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  • You've heard all the scary rumors surrounding vaccines:

  • they cause autism,

  • they contain toxins.

  • Even that they can give you the disease they're trying to prevent!

  • It's misinformation like this that has caused American vaccination rates

  • to drop significantly over the past couple of decades.

  • Some people believe their children would be better off in a world without vaccines.

  • This is WHAT IF,

  • and here's what would happen if we stopped vaccinations.

  • Through the years vaccines have been successful

  • in reducing the spread of deadly diseases

  • like measles, diphtheria, and rubella

  • to the point where they've nearly disappeared from America.

  • When people stop seeing these diseases,

  • some start to wonder why we're still vaccinating against them.

  • Well, if you want to see how a so-called controlled disease can make a comeback,

  • just ask the people of Japan...

  • Let me paint a picture for you:

  • it's 1974, in Japan,

  • and 80% of people were getting the whooping cough vaccine.

  • With only 393 cases of whooping cough

  • and zero related deaths throughout the whole country that year,

  • the Japanese started to let their guard down.

  • By 1979, only 10% of children were being vaccinated.

  • Shocked by the whole ordeal, the Japanese quickly turned back to routine vaccination,

  • and the disease numbers dropped once again.

  • People usually see the decision not to vaccinate as a very personal, individual matter

  • thinking they should have the right to be able to control what goes into their child's body.

  • Sure, we get that;

  • but what a lot of people don't understand

  • is that if everyone made that same "individual" decision,

  • it would have catastrophic effects, and eventually spell far more danger for your child.

  • The fewer people who get vaccinated, the more opportunities a disease has to spread.

  • When you decide not to get vaccinated,

  • you're not only accepting the possibility of contracting a disease yourself,

  • but also the chance of spreading it to others around you and playing a part in an epidemic.

  • There are hundreds of thousands of people who can't get vaccinated

  • due to treatments for cancer and other conditions,

  • and their safety relies on the rest of us being vaccinated.

  • The next time someone tries to convince you that vaccines are too dangerous,

  • just let them consider what our world would look like without vaccines.

  • We'd be transported back to a world we thought we had overcome,

  • where life for children was especially brutal.

  • These are just a handful of the old diseases that would come back to wreak havoc

  • if we all stopped vaccinations.

  • So why stop?

  • There hasn't been a single credible study linking vaccines to long term health conditions.

  • In fact, the paper that started the theory that vaccines cause autism

  • was so discredited

  • that its author lost his medical license!

  • Maybe one day we'll be able to eradicate all diseases from our planet.

  • But would new challenges just come to take their place?

  • Well, that's a topic for another WHAT IF.

You've heard all the scary rumors surrounding vaccines:

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What If We Stopped Vaccinations?

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    林宜悉 posted on 2020/04/04
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