n spite of Texas being very familiar with the concept of herds in general, the anti-vaxxers there just can’t understand herd immunity.
My name is Kristin and I am a vaxxer.
I believe in vaccinating children against diseases such as Mumps, Measles, Rubella, Small Pox, and Pertussis. Months ago I addressed the mind boggling movement against modern medicine in another article published at Practical Politicking. You can catch yourself up here. If you don’t feel like clicking over, I’ll give you the basics: Vaccines don’t cause Autism, modern medicine is a good thing, and Jenny McCarthy is an idiot.
So yes I am a proud vaxxing mama, but that isn’t to say that I never give a thought as to what I am injecting into my darling daughters. When we became first time parents my husband and I did our fair share of vaccination research. We pondered the pros and cons and we asked questions of the medical community. We thought to ourselves, “Hmmmmmm, now who would I ask a medically related question of? I know! A doctor!” Such a revelation seems so common sense based, yet thousands of parents in our country are no longer turning to the scientific and medical community for such information. Somewhere down the blurry line the scientific community became villainized. Yeppers. Apparently the doctors, scientists and drug companies are all out to get you and your children, poisoning them with faulty vaccines.
And here comes Texas! Oh Texas what the heck am I going to do with you? Recently I had to slam you for jumping on the Bathroom Bill Bandwagon with your pal good old North Carolina. Now I find myself rolling my eyes at the latest uprising in The Lonestar State regarding more vaccine drama. Texas is quickly becoming a major hot spot for the anti-vaxxing movement, and we can in part thank our oh-so-medically-educated leader Mr. Donald Trump for this. Surely the anti-vaxxers fallen angel Andrew Wakefield taking up residence in Austin has a little something to do with what is going on here as well. The doubt surrounding the safety of vaccinations is alive and well in Texas. I thought the scientific community did a pretty good job making it crystal clear that Mr. Wakefield is a loon, an embarrassment and a liar. His correlation between childhood vaccines and Autism is nothing more than a harmful fallacy. How are people not getting this still? Oh right, this is the same population that supported the medical knowledge of former Playboy Bunny Jenny McCarthy. Really guys, say it slowly to yourselves. You are in the same camp as the Bunny and a Loon!
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