I’ve sat at this computer for over an hour attempting to find the right speck of sugar to make this medicine go down. Then again, if people would have taken their medicine in the first place, maybe we wouldn’t have to be in such a shit predicament. That’s right, ladies and gents – measles are back in Oklahoma.
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) and the Okmulgee County Health Department have confirmed the case of measles in Okmulgee County.
Based on collected information about the measles case during the time the patient was contagious, public health officials want to alert anyone who visited Saint Francis Glenpool emergency room, May 11, from 8 a.m. – 11:15 a.m. about potential exposure to the measles virus.
There are a couple of ways to look at this story, and it depends on if you’re pro or anti-vaccine. As a result, and in the name of fairness, I decided to look at it from both sides…
Pro-Vaccine: We, as a people, are regressing in thought. Measles was once thought to be near extinction due to scientific progress like vaccinations and proven research. Now, there is a push of people willingly not vaccinating their children because of misleading information and an inability to place faith in facts.
This issue has been going on for a while but is just beginning to reach an apex. Just in Feb. 2018, it was reported that there was a measles case in a Chuck E. Cheese. Sure, you could make the argument that measles is the least of your concerns when entering the hellish mousetrap that is Chuck E. Cheese; however, this is not the time for that.
By willfully choosing to not vaccinate your children due to unsubstantiated fears, you are choosing the fate of all those around you. Through concepts like herd immunity and mass contamination, these preventable diseases have the capability to cause major health issues and possible death.
Counterpoint: When we voted to Make America Great Again, we meant it. We’re bringing back all the classics like a classic rock station on mescaline! Measles, ole-timey racism, literal Nazis and illegal abortions, oh my!
Nothing says I’m an American like the freedom of choice. I, for one, choose to ignore the eggheads. After all, they have been known to be wrong plenty of times. For example, these are the same wackos that believe that the Earth wasn’t created the same way the good book says it was. They come at you with those fancy statistics like “fossil records” and “proven data.” Horse-pucky, if you ask me.
What happens if these babies get autism because of these vaccines? Does the state just want me to give my child to parents more qualified to deal with my vaccine-poisoned baby? That’s Orwellian and I won’t stand for such socialist ideas. That’s how you get places like the Netherlands and them Latin countries.
He’s Brandon and he approves of vaccinating your children. Follow him on Twitter @notshabbywriter