I was talking with a holistic medical professional today who had some very interesting theories.
We began the conversation by talking about current medical events. He told me that he was waiting for a vaccine for COVID to come out-not because it would keep people from developing the disease, but only because it would make people feel safe and they'd get back into the real world. He went on to use the flu vaccine as an example, telling me that it is typically is only 40 to 60% effective and that he preferred to take his chances without one. As a matter of fact, he invited people who knew they were infected to stop by to see him so he could 'catch' the virus.
I made the mistake of saying I had heard about that shot's sometimes not great results, but that I was sure he didn't feel that way about all immunizations. He stopped, looked me in the eye, and went into a dissertation about virus natural selection and mutation, how natural immunity is better than vaccine-acquired immunity, and how people's immunity can't keep up if they receive vaccines.
He stopped for a breath, then continued by telling me that years ago there used to be natural methods to treat polio and tuberculosis but the drug companies shut them down and those same companies have had a hand in requiring students and workers to be vaccinated no matter what their personal preference.
After he got everything off his chest I just looked at him and said "You may be right". I didn't believe anything he had said, but it wasn't worth trying to argue.
Five years ago today: Pepper On Purse