Originally Posted by kathymuggle
Sounds like dismissal to me (shrug)
How about this instead:
"It is really crappy that vaccine errors like this happen. It is more than crappy - it is borderline inevitable that these type of errors will results in severe harm. Parents can do xyz to prevent these type of errors from hapenning to their children."
No, I just think you (and humans in general) are pretty bad at interpreting risk. Your child is more likely to be harmed driving to the park than from a vaccine.
Here is a list of the top 10 most dangerous foods. http://www.nbcnews.com/id/33183857/n.../#.U7Qj4I1dXeY
"Salads and other food items containing leafy greens — iceberg lettuce, romaine lettuce, leaf lettuce, butter lettuce, baby leaf lettuce, escarole, endive, spring mix, spinach, cabbage, kale, arugula or chard — accounted for 24 percent of the outbreaks, which sickened at least 13,568 people. Another pathogen appearing frequently in leafy greens is norovirus, which was linked to 64 percent of the outbreaks in leafy greens. Salmonella was responsible for another 10 percent. Contamination may be present from production and processing or through improper handling, such as inadequate handwashing."
"Oysters have been linked to 132 outbreaks, with 3,409 reported cases of illness. When served raw or undercooked, those oysters can cause gastroenteritis, an inflammation of the stomach and small or large intestines. Vibrio, a type of bacterium in the same family as cholera, can cause a severe illness, particularly in those with a compromised immune system, characterized by fever and chills, septic shock and blistering skin lesions and can even be fatal."
"Whether served in a cone or in a cup, America's favorite frozen treat occasionally can carry a load of dangerous bacteria. Ice cream has been linked to 74 outbreaks involving 2,594 reported cases of illness from pathogens such as salmonella and staphylcoccus since 1990. Soft ice cream can be particularly hazardous to pregnant women. Listeria can survive on metal surfaces — such as the interior of soft ice cream machines — and may contaminate batch after batch of products."
Point is, EVERYTHING in life carries risk. Even eating. Are you not going to ever let your child eat leafy greens, cheese, oysters, ice cream, sprouts, tuna, sprouts, or berries now?
And once again, the risk of harm from disease is MUCH higher than the risk of possible harm from a vaccine error.
Here's an interesting read.
"Extensive literature on risk perception has also illuminated other natural tendencies: to underestimate risks associated with activities we enjoy while overestimating risks for those we dread; to overestimate risks we are involuntarily exposed to (e.g. pesticides in food, air quality) as compared to activities we choose. For example, individuals tolerate the risk associated with skiing while objecting to the potential adverse effects of food preservatives even though the risk of injury from skiing is roughly 1000 times higher.7"