Originally Posted by MyLilPwny
That is the reason that I don't vaccinate at all, so to answer your question, my belief on not vaccinating would remain the same.
I see that in this thread all but one other non-vaxer actually would vaccinate according to your scenario. Now I understand why in the other thread why so many people see a "potential" risk for "not vaccinating"---a lot of non-vaxers think that vaccines "do what they claim to do".
I think that, to some extent, *some* vaccines DO prevent diseases as claimed. If they didn't, we would have seen a heck of a lot more measles and mumps over the last few decades. Those diseases were certainly on a downward trend before the introduction of the vaccines--but if those particular vaccines didn't work at all, we'd have seen a lot more resurgence of those diseases, not just the few pockets of outbreaks here and there.
But they have not produced lifelong immunity as originally promised.
Now, if the vaccines were truly safe for everyone, not just a majority, this wouldn't be a problem, because boosters would be the obvious answer.
But the fact that there are significant safety issues, as well as the likelihood of long-term, more subtle effects such as autoimmune disorders, mitochondrial damage, etc, and the fact that the pharmaceutical industry has such an extensive track record of lies and cover ups, means that the lack of efficacy actually *magnifies* the safety issues. The more vaccines and boosters you have, the higher the number of people will be affected by the safety issues.
And so we've gone from 1/10,000 to 1/50.
You can still make a case that 98% ("the vast majority") of people might be fine after a vaccine, but those of us who have actually experienced adverse effects of vaccines all agree--that is unacceptable.