Hundreds of anti-vaxxers protest in Washington as lawmakers try to pass bill to protect their children.

By |2019-02-10T11:00:08-08:00February 10th, 2019|Categories: News|Tags: , , , , , |9 Comments

I’m surprised they were not joined by anti-motorcycle helmet protesters demanding the right to suffer brain damage. 

Courtesy of WaPo:

Anti-vaccine activists packed a public hearing Friday to oppose a bill that would make it harder for families to opt out of vaccination requirements for measles, mumps and rubella amid the state’s worst measles outbreak in more than two decades.

An estimated 700 people, most of them opposed to stricter requirements, lined up before dawn in the cold, toting strollers and hand-lettered signs, to sit in the hearing, which was so crowded that staff opened up additional rooms to accommodate the crowd. Many gathered outside afterward for a rally.

Anti-vaccine activists, including Robert F. Kennedy Jr., a prominent vaccine conspiracy theorist, claimed that health officials are covering up vaccine dangers. Some said their children had been injured or sickened by immunizations. One falsely said the majority of people diagnosed with measles have been vaccinated.

When the Washington state health secretary, John Wiesman, debunked those claims, some members of the audience murmured in disapproval.

“I want to remind you that the MMR vaccine is extremely safe and highly effective,” Wiesman told lawmakers. He said that “all reputable scientific studies have found no relation between measles and autism,” and outlined the potential harms of the highly contagious respiratory virus, which can be fatal in small children.

Wiesman urged lawmakers to pass the bill to eliminate personal or philosophical exemptions, noting the current outbreak, which has sickened at least 56 people in Washington and Oregon, is more alarming than the state’s three previous ones.

I consider these people to be the progressive side’s version of the MAGA crowd. 

They are not all liberals, but enough of them are that we should all be embarrassed. 

What they definitely are is too stupid to recognize that the vaccinations save thousands of lives and that the minor side effects are well worth the risk.

And no, there is no evidence that the vaccinations are directly linked to autism. 

The major reason that there has been a significant uptick in the number of autism cases is that there has been a sharpening of the diagnostic tools and a recognition that some traits which had once been labeled developmentally delayed or even retarded, are in fact part of the spectrum.  

Essentially protesting against vaccinations is like protesting against the use of seatbelts because during potentially fatal car accidents the restraints can cause bruising. 

Besides, you have to know you’re an idiot when even Bristol Palin mocks you. (Link.)

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9 Comments

  1. Anonymous February 10, 2019 at 2:16 pm

    My son is on the autism spectrum. You know until things are proven in a scientific way accusations and speculation needs to be put on hold. I will wait for the jury on that one. You are right on that one fact where they are acting like the conspiracy driven maganuts. Notice too, that in his announcement to run for the presidenct, trump pandered to the conspiracy theorist. Now the elite he warned them about are running this country. We may be hunger games after all due to dumbasses who believe anything a demogogue will say to attain power over the people.

    • Anonymous February 10, 2019 at 2:44 pm

      I have three grandchildren the same. I don’t do the big brother crap, keep looking over your shoulder.
      Nothing has ever been proven autism, I love them and will continue to be there for them.

    • CFR February 10, 2019 at 3:16 pm

      The only two relatives I have on the spectrum( 3 counting their Dad) are my one nieces 2 children….their Dad is on the spectrum. Like everything else autism is genetic
      BTW what do you think is the percentage of the protesters that have been vaccinated? I’m guessing 98%

  2. Anonymous February 10, 2019 at 2:31 pm

    Is this your new cause, Priss Bris, like third wife bullying campaign?
    Read comments….we don’t need your quote unquote expertise.
    I HEART being schooled by an unschooler over something we knew already.
    http://tinyurl.com/yxfcae59

  3. Anonymous February 10, 2019 at 3:06 pm

    All of these people should be put in quarantine along with their kids. We are all in danger when diseases that were wiped out or nearly wiped out have returned because they are being ignorant.

  4. CFR February 10, 2019 at 3:11 pm

    The ONLY exemptions allowed nationwide should be medical exemptions.

  5. Anonymous February 10, 2019 at 4:17 pm

    Bristol Sheeran Marie Palin Meyer Palin is no Alexandria Ocasio Cortez, but, as usual, thanks for playing, dead lake compound tribe.
    You really need to try harder, we know it’s difficult, brainiacs that you be.

  6. anon February 10, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    OT.
    A former governor turns 55 at the stroke of midnight. Introduced nationally 11 years ago by an aging POW who thought tokenism would secure a win, she has done nothing for 11 years but spew hatred at potus 44.

    Unhappy birthday.

  7. 2100 A.D. February 11, 2019 at 7:48 am

    https://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/insect-population-decline-extinction_us_5c611921e4b0f9e1b17f097d

    A new global scientific review has concluded that the shocking rate of extinction of insect species and loss of insect abundance threatens a “catastrophic collapse of nature’s ecosystems”

    https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2019/feb/10/plummeting-insect-numbers-threaten-collapse-of-nature

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