Sunday, April 25, 2010

Bulletproofcourier Spanks Anti-Vaxxer Parents with Facts

Whack, whack! Stop being a paranoid and ignorant anti-vaxx mother!

Responding to my recent Measles Outbreak in Vancouver article, an anonymous commenter said:

Anonymous said...
You are correct, however the next sentence in the WHO report addresses the extent of the threat in North America:

"More than 95% of measles deaths occur in low-income countries with weak health infrastructures."

Before becoming alarmed by media reports, it's a good idea for folks to do their research!

Bulletproofcourier said:
@Anonymous - Yes, North America has very few measles deaths - precisely because we vaccinate our children.

The measles deaths that do occur here are primarily due to anti-vaxx parents.

Indeed many research trials have been done, but still no link exists between MMR vaccination and autism, etc.

And the final coffin nail: Andrew Wakefield's original 1998 paper linking MMR to autism has been totally discredited by the entire medical community, citing unethical, dishonest conduct; his paper has been withdrawn from the Lancet where it was originally published.

Denying a child lifesaving medicine is child abuse, and our society should stop tolerating such parental neglect.


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