Page 14 of 131 FirstFirst ... 412131415162464114 ... LastLast
Results 131 to 140 of 1307

Thread: Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles [W:1210]

  1. #131
    Almost respectable

    Cardinal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    34,970

    re: Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles [W:1210]

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Now that this debate has been raging for a couple weeks (everywhere, not just here), the part that is pissing me off more than anything else is the dismissal of the overwhelming evidence regarding vaccines because they're not 100%.

    Excuse me? What planet do you come from that anything is 100%? (Excepting death, in general) Really, that's so far out there it's not even a valid counter-argument.

    Seat belts aren't 100% effective, but they greatly improve your odds. Wearing a hard hat in a construction area isn't 100% effective, but it improves your odds. Condoms aren't 100% effective, but they improve your odds.

    Same with vaccines. No, they're not 100% effective, but your odds against getting said disease are greatly better than if you don't get the vaccine.

    With every example I noted here, we can all say we've heard at least one anecdotal story where it didn't save a person, or maybe even made it worse. Those are exceptions to the rule, not the rule itself. You're not guaranteed to get only the good stuff in life, so a smart person goes with the odds... especially when they're so overwhelming as is the case with vaccines.
    Or how every nearly every smoker I've met has cited that one guy who lived to a hundred and smoked eight packs of cigarettes a day, or the failing musician who optimistically pointed out that Jimi Hendrix received no music education, both forgetting that it's the consensus that matters, not the outliers.

  2. #132
    Sage
    Bodhisattva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Zealand
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:31 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    63,807

    re: Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles [W:1210]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cephus View Post
    And those people are complete and total idiots who have no business breeding. Every kid needs to be vaccinated regardless of the wishes of their parents.
    If that is true then what of alcoholics, drug users, religious fanatics?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    You can successfully wipe your ass with toilet paper, that doesn't mean that you should.

  3. #133
    Pragmatist
    SouthernDemocrat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2005
    Location
    KC
    Last Seen
    Today @ 06:57 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Moderate
    Posts
    17,400

    re: Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles [W:1210]

    Quote Originally Posted by brothern View Post
    That is funny and it also happens to describe the entire anti-vax bunch.
    "You're the only person that decides how far you'll go and what you're capable of." - Ben Saunders (Explorer and Endurance Athlete)

  4. #134
    Sage
    Bodhisattva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Zealand
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:31 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    63,807

    re: Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles [W:1210]

    Quote Originally Posted by radcen View Post
    Now that this debate has been raging for a couple weeks (everywhere, not just here),
    Why? Has there been a big outbreak?
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    You can successfully wipe your ass with toilet paper, that doesn't mean that you should.

  5. #135
    Sage
    Bodhisattva's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    New Zealand
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:31 PM
    Lean
    Independent
    Posts
    63,807

    re: Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles [W:1210]

    Quote Originally Posted by SouthernDemocrat View Post
    That is funny and it also happens to describe the entire anti-vax bunch.
    Many are a combination of those...
    Quote Originally Posted by Bucky View Post
    I have pooped in public, even in public neighborhoods.
    Quote Originally Posted by Absentglare View Post
    You can successfully wipe your ass with toilet paper, that doesn't mean that you should.

  6. #136
    Phonetic Mnemonic ©
    radcen's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    Look to your right... I'm that guy.
    Last Seen
    Today @ 07:20 PM
    Lean
    Centrist
    Posts
    33,397

    re: Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles [W:1210]

    Quote Originally Posted by Cardinal View Post
    Or how every nearly every smoker I've met has cited that one guy who lived to a hundred and smoked eight packs of cigarettes a day, or the failing musician who optimistically pointed out that Jimi Hendrix received no music education, both forgetting that it's the consensus that matters, not the outliers.
    Smoking, good example. Or the guy who ate biscuits and gravy and chicken fried steak for 98 years.

    Probably the same guy... lol.
    If you claim sexual harassment to be wrong, yet you defend anyone on your side for any reason,
    then you are a hypocrite and everything you say on the matter is just babble.

  7. #137
    Almost respectable

    Cardinal's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2008
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    34,970

    re: Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles [W:1210]

    Quote Originally Posted by Bodhisattva View Post
    Why? Has there been a big outbreak?
    See: thread title.

  8. #138
    Guru

    Join Date
    Jul 2013
    Last Seen
    07-04-15 @ 04:17 PM
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    3,032

    re: Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles [W:1210]

    My opinion -people who don't vaccinate their kids are potentially murdering other kids or adults.

    Not acceptable.

    All kids (except those with compromised immune systems, such as kids with cancer) need to be vaccinated.

    And by the way - us adults should all check into our status as well. I got a TDAP booster last year; the TDAP vaccine doesn't give life-long immunity. I'll be getting MMR assuming my doctor agrees next time I go in.

  9. #139
    Chews the Cud
    Amadeus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Location
    Benghazi
    Last Seen
    @
    Gender
    Lean
    Very Liberal
    Posts
    6,081

    re: Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles [W:1210]

    It should be a parent's choice whether or not to vaccinate their child. And should they choose not to, they should probably be investigated by CPS. Something fishy going on in that household.

  10. #140
    Outer space potato man

    Join Date
    Feb 2010
    Last Seen
    Today @ 08:18 PM
    Gender
    Lean
    Undisclosed
    Posts
    51,723

    re: Vaccine Critics Turn Defensive Over Measles [W:1210]

    Quote Originally Posted by Ockham View Post
    Once we as a society stop questioning and stop being skeptics about what our government or healthcare providers or doctors for that matter, tell us we need, we become sheep. You're absolutely right there are some who cannot have some vaccines due to medical or allergic reasons - there are also some who want to know exactly what is being injected into them, and why it's so absolutely imperative, as well as questioning what it is and what effects it has on us.
    Great. Have questions? Look at the evidence.

    But that's not what antivaxxers do.
    He touched her over her bra and underpants, she says, and guided her hand to touch him over his underwear
    Quote Originally Posted by Lutherf View Post
    We’ll say what? Something like “nothing happened” ... Yeah, we might say something like that.

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •