Recently had an episode of this pop up on a friends Facebook, he was sensibly calling them idiots and some genuine anti-vaxxers popped up and tried and peddle their bullshit. Holy crap, the level of willfull ignorance and lack of understanding of basic science shocked me. No shit stain, this is not something you get to have an opinion on, first because you are endangering the health and life of your own child, second because you are also endangering the lives of other people around you.
One of these morons blithely claimed “herd immunity isn’t a thing you know?” When I explained what that actually is and asked her to provide a cite of course she had no answer and just ran away. Before she did, she did however post a link to slimy conman Andrew Wakefields “Vaxxed” documentary and tell me to “educate myself”. No thanks, why should I waste my time watching something from a Doctor that can no longer practise because he faked evidence?
So then the prince of turds showed up, a 911 truther idiot who has written a 1000 page “book” eg a free PDF which he claims is 1000 cites from peer reviewed papers on the dangers of vaccines. I wasted about two hours of my life looking through his PDF, basically he has just googled for any paper that mentions harmful effects of Mercury or Aluminium, copy pasted the Abstract and then included a scary sounding quote. Not one shred of an attempt to discern if the papers in question are actually relevant to the quantity or even the same compound as what is actually used in vaccines. Eg he including many papers on the toxicity of elemental mercury in vapor form. Hello dickhead, that has zero relevance to the toxicity of a Mercury compound. Perhaps you’ve heard of sodium and chlorine, they’re pretty deadly to us, yet we need NaCl to survive. If you don’t understand this level of high school chemistry then your opinion is worthless, yet anti vaxxers were genuinely quoting this guy and his “1000 peer reviewed papers” as a source in their arguments !
These entitled idiots are free to spread their baseless arguments while they sip mochacinos in Bondi only because the success of vaccines has provided their children herd immunity and almost entirely eliminated most deadly diseases in rich countries like Australia. Vaccines save the lives of 2-3 million children a year in developing countries from Diphtheria, MMR, Cholera and other preventable diseases (WHO statistics). If you’re against vaccines you are for the death of 2-3 million children a year, that’s actually more than Pol Pot achieved in one year, well done !
So here’s the thing, if you don’t want to vaccinate your children, you absolutely do not get to freeload off the herd immunity of the rest of us. You’re a parasite and you should take full and absolute responsibility for those actions. In my opinion, children who are not vaccinated should not be able to attend public government subsidized schools, or travel on public transport. In countries with universal health care, they shouldn’t be covered. So either home school your child or send them to a private full fee paying school especially for non-vaccinated children, it would be fun to see how that turns out except of course it’s the children that would suffer,
If your child ends up dying from a preventable disease because you didn’t vax, then you should be charged with manslaughter, and if your child ends up crippled from a preventable disease you should be charged with child abuse and your child taken away.
The same turd flavoured cumsack that wrote the 1000 page bullshit tract also believes that we never landed on the moon, that the government is covering up anti-gravity, free energy and contact with extra-terrestrials and a long list of other wacko conspiracies. You know I don’t give a rat’s ass about you peddling all that other stuff, it’s harmless and only makes you look like an idiot. But spreading anti-vax lies is actually dangerous, it kills people both directly if someone is convinced by your bullshit to not vax, and indirectly by lowering herd immunity. There is no excuse and you are scum.