Originally Posted by prosciencemum
Personally I'm all for messing with mother nature where it helps us survive.
I want more from medicine. Of course I want to survive, but I also want to thrive.
Do childhood vaccines at this exact moment cause more of us in developed nations to survive? Maybe. Do they prevent diseases from coming back that could risk survival? Perhaps even more so (but that is VAD dependant).
Do vaccines help us to thrive? I truly doubt it. Off the top of my head, there is data, anecdotes, court settlements to support a link between vaccines and asthma, autism, allergies, auto-immune disorders, other neurological issues…..I am sure you will deny there is any link, and I am sure I can shoot studies at you all day long to support this statement (some studies would turn out to be crappy, but some would not).
Thriving is linked to surviving. Asthma can be fatal. Autism can be as well (they cannot communicate when they are ill, autistic individuals are often flight risks and at danger from being hit from cars, drowning, etc).
Edited by kathymuggle - 12/26/12 at 6:13pm