As the article says, Measles was wiped out in Australia due to immunisation and there is no longer wild measles in this country.
HOWEVER because the levels of immunisation have dropped so much, when it is brought here from overseas (in this case Thailand) it spreads throughout the community.
Measles is not harmless, it kills kids all the time and babies cannot be vaxxed until they are 1 and not fully vaxxed until they are four.
This disease was wiped out in Australia, its return is due to those people who choose not to immunise . Measles is hundreds of times more likely to hurt your kids than MMR vaccine. How many kids are hospitalised or die from vaccines versus how many kids are hospitalised and die from measles.
Seems to be a general lack of education in the community about vaccine risk versus disease risk and this is truly sad and scary.
Last edited by Ulysses; 17-08-2012 at 06:35.
I will take issue with "homoeopathically vaxed". That's an oxymoron. There is no such thing.
Google has a lot to answer for…as does playboy bunny Jenny macarthy and corrupt ex scientist Wakefield.
Sadly the posts i am reading here are indicating that alot of the people who choose not vaccinate do not even understand vaccinations - I suppose you don't know what you don't you know - so essentially that is why we put our trust in those who actually study medicine not people who know how to search for anti vaccine propoganda.
At uni last year they used the example of parents googling and reading what they thought was scientific evidence to make their decisions and specifically talked about the immunisation issue - and ultimately you need to understand science and statistics to interpret studies - which means unless you have studied statistics at university level you probably wouldnt really understand the very studies you are basing your decisions on. Its just the way it is…and for those basing on gut feel - well that is not a reliable method when it comes to medicine. Medicine is based on facts not feelings - feelings are not reliable and are tainted with our personal opinion and experience and NOT the world view or greater knowledge of a topic that science can provide.
Last edited by Ulysses; 17-08-2012 at 07:05.
Yes the science appears to be quite a joke to some of you. I assume you are non vaxers.
Last edited by Ulysses; 17-08-2012 at 07:15.
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