Five Reasons NOT to Vaccinate Your Child
There are plenty of arguments for having your child immunised against disease. Like you, my doctor has suggested vaccinating my child to prevent them from getting ill, but those doctors have failed to tell me about the claims that vaccinations are linked to other conditions, such as autism. Instead of taking advice from doctors, here are five reasons not to have your child vaccinated.
Reason #1 – You Hate the Human Race
Have you ever had smallpox? No? Smallpox used to be a serious threat to peoples health and lives. Two million people a year were losing their lives to smallpox every year until 1975. It isn’t a problem any more because everyone got on board the vaccination train. By surrounding affected areas with vaccinated individuals, leading to the total eradication of the disease. If people started banging on about links to autism during this time, we’d still have smallpox. By refusing vaccinations, you’re weakening the herd. Stop it.
Reason #2 – You Think It Causes Autism
In 1998 Andrew Wakefield (at the time Dr. Andrew Wakefield) claimed during a press conference that there are links between autism and vaccines, claiming that he had twelve autistic children in his study that only showed signs of the condition after receiving a vaccine. This kick-started a huge, very vocal movement trying to convince people that they can’t have their child vaccinated otherwise they’ll get autism. Quite annoyingly, this group seem happy to ignore the fact that it was revealed by a journalist that the entire ‘research’ was a sham, the results faked and Wakefield was stripped of his qualifications. No other evidence supports is fake claims.
Reason #3 Your Agenda is More Important Than Your Family’s Health
If you’ve been pushing a belief for a long time, it’s hard to turn your back on it even in the face of glaring evidence. Even with Wakefield’s public shaming, people are still pushing the autism angle. It must be a bit embarrassing for those who’ve been making the claim for almost fifteen years based on his research, but let’s get serious here – your priorities are in the wrong place. Accept that you were in the wrong, and look after your children…stop spouting nonsense like “it hasn’t been proven that it DOESN’T cause autism!”
Reason #4 – You’re Mentally Deficient
Are you having trouble doing up your shoelaces? Is it difficult for you to tell the time on an analogue clock? Perhaps even a digital clock? Then you might have considered not vaccinating your child. This is a process that helps protect your child from serious illness, which is more than a necklace of amber is going to achieve.
Reason #5 All of the Above
In that case you’re Jenny McCarthy.
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