By Erin K Costello
This is not going to be a post against the Evans, about any of the choices or actions they made, or about what anyone should or shouldn’t have done. This post is addressing the AV (anti-vaccine) community, their claims, their behavior, and their misinformation only. I will end up using quotes from Alfie’s father, Thomas Evans, throughout the blog post, but only to provide a timeline and to establish the inaccuracy of the AV community’s assertions. I will not address the politics of this ordeal, the morality of continuing or discontinuing life support, or State involvement in such matters. These are all subject matters beyond our website’s scope.
I knew very little about Alfie Evans before last week. I had a crash course in the life of this unfortunate child the past few days. While learning about Alfie’s ordeal I experienced something I thought had been an impossibility for some time; I experienced shock and horror while reading posts and comments from the AV Facebook community.
By: Erin K Costello
Ok, let’s tackle MAM’s latest attempt to assure herself and her readers how she’s smarter than everyone else in areas of medicine, children’s health, virology, immunology, infectious diseases, etc…. But, before I get into using cited articles as my debunking tools I’d like to first point something out. I am not a scientist, medical professional, a chemist, biologist, or any kind of an expert in such fields. I am not a college graduate, although I do audit a course or two every few months. Some in science, some in math, most in sociology and psychology, and once I audited a creative writing course. That one I hated though. So, with all this being said, after reading this latest ridiculous post of hers, I already knew several ways in how she was wrong, and I have no doubt that most logical people can figure this out as well. Once I began looking for sources on her claims, and sources on actual data, studies, and analyses, I learned many other facts that prove her claims to be either void or bullshit. My point here though is this, if your post can make an uneducated person such as myself see and realize how very wrong you are without having to read sources first, then you have no fucking business posting this shit to any size audience, let alone when you have one the size of MAM’s.
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By Vic Romano
Recently I came accross a Facebook post that I really enjoyed and thought hit on some important points regarding the mind of the anti-vaxxer. The author was a friend of mine named Vic Romano. He gave me permission to post it here on the site. Here is his post. I hope you also enjoy it!
"Antivaxxers like to say that doctors and scientist are often wrong. As proof, they will tell you doctors and scientists used to promote health benefits of smoking. And this is a fair example. Doctors and scientists did recommend smoking, or at least didn’t recognize all the health hazards.
By Erin K Costello
Maybe those who aren’t doctors should stop telling doctors they should never be a doctor because they’re “too stupid” for their “own good.” Putting this lapse in your judgement aside for a moment, I’m going to go ahead and answer your question since you asked.
There are actually a couple of increased risks for adverse events caused by delayed vaccinations. One, naturally, is the increased risk of contracting one of the diseases in the delayed vaccines since the child is left exposed longer than normal.
What's The Harm?