Mokele wrote: your assumption hinges on an evenly mixed population.
No it doesn't. Schools have the greatest penetration everywhere. And the rest was me being sarcastic. Snakes do that to me.
sardia wrote:Morris, measles aren't geographically restricted.
Neither are schools. If you mandate it for schools and make no exceptions than you end up with the coverage you seek. Mississippi is the proof of that. As for tourists, make them show proof that they have been vaccinated, say in their documentation that they must have to cross the border. Just out of curiosity how would you monitor hand washing?
Izawwlgood wrote:Hmm? No it doesn't - the highlighted bars mean 'you can vaccinate any time during the indicated age range'.
Look closer, perhaps a ruler would help. Or if that is too much trouble check the CDC, like I did.
Izawwlgood wrote:I can't recall the name offhand of that logical fallacy - no, I am not saying herd immunity = 0% or 100%. I'm saying the more we reduce the herds immunity, the less effective herd immunity is.
I quoted you a range from the Wikipedia from 85 to 95 percent. We are at 92, if we followed Mississippi's example USA wide we would be at 99 percent or so. By the way, 99 is the best figure worldwide. North Korea beats us at 98. Those numbers from the World Bank
Izawwlgood wrote:I don't understand what point you're trying to make here - Mississippi 'limited freedom' and got the number up high. That's a good thing, not a bad thing.
The same thing I've been saying, catch this problem at schools.
Izawwlgood wrote:Ok, now I think you're being willfully daft.
No , I'm being shitty. Sardia managed to make me mad. His motto seems to be germ free at any price. This is a reference to another post.
We differ only in the sense I believe in putting effort where it will do the most good. Schools are it. If you want to home school and and skip vaccinations so be it. Even at that you can be certain that there would be court challenges that will take years to settle. Even in the present circumstances this is mostly confined to the problem population, antivaxxers. As sorry as I might be that their parents are morons from my point of view no one has yet demonstrated that we need to override the parents wishes under guise of law, other than the one place kids have to be, school. The kids infected today are out of the equation.