To The Daily Sun,
Are vaccines immunizations? It seems another writer in these pages thinks not.
A.C.R Piper, in a recent letter, stated the following: "Before the age of 1 vaccines have no effect." I wonder if Piper saw the recent report on "60 Minutes"? Briefly, Duke University is in phase one of a clinical trial using a modified polio virus to treat Glioblastomas. Glioblastomas are aggressive brain cancers. When diagnosed, patients have a 10- to 15-month life expectancy. By injecting the polio virus into the tumor, and allowing it to replicate, the tumor dies. Once it dies, the body's immune system attacks and destroys the polio virus. The first case was a 20-year-old student who, upon diagnosis, was given six months to live. Five years later she is tumor-free and working as a pediatric nurse in oncology. Why is this important? First, three of the polio vaccines are given with in the first 18 months of life. These first three vaccines can produce a 99 percent response. This patient obviously had immunity to this virus from her vaccines. Since wild polio virus are not present in the USA, she had to get this immunity from the vaccine she received as a child. Yes, vaccines do elicit an immune response, and thus vaccines are immunizations.
It seems that the aforementioned Piper should take his or her own advice and (become) educate(d), by staying away from crackpot websites. Did anybody else have trouble accessing the website Piper referred to in the letter?
Regarding chiropractors, the basis of their training is based on a theory of subluxations, and that theory has never been proven, either in the chiropractor or medical literature. If you want to go to a chiropractor, by all means, go. But to insist they are on par with medical doctors is nonsense.
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