The California bill doesn't force you to vaccinate your kids, it just says that if you want to send your kid to a public or private school they should be vaccinated. You're free to home-school if you don't like that (and preferably, don't ever take your kids anywhere public, like Disneyland). Sure, your kid might survive measles just fine, but that kid on chemo he just infected won't, which is why herd immunity is so important.
Same principle as requiring a driver's license for driving a car; it's for the common good. It saves lives. Just look at the numbers I posted earlier for deaths last century. 400 million just from smallpox. That's more than the entire US population. Today no one dies from smallpox. Guess why.
well, medical mistakes kill tens of thousands. should we ban doctors? Of course not.
That's my whole point. Yes, vaccines sometimes kill or cripple people, but they save far more lives. The risk of a bad side-effect is minuscule. Any number of things you do every day is more dangerous than vaccinating, so I really don't get why people are so scared of vaccines in particular. Why not cars, guns, tobacco, alcohol, falling down the stairs or drowning in your bathtub?
As for liability for pharmaceuticals, yes I agree they should be held liable for any fuck-ups, or if not them, the government, since they mandate the production of many of the vaccines. Preferably something like all profits from sales go into a fund for people who experience bad side-effects, and/or lifetime free healthcare.
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