Human beings, who are almost unique in having the ability to learn from the experience of others, are also remarkable for their apparent disinclination to do so.
– Douglas Adams
This quote came to mind as I observed the debacle that the current measles out break has caused. As one of the few who cannot benefit from vaccines, it horrifies me that there are people living in our society that think things that affect public health are somehow a personal choice.
What if its my child they ask me? Would you still be in favour of vaccines then? The answer to that question is a resounding yes.
Vaccines are not the only type of preventative medication that favours the health of millions over the few. I have been an outlier before.
Having been there multiple times and living the life I do as a result. It boggles my mind that people could be so selfish that they believe that their choices based on naught but erroneous beliefs somehow trump other people right to live.
Vaccines save lives. Gullible celebrities and professional victims don’t. That combination has wasted huge amounts of money and caused unnecessary suffering in recent times.
Its time to bring back mandatory vaccinations before herd immunity falls so low that the truly deadly viruses start making a comeback.
If you want to learn more about the measles vaccine SciShow, has done a very informative video on it. I highly recommend viewing it.