Doctors are quick to say how rare this is. My question is if this woman wasn't a NFL cheerleader, would it have even gained media attention? Probably not. So do we really know how rare this is? Doubtful. Other physicians are quick to state that obviously Desiree had some unknown underlying medical condition that put her at risk of an adverse reaction. That is their way of dismissing any blame from the shot. Well, here's the truth. MAYBE this otherwise healthy, young half-marathon runner had an underlying health condition. MAYBE. BUT if medical "experts" and I use that term loosely, know that these reactions can happen to people with certain underlying conditions, how about testing people prior to giving them the shots? Why is that so hard? Or how about going over family history and not letting drugstores and department stores offer shots. Just a thought. And how about being transparent (haven't I heard that somewhere before?) even and especially when it comes to our health and the health of our children? What if the CDC and our government was actually honest with us about the risks? Are we all going to stop vaccinating and cause mass hysteria. I doubt it. Are we instead going to demand more rigorous testing and HONESTY from drug companies? YES. We all want vaccines. We simply want them to be safe for ALL people and if they are unsafe for some we want to know who and we want to know why. In 2009 in the United States of America this mom is saying that is NOT too much to ask!
Now....for the good news. Here's a recent video of Ms. Jennings.
Desiree Jennings is seeing Dr. Rashid Buttar D.O. (Dr. of Osteopathy, like our Dr. Bernui) and guess what? This doctor is also helping children recover from Autism. It is amazing that Desiree was told by Johns-Hopkins Univ. Medical Center that this condition would only get worse. Interesting that an Osteopath with a focus on toxic burden and healing and treating the body holistically is the one getting results.
Maybe I'm not so crazy after all. Even skeptics have to admit, the video is compelling.
You can keep up with Desiree Jennings as she continues to recover from her flu shot reaction through her new website.