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Actions (or inaction in this case) have consequences.
But how does allowing an unvaccinated child to attend school further spread a
disease? If all the other children are vaccinated then they should not be
worried because they are all "protected". The only one theoretically at
risk is the unvaccinated child. Presumably the parents and the child are willing
to accept that the risk of catching the disease are lower than the perceived
dangers of the shots.
@gee-enSimple, there are children who, because of medical reasons
are not able to be vaccinated. The vaccinated kids surround and protect them.
Now we have parents who choose not to vaccinate their children because an ex
playboy model told them not too.You are then increasing the danger to the
child who cannot be vaccinated by introducing so many children who are also not
vaccinated. Look up the herd immunity wiki article.I am sure parents
would not play the "risk of catching the disease are lower than the
perceived dangers of the shots" game, if there were thousands of children
being crippled and killed each year by polio. Thankfully we have vaccines to
thank for almost eradicating that terrible disease.