This person actually know what they are talking about. It is quite strange to see so many people who usually appear to be quite intelligent acting so stupidly every time the issue of vaccines comes up. Autism isn't even the issue, it the over use of all drugs. If we were discussing the overuse of antibacterials that create the super bugs would people be demanding that we make a law requiring everybody to bathe in the antibacterial chemicals?
There are useful vaccines. Some of the ones they want to push into very young children are to stop an illness that is as harmful as getting a cold. And you are accepting the possible harmful effects from the vaccine as well as the weakening of that child's immune system in the bargain. And some of the new ones, Gardasil, can actually increase your risk of cervical cancer by 44% according to the maker Merck. But that's an acceptable trade off so we can ensure more money makes it into the hands of the elite and powerful.
The best you can do is look at each vaccine independently to see if it looks worth it. Balance the risk and effects of the disease against the particular vaccine and it's effects. Once vaccine's are mandated by law then where is the line. Are we going to end up with everybody forced to get vaccines against something almost impossible to contract where the side effects from the vaccine itself is quite high? The vaccine maker would not care, it's money in their pocket and they are immune from lawsuits to boot!
Yea, more likely to die from a bee sting because we vaccinate against it. Statistically, you are more likely to die from measles than a bee sting if you haven't been vaccinated against measles. These stupid douches are endangering their children's lives; it is child neglect/child abuse and they should be prosecuted as such.
I am pretty sure you are just making stuff up with this statement. And this is why the anti-vaxxers don't believe you pro-vaxxers. You keep lying all the time.
The people who need to be punished are the conmen who promote the anti-vaccine agenda..
But we will let the pro-vaccine con-men off the hook. Because they work for large corporations and pay lots of bribes. . . er, contributions to the lawmakers.
As someone who has never had kids, I find it offensive and idiotic when people use this bullshit excuse to shut down a debate. I've never existed in a two dimensional universe, but that doesn't stop me from talking about basic geometry. To suggest that only direct experience qualifies one to take up any subject of discourse is absurd and wrong.
In the context of parents talking down to non-parents, it makes you guys look stupid. Being a parent is stressful, exhausting, and unpredictable. It's not rocket surgery. You don't have some sort of magical insight into things unfathomable to the rest of us. Unwarranted elitism is comical from the outside looking in.
It's not that it is rocket surgery or that you are only allowed to think about this stuff if you are a parent. It's that the things are not really as you imagine them before you have kids. I can remember several things we planned on for a new youngun. But once they come along, and they have their own personality and do things the way they want to, you change your views on what to expect. You cannot reason with them, that's for sure. They are very interested in learning about things, so you can use that to your advantage. But I have learned not to expect anything to be how I imagine it anymore and to adapt to the situation at hand. One example we faced was potty training. We tried logic and reason, we tried the lure of the big girl underwear, what finally worked was bribery with wrapped 10 cent toys each time she went or stickers for trying. Before hand, we derided bribery as weak parenting and thought it would be a bad way to go. In our case it worked out really well. It gave her the motivation needed to learn to go and she didn't get spoiled by needing the presents afterwards. We are definitely not the "get the kid what they want at the store" parents and she does not have tantrums and problems like that, so to hear me advocating bribing with toys even sounds weird to me still. That's basically what it come to. You don't live in the two dimensional universe, but can imagine one. It would be much harder for the two dimensional being to imagine the third dimension. Having your first kid puts you into the third dimension.