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originally posted by: Krazysh0t
a reply to: Gothmog
So your problem is simply semantics? Ok. Well that's not worth arguing so I'm going to move on.
originally posted by: GetHyped
a reply to: o0oTOPCATo0o
Ethylmercury is not the same as methylmercury in the slightest. More importantly, ethylmercury was removed from childhood vaccines about 15 years ago and absolutely no change in autism rates occurred.
Thimerosal has been removed from or reduced to trace amounts in all vaccines routinely recommended for children 6 years of age and younger, with the exception of inactivated influenza vaccine (see Table 1). A preservative-free version of the inactivated influenza vaccine (contains trace amounts of thimerosal) is available in limited supply at this time for use in infants, children and pregnant women. Some vaccines such as Td, which is indicated for older children (≥ 7 years of age) and adults, are also now available in formulations that are free of thimerosal or contain only trace amounts. Vaccines with trace amounts of thimerosal contain 1 microgram or less of mercury per dose
originally posted by: rickymouse
Actually, there is not much difference between ethyl and methyl mercury.
originally posted by: ArchAngel_X
I honestly don't care if people don't vaccinate their kids. Not one bit. I also don't care when there's resurgences of previously-eradicated diseases among the non-vaccinators. Infact I will admit to a little bit of schadenfreude when I hear about it in the news because it's the wilful ignorance of those parents putting their children at unnecessary risk.
It's unfortunate when some of these children die under these circumstances but that also creates a potentially self-eradicating problem: the children of non-vaccinators will get sick and die at a rate faster than vaccinated children. The vaccinated children will in turn grow up to produce offspring which will be vaccinated. Plus this also means there will be more stock supply of vaccinations at hand for responsible parents.
I put my faith in science and medicine as they are the reason we've seen the massive plunges in infant mortality, death by infection, and polio paralysis, but to name a few - and the increases in average life span and the human population since the beginning of the 20th century. If they say they have a vaccine for a transmittable illness that can directly affect my life, I'll be very inclined to take it because the industry has the century-long track record to prove it.
And if some people read a meme on Facebook that say vaccinations will harm their children, so they don't, that doesn't affect me at all. I wish them luck and will shed no tears if or when they suffer the cost.
originally posted by: dogstar23
a reply to: IvyNeptune
I think vaccinations make sense for diseases like Measles, Polio, etc., but are absolutely ridiclous and not as beneficial as natural immunity when it comes to diseases such as Influenza and Chicken Pox (even if it means being a little sick once in awhile.) My children get vaccines for the big ones, but no way they're getting a vaccine for a "possible, slightly decreased chance of getting a case of the sniffles" - as in the flu vaccine.
I also don't think vaccines themselves cause autism, but that it is possible that adjuvants in vaccines might lead to an overreaction by the immune system in children who have genetic susceptibilities, coupled with heavy exposure to neurotoxic pesticides. Whether vaccines are part of the equation or not, as long as we keep looking for a single source cause, I highly doubt we'll make any progress whatsoever in the growing epidemics of both autism and vaccine avoidance.
To 1 vaccinations are required to assist the health and growth of the population. They can help the human body build up defenses to potentially harmful and or fatal illnesses. The issues many seem to have is ARE VACCINATIONS BEING RELEASED SAFE OR ARE THEY TEST UPON MASS SOCIETY. FOR WHO ARE THE HUMAN TRIALS RAN ON? So its understood how parents can have concern for autism or other effects from vaccinations. For example TDAP how safe is it? And does it weaken the fetus ability to fight off say Zika causing Microcephaly? Or has this even been FULLY EVALUATED? This is why many struggle in TRUSTING vacc. with their children... Is it safer to TDAP vacc. the fetus why inside or follow previous protocols before TDAP was made and wait 2 months after baby is born
originally posted by: IvyNeptune
Im curious as to what your opinions are on vaccinations.