Vaccinate your fucking kids

VACCINATE YOUR FUCKING KIDS

This is one of those things that never fails to make me giggle whilst at the same time narrowing my eyes at those who don’t, or spread that absolute fucking poison that you shouldn’t vaccinate people because it causes autism (unproven, studies faked, person doing the study in the pay of a company who had an alternate vaccine they wanted to push) or, hey, my kid displayed the extremely common and warned for minor side
effects that they tell you about when you walk in the door and last for a week tops.

Herd immunity : it works.

It’s why we don’t have polio, or tuberculosis on a vast scale, tetanus, or hey – smallpox. You know, all those nasty diseases that no longer kill people in vast swathes and so pass out of memory from idiots with no medical qualifications (who also believe in shit like homeopathy).

Smallpox is interesting; it’s one of the first vaccinations – people lining up to have cowpox cells put in their arms because you’d get a bit sick and a get a few pockmarks but you wouldn’t go blind, deaf or die like you would with smallpox. These days we don’t use a vaccination like we think of them normally – injection or fluid – instead relying on chickenpox in children (miserable for a week) and thus getting herd immunity from smallpox. And so you regularly see little pox marks on peoples’ faces.

Maybe one day there won’t be anyone with chickenpox scars. And then I wonder if smallpox will fade so totally from memory.

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