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originally posted by: blargo
a reply to: thebtheb
Wow. Before the measles vaccine on average 500,000 people per year caught the virus and on average 500 people died. In the last 10 years 189 people died from the vaccine. So lets do the math, 5,000 people died from measles in 10 years before the vaccine and now 189 die due to vaccine in 10 years. Seems pretty easy decision here.
originally posted by: thebtheb
Not really. The measles vaccine came out in 1963. By the early 50s, measles rates/deaths had already down to present levels anyway.
The anti-vaxxer hysteria can be traced back to one seminal event: the press conference called by London's Royal Free Hospital in February 1998 to publicize a research paper, since retracted, that Andrew Wakefield had written for esteemed medical journal The Lancet.
During that conference, Wakefield presented his explosive findings — since found to be baseless — which he claimed connected the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine to the onset of autism, a neurodevelopmental disorder characterized by impaired social interaction. Jeremy Laurance, a journalist who was there at the time, later called it "one of the biggest public relations disasters in medicine."
originally posted by: Grimpachi
From 1956 to 1960, an average of 450 measles-related deaths were reported each year.
originally posted by: hearows
Liberty comes with the responsibility to educate yourself on all the risks and benefits of the vaccine. If you're not willing to form your own thoroughly informed opinion, take the advice of a doctor who is willing to inform you in detail.
Measles is a preventable disease, however, the more people who choose to opt out for reasons other than allergies are creating potential hosts and vectors which could result in mutations of the virus or in worst case scenarios kill someone else.
To allow a single preventable death where the best scientific knowledge and evidence available has concluded the potential for side effects and reactions is comparably low, is unforgivable in our modern society. There is a historical death toll for measles that dwarfs all adverse reactions to the vaccine itself in both frequency and severity.
The freedom to choose not to vaccinate is one leveraged against the safety of others, and the actions of others to keep it statistically unlikely that the unvaccinated within the herd will be safe. Without the vaccinated, there is no debate, no risks of side effects, only the very real and potentially deadly effects of preventable illness. The potential risks of vaccination do not, in any case, outweigh the value of a single life lost to preventable disease. Propagating myths to the contrary is singularly corrupt logic.
Learn to science.
originally posted by: ExitOptional48
a reply to: theNLBS
More and more I am not buying any of this NLBS stuff
When I see them make fun of EM fields and vaccines
I smell an agenda
originally posted by: InFriNiTee
This is an outstanding video that is for people who truly want to know more about the facts of the danger of vaccines. Russel Blaylock has provided a real eye opener here. Dr. Blaylock is a nationally recognized, board-certified neurosurgeon, author and lecturer. His credentials include 26 years of experience in neurosurgery, editorship of the Journal of American Physicians and Surgeons, and Journal of the American Nutraceutical Association. Did you know that most of the vaccines that are supplied to the USA come out of bio-chemical labs in China?