On Immunity - Chapters 13 through 18 Summary & Analysis

Eula Biss
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Eula provided a brief summary of the history of vaccines and inoculations and the often bizarre reactions to the methodologies as well as to their operatives. Modern mothers like Eula don’t worry about clean water but do have concern with the toxins that are sprayed in public parks and other recreational areas where they take their kids. There are also toxins in everyday products like shampoos and even corn syrup. A woman in Baltimore blamed the leukemia that her infant son contracted on pollutants in the vaccines that he was inoculated with.

While there are man-made toxins, most are produced in the body. Pertussis toxin can cause whooping cough to linger long after the bacteria have been destroyed. A toxoid is an element that through a process is no longer toxic. Confusion about the safety of vaccines could be due in part...

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