Colorado boy dies of flu after mom took Facebook anti-vax group tips

Najee’s mother, meanwhile, told the station she feels as if she “failed” her son.“I’m hurting so bad right now and so is his dad and brothers,” she told KKTV. “Our whole family is hurting and it feels like we failed him because we did what we had to do.”

Source: Colorado boy dies of flu after mom took Facebook anti-vax group tips

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I think it’s reasonable to be afraid and concerned about the safety of vaccines. If they were “perfectly safe”, then there would be no need for a Federal Gooferment program — National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program! https://www.hrsa.gov/vaccine-compensation/index.html

That being said, I think it’s unreasonable to rely on a facebook group for medical advice. Argh! At least, “Doctor Google” provides lots of dikw (i.e., data, information, knowledge, wisdom) that you can study and form your “own” opinions.

Personally, I rely on doctors to give me their “best guess” on health issues. It’s still an art; not a science. And, their “best guess” is much better than mine.

I think I have to be an “intelligent consumer” of medical services. That means, don’t follow blindly. But ask questions and observe results and evidence. That’s why I try you follow the advice of Michael Greger at https://nutritionfacts.org/. He features evidence for his advice.

As with all my ravings and rantings in life and this blog, YMMV!

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