Questioning The Dalai Lama: Who Would The Buddha Vaccinate?
In other words, the precautionary principle is disregarded in favor of the “weight of evidence” standard, which puts the burden of proving a medical intervention to be unsafe on those who are, or already have been, exposed to potential harm — and often without being made fully aware of the true risks beforehand, which is essential for the medical-ethical principle of informed consent.
Moreover, vaccines clearly violate the principle of ahimsa in at least two ways: 1) all vaccines require harm to animal and/or human life (e.g. fetal tissue for diploid vaccines) in order to develop them. 2) All vaccines have serious, and sometimes lethal unintended, adverse health effects — for unequivocal proof of this, view the “side effects” panel on any vaccine insert where the manufacturer is legally required to list them. The question therefore is not whether vaccines will do harm, rather, how many will be harmed and to what extent.
In the case of oral polio vaccine, the known risk of polio-vaccine induced paralysis is weighed against the theoretical benefits of the polio vaccine. Contrary to the precautionary principle, the standard is to determine “an acceptable level of harm [himsa]. If only a ‘small percentage’ of infants receiving the vaccine are expected to become paralyzed or die as a result of vaccination, then the vaccine is considered justifiable and will be approved for use. This, of course, violates the Buddhist ethical principle ahimsa discussed above.
Sadly, the Dalai Lama did not only personally vaccinate two Indian infants on Jan. 10th, 2010, but he also officially launched the new bivalent oral polio vaccine (bOPV), which according to a 2011 article published in the American Journal of Epidemiology, was found in a Hungarian population to result in over 4-fold higher risk of paralysis than the monovalent 3 oral polio vaccine, and a 70-fold higher risk of paralysis than the monovalent 1 oral polio vaccine, to which it was compared.
via Green Med Info Questioning The Dalai Lama: Who Would The Buddha Vaccinate?
First; do no harm.
There are MANY natural modalities which address viral infections, but these things are totally ignored, denied and suppressed by those claiming vaccines are the only way.
It is like someone with a sledgehammer claiming that this is the only tool that can ever be used for any purpose whatsoever, completely ignoring, denying and suppressing the information about all of the other tools in the tool shed and in the tool box.