There are a lot of misconceptions. I had my MMR vaccination when I was a child.
However, while I was on my mission in Mexico, I came down with the mumps. The
reason being is that in Mexico, they do not have the availability of
vaccinations as we do here. Even though that you may have been vaccinated, you
are still in danger of getting either the measles or mumps. The vaccination
To be fair (and comprehensive) I am a staunch Libertarian. But that does not
make me a fool or a conspiratorialist. I had ALL of my children vaccinated for
ALL diseases where a vaccination was available at the time.A
Libertarian does not ignore science. A Libertarian embraces science because it
is knowledge and reason based.I think there could be a useful study
of the correlation between political philosophies and refusal to vaccinate. I
am betting that people who base their decisions on emotion are more likely to
refuse vaccination for their children than those who base their decisions on
NoNames: that is a bad analogy. Growing number of uninformed parents electing
to not vaccinate their kids is not the same thing as joe-blow on a motorcycle
electing to not wear a helmet. Vaccines have a certain % of
effectiveness and not all people can get vaccines (immune system compromised,
cancer patients, etc). Asking all those people to stay locked up in a house
isn't exactly good policy.Achieving a high rate of vaccinations
achieves herd immunity and protects us all. The growing movement we are seeing
affects more than just those that choose to be part of it.
I don't understand all the angst over folks not getting vaccinated. It is
like concern over a motorcylists not wearing a helmet.I love to
ride. Won't pull out of the driveway without a helmet. Won't drive the
car out of the driveway without my seatbelt fastened. But what is the risk to me
of someone else not wearing a helmet/seatbelt? Zero.Similarly, I
think vaccines are generally safe and very effective. Due to travel to some
interesting locations, I've got more vaccines than your typical American
does these days.Because I have been vaccinated, and because I
believe vaccines are very effective, I'm not worried about someone too
foolish to get a measles vaccine. I'm immune. That is what the vaccine
does.When I had little kids who couldn't be vaccinated, I kept
them out of public for both those illnesses as well as the far more deadly, more
common illnesses for which vaccines either don't exist or are far less
effective (ie common flu) until they were vaccinated and better able to handle
an illness if they did contract something.. Infants don't need to be
dragged to every event a childless adult might attend.Live what you
preach and stop worrying so much about others.
UtahBruin, every anti-vaxer I have ever met in utah have been right-wing or very
libertarian. That said, I know for a fact there are a lot of
liberals that are anti-vaxers. I guess the takeaway here is that being
uneducated crosses party lines.
Impartial says people are not getting vaccinated because of AM radio and right
wing propaganda.Now that’s a knee slapper! If that
isn’t a pot stirring comment I don’t know what is.Biscuit hit the nail on the head with his response.
Andrew Wakefield, the man who started the immunization scam was stripped of his
UK medical license in 2010. He now lives in Texas. Texas USA. He is still
pushing his fraudulent vaccine - autism nonsense. He's behind several
'autism charities' and draws six-figure salaries from some of them.
Why a man who was convicted on 12 counts of falsifying medical
research documents and stripped of his medical license was let into this country
is beyond me. He is a direct threat to The People of this nation yet allowed to
live like a king in Texas. Mr. Wakefield is also a huge political donor.......
(I'll let y'all fill in the painfully obvious blanks)
imp7 Because of AM Radio and right wing propaganda. Why listen to science
and logic when you've got Facebook and Alex Jones?This is 100%
incorrect. Anti-vaxxers are more your liberal types.
@drbarbiedpm - GRAHAM, WAMay 15, 2019 12:33 p.m.In this day and age
of modern medicine, why would anyone not be vaccinated?"Because
of AM Radio and right wing propaganda. Why listen to science and logic when
you've got Facebook and Alex Jones?
In this day and age of modern medicine, why would anyone not be vaccinated? The
benefits far outweigh the risks. A few years ago unvaccinated people were
protected through herd immunity. But herd immunity is not as effective now that
more people are not being vaccinated.Parents who choose not to
vaccinate their children are obviously ignorant, because what parent would not
want to protect their child from disease? And adults who choose not to be
vaccinated are ignorant and selfish.It's tragic that people
have to suffer through diseases that are so easily preventable nowadays through
simple vaccination.Vaccines prevent serious disease. It's
common sense people, use your head. Get vaccinated and vaccinate your
The CDC and Utah State Health Dept. predicted this. Now, this won't stop
with this guy in Utah County. Watch the amount of kids, that were not
vaccinated, come down with mumps. I hope parents with kids with mumps miss out
on vacations and family gatherings due to their short sighted and ignorant
beliefs in vaccinations. If your dog doesn't have the proper vaccinations
they are banned from kennels, doggy day care's and dog parks. We need to go
back to barring unvaccinated, disease carrying Utahn's, from public as
When will they start making vaccinations mandatory. People are severely off
their rocker to think they are protecting themselves or their children by not
vaccinating. I get there are rare cases that vaccines don’t work in some
individuals, and their are religious beliefs. But this is a very small
percentage. And after those two reasons, I don’t see any reason why
anyone should give reasoning not to vaccinate. My opinion is that it is
increble selfish to put others at risk due to your own selfishness, and
that’s exactly what it is. Selfishness. Just get yourselves vaccinated.
It protects you, it protects others, now everybody wins. And the Autism cry,
which I am very close to personally. Autism rates continue to climb as
vaccinations drop. Obvious the two are not linked, along with multiple medical
studies to verify that have disproven earlier claims.