Thread: Anti Vaxxers
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Old 22nd Feb 2019, 23:31
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Originally Posted by nonsense View Post
I'd rather be autistic than dead of measles or smallpox or deaf from rubella, etc...
Originally Posted by Dont Hang Up View Post
That rather implies autism is a known but acceptable risk of the MMR. It is not. The whole argument was false and based on self-interest and personal gain.
Perhaps I should clarify.

I am autistic.

I find the idea that autism is worse than the many diseases of the past which vaccinations have very nearly eliminated (smallpox has been completely eliminated) extraordinarily ignorant and offensive. The fact that there is no evidence of any connection between vaccinations and autism just makes such thinking all the more tragic.
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