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Anti-Vaxxer Tries To Frighten Others With ‘Scary’ Components, Gets Owned With Facts
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Anti-Vaxxer Tries To Frighten Others With ‘Scary’ Components, Gets Owned With Facts

Despite being debunked numerous times, anti-vaxxer conspiracies continue to spread. This time, one of them shared a picture on Tumblr, showing the contents of an influenza shot. Using their super ultra mega cognitive skills, they highlighted a couple of “dangerous” words, saying: “Do not give or get any vaccinations for yourself or your kids.” To make the claim even more persuasive, they used caps lock. However, one person responded to the individual with arguments that were bigger than their capital letters.

Probably the most favorite claim of anti-vaxxers evrywhere says that immunizations ‘cause’ autism. It’s also wrong. These rumors spread after a paper was published in 1998, allegedly linking the MMR (measles, mumps, and rubella) vaccine to autism. However, the researchers and their conclusions were utterly discredited.

Medical News Today emphasizes that vaccines do not cause autism, and refers to a very recent “large-scale” Danish study. In particular, the study looked at possible links between the MMR vaccine and autism in “at-risk individuals.” Scientists had access to data on 657,461 children, of which 6,517 were diagnosed with autism within 10 years. Researchers then “compared autism rates in children who had received the MMR vaccination and compared them against children who had not had the jab.” There was no increased threat of getting autism when vaccination. No surprises there.

The anti-vaxxers movement is a dangerous, health risk causing trend. Luckily, the battle against them is no longer limited to the internet. The state of New York, for example, banned unvaccinated children from going to public schools.

This extensive response did have a couple of small factual mistakes. The argument was still valid, though

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Martata
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3 years ago

The comment "it's bold of them to assume his person knows what a molecule is" made me snort laugh so loud I scared my cat.

Fish Boden
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3 years ago

Poor Kitty, another (admittedly indirect) victim of anti-vaxxers.

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
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3 years ago

Good explanation. I'm OK with the oxygen, hydrogen, sodium, even mercury.... but I'm a little concerned about the "surfer" content the respondent mentions. All the surfers I know are smelly beach bums and would not allow any of them into my body for fear for STDs or general grossness.

Cesar Grossmann
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3 years ago

Autocorrect changing sulfur to surfer?

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Hans
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3 years ago

However often this is repeated, idiots spreading bullshit on social media needs to be countered. It might not convince them, but it may stop others for taking their odd ideas as facts.

Michał Jastrzębski
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3 years ago

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thats why a) internet should stop any anonymity, and b) severe penalties should be imposed for denying science. Like getting shot in the head.

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Martata
Community Member
3 years ago

The comment "it's bold of them to assume his person knows what a molecule is" made me snort laugh so loud I scared my cat.

Fish Boden
Community Member
3 years ago

Poor Kitty, another (admittedly indirect) victim of anti-vaxxers.

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Marky Mark And The Funky Bunch
Community Member
3 years ago

Good explanation. I'm OK with the oxygen, hydrogen, sodium, even mercury.... but I'm a little concerned about the "surfer" content the respondent mentions. All the surfers I know are smelly beach bums and would not allow any of them into my body for fear for STDs or general grossness.

Cesar Grossmann
Community Member
3 years ago

Autocorrect changing sulfur to surfer?

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Hans
Community Member
3 years ago

However often this is repeated, idiots spreading bullshit on social media needs to be countered. It might not convince them, but it may stop others for taking their odd ideas as facts.

Michał Jastrzębski
Community Member
3 years ago

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thats why a) internet should stop any anonymity, and b) severe penalties should be imposed for denying science. Like getting shot in the head.

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