David Frum in his The Daily Beast article Not Vaccinating Your Kids Is a Horrible Thing to Do tells what happens to the children of some morons:
In Swansea, Wales, there is a measles epidemic. Over 800 people have been diagnosed with the disease that is easily preventable by parents vaccinating their children.Not exactly a laughing matter, since:
Measles can lead to lung infections such as pneumonia, and untreated, it can often be fatal.But no matter what:
Some parents, however, refuse to vaccinate their children.Yes, there is one chief culprit to blame:
Wales has had low Measles/Mumps/Rubella (MMR) vaccination rates for some time … since about 1998, in fact, when Andrew Wakefield published his bogus study in the Lancet falsely linking the MMR vaccine to autism.Andrew Wakefield, the charlatan with a medical degree, has a lot to answer for. However, he is not alone, getting a strange and inexplicable support from some celebs. I will never get tired to remind you about this one:
Of course, it's perfectly possible that the folks in Wales don't know Bill Maher from a spoon-billed catfish, having some local moronic celebrity poisoning their minds. No matter. I guess not a single one of the people who refused to vaccinate their kids will take his/her car for repairs to a person with a degree in English and history from Cornell University. I bet they will want to see some auto mechanic credentials. However, when a self-important know-it-all nincompoop freely shares his inanities, including his considered opinion on vaccination, the mere fact of him being a celeb makes some people sit up and listen. Unbelievable.
Oh well, do whatever you want. You will anyhow...