posted on Mar, 14 2014 @ 11:42 AM
The argument isn't whether or not vaccines work. They DO work. There is no legitimate concern over their effectiveness, it has been PROVEN.
The argument is about the possible side effects of vaccines...both immediate and long-term. Trying to determine the long-term health risks of
something is an extremely difficult task. In any scientific study, there needs to be controls, and in order to observe one thing, everything else that
has an affect on that one thing needs to be eliminated. That is why it is close to impossible to really get an accurate study of the long term effects
of medicines, vaccines, or other things.
Say you give 100 people vaccines, and 100 people without vaccinations, for a controlled study over the period of 20 years. Not only will it take 20
years to get the results (and that is only a 20 year study...we really need to know what happens to those vaccinated over their entire lifetime), BUT
it is close to impossible to isolate vaccines as the cause of any specific illnesses that pop up in the study.
What makes it even MORE difficult - is the the fact that different people's immune systems will react differently to vaccines. That means
hypothetically, it could cause ONE type of illness in someone, and another type of illness in someone else.....so how do you compare results and
determine , once again, what was caused by the vaccine, and what wasn't?
This is why it is generally good practice to NOT automatically consider things like vaccines safe. There just isn't enough data on vaccines to know
exactly what possible risks we might face down the road, due to vaccination. It could be NOTHING, it could be several years off of our lifespan...it
could do who-knows-what down the road.
I'm neither making an argument FOR, nor AGAINST vaccinations. I'm simply saying WHY the argument exists....and that is because we are UNCERTAIN.