An unvaccinated person who has a confirmed case of measles attended the large Christian gathering, state officials said
"Tell me when a spiritual revival breaks out at an American Atheists convention..."
Not gonna happen...everyone's vaccinated. : )
Why do atheists have to dump on the religious? What can be the harm in an event like this? It gives them good fee fees, why you gotta be so mean?
Well, my dear, there’s now an incredibly contagious, deadly disease spreading through the country, because none of these folks are the type to consider the medical advice of experts and have come from all across the country. I’m sure they were just peaches to the locals, especially the service and retail staff attending to them, because they are renowned for their polite business interactions. And I am certain the area was not prepared for an onslaught of tourists to converge in this one tiny space in the middle of February. My real question is: what didn’t it hurt?
I hope nobody dies from the measles or Covid from this. But if they do, this revival should shoulder all the blame.
'Whether it’s an actual “revival” is debatable.'
What do you mean? It helped revive a contagious respiratory infection, didn't it? Viruses deserve to hear the Good News too, don't they? Praise Jesus!
P.S. Fight overpopulation. Let the pig-ignorant fools croak! I, for one, sure as hell won't miss 'em.
They'll be fine. They Jesused long and hard.
Hmmm...none of them doubted the science it took them to contact everyone in their social media circles....
I wish there was an afterlife and have them met my aunt J. (DM's younger sister) who died of measles about 10 years before a vaccine was available. I can guarantee, as much as an asshole she was, my grandmother thoroughly vaccinated my uncle (born in 1972).
Measles is a gift from heaven.
We had a planeload of people exposed to measles the other day. Unfortunately the anti-vaxers have managed to fix it so that vaccinations are at an all-time low. Still, I've actually had the disease so I should be okay. And if I happen to catch it and it happens to make me sterile .... 😁
Is this an abortion by those new definitions? Will she be prosecuted? Hahahahahahaha – I can't believe I said that.
A bit of irony here is that measles can wipe out any previous immune memory you had. So those who refused the COVID-19 vaccine and then bragged about gaining immunity from infection (ironic in itself), has now just lost that protection.
Not surprising that the same Christidiots who adamantly refused the "elective" COVID vaccines somehow didn't refuse state-mandated measles vaccines for their kids.
I nearly died of Measles. Just a little boy long before any vaccine existed, my fever was so high that my parents called the doctor who immediately told them to bathe me in ice water. That was very painful. I hope none of the children of these anti-vax IDIOTS get sick.
Jesus will protect them, just like he protected people during the Holocaust.
I honestly sometimes think anti-vax parents just aren't afraid of the right things.
Back before Salk, polio did a lot of damage. Polio didn't just kill kids, no, it ruined their bodies, stole their dreams, and crippled their futures in ways we just don't usually see anymore. Parents fought tooth and nail to make sure their baby got that vaccine, and for good reason.
Mumps (one of the Ms in MMR) can leave people deaf. Sure, it's very rare, but why take that sort of risk?
So many of the diseases we 'used to have' are still around, but the majority of the population is now vaccinated so we don't see them anymore. Those long term effects that diseases used to leave us with can sometimes be treated or prevented, but not always. Parents should consider just how much of their child's future they're willing to gamble with when they refuse the one measure for prevention that's been shown to work well, safely, and with minimal complications in the name of conspiracy theory babble.
Okay, lemme ask here: who here has actually HAD measles? Because I HAVE, back in the early 60s, before anyone ever heard of something called "MMR." And yeah, I actually remember it, because I was MISERABLE for roughly a week. BTW, don't get me started on the mumps, either. Been there, done that.
Sadly, the problem here is that the MMR and the DPT have been around for AGES, and because they have, two things have happened:
1. A LOT of kids (and adults!) haven't had to go through that lousy experience.
2. People NOW have no idea about measles, mumps, rubella, or any of the other childhood diseases that used to hammer us back before vaccines were available, and they discount the impact of those diseases.
And that's a problem, a BIG HONKING problem. Worse, they've had their noses rubbed in COVID-19 and been told either that it's no big deal or that the vaccines are a government plot or some other suchlike nonsense, and some of them actually believed those lies. Owing in considerable part to those of the First Estate who used our run-in with SARS-CoV-2 to tout the efficacy of their faith, we now have a considerable group of people who are completely or near-completely clueless about these viruses and their impact, not just on them, but on the society around them.
And getting them to cop a clue is going to be no trivial deal.
And, despite the spontaneous outbreak of biochemicals in their brains stimulating their monkey brains to new heights of woo-woo overload, STILL, NOBODY GOT LAID!