Have vaccines become unnecessary?

Falling infectious disease rates in developed countries have led to a point where the risks of receiving any given vaccine may be greater than risks of catching that disease.

There was always going to be a point reached where the rates of  diseases commonly vaccinated against became so low that it became illogical and unethical to continue vaccinating people for them.

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In other words, the risk of catching the disease not longer justifies vaccinating people against them, given the risks associated with vaccinations.

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Vaccine proponents will argue: vaccination is needed to continue so that disease rates can continue to remain low, rather than spiraling out of control, but I have yet to see any convincing evidence to justify this speculation.

Instead, the falling rates of almost all infectious disease in developed countries, whether commonly vaccinated against or not, seem to indicate that vaccines are not needed to wipe diseases out- rather, improved diets, hygiene and standards of living can be relied upon to do that.

 Scarlett Fever death rate- no vaccine used

Rather than wiping disease out, continuing the widespread vaccination of the community may actually keep that disease alive and well, when live viruses are used in the vaccine that can shed and cause the disease in others, whether vaccinated or not.

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