Skeptic Friends Network

Save Password
Forgot your Password?
Home | Forums | Active Topics | Active Polls | Register | FAQ | Contact Us  
  Connect: Chat | SFN Messenger | Buddy List | Members
Personalize: Profile | My Page | Forum Bookmarks  
 All Forums
 Our Skeptic Forums
 What are your thoughts on vaccinations?
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly Bookmark this Topic BookMark Topic
Author  Topic Next Topic  

New Member

1 Post

Posted - 12/11/2018 :  09:23:37  Show Profile  Visit capturealoha's Homepage Send capturealoha a Private Message  Reply with Quote
I know this is a hot-button issue so I'm curious... What are your guys' thoughts on vaccinations for children?

I'm a Maui Photographer and self proclaimed hardcore sceptic. Learn more about me at

Evil Skeptic

13447 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2018 :  11:38:19   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Kil's Homepage  Send Kil an AOL message  Send Kil a Yahoo! Message Send Kil a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Originally posted by capturealoha

I know this is a hot-button issue so I'm curious... What are your guys' thoughts on vaccinations for children?
I'm very much for them. I'm also okay with them being mandated by schools. Vaccinations are not controversial among pediatricians, immunologists, medical doctors or the science community in general. Vaccinations save lives of both those being vaccinated and those who can't be vaccinated because of a weak immune system for one reason or another. They are protected by herd immunity, which only works if most people are vaccinated.

All arguments against vaccination have been debunked over and over again. But pseudoscience driven fear-mongering persists. So now we get to see illnesses that were rare or almost wiped out making a comeback. If it were up to me, Andrew Wakefield would be spending his life in jail. I consider him a murderer.

So that's how I feel about vaccinations for children.

And welcome to SFN,capturealoha.

Uncertainty may make you uncomfortable. Certainty makes you ridiculous.

Why not question something for a change?

Genetic Literacy Project
Go to Top of Page

Dave W.
Info Junkie

25959 Posts

Posted - 12/11/2018 :  23:04:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit Dave W.'s Homepage Send Dave W. a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Vaccination has been such a massive public health success that I feel the same way about vaccinations for adults. Mandate them. Quarantine non-compliant adults, fine or imprison anti-vax propagandists as menaces to society and/or mass murderers, and bring down the hell of child protective services on parents who refuse to vaccinate their kids.

- Dave W. (Private Msg, EMail)
Evidently, I rock!
Why not question something for a change?
Visit Dave's Psoriasis Info, too.
Go to Top of Page

Snuggle Wolf

1444 Posts

Posted - 12/12/2018 :  11:26:02   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Visit ThorGoLucky's Homepage Send ThorGoLucky a Private Message  Reply with Quote
Vaccines shouldn't be a hot-button topic. Vaccines are a triumph of medicine and public health, only to be undermined by righteous ignoramuses.
Go to Top of Page

Dr. Mabuse
Septic Fiend

9660 Posts

Posted - 01/21/2019 :  14:00:24   [Permalink]  Show Profile  Send Dr. Mabuse an ICQ Message Send Dr. Mabuse a Private Message  Reply with Quote
What Kil, Dave W., and ThorGoLucky said... Especially what Dave W. said.

Dr. Mabuse - "When the going gets tough, the tough get Duct-tape..."
Dr. Mabuse whisper.mp3

"Equivocation is not just a job, for a creationist it's a way of life..." Dr. Mabuse

Support American Troops in Iraq:
Send them unarmed civilians for target practice..
Go to Top of Page
   Topic Next Topic  
 New Topic  Reply to Topic
 Printer Friendly Bookmark this Topic BookMark Topic
Jump To:

The mission of the Skeptic Friends Network is to promote skepticism, critical thinking, science and logic as the best methods for evaluating all claims of fact, and we invite active participation by our members to create a skeptical community with a wide variety of viewpoints and expertise.

Home | Skeptic Forums | Skeptic Summary | The Kil Report | Creation/Evolution | Rationally Speaking | Skeptillaneous | About Skepticism | Fan Mail | Claims List | Calendar & Events | Skeptic Links | Book Reviews | Gift Shop | SFN on Facebook | Staff | Contact Us

Skeptic Friends Network
© 2008 Skeptic Friends Network Go To Top Of Page
This page was generated in 0.12 seconds.
Powered by @tomic Studio
Snitz Forums 2000