Following on from the flat earthers thread, I was wondering what people thought of, in my opinion, an even more dangerous group, anti vaxxers. Vaccine preventable diseases are on the rise, in the US there were 3 times as many cases of measles then there were in the previous year. Andrew Wakefield, who was discredited as much as any doctor could possibly be, still appears to have huge influence on people. The uptake rate of the HPV vaccine is reportedly down to 50%. Anti-vaxxer views appear to be very popular on social media where statements like "big pharma conspiracy" are common. With all the scientific evidence available, there are still a growing number of anti vaxxers. Be interested in peoples views on this.
These people are dangerous.
Some countries are making it compulsory for children to be vaccinated before they are allowed in daycare or school. Every country should start making this a law to eliminate these nut cases.
I agree. I think in Australia you're child needs to be vaccinated before they can go into crèche.
i'd have no issue with an anti-vaxxer getting an abortion if they wanted.
They think that the MMR vaccine causes autism
Kennels won't accept your dog until it's had its shots (kennel cough).
I think we call all agree that the pharmaceutical conglomerates have our best interests at heart
My limited understanding is that vaccines are effective at a population level. A group not indulging in the vaccine leads to a hand hold for the ailment to grip onto. If it gains enough momentum then it can also get into the vaccinated population.
Even if vaccines can cause autism/something (I don't know?) in a small percentage of children, its still probably better than the disease going through the population like wild fire. Probably but I don't know the figures.
From a pure numbers point of view, more people are alive with vaccines than without although I have no figures to back this up so maybe I should shut the **** up.....
Not true for all kennels. Some accept dogs without the KC vaccination but you need to sign a waiver that if they catch anything it's your problem. it's different in that there are many strains of KC, it's a virus like the common cold.
And of course the guys selling water to cure cancer are entirely philanthropic too.