By Dr. Anke Zimmermann, ND, FCAH
1) Keep your sense of humour
Surprise them with a witty argument. For example, when being accused as an anti-vaxxer calmly ask if your opponent has heard about mercury in fish being harmful. Ask if they know that pregnant women are advised to limit their intake of tuna fish during pregnancy. If opponent agrees ask if they are in favour of getting the mercury out of the oceans and out of the fish. If they answer affirmative tell them they are anti-fish! (Thank you RFK) Or ask them if they ever dissected frogs in school, you know the ones that are pickled in formaldehyde. Ask if they would give the frog-juice to their child? If they say no, call them anti-frog! You get the idea.
2) Remember, you're smarter than they are
Research has shown that parents who have at least one college degree and have an annual household income of at least $70,000 are the ones who question vaccine safety the most. Basically, educated, intelligent individuals are the ones who do the research themselves and generally come to the conclusion that vaccines are not all as safe and effective as advertised. [1, 2, 3
This fact is not lost on some vaccine-proponents, one of whom, a professor of pediatrics no less, recently suggested that 'We should just get rid of all the Whites', referring to educated white people who are the most likely to question the vaccine religion. But anyway, you have done the research, so you must be very smart, at least you know that much. And who doesn't want to be smarter than the next guy!
3) Ask who is paying for their lunch
Or their dinner, vacation, car payment, mortgage, boat, mistress, you get the drift. If a doctor is bullying you, especially if it's an American doctor, you can rest assured that he's on the payroll of Big Pharma. Even the Canadian doctors are receiving bonuses and favours from the industry. So are many university professors and other academics. Ask to see their income tax return. It will catch them off-guard if nothing else.
4) You're not responsible for the rest of society
Your child is your responsibility and other children are their parents responsibility, even though the pharmaceutical industry wants you to believe otherwise. The industry is using appeals to conscience as an effective mechanism to guilt parents into vaccinating their kids "because some children are too young or too sick to be vaccinated." This may look caring on the surface but is just a strategy used by every sociopath worth his salt: Make the victim believe that they are the problem. If the industry had a conscience it would not be using mercury, aluminum and formaldehyde in vaccines in the first place.
5) Educate as much as possible
Once you've knocked the wind out of your opponent with any of the above, see if they are open to being educated. For this always have a few handy pieces of information, like a list of 123 studies linking vaccines to autism or 50 vaccine safety studies the American Academy of Pediatrics overlooked at the ready. Hand them over like a process server and run!
 100 Women: Is child vaccination boosted by educating mothers? BBC News, October 9, 2017
 Why more U.S. parents are refusing to have their children vaccinated, Globe and Mail, Feb 4, 2014
 Education and vaccine uptake, Neurologica Blog, June 5, 2012
 Geographic and demographic correlates of autism-related anti-vaccine beliefs on Twitter, 2009-15. Social Science and Medicine, Vol 191, Oct 2017, p 168-175
Anke Zimmermann, ND, FCAH
Dr. Anke Zimmermann, ND, FCAH is a naturopathic doctor with a special interest in developmental and behavioural disorders, vaccine injuries, homeopathy and CEASE Therapy.
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