Vaccines: An Unhealthy Skepticism | Measles Virus Outbreak 2015 | Retro Report

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Vaccines: An Unhealthy Skepticism | Measles Virus Outbreak 2015 | Retro Report 4.5
An outbreak of measles that started at Disneyland has turned a spotlight on those who choose not to vaccinate their children. How did we get to a point where personal beliefs can triumph over science?

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let flat earthers believe the earth is flat, but anti-vaxxers are literally putting their children's health at danger.

Author — Lunatic Lunala

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Sadly, there is no vaccine for the greatest killer on earth: Human stupidity. -.-

Author — Quagthistle

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Water, aka H2O, contains hydrogen. Hydrogen is highly flammable. Therefore, according to the logic of anti-vaxxers, Water can turn on fire easily.

Author — Adam Blackler

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In Canada, if you’re not vaccinated you can’t go to public school

Author — Vanilla

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You are entitled to your own opinions, but you are not entitled to your own facts.

Author — Austin Boucher

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Right, because autism is so much more dangerous than Polio or Measles.

Author — StormCrown

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you know in poor countries mothers will walk up to 500 miles to get her children vaccinated also she/he will be carrying them the way there and back in total 1000 miles and and thats if there lucky some are up 900 to 700 there maybe even a 1000 on the way there people are becomeing blind to danger

Author — 4 star diesel

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My best friend has autism and is very offended that the u.s. treats autism like it's a monster. And that people would rather have polio which is deadly in some cases than a neurological disorder that has no relation to vaccines

Author — alpha films

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Kid: I wanna be a astronaut when i grow up!
Anti-Vaxx Mom: *Woah. Slow down there buckaroo!*

Author — Elsie Jones

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As someone with Autism, the fact that parents are so horrified at the thought of it that they'll risk life threatening illness to avoid it is frankly VERY offensive

Author — Miss Library

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“Hi Im a wealthy stay at home white mom shop at Whole Foods and use natural medicines and I don’t vaccinate my kids.”

Author — 476 Anno Domini

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This fearmongering is unacceptable.
Autism is something you're born with, but don't necessarily need to have any issues with until a higher age. Until I was 13, I was considered "Normal", even after tests.
Vaccines can't cause this kind of possibly genetical change, that would require it to go to a much more detailed level of molecular change. They even say that one study was based on 12 people. So biased.

Author — Fredrika Nord

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For someone like me with a auto immune disease and a low immune system, we NEED people to be vaccinated!

Author — TaylorAnd Graphite

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we could also be facing a polio epidemic in future because people trust B-rate celebrities with IQ smaller than their bust circumference, over professional doctors and scientists.

Author — Kossolax the Foresworn

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Only developed nations who have forgotten the horrors of these diseases do crazy things such as this. You would hardly find this madness in developing countries who still have some issues with these diseases. This is another case of "I dont see it so it does not exist"...Then the disease picks up and people go "Oh, this was real, thought all those old timey things were just made up."

Author — captainzenbi

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Two friends of mine say they don't get vaccinated for the flu, one because she said she could "tough it out". The other because she doesn't understand vaccines. She said she's never had a flu vaccination and has never gotten the flu. She probably has had the flu or got lucky. I couldn't believe I was friends with them when they told me that. I didn't want to be around them anymore. Yeah, they might be able to tough it out, but someone else might not be able to...like my sister, who has an autoimmune disease. We could have potentially killed her because I could have gotten germs from them and then transmitted them to my sister. I don't think I'd ever have forgiven them for that. As it is, I hope I never see them again. I'd never been so angry before in my life.
I have mild autism. It's really hard some days. It's difficult to understand people. I had no sense of humor because things just didn't make any sense at all. I had to work hard to try and understand. As a child I took a long time to learn how to talk well and read. I still can't talk well sometimes and have trouble hearing and processing. My teachers thought I wouldn't be able to read at all. It's hard. But life is hard even for people who don't have it. I will say personally I am happy to be alive, no matter how hard it is, and I did not get it because of vaccines. I was always going to have it. I don't believe vaccines cause autism, but if they did, I'd rather have it than be dead because of an easily preventable disease. A doctor named Wakefield was paid off to say there was a correlation. He caused fear and panic in the U.K., then came to the U.S. and did the same thing. He lost his license but the damage was done. I hope he rots.

Author — Serasia

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Immunizations shouldn't be a parental choice. Just like you can't just decide you don't like carseats and you can hold your baby just fine 🙈 When people don't understand basic science and statistics, it impacts US ALL. This is *not* just your kids not being vaccinated that's the problem, it's all of our babies, friends and family with cancer, immune problems etc. Being antivax is the highest level of privilege and selfishness

Author — Krista w

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It should be classed as child neglect to not vaccinate your child. Its like making them not wear a seatbelt in the car.

Author — Peter W

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Vaccines dont cause Autism. It's that simple

Author — Such a Saint SD Team

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Anti-vaxxers are one of the most dangerously stupid groups of people on our planet. Flat Earthers are just as stupid but at least believing the Earth is flat doesn't result in the preventable deaths of children.

Author — Oliver Linehan