I am like Atropos - I advocate for a choice - I don't think we should be forcing vaccinations on people. But I can't respect your choice, sorry, I just can't and I'm not going to pussy foot around and lie about it.
I have posted on these before I wasn't going to but here goes:
My first born had a reaction to his 6 month needles. He developed a tumor about half the size of a golf ball. I had an agonising wait to see if he had cancer (he didn't thank god)
I had my daughter 8 months ago and you bet your a$$ I had her immunised. Pro vaxers are not denying any risk its about weighing up the risk.
I noticed the pro vaxers on here when challenged speak of communities most vulnerable where anti vaxers only argument is 'their children' anti vaxers are selfish - sorry but it is the truth.
If I came across a legitimate study that showed a link between vaccinations and something more serious than absolutely I would reconsider my stance but a single report from some shonky witch doctor in the UK compared to numerous medical professionals is a no brainer for me.
I once read a report that potatoes caused cancer- doesn't mean I have banned potatoes on my house....
For someone who claims they have researched this extensively you certainly don't seem to know much about VPDs. When herd immunity drops and the diseases make a come back - which is exactly what they are doing, then people who can't be vaxxed are put at risk, immune compromised people, people with allergies to componenets in the vaccines and young babies etc. Also some people don't hold onto immunity - that includes wild virus infection and vaccinations - so even though someone thinks that they are fully protected they may not be. There are a few people on here who can't hold rubella immunity.
It's also amazing how many people think this & I use to get attacked by 'anti vaxxers' when I told people where I worked. This even happened when I was doing internal training by another department employee.
A good time to bring this out, I think it helps to actually see where the diseases are and how widespread. Notice that there has been a cluster outbreak of mumps here - not to mention Europe and America.
I am quiet offended by this declaring that people that dont vaccinate are selfish. Are women who dont want to breastfeed selfish? What about those who CIO? Seems to be perfectly ok to call non vaccinators here on bubhub selfish but it wouldnt be tolerated in any other pareting choice. Not cool in my opinion.
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