We often like to think that we know how anti-vaccine folks think.
They are just scared and trying to do the right thing for their kids, right? Just like all of the rest of us?
Maybe some of them…
This Is the Modern Anti-Vaccine Movement
Of course, you can’t group all anti-vaccine folks together, as many vaccine-hesitant or on-the-fence parents are truly just scared about the things they see and read about vaccines.
But they should know what they are getting into when they follow their favorite anti-vaccine hero, celebrity or Facebook group.
The modern anti-vaccine movement goes far deeper than worries about possible vaccine side effects.
Don’t believe me?
It is hopefully clear to everyone by now that the modern anti-vaccine movement:
- exploits tragedies
- exploits parents who’s children have died of vaccine-preventable diseases
- exploits parents who’s children have conditions that have nothing to do with vaccines
- makes dangerous recommendations, from skipping RhoGAM and vitamin K to making homemade baby formula
- invokes the Holocaust as often as possible
- hurts autistic people
- pushes alternative treatments, including advising people to avoid getting conventional treatment for cancer!
Don’t believe me?
After a 4-month-old died of bacterial meningitis, anti-vaccine folks pushed the idea that it was a vaccine injury instead of an infection.
And they push their views that everything is a vaccine injury on everyone, even though most folks understand that vaccines are not associated with SIDS, shaken baby syndrome, autism, and most other things.
Sure, everyone and everything in anti-vaccine world is the very best, except if they are, then why are they trying so hard to convince you of that… So maybe you will agree with some of their more far-out claims, suggestions, and conspiracy theories?
After all, it’s one thing to consider skipping or delaying your child’s vaccines when you think you can get away with hiding in the herd or to buy some essential oils and supplements, but are you really going to say no to chemotherapy if your child has cancer? Brandy Vaughan seems to think you should.
If there is a RISK, there must be a CHOICE.
Do you think it is okay to put infants who are too young to be vaccinated at risk for measles and other vaccine-preventable diseases because you don’t like the choices you have been given between getting your kids vaccinated and protected or keeping them out of school?
What about the parents of the kid who is being treated for cancer who gets exposed to chicken pox because someone else made the choice to not vaccinate their kid? Do you think that’s fair?
The modern anti-vaccine movement is only about choice when it is about their choices and doesn’t seem to care about the risks their unvaccinated kids pose to others.
Believe it or not, the modern anti-vaccine movement also equates getting vaccinated with rape…
Don’t believe me?
Do you agree?
What else do most folks in the modern anti-vaccine movement believe?
They believe that:
- vaccines don’t work, but are somehow still able to cause shedding for long periods of time
- vaccines are poison and full of toxins
- vaccines have no benefits and always cause injury
- diseases like measles and chicken pox are good for you
And of course, they believe that vaccine advocates are behind a big conspiracy, are lying to you, and are trying to force everyone to get vaccinated.
Is that what you believe?
Even though these and every other anti-vaccine point you have heard has already been refuted a thousand times already.
Do you believe in chemtrails or that Bill Gates has a plan to depopulate the world using vaccines?
“As a result, multiple breakouts of measles have occurred throughout different parts of the Western world, infecting dozens of patients and even causing deaths.”
Hussain et al on The Anti-vaccination Movement: A Regression in Modern Medicine
If you do, understand that you have been fooled by the propaganda of the modern anti-vaccine movement. If you don’t, understand that many of the folks in your anti-vaccine groups probably do.
More on the Modern Anti-Vaccine Movement
- The Anti-vaccination Movement: A Regression in Modern Medicine
- The Greater Good: Pure, unadulterated anti-vaccine propaganda masquerading as a “balanced” documentary
- How the Anti-Vaccine Movement Takes Advantage of Dead Children and Their Parents
- Samoa vaccine story – tragedy abused by anti-vaccine websites
- The Drs. Wolfson – Incomprehensibly Cruel 2 – Light for Riley responds
- Citing imprimatur of University of Wollongong, antivaxer Judy Wilyman trolls Light for Riley
- Texas Children’s Hospital nurse investigated for Facebook posting as Houston toddler tests positive for measles
- Vaccination is rape – another disgusting and ridiculous anti-vaccine trope
- Doctor equates vaccines with rape, perfects combo of malignity and scientific ignorance
- The annals of “I’m not anti-vaccine,” part 11: Vaccination portrayed as rape
- Vaccination protesters at Democratic convention compare California to Nazi Germany
- Doc Says Anti-Vaxxers Are Treated Like Jews in Nazi Germany
- Dr. Bob Sears of Weekly Cover Fame Compares Anti-Vaxxers to Jews Under Nazis
- California Doctor Invokes Holocaust Analogy, Compares Non-Vaccinating Parents To Persecuted Jews
- Can antivaccinationists knock it off with the autism Holocaust analogies already? (RFK, Jr. edition)
- 7 Ways Anti-Vaxxers Are Worse than You Ever Could Have Imagined
- The annals of “I’m not antivaccine,” part 24: Antivaxers threaten to dox Boston Herald employees over the newspaper’s use of imagery much less offensive than what antivaxers use on a daily basis
- The annals of “I’m not antivaccine,” part 21: Oh, wait, maybe I am antivaccine after all
- The annals of “I’m not antivaccine,” part 18: Dr. Bob goes full Godwin over SB 277
- The annals of “I’m not antivaccine,” part 17: More Nazis versus freedom!
- The annals of “I’m not antivaccine,” part 15: California SB 277, Robert F. Kennedy, Jr., and the vaccine “holocaust”
- The annals of “I’m not anti-vaccine,” part 5 ( argumentum ad Nazium edition, 2011)
- Dr. Bob Sears serves his typical anti-vaccine effluvium, seasoned with self-pity and accompanied by a side of anti-Semitism
- The autism “Holocaust”? Why antivaccine advocates are not autism advocates
- The violent rhetoric of the antivaccine movement: “Vaccine Holocaust” and potential impending attacks on journalists
- Anti vaccine cult uses Hitler’s Big Lie – laughable strategy
- Can antivaccinationists knock it off with the autism Holocaust analogies already?
- School vaccine mandates are against the Nuremberg Code
- Anti-Semitic vaccine deniers – continued attacks on Prof. Reiss
- Anti Semitic hate speech of the antivaccine cult
- So I friended some anti-vaccine people on Facebook…
- Keep it up, anti-vaccine nuts, you’re your own worst enemy
- Scientific skepticism about vaccine safety: you’re doing it wrong
- Evaluating Vaccines Requires Critical Thinking
3 thoughts on “This Is the Modern Anti-Vaccine Movement”
It is logical fallacy to presume that anti-vaxxers are represented by there worst examples. It is the equivalent of concluding no scientific studies are valid, because of the current reproducibility crisis.
What would happen if science was being used more for business interests, then the real benefit of citizens? In a world where far more people die of prescribed opiod addictions, than measles, is it really surprising that people distrust the research that facilitated its approval?
It is also possible to be irrationally afraid of the anti-vaccine crowd. But if you are vaccinated, they really can’t harm you.
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