Cyberfish mentioned in another thread that the unvaxxed can contribute to community health. This is not an idea I had given much thought to, but it intrigues me.
I am specifically interested in whether having unvaxxed people (who are more likely to catch a disease) actually keeps the disease in existence in its current state and helps to keep it from morphing into something possibly more dangerous (at a minimum something we are less equipped to deal with).
What do you think? Am I out to lunch? Does keeping a disease around through non-vaxxing (assuming diseases can be kept around through non-vaxxing - which is a leap, depending on the disease) actually help keep a disease from changing into something else?
Edited by kathymuggle - 3/9/13 at 8:00am