Check out the STORIFY I wrote summarizing a twitter discussion about vaccines… or so I thought. It involves an anti-vaccine troll ignoring facts and science to argue against vaccines, while spewing misinformation and conspiracy theories! Language warning – some of the tweets include swearing (not from CauseScience). Thanks to @divyaramjee and @sassyinmyheart for supporting vaccines. Trolls like this are not far removed from the anti-vaccine movement, and represent what science is fighting against when it comes to vaccines.
The blog Night of the Living Dad has examined the few rare cases when it is ok to not vaccinate your children. Definitely worth a look for a good laugh! Below I feature my favorite example!
Ebola Zaire has one of the highest mortality rates of any disease people get. There’s currently a flare up of the disease in some parts of Africa. There have been a couple of Americans that have had it, but it’s so difficult for Ebola to be transmitted from person to person that there’s not really much risk of a major outbreak in the U.S.. That said, it’s a scary disease. We haven’t vaccinated our son against Ebola Zaire because a vaccine for it doesn’t exist yet. If the disease became more common where we live and researchers developed a safe and effective vaccine, of course we would give it to our child. We’re not completely braindead troglodytes with no understanding of modern medical safety standards.
The descriptions of what these parents are not in each instance, is by far the best part!!!
We’re not drooling idiots with no regard for the welfare of our child.
If it were hazardous to humans, we would have to be as dumb as monkeys not to consider giving our child every resource available to avoid contracting the disease.
The take home point is that unless you’re a braindead troglodyte, moronic monster, with no regard for the welfare of your child, you should vaccinate your kids.
Disclaimer: This post is based on sarcasm and humor… Obviously CauseScience supports all recommended vaccines, beCause Science. In addition to these humorous situations, there are specific medical cases where vaccination is not possible (usually these cases further support the widespread use of vaccines in children that can have them), obviously those do not fall under the descriptions used.