We are such a country of absolutely terrified sheep that columnists are now penning op-eds that say parents who don’t vaccinate their children should be JAILED simply because 95 people contracted measles after going to Disneyland. Some people are suggesting parents who decide not to vaccinate should be sued or, at the very least, held accountable with public ridicule and shaming.
Speaking of that, we simply posted an article linking to research that has shown measles outbreaks have been traced back — on record — to vaccinated people, and one commenter told me he actually hopes my children die of a communicable disease:
Nice to wish death on someone’s children there, Matt, for simply republishing an article on the American Association for the Advancement of Science website discussing a report in the journal Clinical Infectious Diseases. Another commenter agreed with him — agreed they hope my children die.
Let’s just totally lose all common sense and rational perspective and run around screaming, totally ignoring the fact that figure is 95 people out of the FIFTEEN MILLION PEOPLE who visit the park each year, meaning one’s chances of contracting something that isn’t even a deadly disease in healthy people to begin with (more on that below) is a whopping 0.0006 percent.
(I wonder how many people died of dysentery or suicide following a psychotic break after riding the theme park’s “It’s a Small World” ride? But I digress…)