An Australian news publication named The Morning Bulletin decided to review its Facebook page after receiving a flurry of responses from anti-vaccine activists to the paper’s warning to readers of a measles outbreak that took place in Stockland and urging vaccination.
One mother recalled a very sad experience of her child contracting autism which she attributed to vaccination. Other responses suggested vaccination programs were modern day genocide while others stated the common sense alternative to immunizations is healthy eating.
The Morning Edition then decided to publish nine ridiculous claims made by anti-vaxxers on their Facebook post. Some of the pathetic accusations made are:
1) Vaccinations cause SIDS.
2) The Morning Edition‘s post was propaganda and attributing deaths associated with measles with malnutrition.
3) The claim about measles is a lie. More people die from adverse reactions to vaccines and pharmaceutical medications.
These are just a few of the idiotic comments made in response to The Morning Edition‘s Facebook warning. The anti-vaccine movement is an outgrowth of the environmentalist movement and purports conspiracy theories alleging drug and pharmaceutical companies collude with the government in order to not only make money off of people’s misery but also are involved in a cover up.
While conspiracy theories and claims like those made at The Morning Edition‘s Facebook page may make people feel, (if examined critically) conspiracy theories are stupid claims made by pathetic people. Ultimately, what you feel maybe right doesn’t necessarily mean it is true.