Would you buy a washing machine if there was a 1 in 1,000 chance that it would explode?
Would you buy a tumble dryer if there was a 1 in 10,000 chance that it would catch fire and destroy your kitchen?
Would you buy a car if there was a 1 in 1,000 chance that the wheels would fall off as you drove along?
I bet you wouldn’t.
The people promoting vaccines never talk about risks at all. They admit that there might be some discomfort, a headache, a fever and so on.
But they don’t talk about the big risks: the risk that a patient could be killed or severely brain damaged by a vaccination. Let’s put aside the autism risk – which, for some inexplicable reason, seems to drive pro-vaxx defenders into a state of incoherent rage – and concentrate on the risk of death and brain damage. (The autism risk is epidemiologically sound. But the pro-vaxxers aren’t too keen on real science. It upsets them.)
And here is the surprise: the risks with vaccines aren’t particularly small.
The serious risks with some vaccines are, of course, fairly low – around one in 100,000 for example.
But the risks with other vaccines are known to be much higher.
Before the covid jab was introduced Bill Gates talked about a risk of 1 in 10,000. He mentioned that if seven billion people were, as he planned, given a new coronavirus vaccine then 700,000 people might be damaged.
And with a vaccine we aren’t talking about a need to repaint the kitchen – as might happen after a tumble dryer fire. You can’t put vaccine damage right with a few pots of paint, a brush and a new set of curtains.
A paper published in the Journal of the American Medical Association reported that seizures occur in about 1 in 640 children with one popular childhood vaccination.