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(Slate)   It looks like Katie Couric is the latest addition to the anti-vaxxer idiot brigade   (slate.com) divider line 216
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2013-12-05 12:16:25 PM
Nooooooooooooooo!

You were the chosen one! You were supposed to bring balance to the morning news!
 
2013-12-05 12:16:47 PM
More like she opened her wallet and pandered.  Not really the same thing, just as shiatty to be sure, but not the same.
 
2013-12-05 12:16:48 PM

hardinparamedic: Nooooooooooooooo!

You were the chosen one! You were supposed to bring balance to the morning news!


She was added jiggle in her time.
time's up.
 
2013-12-05 12:17:01 PM
Well, she has certainly lost all of the zero respect I had for her before.
 
2013-12-05 12:17:08 PM
it appears we have one of those rare situations where it is perfectly acceptable to break out the C word.
 
2013-12-05 12:18:53 PM
Darwin by proxy?
 
2013-12-05 12:19:28 PM

stampylives: it appears we have one of those rare situations where it is perfectly acceptable to break out the C word.


You must not drive in the Northeast much...
 
2013-12-05 12:19:47 PM
Too bad it comes with so much collateral damage
 
2013-12-05 12:21:07 PM
Let their kids contract diseases easily prevented by vaccines, then place the burden of care on the parents.. Teh Bible is not an approved method of treatment.
 
2013-12-05 12:21:25 PM
I'm fine with not vaccinating your kids, provided there are some caveats.

If they choose not to vaccinate theirr kid against something, the doctor will immediately infect the parents with it. In Katie Couric's case, a shot of HPV right in the cervix. But this would hold true for just about any preventable disease. Don't want to vaccinate your kid against polio? Well, now that I've injected you with polio, have you changed your mind?
 
2013-12-05 12:22:26 PM
Not surprised. Couric's always been a dumb bimbo.
 
2013-12-05 12:23:25 PM
...and whammy! can someone photo shop her crooked smile onto the sports guy from Anchorman's face?
 
2013-12-05 12:23:55 PM
Oh sure. Like you're smarter than Katie Couric
 
2013-12-05 12:24:54 PM
For the outraged, this is what actually happened:

- Couric's show runs out of ideas, lets in an anti-vac nutter on the program over yet another fake controversy.
- Writer for clickbait-site writes clickbaity exaggeration about how Couric let the derp side walk over her.
- Fark headline exaggerates iffy story a second time, proclaims that Couric joined the derp side.

Final tally: mild disappointment, vows to not watch a show that I don't watch in first place
 
2013-12-05 12:26:18 PM
My daughter was killed by the pertussis vaccine. Going through the VAERS act as we had to do, it took years due to the political issues to get a settlement. The most obvious was "we have not heard a recent health issue" from the government. The reply of our lawyer (who helped write the VAERS act) stripped the government lawyer of her ability to be a lawyer ever again. Something like he had sent a death certificate and two years later she requested a status update.

My kid has everything but the pertussis vaccine right now.
 
2013-12-05 12:27:27 PM
Meh, I'll vaccinate my kids. If they don't want to vaccinate theirs, it's blood on their hands. It's the easy way to decrease the surplus population.
 
2013-12-05 12:28:50 PM

Ex-Texan: Let their kids contract diseases easily prevented by vaccines, then place the burden of care on the parents.. Teh Bible is not an approved method of treatment.


Plenty of the anti-vaccers aren't bible thumpers.  They're leftist granola eaters who hate all the "preservatives" because they'll give little Jayden or Moonbeam teh autism.  Trying to make this a left/right issue is bullshiat.  The crazies are on both sides.
 
2013-12-05 12:29:35 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I'm fine with not vaccinating your kids, provided there are some caveats.

If they choose not to vaccinate theirr kid against something, the doctor will immediately infect the parents with it. In Katie Couric's case, a shot of HPV right in the cervix. But this would hold true for just about any preventable disease. Don't want to vaccinate your kid against polio? Well, now that I've injected you with polio, have you changed your mind?


My dad's a polio survivor, and he became a pharmaceutical researcher, so he's getting a kick, etc.

Get your kids their goddamn shots, people.
 
2013-12-05 12:30:39 PM

devildog123: Ex-Texan: Let their kids contract diseases easily prevented by vaccines, then place the burden of care on the parents.. Teh Bible is not an approved method of treatment.

Plenty of the anti-vaccers aren't bible thumpers.  They're leftist granola eaters who hate all the "preservatives" because they'll give little Jayden or Moonbeam teh autism.  Trying to make this a left/right issue is bullshiat.  The crazies are on both sides.


It's that dunning effect. People with middling levels of knowledge think that they know better than the experts. That and a misguided attempt to stick it to the "man".
 
2013-12-05 12:31:21 PM

Egoy3k: More like she opened her wallet and pandered.  Not really the same thing, just as shiatty to be sure, but not the same.


Exactly.  Obviously, if you've got enough cash, Katie's your whore.
 
2013-12-05 12:32:37 PM

Ex-Texan: Let their kids contract diseases easily prevented by vaccines, then place the burden of care on the parents.. Teh Bible is not an approved method of treatment.


The problem with that approach is that vaccines don't often immunize everyone who gets them, but they prevent the spread of disease by ensuring enough people are immune that infected people rarely come into contact with people they can infect. Having a bunch of unvaccinated people milling around wrecks this effect and puts everyone who either didn't become immune after vaccination or could not be immunized for various reasons at risk.

TL;DR: Letting them not vaccinate their kids puts bystanders at risk and damages the efficiency of the vaccination program.
 
2013-12-05 12:33:57 PM

Egoy3k: More like she opened her wallet and pandered.  Not really the same thing, just as shiatty to be sure, but not the same.


Are you kidding.... There's no money to be had to be anti-Big Pharma.... You got that backwards.
 
2013-12-05 12:36:25 PM
Someone tell Sarah Palin about this. Gotcha.
 
2013-12-05 12:37:11 PM

exvaxman: My daughter was killed by the pertussis vaccine. Going through the VAERS act as we had to do, it took years due to the political issues to get a settlement. The most obvious was "we have not heard a recent health issue" from the government. The reply of our lawyer (who helped write the VAERS act) stripped the government lawyer of her ability to be a lawyer ever again. Something like he had sent a death certificate and two years later she requested a status update.

My kid has everything but the pertussis vaccine right now.


Sorry to hear of your loss.  I think it speaks volumes for you that you didn't just suddenly abandon vaccinations entirely.  You made the correct choice.  Not an easy one in your case.
 
2013-12-05 12:37:31 PM
I believe it so it must be true. In this case: my daughter died after getting HPV vaccine, therefore, that's what killed her, and I am now making it my holy mission to save others from that horrible fate.

You can't argue with faith.
 
2013-12-05 12:37:59 PM

T.rex: Egoy3k: More like she opened her wallet and pandered.  Not really the same thing, just as shiatty to be sure, but not the same.

Are you kidding.... There's no money to be had to be anti-Big Pharma.... You got that backwards.


She's cutting right into their MASSIVE vaccine profits.  Follow the money and you will see.  Just study it out.
 
2013-12-05 12:38:47 PM

exvaxman: My daughter was killed by the pertussis vaccine. Going through the VAERS act as we had to do, it took years due to the political issues to get a settlement. The most obvious was "we have not heard a recent health issue" from the government. The reply of our lawyer (who helped write the VAERS act) stripped the government lawyer of her ability to be a lawyer ever again. Something like he had sent a death certificate and two years later she requested a status update.

My kid has everything but the pertussis vaccine right now.


I'm sorry that happened, but I don't for a second believe that it was the vaccine. It seems more likely blaming the vaccine is a story you tell yourself to create an illusion of control: 'it wasn't a random tragedy, it was that evil vaccine.' I'm not buying it, and neither should anyone else. Sorry for your loss.
 
2013-12-05 12:39:40 PM

Barry Lyndon's Annuity Cheque: I'm fine with not vaccinating your kids, provided there are some caveats.

If they choose not to vaccinate theirr kid against something, the doctor will immediately infect the parents with it. In Katie Couric's case, a shot of HPV right in the cervix. But this would hold true for just about any preventable disease. Don't want to vaccinate your kid against polio? Well, now that I've injected you with polio, have you changed your mind?


Couric got her kids vaccinated. She's just telling other parents that it may be ok to not vaccinate. So, she's totally in the clear, in that her kids may survive, while thousands of her viewers are exposing their children to unnecessary risk.
 
2013-12-05 12:40:20 PM
Personally, I thing she's a dry virgin.
 
2013-12-05 12:40:35 PM
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2013-12-05 12:41:34 PM

T.rex: Egoy3k: More like she opened her wallet and pandered.  Not really the same thing, just as shiatty to be sure, but not the same.

Are you kidding.... There's no money to be had to be anti-Big Pharma.... You got that backwards.


I see that you aren't familiar with the "dietary supplement" industry and its spinoffs.

/just one glass of this per day and you'll live to be 100!
 
2013-12-05 12:41:54 PM
The HPV vaccine killed my son by giving his girlfriend vagina dentate!
 
2013-12-05 12:42:43 PM
Katie couric? Saw that coming. She is another brainless idiot.
 
2013-12-05 12:45:20 PM
Could the pharma companies sue her for defamation?
 
2013-12-05 12:47:49 PM

hardinparamedic: Nooooooooooooooo!

You were the chosen one! You were supposed to bring balance to the morning news!


wwwimage.cbsnews.com
I hate you!.
 
2013-12-05 12:48:16 PM
Stop with the herd immunity crap.  If you don't take the vaccine for what ever reason, don't force others to take it to protect you.  It should be their decision.  As for all of the "vaccines are safe, you're just stupid" crowd, every medication given in the US is deemed safe.  But then how many are recalled later when it is determined that they aren't safe?  And how many people suffer and die during that process?

Better yet, if you can't take the vaccine stay away from everyone else.
 
2013-12-05 12:48:22 PM
Went thru my first of 35 radiation treatments today due to hpv16.  Chemo starts Monday, F*ck this vapid twat.
 
2013-12-05 12:48:39 PM
Vaccines can be a gamble, depending on how they are manufactured and developed. The diseases they protect against are vastly more likely to be an issue, however. The risk is clearly worth it to vaccinate.
 
2013-12-05 12:48:57 PM

neversubmit: The HPV vaccine killed my son by giving his girlfriend vagina dentate!


Are you suggesting vaccines give you mutant powers?.
 
2013-12-05 12:49:10 PM

Rapmaster2000: T.rex: Egoy3k: More like she opened her wallet and pandered.  Not really the same thing, just as shiatty to be sure, but not the same.

Are you kidding.... There's no money to be had to be anti-Big Pharma.... You got that backwards.

She's cutting right into their MASSIVE vaccine profits.  Follow the money and you will see.  Just study it out.


I have never understood this line of thought.

If big medicine profits are the primary motivation, wouldn't they want to eliminate vaccines?

I'm not an expert on the financials of the health care industry, but I'd be willing to bet there's more profit in keeping someone in an iron lung for the rest of their lives than in selling them a few vaccines.
 
2013-12-05 12:49:25 PM
I can almost give Jenny McCarthy a pass since she was suckered in BEFORE all the anti-vaxer stuff was thoroughly debunked... and nobody ever expected anything intelligent from her anyway.

KATIE, YOU DOLT!
 
2013-12-05 12:49:30 PM
You know what, I think she's right.  I think I'll forgo giving my dogs their rabies vaccinations this year too.  I'm sure everyone will understand.
 
2013-12-05 12:50:27 PM
My friend's sister is an RN and an anti-vaxxer (she married an idiot and she listens to him). She was ranting and raving on FB the other day that about how hospitals treat nurses that don't get the flu vaccine and how she was lucky that her hospital only made her wear a mask.

I told her brother (my closest and bestest friend) that I really appreciated her FB rant. If my 2 youngest ever happen to visit a hospital and they are treated with a nurse in a mask, I will respectfully ask for another. I have to assume that a nurse in a mask is an anti-vaxxer and I can't have him/her around my kids with asthma.

//rant hit home because we spent the night in the ER with baby girl (9 mo. old) a week or two before it was posted.
///friend's sister is farking hot. She could have her choice of men, but she married her idiot husband.
 
2013-12-05 12:52:10 PM

JesusJuice: I'm sorry that happened, but I don't for a second believe that it was the vaccine. It seems more likely blaming the vaccine is a story you tell yourself to create an illusion of control: 'it wasn't a random tragedy, it was that evil vaccine.' I'm not buying it, and neither should anyone else. Sorry for your loss.


I think it's plausible that his poor child really did die of a vaccine reaction, although that doesn't diminish my opinion of vaccines one bit.

Serious vaccine mishaps are vanishingly rare, but there are hundreds of millions of people in our country, and it stands to reason that we will occasionally encounter a victim or a victim's friend/relative, especially on the news or the Internet.

The problem is that our hyperconnected culture and its muckraking, unscrupulous media give outsized influence to people who are frightfully unlucky victims of tragedies that are, nonetheless, statistically insignificant and not worth worrying about for the general public.  And that's not even counting people who are just wrong about whatever the vaccine's supposed to have caused.
 
2013-12-05 12:52:59 PM
Katie, Katie...I am disappointed.  Oh look, her website has an ask me a question section.  No problem Katie.  Hope to get an answer soon!

www.shemj.com
 
2013-12-05 12:53:44 PM
My only concern at this point is that this country will have utterly collapsed and will be eating itself alive before I can secure citizenship in a country whose citizens are not equal parts frothing-at-the-mouth insane and pants-on-head stupid.
 
2013-12-05 12:54:06 PM

exvaxman: My daughter was killed by the pertussis vaccine. Going through the VAERS act as we had to do, it took years due to the political issues to get a settlement. The most obvious was "we have not heard a recent health issue" from the government. The reply of our lawyer (who helped write the VAERS act) stripped the government lawyer of her ability to be a lawyer ever again. Something like he had sent a death certificate and two years later she requested a status update.

My kid has everything but the pertussis vaccine right now.


Really, I have it on good authority it was a certain host of an internet show, now he's never denied the accusations or ever responded to them but, my source, the internet, seems to infer that he was somehow related.
 
2013-12-05 12:55:04 PM

Rapmaster2000: T.rex: Egoy3k: More like she opened her wallet and pandered.  Not really the same thing, just as shiatty to be sure, but not the same.

Are you kidding.... There's no money to be had to be anti-Big Pharma.... You got that backwards.

She's cutting right into their MASSIVE vaccine profits.  Follow the money and you will see.  Just study it out.


Pharma companies lose money on vaccines. I have "studied it out."
 
2013-12-05 12:55:24 PM

KidKorporate: My only concern at this point is that this country will have utterly collapsed and will be eating itself alive before I can secure citizenship in a country whose citizens are not equal parts frothing-at-the-mouth insane and pants-on-head stupid.


New Zealand: The New Land of the Free.

/not at all sarcastic
//you can look it up
 
2013-12-05 12:55:40 PM
She's just talking about the HPV vaccine, not all vaccines.. I didn't really read the article thnough.  HPV... most chicks will have it one day, and at worst it causes cancer when we are old.  Not talking this vaccine won't have dire Darwinian consequences im afraid..

This vaccine is only for chicks right?
 
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