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Should you vaccinate your kids?

Wylted
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2/10/2015 7:32:49 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/10/2015 7:25:05 AM, debater12332 wrote:
Should you vaccinate your kids?

No

Why?
Why not?

Vaccinations can cause the viruses to mutate faster and become super viruses which vaccinations are incapable of preventing. It's better if only people with really weak immune systems get them. That way the virus takes longer to mutate and we're less likely to have another Black Plague .
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2/24/2015 2:57:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/10/2015 7:32:49 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 2/10/2015 7:25:05 AM, debater12332 wrote:
Should you vaccinate your kids?

No

Why?
Why not?

Vaccinations can cause the viruses to mutate faster and become super viruses which vaccinations are incapable of preventing. It's better if only people with really weak immune systems get them. That way the virus takes longer to mutate and we're less likely to have another Black Plague .

No, that's antibiotics you're thinking of. Vaccines work by teaching our hilariously lethal immune system "this is bad. Kill it." so that it doesn't waste time figuring out what the problem is and just nips it in the bud before it becomes a major problem. Which actually helps prevent viruses from mutating to the point of being immune to the immune system, by minimizing their population and chance to mutate. And besides which, the immune system is an adaptive, active defense system. That's really hard to adapt around.

Antibiotics on the other hand ... don't work on viruses first of all ... and are substances that are harmless to humans but poisonous to viruses. The problem is that if you stop taking them before you've killed off all the bacteria, the ones that are left are the ones that were most resistant to that antibiotic. THAT is what leads to antibiotic immune diseases. The immune system on the other hand won't stop until the disease is eradicated so that's much less of a problem.

In other words: YES IMMUNIZE YOUR KIDS, don't use antibiotics frivolously, and if your do use antibiotics use them for the entire length of the prescription even if you're feeling better.
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Larks
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2/24/2015 2:57:09 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/10/2015 7:32:49 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 2/10/2015 7:25:05 AM, debater12332 wrote:
Should you vaccinate your kids?

No

Why?
Why not?

Vaccinations can cause the viruses to mutate faster and become super viruses which vaccinations are incapable of preventing. It's better if only people with really weak immune systems get them. That way the virus takes longer to mutate and we're less likely to have another Black Plague .

No, that's antibiotics you're thinking of. Vaccines work by teaching our hilariously lethal immune system "this is bad. Kill it." so that it doesn't waste time figuring out what the problem is and just nips it in the bud before it becomes a major problem. Which actually helps prevent viruses from mutating to the point of being immune to the immune system, by minimizing their population and chance to mutate. And besides which, the immune system is an adaptive, active defense system. That's really hard to adapt around.

Antibiotics on the other hand ... don't work on viruses first of all ... and are substances that are harmless to humans but poisonous to viruses. The problem is that if you stop taking them before you've killed off all the bacteria, the ones that are left are the ones that were most resistant to that antibiotic. THAT is what leads to antibiotic immune diseases. The immune system on the other hand won't stop until the disease is eradicated so that's much less of a problem.

In other words: YES IMMUNIZE YOUR KIDS, don't use antibiotics frivolously, and if your do use antibiotics use them for the entire length of the prescription even if you're feeling better.
Fact: In science, an observation repeatedly confirmed and for all practical purposes is accepted as "true." Truth in science, however, is never final. What is accepted as a fact today may be modified or even discarded tomorrow.
Law: A descriptive generalization about how some aspect of the natural world behaves under stated circumstances.
Theory: In science, a well-substantiated explanation of some aspect of the natural world that can incorporate facts, laws, inferences, and tested hypotheses.
AlwaysRight12345
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3/24/2015 5:42:30 AM
Posted: 1 year ago
At 2/24/2015 2:57:09 AM, Larks wrote:
At 2/10/2015 7:32:49 AM, Wylted wrote:
At 2/10/2015 7:25:05 AM, debater12332 wrote:
Should you vaccinate your kids?

No

Why?
Why not?

Vaccinations can cause the viruses to mutate faster and become super viruses which vaccinations are incapable of preventing. It's better if only people with really weak immune systems get them. That way the virus takes longer to mutate and we're less likely to have another Black Plague .

No, that's antibiotics you're thinking of. Vaccines work by teaching our hilariously lethal immune system "this is bad. Kill it." so that it doesn't waste time figuring out what the problem is and just nips it in the bud before it becomes a major problem. Which actually helps prevent viruses from mutating to the point of being immune to the immune system, by minimizing their population and chance to mutate. And besides which, the immune system is an adaptive, active defense system. That's really hard to adapt around.

Antibiotics on the other hand ... don't work on viruses first of all ... and are substances that are harmless to humans but poisonous to viruses. The problem is that if you stop taking them before you've killed off all the bacteria, the ones that are left are the ones that were most resistant to that antibiotic. THAT is what leads to antibiotic immune diseases. The immune system on the other hand won't stop until the disease is eradicated so that's much less of a problem.

In other words: YES IMMUNIZE YOUR KIDS, don't use antibiotics frivolously, and if your do use antibiotics use them for the entire length of the prescription even if you're feeling better.

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