Originally Posted by frand
I think to do a true test --to know the truth-- would include not just testing immunity levels in the unvaccinated Amish community, but the vaccinated community, as well as the elder non-Amish unvaccinated community (people who didn't get immunized as children, before 1958 or so). That seems like the data that would be needed to truly understand immunological differences among the current population.
Absolutely, you are correct. Except you don't need to test the Amish pre 1958, since the American population in general was reasonably well tested before the 1954 Francis Trials.
They did this before they used the vaccine, which is how they knew that in any one epidemic 99.6% of people already had "immunity".
But this is a situation where public perception is everything, and truth means nothing. They key here is to get parents to achieve a "behavioural outcome", and when the almighty dollar's "justifiable use" is the mantra for "action", why would you think they would do this? It would be a 'waste' of money. After all, they know everything don't they!
And if they did it, and found what WE know to be the truth, which they have sort of alluded to anyway, it just prove to the public just how stupid they all are.
They might also be put in a spot where they might have to tell the truth in the medical journals, which might cause a domino effect where all the other carefully placed bits of rubbish also fall over in the impact.
They might have to admit that their expertise is primarily in the purveying of scaremongery.
What would that do to both their "image" in the eyes of sheeple, and their kudos at their next pharmaceutically funded family holiday in the tropics?
Can't have that now.