Another indication that anti-vaccination is compatible with and an extension of environmentalism. The Dallas Morning News has an interesting news report pointing out that Texas health experts are criticizing a presentation hosted by Earth Day Texas that is taking place Saturday and Sunday.
The presentation is named Healthy Healing Arts: The Green Vaccine and is pitched as a nontoxic alternative to vaccines in which the talk will be delivered by a proponent of holistic remedies named Cathy Lemmon. Texas Children’s Hospital Center for Vaccine Development director Peter Hotez is speaking out against the lecture and is quoted by The Dallas Morning News saying:
Vaccines are the only proven, effective way to prevent the major childhood infectious diseases that are the leading killers of children of the world.
Oddly enough, Earth Day Texas is sponsored by The Dallas Morning News and, worst part about it, the state is becoming an focal point of the anti-vaccine movement. According to Dr. Hotez while a small amount of kids remain unvaccinated, places near Denton and Austin have high percentages of people who are not immunized.
Last year, The Dallas Morning News conducted research on the amount of school districts with the lowest vaccination rates and discovered that Travis county had seven out of ten school districts with the lowest vaccination rates. Some schools in Collin and Denton counties had 10 percent of students in their school districts immunized.
With the low vaccination rates and the anti-vaccine movement making inroads in Texas, sadly, it maybe only a matter of time before outbreaks of illnesses, like measles or chickenpox, start occurring.
Texas is a heavily Republican state and, unfortunately, some Republican politicians there are making the case against immunizations. However, anti-vaccine views are more prominent among elements of the Left and the fact that an environmentalist group is hosting a lecture making the case for using so-called holistic remedies in place of vaccinations is significant. However, the fact that both sides of the political spectrum are courting or adopting anti-vaccine ideas, can make for a disaster not just in Texas but nationwide.
The anti-vaccine movement is an outgrowth of the environmentalist movement. The efforts of anti-vaccine activists are an extension of the green movement’s holy war (i.e. jihad) to eradicate human life from the face of the Earth. Now that the science related to climate change, genetically modified foods, and fracking do not confirm what the environmentalist groups have been alleging all along, they have the vehicle of anti-vaccine groups in order to disseminate false information. Their end goal is to kill off humans in order to suffer painful deaths or experience miserable lives by experiencing the pain of diseases like smallpox, measles or polio.
After this weekend, The Dallas Morning News may want to think twice about sponsoring Earth Day Texas or any other environmentalist group ever again.