DrEvil » 01 Jul 2015 04:29 wrote:BrandonD » Wed Jul 01, 2015 2:46 am wrote:DrEvil » Tue Jun 30, 2015 6:13 pm wrote:I for one applaud the new law in California. Vaccines are one of the greatest health related innovations in human history and have saved literally millions of children from horrible deaths. Something like 150000 children still die from measles every year (158000 in 2011 by WHO estimates), but noooo, we can't vaccinate, because there's a miniscule chance that there will be a side-effect. Anti-vaxxers have blood on their hands.
As has been stated on this thread multiple times, it appears that the basic theory behind vaccination science is sound. However, there does exist legitimate evidence that the "chance" you refer to above may be greater than minuscule, and that the side-effects may be quite serious.
It does not "appear" that the basic science is sound. It is, and it works. And yes, there's side-effects, which are miniscule compared to the benefits. It's not about the unlucky few who experience bad side-effects, it's about the vast majority who benefits from it (by not getting a horrible, crippling disease, or dying).This is a nuanced subject, and should be treated as such.
No it's not. Seriously. Go have a look at the numbers for mortality rates for preventable diseases.Do you believe the members of a profit-making medical industry - being "regulated" by its own CEOs - are too morally pure to place profits over human health? I don't consider this a wise assumption to make.
I think they have enough brains to realize it's good for business to sell something that works and saves lives. It makes everyone happy.
And how exactly are they "regulated" by their own CEOs? And in what way (regarding vaccines) are they placing profits over human health?
I hate this type of binary thinking. Because some vaccines' benefits have far exceeded their risks and costs, the entire vaccine cartel should be given carte blanche and relieved of all liability for harm. All vaccine "resisters" should be rounded up and shot.
Mindless monolithic aphorisms such as "vaccines are always good and people who question them are always bad" are the antithesis of true science and nothing more than fundamentalist secular religion masquerading as science.