Sunday, December 13, 2015

Vaccinate your kids, please.

Stop the fear-mongering. Please. I am begging you. Stop spreading lies, and false "science" to further your ridiculous agenda. Just stop. You're hurting people. Did you hear me? YOU ARE HURTING PEOPLE. Vaccines could save your own child's life. In 1916 Polio killed 6,000 people in the US. 25% of those diagnosed would suffer fatality. Your child has no reason to ever be afraid of Polio, if you vaccinate them. While measles only kills approximately 2% of those who contract it, it can cause swelling of the brain, pneumonia, and permanent hearing loss. Vaccination can mean the difference between life and death. In the US, vaccine-preventable infections kill more individuals annually than HIV/AIDS, breast cancer, or traffic accidents. Approximately 50,000 adults die each year from vaccine-preventable diseases in the US. Vaccine preventable diseases have NOT gone away.  These viruses and bacteria that cause illness and death still exist and can be passed on to those who are not protected by vaccines. In a time when people can travel across the globe in just one day, it’s not hard to see just how easily diseases can travel too. Just because most people aren't contracting a disease doesn't mean it's gone. It means we're successfully vaccinating against it. Vaccines are safe and effective. Vaccines are among the safest medical products available and can prevent the suffering and costs associated with infectious diseases. The potential risks associated with the diseases that vaccines prevent are much greater than the potential risks from the vaccines themselves. Vaccines do not cause Autism. Jenny McCarthy is not a scientist, or a doctor. She's a fear-mongering loser who deserves to have her ass collectively kicked by the mothers of every immuno-deficient child in the US. AutismSpeaks, the Autism Science Foundation, the CDC, and every medical journal in the country all agree, there is NO correlation between Autism and Vaccination. None. Zero. Zip. Nada. Also, since when is Autism WORSE than death? Honestly? Even if there was a marginal chance that a vaccine that could save your child's life might cause them to be autistic are you really that bigoted that you'd rather bury your child than have a slightly differently abled one? Yes, you hippie fucks Thimerosal is present in most vaccinations. Thimerosal is approx 50% mercury (an organic substance btw) It is present at about 1 part per 100,000 (which is what makes it effective at killing pathogens) which equates to about 25 mcg of mercury per vaccination. THAT MEANS THAT A SERVING OF TUNA HAS MORE MERCURY THAN A VACCINE. There are 40 mcg per 4 oz cooked serving of tuna. If you feed your kids fish, you can get them vaccinated. Community immunity only works if you vaccinate 95 percent of the population. That 5% margin of error is TAKEN. It's TAKEN DO YOU HEAR ME?! It is taken, by children with cancer, who have undergone chemo-therapy that can not get vaccinated and who have no immunities. It is taken, by children with auto-immune disorders who can't chance the very small likelihood that their vaccine could somehow be contaminated. It is taken, by those with life-threatening allergies to the components of vaccines. It is taken, by those with brain and nervous system disorders. It is taken, by those who are on steroids or immuno-suppresors. IT IS TAKEN you selfish, selfish fuck. IT IS TAKEN. These are the parents who live in constant fear. The parents who won't drop their kids off when they hear another child cough. These are the parents who get a phone call at work, and stop everything, because their kid may have come in contact with a contaminated child. Not you. No, not you. Your radical bullshit does not excuse you from this civic duty. YOUR RIDICULOUS WORLD VIEWS ARE DANGEROUS AND THEY ARE KILLING PEOPLE.

By all means, space your vaccinations. I did, with both of my kids. I got a list from my doctor of everything in each shot, and I spaced out each individual vaccine so that I would know what my kids were having a reaction to if they had a reaction. They didn't, aside from the normal slight fever and grumpiness that typically follows any visit to our pediatricians office. (so many germs, yuck) You probably don't need to leave the hospital with your child already vaccinated against Hepatitis. (a bloodborn disease they are extremely unlikely to come in contact with). You have a right to know what's being put into your child. You have a right to ask questions of your doctor like, "What's the chance my child will have an adverse reaction?" and "What types of reactions are common?" "Do they really need this now, or can it wait until we are travelling or they're entering school age?" ASK A DOCTOR. Do NOT ask your friends on the internet!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! THEY DON'T KNOW.

A personal excerpt: When I was a newborn, I had a terrible neurological reaction to the whooping cough vaccination. (The vaccine has since then changed) My mother opted out of further pertussis vaccinations. (A smart move on her part at the time, since it could have cause permanent neurological damage) Fast forward 18 years and I have a horrible bout of whooping cough whilst pregnant with my oldest son. I am put in the horrible position of deciding whether or not to take medication that could harm my unborn child to keep myself well. (I didn't take it) I'm ok. My son is ok. But at that same time, there were 10 kids in California, who aren't ok. Who don't get to tell their story. They died from a preventable disease that they could easily have been vaccinated against.


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