I see what you are saying, there was a big jump in 2000, but that still shouldn't mean anything. Do they not to health checks in Ireland? And even if measles was introduced that way- if everyone in Ireland was immunised then it wouldn't spread. The measles in Sydney was introduced from Thailand - but it is spreading because vaccinations are not up to date. Irrefutable proof that unvaxxed people spread diseases.
Last edited by beebs; 17-08-2012 at 08:50.
You misunderstand - i claimed that Jenny macarthy, google and wakefield had a lot to answer for, not that people in this post had mentioned them. I believe that they kicked off an anti vax phenomenon and have met many people that do base their decision and fears of vaccines on these people.
I went on to say that it was obvious from previous posts that there is a general lack of understanding of vaccines. i still stand by that opinion. You don't have to agree with me and I have already explained why I am not going to sort through individual ones and target people. i am sorry that is not a good enough reason for you.
If you are vaxxed and catch a VDP then at least you have done everything in your power to avoid it. So it really is different in that sense.
I really would like to know though - what if the measles outbreak went the same way as france, they are up to almost 16,000. How many staunch non vaxxers would be running to get their kids vaccinated? I am guessing a lot. Which is another thing that really annoys me. The double standards, gliding on the coat tails of all of those who get vaccinated. I don't like vaccinations. I hate them, I had giving my kids needles. Why should I have to do so that others benefit? That is just unfair.
I've said it before and I'll say it again, we would not even be having these ridiculous discussions if we were in Rwanda.
This is bubhub. I don't think we'd be discussing horse carrots in Maccas either, if we lived in Rwanda. Such a specious argument.
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