The “entire population vulnerable to widespread outbreak.”
“Analysis of measles vaccination coverage data in the United State indicated that one in eight children and adolescents are at risk of measles infection.”
That’s just a couple of the points an article published on Healio.com resorted to using when attempting to persuade the masses to get vaccinated. The article was ripe with fear mongering and exaggerated to a point of ridiculousness.
“I think it’s important to point out that these results are not either totally alarming nor totally reassuring,” researcher Robert Bednarczyk, PhD, of the departments of global health and epidemiology at the Rollins School of Public Health, Emory University, told Infectious Diseases in Children. “Right now, we are seeing measles immunity levels that are sufficient to prevent sustained transmission, just as we have since 2000. But, the buffer that we have before we reach insufficient immunity levels is not very large, and we need to not get complacent. All children who are medically able to receive measles vaccine should be vaccinated at the recommended schedule.” Via Healio.
The push for mass vaccines is one based on a fundamental fear mongering core. Headlines such as this one in Healio are intended to scare the masses of not only getting infected with Measles, but also fearing that their neighbors, colleagues and classmates aren’t vaccinated. The hope being that people will put pressure on other people who may feel less inclined to get vaccinated, or completely against the idea overall.
Governments in the past have used similar methods. For example, Fascist rewarded citizens for telling on neighbors. While that may seem to be a stretch, in reality, it isn’t at all. This is Government propaganda, not Tide Bleach making a commercial appealing to the masses to encourage other people to buy their detergent.
The important thing here is to not buy into the propaganda. Remember why you oppose all, or some vaccinations. Remember that in now universe should it be OK for a Government to tell a parent what to inject into their children’s bodies. Don’t fall prey to the landslide of gory images and blown out headlines. Stay with your gut, you know more than you think.