The Vaccine Conversation with Melissa and Dr. Bob

The Vaccine Conversation with Melissa and Dr. Bob

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When a topic as complex as vaccines becomes socially taboo, where do you go to talk about it? Join pediatrician Dr. Bob Sears and Melissa, mother and health freedom educator, on this informative journey where we will discuss everything from disease outbreaks to vaccine risks and side effects, the vaccine schedule, media hype, vaccine laws and controversies, and everything in between. Learn more at our non-profit website ImmunityEducationGroup.org | Sources available at bit.ly/vaxconv . Support this podcast: https://anchor.fm/thevaccineconversation/support


111 - Mandatory Covid Vaccine? Here’s How They Think They Should Do It
Jul 29 • 59 min
Today we cover a New England Journal of Medicine report that seeks to establish six criteria that should be in place in order to justify mandating the Covid vaccine. But who decides if the disease is out of control? Will mandates be targeted at certain…
110 - Mumps: The Disease and the Vaccine
Jul 15 • 66 min
Is mumps a harmless childhood disease, or are the complications as common and serious as the media portrays? Are current outbreaks happening because some choose to opt out of this vaccine, or are most cases occurring in fully-vaccinated teens and adults…
109 - Top Five Talking Points in Your Vaccine Conversations
Jul 3 • 56 min
We recorded this lost episode back in January but never aired it because Coronavirus took over the airwaves. You never know when you’ll have an opportunity to share the human side of vaccine injury and the personal reason for your beliefs with friends and…
108 - Special Announcements and Update on Hydroxychloroquine for Covid
Jun 18 • 45 min
Today we discuss a variety of topics, starting with how tolerance of varying viewpoints can bring a society closer together and unify those in the health freedom movement. We announce Dr. Bob’s new podcast “A Tale of Two Sides” and Melissa’s upcoming…
107 - If Asymptomatic People Don’t Spread Covid, What Are We All Doing This For?
Jun 12 • 44 min
The justification for social distancing, mask wearing, and shutting down our global economy was largely based on the fear that asymptomatic people will easily spread Covid. Early studies fanned these fears and created a whole world of people willing to…
106 - Are Children the Primary Spreaders of Covid?
Jun 5 • 50 min
Many policymakers assume that Covid-19 is largely spread by children, leading to nationwide school closures and hesitation about re-opening amid unfounded fears of kids being asymptomatic carriers. Today we break down research articles and expert opinions…
105 - Is the New “Mystery Illness” in Children Connected to COVID?
May 27 • 51 min
We often see the media ignore science in favor of eye-catching headlines. Fear sells, and reassurance does not. Medical experts have been reporting cases of Kawasaki disease or multi-organ inflammation syndrome as a rare Covid complication in kids,…
104 - Hometown Hero in Politics: An In-Depth Interview with Minnesota Senator Dr. Scott Jensen
May 22 • 54 min
Today we speak with Senator and family physician Dr. Scott Jensen who found a national spotlight on conservative news for his unique but accurate views on the polarizing Covid debate. He discusses how mandating anything from masks to the vaccine is a…
103 - Pushing Back Against State Government: An In-Depth Conversation with County Supervisor Kirk Uhler
May 19 • 68 min
Today we are honored to talk with a Placer County Supervisor who gained attention with his outspoken views on California’s response to the Covid-19 outbreak. Kirk shares what constitutes a state of emergency and at what point a county should regain its…
102 - How To Make the Coronavirus Vaccine Mandatory (Part 2)
May 15 • 49 min
We continue our review of an extreme plan to mandate Covid-19 vaccination published in a Canadian periodical by examining the suggestions on how to punish those who don’t comply. Should those who opt-out be convicted as criminals, or be punished with loss…
101 - How To Make the Coronavirus Vaccine Mandatory (Part 1)
May 12 • 60 min
Today we break down a newspaper article’s road map on how to make Covid-19 vaccination mandatory and discuss how readers can recognize the tactics the media use to sell a certain narrative. Why does science become so divisive when political agendas are at…
100 - Our 100th Episode!
May 5 • 90 min
Today we mark our centennial celebration with an outdoor backyard chat about what the vaccine conversation really means to us and express our sincere love and appreciation for all the support and feedback we get from all of you. We briefly discuss our…
99 - The Coronavirus Debate (Part 2)
Apr 28 • 65 min
We continue our discussion by looking at why New York was hit so hard compared to other places and examining new concerns about overuse of ventilators. We share two preventable risk factors for Covid-19 disease severity — Vitamin D deficiency and obesity…
98 - The Coronavirus Debate (Part 1)
Apr 24 • 81 min
Today we summarize our beliefs about COVID-19 and discuss our nation’s response to the pandemic. We break down the theory of social distancing by posing a very important question: Is there actual science to back up our nationwide lockdown policy? What…
97 - How To Have a Vaccine Conversation with Medical Professionals (Part 2)
Apr 18 • 42 min
We continue our discussion with more ways to broaden medical minds. Share thoughtful concerns about things like the number of doses on the full CDC schedule, genetic susceptibility to injuries, and ethical problems with vaccine mandates. If some vaccines…
96 - How To Have a Vaccine Conversation with Medical Professionals (Part 1)
Apr 14 • 42 min
Parents often find the very idea of talking with a doctor or nurse about vaccines too overwhelming. Today we offer tips on how to get a medical professional to listen to you as you share your own personal journey. We discuss how to set the right…
95 - Conversation With Our Fundraiser Winner
Apr 11 • 72 min
Today we share some fun in-studio conversation with the winner from one of our SoCal fundraisers. Colleen shares her journey in becoming a vaccine safety advocate and we discuss how to approach your friends when they turn their back on you after a vaccine…
94 - How to Respond to “Vaccinate Your Damn Kids!”
Mar 21 • 30 min
Today we cover Melissa’s #TruthPart40 post about this derogatory phrase and how the vaccine safety movement can respond. What do they mean when they want YOUR kids to be vaccinated? All 69 doses? Or is just the measles vaccine enough to let you around…
93 - Coronavirus Update and How to Count the 69 Doses on the CDC Vaccine Schedule
Mar 13 • 49 min
Today we announce changes to our upcoming PODCAST TOUR because of new state and federal action steps limiting public gatherings due to Coronavirus. Dr. Bob also offers some brief information on the virus, how testing works, and when to seek help. Then we…
92 - Seeking Truth and Justice: An In-Depth Interview with Former DA Nico LaHood
Mar 6 • 76 min
When do tens of thousands of vaccine injuries that are conveniently ignored become sufficient evidence for a deeper investigation? Today we meet Nico LaHood, former District Attorney for Bexar County, Texas, and hear about his journey through both sides…
91 - Coronavirus: Should We All Be Concerned?
Feb 26 • 53 min
Melissa unveils her 2nd set of VaxFacts cards and shares her vision for this new form of vaccine information outreach. We then tackle Coronavirus and break down an article that calls it the first new disease outbreak in the social media era. Should people…
90 - Unintended Consequences of Tdap During Pregnancy: Decreased Immune Response in Infants After Their Own Vaccines
Feb 15 • 63 min
First we reveal ALL 10 states of our upcoming National podcast tour and give the tentative dates! Then we get into a pertussis vaccine update from a recent study that reveals new concerns about giving Tdap during pregnancy. Researchers found that mom’s…
89 - Saving Humanity From Aluminum: An In-Depth Interview With Dr. Christopher Exley
Feb 6 • 63 min
We delve into one of the most shocking dilemmas in the vaccine debate: How can a metal that is unquestionably toxic to the human brain be used without safety studies or regulation? Who is behind this push, and why are governments ignoring the science that…
88 - Oprah’s Worrisome Connection with a Questionable Pharmaceutical Company (Part 2)
Jan 31 • 37 min
We continue our discussion on the unethical practices of a pharmaceutical company that was not only found guilty of false advertising, racketeering, and other illegal and unethical practices, but was also caught testing medications on children in a…
87 - Big Announcement and Oprah’s Worrisome Connection with a Questionable Pharmaceutical Company
Jan 28 • 40 min
Today we reveal… the first four locations of our upcoming live National Podcast Tour!! Woo hoo! Then we take a deep dive into the investigations of fraudulent practices of a vaccine manufacturer that is sponsoring Oprah’s National Wellness Tour. We…
86 - Victory in New Jersey: How Did They Do It? (Part 2)
Jan 23 • 69 min
We continue our discussion on New Jersey with another freedom fighter, new to this movement, and learn what motivates her and gives her the energy to prepare for the long game. We discuss the factors that galvanized so many citizens to swarm the capitol,…
85 - Victory in New Jersey: How Did They Do It? (Part 1)
Jan 21 • 46 min
Health freedom advocates spent the last year working tirelessly to educate enough of their local legislators to prevent the passing of a mandatory vaccination bill that would have eliminated religious exemptions and restrict medical exemptions. Today we…
84 - How to Get Vaccinated Without Parental Consent
Jan 18 • 56 min
Just when you think it can’t get any worse, it does. Now they are coming after your teens directly. Today we dissect a disturbing article that seeks to convince teenagers to vaccinate without their parents’ knowledge and we uncover the devious techniques…
83 - Happy New Year and What’s Ahead in 2020
Jan 13 • 32 min
We are back after the holiday season with our return to Season 2. We share the highlights of the Holiday cards we received from listeners and discuss why making connections with people and building relationships is one way people can find the energy to…
82 - Meeting Jimmy Kimmel - How Compassion Creates a Shift
Dec 22, 2019 • 63 min
Today we discuss two different events Melissa attended involving talk show host Jimmy Kimmel. The goal was to hold him accountable for his earlier public comments mocking and degrading those who opt out of vaccines, and allow him to see the real faces of…
81 - Which Vaccines Contain Human Fetal Components?
Dec 17, 2019 • 64 min
Human fetal cells are used to make vaccines, but what fetal cell parts really end up in the final solutions? Today we interpret four vaccine Product Inserts and several research articles that clearly describe the origins of these fetal cells and how DNA…
80 - Standing Up For Scientific Integrity: An In-Depth Interview With Dr. Chris Shaw (Part 2)
Dec 9, 2019 • 71 min
Dr. Chris Shaw shares what he has discovered about the un-natural immune response aluminum vaccines create, how this toxic metal finds its way to the brain, and how it contributes to autoimmune disease. Despite the positive response he gets from some…
79 - Standing Up For Scientific Integrity: An In-Depth Interview With Dr. Chris Shaw (Part 1)
Dec 2, 2019 • 60 min
What happens when a scientist uncovers an inconvenient but alarming truth? Today we get to know a university professor and neurobiologist who was among the first to discover that aluminum in vaccines causes serious brain injury. Dr. Shaw shares how…
78 - Special Announcement: Our Mission For The Coming Year
Nov 25, 2019 • 37 min
Today we finally share our special announcement. We plan to take The Vaccine Conversation Podcast on a national tour early next year with live podcasts on stage with audience participation, special interviews with local leaders, and episodes covering the…
77 - Overview of Vaccine-Targeted Illnesses: Part 2
Nov 22, 2019 • 62 min
In Season 1 we gave you an overview of the infections we vaccinate against in the first nine months. Today we cover the rest of these: measles, mumps, rubella, chickenpox, hepatitis A, meningococcal disease, and HPV. How common and deadly are all these…
76 - Aluminum Part 2 - Is It As Safe As They Say?
Nov 18, 2019 • 67 min
We continue our discussion about this neurotoxin with a comparison between ingested and injected aluminum and how one type clears the body efficiently while the other, by design, finds its way to the brain. We reveal the lack of safety research on this…
75 - Aluminum Part 1 - Is It As Safe As They Say?
Nov 12, 2019 • 56 min
Aluminum is used as an adjuvant in half of our pediatric vaccines, and the medical community has reassured us for decades that it is perfectly “safe”. But where are the real studies to prove this claim? Today we give an overview on aluminum, discuss how…
74 - The Truth about Kids with Exemptions
Nov 8, 2019 • 63 min
Those who push for mandates claim that exemptions are increasing and so are the numbers of unvaccinated and “susceptible” children. Today we reveal four studies that show the very opposite: most kids with exemptions are actually vaccinated, especially…
73 - A Historical Legacy & Fighting the Good Fight — An In-Depth Interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Part 2)
Nov 4, 2019 • 40 min
Today Bobby Kennedy, Jr. shares how he realized there were more problems with the vaccine program than just mercury. We talk about why he created his non-profit Children’s Health Defense as a base in this fight for scientific integrity and transparency.…
72 - A Historical Legacy & Fighting the Good Fight — An In-Depth Interview with Robert F. Kennedy Jr. (Part 1)
Oct 31, 2019 • 36 min
When fighting against corruption is part of your historical legacy and you’ve been raised to put it all on the line if it means you can protect families and children, you may find yourself in the middle of the fight to bring transparency and…
71 - Does Vitamin D Work Better than the Flu Shot?
Oct 28, 2019 • 53 min
Why is the flu shot the only prevention for influenza we hear about in the media, at the doctor’s office, and even at the drug store? Today we discuss an article that highlights how you can prevent and treat the flu more naturally, without side effects,…
70 - When Vaccine Court Turns Against the Victims
Oct 22, 2019 • 80 min
We wrap up Vaccine Injury Awareness Month with a look at a 2004 LA Times article that features three vaccine injury stories and the challenges the families of the victims faced in vaccine court. We discuss why journalists are no longer willing to report…
69 - A Mother’s Incredible Strength - An In-Depth Interview with Barbara Loe Fisher (Part 2)
Oct 14, 2019 • 59 min
We continue our discussion with Barbara Loe Fisher with a behind-the-scenes look at what it was like to lead a small, but determined, group of parents in a fight against Big Pharma that ultimately resulted in the 1986 National Childhood Vaccine Injury…
68 - A Mother’s Incredible Strength - An In-Depth Interview with Barbara Loe Fisher
Oct 10, 2019 • 64 min
Today we speak with the woman who started the vaccine injury awareness movement. Barbara shares her own personal story about her son’€™s injury and what it took for her to eventually realize that vaccines were responsible. She opens up about what prepared…
67 - 1986 Media Coverage of the National Childhood Vaccine Injury Act
Oct 7, 2019 • 53 min
Today we review two newspaper articles—from the LA Times and NY Times—surrounding the passage of the 1986 Act and discuss how vaccine injury was openly acknowledged by the media back in the 80s, compared to the cover-up we see today. We discuss the…
66 - How to Report a Doctor to the Medical Board for Vaccine Negligence
Oct 4, 2019 • 42 min
Did your doctor fail to give you proper informed consent for vaccination? Did your child suffer a serious vaccine reaction and your doctor ignored it? Your state medical board needs to hear from you. If your child was harmed by a vaccine and your doctor…
65 - Are Febrile Seizures Really Harmless?
Oct 1, 2019 • 52 min
Doctors have always assumed that febrile seizures were harmless, so febrile seizures triggered by vaccines “should be” harmless as well. Today we unpack brand new data from two research studies that question this long-held belief. If having febrile…
64 - Personal Tragedy to a Personal Mission - An In-Depth Interview with V is for Vaccine Creator Joshua Coleman (Part 2)
Sep 26, 2019 • 43 min
We continue our conversation with one of today’s most daring activists and get a behind-the-scenes look at his most recent vaccine injury awareness rallies. Learn what it takes to plan and execute a successful rally and reach people in your community with…
63 - Personal Tragedy to a Personal Mission - An In-Depth Interview with V is for Vaccine Creator Joshua Coleman (Part 1)
Sep 23, 2019 • 58 min
In part one of our two-part interview with Joshua Coleman, we discuss the personal story and tragic injury of his son Otto that ultimately brought him to the front lines of the fight for medical rights and informed consent. We delve into why Joshua is…
62 - Dr. Bob Sears’ Story in the LA Times
Sep 19, 2019 • 46 min
Today we discuss an exclusive interview and the article written about Dr. Bob by a publication that historically hasn’t been favorable to the opposition of medical mandates. In a rare opportunity, Dr. Bob agreed to a 4-hour interview and shared his…
61 - Bringing Truth to Light - An In-Depth Interview with Del Bigtree (Part 2)
Sep 16, 2019 • 97 min
In the second half of our interview with Del Bigtree we cover the work he’s done and continues to do to help inform the public about vaccine safety issues and revealing conflicts of interest — discussing both his web TV show “The Highwire” and his…
60 - Bringing Truth to Light - An In-Depth Interview with Del Bigtree (Part 1)
Sep 12, 2019 • 109 min
From working behind the camera to being in front of it, Del Bigtree has made a name for himself motivating and inspiring parents across the nation with his powerful speeches. This first part of our two-part interview explores Del the individual—where he…
59 - A Tragic Case - the Heartbreaking Story of Dustin Barton
Sep 9, 2019 • 77 min
Our first episode of Season 2 is an extremely important one. We take an in-depth look at the federal vaccine court case of a boy severely injured by the DPT vaccine and discuss how numerous court delays ultimately led to a tragic ending six years into the…
58 - Season 1 Finale, Part 2: Looking Forward
Jun 24, 2019 • 36 min
There is still so much to discuss regarding the larger vaccine debate. Today we share what some of our favorite ideas are for Season 2 and what we most look forward to bringing to the podcast. Don’t worry, we won’t be gone for long. There is work to be…
57 - Season Finale, Part 1: Looking Back
Jun 21, 2019 • 51 min
Today we take a look back at our favorite episodes and moments from this past year and talk about our most memorable highlights — what made us laugh, what topics got the most feedback, and what we found the most compelling. We share our current thoughts…
56 - Origin of the Anti-Compulsory Vaccination Movement
Jun 13, 2019 • 57 min
We are back today with some reviews read to you in our favorite accents. Then we take a trip back in history to the late 1800s and break down an article about the origins of the very first organized resistance to mandatory vaccination. We read about the…
55 - Dr. Bob Sets the Record Straight About His Medical Board Case
Jun 10, 2019 • 58 min
Today we talk about the recent California Medical Board meeting where they discussed the proposed law attacking medical exemptions and expressed many concerns about the bill as written—including the overly narrow requirements of CDC guidelines. Then…
54 - The REAL Reason We Are Seeing More Measles
Jun 6, 2019 • 32 min
Are the current measles outbreaks due to an “increasing number of unvaccinated children,” or is there another explanation? This 1984 study explained why the MMR vaccine wouldn’t eradicate measles as planned, despite very high levels of coverage. This…
53 - Dr. Bob Sees a Severe Vaccine Reaction from the VICP Table in His Office
Jun 3, 2019 • 56 min
Today we discuss the severe vaccine reactions that are on the VICP list of side effects that patients should be compensated for. Some of these are obvious, like anaphylaxis and encephalopathy. But some are largely unknown, like vaso-vagal syncope,…
52 - How to Grow a Healthy Immune System
May 30, 2019 • 75 min
Today we share what we do with our own kids to keep their immune systems healthy and what you can do from day one to grow your baby’s immune system. Is it really as simple as getting a natural start to life, avoiding certain pitfalls early on, then…
51 - Vaccine Reactions, Vaccine Overdose, and Denying Informed Consent?
May 27, 2019 • 55 min
We know that some children will suffer a serious vaccine reaction, but who decides if your reaction is severe enough to stop vaccination and still be allowed into school? Will you and your doctor decide, or a legislator? What happens when a doctor catches…
50 - Can Science Ever Truly Be Settled?
May 23, 2019 • 57 min
Who pays for the science that keeps “settling” the vaccine safety argument? And if the science is settled, then why do peer-reviewed studies continue to reaffirm the reality of vaccine risk? Can scientists ever really close the book on any important…
49 - Interview With Forrest Maready, Author of The Moth in the Iron Lung
May 20, 2019 • 65 min
Today we discuss a controversial book that will challenge what you, and your grandparents, think you know about the polio epidemic. Were these mysterious cases of paralysis really due to the poliovirus? Did the polio vaccine truly save all of us from a…
48 - Toxic Sludge is Good for You and Other “Truths”
May 17, 2019 • 47 min
Today we dissect another one of Melissa’s Facebook truth posts: how trained experts are programming our minds to accept even the most ridiculous ideas. The thought police aren’t just censoring information so we don’t see it — they are carefully…
47 - Why Advocacy for Medical Rights Matters
May 13, 2019 • 67 min
Today we discuss the current battle happening in California regarding a bill designed to eliminate almost all vaccine medical exemptions for children. We also talk about what it means to be an informed advocate, and why it’s so important that you are…
46 - Are Rich People Leading the Vaccine-Educated Movement?
May 10, 2019 • 40 min
Those who push for mandatory vaccination are constantly looking for new ways to label, shame, and discriminate against the growing number of people concerned about vaccine safety. Today we dissect a disturbing article from Money Magazine that claims a…
45 - Tetanus: The Disease and the Vaccine
May 7, 2019 • 39 min
Today we discuss a disease that many parents are concerned about, despite the fact that it is extremely rare. Could your child catch tetanus from a simple scrape from a dirty, rusty nail? How does tetanus even happen, and how can you prevent it? Should…
44 - What Should Our Pro-Informed Consent Movement Be Called?
May 4, 2019 • 32 min
The ardent pro-mandatory vaccinationists have managed to get the anti-vaxxer label to stick to those of us who engage in open discussion on vaccines. Today we consider why they chose such a carefully-crafted derogatory term, what this label really means,…
43 - Podcast Reviews and Why Your Voice Matters
May 2, 2019 • 35 min
Today we open up about what this podcast really means to us personally and how our two very different and unique personalities brought us together as a team. We share a special review from a listener, talk about podcast reviews in general and what they…
42 - How the FDA Manipulates the Media
Apr 27, 2019 • 55 min
What happens when our major government agencies, like the FDA, try to manipulate, control, and even strong-arm reporters who are supposed to keep them accountable? Today we uncover a Scientific American investigation that paints “a disturbing picture of…
41 - Dr. Peter Hotez: Did He Really Just Say That?
Apr 23, 2019 • 60 min
Today we fact check Joe Rogan’s interview with an infectious disease specialist/autism author/vaccine spokesperson and uncover some very unusual statements. Are vaccines only made of germ antigens and saline? Is the hygiene hypothesis just a fad? Is…
40 - Facebook Live Q and A
Apr 16, 2019 • 93 min
Today we go live on camera to answer your questions about vaccines, infectious diseases, herd immunity, and everything in between. You can listen here, or go to our Immunity Education Group Facebook page and listen/watch the live stream from April 6.…
39 - Why the Pertussis Vaccine Makes You MORE Susceptible
Apr 11, 2019 • 41 min
Vaccines are supposed to prevent disease, but what happens when a disease begins to outsmart its vaccine? Today we discuss research out of UCLA that shows getting the pertussis vaccine as a child will make you more susceptible to catching the disease. We…
38 - When Doctors Ignore Your Child’s Vaccine Reaction
Apr 8, 2019 • 73 min
Has your doctor refused to acknowledge your child’s vaccine reaction, even when it’s listed on the FDA package insert? Did your doctor insist you repeat that vaccine again, because the side effect was “coincidental?” Is your state government insisting…
37 - Why Do Pediatricians Kick You Out For Not Vaccinating?
Apr 5, 2019 • 67 min
With the growing nationwide trend of doctors refusing to see families who choose a holistic lifestyle, more and more families are finding themselves without a mainstream pediatrician. Today we share the personal and professional reasons doctors use to…
36 - How Japan, the Healthiest Nation in the World, Approaches Vaccination Policy
Apr 2, 2019 • 41 min
Today we discuss Japan’s vaccination program and a comprehensive study from 2014. Listed by the WHO as the “healthiest nation in the world”, we look at how fewer doses, encouraged natural infection for certain diseases, and immediate government action…
35 - Flu Vaccine Update: Inefficacy and Double-Dose Shots for Babies?
Mar 30, 2019 • 32 min
While flu season is wrapping up, policy-makers are already planning changes in how we vaccinate for next year’s flu season. One concerning change is the ACIP’s recommendation to give all babies the same dose we give adults, instead of the half-dose it’s…
34 - Senate Hearing Part 3
Mar 27, 2019 • 34 min
Today we wrap up our fact-checking of the March 5 Federal Senate hearing on measles mania and vaccine “misinformation”. Why was the panel presenting only one side of this complicated issue? Do the immunocompromised deserve more protection than all the…
33 - Meningococcal: The Disease and the Vaccine
Mar 25, 2019 • 71 min
Today we discuss one of the most serious diseases in teens — meningococcal meningitis. Many parents fear this rare disease, especially when sending their kids off to college. We tell you how to identify the symptoms quickly so your child can receive…
32 - Our First Facebook Live and Senate Hearing Part 2
Mar 21, 2019 • 55 min
Today we start the show with some timely vaccine-related news items — LIVE, on screen, with our first Facebook Live broadcast. Should you call 911 if you have measles? Are over half of the Vancouver measles cases vaccinated? Why are adult outbreaks of…
31 - Ethical Problems With Mandated Vaccines
Mar 18, 2019 • 45 min
Have you ever been told it’s your ethical duty to vaccinate for the good of the community? Is this truly the reason most people vaccinate, or do they only play the ethics card when concerns about vaccine safety are brought to the table? Today we share one…
30 - Senate Hearing Part 1: Measles Mania and Vaccine Misinformation
Mar 14, 2019 • 62 min
The Senate Committee on Health and Education held a hearing on March 5 to discuss the measles outbreak and vaccines. But instead of allowing testimony from both sides, as one would expect in a judicious society, the hearing consisted of ONLY pro-mandate…
29 - Censorship: Are the Vaccine Thought Police Finally Here?
Mar 11, 2019 • 61 min
Advocates for vaccine safety and informed consent are now under fire: Congressmen calling for a ban on “vaccine misinformation,” Facebook and Amazon and others censoring science, and a medical/pharma establishment funding it all. We discuss the…
28 - Interview With Dr. Tom Cowan Part 2: Autoimmune Disease, Vaccines, and Approaches To Healing
Mar 6, 2019 • 66 min
We continue our discussion with the author of “Vaccines, Autoimmunity, and the Changing Nature of Childhood Illness” and discuss how autoimmune diseases happen, what you can do to help prevent them, and healing steps you can take to minimize their impact…
27 - Interview with Dr. Tom Cowan Part 1: A New Way to Look at Childhood Illness
Mar 2, 2019 • 60 min
What if our kids are actually supposed to catch certain febrile illnesses in childhood? What if these bothersome but almost-always harmless diseases help us build our immune systems so we are healthier throughout adulthood? We speak with the author of a…
26 - CDC Found to Have Inappropriate Relationships with Industry
Feb 26, 2019 • 38 min
Today we discuss a recent article that exposes the conflicts of interest between the Centers for Disease Control and Coca-Cola. We reveal how the beverage company donated money to the CDC Foundation then utilized its CDC contacts to influence global laws…
25 - Religious Exemptions To Vaccination: Is This Constitutional Freedom Going Away?
Feb 22, 2019 • 57 min
The First Amendment guarantees freedom of religion for all Americans. But what about religious reasons for opting out of medical care? Three States have already removed this constitutional right for its citizens, and more States are soon to follow. Today…
24 - NY Times Article: How to Inoculate Against Anti-Vaxxers
Feb 20, 2019 • 48 min
The media continues to paint advocates for vaccine safety in a negative light and develops creative new strategies to convince people that vaccines should be mandatory. Today we break down this New York Times Op-Ed piece, discuss some tactics we’ve never…
23 - Melissa and Dr. Bob On The Middle Ground Show
Feb 15, 2019 • 52 min
What happens when you put three pro-vaxxers in the same room with three vaccine safety advocates? We were willing to find out when they filmed this episode of The Middle Ground YouTube Show. Today we discuss the show, things you didn’t see, the problem…
22 - How to Get Involved with Legislation with Dawn Richardson from NVIC
Feb 12, 2019 • 57 min
Measles hysteria + dozens of legislative bills unveiled across the country to mandate more vaccines for children and reduce or eliminate exemptions. Is the timing a coincidence? Dawn Richardson, Director of Advocacy for the National Vaccine Information…
21 - Our Stories
Feb 4, 2019 • 77 min
We share our personal stories about how we entered the Informed Consent movement. Dr. Bob talks about what happened in his medical school years that became a two-decade journey into vaccines and infectious diseases and how to best inform parents about…
20 - Measles: The Disease and the Vaccine
Jan 26, 2019 • 79 min
Is measles a harmless childhood disease for most kids, or is it as dangerous as the media portrays? Is it truly on the rise, or are the current outbreaks the same as we’ve seen for decades now? How can you recognize measles and what should you do if…
19 - Why Mandatory Vaccine Laws are Unnecessary, Unethical, and Won’t Even Work
Jan 24, 2019 • 70 min
Three years ago, California became the first state in many decades to make vaccines mandatory for all schoolchildren, joining Mississippi and West Virginia. Now several other states are considering this legislation. Today we explore three reasons why…
18 - Breastfeeding and How It Helps Prevent Infectious Disease
Jan 19, 2019 • 66 min
Everyone knows there are unending benefits to breastfeeding, but have you ever thought about how breastfeeding relates to the vaccine conversation? We discuss several research studies that weigh in on breastfeeding, the reduction of infant mortality, and…
17 - Do Vaccines Actually Make You Healthier?
Jan 12, 2019 • 41 min
While vaccines may provide some artificially-induced protection from specific infectious diseases, do they actually make you a healthier person? And what if research shows that the opposite may be true? Today we continue discussing part of JB Handley’s…
16 - Interview with JB Handley Pt 2: Did Vaccines Really Save Humanity?
Jan 6, 2019 • 50 min
We continue our conversation with JB Handley and challenge the widely-held belief that vaccines alone are responsible for reducing and eliminating infectious diseases. We also discuss how the benefits of vaccines tend to be overstated, and the risks are…
15 - Interview with JB Handley Pt 1: Is the Autism Epidemic Real?
Jan 1, 2019 • 58 min
Today we introduce JB Handley and his new book, How to End the Autism Epidemic, and explore how the mainstream medical community has spent the last two decades refusing to acknowledge that autism is on the rise. JB shares how autism has affected his own…
14 - Pneumococcal: the Disease and the Vaccine
Dec 27, 2018 • 42 min
In our series highlighting individual diseases we currently vaccinate for, today we cover pneumococcal disease. We’ll tell you just how common it is, how serious (or not serious) it can be, and what your child’s risk is of catching pneumonia or meningitis…
13 - Natural Herd Immunity Vs. Artificial Vaccine-Induced Immunity
Dec 21, 2018 • 49 min
You’ve heard it is critical for our society to maintain herd immunity to keep the public from experiencing major disease outbreaks. But is this really true? Is vaccine-induced immunity the same as natural immunity, and does it offer the same level of…
12 - How Vaccines Are Tested To Measure Safety
Dec 18, 2018 • 52 min
Ever wonder what type of safety testing vaccines go through before they are released to the public? Today we break down the vaccine safety research system and discuss some criticisms from the scientific community about the FDA approval process, like the…
11 - Pertussis (Whooping Cough): the Disease and the Vaccine
Dec 14, 2018 • 57 min
Today we focus on whooping cough, one of the most common diseases that still spreads around despite high vaccination rates. We’ll tell you why this vaccine doesn’t work very well, how to recognized and treat the disease, and discuss the risks of the…
10 - Why are More Highly Educated People More Likely to Question Vaccines?
Dec 10, 2018 • 46 min
Going against the grain is usually met with resistance. In today’s society, people question everything — yet when you do it with vaccines, you’re immediately branded in a negative way. Why is this the case? We discuss the main research studies that show…
9 - Overview of Vaccines and Diseases for Infants - Part 1: 0-6 months old
Dec 3, 2018 • 55 min
Just how common and deadly are the diseases we vaccinate all new babies for? In this episode, we discuss the 9 diseases that babies get vaccines for in the first 6 months of life (Hepatitis B, Hib, Pneumococcal, Rotavirus, Diphtheria, Tetanus, Pertussis,…
8 - The Flu Vaccine Debate - Part 2
Nov 27, 2018 • 40 min
The flu vaccine is the least effective vaccine on the CDC schedule, yet it has the highest amount of advertising and media hype compared to all other vaccines. We’ll ask (and answer) why, and discuss what is really behind the media campaign to convince…
7 - The Flu Vaccine Debate - Part 1
Nov 27, 2018 • 49 min
Just how common and deadly is the flu? Does the media tell the truth when reporting flu risks? Is the flu vaccine actually safe or effective? What about the mercury in flu shots — is that safe for pregnant women and babies? Join us for a chat about one of…
6 - Media, Measles, and Misinformation
Nov 15, 2018 • 39 min
Is measles really on the rise, and is it really the deadly disease the media now spins it to be? We’ll explore the actual risks of measles, how to prevent it, and how to see through some of the skewed messaging frequently put out by the media.…
5 - Attacking Medical Exemptions?
Nov 14, 2018 • 60 min
Join us as we break down a new study on California vaccine medical exemptions post SB277. We will review and question the results in detail, and shine some light on a concerning new trend that seeks to make medical exemptions a thing of the past.…
4 - Informed Consent - Are We Really Getting It?
Nov 8, 2018 • 43 min
Informed consent is one of the pillars of modern medicine. There is a Federal law that mandates every patient be informed about all the risks of vaccination. However, the reality is parents are not being told everything when it comes to vaccination. Worse…
3 - The Vaccine Schedule - 69 Doses and Rising
Nov 8, 2018 • 38 min
Getting your child vaccinated today is more than “just a few shots.” We’ll explore how the vaccine schedule has skyrocketed to 69 doses — more than triple what it was in the eighties. Learn about each vaccine the CDC now recommends, how many doses are…
2 - Vaccine Media Sound Bites
Nov 7, 2018 • 46 min
You hear it all the time: “Vaccines are safe and effective!” It’s in every news broadcast and every news article, 100% of the time. And what about these common catchphrases: “We need 95% vaccine coverage to achieve herd immunity,” “Vaccine reactions are…
1 - Why We Are Doing This
Nov 7, 2018 • 35 min
Welcome to The Vaccine Conversation! When a topic as complex as vaccines — a medical intervention that affects each individual differently — becomes socially taboo, where do you go to talk about it? Join us on this informative journey where we will…