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Not Vaccinating Children Is Deadly. This Infographic Proves It

Not Vaccinating Children Is Deadly. This Infographic Proves It

Commented Apr 22, 2014 at 21:26:33 in Impact

“Ok, same can be said about walking out your front door - you can trip, break your ankle, get run over by a car - my son IS a statistic whereas he almost died FROM the MMR vax - my other 2 children have not seen a needle and are healthier than my 2 that did!”

Fran Jaime on Apr 29, 2014 at 03:05:21

“I hope your other kids don't get mumps when they are older, especially if they are boys.”

cmccaw on Apr 25, 2014 at 21:49:50

“Will they be able to go to school if they don't get their shots?”

KeenOfTheWorld on Apr 24, 2014 at 12:49:49

“But if one of your children got sick and came into contact with a baby before it's old enough for the vaccine you could pass along a preventable illness that could kill that baby...someone else's child. VERY irresponsible!! You don't realize that when you make the choice for yourself, you are making the choice for others as well.”

juanjo on Apr 24, 2014 at 11:34:52

“Being old enough to remember the days before vaccinations may I suggest you reconsider. A very small number of children are allergic to one or more vaccines but that does not mean his siblings are allergic. When I was small if one kid came down with measles, all the mothers in the neighborhood ran their kids over to get them exposed. Most of those kids recovered fine and were immune. But statistically a certain number had serious side effects and some died as a result here and worldwide. More than who are allergic to the vaccine.

The older your kids are the more likely they experience serious side effects. After puberty the likelihood of death or serious issues like sterility, hearing or sight issues among other issues increases. Last year almost 200 people in the US had measles after the disease was completely eliminated in 2000. Around 40 people, unvaccinated because of mothers like you received the disease in other countries and brought it back to the US and spread it around to other people also unvaccinated because of mothers like you.

May G-d forgive you if someone dies because of your foolishness. Because no one else will.”

Alison Cowan on Apr 24, 2014 at 01:52:47

“The fact that you can't vaccinate your children should be motivating you to get everyone you or they will ever come in contact with to be vaccinated. Those diseases kill ENORMOUSLY more frequently than the vaccination, and your children have no protection except other people's immunity.”

Diane Phillipa on Apr 24, 2014 at 01:31:54

“Well that puts world travel out of your childrens reach, also school and mixing with other children. Lets hope they are not struck with English Measles, Poilo and any of the other horrors that still regulary kill children every day because their parents decided that their childs right to be protected from killer diseases was more important than miss-information.”

User 42 on Apr 23, 2014 at 14:49:28

“Actually, you should be held accountable if your children, or anyone around your children got sick. I think prison time for you for child abuse would be perfectly appropriate.”

DrSkeep on Apr 23, 2014 at 12:25:35

“This is a good example of the ideation that spawns anti-vax beliefs, and many other anti feelings, Becky: confusing anecdotes with statistical evidence. Your two "healthier" children are different, in many ways, from your two "less healthy" ones. You correctly perceive a correlation between that "health" and their vax status, but, for obvious reasons, you have no indication of any causal connection. As with all religious ideation, anti-vaxxers presume causation from their feelings. As with anthropogenic climate change, as with the myth of "trickle-down" economic policies, all of the common-ground evidence is on one side re the overwhelming benefits of childhood vaccinations. But such facts are a candle in the wind of religious beliefs. "My strong feelings trump your indisputable facts." Every time, eh, Becky. Every time.”

dap123 on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:45:06

“Tripping; breaking an ankle or getting run over by a car only effect that one person. You are putting other people at risk. If this is your choice; keep your kids away from other people.”

Imbrium66 on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:42:44

“And hopefully they won't get measles, or whooping cough, or any of those others.

How did your son almost die? Allergic reaction I assume? If that is the case then yes, he is a statistic and a very rare one. That being said I hope you don't tell others not to get vaccinated because such actions might kill -their- children.”

Leftbankbonobo on Apr 23, 2014 at 10:06:53

“I am sorry this initial reaction scared you. My daughter was not immunized ( based on a similar experience ) and had whooping cough at age ten . She would have died if she had been an infant. She was sick for months and months . THrowing up after she coughed every time. Please please get your kids immunized when they get older, please.”

scorpions5 on Apr 23, 2014 at 09:19:22

“You fail to realize that your children may be "healthy" now, but because their body has not made antibodies to guard against one of these diseases, they will be ALWAYS exposed for the rest of their lives. And that means that they have a 100% chance of getting sick. Good luck with that.”

Bill Cumming on Apr 23, 2014 at 06:47:37

“You should be the one telling other parents to GET THEIR KIDS VACCINATED!!!

The reason your kids are healthy is because of "herd Immunity" where the group your kids are around every day have been vaccinated so they are helping protect your kids (and other kids with weaker immune systems)

If more parents do as you did and NOT get their kids vaccinated then you are putting your kids and other kids health in jeopardy!”

purple tiger on Apr 23, 2014 at 04:08:41

“3rd, 4th, 5th child usually healthier then 1st-2nd, needles or not.”

micah5050 on Apr 23, 2014 at 02:27:39

“I have one child allergic to penicillin, however, that doesn't stop me from giving it to the other ones when ill and antibiotics are called for. My younger brother had a severe reaction, but he is only 1 out of 5 of us allergic to the antibiotic.
If they get the diseases as a child, like mumps, they will build up immunities, but if you have any boys and contact that later in life, it can lead to sterility.”

duncansdad on Apr 22, 2014 at 23:02:00

“Measles was wiped out in the US a few years ago until people stopped vaccinating their children.
Currently, there are two measles outbreaks in this country, in California and NYC.”

Nessral on Apr 22, 2014 at 22:13:31

“Does that mean you are not vaccinating him for anything ever again? I guess I would try to quell any desire they have for world travel if I were you.”
Kristin Cavallari: 'I've Read Too Many Books' To Vaccinate My Child

Kristin Cavallari: 'I've Read Too Many Books' To Vaccinate My Child

Commented Mar 17, 2014 at 16:27:58 in Parents

“You don;t want your child going to school with children that aren't vaxed, BUT if you believe that the vaccines work, and YOUR child IS vaxed, how can an unvaxed child harm yours?!!!”
Kristin Cavallari: 'I've Read Too Many Books' To Vaccinate My Child

Kristin Cavallari: 'I've Read Too Many Books' To Vaccinate My Child

Commented Mar 17, 2014 at 15:56:25 in Parents

“Unless you have a child that HAS been injured BY a vaccine, no one will ever understand. I never, in my wildest dreams, would have imagined that something that was "supposed" to help, injured my son for life.”
Alabama House Passes Bill Banning Abortions After Fetal Heartbeat

Alabama House Passes Bill Banning Abortions After Fetal Heartbeat

Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 15:21:13 in Politics

“YOU can have a voice in this when YOU can give birth!!”

almedoz on Mar 5, 2014 at 17:16:14

“(I think he's on our side...)”
Alabama House Passes Bill Banning Abortions After Fetal Heartbeat

Alabama House Passes Bill Banning Abortions After Fetal Heartbeat

Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 15:20:39 in Politics

“- when did it become where a fetus has more rights than the woman?”
Alabama House Passes Bill Banning Abortions After Fetal Heartbeat

Alabama House Passes Bill Banning Abortions After Fetal Heartbeat

Commented Mar 5, 2014 at 13:33:07 in Politics

“Well, one good thing, the ER's will have to staff more doctors and nurses to see all the women who will have "do it yourself" abortions, or back alley abortions that go wrong - I didn't realize we are back in the 50's!”

maceandemma on Mar 5, 2014 at 14:30:49

“"I didn't realize we are back in the 50's! ", with Republicans in charge you bet!”
'Biggest Loser' Winner Rachel Frederickson Raises Questions About Healthy Weight Loss

'Biggest Loser' Winner Rachel Frederickson Raises Questions About Healthy Weight Loss

Commented Feb 5, 2014 at 22:21:32 in Healthy Living

“I only hope that the trainers had a nice long talk with her AFTER the show was over - yes, being overweight is not healthy, but neither is being that bone thin - even my kids were like OMG - she is a walking skeleton - good luck to her, and I hope that she fines a happy medium for herself - not too overweight, and not too thin!”

Kimiko Austin-Rijs on Feb 6, 2014 at 14:45:51

“The trainers are the ones that encouraged her to lose this weight in such a drastic way to begin with. Their shock is just dramatics for the camera.”
Unclear Future For Executions After Inmate's Slow Death

Unclear Future For Executions After Inmate's Slow Death

Commented Jan 18, 2014 at 19:41:48 in Crime

“Do you feel ANY empathy over the woman HE tortured to death?”
Unclear Future For Executions After Inmate's Slow Death

Unclear Future For Executions After Inmate's Slow Death

Commented Jan 18, 2014 at 13:51:27 in Crime

“So, what is the alternative - being fed, and housed on tax payers money? Living out their life in prison, with no worries? If you want to talk about "torture" read up on the Norse and Vikings form of punishment - which was known as the "bloody eagle" - now THAT was torture! IMO - what this guy got was nothing compared to what he put his victim through - yet there are those that want to coddle this - the bleeding hearts of the world - it's about time we worry more about the victims and not of the rights of the accused!”

ChivBlackadder on Jan 18, 2014 at 14:28:15

“First of all, it costs the taxpayers more to use the death penalty than to imprison him for life.

Second, even if we accept the premise that some people deserve to die, how do we make the jump that we should have the right to take a life?”

Sharon Hunt on Jan 18, 2014 at 14:08:15

“it.costs more of tax payers money to.execute. look it up”
Supermarket Shooting Leaves 3 Dead In Indiana

Supermarket Shooting Leaves 3 Dead In Indiana

Commented Jan 16, 2014 at 09:58:11 in Crime

“This is just so disturbing - isn't ANYONE safe anywhere anymore?”
About 3% Of Americans Sick With The Flu, Survey Shows

About 3% Of Americans Sick With The Flu, Survey Shows

Commented Jan 11, 2014 at 11:31:51 in Healthy Living

“This is just remarkable - I grew up in the 60's-70's when measles, mumps, etc. were still communicable - we never used hand sanitizers there were no antibacterial anything, we played in dirt, and ponds without chemicals, and we had no such things as flu shots - and we were much healthier than we are today! Go figure!”

silsez on Jan 11, 2014 at 17:04:54

“Anti-bacterial soaps and hand-sanitizers, combined with the OVER USE of antibiotics are going to create super bugs. I RARELY allowed my kids to take antibiotics for conditions that could run their own course. I don't believe in "hand sanitizers", I believe in WASHING ones hands with soap and water. Bothe my kid grew up healthy, and I rarely even catch cold. Nothing good can come of over-medicating ourselves and creating super strains of viral germs.”

mikey09 on Jan 11, 2014 at 14:03:48

“I'm not a young person, but healthier because we got the flu, measles, mumps etc. I guess you could be right as long as you were not one of the kids who died from these infections. My cousin died of the measles and my grandmother died of the flu, these illnesses have side complications. Image today with so many people going through cancer treatments, heart ailments, measles would probably be a death sentence for them. Those people didn't last long in the 50-60-70's.”

Rick Povero on Jan 11, 2014 at 12:20:09

“** why anecdotes are uninformative

...so your case proves what?...nothing...because only statistical truths matter in the demographics of disease

...childhood diseases were not innocuous...polio was not innocuous

...you grew up after the great pandemic diseases had just been eliminated -- typhus, diphtheria, pertussis, smallpox...and state law required that you be inoculated against them with a DPT "shot"...the same for smallpox...check for the scar on your left upper arm

...in the 60s, you got a "shot" against polio due to the life saving work of Salk...and in the 70's you had a sugar cube with the Sabine vaccine in it

...your memory is defective...you were healthy because those horrible diseases could not kill you as they had killed thousands of other children

...let's be happy that today's kids need not suffer from so-called "childhood" diseases which also killed or maimed them by the thousands”

ClevelandTom on Jan 11, 2014 at 11:45:59

“I'm not sure you were healthier. The systems in place now that detect widespread disease like flu are much more sensitive than they were 50 years ago.

Also note that life expectancy has gone up about 5+ years during that time.”
About 3% Of Americans Sick With The Flu, Survey Shows

About 3% Of Americans Sick With The Flu, Survey Shows

Commented Jan 11, 2014 at 10:56:35 in Healthy Living

“I, too am an asthmatic and will NEVER get anything foreign injected into MY body - I've seen what can and does happen!”

mikey09 on Jan 11, 2014 at 14:06:44

“Are you referring to the needle as a foreign object? The flu is not a foreign object, its a virus and your very capable of getting it.”
How The Common Core Became Education's Biggest Bogeyman

How The Common Core Became Education's Biggest Bogeyman

Commented Jan 11, 2014 at 10:52:37 in Politics

“What happened to LEARNING - just plain old fashioned reading writing, and math? Cursive, out the window, and children as young as 6 having to bring calculators into school? STOP all the politics involved in educating our children, and get back to basics!”
About 3% Of Americans Sick With The Flu, Survey Shows

About 3% Of Americans Sick With The Flu, Survey Shows

Commented Jan 11, 2014 at 07:39:54 in Healthy Living

“I'm just wondering - the people that have the flu, how many received the vax? They won't tell ya THAT little tidbit of info., now will they?!!”

Soilguy on Jan 11, 2014 at 08:30:49

“Most people who say they have the flu have something else. I wonder about a health survey based on self diagnosis.”
Jahi McMath, California Girl Declared Brain Dead, Gets Feeding Tube

Jahi McMath, California Girl Declared Brain Dead, Gets Feeding Tube

Commented Jan 9, 2014 at 10:07:31 in Healthy Living

“Tthis whole thing is certainly a tragedy - my heart goes out to these parents - HOWEVER, this child is no longer living - her body is being kept alive by machines - what quality of life does this child have? Let her go in peace and dignity!”
Polar Vortex Brings Dangerous Cold Temperatures To Midwest (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Polar Vortex Brings Dangerous Cold Temperatures To Midwest (VIDEO/PHOTOS)

Commented Jan 6, 2014 at 20:24:05 in Green

“This sure makes you appreciate summer, doesn't it?!!!”
More Abortion Laws Enacted In Past 3 Years Than In Entire Previous Decade

More Abortion Laws Enacted In Past 3 Years Than In Entire Previous Decade

Commented Jan 4, 2014 at 09:35:45 in Politics

“Let us not forget these were enacted by MEN - and until THEY can have periods, get pregnant, go through labor/delivery, and go through menopause, they need to keep out of OUR business!”
Cold U.S. Temperatures Expected To Break Records As 'Polar Vortex' Blasts Midwest

Cold U.S. Temperatures Expected To Break Records As 'Polar Vortex' Blasts Midwest

Commented Jan 3, 2014 at 21:38:36 in Green

“To all those in the path of this bitterly cold air, make sure you check on your neighbors, especially the elderly, and help the animals that have to be out in it - be safe!”

Ryoushii on Jan 3, 2014 at 22:32:38

“The average old geezer in Minnesota has seen more weather like this than you can shake a stick at. In fact, I remember an old study that was posted in the Anthropology dept at St Cloud State U, that looked at 50 major urban areas to see how cold affected the death rate. In 49 urban areas, there was a temperature that marked an increase in deaths, Chicago being the lowest at 20 degrees. Only one major metro area should no affects of cold on the death rate, going down to -45; Minneapolis/St Paul. We can handle a little cold for a couple of days.”

wolfsden5lynn on Jan 3, 2014 at 21:48:50

“Absolutely, Becky! I live in CA...we had an unusual cold front last month. My gas heater went down, couldn't get ANY company out, as they were ALL working on homes with small children and the elderly first. As it SHOULD be! Yes, let's always check on out neighbors...and the four legged ones!”
Jahi McMath's Family Wants To Transfer Her To Nursing Home

Jahi McMath's Family Wants To Transfer Her To Nursing Home

Commented Dec 27, 2013 at 15:04:48 in Healthy Living

“What quality of life does this girl have? Are they keeping her "alive" for her, or for the family? Let her go with dignity -”

gblank1603 on Dec 27, 2013 at 16:21:21

“They are not keeping her alive”

seehowtheyrun on Dec 27, 2013 at 16:08:13

“She's not a girl anymore. She a corpse and some of her tissues and organs are being artificially preserved.”

godbdian on Dec 27, 2013 at 16:00:08

“Exactly..the doctor said the same thing about my dad when he was declared brain dead,time to let his spirit go free,death is not the end...”
Jahi McMath's Family Wants To Transfer Her To Nursing Home

Jahi McMath's Family Wants To Transfer Her To Nursing Home

Commented Dec 27, 2013 at 08:34:26 in Healthy Living

“This is a tragic situation that should never, ever have happened - my heart breaks for this family, and what they must be going through - but with that being said, multiple doctors have told this family she is brain dead - she will never be again able to walk, run, text, play video games, watch her favorite tv show, or talk. She is a shell, with machines controlling every aspect of her breathing, eating, etc. What quality of life does this girl have? Again, my thoughts are with this family is this tragic time.”
Doctors Perform Cesarean On Woman Who Wasn't Pregnant

Doctors Perform Cesarean On Woman Who Wasn't Pregnant

Commented Dec 19, 2013 at 08:03:19 in Latino Voices

“I was thinking the same thing - do they not use ultrasounds there?”
10 Vintage Styles That Really Need To Come Back

10 Vintage Styles That Really Need To Come Back

Commented Dec 10, 2013 at 07:53:00 in Style

“Too bad some of these styles won't come back - Id rather see ANY of these than seeing the pants worn by men down around their ankles, or people walking around stores in their jammie pants!”

Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse on Dec 11, 2013 at 04:56:26

“Vintage is actually big and I know lots of people who like me wear 1930s-1940s-1950s style clothes.”
Few Girls Receive All 3 Doses Of HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

Few Girls Receive All 3 Doses Of HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 22:57:09 in Healthy Living

“This is something that should be a PERSONAL choice, NOT one dictated by dr's or BIG pharma. companies - yes at one time vaccines were VERY helpful, very necessary, which was also a time that had poor sanitation, poor living conditions - my son IS permanently damaged by something that was "supposed" to protect him - how do you think I feel, knowing full well that I am the one that ultimately did this to him. Until you are in that same position, you'll never understand!”

Bert Dodson on Dec 10, 2013 at 07:46:07

“sorry your child was injured but no this can not be left to uninformed or frightened people, immunity rates have to be high to have what is called herd immunity to protect even the small percentage of kids or adults who for very good medical reasons can't be immunized. while it is cold comfort to the one injured by the vaccine, the fact is 100's of thousands will be injured or die if vaccination rates fall. we have lost the memory of the injury done by "harmless" child hood illness' it is sad that it will take an outbreak like the one in Frisco of pertussis that kills newborns for people to wake up and realize that nothing is perfectly safe but a tiny risk to preserve the health of many is worth it, after all he could have been injured in a thousand ways from climbing a tree to riding a bike to a school bus accident you going to lock them indoors until he is 21”
Few Girls Receive All 3 Doses Of HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

Few Girls Receive All 3 Doses Of HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 08:57:02 in Healthy Living

“And we care about this scam, why?!!!”
Few Girls Receive All 3 Doses Of HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

Few Girls Receive All 3 Doses Of HPV Vaccine, Study Finds

Commented Dec 9, 2013 at 08:50:39 in Healthy Living

“I have been reading some of these posts and let me tell ya - until a parent is forced to realize that vaccines are NOT always the answer, until a parent is faced with a child that has been injured BY a vaccine, then and ONLY THEN will some of you understand! I never once thought that it would happen to MY son, but it did and we nearly lost him DUE TO A VACCCINE at the age of 12 months - it happens a lot more than anyone realizes!”
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