Friday, May 04, 2012
I Hear The Jury's Still Out On Science
Parents from the Vermont Coalition for Vaccine Choice blitzed legislators with emails, phone calls and conversations in the Statehouse hallways. By Wednesday, the House lacked the votes to pass the conference committee agreement and delayed voting on it for a day.
McLeod said of the group’s success in making its case, “The most dangerous place in the woods is between a mother bear and her cubs.”
McLeod argued that three deaths in Vermont recently have been attributed to vaccines, while none have been linked to the illnesses they are designed to prevent.
Rep. Vicki Strong, R-Albany, cited the death of a child in her district and concerns about side effects as reasons for her support of parental choice. “I don’t think the science behind immunization is all it’s cracked up to be,” she said.
1) This "mother cub" has done what he thinks is right to protect his children and other people, so don't go claiming a monopoly on that, motherfucker.
2) We'll set aside the problems with "attributed" for now and just look at the numbers of vaccinated kids vs measles: last year we had our 1st case in a decade, and there were 222 nationwide. It's going to be very hard for anybody to die of measles when we've eliminated endemic measles thanks to vaccination. Which is the whole fucking point.
Jesus fucking christ, we really have returned to the Dark Ages.
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