Archive for category vaccine denial
“Girls in some English schools are being denied a cervical cancer vaccination on religious grounds. The vaccine, which is potentially life-saving, is routinely offered to girls aged 12 to 13. However, an investigation has found that some schools in England are opting out of the vaccination programme, and that most of these schools also failed to inform local GPs of their decision. One of the schools denying girls the vaccine claimed that their pupils ‘follow Christian principles, marry within their own community and do not practise sex outside marriage’. ”
Lovely. The wonderful, caring “religious” types, condemning those in their care to potential disease and death through some broken moral stance. String ‘em up.
Refusing chemo “because the toxins are what caused the cancer”. Fuckers. Shoot the bloody lot of ‘em.
Counterknowledge should die. And that includes stupid “Christians” who think the world is 6000 years old. As bad as new-agers and anti-vaxxers.
Lovely article by an actual professor on how vaccine refuseniks (does that make them sound any more sinister?) are freeloading on the back of the people who do the right thing.
Good comments too.
Poor Oprah. She can’t do anything right at the moment.
First up, the wonderfully irritable PZ Meyers has a suggestion for Oprah, regarding the odious anti-vax woman. I especially like the way he quotes Oprah’s missive in comic sans. He modestly quotes his in a simple serifed font, but maybe an olde Victorian Gothic script would be better. Dripping venom. That is only poisonous to the stupids.
Slate has a good swipe at Oprah regarding “bioidentical hormones”, Jenny McCarthey and the exceptionally stupid “The Secret”. It’s worth wading through the free pass rubbish to see what a literate kicking they give her.
Is it time for Oprah to step aside? Or ‘fess up and hire a team of fact-checkers instead.
Let’s say this again. It’s only a matter of time before a child is damaged or killed by the effects of measles.
In a perverse way, I’m looking forward to how the Daily Mail reports it. As long as the affected family is white, middle-class and in work of course.
And so Hartlepool, with an immunisation level of 80% has an outbreak of measles. 11 cases confirmed and 60-odd more suspected.
I was about to ramble on in the usual way, but the little voice in my head said something particularly evil. I wonder how many of those children had the MMR vaccine deliberately withheld by their parents. And if one of those children dies or is severely damaged by an entirely preventable disease, whether those parents should be prosecuted for neglect or abuse or somesuch. Or would their hand-wringing angst be punishment enough?
PZ biles very well over this so I’ll leave him to it.
So we now live in a society where a Playboy model, hanging out with a tooth-curlingly awful Hollywood star gets a slot on TV under the auspices of the black, female Jesus of our times.
One more time: the most powerful woman on American TV who can propel nonsense like “The Secret” to the top of the bestsellers list is now endorsing someone who wants children to get measles and all the complications that may follow.
Just in case you’re in any doubt about the dangers of measles Roald Dahl lost a daughter to it.
 I was tempted to throw fat in as well and go with a Buddha metaphor but bottled out.
This is an anti-cockbucket of epic proportions. A simple body count of how many people have been killed by stupidity.
Note: this is nothing like being killed in the face by a bear.
That’s odd. The Fail is salivating over the release of “secret” government documents under the FOI. Uh, it’s months after the documents were released. Could it be that there was nothing in there of interest?