"My thing is vaccines."
[Professor Adam Finn is Head of the Academic Unit of Child Health at Bristol Medical School, Dept of Clinical Science South Bristol and an honorary consultant in paediatric infectious diseases and immunology at Bristol Royal Hospital for Children. He is director of the South West Medicines for Children Research Network and heads the Bristol Children's Vaccine Centre. He trained in Infectious Diseases at the Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and in Immunology at the Institute of Child Health in London where he obtained his PhD. He worked in Sheffield between 1992 and 2001 where he was involved in several trials of meningococcal group C and other vaccines.]
The things they say:
Chickenpox 'There are no advantages to getting it (chickenpox) naturally.'.....''In the U.S., because of vaccination chickenpox is virtually unheard of now." --- Harmless? No, chickenpox killed one of these boys
 'The natural benefits of vaccines' by Adam Finn If, somehow, we could all conjure up an imagine of the vast armies of people who would not be healthy and here if it were not for immunisation, I reckon we would not hesitate to put it on our personal lists of good, "natural" things to be embraced and celebrated - along with renewable energy and muesli bars! ..Look around any room crowded with young and middle-aged adults - next time you go to see a film for example - and imagine scores of empty seats that would be there if all those whose lives had been saved by vaccines were suddenly to vanish. Imagine all your family and friends and then, arbitrarily, remove or cripple one in 20. It's hard to do it and rather scary. If, somehow, we could all conjure up an imagine of the vast armies of people who would not be healthy and here if it were not for immunisation, I reckon we would not hesitate to put it on our personal lists of good, "natural" things to be embraced and celebrated - along with renewable energy and muesli bars!
Read Vaccination is Not Immunization by Tim O'Shea, DC. His whole argument rests on the 'Vaccination has saved millions of lives lie.
Here is his mentor, Dr Offit, saying natural infection gives you better immunity which contradicts his "no advantages to getting it naturally" leaving aside his bollocks about dire side effects due to poor medical care, such as suppressing Vitamin C.
"Under normal conditions, healthy children do not die from or become disabled from the complications of measles and if they do, questions should be asked about their management." ---[Letter BMJ Feb 2005. Donegan MB.]