That year, a report from the CDC found four newborns in Tennessee who experienced excessive bleeding due to low vitamin K caused by not receiving the injection. Canadian researchers noted a similar trend in Alberta in 2014, finding that 0.3 percent of children in a large study had parents who refused the injection.
In 2016, researchers in North Carolina surveyed a small number of parents forgoing vitamin K to figure out why, and reported that most were white, college-educated parents over 30—characteristics typical of those who refuse childhood vaccines.
There were also several occasions where I went out to dinner with my Filipino friends where they would pay the bill and they would bring the change to me or even their credit card receipt for me to sign. Once I took notice of this, we would do it on purpose just to see who they would bring the bill to.
Sadly, it’s always assumed that the foreigner is paying.
One taxi driver even started asking me what I thought about every girl we drove by in an effort to make conversation. I mean it’s just weird to start talking about these things with a complete stranger.
If you’re using a dating app there, the first question they will ask is if you’re married.
Even though, this is certainly not always the case.
The reverse is also true, most Filipinos think that almost all other Filipinos are poor.
Steven Abrams, chair of the American Academy of Pediatrics Committee on Nutrition.
The risks of “vitamin K deficiency bleeding,” or VKDB, are present until babies are six months old, according to the CDC, putting infants at risk for internal bleeding that can cause long-lasting harm.
As a single guy, I found this very offensive at first.
However, I came to find out that indeed a serious amount of foreigners are actually there for this reason.
Since 1961, it’s been standard practice for American newborns to receive an injection of vitamin K, a supplement that helps blood clot and prevents brain bleeds.