reply to post by Wrabbit2000
I don't quite understand this, isn't it good children get the chickenpox as it could be potentially lethal the older you get? I swear I've
heard of "Pox parties" where parents would take their kids to an infected child's party so they can get it.
I don't know, I think I've lost touch with the world today. So much BS and PC crap going on for my likes. **Wonders back into his cave**
I can only speak on this issue as a Father and individual. Everyone has their own views, it seems and even people traditionally "on the same side" of
the debate, tend to define sides differently at times. Very differently for some.
When it comes right down to it, Millions of years of physical evolution have developed biological systems that filter everything which enters our body
from the outside environment. Food...Air...Water..light. Everything. Absolutely everything. There is ONE way to bypass millions of years of warning
and filtering systems.
I.V. for anything but the most obvious and necessary of medical needs is, in my view, always carrying some degree of risk. A saline bag might be a bad
batch somehow...you're screwed with absolutely no way to prevent damage. Only mitigate it. Your stomach would normally prevent it for water.
That's a laughably common example of IV use and so LOW risk, it's absurd. I couldn't count the bags of IV saline I've had over my life for blood and
plasma donation alone.
Vaccines?? They are *NOT* Saline drip or drug feeds with relatively clear lines of chemical sourcing. Vaccines are imperfect by nature, trade offs on
quality control by literal design and definition, and always carrying SOME risk.
I think vaccines for Rubella, Tetanus, Smallpox (if it ever re-appears for modern context), Polio and others are absolutely warranted for the risk.
It's a horrible horrible illness in each case, being treated for. I'd HATE to be among the few % that die or have horrible complications from what is
supposed to protect ...but I have and do take that risk OVER the illnesses themselves. Absolutely. Twice even.
HPV and Chickenpox, as two examples of more recent vaccines?? Those are science run wild, in my strictly personal view. It's come to be "Can we"...
not "Should we..." and the risk is NOT worth it, again in my own opinion, for something like that.
** In full disclosure, I've never had Chickenpox. Yes..I know what that means if my son developed it or any of his friends. I'll still deal with it if
I encounter in in mid-life vs. having ever gotten the shot for it. I do not trust medicine blindly and trust has NOT been earned in anything like a
default position, eh?
edit on 29-9-2013 by Wrabbit2000 because: Corrected my tetnis spelling.. err.. NOT a Medical student, as all can see. lol