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originally posted by: ladyinwaiting
Are you saying vaccinations should be mandatory?
originally posted by: ispyed
a reply to: jude11
Its called social responsibility. What right do parents have to allow their children to be vulnerable to what can be potentially dangerous diseases? What right do parents have to spread disease through their non vaccinated children?
It is socially irresponsible to not have your child vaccinated and the government quite rightly pressurises parents through the media to get vaccinated.
Although people do no like the government not getting your child vaccinated is not a very intelligent way to express your dis-satisfaction.
originally posted by: thesaneone
Nobody should force anyone to get immunizations if they don't want them but those kids not immunized should not be allowed to enter into public schools either.
I was a cold war baby, and had the childhood diseases. I had measles *everywhere* including lesions under my finger and toe nails, my buttcrack and inside my mouth. My mom kept me in a dark room because of the risk of eye damage. When I had whooping cough, it turned into rheumatic fever, giving me both a heart condition and serious lung issues - I get a chest cold, it rolls into pneumonia because of the scarring in my lungs prevent them from clearing the mucus properly. I have no idea how much lifespan the heart damage has lost for me.
Vaccinate your kids. If I had my way, it would be a chargeable offense not to get your kid vaccinated barring specifically and ONLY allergy issues.
I had a cousin who was brain damaged by measles as a toddler in the early 1970s and died in her teens in the mid-1980s from an embolism I believe was related. People lately seem to think measles is like the chicken pox. It's not.
"Independent thought" does not mean "cherry-picking sources that match my preformed opinion"
originally posted by: xDeadcowx
a reply to: AshOnMyTomatoes
True stupidity is parroting the same talking points without any independent thought, or even looking at the actual evidence.
Every one i have researched was in steady decline BEFORE the vaccine was introduced and there was no noticeable change in the rate of decline after the vaccine was introduced. In fact, if you look at the infection rates over the last century there was actually a temporary increase in infection rates for many diseases after the vaccine was introduced. Now compare those numbers with countries that do not vaccinate and you will see that the declines are pretty close to the same. How could the infection rates of the same diseases decline at the same rate in countries that did not vaccinate if the vaccination was the reason for the decline?
Please do everybody a favor and actually look into the information you are peddling as "fact" before you go around spreading any more fear-mongering hyperbole. Sanitation, hygiene and access to medical care are far more important factors to eradicating infectious disease.