You know that the sample size for the study that said that MMR was linked to autism had a sample size of twelve... and that the doctor who did it was paid to do it by a lawyer who was suing a pharmaceutical company... and that the age where people would generally notice autism in a child is around the age when MMR would be administered... and that the doctor in question had developed 'alternative' single jabs... and that the study was only of those with autism and the questions asked were: did your child have MMR? and, when did you first notice your child may be autistic?
If lots of people stop vaccinating, it puts the lives of others at risk and could result in a resurgance of measles, mumps and rubella which were responsible for many childhood deaths pre MMR and could lead to a drug resistant strain evolving... though why you cannot get single immunizations for each is an entirely different question and there should be that option for those who do not wish for their child to have the combined jab.
So the fact that small pox went extinct as a result of vaccinations - oh, nevermind. I'm not gonna win an argument with the tinfoil hatters.
Honestly, almost everything can kill you if you want to get technical about it. What research have you done, exactly? Minus points if it's from Jenny and her cadre of granola moms (except when they need modern conveniences).
It's kind of personal to me having lived in an area that was hit by whooping cough. Turns out there were a lot of antivaxxers in town and the people who died were poorer families.
Wouldn't the big pharma make MORE if people were getting these diseases? vaccines aren't profitable and that's why the government often has to step in.
Nothing is one hundred percent in life. But honestly, I'm just amused by the whole putting additives in my body thing. Hopefully you don't eat any sort of processed food and only organic things you've grown yourself. Ever taken any medication? I guess that stance always puzzled me because additives are ubiquitous to modern, western societies. Do I think it's a good thing? Not necessarily. But.
Frankly, having taken microbiology courses and volunteered in nursing, I'm going to stick to vaccinating people. There's so little financial incentive to produce new ones because treating a disease is more profitable than preventing it. That is why we don't have as many innovations coming out.
It's just incredibly personal to me because I've SEEN this **** and it's sad. Granola moms who don't want ~anything unnatural~ in little timmy while lugging him to the hospital and exposing everyone in the area. Diseases that were rare are now making a comeback. And we can prevent them. The trouble comes when enough people break the threshhold of sufficient immunity in an area. And it's happening. People are dying of diseases that were a problem in the 1800s.