So if you thought you could get through this week without hearing about their stubborn insistence on endangering the lives of children, I regret to inform you that that’s not the case.
Roald Dahl, the legendary author of such classics as James And The Giant Peach and Charlie and the Chocolate Factory, lost his young daughter to measles in the 1960s when a vaccine was unavailable and, in 1986, wrote a letter urging parents to vaccinate their children.
But a post shared on Reddit’s “Insane People of Facebook” subreddit, allegedly made by an anti-vaxxer, appeared to suggest that Dahl’s message imploring parents to vaccinate their children was “ridiculous” because his “OTHER DAUGHTER LIVED.”
Logic is not these people’s strong suit.
Anti-vaxxer thinks Roald Dahl’s plea for children to be vaccinated against measles is ‘ridiculous’, since only one of his daughter’s died. from insanepeoplefacebook
There’s of course always the possibility that the commenter was being sarcastic in their post, but those who responded to the remark on Reddit weren’t laughing.
Many wondered if anti-vaxxers would stick to their anti-science beliefs if they had gone through through what Dahl did.