I really get irritated that people on this board who choose not to vax are under the impression that all of us who DO vax think that vaxes are 100% safe and 100% effective - thats NOT true. We have done the reasearch that you have, and come to the opposite conclusion. That may not be true of everyone who vaxes, but it is true of at least some of us.
I wasn't saying the research wasn't done. I'm sorry if I offended you but that was not my intention. You took my post way to personal, as I was just speaking on the premise of the original post regarding the ability to sue nonvaxers. I'm glad to hear reserarch was done because I don't think enough parents actually do the research before coming to a decision.
All I was saying was that there is no ground to sue if those who vaccinate don't believe the vaccines are 100% effective to begin with. That means there is not 100% confidence in them to begin with. Either way, all of us are taking a risk, those who vaccinate and those who do not, so it's not fair to be able to sue either party. Most of those that chose not to vaccinate don't believe in vaccinating and believe in holistic approaches and the ability of the immune system and believe they are doing the right thing by not subjecting their children to accumulation of toxins that no one knows the long-term effects of. Like I said, I didn't read the article, but I can certainly assume the article is assuming all of those who chose to not vaccinate are being neglectful when it's quite the opposite. I don't believe that anyone should look at others in a bad light for any decision they have made that they believe is the best for their family, and that goes both ways.
When it comes down to it, in terms regarding this original post, and being fair to both parties, if those who vaccinate have the ability to sue, than those who don't vaccinate should also have the ability to sue for the shedding factor. If a nonvaccinated child is in contact with a vaccinated child who just had a vaccine that sheds, that unvaccinated child can contract that illness that he/she would not otherwise be in contact with.
Also, I truly dislike this "war" of vaccinators vs. non-vaccinators. Why does it have to be like that? I mean, we're all just parents living in the same world, researching and making choices that we all feel is best for our family, so why do we have to degrade those who make different choices than we do? I mean, seriously. There is enough going on in this world that we have to stick together and not judge others for their own personal/religious/moral beliefs and place blame on each other. Safer vaccines should be demanded, and at the same time, people should be respected for the educated decisions they make based on the research they have done because, let's face it, the hard, true fact is that vaccines are not safe, and the pharmaceutical companies are getting away with murder because not enough people are fighting back!
Edited by SilverMoon010 - 3/21/11 at 6:22am