Anti-Vaxxers Have No One To Blame But Themselves for California’s Strict New Vaccination Law – The Daily Banter

a Department of Public Health, by late last year the rate of fully vaccinated children in some OC schools had dipped below 30%. What this means is that herd immunity is compromised in those schools and communities, putting at risk kids who legitimately can’t be vaccinated but who otherwise would’ve been protected by those around him or her.The Hollywood Reporter also determined by way of a startling investigation last year, that places like Beverly Hills, Santa Monica and Malibu — all wealthy, insular enclaves — were seeing vaccination rates so low that they rivaled developing countries like Chad and Sudan. The irony would be delicious if it weren’t so infuriating. The immunization rates in Chad and Sudan are low because the people there are poor and have difficulty getting access to proper health care; the people in Beverly Hills are rich and have access to the best health care in the world and yet the immunization rates there are low because they’re fucking idiots who are simply choosing to opt out based on paranoia and superstition even the underdeveloped world would balk at. These are 21st century American citizens who should by all accounts know better and yet their extraordinary privilege has deprived them of so many real threats that they have to invent them where they don’t exist just to give them something to fearfully shadow box and to enhance their sense of victimhood.As I wrote once before, that’s always been the thing about Southern California: the people here are such a lethal combination of trend-savvy and fitness conscious that they latch onto any First World health fad or new bit of celebrity self-help and become insufferable and even dangerous prophets for it. The parents in the areas listed in the THR investigation will feed their children only organic meals because it’ll supposedly keep them healthy but they’ll refuse to do the one thing that will absolutely keep them healthy. The one thing that’s proven to. This — this is why the state finally had no choice but to remove the luxury of choice from these people.Brown acknowledged the opposition to SB 277 in his signing statement, but by correcting the mistake he made back in 2012 — when he defanged a similar bill put in front of him — he conceded that the needs of the many outweigh the needs of the paranoid and ignorant. It was obvious all along that nothing was going to get people dense enough to still insist that childhood vaccines cause autism — a connection that’s been shot down over and over again — to be responsible and consider other people’s children as well as their own. And that was always the issue: that anti-vaxxers weren’t willing to accept that since the world doesn’t consist of just them and their little walking Petri dishes, the decisions they make for their own kids impact others. Like it or not, they’re required not to put other people in danger — and refusing to vaccinate does just that.It practically goes without saying that the vocal anti-vaccine movement in California wasn’t simply wiped off the face of the earth with the signing of SB277. We’re talking, after all, about people who refuse to relent in the face of science and reason; they certainly won’t let some totalitarian state law stand in their way. If the past couple of weeks have shown us anything, it’s that these days if you don’t approve of a law or a ruling by the courts — up to the highest court in the land — you can always just choose to ignore it or find a clever dodge around it and even a few opportunistic federal lawmakers themselves will back your insurrection. There are outraged whines being aimed at the heavens right now, both from the celebrity dingbats who made this pseudoscientific crap national news and the Million Moron Mom march that’s acted as the movement’s ground troops. They’re now smashing the barriers of their gated communities, shouting, “We shall overcome,” and promising to both fight to overturn the law and in the meantime to homeschool their kids in defiance of California’s newfound Naziism (as if the threat of keeping a bunch of pint-sized Patient Zeroes far away from the rest of us is any threat at all).But again, none of this had to happen. Anti-vaxxers can complain all they want about the supposedly draconian vaccination mandates the state of California is now imposing, but it was their dangerous irrationality that led to this situation. They were given the choice to follow proven science and mountains of evidence or Jenny McCarthy and the ridiculous assertion that “a mother just knows.” Now they get to live with the consequences of that choice. But that’s alright, because at least the rest of us won’t have to.TAGSVACCINESCALIFORNIAANTI-VAXXERSSB277DISNEYLAND OUTBREAKCALIFORNIA ANTI-VAXXERSBY CHEZ PAZIENZATwitter817SHARES7610

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