[quote=Benedictus]There were two in my state this year. They were Amish kids whose didn’t vaccinate them.
That is the first I’ve heard of any polio cases in the US. I would expect that to be national news since everything I’ve ever read says there have been no cases outside of the ones caused by the vaccine.
Lawmakers are trying to protect the entire population.
Do you really think the population needs to be protected from Chicken Pox? If you have kids over the age of 15 chances are they have had it and made it through just fine. The drug companies admitted that the reason for the vaccine was money- they wanted to keep parents from having to lose a day of work. It wasn’t about health.
And by the way, where does it say that the risks of the chicken pox vaccine are the same as the risks of the actual disease? Can anyone substantiate that claim? Lastly, vaccinated children in school are protected, yes, but not the little ones that go into the schools with their parents. At my Catholic school, pregnant women, babies, and toddlers are a part of the daily landscape. For those little ones whose vaccination sequence isn’t complete, they are at risk. Moreover, older adults are at risk.
Exactly. Adults are going to be at risk because they will not have had the disease as children. Adults now are not at a huge risk because so many of them have had the disease. I read the statistic in a few places, the most trustworthy of which is Stephanie Cave’s book. I just returned a copy to the library and have one on the way from Amazon so I could mark it up. I will follow up with more data when the book arrives.
I would like to note that we are a bit off the original topic of religious exemptions. I actually started a thread on the debate issue a few months back. Children’s Vaccines - to vaccinate or not