Those vaccine exemptions sure are working out well .
Parents are now abusing the medical exemptions as well.
It’s bad enough having religious communities like the Amish and Ultra-orthodox refusing to vaccinate, having a bunch of soccer-moms buying into the anti-vaxxer ■■■■■■■■ increases the risk exponentially.
Harris County has had 5 reported cases so far this year. It pisses me off to no end. I went off on one of my friends that was like, “well, I’m not that concerned, at least it’s just measles. It’s not one of the scary ones.” I then explained to her how ■■■■■■■ awful this completely preventable disease is. She’s not an anti-vaxxer, but that type of ignorance shouldn’t stand. It’s time for anti-vaxxers to become complete pariahs.
Now someone can say the government is punishing those communities. Post videos of unmarked trucks, Photoshop some emails, and there’s a good bit of money to be made off the second half of this Anti-Vaxx scam.
I wasn’t aware until recently that it could completely obliterate your gained immunities to other diseases for years as well.
"The outbreak of measles that originated at Disneyland earlier this year drew lots of attention to gaps in vaccination for the disease. More than 100 people were infected before the outbreak was brought under control in April.
However, the effects of measles may be with those individuals for quite some time. A new study finds that the measles virus erases the immune system’s memory, leaving patients vulnerable to other infectious diseases for up to three years afterward.
And researchers think that’s why the advent of vaccination against measles also seemed to reduce childhood deaths from other infectious diseases. It appears that vaccination protects against not just the measles virus, but also many other diseases."
Yeah… I see them sometimes on people I know from Facebook.
I don’t respond to them because I know it is a waste of time.
There was one time though, that I responded to one where in the insert of Gardisil it said that people died during the trial. So I looked into the insert and of the handful of people who died almost half of those were in a car crash. The rest were unrelated to the Gardisil.
So I informed my friend that this might not be the best argument.
Any exemption other than a medical exemption should carry with it comcomitant liability. If you fight to have your child unvaccinated and your child becomes the transmission vector to anyone else, you should be personally responsible for any costs related to that.
This is like leaving your car in neutral at the top of a steep hill.
Yeah. The ignorance is invincible. It’s hilarious and simultaneously infuriating to read people who dont know the first thing about reading studies and journal articles act like they’ve gone to med school with a specialty in infectious diseases.