kalibex said:meta-agnostic said:This appears to be where all the recent hubub is coming from. Typical case of having one party mention it and the other side goes berserk raving about how stupid they are, even though the article does mention opposition comes from both "sides" of the political spectrum. Still don't see any mention of last year's CDC whistleblower though. Or of the number of measles cases among those already vaccinated.
For sure, the anti-'anti-vaxxer' backlash on Facebook that I've noticed the past few days has been ferocious, coming across as a lock-step, mindless, parroting of the standard 'company line'. Absolutely relentless. The jeering, the sneering, the self-satisfied superiority. The best image I can use to describe it is 'That scene when that guy from the (1978) Invasion of the Body Snatchers turns on one unconverted character with this loud, accusatory, alien 'screeech' when she tries to talk to him.' It's just....wow.
Indeed. What I've seen on twitter has been more in the form of jokes, as the format tends to lend itself to, but it's like it cuts across different groups in a way few things have recently other than Charlie Hebdo. People who rarely say anything political feel the need to work into their joke format just how stupid/evil/irresponsible they think anti-vaxxers are. Because of what? Measles? Which no one in the US has died of in 10 years? I would like to see at least one mainstream source mention that many of the measles cases are occurring among vaccinated individuals. So far they all seem to either imply or say outright that the outbreak is due to decreased vaccination rates without going into any more detail.