|And so it begins...
||[Jul. 11th, 2008|02:16 pm]
The American Caliban
US Measles Outbreak Hits 15 States
I'm taking my nephew to a Marburg Hemorrhagic Fever party as soon as I can!
Awesomeness! Like chlorine in a pond of scum...the problem will be the solution.
Personally I'd prefer a "solution" that didn't involve kids having seizures in the ER!
Well yes, it would be better if the kids just passed it straight to their mostly good intending but somewhat misguided parents who unintentionally set them up for disaster.
Eh. I'm not into Darwin Award in a case like this. I just wish it wasn't happening!
Well, now I have to fucking go and get my measles immunization updated, because I can't count on the herd immunity anymore. I got the vaccination when I was a kid, and maybe again when I went to college, I think, but fuck! I'm going to get measles now, because of these people?
Edited at 2008-07-11 11:59 pm (UTC)
I'm glad we're not taking our evil vaccines. Then we'd have a measles epidemic on top of all the autism.
2008-07-12 01:51 am (UTC)
Thank the idiots who insist that ZOMG VACCINES CAUSE AUTISM!!!!11!!!
...for this shit.
Their selfishness and idiotic superstition puts the entire population at risk.
God, I can't believe this shit. It's always been appalling from an ethical standpoint, but now that I'm working with preschoolers...ew, ew, ew. Going to wash my hands another hundred times now, thanks.
Oh crap. I'm with you: always good to have a little light shone on questionable decisions, always bad when children bear the burden. I hope this changes some minds, at the very least.
2008-07-12 05:30 am (UTC)
I have the answer!!
Clearly there needs to be an end to intercontinental travel.
2008-07-12 08:53 pm (UTC)
Re: I have the answer!!
2008-07-12 11:51 pm (UTC)
WTF are these parents thinking
As a parent of a toddler, I'd never even fucking dream of telling my pediatrician that I didn't want my kid to get shots to save them from a disease that MIGHT KILL THEM along with everyone else vs. the remote, unproven theory that it might cause a NON-FATAL condition that is more probably caused by those dumb fucking baby einstein videos they all park their kids in front of so they can have sex. Holy fuck, who allows these people to be so fucking dumb?! I mean, HELLO....shouldn't this shit be mandatory?