I can understand the perspective of parents who choose not to vax or who vax on a delayed schedule because they are worried about potential risks of vaccines. I think it's a valid choice for some families.
I don't however, understand the perspective of some of those same people who feel that their unvaccinated children pose no risk to other children.
Perhaps you should consider the fact that vaccinated children still SPREAD pertussis, flu measles, mumps, and rubella, even in the absence of symptoms.
Perhaps you should also take a closer look at the marketing campaign launched by the pharmaceutical industry, where they have lied so often about the safety/efficacy of SO many it their products in order to increase sales.
Look at how often they have been fined for such lies.
Look at how they've lied about the rate of flu deaths.
Look at the recent whistleblower lawsuit launched against Merck by their own virologists, regarding their lies and subsequent cover-up of the lack of efficacy of the mumps portion of the MMR.
And look at the most recent research, which says that "cocooning" (vaccinating the entire here to protect babies too young to be given he pertussis vaccine) DIDN'T WORK.
Do you still not see that the "risk" to vaccinated children from unvaccinated has been invented? And that the relative risk of vaccines has been ignored while both relative risk of the diseases and the efficacy of the vaccines have been exaggerated?
Edited by Taximom5 - 8/16/12 at 3:23pm