…cine generally, has laid the groundwork for a small but influential population who oppose vaccines. People against vaccination argue it has risks, that vaccines can cause autism or other unspecified injuries. Proponents of vaccination say this is nonsense, anti-science, and da…
I always wonder if these people realise that their actions say, "I'd rather my child was dead than had autism."
I'm sure, with the various base-rates available, it would be possible to state the relative risks of each outcome and then extrapolate how much more preferable death is to these parents. I'm pretty sure that, put like that, most people would find the decision hard to justify.