, because I view medicine holistically I am against the H1N1 vaccination? Is that right? Gee, I'm glad somebody told me (and others) how I feel.
Truth be told, here's how I actually feel. I'm undecided about getting vaccinated. I fall in the "born after 1950" group so I am supposedly at some risk. Fortunately for me, I don't have to decide yet because the vaccine is not going to be available where I live for another month. But whether I get or don't get the controversial swine flu shot will have little or nothing to do with my politics. My decision will be based on what I believe will be the best for my whole being. I wouldn't gamble my physical health based on anything else.
I'm putting up this poll to find out just how like-minded my holistic readers are on this subject. How do you feel? Are you getting vaccinated?
Please answer the poll and share your views under comments.
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