- 10 Mar 2007
- Reaction score
- West Muddylands
I believe vaccines are to prevent or help prevent contracting the disease for which The vaccines are intended. I don't think vaccines are intended for, or are capable of preventing further transmission. If you have been vaccinated you can still pass on disease. So please don't blame me if you catch this virus and think it's because I have not been vaccinated. Nor will I be so, unless a couple of police officers hold me down whilst the doctor's do their stuff. I have self isolated since this problem started. I am 81, so on borrowed time maybe. Haven't had an attack of flu for about 13 years; nor a common cold. Which indicates what I have always believed. DON'T struggle in to work with a cold and expect kudos for bèing so brave. Stay at home and keep it to your self. I would also like to know why I don't see all these extra funeral processions, as I might expect with reported death rates. Given that I live on one of only two access roads to a huge estate. Or are the dead being collected by local refuse departments? Funerals normally do a drive-by even for hospital death, so where are all the hearses? Or is it just my area and it's unusually healthy populace?I would admit to being a bit sarcastic about the motives of a vaccine lawyer, but on this subject (pros and cons of vaccines) there isn't really any need to insult or base things on opinion; there's so much data available that shows the risks from vaccines are minuscule, and much, much, lower than the risks posed by the viruses they aim to prevent.
In life we make choices; crossing a road poses a risk of death, but the risk is low and the benefits (of getting to where we need to be) outweigh the danger.
I don't really have a problem with adults who choose to be unvaccinated; the contentious issue is that they then pose a transmission risk for those who would like to be vaccinated but can't due to some underlying health condition or allergy. In essence you then have one person exercising their right to choose, but are implicitly imposing their choice of risk on those who do not have that choice.