There are so many reasons:
why are we so careful about when we should introduce solids to a baby's diet when their digestive system is not developed, and yet think it's ok to inject multiple diseases into a completely underdeveloped immune system?
why does humankind continually try to improve on nature, only to discover all our "inventions" have drastic side effects in the long run and are seriously damaging to our health and the planet's health -and the nature's intended way was always the safest and best route, e.g chemical fertilisers, leaded petrol, toxic waste from plastics, and problem of disposing of plastics, etc.
why in certain countries, diseases are considered perfectly acceptable (I live in Ireland - where all children contract chicken pox normally - no vaccinating against it here) and yet in other countries people are pressured to vaccinate.
why in different countries, the acceptable age for different vaccinations varies so greatly.
I have a strong belief that most childhood diseases kickstart various systems in the body. Being sick is a natural part of life. I remember the right of passage of getting chicken pox, mumps, measles and rubella. i remember feeling hard done by, when there was a scarlet fever outbreak in my school, and I didn't get it! And you knew by the age of 8 or 9, you'd pretty much gotten everything you were going to get.
I think that sick kids need their mums at home with them. And while it is very, very rare that normal childhood diseases are life threatening - your child will still need to take maybe 2 weeks off for each disease - i.e. mum out of the work force each time for 2 weeks or more. I think this is one reason the "state" doesn't want sick kids.
I also think it's insane to vaccinate children against diseases which are perfectly inoccuous when contracted as a child, e.g. mumps or rubella. but can cause problems when contracted as an adult. I remeber reading that when there was no rubella vaccine, over 85% of adults were life-long immune. Now there is a generation of young women of childbearing age who have not got immunity. How ridiculous is that!
I could go on and on and on.... but i'll sign off for now.
Love this forum though - it's great to know you are not alone.......
xx the mammy