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    Default Vaccines - both sides seem equally blind

    I've noticed that with pro-vax and anti-vax peeps, that each extreme ignore anything that doesn't support their viewpoint. I guess this is the same with all extremists really.
    Some anti-vaxxes claim that vaccines don't even work. And pro-vaxxes seem to deny that vaccines could possibly cause any harm.
    I'm a bit interested in discussing these extreme viewpoints. Not to create a ****storm, but out of curiosity and possibly even to educate myself.

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    I too would be very interested in this conversation. My DP is very wary of vaccines so I guess he sits on the anti side where I believe they are important so I guess I sit more on the pro side of the fence. I have no opinion on which of us is correct as I do not feel I am educated enough on the subject to make that kind of distinction. Subbing so that hopefully I can learn something.

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    Quote Originally Posted by crankyoldcow View Post
    I've never heard someone who is provax claim that vaccinations are 100% risk free. The miniscule risks associated with vaccinations are well documented. They are scientifically proven to be safer than the complications from vaccination preventable diseases though and that is why I am pro vac.
    Yep these are my exact reasons for being pro-vax as well.

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    I am pro-vax purely because I can't see that any side effect of the vaccine is worse than what would happen if my daughter caught one of those diseases. Interested in others thoughts though so subbing in on this thread.

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    Cranky, I have seen a study showing vaccinated children have more colds and allergies - not sure how legit it is but it also seems to me that we have little way if knowing exactly what those vaccines are doing inside our tiny children's bodies. I almost wish I'd just taken a free ride with my kids.

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    Yep - what cranky said. I'm pretty sure it is acknowledged that vaccines carry a risk for some people, therefore understood that not all people can be vaccinated.

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    Free ride?? What do you mean?

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    @Atropos where are you? Please come and explain

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    I mean not vax and take a free ride on the herd immunity.

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    I am a generally let people be to make their own decisions type of person.

    But vaccination is something that impacts the whole community.

    So someone who chooses not to vax is potentially increasing the risk of harm others, it increases the risk to newborns, those who are immuno compromised and people who cannot be vaccinated. Their decision impacts many.

    That is why I am intolerant of people who are anti-vax.

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