The Vaccines vs Torch Wielding Mobs debate continues


#1082

That would be so very much better than not getting them - so that’s not how anti-vaxxers will respond. They will just ignore this study along with all the others, and believe what they want.


#1083

Who are you gonna believe? Your gut or a bunch of Denmarkians you don’t know?


#1084

What’s hilarious about this study is one could read it as “not getting a vaccine leads to higher incidence of autism”. That’s totally not real and technically it’s just a higher incidence of being diagnosed with autism (which could be the result caused by helicopter parents), but still the irony is unreal.


#1085

Yeah, if some parent wants their kid to get their vaccines over a few weeks instead of one day, who cares as long as they get them. I am not going to shame a parent for that. They’re still making the right decision.


#1086

The problem is that they are letting bullshit superstition drive medical decisions. Spacing stuff out over weeks is basically just a self imposed inconvenience, I guess, but the real problem is that people space them out over months or years.

It’s exactly the same validity as the guy who thinks vaccines cause autism. There is zero scientific evidence for the idea that you should space out vaccinations.

Get vaccinated according to the CDC’s schedule. That schedule is designed to get kids vaccinated at the earliest possible time. There’s actual science behind it.


#1087

I am not going to shame parents that limit their kids to say one shot per arm, or to very few shots per visit. It’s a wasted effort and shows no flexibility. If they want to wait, let them wait. There is no reason to even basket them with the anti-vax crowd. They’re getting it done, and it’s still a better schedule than most the rest of the world is able to do.

Their kid(s) is going to be fully vaccinated before they start public school, even under the most spread out schedule,and they are not taking an exemption.

Save the effort for people who reject vaccines.


#1088

Liberty!

“As we contemplate forcing parents to choose this or that vaccine, I think it’s important to remember that force is not consistent with the American story, nor is force consistent with the liberty our forefathers sought when they came to America,” said Paul, reading off a paper. “I don’t think you have to have one or the other, though. I’m not here to say don’t vaccinate your kids. If this hearing is for persuasion I’m all for the persuasion. I’ve vaccinated myself and I’ve vaccinated my kids. For myself and my children I believe that the benefits of vaccines greatly outweighing the risks, but I still don’t favor giving up on liberty for a false sense of security.”


#1089

Dying of polio to own the libs!


#1090

Look, if you want to build your house out of bricks and lumber, that’s fine for you. I live next door and will build my house out of phosphorous, and we will each enjoy our freedom, right?


#1091

Ha, that bolded “false sense of security” really says a lot. To state the obvious: vaccines don’t bring a false sense of security; vaccines bring a real and measurable level of security.


#1092

And he’s a doctor. Go figure.


#1093

Well focusing solely on you and yours also shows a complete misunderstand or a rejection of the herd approach. It’s not just for the good of them and theirs.


#1094

Is he actually licensed by any group besides the one he founded?


#1095

It was a terrible ordeal for the child. It was so bad, they had to give him a tracheotomy. After all this, one would expect the parents would be looking to do anything and everything to make sure the child doesn’t ever have to go through this again.


#1096

I hope someday we’re able to prevent things like tetanus. Where’s science when we need it?


#1097

Please, let us figure out polio, measles, and rabies first.


#1098

I’m sure that the family paid the 800k, because it would be socialism for the rest of us to pick up the tab for their freedom.


#1099

In addition they work on a farm. Farms are kind of, well there is typically a lot of rust around a farm. It comes with the territory as does minor accidents. I’ve got nothing against farming, ranching, lots of it around here, but it does get you exposed to stuff you might not typically get exposed to.


#1100

The family is also refusing to get vaccinated for sheep and hog STDs, which seems unwise given their alternative lifestyle beliefs.


#1101

Nice.