Anti-vaxxers have been protesting for the right not to vaccinate their kids – the only 17 replies you need
In the middle of a measles outbreak in the US lawmakers are considering a change to force people to vaccinate their kids.
Except these people really don’t want to stop their children – or other children – getting measles so they took to the streets to protest for their right not to vaccinate their kids.
— CBS News (@CBSNews) February 9, 2019
Fortunately there were lots of people out there only too happy to put them right. Often informative, occasionally heartbreaking, and more often than not very satisfying indeed.
I'd avoid this gathering of anti-vaxxers like the plague. https://t.co/sesODt8HYM
— Phil Plait (@BadAstronomer) February 9, 2019
Throw a fucking bell jar over these ignorant fools.
— Michael McKean (@MJMcKean) 9 February 2019
“‘Are you feeling alright?” I asked her.
‘I feel all sleepy,’ she said.
In an hour, she was unconscious. In 12 hours, she was dead.”
– Roald Dahl on the death of his daughter, Olivia, aged 7, from measles.
The anti-vaxx movement is deadly. https://t.co/eMmXPNpmDH
— Rachel Clarke (@doctor_oxford) February 10, 2019
I had measles before the MMR and I’m deaf in one ear from the encephalitis that accompanied it.I use myself as a living rebuttal to the lie that the diseases are harmless,and that anyone has the right to put kids & immune compromised people at risk of neurological damage or death pic.twitter.com/tHDOq6nudU
— David Ashlin (@SciCommic) 9 February 2019
KILL OUR KIDS!! KILL OUR KIDS!! https://t.co/1098B010sm
— MKupperman (@MKupperman) February 9, 2019
“Well If my kids die from measles, that’s my opinion, at least they’re not autistic”
— 🎨 Jarvey (@jackjarvey1) 9 February 2019
Vaccinate your fucking kids, you fucking ridiculous bourgie assholes. https://t.co/KjN48efpL7
— The Rude Pundit (@rudepundit) February 9, 2019
There are many reasons to find anti-vaxxers infuriating, but what really angers me is the implication that autism is a fate worse than life-threatening illness or death.
— Rachel (@Ray_drpogldnsun) 9 February 2019
I'm not saying authorities should crop-spray these people with measles morbillivirus and then quarantine them in a remote aircraft hangar until they beg for mercy. But I'm not NOT saying that either. https://t.co/DhTFkDF7oi
— Chris Selley (@cselley) February 9, 2019