I'm really going out on a limb with this, so bear with me. I'm trying to make sense of all this nonsense out there right now with the measles outbreak, and forgive me, I don't understand it. I may get slandered, but I don't really care at this point. I'm over it. I need some answers. Firstly, I don't care who vaccinates and who doesn't, just for the record so that's clear. It doesn't bother me either way. I'm easygoing that way
Here goes: For those who vaccinate, is your first thought when getting the vaccines that you are doing this to protect everyone around you, for herd immunity? I mean, is that your very FIRST thought? Does that thought come even before
you are thinking you're doing it to protect yourself or your kids? The way people are speaking in articles about the measles vaccine and herd immunity these days makes it sound like it should be everyone's FIRST thought, to think about protecting everyone else before themselves. Well, truthfully, I think that's rarely anyone's first thought. Isn't everyone out to protect themselves first? Yes, maybe people think about others secondly of course, but it's definitely not first on their mind. This is the same logic that attackers on non-vaccinators are using, that non-vaccinators are supposed to sacrifice themselves and their own bodies no matter what the consequences are just to keep everyone around them "safe." Meaning, they could potentially die or have a life-threatening reaction to a vaccine, but as long as everyone else is doing great and kickin', it's no biggie. Does this make sense? If vaccines were actually as safe as they make them out to be, and never caused deaths, illness, or anything of that nature, and were made out of all natural substances (I know it's impossible but you get what I'm saying) then I could understand that argument and I could see why people would be up in arms about non-vaccinators, BUT, with the risks vaccines carry, the damage they have caused, the amount of ingredients and side effects, and the inability to foresee the future and know how an individual or baby will react, it is not fair at all to ask someone to risk their own body and health for everyone else. I guarantee the nastiness I see out there (not talking about anyone from here) from people who are saying non-vaccinators are selfish and stupid for not protecting the herd, etc., are not vaccinating themselves for other people. They most likely are getting vaccines to protect none other than THEMSELVES.
When I was brought into this world, I don't recall signing a paper saying something to the effect that I must do things that I feel sacrifice my body and health for the sake of others if I want to be considered a good citizen and have rights on this Earth. I believe just about EVERYONE puts themselves and their children first (maybe there are some that don't, but that's rare.) Are people who are against vaccines, who have no faith in them at all, still getting vaccinated simply for others around them? Just to protect the herd? I don't think so. I think either you have faith in vaccines that they work and will protect you
, or you don't have faith in them and thus don't get them. I think those who choose to vaccinate are doing so because they want to be protected themselves first and foremost, which is a normal thing to do - to want to protect yourself. Just as I think most who choose not to vaccinate are also doing it to protect themselves. If I am wrong, please let's discuss this. Anyone have anything to weigh in here? I've just been giving this a lot of thought, so much that I'm giving myself a headache