Did it really have to take a study published in a peer review journal to conclude that opponents of vaccines would resort making them as a civil rights issue? I have interacted with vaccine opponents on many occasions and some are my friends. The vast majority that are involved in politics are anti-vaccine but state they’re pro-choice as some sort of talking point and not out of a sense of conviction.
Like I have pointed out before, as a result of some perceived threat by Bill Gates potentially pushing for mandatory coronavirus immunizations, elements of the political Right are drinking anti-vaccine Kool Aid environmentalists, like Joe Mercola and Rep. Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., are all too willing to dish out with a little help from like-minded groups too. It isn’t about choice when vaccine opponent’s opting out imposes a risk on the lives of others that they did not consent to. Any notion on the part of opponents that immunized people have nothing to worry about from their refusal to immunize demonstrates their ignorance. Vaccines are not deflector shields but administered to help individual’s immune systems fight sickness and herd immunity is vital for their effectiveness.
It is a fact that the anti-vaccine movement is heavily influenced by environmentalists and, in many ways, their key organs of news and information (like this one) are really front groups to relay propaganda. Undermining vaccines is one way to help environmentalists achieve their goal of ridding the planet of as many humans as possible, except them (of course). After having interacted with Leftists on many occasions, to environmentalists, anti-vaccine efforts on the Right are looked at by greens as nothing more than useful idiocy to help nudge their misanthropic cause along.
Of course there is the Hippocratic Oath, but the profit motive is a large part of the reason why it is in the medical community’s overall interest to keep the communities and patients they serve alive and well. If physicians, hospitals, etc. do not have healthy patients and the products they make are not safe, then their reputations will suffer greatly and competition then sprouts up including even lawsuits to hold them accountable.
It is no coincidence that health care in the United States is the best in the world and that is mainly due to the profit motive built in. Without it, we would end up with results of the Soviet magnitude similar to what Canada and Europe go through. Small wonder that the central planning resulting from the recent coronavirus scare is wreaking havoc on our health care system.
Because the medical community is made up of human beings, they will make mistakes like anyone else and, unfortunately, that can result even in tragic outcomes too. Skepticism is certainly warranted in many cases, including when dealing with people who work in service oriented-industries. That also applies to the products healthcare workers administer and help manufacture (such as the COVID-19 vaccine in production). The last thing people need is a repeat of past mistakes including the politicization of medical research. But what is worse are the tragedies that occur when people follow poor advice.
PHOTO CREDIT: The Misanthrope By Pieter Brueghel the Elder – The Yorck Project (2002) 10.000 Meisterwerke der Malerei (DVD-ROM), distributed by DIRECTMEDIA Publishing GmbH. ISBN: 3936122202., Public Domain, https://commons.wikimedia.org/w/index.php?curid=148467