This is how I imagine Meryl Dorey might respond to the recently published study comparing vaccinated and unvaccinated children. Surprise surprise, the only difference was in the vastly differing rates of vaccine-preventable diseases in the two groups.
And yet I have lost count of the number of times Meryl Dorey has leapt on individual instances of vaccine-preventable diseases occurring in the vaccinated, and made statements like this:
Have you considered the NUMEROUS studies showing that the recently vaccinated and therefore, supposedly immune – are getting these diseases? Have you considered the fact that vaccines can’t prevent the vaccinated from carrying and transmitting the diseases?
So because some vaccinated people still get the disease they were vaccinated for, vaccines cannot provide immunity. Or to put it another way:
(< 100%) = 0%
As the graph in my comic shows, vaccines can be obviously be highly effective even if they are not 100% effective.
There is no need to labour the point further. A child of five could understand it. Dorey can’t, or won’t. She makes the same mistake time and time again. So often, in fact, that I propose we name this specific example of the Perfect Solution Fallacy:
The Doreyan Fallacy.
What do you think?