There are a lot of things that annoy me. Not knowing where to put an apostrophe when writing (hence the need to download the Grammarly (Check it out here) add-on), people who stop at the top of an escalator to find their tickets (move out of the way, numpties) and washing up that needs rewashing (I’m looking at my kids, here).
Above all else, I hate stupidity. Or rather, unnecessary stupidity.
I don’t care if this offends you: If you choose not to get your kids vaccinated, you are a pillock.
I can understand any reticence to do so when the original report (note: report. Singular) came out to say that vaccinations could cause autism in children. The fact that the same report has widely been dismissed since should tell you all you need to know now.
So imagine my anger when I see stuff like this (TRIGGER WARNING!):
This was sent to me by a friend who - thankfully - realises the stupidity of it all.
My instant reaction was to reply back “That’s because children who are vaccinated are 85% more likely to live through childhood!”
It was written tongue-in-cheek, but it hides what I feel is the truth. I’m always skeptical of statistics and the way things are phrased. “8 out of 10 cats prefer Whiskas.” Compared to what? 8 of 10 cats prefer Whiskas to being locked outside when it’s peeing down with rain.
Equally, 100% of people reading this blog post as I write it (ie, me, and me alone) think that DannyUK should be paid more money.
As parents, we all want what is best for our kids. So why would we not protect them against diseases which are dangerous but entirely preventable through vaccinations?
Vaccinate your kids.