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Anti-vaxx mom asks how to protect her daughter from measles outbreak. The internet delivered.

Gee, if there was only a way to protect children from the measles?

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Earlier this year, there was a measles outbreak that started in Washington and has made its way to Oregon, and anti-vaxxers are the sole cause of this retro death threat.


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Unsurprisingly, the same people who peddled anti-science myths about vaccines causing autism, have also bolstered the idea that vaccines are a personal choice and not a public health responsibility.

However, now that consequences of these choices have spread, anti-vaxx parents are storming their brains for ways to protect their children (this should be the updated dictionary definition of cognitive dissonance).

One anti-vaxx mom’s post went viral after she asked members of the private Facebook group “Vaccine Education Network: Natural Health Anti-Vaxx Community” how to protect her child from measles.

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The post was quickly screenshotted and spread on Twitter, where people had a myriad of strong-worded responses to the mom.

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A lot of people suggested she employ thoughts and prayers since she's already decided to forgo science.

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Others suggested the best safety precaution was to give her daughter to smarter parents, who wouldn’t create a public health crisis.

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Other parents didn’t mince words about how irresponsible and dangerous anti-vaxxers are.

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A woman with autism chimed in to point out how absurd it is to put people at danger of death because of stigma against ASD.

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Hopefully, this mom changes her values in time to save her child and protect the other children in contact with her daughter. Otherwise, she’s punishing her child for her own ignorance.

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