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2-Month-Old Baby Gets ‘Horrible Disease’ From Unvaccinated Sister, And His Mom’s Reaction Infuriates Everyone
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2-Month-Old Baby Gets ‘Horrible Disease’ From Unvaccinated Sister, And His Mom’s Reaction Infuriates Everyone

If you’re a regular reader of Bored Panda, you’re probably familiar with our stance on people that refuse to vaccinate their children by now. Yet still the anti-vaccination movement continues to grow, despite all the evidence that it is causing a rise in preventable illnesses such as measles and pertussis .

This mom, who for some reason describes herself as a ‘real mom’ (as opposed to?) took to the internet to share the tragic story of her unvaccinated 2-month-old son, sick in hospital having contracted whooping cough from her unvaccinated daughter: sick kids, both suffering unnecessarily because of a stubborn lack of common sense from their mother.

Perhaps this mom will show some remorse, use her experience to educate others on pro vaccination? Sadly, no. Her narcissistic plea only reinforces the negative image of some anti-vaxxers, that not only are they willing to put the rest of society at risk with their reckless beliefs, but they need their precious egos stroked while doing so. Even when the consequences affect those nearest and dearest to them. Scroll down below to read the maddeningly misguided mom’s story about her sick baby below, and let us know what you think in the comments!

Image credits: Peter Clark (not the actual photo)

This anti-vax mom recently took to the internet for help

But people couldn’t help but be infuriated by her lack of awareness

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
4 years ago

So some idiot who refused to vacinate gets to see the terrible consequences on her own child. Yet , the moron still isn't convinced that that is her own fault for not having her kids vaccinated. She even is upset because people shamed her for that. There need to be laws to force parents to vaccinate. No excuses about religion. This is just being stupid.

Cassie
Community Member
4 years ago

That guy who published a "scientific" article stating autism is caused by vaccinations but falsified his results to support his unsubstantiated claim should be held to pay restitution for his fearmongering. He should have to cover the cost of all of these easily avoidable medical maladies and should have to start an aggressive campaign to educated the public on the truth and to counter the false one he spawned.

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Jason Doakes
Community Member
4 years ago

"So I was speeding at 220mph down the busy main street in our town and just after I ran over some jaywalkers and cyclists, there are suddenly other cars in front of me and I have to violently hit the breaks, as I do not believe in seatbelts, my twins in the front seat flew through the front window and landed on an intersection where they were flattended by a steamroller. That dang steam roller was the reason traffic slowed down and I had to hit the breaks in the first place and now it even crushed my kids. Peculiarly, the police didn't even question the driver of the steamroller, but is blaming me instead. Can someone please show me some support? I mean, I am a real mom not one of those responsible fake moms, and I still feel like I'm mom of the decade for that time I got the kids cheetos when they were smoking meth in the backyard, I cannot explain why anyone would not accept my believes. I am the victim here. I believe I am the only I that matters. Also, I! And don't forget, me!"

Clennis Jones
Community Member
4 years ago

LOL...So true. Let me repeat that. So Truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuue.

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Lizard Queen
Community Member
4 years ago

There are no reliable, vetted reports against vaccination. The single report that was the basis for the anti-vax movement (by Andrew Wakefield) was discredited and retracted. People tend to follow celebrities, without understanding they have no scientific or medical credentials, at times are selling a product/promoting a show and want publicity, and can be utter idiots, just like some of the general populace.

The Cappy
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4 years ago

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Aunt Messy: I think you didn't read a thing I wrote. You're simply saying what I already said: we vaccinate for dangerous illnesses. We do that because the SMALL BUT REAL risk of vaccinations outweighs the risk of the illness in question. You named some illnesses we vaccinate against. Duh. And you accused me of saying the OPPOSITE of what I actually said. Don't call me names when you're being an idiot. And Γεώργιος Γιολδάσης: another reading fail. I tell my patients to get vaccinations all the time. Once again, you're arguing against a point I didn't make. Please people, if you're going to be insulting, at least read and understand the guy's point. Don't be an ASSHOLE while repeating what he said.

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Wil Vanderheijden
Community Member
4 years ago

So some idiot who refused to vacinate gets to see the terrible consequences on her own child. Yet , the moron still isn't convinced that that is her own fault for not having her kids vaccinated. She even is upset because people shamed her for that. There need to be laws to force parents to vaccinate. No excuses about religion. This is just being stupid.

Cassie
Community Member
4 years ago

That guy who published a "scientific" article stating autism is caused by vaccinations but falsified his results to support his unsubstantiated claim should be held to pay restitution for his fearmongering. He should have to cover the cost of all of these easily avoidable medical maladies and should have to start an aggressive campaign to educated the public on the truth and to counter the false one he spawned.

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Jason Doakes
Community Member
4 years ago

"So I was speeding at 220mph down the busy main street in our town and just after I ran over some jaywalkers and cyclists, there are suddenly other cars in front of me and I have to violently hit the breaks, as I do not believe in seatbelts, my twins in the front seat flew through the front window and landed on an intersection where they were flattended by a steamroller. That dang steam roller was the reason traffic slowed down and I had to hit the breaks in the first place and now it even crushed my kids. Peculiarly, the police didn't even question the driver of the steamroller, but is blaming me instead. Can someone please show me some support? I mean, I am a real mom not one of those responsible fake moms, and I still feel like I'm mom of the decade for that time I got the kids cheetos when they were smoking meth in the backyard, I cannot explain why anyone would not accept my believes. I am the victim here. I believe I am the only I that matters. Also, I! And don't forget, me!"

Clennis Jones
Community Member
4 years ago

LOL...So true. Let me repeat that. So Truuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuue.

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Lizard Queen
Community Member
4 years ago

There are no reliable, vetted reports against vaccination. The single report that was the basis for the anti-vax movement (by Andrew Wakefield) was discredited and retracted. People tend to follow celebrities, without understanding they have no scientific or medical credentials, at times are selling a product/promoting a show and want publicity, and can be utter idiots, just like some of the general populace.

The Cappy
Community Member
4 years ago

This comment is hidden. Click here to view.

Aunt Messy: I think you didn't read a thing I wrote. You're simply saying what I already said: we vaccinate for dangerous illnesses. We do that because the SMALL BUT REAL risk of vaccinations outweighs the risk of the illness in question. You named some illnesses we vaccinate against. Duh. And you accused me of saying the OPPOSITE of what I actually said. Don't call me names when you're being an idiot. And Γεώργιος Γιολδάσης: another reading fail. I tell my patients to get vaccinations all the time. Once again, you're arguing against a point I didn't make. Please people, if you're going to be insulting, at least read and understand the guy's point. Don't be an ASSHOLE while repeating what he said.

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