- Jul 24, 2018
Who are the "few" you are referring to I haven't noticed anybody arguing against vaccination . The freedom to argue against it if you wish is quite different.So I take it that a "few" people on this forum didn't pay much attention in biology lessons at school??
Nothing is completely safe - but frankly the risk of mild adverse reaction to a vaccine compared to the risk of serious illness?
Vaccines are amongst the safest "drugs" that can be given to humans as they work with the immune system, whereas most other drugs disrupt or enhance a specific cellular process (which can have knock-on impacts on all the connected processes)
the MMR combination vaccination is safe.
Much of the modern anti-vaxxer nonsense can be traced back to the "con-man" Andrew Wakefield, who actually falsified data in his original paper (unlike UEA in the climate change debate)
And for balance - in the case of vaccines, the most worrying side effects are unanticipated immune responses - which are going to happen almost immediately (so don't require long-term studies in the same way) - which is different to the therapeutic drugs question
We must urgently develop measures to tackle the new coronavirus — but safety always comes first, says Shibo Jiang.www.nature.com
As NOTN said - lots of people have not experienced a world with smallpox, endemic polio or other awful diseases that have been all but eradicated by vaccination.
Additionally I ..... and I expect many others ....unlike yourself it seems ....... was taught nothing about vaccines and drug company testing regimes at school . I paid enough attention to know they were not mentioned