*hums to self* Let’s see what’s going on in Texas today. Maybe I’ll be pleasantly surprised or…
Image shows the Rage Guy rage face screaming “Fuuuuuuu-” overlapping an outline of Texas.
Or maybe not.
The Houston Chronicle is reporting “Health alert issued as measles suddenly spreads near Dallas“.
Fucking measles. You know what prevents measles? A super easy, minimally invasive medical procedure called the fucking measles vaccine. But some people don’t want to give their kiddos the measles vaccine because fucking Andrew Wakefield fucking lied about his fucked up research and made all these fucking vaccine conspiracy nuts think that the MMR (measles-mumps-rubella) vaccine causes autism. And now there’s all this misinformation out in the public mind about potential links between autism and vaccines.
And do you know what’s even more frightening than reading scare stories from wackaloons in anti-vax internet forums and listening to Jenny McCarthy spout fucking rumors and beliefs about how vaccines might cause your baby to develop autism? When your fucking pastor – your religious and spiritual leader – is a firm believer in this anti-science crapola and encourages you not to vaccinate your kids. It’s your holy, wise pastor – your link to the omnipotent guy in the sky. Surely your pastor surely knows what’s best, right?
Terri Pearsons, the daughter of prominent televangelist Kenneth Copeland, and the leader of Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, Texas, has long warned followers to stay away from vaccines, promoting the idea that they cause autism. The un-vaccinated congregation was recently put in danger when a member left the country and came in contact with measles. They then returned to Texas, where they interacted with the congregation, as well as handled children in the church’s on-site day-care center.
Nine children and six adults have been infected with the disease, twelve of whom were not fully vaccinated.
Well hey – at least the non-vaccinated masses are standing by their convictions. That’s worth something even if a few kids get sick, right? Again, from Gawker:
Following the outbreak, Pearsons has called on all congregants to become vaccinated.
“Our children and even adults of all ages need to be immunized now to stop the spread of measles and prevent those potential complications,” She said. “The disease is only shut down when all are immunized.”