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Vaccinations in children should be well considered: Dr. Holger Berges on vaccination risks in children

The vaccine debate is sometimes very emotional in Germany and mostly not very rational. According to the vaccine critics, the influence on politics and media from the pharmaceutical industry seems to be great. Some vaccine critics attribute that they are hardly noticed by the general public and are often portrayed as unreliable. Good marketing and increased lobbying, which goes far into politics, usually only allows the arguments of the supporters of comprehensive vaccinations to be heard. The critics hardly have any space in the media world. And if so, only as a side note.

The goal of eliminating measles and rubella in Europe by the World Health Organization (WHO) by 2010 was not achieved due to the lack of vaccination and was therefore postponed to 2015, explained Ole Wichmann from the Robert Koch Institute. At the same time, the RKI criticized the fact that the vaccinations are also viewed critically by numerous medical professionals. The RKI President emphasized that there is still insufficient vaccination against hepatitis B, whooping cough (pertussis), measles, mumps and rubella.

The general practitioner, Dr. med. From his point of view, Holger Berges now explained why parents should carefully consider giving their children numerous vaccinations. In this context, vaccine critics repeatedly refer to the numerous dangers and side effects of vaccinations. The mass panic organized under the sign of swine flu may also have provided a new breeding ground for this criticism. The WHO announced a worldwide pandemic for the H1N1 flu virus in 2009/2010. People should get vaccinated against the pathogen. As we know today, the pandemic ended up being almost non-existent and the course of the disease was essentially comparable to that of a normal flu wave. However, the pharmaceutical industry was able to make high profits, because governments in numerous countries bought the vaccine stocks almost empty and then stayed on the vaccines because swine flu turned out to be less dangerous than advertised. In the opinion of the vaccine critics, the influence of the pharmaceutical lobby extended to the top of the WHO. Now watch a film by Dr. Holger Berges:

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