Hot On The Titties: Measles Edition

by Cookie

Ahh.

The measles.  One of my favourite topics.  My thang.

The topic that makes me want to beat people who don’t vaccinate my head against a wall.

And WARNING:  This is a HOTTF rant.  Nothing scientific lies here.  I will not be convincing anyone to vaccinate based on facts or figures.  I’m just fucking ANGRY.

I know.  I know we’ve been around this block many times.  But people are obviously not getting the message.  Measles outbreaks  are everywhere.  And now, there’s even been an outbreak here.  In Manitoba.  In a climate so cold you’d think after our “coldest winter since the dawn of time” that we could freeze the balls off of the measles.

Sadly no.  It found us here too.

And it makes me angry.  It makes me afraid. I have small children.  One is an infant whose immune system is not mature enough to handle all of his vaccinations yet. And the poor decisions of people in this First World Fucking Country are putting MY child at risk.

I bet you are the same parents who insist that I can’t bring peanut butter sandwiches to playgroup.

But that’s ok.  You keep serving up your measles-whooping cough cocktail and we’ll keep drinking it.  Because you know, it stays live in the air we’re breathing for two fucking hours after you’ve left.

And I’m sorry to be so fucking obtuse, because obviously the risk of your child going into anaphylactic shock is more horrifying than the risk of my child suffering encephalopathy of their brain, or death.  And I’m sure I’m gonna hear about how ignorant I am about child allergies and they’re so severe and how could I be so stupid.

Well guess what?  That’s what I feel like when people don’t take the risk of my child getting ill (which is bad enough) or dying or being permanently disabled seriously.  Because you think you know better.

Can’t wait for smallpox to make it’s return either.  That should be a gooder.  All in the name of not putting anything foreign into our bodies.

Guess how many foreign substances you’ll be putting into your child’s body if your child suffers complications from the measles?  Or you know, needs a ventilator because the tetanus they received from that cut in the backyard has paralyzed their breathing muscles?

Not everything in the world is a giant conspiracy theory.  I am so sick of hearing how vaccines don’t work and look up this article on the CDC and take this out of context and Jenny McCarthy and whatever. It’s bullshit.

Vaccines work.  Your theories don’t.  So go fuck yourself.

How’s that for a closing argument?

Ok.

I feel a little better.  Your turn.

 

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