Polio might be transmitted through "poo" but if immunised, the chances of you getting it are much lower. Back in the 1950s you say they had a monkey virus? What about in 2008? In 2005 the polio vaccination no longer contained live poliovirus. So things do change...and over 50 years I would expect them to change a lot! Between two and five per cent of people who develop paralytic polio will die. Half of those who survive will have permanent paralysis.
See how different studies/research show different information...we just select what we agrees with our point of view!
So because mumps is a childhood disease, does that mean adults can't get it? I know plenty of people who have had mumps as an adult and other "childhood" diseases. German Measles (rubella) is supposed to be a childhood disease, yet many pregnant women get it and causes major problems with their unborn child, some even dying. When we go have all our tests, they want to know if we are immunised against it.Sterilisation also lasts through adulthood, where necessary with booster vaccines, but not all need that. So what we have as a child, covers us for adults.
Some vaccination success stories include:
Smallpox – up until the 1960s, around two million people lost their lives every year to this highly contagious disease. In 1967, the World Health Organisation mounted an aggressive global immunisation campaign that saw smallpox eradicated from the planet in 12 years.
Poliomyelitis (polio) – this viral disease attacks the motor cells of the brain and spinal cord, potentially causing paralysis and death. Immunisation campaigns begun in the 1950s have virtually eradicated polio in the West. The first new case of polio in Australia since 1986 was reported in July 2007. Prior to this, the entire western Pacific region, including Australia, had been declared polio-free since 2000.
Haemophilus influenzae type b (Hib disease) – since vaccination against Hib disease was introduced into Victoria in 1993, cases amongst children have dropped over 90 per cent.
Pertussis (whooping cough) – estimates from the United States suggest that pertussis cases would increase 71-fold, and the death rate from this disease would quadruple, if immunisation programs weren’t available.
Mumps was common until the mumps vaccine was licensed in 1967. Before the vaccine, more than 200,000 cases occurred each year in the United States. Since then the number of cases has dropped to fewer than 1,000 a year, and epidemics have become fairly rare.
As said in my other posts, do your research, research both sides, not just one and make an informed decision. Again, I hope we are smart enough to look at both sides and remember that advocates for and against have an agenda and they are trying everything to promote this. That is their job!