Quote: Originally Posted by AnnaG
Did you die from the pox or measles, though?
Let me check....
How do you know that the shots did not prevent you from dying of the diseases? How do you know the shots didn't give your immune system the edge it needed to fight off the diseases?
Before my first post in this thread, I already knew this argument would be made. This type of argument always reminded me of the religious debate.
If your loved one survives a tragic accident or incident, it's God's will..... if they died a horrible death, well that was part of God's plan.
In either case, God somehow takes credit..... in relation to this topic, you're trying to argue that the vaccine in some way did what it was supposed to do, based on no evidence whatsoever.
You say that because I already got the vaccine as a child, it reduced the impact of the actual illness when I contracted it..... yet I can equally argue that because I got the vaccine, it opened the door for me contracting the illness in the first place or was the direct infection that caused my illness in the first place and the reason why I survived was due to my already existing and strong immune system.
Since neither can be argued as absolute, the point is moot on either side, thus moving on.
Just because a child gets a disease and doesn't die from it, does not mean the disease can't kill either.
Never said it couldn't...... but does that mean because something may have a chance, perhaps even a remote chance of causing death in some extreme cases.... suddenly everybody should be put at risk for even greater side effects and illnesses from a vaccine..... just to give the illusion that we're somehow protecting these very remote cases from remote chances of death?
Reminds me of the Bike Helmet laws..... because of a couple of kids who weren't responsible enough or taught properly how to ride and operate a bike safely, got hit by a car or fell of their bikes in such a way that gave them brain damage or died..... suddenly now everybody in society has to weak bike helmets. But then again, there's no real possibility of any major side effects from wearing a helmet, besides looking like an idiot, so there's some level of justification for the law.
But pressuring or even forcing people to get a vaccine regardless of their own personal health conditions and risks, just to satisfy some people's hangups on the "Possibility" of one poor little child dying from contracting an illness..... is just as ludicrous as forcing someone not to have peanuts in their lunch due to the remote possibility of someone allergic smelling it and dying.
I already got freaks telling me where and when I can smoke, telling me what drugs I am allowed to use or not, telling me what sort of protective gear I need to wear when I go mountain biking, telling me what I can eat or not eat where because of someone else's problems..... and of course, now we have people trying to tell me what I should inject into my own body so they can have their own peace of mind.
Let's face the facts shall we?
You, Karrie and a few others in here don't give two sh*ts what happens to me or how my body reacts to the side effects of these vaccines, which I know first hand, isn't pleasant and at times I do feel like I'm dying....... you guys only care about yourselves and perhaps your children if you have them, or perhaps worry about some imaginary child that doesn't exist that may or may not come into contact with me.... thus you'd rather me put myself at risk, rather then put your own children and yourself at risk just for the sake of you being safe.
So in turn, why in sweet hell should I give two sh*ts back at what happens to you or your families?
You guys want to get vaccines, all the power to you, I won't stop you..... protect yourself and your loved ones..... I will do the same, as I have no obligation to protect you, your family or abide to your personal hangups.