There should be no opting out.
That's authoritarian. Can you name any circumstance where if too many people in society make an alternative or perhaps wrong choice, that society doesn't suffer overall from it? If you can't then you've no right to demand everyone yield to your claim. The numbers of people refusing vaccines must become significant before societal risk goes up.
Vaccines should not only be 100% provided free of charge by the government, but also required by law without personal belief waivers.
This is a terrifying endorsement of a complete and total police state. Given your beliefs though, I can't say they aren't surprising. What else should society do to those who raise the risk factors? Put them in camps? Gas them? You've got the break a few eggs to make your scientifically socialist omelet you know.
You are not entitled to your own facts and you are not entitled to jeopardize the health of others because you can't or won't understand the science behind herd immunity.
So I can deny you whatever I want if I can prove it will jeapardize the health of yourself and others? What do you propose to do with those who don't submit to your brown shirts? Will you jail them? Perhaps put them on a train to Siberia? Murder them to save them from getting sick?
Here are some excerpts from Phil Plait's awesome article.
Perhaps he should seek some help. Those who believe that their one true answer means they can remove basic and fundamental rights from their fellow humans are obviously suffering from psychosis and are sociopaths.
Originally Posted by tonton
As a teacher, he apparently doesn't seem to know very much that goes against his narrow world view. Call it selective ignorance or selective vision, it's dangerous.
My body, my choice, unless it isn't BR's choice then it will be the end of a gun for you I suppose.
Originally Posted by BR
The HPV vaccine prevents many cervical, penile, anal, and throat cancers. The conservatives can't get sex off the brain long enough to see how beneficial it would be to vaccinate everyone and prevent plenty of cancer.
If by many you mean not many at all then I suppose you could be right. 4,000 women will die from cervical cancer out of 150 million plus women in the United States and that is also out of almost 2.5 million deaths per year.
That is called a radical inability to understand numbers and gain perspective from them. You advocate a police state to save 4,000 people.
68,504 will die of diabetes. I demand to control every bit of food that goes into your mouth for the good of society. You don't get to opt out or have any say in the matter.
78,889 will die of Alzheimer's disease. Perhaps we should shoot them before they take too many resources or harm someone else.
30,444 will die of liver disease almost exclusively cirrhosis relate to alcohol intake. Don't dare touch a drug or drink or you should arrested, charged with societal harm and we have to protect you from yourself.
You're not entitled to your own facts or apparently your own rights. Shut up and yield them now for the good of society. Don't demand we listen to your narrow worldview, your selective ignorance or well, even your voice because we know what is best for you and will protect you from yourself.