Thursday , June 17 2021

Østlendingen – Vaccination is not a personal issue

opinionsWhen opponents of the vaccine are rooted in Norway, this threatens our health safety. If you are not vaccinated, there is no personal case. This is a potentially fatal problem for my children and you expose all babies in Norway to life-threatening illnesses. Vaccine opponents help keep the diseases to be removed. The Progress Party is concerned about the growing resistance to vaccines. This problem must be met with measures and facts. No, vaccines do not contain dangerous substances and do not give you autism or ME. Vaccines protect you and the whole population from serious illnesses.

Therefore, the Progress Party will consider introducing national vaccination requirements for healthcare professionals. Your freedom to be vaccinated does not entitle you to expose other innocent people to life-threatening illnesses. As a staff, you have a duty not to expose patients to serious illnesses. Employees who refuse to vaccinate have nothing to do with healthcare.

One argument commonly used by vaccine opponents is that the vaccines are "unnatural". But what is really "natural" in this context? Historically, it is natural for children to die of disease at an early age. In 1809, 40% of all live-born babies died in Asker and Bærum. In the 20th century, glasses killed up to 500 million people. Before we received the vaccines, the parents lived in a constant and real fear of illnesses we hardly know today.

Only antibiotics can compete with vaccines when it comes to stopping the pointless childish death. Despite this undeniable fact, there are still more and more people who believe that the time before vaccines is a kind of perfectly natural condition. I just do not understand and will do everything in my power to fight such destructive and dangerous thinking.

The vaccine's resilience is increasing and the WHO emphasizes the resilience of vaccines as one of the ten major threats to global health. According to World Health Organization data, more than 82,000 people in Europe received measles last year, three times more than the previous year. If parents are not vaccinated, we risk infecting children with potentially fatal consequences.

The Progressive National Assembly in spring will consider several proposals that will prevent vaccine opponents from infecting innocent children and adults with serious illnesses. One suggestion is to allow kindergartens and schools to submit vaccination requests when they are swallowed. Another task is to determine the vaccination requirements for healthcare workers, schools and kindergartens. Maybe we have to do the same thing as Iceland – to introduce vaccination as a criterion for getting permission to enter Norway?

Earlier we managed to eliminate the diseases. Now, as a society, we must dare to engage in a controversial debate and to ensure that today's fatal diseases are eliminated. Then we should stop pulling the shoulders of the vaccine – it also applies to your children.

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