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Anti-Vaxxer Mocks Measles With Her Halloween Costume, Gets Shut Down By A Comment From A Medical Professional
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Anti-Vaxxer Mocks Measles With Her Halloween Costume, Gets Shut Down By A Comment From A Medical Professional

A proud anti-vaxxer “fired a shot” at a woman who mocked her entire movement, but people think she’s the one who needs to get the shots.

Everything started when Autumn Dayss posted a picture of her last-minute Halloween costume idea. It featured a tiny skeleton in a baby carrier, with a caption that read “Going to a costume party tonight as Karen and her non-vaccinated child.” The post went viral, accumulating over 36K reactions and 124K shares. It also triggered a few anti-vaxxers, including Heather Simpson.

As a response, Simpson uploaded a photo with her entire body covered in red dots. “Was trying to think of the least scary thing I could be for Halloween,” she wrote. “So I became the measles.”

This woman made fun of anti-vaxxer beliefs with her Halloween costume:

The costume triggered this anti-vaxxer and she made sure to respond:

To give you some background, measles is a highly contagious viral infection that frequently causes a severe flu-like illness accompanied by a rash. According to the Infectious Diseases Society of America (IDSA), complications occur in 3 in 10 who get measles and young children are especially vulnerable. “Ear infections and diarrhea are most common, but 1 in 20 will get pneumonia,” the organization wrote. “1 in 1,000 will have brain swelling that can cause deafness and intellectual disability, and 1 or 2 in 1,000 will die.

Before the vaccine was available in 1963, nearly every child got measles by the time they were 15 years old. “The disease sickened 3 to 4 million people and led to about 500 deaths and 48,000 hospitalizations every year.”

She received many comments critiquing her costume choice and this medical professional stood out:

Lots of other people shamed her with their comments:

Later, she posted this ‘apology’ that triggered people even more:

She says she’s proud to be anti-vaxx:

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Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
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2 years ago

Really? Her response is to compare it to Streptococcus? She really is ignorant. "Strep throat" doesn't kill all those people (maybe some but not all), Streptococcus does. It's the same bacteria, different mode of action. Also it's a bacteria not a virus like measles. There is no vaccine for bacterial infection. Just like there is no antibiotic for viral infections. She is basically comparing apples to oranges. Measles was almost wiped out from the whole world until idiots like her showed up. Now we're getting outbreaks everywhere. LOOK AT THE DATA you over-entitled jackass. Popularity of anti-vaxer BS tracks exactly with rise in disease preventable disease. I wish she would contract measles. The scars would be an appropriate lesson for her pretty little face.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 years ago

Her response just shows there's no vaccine nor cure for stupid. She & her ilk will continue killing the immuno-compromised (e.g., undergoing chemo, born SCID, too-young-to-vaccinate, unlucky, ... ) just for kicks. Or political points? I just don't know anymore.

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deanna woods
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2 years ago

What saddens me about the whole antivaxx movement is that these are the people who have health insurance and can afford to get their kids vaccinated but choose not to. Then you have poor single mothers who can't afford even a check up at the doctor and would gladly vaccinate their children. I think that once it is made known that someone is antivaxx they should lose their health insurance.

Bonnie Clyde
Community Member
2 years ago

Ohh, good call. I'm sure the insurance companies would love to be able to drop these people as a liability. I wonder if being anti-vax will also someday invalidate your life insurance if they can show it relates to your death. Insurance companies love to be able to not pay out.

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WilvanderHeijden
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2 years ago

Her actions show her stupidity. Nothing much you can do about stupidity. Can't even vaccinate against it.

JP
Community Member
2 years ago

You can't cure stupid, but you can whack it upside the head with a 2x4.

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Ray Ceeya (RayCeeYa)
Community Member
2 years ago

Really? Her response is to compare it to Streptococcus? She really is ignorant. "Strep throat" doesn't kill all those people (maybe some but not all), Streptococcus does. It's the same bacteria, different mode of action. Also it's a bacteria not a virus like measles. There is no vaccine for bacterial infection. Just like there is no antibiotic for viral infections. She is basically comparing apples to oranges. Measles was almost wiped out from the whole world until idiots like her showed up. Now we're getting outbreaks everywhere. LOOK AT THE DATA you over-entitled jackass. Popularity of anti-vaxer BS tracks exactly with rise in disease preventable disease. I wish she would contract measles. The scars would be an appropriate lesson for her pretty little face.

Marcellus the Third
Community Member
2 years ago

Her response just shows there's no vaccine nor cure for stupid. She & her ilk will continue killing the immuno-compromised (e.g., undergoing chemo, born SCID, too-young-to-vaccinate, unlucky, ... ) just for kicks. Or political points? I just don't know anymore.

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deanna woods
Community Member
2 years ago

What saddens me about the whole antivaxx movement is that these are the people who have health insurance and can afford to get their kids vaccinated but choose not to. Then you have poor single mothers who can't afford even a check up at the doctor and would gladly vaccinate their children. I think that once it is made known that someone is antivaxx they should lose their health insurance.

Bonnie Clyde
Community Member
2 years ago

Ohh, good call. I'm sure the insurance companies would love to be able to drop these people as a liability. I wonder if being anti-vax will also someday invalidate your life insurance if they can show it relates to your death. Insurance companies love to be able to not pay out.

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WilvanderHeijden
Community Member
2 years ago

Her actions show her stupidity. Nothing much you can do about stupidity. Can't even vaccinate against it.

JP
Community Member
2 years ago

You can't cure stupid, but you can whack it upside the head with a 2x4.

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