You know, my homie and secret best friend Neil deGrasse Tyson said it best….
This isn’t an issue of belief or should even be up for discussion. It’s not a debate- like gravity or that the Earth revolves around the Sun isn’t up for debate. It’s a fact, whether or not you like it. Sorry bro.
And any ‘educated fuck’ knows that vaccines are necessary and everyone who can have them should have them.
Have a lovely day, sugar.
Actually there’s a lot of research and knowledge supporting the fact that vaccines are NOT necessary. It is simply another thing that today’s health system is super big on, just like hospital births and c-sections. And a lot of people actually have long term and short term complications from getting vaccines. Ahem.
Dang guys, you thought I didn’t check my activity log every now and then? Because I knew shit like this would pop up. And, I just finished my block exam and am feeling fiesty.
Actually you’re wrong. That ‘research’ is either completely fabricated OR grossly misinterprets the data OR uses shitty research techniques to get the data they want- all which are grossly unethical, in case you’re curious. I’ve got slides from a recent lecture on vaccines (aka why I am so fired up about this nonsense). You can check out the citations on each slide if you don’t believe me… something unsurprisingly missing from literally every anti-vaccine comment I’ve gotten and website that I have visited. Show me your sources, honey, and if you do, I will blow them out of the water because not a single one stands up to current scientific research standards.
There are however tomes and tomes of research for the safety end efficacy of vaccines. Don’t believe me? Look at a simple google scholar search.
So! Here we go!
Holy shit, it’s almost like vaccines SAVE SOCIETY MONEY. In fact, they give money back to society, along with the other programs indicated by red arrows. Which would be really weird for something that is just a healthcare fad like c-sections and hospital births.
And most people have no complications for getting vaccines, and if they do, most of them are short term. In fact, it is devilishly hard to prove an adverse effect was because of a vaccine. Why? Because it’s how we’re wired. We falsely see connections and causes where there are none (called a type 1 error; you are rejecting a true null hypothesis). People are more likely to attribute an adverse health event to a shot- even if that shot is the placebo and the numbers are just the background rate for whatever health event in the population.
And here is a graph showing the sample sizes necessary to prove that an adverse event is caused or related to a vaccine.
You know what, it was a really good lecture and I’m going to share more more relevant slides in case any one else feels like contradicting me.
These slides show the public health impact of vaccines. Note the differences between the historical peak and post-vaccine era deaths columns. Because saving literally thousands of lives is totally a conspiracy you should beware of.
And this is why herd immunity is so important! See how high it has to be for measles? Guess what we’re seeing outbreaks of thanks to anti-vaxxers? Don’t forget that one of the deadly complications of measles is SSPE.
Look how Hepatitis A infections in older adults when down after kids started getting immunized. Shocking! Could vaccines be… good for …. everyone????
Anti-vaxxers are a danger to the world and we need to stop them tbh
GODDAMMIT. I AM SICK OF THESE ANTI-VAXXER SHIT GOBLINS.
VACCINATE THOSE WHO CAN BE VACCINATED TO PROTECT THOSE WHO LEGITIMATELY CANNOT.
I DON’T GIVE A FUCK IF YOU THINK YOU’RE A SPECIAL SNOWFLAKE FLOATING AROUND IN YOUR SPARKLY CLOUD OF YOUR OWN SELF RIGHTEOUS FARTS THAT WILL PROTECT YOU FROM DISEASES LIKE POLIO.
GET. A. GODDAMN. CLUE. THEN GET VACCINATED. VACCINATE YOUR SPAWN.
YOUR BATSHIT BELIEFS ARE KILLING PEOPLE.
In my opinion, refusing to vaccinate a child who can be vaccinated is tantamount to medical neglect. I am 100% done with being nice to anti-vaxxers. We need to bring back exiling people. Andrew Wakefield and Jenny McCarthy are the first to go.
Welcome to forced injections, courtesy of your friendly neighborhood liberal.
You’re goddamn right. Nothing says individual freedom like infecting newborns with measles because you’ve got your head jammed so far up your Ayn Rand-hypnotized, objectivist, unvaccinated butthole that vaccinations are suddenly LibertyStompers™ and therefore, causing an epidemic is no big — even though the parents of those too young to be vaccinated, or people who are immunocompromised don’t even get a choice about exposing themselves to harm from your special snowflake irresponsibility.
So yeah, if it’s Typhoid Mary² or “forced injections,” roll up your sleeve, wankstain.
TEAM FORCED INJECTIONS
because really if you’re not on TEAM FORCED INJECTIONS you are on TEAM SMALLPOX AND POLIO
that is not a cool team
I am not going to even attempt to pretend that the following is not just going to be anything other than angry yelling. If that’s not your thing or you want to maintain any illusions you somehow still have of my being a nice person, you may want to skip this one, because I have some shit to get out.
Right. So, listen up because we’re going to get very real here for a minute.
- You need oxygen to live.
- When you drop something, it falls towards the ground because gravity is a thing.
- The mountains on the east and west coasts of the United States have been there for millions and millions and millions of years.
- Medicines cure the diseases they are developed for.
- The known Universe as we are currently capable of observing it at this point in our history and technological advancement has no edge.
- The ice caps are melting and climate change is a real thing. People are not just leaving their damned toaster ovens open.
- Sounds are vibrations that travel through the air (or other medium) and can be heard when they reach a living creature’s ears.
- Vaccines are fucking important to everyone.
Smallpox and Polio killed millions upon millions upon millions of people, now they don’t kill anyone, and we barely know what they are anymore in most populated places on the planet.
Because of vaccines. Vaccines save billions of lives.
If you are enough of an enemanozzle to refuse to vaccinate, then you should be ashamed of yourself and isolated to a location where only people who refuse to vaccinate live.
When you refuse to vaccinate you are endangering yourself, your children, and the whole damned world.
Stop being a shit propelling fuckheaded douchecanoe, pull your head out of your own ass, get with the program, and stop enforcing your personal beliefs about the world in which we live by causing potentially immeasurable harm to others.
Do your research. It’s called objective truth.
Thank you and good day.
Every second of everyday for me.
Make no mistake, happiness is a choice…
But there are medical reasons why some people would have a harder time being happy consistently.
It’s not about your life or status or any of those things. People who have it terrible can be happy, and the same is true the opposite way with people who “have it good”.
Just know that the longer you are depressed, things get damaged in your brain….medical things that help you be happy. You want those things in your brain.
Some of us are also born with medical crap that puts us in worse shape for “being happy”, so it’s easy to see how some people can just be depressed all the time.
I’d be lying if I said I’ve never gotten flak about being too depressing or gloomy before….I have been.
It’s definitely a struggle to “see the good” for me.
Some of it is self-induced and we are creatures of habit….
But just know that it’s a multitude of things that cause any of us to be unhappy…
So just because some of us might be predisposed to being unhappy more than others, that doesn’t mean we have to shoot ourselves in the foot more by falling into bad habits.
It tricks your brain into being happy.
Start there and then try and make conscious decisions about being happy.
Don’t make excuses for being unhappy, because everyone has millions of reasons to be unhappy….sure some people more than others….but even in the worse times, being happy is not impossible.
People gravitate towards happy people too, and it’s infectious. So approach situations positively….accept any mistakes you may have done aswell as what might be unchangeable by you specifically….then be happy for the reasons that make you happy.
My girlfriend Gabi makes me happy, and my small amount of time with her each week definitely makes my life that much better and gives me the positive energy I need to get through another week.
Some other ways to get happier….
Make sure you are well nourished and not hungry all the time. Eat healthier foods. Working too hard and not eating always puts me in a bad mood and changes my outlook on everything.
Get your blood flowing early in the day.
Take a walk or a hike, get your whole body moving. Your body and mind are one and when you prepare it for a day by activating it, it’ll respond much better to what you throw at it.
Just laugh at things. Laugh at things that scare you, upset you, or make you uncomfortable. Realize the ridiculousness of it all and know that there is humor even in the worst of situations. Don’t take everything too seriously….that’s a lot of pressure on your mind.
Find the balance between being slightly anxious and relaxed, your mind and body will perform better than being too anxious and worried or too relaxed mentally.
That’s all I’ve got.
I am sure plenty of people envy people who’s happiness comes naturally…but let’s face it…
There’s probably a bigger majority of unhappy people in the world, or at least and equal amount.
Modern society, preservatives and chemicals in foods, and poor upbringings have hindered a lot of us, but in the end, choosing and making efforts to be happy is way better than giving up.