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(Mother Jones)   Study shows that no amount of logic, reason, or science can change an anti-vaccinator's mind   (motherjones.com) divider line 19
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4063 clicks; posted to Main » on 07 Mar 2014 at 9:17 AM (41 weeks ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



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2014-03-07 09:35:04 AM  
3 votes:
We need to see a reverse psychology version of this study. Tell parents that we only have a limited amount of these vaccines, and the free market dictates that they go to the highest bidder. They will be demanding accessible, affordable vaccinations in no time. Give it to them, and let them think they won a David v. Goliath battle against Big Pharma.
2014-03-07 09:18:59 AM  
3 votes:
I need a vaccine that protects me from stupid people.
2014-03-07 10:26:10 AM  
2 votes:
Best way to influence an anti-vacccer's mind:

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2014-03-07 09:19:37 AM  
2 votes:
Because they're *right*
2014-03-07 02:50:18 PM  
1 votes:
The history of just polio and its vaccines is shrouded in a murky mist of politico/scientific manipulation, altered statistics, redefinition and reclassification of the disease. Everybody knows this. Stop acting dumb. You get your vaccines because it makes you feel good inside and makes the guy in the lab coat not hate your living guts.
2014-03-07 12:07:42 PM  
1 votes:

someonelse: We need to see a reverse psychology version of this study. Tell parents that we only have a limited amount of these vaccines, and the free market dictates that they go to the highest bidder. They will be demanding accessible, affordable vaccinations in no time. Give it to them, and let them think they won a David v. Goliath battle against Big Pharma.


That would SO work.
2014-03-07 12:05:29 PM  
1 votes:
Futility is the definition of trying to get otherwise sane people to understand there's a better way .. than anti- or pro.

But you keep aborting the people who come here with that knowledge ..
2014-03-07 11:33:34 AM  
1 votes:
It is possible, but not easy, to change someone's mind - to a certain extent, anyways. My wife, I found out, was sort of "anti-vaccine light" - wasn't sure kids needed all of them, and believed some of the BS about too many vaccinations at once "overwhelming your immune system". I felt very strongly about the issue, and we talked at length about it... and eventually she agreed with me that our daughter would go on a normal vaccination schedule.

Then I got T1 diabetes (lucky me) and she read up on the environmental trigger aspect of it - and was suddenly on board with our daughter getting every vaccine that exists, pretty much, in the hopes that she won't have a trigger later (chickenpox is one of the potential trigger viruses, I think). Now she is loving the fact that all of the kids in her class have chickenpox and she is just happy as a clam.

She still believes in taking vitamins for just about everything, though. I am learning to let that one go.
2014-03-07 10:45:47 AM  
1 votes:
I think the general reason anti-vaxxers are grouped in with tea partiers is because of the anti science angle, but the nice thing about anti vaxxer stupidity is it knows no political bounds. you can find this particular brand of idiot on the radical fringe of either side of the political spectrum.
2014-03-07 09:43:45 AM  
1 votes:
I think I'll step in here. Many on the fringe left believe that the government/corporation axis hides the truth about anything that might cut into the bottom line. These people' faith is in their all-knowing paranoia, not in a god. So it isn't all religious fanatacism, just an other kind of the same closed-mindedness. Besides, Jesus is an extraterrestrial.
2014-03-07 09:36:55 AM  
1 votes:
The comments in TFA make fark vaccination threads seem civil.
2014-03-07 09:34:31 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-03-07 09:30:57 AM  
1 votes:
It's faith with these people.  Sometimes it's paired with some religious creed...sometimes it's part of the  anti-gov, free-market paranoia/mania, but either way it's no different than religion.   Using facts, science and logic to convince these people that they are wrong about vaccination is like trying to convince a devout Muslim that Muhammad is not the prophet, or trying to convince an orthodox Jew that Moses never parted the Red Sea.  It's even worse with the Ayn Rand fans.  People like this once occupied the lunatic fringe, but they are now a sizable minority, with millions of adherents, and are capable of tilling national elections their way. This is why Murica is doomed.

/Nothing funny about it
2014-03-07 09:28:36 AM  
1 votes:
Dunno who said it first, but damn me if I don't hope that someday they come up with a vaccine for autism.
2014-03-07 09:27:25 AM  
1 votes:

ristst: Reminds me of the Tea Party


A large set of anti vaccers are liberals... no study has shown large sets being tea party... so.. lolwut?
2014-03-07 09:25:13 AM  
1 votes:
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2014-03-07 09:19:58 AM  
1 votes:
Reminds me of the Tea Party
2014-03-07 09:19:38 AM  
1 votes:
Would some polio help?
2014-03-07 09:18:57 AM  
1 votes:
You didn't need a study for that.  If dead kids aren't enough to change their minds then nothing will.
 
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