IT’S NOT JUST TO KEEP YOUR OWN DUMB KIDS SAFE, IT’S TO STOP THEM INFECTING OTHER PEOPLE’S KIDS, WHICH HOW DARE YOU PLUS IF YOU THINK DEATH BY MEASLES IS A LESSER RISK TO RUN THAN LIFE WITH AUTISM (not that this risk actually exists because THAT STUDY WAS BOGUS) SCREW YOU AND THE MECHANICAL BULL YOU RODE IN ON.
And it’s not just kids. My mom has a kidney transplant, she’s immunocompromised, and she could fucking DIE if she ran into someone with measles or whooping cough. A simple cold can give her a horrible hacking cough that lasts for months because her body has no defenses to fight it. So if you don’t vaccinate, you’re putting other children, the elderly, people who are HIV+ or have AIDS, and anyone who is immunocompromised at risk, well fucking done, you massive anus.
As a scientist/teacher, this is so freaking frustrating. These same people are JUST FINE with all sorts of other science advancements that are convenient. YOU DON’T GET TO CHOOSE WHAT YOU THINK IS TRUE.