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1 of 5 Whose world is in your head?

Hilary Butler - Saturday, November 08, 2008

Have you ever been told by a medical professional looking at your five week old baby, that you can’t take you baby out into that big bad world until the first shots have been given, because otherwise your child might die?

A new 2008 comment is the admonition that Prevnar is vital, because “it’s such a serious disease.”

So serious, that, as page 16 of this powerpoint shows,

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  “Only a Handful of IPD cases have been experienced first hand, therefore GPs and Nurses have a General Knowledge Base only.”

Go through the rest of the powerpoint, remembering that comment and analyse the language. Take note of words like “ammunition” which doctors must use to overcome parents’ reluctance.

Do these attitudes from doctors, nurses, IMAC (and that powerpoint) make you feel frightened? Of course. That’s the sole reason why they do it. If they told you the truth, you wouldn’t be frightened.

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