Yeah, my kids aren’t getting vaccinated.
The risks massively outweigh the benefits.
Have a watch. Vaccines have been sensationalised.
I used to live on the North Coast (the area mentioned in the catalyst report), right up in the midst of the alternative lifestyles people were creating for themselves and their young children. As an infant I was confined to the house on doctor’s orders because of a hooping cough epidemic made possible by the low levels of vaccination in the area. We have a family friend who is still a doctor up there and finds it difficult to walk around the shopping centre and see children with conditions he could have cured if the parents had followed accepted medical thought.
Infant mortality is less and less likely in some places in the world because of the availability of vaccinations at a young age, and choosing not to ‘educate yourself’ on those aspects of vaccination is irresponsible parenting, and if you spout misinformation about vaccinations on the internet trying to influence potential parents to not follow medical advice without checking that information, you are an irresponsible twat.
That last comment. There is hope for humanity. Thank fuck.
I have very little respect for people who choose to put themselves or, especially, kids at risk by not vaccinating them.* Basically there is next to no evidence supporting any kind of major risks associated with vaccines. There are a few isolated cases but overall the risk is so negligible you are, in fact, taking a bigger risk by NOT vaccinating. The only difference is that NOT doing something is a passive choice and therefore is considered “less risky” because of some stupid bias. This is, of course, stupid. John Green articulates this point quite well in this video.
Also: next person who says that vaccines cause autism gets slapped.
*The only exception to this MIGHT be if the child/family has a strong history of bad reactions to vaccines.
This picture is really vague and not an effective argument. All it is is a list of available vaccinations, and the audience is supposed to make the connection that it’s anti-vaccination. This picture could literally be used as an argument for the pro and con side.
I don’t think so though. The implication is that we have WAY TOO MANY vaccines atm. Also, the skull + the “proud parents of unvaccinated: children” thing down the bottom.