Ah, anti-vaxxers! Rather than enjoying the fruits of some of the most monumental medical advancements, anti-vaxxers would prefer to return to a time when people dropped like flies if you so much as sneezed in their direction.
In a way, they’re victims of the medical community’s success in stopping the spread of several communicable diseases. If measles, whooping cough, and polio were still responsible for rampant child mortality, anti-vaxxers might not be so eager to reject the drugs that can end them.
Unfortunately, we get to test that hypothesis. Measles outbreaks are on the rise, with a record number of cases in Europe this year and several deaths. Still, anti-vaxxers are content to spread ignorance (and worse) and erode humanity’s herd immunity with their backward views. One nurse had enough and posted on Facebook to share her feelings.
Recently, a nurse decided to use anti-vaxxers logic against the community, challenging them to give up other Big Pharma offerings like antibiotics, anti-coagulants, chemotherapy, and other drugs manufactured by pharmaceutical companies:
I had a major epiphany today. Some of you aren’t going to like this, but it’s flu season so here we gooooo 🤷🏼♀️... I...Posted by Meggy Doodle on Tuesday, October 23, 2018
Her post reads:
I had a major epiphany today.
Some of you aren’t going to like this, but it’s flu season so here we gooooo 🤷🏼♀️…
I think that people who don’t want to vaccinate should have the freedom to do so.
If they think that “Big pharma” is just trying to turn a profit or poison us all… they should be allowed to believe that.
But the caveat to that is this:
Then they should NOT go to the doctor or the hospital when they get sick, looking for treatment.
That’s right. And here’s why: Big pharma makes those antibiotics we are going to pump you full of when you are about to die from sepsis.
The steroids and epi we might give you to save your life from your anaphylaxis? Yep, big pharma is behind that too.
That inhaler you need to treat your kids asthma? Better pass on that as well, because… you guessed it… brought to you by Big P.
Having a heart attack? Better break out your essential oils and get your affairs in order, because the only thing we have to offer you is medicine and procedures brought to you by the very same people who are responsible for those vaccines you insist are evil.
Having a massive stroke? Can’t talk or move half your body? Well no TPA for you. Even though it could potentially reverse every symptom of your stroke in minutes…Because big pharma is making a killing on that stuff.. I think it’s like $25k a pop.
And when you get diagnosed with stage 4 cancer, don’t even think about chemo….
Code Blue?? Don’t expect us to crack open the crash cart! It’s just stocked full of meds we need to get your heart beating again. Where do you think they come from?
I think you get the picture.
Stop being so naive.
Everything has risks. Everything has side effects. Medicine is not perfect. We advocate for vaccinating your children and yourself because science has PROVEN its the most effective method of controlling the spread of disease and giving you and everyone around you the best chance of NOT DYING from something preventable. Believe me when I say that not vaccinating yourself or your children because you believe that big pharma only cares about profit or that the scientific medical community has been duped, is 100% insanity.
I personally take offense to anyone who implies that medical professionals, like myself, would ever administer anything to anyone, especially a child, that would intentionally harm them. I take even more offense to anyone that would imply that a college educated professional, like myself, is incapable of “doing the research.”
People always fire back with something like, “well if you are vaccinated, why do you care that I’m not? If you are so sure your vaccines work, It’s not like you can catch it.”
You are 100% right. I will probably be just fine. It’s my newborn baby who is too young to be vaccinated that I’m worried about, it’s my friend who is going through chemo, it’s a neighbor that is immune compromised, it’s my cousin who is allergic and can’t receive the vaccine. Yes, we tell you to get vaccinated to protect yourself, but it’s so much bigger than that.
Vaccinate. Because it’s not just about YOU.
-A Registered Nurse
-A college graduate (with a science based degree)
-NOT BIG PHARMA
Her viral post had people cheering, especially health care professionals on the front lines who see the damage anti-vaxxer propaganda does:
Just as a reminder, there’s precisely zero evidence that vaccines cause anything other than healthy children who thrive well into adulthood. Anyone who says otherwise is woefully—and dangerously—mistaken.
Also, don’t forget to get your flu shot! Sure you’ll feel a little pinch, but it’s the best thing you can do to stop anti-vaxxers.
h/t: Bored Panda