This rebuttal to an anti-vaxxer by Marilyn Armstrong makes a sound argument.

Serendipity Seeking Intelligent Life on Earth

I wanted to publish this exchange because it’s a good example of why I dislike anti-vaxxers. They have beliefs based on out-of-context data and a lack of scientific and factual testing. Their “opinions” don’t merely endanger them, their family and friends, but everyone who comes near them.

Vaccination at Dartmouth High School – but that was before, when there were vaccines

It’s one thing to distrust big pharma for over-pricing necessary medication or horticulturists who create super fast-growing seeds that make food less tasty and wipes out smaller farms that produced better food in smaller crops. To distrust vaccinations which have saved entire generations from the horrors of smallpox and polio — among other things — is not an alternative view. It’s fear and rumor-mongering. It isn’t based on science or research. It’s fear reaching out.

Yes, you can have a reaction to the shots. Garry is having one today…

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My blog, which started out to be about overcoming grief, quickly grew into a blog about celebrating life. I post daily: poems, photographs, essays or stories. I've lived in countries all around the globe but have finally come to rest in Mexico, where I've lived since 2001. My books may be found on Amazon in Kindle and print format, my art in local Ajijic galleries. Hope to see you at my blog.


  1. Christine Goodnough

    Interesting article. I’ve heard thoughts like “Doctors and pharmaceutical companies want us sick so they can sell us pills.” I suppose vaccine resisters fit in with that.
    A bit further out, I’ve a friend who doesn’t want me to call her on my cell hone because signals given by my cell phone will somehow mess up her phone service. Someone was in her apt with a cell phone one day and after they left, her phone wasn’t working right. Scientific evidence.

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