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Originally Posted by EVC
I would say that the risks of the MMR vax vastly outweigh the benefits. Measles, mumps, and rubella are NOT deadly diseases. Unpleasant, yes, debilitating, no. Then I would mention the autism connection. I would talk about Wakefield's study and mention that despite the fact that people have been bending over backwards to discredit him, his findings have recently been replicated by researchers in the US. I would mention the recent lawsuit in the UK by parents of two children who died after receiving the MMR.
|I would talk about the ingredients in vaccines--thimerosol, but also the other nasty stuff that I would not want injected into my child.|
|And then I would talk about the fallacy of herd immunity and would mention that vax's aren't as effective as people would like to believe, citing the recent mumps outbreak in the US where the majority of people who caught it had been vax'ed for it (plus all of the adults walking around whose shots are out of date, yet who aren't dropping like flies for some reason). I think that would give me about 20-30 minutes of material.|
Originally Posted by sarah0404
So, if you had a chance to give your views on the MMR vaccine, what would you want to say?
Sarah - from Scotland, UK, mother or 3, aged 5, 4 and 2.
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