The topic of vaccination and anti-vaxxer moms has truly been covered by almost every media news outlet. This new wave of people believing that vaccines are dangerous is short-sighted, and there are facts to prove it.
Urban Dictionary hosts a definition of an ‘Anti-Vaxxer’ and it shows no mercy whatsoever.
“A person who thinks they know more about medicine and public health than the overwhelming majority of doctors, scientists, immunologists, and every major health organization across the whole entire planet.”
Student breaks down the facts
A student did her senior paper on vaccination and decided to break down the facts for the people on Twitter.
A THREAD: i actually did my senior paper on vaccinations so let me hit you with the facts real quick— taylor sharp (@taaylorshaarp16) July 23, 2018
Diseases preventable by vaccination
there are 12 childhood diseases preventable by vaccination: varicella (chicken pox), mumps, tetanus, polio, diphtheria, pneumococcal disease, rubella, pertussis (whooping cough), measles, hepatitis A & B, and haemophilus influenza Type B pic.twitter.com/O8lnCTTR9I— tsharp (@taaylorshaarp) July 6, 2018
vaxx risks emerge
although these diseases are rare, and some are even erased from the U.S. completely, they are still present all around the world and can be brought back into the country, leaving unvaccinated children at risk pic.twitter.com/5l0NsUkMOS— tsharp (@taaylorshaarp) July 6, 2018
A not-so-pleasant return
measles was considered wiped out in the early 2000s, but bc parents are deciding not to vaccinate their children, there have been numerous outbreaks pic.twitter.com/fmzM0KoreA— tsharp (@taaylorshaarp) July 6, 2018
herd immunity, is the idea that if one is surrounded by people who are vaccinated and cannot get the disease, they will not contract it as well pic.twitter.com/mKUUsZU1VL— tsharp (@taaylorshaarp) July 6, 2018
The viral effect
if kids are not vaccinated, infectious diseases can be spread to other children who are too young to be vaccinated, or others with weakened immune systems pic.twitter.com/gpXaeEzcSh— tsharp (@taaylorshaarp) July 6, 2018