I think she is saying she has done no research. Which really - if you are going to make a decision like not vaccinating then you really, really should research.
For a start you chance of adverse reaction to vaxxes are far, far less than complication caused by most Vax preventable diseases. The stats are there to prove it.
I am not saying I won't vaccinate. I am saying either way, you are playing Russian roulette with your child's life.
I also linked to an article which show's when scientists get it wrong. Once they have gotten it wrong, rules tighten. But things seem to need to go wrong before there is positive change.
**Thalidomide ( /θəˈlɪdəmaɪd/) is a sedative drug introduced in the late 1950s that was used to treat morning sickness and aid sleep. It was sold from 1957 until 1961, when it was withdrawn after being found to be a cause of birth defects. Modern uses of thalidomide (trademarked as Thalomid, according to FDA Orange Book) include treatingmultiple myeloma in combination with dexamethasone, and erythema nodosum leprosum, with strict controls on its use to prevent birth defects. Research is ongoing in its use to treat other cancers and autoimmune conditions, although its use is controversial; the thalidomide tragedy led to much stricter testing being introduced for drug and pesticide licensing.**
Scientists can and do get it wrong, that is very true. But this is not the 1950s anymore, science is becoming more advances every single day.
See, I can see it from your point of view re the dog, but lets put a spin on that the other way, I got a dog from the pound in Canada, within 2 days she couldn't walk, I took her to the vet and she had parvo. The vet said for us to say our goodbyes because she probably wouldn't make it. Well, she did make it, and ended up with arthritis by the age of 3. She is now 6 years old and on her last legs and will need to be put to sleep soon.
For me personally - I would not consider a one in one million (which is what they say a severe reaction for vaccinations are) as anything similar to Russian Roulette. If you look at the stats of Vax preventable diseases then that is a different story. 1 in 5 people who contract measles will suffer complications, 1 in 200 babies with whooping cough will die. For me and I am just talking for me, I feel far safter with the 1 in a million risk myself. I hear the AVN talk about vaccine injuries. NO joke, they are talking about redness and swelling at the site as being a vaccine injury. WTF.
See, I don't support, understand or accept a person't decision NOT to vaccinate their child. If my baby died from whooping cough after coming into contact with someone who I knew was unvaccinated (a child) do you think I, or any other parent, would be supportive of a person's "extensive research" they had done before deciding to intentionally endanger their own and other children's lives? Because that's basically what it is. I would be angry, angry that someone elses stupidity killed my child.
It is beyond comprehension that people could be so ignorant as to think they are above the enormous amount of time, money and research that has gone into developing vaccinations. Vaccinations save lives. Not vaccinating leaves you very vulnerable. Why would you choose to put your children in such a position? Unvaccinated children grow into unvaccinated adults and if they decide to see the world, they are at a huge risk - coming into contact with diseases that are barely heard of here because of a generation of people who WERE vaccinated against them. They bring the disease back here and so begins a potentially deadly situation. It just doesn't bare thinking about. I know this is morbid thinking, but unfortunately I think it's the truth.
I guess I see things from a bigger world view, and when people complain about our healthcare system, government benefits not being enough, and look at these things with ignorance, arrogance and disdain, I really get my back up. Go to Africa and watch a baby die miserably from measles, and you will come home and vaccinate your child!
Last edited by Ellewood; 12-07-2012 at 12:39.
I think there would be a huge rise in WC vaccinations, if the vaccine was available seperately.
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