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Religious exemptions for vaccines on the rise — Woman thrilled with possibility of spreading chickenpox

Religious exemptions for vaccines on the rise — Woman thrilled with possibility of spreading chickenpox

Michael Simpson at The Skeptical Raptor reports that a mother who is opposed to vaccination proudly posted on her Facebook page that her son, infected with chickenpox, may have spread the disease to numerous people attending a baseball game.

According to Simpson's snapshot of a Facebook page, a woman allegedly wrote,

On a very happy side note, we have done a great job of increasing people's natural immunity to chicken pox.  One of my sons was contagious at a baseball game (and probably practice two days before) and exposed others.  My other son was at a camp that was primarily indoors for 3 days and many were not from our area, so it may have traveled because we didn't know he had it until the last day, so they were exposed.  […] it was never deliberate, but anyone who needed immunity may be getting it!

Simpson points out that while most people at the baseball game likely had been vaccinated, there is a possibility that some could face serious medical complications due to the exposure.  Simpson writes:

So this mother didn't think. She didn't consider the awful consequences of her actions. She didn't consider that there might be a pregnant mother in the crowd who was at risk. Or a young child who was being treated for a cancer and whose parents brought her out to watch a sibling play in a ball game. No, she didn't think, because if she could think she would have had her child vaccinated and she wouldn't have intentionally tried to harm her fellow humans.

Although it is unknown whether the woman described in Simpson's article exempted her children from vaccinations by using religious exemptions, this practice is apparently common.

In December, reports surfaced that in eight states, more than 1 out of every 20 kindergartners are not getting the shots they need to to attend school. Parents claim religious exemptions and express fears over the medical effects of the vaccinations.  Health officials are growing worried that there could be outbreaks of disease that were once thought to be all but wiped out.


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In an opinion published in The New York Post this week, Naomi Schaefer Riley wrote that rumors, unfounded science and hysteria have prompted many parents to avoid vaccinating their children … and that their fears threaten her own kids' health. "Medical experts are now concerned about measles outbreaks across the country, particularly in the Northwest, but also in Miami, San Diego and rural Pennsylvania. Two people even contracted it at this year's Super Bowl. Many of these outbreaks can be traced back to kids whose parents had done 'research' and decided not to vaccinate their children," she wrote. "They're typically the wealthy and 'well-educated.' And they use so-called religious exemptions in the law in order to get around these state-mandated vaccines."

This trend is not new.  Back in October 2007, NBC News and the Associated Press reported that records and data from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention found that many states were seeing increases in the rate of religious exemptions claimed for kindergartners, and that public health officials were warning that it takes only a few people to cause an outbreak that can put large numbers of lives at risk.

Some are calling for a strict vaccine policy across the United States that toughens the religious exemption. One of those is Rathi Asaithambi, who wrote in the Baltimore Sun in April,

Throughout the United States, a potentially lethal war is erupting. It is a war that puts millions of innocent lives in danger and undermines the centuries-long sacred bond between physicians and patients. This is a war between pediatricians and patients and has developed largely because of the anti-vaccination movement. As a public health student at the Johns Hopkins University and a future pediatrician, I am alarmed by the catastrophic consequences this conflict could have on the health of American children.

An increasing number of pediatricians are asking families to leave their practice because of vaccine refusals, Asaithambi says, and this puts children at increased risk. "It is time for the United States to mandate a strict nationwide vaccine policy, with stringent guidelines to obtain religious exemptions and no room for philosophical exemptions," he suggests. "The recommended vaccination schedule issued annually by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is no longer sufficient. Although parental autonomy should be respected in many situations, vaccine-preventable illnesses are a public health issue, and parents do not have the right to gamble with their children's lives. Furthermore, they do not have the right to gamble with the lives of other children who may be infected by a child whose parents chose not to vaccinate."

But some see this as trampling religious freedom.

Dr. Joseph Mercola and Barbara Loe Fisher, one of the co-founders and the President of the National Vaccine Information Center, discussed the religious exemption to vaccination in November. "The Constitution protects our right to worship freely," Fisher said. "You have the right to defend your religious or spiritual belief about vaccination," adding that it is not necessary for a person claiming a religious exemption to have to be a member of a church.

"We must defend the religious exemption to vaccination at all costs. It's all that stands between us and a militant, oppressive forcing of vaccination by those who have literally at this point in time no accountability or liability for happens after those vaccines are given," Fisher said. Mercola agrees with her.  They both warn that those claiming religious exemptions must be sincere about their belief because courts may challenge their sincerity.  "It's not the place of a government official to grill people about the sincerity of their religious beliefs," Fisher opined.

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About D. Beeksma

One of the growing crowd of American "nones" herself, Deborah is a prolific writer who finds religion, spirituality and the impact of belief (and non-belief) on culture inspiring, fascinating and at times, disturbing. She hosts the God Discussion show and handles the site's technical work. Her education and background is in business, ecommerce and law.
  • http://www.facebook.com/bruce.dohner Bruce Dohner

    If our 21st century nation is going to allow people to use their belief in stone age gods to exempt their children, whom we should remember are NOT the parents property, from medically indicated preventative medicine, then I insist that the rest of us be able to exclude those children from free association with our vaccinated children. This particular woman should be held legally responsible for any illness contracted by person exposed to her child. She engaged in a willful act of negligence.

    • asiafish

      Stone age for Jews. Christians and Muslims can trace their imaginary friends only back to the iron age, while Hinduism and Buddhism are clearly bronze-age in origin.

      Of course, no matter how old, they are all equally silly and fictitious.

      • Erwin Alber

        I'm not a fan of organised religion, be it a church or a cult, such as the Cult of Vaccinology. However, if some people find religion meaningful, that's their choice. Many aspects of so-called science are also more like religion than science, because they are based on belief rather than fact, like e.g, the claim that germs are the cause of disease or that vaccines prevent diseases. The germ theory of disease is 100 years old, the practice of vaccination 200 years; both are based on misconceptions and in the case of vaccination plain superstition. They are in my opinion obsolete and should have been relegated to the garbage heap of bizarre and dangerous medical fads decades ago.

        • Chris

          http://www.health.ny.gov/prevention/immunization/vaccine_safety/science.htm

          Clearly someone missed a pretty important couple of days in elementary school.

        • http://www.facebook.com/chyson.shuffleburg Chyson Shuffleburg

          Yeah so smallpox,polio,diphtheria,and measles disappearing in the last century that's just a coincidence? Those diseases have killed hundreds of millions in our history and despite our population density skyrocketing they are gone. You're kind of stupid.

      • tony capo

        wrong pervert, The God of the Bible , the Father Son and Holy Ghost can be traced back to the garden. You re the silly one an deluded of you think you can defy him and all will be well.

        • asiafish

          And your precious garden can be traced back to a book written by people for the purpose of controlling other people.

    • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

      If your kids are vaccinated, why exclude those who aren't? You're kids won't get what the mumps or measles the unvaccinated kids get. I know because when I was in first grade in '72 the teacher brought her mumps ridden twins to school and insisted I would get it. I insisted I would not because my mother vaccinated me. At the end of the school year I told the teacher, "See? I didn't get the mumps." She gave me the dirtiest look, but it's true. Vaccinations prevent your kids from getting such illnesses, so don't exclude those who are not from being around your vaccinated children. You will prove your point if the unvaccinated kids have said illness and your kids don't get it.

      • Deborah_B

        I was one of those kids not vaccinated due to religious reasons and ended up getting the mumps in college. I have no idea where I got that from since it wasn't spreading around in college, but it was horrible to go through at 19 years old and I ended up in bed for over a month, I was so sick.

        • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

          I bet it was, but anyone who was vaccinated did not get the mumps. I knew there was a chicken pox vaccine when my sons were babies, but at the time, the drs (according to the one my sons had) were only giving it to those who were high risk for getting chicken pox. Oh how I wish my sons could have gotten the vaccine because like myself, they got Chicken Pox inside and out very badly. The only difference is that they were younger 3 yrs and almost 1 year, but they cried and scream the whole time they had it, because it's horrid. I was 13 when I got it and it was horrid then, but what I wouldn't have given to have kept my sons from getting it.

          On the flip side, my mother was said to have come home from the hospital, after she was born with Whooping Cough. They almost lost her, but luckily they did not or I would not be here. She vaccinated me from it and I thank her for that. Every horrid childhood illness she got as a child she did her best to keep me from getting it, if she could, and those she vaccinated me from, I did not get.

          • Teresa

            Just because you get the vaccine does not mean you are 100% protected. Vaccines are a process of introducing the pathogen to your body in the hopes that you will develop the necessary antibodies to defend yourself. Vaccines are dead or severely dimminsed cells and the body may not recognize them as a threat or may not develop the correct antibodies. So even if you get the vaccine, there is still a chance that you are not immune.

            • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

              Well, my sons and I have been very lucky then, haven't we? The thing is, if one is not vaccinated, they risk a 100% chance of getting the illness, whereas we are far less likely to get it. I was vaccinated, exposed many times over after that, I'm sure and never got the illnesses I was vaccinated against and the same goes for my sons too.

              Secondly, we pretty much wiped out smallpox by vaccinating pretty much everyone and after the drs believed it extinct, they feared a come back due to biological warfare. The sad part is the vaccine I got against smallpox is not lifetime immunity, like we once thought, but the fact that I and many other children got helped to prevent it and make it appear extinct and except in science labs, small pox is pretty much extinct.

              Just because you believe it is not 100% protection does not mean children should not be vaccinated. Vaccination does protect children from such deadly illnesses.

              • Teresa

                I think you misunderstood my post. I am for vaccination, no question. You asserted earlier that "If your kids are vaccinated, why exclude those who aren't? You're kids
                won't get what the mumps or measles the unvaccinated kids get." I was just pointing out that vaccination are not 100% as a lot of people who are against vaccinations state as well. They give a "Well if you get your vaccinations then you don't have to worry about if my kids don't get theirs" and that is simply not the case. Vaccinations are a great help, but they are not foolproof.

                • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

                  Like I said, I guess we've been lucky.

                • Erwin Alber

                  People who believe in vaccination are however fooled 100%.

              • Erwin Alber

                My vaccine free son is 39 and i can't remember him ever getting a childhood disease. Vaccination i a massive fraud, far greater and far more dangerous than say Nigerian e-mail scams.

            • Erwin Alber

              Vaccines do not immunise full stop. It's the biggest, most harmful and longest-lasting racket ever to have inflicted on humankind.

          • Erwin Alber

            This is obviously a typical case of "More luck than brains".

        • Erwin Alber

          babies and teenagers or young adults now get these diseases at ages when getting them was never intended by nature, all because idiots in white coats have been injecting babies with poisonous injections which interfere with the natural order of things.

          Vaccine-free mothers were able to pass on immunity to their babies via the placenta and breast milk, something mothers who were vaccinated as children are no longer able to do.

          Vaccination have a devastating effect, but unfortunately most people are too stupid to notice because they have chosen to believe the criminals who promote this money-making racket at the expense of children's health. .

      • http://profile.yahoo.com/DFBRFCRDOSQRBNUR3OVNAGHMZI panther48

        You may not have gotten the mumps, but you did take it home to your parents. If Mom was pregnant at the time, your bringing a live virus home may have caused birth defects to the unborn sibling. You were lucky that Mom wasn't expecting at the time.

        • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

          I have no siblings, but that's not why I have no siblings.

        • Amber

          and if she had the vaccine, then she also brought home a live virus to. The difference is if these kids got it naturally and not from vaccines, then her mom and her family would of came down with it naturally. These disease once were deadly and are still deadly in parts of the world and that is because if a person suffers from malnutrition or if they have poor plumbing, or have poor health it is those people that usually dont make it. But with the proper diet and keeping hydrated and keeping the fever down, you can over come it or even prevent it. My oldest was vaccinated until he was 15months and after 2 yrs of researching ( and still researching and talking with doctors) and talking to doctors we decided not to anymore and we notice less doctors visit because he wasnt getting sick as often anymore, then when our daughter was born we refused all vaccines and we see a difference in her health from his. Our daughter is way healthier than our son. Everytime my son got vaccinated he would run 102/103 fevers and come down with ear infections, this is not normal. When someone runs a fever its because their body is trying to fight off something that doesnt belong in their body. After reading the risks of vaccines (which is on the insert package and you can request to see it when you go to the doctors) and reading the risk of the actual diseases, I rather chance getting the disease than the vaccine, because at least I know there are ways to prevent them other than the vaccines and if by chance they do come down with the disease then we will deal with it at that time and I know my god will get us through it. BUT if we vaccinate then there is NO way to prevent the side affects that may come from vaccines, the only way to actually prevent the side affects is by not vaccinating. My children have been around several children that have come down with chickenpox and they have not had it yet and they were with these kids before the symptoms showed up, during the symptoms showing up and afterwards. Besides the common cold, they hardly ever get sick and I am not one of those parents that say oh they cant hang with your kids today because your kid/kids are sick, nope I let my kids hang with their friends and cousins, but if my kids have a cold or the flu then I dont let them hang with anyone or go to school, unless their friends and cousins' parents say they can then I will allow the kids to come over to our house and play but I dont take them out in public when they arent feeling good. EDUCATE BEFORE YOU VACCINATE…

          • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

            I educated myself about vaccinations long before my sons were born and found it better and less dangerous than not vaccinating. The vaccinations did not cause your son's ear infections, but rather how the canal in his ear was positioned. Many children are born with a canal that is not tilted, which contributes to ear infections, until their body develops further, then the canal readjusts itself (to put it simply). Also, some child do get a mild version of the illness they are vaccinated for, which is actually no different than getting the full blown version, except less life threatening. I once got the 3 day measles from the MMR, but my parents were not concerned, in part because it is a mild version of the measles. Yes, they kept me home, but in the long run I was still better off than getting the full blown measles, which can cause death, and actually, I did rather well with it and didn't feel bad at all, esp in comparison to what I could have had. It's better to vaccinate your children than not vaccinate at all, because if they get it the mumps or the measles in this day and age, it is, IMO, the parents fault because it can be prevented. Not only that, a child could become sterile with the mumps, esp if they get it as a teenager. Another thing is they can become blind from measles. The list goes on and on as to what happens to the child who is not vaccinated. Thus, vaccination is far safer than not vaccinating at all and the side-effects less dangerous and life-threatening than the actual illness. The live polio vaccine is far better than getting polio and being on an Iron Lung, dying or ending up paralysed. Even the non-live version is far better than getting polio. Again, the risks of vaccination is far less than getting the actual illness, but if you want you kid on an Iron Lung, have fun… Hopefully they don't die, but then again, dying might be better than being paralysed. You'd have one less child, which would either be very sad for you or financially a relief, if you don't care enough to vaccinate your child.
            Or if you want a deaf child from some other illness… Oh yes, a Cochlear Implant will help them hear again, if you don't mind fighting with them about wearing it and if they want it removed as an adult, they will lose all the hearing they did have once it is removed. Also, a Cochlear Implant is not suitable for everyone who is deaf, but I guess better to have a deaf child than vaccinate? BTW, ear infections can make a child deaf too, but again, it was not the vaccination that gave him the ear infection.

            As I said, the risks for vaccinations are far less than the risks of not vaccinating. Personally, I rather take the risk of vaccination than to allow children to become deaf, blind, paralysed, or worse dead. To me, not vaccinating is too much of a risk, because it involves far worse problems and even death not to vaccinate, but you can go the high risk route and end up with a dead child if you want. Our family (meaning my now grown sons) will vaccinate because they educated themselves about them and also agree that the risk of vaccinating is less risking to allowing a child to get such illnesses and dying. It is extremely rare that someone goes blind, deaf, becomes paralyse or dies from a vaccination, but not at all rare for them to become so without the vaccine.

            Try educating yourself about the illnesses these vaccines vaccinate against and then weight that against the outcomes of your child getting these illnesses. Talk to your parents who lived through the polio epidemic, dealt with measles outbreaks, etc etc.

            Do you want to take care of a child who gets polio and on an Iron Lung until they die or well enough to go home, but is paralysed? Do you want to see your child sterile from mumps or even dead? Deaf and/or blind from measles? etc etc Weigh all of that against the side-effects of vaccines and then make your decision. I think once you research what could happen if your child gets these illnesses you'll vaccinate your child. Then again, if you want a deaf, blind, paralysed, and/or dead child then be my guest, don't vaccinate your child and let them end up with something far worse than if you had vaccinated. That is the facts of these illnesses whether a person wants to educate themselves and/or believe it or not. Better to put up with any mild side-effect that MIGHT happen, but rarely do, of a vaccine than risk killing my child or grandchild (thank goodness my sons educate themselves) all because we didn't even try to prevent the illnesses. Go ahead and kill your child if you want, but as for my family and me, we intend to not kill our offspring by vaccinating.

            IMHO, it is child abuse not to vaccinate a child. Educate yourself about the various illnesses too, not just the mild side-effects of the vaccines.

            • Amber

              All the side affects that you listed from getting the actual disease, can also happen with the vaccinations. If my child gets the Mumps or measels and for heaven bid becomes blind or even died, I would be sad, hurt and angry but not as sad, hurt or angry if this happened to them because of a vaccine. Because I know if they got it naturally then, I did everything I could to prevent them from getting the disease or get it this bad and at that point they our in my god's hands and not in the hands of the big Pharm. Companies and doctors that get kick back pays for each vaccine they give. I just pray every day that what I am doing is enough to build up their immune system naturally and that if they come down with it, it wont be as bad as people make it sound to be, because I have also educated myself about these "horrible" diseases and they are not as bad as people think they are because today we know about good nutrient, and good water, and how important exercise is and by doing these things it can prevent so much or make things more mild than in the 1800's and early 1900's. Look at the side effects of each disease and the side effects of each vaccines and they are the same, but the other difference is sometimes the side effects from vaccines dont come out until later in life, where as most of the time side effects from the actual diseases show up right away.

              • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

                That is simply not true. Those side-effects are one in a billion chance, as compared to the illness itself. Again, to not vaccinate is putting your child at risk for more problems than vaccinating, as well as (IMO) child abuse. You are talking to a person who everyone in her family, including relatives, gets vaccinated and have for as long as any given vaccine has been around. Your child is far better off if vaccinated and it is less risky than the actual disease. I don't know how many times that needs to be said, but I guess it's not been said enough.

                • Erwin Alber

                  That's absolutely not true. Vaccines now cause far more injuries and deaths to children than the diseases they supposedly (but actually do not) protect against. As far as i am concerned, EVERY vaccinated child is a vaccine-injured child, even if no harm is evident or obvious. ..

              • Erwin Alber

                Again I agree with everything you say, except that vaccines have side-effects. Vaccines do NOT have side-effects because the harm they cause is their main, only, and in my opinion intended effect.

          • http://www.facebook.com/rox1smf Roxanne Brown

            You're part of the problem.

            • Erwin Alber

              No she isn't. Vaccination is the problem. The entire vaccine industry needs to be shut down in order to give health and sanity a chance.

          • Erwin Alber

            I agree with most of what you say Amber but a fever should never be lowered because if one does one basically disables the immune system. Lowering a fever is dangerous as it gives an infection free reign and can result in death. One needs to keep in mind that a fever (and a rash) is the body's normal and healthy response to an immune challenge.

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Kevin-Harjamaki/100000251041181 Kevin Harjamaki

        Vaccinations do not make you immune, just less likely to contract the illness. The more a vaccinated person in in contact with the infection, the more likely it becomes that he/she will be infected.

        • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

          I don't know. Vaccinated nurses and doctors do pretty well.

          • DixieMay

            Stats to back that up?

          • Erwin Alber

            Many refuse to be vaccinated. What do they know they don't dare to tell us?

      • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Getty/1406051070 Richard Getty

        because it lowers herd immunity, the virus could spread through the non-vaccinated and MUTATE to a strain that the vaccine is not effective against.

        • Erwin Alber

          Vaccines have never prevented anything, apart from health, sanity and common sense.

      • Erwin Alber

        Plenty of vaccinated children get the diseases they have been vaccinated against. Vaccination has little if anything ti do with susceptibility, because vaccination is a fraud.

    • Erwin Alber

      You are right that children are not their parents' property. Parents are however their children's natural custodians and as such they have an innate right to decide what goes into their children's bodies. This right cannot be granted (or withheld) by the state, because it is a natural law. The state can either support or else violate this law. parents shouldn't even have to obtain exemptions, but should simply be able to opt not to vaccinate, as is the case in countries such as England, Australia, Canada, New Zealand, Switzerland, Germany, Austria and others.

    • tony capo

      children are not the property of the state. pervert.

  • gorillasandbananas

    This is awful, these people are going to hurt their children, possibly kill them and cause a nationwide pandemic. Science is science, anyone who is not vaccinated should be quarantined from the general populace. These parents who aren't vaccinating their children are going to be responsible for the death and illness of many Americans. This is a security issue. The Department of Homeland Security should be involved. Get rid of these exemptions once and for all.

    • Chrisala

      They don't care if they hurt their children. Their religion lets them. They think prayer is their medicine and they were lied to, brainwashed and taught to believe medicine is evil. The religious ones are the most evil people on the planet and they're the ones causing the most damage and death all in God's name.

      • Erwin Alber

        Hmmm. You have a point but forget that science is also similar to religion in that it is like religion largely based on belief. There is e.g. no scientific evidence that vaccines have ever protected anyone or saved anyone's life, let alone the lives of millions.

    • Erwin Alber

      I suggest you get a grip on yourself. I developed countries vaccines now injure and kill far more children than the diseases vaccines are supposed to (but do not) prevent.

  • Brad Koch

    Can we then sue these idiots for spreading disease? It's time to put God on trial. Se if he'll show up in court. I'm tired of people invoking their invisible friend and corresponding magic book in defense of utter stupidity. You think god talks to you? Prove it or shut up.

    • Deborah_B

      Well, I'm waiting to see if there's going to be some sort of convoluted theory that Obamacare will force children to get vaccines that have a secret RFID 666 Mark of the Beast chip in them. Then again, maybe they're already saying that.

      • Erwin Alber

        Well, I'm antivax and I wouldn't go quite as far as to make such claims. Let's just say that vaccination is a satanic ritual, seeing that it involves animal sacrifice and the use of human and animal body parts.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Richard-Getty/1406051070 Richard Getty

      YES! If only…

    • Erwin Alber

      Prove that vaccines prevent diseases! There is no proof. It's just people repeating the same old nonsense like a bunch of demented parrots. like: "Vaccines are safe and effective' and other lies like that they not only have no evidence for, but know full well to be untrue.

      • Brad Koch

        Your ignorance of fact doesn't call science into question. See small pox. Try a Google search. Try joining this century.

  • Kevin

    I think the people who have been commenting are seeking an overly extreme solution to this problem. Suggestions to use Homeland Security to enforce uniform vaccination are a complete violation of personal freedom. Vaccines are a preventive tool, not a curative one, so it's completely up to the parents whether or not to have their child vaccinated, since the child is in no IMMEDIATE danger from the poor medical decision. To sum it up, it's not the government's responsibility to prevent people from making stupid choices.

    The best solution is simply to do nothing. Parents who refuse to vaccinate their children on religious grounds will see their kids die/suffer at higher rates than those who take the more reasonable course of action. Children who ARE vaccinated face no serious threat from those who are not. In the end, those who are vaccinated will prosper and those who are not will suffer. Problem solved. Rationality triumphs over Superstition. "God" will punish the stupid and reward the intelligent.

    • http://www.facebook.com/amy.cook.7906 Amy Cook

      These people are NOT only harming their own children, they are putting every child their's go to school with at risk, every elderly person they come into contact with, every pregnant woman, every newborn child, every organ transplant recipient, every cancer victim, every person with an auto-immune disorder, and their children's children. This is NOT only about personal freedom. We deny people the right to carry firecrackers onto planes, we deny people the right to live in unsafe buildings, why can't we deny them the right to start epidemics?

      • Amber

        Amy did you know that there are some vaccines that are live viruses and that they shed and you are NOT suppose to be in contact with anyone that has low immune system (babies, elderly, cancer patients) for up to 6 weeks after getting some of these vaccines, because you are infact spreading the disease during the shedding stage????

        • http://www.houseofbetazed.com Mriana

          That is less of an issue than the actual disease.

          • Erwin Alber

            Vaccines don't prevent diseases so Amber's point is in my opinion valid.

      • Erwin Alber

        Because vaccines have never prevented anything apart from health, sanity and common sense. Vaccination is an organised criminal enterprise dressed up as disease prevention by means of junk science. It's the kind of ignorance displayed by you which is the reason why people like you should never be allowed to impose their views on others. If you believe in vaccination, you have the shots, but don't expect others to believe this nonsense that injecting babies and children with toxic chemicals and