Silly_Sot: MyRandomName: ristst: Reminds me of the Tea PartyA large set of anti vaccers are liberals... no study has shown large sets being tea party... so.. lolwut?Since you're an idiot, I'll spell it out.The BEHAVIOR reminds the poster of Teabagger behavior. And said poster is correct. It pretty much IS Teabagger behavior and the Teabagger mind, merely in a liberal outfit.
Fissile: 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
DrewCurtisJr: ikanreed: they're endangering(with a huge increase in risk) your kids for no reason.Like I said, hyperbole doesn't change minds. What is the huge increase is risk in real numbers?
ikanreed: they're endangering(with a huge increase in risk) your kids for no reason.
someonelse: s1ugg0: MyRandomName: ristst: Reminds me of the Tea PartyA large set of anti vaccers are liberals... no study has shown large sets being tea party... so.. lolwut?Citation Needed.There is a bit of crossover of cranky libertarian anti-vaccination people. But for the most part they seem to be crunchy granola new age hippie types who are simply ignorant, misinformed, and tremendously suspicious of the "industry" side of the medical industry.
NerdCoreRageQuit: Anti vaxxers tend to run the gamut of beliefs, so I don't think it's fair to say one way or another that it's the liberals' or conservatives' fault. Me, I blame stupid. See chartsCase in point: My friend's mother-in-law and sister-in-law are strong anti-vaxxers, and they're religious bigots from New Jersey, recently moved to California. They really don't fit in. Her husband, on the other hand, is a sharp guy and has an MD in Pathology. You'd think that anything he could say to them would have an effect. No matter what he says, argues or educates, they still don't believe.
NerdCoreRageQuit: ragekage: Yes, we had a whopping cough outbreak here because we have some lovely granola-eating types 'round here who go blahblahblahherdimmunityblahblahautism.Hey now, don't lump us granola eating types in with the Anti-Vaxxars. A lot of us wish they would just move to another state and die off already. From my experience, the granola eating types are less likely to follow organized religion and are more open to science and tech (at least here in Northern California).
doubled99: Yeah great study, the same goes for just about any highly controversial topic that exists today.
Deep Contact: Is there any convincing scientific evidence that mass inoculations can be credited with eliminating any childhood disease?
tillerman35: In the words of the immortal Tull, "My words but a whisper, your deafness a shout."
MyRandomName: ristst: Reminds me of the Tea PartyA large set of anti vaccers are liberals... no study has shown large sets being tea party... so.. lolwut?
ristst: Reminds me of the Tea Party
ChipNASA: Because they're *right*
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