The Side Effects of Vaccines - How High is the Risk?

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    Vaccines are one of our best tools to prevent dangerous diseases, but they come with side effects. So would it be safer not to vaccinate?
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  • Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell
    Kurzgesagt – In a Nutshell  10 days ago +13386

    Dive into sources and further reading here:

    Vaccines and their side effects are a hard topic to cover - we know we keep saying this, but this case especially, there were a lot of things to consider. You can’t blame people for being worried, so we wanted to take their concerns seriously.

    Because it is impossible to cover everything there is to know about vaccines in a ten minute video our sources are extra extensive and explain a lot of aspects in more detail, with an extra focus on further reading.

    So if you want to dive in deeper or have more arguments at hand for your next heated discussion, here you go.

    • Jarley
      Jarley 7 days ago

      Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell you forgot one thing that vaccines cause:

      adult hood
      I don’t want that happening to my children

    • GodmanBG
      GodmanBG 7 days ago

      It would be nice if you had touched upon, or at least mentioned that we vaccinate against a multitude of other diseases besides measles.

    • Austin Yang
      Austin Yang 7 days ago +1

      Kurzgesagt - In a Nutshell The only person to actually have sources in the entire comment section.

    • BrettC11B
      BrettC11B 7 days ago

      +Rox Paid people or bots, the lot of these post aren't even real people. 0 subs.

  • Jm56Z
    Jm56Z 12 minutes ago

    3:11 : god damnit, I don't want to harm that little boi !

  • james skelly
    james skelly 14 minutes ago

    It's sad that there a kids with autism whose parents are too busy trying to find something to blame for a unfortunate situation and not accepting facts rather then giving their full attention to loving their child

  • Master_gamer22344
    Master_gamer22344 28 minutes ago +1

    Also known as anti vaxxers

  • TheOfficeChair
    TheOfficeChair 54 minutes ago

    Please make a 5g video similar to this video.

  • ghjoshman99
    ghjoshman99 Hour ago

    I desperately tried to find anti vax comments but couldn't. If a cool pal wants to copy and paste what they find and put them here I would appreciate it very much

  • eeeaten
    eeeaten 2 hours ago +1

    It’s likely that forced/mandated vaccination actually results in lower vaccine coverage. When people are given accurate information they almost always choose to vaccinate. The biggest problem I see is that here are a bunch of fairly unrestricted loons spreading misinformation about vaccines to undermine medicine and drum up business for their fake-ass “natural health” miracle cures/products/therapies/books/dvds.

  • Elmar Kitos
    Elmar Kitos 2 hours ago


  • doot
    doot 3 hours ago

    honestly i respect anti-vaxx parents, when their kid finally dies they can just say "it was lies told to me by the internet"

  • Ajay Malolan
    Ajay Malolan 3 hours ago

    Great video

  • Cosmosit
    Cosmosit 3 hours ago

    I'm gonna send this video to all anti vaxxers I know and meet

  • LeoTheArtist
    LeoTheArtist 3 hours ago

    Even tho I do support this stuff its just the fact that I have a vary bad phobia of needles...

    • Francklyn
      Francklyn 2 hours ago

      Death or landing in a wheelchair thanks to polio is worse

  • Iodic Acid
    Iodic Acid 3 hours ago +2

    Another thing i never understood about anti vaxxers is even if let's say hypothetically vaccines cause autism, you're basically saying that you'd rather have a dead child than have a child with autism by not vaccinating them. That's fucked up in many ways and an insult to kids actually living with autism because you're implying they're as bad as it gets

    • eeeaten
      eeeaten 2 hours ago

      Iodic Acid no they are not saying they’d rather have a dead kid. That’s absurd. They’re saying the if the risk of autism from the vaccine is high and the risk of harm from the disease is low, they’d rather go with the lower risk. Luckily vaccines don’t cause autism.

  • Standing With The Band

    Another important fact tossed in with my own story of me not getting vaxxed.
    In high school, students needed two vaccinations or have parents sign forms stating the kids weren’t being vaccinated for whatever reason.
    I was going through a very rough latch with my depression, anxiety, and other serious topics I won’t get into. The meningitis vaccine has behavioral issues and/or changes listed as a side effect. My mother didn’t want me to worsen due to my mental state and decided we would get it at a later date when I was more stable.
    When I went in to get the other vaccination, however, the doctor asked why we weren’t doing both and we explained. He let us know that anytime someone has a reported side effect that it gets listed. Even if the side effect isn’t actually a side effect of the vaccine or even if it is just one person. I has to be included.
    This goes for all vaccines, over the counter medications, and prescription medications.
    These behavioral changes might have stemmed from a kid having undiagnosed ADHD, having a hard time in school and being extra stressed, literally anything. He didn’t specify that but did assure us that a lot of the side effects aren’t actual side effects and are usually just reports from parents and have to be listed anyway.
    So we got it that day, too.
    And no, I didn’t get worse at all. Instead, I’m not passing around meningitis!
    When looking at side effects of anything, take it with a grain of a salt. Sometimes our brains will also make us feel like we are experiencing side effects when we really aren’t, almost like a placebo effect. Whatever side effects are real and most common, the doctor should inform you or will inform you if you ask.
    For new medications, my doctor let me know which side effects were most common, which is almost definitely will get, for how long, and what to look for if it’s bad. Were there more listed? Yes, but there’s a possibility that they aren’t actual side effects and just people worrying or giving the wrong attributes to things in the medical field.

  • Janglenutter
    Janglenutter 3 hours ago

    My son spent four days in the hospital with a reaction from vaccines. He's fine now, but don't ever let anyone say they're totally harmless.

    • eeeaten
      eeeaten Minute ago

      Janglenutter you realise though, that a rash and fever is a common symptom of measles. Getting vaccinated is a much better option than not getting vaccinated.

    • Janglenutter
      Janglenutter Hour ago

      +Safia's Useless Acc. It's common enough that both agencies list them as common side effects.

    • Safia's Useless Acc.
      Safia's Useless Acc. 2 hours ago

      Janglenutter doesn't mean other people will have this reaction.

    • Janglenutter
      Janglenutter 2 hours ago

      +eeeaten He was hospitalized with a high fever, rash and loss of appetite. Which is according to the CDC and UK national health service, a common set of side effects to the MMR vaccine.

    • eeeaten
      eeeaten 2 hours ago

      Janglenutter maybe you’re right, maybe the doctor was right. there’s no way I can know the details.

  • Mijuna Blue
    Mijuna Blue 3 hours ago

    This needs more recognition

  • Just a Random Gamer
    Just a Random Gamer 4 hours ago

    Who else just came to see the war in the comments xD don’t worry tho I watched the video cause I came here for that too lol

  • Sean Costello
    Sean Costello 5 hours ago

    [ Karen disliked that. ]

  • Alektorophobic Carrot
    Alektorophobic Carrot 5 hours ago

    Me when I see another of my favorite informational channels might be anti-vax:
    Ah shit, here we go again

    • eeeaten
      eeeaten 2 hours ago

      Alektorophobic Carrot another? What?

  • Lenfi X
    Lenfi X 5 hours ago +1

    That GTA reference tho 👌

  • ZacZattack
    ZacZattack 5 hours ago +2

    I'm going to quote Soot house here.
    "What I'm saying is that the Black Death disappeared in Europe with out vaccines"
    "Along with 1/3rd of the population"

  • Stephen Stumpf
    Stephen Stumpf 5 hours ago +2

    Finally, common sense!

  • Strawberry Pupper
    Strawberry Pupper 5 hours ago +1

    Oh look the dislike count, everyone look, a viral infection happening right before our eyes. Watch as moms spread a deadly virus making numbers like this.

  • Strawberry Pupper
    Strawberry Pupper 5 hours ago +2

    Anti Vaxxers are the most dumb people ever, letting their immediate fears for their child overcome the potential dangers that lie ahead for that child. They become delusional believing that anything fake and not made directly from the earth is toxic, even if the body needs it. Other children are impacted by idiot parents that eat wild anti-vax tales like a cow to grass, or better yet, a sheep. These sheeple eat the anti-vax stories and get infected with the deadly AVV, or Anti-Vax Virus, and harm those around them by spreading the illness to anyone else who doesn't have the proper immune system to fight off lies. Those infected will blindly let their kid face a viral world, alone, on the hope and prayer that the "facts" they read on the internet will protect their child.
    What's worse, true pro anti-vaxxers are completely heartless, believing that if their child is autistic, that is wrong, they are imperfect. They will face the high risks of disease and death, both of which being expensive and horrific events for a child way too young to understand, they will choose all this, over having an autistic child. That's horrifying that they can throw their love away. As a person on the spectrum, albeit on the more functioning side, I can attest that autism is not at all, not ever going to be such a big issue that overpowers a parent's love. And this is all assuming vaccines cause autism!! Playing devil's advocate! Drawing conclusions on false facts and suspicions. If you've vaccinated your child, or plan to, pat yourself on the back, because you've saved their life, you've proven that love is without fear and doubt.

  • Fitnessgram Pacertest
    Fitnessgram Pacertest 5 hours ago


  • Waldemar Perez Jr
    Waldemar Perez Jr 5 hours ago

    What do you say to people who work in the medical field but who are also anti-vax?

    • eeeaten
      eeeaten 2 hours ago +1

      Waldemar Perez Jr that their “medical field” of homeopathy or chiropractic isn’t actually medicine?

    • Fresh Pixelated Memes
      Fresh Pixelated Memes 5 hours ago +4

      "You're fired"

  • Black Fang
    Black Fang 6 hours ago

    Only times I get sick is after vaccines

    • eeeaten
      eeeaten 3 minutes ago

      Black Fang the facts are: getting a flu shot halves your chances of getting the flu; you can’t get the flu from a flu shot. If you don’t accept these facts you’re making decisions based on faulty information.

    • Safia's Useless Acc.
      Safia's Useless Acc. Hour ago

      Black Fang how do you know what you got was specifically the flu

    • Black Fang
      Black Fang 2 hours ago

      +eeeaten and if I recall I said I will continue getting flue shots but it will be on my own time I don't like objects and sickness slowing my work I will get on when I have a empty schedule for sickness

    • Black Fang
      Black Fang 2 hours ago

      +eeeaten and yet I can get sick from it

    • eeeaten
      eeeaten 2 hours ago

      Black Fang sure, but the flu vaccine cannot and does not give anyone the flu.

  • Theconmicbud
    Theconmicbud 6 hours ago +4

    Vaccines should be a law

    • Space
      Space 4 hours ago

      the problem is people do have a right, so its on them to vax!

  • Manoj ji
    Manoj ji 6 hours ago

    vaccines are meant to lower the chances of getting a disease, but not 100%. anyone could still get it. its not vaccines that cause autism, its the mylin sheath process that occurs in a cellular structure and disintegrates it. sometimes you could have it in your system for life because of memory cells. but remember this...a fully alkaline state of body diet will always have strong defense against diseases and cancers as well.

  • Cpapa18
    Cpapa18 6 hours ago +3

    I once had a girlfriend who only ate lettuce for 6 months and tried to convince me, a doctor, that I should do the same.
    When I told her she would get massively sick she laughed in my face.
    After we broke up she dissapeared for 6 months and finally called me up one day to tell me she collapsed and almost died one day, having to spend 6 months in the hospital to recover, where all the doctors there told her the exact same thing I did, that she's not a rabbit and she can't survive on lettuce and carrots alone.
    She then went on to blame me for not taking better care of her when I knew what would happen.
    This is the exact same thing that is happening with anti-vaccine parents. They are told their children will get massively sick and die, and when they do, they blame the doctors.
    I have no words anymore for what is happening. It's truly sad.
    Don't be idiots, and don't abuse your kids. Vaccinate.
    For the love of God stop listening to hippie blog posts and listen to DOCTORS who deal in facts, SCIENCE, and experience. VACCINATE.

  • Kayla A. Stephen
    Kayla A. Stephen 7 hours ago

    I mean, when we didn't have vaccines available we almost wiped out the entirety of the native population with small pox. It was a military tactic for gods sake! Small pox blankets! Funnily enough that was also the first disease to have a vaccine be invented. They used cow pox to defeat small pox which was a less deadly and contagious infection that killed off the disease. Its only side effect was lesions.

  • Cat
    Cat 7 hours ago +2

    My neighbor legit vaccinated their pets but not their kids.

    • Francklyn
      Francklyn 2 hours ago

      Pretty obvious which one they want to keep

  • panggop jio
    panggop jio 7 hours ago +1

    Saying vaccines cause autism is like saying video games cause violence

    • Francklyn
      Francklyn 2 hours ago

      Clearly you have never played Mario Kart

  • Lepel
    Lepel 7 hours ago +1

    Hey guys. This is not funny, delete this now, or my lawyer will be contacted.

  • Evèłýň ERROR
    Evèłýň ERROR 7 hours ago

    No one:

    Edit:300.000 KIDS WILL DIE RITGHT NOW!

  • pokegamer 300
    pokegamer 300 7 hours ago +1

    Fuck all AntiVaxxers They are Biological Terrorists who endanger everyone with Viruses and Diseases they are a Threat To Society who endanger our Children

  • lily lam
    lily lam 7 hours ago

    There was an outbreak of measles where I live a while back, my friends and I really dipped on Anti-vaxxers.

  • Elizabeth Petrick
    Elizabeth Petrick 7 hours ago

    Well, I must have a lot of memory cells or sometin
    Edit: I have cuts and scars of those cuts, like one that will *_ALWAYS_* be with me

  • Andre Johnson
    Andre Johnson 8 hours ago

    I’m a proud antivaxxer with 3 healthy, beautiful children.

  • Mrs pancake
    Mrs pancake 8 hours ago +1

    When the anti vax kid bullies you and you see a rusty nail on the ground...

    • Francklyn
      Francklyn 2 hours ago

      *_Improvise. Adapt. Overcome_*

  • that's not me fellas
    that's not me fellas 8 hours ago

    great video!

  • 8000 cats
    8000 cats 8 hours ago

    Sad thing is, I’ve me anti-vaxxers and they literally don’t care about the truth. I’ve explained how there’s no link to autism “that’s ur opinion”, I’ve explained that the likelihood of it causing harm is extremely low “but they have mercury”, I’ve even explained that by refusing to vaccinate they are literally killing children, the elderly, and those who are too sick to get vaccines. Their reaction? They always ignore those words. Literally no reaction. They just continue rambling about essential oils, not acknowledging that every time they go in public, there’s a chance they’re directly responsible for killing someone, ruining the lives of them and their loved ones. They’re monsters.

  • that's not me fellas
    that's not me fellas 9 hours ago

    so many memes lol

  • Shibha Alam
    Shibha Alam 9 hours ago +7

    The IQ of anti-vaxx mums' is lower than the life expectancy of their children

  • Morgster
    Morgster 9 hours ago

    These animations continue to impress me🤦‍♂️

  • Joseph Pentony
    Joseph Pentony 9 hours ago +1

    VACCINATE your f***ing kids.

    Or else natural selection will occur.

  • fraudiepie
    fraudiepie 10 hours ago +1

    Karen : I’ll never vaxx
    A year later
    Karen: RIP Timmy 2014-19
    Literally everyone: just vaxx
    Karen: no it’s just a coincidence
    Literally everyone: *face palms*

  • AireDrew _
    AireDrew _ 10 hours ago +3

    My sister and mom recently went anti-vax, thank Christ this happened later and not earlier in my life so I already have my vaccines and a strong immune system 👍

    • Some Random Guy
      Some Random Guy 7 hours ago +1

      +Vox3l-Gl1tch yeaaaaa i agree

    • Vox3l-Gl1tch
      Vox3l-Gl1tch 9 hours ago +1

      I recommend not communicating with them anymore.

  • Zengn Draws
    Zengn Draws 11 hours ago +4

    Well, you can’t win an argument with an idiot, so good luck beating the anti-vaxxers...

    • Francklyn
      Francklyn 2 hours ago +1

      It's like playing chess with a pigeon. It will knock down the pieces, crap on the board and walk around like it's still winning the game

    • Some Random Guy
      Some Random Guy 7 hours ago

      Yeah. Dont argue with an Idiot. They will drag you down to their level and beat you with experience.

  • c0ast
    c0ast 11 hours ago

    Vaccines are mirco-transaction

  • TheMarioManiac
    TheMarioManiac 11 hours ago +2

    Saying vaccines cause autism is like saying video games cause violence

  • AlexBlackFire
    AlexBlackFire 11 hours ago

    Not very educational because all he did was talk about ONE disease. Measles. You are aware that kids are usually getting 100 vaccinations and they get more and more as they get older for monthly checkups? Let's just go ahead and multiply that number by ONE vaccination he talked about. Oh look at that, the numbers went from 1 million to 100 million... This video is honestly a joke.

    Excited to see some mad little kids come at me with little facts they found off the internet. Come at me.

    • Francklyn
      Francklyn 2 hours ago

      +Some Random Guy Not a doctor obviously

    • eeeaten
      eeeaten 2 hours ago

      Think the kids are getting too many vaccines? which diseases shouldn’t we protect them from?

    • Some Random Guy
      Some Random Guy 7 hours ago +1

      "Facts they found off the internet" where did you get your facts? Sone dude in an alley?

    • lyrehc the bran man
      lyrehc the bran man 9 hours ago

      +Vox3l-Gl1tch _involuntary manslaughter time_

    • Vox3l-Gl1tch
      Vox3l-Gl1tch 9 hours ago +2

      +Artful Nihilism Nah, his mom took away his USclip account because she saw him watching this video.

  • Lady Emery Draven
    Lady Emery Draven 11 hours ago

    I am not an anti-vaccer. However, there are some unnecessary vaccines that people are being told ( and and some places forced ) to give to their children. There are also some negatives that are not considered in this video, including increased population over natural amounts. As well as vaccines, we should also be promoting the idea of less children, as part of the reason for having more than two children per couple is because of child death rates. Also these things we are vaccinating against, if they do not actually get killed off, but instead effectively killed off ( as the case with measles) they can learn to defeat the antibodies. Creating the necessity for a new vaccine for the same old problem. That being said it should not be something someone has no choice but to do under penalty of law. To take someone's choice to vaccinate or not is to take away someone's choice. And as everyone knows choice is a freedom. Please note my children's vaccines are up-to-date.

    • eeeaten
      eeeaten 2 hours ago

      Lady Emery Draven I really don’t understand what your problem is. Vaccines are a part of the solution for overpopulation - better healthcare (including vaccines) reduces child mortality which leads to a less children being born. Measles vaccination will (unless the antivax nuts have their way) soon eradicate measles from the world, so no one will ever need to be vaccinated for it again.

    • Some Random Guy
      Some Random Guy 7 hours ago

      True freedom is doing good for others.

    • Vox3l-Gl1tch
      Vox3l-Gl1tch 9 hours ago +4

      Fuck your freedom. When it has to do with the actual life of a person, you can't choose if you want to protect them from a disease or not.

  • Ian Erickson
    Ian Erickson 11 hours ago +3

    Vaccines cause autism

    Because antivaxx children die before they can get autism

    • Some Random Guy
      Some Random Guy 7 hours ago

      They had us in the First half, not gonna lie

    • Mystic Arceus
      Mystic Arceus 8 hours ago

      They die before they start showing signs because, of course, they were born with it.
      Vaccinate your fucking children, Karen.

  • FDN
    FDN 11 hours ago

    That MCU reference.

  • Desu_troyer
    Desu_troyer 11 hours ago +2

    hurr paid by BigPharma durr

  • Richard Benz
    Richard Benz 12 hours ago +4

    Thanks to all the anti-vaxxer IDIOTS and conspiracy theory morons, measles epidemics are now a reality again. Way to go, you ignorant fools.

  • TRITZ005
    TRITZ005 12 hours ago

    Actually Vaccines cause very harmful side affects

    • Vox3l-Gl1tch
      Vox3l-Gl1tch 9 hours ago +1

      +TRITZ005 If you're going to make a joke, at least try to make one.

    • TRITZ005
      TRITZ005 11 hours ago

      I don’t actually think that just to lazy to put “staying alive” at the end

    • Tautologist
      Tautologist 11 hours ago +3

      Very harmful side effects are extremely rare. Vaccines frequently cause insignificant side effects that can be attributed to your immune system getting trained by the weakened disease, but those side effects are exponentially less serious than the real disease. Measles, on the other hand, causes way more harmful side effects than any vaccine.


    Aaaaand then you remember child murderers will not even watch first 30 seconds.

  • DragonNess
    DragonNess 12 hours ago +2

    im not an anti vax person i even highly encourage people to vax but i had this one fax but im afraid of needles i cant stand some metal thing or whatever the needle is made of entering my body and injecting things into my body it makes makes me feel weird and usualy i do take the vaccines but then the vaccine against sorry i cant rember wich but i haven't had a needle injected into my body for a long time and i just freaked out of being scared and without thinking the minute before getting the vaccine i freaked out and didn't took it now i already feel guilty for risking my own saftey just because i couldn't calm my self but then 9:09 and now i feel even more quilty im gonna ask my parrents if im still the right age to get it but i really dont want to but i really should

  • Nirwana
    Nirwana 12 hours ago +1

    Imagine disliking this video and be a total piece of shit.

  • Brandon Diaz
    Brandon Diaz 12 hours ago +1

    This is fucking why I don’t have any children. Just don’t fucking have them in general. Problem, there isn’t one.

    • Francklyn
      Francklyn 2 hours ago

      Well antivaxx parents want the same as you, they just realize that too late

  • Reed Boucher
    Reed Boucher 12 hours ago

    Aren't you the guy who did the videos for the Royal Tyrell Museum?

  • Matthew Molson
    Matthew Molson 13 hours ago

    Wonderful video, it was a pleasant experience and interesting to learn from. It wasn’t biased and felt comforting in correcting wrong behaviour that most anti-vaxer’s would experience. I.e, little brain syndrome

  • Virgin1008
    Virgin1008 13 hours ago

    Memory cells are like battle-hardend war veterans and Sergeants.

  • Brain Dead
    Brain Dead 14 hours ago +4

    Anti vaccer logic;
    You’re in a swimming pool
    The smart people put life jackets on their kid so they can learn to swim and stay safe
    The anti vaccers just let their kid go in the pool so they can learn to swim.
    They think that life jackets can suffocate kids or they can be allergic to the material.
    There’s a very small chance they might be but theres never been a case of a kid being suffocated by one
    Luckily there’s a lot of kids with life jackets so they hold up the unvaccinated kids
    They could literally be unable to drown yet they decide not to because of fake news
    If they go to a poorer area where they can’t access a life jacket the kid from the rich area will splash too much since they can swim without the support of others
    The waves were calm until the kid came
    This will cause them to drown since they can’t swim
    After hundreds of years this one kid with stupid parents made the waves violent again and they will cause others to splash around, creating a cycle

    Hope that makes sense

  • John Blatzheim
    John Blatzheim 14 hours ago

    Great video! However, I think it would benefit from something that a few other Kurzgesagt's videos might also be enriched by, particularly ones like this and the most recent EU video which, I presume, are meant to serve a sort of public service role by educating folks on a topic of current debate--more engagement with the humanities and social sciences. (I know, you all already put in SO much work! And areas outside of the "hard" sciences might seem beyond the scope of what you're doing, but I do think there are cases where it is really important for a full understanding). Here specifically it is important to consider the difference between a negative effect resulting from innaction and one from action. People, at least in westernized cultures, seem feel very differently about these. There are three fields of study that might help elucidate the issue--philosophy, psychology and cultural anthropology.
    The first is useful for considering how ethicists--again, primarily in the west--have actually dealt with this quandary. These are people who have spent a lot of time developing normative responses to the issues--that is, what an ethical approach *ought* to be when weighing the costs of inaction versus that of action. Psychology, on the other hand, can shed light on how and why people have the affective responses that they do. It might also offer insight into how we might overcome any cognitive and affective bias against taking risky action, even when the risk of inaction is vastly more serious. Lastly cultural anthropology--and as an anthropologist I might be a bit biased here!--can serve as a good reminder that neither normative ethical claims or psychological processes are as universal as we might like to think. It helps us understand the cultural values systems that inform both the kinds of ethical systems that philosophers develop and how our psychological reactions are shaped by out sociocultural contexts.

    Admittedly, each can also raise some thorny issues for the prospects of educating anyone already invested in anti-vaxxer conspiracies. Philosophy, at least in its more positivist and universalistic modes, can smuggle in the very normative value systems that may need to be challenged in order to effectively confront these conspiracies. On the flip side there are ethicists--and I would include myself in this group--grounded in the dreaded feminist and postmodern traditions who outright any universalistic truth claims, instead emphasizing particularity and contingency. This has its own difficulties--namely, how do you make normative claims about what we ought to do in the absence of universally applicable value systems? Psychology can undercut the very purpose of educating people when it suggests that they aren't inherently rational and thus are unlikely to be persuaded by logical reasoning. And anthropology is often reluctant to make normative claims, preferring instead a relativist approach that tries to understand the cultural underpinnings of a society's ethical thought rather than passing judgement.
    All that said, I think they offer two strengths. For one, they enrich our understanding of the issue. I enjoy these videos regardless of whether they might convince anyone already resistant to their thesis. Their value can reside simply in enriching the viewer, even if they likely already agree with premise and only want a deeper understanding. Second, they can point to possible systemic responses. While we might not be able to overcome the cognitive and affective biases of those already committed to the anti-vaxxer cause, we can try to deal with the systemic factors that lead to such conspiracy theories in the first place. This is often more difficult than giving all the facts and scientific research to your goofy uncle, but I think it's worth it, especially because these systemic issues often have a number of other negative effects.
    Anyways, sorry of the long winded comment! I just can't help but rep by own favorite mode of inquiry :-p

  • brunocerny
    brunocerny 14 hours ago

    i am an antivaxer and not because i think vaccines dont work. i know they do. i understand the process and i believe its well thought off and works to protect the body..

    what i dont believe is the manufacturers. i think vaccines nowadays have a different formula/quality and ingredients as 20-30 years ago. i believe they put shittier chemicals . things that may cause the autism. or make you sick from other things in life, so you have to buy other drugs/medicine that they make. after all, how do you know? there can be only few molecules or micro-grams of something which can do a lot of harm to your body(especially to a small baby body). i dont trust them , sorry. they are very rich companies and they can pay any lab to say the vaccines are pure/not harmful. they are huge pharma companies that are richer then many countries. im sorry, but today same way as food is not same quality as before - full of chemicals, preservatives, not grown on sun- and usually controlled/manufactured by the same companies (mosanto, bayer , PG etc..). this companies work for profit and they dont give a shit about your health, believe me that.
    and the skeptic people around here making jokes, how old are you? do you remember food from 20 years ago? i bet you dont...if you tasted real nice sun grown food , meat from cows and chicken from outside, on a nice farm eating grass... not what you eat today... then we wonder why the whole society is sick both in body and mind... "if you tolerate this, then your children will be next " - look it up

    • Tautologist
      Tautologist 11 hours ago +6

      Vaccine products today are MUCH safer and effective than they were 20-30 years ago. I'm surprised you would think the opposite of this, since back then they used thimerosol as a preservative, and while it hasn't been shown that it was harmful at all, I know what anti-vaxxers think of that stuff. Also, vaccines don't cause autism. There has been absolutely zero evidence that's true.
      Speaking of food, you get FAR more "shittier chemicals" from your daily intake of food than from vaccines, and that even includes "real nice sun grown food". If you're concerned with the amount of aluminum, mercury, etc in vaccines, why are you not concerned with the massively higher amounts in everything we eat and the amount we absorb from the environment?
      I'm not going to make any jokes, and I don't know what age has to do anything, but I'm certainly old enough to recognize that even the healthiest of diets is not sufficient to protect yourself from the nightmare diseases that vaccines prevent.

    • likira111
      likira111 13 hours ago +1

      Then that would be an America centric conspiracy. Most places you won't have to pay to get vaccinated.

  • John Thomas
    John Thomas 14 hours ago

    Ok genius glad to see you definitely lack a lot of knowledge

    • Some Random Guy
      Some Random Guy 7 hours ago

      He ACTUALLY put factual evidence and credible sources AND a logical argument. But you guys are going to say some crap you found on an idiots's facebook post, so I wont bother.

    • Dunno What to put here
      Dunno What to put here 10 hours ago +4

      Sorry, facts don’t care about your feelings. Where is the proof that he lacks knowledge or is on the wrong side of the argument?
      P.S work on your grammar.

    • likira111
      likira111 13 hours ago +6

      Found the emotion user.

  • John Thomas
    John Thomas 14 hours ago

    My point is your stupid or your being payed to be obnoxious

    • andrefaaa
      andrefaaa 3 hours ago

      nice education moron

    • Sean Costello
      Sean Costello 4 hours ago +1

      He has no proof or evidence backing up his claim, this video backed him into a corner throwing him into emotional turmoil so in a last ditch effort to throw out all his insecurity and humiliation, he lashed out with only insults.

      Typical behavior of a person who lost an argument on the internet.

    • Fresh Pixelated Memes
      Fresh Pixelated Memes 5 hours ago +2

      Unfortunately, nobody cares about your point because you haven't provided any evidence and we're all fairly convinced you are not a doctor.

    • Some Random Guy
      Some Random Guy 7 hours ago +2

      John Thomas no u. What is your evidence? We have DECADES of evidence from MULTIPLE reliavle sources. And if you say things like "ThE wHo Is LyInG" then, who can you trust? Essential oils? You wanna take reliable information and research or some crap you found at a beauty store?

    • Vox3l-Gl1tch
      Vox3l-Gl1tch 9 hours ago +2

      +Redditor Reddit *Curb your Enthusiasm theme plays*

  • Arthur Vas
    Arthur Vas 14 hours ago +2

    Thank you to try keep people informed in a very rational way without falling in the trap of overreaction and personal feelings! I do really love every single one of your videos !

  • Tuoff
    Tuoff 14 hours ago +2

    I think the anti-vaxx bs stems from a total loss of faith in the institutions of the status quo.
    It's a side effect of mistreatment and neglect of the common man.

    • Tuoff
      Tuoff 7 hours ago

      +Lucien Richardson That too

    • Lucien Richardson
      Lucien Richardson 10 hours ago +3

      Or just facebook moms believing that they're the smartest people in the world?

  • MrPaul84279
    MrPaul84279 14 hours ago +1

    Thank you so much for this video. It easily explains the basic concept and easily the risks of non vacation

  • ur mom gay
    ur mom gay 15 hours ago +2

    I'm not putting antivirus software on my computer because it could be a scam

  • Ocarinaot 4
    Ocarinaot 4 15 hours ago

    4.4 million views in a week. Impressive. Good on you for using the power of having an audience wisely

  • Ray Grenade
    Ray Grenade 15 hours ago +3

    also, anti vaxxers do not care about facts. i commented on a page educating them (they told me to do research "sheep"), and got blocked instantly

  • Tuoff
    Tuoff 15 hours ago

    Me and all my siblings have matching scars from when we got vaccinated against swine flu as kids; the injection point became infected and there was a terrible wound with tons of pus and it left a nasty scar.

    • Sean Costello
      Sean Costello 4 hours ago

      You my friend got extremely unlucky

    • Tuoff
      Tuoff 7 hours ago

      +Vox3l-Gl1tch Pretty sure they didn't use the same needle three times and i'm pretty sure it was a state sanctioned vaccination center to combat swine flu buddy

    • Vox3l-Gl1tch
      Vox3l-Gl1tch 9 hours ago +3

      Know what that means? You were taken to an unlicensed doctor, with no regard for health and safety regulations. A licensed doctor wouldn't use the same needle multiple times.

  • Video Judge
    Video Judge 15 hours ago

    You’ve been awarded 10,000 Nobel prizes

  • Nick Lapallo
    Nick Lapallo 15 hours ago

    10:10 shots fired man, shots fired.

  • Joshua Jobi
    Joshua Jobi 15 hours ago +1

    anti vaxers are retards like if u agree they are looking at the wrong side , at the 0.01% risk vs the other good side . they are literally killing their children or putting them at risk of death

  • Millicent Dagworth
    Millicent Dagworth 16 hours ago

    Gunna share this on antivaxxers groups on facebook. Not an antivaxxer myself but I know people will believe anything they read on the internet. You're doing a great job trying to get people informed!

  • Daetwaan uchiha
    Daetwaan uchiha 16 hours ago +1

    Bruh, just use an anti virus.😤

  • Alexandre A
    Alexandre A 16 hours ago

    This video is just amazing, every one should watch this ! That was an enormous job, but of high quality. Thank you !!

  • Hassan Voyeau
    Hassan Voyeau 16 hours ago

    This video is pinned on one vaccine BUT there are hundreds? of vaccines. So what I wanted to hear was there are rankings of vaccines (we are dealing with parameters). Some countries just can't afford all vaccines and all the time BECAUSE other budget amounts will dwindle. So, the formula and decision making is more than what this video has covered.

    • likira111
      likira111 13 hours ago +2

      There are more than one vaccine because there are more than one disease.

  • Piekenier
    Piekenier 17 hours ago

    I liked the video however I noticed you guys were really uncomfortable to say that in extremely rare occasions vaccines do appear to kill children. We really shouldn't shy away from naming those things as it would allow a better comparison with the number of children killed in the non-vaccine scenario.

  • Ripclowe
    Ripclowe 17 hours ago

    4:45 I love how you made a reference to the MCU

  • Zarghoen Tanay
    Zarghoen Tanay 17 hours ago +1


  • Alpha Ceph
    Alpha Ceph 17 hours ago

    an Anti-AntiVax video which uses a GTA V meme in 3:07 , can you be cooler than Kurzgesat ? never .

  • Ali Akber
    Ali Akber 17 hours ago

    A child just contracted polio in both legs after taking the polio vaccine, he has healthy before taking the vaccine. India is not polio free for sure.

    • Francklyn
      Francklyn Hour ago

      This is a load of *_barnacles_*

    • Valrath823
      Valrath823 13 hours ago

      cVDPV cases aren't considered when deciding if an area if polio-free or not. The polio virus is only endemic to two countries: Afghanistan and Pakistan.

    • mrmousecat
      mrmousecat 17 hours ago +3

      Your source?

    • Minetendo
      Minetendo 17 hours ago +5

      Ali Akber proof or it didn’t happen

  • Bullz Eye
    Bullz Eye 17 hours ago +2

    when youre autistic and you get another vaccine
    level up!

  • Karenni Boy
    Karenni Boy 18 hours ago

    Thank god my parents aren’t anti vaxxers

  • Louis Ruiz
    Louis Ruiz 18 hours ago

    So I guess I was just born with minor autism

    • Vox3l-Gl1tch
      Vox3l-Gl1tch 9 hours ago +1

      Yep, Autism is a genetic disease. If Vaccines were able to change genetics, then we'd already have superhumans.

    • Lucien Richardson
      Lucien Richardson 10 hours ago +2


    • likira111
      likira111 13 hours ago +2


  • Adam Bond
    Adam Bond 18 hours ago +1

    Help us, science sources, Americans don't understand the difference between correlation and causality.

    • Lucien Richardson
      Lucien Richardson 10 hours ago

      Oh shut the fuck up with your generalizations, 'Americans'. Really?

  • Mummnic Mummnic
    Mummnic Mummnic 18 hours ago +1

    With a hugeee magnefying glass...
    Only legends will get that joke

  • Señor Quack
    Señor Quack 18 hours ago

    lol earth-199999 reference to the mcu I just noticed it even has the avengers tower lol

  • The Little Potato Productions

    Anti-vaxxers expose their children to measles to prevent it. Also people are facepalming more.

  • I'm Bored
    I'm Bored 18 hours ago

    The 7.2k who disliked this were anti-vaxxers

  • xorizontal
    xorizontal 18 hours ago +4

    this video was very necessary

  • Kali Ope
    Kali Ope 18 hours ago

    kurzgesagt went off