Yes, Kevo, vaccines carry potential side effects. So do diseases. Research has
determined that the benefits of vaccines far outweigh the risks. When I say
research, I'm not talking about Googling “vaccine risks.”
I'm talking about decades of rigorous scientific studies conducted by
people with far more expertise than you or me, unless you're an
epidemiologist. This preponderance of evidence is why organizations such as the
American Academy of Pediatrics, the World Health Organization, the CDC, and the
LDS Church all recommend childhood vaccinations. The only bias these
"sources" have is the desire to save lives.
Simple - because there are still individuals that think diseases are
'eradicated' when they are not. People within the US boundaries are
carrying these diseases, witness the Olympus High outbreak of Measles in 2011,
as well as the worst outbreak of Measles in the nation in 1996, which occurred
in Washington County (100 cases, began with one student and spread quickly). If
you stop vaccinating kids, dormant diseases return very quickly.
Yep. "pragmatistferlife" put it perfectly. But it's amazing the
influence that a few conspiracy theorists can have.
We're always getting vaccines for diseases we don't even have.
I think the answer here is simple. We have invented vaccines for more diseases.
Not that long ago 10-15 years, there was no vaccine for chicken pox. Now there
is, many of these vaccines are for diseases that have been around for a long
long time, but we haven't had a vaccine for them until recently. It's
not new diseases that are popping up, it's a new vaccine for an old
disease. I guess don't vaccinate your kids if you don't want to, but
I'm having my daughter get every vaccine the doctor will let her get.
Disclaimer: I love doctors. I think they're brilliant. But they're
not all-knowing and they certainly aren't going to contradict what they
were taught in medical school. I don't mind politicians. I think most
have our best interests at heart. But they're not as compassionate and
concerned as we'd hope them to be, especially the ones that don't have
our best interests at heart (and there's NO denying that some of those
exist). I like vaccines. I think they are a modern miracle, a wonderful
innovation. But, just like any drug, they have negative consequences and side
effects, whether they be intended or unintended.
I ask the same question to myself. Logically, it doesn't make sense that in
the past 20 years, the number of vaccines has tripled. Has the number of
diseases tripled? Honestly. Don't get me wrong though, I'm not 100%
against vaccines. I just think they're getting a little out of hand.I think it's a little suspicious. Why so many? Why so soon? Why so
much ignorance on the part of the parent who blindly believes everything their
doctor tells them to do, just because the media and government that it's
the best thing? It just doesn't add up (unless you ignore true science and
logic which requires all theories and probabilities to be analyzed) Unintended
side effects and consequences are being ignored by those who claim that
"science" makes vaccines 100% ok. When the media and government push it
and push it and make the public fear not doing something, it makes me question.
So I research it more, which is looking from the other point of view. If
you're not doing your own research, then you're just ignorantly
following sources which are extremely biased.
This is what happens when science isn't taught or isn't listened to.
I can't defend all the shots because I don't know what they are, nor
would I ever defend the profits of the drug companies, however, the diseases the
writer calls out haven't been irradicated nor will they ever be. They
continue to exsist. We are simply protected from them by the vaccines. Stop
the shots and see how long it takes to have a polio epidemic.
Probably so we get fewer diseases.