Every year at least 40.000 people die in traffic accidents across USA and hundreds of thousands are injured.
Should we close all roads to save 40.000 lives, or is there a possibility that benefit of having roads open outweigh the risks?
The question is not if people die from vaccines. We know they do.
The question is not if people get injured by vaccines. We know they do.
The question is: Do benefits of vaccinating people outweigh the risks and the side effects.
It appears that there are 3 possible answers:
benefits of vaccinating people outweigh the risks
benefits and risks are equal
risks outweigh benefits
Debates about vaccines are highly polarized, and majority of debaters tend to be emotional.
The only real fact is: This is a debatable subject, and no-one can claim to know the only truth.
And, here are a few other facts about 4 different groups of people:
There are people in this world who will die of disease because they have not been vaccinated, but they have had a chance to vaccinate against that disease.
There are people who get vaccinated voluntarily and it is highly likely that they died as a consequence of vaccination.
There are people who get vaccinated and seems to have no side effects whatsoever.
There are people who don't get vaccinated and seems to have no side effects whatsoever.
Nobody knows which group your child or my child will end-up in.
Future is unknown.
No amount of science or belief could help you predict future of your child and no amount of science could give you 100% insurance that your child will live or die.
Science can only give answers what results to expect when vaccinating or not vaccinating large groups of people. Science can not tel you what is going to happen to a single child. Future of a single child is unknown.
There are anti-vaccine activists who opted not to vaccinate, and who's children have been injured or have even died from vaccine preventable diseases.
There are pro-vaccine activists who opted to vaccinate, and who's children have been injured or have even died from vaccines.
Both sides believed they knew the only truth. Both sides learn the hard way that science can not tel you what is going to happen to a single child, regardless of your belief, and regardless of the odds.
Odds of being struck by lightning are 576000 to 1 . Even with such poor odds, someone is going to regrett walking out in rain.
Our world is not black or white. There are shades of grey.