Apparently, there is a Faith Healer [who] Convinces Followers To Never Vaccinate, [and] Now Church [is] The Center Of Measles Outbreak

The Eagle Mountain International Church in Newark, Texas, run by Kenneth Copeland Ministries, has long been a strong anti-vaccination stronghold. Now, it is the epicenter of a major outbreak of Measles in the United States.

And, here is a poll that asks: Should anti-vaccine parents be held liable if their child spreads an illness?

Say an unvaccinated child has the measles and passes the disease onto a baby who’s too young to be vaccinated. If that baby gets ill (or worse), should its parents be able to sue the infected child’s parents for negligence?

Last time I checked, “No” was winning, with about 7K votes in.

It is reasonable to ask “The vaccination does make the baby cry, so why do it?” Here’s the answer.

Comments

  1. #1 Lyle
    August 25, 2013

    This link shows the outbreak has at least temporarily changed the churches position: http://www.wfaa.com/news/health/Measles-outbreak-220420101.html. Note that the church is holding free immunization clinics right now. So at least in some cases an imminent threat is enough to change folks minds.

  2. #2 Doug Alder
    August 26, 2013

    The stupid burns hot and fast at that poll link but the yesses are catching up to the noes since you posted this.