Can any doctors provide PROOF of "herd immunity"?Submitted by America Loves R... on Thu, 06/03/2010 - 12:22
I am up for a respectful conversation with anyone who can provide proof that vaccines provide what is known as "herd immunity" - that 80% to 95% of kids must be vaccinated in order to create a broad immunity of the herd.
Where are these studies that have been done in the real world?
The reason I am concerned is because the drumbeats are getting louder and louder regarding those who don't vaccinate - that we are breaking-down this "herd immunity", thereby endangering society.
I can cite instances of REAL populations in Oregon, California, Illinois and many other places where there are HUGE gaps in the vaccination-rate and there are no outbreaks of all these diseases they keep telling us will make a comeback if their vax-rates drop below 80%.
I also can provide statistics/charts that prove that these diseases were in 80%-90%-decline by the time these vaccines were introduced - mainly due to modern-day sanitation.
Those of us who don't vaccinate don't want to force our views on anyone - we just want to be left alone without being accused of spreading disease or FORCED to receive vaccinations.