There are some groups that do just follow the trend without doing their own proper research.
I had a friend a few years back make the decision not to vaxx based on Internet advice. Her bubs ended up contracting whooping cough and almost dying.
It really shook her to the core and the child (and new brother) have now been vaccinated.
I respect absolutely the right for parents to choose against vaxing, but I believe it should be an informed choice.
Yep. When these diseases start rampaging through communities and affecting those who can least cope with them, I hope all the non-vaxxers are happy.
Everyone does what they think is best for their child/family. No one benefits by people getting ill and no one vaxing or not wants others to get ill.
It's just that vaxxing is a very grey area, you damned if you do, damned if you don't.
Some of the highest non vax rates are starting to be in areas with highly educated middle class, like the northern beaches. I find that really interesting.
And this cluster have involved immigrants, but that is only half of them so far, so half of those who have contracted them are in fact people from here, who aren't vaccinated.
And whooping cough outbreak started in the norther rivers - which is very much an attachment parenting - for want of a better word hippy/crunchy area. I don't mean that attachment parents are the only ones to blame at all, but it does seem to be a group that doesn't vaccinate.
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