Sunday, April 28, 2019



I don't even know what to do with this anti-vax shit that is really now hitting the fan.

While I'm a prick, I'm not a complete one.  I feel bad for the kids who get sick, who are hospitalized and who die.

Their parents?   Not so much.

It might be rude, but I'd be ok with these asshole parents mourning their kids death the rest of their lives, knowing it was because of them - though I doubt they'd ever agree it was anything THEY had (or hadn't) done.

I'm more than ok with them going into debt by hundreds of thousands of dollars for their kids' hospitalization.

Of course, the real victims are the kids who are too young to be vaccinated. They are susceptible to the anti-vax crowd.

I don't get the shutting down of some universities due to measles outbreaks.  First, they're adults at that point in their life. If they haven't been vaccinated, tough shit. Let them get the measles. You can no longer blame your parents for that one. If you're old enough to get into a place of higher education, you're old enough to make a choice.  Your options are now, getting a shot or possibly getting the measles.  Maybe colleges should only accept those who have vaccination records.

The continued absence of reason when it comes to science is totally lost on me. I shouldn't be surprised - yet I continually am.

Song by: Imagine Dragons


Harry Hamid said...

I think this topic brings us to the very edge of our freedoms. Because if you want to live in society, there are some things you should have to do.

They can change the inevitable list from "death and taxes" to "death, vaccines, and taxes."

Deedles said...

When I was a child, my parents would expose us to our cousins who had measles, chicken pox, mumps etc. We would catch everything, get sick and get over it. We seemed to be immune to mumps, tho. I remember running around naked with calamine lotion all over my body. This was before vaccines were around. My kids were vaccinated. I would never let my children get sick if I could help it. Measles are miserable, and can be quite deadly. I wonder if these anti-vaxers would allow their children to get polio or smallpox. The mind boggles!

BosGuy said...

I completely agree and worry that idiocy may be a dominant gene.

Ur-spo said...

You did a fine job summing up my feelings on the topic; we are one page.