Originally Posted by kathymuggle
We cannot know how many people have a severe vaccine reaction as the methods for judging those are quite flawed.
OTOH, we do have decent stats on chicken pox risks.
You never responded about which part of my "chickenpox risk- inflating" sentence you disagreed with
Anyway, I disagree that we don't have an extremely good idea about the risks of the vaccine.
I agree, however, that we have decent stats on chickenpox risks. I also know that if those risks were attached to a vaccine it would be pulled off the market.
Death rate for children 1 in 100,000. Death rate for teenagers, almost 3 in 100,000. Death rate for adults, 25 per 100,000.
That's just deaths, mind you.
Other side effects:
pneumonia, meningitis, encephalitis that can lead to seizures and coma, Reye syndrome, Guillain barre syndrome, hemorrhagic varicella, myocarditis (inflamed heart wall), orchitis, hepatitis, flesh eating bacteria, streptococcal toxic shock syndrome, permanent hearing loss, permanent scarring and much much more.
Lets not pretend that if these were listed under known effects of a vaccine that NVers wouldn't be horrified.