(NaturalNews) Parents who choose to keep pharmaceuticals out of their healthy babies are once again under direct assault. A new survey developed by a group of doctors led by Douglas Opel, MD, from Seattle Children's Hospital, was recently tested for its ability to predict which households might have "under-vaccinated children." The results were published in The Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA) Pediatrics and revealed a functional road-map to root out parents who distrust vaccines, and who may not keep up with the current vaccination schedules for their children.
The survey is entitled "Parent Attitudes About Childhood Vaccines" (PACV) and was given to a group of parents with two-month-old babies. According to the study, the reason behind its creation was that "[a]cceptance of childhood vaccinations is waning, amplifying interest in developing and testing interventions that address parental barriers to immunization acceptance." In other words, folks who don't accept the dogma of the vaccine industry need to be turned. The study found that parents who expressed "vaccine-hesitancy" did actually give their children fewer vaccinations than recommended. The survey was considered a success and, with "high reliability," identified households that have children who are not getting vaccinated.
This survey is just a piece of the puzzle. Healthcare providers routinely collect private information about their patients, such as Social Security numbers, home addresses, phone numbers and emergency contacts. With the "management" of American healthcare heading into the abyss of federal bureaucracy, could this information lead to unwanted action against health-conscious Americans? One potential goal of this survey has already been put into action.
Phase Two: Parental re-education trial also passes first test
Using the results from the PACV survey, parents who were deemed "vaccine-hesitant" were selected to take part in a new study to determine if an educational "intervention," using video and written information, could change their minds and get them to accept the current vaccination schedules for their children. This study was presented by the Vanderbilt Vaccine Research Program and published in Academic Pediatrics. The results showed that "[a] brief educational intervention for vaccine-hesitant parents was associated with a modest but significant increase in measured parental attitudes toward vaccines." By the 12th week of the study, vaccine-hesitant parents were reeled back in, and they allowed more vaccinations to be given to their kids. The lead author of this study, Elizabeth Williams, MD, was pleased with the results, but not quite content. "Our future work will focus on ... identifying motivating factors so that we can develop more robust interventions in order to effect on-time vaccinations of children in the near future."
Key to victory: Persistence
There is one way for parents to ensure their child's right to natural health, and that is to remain vigilant and fight for their beliefs. The basis for the pro-vaccine argument seems to stem from the belief that human health, and therefore the health of this nation, is dependent upon drugs. Americans have essentially been deemed unfit for life on Earth, but the good news is that not everyone is buying it. Doctors created the PACV survey because "[t]he acceptance of childhood vaccinations is waning," as the most recent numbers from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) support. MMR, DTAP, Polio and HepB vaccination rates among children saw a decline from 2011 to 2012. The number of parents across the nation that are fighting for the belief that healthy children do not need drugs is on the rise, and parents are willfully maintaining their right and responsibility to choose the best course of action concerning the welfare of their families.
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