Anti-vaccination movement criminal


Measles is on the rise, thanks to the people who refuse to be vaccinated.

“If you choose not to immunize your own child and your own child dies because they get measles, OK, that’s your responsibility, that’s your choice. But if your child gets sick and gets my child sick and my child dies, then … your action has harmed my child.”

That’s from Carl Krawitt, a Marin County, Calif. dad whose 6-year-old son Rhett has been fighting leukemia for the past 4½ years.

Yeah, I’d call it criminal and you should be able to sue them. But I think it will be the schools or the states, who allow for immunization exemptions, whom you will be able to sue.

There is a National Vaccine Injury Compensation Program that provides compensation to people found to be injured by certain vaccines. So why are we not compensating those injured by the anti-vaxxers?

Another ugly thing about these anti-vaxxers is that they are banking on everyone else getting vaccinated in order to keep them safe. Selfish.

Forty-eight states allowed religious exemptions for compulsory vaccination as of 2014. Only 20 states allow exemptions for philosophical or personal-belief objections to vaccination.

The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention recommends routine vaccination of children against hepatitis A, hepatitis B, polio, mumps, measles, rubella, diphtheria, pertussis, tetanus, HiB, chickenpox, rotavirus, influenza, meningococcal disease and pneumonia.

Diane Daiute

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