Part I: HPV
Part II: Measles
Anti-vaxers are absolutely disgusting.
I couldnt possibly care less what other people choose to do with their own bodies. I dont care if guys want to use steroids for cosmetic purposes, any more than I care if a female wants to get a boob-job (or vice versa). I dont care if someone is a vegetarian for health reasons or drinks a liter of Jack a day because they dont care about their health.
The line gets drawn when peoples own decisions effects other people. If you are buying cycles of steroids and getting boob jobs while your kids are starving, thats disgusting. If you drive after throwing back a liter of Jack, thats disgusting.
So, along those same lines, voluntarily choosing, for completely non-medical reasons, to not allow your child to receive basic immunizations is like driving drunk: Your irresponsible decisions are not your own. They can hurt/kill other people. Thats disgusting.
Its disgusting on a visceral, human level. Theres an outbreak of measles in Malawi right now. About 200 people (children) are dead in this outbreak alone (1,400 in Africa this year), and who knows how many will have life-long complications of their infection.
Contrast that with this with a US community totally chosen at random: Solana Beach, California:
86.7% white (US, 75.1%)
57.9% college educated or higher (US, 24.4%)
$47,753 per capita income (US, $21,587)
3.6% families below poverty (US, 9.2%)
$467,300 average house (US, $119,600)
Dipshit self-centered, self-absorbed assholes who didnt vaccinate their damn baby and brought measles back to the US from a delightful holiday in England
Man, and look at that grand adventure dipshit family had after they got back from their international vacation: water park, horse riding, shopping (including Costco, CVS, and an ‘upscale’ stationary store that recommends placing orders several months in advance)…
Exposing all kinds of other people, young and old, to their contaminated spawn.
Stupid fucking assholes who turned up their nose at a medical breakthrough that other people on this planet are dying without… Only in America, baby.