It’s easy for people to mistrust vaccines I took the bird flu vaccine and 9 months go by and I developed narcolepsy with cataplexy which is a daily affliction I cope with. The other source of mistrust is the the drug companies are greedy and are seen to act on share holders benefits over the patients who take their medications. It’s a hard sell but I still do believe vaccines can play a part of tested properly and are followed for years after they are used.
Well i and my colleagues have been working in immunisation for 35 yrs as we are nurses at the coalface. NOBODY ever asks us for input of any kind. Any health group is always some university person who is an academic.
Just listened to a group put together to deal with anti vaxxers Spent 16 minutes talking about the people involved
Typical less chat more action for me thankyou
The article should but does not deal with the eternal reality of the substantial proportion of government officials, elected and appointed, local and national, who are more than hesitant allocating tax dollars to future medical possibilities that may or may not take place, and, if and when they do happen, may happen when someone else is sitting in their chair.
There’s no question about this skimping being false economy, but in the field of public health in the United States such cheapskate funding has been the rule for a very, very long time. In this same edition of Undark there is a very good article about a local Massachusetts non-profit health center with a measles health scare that found out it was (gulp!) pretty much on its own. The local *public* health people had budgeted for two nurses and two cell phones!
Make no mistake, the folks we do have, from the CDC at the top to the underpaid and under-resourced local people are great! They do an incredible job with very little support. The real question, a question that ought to be out there and under discussion in journals like Undark, is how to obtain a steady and adequate flow of funds for public health from the beancounters. Or, failing that, how, of course, to get new beancounters.
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