You know, my homie and secret best friend Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best….
This isn’t an issue of belief or should even be up for discussion. It’s not a debate- like gravity or that the Earth revolves around the Sun isn’t up for debate. It’s a fact, whether or not you like it. Sorry bro.
And any ‘educated fuck’ knows that vaccines are necessary and everyone who can have them should have them.
Have a lovely day, sugar.
Well this is kinda ignorant as fuck because some people are allergic to penicilin, which is found in most medicine, let alone vaccines. There have also been cases of vaccinations causing lifelong issues such paralysis so people are completely justified if they don’t want to get their children vaccinated. I haven’t gotten vaccinated in 10 years and I’m totally fine nor have I spread anything.
Darling, I know you and I know you are smarter than this. Know that I’m about to get very angry and I want you to understand *why* I’m getting angry. I don’t have cute gifs of Neil deGrasse Tyson and Audrey Hepburn to make this more palatable, and I’m not going to be nice, because that is clearly not working either. I’m going to be brutally honest: you’re entitled to your opinion, but your opinion is stupid and dangerous.
Firstly, penicillin is not a vaccine in any way shape or form. And as one of our major antibiotics, it isn’t just put in *everything* and there are currently no commercial vaccines that contain penicillin. Also, people can have allergic reactions to anything, but the rate from vaccines is less than 1 in 1,000,000 doses from the current statistics. They are also typically given in a hospital setting, which is the very best place to be when you have a sudden and severe allergic reaction. When an epipen can mean the difference between life and death, I think that you can risk it. People that have severe allergic reaction to vaccines often are unable to receive further vaccinations. And while you say that vaccines can cause paralysis (which might be a rare side effect that I was unable to find literature on), I can assure you that Polio does a *much* better job.
To be blunt, it doesn’t matter that you didn’t infect anyone else because that’s the entire point. It’s not about you and it never was. If you seriously think that vaccinations are just for your fucking benefit and your perfect little offspring then I have some sorry news for you asshole: you’re not who I’m worried about. I honestly don’t give a flying fuck about some selfish jerk that think the cost benefit ratio isn’t peachy-keen enough for them. That a one in one million chance of complications was too high for their pretty little shit to take the risk. I’m worried about children that have legitimate complications and can’t get the shots. I’m worried about infants who aren’t old enough to get a particular vaccine getting exposed to something that will probably kill them. Do you know what keeps them from fucking dying of perfectly preventable causes? Everyone else getting their vaccines. Here’s the preventable cause: you getting a ‘cold’ and passing whooping cough to an infant.
(Warning: this is a highly distressing video, but if you sincerely think vaccinations are ‘optional’, you need to watch it.)
Did that seem a bit harsh? Did I offend your right to be uninformed? Is this making you feel uncomfortable? I really wouldn’t want you to be uncomfortable with supporting a completely baseless, highly dangerous idea that would end up literally killing infants. That would be cruel of me.
Please understand that there is literally no reason that you should be skipping vaccinations as a regularly healthy human being. We live in an era where the majority of devastating childhood illnesses have been banished from our homes, but it seems that people have forgotten about their dangers as soon as they have left the room. You want to know why I’m upset?
Google Polio. Google Measles. Google Whooping Cough.
These are still around and they *will* come back if given a chance.
Links that are nicer than me:
Vaccine Side Effects
Repercussions for Failure to Vaccinate
Guide for Vaccine Preventable Diseases
Actual Fucking Reasons to Delay Vaccinations