Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Welcome to "Peak Crazy"

Sorry, but it's time to cull the herd.

In California some parents are organizing "measles parties" where they all bring their unvaccinated kids, infected and not, to mingle.  They're hoping this will develop a milder strain of the disease.

“People did this with chicken pox all the time,” said Art Reingold, an epidemiologist at UC Berkeley’s School of Public Health in an interview. ”Parents would have kids lick a lollipop and give it to other kids, or mail it to other kids… The basic notion is ‘This is my opportunity for my kid to get immune the old fashioned way, the way God intended.’”

“The difference is we have a measles vaccine today, which is incredibly safe and highly effective,” Reingold said in another interview with the L.A. Times. “It just doesn’t make sense to say I’d rather have my kids get the measles than the measles vaccine. That’s… based on misinformation that the measles is a benign childhood illness.”

I can't imagine what these anti-vaxxers will bring next.  Smallpox?


Anonymous said...

Onward batshit craziness, marching as to war....

Toby said...

I am often reminded of Margaret Atwood's book, The Handmaid's Tale. Enthusiastic, wilful ignorance is destroying America.

Lorne said...

So many contenders this for this year's Darwin Awards, Mound.

Anonymous said...

Not discounting the crazy, but the original story about measles parties was, to be generous, overblown.


Anonymous said...

Whoops. Wrong link.


deb said...

im definitely unimpressed to the point of freaked out by this situation, my silly island and surrounding nanaimo area is at 55% vaccination rate. national average is around 80%
and what we safely need for herd immunity 85-95%
what we have instead>>>zealots following the 8 million websites out there spreading misinformation about vaccines.

Anonymous said...

Here are a few links related to the hundreds of DEATHS and thousands of injuries caused by vaccines:



My issue is this: corporations have bastardized so much in our society, from the food chain, environment to our water supply, so why can we not admit that they've destroyed the essence of vaccines as well?

I'll get vaccinated when I get what's supposed to be in the vaccine and not heavy metals, preservatives, placebos and other additives.