Having opinions all over the map is a good sign of a person capable of autonomous thinking. Felix -2011
It's insane not to force this kind of thing. Back when ebola was a big deal, if someone who had the disease said they refused medical treatment, they were going to go walking around in public spreading it to unsuspecting people, they'd have been thrown in the back of a truck and put in quarantine whether they liked it or not. Welcome to reality. The public's health is more important than the individual's rights.Though, I think there is some muddiness to be found in the matter of the government forcing medical procedures. That most people agree with the law doesn't change the fact.
Some vaccines have a higher failure rate because they are based on lab born strains and not wild strains. There are many documented cases of children getting the MMR and still contracting mumps from other children who got sick from the wild strains. Diseases are constantly mutating. A friend of the family got the mumps vaccine as a child and at 19 years old he contracted mumps. There are no guarantees. Then there is also the issue of potential auto-immune disease, and autism. I read a really interesting book recently called "Gut and Psychology Syndrome" by Dr Natasha Campbell-McBride which addresses this issue. Her focus is mainly on diet as a means of correcting childhood disorders but her treatise on vaccines is really fascinating from a scientific perspective.
Anyway, regardless if you think the counter-science is bunk or not, I completely disagree with the State forcing medical procedures on people, especially with the backing of multi-billion dollar transnational drug companies. There is too much conflict of interest. We should all have a choice. I'd be willing to home school my children rather than let the State dictate what goes into their bodies. That kind of non-sense happened a lot in the eugenics era and we had an entire generation of children being silently experimented on with drugs and procedures that had questionable safety standards. I don't trust drug companies, not one iota. If you want to be spoon fed their spiel about how great their drugs are, then that's your choice for you and your family, and none of my business.
I also don't appreciate your whole "welcome to reality, nah nah nah boo boo" jab. Last time I checked we live in a democratic republic. Discussion and if necessary correction of public policy is part of the polity.
Last edited by Northern Light; 07-02-15 at 07:45 PM.
Overall public good supersedes everything else.
Vaccinated for what? You can't make such a general question. Depends on what diseases and multiple vaccinations should NOT be given at once - and not close together.
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