Vaccination opt-out debated

Vaccination opt-out debated

There are 10 comments on the Argus Leader story from Feb 7, 2012, titled Vaccination opt-out debated. In it, Argus Leader reports that:

South Dakota legislators today will discuss a possible law change that would relax child immunization rules and rekindle a debate about public health and personal freedom.

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Mark Marcotte

Sioux Falls, SD

#1 Feb 7, 2012
Another bad proposal. Seems like the legislature, as usual, is wasting time and money on bad laws and turning down the few good ones they manage to come up with. They should get voted out of office.
Vaccines Maim Kill

Winnipeg, Canada

#2 Feb 8, 2012
Its a mature and fair proposal. Vaccines can maim and kill. Many childhood viral illnesses can be overcome easily, and focus should be on getting through it instead of the risk of vaccine injury and death that is too high a cost to pay. Pharma will be going on the war path, paying off polititions and spreading fear so they don't lose profit. Since they can no longer be sued, they care little about safety or injury.
Vaccines Maim Kill

Winnipeg, Canada

#3 Feb 9, 2012
ThomasA

Wattsville, AL

#4 Feb 29, 2012
Either vaccinate for the good of the general population or keep your little disease incubator at home. Simple!

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#5 Feb 29, 2012
I think it's a good move. My problem with vaccinations now is that there are so many of them given in combination, and at very young ages. I think parents should be offered more information on vaccines and possible side effects and at least offered the option to delay some or selectively vaccinate.

My husband and I both had vaccine reactions as children. Mine was only moderate but bad enough that I was not given the rest of the DTP shots until I was college-aged, for fear of further reaction. His almost killed him - he was in a coma for over a week and lost the use of his arm for several months. Because of this, we are wary of vaccines and decided to split them into individual shots in case of reactions and to wait until our son was older and had a more developed immune system to give them.

Our original choice of pediatrician refused to do this, but we found another doctor who has been very helpful and even notified us when whooping cough was going around to see if we wanted to go ahead and move those shots ahead to protect him. The "all or nothing" attitude that so many people have on vaccinations just ends up hurting kids because some parents get dismissed by the doctors for questioning the shot schedule or skip the appointments altogether because they don't want to be pressured over them.

I also understand the concerns of parents with children in daycare and public schools, but it seems like they should not be so worried if they are confident in the vaccines to protect their own children.(For the record, I would have opted for a couple more shots and at an earlier age if my son was in daycare, because of the contagion factor - not so much him spreading disease as being more likely to pick it up being around so many other children all day).
ThomasA

Wattsville, AL

#7 Mar 1, 2012
PHARMAFIA MAIMS KILLS wrote:
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Thanks DR Smallminded
It's bad enough when parents bring a sick kid to day care or school and try to get away before they notice the child has a fever. Then it's strange that they can't be reached by cell phone. Hummmmmm. Every childhood disease mild and serious comes through these places. There is no way for the employees to guarantee every child is not a carrier of something. If we let our guard down on the serious childhood diseases that could come in from other countries, an epidemic could bring disastrous results with lifetime effects. Remember smallpox and polio? They are still out there and come here any time from immigrants and travelers.
ThomasA

Wattsville, AL

#9 Mar 17, 2012
PHARMAFIA MAIMS KILLS wrote:
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Research a little deeper and you'll see these virus are dangerous when people live in third world filth like we all did decades back. If we cleaned up the filth and made sure people had treated water and proper food, disease would be far less prevalent. Instead, W.H.O. and Pharma do nothing about bettering conditions, so they have needy customers and willing subjects to experiment on. Why do you think bird flu comes from Asia and swine flu from Mexico?
You've got the people wallowing in filth in every big city in this country. L.A.,Atlanta,Chicago, Memphis,Detroit,New York,etc. It's an epidemic waiting to happen and will then spread out to surrounding cities.
Vaccine Disasters

Winnipeg, Canada

#10 Mar 18, 2012
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>You've got the people wallowing in filth in every big city in this country. L.A.,Atlanta,Chicago, Memphis,Detroit,New York,etc. It's an epidemic waiting to happen and will then spread out to surrounding cities.
Again, clean up the filth and clean up the problem. Vaccines are not even close to 100 percent effective I've read 40 - 60 percent, but cleaning up the filth is more effective. Its a greater strategy than dangerous vaccines.
ThomasA

Wattsville, AL

#11 Mar 23, 2012
Vaccine Disasters wrote:
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Again, clean up the filth and clean up the problem. Vaccines are not even close to 100 percent effective I've read 40 - 60 percent, but cleaning up the filth is more effective. Its a greater strategy than dangerous vaccines.
Cleaning up filth in a big city is like telling a hog that he's not happy in his wallow.
Vaccine Disasters

Winnipeg, Canada

#12 Mar 23, 2012
ThomasA wrote:
<quoted text>Cleaning up filth in a big city is like telling a hog that he's not happy in his wallow.
Hogs don't understand English as far as I know. But if you can bully and coerce vaccination you can do the same to clean up the wallows.

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