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Joe Heller

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  1. fatchance

    fatchance said, 18 days ago

    The child abusers who now refuse to vaccinate their children did not experience the misery of measles or other “childhood” diseases because their generation WAS VACCINATED!

  2. Gresch

    Gresch said, 18 days ago

    I am pro-vaccine, but before one paints with abroad brush know that taking any medicine involves risk…. some vaccines are chicken egg based… the major study that linked some vaccines to autism turned out to be fabricated… parts of the government looks to protect the masses… not necessarily the individual….

  3. Beavis

    Beavis said, 18 days ago

    @fatchance

    I had the measles in the 1950’s and the main thing I remember was that I didn’t have to go to school for a few days. What a treat to get out of school for a few days. The mumps and whooping cough were about the same or a little worse but nobody ran around making a big deal about it.

  4. Jase99

    Jase99 GoComics PRO Member said, 18 days ago

    @Beavis

    “…nobody ran around making a big deal about it.”

    Not that you remember, anyway. There’s a reason why the medical community has been working to get rid of those diseases permanently. If that’s all you remember about the measles, you’re one of the lucky ones. You survived without permanent complications. You survived at all. Not everyone who gets the measles lives to tell about it.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Measles#Complications
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mumps
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Pertussis

  5. Ted Lind

    Ted Lind GoComics PRO Member said, 18 days ago

    Those diseases were not a big deal for you because you didn’t die. Those that did can’t write comments here.

  6. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, 18 days ago

    @Gresch

    Yes, “some risks”. However the risk of the vaccine (parts per million) are substantially less than the disease (1 in ten if you get the disease, so 1/1000 over all). The broad brush being painted hear is by the anti-vaxxers – paranoia does not equate to responsible parenting.

  7. The Wolf In Your Midst

    The Wolf In Your Midst said, 18 days ago

    @Beavis

    “I was once in a car accident while not wearing a seat belt and I didn’t die, so obviously seat belts are pointless.”

    You’ve chosen your user name well!

  8. Hiram Bingham

    Hiram Bingham said, 18 days ago

    @Beavis Beavis said, “…The mumps and whooping cough were about the same or a little worse but nobody ran around making a big deal about it.”


    I was hospitalized for a week with mumps; 103 degree temperature. Some people made a big deal out of that.

  9. spyderred

    spyderred said, 18 days ago

    @moderateisntleft

    How about the risk to others when the unvaccinated child transmits the disease? So yes, that broad brush you deplore is made so by the selfishness of the anti-vaxxers who care nothing about others. They’re exactly the ones who send kids to school to expose others because, after all, vaccinations are “substantially” less risky than the disease – at least in the opinion of parents who don’t mind their kids being ill with a potentially life-threatening disease.

  10. skibum70

    skibum70 GoComics PRO Member said, 17 days ago

    Bing!

  11. moderateisntleft

    moderateisntleft said, 17 days ago

    @spyderred

    um, I think we agree on this issue. And yes, if you factor in the risk anti-vaxxers cause to other ( especially those who cannot vaccinate) the risks they take by their “choice” is increased.

  12. J. Littletree 1973

    J. Littletree 1973 said, 16 days ago

    Deductive reasoning culminating in logical conclusions is, for far too many Americans today, not one of their fortes. Sadly all of America loses.

  13. MortyForTyrant

    MortyForTyrant said, 16 days ago

    Cupid/Stupid? NICE!

  14. Diana Ward

    Diana Ward GoComics PRO Member said, 10 days ago

    but not funny

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