Rachel’s Story

 Posted by on May 27, 2011  Add comments
May 272011

Measles leaves unvaccinated child deaf. Mom: I kinda thought that if everybody else vaccinated, I didn’t have to. That decision, that complacency, cost us so much as a family.

So sad, yet so true. Herd immunity is no substitute for vaccines. For more similar stories, visit shotbyshot.org

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  5 Responses to “Rachel’s Story”

  1. [...] parents would find out the hard way, how wrong their simple, two-line analysis was. Just recently I posted a video of just such a [...]

  2. [...] Measles is not a trivial disease. It can land you in the hospital like it did baby Mahi, it can leave a child deaf, and it can kill. Do not be swayed by the conspiracy theorists. Do not [...]

  3. Here’s what else she didn’t do:
    When she “presented” her child to the GP several times, evidently she didn’t draw their attention to the fact that her unvaccinated child had been at a party with a child with measles. Because no doctor would have ignored that and just called it “a virus.”

    She also didn’t have any thought for any other babies that might have been at that practice, too young to have been vaccinated. Because measles is highly contagious for days before the rash appears, and merely being in the same room IS enough to spread the disease.

    So basically, although what has happened is terrible, and it is a shame they have to suffer for it — she continued not to think, and she endangered other people’s babies.

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