Boards.ie uses cookies. By continuing to browse this site you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Click here to find out more x
Post Reply  
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
25-08-2017, 10:34   #1
Ashbourne hoop
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 369
Anti-vaxxers

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.
Ashbourne hoop is offline  
Advertisement
25-08-2017, 10:36   #2
cbyrd
Registered User
 
cbyrd's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: in my house
Posts: 2,925
This should be fun ....
cbyrd is offline  
25-08-2017, 10:36   #3
jester77
Registered User
 
jester77's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Hamburg
Posts: 10,291
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.
jester77 is offline  
(157) thanks from:
2smiggy, 3rdDegree, aaronjumper, Academic, AtomicHorror, autumnbelle, babycrocket1, barneystinson, Bitches Be Trypsin, blanch152, blergh, Blowfish, blue note, bluewolf, Brian?, BuboBubo, Calhoun, captbarnacles, cazwhatever, CFlat, chrismon, clancywigam, coastwatch, conzy, Cookie_Monster, Cork Lass, cros13, Dacelonid, Dan Jaman, dan1895, dancingqueen, dark crystal, Dark Rabbit, davo2001, derfderf, dexter_morgan, donegal., dr.fuzzenstein, El Weirdo, EmptyTree, endacl, enfant terrible, entropi, FAILSAFE 00, Fluorescence, For Forks Sake, Foxhound38, FunLover18, fxotoole, GingerLily, GreeBo, Head_Hunter, Hector Savage, HigginsJ, Homer J. Fong, Hotblack Desiato, Infernum, irishgirl19, itsme2015, iwillhtfu, ixoy, Jaggo, Jairsoft, Jawgap, jiltloop, jmreire, Joeytheparrot, jt69er, Juanito13, Juicyfruit, KatW4, Kingp35, klaz, knipex, kylith, L.Jenkins, Leogirl, Lia_lia, Lirange, Losty Dublin, LushiousLips, MajesticDonkey, Major Lovechild, Makikomi, mario54324, McGaggs, Mick_1970, miezekatze, mikhail, Mountainsandh, mrsWhippy, MrVestek, murpho999, nee, Neyite, notsoyoungwan, Orion, Pac1Man, pawrick, pitifulgod, pjohnson, PopePalpatine, purpleisafruit, R00ster, radharc, rainbow kirby, Rawr, readyletsgo, Reati, RHJ, rn, road_high, Roar, Rory28, Rulmeq, Samsgirl, seligehgit, shnethb, Sierra 117, Simi, soups05, SpannerMonkey, Stark, stinkle, storker, Sugar Free, sullivlo, sunny2004, sunshine and showers, SuperS54, SusieBlue, Taltos, Tea-a-Maria, Teyla Emmagan, Thatnastyboy, thee glitz, thegolfer, TheIrishGrover, theoldbreed, TomSweeney, Toots, Trumpett, Unpossible, Unshelved, VG31, VinLieger, Vowel Movement, washiskin, westernfrenzy, whatdoicare, Wiggles88, Wildcard7, Wynner05, wyrn, xalot, Yeah_Right, Zemuppet
25-08-2017, 10:39   #4
Ashbourne hoop
Registered User
 
Join Date: Dec 2011
Posts: 369
Quote:
Originally Posted by jester77 View Post
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.
Ashbourne hoop is offline  
25-08-2017, 10:40   #5
suicide_circus
Registered User
 
Join Date: Nov 2010
Posts: 12,256
I thought we were pro choice, no?
suicide_circus is offline  
Advertisement
25-08-2017, 10:41   #6
Mickeroo
Category Moderator
 
Mickeroo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2004
Location: Not here
Posts: 25,242
Quote:
Originally Posted by suicide_circus View Post
I thought we were pro choice, no?
i'd have no issue with an anti-vaxxer getting an abortion if they wanted.
Mickeroo is offline  
(159) thanks from:
o Fiac, 2smiggy, 3rdDegree, 9or10, aaronjumper, alchemist33, ArtSmart, Ashbourne hoop, autumnbelle, barneystinson, Big Pussy Bonpensiero, Bitches Be Trypsin, blanch152, blindside88, Blowfish, bobmalooka, boneyarsebogman, Brian?, Brussels Sprout, BuboBubo, cantdecide, captbarnacles, cazwhatever, chalkitdown1, challengemaster, cherryghost, clancywigam, conzy, Cornelius Crow, DaCor, DaraDali, dark crystal, December2012, derfderf, Diarmuid, Doctor Jimbob, Dole Scrounging Vegan Crossfitter, Dr. Kenneth Noisewater, dr.fuzzenstein, earthwormjack, Effects, El Weirdo, endacl, entropi, FAILSAFE 00, FizzleSticks, Fluorescence, Flying Fox, For Forks Sake, Foxhound38, frag420, Funkfield, fxotoole, gandalfio, Gannicus, gingerhousewife, GingerLily, Glass Prison 1214, Grayson, GreeBo, Greebo_24, greensheep777, GritBiscuit, Gwildor, Homer, Homer J. Fong, HopsAndJumps, Hotblack Desiato, Internet Friend, irishgirl19, iwillhtfu, Jairsoft, James74, January, JCX BXC, jimmycrackcorm, jmreire, Joeytheparrot, Juanito13, Juicyfruit, Kerplunk124, Kerry25x, Kingp35, KneonK, L.Jenkins, Lia_lia, Lux23, mahamageehad, MajesticDonkey, Major Lovechild, Makikomi, mario54324, Mark Hamill, mark_jmc, McGaggs, mcgucc22, miezekatze, mrsWhippy, MrVestek, muddypaws, murpho999, nee, Night Falls, OnDraught, Pherekydes, PirateShampoo, pitifulgod, pjohnson, podgemonster, PopePalpatine, R00ster, radharc, rainbow kirby, Rawr, Realt Dearg Sec, RicketyCricket, road_high, Roar, Roger Hassenforder, Rory28, Rulmeq, Samsgirl, Schindlers Pissed, secondrowgal, Sierra 117, Simi, simonw, Snugglebunnies, Sonics2k, Stark, stinkle, storker, Sugar Free, sullivlo, sunshine and showers, Super_Sonic, SuprSi, SusieBlue, Taltos, Tea-a-Maria, Thatnastyboy, The Backwards Man, TheIrishGrover, tigger123, TomSweeney, Username here, VG31, Vic_08, Vowel Movement, westernfrenzy, whatdoicare, Wiggles88, Wynner05, wyrn, Yeah_Right, yerwanthere123, Zemuppet, Zhane, Zirconia
25-08-2017, 10:44   #7
branie2
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2014
Posts: 4,029
They think that the MMR vaccine causes autism
branie2 is offline  
25-08-2017, 10:44   #8
Pherekydes
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 2003
Posts: 14,663
Kennels won't accept your dog until it's had its shots (kennel cough).
Pherekydes is offline  
Thanks from:
25-08-2017, 10:49   #9
SEPT 23 1989
Registered User
 
SEPT 23 1989's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 32,760
I think we call all agree that the pharmaceutical conglomerates have our best interests at heart
SEPT 23 1989 is offline  
Advertisement
25-08-2017, 10:50   #10
fizzypish
Registered User
 
Join Date: Aug 2014
Posts: 919
Quote:
Originally Posted by suicide_circus View Post
I thought we were pro choice, no?
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.....
fizzypish is offline  
(2) thanks from:
25-08-2017, 10:51   #11
Grayson
Registered User
 
Join Date: May 1999
Posts: 13,142
Quote:
Originally Posted by SEPT 23 1989 View Post
I think we call all agree that the pharmaceutical conglomerates all the doctors, except for the guy who was struck off for falsifying studies have our best interests at heart
Fixed it for you.
Grayson is offline  
25-08-2017, 10:54   #12
Whispered
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Posts: 10,967
Quote:
Originally Posted by Pherekydes View Post
Kennels won't accept your dog until it's had its shots (kennel cough).
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.
Whispered is offline  
Thanks from:
25-08-2017, 10:54   #13
mikhail
Registered User
 
mikhail's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Posts: 2,385
Quote:
Originally Posted by SEPT 23 1989 View Post
I think we call all agree that the pharmaceutical conglomerates have our best interests at heart
And of course the guys selling water to cure cancer are entirely philanthropic too.
mikhail is offline  
25-08-2017, 10:57   #14
LirW
Registered User
 
LirW's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Border to Wexico
Posts: 3,341
LirW is offline  
25-08-2017, 10:57   #15
Fighting Tao
Registered User
 
Join Date: Sep 2016
Posts: 1,999
Quote:
Originally Posted by jester77 View Post
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.
Shoot to kill policy?
Fighting Tao is offline  
Thanks from:
Post Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Remove Text Formatting
Bold
Italic
Underline

Insert Image
Wrap [QUOTE] tags around selected text
 
Decrease Size
Increase Size
Please sign up or log in to join the discussion

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search



Share Tweet