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Someone Decides To Warn Their Neighbours On Anti-Vaxx Mom Living There, Writes A Letter To The Whole Neighbourhood
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Someone Decides To Warn Their Neighbours On Anti-Vaxx Mom Living There, Writes A Letter To The Whole Neighbourhood

More and more people are looking for inventive ways to keep themselves and others safe from the measles outbreaks across the nation. One group of concerned moms instead of taking to the internet to spread information took a more old-fashioned route and passed out letters throughout their neighborhood warning of a health risk right in their area.

In the letter, they warned that one of their very own neighbors was unvaccinated and that the others, particularly those in high-risk groups, should take cautionary measures when interacting with them. The letter not only singled out their neighbor but gave detailed information on the outbreak, anti-vaxxers, and the outbreak. Scroll down to see what these moms had to say.

A group of concerned Wisconsin moms outed one of their anti-vaxx neighbors in a letter

Image credits: UN Ukraine (not the actual photo)

Wisconsin is one out of 17 states that allows parents to opt-out of vaccinations due to personal beliefs. According to the Wisconsin Department of Health Services, the last confirmed case of measles was in 2014. In March an unimmunized Wisconsin man was put on quarantine for suspected exposure to the disease and was accused by police of breaking the mandated isolation by attempting to go to a gym.

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Dear Resident,

Your neighbor, ______
does not believe in vaccinating herself or her family. This puts anyone at risk if they are medically fragile, immunocompromised, or out of date in their vaccinations. Please use caution when sharing work or personal space with this individual, eating foods prepared by this individual, or attending gatherings at this individual’s house if you or the people who are important to you fall into medically at-risk categories. The unvaccinated pose a unique threat to infants, who often don’t yet have a full course of vaccinations completed, and can quickly become deathly ill or die. People who are unvaccinated have caused outbreaks in Arkansas, Oregon Washinton, California, New York, North Carolina, Michigan, Virginia, Texas, Kansas, Illinois, Kentucky, Florida, Minnesota, Colorado, and Pennsylvania, with more outbreaks expected. Nearly all outbreaks of disease were started by unvaccinated individuals, who pass along vaccine-preventable diseases to those without adequate protection.

People who don’t believe in vaccines often hold other views that are at odds with widely accepted facts related to science and medicine. Protect yourself, your family, and your community by using caution when interacting with these people. They have caused hundreds of thousands of vaccine-preventable disease in recent years, costing several hundred million dollars around the globe, not including the costs associated with preventable deaths and disabilities The outbreaks and subsequent deaths they cause are tracked here:

http://www.vaccineswork.org/vaccine-preventable-disease-outbreaks/

Thank you, and be safe.
Sincerely, Concerned Moms of Wisconsin

Image credits: lazylikewally (not the actual photo)

While there has been no measles outbreak in Wisconsin yet, there has been a state-confirmed case of mumps as of 2019 – another vaccine-preventable disease. Mumps is a virus caused disease passed through the air or saliva that causes swollen salivary glands.

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Pumbaa
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3 years ago

As I normally dislike exposing stupid people, this is needed for everyones safety. It's like the public list of sex offenders.

Grumble O'Pug
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3 years ago

I think @uwetheiss forgets a key issue: SCIENTIFIC FACT. This isn't fascisto playbook techniques to "find a common enemy" (read up on how Mussolini basically developed fascism). This is an ignoramus putting people in danger because they reject science in lieu of ignorance. Stupid Straw Man arguments like this need two tight slaps.

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Bored Moogle
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3 years ago

There is not one single REAL religion that bans vaccines. Not ONE. If a "religion" says it bans vaccines then it's a cult, not a religion.

Blake Leonard
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3 years ago

Exactly. My religion (Roman Catholicism, for the curious) states that we must consider the common good and vaccinate our children - although I'm not old enough to have children yet! Anyone who quotes bits of Holy Writ out of context to make it look like the Lord opposes vaccines is not a Christian, for he causes the suffering of those unable to access vaccines for whatever reason.

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Holly Hobby
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3 years ago

As a transplant recipient that note could save my life

Sun Tomorrow
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3 years ago

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Understood. Congratulations on your success story. However, many children die or are permanently disabled after vaccination- and there is NO transplant that can save them.

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Pumbaa
Community Member
3 years ago

As I normally dislike exposing stupid people, this is needed for everyones safety. It's like the public list of sex offenders.

Grumble O'Pug
Community Member
3 years ago

I think @uwetheiss forgets a key issue: SCIENTIFIC FACT. This isn't fascisto playbook techniques to "find a common enemy" (read up on how Mussolini basically developed fascism). This is an ignoramus putting people in danger because they reject science in lieu of ignorance. Stupid Straw Man arguments like this need two tight slaps.

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Bored Moogle
Community Member
3 years ago

There is not one single REAL religion that bans vaccines. Not ONE. If a "religion" says it bans vaccines then it's a cult, not a religion.

Blake Leonard
Community Member
3 years ago

Exactly. My religion (Roman Catholicism, for the curious) states that we must consider the common good and vaccinate our children - although I'm not old enough to have children yet! Anyone who quotes bits of Holy Writ out of context to make it look like the Lord opposes vaccines is not a Christian, for he causes the suffering of those unable to access vaccines for whatever reason.

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Holly Hobby
Community Member
3 years ago

As a transplant recipient that note could save my life

Sun Tomorrow
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3 years ago

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Understood. Congratulations on your success story. However, many children die or are permanently disabled after vaccination- and there is NO transplant that can save them.

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