reply to post by marg6043
Are you assuming that the mortality rate will be the same as it is now?
If say, by the time the fall Pandemic they fear will hit it mutates to the point it has a mortality rate of 1%; that would be 750,000 children dead.
At 2% that would be 1.5 million children dead in the US alone.
Now for a moment pretend you are the one who has to make the decisions. You know the Pandemic may be only a couple of months or so away. You also know
that the only vaccine available that soon might kill a small number of children.
Now you must decide, right now, do you go ahead with the vaccine or risk hundreds of thousands or even millions dead if you do not.
What is your decision?
Also factor in the 1918 Pandemic may be about to repeat itself in a very mobile society that could kill many million in the US alone.
The 1918 Pandemic is not a myth. From my families history I know my Grandparents lost three of their children (3 of my Fathers Siblings) along with
some of their grandchildren, all in a few weeks. I wonder how they would feel about vaccines? Even worse, how would they feel if out of paranoia they
had denied the vaccine to their children and in effect murdered them?
Sometimes paranoia is a good thing and other times it can kill the people you love.
Are you aware of how many lives vaccines save worldwide each year? How do you feel about that? Would you rather Polio and say the Whooping Cough came
back because of paranoia?
I survived the Whooping Cough myself. It was about 15 days of pure hell. I was only 6 but I remember it vividly it was so bad. No air, can't breath,
cough until you puke over and over again while your parents sit by helpless not knowing if you will die or not.
I had trouble creating a child because I had the Mumps as a teenager. Nearly sterilized me. Now children have no need to go through that.
The German Measles I remember too. They had to put me in a washtub of cold water every couple of hours to keep my fever down. No fun at all I tell
you. No child needs to go through that now.
Two people in my neighborhood had Polio. I still remember the sugar cubes and the paper with the vaccine on and standing in line for them when I was
about 5. I remeber my parents and in fact the whole town standing in those lines. Polio is all but gone now. Do you know why? Vaccines!
If the Pharmaceutical companies and the medical community were trying to hurt us, they have done a terrible job as every generation our life
expectancy goes up. Not to mention our quality of life in old age keeps getting better. That is real evidence.
I believe a child's chances of getting hurt crossing a road is far greater than any risk from a vaccine. Does that mean you never let your children
cross a road their whole lives? Of course not. The risk of death is nothing compared to the dangers of living life in fear and unfounded paranoia.