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The lie is over now.
The truth is out.

Its time to wake up and accept the fact that the people on the top, don’t have your best interest in mind. All they ever wanted, want and will want is money over your and your children’s dead body. Its Eugenics. Nothing new.

Wake up and Care and Share before too late.

you people are the reason why measles are back in new york

If measles is back, then it should only affect those who aren’t vaccinated. But is affecting those who are. THINK.

Vaccination doesn’t work, and even if it did… it only protects for couple years.

Don’t seek vaccination … but nutrition my friend. Nutrition is the true medicine.

vaccines are bullshit and cause adverse reactions like death

where is your proof

hOLY FRICK YOU DONE PISSED ME OFF AND I DON’T GET MAD EASILY SO CONGRATS

SIT YOUR IGNORANT FEARMONGERING SELF DOWN AND LISTEN UP BECAUSE THIS IS GONNA BE LONG

THE HUMAN IMMUNE SYSTEM IS MADE OF TWO PARTS: THE INNATE SYSTEM AND THE ADAPTIVE SYSTEM. YOU NEED BOTH WORKING TOGETHER TO PROTECT YOU FROM DISEASES, BUT THE ADAPTIVE SYSTEM IS DESIGNED TO ONLY PROTECT YOU FROM THINGS IT’S ALREADY EXPERIENCED. IT CAN TAKE UP TO TWO WEEKS TO KICK IN AGAINST AN INFECTION IT’S NEVER SEEN BEFORE, AND GUESS WHAT FARTNUGGET YOU CAN BE DEAD OR SCREWED OVER FOR LIFE IN TWO WEEKS. BUT WHEN IT SEES A DISEASE IT CREATES MEMORY CELLS THAT REMEMBER THAT DISEASE AND CAN KICK IN IMMEDIATELY WHEN IT HAPPENS AGAIN, USUALLY QUICK ENOUGH TO PREVENT YOU FROM GETTING SICK AT ALL.

THE POINT OF VACCINES IS TO USE A NATURAL BODY RESPONSE TO PROTECT PEOPLE BY HELPING IT DO WHAT IT DOES ALREADY. YOU USE ATTENUATED NONVIRULENT FORMS OF THE DISEASE TO PREP THE IMMUNE SYSTEM SO IT WILL REMEMBER HOW TO RECOGNIZE AND FIGHT THAT DISEASE IN THE FUTURE. THAT IS HOW YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM WORKS SO DON’T YOU DARE START CLAIMING THAT YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM MEANS YOU DON’T NEED VACCINATIONS. THAT’S THE ENTIRE POINT. YOUR IMMUNE SYSTEM CAN’T DO IT ALONE. THAT’S WHY SMALLPOX KILLED 500 MILLION PEOPLE BEFORE VACCINATIONS STOPPED IT.

VACCINES DO NOT CAUSE AUTISM HOLY FRICK THERE HAS NEVER IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE BEEN PROOF OF THAT AND I CHALLENGE YOU TO SHOW ME SOME. THERE WAS ONE DOCTOR WHO PUBLISHED A STUDY IN 1998 SHOWING VACCINES MIGHT CAUSE AUTISM. IT WAS FAKE AND PROVED WRONG OVER AND OVER AGAIN AND IT WAS DISCOVERED THAT HE USED UNETHICAL AND INVASIVE PROCEDURES ON CHILDREN AND HE WAS BANNED FROM PRACTICING MEDICINE. 

THE DIAGNOSIS OF AUTISM HAS IMPROVED SINCE 1970. CORRELATION DOES NOT IMPLY CAUSATION. YOU KNOW WHAT ELSE HAS INCREASED SINCE 1970? INTERNET USAGE. MAYBE THE INTERNET CAUSES AUTISM, IF YOU’RE GONNA USE THAT LOGIC.

AND HOLY FRICKING HECK EVEN IF YOU REALLY BELIEVE THE LIE THAT VACCINES ARE LINKED TO AUTISM, ARE YOU REALLY THAT SCARED OF AUTISM THAT YOU’D RATHER YOUR CHILD DIE HORRIBLY OF A COMPLETELY PREVENTABLE DISEASE THAN BE AUTISTIC

THIOMERSAL IS AN ORGANIC MERCURY-CONTAINING COMPOUND THAT WAS USED AS A PRESERVATIVE IN VACCINES IN CONTROLLED AMOUNTS BECAUSE GUESS WHAT DOUCHECANOE EVERYTHING IN THE WORLD IS CHEMICALS AND THESE GUYS ARE PAID TO KNOW HOW TO COMBINE THEM PROPERLY. IT WAS NEVER SHOWN TO CAUSE AUTISM AND THE SIGNS OF MERCURY POISONING ARE WELL-KNOWN AND NOTHING LIKE WHAT PEOPLE ARE CLAIMING VACCINES DO. EVEN SO, IT WAS PHASED OUT OF VACCINES IN 2001. THE ONLY ONE THAT EVER STILL USES IT IS THE INFLUENZA VACCINE AND GUESS WHAT? AFTER A CRAPTON OF TESTS DONE BY PEOPLE SMARTER THAN YOU WHO ACTUALLY KNOW WHAT THEY’RE DOING AND HOW CHEMISTRY AND MEDICINE WORK, IT WAS FOUND THAT THE ONLY SIDE EFFECT WAS- WAIT FOR IT- SLIGHT REDNESS AT THE INJECTION SITE.BECAUSE AGAIN, THIOMERSAL IS NOT PURE MERCURY YOU ABSOLUTE TURDSTAIN AND IS NOT THE LEAST BIT COMPARABLE TO TOXIC WASTE. AND DO YOU EVEN KNOW HOW MUCH 25 MICROGRAMS IS? THAT’S 0.000025 GRAMS. GRAMS. THAT IS AN ABSURDLY SMALL AMOUNT. I CAN’T EVEN CONVEY HOW SMALL THAT IS. PROBABLY THE SIZE OF YOUR BRAIN.

IM NOT TOUCHING THE BILL GATES THING BECAUSE I DONT KNOW ENOUGH ABOUT IT. SOMEONE ELSE CAN DO THAT FOR ME. OR YANNO YOU COULD GOOGLE IT AND ACTUALLY EDUCATE YOURSELF FROM OBJECTIVE SOURCES AND NOT SOURCELESS FEARMONGERING JPEGS REPOSTED SO MANY TIMES THEY’RE ALMOST COMPLETELY ILLEGIBLE.

HEEYYYYYY GUESS WHAT ALL THE FOOD IN THE WORLD WON’T HELP YOU IF YOU’RE THROWING IT UP OR CRAPPING IT OUT OR IF SOMETHING COMPLETELY UNRELATED TO FOOD IS KILLING YOU FROM THE INSIDE OUT. YEAH MAN PEOPLE NEED FOOD AND WE SHOULD HELP MORE WITH THAT BUT YOU ALSO GOTTA PRIORITIZE THINGS THAT KILL SO MUCH MORE EFFECTIVELY THAN STARVATION.

YOU SHOULD BE HAPPY THAT WE’VE GOT ALL THESE VACCINES NOW. PEOPLE WHO LIVED IN THE 1700’S WOULD BE CRYING TEARS OF JOY IF THEY HEARD THAT WE HAD WIPED OUT SMALLPOX AND POLIO AND WE COULD PREVENT ALL THESE OTHER DISEASES. LOOK AT THAT LIST. THAT’S NOT A LIST OF POISONS. THAT’S A LIST OF THE DISEASES WHOSE BUTTS WE’VE KICKED AND THAT DESERVES THE BIGGEST HELL YEAH IN THE HISTORY OF MEDICINE.

EXCEPT NOW MORONS LIKE YOU ARE BRINGING THEM BACK. YOUR BIT OF NON-LOGIC THERE JUST PROVES HOW LITTLE YOU UNDERSTAND THIS. THERE’S A THING CALLED HERD IMMUNITY AND IT’S JUST AS IMPORTANT, IF NOT MORESO, THAN INDIVIDUAL IMMUNITY. SOME PEOPLE CAN’T GET VACCINES DUE TO HEALTH ISSUES. WE’RE PROTECTING THEM TOO WHEN EVERYONE ELSE DOES BECAUSE IT CAN’T SPREAD. BUT LET’S TALK ABOUT HEALTHY PEOPLE, SINCE THAT’S WHAT YOU’RE ASKING ABOUT. DO YOU KNOW HOW FAST DISEASES MUTATE? WITHIN LESS THAN FIVE YEARS FOR SOME. AND IT’S CAUSED BY A THING CALLED SELECTIVE PRESSURE. SELECTIVE PRESSURE IS WHAT HAPPENS WHEN YOU GET A TWO WEEK DOSE OF ANTIBIOTICS AND ONLY TAKE TEN DAYS’ WORTH BECAUSE YOU FEEL BETTER AND YOU KNOW BETTER THAN THOSE SILLY DOCTORS. WELL GUESS WHAT? YOU DIDN’T KILL ALL THE BACTERIA AND NOW THEY’RE FREE TO GROW AGAIN. AND SINCE THEY’RE THE ONES THAT SURVIVED, THEY’RE NOW IMMUNE TO THE ANTIBIOTICS AND FREE TO SPREAD THAT TO OTHERS. CONGRATS BUTTMUNCH YOU JUST RUINED IT FOR EVERYONE BECAUSE NOW IT’S MUTATED AND SPREADING AGAIN AND THE ANTIBIOTICS DON’T WORK. THE SAME THING HAPPENS WITH VACCINES. IF PEOPLE LIKE YOU KEEP AVOIDING VACCINES, IT GIVES DISEASES LIKE MEASLES A TOEHOLD IN THE POPULATION TO MUTATE AND SPREAD AND CAUSE ANOTHER EPIDEMIC

VACCINES DON’T WEAR OFF AFTER FIVE YEARS I DON’T KNOW WHERE YOU’RE GETTING THAT INFORMATION BUT HOLY JEEZ IT’S JUST PLAIN WRONG. THE CLOSEST THING I FOUND ON GOOGLE WAS SOME CONTROVERSY ABOUT THE HPV VACCINE LASTING 6-9 YEARS AND EVEN THAT WAS UNDER SCRUTINY AND NOT EVERY DISEASE WORKS THE SAME WAY. SOME ARE FOREVER, SOME REQUIRE BOOSTERS, ETC ETC. I COULD GET INTO WHY BUT THIS HAS GOTTEN LONG ENOUGH SO LET’S BRING IT BACK TO PEOPLE SMARTER THAN YOU HAVE STUDIED THIS AND BUILT ON CENTURIES OF MEDICAL PROCESS AND THIS IS WHAT THEY DO FOR A LIVING SO I THINK THEY MIGHT KNOW A BIT MORE ABOUT IT THAN YOU

P.S. NUTRITION? NUTRITION? I’LL JUST EAT THIS APPLE AND IT’LL FIGHT ALL THESE BACTERIA AND VIRUSES. OR MAYBE POTATO CHIPS CAUSE MEASLES. STOP AND LISTEN TO YOURSELF HOLY CRAP. 

THANK.YOU.

As a Biology major I was about to go into a huge rant but I’m glad to see it was already done :)

Captain Capital Letters up there brings up some good points people, listen to them.

I can’t begin to tell you how badly I wish I could just repeatedly reblog this until it spread across the internet. I will probably schedule it to reblog in the future for a few weeks but still. I want to put it EVERYFUCKINGWHERE. 

As a biochemist I feel obligated to reblog this every month, so any of my new followers would know how vaccines work.

Alright. I don’t usually blog about my strong and controversial opinions, but this pisses me off to no end and I’m already in a bad mood. So here we go.

First of all, let’s assume that everyone who feels strongly either way about injected inoculation only wants what’s best for humankind. No one in this debate is evil. So calm down.

That being said, it seems that some people are so prejudiced towards ‘science’ that they are ignoring actual evidence. Similarly, some anti-vaccination advocates are so blindly opinionated that they are willing to spread ridiculous claims and shitty pseudo-science to back themselves up. All of you need to stop. You sound stupid, and you aren’t helping your respective causes. Just stick to the facts. I don’t care what side you believe in; there is no excuse for spreading blatant misinformation.

Here’s the thing: all we can do is make the best choices possible with the information we have available to us at this time. 200 years ago, a lot of people still thought bloodletting was a pretty good idea. To us this seems barbaric, but back then it was just what the doctor ordered. The point is, medical knowledge is not only expanding but evolving with time, and what seems like the healthiest choice now will change and grow obsolete.

Let’s briefly touch on the claims in the original post. I don’t want to get into any of it too much, and I’m not going to post my sources, simply because my entire point is that you should not be taking the word of any random tumblr user. Do your own digging. Even people who back up their claims with sources have specifically chosen those sources because they back up their claims. Remember- it is possible to find supporting evidence for absolutely anything. If you believe that Obama is a lizard alien from space, you can find evidence to back that up. Approach all information with both scepticism and an open mind. The first graphic is kind of stupid and turnaboutkid’s explanation of how vaccines work was technically correct, although it was laced with a healthy amount of prejudice and ignorance. What else? The mercury used in vaccines probably isn’t that harmful. Bill Gates IS an evil eugenicist. Vaccines DO wear off, and probably do cause autism- remember that the doctor who had his licence revoked for revealing the dangers of vaccination was spreading a truth that a lot of important people did not want revealed. Of course they had to silence and ‘disprove’ the claims. Also, vaccines are hugely profitable, and that fact cannot go overlooked. If you want to get to the truth of most things, follow the flow of money.

Now probably most importantly, vaccination is a matter of weighing risks; the right choice for one person isn’t necessarily the right choice for another. Healthy people living low-risk lifestyles in places where the contraction risk for a given disease is virtually zero should not be vaccinated. For these people, the risk of vaccination outweighs the benefits- and that’s assuming vaccination is actually effective. For people whose risk of contracting a disease is higher, such as those with weakened immune systems and those who live or travel in places where communicable diseases are more prevalent, vaccination might be the right option. It’s all circumstance dependant.

Something else to consider: Belonephobia (the fear of needles, or specifically, injections) is recognized in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th Edition Text Revision (DSM-IV-TR) as a Specific Phobia (SP), Blood-Injection-Injury Type. It is one of the deadliest common phobias, often causing severe panic attacks and all of the complications that come with high-level anxiety. It is also known to cause heart attacks, because the anticipation of getting a needle causes sufferers’ heart rates to increase dramatically before dropping at the moment of injection. For people with severe belonephobia, choosing to vaccinate is a matter of weighing risks. If someone lives in an area where the risk of contracting malaria is virtually zero, and they have a negative and very possibly dangerous reaction to injections, it is likely safer for them to take their chances with malaria.

But what about my poor innocent children?! Force these people to vaccinate themselves anyway!

Yea, no. A really common argument in favour of vaccination is that choosing not to vaccinate is not only a matter of one’s personal health, but may harm those around them. Let’s think that one through. If you truly believe that vaccination is the way to go, and you’ve vaccinated yourself and your family, you should have no fear of contracting a disease from someone who isn’t vaccinated. So what if they get a nasty disease? You’re safe, right?

Now some folks are going to say that their concern is not for themselves for for the well-being of those who aren’t vaccinated. To which I say: that is none of your fucking beeswax. Regardless of your well-intentioned concern, everyone needs to make the choices that they deem best for themselves without coercion. Now, if you think your loved ones aren’t making the wrong choice in choosing to/not to vaccinate, why don’t you agree to all do some unbiased secondary research? Google is super helpful, if you use it right. Beware confirmation-bias: for instance, search things such as ‘vaccination effectiveness’ rather than ‘vaccinations are evil’.

If you want to get into herd immunity and the like, please just consider how you would feel if you were forced to do something to yourself that you believed was harmful. It is a violation of human rights to force or coerce someone into having a medical procedure that do not want, and vaccination is no different. If you truly want what is best, spread factual information from both sides of this debate so as to help people become educated and able to confidently make the right choice for themselves.

At the end of the day, vaccination really is a good idea in theory. I don’t want to contract any diseases. In practice though, vaccination does have risks and I believe that for me personally the risks are not worth the potential benefits. If someday I am confidant that vaccination is a safe and beneficial option, I’ll be the first to support it- so please, no matter what you believe now keep yourself educated and up-to-date and support medical research! We are all on the same side in wanting a healthy and disease-free world.

Resources:

The Vaccination Risk Awareness Network

Natural News

TL;DR: Educate yourself on vaccination and form your own opinion, but stay open minded and aware, and respect the informed choices of others- even if their choices are different than yours.

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