posted on May, 1 2019 @ 08:37 PM
a reply to: 727Sky
The OP here paints a pretty clear picture of what REALLY fuels the "anti-vax" movement, quite simply: people who have seen their friends, or their
family, or themselves injured by a vaccine. Guillain-Barre syndrome is indeed a known adverse reaction to vaccines, even on the CDC site. Quite
opposite of the common statement, "His grandmother died of the flu, too bad she didn't get the shot," there are also very real statements that could
be made, "Too bad he got the shot, otherwise he wouldn't have been crippled."
The MSM has done such a GREAT job of brainwashing people, that most buy into all the hype and most can't or refuse to think for themselves. What is
the REAL risk of getting the measles? What is the REAL risk of getting the shot? The answers to those questions are painted one way by the CDC,
doctors, drug companies, in a way that mitigates and downplays the downsides, and inflates the upsides.
I had measles when I was six months old. I now am immune to measles for LIFE. I don't have to worry about getting measles and I don't have to worry
about getting the shot. Getting measles as an adult is more dangerous than getting it as a child, this is common knowledge. What should also be
evident if anyone's been paying attention to this year's measles outbreaks is that there have been a huge number of fully vaccinated individuals
getting measles, and they comprise a good 70% of the cases. This is swept under the rug and anti-vaxxers are blamed, and the vaccine's efficacy never
(I mean NEVER) called into question, while a quick Pub Med search reveals medical articles published that state this 70% figure for decades now. This
to me means you could be fully vaccinated and STILL get the measles ANY time. The protection the vaccine affords wanes considerably after 2-10 years,
and a third dose apparently does not up the immunity much, or for long (again Pub Med, not tree-hugging organic anti-vax blog). Thus you could be
protected in your youth and STILL get the measles as an adult. You would have to keep getting the vaccine at LEAST once every 10 years and you could,
STILL get the measles. If the vaccine is a risk (and it is) and if getting the measles is a risk (and it is) then I took ONE risk ONCE and am
guaranteed now. You can't say that for the vaccine.
To me, my choice to not have the vaccine and risk getting a mostly benign disease I will likely recover from with full immunity for life is a wiser,
sound, reasonable decision. I fully support those who want to get the vaccine and would rather take that route. But there is logic and sound reason in
my choice. Those who insist there isn't are religiously adherent to vaccines, and are simply NOT weighing the facts.