posted on Jan, 30 2015 @ 10:37 AM
originally posted by: AutumnWitch657
Does it matter if only one child dies if that child happens to be your flesh and blood? I think it does
Sure it does, but to live in fear of that when the possibility is a statistical anomoly is just plain uber-paranoid and not a good enough reason to
artificially stimulate the immune system when it's unnecessary.
You know, you could get hit by a falling brick from a building today that could possibly kill you. Make sure you put on your hard hat or a helmet
today--you know, just in case of that tiny, statistically insignificant chance that it'll happen.
You wouldn't even do that, yet you'll fill your body with crap that you don't need that really doesn't protect your life at all, just stops you from
getting a illness with improbable complications. Hell, prior to the vaccination, the population of the U.S. was 180,000,000 people. Of those
From 1958 to 1962, the United States had an average of 503,282 cases and 432 deaths each year. (Measles reporting began in 1912; prior to this
time, no statistics are available.) In large cities, epidemics often occurred every two to five years.
So, of the 180 million people, 0.0279601% of the population--unvaccinated, mind you, every 180 million of them--contracted measles. Of that 180
million people, 0.0000000024% of the U.S. population died from contracting measles.
I reassert my point that the statistical chances of my daughter or son or wife dying from contracting measles is at 0%, and I'm willing to take that
bet because it's not even considered a bet.
As an aside, even in a world without a vaccine, an "epidemic" in large cities still only occurred every 2-5 years. Pardon me if I intelligently
dispute all the pro-vax hype on this issue...
edit on 30-1-2015 by SlapMonkey because: I code like a fingerless monkey