It's just like Japan in the 50s and 60s.
If you took down every single wind mill in the world tomorrow, humanity would not really even notice for most part. At worst, we may have to start using some of the mothballed coal/oil/gas plants to compensate.
And even "I'm so high I think I can walk across oceans" level of babbling would probably not try to claim that wind power is a "question of survival of human civilization".
Actually medical research advances on other things. All it has been able to do for last century or so against viral diseases is to just strengthen the body to fight the virus and defend against opportunistic diseases. There are some retroviral treatments available, but they are generally ineffective against things like mumps or rubella (not to mention side effects, that are often as nasty if not more nasty than disease itself). If you actually contract it, you're rolling the dice.
Another problem is that we have picked all the low hanging fruit quite a while ago. Medical research advanced significantly less in terms absolute power to combat various diseases in last ten years than ten years before that. Most of the medical research that still has low hanging fruit available is generally more about complex physiological problems such as artificial limb technology.
We're still progressing, but we're unlikely to ever see any breakthroughs on the level of what we've seen in 1920s and 1950s (antibiotics and vaccination). It's more of incremental advancement now.
It is that in large part. But you would have to be massively deluded to believe that it's only about that.
20% chance on average.
So you are not. Okay.
Same thing with mumps. It's not actually life threatening outside of some rare cases. It's just that if a male gets it, toss a five sided die. If it lands on one, he goes sterile.
That and it apparently causes one hell of a testicular pain.
The statement is factually true - most of the sanitation advances happened around the same time as vaccinations became common. You appear to be ignorant of this fact.
Most doctors are educated on constant basis by various pharmaceutical companies. Basically company pays for a weekend trip to a nice spa, that includes lectures on their lines of drugs, and what they do.
This is pretty much international phenomenon, and it's often frowned upon as it's seen as a form of bribing. As a result it's often legislated just how much companies can offer doctors, and how long such "vacations" can last and so on.
But these are also viewed as pretty much mandatory to keep doctor's knowledge base up to date, so they are not completely banned.
Well, that would be given, considering that MMR stands for measles, mumps and rubella. Of three, rubella for example is a mild disease in teens and adults.
The reason we inoculate against it is so that we have defense against pregnant mothers getting it. And when they do get, the common treatment is therapeutic abortion. We have no effective treatment or cure for the baby in the womb even today, but luckily enough, mother nature does its part and aborts the child without medical assistance in most cases.
45Wh is about the total volume of my laptop's battery. A slightly more powerful variation of my laptop with the same battery can easily suck it up in less than an hour under load.
Unlike my laptop, car likely has many systems, several of them mechanical, than must be kept in awake state during car's shutdown. I would imagine 45W/h is not a huge amount for a fully electric car with a lot of different systems.
Not to be an ass, but you should look up what rubella does to children when contracted by pregnant mother. Rubella causes organ deficiency and organ failure. That means that baby is likely to have a cocktail of following problems:
Severe heart deficiency
Other life threatening organ disorders/failures.
That is if it's unlucky and doesn't die in the womb. For death is a mercy when it comes to most children born with congenital rubella syndrome, which is the main reason why rubella vaccination is so common. Rubella itself is actually a fairly mild disease when contracted by adults, though it gets more severe when contracted by elderly.
Are you familiar with concept of "infectious" disease?
As far as I know, most medical authorities reacted with a mix of fury and horror when this came to light, as consequences of these actions were extremely obvious.
Sadly there are people who just don't give a damn about "other people". Especially when they happen to be citizens of another country and "brown people" on top of it. And when these people do things like one you link, good people suffer. Both those who should have been vaccinated and those who are actually trying to help them by setting up legitimate vaccination programs.
Last I heard, the doctor who was the part of that CIA plot was convicted for murder. Considering the state of Pakistani jails, he's pretty unlikely to get out alive. But CIA part of the operation walked away with pats on the back for "job well done", which sadly means that we can be expecting more of this kind of action being taken in the future.
It's not a "vaccine failure rate". It's the cold biological fact that a lot of people have various autoimmune conditions that prevent formulation of proper antibodies. It's why herd immunity is so important - it protects these people by eliminating sources of disease from which they could contract it.