Harris L. Coulter and Barbara Loe Fisher on the Dismissal of Parental Reports of Vaccine Injury
Published July 7, 2016 | Field Notes
Mothers, who know and observe their children far more carefully than any doctors ever will, have reported for decades that their healthy babies become sick and sometimes die shortly after the doctor has given them a vaccination. But doctors have rejected, and continue to reject, their conclusions. One mother’s experience is typical.
‘I have always felt it was the shot, because her convulsion came just one hour after it. But no doctor would admit it. I would go to a hospital, and she would be having something wrong, and I would tell them her story, and they would look at me like I was crazy. They kept tell me she would have gotten seizures anyway, that it was just coincidental that the seizures happened so close to the shot.’
But how can the medical establishment evaluate vaccine reactions if no one is willing to sit down and observe them? For two thousand years, clinical observation and description of disease has been the raw material of medical science. But this raw material is apparently not to the taste of vaccine policymakers who dismiss as ‘anecdotal’ the stories of mothers and fathers who came forward with their vaccine-injured children.
— Harris L. Coulter and Barbara Loe Fisher, co-authors of the book DPT: A Shot in the Dark