Week 1 Prompt: What are your thought on the vaccination/autism link? If you are a parent, did it make you do things differently with your child (no right or wrong answers here! This is not a debate forum). If you aren't a parent, if you were to have children would this new found research change how you would go about getting your child vaccinated?
Also, as always, what do you think of the book?
I think that there needs to be a greater deal of research when it comes to the link between vaccinations and autism. I tried to get in touch with my dad to see how my sister was before she had her vaccinations, but no such luck this week... maybe next. My sister has Aspergers and is very high functioning. I guess I always wonder what would have happened if they knew more at that time. If I have kids I will be very careful when it comes to paying attention to when and what is going in my kids body. I am careful about what goes in my body now, but until there is further research and studies conducted, most people will trust the doctors completely. Doctors are not always out for the best interest of the patient. Some will prescribe certain drugs for kickbacks, and give the normal rounds of what other doctors have done in the past. It is just the easy thing to do.
As for the book it took me a few chapters to get used to the hopping around, but I am hooked on the book as of now. I don't know if Emma realizes how much Theo is neglected when she just tosses aside the Wii game, and then blanks on dinner after Jacob came home from Jess'. I think I know where things are headed already. We shall see if my theories are correct as of next week!