I’ve run across a few really good tidbits from the CDC’s social media accounts lately. The first one was on Twitter and it suggested taking a quiz to see which vaccines for infectious diseases you need if you have a chronic disease. The irony is enough to make anyone pass out.
First, vaccines don’t prevent chronic disease. Nobody with Crohn’s Disease wakes up in the morning and says, “Oh, I have Crohn’s, I should probably get an MMR vaccine.” Secondly, vaccines cause chronic disease. It’s written all over the package inserts, PubMed database, and thousands of peer-reviewed studies. (Don’t bother telling the CDC, they already know.) Third, if you have a chronic disease, you’re more likely to suffer from a vaccine adverse reaction. (Logic would follow that a strong immune system is required to deal with the nasty in the shot and mount a “proper” response.)
I took the quiz twice, first as a pregnant lady and was recommended six vaccines (none proven safe or effective for pregnant women) and the second time as a “could become pregnant lady” and MMR and chicken pox were added to the list. (There was no box to check whether your chronic illness was caused by a prior vaccine.)
But the latest propaganda takes the cake. On the CDC’s Facebook page yesterday was a photo that attempted to create “teams” among parents (or moms…because that’s who they’re targeting, right?) who vaccinate and those who don’t. Yes, if you want your baby to be safe and healthy, you’re on #TeamVax.
If you want your child to die from a mild disease they’ll probably never get or you don’t want your kids to suffer brain damage, death, the disease you’re vaccinating against, or some crazy lifelong illness that is far worse than the disease the vaccine is designed to prevent, or you aren’t cool with injecting neurotoxins, hazardous wastes, aborted baby ingredients, and carcinogens into your tiny children, you’re on #TeamStupid. (Just kidding, but I’m assuming that’s the tame name for the other team.)
I have to admit, I was left wondering which team the parents of fully vaccinated, vaccine-injured children were on or the parents who vaccinated but believe in choice?
Read the full post at LivingWhole. Thanks, Megan.