Thank you. Here's some more stuff. From the CDC
. The measles death rate peaked in 1917 and then fell off a cliff due to advances in sanitation and medicine, going almost to zero prior to 1963 when the vaccine was introduced (13.3/100,000 down to 0.5/100,000): Another article
(and shit was it difficult to find an archived copy) gives the figures of 5,300 annual deaths from 1912-1916 down to 450 from 1956-1960, a decrease of 91.51% before the introduction of the vaccine.
Since people harp on it so much it does mention encephalitis (by the way, e. coli which lives on your skin can cause antibiotic resistant encephalitis if it gets in your bloodstream), there were 4,000 cases per year. Out of 500,000 reported cases and 4 million estimated cases. That's either a 0.8% chance or a 0.1% chance. Spooky!
Someone said "It's trivial unless it was your kid!" (actual quote). You know, I'm opposed to child abuse and I believe in eugenics, so I'm voluntarily not having any kids, but if I was I would gladly accept the risks that my kid has a 99.9% chance of being totally fine with a virus that kills 100 people out of 1 million. 99.9% is so close to 100 that I'd consider it totally safe.
Fearmongers also talk about the death rate in undeveloped nations, but that's because of lack of sanitation and medicine and malnutrition. Diarrhea kills 1.6 million people a year in the third world but almost no one in the West because of lack of clean water. From another article from the same publication:
"High case-fatality rates in developing countries are due to a young age at infection, crowding, underlying immune deficiency disorders, vitamin A deficiency, and lack of access to medical care. Before the introduction of measles vaccines, one-third of children in many developing countries were infected in the first and second years of life, and most children were infected before age 5 years [195, 221, 222]. An estimated 125 million preschool-aged children are estimated to have vitamin A deficiency, placing them at high risk for death, severe infection, or blindness as a result of measles ."
It's a religion. People stopped believing in God so they started believing in big tech/big pharma/government propaganda. Even the conservatives and LOLbertarians who distrust everything else the government says believe this childhood disease garbage 100%. Their brains shut off because someone wearing a white coat tells them what to think. A lab coat has replaced a cassock as the ceremonial vestments of the new atheistic religion of scientism. And I am not now nor have I ever argued that vaccines should be outlawed, that people shouldn't have a right to put whatever they want in their bodies.
In that sense I'm more libertarian than the libertarians! All I want is 1. the right to talk about this in the public square without the debate being memory holed, and 2. the right of people to make informed choices about their health and the health of their children.
People shouldn't be banned from places if they don't have a vaccine. If the vaccine works then the fearmongers who get the vaccine are totally safe from the handful of spooky scary unvaccinated people. The government shouldn't be forcing people to get injections for diseases that are totally fine for 99.9% of the population. It's no different from this COVID passport and mask mandate bullshit. Unless this was something like Ebola or black death and it really had the capability to collapse civilization, I don't want the government forcing people to put stuff in their bodies. If you don't own your own body you are a slave.
It's as simple as that.