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Congratulations to anti-vaxxers on their success in 2013!

December 6, 2013

Hi Reader,

As 2013 comes to a close, anti-vaxxers can raise their glasses of organic, free-range eggnog and pat themselves on the back for their continued success in getting other people sick. As you know, people are often unaware of the dangerous consequences of the anti-vaccine movement. The average bear feels safe and sound knowing that most people around him are responsible and are fully vaccinated, and as such, he is not in danger of catching, say, measles. Yesterday, the CDC poked a hole in that bubble of safety in conducting a press conference regarding measles. To date, there have been 175 cases of the disease reported to the CDC, far above the expected number of 60. It must be noted that the U.S. outbreaks have two main features: first, they all arise from imported cases; and second, the outbreaks rage through unvaccinated populations.

CDC director Tom Frieden came forth with a strong statement regarding the effect of those the unvaccinated on the continued spread of measles in the United States and worldwide:

“It is not a failure of the vaccine,” Frieden said. “It’s a failure to vaccinate”.

A small proportion of those who are unvaccinated may be those who face barriers to vaccination. However, it is becoming increasingly clear that the largest group of those who are not protected from diseases like measles are those who choose not to be vaccinated, as illustrated by the outbreak at Eagle Mountain International Church in Texas.

Meanwhile, the anti-vaxxers sneer at measles, conveniently forgetting that:

1. It can cause encephalitis and yes, death; and
2. It will result in serious harm to the healthcare system; and
3. The rest of us don’t want to be exposed to measles because you are too stupid to vaccinate.

So, anti-vaxxers, you are responsible for the measles outbreaks in the United States. Congratulations on your success in using misinformation to prevent vaccination from life-threatening diseases because you, and only you, understand science better than 99.9% of physicians, nurses, and public health practitioners. I’ll bet that makes you feel pretty good right now. But you’re not coming to my holiday party.

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8 Comments
  1. Agreed – Some people just want to see others suffer ==”

  2. Lacy permalink

    C

  3. Jemima permalink

    “Meanwhile, the anti-vaxxers sneer at measles, conveniently forgetting that:

    1. It can cause encephalitis and yes, death; and
    2. It will result in serious harm to the healthcare system; and
    3. The rest of us don’t want to be exposed to measles because you are too stupid to vaccinate.”

    Stupid people infantilize those who don’t blindly drink their kool-ail. Reminds me of what my mother used to say when I wanted to do something questionable.

    “Would you jump off a bridge if all your friends were doing so?”

    These insipid posts that have pharma shill groupies clapping each other on the back for poisoning their children remind me of this.

    What a laugh it would be if you weren’t acting like the Walking Dead trying to turn infants and children into zombies/casualties of corrupt interests.

    • Chris permalink

      “These insipid posts that have pharma shill groupies clapping each other on the back for poisoning their children remind me of this.”

      The Pharma Shill Gambit is old, tired and boring. Do something new and innovative, like providing evidence to support your last sentence.

      Just provide us the PubMed indexed studies by qualified reputable researchers that the MMR vaccine causes more harm than measles. Obviously you must have the data that it has been turning “infants and children into zombies/casualties of corrupt interests” since 1971.

      While you are doing that, also provide the verifiable documentation dated before 1990 that autism rose steeply in the USA in the 1970s and 1980s due to the use of the MMR vaccine.

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