Now I’ve seen it all: An anti-vaccine children’s book
Read the story here.
The blurb advertising the book reads:
This book takes children aged 4 - 10 years on a journey of discovering about the ineffectiveness of vaccinations, while teaching them to embrace childhood disease, heal if they get a disease, and build their immune systems naturally.
That’s right. What we have here is a children’s book designed to promote anti-vaccine views. Even worse, it explicitly tries to tell children to “embrace childhood disease.” Yeah, I’m sure children with whooping cough who are coughing so hard that they can’t catch their breath for hours on end, with haemophilus influenza type b who develop pneumonia or meningitis, with polio who develop paralysis, or with measles who develop pneumonia or subacute sclerosing panencephalitis will feel happy to “embrace childhood disease,” at least those who don’t end up dead, who can’t embrace anything other than the grave. Too bad such diseases don’t give them a chance to “build their immune system naturally.” As much as people like Messenger might, The Secret-like, wish otherwise, nature doesn’t listen to their fantastical thinking, and microbes that cause vaccine-preventable diseases are not swayed by their wishes.