Thread: Anti Vaxxers
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Old 23rd Feb 2019, 03:24
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Originally Posted by Ogre View Post
I agree with you wholeheartedly, and while I would never cause offence to you, it could be argued that many people would rather have their kids die from the likes of measles than (In their minds) have autistic kids. The perceived threat of autism is obviously greater to them.
The real threat is to people who cannot be vaccinated due to some pre-existing condition - they have to depend on the 'herd immunity' .
I've long thought that a partial solution to the anti-vaxxers would be to make them legally liable if their failure to vaccinate leads to the infection of someone who couldn't be vaccinated. Both actual damages for medical care, pain and suffering, and punitive damages due to their willingly putting others in danger.
A few multimillion dollar settlements might have the anti-vaxxers rethinking their position.
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