I am the only person here on Fearless Forecasters, who actually was sick with smallpox.
In my kindergarten years I was vaccinated along with all school children in mid-1940's.
After 2-3 years, I got a heavy dose of smallpox virus during 8 hour train journey and got infected.
First it clearly proves vaccines can not prevent infection. Vaccines do not construct a filtering valve in nose.
If virus material is floating in air, you will inhale it and can become infected. The role of vaccine comes into play after the infection. Because the vaccine would have created anti-bodies for the virus, and they will go to war with the virus AFTER infection occurs. My prior vaccination most likely saved my life because mortality rate with smallpox is 30+%. But I had pox breakout over my entire body, and had fevers 102-103F daily for a week.
Yes K-wave is right in that without vaccination, one can get a mild dose of virus, the body will fight it off and create anti-bodies in the process. But you are playing Russian Roulette. A heavy dose of virus can kill you without a large stock of anti-bodies created by the vaccine.
Edited by pdx5, 04 November 2021 - 01:17 PM.