Been reading about herd immunity a little, there are those who feel it is a myth.
Thoughts on the content of these two articles asserting herd immunity is in fact a myth?
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11-08-2014 09:04 #1
Herd Immunity: Fact or fiction?
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11-08-2014 09:24 #2
11-08-2014 09:31 #3
Def fact to me. Not only the massive drop in VPD's since vaxxes were introduced but transmission has steeply dropped. We see outbreaks when people stop vaxxing their kids and rates fall below 85%. I can't see how it can be refuted tbh.
I haven't read the links. I've been sick all morning and can barely muster even typing this response lol
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100% fact. Herd immunity (from high rates of vaccination) is the reason that those of us fortunate enough to live today in this country rarely come into contact with VPDs.
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11-08-2014 09:40 #6
Currently, the studies are overwhelmingly in favour of herd immunity. Why would I disagree with that?
11-08-2014 09:45 #7
Fact for me. How do you think smallpox was eradicated? There certainly wasn't 100% vax rate. Now we don't need to vax for it anymore. Herd immunity! Polio is almost non-existent in our country but has had a massive resurgence in areas where religious groups ban vaccination & vax rates drop below a certain %
11-08-2014 09:50 #8
Without even reading into science on it. .. The decrease worldwide in vpds is evident. Common sense can tell you is fact.
I've never seen a person with polio or had a friend with TB. I've been in contact with measles as a small child but have been teaching now 15+ years and never had a case of measles or WC in my classroom. And yet I have taught children who weren't vaccinated for various reasons.
Herd immunity through immunizations is fact. Not a myth.
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11-08-2014 09:54 #9
Thoughts on the particular articles, I meant, not general thoughts. (Edited OP to be clearer!!)
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11-08-2014 10:02 #10
I hope I haven't worded that badly.
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