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"The only thing is, younger people can't be persuaded to have the vaccine."
Asked why fewer young people are getting inoculated, he said: "The problem is that on websites like Twitter people are saying we're all going to die from the vaccine, but that is utter nonsense."
The virologist said people should listen to expert advice, rather than rumours from unqualified sources on the internet.
Originally posted by TheWill
reply to post by hawkiye
Hate to break it to you but Smallpox begs to differ.
Not to mention rabies, tetanus, polio, yellow fever... the mortality of unvaccinated humans and domestic animals exposed to rabies when exposed to the virus is more than significantly higher than those vaccinated... it's a death-sentence (a horrible, horrible death sentence) without the vaccine. Not so much with it.
That said, our vaccination-developing ability has plummeted since Jenner first came up with the smallpox vaccine, either because the diseases are harder to treat, our methods aren't as good or (I suspect) pharmaceutical companies have recognised that you can make more out of selling a sometimes effective vaccine than an always effective one.
Jenner had no business sense (sic).