And just fyi, i have received the most AVN info from your posts. I have never actually looked them up, because it is not an interest of mine.
Of course anti vaxxer argue that we don't have measles here anymore, but lets face it, it is only a matter of time, our vaccination rates a dropping, and all one needs to do is look at the rest of the Western world right now, there are all kinds of VPD epidemics all over the place right now. And our vax rates are almost the same as Liverpool, and they had a measles epidemic in 2011.
I've actually come around in my thinking, I actually want there to be an epidemic of something here, I think we need it. Me and my family will be well protected, and I think the anti vax movement needs to actually see what happens when a disease takes hold due to lack of vaccinations. A kick up the bum if you like. A famous quote re vaccinations is "vaccines are a victim of their own success" - that is just so true. 50 years ago no one questioned whether or not to vax, because polio was rife and completely devastating.
I was banned from their page for saying that I actually thought that "yes, guns and gun laws have something to do with all the gun massacres in America". Oh yes, that really annoyed them, you see, they don't believe that guns have anything to do with mass gun massacres. And they don't like when someone points out the stats that prove that they do
However, i went looking for the article you mentioned, and while i didn't find it, i found others that didn't find a link between vaccination and the autoimmune disease in question, so maybe the jury is still out.
I think an epidemic of something may cause people who 'forget' to vaccinate to suddenly remember, but i don't think it will change much for those who strongly don't believe in vaccination or believe that vaccination is harmful.
I don't know, that doesn't seem to be happening in Wales at the moment, anti vaxxers that decided not to vaccinate due to the unfounded belief that vaccines cause autism are lining up in droves to have their children vaccinated. I am not sure anyone knows for sure what would happened if faced with an epidemic, but I suspect that a lot of anti vaxxers would choose to do it, especially the ones who talk about risk rations etc.
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